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Hal on WFAN

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 27, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Hal Steinbrenner is on WFAN right now with Mike Francesa.

The book: “I’m sure I’ll thumb through it and read certain sections.”

His father: “He’s looking forward to spring training.”

He said the team is run by committee because he and his brother are involved. Good political answer there.

“I’m the control person but this is a family business,” he said.

He said last year was “tremendously disappointing.” Based on the additions, he expects a better team in 2009. Steinbrenner just said he thought Joe Girardi did a “great job” but adjustments had to be made.

On the new Stadium in relation to the economy: “This is a different world for all of us, every single person in this country.” He said they were concerned about a few things a few months ago.

Hal is plugging the ticket prices at the new Stadium. They’re not all expensive, he says.

On the new Stadium: “There aren’t too many bad seats in the house, if any.” Well, that’s a relief. They only spent $1.5 billion.

Hal said the Yankees can duplicate their run of the late 1990s. “I would expect nothing less,” he said.

Hal said his family is committed to owning the team. “We have no intention of selling,” he said.

Hal said he won’t be a hands-on owner in terms of baseball and chastising the manager. “Right or wrong, I’m a little less like that than my dad was,” he said.

Hal said they will sign Manny, Dunn and Sheets tomorrow.

(Only kidding. just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.)

Francesa is shocked to learn the Yankees formed a concessions company for the new Stadium.

The interview is over, 20 minutes. Thankfully Mike didn’t ask about Joba pitching in relief.

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162 Responses to “Hal on WFAN”

  1. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    from previous post:
    “Just because you disrespect the ownership and management, isn’t it possible that Torre, despite all the great qualities he brought to the team, had just been there long enough and both sides needed a fresh start?”
    nick in sf-
    i would agree with that. i just would like a yankee ownership and management better if they kept key yankee people in the organization when it’s time for them to move on from a position that they have outlived.
    in the best of worlds, torre would be a senior advisor for life with the team. cashman would be bumped up to an advisory role himself and a fresh new gm installed. players like guidry, stottlemyre, bernie williams and mattingly would remain with the team in some capacity.
    the culture of the yankees would be stronger if more key people who were part of the success remained with the organization. the way it is now, key yankee people when they lose in a battle for a position are expelled from the organization.
    i don’t think that’s how to build a world class organization.

  2. Andrew January 27th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hank is more knowledgeable about baseball than Hal (so says Hal)? I thought the only knowledge Hank possessed was the price of smokes in Tampa and which horse to pick in the late afternoon races.

  3. Trevor January 27th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Hal’s voice sounds like a young George.

  4. MikeEff January 27th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    this has to be one of the dullest interviews i’ve ever heard…francessa won’t challenge anyone to their face…

  5. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    It is a good think Hal is doing the interview and not Hank. Hank would have went off on Torre. Hal will hold back till he actually reads the book.

  6. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    ‘It is a good think Hal is doing the interview and not Hank. Hank would have went off on Torre. Hal will hold back till he actually reads the book.’

    They’d need the censor button

  7. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..Sheets ?) Now batting #6 Alex Rodriguez January 27th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Hal please stop w. the Cowboy love ..they sicken me.

  8. dave January 27th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I think that when we reflect back on this winter, this may be considered cashman’s first successful off season meaning all the moves will work out more than they wont or at the very least the large majority of them. We have gone from one of the worst looking yankee teams going into the season last year to one of the best looking yankee clubs going in this season. That is not easy to do as it required three things.

    One, a ton of money coming off the payroll. Two, a great crop of free agents. Three, smart, aggressive spending from us with little spending around the rest of the league. Somehow, with the market in recession, the yanks resources, a little bit of luck and cash’s new desire to prove his worth after his new contract, we managed to get all three. Obviously, the ultimate worth of this off season can only be judged by the one thing the yankee organization and their fans really care about – winning the world series. Therefore, we just have to wait and see.

    But regardless of whether or not the yanks win it all, cashman made meaningful, outstanding acquisitions this off-season most of which probably will not fail and therefore, this will likely be considered the best off-season since cash has taken over the full job of GM and likely our best off season since the 90s.

    I have full confidence in this team as it is not only strong but has the capacity to overcome injury- guys like swisher and aceves being kept out of the lineup and rotation respectively is a huge boost for the team that has injuries every single season without fail.

    Melancon’s ability to jump into the bullpen at almost any point from the farm, maintains one of our best arms out of the pen this year as relief pitching “depth.” I’d say this is a good spot for a team that usually ends up severely lacking in depth at some point during each season. And the fact that this club is playing at pretty much the same rate as the 2008 club that won 89 games, I would say that is petty good.

  9. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Why should Torre be a senior advisor? He torched that with the book.

    He won’t be allowed anywhere near the organization for a very long time, if ever. Hopefully, Frank McCourt will hand him the job for life he seems to crave.

    Guidry will be back for spring training. Sorry Randy, he is a great guy, but a bad pitching coach. Bernie has talked about being back for ST. He and Cashman mended fences long ago.

    Mattingly will always have a role with the Yankees if he so desires. Right now, he wants to pursue jobs that lead him to managing. He left on very good terms with the Yankees.

    In fact, there isn’t a team in baseball that has more ST instructors and advisors than the Yankees.

    Nettles, Goose, Guidry, Reggie, the list goes on and on.

    That isn’t the problem. The problem was that there were too many chefs in the baseball operation. That never works out well and didn’t for a lot of years.

    Hal has streamlined that and the baseball ops now have clear lines of responsibilities and input.

    Its not a coincidence since that time, there has been a lot more logic to most of the baseball decisionmaking.

  10. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    SJ44

    It seems most of his interviews will be soft ball.

    Larry King- He’ll reminisce how he knew that ball player and this ball player. He won’t press him about why he violated the code.

    Regis- Loves Joe, won’t ask hard hitting questions.

    Letterman- Could go either way, but I wouldn’t count on a hard hitting interview. He might ask re: third person account, but I don’t see him pressing the issue.

  11. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Wow Mike F is a idiot. He refers to the article in the News about Alex hanging out last weekend at Jerry Seinfelds house. Says that is how he is getting ready for spring training. WTH? He can’t hang out with people? Like Jeter isn’t away on some island somewhere?

  12. happyathome January 27th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    You scared me for a minute…..don’t want Manny. As for the new stadium, I have yet to receive a phone call on my season ticket package, and that scares me even more! Missed the interview but sounds like it was not that exciting anyway.

  13. migames January 27th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    the thing that is gonna come out of the joe torre book is that the fans will side with Arod, he might be a s.o.b, but he is our s.o.b.

  14. Rockin' Rich January 27th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    He didn’t know about the concessions?

    Obviously, he doesn’t read this blog. So out of it!

  15. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I won’t be watching those Torre book tour interviews. As you said Jennifer, they will probably be soft-ball sessions. Torre will be long gone and the guys on this team will be left to deal with the sure-to-be unending questions in spring training. I would imagine that the Yankees yearly media-training-class will include a section on how to say, “no comment.”

  16. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    migames

    Yep. It is like a little brother or sister, only you are allowed to pick on them. But if someone else does, you stand up and protect them!

  17. Whitey Fraud January 27th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Of course Hank hasn’t read Torre’s book.

    He’s waiting for the Marvel Comics version to come out.

  18. wood is good January 27th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    There aren’t too many bad seats in the house? Yeah, if you disregard the seats in the bleachers next to that restaurant. I still get over how people dropped the ball on that one.

  19. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Cashman may be right – that book may end up being the best thing for this team.

  20. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    From a previous thread:

    “i dont think this deal will ever look like andy won out even if he meets all the incentives.”

    Well, $12MM is more than $10.5MM.

    Actually, if Andy pitches as he did in 4 out of the last four seasons, he will do better than originally offered by the Yanks. if he pitches his average season in 4 out of the last 4 years he will max out at $12MM, and if he pitches as much as he did in 3 out of the last 4 years he will also max out.

    From Andy’s point of view he may not be too worried about the incentives.

    Looked at that way, it’s even more a win-win for the Yanks and Andy.

  21. VT Yankeefan January 27th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    “There aren’t too many bad seats in the house, if any.”

    Except nearly every bleacher seat is a partially obstructed view.

  22. dave January 27th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    How did Mike F not know about the concessions company? You would think as a yankee fan being on the radio with his own show and all, he would know these things.

    happyathome,
    He said manny, dunn and sheets and our payroll is over 200 mil already. We cant afford any of those players individually.

    SJ,
    Isnt the WBC over spring training. iF Bernie is playing for PR, how is he coming to the yanks ST?

  23. Arodien January 27th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Old Ranger

    lets not get over ourselves he is one of the greatest manager of all time Come on 13 consecutive playoff appearances! 4 world series rings!

  24. dave January 27th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Wave,

    I understand 12 is better than 10.5 but not much better and now, pettitte has to earn it and he is a 37 year old with a bad shoulder. He cant just pitch through injury like he did last year as we have the depth to replace him unlike last season – he will have to pitch 210 innings and perform well in those innings to reach 12 mil. Think about it – would you rather get 10 guaranteed or risk getting 5.5 but get up to 12? I would rather get 10 guaranteed. Either way you look at it, this deal is not as good for pettitte as the original because he did not have the leverage and the yanks signed tex. You think andy would have rejected the ten knowing the deal he has now would be on the table? I highly doubt it. He probably would have asked for a few incentives on top of the 10 and the yanks may have given it to him but if he could go back in time, he probably would.

  25. tim boat January 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    no bad seats in the house? what about the obstructed view seats next to that stupid restaurant in centerfield?

  26. Joe from Long Island January 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    1. Nice, politically correct, interview by Hal.

    2. I remember thinking, a year ago, that it would have been great for Torre to get some sort of advisory position with the Yanks, like so many others. Well, forget that.

    3. SJ44 – Is Doug Plank the new Jets’ coach that you said that Rex Ryan promised a job to?

  27. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    RIP John Updike

  28. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    dave- Mike didn’t know who Jobr was either.

  29. joeman January 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I have said it many times here the the Yankees need to groom Joba as a closer,Mo is nearing the end of the line in a year or so and without a stud closer this team would be in trouble.

  30. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    If Dunn can be had cheap I’d say forget about the payroll and sign him anyway. Worry about Matsui later.

    Easy for me to say since it isn’t my money but this might be the best buyer’s market teams will see for a while.

  31. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    dave, I hear what you are saying but people tend to be optimistic. Also, Andy knows his health probably better than we do. Plus, when in each of the previous 4 seasons you’d have done better by taking the incentive deal, I could see Andy preferring the incentive deal.

    Who knows? But I don’t think it’s possible from a fan’s perspective to say if Andy is unhappy with the deal.

    In any event it probably works for the Yanks because their down side is protected.

  32. Pel January 27th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    >Except nearly every bleacher seat is a partially obstructed view.

    Why exaggerate?

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Fsh7.....C01512.JPG

  33. Betsy January 27th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    You could tell Hal was annoyed about the book and that he didn’t want to talk about it. Despite him not having a copy, I’m sure he’s read excerpts…..and it would be impossible for him not to be annoyed, especially given what Joe divulged about his father’s deteriorating condition.

    The Steinbrenners really care about the fans – that’s what I got out of this interview. I feel very good about this team – it’s in good hands.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....tory/quote

    Oh god, just shut up, Joe. I don’t believe any Yankee team was selfish – not executing means just that, not executing, it doesn’t mean the Yankees didn’t try. Maybe they tried too hard. Joe Torre is trying to absolve himself of any blame and passing all this on to the players….I’m sorry, he’s not passing it on to “his guys”. He’s just blaming the guys who weren’t on the team from 1996 onward – that’s incredibly asinine. I have to wonder if the Dodger players are asking themselves whether they are one of Joe’s guys or one of the “others”.

  34. duh January 27th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    “How did Mike F not know about the concessions company? You would think as a yankee fan being on the radio with his own show and all, he would know these things.”

    also, as a big fat guy, you’d think he would also be aware of it.

  35. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    sj-

    i get the idea of pitch you’re trying to sell about the new yankee organization streamlined by hal, but the fact is hal hasn’t won anything yet. until we see some results it’s all conjecture at this point. you may be right, and i hope you are because i like good yankee teams

    … but last year was a disaster . what was hal doing then ,or has he just implemented his streamlining ?

    your opinion of torre seems to be that money is his primary motivation . i’m sure the yankees could have offered him enough money to make a key advisory position acceptable.

    in your scenario with hal streamlining the operation , Felix M. Lopez is a senior vice president with the yankees. think about that.

    in my ideal scenario , joe torre is a senior vice president.

    but again, the actual baseball season will answer who’s right. if the yankees make the playoffs, your assessment will be right. if they don’t mine will be.

    * the big question is whether i’d rather be right or have the yankees win #27. lol.

  36. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    *wow, i just made a box by accident.

  37. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    randy 1

    Almost every here who’s made a box has done so accidentally! :lol:

  38. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Joe from LI,

    Yes.

    Wave,

    No matter how you want to spin it, 10.5 million guaranteed is better than 5.5 million guaranteed.

    Nobody who is a veteran players like taking on incentives like Andy has had to do at this stage of their career.

    They are way beyond that stage. He is going from 16 million guaranteed dollars to 5.5 in one year. That’s a tough pill to swallow.

    Eventually he did but, its not a win for him. Its a compromise and a worse one than what was on the table in December.

    Mark Melancon is being groomed as the future closer on the team, not Joba.

    Find me a closer with 3 plus pitches, or show me the medical reason why he can’t be a starter, and then I’ll buy the “Joba belongs in the bullpen” argument.

    Putting that kid in the bullpen now is not making the best use of his talent. Regardless of what a know nothing blowhard like Mike Francesa has to say on a daily basis.

    On days you don’t want to believe that, flip on the tape of the night Joba outdueled Josh Beckett at Fenway and explain to me why he has to be in the bullpen.

    Dave,

    Bernie tore his quad this winter. I don’t know if he is going to play in the WBC.

    Even if he does, he has spoken to Cashman about being a ST instructor. If not this year, then perhaps next year.

    My point was that Cashman and Bernie have mended fences and hopefully he will be around more.

    He has an album coming out in April so, he might be touring.

    I wouldn’t be surprised though if they had a “Bernie Williams Day” for him this season.

  39. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    “but again, the actual baseball season will answer who’s right. if the yankees make the playoffs, your assessment will be right. if they don’t mine will be.”

    Not really true, randy.

    You played some ball, right? You should know as well as anyone that the other guys have players too. Sometimes you just get beat and that doesn’t mean you did anything wrong.

  40. joeman January 27th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    If Mo isn’t ready who’s going to close & if he hasn’t even picked up a ball yet that might be a problem in the making. With such a important part of the make-up of a team this needs to be addressed

  41. dave January 27th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    joeman,

    How about a stud 20 game winning ace? We still have melancon and many, many young guys with solid arms in the pen who have not yet shown what they are capable of. And then, there is always free agency. Mo is still signed for a few more years as well in case you havent noticed. 220 innings of under 3 era ball or 70 innings of it?? You can move from the starters role to the pen if you fail far more easily than from the pen to the rotation. Keeping joba in the rotation right now is the best way to go – 99 percent of yankees fans believe that as does every one in the organization at this point. You should too.

  42. YankeesLuv January 27th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I caught the end of the interview of Hal, didn’t hear anything that interesting. How did Francesa not know about the concession deal? Even if he didn’t was it that shocking Mike? He acted like he was breaking a huge story.

  43. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Randy,

    Its a title. He doesn’t do anything! lol They have lots of folks on the payroll (for family reasons) like that.

    Hal just took over the team. Last years “disaster” still had them with the 6th best record in baseball! Let’s have a little perspective here.

    Why should the Yankees have to continue to buy Joe Torre’s love by giving him more money. Do results count anymore?

    He was the highest paid manager in the HISTORY of baseball. Think about that for a minute. Highest paid manager in the history of the game and it wasn’t good enough for him. He wanted more, despite the fact the team did worse and worse in the post-season from 2004-2007.

    How does that jive? I mean, how long do the Yankees have to pay for 1996-2000?

    The organization is in better shape than it was 2-3 years ago. Now, we have to play the game and see how it shakes out.

    However, no matter how dim your view is on the organization, take an objective look at it from A Ball on up and you see major improvements from where it was 2-3 years ago.

  44. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    SJ44-

    First, who said I wanted Joba in the pen? If you are going to attack me, at least don’t halucinate. I’ve always wanted Joba in the rotation and I think anyone that wants him in the pen is an idiot. Not being an idiot, I don’t want him in the pen.

    As to Andy, you really have a thing about him. It seems really important to you to believe he got burned. Fine, believe he got burned. Probably makes you sleep better at night, I guess.

    But if someone would have done better 4 years in a row taking the incentive deal, I can see someone preferring the incentive deal. Certainly not beyond the bounds of reason.

  45. jennifer January 27th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Mo has started his throwing program later and later. I’m not sure at what point during the winter he started to throw last year. He always says he doesn’t need too many innings to get ready. He is a smart man, knows his body and what he needs to do to be prepared for the season.

  46. dave January 27th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    SJ,

    He said after he tore his quad in an interview on the fan, that he felt he would be ready in time for the WBC. He was already working out at the time. Im pretty sure he is at the very least trying to be on the puerto rico team – if he can actually make it in a starters role without getting injured is another question. I doubt he is going on tour in april unless it is after the tournament is over. He seems pretty dedicated to this whole idea.

  47. joeman January 27th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Mo has for the most part been arm problem free,this just might be the start of him breaking down. The not picking up the baseball yet & waiting until spring training bothers me.

  48. Pauly- Shorten the damn game! January 27th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Nightmare scenario: Joba’s arm can’t handle a starter’s workload. Tired shoulder lands him on the DL. Age finally catches up to Rivera midseason and he too, gets DL’d. Marte becomes new closer and all of a sudden, the 2009 Yankees become the 2008 Mets.

    Leave Joba in the Pen!!

  49. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Mo never throws in the off-season. It was a minor, clean up surgery and he will go at his own pace.

    If there are no setbacks, he will be fine to start the season.

    Posada? I suspect they will take it easy with him through April. Meaning, on real cold days, or perhaps on back to back days, Molina will catch.

    His surgery was much more extensive and they won’t do anything to hurt his chances of holding up all season.

  50. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    “Almost every here who’s made a box has done so accidentally!”

    doreen-

    if a can make a box accidently, i have new hope for the yankees in 2009. maybe hal and cashman can accidently win #27 : )

  51. dave January 27th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Jennifer,

    I dont think Mo actually starts pitching until right before spring training. I am not positive but i heard no more than a week or two ago that Mo is still on schedule compared to previous years.

  52. dave January 27th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Joeman,

    Thats actually his standard program each year. i DONT think he has done anything different than he did last year or any year for that matter.

  53. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Wave,

    I wasn’t referring to you re: Joba. Just trying to consolidate all of the comments in one post.

    I don’t have a “thing” for Andy. However, if you are going to spout mis-information about how this is a “good” deal for Andy, expect to be called on it.

    If Andy took truth serum, he wouldn’t spout “happiness” about taking an incentive laden deal. Especially, given the low base.

    That’s not what veterans who aren’t rehabbing do, at this stage of their careers.

    If it was such a slam dunk, why didn’t he offer up an incentive laden deal in November? If he did, the Yankees would have gladly accepted and there would have been no need for his agents to float the phony 3/36 deal that didn’t exist.

    I know you will reject anything that has to do with Andy not coming out on the front end of this deal.

    However, he took a bad deal. He is swallowing it and is saying all the right things but, its a bad deal.

    That’s why Randy Hendricks was on the conference call. To provide the spin needed to make sure Andy comes off looking good after all these negotiations.

  54. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    randy l -

    Have faith. Even you have said (somewhere along the line) that good work was done this off-season. Now, we’ll see.

    I wonder, though, if they sent Brett to get bunting lessons.

  55. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    “However, no matter how dim your view is on the organization, take an objective look at it from A Ball on up and you see major improvements from where it was 2-3 years ago.”

    sj-

    i have an open mind to the possibility that you’re right, but i’m going to warn you ahead of time that i will be even more unsufferable( yes gb7 , that’s possible) next winter if the yankees don’t make the playoffs in 2009 with hal and cashman firmly in charge. lol.

  56. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I guess we all know that when I hook onto an issue that means a lot to me, I do so with a passion (or insert your own word/s here). In any event, it doesn’t happen with a real lot of Yankee issues, or at least certainly not to the extent that I’ve felt about Ian Kennedy pitching for the Yankees and Joe Torre’s book. Yes, I wasn’t an Andy supporter but I really didn’t have any great difficulty with him coming back either. My preference was that he didn’t, but I’m fine with him being back.

    Maybe it’s my Italian emotional side, maybe it’s the way I feel about loyalty and traitors, maybe it’s a lot of things. So call me all the names you need to when I say this because I need to say it anyway. I don’t feel like having to dig around in my mental thesaurus to be politically correct. At this point I pretty much hate Joe Torre. I had gone from neutrality to dislike when he had his pity-party press conference and held court at his home. I will admit at one time I drank the Torre kool aid, but that started to disappear when I noticed how he played favorites and how he got rid of Jeff Nelson. Then I knew we were dealing with a different face from the one he also tried to present to the media.

    This book has pretty much sealed the deal for me on the Torre years. I now realize I never knew who this person was.

    About loyalty? You probably can’t find many more loyal than I. That is the reason that I can put aside my personal feelings and always root for the laundry, unless it appears a player is trying to be bigger than the team. That doesn’t happen very often. I think Torre has spat into the golden bowl from which he used to drink.

    I read the projo’s sports editor’s take on Torre’s book. I hate even more having to read this stuff from Red Sox Nation territory. He did a pretty scathing review (deserved) that ended with: “Could you make this up?

    No, you couldn’t.

    Only in New York, baby. Only in New York”

    Thanks Joe. Your cold fish eyes were wide open on this one.

  57. Pel January 27th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    `box`

    [box]

    .- – - – - -.
    |………..|
    |….box….|
    |………..|
    ‘- – - – - -’

  58. Pel January 27th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

  59. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    hey pell,
    you look like gardner trying to learn to bunt .

  60. JD January 27th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Maybe we should read the book before we pass judgement.

  61. dave January 27th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Pauly,

    What are the chances that both get injured at the same time this season? That is a ridiculous scenario. You would move joba to the pen for something as insane an idea as that. Ok, i am glad you are not the manager. And have you heard of a guy named mark melancon? He is only one of the better relief pitchers in the entire minor leagues. Not to mention, guys like Coke, marte and Bruney among others. Joba is not the only guy on the team that has the potential to be a good closer.

  62. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    * box

  63. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    asterisk space word

  64. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    JD -

    That’s no fun! (Just kidding.)

  65. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    “I don’t have a “thing” for Andy. However, if you are going to spout mis-information about how this is a “good” deal for Andy, expect to be called on it.”

    It’s not mis-information. It’s an interpretation. Two different things.

    Second, Andy can earn out to more than the $10MM. Not mis-information.

    Third, in four out of the last 4 years, he’d have done better taking the incentive deal. Not mis-information.

    Would he have preferred to get $12MM fixed? Of course. Is he happy about this deal? Not as happy as he would have been if he got $12MM fixed.

    Would he prefer the incentive deal maxing out at $12MM or the flat deal at $10MM. I don’t know. I never said he would. I have never insisted Andy come out on top of anything. You keep insisting that’s what I want, but I’ve never said such a thing. My point was that, reasonably, Andy might have preferred it, and that it could be a win-win for both sides.

    You are the one saying Andy would have preferred to $10MM fixed deal. You are the one claiming to know what Andy thinks, not me. But you claim to know what I think too. If you are wrong about me, which you are, you certainly could be wrong about Andy.

    By the way, yesterday you were all over me for saying the Yanks lowballed Andy. Your post above shows you think they did, too.

  66. dave January 27th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    The only way cash could be let go next season and just payed the remainder of his contract is if we dont make the playoffs next year and AJ becomes a complete disaster.

  67. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    doreen-
    show off

    but thank you.

  68. Al from BK(16 days til Spring Training!) January 27th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    “The interview is over, 20 minutes. Thankfully Mike didn’t ask about Joba pitching in relief.”

    Amen.

  69. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    “Maybe we should read the book before we pass judgement.”

    JD I won’t be reading the book. I’ve read enough of the excerpts already to feel that what he did was wrong and, in my eyes, inexcusable. It doesn’t end up any less wrong or inexcusable if other parts of the book are fine.

    That’s how I feel. I am actually pretty heartbroken that someone who was looked upon as an icon stopped this low to exact revenge. He’s not a stupid man. He knew what he was doing.

  70. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    stooped

  71. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    You can conjure injury scenarios for everybody if that’s your thing.

    You can also conjure up scenarios were the team stays relatively healthy all season and becomes a dominant ballclub.

    I guess its all in how you want to view the season.

    There can only be 25 players on a roster. MLB does not give the Yankees special dispensation to have 50 roster spots so they can sign 25 more all stars to make sure the Nervous Nellies in the fan base can sleep at night.

    Take an non-nervous, objective look at the team going into spring training. Its light years better than the team that ended last season.

    Perfect? No. Then again, no team is perfect. However, this an awfully good team that’s heading to Tampa. Even the most vocal Yankee hater can see that. Which is the reason why Yankee Hate is back in vogue going into the season.

  72. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    “I wonder, though, if they sent Brett to get bunting lessons.”

    doreen-

    i would send him to either tampa bay or to the twins.

  73. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I was actually trying to help Pel. He was TRYING to make a box! :)

  74. JD January 27th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I thought you were in the law business Trish? Innnocent until proven guilty. I just don’t want people looking ignorant if these exerpts end up being taken out of context. Maybe your right maybe your wrong, I just don’t want my joe torre ballon bursted yet.

  75. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Trisha,

    Don’t sweat it about the book. The book is the best thing that could happen to Arod and Joe Girardi.

    Joe Torre showing his true colors makes life easier for a lot of people around the Yankees. Unfortunately, one of them is Randy Levine! lol That’s another story for another time.

    In the last two days, Arod has had more fan support than he has had in his 5 years combined with the Yankees. That’s a good thing.

    Girardi? He no longer has to live up to a myth. He can just do his job and not have to worry about being compared to St. Joe any longer.

    There won’t be any issue with the players in the clubhouse. They could care less about the book and many of them care even less about Joe Torre.

    These are good things.

    In 3 weeks, nobody will care about the book. We will be more concerned with how Mo looks, how is Joba throwing, etc.

    The rest, as they say, is all noise.

    This book is almost like an emanicpation from Joe Torre and his ties to the Yankees. For this team, that’s a good thing.

    Its better to look forward than be stuck in the past. I think the book makes that much easier to do for many fans who long for the “Torre Days”.

  76. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    randy-

    If the Yanks win 98 games, but the Sox win 100 and win the division, and the Tigers get the wild card with 99 wins, did Cashman blow it?

    If none of our pitchers get hurt, but we miss out, did Cashman blow it?

    If ARod breaks his leg in April and misses the season, and we don’t make the playoffs, did Cashman blow it?

    Come on, you know that sometimes you just have to take your chances. Right now, our chances look pretty decent, don’t they?

  77. kd January 27th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    SJ,

    Why did Levine hate Torre?

  78. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    randy l
    January 27th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    sj-

    i have an open mind to the possibility that you’re right, but ***i’m going to warn you ahead of time that i will be even more unsufferable( yes gb7 , that’s possible) next winter*** if the yankees don’t make the playoffs in 2009 with hal and cashman firmly in charge. lol.

    ————————————————————

    Randy, I have no doubt about your ability to be more insufferable than you have bee. I read your book, “How To Insufferable, But Still Likeable (Sometimes)”. I thought it was great that Livan Hernandez wrote the foreward to your book. When is the book tour?

  79. gayle January 27th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Speaking of 25 players on the roster do we know yet what the roster move on the 40 man was to make room for Pettite??

  80. Bronx Jeers January 27th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    * box

  81. Nick in SF January 27th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    randy, I saw your post and responded to it back in that long-ago thread. But here it is:

    “randy: I agree with a lot of what you just said. But in the case of Torre, after the acrimonious split, I don’t think he would turn around and accept being kicked upstairs even if the organization wanted to keep him around in an advisory capacity. And he would have been right to feel that way, given the reputation he had and the contract he was able to get from the Dodgers. Time will tell if the damage from the way he feels misteated and from the fallout over his book can be healed in any meaningful way.”

    To sum: no way Torre would have accepted a Sr. VP job when he could get big bucks to manage somewhere else and no way the Yanks would have offered one then anyway. Now? Less way. 5 years from now? Let’s see.

  82. mark January 27th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    1) i am surprised the sports pope didn’t know about the concession business and 2) why does hal refer to his dad as “george?”

  83. Bronx Jeers January 27th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Wow it worked. Thanks Doreen.

    Now all my posts will have boxes regardless of the content.

    What is the protocol for boxes anyway?

    Any more tips ?

  84. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    SJ thanks. It really will help for me to find a way to leave that emotion behind. What you said has made me feel better.

    JD – I can’t argue with what you’re saying, but I also just can’t get there. What I will say is that I will be watching for anything that says this has all been a huge mistake and that the book is absolutely benign. I actually can be talked down from walls. While I don’t hold out a lot of hope on this one, I will remain open to anything.

  85. Laura - Welcome back, Andy!! January 27th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    “In the last two days, Arod has had more fan support than he has had in his 5 years combined with the Yankees. That’s a good thing.”

    True, SJ44, but sad as well. The guy has won 2 MVP awards as a Yankee and he’ll still get booed at some point this season. When the Yankees lose, it’s A-Rod’s fault. When they win, A-Rod’s 8th inning HR is seen as padding. The guy can’t catch a break. If this book warms people up to him, it will be a miracle.

  86. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Laura, something makes me think that this book can be a difference maker with Arod’s reception. Honest to God I think it just might be the bromide!

  87. randy l January 27th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    “Randy, I have no doubt about your ability to be more insufferable than you have bee. I read your book, “How To Insufferable, But Still Likeable (Sometimes)”. I thought it was great that Livan Hernandez wrote the foreward to your book. When is the book tour?”

    gb7-
    maybe you can help. i’m writing another book called,” livan , the inning eating years” , but livan and i are trying to decide if the book should be written in the first or third person. i’m suggesting third person ,but livan doesn’t want to split the royalties three ways.

  88. m January 27th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Saw that Alex’s name came up this morning.

    I appreciate everything that Alex does for us. But count me among the handful of fans that don’t fall over themselves to worship him. The eye-popping numbers are great, but that’s about it. Yes, I remember that we wouldn’t have made it to the playoffs without him. I also know that teams have won without such a player.

    Just goes to show how wonderful those dynasty years were. It’s not a plug-and-play kind of game.

    Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate his production and am glad he’s on our side. But it’s really annoying to be told that I have to love a player because he hit X number of homeruns.

  89. Lardin January 27th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    When did Torre become such a great manager? Does anyone remember the headlines when he was first hired? Does “Clueless Joe” ring any bells.

    It is very easy to be a great manager when you have some of the best pitchers in the league (Cone, Clemens, Petite, Wells, El Duque, Key,).

    It is easy to be a great manager when you have a lockdown bullpen (Stanton, Nelson, Mendoza, and Mo for a year)

    It is easy to be great manager when you have the greatest closer in the history of the game (MO).

    When he lost the great starting pitching and the great setup men he became lost.

    The Yankees lost the 2003 World Series when Wells hurt his back. In 2004,05,06, and 07 The Yankees didnt have anybody who could get a big time out. And they lost. You know what was constant the hole time? Yup, Joe Torre. The great Yankees manager.

    The only time he has ever won in his career is when he had Georges Money to play with. So can we get off this horse about how great Joe Torre is? The fact is Joe Torre should pucker up his lips every time he sees the Steinbrenner family and thank them for making him relevant in baseball

  90. Mr. Faded Glory January 27th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    “Francesa is shocked to learn the Yankees formed a concessions company for the new Stadium.”

    It is amazing to me that this guy still has a job and that anyone takes him seriously. How many times has he expressed shock at stories which were widely reported in the New York market?

  91. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    There was a review of The Yankee Years in The Wall Street Journal Today that indicates that the book is far from the airing of dirty laundry by Torre that it is made out by many to be.

    Those of you who’d like to lower their blood pressure on the issue ought to read the review. And maybe hold back on a lot of the harsh judgments until you read the book.

    Yesterday CB made a post near the end of one of the threads saying that he had actually read the book and his take was similar to the reviewer’s. CB is in my opinion one of the soundest commenters here. If he says he’s read it and that we ought to wait to read the book before passing judgment, that’s good enough for me.

  92. eric in queens January 27th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I don’t understand the Joba debate anymore. We have four excellent starters, and candidates better suited to fill the 5th spot than those to fill the set up role.

    Six inning games are easier to win: Rivera to Wetteland, anyone?

    You don’t win in the playoffs with 5 starters. You win with 3 (maybe 4) and a dominant bullpen.

  93. yankeesfan23 January 27th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Waveyouhat,

    You really have no credibility on this blog.

    The Yankees definitely lowballed Pettite, can’t see it any other way. A tricky way people try to hire you to a sale job is to give you a really low base salary and a promise of high commissions. Most of the people you know with those jobs will be the first to tell you that they rather have a higher base without commission. People are just risk averse and want the sure thing. To tell a pitcher that he basically can’t get hurt if he wants to make money is a HUGE risk.

  94. Laura - Welcome back, Andy!! January 27th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    “Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate his production and am glad he’s on our side. But it’s really annoying to be told that I have to love a player because he hit X number of homeruns.”

    Who said that you had to love him? You don’t have to love him. My issue is when fans boo him unfairly and blaming him for every horrible thing that happens to the team.

  95. MaineYankee January 27th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Randy

    You are blaming the Yankees failure last year on the front office and their lack of baseball people. How many baseball people do the RS have in their front office? How many former players of theirs are in the org?

  96. Laura - Welcome back, Andy!! January 27th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    “Those of you who’d like to lower their blood pressure on the issue ought to read the review. And maybe hold back on a lot of the harsh judgments until you read the book.”

    Wave, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the book says. The fact that those now famous A-Rod and Cashman quotes are in the book tarnish it completely for me. I don’t believe that the whole book is a hatchet job on the Yankees. However, based on the excerpts that have been posted just about everywhere now, it is clear to me that Torre is a bitter hypocrite who doesn’t even deserve the attention we’ve been giving him for the last two days.

  97. JoeyA January 27th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Does anybody share the view that Ben Sheets becomes Kerry Wood, a guy with electric stuff that needs to realize he doesn’t have the durability to be a SP? If not, why?

    Glad to hear Cash mended fences with Bernie, SJ.

    Something that struck me while watching them talk about Jeff Kent on MLB Network. He hits a homerun with Barry on 2nd in a clip, and when Jeff comes around home, Barry is right there to slap him on the helmet and yell at him, im sure something motivational or praising. These guys openly hated one another and fought in the dugout at least once to my knowledge.

    Relationships such as these should put this “A-Fraud” controversy into perspective. These guys, whether at the plate or in the field, are competitors and have nothing on their mind but the current situation.

  98. m January 27th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Laura,

    lol. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t you.

    Someone made a comment in one of the threads, and someone responded with, “but he hit (however many) homeruns, etc, etc.”

    Barry Bonds hit a lot of homeruns, but I probably wouldn’t be a big fan if he were on my team. But I would appreciate his production.

  99. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I also read the book. While the book isn’t a complete smear job, it can’t be argued that Torre has opened the door of the locker room and told stories that should have remained in the locker room.

    He also did it in a cowardly way. This third party narrative stuff is a bunch of crap.

    Who is Tom Verducci’s “source” for this stuff? Joe Torre!

    Sorry, there is no spinning what the guy did. Yes, the entire book is not a smear job.

    However, there are some pretty unflattering portraits painted toward some players in the book. As Pete and others have said, you write books to make money. You make money when you throw some bombs toward people. That’s what happened here.

    Buster Olney’s piece today on ESPN.com should be required reading. He pointed out the hypocrisy practiced by Torre in this entire thing.

    That’s the aggrevating part. The content? It is what it is.

    I’m just glad the real Joe Torre has come out. It makes it a lot easier for fans who bought the whole St. Joe act to move on.

  100. Wave Your Hat January 27th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    YankeeFan23,

    Other than that you have completely missed the debate, got my position and SJ44′s mixed up on the lowballing issue, and completely misconstrued my position on Andy (I never said the deal wasn’t a risk for Andy, or wasn’t a good deal for the Yanks, for one thing, among others), you are right on target. LOL.

    By the way, who elected you Pope?

  101. Pel January 27th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    >you look like gardner trying to learn to bunt.

    i don’t think I showed as much promise or potential. :(

  102. yankeesfan23 January 27th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Huh?

  103. vin January 27th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    “You don’t win in the playoffs with 5 starters. You win with 3 (maybe 4) and a dominant bullpen.”

    Have you been paying attention the past few years? Starters get injured or prove to be ineffective. Pitching depth is critical to getting to the playoffs – healthy, effective starters are necessary to win in the playoffs.

    Never forget Shawn Cacon, Aaron Small, Tim Redding, Al Leiter, Sean Henn, Darrel May, Jeff Karstens, Darrel Rasner, Sidney Ponson, Tyler Clipppard, Matt DeSalvo, Sunglasses Igawa, Chase Wright.

    Those were all guys who had to make starts because of injury or ineffectiveness. Some had success, most did not.

    Every start CC, AJ, CMW, Andy, or Joba makes is one less that Igawa makes – and that makes me happy.

  104. Rishi January 27th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Now Michael Kay is ok with this book?

  105. pat January 27th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    SJ

    Wallace Matthews spoke with “a Yankee Insider” (are they listed in the phone book under “Y” or “I”?) and the person said it could have been worse, “we all know how much he (Torre) hated Alex.”

    Was that general knowledge in the clubhouse, in MLB or everywhere and I missed the memo?

  106. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I’ll go one further. Forget about what Torre said about the players. Most folks who hate the players Torre rips in the book will love it.

    Where does he get off talking about George’s condition?

    Look George Steinbrenner isn’t the most likeable cat on the planet. He’s done some great things for people and he has also done some rotten things to people.

    I’ve had business dealings, good and bad, with him. Overall though, more good than bad.

    That said, there is no place for Joe discussing George’s condition in that book. That’s not his place.

    However bitter Joe Torre may be toward the Yankees, without George Steinbrenner, Joe Torre isn’t owning a jet and the only way he’s getting into the Hall of Fame is to buy a ticket. The Yankees made Joe Torre a millionaire many, many times over.

    It was a successful marriage for a long time that came to an end.

    That said, George’s medical condition really has no place to be discussed publicly, IMO. If I was one of the sons, that would be the dealbreaker to me in ever dealing with him again.

    I’d also give #6 to Angel Berroa and tell Joe to enjoy life in LA.

  107. GreenBeret7 January 27th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    randy l
    January 27th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    gb7-

    maybe you can help. i’m writing another book called,” livan , the inning eating years” , but livan and i are trying to decide if the book should be written in the first or third person. ***i’m suggesting third person ,but livan doesn’t want to split the royalties three ways***

    ————————————————————

    Ok…I’m out of this conversation. I have no smartazs comebacks for that one.

  108. PAT M. January 27th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Lines have been drawn in the sand regarding Joe Torre….Randy did bring to light how the whole issue could have been handled better….Yankee family indeed, Joe should have been kicked upstairs…..I’m waitng to read the book that will be mild in the area’s that has everyone up in arms over…..Let’s not forget , he’s a Hall of Fame mgr, with a minor as a ballplayer……So Cashman need not send down batting orders for reviews…..

  109. Doreen January 27th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    SJ44 -

    Absolutely. Especially since it is obvious that every person now with the Yankees clearly goes out of their way to at the very least avoid talking about George’s health, or at most, not giving anything away. None of us are stupid; but none of us are entitled to a full account.

  110. migames January 27th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    “However, there are some pretty unflattering portraits painted toward some players in the book. As Pete and others have said, you write books to make money. You make money when you throw some bombs toward people. That’s what happened here.

    Buster Olney’s piece today on ESPN.com should be required reading.”

    And Pete and Buster write about it because it brings attention and hits to their webpage. Anyone can throw stones, but there is a reason why people bring attention to this stuff.

    And I dont blame pete or buster, its their job, and it comes down to business.

  111. SJ44 January 27th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Pat,

    Yes. Its pretty well known the two weren’t close.

    I’ll give you something that wasn’t in the book as to how deep the dislike was between Torre and Arod.

    When Arod was struggling a few years ago at the plate, he called Lou Piniella for advice. Lou is, and has always been, the real father figure in Arod’s life. They are very, very tight.

    Anyway, Lou looked at some tape and gave Alex some tips. Alex started hitting and thanked Lou publicly for it.

    Joe went nuts. He called Alex into his office and aired him out. He felt that Donnie and not Lou should have been the one to help him out.

    When Alex explained that he went to Lou with Donnie’s blessing (Donnie and Alex have a good relationship), that didn’t mollify Torre. He still went off on him and talked about the importance of keeping things “in house”.

    Funny. Given what’s in the book, its ironic Joe didn’t take his own advice.

  112. pat January 27th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    SJ

    Weren’t close and hate are 2 different things

  113. eric in queens January 27th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    vin-

    I actually have been paying attention the last few years. My attention span even dates back to when the Yankees were winning championships. Hence, my position that the Yankees are in a better position to win in the playoffs, not just the regular season, with Joba in the pen.

    “Every start CC, AJ, CMW, Andy, or Joba makes is one less that Igawa makes – and that makes me happy.”

    Actually, every start CC, AJ, CMW, Andy, and Joba make is one less start that Phil Hughes, Alfredo Aceves, and even Ian Kennedy make. That’s a far cry from Igawa. Has Hughes fallen so far in your mind that he’s below Igawa on the depth chart?

  114. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    “Wave, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the book says. The fact that those now famous A-Rod and Cashman quotes are in the book tarnish it completely for me. I don’t believe that the whole book is a hatchet job on the Yankees. However, based on the excerpts that have been posted just about everywhere now, it is clear to me that Torre is a bitter hypocrite who doesn’t even deserve the attention we’ve been giving him for the last two days.”

    YEP.

    “Anyway, Lou looked at some tape and gave Alex some tips. Alex started hitting and thanked Lou publicly for it.

    *Joe went nuts. He called Alex into his office and aired him out.* He felt that Donnie and not Lou should have been the one to help him out.

    When Alex explained that he went to Lou with Donnie’s blessing (Donnie and Alex have a good relationship), that didn’t mollify Torre. He still went off on him and talked about the importance of keeping things “in house”.”

    Hysterical! The importance of keeping things “in house.”

    Well we all know where players end up once the’ve been aired out by Joe. They sit at the end of the bench, or gather rust in the bullpen, until it’s contract time. And then they pack their bags and disappear. The only reason that didn’t happen with Alex is because Alex is a superstar.

  115. trisha - CC and AJ and Sheets - OH MY! January 27th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    What truly amazes me is to see anyone still taking up for Torre. What impresses me is hearing from a lot of his former stalwarts that they have lost respect for the man. It makes me think that there is an entire class of people who don’t care about about morals, and values, and integrity, and honor, and who are willing to sit by and watch the Yankees organization and players take hits from this loon because they always want to remember him as Saint Joe – you know, for what he did blah blah blah.

    If you need to read more than all of the stuff we already know in order to form an opinion, you’re lost already.

  116. Joe from Long Island January 27th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Interesting – Mike has Kim Jones on the air, and is asking about the book. Kim – “Nothing in professional sports surprises me.”

    They both agree that Torre has been hypocritical. Joe is getting torched in the press. Wonder how thick his skin really is.

  117. Bob Mac January 27th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I am sure AROD is amazingly egotistical, but I believe Torre should have kept all clubhouse information quiet. He was the lucky recipient of the Yankee managerial chance. Yes, he did well in people handling for the most part with his Papa Joe persona. My papa wouldn’t have talked about family memebers in public and neither should someone who is truly as affable and caring as he posed. I would say Joe’s ego is bent out of shape and he is repaying the Yankees and AROD by telling it as he claims to have seen it.

  118. E-Man January 27th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    trisha, I didn’t know they allowed patients to use computers in the loony bin.

    You’re basing your entire opinion on headlines and hearsay. Either you’re nuts or you’re gullable.

  119. Glenn January 27th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Entering his 2nd year, Joe Girardi would have had a better comfort level based on what his general manager has provided for a more balanced and flexible roster plus the familiarity of the returning players.
    St. Joe’s book was like topping off a gas tank. Whatever shadow Girardi had of Torre hovering over him has gone. It’s his team now.

  120. S.o.S. January 27th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    What team got the better incentive laden deal for players?

    a.boston for Penny 5 mil +
    b.boston for Smoltz 5 mil +
    c.Yankees for Pettitte 5.5 +

    I would have to go with C, even if Pettitte isnt happy, he will be the best bang for the buck. Thoughts?

    Did anyone see the top 9 best shortstops on mlbtv yesterday?
    I left it with Jeter at 7 i believe. Who was #1 and was Arod concidered?

  121. Sean Serritella January 27th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    A lot of people must of been logging on to here before because I couldn’t get in. I missed the interview. I hope it’s on tv again.

  122. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing January 27th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    “Yankee family indeed, Joe should have been kicked upstairs…”

    Are you sure that is a viable theoretical option though? Who is to say that he would have even accepted such a option as being kicked upstairs, and wouldn’t have taken it as a kick in the teeth instead?

  123. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing January 27th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    “You’re basing your entire opinion on headlines and hearsay.”

    You’re going to have to explain to me exactly how quotes taken directly from a book are hearsay, because I’m not following.

  124. E-Man January 27th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    “You’re going to have to explain to me exactly how quotes taken directly from a book are hearsay, because I’m not following.”

    Because you’re taking a quote with how it’s presented without verifying the context of it with your own two eyes.

  125. RS January 27th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I have to agree with Arod when he says (according to a friend) that Torre batting him eighth in the ALDS was hurtful and revealed his true feelings about him.

    David Ortiz batted .186 in 11 postseason games last year. Howard has a lifetime .220 BA in 14 postseason games, including a .133 BA in last year’s NLDS. When did their managers ever embarrass them by moving them to the eighth hole?

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