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Mark Reynolds is the Yankees starting second baseman tonight

Aug 28, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

With Robinson Cano day-to-day after being hit by a pitch, Eduardo Nunez was supposed to play second base. Except, Eduardo Nunez was scratched just a minute ago so …


Dear Lord, this is going to be great.

Reynolds was one of the worst defensive third basemen in the game. So bad that he ended up playing a lot of first base and DH for the Orioles and Indians these past couple of years.  He has played one inning of second base for the Yankees this year. Before that he last played second base twice in 2007.

So you may want to watch the Yankees game this evening. You should have some fun.


  1. bigharold - Aug 28, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    “You should have some fun.”

    It’s always fun watching the Yankees.

    • theskinsman - Aug 28, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      Have a payroll north of 200 million dollars means no excuses. And playing a destroyed last place Jays team really makes me feel for the yanks….not.

      • Kevin S. - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

        Having a payroll north of $200 million means the Yanks are supposed to go five deep at every position? Their first three options at second base are all injured, and their fourth option was sent down a couple days ago and can’t be recalled until Sept 1. But yeah, blame the payroll.

      • theskinsman - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:17 PM

        Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit,obviously. But if you tell me what type of cheese you prefer with your whine,I’ll try to arrange it.

      • Kevin S. - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:49 PM

        Comprehend this fuckwad – you got called out for talking out of your ass, you don’t get to assert lack of reading comprehension without being specific. Next time don’t make a lame payroll joke that doesn’t apply if you don’t want to look like an idiot.

      • theskinsman - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        I don’t have to make a payroll joke.a payroll over 200 million dollars for a 4th place team IS the joke.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        I don’t have to make a payroll joke.a payroll over 200 million dollars for a 4th place team IS the joke.

        Please tell us what team you root for so we can compare the Yankees success to your team? I’ll be here waiting…

      • dondada10 - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

        I usually walked away when there’s a burn notice.

    • dianadfbest - Aug 29, 2013 at 3:00 AM

      my friend’s step-sister makes $75 every hour on the internet. She has been laid off for six months but last month her income was $19023 just working on the internet for a few hours. read the article…

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    WOW! At best, he will replace Cano’s home run potential.

    A double play combination of Jeter and Reynolds is a sight to behold. Must watch baseball. I will cancel my plan to go out for a brief time this evening.

    • theskinsman - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      OOO! I got ‘called out’. The horror! Kevin, my poor distraught yankee fan.I’ll use small words so you can follow along….
      A payroll over 200 million dollars should include a couple of utility players. Or your team can spend the vast majority of it on has beens. Either way, the point of the initial post was for that bloated payroll, NO EXCUSES.
      One of us is having a tantrum. I hope you don’t tear stain your A-Rod jammies.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

        A payroll over 200 million dollars should include a couple of utility players.

        You mean guys like Jayson Nix? Who’s out for the remainder of the year. Or someone like Nunez who can play 2b/3b/SS? Just got scratched. How many teams carry 3+ utility players?

      • Reflex - Aug 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM

        The size of a payroll does not change the size of the active roster. Regardless of how much the Yanks are paying to players, they can’t carry more than 25 guys, and lots of other roles require depth.

        That said, I do find this funny. But its certainly not something any amount of money could have or should have fixed.

      • theskinsman - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

        How about responsibly allocating salary to have a better chance of surviving the season with an ancient team? no one suggested a bigger roster,just that for the insane amount of salary the yanks pass out,I have zero sympathy.

      • Reflex - Aug 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        How many backup second basemen should a ‘responsible’ team carry? As pointed out, they have three guys capable of manning second. Should they have devoted a fourth roster spot? And when first, third, LF, RF, etc have a problem because they are now four deep in second basemen will you then mock them for not having enough depth to have four deep at every position?

        Your point is idiotic. They did build in enough depth. Nobody anticipates injuries to three guys who all cover the same position in a season. Because that does not happen, and because unless that position is manned by players made of glass the odds are exceedingly low.

        The deeper you make a given position the shallower you are at the other 8 positions.

      • theskinsman - Aug 31, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        The deeper you make a given position the shallower you are at the other 8 positions.
        Thank you, Captain Obvious.

      • Reflex - Aug 31, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        Well at least you are admitting your comment was idiotic then…

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      Reynolds was for 4 with a RBI. He did not have any difficult plays to make a second base. The Jays seem to have found their second baseman of the future. Young Ryan Goins continued to hit well and his relay throw caught A-Rod at the plate.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Edit function: Reynolds was 3 for 4 at the plate.

  3. rbj1 - Aug 28, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Gives me an excuse to drink heavily tonight.

    • heyblueyoustink - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      Excuses? Nah, just make a commitment: only on days that end in *y*.

    • deathmonkey41 - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:31 PM

      What’s this “Excuse to drink” that you speak of?

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 28, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Poor Hiroki. Around the horn with ARod, Jeter and Reynolds? Hopefully they score him a couple of dozen runs to make up for the ground balls that are sure to bounce through the IF.

    • bigharold - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      Didn’t they turn three DPs in four chances last night? Including ending the game with Reynolds at 2B.

      What could go wrong?

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      Last night there was a ground ball hit by Sierra that a shortstop with better range than Jeter would have got to; however, it had no impact on the game.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      In the first inning, it was the catcher not the infield that hurt Kuroda.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

        Two out, a called strike 3, and 2 runs scored on the play. Do not see that very often.

  5. proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Soriano was not an option?

  6. straightouttavtown - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Defense (and to a lesser extent baserunning) is overrated by stupid stats like WAR. The Yankees never care about defense and they’re in the playoff every year unlike the Mariners’ defense obsession LOL

  7. largebill - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Heck, Reynolds is defensively challenged at DH. In all seriousness I’m fairly certain nearly every major leaguer played the infield growing up and can acquit themselves okay. Will they look like Vizquel and Alomar teamed up? No, but he likely will handle regular plays okay.

  8. knowlegeforyou - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Still don’t know why their old 2B Soriano can’t man the position better. At least he knows how to turn a double play and where to stand

  9. timsizzle83 - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    This guy played a hell of a 1st base for the Os late last year. It was unbelievable, can’t believe he didn’t get a shot at 1st somewhere this yr. Strikeout king but with enough at-bats he has his streaks and def has 30+hr power.

    • Kevin S. - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      He played 100 games for the Indians this year.

  10. buffalo65 - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    For a 200 million dollar team they aren’t that good, and have little upside. Cashman is over rated.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      70% of the season was played without 2 hall of famers and 2 perennial all-stars, with a perennial cy contender having one of the worst years of his career. Tell me again which team can handle all that and still be in the playoff hunt?

      Aka which team do you root for again?

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM

        You could have also mentioned the Yankee catching situation.

    • dondada10 - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Girardi is the manager of the year, IMO.

  11. buffalo65 - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    The reason your hall of famers and perennial Allstars were hurt is because they are old washed up players signed to horrible deals. Watch the same thing happen next year. Get use to it.

  12. theskinsman - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    I root for the team in 1st place. The one who purged their roster,lost 2 closers,and their best pitcher. The team many picked to come in last. You know, the team the inferior ones have looked up to the majority of the season,the Boston Red Sox.
    Way to go Toronto!

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