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A-Rod: Ace recruiter for the Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Oct 05, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

photo03.jpgNow that the season is over for CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez is doing his part to get the big lefty to sign with the Yankees.

In an attempt to show CC how great it is to be fabulously wealthy, Alex dined at a sidewalk cafe in the Village and casually wiped his face with a $100 bill.

It is not known whether A-Rod then flung the soiled bill to the ground and said, “Let’s see Jeter do that.” But one would assume he did.

It is expected once Sabathia learns that being a Yankee means you can use $100s as a napkin, he will sign immediately.

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On a serious note, perhaps you noticed John Danks win two huge games for the White Sox in the last week. This would be the same John Danks who lost 13 games and had a 5.50 ERA for the White Sox last season when he was 22. The lesson is you have to be patient with young starters.

Sure, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy had poor seasons for the Yankees. But there was a reason they were first-round picks (just like Danks) and you have to give them time. If the playoffs can serve as a blueprint, that is what the Yankees should take from it.

By all means, go get Sabathia or Derek Lowe or A.J. Burnett. But don’t give up on Hughes or Kennedy. Give it a year and they they could be pitching in a big game in October.

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623 Responses to “A-Rod: Ace recruiter for the Yankees”

  1. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    in all seriousness, it looks like A-Rod paying his check? lol

  2. Quilvio Imposter October 5th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Kennedy? He has no future with us. He is trade bait

  3. steve October 5th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    he has cherry chapstick in his hand too lol

  4. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Kennedy and Hughes have different ceilings, but the point is certainly still valid, especially for Hughes.

    You don’t give up on guys after one year. Or two.

  5. Tseng October 5th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Yeah I doubt he’s wiping his face or anything, probably just trying to say something without the photogs seeing what he’s saying by covering up his mouth. Or he’s trying to pay and had to scratch his face without a free hand.

  6. john October 5th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Tex is practicing tonight for when he is a Yankee.

    0-2 so far with RISP

  7. Weather Man October 5th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Hughes is a legit prospect, Kennedy is not. It’s funny how people lump them together as if they have the same ceiling and should both get the same opportunities.

  8. harwood October 5th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Pete laying down the law. Everyone leave the kids alone.

  9. Tom October 5th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    is this TMZ?

  10. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Was Danks on the DL for 2 years?

    Also did Danks say he pitched well after giving up 9 hits and 5 runs in 2 innings?

    A-Rod can use those 100′s as toilet paper as long as he performs.

  11. Thomo October 5th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    I agree- you need to be patient with Joba, Hughes and Kennedy. I think they all have the potential to be big league pitchers, with an upside in that order. I hope both Moose and Andy retire for different reasons and that Wang comes back completely healthy. If you can get CC or Burnett as a free agent, fine. I am not to keen on Lowe.

    Nice to see ChiSox come back today and try and make it interesting. Hope that LA can do the same this evening.

  12. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    PA was just having a little fun, but, of course, the target of the cheap laugh was his favorite bullseye.

  13. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I believe more in Hughes than in Kennedy…but we should be patient and give the kids a chance.

    I wonder how much money Alex has in his other hand? :P

  14. harwood October 5th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    “A-Rod can use those 100’s as toilet paper as long as he performs.”

    I think toilet paper costs more now so why not?

  15. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Weather Man
    October 5th, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    Hughes is a legit prospect, Kennedy is not. It’s funny how people lump them together as if they have the same ceiling and should both get the same opportunities.

    ________________________________________________________

    You don’t know whether he’s a legitimate talent or not. I can give you a long list of pitchers that disappointed everyone for the first 2-3 years. Pitchers with no more and in some cases less talent than Kennedy.

  16. pat October 5th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Or he was trying to cover his mouth so the paparazzi getting a picture of him couldn’t see him saying, “NY sports writers who care about my personal life need to get a life of their own.”

    PS- I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Bar Pitti and they don’t take credit cards.

  17. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Patrick Bateman
    October 5th, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    Was Danks on the DL for 2 years?

    Also did Danks say he pitched well after giving up 9 hits and 5 runs in 2 innings?

    A-Rod can use those 100’s as toilet paper as long as he performs.

    ____________________________________________________

    Mussina said the same thing early this year when he struck out the first 3 batters of the game and never got out of the second inning because of errors, infield rollers and broken bat bloops.

  18. ER (The Final Season) October 5th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Ian Ken ?

    Pete, I don’t think anyone needs to give up on that kid, he’s long gone, beyond help.

  19. E-Man October 5th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Let Hughes and Kennedy develop in the minors. I don’t want to watch bad baseball 2 out of every 5 games again next season.

  20. holdstrong October 5th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I get a kick out of this.

    For every story about a kid who started off horribly and then came around to be serviceable… there are 10 stories of kids who started off horribly and then remained horrible.

    Danks is not a reason to have blind faith in Hughes or Kennedy.

    If we have legit reason to believe that either of these two guys can turn it around, then fine… that is one thing. But “See, Danks did it!” and “They were high picks!” don’t cut it for me.

  21. pat October 5th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Cashman said neither Hughes nor Kennedy are guaranteed spots in the rotation. As long as he builds the 2009 rotation keeping that in mind, patience is a virtue we can all afford to have.

  22. Jesse October 5th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    ian kennedy….really….i mean really…
    if i had that kind of money id be doing alot more than just wiping my face with it….

  23. jennifer October 5th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Angles stink!! They all watch a ball drop in 3 players, oh look a ball lets let it drop.

  24. Tom October 5th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Ah the Bermuda triangle….

  25. pat October 5th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    One of those 3 Angels needs to be slapped.

  26. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    thank you Angels!

  27. jennifer October 5th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Why can’t we beat that loser of a team? Someone please explain how that team turns into the bad news bears when they face the soxs?

  28. Joe from Long Island October 5th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I thought the Angels were supposed to be a good team.

  29. Bombshell October 5th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Haha where’s Laura, I told her the Angels always find new and interesting ways to lose to the Sux. Every single freaking year. That was pathetic defense, all three of them deserve to get booted from this game.

  30. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    They say the Angels are a “fundamental team” that do everything right. Not when they play the Red Sox. Seems like they do everything right against the Yankees though.

  31. longtime October 5th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    How bad are these Angels , I bet Sciosa doesn’t get any flack for the way they have played against the Sux. If this was the Yanks he would have been run out of town. This team can only beat the Yanks.

  32. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Worthless Angels

  33. Weather Man October 5th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Looks like Big game Beckett will pick up another postseason win

  34. Bad Scooter October 5th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    The Angels are seriously choking. How can a team play the whole regular season playing great defense, throwing to the right base, hitting the cutoff guy, etc then play like this come October? Unreal.

  35. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    “Mussina said the same thing early this year when he struck out the first 3 batters of the game and never got out of the second inning because of errors, infield rollers and broken bat bloops.”

    And I would have traded Mussina for Johan Santana too.

  36. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    “Haha where’s Laura, I told her the Angels always find new and interesting ways to lose to the Sux. Every single freaking year. That was pathetic defense, all three of them deserve to get booted from this game.”

    I’m here. Just got home. Didn’t see the Angels error, but I can imagine how ridiculous it was. The Angels are Boston’s ….. (fill in the word).

  37. ER (The Final Season) October 5th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Game over. Red S*x vs. The Rays

  38. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    “This team can only beat the Yanks.”

    We don’t scare them. BOS does.

  39. mel October 5th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Too bad. The Angels should be tacking on instead of catching up.

    Ah, the chapstick explains a lot.

  40. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    pat
    October 5th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    Cashman said neither Hughes nor Kennedy are guaranteed spots in the rotation. As long as he builds the 2009 rotation keeping that in mind, patience is a virtue we can all afford to have.

    _______________________________________________
    And that’s all the reason to bring back Mussina and Pettitte one more time. You’ll almost always get 6-7 innings from them. Add that to a FA like Sabathia or Burnett, along with Wang, and there is no rush to bring them in and give them a job. You’ll have Chamberlain and one of four among Coke, Aceves, Hughes or Kennedy to start off the season. Aceves could pull the Ramiro Mendoza role of long man and spot starter, as could Coke who could also be a situational lefty capable of getting 4 or 5 outs if necessary.

    Hughes could use April to refine a few things and Kennedy would have possibly a half to full year to fix his issues. Chamberlain and Hughes are still going to have inning restrictions, and to a lesser degree, so will Pettitte and Mussina. They could skip a turn about every 5 turns and Hughes and the others could pick up the slack. Sort of a modified 6 man rotation.

  41. mel October 5th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Ladies,

    Look at the table. Is Alex a little messy?

  42. RalphieD October 5th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    from MLBTR

    “All those who say I only want to go back to California to play, that’s not true.”

    CC said that…finally all those who say he wants to stay on the west coast..

    “I want to get it done pretty quick. I try to be as less free as possible. All that is is stress, having it drag on through the winter. I can guarantee you I won’t be flying around going to different cities. I’ve pretty much been to every city. I’ve got a lot of friends around the league. They’re going to have to come to me”

  43. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Mike Napoli went yard.

  44. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    holy crap, the Angels are hitting with RISP.

  45. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Yes! 2 run HR for the Angels!

    3-3 game

  46. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Pete must be trolling the celebrity pages. That photo of A-Rod has been on People magazine’s site for a few days now. He was caught having lunch with a few friends at a restaurant in NYC last week. They also have a photo of him getting into a cab after lunch was over with several people taking pictures of him.

  47. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    new game

  48. mel October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    You knew someone was going to go deep off Beckett. Hunter better hope they win this game.

  49. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Wow, he got all of that one.

  50. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    “Sure, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy had poor seasons for the Yankees. But there was a reason they were first-round picks (just like Danks) and you have to give them time. If the playoffs can serve as a blueprint, that is what the Yankees should take from it.

    By all means, go get Sabathia or Derek Lowe or A.J. Burnett. But don’t give up on Hughes or Kennedy. Give it a year and they they could be pitching in a big game in October.”

    Was Pete watching 2 different pitchers than the rest of us? I understand waiting on Hughes he has shown flashes of dominance and the ability to deliver in the postseason. However Kennedy should not be part of the Yankee organization next season. His attitude along with his lack of major league stuff should be enough reason to ditch Alfred E Neuman.

  51. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Napoli just bailed out Hunter and Kendrick’s rear ends.

  52. ugh October 5th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    YAY MIKE NAPOLI!

    Yep, that Beckett, best postseason pitcher ever. LOL.

  53. mel October 5th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Ralphie,

    What CC says makes sense, but that last line was diva-like.

  54. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Ladies,

    Look at the table. Is Alex a little messy?

    It is a bit–crumby?

  55. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    CC also said that he wouldn’t rule out a return to MIL. I don’t see MIL having the money to spend on him. He did mention that he likes hitting. I have no problem with him DH’ing every now and then on days he doesn’t pitch.

  56. mel October 5th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Yes, SA. Are you guys sticklers for that? I always make sure the kids wipe up their crumbs. It’s gross.

  57. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    new game
    ___________________________________________________

    Get off the ledge, Ray. Watch a couple more innings, have a couple of beers. By that time, a few will have already jumped and it won’t be so crowded.
    .
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    j/k
    .
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    .sort of

  58. Weather Man October 5th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Ian Kennedy said the Cubs played well this year and they have nothing to be ashamed of.

  59. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    The more interesting thing about that photo is look at Alex’s left hand. There appear to be many other 100s in that stack. It doesn’t appear that the recent stock market crisis is affecting Alex’s cash flow. :P

  60. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Mel -

    for me, I always eat over my plate. I can’t stand crumbs all over my body, even when I’m being lazy at home.

  61. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Hey GB7!

  62. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah, I’m not a fan of crumbs. I have to wipe everything down. Even if I’m in a restaurant and I make a mess, I clean it up.

    Alex should have used some of those $100 bills to wipe down the table.
    :D

  63. Brad October 5th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I need to see more of Derek Lowe in the postseason before deciding whether or not he’s a fit as a Yankee.
    The Kennedy we’ve seen is as good as he’ll ever get.
    Hughes is still a work in progress.

  64. E-Rod October 5th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Ok, CC has spoken. He isin’t going to go city to city.

    That means Hank, Hal, Cashman, Girardi, Jeter, A-Rod, Posada, Damon, Pettitte (if he comes back) all need to fly out to San Francisco and lure him. We’re the Yankees, we should blow away any team in a recruiting effort.

    Encourage him to come East so we can give him the Westchester/Bergan County tour as well.

  65. AJay October 5th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Does the money in Alex’s left hand equal how many runners he left in scoring position this year?

  66. mel October 5th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Who gets married first? Alex or Jeter?

    Alex seems needy and Jeter said he won’t get married until he’s out of baseball.

  67. ER (The Final Season) October 5th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Beck*tt just wanted to give Jas*n B*y a chance to win it himself.

  68. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    mel
    October 5th, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    Ralphie,

    What CC says makes sense, but that last line was diva-like.
    _____________________________________________________

    Diva-like, perhaps, but sabathia’s got more friends than he knew existed as of today. It reminds me of every time a Latin player came up on the FA list, Boston fans said they were going to Boston because they were friends with Pedro Martinez. One year, 900 players were friends of Pedro’s and headed for Boston.

  69. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    No crumbs on the black sweater, though.

    The left hand looks strange, look at the fingers. Like they’re going through something solid.

    Eh.

    So glad the Angels tied the game. Until now I wasn’t sure they wanted to win at all.

  70. mel October 5th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    2 things bother me about Lowe. Isn’t he, like, old? And can he pitch in the AL east now?

  71. LLIME October 5th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Aside from the hand they throw from, I have a hard time seeing the difference between Kennedy and Igawa.

    Didn’t Igawa also make comments that he pitched well after that Detroit game? Maybe thats where Kennedy got it from! Igawa and him exchanged media secrets in Scranton.

  72. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    “Who gets married first? Alex or Jeter?

    Alex seems needy and Jeter said he won’t get married until he’s out of baseball.”

    My money says Alex gets married again before Jeter does. I’m not convinced that Jeter will ever get married.

  73. mel October 5th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    GB7,

    No, not that part. The part about they gotta come to me. Maybe I should have said “godfather-like”.

    Like, “Kiss the ring. What there’s no ring? Who’s gonna give me a ring?”

  74. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Good evening, Ray. Hope most everything is going well for you. Can only hope it gets depressing for you in the baseball sense starting today. Hope the family is well and stocked up on tissues.

  75. mel October 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Doreen,

    LOL. Maybe Alex was having lunch with Criss Angel.

  76. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    mel -

    I think I read Lowe was 36, which is the same age as Pettitte, right?

    And I thought he wasn’t quite as good in the AL East as he is right now in the NL West.

    I guess until these moves actually happen, though, every name is going to be floated. But if the Yankees do sign CC, I don’t think Lowe would be on their shopping list.

  77. Tom October 5th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Lowe is a 3-4 starter in the AL east. 12-16 wins 4.00-4.50
    He would pitch 200 innings.

  78. LLIME October 5th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Jeter will never get married. He will take over for Hugh Hefner when he retires from baseball.

  79. Drive 4-5 October 5th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    mel,

    A 3rd thing that bothersome about Lowe is he is a big time partier. One of the reasons the Red Sox soured on him was his off field habits. If he couldnt control himself in a small town like Boston, can you imagine how he’d be behave in New York City?

  80. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    just for the record, Lowe’s first full season in the rotation is just a fluke. The tough team in the AL east he had to deal with was just the Yanks back in 2002.

  81. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    mel
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    GB7,

    No, not that part. The part about they gotta come to me. Maybe I should have said “godfather-like”.

    Like, “Kiss the ring. What there’s no ring? Who’s gonna give me a ring?”

    __________________________________________________

    Mel, I can understand his point. Using your anology, I wouldn’t have had the nerve to ask Don Corleone to stop by my house for cookies and milk because I have a favor to ask of him. I’d make sure to crawl over to him.

  82. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I’d even let Sabathia keep my new Cross Pen that he signed the contract with.

  83. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    “A 3rd thing that bothersome about Lowe is he is a big time partier. One of the reasons the Red Sox soured on him was his off field habits.”

    Didn’t I read somewhere that he had changed his partying ways?

  84. Y26 October 5th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Lowe and Ponson can go bar hopping together.

  85. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Okay I have a question. How does one learn that a player is a big time partier? I’m seriously curious. And couldn’t Mantle, et al., be considered to have been partiers? Yet they were able to produce. (Or were they just heavy drinkers, and that’s okay?) I live a sheltered life and don’t read the NY Post or People or Us or the National Enquirer, so I’m admittedly out o the loop! :)

    mel -

    Magicians kinda freak me out!

  86. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    “Good evening, Ray. Hope most everything is going well for you. Can only hope it gets depressing for you in the baseball sense starting today. Hope the family is well and stocked up on tissues.”

    Good evening GB7. I hope everything is well with you and your family too.

    From the very start of the season Beckett just hasn’t been the pitcher he was last year.

    In spite of Dice-K’s record, for the most part I have felt most comfortable this year when Lester is on the mound.

    And what kind of kick was that at first base by Beckett????

  87. pat October 5th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    “can you imagine how he’d be behave in New York City?”

    Like David Wells and David Cone if we had any luck at all. Both FULLY apreciated all that NY had to offer and still found their way to the mound every 5 days.

  88. murphydog October 5th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    1) Imagine having front pocket change and it’s all 100s. I had a dream like that once.

    2) Can’t speak for all rich folk, but carrying a flash roll seems a little gauche. Unless he was on his way to a pick up poker game. I recall A-Rod had an issue a while back… Interestingly, I note that some genuinely rich people that I’ve worked for/with don’t carry much, if any, cash around.

    3) I’m fairly sure Bar Pitti takes plastic – you know, like the Black AmEx Centurion card A-Rod no doubt has. (But I’m even sure they would agree to bill Mr. Rodriguez if he had neither cash nor his AmEx Centurion Card – he being a member of the rich superstar class).

    4) Seriously, you don’t expect to see A-Rod scratching a Metro Card against the grain of his beard, do ya? Dude was taking a cab and that ain’t cheap in NYC.

    5) Is it just me or, if you squint a little, isn’t A-Rod starting to look like Alfred E. Neuman?

    http://www.leconcombre.com/alf.....uman_1.jpg

  89. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    “How does one learn that a player is a big time partier? I’m seriously curious. ”

    A lot of these guys have photographers following them all of the time. If every picture that the photographer has of you is at a club, bar or Hef’s house, you are deemed a big party guy.

  90. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    “And what kind of kick was that at first base by Beckett????”

    It looked like a soccer kick to me. :P

  91. mel October 5th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    GB7,

    Yeah, but it’s kind of crass to say it out loud.

  92. Pov October 5th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    After the total flop with Hughes and Kennedy and not getting Santana the optomistic talk continues, just amazing.

    Lets see if they can even stay healthy next year.

  93. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    If I was the Yanks I’d pull out all the stops. Full NYC tour, broadway shows, tour of new stadium and also a tour of local real estate where he can raise his family. Bring him up to Bergen county or Westchester let some professional agents show him around. Then ultimately I would have A-Rod, Derek, Posada and a slew of Yanks legends, Reggie, Yogi all sit down and have a talk with him. Whatever it takes the Yanks need to go full throttle for CC.

  94. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    can you imagine how he’d be behave in New York City?

    Posada is known as the “Punisher”. Those who slacks off and isn’t giving the team all his efforts shall be punished by Posada. Remember Posada went off on the team after the Boston game when the Yanks were 1 hit?

  95. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    “Like David Wells and David Cone if we had any luck at all.”

    Cone was a big party guy? I had no idea. He doesn’t look like he parties. He struck me as more of a “home watching Star Trek episodes” kinda guy. Who knew?

  96. pat October 5th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    “I’m fairly sure Bar Pitti takes plastic”

    Trust me, I found out the hard way that they don’t. There is an ATM about 2 blocks up Sixth Avenue though.

  97. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    AL –

    I think CC did all those broadway shows, touring NYC already when he was pitching for Cleveland.

  98. Joe from Long Island October 5th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Pete, I have to hand it you. You continue to find ways to keep your loyal readers amused on a winter’s night.

  99. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Trust me, I found out the hard way that they don’t. There is an ATM about 2 blocks up Sixth Avenue though.

    Same here. When I go clubbing during the weekends, I always had to make sure I have cash on me.

  100. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Joe from Long Island -

    Please, please don’t rush the season!!!! :lol:

    The leaves haven’t changed yet, after all!

  101. Drive 4-5 October 5th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I hope thats the last time we ever see Derek Lowe in the same sentence as Wells and Cone. Lowe’s won more than 14 games only 3 times in 11 years. He turns 36 in June and his combined record the last 2 years is 26 -25. Let’s hope the Yankees dont start signing 36 year old pitchers to anything more than 1 year deals.

  102. Wilson October 5th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    If Cashman doesn’t put on a full court press to get CC, he should be dismissed.

    The only thing that should stop CC from coming here is CC himself. If he is amenable to coming here— give him whatever he wants. Money has no boundaries when you are dealing with an ace like CC.

    There is no way we can screw this up, this could change the franchise. Please Cashman, toss away your conservative ways for one FA signing. There is no way you can rationalize not getting him if he wants to come here.

  103. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Is Varitek still looking for Posada money? How can he even ask for that with a straight face?

  104. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    “Good evening, Ray. Hope most everything is going well for you. Can only hope it gets depressing for you in the baseball sense starting today. Hope the family is well and stocked up on tissues.”

    Good evening GB7. I hope everything is well with you and your family too.

    From the very start of the season Beckett just hasn’t been the pitcher he was last year.

    In spite of Dice-K’s record, for the most part I have felt most comfortable this year when Lester is on the mound.

    And what kind of kick was that at first base by Beckett????

    _____________________________________________________

    Ray, no question that this year’s Boston rotation has more problems than last year. Not sure about you, but, I wasn’t even counting on Schilling to do anything this year. I didn’t think that Lester was going to explode into a full-time second ace, though.

    Matsuzaka is difficult to figure out. Last year, he pitched great, but, the record didn’t show how good he was, but, this year, regardless of the reord and ERA, he wasn’t nearly as good….just luckier than last.

    I also thought that Beckett would back up his season, considering how they all talked about how he had pitching figured out.

    Wakefield, you can usually pencil i his numbers from the year before, but, injuries got him this year.

    The bullpen was a hit and miss, much like the Yankee pens from 2003-2007.

  105. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Laura, no way Varitek gets Posada money.

    I’m guessing Sox offer him a 2 year contract but at lower money.

  106. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    “There is no way you can rationalize not getting him if he wants to come here.”

    I think that Cashman is going to make a serious effort to get CC, but they are not going to throw A-Rod money at him. Nor should they. He’s a pitcher, who has been worked like a dog this year. An injury could be right around the corner.

  107. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    “I’m guessing Sox offer him a 2 year contract but at lower money.”

    Do you think he takes it? There are a few teams out there that need catchers. The Mutts supposedly want to change catchers. I don’t see Varitek going there, but you never know.

  108. yanksfanmc October 5th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Phil Hughes-See Steve Karsay

  109. murphydog October 5th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    “Magicians kinda freak me out!”

    Nope. Mimes do it for me. They totally creep me out.

    As for Jeter getting married, Yahoo Sports had a picture of the Cap’n and Minka Kelly at the closing ceremony at the last Yankee Stadium home game. To me, that’s about equal to Jeter getting engaged. He doesn’t usually have the current squeeze with him in a baseball context – usually he keeps the two worlds separate. Thus, IMO, this one is serious. (And she happens to be awful cute).

  110. jennifer October 5th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    A lot of places in the city do not take plastic. It is cash only.

  111. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Napoli took Beckett deep again!!!!

  112. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Napoli with his second HR of the game!

  113. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t know what to expect from Varitek.

    Scott Boras is his agent, so that always makes things interesting.

    As far I know the Sox have no catcher waiting in the wings to be the starting catcher, so I think the Sox will genuinely try to sign Tek to at least a couple years.

    And Napoli……..I’m starting to really dislike you…lol

  114. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    This question is probably extremely un-PC, but does anyone ever remember seeing Jeter with a woman who was black? And don’t say Mariah because she doesn’t count. He seems to prefer white or almost white women.

  115. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    And the sound of “Taps” start wafting over the “Green Monster”.

  116. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    “And Napoli……..I’m starting to really dislike you…lol”

    I’m 100% sure that Beckett doesn’t like him either.

  117. Clint October 5th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Hughes does remind me of Steve Karsay

  118. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Mikey “Effin’” Napoli.

  119. EricNS October 5th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    May you be a prophet!1

  120. t-rock October 5th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    CC doesn’t deserve A-Rod money, but I’d do 7 yrs/$175 mil ($25 mil/year). We don’t have to go higher than that because no team will approximate those numbers.

  121. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Where are those people who endlessly kept on telling me and Nick in SF that CC doesn’t want to come to NY ? Can I hear you now ?

  122. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    “CC doesn’t deserve A-Rod money, but I’d do 7 yrs/$175 mil ($25 mil/year).”

    I wouldn’t go that high. What is Santana getting? I’d give him what Santana has, but bump it up a couple of million.

  123. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    I don’t know what to expect from Varitek.

    Scott Boras is his agent, so that always makes things interesting.

    As far I know the Sox have no catcher waiting in the wings to be the starting catcher, so I think the Sox will genuinely try to sign Tek to at least a couple years.

    And Napoli……..I’m starting to really dislike you…lol

    _________________________________________________

    Maybe the Red Sox can trade Coco Crisp to Cleveland for Kelly Shoppach.

  124. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    7/$170 will get it done. That guy is a throwback you sign him and I mean quick.

  125. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Where is the Figgins that always gives us fits?

  126. murphydog October 5th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    pat

    Re: Pitti and plastic

    “Trust me, I found out the hard way that they don’t. There is an ATM about 2 blocks up Sixth Avenue though.”

    I stand corrected. (I “don’t get around much anymore.”)

  127. mel October 5th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I’m going to call Chone ‘Bam-bam’. Doesn’t his bat look like the club Bam-bam used to carry?

  128. FrankSJU October 5th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Oh wow.
    Pete is ripping off Joel Sherman’s article regarding Danks (and Floyd)

  129. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    If BOS is looking for a catcher, Pudge Rodriquez is available. You replace one steroid abuser for another.

  130. murphydog October 5th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    “He seems to prefer white or almost white women.”

    Beautiful don’t have a color.

  131. Celerino Sanchez October 5th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Ex-Yankee (briefly) Brinkman RIP. I miss the pre-PED days when there was a place for guys like this in the majors:

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Brinkman, a
    record-setting shortstop during a 15-year career
    in the majors and a former high school teammate
    of Pete Rose, has died. He was 66.
    Brinkman died Tuesday in his hometown of
    Cincinnati. The Chicago White Sox, for whom he
    was a longtime coach and scout, held a moment of
    silence for him before their AL Central
    tiebreaker against Minnesota. The team did not
    give a cause of death.
    Brinkman made his big league debut at 19 in
    1961 with the Washington Senators and played in
    an era when shortstops were known for their
    gloves, rather than their bats. The only two
    times he hit over .240 came when Hall of Famer
    Ted Williams personally worked with him.
    “Steady Eddie” was traded to Detroit after the
    1970 season in a deal that included Denny McLain.
    Brinkman solidified his reputation as
    “good-field, no-hit” more than ever in 1972, the
    year he won his lone Gold Glove.
    Brinkman batted just .203 with six home runs
    and 49 RBIs for the AL East champion Tigers, but
    set the league record for shortstops with 72
    straight errorless games — a mark Cal Ripken
    broke in 1990.
    Brinkman’s glovework in 1972 earned him a
    ninth-place finish in the AL MVP voting. No
    Detroit player did better in the balloting that
    championship year — Mickey Lolich, a 22-game
    winner, came in 10th and Al Kaline, who hit .313,
    was 24th.
    Brinkman was an AL All-Star in 1973. The next
    year, he set career highs with 14 home runs and
    54 RBIs.
    Batting eighth for most of his career,
    Brinkman hit .224 with 60 home runs and 461 RBIs.
    He spent most of his days with Washington and
    Detroit, and split his last year with St. Louis,
    Texas and the New York Yankees in 1975.
    His best year with the bat came in 1969, when
    he hit .266. That was Williams’ first year as
    manager of the Senators, and the great slugger
    made Brinkman his pet project.
    Brinkman’s brother, Chuck, was a backup
    catcher in the majors from 1969-74.

  132. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    No no no no no this is too easy I want the big mouths who kept saying CC wants to play in LA he’s a west siyeeeeeee boy…. I want those those posters talking now. See any other night we speak CC there’s always a bunch of you he’s staying in the west coast 15 secs. after the first CC post ..I’m waiting.

  133. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Oh, so that was the play. Looked like that was Kendrick’s ball. Hunter was a bit too far away.

  134. max October 5th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    This question is probably extremely un-PC, but does anyone ever remember seeing Jeter with a woman who was black? And don’t say Mariah because she doesn’t count. He seems to prefer white or almost white women.
    __________________________________

    gabrielle union

  135. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Angels? More like Devils.

  136. Joe from Long Island October 5th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Doreen –

    The Yankee baseball season is over. It’s winter.

    It will be spring when pitchers and catchers report in Tampa.

    I’m planning on being there. Hope you are too.

  137. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Letting Beckett out of bases loaded situations 2x is going to come back to haunt the Angels.

  138. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Gabrielle Union was nothing but a rumor.

  139. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    He never went out w/ Gaby she was out w/ Jason Kidd around that time. Those were just rumors.

  140. t-rock October 5th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Santana got an extension of 6 years/$138 million that will be in effect from the 09 season on. That is $23 million a year. He is making $13 mil this year from his previous contract.

    So it is not outlandish for CC to ask for $25 million a year at all, 2 million more than Santana. Especially when Santana was negotiating exclusively with NYM and still got $23 million.

  141. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Brandon -

    you dont really like to be prove wrong, do you?

  142. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Brandon: mis primos me dijeron que CC deseo dejar en la leagua Nacional, y, si posible, en el oeste.

  143. max October 5th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Cone was a big party guy? I had no idea. He doesn’t look like he parties. He struck me as more of a “home watching Star Trek episodes” kinda guy. Who knew?
    _________________________________________________

    oh yes coney was a biigg partier, especially in his mets days
    have you ever heard the infamous bullpen story??

  144. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    “And the sound of “Taps” start wafting over the “Green Monster”.”

    GB7……tell the fat lady to wait a little bit before she starts singing!

  145. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Ed –

    No not really.

  146. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Frodo popped out.

  147. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Joe from LI

    When you put it that way, I see your point.

    That also means that February (pitchers and catchers) is summer, right?? :)

    One of these years, I’d love to get to Tampa during spring training. Don’t see it happening this year, though, so far. Thank goodness they now televise many spring games.

  148. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Did you guys see that suit???? On the on-field announcer? Interesting.

  149. Joe from Long Island October 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I just read the post, above, about Eddie Brinkman passing.

    I remember Eddie Brinkman as a great shortstop when I was growing up in the 60-early 70′s. He was the definition of good field-no hit. I remember when Ted Williams took him under his wing, made him choke up a lot on the bat, and made him more than an automatic out.

    Sad to read.

  150. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “oh yes coney was a big partier, especially in his mets days
    have you ever heard the infamous bullpen story??”

    No, do tell.

  151. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Hold onto this lead Saunders

  152. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I love how Cash wants to avoid CC to conserve the Steinbrenners money as if it were his. Also he is against going after CC because he wants to stay with the “youth movement” does he not realize that CC is 28 years old and entering his prime?

  153. pat October 5th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    “I love how Cash wants to avoid CC to conserve the Steinbrenners money as if it were his. Also he is against going after CC because he wants to stay with the “youth movement” does he not realize that CC is 28 years old and entering his prime?”

    Where did Cashman say that?

  154. Timmy Lupus October 5th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    The little pony is now 0-10 in the series. He’s looking like a Mini A-Rod.

  155. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    “Also he is against going after CC because he wants to stay with the “youth movement” does he not realize that CC is 28 years old and entering his prime?”

    Aren’t you putting words into his mouth? I have yet to hear Cash say that he wasn’t going after CC for any reason. I did hear him say that the fans shouldn’t assume that the Yankees are going to sign the players that they want.

  156. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Laura – The Cubs suck!
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    This question is probably extremely un-PC, but does anyone ever remember seeing Jeter with a woman who was black? And don’t say Mariah because she doesn’t count. He seems to prefer white or almost white women.

    _____________________________________________________

    Not trying to be a smart-azs, but, who cares? It doesn’t concern me on way or another. It’s not like he’s stealing them from me. It’s just none of my business. Just like who he’s dating. Too many guys on these boards live their lives vicariously through who Jeter dates…like it’s them. Not sure sometimes who these guys are more jealous of…Jeter or the girls.

  157. RalphieD October 5th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Romine 1 for 4 today with a double 2 runs scored 1 rbi

  158. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    God, I can’t stand the sight of Pukelis. He looks like an idiot in the box.

  159. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    GB7 -

    Oh, most definitely they’re jealous of the girls! :lol:

  160. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    “Not trying to be a smart-azs, but, who cares? ”

    I was just curious, GB7.

  161. Joe from Long Island October 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Forgive me if I’m missing something, but just where is this great Anaheim bullpen that I’ve heard and seen so much about?

  162. murphydog October 5th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    The Coney/ Shea Stadium bullpen story?

    Coney allegedly warmed up something other than his arm, if you get my drift, in front of a few women in the Shea bullpen. Allegedly.

  163. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:39 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    “And the sound of “Taps” start wafting over the “Green Monster”.”

    GB7……tell the fat lady to wait a little bit before she starts singing!

    ____________________________________________________

    Ray, I have nothing else to live for….until next spring… except for your misery while the Red Sox pull an accordian act.

  164. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    “Forgive me if I’m missing something, but just where is this great Anaheim bullpen that I’ve heard and seen so much about?”

    They are waiting to use them against the Yankees next year.

  165. Joe from Long Island October 5th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Why is Joe Saunders still pitching in this game?

  166. Laura - The Cubs suck! October 5th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    “Coney allegedly warmed up something other than his arm, if you get my drift, in front of a few women in the Shea bullpen. Allegedly.”

    Oh, that is just gross. Now, every time I think of Cone, it will be that image. LOL!

  167. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Looks like Saunders is gone.

  168. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Get the job done Arredondo

  169. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Doreen
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    GB7 -

    Oh, most definitely they’re jealous of the girls!

    ___________________________________________________

    Doreen, I’m not totally sure that isn’t the case. Some days, it looks like a bunch of drooling dogs in here and on other boards. ESPN is the worst, though. Some of those Jeter’s dating threads run 400-500 posts.

    Like I said, it has no affect on me, because, I’ve already brushed these girls off…..or something like that.

  170. max October 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    haha yea laura after i heard i could never look at him/listen to him the same way
    there was a lawsuit, not sure what the end result was though

    “Three women had filed a $8.1 million sexual harassment lawsuit against Cone, claiming he exposed himself to them while he was in the bullpen during a 1989 game at Shea. The incident was the lowest and most embarrassing moment of his career. Cone later join the production company Rocco’s Jobbers.”

  171. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Where are the LA Angels?

  172. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Phew.

  173. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    That’s Arredando FOOL ! :x

  174. mel October 5th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    gift call there, but we’ll take it. haha we’re angel fans this week.

    I love our bullpen. Just thought I’d share that.

  175. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    What did he say, Brandon?

  176. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    ““Also he is against going after CC because he wants to stay with the “youth movement” does he not realize that CC is 28 years old and entering his prime?”

    Aren’t you putting words into his mouth? I have yet to hear Cash say that he wasn’t going after CC for any reason. I did hear him say that the fans shouldn’t assume that the Yankees are going to sign the players that they want.”

    I just think hes taking the wrong approach. Saying don’t assume anything is sort of like saying dont expect much. Which is a terrible way to preface the offseason, especially coming off a playoff-less season.

  177. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)…”Keep Manny away !”
    October 5th, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    That’s Arredando FOOL !

    _____________________________________________________

    Rumor has it that NYY is trading Edwar Ramirez straight up for Jeff Keppinger.

  178. steve October 5th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    romine is going to be a stud.

  179. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Ah, he adds an “n” in there somewhere, huh? “Arrendando?”

  180. max October 5th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    also dlowe=bad news

    from wikipedia:On August 3, 2005 FSN West in Los Angeles announced that “Dodger Dugout” anchor Carolyn Hughes had been suspended pending an investigation into a potential relationship between her and Lowe. Shortly thereafter, the pitcher filed for divorce from his wife of seven years, Trinka Lowe, by whom he fathered two children. Hughes’ husband had also filed for divorce and, as of early 2006, Lowe and Hughes were living together.

    i dont want to see him in pinstripes, not because of his alleged ways, but because he is too old and the al east is almost the exact opposite of the nl west; i cant see him succeeding here anymore

  181. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    GB: Keppinger? Are you serious or is there a joke that I’m missing because I’m exhausted and am taking everything at face value?

  182. Sea Net October 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Cashman did tell fans to temper their expectations about the FA market, that obviously pertains to CC.

    Cashman has said numerous times he wants to stay away from long term contracts for pitchers and develop his own. Aside from Hank, there has been no noise about us getting CC.

    Cashman will go after him, I don’t think there’s any question, but if you read between the lines in his recent interviews, he isin’t going to go ‘all out’ to get him. And that alone diminishes our chances of landing him. He isin’t going to come here if he gets a comparable offer from a WC team. The Brewers owner even said he is willing to go over $100 million. Unless you are willing to go all out, he isin’t coming here. And from the sounds of it, Cashman won’t.

  183. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Rumor has it that NYY is trading Edwar Ramirez straight up for Jeff Keppinger.

    GB you playing w/ me ?

  184. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Brandon & Rebecca –

    I think GB is just joking. lol

  185. mel October 5th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Somebody will way overpay for CC.

  186. R-Tek October 5th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Unless Cashman deviates from his recent approach and from his own words, I doubt there will be an aggressive effort from him to get CC.

    It’s a shame too because now it looks like he is backing away from the mythical “West Coast” stance.

  187. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I want a source GB because that would be a steal for NYY, Keppinger is the quick essential uty player and dangerous 2 strike hitter and can hit in PH role and w/ RISP bares down ala Mike Lowell.

  188. mark007 October 5th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    ive said all along, cashman wants to run the yankees like a small market team. he isin’t giving CC $150+ million or more than 6 years. some team will overpay for him and that won’t be cashman.

    if only george had the mental capacity to realize with his sons are turning his franchise into.

  189. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    “Cashman did tell fans to temper their expectations about the FA market, that obviously pertains to CC.

    Cashman has said numerous times he wants to stay away from long term contracts for pitchers and develop his own. Aside from Hank, there has been no noise about us getting CC.

    Cashman will go after him, I don’t think there’s any question, but if you read between the lines in his recent interviews, he isin’t going to go ‘all out’ to get him. And that alone diminishes our chances of landing him. He isin’t going to come here if he gets a comparable offer from a WC team. The Brewers owner even said he is willing to go over $100 million. Unless you are willing to go all out, he isin’t coming here. And from the sounds of it, Cashman won’t.”

    I really am starting to regret the Yanks extending this clown. This team NEEDS an established Ace type starter unless he can guarantee a trade for Peavy he needs to go after CC. If Cashmans big haul for this offseason is Oliver Perez/Ryan Dempster he should be relieved of his duties.

  190. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Staying to write the story
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm
    GB: Keppinger? Are you serious or is there a joke that I’m missing because I’m exhausted and am taking everything at face value?
    _______________________________________________________

    Rebecca, Shhhhhh!!!! Don’t tell Brandon, but, he was having such a down day, I just wanted to cheer him up.

  191. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)…”Keep Manny away !”
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm
    Rumor has it that NYY is trading Edwar Ramirez straight up for Jeff Keppinger.

    GB you playing w/ me ?

    ________________________________________________________

    Trust me, Brandon, I’d never do that.

  192. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    GB: Well, do you have a source?

    Because, that’s seriously a trade I’d do.

  193. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Cashman is a total idiot if he thinks having good draft classes will lead to a winning ball-club. The players drafted in the past 2 years will not even see the majors til at least 2010 so this whole small market thing will lead to his firing. We are the New York Yankees not the A’s, not the Royals, not the Twins. I am irritated by Yanks brass for bringing this idiot back.

  194. Jeff October 5th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Edwar for Keppinger
    Nady and Marte for Tabata
    Rasner for Jody Guret
    Eric Duncan for Eric Theets
    Aceves and Albaladejo for Lastings Milledge
    Kennedy for Saltalamacchia

  195. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    GB you jerk :lol:

  196. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    At least I put a smile on your face, if only for a little while, Brandon. actually, though, I’d prefer Maicer Izturis over Keppinger, though, or, any other utility player.

  197. Joe from Long Island October 5th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t think you can go by what a team/owner says they are going to do for public consumption, and what they really intend to do behind closed doors.

    It’s one thing to say we’re going to do this and that, to placate your fans, and another to actually go to an agent and put up that same figure.

  198. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    GB 7 –

    WAIT….are you actually serious? now you got me thinking too. lol

  199. Forntoso October 5th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Al,

    I’m not sure if its Cashman as much it is that idiot Hal. There was an article from Newsday earlier in the week saying Hal told him he could only afford Pettitte or Santana, not both, thats why the Santana trade didn’t get made.

    If thats true, it looks like Cashman now has to adhere to a budget. I think this is why Hank was even put in charge– to keep his brother on his toes if he tries to get too conservative. Lets hope Hank has enough influence this off-season.

  200. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)…”Keep Manny away !”
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    GB you jerk

    ___________________________________________________

    There hasn’t been a good false rumor on this board for a week, Brandon. It at least needs to look good.

  201. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    GB 7 –

    never mind…you were joking. lol

  202. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    So who watched my Giants play Tecmo Superbowl today vs Seattle’s D :D

  203. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    GB: You could totally call into Francesa with that one.

    And then Cashman will be driving home and he’ll hear it and say “hey, that’s a good idea”

    And then he’ll pull the trigger! :-D

  204. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Regarding CC-Based on his comments, I am sure Cashman will go hard after him (showing him the money and candy), but he was kinda reminding us..ya know..CC could go elsewhere for money and junk food….nothing is guaranteed.

  205. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Cashman is a total moron who failed at securing quality free agents. So now he is attempting to build a farm system to atone for his failures on the open market. Unfortunately for him a robust farm rarely results in big club success. He thinks that names like Hughes, IPK(lol), Melancon will cover up the stink of Pavano, Igawa and Hawkins.

  206. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    GB 7 –

    Rebecca’s idea is a good one, or perhaps e-mailing Pete and have him pass the idea on to Cashman.

  207. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Ed – looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express]
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    GB 7 –

    WAIT….are you actually serious? now you got me thinking too. lol

    ___________________________________________________

    Ed, I was just trying to keep in practice. I used to work with PsyOps from time to time and this was some of the things we did. Start rumors to gain their confidence or destroy it.

  208. Newark Bears October 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    This is where Hank needs to get involved somehow… we cannot lose out on CC under any circumstances if he wants to come here.

    Cashman will find a way to screw this up somehow. He would rather have Derek Lowe and PEDitte back.

  209. Tom October 5th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    “Cashman did tell fans to temper their expectations about the FA market, that obviously pertains to CC”

    That’s Cashman playing the CYA game. Heading into the season Cashman didn’t do that with Hughes and Kennedy. He just doesn’t want to explain himself to angry Yankee fans.

  210. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Ed, I don’t think PA is too happy with me. Maybe I’ll just call Uncle George and mention it to him. I just hope he remembers it when he’s watching cartoons.

  211. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    “Al,

    I’m not sure if its Cashman as much it is that idiot Hal. There was an article from Newsday earlier in the week saying Hal told him he could only afford Pettitte or Santana, not both, thats why the Santana trade didn’t get made.

    If thats true, it looks like Cashman now has to adhere to a budget. I think this is why Hank was even put in charge– to keep his brother on his toes if he tries to get too conservative. Lets hope Hank has enough influence this off-season.”

    Yeah, because the Steinbrenners are hurting for money. Gee whiz. I really hope this isn’t true. Hal should take some notes from his Dad and realize that putting a winning product on the field is what makes the Yankees so much money. If several seasons of mediocrity are something the Yankees can afford then by all means “build from within”.

  212. Tom October 5th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Jeff Keppinger is a nice player. Be a good/great bench guy.

  213. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    So who watched my Giants play Tecmo Superbowl today vs Seattle’s D

    Giants kicked butt. Mike’d Up should be filled with lots of Giants love tonight.
    T.O. was supposedly crying again. Literally, on the sidelines during the cowboys game. That man has issues.
    Redskins look like they got their **** together

  214. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    GB 7 –

    oh yeah, thanks for reminding me. but you didn’t mean no harm no fault, so all should be forgotten.

  215. Dan L in nj October 5th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Does anyone know if Melky has an option left?

  216. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I think teams know now when they come to Giant Stadium both NY football teams can whoop your ass.

  217. X-Mann October 5th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I originally was resigned to not getting CC (and focusing on Burnett or Peavy via trade) because there was too much smoke about him wanting to go only West but now that he dispelled that notion, I will be furious if we miss out on him.

    The ONLY thing that should stop us from getting CC is his unwillingness to come to NY. If he is, then there are no excuses.

  218. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    “So who watched my Giants play tecmo Superbowl today vs Seattle’s D”

    They going to the Superbowl again this year. Yes I said it. Best team in football.

  219. Forntoso October 5th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Francessa will not talk football, he will spend the entire show tonight and tomorrow talking about Torre.

  220. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Some scrub named Sin -o – rice IDK supposively he’s a football player finally got 2 TDs today. :lol:

  221. Sea Net October 5th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Imagine adding Moss and Hixon to an offense with Burress, Toomer, and Smith? Wow!

    Hixon NEEDS a larger roll, the guy is a HR hitter.

    I’m actually kind of glad we have all these easy games early on and in consecutive weeks… gives us plenty of time to prepare for the big dogs this winter and try out new things and let the young guys get acclimated to their roles.

  222. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Tom
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    Jeff Keppinger is a nice player. Be a good/great bench guy.

    ______________________________________________________

    Yeah, he’s one of 3 or 4 really good utility players I’d like to see for NYY. Keppinger, Maicer Izturis, Alex Cora or Amezaga from Florida. Ideally, though not likely, I’d prefer Mark DeRosa…this era’s version of Randy Velarde.

  223. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Brandon it’s about time they gave him a chance. Some fans calling him a bust and when Seattle was looking for receivers couple of weeks ago the Giants offered Moss and they said no.
    He just needed playing time.

  224. mel October 5th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    There’s a lot of irrational talk tonight about this CC situation.

    You guys think you’ve got Cashman all figured out don’t you?

    You know the Yankees won’t sign a blank check. What’s the point that even the “gotta have CC” fanatic won’t cross?

  225. E-Rod October 5th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    We take our best offensive player out of the lineup and score 44 points. We lose Osi, Strahan, Wilson, Mitchell, and Torbor from the defense and are as fierce as ever… not showing up in the stat sheet as much, but we are dominating.

    The depth on this team is just insane.

  226. ER (The Final Season) October 5th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Is OK-jima the second greatest reliever of all-time? (The greatest being Mo, of course.)

  227. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    You realize there is a player called Mario Manningham and another one on the practice squad called Marcus Monk who is learning to utilize he freakish ability.

  228. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I just wish people would remember that as the Free Agent, Sabathia has the final say in where he goes. He may be willing to listen to NYY, and he may be willing to play in NYC, but it doesn’t mean NY is his first choice; it doesn’t take away from the possibility that there are other considerations besides money. I will continue to think that when the numbers of dollars are as ridiculously high as they are these days for these players, what difference does it make if the offer is 120 mil or 140 mil? Both numbers pretty much set your family tree up for generations. So it comes down to other things. As Yankees fans we have to hope that the “other things” that the Yankees can offer are more enticing than the “other things” that other teams have to offer. NYY can no longer offer a yearly trip to the post-season/WS.

  229. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    ““So who watched my Giants play tecmo Superbowl today vs Seattle’s D”

    They going to the Superbowl again this year. Yes I said it. Best team in football.”

    Redskins, Rams, Bengals, Seahwaks. The Giants are good but still haven’t played a good team yet(with the possible exception of the skins). Admittedly my Jets are inferior however we lost to the Pats and the Chargers in SD.

  230. Devil's Advocate October 5th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Cashman giving out a 7 year/$160 million dollar deal?

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  231. vinny-b October 5th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    which team do i hate more. Difficult to choose.

  232. ER (The Final Season) October 5th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Well, you know the A-Holes will score this inning :(

  233. Tom October 5th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I hate Bonjovi. 10 years or so I ago I worked at a drycleaners. One night In comes Bonjovi looking for a pair of lavender leather pants. We didn’t have them. He gets all indgnate at me and starts the whole “do you know who I am spiel” for about 10 minutes or so. He finally calls his assistant and finds out he’s at the wrong place. Instead of saying sorry he says “thanks for wasting my time”.

    Springsteen, on the other hand, is pure class.

  234. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Trevor that kid pisses me off more than any Giant reciever, w/ him is IQ and stamina. He was suppose to be a gamebreaker 2 yrs. ago ! and he kept getting hurt ! That’s why I refer to him as some scrub until he show it consitantly, all I know is that the guy has a talented brother in the NFL him I couldn’t pick out of police lineup even if he had a name tag.

  235. Buddy Biancalana October 5th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    vinny-

    You kiddin’? What’s hard to choose about what team to dislike more?

    ER- What are u smokin?

  236. Devil's Advocate October 5th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Eagles are starting to fade. Giants don’t play anyone outside the division who is considered a ‘good’ team. Maybe Pittsburgh— can only play who is on the schedule. We only beat one team with a winning record in the regular season last year too, but we won the SB.

  237. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    “The Giants are good but still haven’t played a good team yet”

    Bitter Jet fan I see. They don’t have to prove they could be a good team. They have already proven that. Admit it they’re legit.

  238. Jose October 5th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    ER,

    Bay will hit a walkoff HR off Shields.

  239. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Admittedly my Jets are inferior however we lost to the Pats and the Chargers in SD.

    You know the Dolphins beat SD today. BTW whats up w/ Y2J ?

  240. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I just wish people would remember that as the Free Agent, Sabathia has the final say in where he goes.

    You know if that happens some fans will call for Cashman’s head for not kidnapping CC and forcing him to play for the Yankees.
    I can see it now..

    :P

  241. E-Rod October 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Who will be the first team to beat the Giants this year?

  242. vinny-b October 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    buddy biancolana:

    I hate the angles, every bit as much as boston.

    prolly pick the angels to win today. Would prefer Tampa to play a tired boston team – unlikely.

  243. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    “There’s a lot of irrational talk tonight about this CC situation.

    You guys think you’ve got Cashman all figured out don’t you?

    You know the Yankees won’t sign a blank check. What’s the point that even the “gotta have CC” fanatic won’t cross?”

    They won’t sign a blank check but they should. The Yankees haven’t needed an FA this bad since maybe Tino or Mussina. The Yankees really didn’t NEED Giambi, they didn’t NEED A-Rod, they didn’t NEED Kevin Brown. They NEED CC its not a want or desire he is the only front-line starter on the market and will not see a starter of his quality available until after 2010! So unless they see every pitcher in the farm system becoming an Ace they must get CC.

  244. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    :D

  245. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I also hope people remember how much they wanted CC if in fact the Yankees do get him and he stinks.

  246. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    *Not that I’m saying he will stink. But it’s happened before that the Yankees have gotten pitchers who were supposed to be good and then they weren’t.

  247. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    OT

    Another Tina Fey must see for anyone who missed it.

    http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Ni.....en/727421/

  248. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Al -

    That’s an interesting perspective. Hadn’t thought of it like that – need versus want. So this time, it wouldn’t be stockpiling, which is greedy and for which the baseball gods apparently punish you. This would be stocking the shelves, which is thrifty and we assume the baseball gods would sanction such a move. :)

  249. Tank October 5th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I have no problem if CC goes elsewhere– infact, I’m kind of expecting him to.

    But we need to be the highest bidder for him. Force him to walk away from the money. Don’t just make a token 6 yr/$120 mil dollar offer just for show. Make your best effort to sign him.

  250. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I agree with Al.

    They can’t screw around with Sabathia. The reason why this team hasn’t been a contender in 8 years is because of no front end starter who can dominate a short series. Sabathia can do that, as shown by throwing 4 games in a row on 3 days rest. Wang tried to do it once and failed.

    Letting Sabathia go would probably set this team back a good 5 years. If we don’t get Sabathia, I think this season will be the tip of the iceberg of agony for Yankee fans. The nucleus of position players will have aged too much and we’ll have to start at square one.

  251. mel October 5th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Doreen,

    You’ve got a point. That’s why a Zito size contract is scary. Not that CC will all of a sudden forget how to pitch, but he won’t repeat this season’s work for the next 7 years.

    A lot of teams wanted Pavano, too. Didn’t he have a clean injury history BEFORE he came to the Yankees?

    It’s pretty much a crap shoot and you can protect yourself by going with fewer years.

    It’s amazing that Moose pitched his whole contract. Plus and extension. Amazing.

  252. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    mel -

    Moose is a rare breed. :)

  253. ER (The Final Season) October 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Shields will probably turn into marshmallows against these A-Holes, too.

  254. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Come on Angels.

  255. vinny-b October 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    craig sager dressing conservative, today.

  256. jax gmen October 5th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    cashman won’t sign cc

    he will sign derek lowe and say he wants hughes and kennedy to pitch next year.

    cashman wants to run the yankees like a small market team.

  257. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    ““The Giants are good but still haven’t played a good team yet”

    Bitter Jet fan I see. They don’t have to prove they could be a good team. They have already proven that. Admit it they’re legit.”

    What exactly am I bitter about? Maybe the fact that my team doesn’t play in the cupcake NFC but thats about it. The Giants are the champs I cannot take that away from them and I thoroughly enjoyed your boys beating up on my arch nemesis in the SB, so this notion of me being bitter is a bit absurd. I just wonder what will happen when you have to play against a quality offense or superior defense the first 4 teams you’ve played this year have neither.

  258. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I’m a Jets fan that addmits the Giants are a legit team.

    I also can’t believe the Sox and Angels are still going. At least the Angels have the grace to make it close.

  259. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    “A lot of teams wanted Pavano, too. Didn’t he have a clean injury history BEFORE he came to the Yankees?”

    No, he didn’t.

  260. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Doreen
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    I just wish people would remember that as the Free Agent, Sabathia has the final say in where he goes. He may be willing to listen to NYY, and he may be willing to play in NYC, but it doesn’t mean NY is his first choice; it doesn’t take away from the possibility that there are other considerations besides money. I will continue to think that when the numbers of dollars are as ridiculously high as they are these days for these players, what difference does it make if the offer is 120 mil or 140 mil? Both numbers pretty much set your family tree up for generations. So it comes down to other things. As Yankees fans we have to hope that the “other things” that the Yankees can offer are more enticing than the “other things” that other teams have to offer. NYY can no longer offer a yearly trip to the post-season/WS.

    __________________________________________________

    One thing the Yankees can offer that no other team can is guest spots on so many sports boards and radio shows and they’re all his friends. If he has a good sense of humor and a thick skin, he’ll be sure to have some great laughs just reading them. No other team can offer boards where you have intelligence and humor, often in the same post. He also gets to see the humor in some of the stupidity that the trolls bring in. Those are the funniest. And just think…they’re all his.

  261. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Doreen
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    I also hope people remember how much they wanted CC if in fact the Yankees do get him and he stinks.

    ____________________________________________________

    If he stinks, only two people ever wanted him in the first place.

  262. vtred October 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Angels won’t score off Papelbon, they score here or its over.

  263. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    GB7

    You mean people will jump ship??!!?? No way!! :lol:

  264. vinny-b October 5th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    let us see how effective Tex is, in a key spot.

  265. mel October 5th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Cha-ching.

  266. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Patrick Bateman
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:46 pm
    I agree with Al.

    They can’t screw around with Sabathia. The reason why this team hasn’t been a contender in 8 years is because of no front end starter who can dominate a short series. Sabathia can do that, as shown by throwing 4 games in a row on 3 days rest. Wang tried to do it once and failed.

    Letting Sabathia go would probably set this team back a good 5 years. If we don’t get Sabathia, I think this season will be the tip of the iceberg of agony for Yankee fans. The nucleus of position players will have aged too much and we’ll have to start at square one.

    ______________________________________________________

    Haven’t been a contender in 8 years? This is a joke, right?

  267. E-Rod October 5th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Tex = winning player

    I want him here.

  268. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Eight years?

    I remember being in the World Series seven years and five years.

    And the ALCS four years.

    So maybe we haven’t been a contender in four years, if making the playoffs each year since until now doesn’t count.

  269. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    GB7

    You must have forgotten: World Series or Bust. No World Series means the year didn’t count; ergo – they didn’t contend. :)

  270. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Doreen
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:55 pm
    GB7

    You mean people will jump ship??!!?? No way!!

    ____________________________________________________

    They’ll claim that they were never on the passenger list.

  271. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    c’mon Vlad

  272. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    not being in the playoffs for 8 years? so i must had been dreaming for that won the 2000 World Series and the infamous 2004 comeback for the Pink Sox.

  273. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    GB7 -

    They’ll claim that they were never on the passenger list.

    Then we’ll have to start taking names!

  274. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    phooey

  275. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Tex = winning player

    I want him here.

    That’s right he hits a single w/ nobody on, meanwhile FC w/ RISP and has 3 LOB tonight, that’s why he deserves that 17 – 22 million :roll:

  276. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    I think that was the game, right there. :(

  277. Fire Meachum October 5th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    It’s actually been 5 years since we were a contender. Last was 2004. All downhill from there, got progresively worse each year.

    2004 – last time in ALCS

    2005 – hard fought ALDS to LAA– last time we showed any guts in the playoffs

    2006 – lose an awful series to Detroit. not a person in America thought we’d lose that series

    2007 – No division title. Aside from Hughes’ 3 innings, we played an awful series. Pitching, hitting, Joba and the bugs.

    2008 – 3rd place, no playoffs.

  278. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    I think that Cashman’s way of thinking is flawed. Of course a great farm system is something that can breed big league success. However teams that really plan on going deep into October supplement a great farm system with occasional free agent signings. Doing only one of those things will not bring success. Look at the playoff teams this year. The Sox even though I hate them have a great farm system that produces quality arms and decent position players IE Lester, Pedroia, Lowrie, however they also know when to get the big fish. 2 years ago they grossly overpaid for Dice-K’s posting fee to insure that they would land “the guy”, they also did the same for JD Drew who has been decent. The Angels have a great farm system however they still picked up Torii Hunter and Jon Garland both of whom have done a fine job. The key to success is mixing home-grown talent with acquired talent. This is one of those times where you have to get the “big fish” in order to insure future success.

  279. vinny-b October 5th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    that team is so lucky, whenever they play in that rat’s nest. And whenever they play the angels.

  280. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Doreen
    October 5th, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    GB7

    You must have forgotten: World Series or Bust. No World Series means the year didn’t count; ergo – they didn’t contend.

    ____________________________________________________

    Only the entitled see it that way. We apologists feel that they did their best and since I’m an apologist and a conspiracy theorist, I have it all covered. I know MLB and the umpires screwed us out of 6 more titles.

  281. R-Tek October 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Vlad is a playoff disaster. Sheffield did more in the playoffs than he ever has.

  282. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    “I really am starting to regret the Yanks extending this clown. This team NEEDS an established Ace type starter unless he can guarantee a trade for Peavy he needs to go after CC.”

    How can you support a trade for Peavy which will require 10X the package that we needed for Santana?

    Peavy has a reasonable contract for several years and hasn’t been nearly as good as Santana has over his career, not to mention he pitches in a horrible division.

    We need an ace, and if we don’t get Sabathia this team is screwed.

  283. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Ahh looks like Alex has almost removed that frosting job from his hair, lol.

  284. mel October 5th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Brandon,

    Seriously. You’re a man on an island with this Tex thing.

  285. vinny-b October 5th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    “Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)…”Keep Manny away !
    October 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    That’s right he hits a single w/ nobody on, meanwhile FC w/ RISP and has 3 LOB tonight, that’s why he deserves that 17 -22 million.”

    word.

  286. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    There have been a number of posts about Peavy. Is there any indication from San Diego that they are willing to deal him?

  287. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I feel like I’m guilty of some terrible crime because I don’t expect the Yankees to win the World Series every year.

    I want them to and i expect the Yankees to be competitive, but I’m not gonna throw a hissy fit if they don’t win the World Series.

    Mostly because I did that once and it wasn’t any fun.

  288. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Do people know what contending means?

    I don’t understand how getting to the playoffs every year from, what 1995? qualifies for not being in contention . Even this year, one could (but would be foolish to) make the argument that they were in “contention” until the last week of September.

    If you mean they haven’t made serious in-roads once they got to the playoffs, you really can’t say that until 2005. 2004 was a disaster, but at least they were in the NLCS – contending for the League championship.

    Now, the Baltimore Orioles are a team that hasn’t contended in a really long time. Seriously.

  289. mel October 5th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Okay, you and vinny-b. :)

  290. mel October 5th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Rebecca,

    Throwing hissy fits is dangerous. See: Bradley, Hunter, Kevin Brown, et al.

  291. Alfred E. Kennedy October 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    There is no alternative for Sabathia.

    Either him or another year of Hughes/IPK. Lowe is a disaster waiting to happen. Burnett is another Pavano.

    If all he wants is money— give it to him. If he walks away regardless, more power to him. Atleast go down swinging, don’t get conservative and let some other team outbid us.

  292. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Rebecca

    We are partners in crime!

  293. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Shucks!!!!!

  294. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Tori Hunter has not been impressive in this game.

  295. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Oh my aching back. Mama mia Torii Hunter.

  296. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    can someone please tell Hunter he is no Brett Gardner!

  297. Marc W October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I would love to see Hughes or Kennedy pull off a Danks like performance

  298. harwood October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    what a dope.

  299. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Tori doing his Vlad imitation.

  300. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Man….The angels have played some strange baseball this series.

  301. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Here ray:

    Whom would you rather have? CC Sabathia for six years and $150 million? Or Jake Peavy for four years and $63 million?

    The Padres, coming off a 63-99 season, will at least explore a Peavy trade, general manager Kevin Towers confirmed to Newsday. ESPN’s Buster Olney first reported that possibility this past week.

    The Yankees are among the teams with prospects that interest the Padres, although it’s not clear whether Peavy would waive his no-trade clause to come to the Bronx.

    “Coming off 99 losses, we’re going to a little bit of a younger core club,” Towers said Friday in a telephone interview. “I guess it’s worth at least exploring to see what he would bring back.”

    Towers said he hasn’t yet initiated trade discussions.

    Rather, much as Cleveland’s Mark Shapiro did when preparing to deal Sabathia, Towers is targeting teams with young talent that interests him; it’s hard to see the Mets having enough. The price figures to be immense, although the Padres’ financial health is unclear because of the divorce proceedings of owner John Moores.

    Peavy, 27, will make $11 million in 2009, $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. He has a $22-million team option for 2013 with a $4-million buyout.

    rest of the article here:
    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....539.column

  302. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Seriously. You’re a man on an island with this Tex thing.

    No I’m not alone this not really.

  303. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    What’s sad is Joe Saunders was so far superior to hayseed Beckett it isn’t funny, but his fielders are the reason there’s even a sux score in this game.

  304. John October 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    lol Typical Hunter

    Thats why he has never won anything, ditto Vlad.

  305. vinny-b October 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    angles attempting their best impersonation of the cubs.

  306. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Tori doing his Vlad imitation.

    He’s running on one leg he should have known better.

  307. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you S.A.!

  308. Y26 October 5th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    I’d rather have CC and Hughes than just Peavy.

  309. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    “I would love to see Hughes or Kennedy pull off a Danks like performance”

    I would love to see Hughes pull off a Danks like performance.

  310. yanksfanmc October 5th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Cash cant be stupid here with CC.

    He needs to be the initiator here. None of this, let the other teams make their offers and roll out the red carpet for him.

    This is the kind of guy you build a rotation around. I dont think its a big deal either that he has pitched around 580 innings over the last 2 years. He is a guy like Wells, with a rubber arm.

    Think about having a dominating lefty in Yankee Stadium-When is the last time we had that?

  311. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    Tori doing his Vlad imitation.

    ___________________________________________________

    The only one that could have made that swimming up stream move was Tim Salmon.

  312. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    no problem! :)

  313. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Thats why he has never won anything, ditto Vlad.

    Really ? I thought it was Joe Nathan and Alex Rodriguez. And Vlad has been alone for how long ?

  314. Weather Man October 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Kennedy can’t even be as good as Paul Byrd, let alone Danks.

  315. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Can anyone beat the Sux in the playoffs. It seems like the past 4 years every team(except for the 05 W/sox) has seemed to just lay down and die for the Sux.

  316. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    mel: Indeed, my algebra tests from that year illustrate this principle quite well.

  317. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    So how’s this game going to end? Walk-off? Or extras and then a walk-off?

  318. hank hal October 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Who hits the walkoff?

    I say Varitek

  319. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    “Do people know what contending means?”

    When you’ve got a 200M payroll and unlimited resources and get thrown out in the first round, you aren’t a contender.

  320. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Do the Angels leave Shields in or bring in K-Rod already?

  321. rconn23 October 5th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Man, the Angels have blown so many opportunities. Lester was excellent in Game 1, but Matsuzaka was lousy and so was Beckett and they still can’t capitalize.

  322. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Partrick -

    That’s just not true. Money does not guarantee a WS. People play the game, not greenbacks.

  323. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    “This is the kind of guy you build a rotation around. I dont think its a big deal either that he has pitched around 580 innings over the last 2 years. He is a guy like Wells, with a rubber arm.

    Think about having a dominating lefty in Yankee Stadium-When is the last time we had that?”

    Possibly Wells or Pettitte circa 1998 were the last time we had a dominant lefty in YS(im not bringing up randy johnson).

  324. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Maybe Hank can offer a few of his horses (four legged types) to help sweeten the pot, add some money and young players in separate deals and tie Gonzales to the deal for Peavy.

  325. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    “Cash cant be stupid here with CC.
    He needs to be the initiator here. None of this, let the other teams make their offers and roll out the red carpet for him.”

    Cashman shouldn’t be the initiator. The players have to reach out to CC. Make him feel welcome and wanted and tell him that even though there is no candy in the clubhouse that they have a private stash somewhere.

  326. harwood October 5th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    wow Hunter caught that ball. almost as if hes a baseball player. good for him.

  327. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    1 more Shields

  328. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Great job by Scott Shields.

  329. mel October 5th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    I liked Crisp better when he sucked.

  330. Al from BK October 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    “Maybe Hank can offer a few of his horses (four legged types) to help sweeten the pot, add some money and young players in separate deals and tie Gonzales to the deal for Peavy.”

    CC
    Peavy
    Wang
    Joba
    Hughes:)

  331. hank hal October 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Boston has 10 baserunners and 4 runs

    Red Sox have 16 baserunners and 4 runs.

  332. yanksfanmc October 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Patrick,

    CC kinda looks like a guy you would name a candy bar after, doesnt he?

  333. Patrick Bateman October 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    “Partrick -
    That’s just not true. Money does not guarantee a WS. People play the game, not greenbacks.”

    I don’t agree with you. When you have the most money in the league, you can buy everything from free agents to farm hands. The problem with our team is that our GM picks the wrong players both on the major league and minor league level. He’s a poor talent evaluator.

  334. t-rock October 5th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Shields only at 28 pitches.

    Leave him in there until he gets a lead. Do they even have anyone in the pen left not named K-Rod?

  335. Buddy Biancalana October 5th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    October 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    Tori doing his Vlad imitation.

    ___________________________________________________

    The only one that could have made that swimming up stream move was Tim Salmon.

    —————————————————

    Kevin Bass may have had it too.

  336. ER (The Final Season) October 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Who will hit the walk-off for the S*x ? Jas*n B*y, the MVP ?

  337. harwood October 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    “Boston has 10 baserunners and 4 runs

    Red Sox have 16 baserunners and 4 runs.”

    yeh… what?

  338. Buddy Biancalana October 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Steve Trout would not have.

  339. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Patrick -

    You can buy whatever you want – you can get all the best players on one team, okay. But you can’t make them hit or run or pitch or catch or throw to perfection. You can hope that they will, and the probability is that they will; but the possibility always exists that they won’t for whatever reason.

    I would suggest that the Yankees have spent the money and HAVE gotten to the playoffs. So the team they put together has been able to win the games to get to the playoffs. in some of the seasons they have even overcome injuries (Matsui, Sheffield, for example) and poor starts to get to the playoffs. Who would expect that a team that can win 97 games could all of a sudden lose all their talent and ability?

    Look at the Angels here. They won 100 games this season. They are supposedly a fundamentally sound team. Arte Moreno went out and got Teixeira. And they are looking like a bunch of duds here.

    It’s not a video game. It’s not fantasy baseball. It’s human beings.

  340. Nick in SF October 5th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    So, um, anyone watching the Angels game?

  341. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Would have loved it if the Angels showed this kindd of fight in Game 1 or Game 2…

  342. yanksfanmc October 5th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Man I cant stand Papelbon

  343. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I didn’t watch the last game. This game has been more background noise than anything.

  344. t-rock October 5th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Angels did show fight in game 2, rallying from 4 runs down.

    But K-Rod ended those dreams.

  345. Nick in SF October 5th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I caught a snippet of this game on the radio on the way home from the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. ESPN analyst Dan Campbell said that K-Rod is “not nearly the same pitcher when he comes into a tie game.” Must be another statistical anomoly!

  346. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I just realized Figgins is a FA after this yr.

  347. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Patrick -

    Then your argument is really that they’ve not spent their money well. That’s a different argument.

    I disagaree, as I’ve written above, since I think they teams they assembled have been able to get where they needed to be – in the playoffs. I do not understand why people who can perform over the course of 162 games all of a sudden aren’t able to play well in the post season.

    With this exception: The pitching. Has not been there since 2003. And no one they’ve brought in has been able to do what was needed. Except Wang, and he wasn’t a free agent, and he’s not costing them any money. So it’s not the money.

  348. Wilson October 5th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Is he really? I would LOVE to sign Figgins to play CF

  349. mel October 5th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Haha. Craig Sager just said, “Little Dustin Pedroia.” Naughty man.

  350. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Trisha –

    Background noise, indeed! :)

    I almost don’t want to watch the bottom of this inning. I have my finger right next to the remote, so as not to witness any painful happiness up in New England.

  351. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Chone Figgins inf
    3 years/$10.5M (2006-08)

    re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration as Super 2)
    06:$2.25M, 07:$3.5M, 08:$4.75M

    1 year/$0.39M (2005), re-signed 3/05

    1 year/$0.32M (2004), re-signed 2/04
    agent: Tommy Tanzer, CSMG

    ML service: 4.145

  352. yanksfanmc October 5th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Anyone believe that if more of our players would point to the sky and thank God we could win more games?

  353. RalphieD October 5th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    figgins is not a FA i believe…i think hes got 1 more year of arbitration..

  354. Steve October 5th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Danks never pitched for the Rangers. He was traded to the White Sox before making his ML debut. He lost 13 for the White Sox last year.

  355. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Doreen, I am almost baseballed out already. Maybe because I’ve watched a lot more postseason baseball than I ever did when the Yanks were in it, these games are almost boring to me at this point. The Angels have done a nice job tonight. I hope they win. If they don’t, eh. I have confidence in the Rays and the Phillies to do what the Angels couldn’t.

    :D

  356. mel October 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Didn’t he have Ortiz 0-2?

  357. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Trisha -

    Yes, the Rays and the Phillies. Yes.

    Except for not want this Boston team to go anywhere, I don’t really care all that much who wins.

  358. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    KRod has a very hurly-burly delivery. I never really noticed it before. And a strange set-up before his windup. Hmm.

  359. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    this is taking forever

  360. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    There ya go.

  361. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Damn you KRod :lol:

  362. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    why did Hunter let that drop? he could have caught it. at least dive for it.

  363. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    If K-Rod blows this I will be sad.

  364. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    We’re almost out of our misery here, I think.

  365. PJH October 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Look at that stack of 100s. That must be some life he lives.

  366. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    So far he looks like he would be perfect for the Mets.

    :D

  367. yankeefan91 October 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    i think k-rod will be a better set up man than a closer

  368. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Or deeper into it, depending on the long or short-term view.

  369. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    He’s going to throw a walkoff pretty soon.

  370. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    at least Bay isn’t going to be the hero.

  371. PJH October 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Why would Hunter dive for that? It gets passed him and bye bye Angels.

  372. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    He’s about to blow this one. Even if it’s not this inning.

  373. Timmy Lupus October 5th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    This clown wants Mo-like money? It almost never seems easy when K-Rod pitches.

  374. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    “Except for not want this Boston team to go anywhere, I don’t really care all that much who wins.”

    Seriously I feel the same way. It will be a feel good if the Angels prevail. If not, we know the best is yet to come.

    ;)

  375. PJH October 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    This shows you how K-Rod is not near Mariano’s level.

  376. PJH October 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    This shows you how K-Rod is not near Mariano’s level.

  377. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    He’s so going to blow this.

  378. Nick in SF October 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Should be called out for tossing the bat.

  379. Clint October 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    K-Rod is just feeling the effects of abuse just like CC

  380. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Wow, already commercials for the radio city christmas spectacular.
    X-mas is a comin

    Mike’d up next. Torre love, maybe some Giants talk

    LOL @ Lowell

  381. R-Tek October 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    SA,

    I was just thinking that. Early October and already Christmas promotions.

  382. Trevor October 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    He’s thrown a lot of pitches. Even he does get out of it and some how the Angles score. You can’t feel comfortable next inning.

  383. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    that was a K….omg…

  384. GreenBeret7 October 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Doreen
    October 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    KRod has a very hurly-burly delivery. I never really noticed it before. And a strange set-up before his windup. Hmm.

    ____________________________________________________

    Thinking back to the days of Jim Bouton and Goose Gossage.

  385. yankeefan91 October 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    damn i see a walk off walk here or the sox score on a wild pitch

  386. PJH October 5th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Lowell could barely walk. Go right after him for god’s sake.

  387. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    The replay showed it just outside.

  388. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    SA –

    what channel are you watching to get those commericals? lol

  389. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Ray –

    oh okay thanks.

  390. PJH October 5th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    A walk is comin here.

  391. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    He is so going to blow this.

  392. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Walk in the series winning run????

  393. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    this is gonna be a line drive walkoff or a BB

  394. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Lowry will pop up. Or something.

    Anyway, want to be a closer anyone? I would have passed out cold on the mound.

  395. ray (sox fan) October 5th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    I know it was very close Ed.

  396. Timmy Lupus October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    “K-Rod is just feeling the effects of abuse just like CC”

    Abuse? He threw less innings than Mariano, and he’s 13 years younger. He’s just a choke artist.

  397. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Ed-WNBC 4NY

    Oh this is scary K-Rod

  398. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Or, you know, not.

  399. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    oh crap, they made it out alive.

  400. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA!

    Psyche all you nonbelievers.

  401. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Ohh it should have been over !

  402. PJH October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    What is K-Rod excited for?

  403. Doreen October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    That was lucky.

    So they live for another inning.

  404. Bombshell October 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Wow, K-Rod is an animal. But that was impressive I’ll admit. Come on Halos score a darn run once in a while.

  405. Ed - looking forward to 2009 [supporting the Pineapple Express] October 5th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    SA -

    watching the news, huh? the only time i would watch CH4 is when SNL is on. lol

  406. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 5th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    He got out of it. Wow

  407. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Damn the repeat of Bridezillas comes on at 12. I figured this game would be long over.

    :D

  408. t-rock October 5th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    K-Rod threw 33 pitches, no 2 inning save for him

    Jon Garland to try and get the save?

  409. Bombshell October 5th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Pitch to Lowell was as close as you could ever find one to the zone, crazy how he layed off and also crazy how the ump didn’t ring him up.

  410. rconn23 October 5th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Angels have to score here.

  411. trisha - Dynasty designator October 5th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    We need an Angel homer. I don’t know if we’re going to get it. Otherwise it gets too dragged out.

  412. Clint October 5th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    K-Rod and Lidge make it tough but they get the job done.

  413. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 5th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Remember when GA was clutch ?

  414. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I usually like listening to Buck Martinez on XM, but I’m not really crazy about listening to him tonight.

  415. mel October 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Doreen,

    LOL. Do you mean herky jerky?

  416. Wilson October 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    That’s only against the Yankees, brandon. He realized he was playing the Red Sox and promptly forget how to hit.

  417. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    mel -

    Herky-jerky, hurly-burly – whatever. :lol:

  418. patrick max October 6th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    So the camera man was just hanging around the restaurant where A-Rod ate, hoping he would do something stupid like wipe his chin with a $100 dollar bill?

    This is what our taxes are going towards?

  419. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Tex is showing up well in this series. Maybe not Boras-contract well, but still.

  420. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 6th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Please please please let them get something from this

  421. PAT M October 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    He’s such a disiplined hitter,,,great eye

  422. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    15 hits and 4 runs. So, the Yankees are in the playoffs and we weren’t told?

  423. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    A wild pitch would put the lead run at third and then a fly out could bring it home.

    Just sayin’

    :)

  424. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Man, these Angels are so not clutch!

  425. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Or not!

    GRRR!

  426. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Damn. Hunter was just no match for Papelbon. It had to be Vlad or Tex.

  427. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    If Joe Torre was managing these Angels, they would have scored that 5th run by now. You know it’s true.

  428. patrick max October 6th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Can the HGH boy deliver?

  429. James (Who is Carl F'ing Pavano?!) October 6th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Have the yanks signed Tex and CC yet?! lol

  430. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    So where are all these manufactured runs the Angels are so famous for?

    At least we’re all seeing it’s not just our Yankees who experience hard times.

  431. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 6th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Jered Weaver?

    This might not be pretty.

  432. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 6th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Jered Weaver time

  433. ray (sox fan) October 6th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Come on Sox, score on Goldilocks.

  434. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    I wish I could just shut the television and go to sleep, but I feel too invested in this game right now. And I had a cup of caffeine earlier. ;(

  435. Quilvio Imposter October 6th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Just like Jeff Weaver ended the 2003 season in the 12th inning against FLA

    his brother will end the Angels’ season in the 11th inning

  436. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:16 am

    God, Jered Weaver. Has the same sad sack look that his brother does. This is not good.

  437. Tyler October 6th, 2008 at 12:16 am

    For some reason I don’t feel great seeing a Weaver pitching in relief in a playoff game…

  438. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    You know, this is when it really hits me that we are in postseason baseball. I always love seeing the starters make appearances at the end of big games.

  439. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    “For some reason I don’t feel great seeing a Weaver pitching in relief in a playoff game…”

    Just keep repeating to yourself: Jered is not Jeff. Jered is not Jeff.

    :)

  440. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    You go boy!

  441. ray (sox fan) October 6th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    That last one was a bad call!

  442. Oddessy October 6th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Kotsay is just a winning player, great pick up by Theo.

    I wish Cashamn could identify pesky, winning players like that. Instead he gets us retreads like Ensberg, Betemit, Sexon etc.

  443. Clare October 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    It looked a lot closer in the replay than it did in the K-Zone. And maybe if Ellsbury hadn’t complained about the last one he wouldn’t have gotten rung up.

  444. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    argh

  445. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    I don’t want to see a Red Sox stealing a base in an October game ever again.

  446. Mark (Brett is back) October 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    All that, and the Angels never had a shot to throw him out.

  447. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    One of the slowest throws if I ever saw one fitting a Weaver is pitching.

  448. ray (sox fan) October 6th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    I agree Clare that Ellsbury complaining about the earlier pitch that was clearly a strike did not help.

  449. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    aww, couldn’t happen to an elfier guy.

  450. Oddessy October 6th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    This is a great game, BTW

  451. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Yet throwing the bat didn’t get Lowell penalized earlier…

  452. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 6th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    I need to sleep, yet I also need to see how this ends.

    Score some runs Angels

  453. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    It actually is a great game, if you pull yourself back to be objective – but that’s not all that easy to do. :)

    If Torii Hunter caught that fly ball way earlier, I’d be asleep (maybe) by now, though.

  454. Jeff October 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Is ESPN allowed to basically give play by play of the the games in progress on their bottom scroll? When someone grounds out there is a “score alert” sighting.

    Doesn’t TBS prohibit that? I mean they can update scores but play by play? I remember Mike and the Mad Dog got in trouble for doing that during a Yankees day playoff games a few years ago.

  455. ray (sox fan) October 6th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Oh man, not Napoli again. lol

  456. PUDGE TRADE ENDED OUR SEASON October 6th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    pete,
    was looking for you on mike’d up but got feinsand and murti instead…not as big as them, huh?

  457. Redding October 6th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Even if the Angels score, I don’t trust anybody in the pen to close the game. I don’t even trust K-Rod and Shields in this ballpark, let alone Weaver or Garland.

  458. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 6th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    I need to go to sleep but this game won’t end!

  459. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Nap-tastic.

  460. Bombshell October 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    It’s the Mike Napoli show at Fenway but apparently no other Angels were invited.

  461. Mark (Brett is back) October 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Bunt to leave it up to Erick Aybar ugh prove me Erick.

  462. patrick max October 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Sox should use Aardasma or Byrd

  463. Oddessy October 6th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Erick Aybar is their Brett Gardner right?

    Or is that Reggie Wiltis?

    Neither can get the ball out of the infield.

  464. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    yes!

  465. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Yay!

  466. Ed - looking foward to 2009 October 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    omg the Angels scored…..

  467. Mark (Brett is back) October 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Thanks for proving me wrong.

    Genius Scosia.

  468. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Okay. Good.

  469. Bombshell October 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy-bar!

    What a tremendous throw by Crisp lol.

  470. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Aybar. Wow. Of all the people.

  471. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And leave it to my countryman Mike Napoli to cross the plate!

  472. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and enough with the crying for Torre October 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    another run for some padding would be good

  473. Mark (Brett is back) October 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Yea that throw by Crisp was hilarious.

  474. Bombshell October 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Still I have zero trust in the rest of the Angels ‘pen so can we have another run please.

  475. Redding October 6th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Bring Lackey in relief to pitch the bottom of the 12th

    Do not test your luck with Weaver, he gave you one good inning, take it and move on.

  476. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Need to tack on another. Got the heart of the order coming up.

  477. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    The Angels didn’t really patent going from first to third.

  478. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Come on Tex. Three run blast.

  479. tom October 6th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    That’s why Tex is overrated. He has an oppurtunity to blow the game open and he failed. Do we really need more players like him on the team, for $22 million?

    Spend the money elsewhere.

  480. george October 6th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Weaver vs. Ortiz – jeez, Ortiz kills the whole Weaver family

  481. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Geeze, with those odds why ever wouldn’t Scoscia put another pitcher in?

    Anyway, please GO ANGELS and wrap this up. I AM TIRED!!!

  482. Clint October 6th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Jeff Weaver trying to protect a 1 run lead against the heart of the order in Fenway?

    Good luck

  483. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Yeah, that’s why Tex is overrated. Good point.

  484. Bombshell October 6th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Gotta be kidding me, leadoff walk trying to close it out. Come on please don’t be stupid.

  485. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    God, that was predictable. The Weaver curse.

  486. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 6th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Oy. Angels, can you please get three outs before giving up a run? I’ve got to go to sleep!!

  487. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    This is torture. I hate the Weavers.

  488. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Just missed? These guys are reminding me of John Sterling. They get hyper-excited over every fly ball hit by a Red Sox guy. Not even warning track that one was.

  489. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 6th, 2008 at 12:46 am

    This is torture. I hate the Weavers.

    This is so true, I’m waiting for him to hang one like his brother.

  490. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:46 am

    I pointed out, and the post got lost in the ether, that I would have preferred Weaver to walk F’Ortiz than give him something to swing on with a 3-2 count due to his record against him.

    It’s looking pretty good at this point, but one never knows…

  491. rconn23 October 6th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Perfect pitch.

  492. Doreen October 6th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    G’nite everyone!

  493. Brandon (THE METS BULLPEN IS GANSTA !)..."Keep Manny away !" October 6th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    pesky little rat.

  494. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story October 6th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    And the Angels live to see another day!

  495. Ed - looking foward to 2009 October 6th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    OMG…the Angels won!!

  496. Bombshell October 6th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    There we go, see ya later tonight Sux.

  497. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    That was slick! Hope is still alive in the Free World!

  498. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Angels broke their postseason Sux curse. Perhaps now things will turn around completely.

    Sweet dreams everyone. You too Ray, ha ha ha.

    And one Weaver boy atoned for the other. GOOD ON YA JERED.

  499. ray (sox fan) October 6th, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Well maybe it is appropriate that it went 12 innings. That is the first time the Angels have beat the Sox in 12 postseason games.

    They were due. Lester tomorrow!

  500. ray (sox fan) October 6th, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Good night Trisha….

  501. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Awwww, disappointment in the eyes of the five-hour fenway crowd, as they file out with the thought of fighting each other in the parking lot lines.

    Life is good.

    :D

  502. Clint October 6th, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Angels have no bullpen tomorrow

    Arredondo – 2 innings
    Shields – 2.1 innings
    K-Rod – 33 pitches

    Can Lackey throw 8 strong?

  503. Ed - looking foward to 2009 October 6th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    who goes for the Angels tomorrow?

  504. Ed - looking foward to 2009 October 6th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    oh Lackey..

  505. Nick in SF October 6th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Hey wait a second! I thought Beckett was the best post-season pitcher of all time and didn’t ever give up runs or anything. How can this be?

  506. hank hal October 6th, 2008 at 12:56 am

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  507. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Oh John? Someone is asking you to defend your earlier position about Beckett being the best potseason pitcher and the 4-0 score and whatever else you predicted?

    I leave you to do that.

    Night!

  508. george October 6th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Boston has to be worried, losing Beckett’s game. these 5-game series change momentum so quickly.

  509. Alfred E. Kennedy October 6th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    trisha- Maybe he followed your advice and went to SOSH and is there agonizing with the rest of the Sox fans as we speak lol

  510. Al from BK October 6th, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Angels winning tonight.

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    October 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm
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  512. bru October 6th, 2008 at 1:19 am

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    October 5th, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    CC doesn’t deserve A-Rod money, but I’d do 7 yrs/$175 mil ($25 mil/year). We don’t have to go higher than that because no team will approximate those numbers.

    you are out of you’re mind.

    you wan’t to pay him more than santanna?

    he is not as good and 7 yrs is too much.

    less yrs more per year,he can’t have both.

    5 yrs/125 million or 7 yrs/140 million.

  513. trisha - Dynasty designator October 6th, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Alfred E., something makes me think that John’s plane is always circling here…

    :)

    See you for the next exciting installment!

    GO ANGELS!

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