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Giants going for the World Series sweep

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It was exactly a year ago that the Cardinals finished their World Series comeback, won Game 7, and gave my friends back home a championship. Tonight the Giants will try to do basically the same (without the comeback, of course).

If the Giants can finish off a World Series sweep tonight in Detroit, the baseball offseason will get started — for the second year in a row — on October 29. Free agency was delayed a day last winter because of the CBA negotiations, but for the most part, we’re on pace for a nearly identical winter schedule.

Of course, that all depends on tonight’s Game 4, which starts at 8:15 p.m. ET on FOX. Tigers starter Max Scherzer will try to keep Detroit alive against arguably the best pitcher in the National League, Matt Cain.

“You try to trick yourself into thinking it’s another game, but you know what’s going on,” Cain said. “It’s like your mind and your body, they know what’s going on.”

Said Scherzer: “I’ve already gotten to pinch myself and say I’m in the World Series. (Tonight) when I go out there it’ll be business as usual for me competing and trying to beat the Giants.”

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150 Responses to “Giants going for the World Series sweep”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    GO GINTS!!!!

  2. mick October 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8TayMIEUaM

  3. mick October 28th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  4. blake October 28th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    The Giants just are better

  5. mick October 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    might take till 2014 but get me Hunter Pence…

  6. Jerkface October 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    might take till 2014 but get me Hunter Pence…

    Don’t let postseason performance seduce you

  7. The Return of Stoneburner October 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jerkface October 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    might take till 2014 but get me Hunter Pence…

    Don’t let postseason performance seduce you

    *****

    And that door goes both ways – - – -

  8. mick October 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Letter to Cashman:
    Our players are soft (Arod, Swisher, Grandy, Tex).
    Other teams are not against us (Cabrera, Fielder, Young).
    Get us some players with an edge(Pence, Scutaro).
    Like we used to have (O’Neill, Posada, Jeter).

  9. mick October 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Don’t let postseason performance seduce you
    ==============================
    Check out his and Scutaro’s #’s.

  10. Jerkface October 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Check out his and Scutaro’s #’s.

    .253 .319 .425 .743 in 2012
    .219 .287 .384 .671 as a Giant

    Postseason numbers = .208 .244 .260 .504

    What numbers should I be checking? Going to be 31 as a FA.

  11. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner October 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jerkface October 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm might take till 2014 but get me Hunter Pence…

    Don’t let postseason performance seduce you

    *****

    And that door goes both ways – – – -

    ———–

    Exactly just look at Cano. Ppl are dying to see him traded. Not the ones making sound reasonable arguments but the ppl saying he can’t play in October and we shouldn’t overpay him so get rid of Robbie now.

  12. yankeefeminista October 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Odds, too bad re: Cano, they forgot about his 2011 and 2010 PS stats.

  13. blake October 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Pence has probably already peaked…he’s not all that young…he’s a good player and I like him though…..

  14. bruceb October 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Watching the Tigers over the past four games has been eerily like watching the Yanks in those four games against the Tigers. Becalmed. More and more it seems that the winning formula in the regular season isn’t the same as the formula required to win in the post-season. It’s a whole different ball game.

  15. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Ppl forget quickly. Those same ppl saying dump him were saying give him whatever he wants a yr or two ago

  16. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Watching the Tigers over the past four games has been eerily like watching the Yanks in those four games against the Tigers.
    ======================
    They had their WS against us.
    We had ours against the Orioles.

  17. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Guys like Cabrera, Fielder and Young would have felt the wrath of Clemens.
    Sabathia and none or our pitchers induce fear.
    They were simply too comfortable at the plate.

  18. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    And the O’s had theirs against the Rangers :)

  19. blake October 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    The Tigers didn’t hit in the Yanks series either aside from that last game…..the Yanks just hit eve worse

  20. cs in la October 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Love the fact that the Sox walked away from Scutaro.

  21. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    162 Game Avg. 162 686 629 86 180 33 5 25 94 12 7 50 127 .285 .339 .475 .813 117 299 16 3 0 4 2

    ========================
    Not even talking about #’s with Pence. We have no intensity.

    None.

  22. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    And the O’s had theirs against the Rangers
    ========================
    You mean the A’s.

  23. blake October 28th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    The Os beat the Rangers in the WC game

  24. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    They didn’t have intensity in 09.

  25. blake October 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Wow is the wind blowing out to right? Has to be….he didn’t even hit that at all

  26. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    It’s alive….alive

  27. blake October 28th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    That was a lazy fly ball that the wind just took……

  28. tucker October 28th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Cabrera and Fielder really weren’t the problem. Demon Young was. For some reason, the Yanks’ kept on pitching Young inside. He was cheating inside and crushing those pitches. So, yes. A couple of pitches near his chin, followed by off speed pitches away, may have been a more effective approach.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Time for the Gints to take it back and let the air out of that paper balloon known as the Detroit Tigers.

  30. pat October 28th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    That Cabrera HR was very Angels in the Outfield .

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Oh please. What is this guy Jesus? Something makes me think that Buck and McCarver would pay for a threesome. I haven’t seen any other pitcher getting so much face time. Not bad for an 11.25 WS ERA.

    :roll:

  32. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    They probably like Verlander’s personality. It is odd for him to be on that long but to each his own

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I guess TBS liked his personality too because they had the smirking idiot on during the Yankee series too and if you remember, he asked to be able to stay on the air because when he had the headphones on, Detroit was winning. And they indulged him. Pathetic.

  34. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    They didn’t have intensity in 09.
    ====================
    Damon, Posada and Matsui always brought intensity

  35. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    YankeesWFAN Biggest hit in Motown since…the Supremes broke up?
    ============================================

    Verlander doesn’t have the charisma of Diana Ross

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izzKUoxL11E

  36. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Or these guys:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  37. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I’ll give you Posada but Damon was the happy fun loving guy and Matsui wasn’t the rah rah type.

  38. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    pm

    I guess TBS liked his personality too because they had the smirking idiot on during the Yankee series too and if you remember, he asked to be able to stay on the air because when he had the headphones on, Detroit was winning. And they indulged him. Pathetic.

    ————

    Yea it went overboard but I’m sure they would do it with a Yankee it roles were reversed but it depends on who they ask

  39. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Try this on:

    (I hope I don’t get banned)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  40. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I’ll give you Posada but Damon was the happy fun loving guy and Matsui wasn’t the rah rah type.
    ======================
    Intensity has many hues.

  41. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    “but I’m sure they would do it with a Yankee it roles were reversed”

    What roles were reversed?

    I can’t see any of the Yankee pitchers sitting there preening like an ahole, full of themselves, asking for additional face time. They’d be much more interested in watching their team play. The guy is a douche. On top of it, he’s a douche who plays in the easiest division, and pitches in a pitcher’s park.

    Obviously color me unimpressed. *

    * I respect anyone’s right to be highly impressed. I’m just not.

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

    micik, I saw a television movie about the life of the Temptations. It was really good.

  43. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Last one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

    Today’s concert over.

    Thank you so much….

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I’m hoping for a Gint bloop and a blasgt.

  45. mick October 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    micik, I saw a television movie about the life of the Temptations. It was really good.
    =========================
    only my friends call me micik…

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    OH MY GOD!

    :)

    Color me impressed!

  47. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Now the Giants back on top.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 28th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Oh well. Probably good to get this game over with tonight because NY may lose power tomorrow and won’t be able to watch the games anyway! We’ll probably follow suit by Tuesday.

    Night all. Stay safe.

  49. jacksquat October 28th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    People only want to trade cano if he wants to be paid ridiculous money into his late 30′s. If he won’t accept a reasonable deal, they should try to get a haul for him, rather than just have him walk next year for a sup pick.

    That would also send a needed clear msg that the Yankees won’t be doing anymore Arod deals. I’m sure that deal has lead to these sort of expectations.

  50. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Stay safe Trish Gn

  51. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Not just the Arod deal but all of them. Cano has seen:

    The end of Giambi’s deal
    Tex on a big contract
    CC’s big deal
    The end of Jeter’s original deal and then his current one
    Burnett’s big deal
    Three yrs of the Arod deal and then his new one.

    If you’re Cano you have seen all these guys get paid some twice and now they might balk at you when you’re the best player on the team by a good margin. I’m not saying he should get a blank check and hell no to ten yrs but I’ve seen ppl say even seven or eight is unreasonable.

  52. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Kids say the darndest things.

  53. jacksquat October 28th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Jeter’s big deal only took him through age 36. Same with Tex. CC 37 I think. The limit for Cano needs to be 36. That means 2013 + 6.

  54. UnKnown October 28th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Tigers Pen = End of their Season.

    Hot Stove really get cracking tomorrow now.

  55. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I’m posting this again because it’s important that everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy be aware of its dangerous trajectory:

    http://twitter.com/wbdnewton/s.....to/1/large

  56. JobaTipsHisCap October 28th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Yankees should just sign Sori big now ?
    let’s face it, Mo is very close to be done.

  57. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    True it took him to 36 but he’s still getting paid. Obviously its not as long as the first but he is getting money into his late 30s. I’d give Cano a max of eight because realistically speaking he’s the only guy on the team now that will be on the team then.

  58. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Ibanez might still be on the team in eight years. He looks like he could go forever. Note how good Yul Brynner was in Westworld. Timeless.

  59. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I’d give Cano a max of eight because realistically speaking he’s the only guy on the team now that will be on the team then.

    ———-

    Kinsler 5/75
    Pedroia 6/40.6

    Yet people suggest to give Cano 8/160.

    Mega contracts are a thing of the past, the yanks stood strong on Jeter to make a point. Cano is not gonna get more than 6 years. If he wants more than that, good luck Robbie, was nice while it lasted. Yanks don’t need to pay people extra to play in NY anymore, sure hope it has stopped.

  60. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    jacksquat October 28th, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    People only want to trade cano if he wants to be paid ridiculous money into his late 30?s. If he won’t accept a reasonable deal, they should try to get a haul for him, rather than just have him walk next year for a sup pick.

    That would also send a needed clear msg that the Yankees won’t be doing anymore Arod deals. I’m sure that deal has lead to these sort of expectations.

    —-

    Yes agreed. Thank you.

    THe Arod contract is a lesson. Pujols and Fielder contracts were silly, they will be regretted.

  61. tucker October 28th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Sure would be nice to have Affeldt instead of Boonie.

  62. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Cano is the beat second basemen in the game so of course he should make that kind of money. I blame the Yankees not Cano. They should have extended him after his 09 or 10 season.

  63. tucker October 28th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Phil Coke is summoning his inner Randy Johnson.

  64. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Have A Coke and a smile.

    Good for him

  65. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Nunez is an error making machine. not just in MLB he had 172 errors in his minor league career. In fact, he has 3 minors seasons with over 30 errors each. He had 33 errors 2009 season in Trenton.

  66. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    Cano is the beat second basemen in the game so of course he should make that kind of money. I blame the Yankees not Cano. They should have extended him after his 09 or 10 season.

    still not giving him 8 years. now way.

  67. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Yul Brenner was in Waterworld?

  68. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    He’s probably going to get eight. Every big name player on the infield that he has played with in his career has had no less than eight yrs. I can’t see him signing for six unless he says alright I’ll give you guys a break. Cano agreed to extension they gave him yrs ago. He’s looking to cash in just like every guy on the team has.

  69. jacksquat October 28th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Jeter got another deal at 37+ because he was still playing relatively well and is a Yankee icon. If Cano is still playing well at 36 he can get another deal then.

    If the Yankees are going to be an under the cap team they need be smarter with the contracts.

  70. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Yes, he was. He was a little robotic.

  71. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Sorry Giambi got seven

  72. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Levine himself said the budget would allow them to sign Robbie

  73. jacksquat October 28th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    It’s not a 6 year deal, it’s 2013 + 6 = 7 years. If you offer him 8 years this offseason it would take him through his age 37 year. That’s pushing it and more than that would be stupid.

  74. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Oh yeah. I was too busy trying to catch a glimpse of Jeanne Tripplehorns underbelly.

  75. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Some ppl think seven is pushing. I’ve seen fans say offer him five and if he says no get rid of him wtf

  76. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    There’s a slight chance we’re talking about different movies.

  77. jacksquat October 28th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Did Levine say 10 years?

    They should make it clear to him if he won’t even take 8 years this year (including 2013), they will trade him. They do have that leverage, but only this year.

  78. Cashmoney October 28th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Mag 7 was before my time, but so are lot of things i suppose. but the I really wonder if Hollywood were to remake the film, would they to able to pull off an ensemble that was as impressive as the original one.

  79. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    He didn’t say ten but he damn sure knows it wouldn’t be cheap

  80. mick October 28th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    SCOOTER-OHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Possibly.

    I’m currently stranded in AZ where I’ve got no moorings.

    And now there’s Scutaro again to screw things up.

  82. jacksquat October 28th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Scutero, of course.

    Valverde flaming out really hurt them.

  83. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Mag 7 ensemble pretty impressive, sure, but don’t discount the ensemble from Westword. Besides Brynner you’ve got James Brolin, Richard Benjamin, D**k Van Patten… wow.

  84. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I picked Tigers in 7.

    I’m still good no?

  85. mick October 28th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    he looked hitterish up there, relaxed and ready to go…just what we need.

  86. b_widmer2 October 28th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Next year Yanks should play their big-name guys in the regular season, then play a bunch of middling, average journeymen in the playoffs, since those are the guys that seem to come up with the big hits.

  87. mick October 28th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Now playing for the Yankees…The Scooter at SS…..no not small sample

  88. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Of course some say that the greatest ensemble of all was when Hal Holbrook appeared alone as Mark Twain.

  89. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    mick October 28th, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    he looked hitterish up there, relaxed and ready to go…just what we need.

    should I smh or just lol ? Scutaro is having a great PS. So you want to sign a guy that is having a good few weeks that has been in MLB for 11 years and has been average at best in all 11 years ? Right exactly what we need. Let’s just sign everyone who got a hit tonight too.

  90. UnKnown October 28th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    San Fran is going to do their Storm Sandy thing tonight.

  91. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    This sucks.

    I like the G’s but for the guys that killed the Yanks to get swept?

    That’s just not good at all.

    Coldest winter ever. Summer in SF is no compare.

  92. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Scutaro stat:

    2002 26 NYM NL 27 38 36 2 8 0 1 1 6 0 1 0 11 .222 .216 .361 .577 52 13 1 0 1 1 0 4/657
    2003 27 NYM NL 48 91 75 10 16 4 0 2 6 2 0 13 14 .213 .333 .347 .680 81 26 1 1 1 1 2 4/6
    2004 28 OAK AL 137 477 455 50 124 32 1 7 43 0 0 16 58 .273 .297 .393 .690 79 179 9 0 5 1 1 *46/5
    2005 29 OAK AL 118 423 381 48 94 22 3 9 37 5 2 36 48 .247 .310 .391 .701 86 149 6 0 4 2 1 64/57
    2006 30 OAK AL 117 423 365 52 97 21 6 5 41 5 1 50 66 .266 .350 .397 .747 96 145 16 0 3 5 0 645/7
    2007 31 OAK AL 104 379 338 49 88 13 0 7 41 2 1 35 40 .260 .332 .361 .693 88 122 13 2 2 2 1 654/79D
    2008 32 TOR AL 145 592 517 76 138 23 1 7 60 7 2 57 65 .267 .341 .356 .697 88 184 8 5 6 7 0 645/3D7
    2009 33 TOR AL 144 680 574 100 162 35 1 12 60 14 5 90 75 .282 .379 .409 .789 108 235 12 4 5 7 0 *6/4D
    2010 34 BOS AL 150 695 632 92 174 38 0 11 56 5 4 53 71 .275 .333 .388 .721 92 245 13 3 4 3 1 *64
    2011 35 BOS AL 113 445 395 59 118 26 1 7 54 4 2 38 36 .299 .358 .423 .781 110 167 12 1 7 4 1 *6/4
    2012 36 TOT NL 156 683 620 87 190 32 4 7 74 9 4 40 49 .306 .348 .405 .753 99 251 12 4 10 9 0 *465
    2012 36 COL NL 95 415 377 47 102 16 3 4 30 7 3 27 35 .271 .324 .361 .684 73 136 5 4 4 3 0 46
    2012 36 SFG NL 61 268 243 40 88 16 1 3 44 2 1 13 14 .362 .385 .473 .859 145 115 7 0 6 6 0 45

    he goest to the NL and has a good half year but forget the other 11 years he was mediocre in the AL. Yeah sign him offer him 8/200 if that gets it done.

    Someone is for sure sippin something or has a man crush.

  93. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Funny we got swept by the guys who got swept.

    Baseball is unpredictable. Strange.

  94. Against All Odds October 28th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Congrats Giants

    Somewhere Chris Russo is screaming

  95. Cashmoney October 28th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Congrats to the SF Giants.

  96. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    these SF Giants have synergy that’s for sure.

  97. Nick in SF October 28th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Everyplace is Westworld tonight!

    http://chandlerswainreviews.fi.....world5.jpg

  98. NYY_Girl_Penny October 28th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Melky still gets a ring.. tho he cheated.

  99. Benny Blanco October 29th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Congrats Giants

    Somewhere Chris Russo is screaming

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

    EXACTLY!!!

  100. Benny Blanco October 29th, 2012 at 12:04 am

    brian wilson’s beard is ridiculous

  101. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Benny Blanco October 29th, 2012 at 12:04 am

    brian wilson’s beard is ridiculous

    ————————

    It looks like it has a life of its own.

  102. UnKnown October 29th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Sabean has had a nice few years here.

  103. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:07 am

    UnKnown October 29th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Sabean has had a nice few years here.

    ————————

    Yep 2 rings in 3 yrs is pretty good. I’m sure there are some Yankee fans saying we need to do what they did.

  104. UnKnown October 29th, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Yep 2 rings in 3 yrs is pretty good. I’m sure there are some Yankee fans saying we need to do what they did.

    ———

    What I really like is how the roster was basically turned completely over from 2010. He didn’t just sit on his butt waiting for the flame to slowly flicker out. He continued to try and get better and now two years later they are partying again in San Fran.

  105. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    UnKnown October 29th, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Yep 2 rings in 3 yrs is pretty good. I’m sure there are some Yankee fans saying we need to do what they did.

    ———

    What I really like is how the roster was basically turned completely over from 2010. He didn’t just sit on his butt waiting for the flame to slowly flicker out. He continued to try and get better and now two years later they are partying again in San Fran.

    ————–

    Yea I realized that as they were jumping around and celebrating. A number of the guys on the 10 team are not even on the 12 squad. Uribe, Sanchez, Ross, Burrell, and others are gone.

  106. Nick in SF October 29th, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Giants radio station just interviewed George Kontos, World Series Champion. :neutral:

  107. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Phil Coke looks wasted

  108. jacksquat October 29th, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I expect Soriano’s opt out in the morning.

    Seriously, I wonder if they will delay all that due to the storm. Some players and GM’s may not have electricity or regular phone service.

  109. sunny615 October 29th, 2012 at 12:42 am

    meh

  110. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    sunny615 October 29th, 2012 at 12:42 am

    meh

    ——————

    The WS was so boring this yr.

  111. sunny615 October 29th, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    The WS was so boring this yr.

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

    seriously…

  112. UnKnown October 29th, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Next Year it is our turn to again be the last ones standing. New York Yankees 2013 World Series Champions. Let’s get it!!!!

  113. Bronx Jeers October 29th, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Yes like many former Yankes George kontos is probably screaming “THANK GOD THE YANKEES TRADED ME !!!”

    #pain

  114. andrewmelillo October 29th, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Congrats Sf for a never die metality.They had a heart of a lion,that cant be bought .Hopefully cashman can find or interwind some blue collar ball players to go with our overprice players

  115. blake October 29th, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Congrats to the giants….they were the better team.

    Sabean is a really a great GM….he always make bold move to get what the team is lacking….last year it was Beltran….this year Pence….then of course the draft and how he kills it there…..

    We have a lot to thanks him for as well….Jeter…Pettite…..posada

  116. blake October 29th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Be safe everyone today

  117. austinmac October 29th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Good luck with the storm. Let us hear from you when you can.

  118. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    If the Giants would let us have Posey I’d really like that.

    :)

    Time for the Hotstove to get into high gear.

    All of you along the eastern seaboard. Stay safe.

  119. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Sabean is as good as there is. Aggressive, creative and fearless.

    Imagine him with the resources the elite (financially, that is) franchises have. they have a lot of FA this year so that’ll be interesting.

    MLB might extend all those deadlines 2-3 days due to the storm. They should.

    Too all of you in the area…. please be smart and stay safe…

  120. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Good morning. Hope everone in the northeast hunkers down today and makes out OK thru Hurricane Sandy.

    Glad the Giants swept last night. Noww Teem Greedy can get to work that much earlier.

    I had some questions on qualifying offers until I found this in a recent article on ESPN. For anyone unsure of the new qualifying offer rules:

    Now, a team that wants to receive a compensatory pick at the end of the first round in the following year’s amateur draft has to make a “qualifying offer”: a one-year contract equal to the average of the top 125 salaries from the previous season (in this case, $13.3 million).

    A player’s former team can continue to negotiate with him if he rejects the offer, but if he signs somewhere else, his new team will have to forfeit either a first- or second-round pick (the first 10 picks are protected). A team can’t be compensated for a free agent unless he spent the whole season on the roster, which rules out midseason trade targets like Ryan Dempster, Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez and Shane Victorino (not to mention the amazing Marco Scutaro).

    Qualifying offers must be extended by 5 p.m. ET on the fifth day after the World Series. Players who receive them will have until the seventh day after the Series to accept or reject. So which players are good candidates for qualifying offers, and what will their teams decide to do?

  121. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    *Now Team Greedy*

  122. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work.

    Hotstove season has officially started.

    :)

  123. yanks61 October 29th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I guess that Cash & Girardi aren’t the only ones mystified about their team’s collapse this off season!

    “I’m a little bit flabbergasted to be honest with you,” manager Jim Leyland said. “In both of those series, I never would have thought that we would have swept the New York Yankees, and I never would have thought that the Giants would have swept us, but it happened. It’s a freaky game, and it happened, and so be it.”

    Somewhere this morning, Mike Axisa is smiling. A freaky game… really?

    OK, I’m still with you guys about shoring up the team. There’s a lot of work to be done. Now get to it Cash (if only Hal will give us the cash!)

  124. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I saw the last two innings last night. Watched lefty FA Jeremy Affeldt strike out, in order, in the 8th inning, all swinging-Cabrera, Fielder and Young.

    Jeremy, Team Greedy needs you. Come on down. :)

  125. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Affeldt is the one lefty FA that I would go after… hard. He’s really good.

    Gonna be one fascinating week

  126. blake October 29th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    So 5 days to negotiate and offer qualifying offers? Get to work Cashman!

  127. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Reporter X : So Brian, what is your assesment of the 2012 season ?

    Cashman: I thought we had a WS series capable team.

    Reporter X : So you think you should have won it all but underperformed ?

    Cashman: That’s not what I said. We had many crucial injuries to key
    players during the course of the season. What if we don’t lose Jeter for
    instance.

    Reporter X : So you believe that if you had been a little more fortunate and performed somewhat better at the crucial time
    that is all that would be needed. No big changes for next season
    in the offing ?

    Cashman: We had a very good team. The Yankees always strive for
    excellence and seek to improve.

    Reporter X : What kinds of improvements are you looking to make ?

    Cashman: I have to meet with the owner and then we’ll go from there.

    Reporter X : Doesn’t the 189 goal loom large ?

    Cashman : There are always ways to be creative. Budget or not.

    To be continued ………

    :(

  128. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Question. Besides catcher Buster Posey, is there one full time starting position player on the Giants that would easily replace the output next season of any of the current Yankee starters? If you knew that they were FA’s this offseason you’d want Team Greedy to sign? Factor in talent not current salaries.

    Would you really want Pablo Sandival?

  129. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    86w183-

    Affeldt would be a terrific bullpen FA addition. Looking at this list of FA lefty RP’s he”s probably the best one and will be in high demand:

    Left-handed relievers
    Jeremy Affeldt (34)
    Sean Burnett (30) – $3.5MM mutual option with a $250K buyout
    Tim Byrdak (39)
    Randy Choate (37)
    Dana Eveland (29)
    Pedro Feliciano (35) – $4.5MM club option
    Brian Fuentes (37) – $6.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
    Mike Gonzalez (35)
    Alex Hinshaw (30)
    J.P. Howell (28)
    Will Ohman (35)
    Darren Oliver (42) – $3MM club option with a $500K buyout
    J.C. Romero (37)
    Hisanori Takahashi (38)

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....ThKHm0C.99

  130. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    YT-

    I think the Yankees should look to the Dynasty team and try to recapture as much of what made it great as they can.

    They need not look any further than that model.

    Do a thorough analysis and copy it as closely as they can within the current limits.

    ;)

  131. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    MTU-

    Which team are you looking at as the Dynasty team?

  132. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    YT-

    98.

    Bottle it. Can it. Recreate it.

    But can you ?

    :(

  133. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    One takeaway for me from this year’s PS is that too much rest is detrimental.

    Get hot. Stay hot.

    Unfortunately you can’t control that.

  134. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Compare the Yankees to a stock portfolio.

    What is the cardinal rule of investing ?

    “Diversification”. Spreading out the risk.

    That is what the Yanks should do. Diversify their O. Spread out the risk between different classes of players.

    They should rebalance their “portfolio”.

    See. It’s simple.

    :)

  135. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Qualifying Offers.

    Need to make them by 5PM ET on the 5th day after the WS-by this Saturday, and they have 2 more days to accept or reject it, by next Monday

    Will all of these Yankees get qualifying offers and where do you think they will be most heavily recruited if they turn it down?

    Swisher-Phillies make a big push. Braves would but $$$ always an issue.

    Soriano-Ironically he gets 1.5M when he opts out, and if for some reason at the last moment, he decides to take it he’ll make more money than he originally was going to get[14M]- gets 13.3+1.5.
    I think Boras has him lined up for the Angels.

    Kuroda- I don’t know if he’ll get a qualifying offer or an attempt by Cashman to sign him to a 2 year contract within the 5 days before they can become unrestricted FA’s. If he gets to FA expect either of the LA teams to be big players, the Dodgers with $$$$ to burn, the Angels, especially if they don’t pick up the options on Haren or Santana.

    Still don’t think Martin should get one.

    Thoughts?

  136. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    The current Yankee team has “atherosclerosis” and needs bypass surgery.

    ;)

  137. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    YT-

    Yes on the 3 you mentioned. No on Rowan Martin.

    Swisher and Soriano will seek multi-year deals. Not sure about Kuroda. He may moay not accept the qulaifying offer. I hope he does.

  138. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    YT-

    Looks like, due to the storm, it’s just me and you.

  139. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    MTU-

    I think it’s more like gangrene or frostbite of any one,or all of the 20 digits, with many requiring amputation. :)

  140. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    YT-

    I’ll respect your professional opinion. I defer.

    :)

  141. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    MTU-

    It’s actually colder by ten degrees here than in NY this morning. Where’s Blake and Austinmac?

  142. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    YT-

    Maybe it’s our breath ?

    I dare not tell you what our current weather is.

  143. blake October 29th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    MTU,

    Where did you get Cashman’s talking points from? ;)

    Trader,

    Q offers to Kuroda, Soriano, and Swisher,….and consider one to Martin if there are no better alternatives and if you think he has legit multi year deal offers from other teams……I kinda doubt he does….that one is a tough call to me….I would hate to over pay him by that much for a year….but at the same time I don’t want to be locked in with him for multiple years either

  144. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I was on the island of Martinique when this monster hurricane hit. Evacuated Club Med for this Category 5 that swept thru.

    http://www.hurricanecity.com/david.htm

  145. MTU October 29th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Blake-

    The guy is predictable. Pretty easy to simulate.

    ;)

  146. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Blake-

    Cashman would only be able to guess about Martin having a legit multi year offer as no team other than the Yankees can make an offer in the 1st five days after last nights end of the WS. Plus Martin even if he didn’t take it would have 2 more days to quickly negotiate an offer as an unrestricted FA, and could still take the QA from the Yankees if before the end of Monday-5PM ET?

  147. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I’m going to guess that the Tiger/ Giant WS ranked in the Top 5 of worst TV viewership, if not the worst.

  148. Yankee Trader October 29th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    New Post—————–>

    Enter Team Greedy.

  149. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Blake —

    You’re a great poster and we agree most of the time, but you need to just stop it on making a qualifying offer to Martin. No one on the planet would offer him $ 13.3 M for a single season. I wouldn’t go above $ 15 M for TWO years.

    I can see qualifying offers for the top three guys, but wouldn’t mind if they didn’t make any of them.

    I’m just as curious to see what other teams do regarding their impending FA

  150. Bo knows October 29th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Says to me that the OPS stats (Hairy Monster) model doesn’t work well in the post season. NB Once known as the Earl Weaver model. Baseball is all about the highest losing percentage. Don’t talk to me about Stick Michaels, Earl was there sooner and bester. The latest and greatest is just recycled.

    As someone said “The HR hitters aren’t the problem, it’s the wannabe HR hitters”.

    A team composed of mostly Rob Deers is not going to be successful. Why is this big news?

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