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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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Comments

Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 8:12 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

I 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.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:20 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books



HES A HISTORY OF A GUY WHO DOES not put it in the work.. oh really .. your ignorant!! he was a rookie last yr, was amazing in the first half and slowed down the second half.. hmm maybe because he was a rookie and was not used to playing so many innings.. wow you know nuthing about baseball maybe you should keep your mou th shut cause u sound ignorant.. oh yeah he was up for the rookie of the yr award also.. soo dumb


I am sorry that you got so upset.  I was hoping that instead of name calling we
could have a regular discussion. 

I like to think that I am opened minded and always love to
hear the other persons view on a particular subject.

There are times after hearing the other side I have been
convince to change my opinion. 

Hopefully in the future we can have those types of
discussions

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Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:04 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books




Said      

He got his information from his bias.... "YHATER" likely means Yankee Hater

When I became a member I made an error and my screen name
should have been Not Y Hater

As far as our new pitcher he did demonstrate his lack of
work ethic by coming into camp out of shape.

 

If you read George King column in the Sunday NY Post titled FAT
CHANCE. It dealt with Pineda coming to camp fat.

Let me quote you from the article.

 

What we know of Michael Pineda in the brief time he has been
a Yankee can’t be viewed as encouraging.

He then goes on to say nobody knows a player like the organization
he is with.  What if anything did the
Mariners not like about Pineda.  Were
they afraid of his body?

You see JC Austin there are questions about his devotion to
his trade.  If you read about Pineda you
will find out that he has a history of being labeled a guy who has tremendous talent
but not the work ethic to match his talent.




Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 1:50 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

He got his information from his bias.... "YHATER" likely means Yankee hater



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:03 am
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

I don't know where Yhater got his information on Pineda's work ethic, but his point about the guy showing-up overweight is certainly valid.  Maybe you should switch to decaf, stu.



Since: May 20, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:28 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

YHATER1 is a fcu...king dumb moran



Since: May 20, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:27 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

HES A HISTORY OF A GUY WHO DOES not put it in the work.. oh really .. your ignorant!! he was a rookie last yr, was amazing in the first half and slowed down the second half.. hmm maybe because he was a rookie and was not used to playing so many innings.. wow you know nuthing about baseball maybe you should keep your mou th shut cause u sound ignorant.. oh yeah he was up for the rookie of the yr award also.. soo dumb



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

I have not been impressed with this guy.  He comes to the Yankees with a history of
being a guy who will not put in the work to refine his game.

He does nothing to change that image when he comes to his
first spring training with the Yankees out of shape.




Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:13 pm
 

Pineda's Yankee debut in books

If the change-up talk is true, Michael Pineda is going to be a true top of the rotation type pitcher. His slider and fastball are some of the best in the league already. The change-up would push him into elite status. I am so looking forward to this season and Pineda has alot to do with it.


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