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Done deal

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

See what happens when you go outside for a coffee? News starts to break that’s hardly news at all.

Nothing surprising here, negotiations between the Yankees and Brian Cashman have apparently come to a conclusion.

Yesterday I heard that the deal was all but done, just tying up loose ends. Looks like it’s finished now. It’s been moving in this direction since the end of the division series.

The Yankees have made it clear that Cashman will not be commenting on anything until after the weekend, so it looks like there won’t be anything official until Monday.





51 Responses to “Done deal”

  1. kd October 28th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    love the new ‘stealth mode’ yankees.

    getting the job done without drama.

    sign cc, bring freddy back…

    then go into stealth mode and find another granderson-type deal

  2. LGY October 28th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    John and Suzyn are familiar which gives you a sense of comfort but they are pretty much awful at their jobs.

    I have to check gameday at red lights to have any idea what’s going on.

  3. 98NYY October 28th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Even with the Yanks not making it far in the series…Cash is to be admired for not trading away the future. Now keep Montero and I would agree with an extended tenure.

  4. blake October 28th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    “I have to check gameday at red lights to have any idea what’s going on”


  5. LGY October 28th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    John and Suzyn make you feel like they aren’t even at the ballpark.

    It sounds like two people relaying info about a game they are listening to on the radio.

  6. tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I agree. As I said above, a calm announcer (or team), with plenty of ambient sound, on the radio is way better than most TV broadcasts. Something about the “theater of the mind”.

  7. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    In the AFL, Segedin is 1-3 with a 2 run triple and Joseph is 1-2 with a sac fly to tie the Phoenix game at 5-5

  8. blake October 28th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Nothing better than ……it is high……it is far……it ……….caught.

  9. m October 28th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hopefully Selig is to too giddy to slap a fine on you, Chad, for announcing major deals during the WS!

  10. LockDown October 28th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Lock Down -

    Are you saying chipping into a lead doesn’t count? And at what point? 2 runs down? 3? 4?

    All runs have value no matter when they come.

    Do you really think that this was the point of my post? really?

    If this is the case, then believe what you want. I don’t think I can explain any better than I already have about my opinion of swisher.

    We’ll agree to disagree on the value of PS swisher to this team.

  11. MTU October 28th, 2011 at 5:28 pm


    Now get CC done before he opts out.


  12. 108 stitches October 28th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    It was a foregone conclusion that Cashman wasn’t going anywhere else. After tonight he can put his plans in place and as usual, never tipping his hand. Free agents have 5 days to file beginning tomorrow.

  13. m October 28th, 2011 at 5:38 pm


    FA have 5 days. CC has 3 days. A-rod opted out during the WS?

  14. BJK October 28th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Reaction from the “Evil Empire” about news of Sterling’s return.

  15. BJK October 28th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Reaction from Scranton about news of Sterling’s return.

  16. JM October 28th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    From It is High…..Red Sox’ Dictionary of Baseball Slang….


  17. JM October 28th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    From It is High…..Red Sox’ Dictionary of Baseball Slang….


  18. JM October 28th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Oops, sorry for double post, but they are actually different links….

  19. Unnamedsource October 28th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I am posting my speculation as to the players in the Yankee organzation who will be deemed minor league free agents sometime next week depending upon how Bud’s clock is running, all pursuant to Major League Rule 55 which is available for review at Cot’s Contracts, which is linked on this blog. The rule sets forth the criteria for inclusion on the list.

    First, the pitchers: Ronny Marte, Jose Quintana, Logan Kensing, Mark Prior, Eric Wordekemper, Wilkins Arias, Grant Duff, Steve Garrison, Brad Halsey, Kei Igawa, Jeff Marquez, Josh Schmidt, Noel Castillo, Kelvin Perez, and Francisco Castillo.

    Second, the catcher: P. J. Pilittere

    Third, the infielders: Doug Bernier, Mike Lamb, Luis Nunez, Reegie Corona, Walter Ibarra, Jose Mojica.

    Last, the outfielders: Jordan Parraz, Marcus Thames, Abraham Almonte

    I did not include Zoilo Almonte on the list because, earlier this month, MLBAM indicated in a transaction report available on the Yankees “official” website that Zoilo Almonte had been “assigned to the New York Yankees.” That designation is a little bit cryptic at this season, but I am interpreting this to mean that the Yankees are going to purchase the contract and put him on the 40-man roster soon.

    I did include Marcus Thames on the list even though I have no idea whether he is still in the organization or not. In July, 2011, he was reported to have signed a minor league contract with the Yankees. I don’t believe he was ever added to any minor league roster and I know he never appeared in any organization minor league games. I also have not seen any report that he was released. Was he injured? Anyone with a status report on Thames would be appreciated.

    I also included several players like Garrison, Marquez, and Corona who were outright assigned from the 40-man roster either late in the season or after the season. I know that, with some of them, it was said that they “accepted the assignment” to the minor leagues but that phrase doesn’t mean much when it has been more than six years since the player signed his first minor league contract and the current minor league season is over. So unless they signed a new contract for 2012, which is not what was announced, “accepted the assignment,” in the context of such players, means “will become a minor league free agent in early November anyway.”

    I take it that the Yankee braintrust felt that pitchers such as Prior and Halsey just did not have enough left to be helpful to the major league club after enough year of trying? Anyone who can provide any late season reports on them would be appreciated.

    Of course, this list could change if some of the minor league free agents to be have either signed again, without announcement, for 2012 or sign a new contract before Bud’s emancipation proclaimation. In additon, the contract of someone like Parraz could be purchased for new inclusion on the 40-man (unlikely I think, but then again, Zoilo Almonte was a surprise to me).

  20. Unnamedsource October 28th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Sorry, the word should have been “proclamation” rather than “proclaimation.”

  21. pat October 28th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    The Rangers dugout phone must have God on speedial

    BloggingBombersMark Feinsand
    Washington: “The Lord just didn’t want this to end in six. That’s all.” #WorldSeries

  22. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    The only three players that will be added to the 40 man roster from that list are Abraham Almonte. Jose Quintana and Luis Nunez. One other possibility would be Walter Ibarra.

  23. BJK October 28th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Ledger_Yankees John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman return to Yankees’ radio booth: Yankees GM Brian Cashman involved in minor car accident


    Coincidence? I think not.

  24. BJK October 28th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    pat October 28th, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    The Rangers dugout phone must have God on speedial

    BloggingBombersMark Feinsand
    Washington: “The Lord just didn’t want this to end in six. That’s all.” #WorldSeries


    I hear if Game 7 goes into extra innings, they’re going to stop playing and give the rings to the team that prays the best.

  25. Pat M. October 28th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Unnamedsource…..Can’t speak for anybody else here, but I’m impressed with your contribution….Good stuff !!!!

  26. pat October 28th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    but the Cards dugout phone can’t even call the bullpen clearly. Coincidence?

  27. blake October 28th, 2011 at 6:34 pm



  28. blake October 28th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Swisher has limited no-trade clause. #Yankees waiting for him to submit list then will almost certainly pick up $10.25M option

    3 hours ago via TweetDeck

  29. blake October 28th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Joelsherman1 3 hours My hunch remains #Yankees’ 1st offer similar to 5-$120M #Phillies signed Lee. Theory: Lee took less overall $ to be where wanted (cont)

    Joelsherman1 3 hours until Wednesday, midnight, to void final 3 yrs of contract. #Yankees have proposal set, haven’t sent to CC’s agts yet #Yankees

    Joelsherman1 3 hours Commish Office sent memo out today re-setting clock for begin offseason from tomorrow noon to Sunday midnight. So that means CC has (cont)

    Joelsherman1 3 hours Think #Yankees will keep Swisher rather than pursue Beltran, but want to see no-trade list to see where they may have options to move him

  30. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Info on Sabathia offer

  31. Pat M. October 28th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    They’ll be a good number of clubs interested in Nicky boy, one whose park sits in the shadow of the Bay Bridge….

  32. Tyler October 28th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Just arrived at game 7… My friend was telling me there was a pretty large amount of rangers fans here last night. Wonder if that will be the same for tonight.

  33. m October 28th, 2011 at 7:11 pm


    I heard big crowd noise when Texas was scoring runs. I was surprised, because I had always heard that St. Louis had tru-blue fans (i.e. “the best fans in the world!!!!!) Those oil-rich Ranger fans infiltrated in Game 6.

  34. kd October 28th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    pat m,

    think swisher and romine could get cain?

    posey’s bat might be too good to let him catch for too much longer

  35. m October 28th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    The only bad thing is that Swisher had arm issues this past year.

    Not sure he could be as effective in SF’s right field as he is at Yankee Stadium.

  36. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    In the AFL,

    Rob Segedin was 1-5 with a 2 run triple

    Corbin Joseph was 2-4 with an RBI double and a sac fly

    Preston Claiborne pitched a scoreless inning with 1 hit. 0 wa;lds, 0 strikeouts

    Chase Whitley pitched a scoreless inning, 1 hit, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

  37. BJK October 28th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I think if the Giants were going to move Cain, they’d target players that were younger/under team control for more than a year.

  38. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    NYYs would be better off making Jorge Vazquez and Pena/Pirela/Luis Nunez part of that deal instead of Nunez and taking back Huff with SF sending about 3 mil back.

  39. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Unnamed source (or anyone) -

    Will Pilitiere (catcher) retire and perhap work for organization in other capacity?

  40. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    All Nunez and Romine will get from that pitching staff is Jonathon Sanchez

  41. Tyler October 28th, 2011 at 7:28 pm


    Lots came because of the opportunity to see that first championship. Looks like less here tonight. Game 7 tickets were basically a free for all. Just hoping for a good game. Weather is pretty good… a bit chilly.

  42. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Pilitiere will stay with the Yanks and catch and be the designated DL guy. He was with Arizona last winter and cut but came back to the Yankees. Strictly filler and an organization guy.

  43. Pat M. October 28th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    kd…..Cain would yield more than Swis & Austin and as BJK pointed out The Giants would younger players added to the equation…..Just think what SF would get at the trade deadline for him ???

  44. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    GB7 -

    Pilitiere just always seems like a guy you’d always want in your organization no matter what capacity. Thanks.

  45. kd October 28th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    guess it’s wait till free agency for the yankees….

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm


    Them’s my Yankees! Good for you Brian and good for us.

    GO CARDS!!!

    Will be joining a little late, but I’ll be there. Woo hoo!!!

  47. Bret The Hitman October 28th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I agree that SF would be interested in Swish’s bat but not for Matt Cain. Would you deal him for Jonathon Sanchez?

  48. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank October 28th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I don’t get it? Yanks don’t know swishers no trade list?

  49. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Maybe it changes each season?

  50. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    PhilHughes65 Phil Hughes
    Shot a 96, yikes

  51. Duh Innings October 29th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Great. This guy hasn’t landed a star player via trade in his prime since 2003 (A-rod), landed a star player just past his prime since 2004 (Randy Johnson), developed enough talent to get Cliff Lee, or had the foresight to get Doug Fister, he has been the g.m. of four embarrassing postseasons from 2006 on (2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011) plus no postseason in 2008, so let’s REWARD HIM with a new contract. Spare me 2009 when all he did was sign Sabathia, Teixiera, and Burnett, and re-sign Pettitte. He got lucky with Swisher who the ’09 Yanks could’ve won it all without (nothing against Swish who I love but he wasn’t indispensable.) And even then in 2009 he needed to bring back “The Core Four” developed under Gene Michael.

    All Cashman does is sign and keep players.

    I guarantee you he will not land an ace, #2 starter, or any other major impact player via trade next year. ‘Kinda hard to when you’ve developed exactly ONE player who has been an above average or better player for three or more consecutive years as a Yankee (Cano.) Robertson and Gardner are the only other Yankees he developed. who have amounted to a hill of beans for three or more years in a row.

    The guy is a fraud and I don’t like the re-signing, but I will grin and bear it. His return is more there aren’t any quality free agent g.m.s out there this offseason than he is the man for the job.

    I would’ve loved it if the Yanks had snatched Theo Epstein from Boston. Theo is a great g.m. the Cubs are lucky to have and if he somehow builds a World Champion with them, he is hands-down the greatest modern-day g.m. World Series titles with the Red Sox then the Cubs? Wow! Who knows? Did anyone really think this kid would build not one but TWO World Series champions out of Boston? I sure didn’t, certainly not after Game 3 of the 2004 A.L.C.S.

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