Truth & Rumors > MLB

Pineda's lack of velocity perplexes Yankees

Views
39167
Comments
82

10:02 AM ET 03.11 | To be fair about this, Brian Cashman opened Yankee camp three weeks ago saying that expectations were too high for Michael Pineda. But at the time, he talked mostly about the young righthander's need to develop a better changeup. He surely didn't envision fastball velocity being an issue. Yet here was Cashman on Saturday, admitting he's not sure why Pineda's heater isn't lighting up the radar gun. His fastball hovered mostly between 89-92 mph against the Braves, which is a long way from the 95-97 mph that convinced Cashman to give up Jesus Montero for him in the January trade with the Mariners.

New York Daily News

Michael Pineda, Icon SMI Michael Pineda, Icon SMI
March 11, 2012  10:18 AM ET

cashman has to acknowledge pineda's overweight, this has to be a big impediment in the rookie pitcher, all what the yankees GM should do its to increase the running schedule for pineda's health and better velocity in the pitcher's arm!!

March 11, 2012  10:20 AM ET

the pitcher its overweight, clearly this its at tough camel hump to jump over, best thing to do??? make the player run 10 miles every day untill he gets the acurate weight, after that things would be back to normal!!!

Comment #3 has been removed
March 11, 2012  10:49 AM ET

A little early to know much. The good news is that he is getting work with his other pitches, and that was what they wanted to see.
I thought it was his slider that was his out pitch anyways.

Comment #5 has been removed
March 11, 2012  11:17 AM ET

It's a little early yet to be worrying about a pitcher's velocity, but I'll bet Joba will have some sympathy for him since he has had to endure those questions every year.

March 11, 2012  11:19 AM ET

Buyer Beware!!!

March 11, 2012  11:20 AM ET

That's a shame.

March 11, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Buyer Beware!!!

not everything that shines its gold, then again you do have to understand, pineda its young and has alot of life in that pitching arm of his, with a little tuneup and a rigurous training the guy would gain the velocity and the stamina, plus the yankees could be the first team to acknowledge the change and the improvement in their new pitcher!!!

March 11, 2012  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Maybe this trade was lop-sided after all

its doubtfull, the trade was fine and nothing wrong with that, itsn't like he has to have a surgery to fix some ligaments or to have surgery to remove chip bones from his elbow or something like that, give time to the rookie guy he would get better in a few weeks or so!!!

March 11, 2012  11:39 AM ET

It's March 11... Settle down folks.

Comment #12 has been removed
Comment #13 has been removed
March 11, 2012  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Trying to sugar coat this I see! The truth of the matter is that CC has been feeding fried chicken to him like there is no tommorrow. hahahahaha

Ahhh...the daily banal comment from razor ray.

Comment #15 has been removed
Comment #16 has been removed
Comment #17 has been removed
March 11, 2012  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Trying to sugar coat this I see! The truth of the matter is that CC has been feeding fried chicken to him like there is no tommorrow. hahahahaha

A Red Sox fan making fried chicken jokes?

March 11, 2012  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Like you never talked about Beckett being overweight.

I don't know what you're talking about.

 
March 11, 2012  12:30 PM ET

It's early in spring training he'll be fine....

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    7293
    Comments
    680
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    2932
    Comments
    495
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2201
    Comments
    106
  4. 4
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    5657
    Comments
    66
  5. 5
    Bruins can't count on shut-down D
    Views
    1499
    Comments
    59

SI.com

SI Photos