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Swisher: “I don’t want to leave New York”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Jan 27, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Nick Swisher was on the Mike Francesa’s radio show this afternoon, professing his love for the Yankees, the Bleacher Creatures and all things New York.

“I don’t want to leave New York,” Swisher said. “This is the place to be. I love it. I absolutely love it… Meeting my wife, and Kevin Long, and the city of New York just completely resurrected my career.”

Coming off the best season of his career, Swisher has stuck with his offseason routine. We already know that Long has been to California to work with Swisher this winter.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Swisher said. “Continuing to do the same thing. Just trying to keep that same mentality. Really trying to stay consistent with something.”

It’s a nice, quick interview that’s available over on the YES Network website. Swisher talks a lot about his transition to New York, his popularity in New York and his upcoming honor at next week’s Thurman Munson dinner. It’s Swisher, so you know it’s entertaining.

A few other notes and links from today.

• Newsday has a cool photo gallery showing some of the oddities of Brian Cashman’s offseason, everything from the Derek Jeter negotiations to the Rafael Soriano press conference to last night’s bartending experience.

• My good friend Bryan Hoch did a nice job wrapping up last night’s bartending event. “I think I’m keeping (the fans) happier right now tending bar than I am in terms of finding a starting rotation that they can be comfortable with,” Cashman said. “But in time, we’ll do that, I promise.”

• Make sure you check out Buster Olney’s take on what the world of Twitter might have looked like with a George Steinbrenner account. My favorite fictional tweet: Mattingly’s hair has gotten so long that he looks like one of the Beatles — one of their girlfriends, I mean.

Vladimir Guerrero’s most logical next step might be a one-year deal with the Orioles. As Ken Rosenthal pointed out, there aren’t many teams still looking for a designated hitter.

The Nationals designated Justin Maxwell for assignment. If the 40-man weren’t full, and the Yankees hadn’t already added Jordan Parraz for outfield depth, I’d suggest Maxwell might be a solid target for the Yankees. He was pretty bad in Washington last year, but Maxwell raked in Triple-A and seemed to be developing into at least a fourth outfielder not too long ago. That said, I’m not sure outfield depth is as much of a concern now as it once was.

• ESPN says that the best unknown high school player in the country is a kid from my hometown (though I went to a different high school). My dad really likes high school basketball, so I’ve actually heard about Otto Porter quite a bit. The last high school kid in that area to create this sort of buzz was probably Tyler Hansbrough.

 
 

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155 Responses to “Swisher: “I don’t want to leave New York””

  1. Against All Odds January 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    How can anyone not like Swisher

  2. DocTodd January 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I love Swisher, just not in the postseason.

  3. austinmac January 27th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Regarding Hardin’s ability to cross examine Pettitte, I would say he cannot if the subject matter about which he represented Andy is related to the issues about which he is representing Clemens or about which he would question Pettitte. It is a bit of a slippery, uncomfortable spot for a lawyer.

  4. tyanksfan36 January 27th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I love Swish! I’m wearing my Swisher shirt right now. It has brought the Yankees Good Luck at every game I wore it.

  5. blake January 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I love Swish too, one of my favorites even before he came to NY. I do wonder what the plan with him is beyond this year. They have a fairly reasonable option on him for 2012 (10.25 million) but decision time is coming soon with him.

  6. BD (Boston Dave) January 27th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    It’s refreshing to have a player like Swisher on the team.

    He works hard and he loves the pinstripes.

  7. RSM January 27th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I liked the Swisher trade at the time, and he has exceeded expectations. Easy guy to root for.
    Now, if we can just get him to relax in the playoffs!

  8. tyanksfan36 January 27th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Blake

    Who is becoming a free agent as an outfielder after 2011? It will probably depend on how he does this year. His postseason shortcoming might come into play but I really think if he is performing then they will keep him.

  9. kd January 27th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    bold prediction time here: swisher will put up far better numbers than jason werth

  10. blake January 27th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    “Who is becoming a free agent as an outfielder after 2011? It will probably depend on how he does this year. His postseason shortcoming might come into play but I really think if he is performing then they will keep him.”

    I would guess that if they do decide to make a change then it would be via trade. Swisher is good so they may well decide to just re-sign him when his contract is up….but we’ll just have to see. Justin Upton will be available at some point and Cash and Towers are buddies….

  11. pat January 27th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I like Swish best in small doses. His enthusiasm is great but I would find it exhausting after awhile.

  12. tyanksfan36 January 27th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Blake

    I think they’ll keep him around. He gets on base, hits homeruns and in 2010 he had a good defensive year. I think as long as he is producing there wouldn’t be a need to not re sign him. I really like his enthusiasm. I remember one game I went to, he struck out twice, my grandfather was complaining they shouldve replaced him. I told him that he will strikeout but eventually he will figure it out. Next at bat, he hit a home run.

  13. blake January 27th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    “bold prediction time here: swisher will put up far better numbers than jason ”

    I don’t know about far better but probably comparable and much better value per dollar

  14. blake January 27th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    tyanks,

    Yea he is 30 though and will be 32 in the offseason of 2012 when they would be making the decision (if they pick up his option). It will probably depend on how he’s playing, how they think he will age, and what other options they have.

  15. ericns1 January 27th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Swish!!

  16. Chase January 27th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Love Swisher.

    But I really hope Swisher stops being abysmal in the postseason.

    He has batted like .100 last 2 years beyond regular season. It’s hard to watch.

  17. RMS January 27th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Love Swisher. Plays hard, has fun and loves being a Yankee.

  18. Jerkface January 27th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Swisher hit .333 .385 .750 1.135 against the twins last postseason

  19. BD (Boston Dave) January 27th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    dammit Jerkface.

    you and your facts are always causing problems on here.

  20. Against All Odds January 27th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Sidenote: Knicks Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. kd January 27th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    blake,

    one more year of kevin long’s influence and werth crumbling under the pressure of that contract may make a big difference. i know it’s a stretch, but it would be awesome

  22. Rich in NJ January 27th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Twitter has served to further dumb down reporting.

  23. Tyler January 27th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I played against Tyler Hansbrough in the state playoffs in high school. He and his brother were men against boys. We did beat them in the 3rd place game though so I can take that to my grave.

  24. Tyler January 27th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    You got the feeling from the very first day Swish became a Yankee that he understood the honor it is to wear the pinstripes. He handled starting ’09 as a reserve to Nady with class even though he obviously wasn’t too pleased with being on the bench. He was one of the few guys in the lineup who performed above expectations last year. All that for Jeff Marquez and Wilson Betemit… That darn Cashman has no clue!

  25. Against All Odds January 27th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    “That darn Cashman has no clue!”

    lol, Only when it comes to pitching.

    Yea the Swisher acquisition has turned out great despite ppl being upset about his PS performances. I’m expecting another big yr.

  26. Betsy January 27th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I like Swish, but his awful post-seasons are concerning.

  27. Betsy January 27th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I’m not sure I would re-sign him after his contract expires……

  28. Jerkface January 27th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    In half his postseasons he got on base at an above average rate, regardless of how he hit. He didn’t make outs.

  29. Rich in NJ January 27th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    They may have to dump Swisher when his contract expires in two years (including options) in order to make room in the OF for Jeter……………..

  30. Jerkface January 27th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Swisher is a Yankee for 2 more years. Don’t have to worry about re-signing him or not.

  31. Betsy January 27th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    In which case I’m happy to have him for 2 more years.

  32. tyanksfan36 January 27th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Eh. Baseball is a team sport. If Swisher doesn’t hit then the rest of the team should pick him up and vice versa. They didn’t lose to Texas because Swisher wasn’t hitting, they lost because only Cano and Granderson were hitting and pitching fell off a mountain. I think that he had a lot of key hits that got them to the postseason in 2010, so I can overlook him not doing well in the postseason. There’s 9 guys that all have to be held accountable.

  33. randy l. January 27th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    “They may have to dump Swisher when his contract expires in two years (including options) in order to make room in the OF for Jeter……………..”

    naw, they’ll just move jeter to the gm position and move cashman.

  34. Rich in NJ January 27th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I doubt he’d accept the paycut, randy.

  35. randy l. January 27th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    yeah, but then he could sign himself again and put himself back at shortstop

  36. Rich in NJ January 27th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    He’s too clutch for that.

  37. LGY January 27th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Hamilton, Young, Kemp, BJ Upton other FA OF’s of note in 2 years.

  38. pak14life January 27th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Knicks WIN

  39. BoJo January 27th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I hope to see Bryce Harper replace him in RF in 2013! :lol:

  40. Jerkface January 28th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Jeter wouldn’t be able to handle the GM role, can’t give flip jeter answers to questions when you’re the GM.

  41. Jerkface January 28th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Plus the fans would eat him alive when they’d ask the injury status of yankee players and he’d look perturbed and say,’Everythings fine.’

  42. 4 NYY January 28th, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I like Swish, he loves being a Yank, and is a good influence on the team. So, I say : Go Swisher !!!

    No one hits when when they “choose” to ! ( be it in regular season, playoffs, or W.S. ) He’s damn good !!! ( not a super-star, but a good solid player ) He always give a good effort.

    All I need to see !!!

  43. LGY January 28th, 2011 at 12:36 am

    SG at rlyw updated his CAIRO standings a few days ago.

    Boston down to 94.9 wins. Yankees up to 90.3 wins. Rays up to 88.1 wins.

  44. Jerkface January 28th, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I thought Boston was going to rival the 27 Yanks? :x

  45. LGY January 28th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Face,

    I never got my order from this morning. Gotta share the bacon wealth.

  46. Jerkface January 28th, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I bought 3 pounds of centercut bacon from the store the other day. Its all mine.

  47. LGY January 28th, 2011 at 1:03 am

    :mad:

    With that much bacon you may not still be kicking by the time you get through it. And then it will be up for grabs.

  48. Jerkface January 28th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    A great dish is tossing linguine in some bacon, olive oil, and garlic. Its delicious.

  49. Pat M. January 28th, 2011 at 1:25 am

    I liked SG over at Replacement level Yankee…..That was my first Yankee hangout…….Too much on the computer stat sheets…..EB in LA is a smart baseball guy and there was a guy who went by Cowboy who was very funny but knew the game well…….I’m waiting on the Vegas lines which should be rolling out in a few weeks…..

  50. Pat M. January 28th, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Good Night all as last call has been called………Good Morning Morning People, and yes my pool service did have a young college coed assistant wearing glowing orange bikini top with white form fitting shorts…..They scopped all the leaves that attacked due to the Santa Ana wqinds yesterday…….I really didn’t mind at all…….Easy day to all my fellow LoHuders….

  51. Crawdaddy January 28th, 2011 at 5:45 am

    As of right now, it looks like Cashman isn’t going anywhere.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....;FEEDNAME=

  52. Crawdaddy January 28th, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Well, well, it looks like those words that Cashman spoke about Jeter looking at offers from other teams, actually, originated from Hal, himself. Also, Hal’s right about one thing. The old man was known to thrown darts at his own players, even ones that he beloved like Mattingly and Jeter. Perhaps, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree after all.


    Steinbrenner exonerated Cashman in all areas, except to say ownership was uncomfortable with how “personal” the Jeter negotiations became. However, Steinbrenner said he wrote the feisty rebuke that Cashman read after Jeter’s representative called negotiations “baffling.”

    Steinbrenner said: “I will return fire when fired upon. I do have some of the old man [George Steinbrenner] in me.”

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....z1CKG1CozG

  53. Crawdaddy January 28th, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Another NY Post article with some historical facts regarding Cashman’s role with the New York Yankees Brass.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....;FEEDNAME=

  54. upstate kate January 28th, 2011 at 6:55 am

    good morning early birds!!
    interesting links Craw

  55. Benny Blanco January 28th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Thank god Hal said something. Now we can put the “cash-bash” fest to rest for a little while.

  56. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Good morning.

    Thank you for those links Craw. Very informative and candid.

  57. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:03 am

    So, does this mean it’s time to bash Hal over the Jeter mess?

    Just kidding, that’s all behind us, and just goes to show you have little informed the fans are, before they lash out at the wrong people.

    As someone once said, A little knowledge is dangerous.

    Good morning all.

  58. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:05 am

    All I want to know is who’s our 5th SP.

  59. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Hey Al-

    Good morning.

    What’s the rumpus ?

    :)

  60. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Al-

    Our numero cinco will be Nova.

    It’s our numero quattro that’s in doubt.

  61. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Cashman offered AP $12M, maybe that’s a sign they’re talking, let’s hope so.

  62. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:08 am

    MTU -

    CC
    AJ
    AP
    PH
    IN

  63. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:08 am

    #4 should come from one of the following:

    Pettitte, Mitre, Colon, Millwood, The Duke, Big Freddy, or Bondo.

  64. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:09 am

    AP returns, ST in 3 weeks, road trip anyone.

  65. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Al-

    IF AP returns we are all set.

    if not ======> ?

  66. Doreen January 28th, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Good morning, morning people.

    Crawdaddy -

    Thanks for the links.

    :)

    Benny Bianco -

    Don’t be too sure of that.

    ****

    Can’t wait til my daughter goes to school today so I can watch the Cano special. I had to DVR it so she could watch Jeopardy last night.

  67. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Doreen -

    You allowed your daughter to watch Jepardy over Cano. DVR the game show, or get her her own TV.

    Got another Disney BB figure yesterday, they are cute.

    VW arrived yet?

  68. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Doreen-

    Why bother ?

    We all know that Cano is a lazy, shiftless, good-for-nothing Latin ballplayer who will never reach his cieling.

    And that he should have been traded long ago.

    :)

  69. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I before E, except after C. MTU – GB7 has gotten into your spelling B, I thought I was bad, which I am.

  70. Doreen January 28th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Big Al -

    Road trip. I wish….

    :)

    One year I’m going to make plans to get to spring training. A few years back, we were vacationing at Disney in March and we did go to a spring training game at the complex there. It was the Atlanta Braves against the Reds. It was fun, but it wasn’t the Yankees. :)

    Many, many years ago we visited my dad who lived in Stuart, Florida – ah, it was 1988 – and we went to see the Mets play a spring training game. The Mets of Gary Carter, Daryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez. I was a fan at the time. That was pretty neat.

    (For clarification, I started as a Mets fan; my husband has always been a Yankees fan. After the kids were born, I paid ZERO attention to baseball in favor of the purple dinosaur, etc. When I was ready to refocus – and kill the big purple dinosaur – it was the Yankees that I returned to baseball for because during the time I was out of it, my husband would be watching them. So I knew the Yankees and did not know any of the Mets at all.)

  71. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Al-

    Thank you for correcting Killer. He has been visiting. You know you can’t trust that dog.

    And he definitely can’t spell. He’s all paws.

  72. Doreen January 28th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Big Al -

    I got another figure and I didn’t open the box yet!

    The VW has not arrived yet. I am not in a hurry because I really am glad to not be driving it in this horrible, lousy weather with snow and salt and sand and slush. If it takes till spring I’ll be okay with it! I am looking forward to getting it, though.

  73. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Doreen -

    MTU is taking all of us to Tampa this spring, and JCPD will be feeding us Buffalo Hot Wings for breakfest, sorry you’ll miss the trip.

  74. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:23 am

    MTU -

    That’s it, always blame Killer!

  75. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Al-

    Got to blame somebody.

  76. Doreen January 28th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Big Al -

    Darn!

  77. upstate kate January 28th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    actually Comet usually tries to organize a ST trip…I think those Canadian winters get to him!

  78. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Al-

    Sure as heck couldn’t be my fault.

  79. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I think the Yankees should move their ST to AZ.

    :)

  80. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    MTU -

    No mountains to climb in Tampa, unless you consider the one AJ will be trying to get up in ST. MY RV dealer is in Tampa, we could check out the new line, and sleep in the RV’s, like we’re checking them out. Beats a hotel room.

  81. BoJo January 28th, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Good morning all

    Thanks for the links Crawdaddy

    Here is the next made-up controversy:

    “”Really, there are no problems at all,” Steinbrenner said. “Brian calls me on my cell phone more often than I would even like.”

    Hal doesn’t like all the phone calls Brian pesters him with!

  82. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    MTU -

    Bite your tongue. Will never happen, Tampa is the home base, besides, only the girly teams go to AZ.

  83. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Al-

    Yup. Flatter than an ironing board.

    AJ is workin’ hard. Hard work usually leads to success.

    You’ve got all the angles covered Al even the 180 which it seems you like to spring on RV dealers.

    :)

  84. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I think Cashman has his cell phone to his ear 20 hours a day. No doubt he’ll get brain cancer from it, if they’re right about that.

  85. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    MTU -

    The Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mtns. will be nice to visit in a couple months. Think about it. You could walk where only few men have gone before. PS, I’ll be waiting in the truck.

  86. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Al-

    OK. I won’t try to cheat you out of your precious ST.

    Too busy wandering the desert anyway.

    ;)

  87. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Been up all night, need some coffee. Back in a bit.

  88. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Al-

    Yeah sure. You’ll be waiting for me in the truck.

    With a shotgun.

    I’ve heard that one before.

    :)

  89. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    MTU -

    You’ll need to watch out for the Black Bears coming out of hibernation, don’t forget to look up, they love to climb trees, and they’re very hungry in the spring. Also, loads of Copperheads and Timber Rattlers, but you like them. You might just be glad to see me with that shot gun.

  90. pat January 28th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Good morning.

    Thank you for the Post link.

    Derek’s relationship with ownership is more important than Derek’s relationship with Cashman in the grand scheme of things so interesting Hal owned firing back after the “baffling” comment rather than leave it on Cash.

  91. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    MTU -

    There’s always a boat trip down the river, and we could stop by and listen to some of the locals playing bluegrass on their banjo.

  92. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Al-

    “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

    They match well with our Cougars, sidewinders, scorpions, and Gila
    monsters.

    Sounds like a refreshing change of pace.

    I should consider it.

    :)

  93. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    MTU -

    I love Cougars, they appreciate a younger man.

  94. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Al-

    Sounds like the shotgun is a very good idea if we’re going to have our “Deliverance”.

    I prefer we have the “Oh Brother where art thou ? ” experience.

    Love me some “Sirens”.

    ;)

  95. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Weird movie!

  96. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Al-

    90 year old ones though ?

    :)

  97. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Al-

    Great soundtrack. I am a BIG Coen Bros. fan.

    :)

  98. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Yeh, on life support at the home, at my age, that’s a challenge.

  99. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Clooney was strange character in that movie, seemed out of place for him.

  100. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Al-

    Just think of how happy you’ll make them.

    :)

  101. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Al-

    Good point. The casting could have been a little better. But he did a good job IMO.

  102. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    And I really dig “Pomade”.

    In my day it was called “Brylcreem”.

    Greasy kid’s stuff. A little dab would do ya’.

    :)

  103. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Don’t let Randy know about 90 year old cougars. He’s always looking to rob the cradle (even that may be too young for him, though).

  104. austinmac January 28th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Funny movie, but I personally loved The Big Lebowski best of all the wonderful Coen Brothers movies.

  105. Crawdaddy January 28th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    “Derek’s relationship with ownership is more important than Derek’s relationship with Cashman in the grand scheme of things so interesting Hal owned firing back after the “baffling” comment rather than leave it on Cash.”

    Whatever happened this offseason shouldn’t have any long-term effect as I think reasonable men can sit down and hash out their differences. There were mistakes made on both sides during those negotiations.

  106. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Old joke, a 95 year old man knocks on the door of a Cat House. When the madam answers, he asks if this is the Cat House, and she answers yes. The old man asks, about the young woman available, and the madam asks, how old are you, and he replys 95. The madam says 95, old man, you’ve had it, and he replys, How much do I owe you.

  107. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    GB-

    I though Randy only likes cadavers. They’re a real challenge. And he always likes a challenge.

    :)

  108. Betsy January 28th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Craw, thanks for posting. I never had a problem with Cash saying that -after all, I thought Close’s comments (and Close speaks for Jeter even if Jeter didn’t say anything himself) were beyond stupid. I mean, asking for the years and $$$ that they did was idiotic because he was never going to get them from anyone. It wasn’t the most ideal way to open negotiationis.

  109. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Yes…Barbara Feldon on a tiger skin rug.

  110. Betsy January 28th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Anyway, so Hal isn’t as much like his dad as his brother, but he’s still got that genetic code.

  111. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Austin-

    I have a hard time deciding but my favorite is “Blood Simple”.

    An absolute masterpiece IMO.

  112. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    GB7 -

    Watch out for MTU, he was blaming Killer for his poor spelling earlier.

  113. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    AL, “Killer” won’t go near a computer unless it has pizza sauce and spilled beer on it. That spelling was all MTU.

  114. Betsy January 28th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    That whole article is great. I think it wise that Hal came out and put a kibbosh on speculation about Cash. I guess I was wrong………….and I’m glad to be so.

  115. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    MTU -

    The problem would be Randy would tell us how the 90 + women in the Twin Cities were a better group, at a lower cost, than those available in NY, and would argue NY is doing a poor job, considering all the resources available.

  116. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Al-

    Or the one about the old woman who is asked :

    “How do you handle being bed ridden so much of the time ? ”

    Her reply: “Well it’s a bit tiring but it’s lot of fun.”

    :)

  117. pat January 28th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Crawdaddy

    I’m going to guess both sides had their say to each other prior to Derek’s press conference. Just interesting Hal would go into detail to make the correction now and bring it up again.

  118. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Anybody catch ” A Serious Man “. That’s one of their films that sort of flew under the radar.

    MTU,

    They’d be on my desert island list of filmmakers as well.

    And T-Bone can really write some catchy songs. I am no fan of country music but I really liked some of the songs he wrote for Crazy Heart.

  119. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    What Hal and Hank Steinbrenner and Cashman have said is baby crap compared to the outbursts of GMS. He never met a microphone, camera or note pad that he didn’t like.

  120. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    GB7 -

    With spring just around the corner, you’ll need to be giving Killer some more free time at night to visit his lady friends, this way when the games begin, he’ll not be getting into your pizza and beer while the games on.

  121. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Al-

    Yeah. maybe. Something like that.

    Or how important it was to always warmup first before entering the game.

    :)

  122. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    MTU -

    That’s what I’m talk’in about.

  123. Crawdaddy January 28th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    “I’m going to guess both sides had their say to each other prior to Derek’s press conference. Just interesting Hal would go into detail to make the correction now and bring it up again.”

    It tells me Hal’s tired of media types (Daily News) taking shots at his GM.

    Evidently, SJ44 was right about the Steinbrenners loving Cashman as both articles seem to confirm that assertion.

  124. Crawdaddy January 28th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    “What Hal and Hank Steinbrenner and Cashman have said is baby crap compared to the outbursts of GMS. He never met a microphone, camera or note pad that he didn’t like.”

    GB7,

    I agree their comments have been mild compared to the old George.

  125. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    “Killer” had better get a job. I’m tired of supporting his women and kids. I may have to change his name to Cromartie, Shawn Kemp or Elijah Dukes.

  126. Betsy January 28th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I’m tired too of the Daily Spew’s crap – good for Hal. And yep, everything Hal said in that article is complete confirmation of SJ’s posts about the matter.

  127. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    GB7 -

    I think a classic GMS statement was, he’s a Big Fat Toad.

  128. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Jeers-

    They have made quite a few great ones.

    I’m partial to the ones with the Western backdrops like NCFOM, and
    Blood Simple.

    people like Erin probably like “Fargo” best.

    The music soundtracks are dyn-o-mite. No question.

    Think they’ll ever make one about Ecuadorian surfers, or Wanderers in the Desert night ?

    :)

  129. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    GB7 -

    That’s rather harsh, putting Killer in with that crowd, Cromartie?

    9 kids with 8 woman, and can’t remember their names.

    Should change Cromartie’s name to alley cat.

  130. Betsy January 28th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Good stuff from Sherman:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....GoGr35XnnO

  131. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Al-

    Cromartie must be a Mormon.

    :)

  132. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    He’s from Utah.

  133. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    MTU -

    Again with the spelling, it’s moron!

  134. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Al-

    Let’s not get personal !

    :)

  135. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Got to go, mops want to go for a walk.

  136. Tar January 28th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    “In a strict baseball sense, Cashman was correct, but the business model of the Yankees pushes the team to keep historic players such as Rivera, Posada and Jeter in pinstripes and to make sure Jeter gets his 3,000th hit as a Yankee. ”

    Reading between the lines, Jeter makes the team a lot of money. I guess it turns out that the Jeter brand has value after all. :wink:

    In a nutshell that is what me and others were posting all along.

  137. upstate kate January 28th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    just listened to the Swish interview…gotta love Swish! He reminds me of a hyperactive puppy.

  138. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    They covered me in “Raising Arizona” I’m looking forward to seeing their version of True Grit.

    Let’s hope today is the day that our own cowboy from Houston decides to make that one last cattle drive.

  139. charlestonchew January 28th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Swisher is a highly productive player essentially in his prime who could bat 3rd or 4th on most teams. His OBP is great, his average is above average, he clubs homers and drives in runs. Put him 3rd or 4th in the lineup and he’ll get you 100+ RBI every year.

    In a down year offensively for the league, it’s not impossible that a guy like Swisher could get an MVP vote or two, finishing in the top 5. Of course, he’d have to separate himself from guys like Cano, Teix, and ARod, but he’s certainly got the ability to do so with a great year.

    Still unlikely, but that’s the kind of player he’s become for the Yankees. A great player, not just a good one.

  140. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Thing I admire about guys like Swisher, GGBG, Cano, and others is how hard they work. They are never satisfied and are always looking to improve.

    Those are the kinds of guys you want playin’ for your team.

    They stay hungry.

    :)

  141. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Jeers-

    Good god almighty. Do you ever have that right.

    Yeeee Haaaa !

    :)

  142. MG January 28th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    all winter long the blogs have been overrun with the Jeter contract, Cashman’s inaction and alleged poor relationship with ownership, and the rotation. All speculation with little or none of it based in truth, as the Hal interview makes very clear.

    In less than two weeks, after Andy announces he’s coming back, all will be fine in Yankee-land and they will be in position for another playoff-bound year.

    All of this sound and fury from the blogs is, as Shakespeare so aptly put it, ‘signifying nothing’. That’s why I virtually ignore the off season and wait for a real team to be on the field, playing real games, before coming to any conclusions about the Yankee chances of success during any season.

  143. Erin January 28th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I got up early today hoping the Cano special would be posted online and it was!!!! Excellent start to my day. I think Robbie is going to have another amazing year. I loved the segment with the kids-so cute. And I must say, he was looking mighty fine in that white T-shirt. :)

  144. BIG AL January 28th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    MG -

    Amen to that.

  145. Erin January 28th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    people like Erin probably like ?Fargo? best.

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

    Fargo is an excellent movie, but I get cold just thinking about it. ;)

    My favorite Coen Brothers movie: Raising Arizona. With an honorable mention to The Big Lebowski. And I just saw True Grit a couple of weeks ago and loved it

  146. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Geez Erin.

    Guess I had it wrong. I apologize.

    Just thought with the way your Winter has gone you could relate.

    :)

  147. MTU January 28th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I’m ready to hear, “Play Ball !”.

    :)

  148. Erin January 28th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    MTU- LOL

    Oh, I can relate, believe me. But luckily the midwest hasn’t gotten hit nearly as hard as the east coast has (so far anyway).

  149. Doreen January 28th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Tar -

    Yup.

    That’s why I was very surprised that there wasn’t, in my words, a “Jeter Fund,” carefully set aside in anticipation of the end of that contract. Not so much that he should get whatever he asked for, not that you write a blank check. Just, well, I didn’t think there’d be that much separation.

    But the one thing they did have to address was not the end of Jeter as a Yankee (Jeter will be a lifelong Yankee), but the end of Jeter as a player.

    upstate kate -

    Gonna have to take a listen later.

  150. Erin January 28th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    New Post- Pinch hitting: Doug Waage

    :arrow:

  151. 86w183 January 28th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Sherman’s article is spot on and one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

    I wrote after the Soriano signing that EVERY General Manager deals with “meddlesome” ownership and this reinforces my position. No G.M. has complete authority nor should he. Anyone who owns a team is going to wield veto power… some wield or more often (and mor publicly) than others but they ALL do it.

    Anyone see Freddy Garcia telling a Venezuelan newspaper that he wants to pitch for the Yankees? I’m okay with that.

  152. austinmac January 28th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    True Grit was great, but the best movie I have seen in quite awhile is The King’s Speech.

    Andy lives in the Urban Cowboy area. I always have been amazed he still lives in oil refinery central.

  153. Chuck58 January 28th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Jeers, True Grit was excellent, even if you loved the original, I think you’ll really enjoy it.
    Fargo. Eggs for breakfast :-)

  154. blake January 28th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Betsy,

    Yes, really good stuff from Sherman in that article. Sounds like a good system of checks and balances to me.

  155. metalhoops January 28th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Swishalicious!


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