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August 10, 1:00 PM ET
Chat with Andrew Marchand

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

Will Jorge Posada Retire from Baseball after this season since Joe Girardi Benched Him & Released his DH Duties?

Andrew Marchand
  (12:58 PM)

No, I don't think Posada will retire. He sure didn't sound like it when he spoke yesterday.It will likely be an inglorious end to his career. I would think he will retire instead of trying to hookup with another team in another city next year.

Megan (Scranton)

Went to the game lastnight. Have to say Montero is the real deal at the plate. when will he be called-up and any chance we see Betances, Banuelos, and Montero with the big club?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:00 PM)

I think there is very good chance we will see Montero soon. I think the Yankees are trying to figure out how many at-bats they can get him at the major league level. He likely wouldn't catch much, if at all.They don't want him sitting on the bench. At the latest, he will be up in Sept.

Dave (NJ)

If playoffs started today, does AJ get a postseason start? He's been such a bust.

Andrew Marchand
  (1:02 PM)

NO WAY.Burnett will be lucky to make the post-season roster. I would go CC, Bart and Nova as my first three pitchers if the ALDS started today.

Rob (North Carolina)

What's with Montero? This saying they don't have room is nonsense. Send Noesi to AAA, Burnett to the Bullpen, call him up to add thunder to the line-up. Thoughts?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:03 PM)

This could be the route they choose, but they like Chavez and Nunez in the lineup. When A-Rod comes back that adds to the logjam so to have Montero up just to have him up, doesn't make sense.He needs to play. That said, I think he will be up soon.

Kelly (New Jersey)

Rivera has another meltdown. It's becoming very alarming and red flags are begining to raise in Yankee land. Totally respect what Rivera has done but it's time to start sharing the closer's role with Robertson isn't it?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:05 PM)

No. Not yet.The numbers I cited in my column, courtesy of Mark Simon, are alarming.Lefties are hitting Rivera. A few years back (2008, I think) they hit .147 against him. This year, they are up to .267.Telling stat, perhaps.

Darrin (Ohio)

not that Mariano is done but it does feel like he is being hit more this year than in the past, is he even in a very very very small decline? Age even affects him.

Andrew Marchand
  (1:06 PM)

His birth certificate says 1969 so age very well could be catching up to him.But as we all know, it is a mistake to count Mo out. This talk has been going on for about 10 years. The guy is a marvel.That said we also all know it will end for him one day. He is the first one to tell you that, too.

Aaron Cornielle (Dominican Republic)

Hi, Andrew... From Dominican Republic! If Hughes or Nova fail, Bullpen or Minors?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:07 PM)

I would think Phil would go to the pen and Nova the minors. But I think Nova is in the rotation to stay.I can't believe they would have the audacity to judge Nova harshly if he has one bad start.The guy has earned good faith.

Dave (NJ)

Were you surprised the Yanks didn't send those prospects for Jimenez? Prospects are prospects but proven major leaguers are hard to find. They held onto Joba and Hughes and look where it got them.

Andrew Marchand
  (1:09 PM)

Not surprised at all.Cashman loves his prospects. If Seattle asked for what Colorado asked for, I'm not sure Cashman would trade them for King Felix.He loves Banueolos. The others may be tradeable, but Manny B. is only going if Cashman absolutely has to.

mark (buffalo, ny)

I know that AJ has a large contract, but doesn't the team goal of winning another world series outweigh making an overrated and highly payed pitcher happy?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:10 PM)

Yes.Now, in A.J.'s defense, he deserves to stay in the rotation right now more than Phil Hughes does. If Hughes puts up another good start on Saturday, then the conversation could change.

Ryan (Chicago)

Explain how Bartolo Colon is a new pitcher from what he was before with the White Sox in 2009

Andrew Marchand
  (1:11 PM)

Well, he had the mystery stem cell and fat surgery.He doesn't throw as hard compared to, say, 2005, but his pitches dart all over the place.

Umberto (queens)

do you see cashman staying next year

Andrew Marchand
  (1:12 PM)

I do.He does this fake, "I might leave" thing every year. It is possible, I guess, he could go, but I don't see it.

Skip (Pt. Breeze, NY)

The twitter link and front page link take you to the Cimini's chat.

Andrew Marchand
  (1:12 PM)

Thanks, Skip. We have posted a new link for those folks.

Joe (Washington, DC)

With the way the Yankee bullpen has been performing, what do you think the front office will do with Joba when he comes back next year? Do you see them trying to work him back for a permanent spot in the bullpen or trying to get his stock high enough to trade him off to bring back another piece?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:13 PM)

Goodness. That is a fascinating question.I think Joba's days as important Yankee are probably over. I mean, what role could he have? They aren't making him a starter again and he is third or fourth on the bullpen depth chart.

Darrin (Ohio)

Why can't the yankees dfa cervelli and call up montero? He can add instant offense.

Andrew Marchand
  (1:14 PM)

The one thing people need to realize is that Montero may not come up and hit .500 with 20 homers in his first month.

Bill (Danville, PA)

What are the Yankees going to do with AJ? They can't possibly trot him out every five days, can they?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:15 PM)

I think they will trot him out every six days, at least for the time being. One more bad start and maybe he is out of the rotation.That is, if Hughes pitches well Sat.

john (nj)

i have been hearing montero comin up soon but how soon a week two weeks

Andrew Marchand
  (1:15 PM)

No one knows for certain. Including the Yankees.

Matt (PA)

Andrew...I live near Scranton, and get to see the SWB Yanks play quite a lot. And every time I'm there, Jorge Vazquez is blasting balls outa the park (27 HR in 98 games). Have there been any convos about bringing him up to DH instead of/along with Montero?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:16 PM)

Vazquez has hit since ST, but the Yankees don't consider him much of an option. Maybe in Sept, he gets called up.As you illustrated, he has earned it.

Lou (Jersey city)

what r the chances of A-Rod getting 30 homeruns and 100 rbi ? I know its a far shot!

Andrew Marchand
  (1:16 PM)

Not good. First time, he won't in a long time, if he doesn't

Ben (Arkansas)

When the Yanks call up Montero, would it be out of line to give him #6, as if to say he's the next Yankee great? They should IMO

Andrew Marchand
  (1:17 PM)

Out of line. But I guess they did it with Jeter so who knows?

AJV (Scranton, PA)

Have we just witnessed the begining of the end for Mo?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:18 PM)

Maybe, but I'm not going to Vegas with that.

Ike (PA)

If AJ is not on postseason roster, should they just write him off for next season since his ego will be bruised so badly?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:18 PM)

I think the ego stuff is overrated. If he is so easily bruised, then he has no chance anyway.

Matt (Ct)

could montero be a factor in the postseason?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:18 PM)

If comes up and crushes the ball, sure. Why not? Gives flexibility with a third catcher.

Anthony (New York)

Why is Girardi choosing experience (Burnett) over skill (Nova). Burnett clearly is not the pitcher the Yankees inked three years ago

Andrew Marchand
  (1:19 PM)

He actually is the pitcher they inked three years ago.He has two standout regular seasons. Each were before he could become a free agent.He is not a bad guy, but do you see the coincidences.

Bill (PA)

Will the Yankees explore ditching AJ this offseason, even if he has one of the most unfavorable contracts in baseball?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:20 PM)

They only way they could ditch if they took someone else's terrible contract back.So they are likely stuck with him for two more years.

Anthony (Rockland, New York)

Why isn't Soriano in the 8th inning spot if the Yankees paid all this money to sign him? They can move Robertson cant they?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:21 PM)

Robertson has earned it and Soriano has accepted his position so far.

mark (buffalo, ny)

Do you think Granderson deserves to stay in the #3 spot in the lineup when A-Rod returns?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:21 PM)

You could make a case. Tex doesn't hit enough anymore. Probably should be moved down in the order.

Anthony (Rockland, New York)

What are the chances the Yankees sign Fielder in the off season to fill a DH role?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:22 PM)

Slim.

mark (buffalo, ny)

Is it just a matter of Mo having a rare two straight shaky appearances than his age being a factor, especially with all he's done for us?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:22 PM)

Could be right. We shall see.

Donald (Dallas, Texas)

I've been watch Andrew Brackman for a while, what is his deal he is really stinking it up this year.... Would working with Larry Rothchild some help him out? I used t o be real high on him

Andrew Marchand
  (1:22 PM)

He's a major disappointment at this point.

mark (buffalo, ny)

Do you think CC's slide against Boston this season are just bad starts or Boston having an imposing lineup up and down?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:23 PM)

I think Boston's lineup is very good. That is why CC has been so bad against them.That said, it would not surprise me at all if the next time he goes out there against them he throws up zeroes.

Brian C (Bronx)

Cano is having a good year, but he seems like he should be even better (top 3 hitter in the AL). Is he the kind of player that needs a kick in the butt every now and then (like Reyes)?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:24 PM)

I don't know about the kick in the butt par, but you do always feel like there is more there. Even though he has been so good.

Bryant (NYC)

How many years away are we from seeing banuelos and betances?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:25 PM)

Could be months. Banuelos could be up this year. Maybe as the second lefty in the pen. Betances could fight for a rotation spot next spring.

Eric (RI)

wasnt Joe Torre #6? Any chance they retire that number?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:25 PM)

I think they could

Mark (Boston)

Seriously, I can't tell if the dumbest yankee fans are writing in right now, or if you are making these questions up. Rivera is allowed to have a couple bad games. His ERA was below 2 before the game against the sox and he was still among the 5 best closers IN BASEBALL. Get a grip people!! Stop being so ridiculous.

Andrew Marchand
  (1:26 PM)

I would agree.I think most people feel as you do. I've said that too. This might have been a blip.I do think lefties hitting so well vs. Mo is something to watch. One day he will not be the same guy.

Jorge (Chino, CA)

What's your assessment of Russell Martin this year?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:27 PM)

Girardi likes defense from that spot. Martin has given them that.Hitting-wise? Well, he was good for the first two months.

Anthony (Rockland, New York)

What are the odds C.C. opts out to cash in?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:27 PM)

Good. Very good.Why wouldn't he?I think he'll stay, but he'll get a raise.

Pat (LI)

Jeter or Ruth? Jeter or Jesus? Jeter right?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:27 PM)

Jeter

mark (buffalo, ny)

are the chances of the Yanks going after Pujois as slim as us going after Fielder?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:27 PM)

Yes

Kalle (Stockholm)

Could an AJ and prospects for Wandy deal happen?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:28 PM)

Yanks don't really want Wandy.Astros don't want A.J. I presume.

Anthony (Rockland, New York)

It sounds insane, but is there any chance that the Yankees sign Reyes and convince him to take a DH role until Jeter retires, or possibly move Jeter to DH dare i say it?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:28 PM)

I'd say quite slim

Andrew (NYC)

Has Swisher done enough to keep his job?

Andrew Marchand
  (1:29 PM)

Good question. I think his spot could be the position where the Yankees look to upgrade this offseason.Where else can they do that?

Justin (New York, NY)

would the Yanks consider cutting Andruw Jones to make room for Montero and Arod? send cervy down, cut jones. done

Andrew Marchand
  (1:30 PM)

Maybe

Andrew Marchand
  (1:30 PM)

That's going to do it for this Yankee Chat. I enjoyed it. For those questions I didn't get too. Sorry. Thanks to all. Have a good day.