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Pineda's Yankee debut in books

Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:03 pm
Edited on: March 5, 2012 2:40 pm
 
Michael PinedaBy Dayn Perry

The Yankees' most ballyhooed offseason addition, right-hander Michael Pineda, has made his pinstripe-y spring debut. While early spring outings aren't terribly illuminating, it's safe to characterize Pineda's afternoon as "so far, so good." In two scoreless, Pineda fanned two, walked none and surrendered only one hit--a leadoff single to Jimmy Rollins. At one point, Pineda served up six consecutive swinging strikes to Shane Victorino and Jim Thome.

Best of all, YES Network's Jack Curry tweets that Pineda used his fledgling changeup often and to great effect. Going forward, that'll be important for Pineda, who'll need an effective change piece to neutralize the opposite side in Yankee Stadium.

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Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:33 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books





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Hey Yhater, okay, remember when Pineada, new to  NY, stiffed the press? Maybe this was a hack's kneejerk reaction to that. Last year he was a rookie in MLB, now he is, um, a rookie in the Yankees. He is new to the pressure and needs to learn how to handle it. .Some of these hacks wont give a kid a break . Maybe that one is one of them.Being that I dfidnt see the game, I have to take the word of the other writers. They all say he will be ok. So, forget that hack, all he wants is a paycheck and copped a hissy fit when somebody told him no.

      

Being a Yankee fan I am hoping this kid is the real deal.

I to do have some concerns about his arm action because history
shows that pitchers with the same motion do not have injury free careers.  First their elbow goes then unless they
correct the flaw in their motion the next thing to go is their shoulder.






Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:01 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

 think its a little unfair to label a kid born in 1989 with a poor work ethic. As far as a "history" of not wanting to refine his game, he's been putting a lot of work into the change-up and its been progressing. Conditioning is a concern, but for a pitcher its a lot less of a concern than any other position around the diamond. Hopefully he can transition the weight into added leg muscle for a stronger push as the season goes on. For some reason big fat pitchers make me a lot more comfortable for longevity versus a skinny rail. Not everyone is like CC and David Wells though.
Just make sure you don't get caught in the middle of Sabathia and Pineda on a buffet line. You will not make it out with all of your digits intact.


I would have felt better if he had really worked hard and
came to his first camp in great shape.

 

Loved your comment about the buffet line.  Can you imagine if Colon was still in camp? 








Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:53 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

I suppose that they need someone to pitch while Fat Boy Sabathia tries to fit into his pants.



Since: Apr 21, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:36 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

If this guy can and does develop the change, watch out!  I have some concerns about his pitching motion and whether or not, somewhere down the road, it may engender some arm troubles.  But for now, he's young and he has H-E-A-T ("you can't teach a fastball") and plus breaking stuff.  Throw in a change and Cashman's a genius (had to throw his name in there just to irk all the haters who love to bash Cashman)

And BTW - wishing a long, productive career for Jesus Montero - wherever he winds up on the field; I don't see it behind the plate, so maybe it's first base - which as we know he was not going to play in The Bronx.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:22 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

Hello at Damnyankee13 and BoSox Suck! Thank you from your patience with me. I'm not understanding 1 hundred percent everything, but I wish Pineda and Yankees best of luck and to you as well. Edgar Martinez is best ever DH and all DH's since are cows. Please read my site and participate fervently since this year Mariners are making history!



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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:52 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

BruWinz, there is a good reason why your Repuation is 0...

Winz tells us what you are...

Sounds like a disgruntled Seattle fan... your loss is our gain...



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:19 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

Hey bruwinz, go back to your sewer



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:18 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

Hey Yhater, okay, remember when Pineada, new to  NY, stiffed the press? Maybe this was a hack's kneejerk reaction to that. Last year he was a rookie in MLB, now he is, um, a rookie in the Yankees. He is new to the pressure and needs to learn how to handle it. .Some of these hacks wont give a kid a break . Maybe that one is one of them.Being that I dfidnt see the game, I have to take the word of the other writers. They all say he will be ok. So, forget that hack, all he wants is a paycheck and copped a hissy fit when somebody told him no.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:42 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

Pineda will be a cow of a picher for yankees now that he no longer is on 2012 World champion Mariners team. Yankee DH's are slobs with no comparison! Go M's!



Since: Sep 17, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:39 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

16-8 173 k,s.. sounds just about right. Welcome to NY


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