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MLB: “No indications” that the Yankees are for sale

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 24, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

While I’m several thousand feet above middle America — I think I can see my Dad’s farm down there! — this morning’s report that the Steinbrenners are looking into selling the Yankees seems to be getting considerable attention. It’s significant enough that Major League Baseball has issued a brief statement, doing its part to shoot down the story.

MLB’s comment: “Major League Baseball has received no indications from any representatives of the New York Yankees or anyone else that the Club is for sale.”

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106 Responses to “MLB: “No indications” that the Yankees are for sale”

  1. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock May 24th, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    As good as Felix is a tough sell, and in the case of Hamels, he’s not a LHP. But if Hughes holds the course, he can fulfill his promise, afterall. Cashman would consider that also some kind of moral victory, I bet.

    ______________________

    Very true. However, I have to say, I have been following the kid since June 2004, so I fear I am just as emotionally invested. To think that he was drafted when Lin Garret was still running some of the draft. Feels like ages ago.

  2. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Well, if the story is not true, at least the daily news and some other sites got a lot of clicks today. Helps with the advertising revenues, and I am in favor of supporting the local newspapers.

  3. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    cgrand14 Arrived safely in San Fran/Oakland and an off day tomorrow. Any recommendations on Places to shop and also have lunch tomorrow?

    _________________________

    Granderson is willing to be your personal shopper! I would like a home enterainment system, a new car, a few ipads, another new car, a gulf stream

  4. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Lotta semantics involved. Being “for sale”, and sending out “feelers” are certainly Not the same thing. Intent should be the focus.

  5. Shame Spencer May 24th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Shame Spencer May 24th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Zuckerberg grew up in Westchester no?

    If there’s an actor out there that I’d like to see own the Yanks it’s Denzel.

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    No love for Billy Crystal?!

    Actually, can we get the guy who played George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld to run the team?

  6. Warning Track Power May 24th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I would pass on Hamilton. Gonna take far too long a contract at his age to get involved. I do regard him as the best player on both sides of the ball since Griffey Jr, but I would still look elsewhere.
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    I agree. Let some other team take the risk on him.
    NYC might not be the best surroundings for his “sober life”.
    Risk too high. Money to rich.
    NEXT!!

  7. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Agree on supporting newspapers. Nothing like pouring over the box scores at the breakfast table, via whatever your “fish wrap” preference may be.

  8. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Shame Spencer May 24th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    Shame Spencer May 24th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Zuckerberg grew up in Westchester no?

    If there’s an actor out there that I’d like to see own the Yanks it’s Denzel.

    ——————-

    No love for Billy Crystal?!

    Actually, can we get the guy who played George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld to run the team?

    ____________________

    Thank goodness you did not say ESPN’s The Bronx is Burning. I am not sure I want Oliver Platt running the show

  9. rl1856 May 24th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Exploring options and actually selling are two different things. Would not surprise me if the team wants the possibility out there to see who comes to them. Hank and company are not baseball people afterall. If the family can achieve greater value from selling than from running the team then it may make sense to sell. Best case is we get ownership that has a baseball mentality. Worst case is new ownership who views the team as a cash cow. Hank and co are somewhwer in the middle.

  10. blake May 24th, 2012 at 1:50 pm


    Agree on supporting newspapers. Nothing like pouring over the box scores at the breakfast table, via whatever your “fish wrap” preference may be.”

    Problem with newspaper is that most folks today have already seen the box scores they want to see about 10 hours before breakfast the next day

  11. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    From what I remember about Nova, at least when he was in A and AA ball, was that he had the good stuff, but he was not getting the strikeouts and giving up way too many hits. This year, he is getting the nice strikeouts, but again, giving up some zonkers. Also, I believe his BABIP is high, but I think that was the case in the minor leagues. At least he is getting strikeouts now. Hopefully his comments after his last start about getting more ground balls will pay off, and as he indicated, he can reach back for a K when he needs it or has the player setup perfectly for it. Go Nova tomorrow night, the A’s Colseium should help.

  12. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Hank should offer to buy Hal out and just dive in like his Old Man did. Sure, it would be a traveling road show for awhile, but Hank appears to NOT be a bottom line guy like Hal.

  13. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    blake May 24th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Agree on supporting newspapers. Nothing like pouring over the box scores at the breakfast table, via whatever your “fish wrap” preference may be.”

    Problem with newspaper is that most folks today have already seen the box scores they want to see about 10 hours before breakfast the next day

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    This is true, but, I sat down to eat actually breakfast for dinner at a local diner last night, and had the paper. I was more able to througoughly scan all of the boxscores, see who is performing well on other teams, etc. Normally, I would just click on a few boxscores, and try to glance at what I thought was relevant. On the internet, I find I rush a lot, but with the paper, I take it in more, have more patienced. And it is a great companion while you are eating, especially on Sundays!!

  14. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Off topic-sorry
    To Bay Area Yankee fans
    I’ve got an extra ticket to the Yankees v A’s this Saturday. It’ll cost you a beer. Anybody interested?

  15. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Hank should offer to buy Hal out and just dive in like his Old Man did. Sure, it would be a traveling road show for awhile, but Hank appears to NOT be a bottom line guy like Hal.

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    It would definitely make the winter meetings more enteraining. I have to admit, Hank can cause the headlines like when he put Phil Hughes on the table like a big chip at a poker game in the Santana trade negotiations in 2007. Crazy stuff, but during the winter, it was fun to read.

  16. tucker May 24th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Perhaps Hal will get the message that his spendthrift ways are raising questions throughout the game.

    If he really wants to shoot down the rumors, he can open his checkbook and act like a Yankees owner rather than fiddling with his abacus.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock May 24th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Mo, seems like ages ago that I first laid eyes on him in Trenton. He had giddy late life and surgical command. The hitters had no chance. What can you do, he’s certainly had his share of health problems.

  18. J. Alfred Prufrock May 24th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    OldSchool,

    That’s very generous of you. (I’m on the East Coast, but I hope someone takes you up on your kind offer).

  19. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The “play-by-play included with online box scores is an absolute joke. A newspaper creates Far more jobs in this country than what we view online. I also find it easier to just go back to the newspaper when wondering about a gamplayers performance yesterday or the day before.

  20. Against All Odds May 24th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    NEXT!!

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    Problem is there is not a lot of other options.

  21. Warning Track Power May 24th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Off topic-sorry
    To Bay Area Yankee fans
    I’ve got an extra ticket to the Yankees v A’s this Saturday. It’ll cost you a beer. Anybody interested?
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    I would jump on that offer, but I am working that day.
    Thanks for the offer. I hope you find a Yankee fan here on this board that will use your
    extra ticket.

  22. bruceb May 24th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    OldSchool

    Any chance you could pay for my flight and overnight accommodation too?
    Only joking.
    Someone is going to be very grateful to take you up on your kind offer.

  23. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 24th, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Mo, seems like ages ago that I first laid eyes on him in Trenton. He had giddy late life and surgical command. The hitters had no chance. What can you do, he’s certainly had his share of health problems.

    __________

    Very true. It also feels like ages ago when he was in the 2006 Futures Game and pitching I believe in Pittsburgh, man did he look good. Back in those days, when it was Tabata for the international team, and Hughes for the American team.

  24. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Let’s make sure we hear something from “OldSchool” after that game.

  25. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    After the wife and my daughter bailed, I figured the next best thing was to throw it out here. Otherwise-I’ll have a seat for my backpack. Oh forgot to mention that the seats are in section 109, 8 rows up from the visiting team bullpen mound.

  26. Tackelberry May 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Matt Tracy had a 2nd straight quality outing for Tampa today. 6 innings, 1 run, 3 hits, 5 Ks, but 5 walks. Did manage to limit the damage. Tampa won 5-2 in 10 innings with a 4 run 10th. JR Murphy had 2 big hits late. Leadoff single in the 9th to ignite the tying rally and a run scoring double in the 10th. Hopefully, that gets him going finally.

  27. Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    No love for Billy Crystal?!

    Actually, can we get the guy who played George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld to run the team?

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    Crystal actually has a share of the DBacks so no can do.

    I don’t know who played the body of George on Seinfeld but Larry David did the voice and as a co-creator of the show, he’s loaded.

  28. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    MTU May 24th, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Randy-

    What about a job for me ?

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    Sorry, MTU, bit the job of snake charmer is already taken. Randy Levine has a lifetime contract for that position..

  29. J. Alfred Prufrock May 24th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hollywood Yankees?

    No thanks.

  30. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    The West Palm Beach/Tampa Yanks game was pretty entertaining. Yanks were held to 3 hits and no runs until they scored a tying run in the 9th inning. Tracy gave up a triple and a single to the first 2 batters and over the next 5 innings, gave up 1 hit. He did walk 5, though. Yanks tied it in the 9th and won the game with 4 runs in the 10th inning.

    Not sure what Sojo was thinking, but, he’s no manager. Pinder was wild today. 10th inning with a 5-1 lead, gives up 2 hits, two walks and a run, with 2 outs, he’s got bases loaded before pulling Pinder and bringing in Montgomery. Montgomery does his gimmick and strikes out the hitter for his 8th save.

    Final Box score.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....a_pbcafa_1

  31. G. Love May 24th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I always feel like Billy Crystal is a bit of a fake Yankee fan. He chose to put a Mets hat on in City Slickers. The studio didn’t demand it and if he were as big a Yankee fan as he claims to be, he would never have worn a Mets cap in those films.

    He claims he did it because the Yankees didn’t donate to Comic Relief and the Mets did so he did it to stick it to the Yankees.

    Once we started winning again in the 90′s all of sudden he was Mr. Yankee telling stories from his childhood about his love for the team.

  32. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    What about Spike Lee shelling out some coin to buy the Yanks?

  33. Tackelberry May 24th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Is it any different from Jerry Seinfeld being a life long Met fan but promoting the Yankees on Seinfeld all those years?

  34. Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    You see some of those old Crystal films and they’ve got him shirtless and being portrayed as some sort of stud muffin.

    Remember he “slept with half of New York” in Harry met Sally.

    Comedy gold !!

  35. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    True-don’t remember Billy telling fond stories about the glory days of Fritz Peterson or Mike Kekich

  36. G. Love May 24th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Tackleberry – It is different because that was a choice based on story/characters. The wanted to spoof Steinbrenner. The Mets didn’t have an owner at the time that inspired that kind of writing. I have a feeling Larry David who wrote the shows and played George had a lot to do with them picking the Yankees to spoof.

  37. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Or was Billy playing tribute to Phil Linz (Mr. Laff’s) when he was playing harmonica in City Slickers?

  38. G. Love May 24th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Larry David played George Steinbrenner I meant – not George Costanza…although he could’ve played both.

  39. Shame Spencer May 24th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    LOL, true but 61* was a hell of a movie.

    I dunno who played George Stein in Seinfeld but whoever it was had the appropriate spirit for the job in real life. Larry David would be a ridiculously entertaining owner. Me? I’m still pushing for HANK!

    Hank is the answer. It will of course mean ridiculous signings ala-Giambi/Sheff/Lofton, but if I had to pick between Hal and his profit margins and Hank and his crazy… well… crazy always wins, in my book.

  40. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I have to give Billy some credit for 61 which I include every year in my Annual Baseball Film Festival in the winter.

  41. Shame Spencer May 24th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    You see some of those old Crystal films and they’ve got him shirtless and being portrayed as some sort of stud muffin.

    Remember he “slept with half of New York” in Harry met Sally.

    Comedy gold !!
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    Lol, is it any different than movies now where the likes of Kevin James, Adam Sandler, and Vince Vaughn manage to nab women like Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, and Jennifer Aniston? Men are allowed to be ugly. It’s your privilege.

    Then again, my generation grew up with the notion that Melissa Joan Hart could not only be a high school-er, but the most popular girl in high school!

  42. Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Lol, is it any different than movies now where the likes of Kevin James, Adam Sandler, and Vince Vaughn manage to nab women like Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, and Jennifer Aniston? Men are allowed to be ugly. It’s your privilege.

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    But I thought women were only supposed require a spiritual connection with a lover?

    :lol:

  43. Pat M. May 24th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    The time is right for The Yanks to be sold

  44. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I’ve got to go back to work now-but the ticket offer is still available until 5 PST today. taking tomorrow off to go to the game

  45. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’m looking forward to the Eastwood flick, “Trouble With The Curve”. Old grizzled scout is losing his vision and takes his adult daughter on one last scouting trip”. Sounds pretty good and has John Goodman playing an old scout buddy of his. Due out the end of Sept\ playoff time.

  46. Shame Spencer May 24th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Lol, is it any different than movies now where the likes of Kevin James, Adam Sandler, and Vince Vaughn manage to nab women like Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, and Jennifer Aniston? Men are allowed to be ugly. It’s your privilege.

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    But I thought women were only supposed require a spiritual connection with a lover?

    :lol:

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    Lol, another stereotype! I’ll have you know, mister, we are just as shallow as your gender!!

  47. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Baseball road trips are the best. Books or movies about baseball road trips come pretty close. From Fenway Franks to Dodger Dogs by Bob Wood and the Ultimate Baseball Trip by Josh Pahigan come to mind. For the ladies, there is Confessions of the She-Fan by Jane Heller

  48. Yankee Trader May 24th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    GB-

    Do any of these Yankee minor league managers and coaches stand out from the crowd? I see where you have scratched Luis Sojo off the list.

    Named Dave Miley manager, Scott Aldred pitching coach and Butch Wynegar hitting coach for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL); Tony Franklin manager, Tom Phelps pitching coach, and Tom Slater hitting coach for Trenton (EL); Luis Sojo manager, Jeff Ware pitching coach, and Justin Turner hitting coach for Tampa (FSL); Carlos Mendoza manager, Danny Borrell pitching coach and Greg Colbrunn hitting coach for Charleston (SALLY); Justin Pope manager, Carlos Chantre pitching and Ty Hawkins hitting coach for Staten Island (NYP) and Tom Nieto manager, Jose Rosado pitching coach and Edwar Gonzalez hitting coach for Yankees (GCL).

  49. The Genius Maker May 24th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Old School, very generous of you to throw the ticket out there. I live in NJ but try to schedule business out on the west coast and go to a game; last year I did Anaheim. I can’t go this time, but very nice of you!

  50. The Genius Maker May 24th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Not all Yankee fans hate the Mets, maybe Crystal is a new Yorker who loves the Yanks but roots for the Mets if the Yanks are out of it?

  51. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Yankee Trader May 24th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    GB-

    Do any of these Yankee minor league managers and coaches stand out from the crowd? I see where you have scratched Luis Sojo off the list.

    Named Dave Miley manager, Scott Aldred pitching coach and Butch Wynegar hitting coach for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL); Tony Franklin manager, Tom Phelps pitching coach, and Tom Slater hitting coach for Trenton (EL); Luis Sojo manager, Jeff Ware pitching coach, and Justin Turner hitting coach for Tampa (FSL); Carlos Mendoza manager, Danny Borrell pitching coach and Greg Colbrunn hitting coach for Charleston (SALLY); Justin Pope manager, Carlos Chantre pitching and Ty Hawkins hitting coach for Staten Island (NYP) and Tom Nieto manager, Jose Rosado pitching coach and Edwar Gonzalez hitting coach for Yankees (GCL).

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    Scott Aldred could be a good pitching coach as could Justin Pope. I also like Totte Tyson as a manager. Not impressed with the others. Am curious to see how Tom Nieto does in the GCL

  52. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    ***Torre*** Tyson as a

  53. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Genius-I went to Anaheim about 5 years ago with the daughter and her bf and wasn’t impressed with the place-nosebleeders were 55 bucks apiece, about what I paid for section 230 at the Stadium 3 weeks ago for the Detroit series. Food was awful and that monkey thing was just strange. If you do make out to the Bay Area, let me know.

    I hate giving a ticket out to somebody who isn’t a baseball fan and if its a Yankees game, it has to go to a Yankees fan-if that doesn’t happen and the wife or daughters can’t go, I’d rather sit by myself.

  54. DONNYBROOK May 24th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I Always favored the old Anaheim Stadium with the train in the background, and the Big A right off the 57 Freeway.

  55. Pat M. May 24th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Donnybrook……Anaheim Stadium is back to that ( almost ) since they knocked down the 2nd & 3rd decks after The Rams split to St. Louis…..Amtrak station is just beyond left field and they now have game day trains….I do agree that the original layout was real nice before The Rams came …….

  56. Against All Odds May 24th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Looking back at the 2007 draft

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/...../#comments

  57. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Montgomery does his gimmick and strikes out the hitter for his 8th save.

    _______________________________

    Looking forward to seeing Montgomery progress through AA and AAA here soon hopefully. And when Burawa comes back, they will have another possible fast mover on the pen side of the coin.

  58. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West May 24th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    OldSchool,

    im going to be in section 107 row 2, maybe we can get a beer in the 7th inning?

    Where’s Nick? Are you going to the games?

  59. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Against All Odds May 24th, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    Looking back at the 2007 draft

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/…../#comments

    ___________________________

    I remember that. That summer was like, are they going to sign Greg Peavy and Drew Storen, but there was little chance of that. I kept hoping, but alas Peavy I believe went to Oregon and Storen to Stanford.

  60. luis May 24th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Pat M,

    I know you have been saying it for a while. Why do you think is the right moment to sell? and Why do you think the Steins would want to sell?

    Hello everybody by the way

  61. Against All Odds May 24th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Yea Storen turned down the Yankees. It would have been great if he signed.

  62. blake May 24th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Id actually like for the Steins to keep the team and run it like the Yankees should be ran…..if they arent committed to the standard the franchise represents then I hope they do sell to someone who is…..

  63. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West May 24th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Greg Peavey went to Oregon State

  64. luis May 24th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    blake May 24th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Id actually like for the Steins to keep the team and run it like the Yankees should be ran…..if they arent committed to the standard the franchise represents then I hope they do sell to someone who is…..

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

    Me too..

  65. There Will Never Be Another Mo May 24th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West May 24th, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    Greg Peavey went to Oregon State

    ______________

    Oooops, not the Ducks. Sorry about that.

  66. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West May 24th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    LOL, no ducks….Beavers!

  67. b_widmer2 May 24th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Not sure if this has been discussed, but with Berkman being out all year, any way the Cards and Yankees could get together on a deal involving Tex since STL now needs a 1B?

  68. Against All Odds May 24th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    b_widmer2 May 24th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Not sure if this has been discussed, but with Berkman being out all year, any way the Cards and Yankees could get together on a deal involving Tex since STL now needs a 1B?

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    Tex word have to waive his trade clause which he won’t.

  69. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Looking forward to seeing Montgomery progress through AA and AAA here soon hopefully. And when Burawa comes back, they will have another possible fast mover on the pen side of the coin.

    There’s not just Montgomery and Burawa in the pen. Chase Whitley and Preston Claiborne will move up the line pretty fast, too. I had high hopes for Tommy Kahnle, who can hit 99-100 MPH, but has been so wild, that he could go either way, but, a real disappointment. As much of a disappointment as Brackman was.

  70. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    blake May 24th, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Id actually like for the Steins to keep the team and run it like the Yankees should be ran…..if they arent committed to the standard the franchise represents then I hope they do sell to someone who is…..

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    Actually, you and others want the Yankees run the way you want it run.

  71. blake May 24th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I dont think Tex would wave his no trade so trading him is a longshot…..but even if he would I wouldnt do it now….who would they replace him with? The main reason for dealing him presumably would be to free up money to acquire somebody better and you cant really do that in season anyway…..its best to just hope Tex plays better because they need him to.

  72. blake May 24th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    “Actually, you and others want the Yankees run the way you want it run.”

    Ok GB

  73. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    @Michelle-I’m in section 109, row 8

  74. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    blake May 24th, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    “Actually, you and others want the Yankees run the way you want it run.”

    Ok GB

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    What people on here/fans want is for them to outspend as was the norm, but, when they did, you complained about it. You trying to tell the family how to spend their money is like telling Warren Buffett how to spend his. The days of gentleman sportsmen like Phillip Wrigley, Augie Bush, gene autry are long gone,

  75. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    A beer would be good. I’ll be wearing my Bronx Bomber hat and a jersey, of course.

  76. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Phillip Wrigley, Augie ***Busch, Gene Autry, ***Dan Topping and Del Webb*** are long gone,

  77. Against All Odds May 24th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    would*

  78. blake May 24th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    “What people on here/fans want is for them to outspend as was the norm, but, when they did, you complained about it”

    No I didnt….stop making stuff up.

  79. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    blake May 24th, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    “What people on here/fans want is for them to outspend as was the norm, but, when they did, you complained about it”

    No I didnt….stop making stuff up.

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    “you” as in people on here/fans”.

  80. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I agree with you, GreenBeret up to a point. Here in the Bay Area, Lew Wolff wants to move the A’s to San Jose because he thinks that he’ll get the magical new ball park and floods of south bay fans. Until then, he’s putting out a AAA team at best and won’t spend the money to keep or get good players. A’s fans can’t tell Wolff how to spend his money but, they can stay away from the ballpark. Yes-Yankee ownership has wasted money on players that didn’t produce, but, at least they’re willing to spend the money in the first place.

  81. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Damned, Blake. ..you’re even starting to parrot, Jeky’s, LGY’s and Little Ricky’s favoriie lines.

  82. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    It was a dark day when Topping and Webb sold the Club to CBS.

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    “I always feel like Billy Crystal is a bit of a fake Yankee fan. He chose to put a Mets hat on in City Slickers. The studio didn’t demand it and if he were as big a Yankee fan as he claims to be, he would never have worn a Mets cap in those films.”

    Always felt the same way. Also Giuliani wearing a Sux hat in 2007.

  84. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Nothing beats Hillary Clinton putting on a brand new Yankee cap. This-from the lifelong Cubs fan! hahaha

  85. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    I agree with you, GreenBeret up to a point. Here in the Bay Area, Lew Wolff wants to move the A’s to San Jose because he thinks that he’ll get the magical new ball park and floods of south bay fans. Until then, he’s putting out a AAA team at best and won’t spend the money to keep or get good players. A’s fans can’t tell Wolff how to spend his money but, they can stay away from the ballpark. Yes-Yankee ownership has wasted money on players that didn’t produce, but, at least they’re willing to spend the money in the first place.

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    The a’s couldn’t draw when they were winning three straight in that ball park. It’s a mausoleum and they have never been able to compete with the pretty girl across the bay. That’s a football stadium where they play football a few times a year and baseball, that the town doesn’t care about. It’s an ugly, cold and dank building more fitting for a prison.

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Yeah that stuff is really so disgusting. And they don’t have a bit of shame in doing it!

  87. Bronx Jeers May 24th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    A beer would be good. I’ll be wearing my Bronx Bomber hat and a jersey, of course.

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    I’d love to be the guy that buys you that beer but what’s your take on liver, fava beans and a nice chianti?

  88. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    GB, I think it’s that maybe some fans want the Yankees to overspend – but on players they want them to overspend on!

    :)

    You remember the barnstorming when Sori was brought on board.

  89. The Genius Maker May 24th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    these same fans have said the Yanks should have gotten Pujols to DH and other free agents that didn’t pan out so there is no crystal ball and the same people who said the Yanks blew it by not getting Dice K are the ones that now say the Yanks blew it by not getting Yu Darvish.

  90. Jerkface May 24th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    GB, I think it’s that maybe some fans want the Yankees to overspend – but on players they want them to overspend on!

    :)

    You remember the barnstorming when Sori was brought on board.

    Some fans want the team to spend the money they are capable of spending but in a smart way? Shock!

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    And I don’t believe for a second the Steinbrenners are selling.

    Awwwww.

    Actually I agree with blake. I want them to keep it in the family and run it the way George would want it run – within whatever constraints there are. Don’t know if that becomes a contradiction in terms.

    Anyway, I don’t want it sold. I fear what could happen if it were sold much more than I fear it staying in the family. JMO.

  92. The Genius Maker May 24th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Old School, I went on stub hub a week before I went to Anaheim and spent $105 to sit 4 rows behind the Angels dugout. I would rather spend twice the price to get the better seats than spend $50 and sit up in the upperdeck where I can’t see anything…at that point I would much rather watch on TV

  93. GreenBeret7 May 24th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    It was a dark day when Topping and Webb sold the Club to CBS.

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    Topping and Webb had a parting of the ways and Webb wanted out and Topping couldn’t afford the team on his own. Topping had a lot of alimony payments going out to 5 ex wives with 9 kids.

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    “Some fans want the team to spend the money they are capable of spending but in a smart way? Shock!”

    There you go again jerkface, making the assumption that your way is the correct way! How is it that you’re not running the Yankees? You’re wasting your time with computers!

    ;)

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I personally loved the acquisition of Soriano. I think it was the right move and I still think it’s the right move.

    I also don’t bother getting into the financial ends of things because it’s not my money. Therefore, it’s actually not my business! Yours?

  96. blake May 24th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    “Some fans want the team to spend the money they are capable of spending but in a smart way? Shock!”

    No no….if you want the Yanks to be the powerhouse theyve always been then that means you want them to waste money and sign everybody whether they need them or not because clearly those are the same thing :l

  97. The Genius Maker May 24th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I have heard many people say “it isn’t my money” when it came to signing a guy. I don’t have as much of an issue if it is a one year rental with no loss of prospects, but when you are giving a longer term deal it has implications because there is always some budget even if it was above 200 mil.

    I have disagreed with some of Cashman’s moves, but i have only 3 that I can think of that I was dead against. 1) was giving ARod the extra 3 years (I would have signed him to the 7 year deal – even if it doesn’t look good now) but that was not Cashman. 2) Randy Wynn was a waste of money and I said at the time he would be gone by the All Star break – they would be better off paying me that 1.5 mil and 3) I was against the Ibanez signing as I wanted us to give the spot to a guy with upside (Obviously wrong about this so far)

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    conundrum: when fans all have the “right answer” but their “right answer” varies!

    :D

    Carry on.

  99. Jerkface May 24th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I also don’t bother getting into the financial ends of things because it’s not my money. Therefore, it’s actually not my business! Yours?

    Moves the team makes stops them from making other moves, so I want them to make the best moves possible.

    Soriano, given the wealth of information regarding the efficiency of reliever contracts and the inherently silly structure of the contract they gave him, was not a best possible move. And his presence on the roster stops them from getting other players.

    Of course everyone has different opinions on what is a good move or not, even the GMs in the game! That doesn’t mean discussing it, or having an opinion is bad, as you and GB7 are insinuating.

  100. Jerkface May 24th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    conundrum: when fans all have the “right answer” but their “right answer” varies!

    This is just life.

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    jerkface, I absolutely don’t think discussing it or having an opinion is bad. What I think is bad is when one gets battered for having an opinion by any grouping that has decided they have the holy grail version of everything.

    I’m in the vast vast minority in terms of believing the Soriano signing was a good one, even in terms of the contract terms. I understand others who think the money could have been better spent. I respect different ways of looking at things, no matter where I come down on it.

  102. austinmac May 24th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Frankly, I don’t know why any Yankee fan wouldn’t like it if they spent for good players. I never apologized they spent their own money.

    They certainly don’t have to listen to anyone on how they spend their money. It is, however, my belief if failure to continue to spend results in a mediocre or worse team they will lose financially.

    While teams may be owned by conglomerates, it was very good to have George wanting to win for the fans. If those were the old days, I miss them. Now, my advice is to win to make more money.

  103. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 24th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    austin, I miss them too.

  104. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    haha Bronx Jeers-my wife tried to get me to eat stuff like flava beans, not happening

  105. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    GreenBeret The a’s couldn’t draw when they were winning three straight in that ball park. It’s a mausoleum and they have never been able to compete with the pretty girl across the bay. That’s a football stadium where they play football a few times a year and baseball, that the town doesn’t care about. It’s an ugly, cold and dank building more fitting for a prison.

    Agreed. Since I’ll be living out here until I retire, I’m stuck with going there. I get back home 3-4 times a year and I time it for when the Yankees are in town. That will have to do until I move to Florida, haha

  106. OldSchoolYankeeFan May 24th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Times running out for that ticket for Saturday’s game.

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