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Yankees sponsoring blood drive

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 01, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are sponsoring a blood drive in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and the first 300 donors will receive vouchers for a pair of tickets to a 2013 New York Yankees home game. Here are the details as passed along by the team.

The New York Yankees are sponsoring a New York Blood Center donor drive to help replenish supplies after Hurricane Sandy Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th Street.

Donors (first 300) will receive vouchers for a pair of tickets to a 2013 New York Yankees game.

“We thank the New York Yankees and Gotham Hall for helping us replenish our community blood supply after Hurricane Sandy,” said New York Blood Center (NYBC) Vice President Rob Purvis. “We’re opening up new locations and drives all the time – including Friday’s drive at Gotham Hall – and the latest information is at nybloodcenter.org and 1-800-933-BLOOD.”

Blood donors will receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure and hematocrit level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY State Department of Health donor criteria. People over 75 may donate with a doctor’s note.

DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
TIME: 10 AM – 4 P.M.
PLACE: GOTHAM HALL — 1356 BROADWAY at 36th STREET

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100 Responses to “Yankees sponsoring blood drive”

  1. luis November 1st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    luis November 1st, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    Good evening,

    JS…Boring is an understatement…. I don’t think how I would be able to watch

    About the election…. This one is a particularly important election…. I hope that you guys make the right choice

  2. blake November 1st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: end of an era. #yankees plan to make qualifying offer to swisher but hope he rejects it. http://t.co/HizpI69Z

  3. luis November 1st, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Blake,

    I think almost everybody is hoping he rejects it

  4. blake November 1st, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I actually wouldn’t mind if he took the qualifying offer….13.3 million for Swisher for a year isn’t bad and that’s a tradeable contract as well……they could’ve him fairly easy for that deal I would think.

  5. tucker November 1st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    That’s a little dramatic for Heyman to describe it as the end of an era.

    Swisher did some good things during his time here. He just couldn’t perform in the postseason. I know saber-types discount the belief that clutch exists. Maybe, maybe not. But I do thing swish was the anti-clutch in the postseason. He had no ability to relax at the plate.

  6. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Could move him fairly easily *

  7. luis November 1st, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I would like the draft pick better…And the extra pool money especially… But you are right, having him for a one year deal isn’t that bad…But even if you trade him, talent wise, you won’t get the talent you could get on supplemental rounder. Could be wrong though

  8. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Again, it is all well and good to want Swisher gone, but I expect his replacement will be a lesser player.

  9. Jerkface November 1st, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    End of an era? Swisher was a player, not a legend or icon. There is no ‘Swisher era’. Just another 2nd line guy that was very productive during the regular season for the Yankees for 4 years. It was a good run. He’ll get a nice deal in free agency.

    Era? Pfft

  10. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Swisher is one of the best examples I’ve seen that the unclutch does exist…..he just cannot control his emotions on the big stage….or At least it appears that way

  11. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    “But even if you trade him, talent wise, you won’t get the talent you could get on supplemental rounder. Could be wrong though”

    You might….a lot of supplemental rounders bust

  12. luis November 1st, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Mac,

    No doubt, unless they go the Hamilton route. Still, I want them to go younger.

  13. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Swisher can’t hit in the playoffs ….but it won’t be easy to replace his regular season offense with somebody that’ll do a one year deal….

  14. andrewmelillo November 1st, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I like Swisher put life in the clubhouse and did a good job in regular season.because how bad he did in post season makes it a hard descion

  15. luis November 1st, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    When it counted…Most times he expanded the strike zone and swung from his heels… Very frustrating player to watch

  16. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I think making the Q offer is a perfect almost no lose situation for the Yanks…..he declines and leaves great….you get a draft pick and move on….. He accepts and you get an .800+ OPS outfielder for one year only and a very tradeable contract…..win-win

  17. tucker November 1st, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    It appears the Yanks are intent on bringing back the same team, sans Swisher and Soriano.

    Boring is right.

    It could be public posturing in advance of free agent negotiations. More likely, that is what they plan to do.

    Would be nice if they tried to incorporate a prospect or two, such as Romine and David Adams instead of Stewart and Chavez.

  18. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    “It appears the Yanks are intent on bringing back the same team, sans Swisher and Soriano.”

    Nah….they might shake up the utility infielder or RH DH bat unless Jonesy gets new blackmail material

  19. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I hope none of you are in this gas mess in NY…..what a nightmare

  20. jacksquat November 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Ibnez hit .248/.319/.492 vs rhp. He’ll turn 41 next year. Despite the postseason, can’t help but think they could do better. But hey, he’s cheap…

  21. NYY fan in NH November 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I’ll take Hunter over Swisher right now if that’s my choice

  22. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I hope they get Kuroda signed soon. Heyman made it sound possible. He is considered in the know when he says something I want to hear.:)

    Swisher is gone. He will get good multi year offers. He won a lot of games for us in the regular season. Ichiro would be fine for a 4th, but he is a big drop off from Swisher in production.

  23. jacksquat November 1st, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Well Chavez is a great deal for the money if he’ll come back. .298/.365/.543 vs rhp, good defense, for 900k, can’t beat that. He’s ideal to sub vs rhp sometimes for Arod and Tex, or at DH. I would not replace that with Adams, he hasn’t even played at AAA yet.

  24. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    NYY fan in NH says:
    November 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    I’ll take Hunter over Swisher right now if that’s my choice

    We don’t know that Hunter will so a 1 year deal….and hunter is quite a bit older…..

  25. tucker November 1st, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I think Kuroda is a no brainier. He only wants a 1-year deal and he doesn’t seem terribly greedy. Love his bulldog mentality on the mound. Watching him pitch was a highlight of this team.

    Though, without a new surge of excitement, those Law & Order reruns may chip away at Yes’ market share in 2013.

  26. jacksquat November 1st, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Romine might get the backup C job if he’s healthy.

  27. tucker November 1st, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Chavez had a nice year, but I don’t know if he can repeat.

    The issue remains the hollow, middle-of-the-order threat with ARod’s diminished skill and Tex’s inconsistency. Cashman acknowledges ARod is no longer an elite hitter. What will he do to replace that absence of production?

  28. Jerkface November 1st, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    They can return Ibanez if its february and they have a spot open on the bench and he will come back for like 1 million bux. He was barely above league average despite basically being strictly platooned in favorable situations. He has no speed, can’t defend, can’t get on base, and can’t hit for average.

    His good batting approach & power could be assets in a last man off the bench role, but only if there is no other alternative.

  29. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I like Ibanez back for a bench role….he showed a unique ability to pinch hit and hit in limited playing time…..I guess the issue for the Yanks is that skill set probably plays better on an NL team.

    Id love for them to get a real DH…..but if they can’t or won’t then Ibanez would be an ok option to DH only against RH pitching…..

  30. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Hunter will almost certainly decline next year considering age and BABIP.

    If you think 2013 will be disappointing with all the one year contract guys, wait until 2014 when they want even cheaper one year guys. 2015 ditto.

    Either spend money or trade the guys who will soon be leaving.

  31. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    What will he do to replace the absence of production?

    Bingo. He will replace Swisher with an older player? He will re-sign Ichiro and Ibanez while purchasing the fountain of youth.

    We must remember the offense is not the problem. Neither is age.

  32. Tar November 1st, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    For me Swisher’s value was in his versatility. A switch hitter with some pop who could also play a decent 1b. I wouldn’t mind if he took the offer.

  33. Tar November 1st, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Of course I wouldn’t mind if he didn’t take the offer and they signed Josh Hamilton either.

  34. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    With Swisher it really happens every year….he builds up some good will during the season by being a pretty darn good player an then he wipes it all away every October by just being dreadful in the playoffs…..it’s unfortunate because he’s a better player than he shows in th postseason but it is what it is and when you play for the Yankees you have to get it done when it counts

  35. tucker November 1st, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Swisher, along with CC, also helped change the clubhouse culture. That was no small contribution.

    But I doubt Swisher takes the one-year offer. He produces in the regular season and he is in his prime. Some team will pay him.

  36. jacksquat November 1st, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The idea in the OF is probably to hold down the fort until they see what they have from the several good outfield prospects they have.

  37. Tar November 1st, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Blkae

    All that means is he’s probably way over due and some other team will reap the rewards of our enduring misery.

  38. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Tar says:
    November 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    Blkae

    All that means is he’s probably way over due and some other team will reap the rewards of our enduring misery.

    Of course

  39. blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    @LostNYY: #Yankees want to try trade Granderson and reel in Mauer, if Granderson goes I wouldn’t be surprised if both Mauer and Hamilton were in play.

    Talk about a new offense

  40. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Mauer would be a dream. He is the high average, reasonably good power hitter. One of the best hitters in baseball. Hal can want a budget, but he can’t take away my dreams. Or can he?

  41. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Newsday seems to suggest Yunel Escobar for the Yankees. They also noted they scouted Scutaro at the deadline. I might add,not very astute scouting.

  42. blake November 1st, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Mauer would be awesome but I just can’t see it….the Twins would want real players back for him and Hal won’t pay his contract either I dont think

  43. tucker November 1st, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Would Mauer fall in love with the short porch and develop a ferocious uppercut?

  44. blake November 1st, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    tucker says:
    November 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    Would Mauer fall in love with the short porch and develop a ferocious uppercut?

    I really don’t think so….he’s too good an overall hitter and that’s just really not his game….I think he’d be the same guy but hit 5-8 more homers a year

  45. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Tucker,

    I don’t think Mauer would get pull happy. He is more of a Boggs with a bit more power guy.

  46. UnKnown November 1st, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Mauer would really struggle with the NY Media. The guy can barely handle it when the two beat reporters for the Twins ask him anything at all with a negative connotation.

    With that said, he is a base hit machine and can play some first base as well. That would be big, especially considering Swisher won’t be around to spell Teix at points in the season.

    Don’t worry about getting so fancy by acquiring Mauer. Just make sure you get Hamilton.

  47. Tar November 1st, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Jpe Po on Mauer

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/37609880

    Good night

  48. DaSaint007 November 2nd, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I too wouldn’t mind Swisher being back, particularly due to his ability to play a pretty good 1B. He may actually be better off in next year’s FA class.

  49. Against All Odds November 2nd, 2012 at 12:12 am

    blake November 1st, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Mauer would be awesome but I just can’t see it….the Twins would want real players back for him and Hal won’t pay his contract either I dont think

    —————-

    Yea it’s a pipe dream but on slow days like this it’s fun to speculate.

  50. jacksquat November 2nd, 2012 at 12:16 am

    blake November 1st, 2012 at 10:58 pm
    @LostNYY: #Yankees want to try trade Granderson and reel in Mauer, if Granderson goes I wouldn’t be surprised if both Mauer and Hamilton were in play.

    Talk about a new offense

    First Braun, now this, and none of it reported by anyone else. It’s starting to sound like someone just making stuff up.

  51. Bo knows November 2nd, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I gag when I hear Swisher wasn’t that bad and could return.

    He has the ability to be not that bad or even pretty good. Unfortunately he and Martin seem to go into these weird fugues in their at bats.

    For God’s sake, Teix hurt his leg on a swing, Granderson starts his swing as the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand and cannot adjust. This is a flawed, aging team and they need to reload, before the situation becomes dire.

    The team mentality has to change and there are a large number of starters involved. Exchanging Swisher for Hunter would be one small step in the right direction.

  52. Bo knows November 2nd, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I hope Nardi is just the beginning of the minor league player development shakeup.

    ———————
    Amen. The Yankees need to take a good hard look at both pitcher development and offense, defense, including basics. Watching Mesa at the plate last year was painful. All the talent in the world and just horrible mechanics. Anybody ever work with him?

    And don’t get me started on Nunez and rushing throws needlessly.

  53. Against All Odds November 2nd, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Amen. The Yankees need to take a good hard look at both pitcher development and offense, defense, including basics.

    ———————

    Exactly no reason why the kids on the farm shouldn’t be coached coaches that can get the most out of them.

  54. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 7:19 am

    The Dallas paper has indicated the Rangers are interested in Ortiz and possibly Hunter.

  55. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 7:28 am

    If Ortiz hits the market the yanks need to load up for a big one year deal … He’s always hinted he wanted to be a Yankee and he’s the biggest of hairy monsters….

  56. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Good morning Mac.

    No surpirse on Hunter. He’s a Texas boy.

    Trouble is he really can’t play CF anymore and that’s where he’d be needed w Hamilton departing.

    I think the Sux are working on a 2yr. deal for Ortiz.

    Jacksquat-

    I think your POV on what the Yanks are likely to do is accurate.

    Unfortunately.

    :(

  57. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 7:36 am

    One thing is for sure on Ortiz.

    He’s not giving the Sux any hometown discount.

    ;)

  58. Yankee Trader November 2nd, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Good morning.

    Have a good read this morning on replacing Swisher in RF. While the Yankees won’t find a replacement that will give them the same regular season production for 10.25M, maybe if they make the playoffs his replacement/replacements will do a lot better:

    Three Options:

    http://nomaas.org/2012/11/what.....nd-ichiro/

    Your opinion?

  59. Yankee Trader November 2nd, 2012 at 7:49 am

    What was this late night talk about the Yankees and Mauer?He’s owed 23M X 6 more years plus incentives plus a full NTC.

    Why on earth would the Yankees do that trade for the money saved by trading Granderson’s 15M?

    If the Yankees want to spend big bucks just sign some FA hairy monsters.

  60. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 7:50 am

    YT-

    #1 is a very real possibility.

    #2 is a non-starter

    I’d like to see #3 but do not necessarily believe I will.

  61. RadioKev November 2nd, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I’d rather have Swisher next year than Hunter.

  62. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 am

    “Why on earth would the Yankees do that trade for the money saved by trading Granderson’s 15M?”

    well if Hal would go for it….because he’s a catcher and because he can really hit…..but that’s not happening.

  63. Yankee Trader November 2nd, 2012 at 8:03 am

    MTU-

    So you don’t like Option #2 :)

    Option #2 The Dick / Hair combo

    Chris Dickerson vs RHP: .269/.354/.424 (107 wRC+) in 505 career PAs, and solid defense

    Free Agent Scott Hairston vs. LHP: .276/.325/.500 (119 wRC+) — made $1.1 million in 2012

    Good production from both sides of the plate, and a fraction of the cost of what Swisher will command. It may not recoup all of Swisher’s production, but that’s millions the Yankees can spend elsewhere.

    Vote Dick/Hair!

    http://nomaas.org/2012/11/what.....nd-ichiro/

  64. RadioKev November 2nd, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I agree with jacksquat, that rumor sounds totally made up

  65. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:06 am

    “I’d rather have Swisher next year than Hunter.”

    as would I…..he’s much younger and much more likely to put up a good season IMO…..but he won’t take the Q offer.

  66. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:06 am

    YT-

    Putting your money on a guy like Dickerson is a bad bet IMO.

    As a Utility guy or 4th OF’er. Sure. As an everyday guy. Not so much.

    I’m still on the Gordon, etc. bandwagon.

    ;)

  67. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 am

    “I agree with jacksquat, that rumor sounds totally made up”

    I will take made up hope over more boredom ;)

  68. RadioKev November 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Yeah…I don’t really like the idea of signing Hunter and Ichiro again, and trading Granderson. Definitely makes the outfielder weaker, unless we come up with a trade or sign Hamilton. The odds of that happening seems low. I don’t see Cashman wheeling and dealing to that extent this off season.

  69. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I’m not holding my breath but I really do hope the Yankees come up with something significant to help out the O this OS.

    ;)

  70. RadioKev November 2nd, 2012 at 8:16 am

    blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 am
    “I agree with jacksquat, that rumor sounds totally made up”

    I will take made up hope over more boredom
    ———-

    Agreed.

    Hey, anyone pay any attention to Nate Silver on NYTimes? He has this election blog 538 where he’s predicting the outcome of the Presidential election. Before getting into political analysis he came up with his own baseball player analysis system (PECOTA) and wrote for baseball prospectus. I love that.

  71. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Nomaas options one and two meet the cheap goal. What happened to the desire for a championship calibre team goal? Perhaps, they could try to get worse at every spot, tell us the prices to do otherwise are too high and just sink into mediocrity.

    Look at the aging roster, considering many will be worse next year, think of the players leaving and listen to possible replacements and tell me why the team will not be significantly worse.

    Soriano saved the season, Swisher was one of their top three producers, Martin is the only catcher that is realistic, and the team only wants one year contracts.

    This is going to turn out great.

  72. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:17 am

    One of Austin, Williams, Flores, Santana, or Heathcott is probably gonna be a ML player.

    But which one and how long will it take ?

    ;)

  73. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Dickerson is a 30 year old who has never been good enough to play regularly for anyone. Great plan to rely on him.

  74. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Mac-

    If I didn’t know what a mellow guy you are I’d say you sound frustrated.

    :)

  75. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:23 am

    MTU,

    I am begin nuking to thinkmHeathcott may be the best, followed by Austin. Of course, grains of salt probably outweigh my opinion.

  76. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:24 am

    ” to think”–no nuking. . . Yet

  77. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:28 am

    True facts :

    Most prospects are destined to fail.

    Most are nothing more than trade chips.

    I know it hurts but those are the facts.

    ;)

  78. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:30 am

    heathcott might have the highest ceiling of all of them.

  79. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:32 am

    MTU,

    Yes, it is frustrating. We all remember when the Yankees tried to get the best players to build the best team. Now, they try to find players who fit in the budget. I truly believe this is going to end very badly. Getting older and not upgrading can lead nowhere else.

  80. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:34 am

    For every Austin Jackson, Montero, or Kennedy there are ten others
    who never amount to much.

    Maybe 100 others.

    The Yankees are being force fed a development approach on the fly by the 189 straightjacket.

    Though the effort is laudable it ain’t easy to do.

    If it was so easy everyone would just be Tampa Bay.

    The Yankee DNA had been to open the wallet and use their financial edge.

    Won’t see that again till 2016.

    Trading is the only other route.

    :)

  81. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Keep the cream of the crop and move the rest for other items you need.

    Question is, “How good are the Yankees at self-scouting ?”

    Used to think very good but when I see guys like Jackson I begin to wonder.

    And personally, I still think Jesus will be a terrific hitter.

    So. Who do we keep ? And who do we move ?

  82. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:38 am

    MTU,

    I don’t know why a rich guy not spending money earned from the fans is laudable. What would be laudable would be to try their best to win. Give me the Tiger owner. He is to be praised.

  83. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I’m glad they upgraded the picthing development program by getting Patterson.

    My gripe. Took ‘em too damn long.

  84. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Mac-

    I meant’t trying to develop your Farm and internal resources is laudable.

    Not not spending money to upgrade.

    I’d love to see them move A-Rod’s contract but I know that isn’t happeneing.

    It’s an albatross as of now.

  85. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I agree on Patterson. If they won’t spend on major league players, they must be better at development. Patterson has a very good reputation.

  86. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Mac-

    If that’s the way they’re headed then they also need to spend more dough on instructors to teach these young guys the fundamentals.

    That way when they do arrive on the scene they’ll actually know how to bunt, hit situationally, and run the bases.

    ML’s is not a place to practice taking off the training wheels.

    That’s for the Minors IMO.

  87. jacksquat November 2nd, 2012 at 8:46 am

    The problem with Mauer is, he only started 72 games at C last year. 6 more years left on the contract, 23 mil per year, and you don’t know how much more he can catch. 1B is locked up for us for the next 4 years. Do you want to pay that much for a guy that may be mostly a DH, hit for high avg and obp, but light power?

  88. Yankee Trader November 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Why is it that other teams AA minor league top prospects can jump up to the bigs and the Yankees can’t because they are not given the chance?

    Tigers might use AA Rondon as their closer.

    With Jose Valverde on his way out of Detroit, Dombrowski and Jim Leyland hinted that rookie Bruce Rondon could be the Tigers’ closer next season, reports MLB.com’s Jason Beck. The Venezuelan right-hander turns 22 in December and has a 2.53 ERA with 213 strikeouts in 196 minor league innings, though Rondon has only eight innings of experience above the Double-A level

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#1IeKEvhgwX2AU1Vf.99

  89. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am

    JS,

    Their is no way on earth the Yankees add a big contract. It all started with Lost. I think his name is appropriate.

  90. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:52 am

    “Do you want to pay that much for a guy that may be mostly a DH, hit for high avg and obp, but light power?”

    I think the Twins were probably being a little over cautious with him last year because of all the injuries……he’s still not all that old…..if he could just catch half the games and hit like basically Jeter in his prime then thats an awesome and very valuable player.

    In YS I think you could count on Mauer for a .315 BA, .400 OBP, and 15-20 homers pretty much every year……yes please.

    of course the Yankees and Twins don’t trade well together…..and Hal would never go for it.

  91. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:52 am

    YT-

    I see 2 reasons :

    1) Because they are probably more willing than the Yankees to accept some warts and bumps in the road.

    2) Because they may have better prepared their guys than we do.

  92. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:53 am

    “Their is no way on earth the Yankees add a big contract. It all started with Lost. I think his name is appropriate.”

    I have no idea at all if Lost is legit or not…..but even if it’s fake rumors it’s more interesting than the blah that has been reality of late…..to me anyway.

  93. blake November 2nd, 2012 at 8:55 am

    the biggest problem with Mauer is I think the Twins would ask for real prospects or player AND to take all his salary……the cost to get him would just be counterproductive most likely.

    Sign Hamilton…..keep the prospects…..look for a young cheap 3B and SS to aquire.

  94. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 8:56 am

    You guys see Cashman big-game hunting for hairy monsters when in fact he is just setting snares to catch rabbitts these days.

    Maybe he’ll surprise me (us).

    I’d love to be wrong.

    Go ahead Brian. Surprise us.

    :)

  95. Yankee Trader November 2nd, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Mauer talk never made any sense for any team. 6 X 23, Full NTC, perks, cost a boatload of prospects.

    Where do you think Swisher will end up?

    Phillies
    Orioles
    Somewhere?
    Contract Numbers? 4 X 15? More?

  96. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 am

    What the Yankees need is some more Pizzazz !

    A Trout. A Harper. A Stanton.

    Someone young and exciting to watch.

  97. MTU November 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 am

    New thread —->

  98. jacksquat November 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Yankee Trader November 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am
    Why is it that other teams AA minor league top prospects can jump up to the bigs and the Yankees can’t because they are not given the chance?

    Tigers might use AA Rondon as their closer.

    With Jose Valverde on his way out of Detroit, Dombrowski and Jim Leyland hinted that rookie Bruce Rondon could be the Tigers’ closer next season, reports MLB.com’s Jason Beck. The Venezuelan right-hander turns 22 in December and has a 2.53 ERA with 213 strikeouts in 196 minor league innings, though Rondon has only eight innings of experience above the Double-A level

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#1IeKEvhgwX2AU1Vf.99

    That’s not good news for Sori, Detroit was one of his possible destinations. I’d be kind of surprised if they went with Rondon though. Our Montgomery had a better year last year.

  99. austinmac November 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I agree dreaming of good players is more interesting than deciding if Ibanez will get a raise.

  100. Yankee Trader November 2nd, 2012 at 9:02 am

    New Rumor:

    Alex Rodriguez to retire. He is starting a business with his new girlfriend, bathing suit Australian beauty to open up a Surf shop in Coconut Grove.


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