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A step in the right direction for Jeter and the Yankees

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 01, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_116539First came a word that Derek Jeter met with his agent, Casey Close, on Tuesday.

Then, late last night, the story took a step forward with reports that Close went on to meet with Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner in Tampa.

The Daily News reported that the meeting was the first face-to-face conversation between the two sides since November 8. Indications are that they are still far from an agreement, but talking seems to be a step in the right direction, at the very least.

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185 Responses to “A step in the right direction for Jeter and the Yankees”

  1. Laura - I Bleed Blue December 1st, 2010 at 8:33 am

    If the Stein Bros cave to Jeter’s demands, I’ll lose a lot of respect for them.

  2. Betsy December 1st, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Armed with the belief the Yankees are willing to pay Cliff Lee $23 million a year, the Rangers are on the verge of making an official offer to retain the left-handed free-agent hurler.

    According to a person with knowledge of Texas’ plans, the Rangers are not wary of going to five years in a contract offer for the 32-year-old Lee. Nevertheless, if Lee opts for the most money, the Rangers are not expected to top the Yankees, who the AL champions believe already have made a five- or six-year offer to Lee.

    “They want to know soon on Lee,” the person said of the Rangers, who have prepared backup plans if Lee leaves the team he pitched to the World Series.

    Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, did not confirm or deny whether an offer from the Rangers was made yesterday or whether one is coming today.

    He did say the process continues to stay in motion.

    “We are starting to move stuff along,” Braunecker said.

  3. Betsy December 1st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I don’t mind if they budge a bit on the $$ (though I’d prefer not to), but not the years.

  4. Tom in N.J. December 1st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    When will this end?

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  5. Mike Ri December 1st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Laura — I don’t think they’ll “cave “. Both sides will ccompromise.

  6. Yankee Trader December 1st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Good morning all. GB7- did you pull and all nighter?

    From the Post:
    For the next 10 seasons Tulowitzki will average $15.7 million.

    When the Yankees made their $15 million per year offer it was widely pointed out that Jeter would be the highest paid middle infielder in baseball if he accepted.

    Now, Tulowitzki, who is considered the best overall shortstop in baseball, has moved past that mark.

    How about 51M/3years with some sort of 4th year mutual option and call it a day.

  7. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Very happy to hear that talks are resuming. :)

  8. Mike Ri December 1st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    *compromise..

  9. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 8:36 am

    BTW-December is officially Mariano Rivera month.

    :)

  10. ac1 December 1st, 2010 at 8:39 am

    you know jeter is going to end up with some sort of 4th year so don’t be surprised.

  11. upstate kate December 1st, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Erin
    sorry to have to confess, but GB and I had a lively discussion about you and your E twin this am

  12. Yankee Trader December 1st, 2010 at 8:43 am

    GB7-

    I just went back to the last post. So sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you are comforted by the good memories you have of her.

  13. Betsy December 1st, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Wow, GB because that’s what I said….. I don’t like Hank, period. If that pisses you off, well too bad.

  14. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Yankee Trader December 1st, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Good morning all. GB7- did you pull and all nighter?

    From the Post:
    For the next 10 seasons Tulowitzki will average $15.7 million.

    When the Yankees made their $15 million per year offer it was widely pointed out that Jeter would be the highest paid middle infielder in baseball if he accepted.

    Now, Tulowitzki, who is considered the best overall shortstop in baseball, has moved past that mark.

    How about 51M/3years with some sort of 4th year mutual option and call it a day

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    Morning, Trader. No, I have the twins with me and “Killer” woke them up trying to get out of their playpen. The kids are with me because their great grandmother (my ex) passed away last night and their momma is with the family.

  15. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 8:45 am

    upstate kate December 1st, 2010 at 8:41 am
    Erin
    sorry to have to confess, but GB and I had a lively discussion about you and your E twin this am

    **********************************
    Was it about how awesome we are? ;)

  16. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:46 am

    upstate kate December 1st, 2010 at 8:40 am
    oh GB I am so sorry to hear about your loss

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    Thank you, kate, I appreciate the kind thoughts. She was a great lady and a real sweetheart. I screwed up on that years ago.

  17. Patrick December 1st, 2010 at 8:46 am

    That is very arguable, especially when you consider the steroid allegations and all the other stuff that comes with ARod.

    Actually it’s pretty much an open and shut argument if you simply look at the numbers for both players. A-rod has clearly been more valuable.

  18. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Erin, as whether it was great or not depends on how open minded you are.

  19. upstate kate December 1st, 2010 at 8:48 am

    yeah Erin something like that :)

  20. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Betsy December 1st, 2010 at 8:44 am
    Wow, GB because that’s what I said….. I don’t like Hank, period. If that pisses you off, well too bad.

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    What are you talking about, now? I don’t care that you “hate” Hank Steinbrenner, but there was nothing said in that short statement for you to go off on another tangent.

  21. MTU December 1st, 2010 at 8:51 am

    GB-

    My sincerest condolences on your loss.

  22. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Thanks, Trader. I much appreciate the kind thoughts.

  23. joeman December 1st, 2010 at 8:54 am

    3 from me….

    Jeter 3 years $50 mil

    Mo 2 years $36 mil

    Andy Signs 1 year..$12 mil

    Lee signs with Tex….

    Yankees trade for a SP….one of their OFers involved in trade

    Yankees sign FA OFer

    Yankees…sign LHRP

  24. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Thanks, MTU. One good blessing is that it didn’t take long. she found out about a month ago. Not a long suffering situation and she was kept well medicated.

  25. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 8:54 am

    GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Erin, as whether it was great or not depends on how open minded you are.

    *************************
    LOL

    Lucky for you, I’m pretty open minded. ;)

    I’ll have to go back and take a look later

  26. Shame Spencer December 1st, 2010 at 8:56 am

    GB7 – Hope your family is hanging in.

    Re: Jeter – Quick LoHud poll, do we sign Lee or Jeter first?

    My guess: Jeter. (To go a step further I’ll predict they sign Mo, Jeter, and Lee, in that order, before Christmas… Andy comes after the new year).

  27. Doreen December 1st, 2010 at 8:58 am

    GB7 -

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Please accept my sincere sympathies.

    Doreen

  28. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Thank you, Shame for the kind words

  29. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 9:00 am

    kate and GB-I just went back and looked in the last thread, and I must admit I started cracking up at your conversation. :)

    And GB-my deepest sympathies for your loss.

  30. pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:01 am

    “… all the other stuff that comes with ARod.”

    Considering the amount of turmoil that has surrounded the Yankees, George Steinbrenner, his children and their former spouses through the years, “all the stuff that comes with A-Rod” makes him fit into the culture more than a player who just goes about their business quietly.

  31. pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:01 am

    GB

    Condolences to you, Morgan and the family.

  32. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Thank you, Doreen. I feel sorry that the babies never got the chance for her to bake for them and read them stories. Kids were her passion. I giess that’s why she liked me. She always said that I’d never grow up and stop playing army.

  33. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:02 am

    (s)he? just can not help himself.

  34. MTU December 1st, 2010 at 9:02 am

    GB-

    At least there was that.

    Other than keeping my trap shut let me know if there is anything I can do.

    My “confuser” has been giving problems today so I’ll have to work on that. Just in case I am not around you’ll know why.

  35. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:03 am

    sorry for your loss, GB

  36. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Shame Spencer December 1st, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Re: Jeter ? Quick LoHud poll, do we sign Lee or Jeter first?

    ****************************
    Jeter

    Although I wouldn’t be surprised if Mo is signed before him.

  37. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Thank you Erin and pat for your kind words and thoughts. I very much appreciate that.

  38. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Wow, GB because that’s what I said….. I don’t like Hank, period. If that pisses you off, well too bad.
    ==================
    Can you feel the hate?

  39. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Thank you, mick for the thoughts and kind words.

  40. Tom in N.J. December 1st, 2010 at 9:06 am

    GB, I too send my sympathies.

    Sorry to hear this news.

  41. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:07 am

    MTU, you can help by entertaining the twins with videos of you feeding the snakes.

  42. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:08 am

    GB, very sorry for your loss.

  43. SJ44 December 1st, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Very sorry to hear that news, GB.

    My deepest condolences.

  44. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the kind thoughts and words, Tom. Much appreciated.

  45. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I can’t wait for spring training. i go down every year for 3 weeks. try and take in as many games as i can while i am there. hope to get a decent look @ montero this year. only saw him once in a practice last year. never in a game

  46. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Thanks, SJ. My thanks for the kind thoughts and words

  47. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Thank you for the kind thoughts and words, Jekikaso

  48. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Posted earlier…118 days until Opening Day

  49. Shame Spencer December 1st, 2010 at 9:11 am

    “Can you feel the hate?”

    A new Disney song? “Cannnn you feel the hattttte toniiiiiiiight, it is wherree wee arrrrre”

  50. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:12 am

    hope to get a decent look @ montero this year. only saw him once in a practice last year. never in a game
    ===============
    I saw him make the last out as a pinchhitter a few years ago. He hit a line drive that sounded like a bomb went off.

  51. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:13 am

    just trying to wish part of it away. ;-)

  52. Roger December 1st, 2010 at 9:13 am

    So what’s the plan for the Yankees this week?Sign Rivera,then Jeter and then move on to Lee…?

    GB,sorry for your loss

  53. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Shame on you, you trying to rile me up?

  54. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Thanks Roger for the kind words and thought. Much appreciated.

  55. JCPD December 1st, 2010 at 9:14 am

    My condolences GB.

  56. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Hey Roger, sorry about the other night.

  57. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:15 am

    be good to see him against some ML pitching. try to gauge for myself what he may be like

  58. pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Derek has a kids clinic scheduled in NY this weekend.

    The questions from 100 kids aged 7-14 about not being a Yankee yet should be motivating about trying to get something done by Sunday.

  59. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Montero has a big swing, very HR conscious.
    Makes me wonder if he will hit for Average or strike out a ton.

  60. Mike Ri December 1st, 2010 at 9:17 am

    GB- Sorry for your loss ! . .

    i enjoy reading your posts.

  61. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Montero has a big swing, very HR conscious.
    Makes me wonder if he will hit for Average or strike out a ton.
    *************************************************

    yes I wonder to. also wonder how long it will take pitchers to figure him out

  62. sander December 1st, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Glad to see these two sides are finally getting together to talk this over instead of taking pot shots through the media. Grow up and get this deal done already!

  63. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Thanks, Mike Ri and JCPD for the kind thoughts and words. Very much appreciated.

  64. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:20 am

    With all the hype, I hope Montero can handle it. Would hate to see him sent back down.

  65. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I think he will be able to handle it. i expect he may have an average at besr beginning of season. which would not be a bad thing, imo fans will need to be a bit more patient with him

  66. Roger December 1st, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Mick,apology accepted

  67. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 December 1st, 2010 at 9:23 am

    pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:15 am
    Derek has a kids clinic scheduled in NY this weekend.

    The questions from 100 kids aged 7-14 about not being a Yankee yet should be motivating about trying to get something done by Sunday.

    ______________________________________________
    Im pretty sure Bald Vinny tweeted that this got moved into Janurary, but dont quote me on that.

    Sorry about your loss GB :(

  68. yanks61 December 1st, 2010 at 9:24 am

    GB – I’d very much like to add my own condolences. Though I’m usually not here posting and we’ve hardly ever exchanged comments, I’ve been reading Lohud for a couple of years, I think, and I almost feel like I know you through all your posts. I’m sure that your family and friends (including those on this blog) will help you through this difficult time. Bon courage, mon capitaine.

  69. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Montero isn’t at all “home run conscience”. He’s a line drive hitter to all fields. It’s just that his line drives are higher and deeper than most, and more than any kid his age. He’ll be around the .285-.310 mark not of the time. Strikeouts should settle in around 80-100. One thing he isn’t is a dead pull hitter and has a lightening quick bat.

  70. upstate kate December 1st, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Shame
    thanks, now that song is running thru my head :(
    I think Jeter, then Mo, then Lee, and finally Andy

  71. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:26 am

    NYY626 and yanks61, thank you for your kind words and thought.

  72. Crawdaddy December 1st, 2010 at 9:26 am

    GB7

    I’m sorry for your loss!

  73. Shame Spencer December 1st, 2010 at 9:27 am

    mick – who me? Would I ever think of doing such a thing? ;)

    Montero’s role on this team this year might be the most interesting subplot of the season.

  74. Crawdaddy December 1st, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Also, GB7 is right, Montero isn’t “home run conscience”. He’s a line drive hitter that goes to the opposite field quite a lot.

  75. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Gb, if that translates through to majors, it is no wonder scouts and executives are co high on him

  76. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Thank you for the kindness and thoughts, Craw. Much appreciated.

  77. pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:30 am

    NYY626

    Guess he didn’t want to answer the kids questions.

  78. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:31 am

    do any of you mommies or daddies know whether using a pressure hose or a washer is a good way to clean two babies? There is gold in them there diapers. WHOAHHHHH!!!!

  79. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Montero will drive a lot of pitchers crazy with the doubles. He hits a ton of them considerinng his number of at bats.

  80. austinmac December 1st, 2010 at 9:33 am

    GB,

    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  81. Mike Ri December 1st, 2010 at 9:33 am

    some Sox stuff from MLBtraderumors … Crawford wants an 8 year deal ??

    The Red Sox have been relatively quiet this offseason, making a waiver claim and a couple minor trades, but generally staying out of the spotlight. They?ve been busy behind the scenes, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald who reports the team is working hard to sign Carl Crawford or Jayson Werth.

    Silverman suggests Crawford is asking for an eight-year deal and Werth is asking for a six-year deal. Since teams such as the Angels, Rangers and Tigers could use outfielders and have money, the asking price in terms of dollars and years figures to remain high for both players.

    As Silverman points out, a new deal could surpass the J.D. Drew and John Lackey contracts to become the largest free agent deal under Boston’s current ownership group.

  82. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Who was the last rookie as hyped as Montero? Maybe Jeter.
    Hope you are right about him being a line drive hitter. The little I have seen backs that up.
    He does seem to swing for the fences though.
    Shame, was that tune from Lion King?

  83. blake December 1st, 2010 at 9:37 am

    GB7,

    Really hate to.hear that. My condolences to you and your family.

  84. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Jekikaso, not sure how it will project, but most experts are talking about a 40 homer hitter. He may have a couple of those freak seasons, but 30 on a steady basis is certainly a good bet. He should be a big run producer in the middle of the order eventually.

  85. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Thanks, Mac. I really appreciate the kind thoughts and words

  86. hardwired7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:39 am

    my condolences to you and your family on your loss, GB.

  87. Shame Spencer December 1st, 2010 at 9:39 am

    mick – yes it was. A little Elton in the morning should do everyone some good.

    Carl Crawford wants EIGHT YEARS?! Boy do I hope Boston does that one..

  88. Tom in N.J. December 1st, 2010 at 9:39 am

    “Who was the last rookie as hyped as Montero? Maybe Jeter.”

    Ruben Rivera?. I remember Reggie saying he’d be the next Mantle. And BA had him as the # 2 prospect in all of basball in ’95.-Behind only A-Rod, and ahead of Jeter.

  89. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Thanks a lot for the kind thoughts and words, Blake. Most appreciated.

  90. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Isn’t Ruben the guy who stole Mo’s glove?

  91. pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am

    GB

    Killer hasn’t taught them to go outside wih him yet? What good is that dog?

  92. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 December 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am

    pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:30 am
    NYY626

    Guess he didn’t want to answer the kids questions.

    _____________________________________________________
    Yeah it probably would have been a little awkward. Im still trying to figure out out a way for me to pass for 14 so I can attend ;)

  93. Tom in N.J. December 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am

    That’s him, Mick. He’s also Mo’s cousin, I think.

  94. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I’m guessing that he compares to the Josh Hamilton hype, except for the speed. The bat is comparable. Also, though never hyped, a Mike Piazza comparison might be fair. We’ll see after a couple of years.

  95. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:43 am

    After “Your Song” Elton went down hill for me.

  96. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 9:43 am

    GB, hold off on the pressure washer,LOL! it woulkd probably lead to a body rash or worse :-)

  97. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Stealing from your cousin isn’t so bad, Tom.

  98. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:44 am

    pat December 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am
    GB

    Killer hasn’t taught them to go outside wih him yet? What good is that dog?

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    pat, I guess it’s time to paper train the kids. I suppose I’ll have to change a few things, though. Their momma might not appreciciate me swatting them on the nose with a newspaper.

  99. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 9:45 am

    NYY626 – Andy in 2011 December 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Yeah it probably would have been a little awkward. Im still trying to figure out out a way for me to pass for 14 so I can attend

    ************************
    LOL

    Try putting your hair in pigtails. ;)

  100. blake December 1st, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I just don’t see the Sox being a match for Crawford. They wont like the 8 year commitment and him playing LF at Fenway would almost be a waste of one of the most valuable parts of his game. I expect them to obtain Werth and move Nancy to LF.

  101. mick December 1st, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Well time to take a hike, later all

  102. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:48 am

    If Boston doesn’t re-sign Beltre, maybe they give one of the kids an outfield spot and move Youkilis back to 3rd and Drew to first to try getting a full season out of him.

  103. Bronx Jeers December 1st, 2010 at 9:49 am

    GB7,

    My thoughts are with you and your family. Outliving a spouse, ex or not, has got to be tough.

  104. Tom in N.J. December 1st, 2010 at 9:50 am

    BA’s Top 100 prospect lists for the years 1990-2009:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....-time.html

  105. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Thank you for the kind words and thought, B. Jeers.

  106. blake December 1st, 2010 at 9:52 am

    GB,

    I think that could be a possibility….that or sign a stop gap first baseman. Can’t see them clogging 1st base until they see about Gonzalez. Another issue with moving Youkalis to 3rd is how long can he play there?

  107. Lori December 1st, 2010 at 9:55 am

    GB – So sorry to read about your loss. As you said, quick may be better than suffering, but I know it doesn’t really make it easier for those left behind. My heartfelt condolences to your whole family. Keep telling stories so the little ones will know what a wonderful woman she was.

  108. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Blake, Youkilis, regardless of the tough gamer tpe gets beat up a lot. He’s either a future DH or cut loose when his contract is up if the don’t get a real first baseman. I wonder how much chance the great Lars Anderson will get?

  109. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 December 1st, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Erin December 1st, 2010 at 9:45 am
    NYY626 – Andy in 2011 December 1st, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Yeah it probably would have been a little awkward. Im still trying to figure out out a way for me to pass for 14 so I can attend

    ************************
    LOL

    Try putting your hair in pigtails.
    ____________________________________________________________
    haha that just might work ;) In my head im still 14 and Jeter is 25 anyway. This alternate universe I live in where im now 25 is not so fun :(

  110. Shame Spencer December 1st, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Does anyone think Crawford will actually get 8 years? I’m guessing its just a starting point, but I’m always surprised to see teams act foolishly with free agents.

  111. blake December 1st, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Lars is probably to be super hyped and then traded id imagine.

  112. pat December 1st, 2010 at 10:01 am

    NYY626

    Kids are allowed to bring a chaperone.

    Find yourself a kid 7-14, a few thousand dollars and you’re in.

  113. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Lori December 1st, 2010 at 9:55 am
    GB – So sorry to read about your loss. As you said, quick may be better than suffering, but I know it doesn’t really make it easier for those left behind. My heartfelt condolences to your whole family. Keep telling stories so the little ones will know what a wonderful woman she was.

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    Thank you for the kind words and thoughts, Lori. I suppose I need to get some story books for them. She never thought that my stories were fit for little kids. I don’t know the stories she told. She always told them without a book. I used to change the stories around, but the kids knew them by heart. They ended up telling me the stories until I fell asleep. something was wrong about that.

  114. Joe from Long Island December 1st, 2010 at 10:09 am

    kate – we had a blast, thanks. Went to a lot of museums (my wife’s really interested in art), Versailles, and toured neighborhoods. Ate and drank well :)

    GB – I’m sorry to hear about your loss. This is where those twins come in handy. Stay strong.

  115. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 December 1st, 2010 at 10:09 am

    pat December 1st, 2010 at 10:01 am
    NYY626

    Kids are allowed to bring a chaperone.

    Find yourself a kid 7-14, a few thousand dollars and you’re in.
    _______________________________________________________
    Oh I have a cousin I could bring, it’s the few thousand bucks that’s the problem. I would like to actually get to play though! Im dying to go to Tino Women’s Fantasy Camp but that is also a bit out of my price range. I can dream lol

  116. blake December 1st, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I.don’t think Crawford gets 8 but if the Angels and Sox start bidding against each other I can see him getting a very big deal. Werth will probably get 5 from the Sox and Crawford 6 or 7 from the Angels.

  117. hardwired7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Mo asking for a 2-yr deal is the best news so far of the off-season.

    I can’t see him continuing to play if it’s not at his standard, and he obviously feels he still has plenty left in the tank.

    Poring over his career #s always brings a smile to my face. They’re almost hard to get your head around.

  118. Lori December 1st, 2010 at 10:17 am

    GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Thank you for the kind words and thoughts, Lori. I suppose I need to get some story books for them. She never thought that my stories were fit for little kids. I don?t know the stories she told. She always told them without a book. I used to change the stories around, but the kids knew them by heart. They ended up telling me the stories until I fell asleep. something was wrong about that.
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    GB – Get your kids to write them down and create a new book. That’s really a great way to share her memory with the kids.

  119. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Thanks for the kind thoughts and words, Joe.

    I love the twins…..until about an hour ago. After my stomach settles down and the house airs out, I’ll love ‘em again. I can deal with gun shot wounds and stuff like that, but, not THAT.

  120. Mell December 1st, 2010 at 10:17 am

    “Does anyone think Crawford will actually get 8 years?”

    Nope. Might even have a tough time getting 7 guaranteed. 6 and an option that vests based PA’s in years 5 and 6, maybe? He’ll turn 30 during next season. At 35-36, it’s not a stretch to think that some of those skills that make him the player he is will be somewhat diminished.

  121. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for the ideas, Lori. I guess the twins and I will learn to write and spell around the same time. They’re about a year and a half old. In the mean time, I’ll get their mommie to help us out.

  122. Mike Ri December 1st, 2010 at 10:26 am

    So Cliff Lee “news” via Mlbtraderumors

    The Rangers are on the verge of making Cliff Lee an official offer, according to George A. King III of the New York Post. A source tells King that the Rangers are prepared to offer a five-year deal and believe the Yankees have already offered a five or six-year deal. Though Lee?s agent wouldn?t confirm specifics, he did acknowledge that talks are progressing.

    “We are starting to move stuff along,” Darek Braunecker told the Post.

    If the Rangers lose Lee to the Yankees, they will likely consider trading for Zack Greinke. The Royals like Rangers prospects Martin Perez and Tanner Scheppers, according to King.

    Though Yahoo?s Jeff Passan reported that Greinke would not necessarily mind pitching in the Bronx, the Yankees aren?t so sure. They don?t believe that the right-hander wants to pitch for them, according to King.

  123. comet December 1st, 2010 at 10:29 am

    GB:

    Sorry to read of your loss.

    Take care my friend!

    C

  124. blake December 1st, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I think the only way Crawford gets more than 6 years is if the Yankees do become involved or if his agent is able to make other teams perceive that they could be as Boras was able to do with Holliday last year.

  125. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Question: does any one know of a site where you can get stats on a player, inc. his minor league years, besides espn? or mlb?

  126. kash_va December 1st, 2010 at 10:34 am

    GB7, my condolences to you and your family as well. I dont post much as well but am reading your insight as well as the other folks on this blog on a daily basis, but wanted to reach out to you today. Am hoping you have the strength and courage to get through this tough time and be a rock for your remaining family!

  127. hardwired7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:34 am

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/

  128. David in Cal December 1st, 2010 at 10:35 am

    This has reached parody level. “Jeter talks to his agent” or “Agent talks to Yankee management” are now huge headlines.

  129. Mell December 1st, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Mike Ri:

    Someone’s probably suggested it before, but I think the Rangers know they have no chance and this is little more than them saving face with their fandom (not that there’s anything wrong with that) . “We put our best foot forward and made Cliff Lee what we thought was a very competitive offer, but we simply could not compete with Yankee dollars. We will now look to improve our team thru other avenues”

  130. Tom in N.J. December 1st, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Baseball reference. Each player has a “Minors” link.

  131. hardwired7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:37 am

    also:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/

  132. Tom in N.J. December 1st, 2010 at 10:37 am

    The baseball cube has everything on the same page:

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....eter.shtml

  133. MTU December 1st, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Finally got my “confuser” working again.

    Can’t believe I did this for a living once upon a time.

    You probably have heard the old joke:

    “To err is Human but it takes a computer to really f–k things up !”

    Does anyone else dislike Windows 7 as much as I do ?

    Anyway. Now that I wasted all morning getting this pile of crap running I have to do the same. I’ll try to check in later.

    P.S. If you’re contemplating getting a new computer screw Microsoft.
    Get a Mac. ;)

  134. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 10:41 am

    HARDWIRED, & tOM, tHANKS SO MUCH. I COULD NOT THINK OF THE SITE FOR LOVE NOR MONEY. VAPOR LOCK I GUESS

  135. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Jekikaso, a couple of good stat sites along with baseball-reference.com is http://www.thebaseballcube.com

    The last one often includes the stats of the japanese leagues, college and in some case, high school kids that were recently drafted.

  136. Mike Ri December 1st, 2010 at 10:41 am

    i agree Mel.. they have to show there fanbase they’re at least trying.

  137. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:43 am

    ooops. I’m late. you already got the two that I use most.

  138. Chip December 1st, 2010 at 10:43 am

    On a completely different note:

    Do any of you watch Sons of Anarchy and if so; was that an amazing season finale or what???

  139. 108 stitches December 1st, 2010 at 10:44 am

    GB-7

    Sorry for your loss. You’ll have Lohud and Yankee baseball past and present to help fill a void.

  140. Chip December 1st, 2010 at 10:45 am

    On Crawford -

    It still wouldn’t shock me to see the Angels and Red Sox fight over this guy and the Yankees swoop in and take him away from both of them.

  141. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Thank you for the kind words and thoughts, kash-va. Much appreciated

  142. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 10:46 am

    JUST WANTED TO CHECK MY FACTS…1994 Was the year i really enjoyed our local minor league team. Jeter.Mo,&Andy were all on same team @ one point truly a special team won eastern league title that year

  143. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Thanks 108. I really appreciate the kind thoughts.

  144. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Comet, I appreciate the kind words and thought very much. Thank you.

  145. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 10:47 am

    GB thanks. scanning over the cube link no. cool site. lot of info

  146. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Jek, I’m not sure iff all of the college stats and high school stats are in there or how far back they go, but, Brackman’s college numbers and Laird’s high school numbers are their. Just have to poke around. It makes for some intersting reading

  147. JM December 1st, 2010 at 10:58 am

    GB,

    So sorry for your loss.

  148. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 10:59 am

    link to albany-colonie yankse AA page. quite a few players here made pros, albeit not all with Yankees

  149. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 11:00 am

    GB,

    agreed site is definitely interesting. alot of info.

  150. Mike Ri December 1st, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Per Rotoworld

    Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that the Yankees may be willing to go up to $51 million for Derek Jeter or add a fourth year option.

    It sounds like a face-saving compromise for both sides. The Yankees don’t necessarily have to sweeten their original three-year, $45 million offer, but they can add a couple of million and throw in an unattainable vesting option in order to end the saga of talks. Jeter and his agent met with Yankees officials on Tuesday in Florida and the vibe was considered positive. He’s going to re-sign with the Bombers, it’s just a matter of when. Dec. 1 -

  151. blake December 1st, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Mell,

    I agree. After trading Smoak for him they almost have to make (or seem to.make) a strong run at keeping him. I think if he signs with the Yankees then they will console their fans by making a strong run at Greinke.

  152. blake December 1st, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Chip,

    If they sign Lee then I would be shocked to see them go after Crawford…if they want to it would be fine with me but I just don’t see them.stretching the payroll that far.

  153. Patrick December 1st, 2010 at 11:10 am

    blake,

    That’s why I said that trading Montero for Lee is a bad idea because there’s no guarantee Lee stays for more than a few months. Just like it was a bad move to trade Smoak for Lee.

    Can you imagine if you are a Rangers fan and your team not only traded their 1B of the future but they lost Lee after a few months and didn’t even get a World Series win out of the deal? Pretty rough..

  154. hardwired7 December 1st, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Jekikaso,

    To think, all of that talent playing at run-down Heritage Park.

    I was @UAlbany when they were coming through. I always kick myself for not going to watch Brien Taylor pitch.

  155. hardwired7 December 1st, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I mean, yikes:

    http://www.baseball-reference......itage_Park

  156. blake December 1st, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Patrick,

    I think it would have been worth it had they won the WS….they got there and he was a big reason why though. In hindsight im glad the deal involving Montero fell through but if it hadn’t I feel confident the Yankees would have been able to extend him……I don’t think they would have made the deal without being nearly 100% sure it wouldn’t be a rental.

  157. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 11:22 am

    BryanHoch Hey, subway wait time screens have been installed at Yankee Stadium. That’s huge! ~

  158. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Jekikaso,

    To think, all of that talent playing at run-down Heritage Park.

    I was @UAlbany when they were coming through. I always kick myself for not going to watch Brien Taylor pitch.
    **************

    SPENT ALOT OF TIME @ THAT PLACE. MY EMPLOYER HAD SEASON SEATS. IT REALLY PAID OFF BEING ONLY GUY IN THAT OFFICE. DIDN’T HURT THAT THE WOMAN HATED BASEBALL,EITHER,LOL!!

  159. West Coast Yankee Fan December 1st, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Betsy December 1st, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Armed with the belief the Yankees are willing to pay Cliff Lee $23 million a year, the Rangers are on the verge of making an official offer to retain the left-handed free-agent hurler.

    According to a person with knowledge of Texas’ plans, the Rangers are not wary of going to five years in a contract offer for the 32-year-old Lee. Nevertheless, if Lee opts for the most money, the Rangers are not expected to top the Yankees, who the AL champions believe already have made a five- or six-year offer to Lee.

    “They want to know soon on Lee,” the person said of the Rangers, who have prepared backup plans if Lee leaves the team he pitched to the World Series.

    Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, did not confirm or deny whether an offer from the Rangers was made yesterday or whether one is coming today. He did say the process continues to stay in motion. “We are starting to move stuff along,” Braunecker said.

    *************

    Good morning Betsy. Would you please post the link with the article. Thanks!

  160. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 11:26 am

    sorry, didn’t realize caps lock was on. good link HW. really was a shame the politicians ran it into the ground

  161. coney1 December 1st, 2010 at 11:30 am

    This is Nolan Ryan’s way to say he gave it the “old college try”. 5 years is not going to cut it for Lee. The Yanks will go to six and Ryan will fold his hand.

  162. Patrick December 1st, 2010 at 11:30 am

    blake,

    You’re right, it might have been worth it had the Yankees gotten Lee and won another title. It’s tough to determine that right now but as a fan… I want to see my team win! I think enjoying another title would have been worth the cost of Montero but maybe not? If he becomes a star at the plate and can hold his own in the field and we had given him up I’d be singing a new tune in a few years.

  163. Crawdaddy December 1st, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Somebody wanted the link to King’s article about Lee.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....uHR2cDWqqJ

  164. YsGuy December 1st, 2010 at 11:33 am

    i loved heritage park, it was a very nice family-friendly park. not what modern minor league parks are like now, but still a nice setting in the shaker village area of colonie just south of the airport.

    i will never forget the first time i saw bernie williaims, twice he went back and snared liners over his head. i turned to my brother and said ‘i dont know if that guy will ever hit, but he’s going to the bigs if nothing else than for defense.

    up until two summers ago, the remnants of heritage park were still there, the infield still visible, the outfield a tangle of weeks, but still a field of dreams moment standing there on the field where i saw these great yankees come through.’

    rip heritage park, i’d still take it over joe bruno stadium anyday…

  165. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 11:40 am

    A list of the probable/possible non-tendered players.

    Jeremy Accardo, although right handed, might be a good project bullpenner after he rehabs, much like Dotel and Lieber were.

    Pat Neshek is a decent risk as a rehab if Minnesota cuts him loose.

    travis Buck doesn’t hit a lot, but, he has speed and is a good defensive outfielder.

    Then there’s Matt Diaz.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....vised.html

  166. West Coast Yankee Fan December 1st, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Thanks C. Daddy

  167. whoisthedogg December 1st, 2010 at 11:44 am

    YsGuy – And to think all that Albany needed to do to keep the A/C Yankees there was to build a new park (oh wait… now they have the rookie ball team there)… Thank you short sighted politicians

  168. coney1 December 1st, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Per MLB Trade Rumors: 10:39am: The Yankees haven’t made Lee an offer, a source tells Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com. In fact, agent Darek Braunecker isn’t looking for proposals just yet.

    “He really doesn’t want any offers until next week,” Matthews’ source said. “He wants to be the ringmaster at the winter meetings. I don’t expect anything to get done until after that.”

  169. blake December 1st, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Patrick,

    Yea I agree. If they sign Lee then its the best of both worlds and its very possible that Montero’s career could be more valuable than one title….we’ll see.

  170. Bronx Jeers December 1st, 2010 at 11:47 am

    P.S. If you’re contemplating getting a new computer screw Microsoft.
    Get a Mac.

    ————————————————————-

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    That place is insane and very difficult to handle while nursing a 4 alarm hangover.

    All I wanted was the new MacBook Air, an IPad, a new IPhone and a bunch of accessories but couldn’t get authorization from the wife.

    Some Christmas spirit that ones got.

  171. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 11:49 am

    SI_JonHeyman it appears the #yankees told jeter they will enhance opening $45 mil bid but only a few million to close to $50 mil. ball in his court now

  172. blake December 1st, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Dunk that ball Derek and let’s move on already.

  173. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Where does Matthews get off on saying that anyone wants to be “ring master. Nobody works in a pair of 3 ring circuses like him…except Loopica.

  174. GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 11:57 am

    It’ll be a cold day in Hell…err…Chicago if Reinsdorf and Williams don’t fire back on this threat.

    Alexei Ramirez Opts Out Of $1.1MM Salary
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [December 1 at 10:51am CST]
    Alexei Ramirez opted out of his $1.1MM salary for 2011 and will go to arbitration with the White Sox unless the team exercises a $2.5MM option within a week, according to Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune. The shortstop had until today to decline a set $1.1MM salary for next year. The White Sox now have a week to choose between their $2.5MM option and taking the 2010 Silver Slugger winner to arbitration.

  175. Bronx Jeers December 1st, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I really I think I get both sides of this negotiation.

    After spending so much money on bad contracts it is a bit “baffling” that they’re now suddenly so fiscally responsible with the biggest franchise player of this era.

    And on the other hand if Derek wants to continue to get paid for playing baseball he is not going to get a better deal than the one the Yanks are offering.

    This is the way this game’s played and I’m positive Derek is very aware of this.

  176. JEKIKASO December 1st, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Ys Guy,

    i agree loved heritage park. the Joe,not so much. was nice they restored minorleague to the area, but i only go when staten Island is in town

  177. Chip December 1st, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    blake December 1st, 2010 at 11:10 am
    Chip,

    If they sign Lee then I would be shocked to see them go after Crawford…if they want to it would be fine with me but I just don’t see them.stretching the payroll that far.

    ————————

    The way I look at it, there are no potential free agents next year that are on par with Crawford – plus the Yankees are going to have a lot of money coming off of next year’s books (Posada, Andy, Marte) who are likely to be replaced by low cost, internal candidates.

    Cash could sell it the same way he sold upping the payroll for Tex and then spin Gardner off to replace some of the draft picks he will have lost by signing Type A guys.

    Crawford is developing into a complete player – he has blazing speed, great defense and is now starting to add power to his game. I know that WAR (or whatever the heck it is) suggests he was only marginally better than Gardner last year – but anyone with eyes can tell you that Crawford is at the cusp of being an elite player (and he’s only 3 years older than Brett)

  178. Erin December 1st, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    New Post: Waiting for Cliff Lee

    :arrow:

  179. Chip December 1st, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    GreenBeret7 December 1st, 2010 at 11:57 am
    It’ll be a cold day in Hell…err…Chicago if Reinsdorf and Williams don’t fire back on this threat.

    Alexei Ramirez Opts Out Of $1.1MM Salary
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [December 1 at 10:51am CST]
    Alexei Ramirez opted out of his $1.1MM salary for 2011 and will go to arbitration with the White Sox unless the team exercises a $2.5MM option within a week, according to Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune. The shortstop had until today to decline a set $1.1MM salary for next year. The White Sox now have a week to choose between their $2.5MM option and taking the 2010 Silver Slugger winner to arbitration.
    ———————————–

    Wouldn’t shock me to see them shop him heavily. Maybe to the San Francisco Giants or Tampa Bay Rays for some pitching help.

  180. blake December 1st, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Chip,

    I agree and I’ve said the same things before regarding next years payroll….but I just don’t know.if they’d stretch it far enough this year…..we’ll see.

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