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Ramiro Pena SSBraves

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .242 3 23 21 2 .237 0.5
Birth Date7-18-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 7 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.62010
0.12011
0.02012
0.82013
0.82014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 NYA 23 69 121 115 17 33 6 1 1 44 5 20 0 0 1 10 4 1 .287 .317 .383 .240 1.1 -0.5 0.1
2010 NYA 24 85 167 154 18 35 1 1 0 38 6 27 1 2 4 18 7 1 .227 .258 .247 .182 -7.3 2.0 -0.6
2011 NYA 25 23 46 40 5 4 0 0 1 7 2 11 1 1 2 4 0 0 .100 .159 .175 .172 0.6 0.2 0.1
2012 NYA 26 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .180 0.1 0.1 0.0
2013 ATL 27 50 107 97 14 27 5 1 3 43 8 18 0 1 1 12 0 2 .278 .330 .443 .292 7.1 0.5 0.8
2014 ATL 28 81 165 147 9 36 6 0 3 51 13 38 0 1 4 9 1 0 .245 .304 .347 .265 4.8 -1.9 0.3
Career31161055763136183818434114251253124.244.288.330.2346.30.50.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 TAM A+ 23 86 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TRN AA 68 255 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 54 246 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 26 98 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .236 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TRN AA 52 233 .230 .266 .339 .400 .261 .290 91 -7.6 6.8 3.1 3.3 1.1 2.4 0.6 2.4 0.6
2008 TRN AA 111 506 .256 .268 .343 .408 .263 .316 93 -2.2 15.9 7.3 -5.2 -1.3 18.7 1.4 18.7 1.4
2009 NYA MLB 69 121 .240 .269 .335 .442 .266 .340 109 -2.6 3.5 0.9 -0.5 -1.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2009 SWB AAA 43 180 .215 .266 .334 .410 .252 .258 98 -8.8 5.3 1.3 3.5 0.4 -2.7 0.1 -2.7 0.1
2010 NYA MLB 85 167 .182 .266 .331 .412 .260 .271 117 -13.3 4.6 0.8 2.0 0.3 -7.3 -0.6 -7.3 -0.6
2011 NYA MLB 23 46 .172 .250 .316 .384 .253 .103 107 -4 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2011 TRN AA 2 7 .260 .221 .273 .377 .230 .500 85 0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 SWB AAA 55 231 .262 .259 .330 .406 .257 .312 88 0.6 7.1 2.7 1.4 -1.5 8.7 1.0 8.7 1.0
2011 CUL Wnt 36 147 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NYA MLB 3 4 .180 .225 .274 .373 .238 .250 103 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 SWB AAA 101 404 .248 .257 .330 .387 .254 .317 100 -5.5 12.0 3.7 5.8 -1.1 7.9 1.4 7.9 1.4
2012 CUL Wnt 60 253 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 50 107 .292 .259 .328 .405 .267 .312 102 3.2 2.8 0.4 0.5 -0.4 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8
2013 MEX int 3 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ATL MLB 81 165 .265 .245 .311 .374 .258 .308 94 0.7 4.3 0.6 -1.9 -1.1 4.8 0.3 4.8 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 TRN AA 255 28 59 5 2 0 12 10 48 4 1 .250 .272 .288 .038 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAM A+ 86 11 18 4 1 1 6 9 12 1 0 .247 .321 .370 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 246 31 61 4 2 0 23 16 26 8 4 .280 .335 .317 .037 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 98 6 17 2 0 0 6 5 19 0 1 .198 .237 .221 .023 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TRN AA 233 23 51 7 1 0 10 22 33 7 3 .252 .322 .297 .045 .230 2.4 3.3 0.6
2008 TRN AA 506 57 118 20 7 2 45 41 86 8 6 .266 .326 .357 .090 .256 18.7 -5.2 1.4
2009 SWB AAA 180 18 36 9 0 2 9 18 28 5 1 .231 .300 .327 .096 .215 -2.7 3.5 0.1
2009 NYA MLB 121 17 33 6 1 1 10 5 20 4 1 .287 .317 .383 .096 .240 1.1 -0.5 0.1
2010 NYA MLB 167 18 35 1 1 0 18 6 27 7 1 .227 .258 .247 .019 .182 -7.3 2.0 -0.6
2011 NYA MLB 46 5 4 0 0 1 4 2 11 0 0 .100 .159 .175 .075 .172 0.6 0.2 0.1
2011 SWB AAA 231 27 57 12 1 4 18 20 35 3 2 .273 .339 .397 .124 .262 8.7 1.4 1.0
2011 TRN AA 7 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .000 .260 0.3 0.1 0.0
2011 CUL Wnt 147 12 32 4 0 4 22 14 15 1 1 .246 .317 .369 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NYA MLB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .180 0.1 0.1 0.0
2012 SWB AAA 404 40 93 13 3 2 29 34 74 1 3 .258 .325 .328 .069 .248 7.9 5.8 1.4
2012 CUL Wnt 253 34 62 12 1 6 23 36 38 3 4 .294 .404 .445 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MEX int 15 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .231 .231 .462 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 107 14 27 5 1 3 12 8 18 0 2 .278 .330 .443 .165 .292 7.1 0.5 0.8
2014 ATL MLB 165 9 36 6 0 3 9 13 38 1 0 .245 .304 .347 .102 .265 4.8 -1.9 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 433 0.5566 0.5381 0.8498 0.6639 0.3802 0.9063 0.7260 0.1459
2010 619 0.5347 0.5235 0.8483 0.6556 0.3681 0.9078 0.7264 0.1455
2011 180 0.5444 0.5222 0.8085 0.6429 0.3780 0.8889 0.6452 0.1915
2012 10 0.4000 0.5000 1.0000 0.7500 0.3333 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
2013 380 0.4684 0.5211 0.7929 0.6067 0.4455 0.8796 0.6889 0.2020
2014 581 0.4561 0.5422 0.7937 0.6528 0.4494 0.8555 0.7183 0.1937
Career22030.5070.53070.82210.64740.40590.88770.71230.1711

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-17 2013-10-08 60-DL 113 93 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2013-06-27 -
2013-06-10 2013-06-11 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-05-02 2012-05-13 Minors 11 11 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-03-16 2012-03-20 Camp 4 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-07-18 2011-09-06 15-DL 50 47 - Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2011-07-18 -
2008-08-10 2008-08-22 Minors 12 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness - -
2007-06-14 2007-09-05 Minors 83 0 Right Shoulder Dislocation Sliding Into 2nd Base - -
2007-05-24 2007-06-01 Minors 8 0 - Groin Strain - -
2006-08-01 2006-09-05 Minors 35 0 Left Thumb Not Disclosed - -
2006-07-21 2006-07-28 Minors 7 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2006-05-11 2006-05-24 Minors 13 0 Right Knee Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $
2014 ATL $700,000
2013 ATL $550,000
2010 NYA $412,100
2009 NYA $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$1,362,100
2011Current$700,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$2,062,100
6 yrTotal$2,062,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 89 dIcon Sports1 year/$0.7M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 12/2/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2013). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/20/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5046M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12. DFA by NY Yankees 8/1/12. Optioned to Triple-A 8/2/12. DFA by NY Yankees 9/1/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4121M (2010). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/12/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 4/4/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/1/09. Recalled 8/7/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/21/09. Recalled 9/1/09.
  • Signed as an amateur free agent from Mexico.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 513 54 131 22 3 7 50 40 91 5 4 .285 .340 .394 .276 22.9 SS 3, 3B 2 3.0
80o 491 49 120 20 3 7 45 37 90 5 3 .270 .323 .373 .262 15.5 SS 3, 3B 2 2.1
70o 476 46 112 19 3 6 43 34 89 4 3 .259 .311 .357 .252 10.4 SS 3, 3B 2 1.6
60o 462 43 105 18 2 6 40 32 88 4 3 .249 .300 .344 .243 6.4 SS 3, 3B 2 1.1
50o 450 41 98 17 2 5 38 30 86 4 3 .240 .290 .332 .235 2.8 SS 3, 3B 2 0.7
40o 438 39 93 16 2 5 36 28 85 4 3 .232 .280 .319 .227 -0.7 SS 3, 3B 2 0.3
30o 424 36 87 15 2 5 34 26 84 3 2 .222 .270 .306 .219 -4.1 SS 3, 3B 2 -0.1
20o 409 33 80 14 2 4 32 24 82 3 2 .212 .258 .291 .209 -7.8 SS 3, 3B 2 -0.5
10o 387 30 71 12 2 4 28 21 80 3 2 .197 .240 .271 .195 -12.5 SS 2, 3B 2 -1.0
Weighted Mean45642101172639318743.244.295.337.2394.4SS 3, 3B 20.9

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 24% 8% 15% 50%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152925025559132214512.241.287.335.2310.1-1.0-0.52.014.3-16.82.1
20163025024517132116511.223.274.306.219-0.7-8.1-0.71.914.9-24.32.1
201731316316811142722672.235.288.320.227-0.0-3.0-0.82.314.9-19.52.7
201832334337011142824711.234.290.319.2280.0-2.8-0.92.314.9-19.22.9
20193361960130212752381302.230.281.314.221-0.0-5.5-1.64.214.9-23.15.3
20203463559120192648461411.209.269.282.209-0.8-12.6-1.64.114.9-30.15.4
20213563961130202751421370.223.276.299.216-0.4-9.1-1.54.014.9-26.55.5
20223661158123192648411360.221.274.296.214-0.5-10.1-1.43.614.9-27.25.2
20233761757122192546401370.216.269.283.208-1.0-14.2-1.53.514.9-31.15.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
17.44out of baseball7.84.8out of baseball34

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 86 Terry Tiffee 2007 .000 DNP
2 85 Alberto Gonzalez 2011 .214
3 84 Diory Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
4 82 Greg Dobbs 2007 .259
5 82 Matt Tolbert 2010 .241
6 81 Robert Andino 2012 .214
7 80 Kevin Russo 2013 .000 DNP
8 80 Kory Casto 2010 .000 DNP
9 79 Omar Quintanilla 2010 .000 DNP
10 79 Rob Johnson 2011 .201
11 79 Angel Sanchez 2012 .000 DNP
12 79 Vince Harrison 2008 .000 DNP
13 78 Joaquin Arias 2013 .230
14 78 Skip Schumaker 2008 .264
15 78 Charles Thomas 2007 .000 DNP
16 78 Yunesky Sanchez 2012 .000 DNP
17 77 Anderson Hernandez 2011 .000 DNP
18 77 Clint Barmes 2007 .166
19 77 Andy Marte 2012 .000 DNP
20 77 Mitch Maier 2010 .256
21 77 Brian Buscher 2009 .245
22 77 Jerry Owens 2009 .145
23 77 Mike Fontenot 2008 .313
24 77 Travis Metcalf 2011 .000 DNP
25 77 Josh Wilson 2009 .212
26 77 Rajai Davis 2009 .268
27 77 Ed Lucas 2010 .000 DNP
28 77 Angel Chavez 2010 .000 DNP
29 77 Bernie Castro 2008 .000 DNP
30 77 Jarrod Dyson 2013 .246
31 76 Russ Adams 2009 .171
32 76 Tony Gwynn 2011 .254
33 76 Eugenio Velez 2010 .223
34 76 Josh Anderson 2011 .000 DNP
35 76 Brandon Fahey 2009 .000 DNP
36 76 Brennan King 2009 .000 DNP
37 76 Mike Rouse 2008 .000 DNP
38 76 Doug Bernier 2008 .034
39 76 Agustin Murillo 2010 .000 DNP
40 76 Pete Orr 2007 .158
41 76 Greg Sexton 2013 .000 DNP
42 76 Jason Jaramillo 2011 .259
43 76 Nyjer Morgan 2009 .274
44 75 Oswaldo Navarro 2013 .000 DNP
45 75 Tommy Manzella 2011 .000 DNP
46 75 Freddy Sandoval 2011 .000 DNP
47 75 Dan Nelson 2012 .000 DNP
48 75 Neil Sellers 2010 .000 DNP
49 75 Kevin Frandsen 2010 .239
50 75 Steve Tolleson 2012 .186
51 75 Christian Colonel 2010 .000 DNP
52 75 Choo Freeman 2008 .000 DNP
53 75 Luis Bolivar 2009 .000 DNP
54 75 Luke Hughes 2013 .000 DNP
55 75 Luis Rivas 2008 .198
56 75 Argenis Reyes 2011 .000 DNP
57 75 Vasili Spanos 2009 .000 DNP
58 75 Chin-lung Hu 2012 .000 DNP
59 75 Michael Morse 2010 .314
60 75 Danny Valencia 2013 .307
61 75 Jeremy Reed 2009 .209
62 75 Julio Cordido 2009 .000 DNP
63 75 Craig Stansberry 2010 .000 DNP
64 74 Alex Romero 2012 .000 DNP
65 74 Ray Olmedo 2009 .000 DNP
66 74 Craig Gentry 2012 .275
67 74 Ryan Khoury 2012 .000 DNP
68 74 Mike Aviles 2009 .166
69 74 Jonathan Malo 2012 .000 DNP
70 74 Donell Linares 2012 .000 DNP
71 74 Brett Hayes 2012 .169
72 74 Will Rhymes 2011 .224
73 74 Josh Rabe 2007 .140
74 74 Quintin Berry 2013 .566
75 74 Danny Richar 2011 .000 DNP
76 74 Marcos Yepez 2010 .000 DNP
77 74 Josh Barfield 2011 .000 DNP
78 74 Adam Pavkovich 2010 .000 DNP
79 74 Daniel Ortmeier 2009 .000 DNP
80 74 Felix Pie 2013 .167
81 74 Brian Dinkelman 2012 .000 DNP
82 74 Chris Roberson 2008 .000 DNP
83 74 Nate Sutton 2011 .000 DNP
84 73 Trevor Crowe 2012 .000 DNP
85 73 Tim Raines 2008 .000 DNP
86 73 Anthony Seratelli 2011 .000 DNP
87 73 Melvin Dorta 2010 .000 DNP
88 73 Adam Rosales 2011 .153
89 73 Elian Herrera 2013 .132
90 73 Leury Bonilla 2013 .000 DNP
91 73 Brett Dowdy 2010 .000 DNP
92 73 Anderson Machado 2009 .000 DNP
93 73 Jason Repko 2009 .149
94 73 Hector Luna 2008 .642
95 73 Humberto Quintero 2008 .202
96 73 Blake Davis 2012 .000 DNP
97 73 Craig Tatum 2011 .168
98 73 Alejandro Machado 2010 .000 DNP
99 73 Brendan Ryan 2010 .225
100 73 Jemel Spearman 2009 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .116 .190 .116 .165
11 vs R (Multi) .292 .334 .456 .282
18 Split (Multi) .177 .144 .340 .118
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .118 .211 .118 .179
31 vs R (2013) .312 .356 .512 .308
38 Split (2013) .195 .146 .395 .128
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Remember how we used to joke about Ramiro Pena being Derek Jeter's glove? Now he's Tyler Pastornicky's glove.
2012 Ramiro Pena is the quintessential good-field/no-hit shortstop and in ye olden days he would have made a fine late-inning defensive replacement for the geriatric Jeter, but rosters swollen with relievers mean that bench players with such extremely limited applications have been permanently deselected in the Darwinian sense of the word.
2011 In the way that outfielder Sammy Byrd became known as “Babe Ruth’s Legs” when he became the Bambino’s late-inning sub in the 1930s, Pena may yet go down in history as “Derek Jeter’s Glove.” That is, he will if the Yankees wise up. A solid defender and an asset as a pinch-runner, Pena can’t hit—his 27 starts at third base miraculously resulted in a 19-8 team record despite his .183/.214/.204 contribution at the position. The Yankees appear content to keep an empty bat on the roster rather than hoping for more successful Hail Marys at the hot corner, but they would gain more from using Pena as a late-inning substitute for the increasingly statuesque Jeter. Incredibly, Pena was called upon to do this just 14 times last year, an act of deference to the aging Captain that calls into question why Pena was on the roster in the first place.
2010 Ramiro Pena did a fine job subbing around the infield and picking up the occasional pinch-running assignment. He's a fine defender, particularly at short, but given career minor-league hitting rates of .255/.315/.320, Pena almost certainly hit over his head last year, and his chances of growing into a larger role seems almost non-existent short of a major injury to Jeter.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)If it was the 18th inning and you needed to use a position player to pitch, would you use the guy who would throw the best (like Andrelton Simmons, if you were the Braves) or the guy you cared least about (like Ramiro Pena, if you were the Braves)?
(Jackson from Stockton)
If it's the 18th inning, everyone's tired and I just want to go home so if I'm the Braves I'm using Luis Avilan again. (Matt Sussman)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Tommy La Stella projects at the MLB level? With Uggla's struggling continuing, and the Braves' offense currently in a rut, is there a chance La Stella makes it up by the break? Ramiro Pena is a great super-sub, and Tyler Pastornicky is a roster spot capable of multiple positions, but it seems the Braves could maybe start getting some MLB looks for La Stella to see what he is. Thanks. My first time, so apologies if I violated any protocols.
(@Jervass from Atlanta)
It's hard to say what the Braves are going to do because there's such a strong influence of money involved with Uggla's contract. Of course, that's sunk cost, so there's no reason for them to ruin a potentially good season because they already screwed up. We all know that teams do that all the time, though. As for La Stella...hitters gonna hit. He's not a good second baseman, but Uggla isn't exactly Robbie Alomar out there either. He's probably their best option, the only question is when the Braves are willing to have an expensive one-dimensional bench player in Uggla. I don't think we'll see a complete change, but I wouldn't be surprised to see La Stella up this summer at some point in some kind of time-share deal at second. (Jeff Moore)
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lackey is also tradeable; someone might be willing to take him off the Red Sox, believing a change in scenary could help. Jeter is a pure sunk cost, and is looking very much the sink part right now. I don't think I've seen Nunez play the field yet - so far, all his problems have been on throws, right? That seems correctable. How does he look in the field otherwise?
(Shaun P. from Medway, MA)
He has more range than Jeter, though that's damning him with faint praise. And the news now comes down that Eric Chavez has a "small fracture" in his foot, so I guess we won't be seeing him for awhile. As we've often said at BP, health is a skill. Sadly, and I really mean sadly, Chavez doesn't have it. I wonder who gets called up. I hope it's someone more useful than Ramiro Pena... (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)So what did you think of the fans' involvement in the Yankee run production last night?
(Peter Q from San Diego)
Hey, Pete. I owe you a phone call... I think until they build ballparks with the appropriate setbacks, that stuff is going to happen and I don't get too exercised about it. I've never quite understood what the appeal of catching a ball is anyway. It's... a ball. Sure, Enrique Wilson fouled it into the stands, but does that really make it that special. Are you going to tell your grandkids that you caught the ball that Ramiro Pena hit? Your grandchildren are going to be living underwater anyway, and won't have any idea what you're talking about. (Steven Goldman)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know it is water under the bridge, but wouldn't it have still made sense to include Eduardo Nunez in the Cliff Lee debacle? I understand the M's kept upping the ante but do you think Nunez should have been a dealbreaker ? I don't.
(Tom S from Albany)
I don't either. The only reason I can think of is that if there were some sort of catastrophic injury to Derek Jeter, the Yankees think Nunez could be plugged in and still give them a little punch at the position. He could, I guess... More than Ramiro Pena, less than everyone else? (Steven Goldman)
2010-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Yankees looking for a longer-term solution at DH than Juan Miranda, or are they going to rotate the vets through and give too many PA's to the likes of Ramiro Pena?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
I'm hearing they will pounce on Paul Konerko if the White Sox decide to start trading off veterans. (John Perrotto)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, I have a transaction rules question. On Wednesday the A's claimed Dan Niese off waivers from the Evil Empire and immediately optioned him to Sacramento. How are they able to do that? Why couldn't the Empire just send him down to one of its evil outposts if he has an option left? Thanks.
(oira61 from San Francisco)
Because they were taking him off of their 40-man roster to make room for Ramiro Pena on it (and on their active roster); he had options, so when the A's snagged him, they could, although they did have to do as the Yankees had with Giese and designate Chris Schroder for assignment, because they too were full up on their 40-man. (Christina Kahrl)


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