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Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

Posted on: February 4, 2011 7:58 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2011 7:59 pm
 
The Yankees have added a couple of no-risk backup infield options, inviting veterans Eric Chavez and Ronnie Belliard to major-league camp.

Chavez, 33, has been limited to 154 games in the past four years due to numerous injuries, primarily neck and back problems. The six-time Gold Glove third baseman ends his 13-year tenure with the Athletics, during which he batted .267/.343/.478 with 230 home runs.

Belliard, 35, is a 13-year veteran who was released by the Dodgers in September due to concerns about his conditioning and his .216 average. The Yankees would be his seventh major-league team. ESPNDeportes.com reports that Belliard would make $825,000 if he makes the big-league team.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

The Yankees go after the top free agents because they can and the system allows them to do so...can't hate for that.  As far as the Pirates and Padres, its funny that you say you respect them more for what they do with the little they have!  Lol, because they are so bad each year, you respect them???  Take a look at another franchise like Tampa.  If you said you respected them for doing with as  little as they have, I would agree but instead you say you respect two clubs that are inept at evaluating young talent and building a strong minor league system and look forward to winning with the youngsters in, say 2-3 years.  That was where Tampa was 3 years ago and look at them now.  If you said the Royals, I would agree, they are projected to contend with their young talent in two to three years.  Ranked at number one for farm systems.  Your statement just shows how little you know about baseball, business side and players.  Yankees will keep winning and no nothing losers like you will always point at the money and say "its not fair"  Build from the inside like other teams and you will win.  The Yankees did it, look back in late 90's early 2000's...young bucks won those series not the few FA's.   Peace out Loser!



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

And let me remind you sir, that  information was leaked from the Pirates organization and the Mariners organization,financial info, stating that BOTH teams were lying  about their finances, that they had more money than they were claiming, pocketing it and not putting it back into the team, the owners were.How many other owners do this?
At least the Yankees WANT to win and put a substantional amount of their earnings BACK into the team.They may not win every year, but they TRY.
And winning is the bottom line, right, or money?
As Far as I am concerned, the haters are just jealous of what they dont have and what they will never get because the owners of their team MIGHT be like the owners of the Pirates and Marlins.
And pocket the winnings




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

Jersey Loco says:  If they spend millions on players, the yankees are bad for baseball, if they spend a couple of thousand on washed up "fat guys" to see if they still have a good year left that could help the team, you haters still complain.  Maybe we should run the team like the Pirates or the Padres and put a product out there that are no better than most minor league teams.

Finally, you are getting the picture!  The rest of us hate the Yankees because they try to buy championships instead of earning them.  I respect teams like the Pirates and Padres infinitely more because at least they are doing the best they can with what little they have available to them in their small market cities.  MLB should implement a revenue sharing policy requring NY and other large market teams to hand over a big chunk of their revenue to teams like the Indians, Pirates, Padres, Royals, etc.  Let's level the playing field and perhaps the Yankees wouldn't be hated so much!



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

If they spend millions on players, the yankees are bad for baseball, if they spend a couple of thousand on washed up "fat guys" to see if they still have a good year left that could help the team, you haters still complain.  Maybe we should run the team like the Pirates or the Padres and put a product out there that are no better than most minor league teams.  The Yankees will still contend this year, might not make it to the WS, but will at least put out a team that will still be competitive.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 11:19 am
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

I think you should check your facts before you - type-  douchebag6

Colon lost weight for sure, I am not sure about the others-  pot heads-  what do you know- I would like to know- and its an invite, thats it, not a contract.  I guess you have never been "invited" to anything





Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:38 am
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

Letter from a long time die hard (yet objective) Yankee fan.

To be blunt, we have several substantial issues....and, most unfortunately, they revolve around starting picthing. CC & Hughes are solid and.....Bueller, Bueller?

To my fellow Yankee fans: AJ "Nook Laloosh" Burnett has proven himself to have a million dollar arm and a 5 cent head; he is what he is. Next, while I like Nova and think he can be a solid contributor in the years to come, to ask for SUBSTANTIAL contribution this year(which we need) is asking a bit much. And, from there, some combination of Mitre, Colon, Garcia, me, my mom, & my nephew.....not good.

In the next few years we will showcase some phenomenal pitching talent, which will come to fruition, but they are on the same time frame as the Royals rise to prominence, meaning 2012 at the earliest and, more likely, 2013. 

As for the lineup, Jeter, Gardner, Granderson, A-Rod & Posada ALL need to be better than last year....is that realistic to ask? I don't think so. Tex, Cano, & Swish should produce at nice levels, but is that enough? I don't think so. 

I do like being in this position though as, know that Andy has retired, only self deluded Yankee fans can continue to consider us as a favorite to win anything. I hope come September we have a shot at the playoffs.....bext case scenario.

All that being said, at least we're not the Mets. lol    



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Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2011 11:39 pm
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Since: Apr 18, 2007
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Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

garcia suffered loss of velocity as year wore on with sox.  



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Yankees invite Chavez, Belliard

Since I'm not interested in becoming an ESPN "insider",does anybody know what they are talking about regarding more "rotation options" for the Yankees?


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