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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    A glove, a glove, my kingdom for a glove.

    I like Nunie, but honestly, his lack of ability in the field is disastrous. With the amount of offense this team will usually put up, I'd rather have a glove man playing the left side of the infield when someone gets a day off. His errors put too much stress on the pitching, and if he keeps it up, it might even get into some pitcher's heads. We don't need that.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    He's erratic and he's probably never gonna change. What we need is for him to be a cheap backup for a few years. His D might well cause our staff problems - and I hate that - but I suspect he'll keep getting time to play because we must protect Derek and Alex.
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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/04/0...n-the-infield/
    This winter, Nunez worked out with Robinson Cano and Albert Pujols in the Dominican Republic.

    “We had a hitting coach,” Nunez siad. “We had somebody for the gym, training. We had somebody for running. But we don’t have anybody for defense because (Cano)’s a Gold Glove. But I need defense. We talked and we called the guy and he came to help me.”

    At Camp Cano, Nunez had an infield instructor hired specifically to help Nunez with his defense.

    “He helped me a thousand percent, seriously,” Nunez said. “So confident. My throw is so quiet, a quality throw. … I have to prove, show (Girardi) I can play defense too. I don’t want him to take me out in the bottom of the eighth, bottom of the seventh, (saying) ‘Hey Nuney, you can’t play defense.’”

    The Yankees believe Nunez can handle the infield, and they’re going to give him every chance to prove it.

    “For this team to be successful, I think he has to play well,” Girardi said.
    I hope they're right. So far tonight he's made a couple of nice plays and one not so good. As it looks as if he's going to get lots of playing time, let's hope that his offseason defensive coaching pays off.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Chavez should be at 3rd. Trade Nunez. Rather have someone with a glove.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by StaleMilk View Post
    Chavez should be at 3rd. Trade Nunez. Rather have someone with a glove.
    They are using Nunez in the field against lefties which probably isn't the best way of using Chavez. Nunez is cheap and has some skills, even if he isn't particularly good at baseball.
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  6. #31

    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Nunez should be in the outfield, Swisher needs to go. Nunez has a good bat that will get better, his defense is shoddy.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BRNXBMRS View Post
    Nunez should be in the outfield, Swisher needs to go. Nunez has a good bat that will get better, his defense is shoddy.
    Swisher needs to go? You think Nunez in the outfield is better than Swisher?
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  8. #33

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    I think what Nunez adds at the plate against lefties and on the base path is worth giving his defense a shot. If the errors continue I think you have to use Chavez more often to give ARod rest. Nunez has a lot more upside than Chavez too so it definitely makes sense to give him more playing time now.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BRNXBMRS View Post
    Nunez should be in the outfield, Swisher needs to go. Nunez has a good bat that will get better, his defense is shoddy.
    Nunez's bat might be good for a middle infielder, but definitely not for a corner outfielder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajra21 View Post
    Swisher needs to go? You think Nunez in the outfield is better than Swisher?
    Swish is a free agent after this year and if the yanks want to get to that magic payroll number they should think about turning Nunez into an OF'r

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRNXBMRS View Post
    Nunez should be in the outfield, Swisher needs to go. Nunez has a good bat that will get better, his defense is shoddy.
    Jesus, really? That's quite the statement 4 games into the season.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Nunez hasn't even shown he can hit consistently at the major league level enough to be of starting quality as a SS (at least on a contending team).

    the team may let Swisher leave in FA, but the answer to RF when/if that happens sure as hell ain't 'Nuney'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebubba View Post
    Jesus, really? That's quite the statement 4 games into the season.
    No silly, he is a free agent at the end of the year and the Yanks arent going to resign him. Im not saying to trade him, my point was to try Nunez in the OF so when the Yanks dont resign Swisher they already have a replacement.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Nunez barely has a bat suited for the infield; he's not gonna hack it in a corner outfield spot.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BRNXBMRS View Post
    Swish is a free agent after this year and if the yanks want to get to that magic payroll number they should think about turning Nunez into an OF'r
    Sure, Swisher is probably leaving but Nunez as an outfield corner bat?

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Nunez may very well be the least coordinated player in baseball.

    EDIT: I posted this before the pick off.

    EDIT 2: I forgot about Mark Reynolds.
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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Nice job pinch runner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonMuntz View Post
    Nice job pinch runner.

    He was safe...
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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 89FoxBody View Post
    He was safe...
    It was still terrible base running.
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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonMuntz View Post
    It was still terrible base running.
    And he needs to get much, much better defensively!!!!!!
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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 89FoxBody View Post
    He was safe...
    Totally safe, his hand got in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ27 View Post
    And he needs to get much, much better defensively!!!!!!
    I mean, I really don't see how they can continue to play him this much. Infield defense like that really can't be put up with.

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    The more we play him, the less the rest of the league will think he's a starting shortstop; thus decreasing his eventual trade value. In light of this, they need to play him less.
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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    the question is how much do they think they need to play him at SS or 3d to see if he can be a regular, and what effect playing him that often will have on the Yankees' record this year! His bat will at least have to make up for his errors

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    Re: 2012 Eduardo Nunez Performance Thread

    For me, he should omly play at shortstop because when you need to rest Alex, you do it against a righty starter so you can play Chavez at the hot corner. That way, both Alex and Derek get rest but you aren't relying on Nunez too much. Plus, Chavez D is still very smooth.
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