Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pineda Close To Full Mound

"I have you within my sights, Mr. Pineda."

Erik Boland has provided us with even more Yankee news, this time regarding Michael Pineda.

We reported not long ago that Pineda was throwing from a half-mound, but that he still had a ways to go before he'd return. It turns out that pitching coach Larry Rothchild believes Michael will start throwing from a full mound in a week or so.

Although he still has a ways to go before he's game ready, this is a big step in Pineda's rehab.

Mason Williams Close To 100%

Last season Mason Williams injured his shoulder trying to dive for a ball in the outfield, ending his season early. Seeing as how he was in High-A ball at the time, it wasn't a huge blow for the Yankees, but seeing as how Mason is one of their best prospects it was scary.

Well, it sounds as though Mr. Williams is ready to move on.

Erik Boland tweeted that Mason's shoulder was close to 100%, and he should be ready to return to full practice in a couple of weeks. In the same tweet Boland mentioned that Williams is expected to start the season where he last left off... high-A Tampa.

Felix and Seattle Close To Extension

"It's my turn to get paid!"

EDIT: It turns out that it's a 5 year extension worth $135.5 million, but it doesn't start until the 2015 season. So Felix will stay in Seattle through the 2019 season, but the final two years remaining on his current contract will not be overwritten.

For those of you out there counting down the days until the end of the 2014 season, when Felix Hernandez's current contract with the Seattle Mariners is up, so that the Yankees can sign the pitching phenom... I have bad news for you.

Fox Sports is reporting that Felix and the Mariners are close to finalizing a 7 year $175 million contract extension. Apparently the deal is only waiting for a physical examination to take place.

This $25 million a year deal will set a new ceiling for starting pitchers, which could make the future deals of Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw very interesting.

Yankees Announce 2013 Staten Island Yankees Roster

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


Charles Basford
Andrew Benak
Dietrich Enns
Tim Flight
Taylor Garrison
James Pazos
Derek Varnadore
Zach Woods
Charles Haslup
Gabriel Encinas
Alex Smith
Evan DeLuca
Mariel Checo
Stefan Lopez
Evan Rutckyj
Taylor Morton
Jordan Cote
Eric Erickson
Dawerd Cruz
Felipe Gonzalez
Conor Mullee
Angel Rincon


Isaias Tejada
Wes Wilson
Peter O'Brien
Jackson Valera


Jose Rosario
Claudio Custodio
Matthew Duran
Fu-Lin Kuo
Jamiel Orozco
Matt Snyder
Gred Bird


Exicardo Cayones
Taylor Dugas
Daniel Lopez
Danny Oh
Ravel Santana

Meet A Prospect : Nick Goody

Nick Goody was born on July 6th 1991 in Orlando, Florida and attended three different colleges in Florida. Nick spent time at Florida College in Jacksonville, Manatee-Sarasota Community College in Sarasota, and finished his college career at Louisiana State University, or more commonly known as LSU. The Yankees drafted Nick in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB First Years Player Draft and was drafted again by the Yankees in the 2012 MLB draft in the sixth round. Nick will be entering his age 22 season this year and will be looking to build on a strong 2012 campaign. Nick stands with a 6'1" 195 lb frame as a right handed pitcher.

Nick spent time in three Yankees minor league affiliates in 2012, his first professional season, including the Staten Island Yankees, Charleston Riverdogs, and the High A Tampa Yankees. His 2012 stat line ended up looking like a 1-2 record with a 1.12 ERA in 32 IP while compiling 52 K's and a 0.91 WHIP.

ETA Late 2014 - Early 2015