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Now it all begins (but not really)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The World Series is over, but Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Union have jointly announced that they are delaying the start of the offseason. From the press release:

The Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced that in connection with the collective bargaining process they have agreed to delay the start of the free agency period for 24 hours, to 12:01 a.m. (EST), Sunday, October 30th. 

The players association will release its list of free agents and potential free agents on Sunday, and those free agents will be able to sign contracts with new teams beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.

It’s already been clarified that the official start of free agency has no affect on CC Sabathia’s situation. His contract says he has until three days after the World Series to decide whether to opt out, so he’ll have to make that decision by Monday. 

Three other key dates to keep in mind…

November 23
Last date for teams to offer salary arbitration to ranked free agents. The deadline is at midnight.

December 7
Last date for a player who declared free agency to accept an arbitration offer from his former team. The deadline is midnight.

December 12
Last date to tender contracts. Again, the deadline is midnight.

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75 Responses to “Now it all begins (but not really)”

  1. RadioKev October 29th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Has a top free agent pitcher to be ever tanked as badly as CJ Wilson did in the post season?

  2. ron October 29th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Just what we need.

    Another player making 24 million for 7 years.

  3. upstate kate October 29th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Interesting that, according to rumors, TX will offer a boatload of cash for CC but have no interest in CJ.

  4. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    This snow is unbelievable.

  5. 108 stitches October 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    With a weak free agency year, the GM meetings December 5-8 in Dallas are likely to be more active than in recent years.

  6. Nick in SF October 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Cashman is making it snow for CC?

  7. Villa Nova-Ya October 29th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Sure, Nick. Christmas in October for CC!

  8. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    It’ll be a green Christmas for Sabathia as he’s buried in a blizzard of greenbacks

  9. Bronx Jeers October 29th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Why is Reggie Jackson attacking a man that´s been dead for 22 years?

  10. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Cashman is making it snow for CC?

    ——-

    Cash made it rain for AJ. That wasn’t gonna cut it for CC though.

  11. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    B. Jeers,

    Because he didn’t have the guts to do it when Martin was alive

  12. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Need some Lohud culinary expertise.

    Favorite restaurant in Boston?

  13. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    It’s long past time that the yanks cut ties with Jackson.

  14. Bronx Jeers October 29th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Because he didn’t have the guts to do it when Martin was alive

    ———————————————————————–

    Apparently so.

    I guess Reggie´s not smart enough to realize that he´s just helping to confirm anything bad Billy ever said about him.

  15. Bronx Jeers October 29th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Favorite restaurant in Boston?

    ————————————-

    Giacomo´s.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/giacomos-ristorante-boston

    There´s also a 2nd one on Columbus in Back Bay. And the lobster roll at Neptune Oyster is worthy of all the hype it receives.

  16. austinmac October 29th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    GB,

    I too thank you for your service. We would all be screwed(French term) without folks like you.

    Now, get back to keeping us updated on winter league activity.

  17. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks Bronx.

  18. RadioKev October 29th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    LGY October 29th, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    Need some Lohud culinary expertise.

    Favorite restaurant in Boston?
    ——

    Tough question. What are you thinking?

  19. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Mac,

    Thanks for the kind words, Mac. It was our pleasure.

    I’ll update the AFL numbers this afternoon when the games start (around 3:30-4:00 PM East coast time).

    Here are the Yankee winter kids numbers as of last night. MLB does have up to the minute gameday for the AFL.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/org.jsp?id=nyy

  20. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Tough question. What are you thinking?

    ——–

    Honestly have no idea. I’ve only been to Boston twice. Once as a kid and another for a college recruiting trip. But I’ll be entering enemy territory next weekend.

  21. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank October 29th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    GB,
    Is there a way to watch these games live?

  22. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    RobinsonCano Robinson Cano
    On our way to LAX then heading to Taiwan, stay tuned for pic #TaiwanAllStarSeries

  23. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    None of the AFL games have tv/radio feeds.

    Beginning in late December some of the Carribean leagues will televise games (they usually do any way)

  24. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    one R, two Bs

    ***Caribbean***

  25. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Here is the link to the AFL game day uodate. The Yankee kids play for Phoenix

    http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/.....38;lid=119

  26. RhapsodyInBlue October 29th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    We all know Billy was far from perfect but please let him rest in peace.

    Kind of a cowardly move, Billy not around to defend himself.

    There’s enough Yankee critics out there without having one from in house.

    None of us are perfect Reggie, all of us have said and done things that we wish we did not.

    Zip it.

  27. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Compliments of Yankee-Rumors-R-Us

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

  28. Gary October 29th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    RadioKev October 29th, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    LGY October 29th, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    Need some Lohud culinary expertise.

    Favorite restaurant in Boston?

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Down by the Tea Party ship there are two seafood resturants, Anthony’s and the No Name Fish resturant. I have eaten at both several times and they are excellent. There used to be a third (Jimmy’s harborside) that was there for decades, but it’s now closed. Spoiler alert it’s Boston bring your wallet.

  29. Gary October 29th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    restaurant

  30. GoldGlove9486 October 29th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Reggie is a jerk. Its sickening that the Yankees treat him like a legend…..five years and that’s it.

  31. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank October 29th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Thnx gb

  32. Gary October 29th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    “You hope he thinks long and hard about coming back and why he likes it here so much,” said Girardi when asked by reporters (including MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch) about the future of Jorge Posada.
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Unbelievable, Jorge do all a favor and just retire. It’s a young man’s game with the physical toll and the travel, go out on the high of your last playoff series and the memories of a great career. There isn’t anything left to prove.

  33. Rob_NY October 29th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    LGY – Where are you staying? Or does it not matter of you have to travel a little bit? Big Papi’s Steakhouse is out in Metro West on Route 9 about 20-30 minutes from the city! lol

  34. RadioKev October 29th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    No Name Is great, and affordable.

    I think I’m having a total brain overload trying to think of places (as I live here, haha). Mostly any restaurant in the North End is great for Italian. Back Bay/Newbury St have a lot of nice restaurants that are a little pricier.

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock October 29th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    CompassRosy,
    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”.
    ///

    Just driving by to say tom, beautifully said!
    ///

    Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals, a truly iconic franchise, on WS championship No. 11.
    ///

    Hey Nolan Ryan, people who shoot their mouths off trying to discredit other franchises don’t get the favor of the baseball Gods. Karma’s a byatch :D.

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock October 29th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Oh, and, welcome back, Cash. Now go bag that big boy! :D

  37. upstate kate October 29th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    one C down, one CC to go

  38. Gary October 29th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    RadioKev October 29th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    No Name Is great, and affordable.

    I think I’m having a total brain overload trying to think of places (as I live here, haha). Mostly any restaurant in the North End is great for Italian. Back Bay/Newbury St have a lot of nice restaurants that are a little pricier.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    I made so many business trips there I think I ate at all of them. Thinking some more I remember there is a Smith and Wolinski’s there for great steaks. Also Radio what’s thay place upstairs near Faunell Hall (sp). The one with the picnic table where they throw ice cubes at you and hurl insults (no it not Dick’s Last Resort, that’s the other insult place).

  39. RadioKev October 29th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Haha Gary, not sure. I was going to say Dick’s. I wasn’t aware Boston had such a robust selection of insult restaurants. I’m not surprised.

  40. upstate kate October 29th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I would guess if you went to any restaurant wearing Yankee gear you would get plenty of insults.

  41. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    LGY,
    My Boston restaurant experiences are decades old, but some friends up there say that many things haven’t changed. Three iconic Boston places, Union Oyster House, Durgin-Park and the No-Name Restaurant still draw tourists galore.

    Union Oyster House claims to be the oldest restaurant in Boston, and it’s located just off Government Plaza. Go for the atmosphere, although the food can be good, too.

    When I was up there, Durgin-Park, just beside Faneuil Market, used to be a favorite of the local meat cutters. You would often be seated beside guys wearing their bloody white coveralls. The favorite was a slab of roast beef that literally covered a 12-inch dinner plate. The waitresses (that’s what they had, not servers) were generally middle-aged, sizable and rude, in an entertaining way. Huge lobsters, too. I hear it’s been cleaned up some, but still worth seeing.

    No-name got it’s non-name because there has never been a sign to identify it. It’s on the Fish Pier, with a good view of the Harbor from some tables. Used to have fine seafood, cant vouch for it now. As somebody remarked above, Jimmie’s Harborside was better, but it’s long gone.

    I know there are better restaurants in Boston and environs, but these three places are part of the soul of the place. No flames, please, I know the North End is packed with great Italian places, and Southie has a bunch of Irish pubs. If you get a chance, check those places, too.

  42. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    JAP,
    Thanks.

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 29th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Trader is a man after my own heart. If you’re going to talk about the Yankees one and out, don’t be lazy. Paucity of timely hitting? Absolutely. Weather intervention and Gerry Davis? Not a question in the world. A confuence of events caused the Yankees to go home early. Stop putting it all on the hitting.

    *****************
    Chad’s story actually brought tears to my eyes. Chad that was so beautifully and poignantly written. Just beautiful. And if I read it again, I’d cry again. Chad is a man with a soul.

    ******************
    THRILLED the Cards won. It was a World Series of questionable managing and questionable fielding. But the Cards outlasted the Rangers, and all is well – until Washington screws us in the ASG. Grr!!!

    HEY IAN KINSLER – NAH NAH!!!!! I hardly worry about the Rangers.

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

    CC will be back where he belongs in short order. All is good in Yankee universe. :)

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

    In general, life is good for us Yankee fans, especially good for us Y fans in NE, because the Titanic collapse will not go away. The gift that keeps on giving.

    Out to buy storm food – whatever that is.

  44. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank October 29th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I was told to leave a bar in bean town once, was sitting at a table, and cheered for orioles playing the sox cause I bet on the game,,, the place was 10% full,, when I asked for another beer our party of four waa told no more beer could be served…. And we weren’t obnoxious , I thought they were kidding… they weren’t ,, it was ballsy on their end for sure…
    We griped and left…

  45. Tom in N.J. October 29th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Big Papi’s Steakhouse has great milkshakes

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 29th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    LGY, I make it a point not to do anything in beantown, but if you’re looking for a beantown experience, Durgin Park is a pretty interesting place to go. Haven’t been in a while but we really used to enjoy the experience. NE fare, reasonably priced.

  47. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions!!

  48. Joe from Long Island October 29th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    unfortunately, boston has more than it’s fair share of small-minded people. it’s a shame, because it’s a great place to visit, what with the history, restaurants, museums. but, story’s like trigeminal’s are way too common.

  49. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I lost a couple of posts in the last few minutes. Will this one make it?

  50. TheStraw October 29th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Lived in Boston for three years in early 90′s. Giacomo’s is the best Italian food in Boaton, butnthe whole place has about six tables, so be prudent about time when going. If you like Mexican, the Border Cafe in Cambridge is outstanding. Union Oyster house raw bar is better than the upstairs. There are also any number of good neighborhood places all around, but especially in Brookline.

  51. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    testing

  52. TheStraw October 29th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Don’t like Durgin Park..I ‘m not into the whole obnoxious server on purpose thing.

  53. Tyler October 29th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I really did not like either team but last night was one of the craziest nights of my life… St. Louis was absolutely nuts after that game. I’m pretty sure the police were drinking with the rest of the fans haha. Texas really did everything possible to hand that series to the Cards. This is going to haunt them for a long time.

  54. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    UGA vs Florida this afternoon, and I don’t believe you geographically located yankees could understand the intensity of this rivalry, except for trisha, whose hatred for the Sox is visceral.
    “The world’s largest c o cktail party” will be over soon, and it will move to the field. I don’t have a (bull)dog in the fight, but for neighborhood amity, rooting for the Dawgs.
    (my postings, apparently, were prohibited because of the use of a common term for a few drinks.)

  55. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Straw,
    Durgin-Park back in the day was a place for rough sorts. The waitresses used to tote two huge ewers full of ice water, serve stuff family-style, and didn’t have time for wisecracks. Not like Dirty Dick’s in Chicago, where it’s a shtick.

  56. Nick in SF October 29th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    pffft, I’ll take Celtic v. Rangers for intense rivalries. I’m scared just thinking about it.

  57. lounge lizard October 29th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    “You hope he thinks long and hard about coming back and why he likes it here so much,” said Girardi when asked by reporters (including MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch) about the future of Jorge Posada.
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Unbelievable, Jorge do all a favor and just retire. It’s a young man’s game with the physical toll and the travel, go out on the high of your last playoff series and the memories of a great career. There isn’t anything left to prove.

    _______________________________________________________

    that’s what the mlbtr post says but the comments to the post point out that Girardi actually said that about CC not Posada, which would make a lot more sense.

  58. Tyler October 29th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Nick in SF October 29th, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    pffft, I’ll take Celtic v. Rangers for intense rivalries. I’m scared just thinking about it.
    ———————————–

    That takes it to a whole new level. Those games transcend sports as we know it.

  59. blake October 29th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I heard that place that serves Chowda is good.

  60. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    blake,
    They all serve chowda, some good, some bad.

  61. blake October 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I don’t think the Celtics would really do that well against the Rangers……

  62. Tar October 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    “Chad that was so beautifully and poignantly written. Just beautiful”

    That really was a nice piece Chad (and a great compliment Trish) thanks.

    A big hello to all my LoHud Amigos. :D . On the road at the moment but just wanted to say a quick hi.

  63. blake October 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Tom,

    Yea….it was a bad joke. LGY should email Pete Abe and ask him

  64. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Nick in SF
    Tyler

    No one in Georgia has ever heard of those teams, or what sport they play, including me.

  65. blake October 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Tar,

    Its hot stove time……but its also college hoops time :)

  66. blake October 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I doubt KG and Paul Pierce can hit curveballs.

  67. Tar October 29th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Most definitely Blake. The smack talk has started in earnest. :D

  68. Tyler October 29th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    tom-

    Soccer (futbol) in Scotland. They actually have a very interesting (and unbelievably heated) history. It’s an interesting read if you wikipedia it.

  69. Tyler October 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    blake-

    They wouldn’t have to. Texas would just walk them.

  70. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I emailed Pete but he just gave me a list of doughnut places :???:

  71. LGY October 29th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I actually wrote a term paper about the Celtic-Ranger rivalry in college. Fun stuff.

  72. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    blake and tar,
    The preseason basketball polls look exactly like those for the AL East last spring.
    Don’t count your chickens just yet.

  73. blake October 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Not counting any chickens….the NCAA tourney is the crapshoot of crapshoots. I like the team the heels have coming back ……but I’ve yet to hear them called the best team ever…..

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 29th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    “I emailed Pete but he just gave me a list of doughnut places ”

    LMAO!!!!

    Tar, I’m rooting for you are yours all the way. One thing I am is loyal.

    GO TARHEELS!!!!

    So there.

    :)

  75. Gary October 29th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Durgin-Park, just beside Faneuil Market, used to be a favorite of the local meat cutters. You would often be seated beside guys wearing their bloody white coveralls. The favorite was a slab of roast beef that literally covered a 12-inch dinner plate. The waitresses (that’s what they had, not servers) were generally middle-aged, sizable and rude, in an entertaining way. Huge lobsters, too. I hear it’s been cleaned up some, but still worth seeing.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Radio if your still online this was the place I was thinking of.

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