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The possibility of Francisco Liriano

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 10, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the paragraph that sent Francisco Liriano’s name buzzing through trade rumors late last night.

With six pitchers vying for five spots in the Twins starting rotation, one possible solution is trading Francisco Liriano. Speaking to team officials recently, I’ve been surprised how open they are to this possibility, but the logic makes sense.

It’s from Joe Christensen’s story in the Star-Tribune, and given the Yankees current rotation, that paragraph has understandably sparked all sorts of speculation about the Yankees potential interest in the Twins’ starter.

Like Christensen said, the logic makes sense.

Being open to a trade, though, is not the same as pursuing a trade, and it’s certainly not the same as putting Liriano on the bargain rack. Small market teams occasionally have to trade a player like Liriano to keep the cycle of young talent flowing, and given Liriano’s reported asking price for an offseason extension, it makes sense for the Twins to at least consider the possibility.

That said, the Twins won the AL Central by six games last year — 13 games ahead of the third-place Tigers — and that was without Joe Nathan, and without Justin Morneau for much of the season. There’s no reason for the Twins to think they’re out of the hunt for 2011, and Liriano is still under team control through 2012.

The Twins don’t have to trade their best pitcher. They simply could trade him if the price is right. As long as he stays healthy — a concern for both the Twins and any potential trade partner — Liriano will still have considerable value in July, or in November, or next season.

That means Twins won’t necessarily push Liriano toward New York. The Yankees would have to lure him out of Minnesota. And he might very well be worth it. The Yankees almost certainly have a good enough farm system to make it happen, but as always, it’s a matter of value.

What would it take? And what is he worth?

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117 Responses to “The possibility of Francisco Liriano”

  1. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Bojo, don’t know if ever come across this guy… but base on our convo… you might like it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  2. Gish February 10th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Montero for Liriano, 1 for 1. Minnesota gets a DH/catcher to split time with Mauer. Yankees have catcher depth and need a lefty #2/3 type pitcher. I think this trade is a win for both sides. It’s never fun to give up a guy like Montero, but to make an omelette, you gotta crack a few eggs. The Yankees are not winning a World Series this year without another excellent starter, but they won’t lose it because of Montero. Romine and Sanchez take care of concerns about losing Montero in the longer term.

  3. blake February 10th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Liriano would potentially be a nice bridge to the young guys they have coming…..of course there is no bridge if you have to trade your best guys to get him. No Montero, No Banuelos, no Betances…..if a combo of anybody else could get him then you have to listen.

  4. DaSaint007 February 10th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Montero for anyone not named Felix Hernandez or Josh Johnson or that ilk is not happening.

    Liriano for Joba, Romine, and Brackman I would do.

  5. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    What would it take? And what is he worth?
    ———
    I suspect we will discuss this ad nauseum til we find out MN never had any intentions in dealing him at all… I am F.L. out already/

  6. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks Cash! I like him!

    Are you familiar with Joe Purdy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTdCzIduUb4

  7. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Chad–

    You have to keep up with the board. We figured this all out in this morning’s session.

    Bottom line_nice pick-up but we don’t want to give up a top 10 prospect for him due to injury risk. I think consensus was to move Kei Igawa for him.

    :lol:

  8. Joe from Long Island February 10th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Cashmoney – I suspect you’re right.

  9. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I heard of him but never actually listen to any of his riff. I suspect you like Nick Drake, Elliot Smith and Devendra banhart and possibly Belle and Sabastian if u like folksy acoustic.

  10. G. Love February 10th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Montero for Liriano in any deal should get a GM fired and I’m an anti-prospect hugger.

    This is not the pitcher you trade your best chips for.

  11. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Yeah–I love folk accoustic and especially accoustic covers of rock songs. That’s why Boyce Avenue is on my list (check them out on Youtube).

  12. Betsy February 10th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Unless he’s hurt or he’s a ticking timebomb, it makes no sense for the Twins to get rid of Liriano. I’m suspicious, so I wouldn’t pursue him.

  13. blake February 10th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Phelps is a very Twinish pitcher…..maybe they’d want him

  14. Benny Blanco February 10th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Liriano is 26 years old. What’s a realistic package one can put together that minn would be interested in?

    Does the risk outweigh the rewards in this particular instance or is it vice versa?

  15. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Here is another great Joe Purdy song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  16. blake February 10th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    My guess is are just gauging his value right now sorta like Towers did with Upton….if somebody makes a big offer then maybe they’d deal him bit otherwise I really don’t see how they could this time of year.

  17. m February 10th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Toronto was open to trading Halladay, too. We gotta suffer through another season of yeah, ok, never mind?

    This isn’t about 6 guys for 5 slots when the guy is your best pitcher, and you’ve got Pavano year to year. This is about selling high.

  18. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Thx Bojo, I like his vocal.

  19. MTU February 10th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Blake-

    I agree with your take.

    The Twins are under no pressure to move Liriano at this point.

    I think they would have to be blown away to deal him now.

  20. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    blake February 10th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    My guess is are just gauging his value right now sorta like Towers did with Upton….if somebody makes a big offer then maybe they’d deal him bit otherwise I really don’t see how they could this time of year.
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    It seems to me like a REALLY, REALLY strange time of year to float a player out to guage his worth. That seems like winter meetings kind of thing to do.

    Doing this just before ST and letting the word out speaks to me of a club looking to move a player. Otherwise they would wait until July.

    I won’t be surprised to see him moved before end of ST.

  21. donnie23 February 10th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    They don’t need a catcher. Betances, nunez, adams, and phelps gets it done, but cash won’t do that.

  22. blake February 10th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Bojo,

    Never hurts to see what you might could get for a guy later or to see if some desperate team might overpay significantly before the season starts.

    MTU,

    Yea I don’t either ….I like Liriano and would love to get him but Im guessing the price tag would be really high right now.

  23. blake February 10th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I would do Brackman, Nunez, Phelps, and Adams……and suspect Cashman might as well. Don’t know if the Twins would or not……probably not right now.

  24. Jackson February 10th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Let’s see how ST shakes out first before trying to meet the demands of the Twinkies.

  25. tyanksfan36 February 10th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I’m pretty sure the Twins don’t want another above average sized catcher. I’m not familiar with their needs but I’m sure catcher isn’t one of them.

  26. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Blake or anyone–

    Does anyone else recall a team announcing they are open to moving a significant player just before ST opened? I can’t for the life of me recall that ever happening before where it didn’t lead to a quick trade. If they weren’t serious to move him, they run a big risk in disturbing team focus during ST IMO.

  27. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Also, announcing it and confirming rumors seems strange when they could just as easily deny the rumors and keep it quiet.

  28. donnie23 February 10th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Brackmans ml contract makes him less valuable in trades.

  29. m February 10th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    The Twins didn’t expect Andy to take so long to make his decision. :?

  30. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I wonder IF Csahman were able to acquire Liriano for say only Kei Igawa, would it silence his critics or would they just continue berating him.

  31. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    m February 10th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    The Twins didn’t expect Andy to take so long to make his decision.
    ____________
    LOL! Good point!

  32. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    BoJo, dunno, I am sure there were a few in the annals of baseball history. But the… i haven’t heard a squat from the twins org though. Just a journalist here and a source there.

  33. blake February 10th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Bojo,

    We just don’t know the seriousness of the reports…..it could be overblown and just a club official making conversation with a reporter….who knows. I just can’t see a contending team trading their best pitcher before the season starts without a big return……especially when he is making less than 5 million bucks. My guess is that they know the Rangers and Yankees need starting pitching and want to see if one of them will make an offer they can’t refuse.

  34. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I think Cashman is going to stick to his plan of patience and not make any knee jerk moves until he accesses what he has in his own stable once camp opens.

  35. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    ‘I wonder IF Csahman were able to acquire Liriano for say only Kei Igawa, would it silence his critics or would they just continue berating him’.

    +++++++++++++++++++

    A bit of sarcasm perhaps ? Reminds me of another poster who makes similar comments.

  36. 108 stitches February 10th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    With the Twins having 6 pitchers vying for 5 spots, it’s in their best interest to wait until late in March to deal Liriano in the event of a spring training injury.
    At the same time, Cashman / Girardi need to see what they have for options with the back end of the rotation from the present roster.
    Cashman has time to configure a deal he’s comfortable with to get Liriano if a deal is on the table after about March 20.
    Meanwhile, Yankee major league scouts will see every spring outing of Liriano’s if it becomes serious.

  37. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    blake February 10th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Bojo,

    We just don’t know the seriousness of the reports…..it could be overblown and just a club official making conversation with a reporter….who knows. I just can’t see a contending team trading their best pitcher before the season starts without a big return……especially when he is making less than 5 million bucks. My guess is that they know the Rangers and Yankees need starting pitching and want to see if one of them will make an offer they can’t refuse.
    ++++++++++++++
    Could be…never seen it done like that before, but maybe it is a bold move that is brilliant if he can get better prospects at this stage than a July trade. Not sure he can, but proof is in the pudding.

  38. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    typo… puddin

  39. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Duh! I mean pudding!

  40. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Need new glasses.

  41. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I’m no fan of Cashman’s judgment and creativity, but I think he has a great work ethic and is on the job 24/7. It’s no secret to him and everyone else in baseball that the Yankees have a huge rotation problem and I would imagine he has inquired about Liriano and many other pitchers. Fans are rarely going to know who and what any given pitchers price is.

  42. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    New Thread —-> Bojo needs new glasses.

  43. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Maybe Igawa will surprise and crack the ML rotation. After all the Yankees are desperate.

  44. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    GS wears glasses ? ?

  45. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    the twins want the yankees to think they have to ‘lure him out of the twins’ when in fact, they floated this idea through a reporter covering the team. imo

    i think they want to move him before he gets injured again, and they are trying to shop him while maintaining that they never even said he was available.

    still while the twins are a very good team for the RS, if they lose liriano, they have no chance of going to the WS, imo.

    but i think they are really worried about another injury more than anything.

    i say proceed with caution. offer our price, not thiers and dont buy the idea you have to lure him away.

  46. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Ys Guy

    I agree.

    Cashmoney–

    Perhaps you can host a telethon?

  47. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    WC, don’t think the NYY has ‘huge’ problem in the starting rotation. They have a problem, Yes, with Andy retiring. If Mitre was my number 2 then we have a huge problem. nonetheless, the rotation def could use a little help from my friends….

  48. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    you have excellent taste bojo!

    (actually i was referring to you’re appreciation of The Kinks, not my post…lol)

  49. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Nah bojo, I will just call Ninja cash and slot u in for the fifth spot. Got to warn ya, it’s prolly gonna be ML min.

  50. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    YS Guy–

    I love collecting music from various eras. And I especially enjoy getting rare accoustic covers or live performances…and the Kinks never disappoint in either.

  51. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Nah bojo, I will just call Ninja cash and slot u in for the fifth spot. Got to warn ya, it’s prolly gonna be ML min.
    ++++++++++++++
    I’ll give you the usual 15%!

  52. Wave Your Hat February 10th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I thought we hashed this out this morning.

  53. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    If Smith’s dealings with the Yankees with regard to trading Santana offer any insight, no reasonable deal can be made.

  54. Wave Your Hat February 10th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    “WC, don’t think the NYY has ‘huge’ problem in the starting rotation.”

    I think that all depends on context.

    If you mean do the Yanks have a rotation competitive with most teams, then there’s no huge problem.

    If you mean do the Yanks have a rotation capable of winning the WS, then there’s a huge problem.

  55. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    i really think smith was so afraid of being schooled by the yankees, that he missed out on the best deal he could have gotten for santana. but he was brand new then and hopefully isnt as insecure by now.

  56. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Cashman doesn’t have a long history of schooling other GMs.

  57. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    WYH, I think they are one legit 2 away to be a serious WS contender, if u agree with that promise, then it’s not a ‘huge’ problem. but a problem.

  58. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    *premise

  59. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    the yankees rotation in the PS will not be the same rotation they go north with. they will get another pitcher if they need it by the trade deadline, but will give aj, nova and mirtre/garcia a chance to show what they have in the 1st half. if aj recovers and hughes advances, then you are looking for a back of the rotation spot, it aj continues to suck, they need something better.

    its not the best, but im ok with it.

  60. Wave Your Hat February 10th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    :WYH, I think they are one legit 2 away to be a serious WS contender, if u agree with that promise, then it’s not a ‘huge’ problem. but a problem.”

    I’m not convinced of that, but assuming you are right, getting that #2 at this point could be a huge problem. I’m not convinced your position is right, because even if we get a #2, there’s still the AJ and #5 starter issues.

  61. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    “Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    Cashman doesn’t have a long history of schooling other GMs”

    i didnt say it was logical, i just think he was somewhat intimidated.

    i also didnt say the he’s a great (or even good) g.m…..

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Is it really necessary to parse words and engage in a semantics battle? Huge problem, problem, call it whatever you want. The rotation right now is ___________________ (fill in the blank). Perhaps we can agree on uncertain? This is no secret in baseball.

  63. Wave Your Hat February 10th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    “Perhaps we can agree on uncertain?”

    I lean toward “huge problem”.

  64. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Ys Guy

    I think it was about two things:

    1) He didn’t want to risk the ire of the Twins’ fanbase when Santana played in their park wearing a Yankee uniform unless he got what he believed was an offer that he couldn’t refuse;

    2) Some GMs demand what amounts to a a Yankee tax in any trade. Smith may be one of them.

  65. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I believe Kenny Williams matriculated at the Brian Cashman School of General Management and was schooled and graduated in the Swisher era.

  66. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    uncertain is a good one. if hughes takes another step up, he is a #2, thus lessening what you need from aj. in that case you might only need an upgrade at #4, no great obstacle to overcome there.

    if hughes is the 2nd half hughes from last year, you need a #2 which is a much bigger nut to crack.

    me i think the first scenario is where we’re headed and we will be fine.

  67. blake February 10th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Cashman doesn’t have a history of being schooled by other GM’s either …..he schooled Kenny Williams pretty good on Swisher.

  68. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    agreed rich. i think its a really stupid way to operate, especially considering that the yankees arent in his division, but thats the way he saw it then.

    but having gone through that, and knowing now that he got squat for one of the premier pitchers in baseball, maybe he will look at it differently.

    basically,he schooled himself.

  69. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    bojo, thats elequent, but williams had a WS ring before swisher ever came along.

  70. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    you kinda have to put swisher on ozzie. williams was just trying to clean up what ozzie screwed up.

  71. joeman February 10th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Minn could use a Out & middle In fielder ………

  72. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    blake

    I wasn’t trying to diss Cashman. My point was simply that he probably doesn’t strike fear in other GMs, except when it comes to bidding for free agents.

  73. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    bojo, thats elequent, but williams had a WS ring before swisher ever came along.
    +++++++++++++
    Yeah, true….and I agree it was Ozzie’s fault. I just wanted to say matriculated….

    :lol:

  74. Jerkface February 10th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    My point was simply that he probably doesn’t strike fear in other GMs, except when it comes to bidding for free agents.

    Does any GM strike fear in the heart of other GMs?

  75. RS February 10th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I would offer Betances, Romine, Phelps, and an infielder (not Nunez) for Liriano. Absolute untouchables are Montero and Banuelos.

  76. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Jerkface February 10th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    My point was simply that he probably doesn’t strike fear in other GMs, except when it comes to bidding for free agents.

    Does any GM strike fear in the heart of other GMs?
    ______________________
    You took the words right out of my fingers. If any GM consistently schools others, no one will trade with him…and most GMs want both sides to do well so they can trade another day.

  77. BoJo February 10th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    If I were Cashman, I’d get Charlie Sheen to invite Bill Smith to a party and get pictures. Then I would trade Kei Igawa for Liriano and Mauer.

  78. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    “Does any GM strike fear in the heart of other GMs?”

    Jerry West, in his prime maybe.

  79. blake February 10th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Rich,

    I know….I was just sayin. I think other GMs make it hard on him by not asking the same prices of him as they do other teams. His best work in the trade market often involves him saying no to ridiculous prices.

  80. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    jerry west…..that name!!!

    he haunts me to this day, hitting shots from anywhere on the floor, shoveing a dagger into the heart of a young knicks fan back in the day.

    THAT guy was MONEY!!!

  81. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I do think there are clubs in the league rather not deal with the NYY. talents ultimately will win out in any deal i suppose. But if you are richest, best looking kid on the block and trotting around with new hot gf every year. There prolly are some degrees of jealousy and envy from other clubs. kind of human nature.

  82. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I tend to agree with the ‘huge problem’ of the rotation, pending on what we see once camp opens.

  83. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    YS:

    Celtics / Lakers on TNT now with Jerry West watching from the suite atop the arena.

  84. Pat M. February 10th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I have the Lakers plus 3

  85. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Speaking of trotting around with hot chicks (or in this case hot bodies), I just read that Sean Penn is with Scarlett Johansson. Good for him.

  86. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    who is your source Rich? My source mere confirms that there are doing it but remain friends emotionally.

  87. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    *they

  88. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    CM

    That’s deep.

    This was linked at WWTDD.

  89. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    vinyard, they’d better get a guard up to the suite to cover him….

  90. blake February 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Omar Minya struck fear…….with Mets fans.

  91. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Clyde: “Jerry who?’”

  92. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Clyde was never a GM.

  93. G. Love February 10th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    The Twins sent out a trial balloon through their press to see how far Texas and the Yankees would go for Liriano.

    They’re hoping one of the organizations is willing to get fleeced for a guy with injury concerns that the Twins don’t see as a longterm Twin.

    I said it earlier, if Texas and their moron owner think it’s him against NY for this players, the Twins will get their pick of the Rangers farm system.

    I don’t see Liriano coming here and I don’t think Cashman is taking this bait.

  94. Cashmoney February 10th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    off to a game. Good nite Gents.

  95. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    clyde was great, but when the game was on the line, west would kill you.

    wilt was gonna get his 35, baylor was a beast, but we could hang with them, but when it came down to crunch time, you just knew what was coming…mr.clean and c ya next time!

  96. m February 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    “You know..The Logo”. :P

    Should they change the logo? And to who?

  97. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    No, they should leave the logo, but if they changed it, it would have to be Jordo. (not a typo)

  98. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Rich – Talking about Clyde Frazier in response to Ys Guy’s comment about Jerry West. I understand being a Celtics fan you wouldn’t agree. Try to keep up ok?

  99. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    ys guy – not in 1969-70

  100. Against All Odds February 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I can’t do the arrow thing so…new thread

  101. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    WCRSF

    If you don’t write jokes for a living, you really should.

  102. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    YS: West could and probably can still light it up.

    Rich: WCYF was making a joke about Clyde Frazier vs. West not his ever being a GM.

  103. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    WCYF; Yes, in 69-70 as well even though the Knicks were champs that year I believe.

  104. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Too bad you can’t package boredom and yawns Rich.

  105. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Vineyard – not much you can do about a dim bulb, don’t waste your time.

  106. LGY February 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Cash was just as willing as Daniels to pay the freight for Lee last year at the deadline. The only difference is that Seattle took the offer from Texas
    G Love

  107. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Oh, that was a joke…

  108. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    clyde got ripped off not winning that finals mvp. willis’s thing was awesome and maybe the most thrilling moment in garden history, but clyde was the mvp. i think he put up 35 or something in game 7

  109. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Yes they sure were Vineyard and what a team that was. Emphasis on team. That was some year in New York sports.

  110. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Ys yes sir! Clyde had 36 and was 12-12 from the charity stripe.

  111. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    ‘Too bad you can’t package boredom and yawns Rich’.

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

    WCYF: And don’t forget those all important, critical sabermetrics. Heaven forbid !

  112. Ys Guy February 10th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Ys yes sir! Clyde had 36 and was 12-12 from the charity stripe.

    …and had to guard mr clean!

  113. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    West was an unbelievable player, no question. I have never seen anyone stop on a dime and shoot the jumper with perfect form the way he did.

  114. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    New Post ——>

  115. Vineyard Yankee February 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    WCYF: Now that you mention it that was a heck of a year for the Knicks and the last one as well ( other than 73 ), almost 40 years ago. What a drought.

  116. West Coast Yankee Fan February 10th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Sahara Desert like.

  117. 4 NYY February 10th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Igawa is Kei !!!

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