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It’s official: The Moose is Golden

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 06, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

trophy.pngYes, its true. Mike Mussina won the Gold Glove for AL pitchers.

After being unjustly left off the All-Star team by that rat fink Terry Francona* and somehow not being named Comeback Player of the Year, the Moose gets a little hardware for the mantle in Montoursville.

This is the seventh career Gold Glove for Moose, the first since 2003. Funny how winning 20 games somehow made him a better fielder.

* I’m kidding about Francona, of course. He actually handled the All-Star Game perfectly and treated the Yankees and Yankee Stadium with tremendous respect throughout the process.

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In other news, the Yankees have officially declined their $6 million option on LHP Damaso Marte, making him a free agent. They would receive two draft compensatory draft picks if he signs with another team. Brian Cashman indicated earlier this week that they could try and retain Marte with a new deal.

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