Sunday, February 10, 2013

King Felix's Elbow

"Hmm... this doesn't look like an x-ray of an elbow."

On Thursday it was reported that Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners were closing in on an extension to his current contract, one that would keep him in Seattle for 7 more years (he currently has 2 more years remaining on his contract).

Well, it turns out that Felix is having some elbow trouble that has the Mariners hesitant on completing the extension. We shouldn't get our hopes up, though, as both sides have made it clear that they want one another in each other's lives forever. So the way things look, the only way King Felix becomes a free agent in a couple of years is if his elbow issue is a serious one. In which case we may not want the Yankees to go there anyway.

Manny Banuelos Playing Catcher After Tommy John

Yankees left handed pitching prospect Manny Banuelos is recovering from Tommy John surgery that will all but keep him out of baseball in 2013 but he took an important step yesterday in his recovery as he played catch for the first time since the surgery. With the surgery happening in October he is four months removed from the surgery and seems to be right on schedule as far as rehab and such goes so that is always encouraging. Come back healthy Manny and we will see you in 2014!

Spring Training Dates To Remember

Mark these dates down on your calendars Yankees fans because pitchers and catchers report to camp on Tuesday and Spring Training will officially be under way. I know I do not want to miss a thing so here are some important dates to keep in mind.

  • Pitchers and catchers report on 2/12
  • First workout on 2/13
  • Position players report to camp on 2/17
  • First full squad work out on 2/18
  • First Spring Training game at Atlanta on 2/23
  • First Spring Training home game vs. Toronto 2/24
  • Rivalry renewed as Yankees face Boston on the road on 3/3
  • Yankees vs. Robinson Cano and Team Dominican Republic on 3/6
  • World Baseball Classic begins on 3/17
  • Yankees vs. Nationals exhibition on 3/29
  • Yankees vs. Army exhibition on 3/30
  • 25 man roster finalized on 3/31
  • Red Sox vs. Yankees Opening Day 4/1

Happy 38th Birthday To Hiroki Kuroda

A big Happy Birthday goes out to Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda who turns 38 years old today. Have a good one #Hirok, hope it's the best one yet!

Yankees Announce 2013 Trenton Thunder Roster

The Yankees have announced their 2013 Trenton Thunder roster and in honor of "Prospects Month" here on The Greedy Pinstripes we wanted to bring it to you first. For the official Trenton Thunder website and news please go HERE. Here is the Trenton Thunder roster:


Ryan Pope
Mikey O'Brien
Mark Montgomery
Shaeffer Hall
Craig Heyer
Graham Stoneburner
Zach Nuding
Cory Arbiso
Dan Burawa
Branden Pinder
Tom Kahnle
Matthew Richardson
Josh Romanski


Jeff Farnham
JR Murphy


Addison Maruszak
Kevin Mahoney
Cody Johnson
Jose Pirela
Walter Ibarra


Rob Segedin
Shane Brown
Adonis Garcia
Abraham Almonte
Neil Medchill
Tyler Austin

Meet A Prospect : Jake Cave

Jake Cave was taken by the New York Yankees in the 6th round of the 2011 MLB First Year Players Draft out of Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, VA. Jake would ultimately sign with the Yankees for a $825K signing bonus which was the second highest bonus given out by the Yankees that season and more then their first round pick Dante Bichette Jr. Cave pitched from the left side all through High School but the Yankees announced that they drafted him as an outfielder on draft day, something that caught a lot of people off guard. Cave brings a frame that is a little on the smaller side at 6' 180 lbs and is listed as a 1B/OF/LHP so the versatility is there.

Jake attended Hampton Christian Academy his first two years of High School and impressed in his sophomore year with a 10-0 record and a 1.23 ERA with 109 K's in 61 IP. After transferring to Kecoughtan High School he hit .621 with 4 HRs and 16 RBIs with 38 runs scored while being voted an Aflac All American before being drafted by the Yankees. Jake has only appeared in two at bats in the Yankees system before a knee injury derailed his career. He is deemed to finally be healthy now and is looking to make major strides in the 2013 season.

ETA: Late 2018, Early 2019