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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by dbl, May 9, 2010.
If he can just be decent behind the plate...
I think we're a lock for the playoffs now. We lead Boston by 3.5 games for the division and are up on the Rays by 7 games.
Yea, it's all about getting healthy in the next 3 weeks, now.
the Tigers are going to be tough in a short series, I like our chances with the Rangers, but they can hit though.
Yea, I'm leaning towards rather playing the Rangers. With the Tigers, either you have to beat Verlander or win the other 3. Neither are easy. Of course, it's not like we'd have a slouch matching up with Verlander in those games. CC could easily outpitch him on a given night and it wouldn't be overly shocking.
Three pictures worth a thousand words
The Yankees passed along some professional photos of last night’s rookie hazing. It’s rare that every single outfit is hilarious, but these were pretty good selections. Whoever made the decision to make the two tall guys Milli Vanilli … bravo! At one point, Jesus Montero was trying to dance like MC Hammer, and pictures will never fully explain just how hilarious it was to watch Austin Romine try to figure out how to get his costume on.
Andrew Brackman and Dellin Betances as Milli Vanilli
Brandon Laird as Slash
Hector Noesi as Prince
Austin Romine as Madonna
George Kontos as George Michael
Jesus Montero as MC Hammer
I look forward to those photos every year. Great stuff.
Big Man staying with the Yanks
and all the 'analysts'(curt shilling) were all making the case for a month on why he would leave, must have forgot what Franchise he was talking about
Yea, I'm ok with the deal. Basically added two years at $25M each.
So only way we get out of the 2nd year is if CC gets hurt in 2016 or becomes shit and is in the bullpen.
Bro, you are a great fan and all but its not the franchise that is keepng him in NY.. its the ridiculous dough they are paying him for when he is going to suck that no one in their right mind would pay him. Now, dont get me wrong Schilling is a fucking clown but lets not pretend like he stayed because he wants to be a yankee.
To be fair, that big check is from the franchise. I think what he was saying was that guys like Schilling should have taken into account that the Yankees would pay him more than anyone else. All that said, from all accounts, CC and his wife love NYC. Combine that with the Yankees offering as much or more than anyone and it's not a shock that he's staying.
there were rumors Texas was going to offer him a huge deal and I'm sure maybe teams like the Cubs and Angels could have been in the mix....just was surprised to hear guys on MLB Network and ESPN thinking he was leaving. but who knows if any offer would have matched the Yankees but I'm sure 1 would have been close enough if he was unhappy and wanted out
Those last 2 yrs of the deal are going to be brutal.. 25 mill a yr for an over the hill former ace is going to be tough, but they HAD to sign him so I dont blame the yankees for giving him what he wanted.
We'll see. He'll be 36 when the deal ends if the option for the 2nd year is picked up. It's not like he's signed through 40+ like Arod. 36 is older, but not THAT bad. As long as he keeps his weight close to where it has been the last couple years, I think he'll be fine.
there are rumblings out there that Cashman is talking to CJ Wilson's agent. I don't want any part of that guy because I think he's overrated and is a terrible postseason pitcher. I'd rather improve our staff by trade or go to a six man rotation in June.
my first reaction to CJ Wilson was hell no but he wouldn't be expected to be a #1 like in Texas, and having more lefties is a strength at Yankee Stadium
Really depends on what we'd be paying Wilson.
What about going after Lincecum?
big time Timmy Jim
What's his deal? Is SF offering arbitration? I'd love to add him to the staff.
Lincecum would scare the shit out of me if the Yankees traded for him
I would love to have him
Someone said SF should be looking to trade him so they don't weigh down their payroll with what I assume will be a mega contract and trade him to the Yankees for more pieces to fill out their roster.
Mariano Rivera, while he waits to find out if he needs a surgical procedure done on his vocal cords, speculated that 2012 could be the final year of his career.
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"I don't know what will happen," said the New York Yankees closer, who turns 42 next week and has one year and $15 million remaining on his contract.
"I have one year left. I might call it over. I will know more in spring training."
Bothered for a month by a condition that has turned his voice into a raspy whisper, Rivera has been to one doctor and will get a second opinion Monday.
"Every time I talk it gets worse and worse," Rivera said Tuesday at his New Rochelle restaurant, 42 Clubhouse Grill, where his foundation paired with HOPE Community Services to feed 42 children and their families Thanksgiving turkey meals.
Rivera did not know what was causing the problem, but vocal cords sometimes sprout blisters or polyps that need to be removed. When it was mentioned that shaving of the vocal cords sounded like a simple procedure, Rivera smiled.
"When you are talking about surgery, there is nothing simple," Rivera said.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is not allowed to talk about non-baseball injuries and refused to comment.
Sources: Yanks, Garcia reach deal
By Buster Olney
ESPN The Magazine
The New York Yankees have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to sources.
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The Yankees had been surveying the free-agent market for pitchers. General manager Brian Cashman met with Bob Garber, the agent for C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt. However, team insiders told ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews that the Yankees are skittish on both pitchers.
Sources told ESPN that there is a quiet confidence within the organization that Phil Hughes will have a strong bounce-back year in 2012.
The Yankees will continue to have talks about available starting pitchers, the sources said, and they could sign some low-cost veterans, as they did last winter when they worked out agreements with Bartolo Colon and Garcia.
Garcia was 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 25 starts for the Yankees last season. The 35-year-old righty struck 96 and walked 45 in 146 2/3 innings.
Don't mind keeping Garcia.
Do we really want Garza?
do not want
Yeah CC definitely likes the restaurants and food vendors. Hard for him to get a meal on his way to eat a meal like he can do in NYC.
But we're forgetting they sell Cap'n Crunch everywhere, so he could really get his 3 box a day quota anywhere.
Sox get a shill of a coach
I loved Bobby V until he went to the wrong side. Now I shall hate him and hope for his untimely death.
don't have his numbers but he seemed to be a gamer pitching against the Sox when he was with the Rays
looks like Yanks are shopping AJ and will pick up 8 mil of his salary
LOL @ the A's price for Gio.
heir apparent to Jeter at SS?
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Source: Hanley Ramirez's rep asked the Marlins for a restructured deal. MIA upset with this, will now be looking to trade Hanley (more).
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thought of that
Interested to see where they want to put this Japanese SS we won the bid for today
Yeah good lord that is a joke of a trade demand. I had Gio on my FB team and he blew ass, I don't want him anywhere near the Yankees if we have to give up Montero.
No clue. Either AAA or they are really shopping Nunez and the Japanese guy will be the backup SS?
I saw an article today saying he was going to be our utility infielder next year, another thought he would be our main back up for Jeter if he went down with injury and his replacement for a few years should he retire. He's 29 so I imagine there are a few good years left.
is the Japanese SS sure thing major league ready on most teams or is he borderline? just wondering if he is a legit long term option in a few years at SS
Lol Marlins thread is twice as long as Yankees thread
no really the Yankees thread has been splintered throughout TMB as series threads by DBL
good stuff, sounds like he could probably start for maybe half the teams if I read that correctly
Hell, who knows? He could be Ichiro and he could be Irabu. Guess we'll see.
haha. Like someone said earlier, we have a thread for every series during the season. Makes it more fun (at least to me) bc the other fans join in and we all shoot the shit about the game.