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Reggie Jackson sounds off tonight on MLB Network

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 31, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Reggie Jackson is the guest on tonight’s season premier of MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Reggie interview without some level of controversy. MLB Network passed along a few quotes, including this one about Jackson’s relationship with manager Billy Martin.

“I never had an understanding of Billy Martin,” Jackson said. “I did not accept the way he managed me. I did not accept the way he managed Ken Holtzman. I thought there was anti-Semitism there… I couldn’t accept that. I couldn’t accept the racial epithets in reference to players like Elliott Maddox or Billy Sample. There are players that played for him that would tell you that [he made racist or anti-Semitic comments about those players]. So there was an uneasiness, a knowledge about the person that I was very uncomfortable with.”

Martin’s son has already publicly defended his father.

In the interview, Jackson talks about his relationship with George Steinbrenner, his relationship with Thurman Munson, and his opinion of performance enhancing drugs.

“I think baseball fans recognize the players that hit their 550 or 500 home runs, or maybe 6-700 without PEDs,” Jackson said. “And I do think that the true fan separates the seven or eight that were accused or proven that they took PEDs.”

Watch the interview on MLB Network tonight at 9 p.m. ET. It was filmed in Cooperstown during the National Baseball Hall of Fame festivities.

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117 Responses to “Reggie Jackson sounds off tonight on MLB Network”

  1. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    If Sherman thinks that the Yanks get CC signed today then that’s good news

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    repost:

    tom, well in church it was said in the context of trying to set a good example. Don’t ask someone else to live a moral life (for example) if you yourself are not living a moral life. To do so would be hypocrisy.

    It hit me that it’s a good mantra for everything in life.

    So don’t ask CC not to take the most money he can squeeze out of the Yankees – if he is to do that – if you yourself would be trying to squeeze the most money you could out of your boss. To do otherwise is hypocriscy.

    :)

  3. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    So we have church sanctioned CC bashing if we wouldn’t try to squeeze every last dollar? :)

  4. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    To do otherwise is nypocrisy.
    ====================
    Is that short for NY hypocrisy?

  5. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Why are the kids wanting raisins on Halloween?

  6. tomingeorgia October 31st, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    trisha,
    Got it, Was just a little confused on context and syntax.

  7. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Reggie always knew how to slam.

  8. justinxdance27 October 31st, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    CC’s twitter says he’s staying

  9. justinxdance27 October 31st, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    no opt out

  10. Tom in N.J. October 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    CC_Sabathia Yankee fans, I’ll be here fighting for number 28 next year! http://t.co/Wpu5FuLj 2 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  11. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    CC agreed to an extension

  12. RadioKev October 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Yeah Big Man. Good to see.

  13. tomingeorgia October 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I’m not going to be up until midnight, so I’ll probably not know until tomorrow what happens with CC. Somehow, though, I think he really does want to stay. 6 for 150 should do it. Hope so, anyway.

  14. Tom in N.J. October 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    “CC Sabathia has decided against opting out of his current contract with the Yankees, a decision that comes as a surprise to many in the industry. However, CC has recently and often expressed his love for New York and the Yankees organization. Sabathia thanked the Steinbrenner family and said, “my goal the whole time was to be able to finish my career as a Yankee…I look forward to seeing everybody out at the ballpark next year.”

    http://zoodig.com/athletes/cc_...../190513155

  15. raymagnetic October 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Surprised a guy with such poor personal ethics who’s a liar would sign an extension.

    Anyway, go CC!!!!! Go Yankees!!!

  16. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    yay CC!

  17. tomingeorgia October 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    cancel that. Delighted!

  18. Nick in SF October 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Oh no, I already tore up my CC autograph! :shock: :mad: :cry: :oops: :shock:

  19. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Conflicting info.

    No opt out or no opt out because he agreed to an extension??

  20. Tom in N.J. October 31st, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    CC said he agreed to an extension in a video…

  21. kd October 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    yay cc. any details?

    my guess 5/120

  22. ac1 October 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Wow!!! CC can say he kept his word and never opted out. Thank god this ended quickly!!!

  23. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    6/145 is my guess. I don’t think 5 was going to do it.

  24. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: Sabathia’s contract extension – 1-year, $25 m. for 2016, and a $5 million buyout. Total guaranteed, five years, $122 m.. $25m option ’17

  25. RadioKev October 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    Conflicting info.

    No opt out or no opt out because he agreed to an extension??
    ———

    Yeah, neither here nor there at the end of the day. The opt out, whether he used it or not, would get him a new contract. Not hitting the FA market was a nice show of faith.

  26. BD (Boston Dave) October 31st, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    CC!!!!

    There will be no Cliff Lee drama this season.

    Now the Yankees can look to improve their rotation with a #2-3 starter with a little less urgency.

    Now we can focus on the Darvish, Wilson, trade scenarios….

  27. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    oh…well there you go.

  28. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    so whats the total contract? is the option club or player?

  29. ac1 October 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Sabathia’s contract extension – 1-year, $25 m. for 2016, and a $5 million buyout. Total guaranteed, five years, $122 m.. $25m option ’17

    __

    In the end, that is a good deal for the yankees. No 7th year…

  30. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Niiooce!!

    Only five years guaranteed.

  31. BD (Boston Dave) October 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    5/122

    nice!

  32. LockDown October 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    CC!!!!! :D :D :D

  33. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Thats a really good deal for the Yankees…..Yay

  34. kd October 31st, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    In short — Sabathia will make $92 million over next four seasons, per original contract; $25 m in 2016; then $25m option in ’17, $5m buyout

  35. MTU October 31st, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    ESPN’s Buster Olney says (via Twitter) it’s a one-year extension worth $25MM on top of the four years and $92Mm remaining on Sabathia’s original deal. There’s also a $25MM option for 2017 with a $5MM buyout.

  36. ac1 October 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    hopefully he will pitch so well the 5/122 becomes 6/142…

  37. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Nothing like shooting your mouth of yammering about lying and no ethics and stepping on your….tongue and then trying to crawfish out of it by changing the origional statement, huh? Nothing new for you.

  38. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    is the option a club option or player option? I’m assuming it’s club since there is a buy out

  39. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Heyman is saying the 6th year is a vesting option

  40. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    “Nothing like shooting your mouth of yammering about lying and no ethics and stepping on your….tongue and then trying to crawfish out of it by changing the origional statement, huh? Nothing new for you”

    who are you talking about?

  41. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Damn. I was hoping the 6th year was a team option. :(

  42. pat October 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    1 additional year and $30M is all that’s guaranteed.

  43. ac1 October 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    if he pitches well enough for the 6th year to vest, then it isnt a problem.

  44. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    vesting option is worse than a club….but that doesn’t make sense if there is a 5 million dollar buy out.

  45. tomingeorgia October 31st, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    CC is a mensch.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I am sitting here crying. What else.

    1. I said from jump street CC would be back in pinstripes. That was a no brainer.

    2. Can I get semi-caustic with everyone who spent so much time angsting (I made that up) for no reason?

    3. Does history teach anything???

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

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He’s everything I knew he was, and more. God bless CC, God bless the Yankees, God bless America, and God bless us every one!!!!

    I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :)

  47. Against All Odds October 31st, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Exhales

  48. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    if they can buy out the vesting option for 5 million then that makes it a lot more tolerable.

  49. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    @Joelsherman1: 2016 Option vests automatically unless CC is disabled by left shoulder injury #Yankees

  50. Irreverent Discourse October 31st, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Loving this.

  51. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    “Nothing like shooting your mouth of yammering about lying and no ethics and stepping on your….tongue and then trying to crawfish out of it by changing the origional statement, huh? Nothing new for you”

    who are you talking about?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Bill James’ illegitamate son

  52. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    CC is a mensch.
    ==========
    Agreed. No drama with that man.

  53. Villa Nova-Ya October 31st, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m so happy I’m “speechless.” :)

  54. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    it’s great news….now they can move forward with everything else this offseason with this behind them.

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    ID – we called it, we knew it!!! Never a doubt.

    First time I have known the Yankees needed a player to stay. First time I lobbied for a player to stick around.

    :)

  56. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    @Joelsherman1: Option killed if: end 2016 season on DL, spend more than 45 days on the DL in ’16 with left shoulder injury (cont)

    @Joelsherman1: or makie at least 6 relief apps in ’16 due to shoulder issues

  57. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    angsting
    =========
    gotta respect cc’s g-angst-er

  58. tomingeorgia October 31st, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    CC being a class act, what’s next to talk about?

  59. pat October 31st, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    @Joelsherman1: 2016 Option vests automatically unless CC is disabled by left shoulder injury #Yankees

    Which means we should hope it is 2 additional years and $50 million guaranteed because 1/$30M means he has a left shoulder injury in the next 4 years.

  60. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    cc’s good karma almost guarantees another title

  61. Tyler October 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    But, but, but…… he’s from the west coast! This can’t be happening! Maybe ESPN should stop having drinks with Beckett and realize that the guy has his family moved out east, is on a winner, making more money than he ever dreamed of, and the ace of the most storied franchise in sports. If that’s not enough, I don’t know what is. Cheers to you CC!

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Wasted worry, wasted worry, wasted worry. You probably took 10 minutes off your lives with all of that premature speculation.

    :)

    Just think, 10 minutes that might cause you to miss one of the greatest plays in the history of the game.

    Next time, chill until you know there’s reason not to chill. Then your 10 minutes less in life will have been well spent!!!

  63. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    The option is for 2017, not 2016 #Yankees
    2 minutes ago

    Joel Sherman
    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    or makie at least 6 relief apps in ’16 due to shoulder issues
    3 minutes ago

    Joel Sherman
    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Option killed if: end 2016 season on DL, spend more than 45 days on the DL in ’16 with left shoulder injury (cont)
    3 minutes ago

    Joel Sherman
    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    2016 Option vests automatically unless CC is disabled by left shoulder injury #Yankees
    5 minutes ago

    When Sherman tweeted awhile ago that he thought they were working hard to get it done tonight I started feeling more optimistic….say what you want about him but he’s the most plugged in guy regarding the Yankees

  64. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    mick – kids want raisins? Is that what you said?

    CC just gave everyone a raison d’etre!!!

    :)

  65. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I think there is a pretty strong case that CC could have gotten more than this by opting out and shopping…..so kudos to him….he did what the fan in me was hoping he would do and he backed up the talk that he loves playing in NY. hooray

  66. ac1 October 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    any chance arod gives back some money due to all his time on the DL?
    :)

  67. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    So if CC hurts his elbow the option still vests?

    That 6th year is way too easily guaranteed.

  68. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    the halloween kids are asking for raisins, i don’t get it
    aren’t raisins healthy?

  69. austinmac October 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    A vesting option is fair and gives the team health problem protection. CC kept his word and did not hold the team hostage.

  70. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    could this start a trend to shorter but larger contracts esp for pitchers???

  71. Tyler October 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    ac1 October 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    any chance arod gives back some money due to all his time on the DL?
    ————————————-

    Haha, where is his poker money going to come from then? I kid, I kid.

  72. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    basically he’s got 6/122 now guaranteed with the potential to make it 6/142. He could have beat that as a FA I feel pretty sure….even it would have been the Yankees that paid it.

  73. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    could the lowe deal lead the way to an AJ deal where we pickup 2/3???

  74. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    How common are shoulder injuries?

    The Yankees needed to get protection on that left elbow or just a very broad innings pitched/DL time trigger.

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    All ye of little faith. If you have the faith of a mustard seed you could move mountains!!!!

    Hee hee hee I’m just elated. Elated, elated, elated.

    There was never a doubt in my mind that the guy would be back in pinstripes. I think we all knew that deep down, even those of us who allowed doubts to cloud good rational judgement.

    OH FLIPPIN’ JOY!!!!!

    I LOVE YOU CC!!!!!!

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

    I think it was Straw who elicited a promise that if CC did not opt out, posters would support him even in his waning years, if there be such a thing. I’m going to hold everyone to that.

    The guy is a hero. A hero I tell you.

    And I didn’t really care whether he opted out or not, so long as he came back to the Bronx.

  76. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    “That 6th year is way too easily guaranteed.”

    they can buy it out for 5 million….so that takes away a lot of the risk

  77. mick October 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    premature speculation.
    =============
    huh?

  78. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    the option only vests if he is healthy…..it doesn’t become guaranteed if there is a buy out I wouldn’t think.

  79. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Blake

    They can’t buy it out. CC gets $5 million if it doesn’t vest.

  80. kd October 31st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    he kept his reputation solid, rather than chasing a few more million dollars.

    he’ll go into cooperstown wearing pinstripes, hopefully with 4 rings, or 5

  81. Villa Nova-Ya October 31st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    LGY -

    Just be happy. :)

  82. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    “So if CC hurts his elbow the option still vests?

    That 6th year is way too easily guaranteed.”

    Are you actually complaining or am I misunderstanding something? If you are complaining, I am calling you a little biotch.

  83. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    LGY,

    that’s not a buy out then really is it?

  84. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Not a lot left to do other than fill in the bench, find some left handed bukkpen help and maybe trade some of the excess pitching kids for younger position (outfield help) and offer Garcia a contract.

  85. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    considering it thought it would take 6/145 or so to stop him from opting out…..they beat that either way.

  86. Nick in SF October 31st, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Just be happy there’s no 7th year.

  87. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    #Yankees initial offer was 5-yrs, $120.5M. They came up to assure CC did not opt out at 11:59.

  88. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Villa – I salute you as a man of class and a man of your word. I wish you hadn’t worried but that doesn’t make you any less honorable.

    “premature speculation”

    :)

    That was my little play on words.

  89. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Are you actually complaining or am I misunderstanding something? If you are complaining, I am calling you a little biotch.

    ———

    Yeah, I’m expressing that I don’t like the contract. I’m very happy CC’s back but like with every other player you have to evaluate the terms of his deal.

    I was really happy when they signed Alex back. However I hated his contract.

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    “Just be happy there’s no 7th year.”

    How about, just be happy?

    On the lohud forum – IMMMMM-possible!

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    LGY – okay, you’re not a total little biotch then.

    :)

  92. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I don’t love the contract…..but as I said its almost certainly less than he could have gotten had he pushed the envelope by opting out……so I consider it a victory. Only 5 guaranteed years instead of what could have be 6 or 7…..

  93. pat October 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    The vesting option in essence gets him an additional 2/$50M but only 1/$30M of it guaranteed so it makes the Yankees look like they got a “bargain” and makes CC look like a great guy.

    Winners all around.

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Question: I have a CD in my laptop that I want to download to my Windows Media Player. I’ve forgotten how to do it. Help?

  95. blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    if he stays healthy then he’s worth that contract for the most part…..if he doesn’t then it’s only 1 additional year on top of what he already had.

  96. LockDown October 31st, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Hey Nolan, CC didn’t opt out

    http://www.fangraphs.com/not/w...../10/21.png

    :lol:

  97. RadioKev October 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    blake October 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    I don’t love the contract…..but as I said its almost certainly less than he could have gotten had he pushed the envelope by opting out……so I consider it a victory. Only 5 guaranteed years instead of what could have be 6 or 7…..
    ————-

    This is about as team friendly as you get with the Yankees. CC knew more money was out there, but still wanted to be with the team. It is actually a compromise.

  98. kd October 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    the seventh year would not have been ideal, but necessary if cc was a free agent.

    be happy folks, we get an ace in his prime who’s a good guy. he can teach betances and banuelos to become aces themselves

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Hey, I’m sorry but the main concern seemed to be the question of CC opting out.

    Unless you yourselves would have settled for less than you could have gotten, don’t question what CC got. To do otherwise makes you hypocrites.

    At least that’s what I heard in church Sunday.

    :)

    Makes sense to me.

    1. It’s not your money

    2. The Yankees feel it’s fair

    3. We got our CC back!!!!

    **********

    I am actually giddy with happiness, seriously. That’s how much I think CC has meant and means to this team.

    But seriously, am I not a cool cat? Seriously? Like cool as a cucumber?

    If you agree, I would ask that you address me as Tris the Speaker!

    :lol:

  100. Nick in SF October 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Trisha, I’m happy I have a box full of Ritter Sport chocolates. Thanks again, in case you didn’t see my message the day I picked them up.

    And I’m very happy the CC negotiations are settled pretty much the way I expected them to be.

  101. Bronx Jeers October 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Yank fans should be happy. It’s essentially the Cliff Lee deal but the vesting year seems a bit more easy to achieve if that;s true about it having to be a shoulder issue.

    If he went to free agency it probably would have taken a bigger deal to get him.

  102. LGY October 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I’m thrilled CC is back and they can move on with their offseason plans without having to deal with this hanging over their heads.

    From a PR standpoint like pat alluded to this is great all around.

    I just wish they got more protection on the 6th year. The contract is not horrible but I was hoping for a slightly better resolution.

    Oh well. Time to move onto Darvish Mania!! :P

  103. Warning Track Power October 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I have been looking forward to this Reggie interview since I first read about
    it over a week ago or so.
    I know it’s not nice to drag Billy’s name through the mud, but you know Reggie is going to
    share all the dirt to Costas and then some.

  104. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Trisha, when you put the disc in, it will give you an option to open up Media and save it to the library.

  105. blake October 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Sorry, had something wrong typing too fast, if CC maxes out contract it is 6-$142M. #Yankees
    3 minutes ago

    which is cheaper than I thought it would take…..or around about that in guaranteed money.

  106. blake October 31st, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    CC Sabathia’s vesting option is not related to anything other than his shoulder — not his elbow. So a TJ surgery would not prevent vesting.
    11 minutes ago

    I guess they figure elbows are fixable

  107. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    It’s time for Reggie Jackson to just move on and annoy another organization.

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    “Trisha, I’m happy I have a box full of Ritter Sport chocolates. Thanks again, in case you didn’t see my message the day I picked them up.”

    Nick, I was really excited to find a place that had some of the kinds you liked!!! It made me happy to do it. You’re a good guy, you deserved them, and heck you earned them!

    “And I’m very happy the CC negotiations are settled pretty much the way I expected them to be.”

    I’m in love with life because we just re-scored one of the most honorable, hard-working, humble, and effective pitchers in the majors. I’m so happy that he didn’t opt out because it has to at least muzzle the uneasy crowd who were borrowing trouble that didn’t exist. (But who listens to me?)

    And I am genuinely sitting here crying tears of happiness and joy. I really do love the guy. I think we are truly blessed to have him.

    I guess I’m a pretty cool dude until it comes to my crying habits!!!

    :(

  109. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 31st, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    GB, it’s not doing that, I don’t think. I’ll tell you exactly what it does when I put the disc in. Thanks for the assist though. And please don’t give up on it just yet…

    Should I have everything else shut down when I put the disc in? Is that necessary?

  110. LockDown October 31st, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    CC down, 2 more issues to go.

    - Get Darvish

    - The 2014 rotation should be CC, Darvish, Nova, Banuelos, Betances…. that leaves plenty of pitchers in the system to trade…

    Target: Kemp. Cash needs to make it happen this off season.

    Also wouldn’t mind trading for Bryce Harper (for our future OF), who is a huge Yankees fan :D

  111. Joe from Long Island October 31st, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    i’m guessing the reason today’s announcement of cash re-newing was delayed until tomorrow, in order for cash to work on cc’s renewal.

    and now, as i had hoped, they will have a doubleheader announcement for tomorrow. i wonder if it will be a split admission, day-night thing.

  112. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    As Sherman notes (on Twitter), Sabathia’s new deal has the highest average annual value ($24.4MM) ever given to a pitcher on a multi-year deal. Cliff Lee held the previous record at $24MM per year

  113. Bronx Jeers October 31st, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Cliff Lee deal is 5 years @ 120MM or 6 at 135MM

    i think the Yanks offered 6 years guaranteed at 138MM so CC’s is a little bit more but he’s also 2 years younger.

  114. Joe from Long Island October 31st, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    gb – no one ever accused reggie jackson of being modest. that i can accept. the one thing that bugs me is speaking ill of the dead. martin may not have been a saint, but he is unable to speak for himself, defend himself. even if martin is guilty as reggie is charging him, what purpose does it serve to bring it up now, other than to make reggie feel good? maybe it’s a reflection of jackson’s inner insecurity, that he feels he still has to bring it up and make his point. i don’t know.

  115. mick October 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    what purpose does it serve to bring it up now, other than to make reggie feel good?
    ===============
    uhhhh.the money?

  116. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    If the guy wanted to stay in NY (which he obviously did) logic dictated that if the offer was close enough, he would take it and reap the numerous rewards with NY for doing so. Unless he has a total collapse (unlikely), his legacy is now set and he gets numerous free passes for performance.

    Well done and well played by all. Joel Sherman is plugged in, and he never once said CC was opting out. Way to go CC. Took a bit less, just like Halladay.

    Over a si.com, do we get an apology from Heyman for so totally, completely, and obviously missing it? Does he have even the tiniest shred of credibility left in NY? Should he leave the Yankees beat, and is there anything that we as fans can do to make that happen? If he were a CEO, he’d resign in shame.

    So GB and other hardnosers, it looks like there are other things in baseball besides being a business. And yes, GB, you can still come boo me in Pittsburgh.

  117. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Trisha, whenever you download music, disconnect from the internet or everytime you get a message, it cuts into the transfer and you ruin the music. I prefer using Real Player. Much easier and it’s a free download.

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