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What did I miss? Swisher’s one regret

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

At this point, I’m not sure anyone actually expects Nick Swisher to be back with the Yankees next season. He’s tough to replace but doesn’t fit their plans, so Swisher sits on the free agent market, largely inconsequential to the Yankees (except for the draft pick attached to him).

Because of that, I wasn’t expecting to see Swisher’s name as I read through clips from last week.

But there he was, in the Daily News, talking about his postseason comments about the harsh crowd at Yankee Stadium.

“It was a bad time, and the end of the season was hard for all of us,” Swisher said. “If I offended anybody with what I said, I apologize. I didn’t mean it; Yankees fans are the greatest in the world. There’s no better place to play than Yankee Stadium in front of that New York fan base. … I love those fans as much today as I have since the day I got to New York,” Swisher said. “They’re the best in baseball.”

Opinions vary on whether to boo the home team, but it happens, and athletes are almost always better off just letting it slide without mentioning it. But the booing bothered Swisher, he spoke up about it, and his relationship with the fans seemed forever altered.

My question is this: If somehow, someway, Swisher wound up back with the Yankees next season, would your opinion of him be different because of his postseason comments? Has your opinion about those comments changed in the past few weeks?

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151 Responses to “What did I miss? Swisher’s one regret”

  1. Chip November 26th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Sounds like both Russ Martin and Ichiro are content to wait and see what the Yankees will offer before deciding to move on to other teams or not.

  2. K-V-C November 26th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Nick’s true feelings came out and now he is back peddling as fast as he can. I wouldn’t have brought him back last year (he cannot hit in the post season!) and I would not bring him back now.

  3. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    i think martin’s best offer may come from ny… i think both ichiro and martin’s market are lukewarm.

  4. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Ichiro’s yes, but I don’t think Martin’s is.

  5. The Return of Stoneburner November 26th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    teams are signing their young hitters….

    ******

    And their young pitching – no Hamels or Verlander on the market this offseason – - – -but lohud tells me otherwise – - – - -

    Fingerpoint – to truly appreciate Daniel Craig – you need to watch Layer Cake and have been on it before Casino Royale – - – -if you have seen it – you know the scene everyone talks about where you say – he could be Bond – even before he was even casted – - – -

  6. G. Love November 26th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Swisher’s comments aren’t what bothered me. They actually felt kind of expected from him and weren’t a surprise.

    What bothers me is his inability to his when the team has needed him to the past 3 seasons. What bothers me is how he laughs himself silly when he doesn’t help the team and acts like the just won the world series when he gets a bases empty single.

    It’s all been too much for me. I, personally, respond to players who play hard with dignity. Swisher’s act is more WWE than NY Yankees.

    He’s been a nice regular season performer, but I have more faith in Jason Nix & Chris Stewart in a big at bat than I do in Nick Swisher.

    His comments just smacked me of the sense of entitlement I always felt he really felt he earned for playing to the creatures in RF.

  7. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    george clooney would be a good bond if he was 10 years younger.

  8. Barry November 26th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I like him a lot. Appears to be a great guy and a good player. Let’s it all hang out without being destructive. An altogether good man.

  9. The Return of Stoneburner November 26th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Clive Owen had the look of Bond – especially if you watch Croupier – - -

  10. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    swisher’s offensive contribution would be hard to replace on this FA market. I thought Melky’s upside could have match swisher’s average production in NY. There is only one game changing bat on the market in the form of hamilton, but we all been there plenty.

  11. bruceb November 26th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    george clooney would be a good bond if he was 10 years younger.

    Good shout, Cashmoney. The American version of Sean Connery. I bet he likes his Martini shaken, not stirred. Craig is more than likely a bitter man (the beer, that is).

  12. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Clooney is more of a le Carre spy than a Fleming type. He is really good in The American. Is a good book too.

  13. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    The Yankees new deal with YES is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay under value compared with the Dodgers.

  14. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    personally, i thought some of the good pieces in terms their contract size and length has already came off the board. Melky, Gomes came away with lot more than i anticipating either would have gotten but still reasonable in terms of years and size. same went with ross, if NY were contemplating departing from martin. what we looking at is a barren FA field where realistically you can remove big tickets such as bourn, swisher, hamilton from NY’s list, you don’t have much left after that.
    I like to see NY inquire about the availability of travis snider….

  15. saucY November 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Swish is cool with me.

    James Bond on the other hand needs to start looking like James Bond again. What were they thinking?

  16. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Daniel Craig would break George Clonnery in half and use his body as a bullet shield

  17. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    @JeffPassan: Rays sign one guy to $100M deal and it’s enormous risk. Dodgers get $250M+ in TV $ every year. Baseball’s widening gap: http://t.co/lgvS4fEw

  18. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    It’s just preference….the Nolan era batman movies are so much better to me because they lost all the wacky stuff from the previous era and made it more real….same thing with the current bond movies…..they had lost all the wackiness from the brosman era and made it more realistic with a Bknd that’s more serious and one that really looks like he could beat up a bad guy

  19. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Jerkface says:
    November 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    The Yankees new deal with YES is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay under value compared with the Dodgers.”

    Poor Braves

  20. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    The Braves have the worst TV deal….it’s going to really be a problem for them and its for 20 years

  21. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    The dodgers are potentially getting more than the Yankees entire payroll in TV money every year?

  22. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    @ScottMCBS: Greinke on track for 6 years and $150 mil? @JonHeymanCBS sees record-setting deal ahead http://t.co/DKmvkZIc

    If Greinke gets 6/150 then I just don’t know……I feel like the bubble on these contracts is destined to burst at some point

  23. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Jerkface says:
    November 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    The dodgers are potentially getting more than the Yankees entire payroll in TV money every year?

    Passan’s says about 250 in his column I think

  24. Dreamshake November 26th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Swisher’s hitting in the playoffs is what bothers me. Not his comments.

  25. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Seems pretty inevitable that the Dodgers will sign Greinke….their 2013 payroll is already 193 million

  26. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I’d go with Ryan Gosling as Bond. He’s young enough to do it for an extended time, and he showed in “Drive” just how Steve McQueenish he can be. There’s Not another actor around his age, that exudes his cool. Craig does a decent job of playing Bond, but the guy just looks worn out, even when wearing a tux.

  27. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Gosling would have to do a fake accent an those are awful…..

  28. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    it’s call acting blake, some can do it. you must be thinking of keanu reeves in Dracula…

  29. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    There is no reason to have an american actor faking a british accent for an iconic british character when you can just get a british actor :)

  30. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Cashmoney says:
    November 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    it’s call acting blake, some can do it. you must be thinking of keanu reeves in Dracula…

    Can’t see them casting a fake as bond

  31. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Hugh jackman isn’t British but he’d be a good combo of acting and somebody that looks like they could be a spy…..

  32. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Yea, Not every actor is as horrible with accents as Brad Pitt. That guy is laughable.

  33. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    A lot aren’t good though and I don’t think they’d hire somebody that had to fake it to be bond…..

  34. Bob Stevens November 26th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Swisher should never have reacted publicly as he did – either on the field or to the media – to the playoff booing.

    But he’s a guy who wears his emotions on his sleeve – unlike the more politically correct corporate Yankees.

    I don’t think his bleacher creature interplay is an act; the guy genuinely likes the fans. I’ve seen this many times in Tampa during Spring Training the last few years. He’s the only guy I’ve ever seen who worked his way down the entire RF stands for an hour during practice – signing autographs, mugging for photos with his arms around the fans, taking his time talking and laughing with people. Somebody even passed their baby down onto the field to him to hold for a photo. Try getting a fraction of this from the All-Star infield? It says something when A-Rod is the most fan-friendly one of them.

    Swish didn’t get it done in the playoffs – but it would be a pretty empty clubhouse if they got rid of all his fellow non-performers this year. Undoubtedly he’ll be moving on, but I’ll miss him on and off the field, wish him good luck. I’ll give him the kind of warm welcome as a visitor that Damon and Matsui always got after 2009.

  35. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I have No problem with a British actor as Bond, as long as they do Not run a “pretty boy” out there. Some of those Bond guys they used just were Not masculine enough to be a killer\secret agent.

  36. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    You don’t like Pretty Boys yet you advocate for Ryan Gosling?! I wonder what goes on inside your head.

  37. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    - Jerky -
    Have you seen “Drive”? Give it a look-see.

  38. austinmac November 26th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I could care less if Swisher says how he feels. He won’t return, but his comments would be irrelevant if he did.

    The next time booing makes someone hit better, please let me know.

  39. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Wolverine as Bond? And your worried about an accent???

  40. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Have you seen “Drive”? Give it a look-see.

    Yes, and nothing about Drive is really applicable to James Bond.

  41. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Hugh Jackman already turned down Bond before Craig was asked, he is an aussie so atleast he is a King’s English based natural accent

  42. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    November 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Wolverine as Bond? And your worried about an accent???

    He’s Australian…. Just a tweak in accent rather than an entire change….plus Jackman would pummel Ryan Gosling

  43. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    “Drive” = anything but a pretty boy. Either you haven’t seen the flick, or as usual, your acting like a jackass backed up against a cold wall.

  44. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Jerkface says:
    November 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Hugh Jackman already turned down Bond before Craig was asked, he is an aussie so atleast he is a King’s English based natural accent

    Henry Cavilll was a finalist too before Craig got the role…. He’s young so he could take over later maybe…..guess we gotta see what kind of superman he is first though

  45. bruceb November 26th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    There is no reason to have an american actor faking a british accent for an iconic british character when you can just get a british actor.

    George Lazenby was an Australian so it has been done.

  46. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Before Drive Gosling was nothing but a pretty boy. After Drive he is a pretty boy who can play a cotton mouthed psychopath. No accent, no Bond.

  47. blake November 26th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Sean Connery is Scottish

  48. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    George Lazenby was an Australian so it has been done.

    An Aussie who lived in the UK. Not an American with nothing close to a british accent.

  49. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    lazenby… was he in her majesty’s secret service? i can barely remember watching it.

  50. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    If all you got outta that role Gosling played in “Drive” was that of a “psycopath”, I would guess you thought the same of Steve McQueen in “Bullit”. I’ll leave it at that.

  51. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    jerk, gosling is a Canadian, not that it matters that much… the one movie i remembered him in was ‘The Believer’, he was more than a pretty boy in that one.

  52. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    You can’t go from the Notebook to James bond

  53. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: The physical concern that teams have about Dan Haren not with his back, but with a bad hip. He’s very respected, and will get a chance.

  54. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    When you can Faintly recall someone inna movie, it says something about that thespian.

  55. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    blake, notebook!… must been a date night!

  56. bruceb November 26th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I loved On Her Majesty’s Secret Service … Diana Rigg was my childhood heartthrob!

  57. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Some agents think offering four years could help get a deal done. “Nobody is giving him more than four years,” one agent told Olney.

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....8sgqhZG.99

    If this is true of Hamilton then the Yankees should sign him

  58. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Cashmoney says:
    November 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    blake, notebook!… must been a date night!

    Haha….yes I’ve been forced to watch many a chick flick

  59. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Id probably even offer 4/100 for Hamilton if I could keep the term that short…..offer that with a player option after the first year….,he’d take it and youd effectively make it a one year deal

  60. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Player opt out I mean

  61. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    You sign Hamilton for 4yrs\100 Mill, and your then forced to either trade or let Cano walk, if your realistically gonna reach $189 in 2014.

  62. MTU November 26th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Blake-

    Make sure you include a clause that let’s the Yankees off the hook if
    Hamilton backslides.

    ;)

  63. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    DONNYBROOK says:
    November 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    You sign Hamilton for 4yrs\100 Mill, and your then forced to either trade or let Cano walk, if your realistically gonna reach $189 in 2014.

    Id rather have Hamilton for 4 years than Cano for 8 or 9……

  64. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    If you have Hamilton an opt out after year one then he’d take it if he had a healthy 2013 and didn’t get hurt…..players almost always take the opt outs because they think they can get more.

  65. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    The Yankees turned Sorianos 3 year deal int a 2 year deal by putting that opt out in there…..they could potentially do the same with Hamilton….. However you would probably have to decide on Cano before doing it because they can’t afford them both under the budget.

  66. Barry November 26th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Bob Stevens–

    How do you know that A-rod is the warm one. Not that I don’t believe your take just interested in its genesis.

  67. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    McQueen in Bullit is not the personality-less, sex-less, knight in shining armor archetype that Gosling portrays in Drive. There is a reason why ‘A Real Hero’ plays with the lyrics ‘Real Human Being’ being repeated again and again during the movie.

  68. MTU November 26th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    My 2 cents on Bond.

    Best Bond to date : Connery

    Worst Bond: Tie between Lazenby and Moore

    Up-and comer: Craig

    Future Bonds: Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, or Jason Statham

  69. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Hamilton for short & cheaper than expected would be a good pick up.

  70. MTU November 26th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I’d rather the Yankees get Stanton than Hamilton.

    ;)

  71. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    “I’d rather the Yankees get Stanton than Hamilton.”

    Only one is possible though ;)

  72. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hamilton for 4/100 with an opt out after 2013. He hits 50 bombs in YS and then opts out and the Yanks decide whether to sign he or Cano back…. Or both or neither

  73. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    @mlbtraderumors: Yankees, Eli Whiteside Avoid Arbitration http://t.co/RdyF88sP #mlb

    Boy I feel better now…..

  74. LGY November 26th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Ryan Gosling as James Bond?

    LOL

  75. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Too late in life for Craig to be an, “up and comer”. He even Looks older than the calendar says, which for Bond is a definite NIX

  76. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    If you truly want Hamilton for 1 season, just offer the guy 1yr $25 mill for 2013.

  77. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I think they tried to make Craig look old and tired early in the movie to go along with the storyline…..

  78. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    DONNYBROOK says:
    November 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    If you truly want Hamilton for 1 season, just offer the guy 1yr $25 mill for 2013.

    He wouldn’t take that because its not enough security …..now if he had 4 years at that money guaranteed….but could opt to go back on the market should he tear it up in 2013 then that might be attractive to him and his agent

  79. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Ryan Gosling as James Bond?

    LOL

    My reaction exactly.

    Realizing it was DONNYBROOK’s idea. even bigger LOL

    Donny is easily the best troll on this blog. He takes the title from GB7 with the Ryan Gosling remark

  80. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Cashman was against the Soriano signing but he was the one who put the opt outs in their IMO because he hoped he would use them to shorten the term…..could he use a similar strategy with Hamilton?

  81. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I thought Craig looked pretty shot in “Cowboys and Aliens”. The only thing that kinda hid that was the contrast of Craig’s appearance vs that of Harrison Ford.

  82. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Maybe they could get the Twilight guy to play Bond….he’s British!

  83. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    If Jason Stathum had hair he could be Bond….of course he’s older than Craig is

  84. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Why do we need another James Bond? Daniel Craig is awesome as Bond and will be in the role for another 6+ years

  85. LGY November 26th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Alex, Tex, and CC will all be off the books at the end of 2016.

    If I was the Yankees I’d be pushing hard on a 4 year contract for Hamilton.

  86. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    November 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    Why do we need another James Bond? Daniel Craig is awesome as Bond and will be in the role for another 6+ years

    We don’t

  87. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    You guys do realize they originally wanted Cary Grant to be the 1st James Bond.

  88. UnKnown November 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I haven’t even seen Hamilton linked at all to the Yankees yet.

    This could be good though, because maybe this will a Cashman “Ninja” Strike in the dark. I’m hoping one of these nights around midnight something comes across the wire of Hamilton being fitted for pinstripes.

  89. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    “If I was the Yankees I’d be pushing hard on a 4 year contract for Hamilton.”

    If they could sign Hamilton , sign Ichiro and Cody Ross for RF, sign Keppinger, and trade Granderson for a 3B or SS prospect…….then that’ll be cool

  90. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I would be in favor of Hamilton for 4yrs, over 7yrs of “No dive” Cano.

  91. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Granderson to the braves for Delgado and Nick amhed

  92. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I’d be pretty happy if the Yankees could get Hamilton to sign a 4 year deal. I doubt he would do that though.

  93. LGY November 26th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I would be in favor of Hamilton for 4yrs, over 7yrs of “No dive” Cano

    ——

    Yeah, it’s probably smarter to invest big money in guys like Hamilton or Pedroia who dive all over the place and get hurt all the time.

  94. blake November 26th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    4/100 is a number not many team would match for Hamilton…..that’s the AAV he wanted….just 3 years shorter. If they offered him an opt out after a year then he could try again next winter if he wanted….

  95. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    me like hamilton for 4… i don’t think he will settle for four. 5-6 more realistically. one guy i don’t get is price tag attaching to Bourne…

  96. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    4/100 is a number not many team would match for Hamilton…..that’s the AAV he wanted….just 3 years shorter. If they offered him an opt out after a year then he could try again next winter if he wanted….

    I think the Yankees would love that deal, I definitely would as well.

  97. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    ?@Buster_ESPN

    Eli Whiteside’s deal with the Yankees is for $625,000, for this year.

    I hope they cut him before he gets paid this.

  98. bruceb November 26th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Ralph Fiennes is the new M so that rules him out of playing Bond.

    How about Nick Swisher playing Bond? He’d be firing blanks when the real action started, but at least there would be a few good laughs along the way.

    If I had to pick a Yankee to play Bond, Jeter would be perfect. He has the looks, the charm with the ladies and a dry sense of humor.

    I can just see Miss Moneypenny going home with a signed baseball after a wild night of passion!!!

  99. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I hope Justin Beiber is the next James Bond and Psy is the next Bond villain.

  100. ac1 November 26th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Pettitte
    Rivera
    Ichiro
    Cody Ross (could dumpster dive and go for Jason Bay coming out of his release)

    Trade Granderson

    Extend Hughes now.

  101. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Never understood why the Connery\Bond gave Moneypenny the time of day. Maybe something Not seen through the camera lens.

  102. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Master plan:

    -Sign Hamilton (4/100) with an opt out after year 1
    -Sign Ichiro 1/7
    -Sign Ross 1/10
    -Sign Keppiner 2/12
    -Sign Martin 1/13
    -Trade Granderson for Randall Delgado and Nick Amhed
    -sign Soria for 1/5.

  103. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Bruce, Swisher has already signed up for the SPY that Shag my girlfriend.

  104. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Patrick says:
    November 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    I hope Justin Beiber is the next James Bond and Psy is the next Bond villain.

    Can Freddy Prince Jr fake a British accent?

  105. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Can Freddy Prince Jr fake a British accent?

    If so, he is the next Q. Although I was hoping for Zayn from the boy band One Direction to take that role

  106. ac1 November 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    The loser between the Braves and Phillies in the BJ Upton battle may want a CF for next year and may be willing to take Granderson…. God forbid the Yankees actually make an attempt to trade some of the stars the way Boston did….

  107. LGY November 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Why in the world would the Yankees pay Eli Whiteside $600K?

  108. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Why in the world would the Yankees pay Eli Whiteside $600K?

    Because he has a cool name?

  109. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    “Because he has a cool name?”

    Giancarlo had the coolest name….get him

  110. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Even if the braves get Upton they still need another outfielder given that Prado is moving to 3B

  111. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Nick Ahmed is blocked by Simmons and is better than any SS the Yankees have in their system

  112. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    when the Yankees trade Stewy for craig kimbrel..,eli will step in.

  113. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Giancarlo had the coolest name….get him

    Agreed.

  114. ac1 November 26th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    They are going to end up resigning Martin, though i would just be just as happy with Cervelli and resigning Jose Molina for one year until Romine is ready (or Murphy or Sanchez)…

  115. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 26th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I couldn’t care less what he said about booing…I think Yankees fans boo their own players far too much and those that do are clowns.

    What I care about his how terrible he is at the plate when it counts in the postseason.

    Good riddance.

  116. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    You are a clown if you think the Braves will trade Kimbrel.

    A CLOWN.

  117. ac1 November 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I couldn’t care less what he said about booing…I think Yankees fans boo their own players far too much and those that do are clowns.

    What I care about his how terrible he is at the plate when it counts in the postseason.

    Good riddance.

    ___

    I think this is the general sentiment amongst most of us.

  118. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 26th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    ac1,

    I figured as much, but have no desire to read all 100+ comments :)

  119. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    - FAVORITE BOND GIRL -

    (1) Ursula

    (2) Dr Mike

  120. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Pretty sure that was a joke about tradkng Kimbrel…..besides Cashman would only trade Stewie for Heyward

  121. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 26th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Am I one of the few Yankees fans who would be more than happy to see them start turning over the roster in a major way?

    I’m fine with short term deals that buy us time (Kuroda/Ichiro) but outside of that, its time for this team to start weeding out the players who are not (or should not) be in the long term plans (Russell Martin, Granderson to name a couple).

    There is nothing about this Yankee team plus Ichiro/Kuroda that says “championship caliber”. Would rather take a step back in 2013 to take two steps forward in 2014.

  122. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    yeah i might have underestimated the value of stewie…. we might have to part with eli with Heyward in the deal as well.

  123. jacksquat November 26th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Stewie is reserved for the Stanton deal.

  124. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    jacksquat says:
    November 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    Stewie is reserved for the Stanton deal.

    Ah yes…

  125. austinmac November 26th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    It is interesting that the Yankees reached an agreement already with Whiteside. Why would they? To put pressure on Martin? Because they see him as a realistic team option for next year? It strikes me as a bit odd.

    The only way the Yankees will go after Martin is if Blake replaces Cashman. He does have my support as the new GM.

    Greinke, Hamilton, Pierzysnski etc. are happening because they see risks. They see risk while I see upside. I see Hamilton as a player who could change the offense of the team while adding a level of excitement not seen for some time. Limit risk with contractual language.

  126. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    “The only way the Yankees will go after Martin is if Blake replaces Cashman. He does have my support as the new GM.”

    Blake would offer him big money for one year ….take it or leave it Russ

  127. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    - DONNYBROOK GENERAL PRINCIPLES – (continued)

    (5) NEVER, take a step back.

    (6) NEVER, hold your ground.

    (7) ALWAYS, move forward.

  128. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    “(7) ALWAYS, move forward.”

    Even if you’re on the edge of a cliff……

  129. austinmac November 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Mad Prince,

    You are far from alone in your sentiment. A minor tweak will not make this team good enough. They will be worse next year as they age. Trade Granderson for the best deal you can. Trade Cano is you realize he won’t be re-signed. If you are not spending, try to get younger. Give us some hope for the future.

  130. ac1 November 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Am I one of the few Yankees fans who would be more than happy to see them start turning over the roster in a major way?

    I’m fine with short term deals that buy us time (Kuroda/Ichiro) but outside of that, its time for this team to start weeding out the players who are not (or should not) be in the long term plans (Russell Martin, Granderson to name a couple).

    There is nothing about this Yankee team plus Ichiro/Kuroda that says “championship caliber”. Would rather take a step back in 2013 to take two steps forward in 2014.

    _____

    I’m with you on this. And learn to sign your younger talent to team friendly deals, like Hughes.

  131. Cashmoney November 26th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Donny those reads like Napolean’s marching order against the Prussian … what are the immutable four laws that governs before those.

  132. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 26th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Donnybrook, the Yankees took one step back in 2008 when they missed the playoffs and two steps forward in 2009 when they won it all.

    Time to get realistic.

    Time to start trading guys who aren’t part of the long term plans and avoid signing guys that dont fit the long term. Trade Granderson while he has value. Trade Cano while he has major value and if they want to re-sign him as a Free Agent after 2013 (no thanks for 10 years and 200M) then so be it.

    Yankees don’t have a championship caliber team right now unless ARod gets back to hitting like he did in 2007 or even 2008 (which ain’t happen’). You’re relying on a big bounce back from Nova (no sure thing) and consistency from Hughes (hard to buy into based on history).

  133. DONNYBROOK November 26th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    To give you the previous 4, would be a “step back”, and violate #5. Nice try.

  134. austinmac November 26th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Blake,

    I meant to say Hamilton instead of Martin.

    Send in your application for Cashman’s job to Levine, but don’t tell anyone you are in favor of spending. Sneak in and take over.

  135. Shame Spencer November 26th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    1) Whiteside …………….yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn.
    2) I think Bonds need to be changed over every 3 movies.. 4 is max.
    3) Remember when Anthony Mackie was rumored to be the next Spiderman and everyone bugged out?

  136. jacksquat November 26th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Catcher rankings mid-2012:

    http://www.baseballprospectus......leid=17623

    Martin is #5, right after Posey…

    Supposedly Martin is one of the best pitch framers in the game.

  137. ac1 November 26th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Yankees don’t have a championship caliber team right now unless ARod gets back to hitting like he did in 2007 or even 2008 (which ain’t happen’). You’re relying on a big bounce back from Nova (no sure thing) and consistency from Hughes (hard to buy into based on history).
    ___

    I think the pitching is less of a concern than the hitting. I think Hughes and Nova can still be counted on. Nova is very team friendly and his highs are high. Hughes has been solid when healthy and I think you need to hold onto him. Phelps can start the year as the 5th starter and if he starts to tire, you have Pineda who should be set by the summer…. CC/Kuroda/Pettitte is still a formidable 1-2-3. Wish Banuelos didnt fall one year further behind, but such is life.

    The offense is the issue and they need to get creative and sometimes that means making the hard decisions like trading Granderson (i believe there are 3 teams in the NL East that would be interested in trading for him)….

    Time to bring up some kids and see what they can do. START D. Adams at 3rd and DH Alex full time…. Keeps him fresh and gives a younger talented prospect a chance. And i still say keep Nunez on the team. Find a way to play him…..

  138. scargo1013 November 26th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Swish was good during his seasons with the Yankees. It was nice to have a power switch hitter in the middle of the lineup. He is a good RF oufielder, and a good 1 B replacement. His clubhouse contributions seem also to have been positive. Conclusion: he won’t be easy to replace. Maybe bring up a promising Minor Leaguer? (PLEASE do that before he’s 30!)

  139. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    “Send in your application for Cashman’s job to Levine, but don’t tell anyone you are in favor of spending. Sneak in and take over.”

    Hal would fire me the minute I signed Hamilton, Napoli , Greinke and Otani !

  140. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Martin is one of the select few legit starting catchers in baseball…..there aren’t many of them so that’s why his market is pretty good….

    That doesn’t mean you give him 3 years though….

  141. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Anybody think they could get Ross to do a one year deal? How about Keppinger?

  142. Ys Guy November 26th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    i couldn’t care less about swisher’s comments about the postseason crowd, they all greatly deserved the reaction they got.

    the only thing that bothered me about swisher was his postseason failure. during the RS he was a solid contributor a decent fielder and a good guy. but that doesnt get it done in ny.

    if he ends up back with the team ill think of him exactly as i did this year, a guy who plays well during the season but brings nothing after that. until he proves me wrong, that’s what he is (and he will continue to be booed in the postseason)

    anyway, he’s not coming back so it doesnt matter.

  143. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Anybody think they could get Ross to do a one year deal? How about Keppinger?

    David Ross? He already signed with the Red Sox

  144. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Cody ross

  145. blake November 26th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Although I wish they had signed David Ross because he’s a lot cheaper than Martin

  146. Patrick November 26th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Oh I thought you were still talking about catchers, my mistake!

  147. saucY November 26th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Daniel Craig doesn’t look one bit like James Bond should. He looks like a sissy troll….

    the end.

  148. Jerkface November 26th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Craig sissy? No.

  149. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    ac1,

    Very much agree with you.

    I like we all love Granderson and Cano, but if we didn’t learn our lesson about signing guys to 10 year, $200M+ contracts with ARod, then I’m fairly certain our management is not devoted to winning and instead are devoted to bad business decisions.

    Trade these guys and get whatever value you can in return if you don’t expect them back in 2014. Plenty of teams would line up to acquire either of these guys.

    Time to give kids like Dickerson and Nunez more playing time/opportunities.

  150. austinmac November 26th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Mad Prince,

    I agree with your concept, but Dickerson is no kid at 30. Well, maybe the other team members call him kid.

  151. Mondoas November 26th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    My opinion of Swisher changed not b/c of his words that came from his mouth but b/c he sucked in the playoffs AGAIN!!!


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