Tag:Xavier Nady
Posted on: April 19, 2010 12:38 pm

Piniella to shake up Cubs lineup

Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune reports Cubs manager Lou Piniella plans to shake up the lineup.

Against lefties, look for Marlon Byrd to lead off, Jeff Baker to bat second, Xavier Nady to hit fourth and Geovany Soto and Ryan Theriot to bat before the pitcher.

"We're going to change this lineup around and see if we can spur the offense a little bit," Piniella said after the Cubs dropped Sunday's game to Astros.

Posted on: January 26, 2010 1:54 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 1:56 pm

Sheets signs with the A's / Cubs sign Nady

Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has learned that Ben Sheets signed with the A's for $10 million.  Read Danny's full blog entry .

He also reports that the Cubs have a deal with free-agent outfielder Xavier Nady.  Read that post, too.
Posted on: December 29, 2009 11:18 am

Cardinals look past DeRosa

According to multiple reports, Mark DeRosa has agreed to a two-year deal with the Giants, leaving the Cardinals with no Plan B if they fail to re-sign Matt Holliday. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has kept in constant contact with a few free agents. He declined to identify them, but the Cardinals are known to have interest in Felipe Lopez, a switch-hitting infielder.

In addition, the Cardinals have also talked with agents about outfielders Xavier Nady and Jermaine Dye. Lopez and Nady, like Holliday and free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre, are represented by Scott Boras.

Posted on: April 21, 2009 11:15 am
Edited on: April 21, 2009 5:09 pm

Odds & Ends: Nady, Doumit, Boyer

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Posted on: April 20, 2009 10:23 am
Edited on: April 20, 2009 11:05 am

Yankees Issues

The Yankees' 7-6 record puts them 2.5 games behind the Blue Jays.  With only 8% of the season finished, here are the issues currently facing the Yanks.

  • Chien-Ming Wang has allowed 23 hits and 23 earned runs in six innings spanning three starts.  He'd need to pitch four shutouts to get his ERA under 5.00...that has to affect a guy's confidence.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Yankees will skip Wang's next start.  He believes the team attributes the poor start to a lack of arm strength.  Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News says the Yankees found mechanical issues, though Wang says everything's the same as last year.  Tyler Kepner of the New York Times notes that Wang is out of options, so the Yankees won't end up sending him to the minors.  Benjamin Kabak at River Avenue Blues suggests the Yankees saw this coming, given their reluctance to lock Wang up long-term.  Kabak believes a DL stint would make sense. 
  • Is the new stadium a launching pad?  It's early, but many say the ball is flying out to right field.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports looks at the stadium and other issues, including the bullpen.  ESPN's Buster Olney calls the park "a veritable wind tunnel that is rocketing balls over fences."  He notes that the team cannot structurally alter the park this season.
  • Regarding Xavier Nady's elbow injury, Sherman says "the Yanks were privately a lot more optimistic by Sunday that Nady could avoid Tommy John surgery and that he might be able to return in June and form a righty-lefty DH platoon with Hideki Matsui."  Nady had a second MRI on Saturday, and the team doctor will speak with Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Posted on: April 17, 2009 9:25 am
Edited on: April 17, 2009 10:07 am

Geoff Jenkins Wants To Play

According to ESPN's Buster Olney:

Geoff Jenkins remains unsigned and continues to work out in Arizona, preparing for his next opportunity, says Damon Lapa, his agent. "He definitely wants to play," said Lapa. "I just [think] he's being constructively selective." Jenkins, 34, was released by the Phillies near the end of spring training. He batted .246 last season, with nine homers, doing most of his damage against right-handed pitchers. With the Yankees having just lost Xavier Nady 14possibly for the year 14he might possibly be a fit for New York, although General Manager Brian Cashman might prefer a right-handed hitting outfielder to replace the right-handed hitting Nady; Jenkins bats left-handed.

Jenkins will probably cost around $400K to employ, with the Phillies on the hook for the rest of his $8MM salary this year.  The Marlins and Reds were linked to him a few weeks ago, but it's been quiet lately.  Jenkins hit .256/.313/.415 against right-handed pitching last year.

Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:46 am

Nady Injury Depletes Depth

The hot topic this morning: the injury to Xavier Nady.  The Yankees' right-fielder may need season-ending elbow surgery, with an exam scheduled for today.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Yankees will be in trouble if an additional injury is to occur.  This just shows how quickly a surplus can turn into a deficit in baseball.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes about the situation as well.  He feels the Yankees will have to bring in a right-handed hitting outfielder from outside the organization.  Fortunately, he believes this type of player is in abundance.  Sherman also wonders if Andruw Jones regrets his decision not to sign with the Yankees.

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 15, 2009 2:08 pm

Nady May Be Out For The Season

According to Peter Abraham of The Journal News:

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 12:55 p.m.: Nothing official yet, but the word is that Xavier Nady will need surgery and miss the season.

UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: We just spoke to Nady. He didn 19t want to say too much until he sees the team doctor in NYC tomorrow. But he indicated that the MRI showed a tear and surgery will be needed.

Nady left Tuesday's game with elbow pain; he had Tommy John surgery on it back in '01.  The injury doesn't affect the Yankees as much as it affects Nady.  The Yanks fortunately chose not to trade Nick Swisher this winter, so they'll be OK.  But Nady is eligible for free agency after the season.

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