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Posada staying involved with women’s fantasy camp

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 26, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yesterday the Yankees sent an announcement about a player we haven’t heard from in a while.

Jorge Posada, and his wife Laura, will participate in this winter’s Women’s Mini-Fantasy Camp in Tampa. Posada threw out the first pitch for this season’s home opener, but for the most part, his first year of retirement was an out-of-sight, out-of-mind situation. Even during the postseason — the Yankees first in a long time without Posada in the lineup or in the clubhouse — there was very little mention of the long-time catcher. First his absence was overshadowed by Mariano Rivera’s, then it became hard to focus on anything other than the Yankees offensive struggles.

Was Posada forgotten? Hard to imagine that, but his role was marginalized last year, and maybe that led to a more gradual, easy transition for both Posada and the team. Even so, Posada was an iconic member of some teams, and the Yankees must be happy to keep involved in the organization one way or another.

Here’s the announcement about this year’s fantasy camp.

The New York Yankees today announced the participation of Laura and Jorge Posada at their third annual Women’s Mini-Fantasy Camp at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., from January 17-20, 2013.

Posada, a five-time All-Star and five-time World Champion, will participate as an instructor and coach alongside his wife Laura, who will take part as a camper. Other husband and wife participants will include David and Nina Wells and Homer and Monica Bush.

Introduced in 2011, the Women’s Mini-Fantasy Camp is held at George M. Steinbrenner Field each January and provides participants an opportunity to dress in pinstripes and live the life of a New York Yankees player. Participants receive an authentic experience which includes an individual clubhouse locker and nameplate, a full Yankees uniform, supervision from the athletic training staff, access to the big league fields and full clubhouse service.

In each of its first two years, the Women’s Camp experienced sellout numbers with the participation of former players like Tino Martinez, Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers, Homer Bush, and David Wells. Other organizational participants have included Yankees General Partner and Vice Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, and Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager Jean Afterman. Diana Munson and Helen Hunter, widows of former player Thurman Munson and Jim “Catfish” Hunter, respectively, have also contributed.

For information or to reserve your spot in the 2013 Women’s Mini- Fantasy Camp or for information on any of the New York Yankees Fantasy programs, please visit yankees.com/fantasycamp or call (800) 368-CAMP.

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92 Responses to “Posada staying involved with women’s fantasy camp”

  1. The Return of Stoneburner October 26th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I in no way mean anything improper by this – but the title of this thread

    “Posada staying involved with women’s fantasy camp”

    it just either made me laugh a little and also pause for a second. Please add the world baseball in between fantasy and camp. It has been a long work week with some traveling and on that note good night lohud – - – -

  2. blake October 26th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Ban Chad!

  3. The Return of Stoneburner October 26th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    it just either made me laugh a little and also pause for a second.

    my own faux pas – meant it just made – no either – - – -alright – good night again – - – -

  4. jacksquat October 26th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    JF, what do you think of Hisashi Iwakuma? 2.65 ERA as a starter.

  5. Jerkface October 26th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Probably not gonna stay that way. He is a sinker baller but was much better before he hurt his shoulder, back when oakland posted for him and offered him 27 mil (and he turned it down!)

  6. mick October 26th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Ban Chad!
    =======
    Only Chad can ban Chad.
    Unless an email campaign is launched…

  7. Against All Odds October 26th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner October 26th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Man – these 30 for 30s are done well

    ————

    Extremely well done and.the stories are very interesting

  8. jacksquat October 26th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Just considering what might the Yankees do if both Kuroda and Pettitte do not return. The pitcher free agent list is not impressive. Best is probably Greinke but the Yankees don’t think he would do well in NYC. After that, Haren, Sanchez, Lohse… bleah.

  9. Jerkface October 26th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Iwakuma is good though I think he can end up as a mid rotation guy with the upside of being a valuable back end guy if he falters.

  10. Jerkface October 26th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Iwakuma wont be a free agent, unless his contract had a free agent clause. He would be under control for 6 years unless they release him out of ‘veteran respect’.

  11. tucker October 26th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    A LoHud fantasy camp would no doubt include a catcher of Posada’s offensive prowess. Ask the giants about the advantages of a great offensive catcher.

  12. mick October 26th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    LoHud Fantasy Camp?
    Sounds redundant…

  13. backbench October 26th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Phillies going after Eric Chavez?

  14. mick October 26th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Gone: Chavez, Jones, Swisher
    Possibly gone: Nix, Ibanez, Nunez, Hughes, Nova, Arod, Stewart, Martin, Lowe
    Stay: Mo, Andy, Kuroda

    We should look to get younger.

  15. mick October 26th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Forgot Garcia: Gone.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock October 26th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Hip Hip!

  17. Benny Blanco October 26th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Mick,

    Cashman doesn’t mind going young but he wants to be young and good. Not young and bad. The Yankees love older experienced players. Might be tough to do in a “win now” city.

  18. blake October 26th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Pretty incredible story about the former navy seal in Libia who tried to save the ambassador and saved like 30 people before being killed….very unfortunate….a real hero

  19. jmills October 26th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Hello blake,…and , Alfred – nice to see y’all.

  20. CompassRosy October 27th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Jerkface October 26th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    Iwakuma wont be a free agent, unless his contract had a free agent clause. He would be under control for 6 years unless they release him out of ‘veteran respect’.

    ====

    Iwakuma signed a one-year deal with the M’s – he is a free agent for 2013

  21. Jerkface October 27th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Iwakuma signed a one-year deal with the M’s – he is a free agent for 2013

    Thats not how free agency works. He only has 1 year of service time, so the Mariners still control him for 5 years. The only way you would not is if you have a free agent clause. Matsui & Kuroda both got that clause because they were respected veterans.

  22. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Might sound crazy at first, but I sign Greinke. Hamels type deal. Even if both Kuroda and Andy come back for 2013. Only 29 next year. If you think about it, in 2014 they have CC, Kuroda gone, Andy gone, Hughes gone, we don’t know what Nova will be, we don’t know what Phelps will be, we don’t know what Pineda will be, Banuelos won’t be ready until 2015 earliest.

    2013:

    CC
    Greinke
    Kuroda
    Pettitte
    Nova
    =killer rotation

    Mo retires
    Soriano opt out
    Robertson closer
    Joba
    Aardsma
    Logan
    Montgomery maybe
    Cabral maybe
    Phelps long man, backup if Nova fails or injury

    If Mo does not retire pay him 10 mil and one of above does not make roster.

    2014:

    CC
    Greinke
    Pineda
    Nova?
    Phelps?

    At least at a minimum you know you have a strong 1-2.

    Hughes is traded for the best prospect they can get.

    How do I pay for it? Soriano gone, maybe Mo gone, Hughes gone, plus see next post (offense).

  23. CompassRosy October 27th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Thats not how free agency works. He only has 1 year of service time, so the Mariners still control him for 5 years. The only way you would not is if you have a free agent clause. Matsui & Kuroda both got that clause because they were respected veterans.

    ====

    Well, not sure of the specifics, but he’s definitely a free agent….

    http://tinyurl.com/8h2kgkq

    “Iwakuma declined to talk about his thoughts on returning to Seattle after his final start, but he did indicate earlier that he liked Seattle and would be interested in coming back. As a pending free agent, it would be smart for Iwakuma to not limit his options, so it’s not surprising he didn’t want to talk much about that publicly.
    ::::
    The Mariners won’t be the only team intrigued by his 8-4 record and 2.65 ERA in 16 second-half starts, but I do think they are in good position, based on Iwakuma’s comfort level with Seattle, and will make a strong push to get him back when free agency begins the day after the conclusion of the World Series.”

  24. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 1:37 am

    (part deux)

    This team doesn’t need more offense, it needs a different, more varied type of offense. They don’t need to hit as many home runs, they need to hit the ball more often.

    Swisher: bye (qual offer)
    Granderson: trade for best prospect they can get
    Arod: assume they are stuck with him
    Teixeira: he won’t go anywhere
    Cano: offer 6 year extension (7 years total with 2013 bought out)

    Sign Melky. Sign Ichiro. Sign a LH DH that can hit for avg, obp and moderate power vs rhp without a ton of strikeouts (not Ibanez).

    Jeter – SS/DH
    Ichiro – RF
    Cano – 2B
    Teixeira – 1B
    Arod – 3B
    Melky – LF
    DH vs rhp, Nunez vs LHP (Jeter DH)
    Martin – C
    Gardner – CF

    Bench: Nunez (SS + 2B; 2B doesn’t need much backup), Chavez (3B + 1B), RH outfielder, backup C

    Now I know some people are going to scream “that’s not enough offense!” I bet you it would be. More contact, more speed, more runners advanced and driven in instead of people striking out. Better defense in the OF (and all 3 can play CF if necessary). Nunez gets more playing time (have to see what he can be). Chavez gives breaks to Arod and Tex. The RH outfielder gives breaks if necessary to Ichiro/Melky/Gardner (Melky and Gardner shouldn’t need much).

    Money: Swisher is gone, Granderson is gone. Melky + Ichiro maybe 15 mil total combined. Try to sign Martin for 2/15ish (or 1 year if he’ll take it).

    I think with Granderson + Swisher + Soriano + Mo (maybe) + Hughes money gone, that more than makes up for Greinke + Melky + Ichiro.

  25. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Note for all of the above: I have not traded a single prospect, nor Nova, nor Nunez, nor Gritner. The youth is still there and on the way. In fact, I’ve gained prospects (Granderson + Hughes).

  26. Jerkface October 27th, 2012 at 1:44 am

    It could be they gave him a free agent clause. Under normal rules if you have less than 6 years of service it doesnt matter how long a deal you signed if its less than 6 years you still are under control of the team.

    If true thats not a very good deal by the Mariners.

  27. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Forgot to mention for pitching: not only does Phelps back up Nova, you possibly have Pineda in the minors for the second half of the year.

    The rotation could end up being CC, Greinke, Kuroda, Pettitte, Pineda. It could end up being even more awesome.

  28. Jerkface October 27th, 2012 at 1:48 am

    For example here is Kuroda’s contract with the Dodgers

    3 years/$35.3M (2008-10)

    signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/15/07
    $7.3M signing bonus (paid between 3/2008 and 3/2010)
    08:$5M, 09:$10M, 10:$13M
    no-trade protection
    Kuroda may become a free agent after contract expires
    perks: $30,000 moving allowance, visa fees paid by club, personal trainer, interpreter, interpreter for family, English lessons, 8 round-trip first class airline tickets between Japan, LA each season
    Kuroda to donate $0.1M to club charity

    Iwakuma’s contract on COTS lists no free agency clause. That doesnt mean he doesnt have one, it may not have been made public but always existed as COTS uses publicly available data.

  29. Jerkface October 27th, 2012 at 1:54 am

    No player is immune to the rules of service time. Kids who are drafted and sign major league deals aren’t immune. Nor are japanese FA. Or anyone. They need special covenants in their contract to avoid it.

  30. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 1:58 am

    And what did he learn about facing those power hitters?

    “Don’t pitch the cookies,” Iwakuma said.

    Ha ha.

  31. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Several sites are saying Iwakuma is a free agent, including Cot’s and MLBTR.

  32. CompassRosy October 27th, 2012 at 2:00 am

    All I’ve ever heard is that Iwakuma was a FA after the 2012 season – never heard any writers/reports mention anything about a special clause.

    anyhoo ~ hopefully, the M’s will re-sign him. Lots of nice, young arms on the farm but, they won’t all be up at the same time and some won’t pan out.

  33. Jerkface October 27th, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Several sites are saying Iwakuma is a free agent, including Cot’s and MLBTR.

    Then I suppose he had a free agent clause and it just wasn’t reported so Cots didnt put it on their contract page.

  34. Jerkface October 27th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    All I’ve ever heard is that Iwakuma was a FA after the 2012 season – never heard any writers/reports mention anything about a special clause.

    Well being that the only way the former could be true is with the latter, that is quite odd. Seattle reporters sleeping on the job then.

  35. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 2:35 am

    What makes Iwakuma unique compared to those guys is that because of the terms of his contract he’ll become a free agent after less than 200 innings pitched.

    http://www.nasorb.com/2012/09/.....ee-agency/

    That’s the only reference to his contract I have been able to find.

  36. CompassRosy October 27th, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Interesting. Thanks, jacksquat.

    I’ve emailed a couple of the M’s reporters to see if they can shed any light…
    Now that I think about it, I had a similar discussion with some Halo fans awhile back. It will be interesting to find out the true scoop.

  37. NYY_Girl_Penny October 27th, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Melky LOL what is wrong with you people he had a good year caught cheating and is a major distraction to Cano.. But even without that .. Sign Melky boy have the mighty falling ..

    You people are really buying into the budget BS hal spreadsheet steinbrenner is preaching! This is the NYY and you are talking about high ridk mediocre players… Demand top talent and dont settle for anything less, we didnt sign arod they did. Stop your melky, scutarro, upton, zito nonsense.. Will ya?

    Oh and lastly use your brain! Smh at what is being proposed here lately. What planet are you on?

    Lets come back to earth if its possible, if not well i’ll just pity you.

  38. NYY_Girl_Penny October 27th, 2012 at 5:13 am

    For sure bring back ichiro next yeR! 100% get that done! Especially with jeters situation we need a .300+ lead off hitter that steals bases.. Ichiro is a no brainer since he is willing to work $ out.

    Still smh @ melky

  39. NYY_Girl_Penny October 27th, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Melky lol definatley not Mensa here thats for sure but sometimes i wonder if its even ps17?

  40. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Id rather sign Hamilton than Greinke

  41. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Good morning Mr. Blake.

    :)

  42. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I’d rather we build a team that can compete in the PS.

    ;)

  43. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    But the PS is a crapshoot.

    So there is no way to do it.

    :(

  44. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:07 am
    I’d rather we build a team that can compete in the PS.
    ————

    We have to go out and get Marco Scutaro and Cody Ross ASAP.

  45. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Every team is one Matsui or Sandoval away from victory.

  46. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Blake-

    Just wanted to tell you that you were very funny yesterday.

    In rare form.

    Please keep it up. The blog needs humor.

    :)

  47. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    So do the Giants sweep or win in 5?

  48. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Blake-

    Unfortunately Cashman doesn’t get it.

    He still into believing the old myth of age before beauty.

    And Hal is in love with his #’s.

    The look but they do not see.

    :(

  49. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    edit: they

  50. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Sign Kuroda.
    Sign Andy
    Sign Hughes (3 years)
    Sign Hamilton (5 years)
    Try to sign Cano to a 6 year extension
    Sign Ichiro. (1 year)
    Trade Granderson for mike Olt
    Shop nova and Phelps
    Figure out the pen

    Jeter SS
    Ichiro RF
    Cano 2B
    Tex 1B
    Hamilton LF
    Arod DH
    Olt 3B
    Martin C
    Gardner CF

    Sabathia
    Kuroda
    Pettite
    Hughes
    nova/Phelps/Pineda

    There is one master plan…. Another involves trading for Upton or Headley

  51. yanks61 October 27th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Good morning everyone (well Blake, MTU and RadioKev, anyway.)

    I haven’t had a chance to read any comments posted after about 9:00 PM yesterday, so I don’t know if the “Bret Banishment” – soon to be a major motion picture? :) has already been discussed to death. Apologies, therefore, if everyone is already fed up with it.

    However, Chad has very kindly emailed a reply to the message that I sent him yesterday. It seems that Bret went far beyond the line of decency in the comments that he made (and which I had not seen, as they were deleted before I could read them.) And despite Chad’s asking to hear from him, and offering to consider lifting the ban if he did hear from Bret, The Hitman has not written a single word of explanation, nor apology. Thus the ban seems permanent. Chad didn’t enjoy doing it, but really had no choice in light of Bret’s attitude.

    I always enjoyed Bret’s often quirky, and sometimes very interesting view of baseball matters, and found him to be entertaining even when I disagreed with him (which was fairly often, if not always.) So it’s kind of a shame that we’ll lose his comments, but he really has brought this upon himself.

    I have always naively believed, and still believe, even at my relatively advanced aged, that there’s a lot more good than bad in the vast majority of people (at least, considering my own many failings, I hope so!) So I still think Bret (who is obviously a very intelligent guy) just needs to mature emotionally and acquire a greater appreciation for the feelings of others, and educate himself a lot more about the way women are often incredibly mistreated (my wife lectures me on that all the time – so I’m something of an expert in that field of study!) It’s fine to joke, but one has to learn where to draw the line.

    Again, I think that Bret is better than his truly flagrant remarks the other day; he did, after all, finally pay Nick the long running debt he owed – Nick, I hope with interest :) But, as our grandmothers use to tell us, he’s made his bed, now he’s going to have to sleep in it (though knowing Bret, probably with some southern belle – at least in his dreams.)

  52. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    MTU,

    I try man….how are you…..I love this time of year don’t you

  53. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Blake-

    Hike day today (what else is new ?)

    Yup. I enjoy speculating about trades and the future direction of the team.

  54. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Good Morning yanks61.

    Blake, it would be nice if the team gets a good deal on Hamilton, or acquires Headley or Upton. Hoping one of those happens.

    I’m almost happy the Tigers swept the Yankees now. They sat too long and they’ll get swept in the series. Serves em right.

  55. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Morning Gents.

  56. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    61,
    I also prefer to believe in the best of people…..it’s the way to be

  57. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    61-

    Greetings from America.

    I too believe in forgiveness.

    Did not see Bret’s comment(s).

    Sorry to hear he crossed the line.

    Smart young Man. Just a particularly dumb moment.

    I’ve had my share.

    Contrition is the way forward for him.

    He is capable of it.

    We’ll see.

  58. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Speaking of missing posters, has there been an update on GB7?

  59. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Nobody has heard from GB7 in months to my knowledge….I hope he’s ok.

  60. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    apparently big storm is coming this way… I have hoarded enough supplies for a small army this morning. kind of enjoy these mini doomsday scenario, though it rarely hits the city as hard as the rural area. everyone be safe if you are on the east coast.

  61. yanks61 October 27th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hi Guys, glad to hear we all feel the same. I hope The Hitman gets his act together.

    Meanwhile…

    I’ve been pondering all the moves you’ve been discussing and now I’m thoroughly confused! I’d love me some Hamilton on Blake’s plan of 5/85 or so, if we could have something in the contract that stipulates he stays clean or doesn’t get paid – something along those lines (I guess every team will insist on thta?) I also have to believ it’s a good idea to see what the Yanks can get for Grandy and, I say this with great regret, Cano.

    I would also like to see the Yanks do something about reinforcing 3B behind Arod.

    Wow, there are just so many things to do – and Cash is impatiently waiting for me to get back to him (yes, it can be admitted now; I’m the secret reason he’s made all of his bad moves over the years. The good ones he’s made on his own.)

  62. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Blake’s plan of 5/85 or so
    ——
    i am thinking it’s gonna take more than that.

  63. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I 2nd Cash’s statement.

    All you in the path of the Storm. Stay safe.

    My Mother and Sister both live in NJ.

    Get your emergency supplies now.

  64. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Can’t see the Yankees taking the kind of risk that is Josh Hamilton.

  65. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Hmm…yeah, hope GB7 is OK. He brings a lot of character.

    Meanwhile, I refuse to pay Sandy much mind. I’ll move stuff inside, but I ain’t hording. I’ll just eat shoe leather if it comes down to it.

  66. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Kev-

    You are one tough Hombre !

    You’ve got soul.

    :)

  67. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I can see either. I don’t know how realistic is keeping both Cano and Hamilton.

  68. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I don’t see the Yanks getting Hamilton either. These things usually come down to desperation. Some organization out there will likely meet his demands and pay him a big contract. If the Yankees can some how rope him in under their price, that works for me. He does come with considerable risk.

  69. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    The Sux have a ton of money to spend this Winter.

    ;)

  70. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Kev-

    You are one tough Hombre !

    You’ve got soul.
    ———

    Or just dumb! I live in MA, and these storms usually don’t rock us too bad. It’s better to be safe than sorry, I get the excitement over it.

  71. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    and this is just my opinion… from afar Hamilton seems like a difference maker to me. his raw power and his presence change the dynamics of a lineup. I rather have hamilton for 5 years, and really it is a move made with intention to go for it all in 13. I think Yanks need retool after next year. too many uncertainties in the lineup and potentially in starting pitching. but we see, let’s get thru 13.

  72. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Urgent request.

    We will take any excess water from your storm.

    We have the soil to absorb it, and it would be much appreciated.

    We can always use the H2O.

    TIA,

    MTU

    :)

  73. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    i was checking out some youtube vids on the Japanese closer JK was talking about, looked mighty impressive … I like to see the Yanks add that piece if sori walks and Mo don’t come back. Even if Mo does come back, that guy would be excellent addition after MO retires.

  74. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    My wish list:

    re-sign AP and Kuroda.

    Make Hughes, Nova, or Phleps available in trade.

    Rejigger the OF.

    Upgrade our C.

    Get younger, faster, and more athletic in general.

    Convert The USS Yankee battleship into a sleek and modern cruiser with multiple weapon systems.

    ;)

  75. Yankee Trader October 27th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Good morning Breakfast club.

    Need shelter. Come on down!

    Blake-Your new lineup is a sign that Team Greedy lives on!

    Likely offense for 2013:

    Of’ers:
    Granderson
    Icchiro
    Gardner
    FA-Hunter?

    Infielders:
    Tex
    Cano
    Jeter
    ARod
    Nunez
    FA lefty bat possibly Chavez again or righty Jeff Keppinger or cheap option Nix

    Catchers:
    Romine
    No Clue

    Bench:
    Whatever money is left over

  76. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Cashmoney,

    I checked out some videos too. I didn’t look his stuff that much. Way too up in the zone.

  77. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    “some Hamilton on Blake’s plan of 5/85 or so, if we could have something in the contract that stipulates he stays clean or doesn’t get paid – something”

    I think it’ll take more per year than that….and I would bet any team that signs him will demand some protective language in the contract against him relapsing……Id go higher in AAV so long as the term was 5 years or less…..

  78. yanks61 October 27th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:45 am
    The Sux have a ton of money to spend this Winter.

    ——————————————————–

    Ah, well maybe that’a where Hamilton goes. I’m not sure I like that either.

    Well, like I say, I’m more than a little confused as to the best way forward. That’s why Cash is often in his so-called Ninja mode. I just can’t make up my mind, so he plays the role of subtle chess master while waiting for me to decide.

    What I really don’t want to do is trade any more highly prized prospects. I don’t think Lohud can survive it, and that, after all, is all that really matters, right :)

    Seriously, though, this is usually the time of year I enjoy most – fall and the beginning of the Hot Stove League. Please keep the ideas coming.

    By the way, while GB’s presence has been notably missed (and I join you all in hoping he’s OK), I don’t recall having seen GF for a very long while either. Anyone know what’s up with him?

  79. jacksquat October 27th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Hamilton will probably be much more than 5/85, at least the 85 part.

  80. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    You sandwich Tex between Cano and Hamilton and hes gonna see a lot of fastballs …..which means a lot of homers …..

  81. RadioKev October 27th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Hamilton would tear apart the short porch

  82. blake October 27th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I think 5/120 is probably more realistic for Hamilton…

  83. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    no doubt they do MTU… there is little question that the dodgers help the red sox out a great deal in escaping crawford atrocious deal. but money can’t buy what’s not out there. we see, they still have a good piece or two in Pedroia and Ortiz and new comer middlebrook. but that team needs a lot of help. the point is, money can’t no longer buy you all the talents in the world because they are often no available. which is a not so small reason I think Yanks could use couple years of retooling after 13. reload and restock and let the heralded A guys move up the rank.

  84. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    61-

    Cash needs to scrutinize all “Team Greedy” proposals before moving forward.

    He needs to get it first.

    :)

  85. blake October 27th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Cano , Tex , and Hamilton could seriously hit 120 homers between them

  86. Cashmoney October 27th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    kev, he showed a glimpse of nasty splitter to go along that 95 fb. in a small way, his fb seem to have a hop or 2 in the end which kind of remind me of Tim Belcher’s fb. I think it is a legit concern if he can pitch that way in mlb with a rising fb. but he has the stuff though.

  87. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Cash-

    Correct. Can’t buy what isn’t there.

    Just saying that the Sux will be players for whatever scraps are out there.

    I’m fine with another transition year but I would like to see the Yankee lineup infused with a little more youth.

    And begin a reformat to a multi-dimensional O.

    We can afford to trade some of our prospects as many are never destined to be with the Parent club anyway.

    Important thing is to be smart about it.

    In that regard there is room for doubt so I understand the reluctance some have to trust in the Brass.

    ;)

  88. blake October 27th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    If you sign Hamilton then you get to keep the Austin’s and masons and Sanchezs and maybe they arrive on the scene in 2014 and help offset the big contracts……he could help bridge that gap…..

    Also Hamilton will put butts in the seats….he’s #2 in jersey sells behind Jeter and you know him hitting bombs into the upper deck and having people say he remind them of mantle will create a buzz……

  89. yanks61 October 27th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    P.S. Sorry to have misquoted you on the AAV, Blake. Remembering numbers is like pulling teeth for me – no wonder it’s easier for you!

    ———————————————————-

    Hey, Radio Kev, I meant to say I’ve always liked your take on things. I guess living up in MA gives you a very good percpective on things :)

    MTU, you want rain, do you? You should ask northern Europe about sending some your way. It seems like we’ve had nothing BUT rain since the beginning of June. I’m sure we’re on the cusp of some kind of record, even though our area habitually gets a lot of the stuff.

  90. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    New thread —–>

  91. MTU October 27th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    61-

    We’ll gladly take it.

    :)

  92. blake October 27th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I’m a bit biased for Hamilton though I admit as he’s from NC

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