Tagged: Michael Pineda

Pineda goes in for MRI

Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda under went an MRI on Saturday. Pineda left Fridays game vs the Phillies with a sore right shoulder. Pineda thinks nothing of it but the Yankees just wanted to be sure. It is nothing serious and Pineda should be back on the mound in no time.




Pettitte returns!

16 year veteran Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement to sign a 1 year deal worth 2.5 million dollars. Pettitte has won 240 games over his career, and his life time winning percentage is 635. He is well known for his dominance in the post season, where he has risen to occasion and won 21 games. I believe this move is beneficial for players such as Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova and in September he could help young south paw Manny Buenalos. Pettitte was a member of the core four including Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada. As a Yankees fan I love the move and hope for the best.


Sophomore seasons in 2012.

Helickson, Nova, Pinada, Kimbrel, Trumbo, Hosmer and Freeman all had terrific rookie seasons in 2011 and hope for better ones in 2012. I have broken down each player trying to come out with the answer. I am developing a methodology which will be named later. It takes the factors of age, ballpark, league and more. And that is what I will be using to rank these players sophomore seasons. Lets start with a Yankee Ivan Nova, Probably the best rookie season for a Yankee since Robinson Cano in 2006. He had 16 wins after missing a month and a half. My personal favourite statistic is that he never blew a lead. Judging  by the way he ended the season I suspect his numbers should go up using my new methodology I predict him to have, 16 wins, 3.29 ERA and 120 k’s. Let’s stay on the east coast but move a few states down to Tampa Bay Florida and talk Jeremy Helickson. We got a brief sneak peek  at What he could do in 2010 but did not embrace it till 2011. He posted a 2.95 ERA and beat out Mark Trumbo, Ivan Nova, Eric Hosmer and Michael Pinada for rookie of the year. I have put him through my methodology and came out with this. 3.12 ERA , 15 wins, 133 k’s. Over all I suspect another great year from Helickson. Now lets look at Michael Pinada. He switched teams this off season from The Mariners to the Yankees. He had a losing record last season something I do not think will carry into this season. I am putting him through my methodology and came out with this  3.30 ERA 17 wins and 203 k’s. Now lets stay in the east but in the National League over in Atlanta there’s a closer by the name of Craig Kimbrel  preparing for his sophomore season. Kimbrel was the N.L ROY (rookie of the year) and won the gibby(greatest in baseball yearly award) for top rookie I have watched videos and looked at statistics and this is my answer, 41 saves 2.12 ERA 97 k’s. We will stay in Atlanta and discuss Freddy Freeman. Freeman hit 21 HR’s last season leading all N.L rookies and finished runner up in the rookie of the year voting he hit 282 as well.  He has a nice stroke and should only go up from here I suspect very soon we will be calling him the face of the Braves organization and here are my predictions. 28 HR’s 93 RBI’s and a 292.AVG. We will now go from the East to the Central and talk Eric Hosmer. Hosmer had a terrific rookie campaign especialy because he was never a call up he came up in May and played the rest of the season batting 293 with 19 HR’s and 78 RBI’s I have once again looked at him very closely and came out with this. 27 HR’s 84 RBI’s and a 301 AVG. Now for our final player Mark Trumbo of the Angles. Trumbo had good numbers last season he hit 29 HR’s and drove in 87 runs i have looked at him and I came out with this. 271 AVG 33 HR’s and finally 112 RBI’s. Next season we will have a new wave of great young talent and when they strike we will be there to coverer it.


A.L east notes.

Rays. Matt Moore tops out prospect list at number1,Sign Jeff Keppinger to one year deal. Sign Carlos Pena to one year deal.

Red Sox. Sign Cody Ross to one year deal

Yankees.Montero Pineda deal becomes official.

Oriels. Sign Wilson Betemit.

Blue Jays. Sign Francisco Cordero to one year deal



The Yankees are nearing a deal that would send top prospect Jesus Montero to the Seattle Mariners in return for pitcher Michael Pineda. Pineda was 3rd in rookie of the year voting last year after having an above average rookie season.Montero is the number 6 over all prospect and showed much potential in 18 games hitting 328 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI’s. Now that Montero is gone the Yankees have no full time DH.There are plenty of options in the free agent and trade markets the best of which is Prince Fielder,other options include Johnny Damon and Yoenis Cespedes.