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Why appeal the suspension?
9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 4:09PM #1
louisiana_lightning
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What is the point of appealing the suspension when Boone isn't using Austin anyway?  Tyler didn't play yesterday and he is not playing today.  Tomorrow they face Liriano a lefty but who cares?  Walker is a switch hitter and although he hits better against righties he isn't hittings anything lately.  They should have just gotten it over with instead of having it looming over us if they aren't even going to use the guy anyway.
9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 4:23PM #2
RobS44
Posts: 5,406

appealing usually gets a game or so knocked off a multigame suspension.

9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 4:30PM #3
mikedorb
Posts: 1,116

Appealing is up to the player and not the team. But often MLB offers to knock a game off the suspension if the player drops the appeal. I believe that happened last season with both Sanchez and Romine and they both dropped their appeals shortly before their scheduled hearings. Also remember Austin only makes slightly more than minimum salary so he gains back a day's salary if his suspension gets knocked down from 5 games to 4. One thing I have thought about is what would happen if the Yankees decided to option Austin back to Scranton before his hearing. If he is in the minor leagues I don't think he can serve his suspension until he gets called back up again. I don't think MLB can stop the Yankees from doing that because playing with 24 players for 4 or 5 games in a row is more than a minor inconvenience. Especially considering they are carrying 13 pitchers and operating with a three man bench  I don't love carrying 13 pitchers but they really have to do it because their starters are giving them no length.  

9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 4:44PM #4
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 13,152

I get that guys usually serve less suspension than they were given but if we aren't even using him let's get it over with.  Walker has been nearly as terrible as Andujar and Wade with the bat.

9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 5:32PM #5
Raymond757
Posts: 9,295
I have to play Austin over Walker!
5 homers in spring training and so far this season .265 with 2 homers as a part-time player.
9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 5:41PM #6
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 13,152

Apr 13, 2018 -- 5:32PM, Raymond757 wrote:

I have to play Austin over Walker! 5 homers in spring training and so far this season .265 with 2 homers as a part-time player.



That's what I am saying.  If you look at the splits Austin is .308/.400/.385 vs lefties and .455/.500/.455 vs righties while Walker is .250/.250/.333 vs lefties and .194/.306/.194 vs righties.  Why are these two in a platoon when only one is hitting


9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 5:49PM #7
14moose14
Posts: 370
When I see this kind of thinking I just shake my head in bewilderment. We've got enough real problems without creating new ones. Austin sits without serving his suspension (can suspensions be served retroactively?), and shares 1B while he should be playing 1B by himself and Walker sits. SMH
9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 6:39PM #8
mikedorb
Posts: 1,116

It doesn't make any sense to play Walker over Austin even against a right hander. Walker has hit for no power and most of his hits the few he has gotten have been ground balls through the infield. I am sure Austin will be in there the next few games because it is my understanding they will be facing 4 lefthanders in a row beginning tomorrow. But glad to see Ronald Torreyes starting at second base tonight. Definitely the best option currently on the roster.    

9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 6:44PM #9
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 13,152

Apr 13, 2018 -- 6:39PM, mikedorb wrote:


It doesn't make any sense to play Walker over Austin even against a right hander. Walker has hit for no power and most of his hits the few he has gotten have been ground balls through the infield. I am sure Austin will be in there the next few games because it is my understanding they will be facing 4 lefthanders in a row beginning tomorrow. But glad to see Ronald Torreyes starting at second base tonight. Definitely the best option currently on the roster.    




The only thing I can think of is they prefer Walker defensively at 1B or they are going with the veteran with a track record over the guy producing.

9 months ago  ::  Apr 13, 2018 - 7:02PM #10
davis2
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Apr 13, 2018 -- 6:44PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Apr 13, 2018 -- 6:39PM, mikedorb wrote:


It doesn't make any sense to play Walker over Austin even against a right hander. Walker has hit for no power and most of his hits the few he has gotten have been ground balls through the infield. I am sure Austin will be in there the next few games because it is my understanding they will be facing 4 lefthanders in a row beginning tomorrow. But glad to see Ronald Torreyes starting at second base tonight. Definitely the best option currently on the roster.    




The only thing I can think of is they prefer Walker defensively at 1B or they are going with the veteran with a track record over the guy producing.



  The COMPUTER says so.

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