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Yankees announce Rodriguez surgery plans

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 03, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees just announced the Alex Rodriguez surgery with a press release…

ALEX RODRIGUEZ TO UNDERGO LEFT HIP ARTHROSCOPY

The New York Yankees announced today that 3B Alex Rodriguez will undergo a left hip arthroscopy to repair a torn labrum, bone impingement and the correction of a cyst.

The injury was discovered after the conclusion of the season during Rodriguez’s regularly scheduled annual November physical evaluation with Dr. Marc Philippon. The diagnosis was confirmed after the Yankees sought the second opinion of Dr. Bryan Kelly. Both doctors believe that there is a very strong possibility that Rodriguez’s hip condition may have had a negative effect on his performance during the latter stages of the season and the playoffs.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. Kelly at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York after Rodriguez completes a four-to-six week pre-habilitation regimen, as directed by Dr. Kelly.

The surgery—which will be similar but not identical to the one performed on Rodriguez’s right hip in 2009—is anticipated to require a four-to-six month recovery time.

 
 

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267 Responses to “Yankees announce Rodriguez surgery plans”

  1. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    curve

  2. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Switching leagues and teams has a risk of early struggles. Just something to think about and happens to the best (even Pujols)…. Bet the Angels are cringing looking at whats happene to alex and his 10 year deal… good luck!

  3. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Good news is last time alex missed the first months of the season for this, we won the world series..

  4. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    i like headley but i he had a good year and the others nothing special.

    He plays in petco, look at his road numbers the last 3 years. He has quietly become a very good player. He can hit for avg and get on base with a great walk rate and his power is developing. He is a top tier 3rd baseman

    His power didn’t really “develop”. He had little power, he hit 4 homeruns in 2011, then 31 in 2012. That’s not development, that’s weird. Home/road splits don’t matter when you hit 4 homeruns in 2011, even if all 4 were on the road. More important than that, only 2 years of control left, and they won’t be cheap years (MLBTR estimates 8.3 mil for 2013).

  5. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Anyone can struggle, some people struggle staying on the same team in the same league in a new season. I don’t buy it honestly. There will be counter examples for each example you cite. Fielder didn’t struggle, despite moving to a worse stadium. He even broke his own ‘every other year’ curse.

  6. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    What is up fellas!
    Im now ever more mad at Alex getting that girls number during that playoff game. Talk about long lasting effect. The next time I hear the words put your hips into it, it will be chalk board scratching in my head.

    Not sure if anyone asked this already. Isnt it strange that this would come out the day of the winter meetings? Doesnt it make it seem like Cashman would have less leverage in negotiations now that the cat is out of the bag? Why not wait till next week to announce it. They kept the body/cavity scan hush, why not this?

  7. PacoDooley December 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Ugh – what a mess. Why did they wait so long to look into surgery? With the pre-surgery work he has to do, it will be a long time before he can return to game action. Seems like he was in pain during the playoffs and therefore they could have sent him for an evaluation the moment the season ended. They could therefore have been at least a month or more ahead of the current schedule.

    Perhaps this is why Girardi sat Alex during the postseason and Alex didn’t complain bitterly. They both knew he was having serious physical trouble,

  8. jr1212 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Trade for Headley and sign Hamilton!!!!!

  9. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    His power didn’t really “develop”. He had little power, he hit 4 homeruns in 2011, then 31 in 2012. That’s not development, that’s weird. Home/road splits don’t matter when you hit 4 homeruns in 2011, even if all 4 were on the road. More important than that, only 2 years of control left, and they won’t be cheap years (MLBTR estimates 8.3 mil for 2013).

    -
    Disingenuous, he hit 4 in 2011 because he missed time. He had double digit HRs in 2010 and 2009. He hit .330 .399 .465 .864 on the road in 2011. And power is not just HRs.

  10. Cashmoney December 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Yanks be better off keeping the little they have in single A and make due with what’s available in FA for rod’s replacement then assess during the season. If winning isn’t imperative on the agenda of 13 or 14, then the Yanks should have no urgency in find rod’s replacement as of now. If Cash and Co intend to carry through their vision and plan (if there is a cohesive one) then they need find stop gap and roll with it.

  11. Yankee Trader December 3rd, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Dr. Bryan T. Kelly website:

    http://bryankellymd.com/

  12. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Morosi suggests in that column that perhaps the Yankees could build a package around Hughes or phelps for Headley…..I don’t really think so unless where were accompanied by a couple of top prospects but if not and they can do so then yes please…..

  13. brianlopez22 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I am not sold on Headley but the potential pieces coming to fill OF are plentiful in the minors:
    Heathcott, Mason Williams, Flores, Tyler Austin, Melky Mesa

    But IF are a lacking: Adams, Bichette Jr.
    If we can acquire a good bat at SS/3B, that is more of a pressing need than RF, for the future at least.

  14. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    jr1212 says:
    December 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    Trade for Headley and sign Hamilton!!!!!

    Yes please

  15. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I think the Yanks would have to probably put two of their top 5 prospects along with Phelps or Hughes to get Headley

  16. jr1212 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Headley for Nova, Austin and Jose Ramirez

  17. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Is it time to sit down with Alex and see what it would take to get out of this contract(ie 70% of the bill). Isnt there a lemon law in baseball?!

    Dont like how this 2012 season is shaping up. We have our 1st baseman saying that he no longer cares about his batting average. Our second baseman is growing an Ortiz beard(belly next?), Speaking of belly, El Capitan is 5 months pregnant and our Third baseman is all of a sudden 70 years old and drives with a handicap sticker, the ballboy will have to shag balls from the back stop being that we have no catcher to receive the pitches. Hope the ump has a medieval medal shield handy. The only way to go is up at this point.

  18. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Disingenuous, he hit 4 in 2011 because he missed time. He had double digit HRs in 2010 and 2009. He hit .330 .399 .465 .864 on the road in 2011. And power is not just HRs.

    Disingenuous is saying “double digit HRs” when he hit 12 and 11 in full seasons. If you give him a full season in 2011, he would have hit 6. Happy? 4 -> 31 to 6 -> 31 doesn’t change anything. Power isn’t only homeruns, but from 2009 to 2011 his slg was below .400 every year. And the 2 years of not cheap control issue still remains, even if he is now a power hitter.

  19. Cashmoney December 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Headley for Nova, Austin and Jose Ramirez
    ———-
    pretty sure SD would laugh at that.

  20. jr1212 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Hamilton for 5 years and 110….screw the budget!!

  21. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Headley is good….he’s a plus defender at 3B who can at least fake it at a corner OF spot…..switch hitter , patient….has pop… He’s perfect if they can get him without crushing the farm system.

    However….,they might be better off trying to sign Keppinger short term and then going after a more unproven but high upside option like Rendon

  22. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I agree I think Ca$hman and his buddy from SD make that trade…….also wouldn’t be surprised if they do a sneak attack on JH like that of Teixeira a few seasons ago

  23. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    Is it time to sit down with Alex and see what it would take to get out of this contract(ie 70% of the bill). Isnt there a lemon law in baseball?!

    Nope. Unless Arod retires, which isn’t happening, the Yankees are paying that contract and it will count towards the CBT limit. There is no way to get out of it.

  24. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Trade for Headley and sign Hamilton!!!!!

    ========

    And Dejesus!!
    Cant believe you missed that.

  25. Yankee Trader December 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Blake-

    Right now the Yankees can’t afford to give up Hughes, Nova, Phelps unless they add another inexpensive starter looking for a one year contract to re-establish themselves.

    The timing of the announcement of this injury and surgery, will make the cost now pretty prrohibitive for the likes of Headley.

  26. jr1212 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Cashmoney,

    They probably will but im trying to keep M. Williams and G. Sanchez…..they can have anything else in the minors

  27. G. Love December 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I actually think this Arod news increases the odds that Hamilton may be a Yankees.

    I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but they’d be idiots not to see they need a middle of the order bat going forward to pair with Cano.

  28. PacoDooley December 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    His power didn’t really “develop”. He had little power, he hit 4 homeruns in 2011, then 31 in 2012. That’s not development, that’s weird. Home/road splits don’t matter when you hit 4 homeruns in 2011, even if all 4 were on the road. More important than that, only 2 years of control left, and they won’t be cheap years (MLBTR estimates 8.3 mil for 2013).
    ———————————–

    I agree – we have seen those sorts of power surges and you need to be a little cautious about them. You are clearly buying very high on him. I like the moves that Cashman has made to buy low, like Swisher, more than the buying high like he did on a guy like Javier Vasquez or Xavier Nady.

  29. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Disingenuous is saying “double digit HRs” when he hit 12 and 11 in full seasons. If you give him a full season in 2011, he would have hit 6. Happy? 4 -> 31 to 6 -> 31 doesn’t change anything. Power isn’t only homeruns, but from 2009 to 2011 his slg was below .400 every year. And the 2 years of not cheap control issue still remains, even if he is now a power hitter.

    He plays in Petco, one of the worst stadiums in the league to be in if you’re a power hitter. He isn’t a slugger, but he does have power. In a non-petco stadium you can probably count on him for 20-25 HRs. You give him 5-8 HRs a year from being in Petco as a developing, young player and he doesn’t look so bad.

    If he was a guy who hit 15-18 HRs a year as a young 20 year old then at 28 hit 30 it wouldn’t look so odd. I don’t think anyone should count on him for 30, but a .280/.380 25 HR line would be great and about what I expect from him if the Yankees acquire him.

  30. Cashmoney December 3rd, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    they might be better off trying to sign Keppinger short term and then going after a more unproven but high upside option like Rendon
    ——-
    i advocate patience in this case, start with keppinger then explore a possibility like rendon. though, i can’t remember the last time that the yanks actually traded for other’s farm jewel. no confidence in C’s ability to identify one or resourcefulness in trading one.

  31. PacoDooley December 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    His power didn’t really “develop”. He had little power, he hit 4 homeruns in 2011, then 31 in 2012. That’s not development, that’s weird. Home/road splits don’t matter when you hit 4 homeruns in 2011, even if all 4 were on the road. More important than that, only 2 years of control left, and they won’t be cheap years (MLBTR estimates 8.3 mil for 2013).

    -
    Disingenuous, he hit 4 in 2011 because he missed time. He had double digit HRs in 2010 and 2009. He hit .330 .399 .465 .864 on the road in 2011. And power is not just HRs.
    ———————–

    I think he played something like 113 games in 2011. So 4 HRs is still a good indication of his performance that year. Plus, his OPS really surged last year. He has the home park factor against him, but still, he has really only had one great season thus far. Not something you necessarily want to throw the farm after.

  32. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Could this be the season that us Yankee fans havnt seen in 2 decades? Rebuilding? Trade Cano, Grandy and look to get mlb ready youngsters that can help in 2014 with some of our spring chickens that are on their way up. We can all just pretend mlb went on strike for a year and watch the WNBA, NASCAR, paint dry and fishing till the start of the 14 season.

  33. Out Pitch December 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    “If so, the surgery could be a blessing for the Yankees, who now have an explanation for Rodriguez’s struggles and might have a reasonable expectation that he can become a power hitter again.”

    Yes, and it may rain cats too.

  34. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    “If so, the surgery could be a blessing for the Yankees, who now have an explanation for Rodriguez’s struggles and might have a reasonable expectation that he can become a power hitter again.”

    ___

    forget the power.

    give me .290/20/100 and his usual walk rate..

  35. drew December 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    How about moving Mark Teixeira to 3b and signing a 1b. Mark played 3b for the Rangers and assume he would provide adequate defense.

  36. Jeff in Canada December 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    If Cashman et al knew about ARod’s injury and its impact on the future before the playoffs ended, what are the chances he’s had Hammy in his sights since, but is flying in stealth mode, and plans to give us all another Christmas present a la CC and Tex?

    ..and before you answer, no – if he had a gift receipt for Tex, I wouldn’t have returned him.

  37. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Time to trade for Scott Broscious and Paul Oneil.

  38. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Fine JF, that’s reasonable, but there is still the issue of only 2 years of control, and not cheap years. I don’t want to trade the farm for that, and that seems to be what SD wants.

    I’d rather go after Upton. Headley hits better lefthanded and Hamilton is lefthanded. I’d prefer a rh bat to go with Tex, to balance out Cano and Granderson, now that Arod is out and future unknown.

  39. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    And we lost Eli Whiteside to the Jays?
    How can things get worse?

    Head roll

  40. Mike Ri December 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    And we lost Eli Whiteside to the Jays?
    How can things get worse?

    Head roll

    ————–
    LMAO !!!

  41. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Time to trade for Scott Broscious and Paul Oneil.

    ___

    How about Mark Reynolds?
    Fits the Yankees style of Homeruns or strikeouts, hitting under .250 with no ability to hit singles…

  42. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/b.....-with-rays

    ————-

    I wonder what they are going to get out of him. Looks like a reasonable deal.

  43. CountryClub December 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe
    Napoli has a career 1.107 OPS at Fenway which sounds great. But it’s only 73 PAs and 24 of them were against Lester, Buchholz and Lackey

  44. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Drew,
    Tex is one step away from tweaking a hamstring. The man should should fit in some palates.

  45. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Rather sign Chavez instead of giving up the farm for Headley.
    Go get that SS they didnt sign last year from Japan.
    Let Nunez play….

  46. CountryClub December 3rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Sweeny Murti ?@YankeesWFAN
    Heard Yanks were quietly inquiring about 3B at GM meetings last month. Nothing quiet anymore.

  47. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Blue Jays Claim Eli Whiteside
    By Tim Dierkes [December 3, 2012 at 12:45pm CST]
    The Blue Jays claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Yankees, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Whiteside had been designated for assignment last week; the Yanks had claimed him off waivers from the Giants.

    As Rosenthal notes, the Jays already have J.P. Arencibia, John Buck, and Travis d’Arnaud vying for time behind the plate, and trades remain possible.

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....yq8vS8B.99

    LOL

  48. Yankee Trader December 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Too many unknowns to even guess on ARod, until the surgeon inserts the arthroscope and sees how the hip joint looks. If it’s arthritic than his days playing major league baseball without pain and further damage might very well be over.

  49. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    YankeesWFAN Heard Yanks were quietly inquiring about 3B at GM meetings last month. Nothing quiet anymore.

  50. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    How about Mark Reynolds?
    Fits the Yankees style of Homeruns or strikeouts, hitting under .250 with no ability to hit singles…

    ======

    Is he comfortable accepting couple stints on the dl, not bunting, hitting to the shift, not advancing runners and being called Marky Mark? If so, sign me up.

  51. kd December 3rd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    my guess is that david adams just started breaking in a 3b glove

    nunez and adams on the left side of the infield, maybe romine at catcher. who says we don’t develop players?

  52. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Headley’s expected production and years of control may be out paced by the Padres demands for compensation, that is true. It would have been better to trade for him last year, before he really surged in the 2nd half.

    I think he is the perfect kind of player we’re missing though.

  53. Yankee Trader December 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    There’s always Michael Young who I believe is a FA after next season.

  54. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    my guess is that david adams just started breaking in a 3b glove

    nunez and adams on the left side of the infield, maybe romine at catcher. who says we don’t develop players?

    ____

    I wish they would give this a shot, but more likely they trade half the farm for Headley (who will not be worth it)….

  55. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    @BillShaikin

    Source: #Dodgers would be “shocked” if Otani declares for MLB and does not sign with them — but skeptical that he will declare for MLB.

    Ugh just stay in Japan. Apparently the Tigers went above Otani to his parents and are getting them to apply max presssure to Otani to stay in Japan.

    Stupid family first society.

  56. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Please no Reynolds, I’d rather have that ugly guy from Boston.

  57. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    If Otani stays in Japan maybe we can get him with the brand new posting system.

  58. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    What the hell is this “4-6 week pre-habilitation”, Before even cutting on the man, and Then 4-6 Months AFTER that???

    — MY YANKEE WISH LIST -

    (1) FULL-TIME 3B – HEADLEY tops the list. CANO headlines blockbuster 3-4 way.

    (2) RIGHT FIELDER . (1) J UPTON (2) Ryan Ludwick\1yr

    (3) CATCHER – ROMINE gets his chance.

    (4) 2ND BASE – KEPPINGER signed to replace the traded CANO

    (5) HONESTY – CASHMAN, GIRARDI, A-ROD need NOT apply.

  59. waka flocka December 3rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I have very little faith in this ownership group to do anything to upgrade the team. Its hard for me to even get excited about the 2013 season.

  60. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    @BillShaikin

    Source: #Dodgers would be “shocked” if Otani declares for MLB and does not sign with them — but skeptical that he will declare for MLB.

    ——————-

    Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. G. Love December 3rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Unless you’re getting a real deal 3b, I almost think the Yankees should give guys like Adams & Mustellier a shot and then re-assess where they are by the deadline if they both fall flat on their faces.

    Putting Stephen Drew at 3b does nothing for me. I’d rather them give their own players a shot to succeed fail and then put money into RF in Hamilton if possible or the very least Ichiro and RH masher OF.

  62. Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    The reason they can’t do the surgery until January is that Dr. Kelly also happens to be the head coach of the Notre Dame football team. Arod’s operation should happen right after the BSC title game.

  63. waka flocka December 3rd, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    If the Yankees field a team that has David Adams, Eduardo Nunez, and Austin Romine in the starting line up then they should probably be thinking about blowing the team up.

  64. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    (1) FULL-TIME 3B – HEADLEY tops the list. CANO headlines blockbuster 3-4 way.
    (2) RIGHT FIELDER . (1) J UPTON (2) Ryan Ludwick\1yr
    (3) CATCHER – ROMINE gets his chance.
    (4) 2ND BASE – KEPPINGER signed to replace the traded CANO
    (5) HONESTY – CASHMAN, GIRARDI, A-ROD need NOT apply.

    Donnybrook,
    I agree 100% with your list. Time to make bold moves with guys that might not sign with us after next year anyways. See whats out there for Cano and Grandy. We need to get back to the 90′s teams. A team full of good players rather than a couple of super stars. You make the cookies, Ill pour the milk.

  65. Duh Innings II December 3rd, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    It’s Jeff Keppinger at 3B time or the Yanks should start Ronnier Mustelier at 3B if they can’t sign Keppinger.

    Mustellier just turned 28, is from Cuba, and has hit ever since he’s played baseball in America at all levels (.324 / .378 / .497 / .875 career slashline.) He tore it up in Rookie ball before receiving a quick promotion to A ball in 2011 then tore it up in Trenton before being promoted to AAA this past season.

    He posted .314 / .371 /.488 / .859 with 15 HR and 69 RBI in 2012 between AA and AAA. If he could post A-Rod’s 2012, he’d be a Rookie Of The Year Candidate. I think he and a re-signed Eric Chavez could do the job.

    A-Rod’s days as an everyday thirdbaseman are over, so the Yanks will have acquired a new full-time DH (him) when he returns.

    The Yanks want to get younger and have a payroll of $189M or less in 2014? Ok, now’s their chance. Start Austine Romine at C, Ronnier Mustelier at 3B, and Tyler Austin in RF. All three rookies under 30 (the oldest among them being 28) making the rookie minimum (about $1.35M total.) Total, classic low-risk high-reward. ‘Figure Ibanez could be re-signed cheaply and Gardner will still be inexpensive even with a slight raise from his $2.8M in 2012. Romine should produce Martin’s 2012 slashline. Mustellier could produce at least A-Rod’s 2012. Austin won’t produce Swisher’s 2009-2012 but if Teixiera could have a bounceback 2013 as he hit 15 less HR and drove in 27 less RBI in 2012 than he did in 2011, he’ll have made up some of the loss of HR and RBI in RF. If he posted say 34 HR and 110 RBI in 2013, that’s a 10 HR and 26 RBI improvement from 2012. If Austin could produce 15 HR and 62 RBI (Jesus Montero’s 2012), then 2013 Teixiera-Austin (49 HR 172 RBI) posts only 2 less HR and 5 less RBI then 2012 Teixiera-Swisher (51 HR 177 RBI.) Cano improving on his 2012 HR and RBI (‘say 36 HR and 104 RBI, 3 more HR and 10 more RBI) could further make up for the loss of Swisher’s HR and RBI.

  66. kd December 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    one thing is clear, they need to sign ichiro. a veteran bat is now crucial

  67. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Very tough to throw a bunch of rookies out there, after shelling out roughly $37 Mill on Kuroda, Pettitte, and MO. I’d put Nova at 3B Before going with Drew. With Cano, Nunez, Gardner or Grandy, Nova, Phelps, Hughes, and Bushers, the Yanks should be able to put an attractive package together to garner J Upton and Headley inna 3 or 4 Way. Ichiro remains in play to replace Gardner if need be.

  68. NYY_Girl_Penny December 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    so many of you suggestion mediocre signings.. smh.

    I say go with rookies rather than sign mediocre.

  69. NYY_Girl_Penny December 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Anyone know what time Yankees are going to address media on Arod ?

  70. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    what rookies do you suggest ??

  71. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    The reason they can’t do the surgery until January is that Dr. Kelly also happens to be the head coach of the Notre Dame football team. Arod’s operation should happen right after the BSC title game.

    =======

    Nick,
    Let me correct you. He has two BCS games to coach. The Ducks need his services as well. That game might take a little longer being that they will be doing the 2 minute drill for the whole game and there will be no punting on 4th downs. The great part is it will have no commercials so make sure to have enough chips ready with that helmet with straws filled to the top and just in case an empty bottle for pee breaks.

  72. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Make that Nunez at 3B.

  73. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    “I actually think this Arod news increases the odds that Hamilton may be a Yankees.”

    I wish ….but I think it only increases the odds they re-sign Chavez

  74. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    @Joelsherman1: Heard #Rangers right there with #Dodgers in willingness to spend on Greinke, #Nationals still talking #Angels all but fallen out at these $$

  75. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Heyman asked a Dodgers person about the team’s budget, to which the reply was, “What budget?”
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Lt5Rsjo1eomy2O6W.99

    That used to be us. :(

  76. Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Good call. One of those snapple bottles should do the trick.

  77. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Very tough to throw a bunch of rookies out there, after shelling out roughly $37 Mill on Kuroda, Pettitte, and MO. I’d put Nova at 3B Before going with Drew. With Cano, Nunez, Gardner or Grandy, Nova, Phelps, Hughes, and Bushers, the Yanks should be able to put an attractive package together to garner J Upton and Headley inna 3 or 4 Way. Ichiro remains in play to replace Gardner if need be
    ____

    Ridiculous….. Yeah Ynkees het Upton AND Headley. And give up what 8 players? What do the other teams get in this ficticious deal?

  78. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    after 3 on Francesca(wrong spelling) he will have Ca$hman, Sweeny and Heyman

  79. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    @JeffPassan: The Yankees are paying A-Rod, Tex, CC, Jeter, Cano, Granderson, Kuroda, Pettitte and Rivera combined $159 million. Their average age: 35.6.

  80. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Wonder what is up with that Wiz Dr in Colorado Not performing the hip surgery this time??? Lotta unanswered questions surrounding this Entire fiasco.

  81. G. Love December 3rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    blake,

    I think this Arod news might unleash the purse strings. I don’t think this front office thinks you can bank a season on Cano, Tex and Grandy carrying them there.

    Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I have a feeling something somewhat big is coming.

  82. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I hope the G.Love is right ;)

  83. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    You don’t trust Tex to carry a lineup? He’s paid 23 million !

  84. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Is it possible that the whole right hip story was totally fabricated in order to explain Arods playoff performance?

  85. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I am really missing the obsession over Grienke with some of these MLB clubs.

    What would Verlander get right now if he was on the market? Wow.

  86. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    @Joelsherman1: #Yankees are in scrum talking to Scott Hairston, but don’t want to spend ’14 dollars and should cost at least 2-$10M. Watch for #sfgiants

  87. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Joelsherman1 #Yankees are in scrum talking to Scott Hairston, but don’t want to spend ’14 dollars and should cost at least 2-$10M. Watch for #sfgiants

  88. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    lol at some mediocre player getting the yankees in a scrum over money

  89. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    after 3 on Francesca(wrong spelling) he will have Ca$hman, Sweeny and Heyman

    ———————————————

    Wow and I expected the whole 5 hour show to be about the Jets. Who knew there were other sport teams in NY

  90. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Joelsherman1 #Yankees are in scrum talking to Scott Hairston, but don’t want to spend ’14 dollars and should cost at least 2-$10M. Watch for #sfgiants

    ________________________________–

    This is just sad. George must be turning in his grave! If they are going to hurt the yankees chances of success, raising the ticket prices is a quick way to lose the support they still have.

  91. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    AndrewMarchand Not a surprise, but told Freddy Garcia won’t be back.

    ****

    So it will not be the same exact team – - – -

  92. G. Love December 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    blake,

    Lost is insinuating on Twitter that there’s more to this Arod story than meets the eye. If so, it’ll shake it’s way out into the media before long.

    I don’t even know what could be going on, but I do find it odd that this gets diagnosed now and he can’t get surgery until next year losing a precious month in the process. All this stuff about hospital visits during the playoffs feel really odd.

    Something stinks here.

  93. JoeyVegas December 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Some names I’d be looking at in trades…
    3B –
    Chris Nelson/Jordan Pacheco – Colorado,
    Matt Carpenter – St. Louis,
    Chris Johnson – Arizona,
    Juan Francisco – Atlanta.
    C-
    Tony Cruz, St. Louis,
    Ryan Hanigan – Cincinnati.
    OF – Gerardo Parra – Arizona
    and a few bigger names
    Josh Reddick – Oakland,
    Martin Prado – Atlanta,
    Jed Lowrie – Houston.

    I also like Ludwick as a FA if there is money to spend.

  94. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Cashman at the Podium live on ESPN right now in Nashville.

    Looks like he finally got of that building.

  95. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    can’t get surgery until next year losing a precious month in the process

    ******

    I thought I read he had to go through 6 weeks of prehabilitation – but I am not a doctor – I only play one on the lohud – - – -

  96. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Im cracking up at some of the projected contracts for these average players. 2/17 for a .210 hitter (Martin). 3/39 for Napoli who was NOT very good last year. 170M for Greinke who is a #3 on most teams….

    At this rate Cano will be looking for a 15 year contract for 400M.

  97. NYY_Girl_Penny December 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    what is that shirt Cash is wearing ?

  98. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Cashman’s credibility is at an All Time Low, and it was already scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Whether on radio or being interviewed for print, you simply can Not believe a single word outta his mouth.
    A-Rod is the New Carl Pavano. When it comes to the booing, as Al Jolson used to say, “You ain’t heard nothin’ yet”.

  99. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Cash explaining everything that has already been said here right now.

  100. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    what is that shirt Cash is wearing ?

    ___

    New AAA logo

  101. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Penny – Looks like a Railriders polo.

  102. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    What is Lost’s twitter handle?

  103. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    G love,

    I agree….something doesn’t make sense…..so his right hip hurt in the playoffs and they checked it and it was fine…..then 2 months later they found out that his left hip labrum was torn?

    Either 1.Arod is cross wired and can’t tell his left hip from his right…..2.the reporting is inaccurate 3. The right hip story is made up 4. Or it’s legit and somehow he had pain in his right hip but then injured his left 2 weeks ago…..

    It’s fishy

  104. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand
    Not a surprise, but told Freddy Garcia won’t be back.

    ——-

    DOOMED! What are we going to do without his veteran presence. LOL.

  105. Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    The next shoe to drop is that Arod hurt his hip while on his knees BEGGING Cashman to bring back Melky.

  106. NYY_Girl_Penny December 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Penny – Looks like a Railriders polo.

    never seen him in red.

  107. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    YankeesPR Brian Cashman is addressing the media at the Winter Meetings in Nashville pic.twitter.com/cWOpUYZB

    *****

    With the twitter pick – his shirt blends into the podium – thought Cashman had gained 300 lbs – thought it was Jeter for a second – - – -

  108. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Are they seriously saying they can’t afford Scott Hairston

  109. Jeff in Canada December 3rd, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Elaine: “It smells. Smells bad. Smells real bad!”
    Jerry: “That’s enough Elaine.”
    Elaine: “What?”
    Jerry: “With the smells…”

  110. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Are they seriously saying they can’t afford Scott Hairston

    *****

    Kind of – it is semantics at this point – one could say cannot afford – others might say they have the money but do not want to spend it – - – -same thing I guess – - – -

  111. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Cash looks very unhappy. He cannot like the corner Hal has put him into…

  112. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    @YankeesWFAN: “Not going to overreact.” –Brian Cashman.

    Lol….

  113. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I’m leaning towards giving Adams a shot and looking to upgrade elsewhere. Adams may not have much HR power, but he hits tons of doubles and for average.

    David Adams, 25, Yankees, INF: Can flat-out rake — Tom Verducci

  114. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I think we can assume that having surgery on both hips effectively ends Alex’s time at 3b.

    Sweeney Murti makes the point that part of the reason the Yankees walked away from Martin could be that they knew this was coming and would have to invest more money in 3b instead.

    My hope at this point is either David Adams or Mustellier are given legit chances to play. From outside the organization I would be happy with Jeff Keppinger or Stephen Drew.

    On the trade market, I don’t think Headley is a realistic option, they could try to do a much bigger trade with the Nats – something like Rendon, Morse and Espinosa for Cano or a smaller deal with Houston for Jed Lowrie.

    I really hope they stay away from Mark Reynolds.

    This also probably impacts Ibanez. The Yankees might still sign him but assuming Alex is back around mid June/early July he would be the regular DH.

  115. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    after 3 on Francesca(wrong spelling) he will have Ca$hman, Sweeny and Heyman

    ———————————–

    *rubs hands together*

    Yea buddy

  116. Patrick December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    If Otani stays in Japan maybe we can get him with the brand new posting system.

    If it still includes a blind bid then lol if you think the Yankees will bother

  117. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Id like to see Adams get a shot too if they can’t get a big upgrade

  118. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Cash looks very unhappy. He cannot like the corner Hal has put him into…

    ——————————————

    Cash wanted this. He wanted to show how much smarter he is then the other guy in the room

  119. G. Love December 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Triple,

    https://twitter.com/LostNYY

  120. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    @YankeesWFAN: “Not going to overreact.” –Brian Cashman.
    ——————

    I wonder if Brian knows that there’s a middle ground between overreacting and burying your head in the sand.

  121. CountryClub December 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Are they seriously saying they can’t afford Scott Hairston

    ——————-

    Nope; they’re saying they won’t give Hairston a 2014 contract. I think they’ll only commit ’14 dollars to someone they consider a premium talent. Hairston certainly doesnt qualify.

  122. austinmac December 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Is Cash wearing the AAA logo as a sign of next year’s team?

    I agree something is rotten in Denmark when it comes to the right hip/left hip story. It makes no sense. I can generally tell my right side from my left. My doctor can usually understand that.

    The Yankees will lose the scrum for Hairston. I tell you, if other teams are interested in a player, the Yankees won’t match in dollars or years. It is not pretty.

    I am afraid the idea the Yankees will now spend is wishful thinking. Personally, I still keep wishing because I see the alternative very clearly.

  123. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    blake December 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    @YankeesWFAN: “Not going to overreact.” –Brian Cashman.

    Lol….

    ——————

    Right on time :)

  124. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Cash looks very unhappy. He cannot like the corner Hal has put him into…

    ——————————————

    Cash wanted this. He wanted to show how much smarter he is then the other guy in the room
    ——————–

    Exactly – Brian was tired of being known as an average GM with a great checkbook

  125. NYY_Girl_Penny December 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Cash is heavy winded.. sounds like a lot of BS too me. It is telling when someone over explains a situation with too much detail, usually means they are covering somethng up or flat out lying.

  126. brianlopez22 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:46 pm


    I’m leaning towards giving Adams a shot and looking to upgrade elsewhere. Adams may not have much HR power, but he hits tons of doubles and for average.

    David Adams, 25, Yankees, INF: Can flat-out rake — Tom Verducci

    Give Romine the job too.
    That leaves RF.

    Trade or give the job to Melky Mesa?
    Mason Williams, Gary Sanchez, and Tyler Austin are untouchable (in my eyes)

  127. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks G. Love

  128. coney1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I think at this point they cannot count on A-Rod coming back and they need to abandon the $189MM goal. They CANNOT afford to have an average of $27-29MM a year tied up in a player who may never get back on the field and likely won’t be very productive at age 38 if he does come back. They have holes in RF, DH, C, and 3B with only DH solvable via cost-effective free agents. The only RFs that are worth spending FA dollars on that would make a significant impact in the lineup are Hamilton and Swisher. C and 3B will have to be solved via trades and would likely involve gutting the farm. If it was up to me (and good thing it isn’t), I would cross my fingers and sign Hamilton for RF, sign a combo of Ichiro and Hairston for LF and DH, move Gardner to CF, and use Granderson as trade bait or to replenish the farm. I would then use what chips we have (some combo of Nunez, Nova, Phelps, Warren, Williams, Austin, and Sanchez) to land a legit 3B and C (perhaps Headley and someone like Carlos Santana or Wilson Ramos).

  129. brianlopez22 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    “Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Cash looks very unhappy. He cannot like the corner Hal has put him into…

    ——————————————

    Cash wanted this. He wanted to show how much smarter he is then the other guy in the room
    ——————–

    Exactly – Brian was tired of being known as an average GM with a great checkbook

    Only one problem, he was a BELOW AVERAGE GM with a great checkbook.

  130. CountryClub December 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Cash is heavy winded.. sounds like a lot of BS too me. It is telling when someone over explains a situation with too much detail, usually means they are covering somethng up or flat out lying.

    ———————-

    This is how he answers every question. His interviews on the Fan are legendary. he can get through a 10 minute spot only answering 3 questions.

  131. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Penny whats he gonna say were fcked?? He’s a Ninja ;)

  132. NYY fan in NH December 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    All these other AL East teams getting better while Cashman picks from the scrap pile. This Arod news puts a dagger in this team. It does explain his lack of hitting in the playoffs, but why wait til this day and months removed from baseball to tell us now. Yanks lose all leverage in negotiations now

  133. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Again, I don’t really put any stock in what Brian says. I don’t expect him to go on TV or radio and say, “Yeah this really screws us I’m absolutely in the market for a 3b either to sign or trade.” Makes no sense for him to do it.

  134. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Im cracking up at some of the projected contracts for these average players. 2/17 for a .210 hitter (Martin). 3/39 for Napoli who was NOT very good last year. 170M for Greinke who is a #3 on most teams….

    Greinke a #3? Dude had a 3.48 ERA, always has excellent peripherals, won a Cy Young. He is a #1 for low end teams and a #2 on high end ones. The Dodgers have only 1 pitcher better than him on their roster.

  135. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    you’re correct Country he’s interviews are epic

  136. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Cash looks very unhappy. He cannot like the corner Hal has put him into…

    ——————————————

    Cash wanted this. He wanted to show how much smarter he is then the other guy in the room

    —————

    True his whole thing is showing everyone he is not a checkbook gm.

  137. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Back in Oct, A-Rod spent a night in the hospital due to hip pain. Cashman shoulda acquired some 3B insurance by Now. Flat Out DUMB.

  138. Patrick December 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Back in Oct, A-Rod spent a night in the hospital due to hip pain. Cashman shoulda acquired some 3B insurance by Now. Flat Out DUMB.

    When should have have done so? How many 3B’s have switched teams since then? Why does it matter if he gets a 3B now or in a month?

  139. austinmac December 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    At some point, I would like for Cashman to react to the team problems. Watching other teams sign players is not an action.

    It remains to be seen if multi-year contracts will be offered or acceptable. I know Cashman said it was possible, but we shall see.

  140. Shame Spencer December 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I wanna be on board with expecting something big because of this news but I think we’re all still living in a world where Bubba Crosby and Tex linger…. these Yankees aren’t those Yankees. These Yankees are Jennifer Lopez.

    God I hope they prove me wrong…

  141. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Greinke a #3? Dude had a 3.48 ERA, always has excellent peripherals, won a Cy Young. He is a #1 for low end teams and a #2 on high end ones. The Dodgers have only 1 pitcher better than him on their roster.

    __

    wasnt his era near 5 in the Brewers?

  142. ac1 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    + on the brewers

  143. austinmac December 3rd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Today, Bubba Crosby is an acceptable OF answer. Too bad he is retired.

  144. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    The next shoe to drop is that Arod hurt his hip while on his knees BEGGING Cashman to bring back Melky.

    =======

    I thought twisting from the rail between pitches to check out the hotties while being benched did the damage.

  145. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Cash looks very unhappy. He cannot like the corner Hal has put him into…

    ——————————————

    Cash wanted this. He wanted to show how much smarter he is then the other guy in the room

    —————

    True his whole thing is showing everyone he is not a checkbook gm.
    —————-

    Problem is that if you want to go that route you have to do a good job developing positional talent and then trust those players to play for you in the majors. Cashman’s team hasn’t done the former and he has no faith in his position prospects to play.

    The other thing is that you have to be creative and willing to deal established players for young talent – which he’s not shown either.

  146. Patrick December 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Greinke is a top 20 starting pitcher in MLB. So I think “ace on bad teams, #2 on good teams” is a fair evaluation

  147. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    This is where Cash becomes one of the greatest GM’s……………………………………… :0

  148. Shame Spencer December 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Go after Olt or Reddon again blake!!

  149. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Very well said Chip especially about developing. Every kid doesn’t have to be a star but the best thing to come out of the farm since Cash took control is Drob….a reliever. A very good reliever but a reliever none the less.

  150. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, and Cashman already looks like a rung out wash rag. Cashman’s estimate of A-Rod being back in the Yankee lineup are overly optimistic. More Cashman BS.

  151. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Nunez at 3rd ……..lmao……free batting helmets for field level seats :)

  152. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    HERNIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    “I thought twisting from the rail between pitches to check out the hotties while being benched did the damage.”

    That explains the pain in the other hip. Mystery solved. That will free up more time to psychoanalyze Cashman over the internet.

  154. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    wasnt his era near 5 in the Brewers?

    -

    No

  155. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Nunez at 3rd ……..lmao……free batting helmets for field level seats :)

    ———————–

    It’s the only thing they won’t charge you an arm and a leg for.

  156. austinmac December 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Bowden suggested Jed Lowrie. Not bad.

    Would someone tell Cashman that signing a free agent isn’t necessarily an overreaction? Four-five openings of the lineup needs some response.

    Did Cashman says anything else?

  157. chicken little December 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Now is the time to blow the Rangers out of the water and sign Hamilton. Yes, he has a significant risk attached to him, but this is the Yankees … they can afford to take the risk. Adding Hamilton will allow the yanks to play hardball with Cano, deal with no production from A-Rod for five years, and Tex refusing to alter his swing. It will also allow the Yanks to sign cheaper options for 3B and C this year and deal with the gigantic holes in the pitching staff come next year when its CC and pray for rain.

    Will they do it? George would. Hal — probably won’t.

  158. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN: Cashman said he is not considering Eduardo Nunez as a replacement at third base.

  159. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Lost .. ?@LostNYY
    I should also say that just because the #Yankees are talking to Hamilton, there is another shocking move on the horizon. Cashman is busy!

    ——–

    I like this tweet from yesterday. I hope it’s accurate.

  160. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN: Cashman said he is not considering Eduardo Nunez as a replacement at third base.

    ————————-

    Why is Nunie on the team??

  161. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN: Cashman said he is not considering Eduardo Nunez as a replacement at third base.

    ———————————-

    Good thing this was the guy that kept them from getting Cliff Lee

  162. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Lost .. ?@LostNYY
    I should also say that just because the #Yankees are talking to Hamilton, there is another shocking move on the horizon. Cashman is busy!

    ——–

    I like this tweet from yesterday. I hope it’s accurate.

    ——–

    It could be accurate but still fall apart. We all know how fast things can change.

  163. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    @Joelsherman1: For those wondering about #Yankees obtaining Headley to replace A-Rod, #Padres official said this: “We’re not going to move Headley.”

  164. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Remember when the hot stove used to be really exciting if you were a Yankee fan. Now I have another team to share with the Islanders as far as off seasons go

  165. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Those of us that compete in Dynasty Fantasy Leagues, do a far better job of having depth on our Active Roster and in our Minor League Roster. The injury to A-Rod and the budget restraints, have exposed Cashman as being absolutely incapable of developing depth via the Minors. Without a Blank Check Book, Cashman is clueless.

  166. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Remember when the hot stove used to be really exciting if you were a Yankee fan.

    ——————-

    It’s basically re-sign your own players, let some go, and make minor moves.

  167. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    “Those of us that compete in Dynasty Fantasy Leagues, do a far better job of having depth on our Active Roster and in our Minor League Roster”

    Lets let this comment settle a minute …..

  168. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    It’s possible that Cashman will Not consider Nunez at 3B, because he is gonna use him as trade bait. Just my guess.

  169. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    @jonmorosi: Most significant detail I heard during Cashman press conference: This A-Rod surgery “more extensive” than last one. @MLBONFOX

    Awesome

  170. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I just hope you all don’t go to bed early tonight. Cash is going to strike at Midnight with something big. Right…

    The Ninja himself on MLB Network doing an interview on the set.

  171. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Didn’t A-rod get a less invasive procedure the first time so he could come back faster in 09? He had the surgery in spring and was back by May right?

  172. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    The Yankees used to announce big signing or trades at the winter meetings….. Now they announce their latest injuries old guy

  173. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Cash: “I’m pretty excited about the pitching side, it’s the offensive side we obviously have to start working on.”

    Um, yep.

  174. NYY_Girl_Penny December 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Lost .. ?@LostNYY
    I should also say that just because the #Yankees are talking to Hamilton, there is another shocking move on the horizon. Cashman is busy!

    ——–

    I like this tweet from yesterday. I hope it’s accurate.
    —-

    I thought he meant Arod with that.

  175. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Well no on Barajas – - – -

  176. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Nick,
    With all the eye wondering Cashman and Alex have had in the stands. I think its time to invest in some hockey one way seeing glass going up the front row. If Alex was ever to turn back he would see himself. Or would he see a centaur?

  177. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    UnKnown says:
    December 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    Cash: “I’m pretty excited about the pitching side, it’s the offensive side we obviously have to start working on.”

    Raul and Chavy come on down…..maybe Jonesy will do another one year deal

  178. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    AndrewMarchand Cashman says he sees A-Rod as 3B when he returns.

  179. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Penny – Yeah maybe. Tough to follow some of his tweets at times.

  180. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    ive played ‘fantasy baseball’ going back to weekly roto ball from the sunday paper pre- personal computers and i’m pretty damn good at it, but it has absolutely nothing to do with actual baseball or actual general managing.

  181. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    The question posed to Cashman shoulda been, “If you were fielding a team TODAY, who would be your 3B”??? It’s ridiculous that knowing A-Rod had an initial diagnosis, and was getting a 2nd opinion on that hip, that Cashman has still Not secured an insurance policy at 3B.

  182. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Very well said Chip especially about developing. Every kid doesn’t have to be a star but the best thing to come out of the farm since Cash took control is Drob….a reliever. A very good reliever but a reliever none the less.
    —————————–

    Cano.

  183. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Penny – Yeah maybe. Tough to follow some of his tweets at times.

    ————————–

    Would A-rod be a move though? It’s a story not necessarily a move

  184. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    The question posed to Cashman shoulda been, “If you were fielding a team TODAY, who would be your 3B”??? It’s ridiculous that knowing A-Rod had an initial diagnosis, and was getting a 2nd opinion on that hip, that Cashman has still Not secured an insurance policy at 3B.

    ———————-

    Why should that have been the question – they’re not opening the season today or even next week. There is plenty of time to add to the ball club.

  185. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Centaurs have 4 labrums associated with legs so Arod still has two more he can tear in the future!

  186. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Very well said Chip especially about developing. Every kid doesn’t have to be a star but the best thing to come out of the farm since Cash took control is Drob….a reliever. A very good reliever but a reliever none the less.
    —————————–

    Cano.

    —————-

    This might not be fair but should we count Cano

  187. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    It might just be my anger talking.

  188. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    @sportsJC16: I know Hal Steinbrenner is locked into a $189m payroll for ’14. However, #Yankees brand is worth more than saving a few bucks.

    SJ changing his tune now

  189. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Fantasy Baseball and Dynasty Fantasy Baseball are entirely different.

  190. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    @sportsJC16: $ in MLB across the board is soaring. #Yankees need to adjust their thinking. I’d sign Josh Hamilton & Jeff Keppinger and go from there.

  191. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    @sportsJC16: $ in MLB across the board is soaring. #Yankees need to adjust their thinking. I’d sign Josh Hamilton & Jeff Keppinger and go from there.

    *****

    Do you go the full monty and then add AJ P as well – - – -

  192. 4 NYY December 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    A-Rod : 2 hip surgeries ! Wonder what caused that ? He stole those bases so easily during the season. Only caught once !

    He may be done as a big producer. Only average now.

    Chavez sure can’t play every day anywhere. Time for some youth !!!

  193. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    - CHIP -
    By failing to add depth at 3B, knowing A-Rod’s condition, Cashman Now is operating from a Very weak position. Basically, he has revealed his “hole cards”. DUMB

  194. UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    AAO – Yeah I think Lost is banking on something happening this week for sure. And no I don’t think it was the announcing of Alex having surgery.

    I am with Plesac when he says that the Yankees are just too quiet right now and that something big is going to happen.

  195. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    one thing about the LT that doesnt get any attention is the fact that if the yankees get under the cap for one season, they will be in a much better position from that season on. it becomes an advantage after one year.

    now im not advocating sticking to the threshold no matter what but you can’t just discount the fact that going under does have advantages in the long run.

    everybody just makes like hal plans on pocketing any extra income that comes out of getting under the LT threshold but nobody knows that to be the case. so far he has presided over the team that pays the most payroll money in the league over more than a decade.

  196. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Hamilton, Keppinger, Ichiro and Hairston then trade Granderson for a 3B or SS prosepct

  197. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    @JackCurryYES: Regarding ARod injury, Cashman is not going to overreact in trying to add a player/players. “If it’s not practical, we won’t do it,” he said

    Lol….some team isn’t going to walk up and hand you a free 3b cash

  198. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    everything that cashman has done (or should i say hasn’t done) allows that a big move is possible. signing martin or ichiro before these meetings would have prevented alot of scenarios happening.

    now cash has got to show that he was being strategic and not just cutting payroll, but i agree with those who expect some roster movement.

  199. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Centaurs have 4 labrums associated with legs so Arod still has two more he can tear in the future!

    =======
    Blake,
    Thats perfect! He has two left for the last half of his contract and all we need is 2 and a half years mileage on each. That would make his last 2 + years Alex playing on his last leg.

  200. brianlopez22 December 3rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    blake, thats talk of someone who doesn’t need to fall under 189 mm.

    I’d rather spend what little dollars we have on Cano.
    Give the openings to the minor leaguers.
    Who cares about the brand, Hal surely doesn’t.

  201. Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    “so far he has presided over the team that pays the most payroll money in the league over more than a decade.”

    And the most championships over more than a century!

  202. Russell Munson December 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    “wasnt his era near 5 in the Brewers?”

    3.44. Near 5. Same thing, really.

  203. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    UnKnown December 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    AAO – Yeah I think Lost is banking on something happening this week for sure. And no I don’t think it was the announcing of Alex having surgery.

    I am with Plesac when he says that the Yankees are just too quiet right now and that something big is going to happen.

    ——————–

    If it’s something big then it’s going to be a trade. Maybe they move some pieces on the big league team

  204. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    By pieces I mean Hughes or Nova

  205. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    nick my point was that during hal’s time running the team they have outspent everyone.

    im not a huge hal fan, but some people just think some perfect owner is just going to swoop in and buy the yankees. id say the odds of getting a better owner than they have now is below 50/50 (especially when i hear people say they want donald trump to buy them)

    i think the plan has always been to do nothing that prevents them from getting under $189 and they are still on that plan, but if they need to change that plan and move it back a year or two they will do that if they think they have to. we’re certainly going to find out in the next 24-36 months.

  206. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    While Cashman is spewing BS concerning A-Rod, Rangers reported to have jumped on Soto\3Mill. Cashman lagging behind in a Lot of areas.

  207. 4 NYY December 3rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Russell Munson December 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    “wasnt his era near 5 in the Brewers?”

    3.44. Near 5. Same thing, really.

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

    3.83 actually. In 2011

  208. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    AnthonyMcCarron Asked on Michael Kay Show if Yanks will be competitive w/o A-Rod at start, Jeter sez: “Why not? We went through a lot of injuries last year”

    *****

    The Jeter has spoken and so it shall be done – - – -

  209. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    here’s a terrible thought….yanks could sign Chone Figgins

  210. PhiltheThrill December 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    It sure seems like the ARod news was timed to coincide with or cover Cashman’s arrival at the meetings.

  211. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    id say the odds of getting a better owner than they have now is below 50/50
    ———————————————-

    Cuban would be 100 times better then what we have now

  212. Russell Munson December 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    3.83 actually. In 2011

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

    And 3.44 in 2012 in 21 starts. Overall in Milwaukee 3.66.

  213. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: Brian Cashman told me the A-Rod injury does not change NYY budget. That has been set in stone by the ownership, which is cutting cost.

  214. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: Brian Cashman told me the A-Rod injury does not change NYY budget. That has been set in stone by the ownership, which is cutting cost.

    —————————–

    Well there goes Hamilton

  215. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: Brian Cashman told me the A-Rod injury does not change NYY budget. That has been set in stone by the ownership, which is cutting cost.

    *****

    And Zeus proclaimed: “Unleash the lohud Kracken on Hal – - – -”

  216. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    cuban has never run a baseball team, so we’d have to see, but who knows if he could or would be interested and even then getting him past the commish and other owners my be impossible.

    when you’re looking at 2+ billion you’re more likely to get some amalgam of corporate and tv interests run by a suit. is that preferable to a family guy wearing a suit? who knows.

    fox didnt have a clue how to run the dodgers, thats for sure.

  217. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Cano & Nova to Nats for Morse, Rendon, Espinosa & Suzuki. Sign Hamilton. Deal Granderson for prospects.

  218. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: Brian Cashman told me the A-Rod injury does not change NYY budget. That has been set in stone by the ownership, which is cutting cost.

    —————————–

    Well there goes Hamilton
    ————–

    Only way you can sign Hamilton is if you trade Cano

  219. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    you’re kraken me up….

  220. Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Y’s Guy, I get your point, and the whole “cheap Hal” meme is silly if you look at the money he’s ok’d spending on the big club since he took over, but that’s from 2008ish forward, not 2002.

    And the “cheap Hal” meme might look less silly moving forward. And it might look less silly in hindsight too if you consider the allegations of cost-cutting over the whole organization. A lot of people here suggest that the Yanks should have the best coaching/development staff/etc. from top to bottom. Do they? If not, why not? I haven’t seen a good rebuttal to this criticism aside from speculation that the costs are being cut to prep for a sale.

    So yes, they’ve had the highest payroll and Hal has signed off on some huge contracts (even in the past month), but now what?

  221. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    AndrewMarchand Cashman says he sees A-Rod as 3B when he returns.

    This would seem to indicate there won’t be a significant acquisition for 3B. So, Mustelier, Adams, Keppinger, Chavez…

    But come on, two hip surgeries and still at 3B? Move him to DH.

  222. CountryClub December 3rd, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    JIM BOWDEN ?@JimBowdenESPNxm
    Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees all should be considered realistic landing spots for Josh Hamilton

  223. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    when the omalleys sold the dodgers alot of people in la were glad that they were coming out of the dark ages and would have dynamic leadership with money behind them.

    fox was a disaster and they sold the team to the mccourts.

    be careful what you wish for…

  224. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    you’re kraken me up….

    *****

    Do not mock the lohud Kraken – it is very volatile – it is best to let it just do its business with Hal and let it return to the deep reaches of the sea until it is needed when Cashman acquires Matt Garza for Sanchez and company and holds another press conference to inform the lohud that Garza needs TJS- – - -

  225. Warning Track Power December 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I had a new respect for ARod today after learning that he spent the night in the hospital in the playoffs because of the pain in his hip.
    Plus, he spent all that time after the final game in Detroit speaking to the media. Never refused to answer a question and stood there and took the criticism like a man.

  226. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    AndrewMarchand Cashman says he sees A-Rod as 3B when he returns.

    This would seem to indicate there won’t be a significant acquisition for 3B. So, Mustelier, Adams, Keppinger, Chavez…

    But come on, two hip surgeries and still at 3B? Move him to DH.
    —————-

    Stop listening to what Brian Cashman says – he’s never EVER going to tell the media the absolute truth about stuff like this. It makes no sense for him to do so.

  227. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    blake December 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: Brian Cashman told me the A-Rod injury does not change NYY budget. That has been set in stone by the ownership, which is cutting cost.

    —————————–

    Well there goes Hamilton
    ————–

    Only way you can sign Hamilton is if you trade Cano

    ——————-

    I’m a greedy Yankee fan. I want both :)

  228. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    cuban has never run a baseball team, so we’d have to see, but who knows if he could or would be interested and even then getting him past the commish and other owners my be impossible

    ————————————————

    Cuban is a million times smarter then Hal who is a product of his father. Cuban actually made it by himself without his Daddy’s connections.

    I would take a guy who ran a basketball team and transformed them into a winner then Hal who never ran a sports team before now.

    No use discussing much since he would not be allowed in the club. Not cool enough I guess. Selig would rather have more Loria’s instead of more Cubans I guess

  229. jacksquat December 3rd, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Well, Cashman does tell the truth a lot of the time, but yes I do know that he doesn’t tell the truth or whole truth sometimes. But I would not be surprised if they are running Arod back out there when he returns.

  230. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Cashman has Absolutely NO CREDIBILITY. When he says A-Rod is gonna return from the 2nd hip surgery and be a full-time 3B, it’s BS.

  231. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    pcaldera Cashman on NYY 3B minus A-Rod ’til July: ‘Right now with what I have, my job is to go for better…(but) it’s not an easy position to fill.’

    ******

    Hah – Honesty with the fan base – a novel concept!

  232. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Warning Track Power December 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I had a new respect for ARod today after learning that he spent the night in the hospital in the playoffs because of the pain in his hip.
    Plus, he spent all that time after the final game in Detroit speaking to the media. Never refused to answer a question and stood there and took the criticism like a man.

    ———————–

    True Alex has always tried his best and never makes excuses

  233. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Maybe the Yankees could work a deal with the Astros for Jed Lowrie and former Yankee prospect Jimmy Paredes – Jimmy’s been playing a good amount in the outfield so maybe the Yankees could use him in a corner. Send them back Eduardo Nunez, Ivan Nova and a prospect hitter.

  234. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    hey id be excited if cuban bought the yankees, but its no guarantee it’s work. my problem is that if the steins decided to sell you’d likely end up with some entitiy alot less desireable then the family or cuban.

  235. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Cuban is a million times smarter then Hal who is a product of his father. Cuban actually made it by himself without his Daddy’s connections.

    ****

    The way I saw it was that Cuban cashed out right before the Tech bubble popped and got lucky with a game of hot potato – but generally you are right. Hal does have a silver spoon thing to him – - – -

  236. Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    “True Alex has always tried his best and never makes excuses”

    Except maybe that one time with the funny press conference about the naive cousin.

  237. LGY December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Given the offensive issues this team faces and the free agent market next year signing Hamilton should be a must.

  238. Warning Track Power December 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Chip
    I think the Yankees have the role players already in the minors.
    Guys like Nix, Adams and Nunez could do the job.
    E. Chavez can hanlde 3b from time to time.

    Why should the team sign someone like Hamilton and get rid of Cano?
    That makes no sense.
    Unless Hamilton has had a miracle, the guy is not worth the risk.

  239. CountryClub December 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Cash was just on the Sirius MLB channel. here’s some of the itnerview including his answer about Hamilton (supposedly):

    http://siriusxmsports.posterou.....iscusses-t

  240. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    This is great………………….

    http://siriusxmsports.posterou.....iscusses-t

  241. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    “True Alex has always tried his best and never makes excuses”

    Except maybe that one time with the funny press conference about the naive cousin.

    —————-

    Yea that was weird :)

  242. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Country its a tie we get Josh

  243. Ys Guy December 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    hasnt anybody learned not to pay attention to what cashman says when reporeters try to pry open where he’s going? he’s not going to tell you. it’s the way he operates. he’s always going to say it’s the next man up then do something else. most gms do some version of the same game.

    when somethings done you’ll hear about it but brian saying nothing’s up pretty much never means nothing’s up.

  244. Warning Track Power December 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Nick in SF December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    “True Alex has always tried his best and never makes excuses”

    Except maybe that one time with the funny press conference about the naive cousin.
    ——————————————————————————————————-
    That press conference was unusual. I give you that.
    Knowing what we know now, ARod was in incredible pain and was nowhere near 100%
    in the playoffs.
    Does this now explain why ARod was benched so much during the post-season?

  245. Shame Spencer December 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Lol, I’ll take the naive cousin excuse over Andy’s ‘my daddy did it!’ any day of the week!

  246. Chip December 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    LGY December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Given the offensive issues this team faces and the free agent market next year signing Hamilton should be a must.
    —————

    I just don’t see how they do it without trading Cano. I don’t think they can pay both. I would be fine with that by the way. I think if you deal Cano you can get 3 guys who can play for the big club right now to fill those holes.

  247. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    LGY December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Given the offensive issues this team faces and the free agent market next year signing Hamilton should be a must.

    —————-

    If he was 4 yrs older I think they would be all over him.

  248. Triple Short of a Cycle December 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Sign Hamilton and trade whoever you need to for Upton.

    Trade Granderson for prospects

    Trade Cano to the Nats in a package for Espionosa,Rendon

  249. Against All Odds December 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    younger not older smh

  250. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    #Tigers and #Yankees both pursuing Scott Hairston.
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite
    9m Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi

    #Yankees interested in both Cody Ross and Scott Hairston as RH outfield options.
    Expand

  251. Jerkface December 3rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    The way I saw it was that Cuban cashed out right before the Tech bubble popped and got lucky with a game of hot potato – but generally you are right. Hal does have a silver spoon thing to him –

    Tech bubble or not the tech Cuban created was the back bone for Yahoo’s internet audio stuff. He wasn’t peddling fake shovelware like a lot of tech companies. And he has a lot of sports experience, which Hal definitely did not have. Cuban understands the dynamics of running a sports team.

  252. DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Millionaire with a history of Major hip surgery, spends the night in the hospital due to severe hip pain, Drs. Fail to diagnose the problem, and simply discharge the millionaire??? NOT HAPPENING

  253. Shame Spencer December 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    LGY December 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Given the offensive issues this team faces and the free agent market next year signing Hamilton should be a must.

    ———————–

    They keep saying the Yankees ‘should’ be in on Hamilton but I still doubt we’ll get him with how much he costs. I think people are just having trouble adjusting to the new Yankee way of doing business. My dad told me last week that Francesa (I know, I know..) mentioned that he can’t believe they’re serious about $189 and if they miss the playoffs for two years it’ll be turned on it’s head.. I know people have been talking about the benefits of $189 for a while but I dunno that many mainstream media guys really believe it. Either that or it’s the agents that keep linking us to Napoli and Hamilton, ignoring the budget.

  254. oak2455 December 3rd, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    AnthonyMcCarron Asked on The Michael Kay Show what he wants for Christmas, Jeter says, “I want this boot off that’s on my ankle.” Your move, Santa.
    4 minutes ago

  255. SoS December 3rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    .. ?@LostNYY
    Any #Yankees major moves must be approved by Hal first. Hearing Hal is slightly more openminded, but would have to be very enticing.

    ======

    Uhhh does this mean I can pre order my hamilton jersey now?

  256. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Here we go again – this is all I am saying on this – the man is more an opportunist than a visionary:

    Internet Madness

    ******

    “Just how crazy was the Internet bubble and the $5.7 billion valuation which was assigned to Broadcast.com? Netflix, which eventually leveraged Cuban’s dream of streaming video into a profitable business, has retained earnings of $275 million as of its last balance sheet. NFLX trades at around 6.4 times its trailing revenues, with a forward PE multiple of around 44 times its current price — hardly a value proposition unless one compares those figures with the value assigned to Broadcast.com by Yahoo in 1999. Yahoo paid 57 times the trailing revenues for company with a negative PE outlook for the foreseeable future.

    Conclusion

    I doubt that Mark Cuban will be giving any value lectures to the students at Columbia Business School in the near future; however, he will likely go down in history as one of the world’s greatest opportunists. Few men or women have ever gamed a system better than Mr. Cuban. He remains the consummate purveyor of the “Dot Com” model for creating wealth, and for that he deserves at least a modicum of credit.”

    http://www.gurufocus.com/news/.....ollar-coup

  257. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Uhhh does this mean I can pre order my hamilton jersey now?

    *****

    Sure – just save any receipt – - – -

  258. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Heyman seems to think Rangers, Mariners, and Red Sox are in on Hamilton – - -did not sound like Philly would do it – Rangers could be willing to go four or five and that Nolan has calmed down about Hamilton’s late season issues – - – -

  259. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Heyman on Yanks: Mentioned Eric Chavez – Keppinger also thrown out there but mentioned falling down stairs – Youkilis not going to Yanks – he would sign AJ P as does not see much of a market for him – thinks Ichiro might be back but Yanks not rushing to bring him back (so big pause) – more pressing concern is a right handed bat – mentioned Hairston – Ichiro fits into Philly, Atlanta – - – -

  260. The Return of Stoneburner December 3rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Cashman now on with Mike Francesa – - – -

  261. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    It’s great to see folks jumping on my HAMILTON wagon!

  262. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Dear lord …Angel Pagan got 4/40

  263. austinmac December 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    We are down to hoping a guy named Lost who hears of some remote possibility things could possibly change in some possible new Hal world is a reason money could be spent.

    The reality is the Yqnkees are desparately hoping some player, any player, will take a one year deal. Ross won’t, Victorino won’t, Hairston(yuck)probably won’t. Good luck on getting a good player.

  264. blake December 3rd, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I will take a one year deal

  265. austinmac December 3rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Other teams have money and will spend it. The Yankees cannot compete on any player wanted by others. It is very simple. They will spend. We will not.

  266. austinmac December 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    No one associated with the team or any reputable reporting entity believes the Yankees will do anything but stopgap. It is only we poor fans who talk about anything else.

    Let me guess: Cashman said it it is process, he is talking with many teams, nothing is close, the prices are too high and it is still early. And yes, the budget is paramount, but they would still like to be competitive.

  267. 4 NYY December 3rd, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 3rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    Millionaire with a history of Major hip surgery, spends the night in the hospital due to severe hip pain, Drs. Fail to diagnose the problem, and simply discharge the millionaire??? NOT HAPPENING
    ==========================================

    He told them the pain was in the operated hip.


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