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Yankees reportedly re-sign Sergio Mitre

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 02, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Roughly 24 hours before the non-tender deadline, the Yankees have re-signed Sergio Mitre to a $900,000 deal according to Jerry Crasnick. He can earn another $200,000 in incentives.

That’s a modest raise over the $850,000 Mitre earned in 2010. There’s no word in Crasnick’s tweet, but my guess is it’s a non-guaranteed deal, kind of like Chad Gaudin’s last winter.

Bringing back Mitre leaves Dustin Moseley as the last non-tender candidate among the Yankees arbitration-eligible players. The Yankees have plenty of space on their roster, and Moseley pitched well enough last season that I expect the Yankees to bring him back. This is Moseley’s first year of arbitration eligibility, so he shouldn’t cost a ton of money, and he would give the Yankees options in spring training.

 
 

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158 Responses to “Yankees reportedly re-sign Sergio Mitre”

  1. Betsy December 2nd, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Of course I just posted this in the othe thread, lol

    Not a fan of Mitre at all

  2. DaSaint007 December 2nd, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Options.
    Depth.
    Can’t ever have enough pitching.

  3. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Let’s review – Manny Ramirez:

    1. Fat
    2. Lazy
    3. Slow
    4. Old
    5. Disruptive
    6. Paltry 9 home runs and 42 RBI’s in 2010.
    7. 2010 OPS was the lowest since he was 21 years old.
    8. 2010 SLG was the lowest since he was 21 years old.

  4. kd December 2nd, 2010 at 12:41 am

    why does girardi love this guy?

  5. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Let’s review – Manny Ramirez:

    1. Fat
    2. Lazy
    3. Slow
    4. Old
    5. Disruptive
    6. Paltry 9 home runs and 42 RBI’s in 2010.
    7. 2010 OPS was the lowest since he was 21 years old.
    8. 2010 SLG was the lowest since he was 21 years old.

    Lets review.

    1. Please don’t troll
    6. 9 HRs in 265 AB’s becauses 25 HRs in more ABs.
    7. .870, higher than Jeter’s career OPS
    8. .470 , but he slugged .500 in the NL.

    Had a .400 OBP, a .298 avg which shows he can hit better than Jeter can.

    42 RBIs in 265 ABs = 120 RBIs in 650 ABs.

  6. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 am

    BECOMES 25 HRs.

  7. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 am

    .460 SLG as well.

    Manny’s down year is Jeters career ending best 2009 season :)

  8. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Jerkface, please, you are just embarrassing yourself. You wanted facts, I gave you facts. This was not a conversation comparing Jeter and Manny. You just pulled that out of your ***. This was only about Manny. Slam dunk for the good guys.

  9. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:47 am

    You vehemently want to retain Jeter. You argue vehemently against acquiring Manny for stupid reasons. Thus I connect them to prove a point to you.

    Manny’s ‘worst’ is better than almost every hitter in major league baseball. He hit damn near .300 in a down year and on based more than 98% of the league.

    Sorry you’re wrong, and a terrible arguer, and an obvious troll.

  10. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Jerkface – you are gratuitously comparing a power hitting outfielder who is now a DH to a shortstop? No one was talking about Jeter at all. We wee talking about the preposterous notion of Manny becoming a Yankee which will happen when I start the 7th game of the world series.

  11. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 12:49 am

    I repent, sign Manny now. Forget Jeter, Mo, Lee, Andy, a LHRP and the bench. $ 20 million a year should do it.

    BTW, he can keep the dreads too, even longer if he likes.

  12. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:51 am

    No, we are arguing your supposition that Manny is ‘done’ based on your scurrilous ‘facts’, which do not support your argument at all.

  13. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I personally would not sign Manny, unless he came cheap and would enjoy many games on the bench, but if he is signed by a team I he will outhit Jeter next season and be an above average hitter.

    That in itself has value. Jeter is likely to not be an above average hitter.

  14. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Jerkface – I understand that you don’t handle it well when confronted with facts and reason and resort to calling others trolls. Yes, I want to “retain” Derek Jeter and so does almost every single Yankee fan I know. And no, I don’t want Manny Ramirez anywhere near River Avenue. And that would also I suspect be the opinion of almost every Yankee fan.

    And I conclusively proved to you that he is toast. When a power hitter who is injured all the time puts up the worst OPS and SLG numbers of his career since he was 21. He’s toast.

    Thanks. Have a good night.

  15. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:55 am

    You’re arguing that he has his worst numbers, but when the decline is from lofty heights there is still value in a bat. So Basically, you’re arguing that Jeter was washed up in 2008.

    Which is a funny argument, but fitting for a troll. He hit .300 but with no power and no on base, the jeter staples of his short stop hitting career.

    Cya, Troll.

  16. Dylan December 2nd, 2010 at 12:56 am

    If its a non-guaranteed contract, then there isn’t really much to complain about. Hopefully we have better options by the time the season rolls around though.

  17. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Jeter has his career worst avg and slg and on base, look out I’ve conclusively proven that Jeter is done!

  18. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Who is the troll? You sound like a Red Sox fan. Extolling the virtues of Manny Ramirez and slamming Derek Jeter. And doing it like a child.

  19. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Manny is a one demensional old baseball player. If Cashman even considers this clown he should just cut the rope he is going to use on Friday night.

  20. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Yes, the child who is arguing against the supposed ‘agent’ who called a baseball player fat and lazy, childish insults.

    I defend fact and truth. Manny rebelled against the Red Sox leadership, hurling their employees to the floor like so much detritus. He is a Hero of the people against the Nation.
    You basically backed into an argument you couldn’t win, and now scramble ineffectively to escape, but you shall find no quarter.

    Fly away, troll, fly away.

  21. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 1:03 am

    LMAO! “Hurling their employees to the floor like so much detritus?” “Hero of the people against the Nation’? LMAO!

    You are a Red Sox fan admit it. Rah-rah Manny and Jeter hatred. Try the Dirt Dogs site on the BostonGlobe.com

  22. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Vineyard don’t waste your time. Anyone on a Yankee site who seems to enjoy slamming Derek Jeter and who loves Manny Ramirez is clearly a Red Sox fan.

  23. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Yes, the man posting ideas to improve the 2011 Yankees is a red sox fan. No, it is you and your insidious pal Vineyard Yank, who conspire to fill this blog with your inanities. You argue from no perch of logic or reason, instead resorting to ineffective pathos and hiding behind your weak ‘opinion’.

  24. DaSaint007 December 2nd, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Ding, ding, ding.

    Back to your corners!

  25. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Hopelessly trying to fit in with one or the other, you find no succor on either side of the blog factions. Reviled by the sabrmetrician society and the old farts alike.

  26. G. Love December 2nd, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I don’t think there’s a chance we see Manny here. From a roster standpoint, Jorge is taking up the spot that would traditionally go to the DH. Unless Cashman decides he doesn’t need to carry 3 catchers and it’s Jorge and Montero sharing the position, I don’t see any way the team can sign a strict DH.

    I’m not as against Manny coming here as some are. I think the guy would actually be driven to have a monster season in his old neck of the woods.

    That said, the extra year on Jorge’s deal we had to give him because of the Mets really hurt the Yankees ability to upgrade their DH position in an off season full of solid DH candidates like Konerko, Vlad, Matsui, maybe even Adam Dunn.

    I hope Jorge embraces the role and thrives in it.

  27. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Jerkface:

    There is no comparison betwwen Jeter and your boy Manny.

    1. Jeter bats leadoff, Manny is a power hitter. Not comparing apples to apples.
    2. Jeter has been with the same team his whole career, Manny is a vagabond (PROBLEM MAN CHILD)
    3. There is a reason Manny will be going to his 5th different team……CANCER / POOR ATTITUDE
    4. Manny will be 39 in May and can’t play in the field any longer.
    5. Strictly a DH only now , IF someone signs him.
    6. Manny thinks he is the greatest and will want too much money.
    7. The Yankees will not reprioritize their plan to accomodate this clown.

    Get over it.

  28. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I never said they should sign him as a priority or even at all unless the price was very right and the stars aligned, your list has been rendered moot by your own stupidity.

    Manny would have been the third best DH last season, behind Luke Scott and David Ortiz, though with a big edge in on base and average over both of them.

  29. pat December 2nd, 2010 at 1:15 am

    In case anyone is interested…. I got an email that Mariano is hosting a private dinner on December 14th from 6:30- 9:30 for 100 people at his restaurant in New Rochelle.

    Includes dinner buffet and open bar, question and answer session and an autographed 8 x 10 game photo. $300 per ticket or 2 for $500.

  30. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:15 am

    You, sir, should get over the fact that your boyfriend was publicly thrashed about the head and neck with cold, hard facts. The only kind I have.

  31. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 1:17 am

    ‘He is a Hero of the people against the Nation’.

    ====================

    I get it now, he is your hero, your god, your man of all time the love of your life.

    You get angry and then call others trolls because deep down you know Manny is done and your argument is defeated.

    Get over it.

    Manny RIP.

  32. BJK December 2nd, 2010 at 1:17 am

    This is an odd thread.

    Jerkface, I’m usually in agreement with a lot of your posts, but I’m not sure why anyone who would trash Manny Ramirez on a Yankee blog would be considered a troll…?

  33. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Manny will never be a Yankee.

  34. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 am

    but I’m not sure why anyone who would trash Manny Ramirez on a Yankee blog would be considered a troll…?

    People who post things contrary to fact for the sole purpose of argumentation are trolls. Its a basic definition of an internet troll. For example, GB7 often posts a bunch of made up lies masqueraded as fact. He would be a troll.

    Someone reverse trolling GB7 by claiming incredulous things about whichever player he has beef with would be a troll.

    Manny is one of the best hitters ever, and while I loathed his presence on the Sox and when he came to the plate, the facts are inarguable. No one is going to come on here and suggest that Jon Lester is anything short of a good pitcher.

    As Yankee fans, I find it works best to deride the Red Sox for their actual faults, of which you can find many. There is no reason to lie to make a point when the facts are right here for everyone to see.

  35. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 1:24 am

    GB7 is not a troll. I disagree with him sometimes and he is irascible sometimes but he is not even close to a troll. You should possess even a modicum of his baseball knowledge.

  36. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Jerkface
    December 2nd, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I never said they should sign him as a priority or even at all unless the price was very right and the stars aligned, your list has been rendered moot by your own stupidity.

    Manny would have been the third best DH last season, behind Luke Scott and David Ortiz, though with a big edge in on base and average over both of them.

    ===============

    Read your own post:

    ‘unless the price was very right’ = it won’t be.
    ‘Manny would have been the third best DH last season’ = exactly, LAST SEASON.

    Why is it when you get angry that you have to call others names ? Stop acting like a child and taking a sports blog personally.

  37. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 1:27 am

    BJK

    Thank you. Because he is taking it personally about an old washed up DH that the Yankees won’t sign if h**l were freezing over.

  38. Patrick December 2nd, 2010 at 1:30 am

    I’d be fine with signing Manny but I don’t really see a spot for him with Posada and Montero needing to DH. The fact is though, Manny is still an awesome hitter…

  39. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I am totally consistent. I have always despised Manny Ramirez. The last player the Yankees need is him. Talk about a poor influence on younger players. You slam the classiest, most professional, ethical player in the major leagues Derek Jeter – and extol the virtues of this slovenly, cancer in the clubhouse who gets into fistfights with teammates in the dugout?

  40. West Coast Yankee Fan December 2nd, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Peace and out.

  41. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I want every young hitter to have the dedication to hitting that Manny Ramirez shows.

  42. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:40 am

    We can only hope that Jesus Montero comes close to having a Manny-type career.

  43. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:42 am

    GB7 is not a troll.

    Well you probably think you’re not trolling, when you clearly are, so I can see why you’d say this. But GB7 exhibits many of the main trolling qualities. Sad but true. That does not mean everything he posts is a troll, but he does spend a considerable amount of his ‘debate time’ trolling.

  44. DaSaint007 December 2nd, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Wow.

    Meds anyone?

  45. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I never said the Yankees would sign Manny, the original argument is West Coast saying that Manny was washed up for his dubious reasons that did not make sense.

    Moving the goal posts, taking arguments out of context, classic trolling behavior by the two of you.

    I’m monitoring this situation.

  46. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Meds anyone?

    I agree, these trolls should be medicated.

  47. Jerkface December 2nd, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Especially Randy. The worst troll of them all.

  48. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Mr. Jerkface;

    The bottom line is that the Yankees (Hal, Cashman and Co.) aren’t going to alter their game plan and budget to sign ‘Man Clown’, no matter how cheap he may come. Other priorities (SP, RP) come first and there is no need for a DH / PH, Bench Warmer, Sh*t disturber at this time.

    So sorry to disappoint you sir, in your hour of need.

  49. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 2:03 am

    ‘I’m monitoring this situation’.

    ============

    Thank goodness for small favors, I feel safer already. Thanks for your help.

  50. sevrox December 2nd, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Jerkface is talking to himself a lot in the late hours.

  51. sevrox December 2nd, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Thanks GB, for the Charleston, SC white pages idea. Didn’t know it was that simple. Sorry for your loss. Enjoy your posts on this cyber-rag.

    ts

  52. joeman December 2nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

    lets review Sergio Mitre….

    stinks !

  53. Vineyard Yankee December 2nd, 2010 at 6:16 am

    joeman
    December 2nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

    lets review Sergio Mitre….

    stinks !

    ==============

    You got that right baby !

  54. Mike Ri December 2nd, 2010 at 6:31 am

    UGGGGHHHHHHH another year of MEAT TRAY !

  55. Crawdaddy December 2nd, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Too funny, Jerkface trying to call GB7 and Randy trolls.

  56. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Things should start to get interesting next week.

    Even though Thanksgiving is officially over that’s when GM’s talk turkey. ;)

  57. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Who wins the battle for cc ?

    Sux or Halos ?

    My money is on the Halos.

  58. upstate kate December 2nd, 2010 at 7:16 am

    good morning earlybirds!
    MTU- cc to halos

  59. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Kate-

    cc and Hunter in the OF would be scary good.

    Not a lot of balls are gonna fall between those 2.

  60. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:22 am

    If the suxers don’t sign Beltre I say they move Youk to 3rd and find a 1b.

    Easier to find a good 1b than a good 3b.

  61. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Which team will make the biggest splash this OS ?

    The Royals by trading Greinke and/or Soria ?

    The Snakes by trading Upton ?

    Other ?

  62. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I like the Mites signing. I know a lot of folks don’t like him but he provides depth and he can be very serviceable in a spot starter/ long relief role.

    Lot of troll accusations thrown around last night. Continuing to work a Derek Jeter jab into every conversation and endlessly needling him on a Yankee blog could be considered trollish activity in my view.

    MTU,
    Crawford to the Angels.

  63. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 7:30 am

    MTU,

    Greinke to the Rangers
    Upton stays in Zona

  64. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:31 am

    MTU -

    The Sux get Werth, he’s their type of player. I agree, CC to the Angles @ $18M/.

  65. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Blake-

    And the return for Greinke ?

  66. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Al-

    Much rather it be Werth than cc.

  67. upstate kate December 2nd, 2010 at 7:32 am

    silly MTU, it will be the Yankees signing Lee, Jeter, Mo and and and Mitre???

  68. Mike Ri December 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I like the Mites signing. I know a lot of folks don?t like him but he provides depth and he can be very serviceable in a spot starter/ long relief role.

    Blake—–after thinking about the signing .. Your a 100 percent correct . he’s a serviceable starter.

  69. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 am

    blake -

    It’s the kind of crap these same people keep throwing around, that causes good people to stay away, it’s a shame.

    Perhaps thet should open a dictionary and look up the meaning egomaniac.

  70. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 am

    If we whiff on Lee (which I hope don’t) these are a few lefties I would like to pry away from their respective teams:

    Danks

    or

    Kershaw

  71. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Al-

    Let’s count our blessings.

    At least we have the mornings for the moment.

    It’s a sanctuary I am grateful for.

    :)

  72. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 7:37 am

    MTU,

    Martin Perez, Tanner Scheppers, and Derek Holland plus a bag of antlers and a Nolan Ryan autographed baseball :)

  73. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:37 am

    MTU -

    Danks is finished, IMO as a viable pitcher. CC does not want to play in the AL east. Werth could be a big factor for the Sux, good power, + RF who can play all OF positions, and in the middle of that line up he will be a force.

  74. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Al-

    By the way, Who are the “Angles” ?

    And what’s yours ?

    :)

  75. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:38 am

    blake -

    I’ll take that baseball, thank you very much.

  76. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:40 am

    MTU -

    ANGELS!!!!!! Spelling police so early. I never have an angle, I shoot from the hip, 12 ga.

  77. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Al-

    Why would you say Danks is finished ? Pretty strong statement.

    Not a big Werth fan myself.

    Blake-

    That isn’t nearly enough for Greinke IMO.

  78. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Mike,

    He did fairly well last year despite the fact that he’s a sinner baller who got very spotty work. If they could get him more consistent work next year then he could be even more effective……he’s not a great pitcher but he does give them injury depth and a long relief candidate for a cheap price.

  79. Mike Ri December 2nd, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I agree Blake ! .

  80. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 7:44 am

    MTU,

    You drive a hard.bargain…..ok two Nolan Ryan autographed baseballs. Nah, I don’t.know the specifics….I just threw those names out there but the Rangers probably do have the players to make a deal for him if they chose to do so.

  81. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:44 am

    MTU -

    Danks is just another .500 pitcher, nothing special, and he gives up a ton of HR’s, 18 last season.

  82. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Al,

    I wouldn’t.mind one myself.

  83. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Blake-

    It’s gonna take some proven talent to get Greinke IMO.

    Holland isn’t good enough. Schepper is only potential.

    If they go the route you say it will take four of five A lister’s.

    Royals need more than just pitching too.

  84. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 am

    MTU -

    You sent your cold snap to us, 25 this morning, way too cold.

  85. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Al-

    Check baseball reference. #’s don’t seem to support that.

    Agree to disagre on that one.

    I’d prefer Kershaw though. ;)

  86. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Al-

    I guess something wicked your way went.

    It’s all Al Gore’s fault !

  87. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 am

    MTU,

    The Royals have a lot of studly position players in their farm.system that should be along soon. Perez is a pretty good prospect….they could throw Tommy Hunter in there also. They aren’t going to.build a contender with one deal but Texas good give them pieces to go along with the prospects they already have coming……and Texas will have the need and want to make a deal if they lose Cliff Lee.

  88. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:51 am

    MTU -

    Color me blind, but, I don’t see Greinke being the kind of pitcher I give up good prospects for. When you look at his W_L record, ERA, H/Innings pitched, I’m not impressed.

  89. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:53 am

    That darn global cooling thing is real! What’s next, another ICE AGE.

  90. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Al-

    I don’t think that’s the way the Royals view him.

    And I’d be willing to bet others as well.

    Needs to land in the right spot to truly unlock his full potential IMO.

  91. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Time for the mops to take their walk, or better known as the Shih Tzu walk-a-thon.

  92. austinmac December 2nd, 2010 at 7:56 am

    The Dallas area papers seem to suggest the Rangers will go 5 years at $23-24M/year. If true, Lee to the Yankees is far from a sure thing. A 6th year is not ideal, but the options are limited if not non-existent. No one will trade a top starting pitcher without getting a king’s ransom.

  93. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Al-

    Ever hear of the “Mini-Ice Age” ?

    There was once a special done on it on the “history channel”about it.

    Fascinating stuff. weather is way more variable than many believe.

    If you look out over enough geological time it becomes even more fascinating, and scary.

  94. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Mac-

    As long as the Rangers won’t go six he’ll be ours then.

    You’re right. Six is steep but that might be the clincher, and also the
    cost of doing bidness.

    IMO The Yanks can afford to write off the tail end if it’s necessary in exchange for a few more rings. ;)

  95. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 8:11 am

    The Yanks will.go 6 if that is the difference. 6/140 will get it done…..

  96. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:11 am

    “Danks is just another .500 pitcher, nothing special, and he gives up a ton of HR’s, 18 last season”

    18 homers is less than every Yankees starter except Pettitte, who was on pace to allow 21 had he pitched 200 innings. Danks is only a year older than Phil Hughes, and has posted sub 4 ERA’s over full seasons at age 23, 24 and 25, pitching in a ballpark not necessarily kind to pitchers. He’s a good pitcher and nowhere close to done.

  97. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Remember “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain”.

    How about ” CC and Lee are curtains for thee “.

    :)

  98. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Yea I like Danks a lot….probably cost a lot to pry him.away if he could even be had though.

  99. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Blake-

    It’s easy to fleece kenny williams.

    Let’s get thronton throw into the deal too.

    :)

  100. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:17 am

    edit: “Thornton”. sorry.

  101. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:19 am

    We match up well with the White Sox as a potential trade partner.

    They need catching, 2b, young pitching, and a 1b.

    Let’s deal.

  102. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:19 am

    “Let’s get thronton throw into the deal too.”

    Guess he’s their closer now. Sounds like they’re cutting Jenks loose.

  103. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Mell-

    fantasy is nice. Can’t get Thornton.

    As I said above, I do believe us and them are a good match to trade
    other items though.

    I’m quite sure we could pull Floyd away in case we need a solid middle to back end guy with upside.

    Danks would be harder.

    We have the chip and pieces they need though. Bigtime.

  104. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:29 am

    “They need catching, 2b, young pitching, and a 1b”

    They don’t think they need a 2B, and I’d lean to agree with them. Beckham is no allstar, but he’s going to be solid, IMO. Sophomore slump last year, with that hideous 1st half. 2nd half he hit .310 and posted an .877 OPS before getting hurt in September. He should be OK.

  105. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Mell-

    I thought beckham was their 3b ?

    If not, who’s their 3b ?

  106. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Lee gets 6/$138M

  107. yanks61 December 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 am

    MTU December 1st, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    A batter never wants to get hit by a pitch.

    ————————————————
    Unless you’re Hughie Jenning, Craig Biggio, Tommy Tucker, etc. !

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....hbp1.shtml

    They must be gluttons for punishment, LOL :)

    Sorry, MTU, I’m just catching up on last nights posts.

    ——————————————————–
    RE: Manny. Obviously, it’s not going to happen, but it’s a shame there’s no room for characters like that on the Yanks (Oh, that’s right, they do have Swish!) When the Yanks were mediocre in the early 70′s, I extended my rooting to the West Coast and followed the A’s. Enjoyed the heck out of that crew. I mean how many teams today field a cast of characters like Reggie, Catfish, Fingers, Bando, Rudi, Tenace and Vida Blue?

    By the way, if Posada was not DH’ing, I’d be perfectly fine with Mr Ramirez at the right price and for one year. I think he’d be a real force in that lineup. Again, just dreaming.

  108. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 am

    MTU:

    Beckham played 2B all year. 3B may be a bit of a hole for them. Last year, Vizquel played a lot of 3B for them and so did Teahen. Viciedo played some games there as well.

  109. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:38 am

    MTU -

    Poet laureate of LoHud.

    CC and Lee, they are the KEY!

  110. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 am

    61-

    No problem.

    Yup. Real masochists. :)

  111. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 am

    The key to what you ask, but #28 of course.

  112. yanks61 December 2nd, 2010 at 8:41 am

    MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 am
    Remember “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain”.

    How about ” CC and Lee are curtains for thee “.

    ————————————

    Just a few years before my time, MTU. But, I’m forced to admit that I saw both of them pitch! Sain of course pitched for the Yanks the last few years of his career. Heck of a pitcher, too. Here’s the full “ditty.”

    First we’ll use Spahn
    then we’ll use Sain
    Then an off day
    followed by rain
    Back will come Spahn
    followed by Sain
    And followed
    we hope
    by two days of rain

  113. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Mell-

    That is not a very inspiring trio @ 3rd. Anyway, I believe my point still stands. We match up well in many areas of need.

    I’m hoping we do not need to make any significant trades. ;)

    Al-

    CC and Lee will make teams pee. :)

  114. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 am

    61-

    Thanks. :)

  115. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Al-

    But of course.

    :)

  116. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Does that mean they like to massage people? Or, do they use machetes on people, words they can be so difficult to understand in the morning, it is morning MTU – right.

  117. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Al-

    One correction. Bronx Born is the OFFICIAL poet laureate of LoHud.

    :)

  118. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 am

    yanks61 is in the house, good job. You get MTU’s spot in the rotatrion.

  119. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 am

    yes Al, until afternoon.

    :)

  120. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 am

    “That is not a very inspiring trio @ 3rd. Anyway, I believe my point still stands. We match up well in many areas of need”

    They can probably help them a C and P. Don’t really see where they can help them anywhere else. As it stands, they go with Buerhle, Peavy, Danks, Floyd and Edwin Jackson, I think. Oldest one is 32. They can probably compete with that starting 5. They need Konerko back though.

  121. yanks61 December 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 am

    MTU, no problem. The “early” baseball years are my era. I just can’t keep up anymore with all these teams. I only learned to count to 16!

  122. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 am

    MTU -

    Should have known he’d have the inside track, being Bronx Born that is.

    It’s said you folks out west are a bit of a stretch.

  123. JEKIKASO December 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Morning all, Nice to see some order restored after after overnight nonsense

  124. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Mell-

    They ain’t getting Konerko back.

  125. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 am

    yank61 -

    Don’t feel bad, when I started following baseball there were only 12 teams.

  126. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Al-

    You mean our necks ! :(

  127. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Konerko goes to Texas or Boston.

    Back later.

  128. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Konerko would be a good fit in beantown. Move Youk back to 3rd.

    Konerko is from the East coast.

  129. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 am

    MTU:

    Yeah, probably not, but that’s not a position where the Yankees can offer them any help.

  130. Fran the original December 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Good morning all.

    Nice job on the slogans guys :)

  131. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Mell-

    Jorge Vasquez ? Remember, it’s a package deal. He may not be the greatest fielder but he has a stick.

  132. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Sox non tendered Okajima

    http://Www.mlbtraderumors.com

    He could be a LOOGY option if he were any good.

  133. yanks61 December 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 am
    yanks61 is in the house, good job. You get MTU’s spot in the rotatrion

    ————————————————————

    Hi Big Al, In the house – well, actually I’ll be in the doghouse if I don’t get off the pc and give my wife a shot at recipes, patchwork or whatever it is these women do when retired.

    However, I will be in the bullpen for the later innings if MTU needs to be relieved. I’ll come in with my forkball (that’s what we oldtimers used to call a “split fingered fastball” I believe.) Roy Face saved quite a few games with that pitch back in the day.

  134. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 am

    “Konerko is from the East coast.”

    He was born in Rhode Island, but grew up in Arizona.

  135. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 am

    61-

    Remember the “palmball”.

    Woo hoo. We’re goin’ back in time.

    :)

  136. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Blake-

    Key word “IF”. :)

  137. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Mell-

    We are a good match with the white sox IMO.

  138. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 8:58 am

    “Jorge Vasquez ? Remember, it’s a package deal. He may not be the greatest fielder but he has a stick”

    Not buying that at all, MTU. Why not just use Viciedo there. Vazquez is no upgrade.

  139. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Mell-

    Good thing you aren’t Kenny Williams. You’re tough to please.

    I still see a matchup.

    Let’s leave it there.

    :)

  140. blake December 2nd, 2010 at 9:01 am

    MTU,

    Yes if….too bad he’s not.

  141. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Blake-

    He’d look good in a Rays or Toronto Uni. ;)

  142. Mell December 2nd, 2010 at 9:08 am

    MTU:

    We don’t disagree entirely. They match up in some areas, but I don’t see where their CI issues get resolved dealing with the Yankees. My other thought is that Williams has taken on enough heavy duty contracts with the likes of Rios and Peavy, that he’s got to hang on to the reasonable ones, such as Floyd’s, like grim death.

    Be interesting to see what the do with Sale. That decision could impact whether they decide to move a starter, such as Danks or Floyd, to improve in other areas.

  143. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Mell-

    Maybe they’d take a flyer on Joba as well ?

  144. yanks61 December 2nd, 2010 at 9:13 am

    MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 am
    61-

    Remember the “palmball”.

    Woo hoo. We’re goin’ back in time

    ——————————————

    Indeed! My college freshman coach taught me to use it as my changeup. Here ya go:

    Notable pitchers who have been known to throw the palmball include Steve Farr, Edwar Ramirez, Dave Giusti, Bob Stanley, Orlando Hernández, reliever Tony Fiore, Bryn Smith, “changeup” pitcher Trevor Hoffman[1], Kenneth Brown and 1990s reliever Joe Boever. Philadelphia Phillies and former Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay was known to have thrown a palmball early in his career, though he rarely uses it today.

    In earlier decades, the palmball was thrown by Ewell Blackwell, NL MVP winner Jim Konstanty, Cy Young Award winner Jim Palmer, and Satchel Paige. In 1968, Red Sox starter Ray Culp turned his career around by developing a palmball. Culp went 16-6 in 1968 and topped the Red Sox in wins from 1968-70.

  145. JEKIKASO December 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 am

    “Konerko is from the East coast.”

    He was born in Rhode Island, but grew up in Arizona.
    ********************

    so he is from the central coast? ;-) just kidding

  146. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 9:16 am

    MTU -

    Palming the ball, as in basketball?

    yanks61 -
    Steady Eddie Lopat was one of my favorites. Became friends with him, well after he retired, and was a scout for Montreal. He lived in Hillsdale, NJ, where I had a business.

  147. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 9:17 am

    MTU -

    Why is it people keep having to correct you, I demand you get it right the first time, or else.

  148. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 am

    61-

    I was aware of that. I have talked about the palmball before and was laughed at.

    Pitches go in and out of vogue.

    I also like the splitter but some say it causes too much stress on the arm.

    The CU du jour is the circle change.

    Thanks for posting that info. for inquiring minds.

    :)

  149. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Al-

    Or else ? :(

  150. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    MTU -

    We all know what kind of “Palm” ball you use.

  151. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    MTU -

    Or else you’ll have to re-post I guess.

  152. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 9:23 am

    MTU -

    This is fun when you get posts from folks like yanks61, people that know the game, and bring something to the table, so to speak, unlike me.

  153. MTU December 2nd, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Al-

    I’d just baffle ‘em with BS. Lot’s of razzle dazzle. ;)

  154. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Now you see it, now you don’t pitch.

  155. Mike Ri December 2nd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Konerko is from Rhode Island . . .my state !.. Personally i think he’d fit right in with the sox !!

  156. BIG AL December 2nd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    New thread >>>

    Non-tender deadline looming ?

  157. PacoDooley December 2nd, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Predictions:
    Crawford to the Angels
    Lee to Texas
    Beltre back in Boston
    Greinke to Minnesota

  158. longtimefan December 2nd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Cliff Lee be damned, I know I am going to sleep better knowing the yankees have locked up
    Mitre for 2011!


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