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Heyman: Keppinger signs with White Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 05, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

On my phone so I cannot provide a link right now, but Jon Heyman is reporting on Twitter that Jeff Keppinger has signed a three-year deal with the White Sox. Takes one of the third base options off the board.

 
 

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348 Responses to “Heyman: Keppinger signs with White Sox”

  1. Mike Ri December 5th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK

  2. Phranchise December 5th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    3 yr contract , what can you do.

  3. chicken little December 5th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Un freaking believable.

  4. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Lol that’s all you can do

  5. mick December 5th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    they are selling the team

  6. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    FeinsandNYDN Keppinger to White Sox on three-year deal … The Yankees’ search continues. Chavez as part of platoon (w/Nunez maybe?) could be answer.

  7. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    The Yankees were willing to pay Feliciano 8 million to do nothing, I could have stomached Keppinger for 12 million to do something.

  8. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Do you really want to sign a utility player to a 3 year contract?

    *****

    Not really – – – -

    _________________________

    of course not, but they keep getting outbid….

  9. NYY fan in NH December 5th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    This offseason could be the worst in Yankee land that I can remember. So many holes and little progress towards anything but scrap heap players. Pitching is going to have to carry the offense next season. Geez!

  10. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Do you really want to sign a utility player to a 3 year contract?

    *****

    Not really – – – -

    _________________________

    of course not, but they keep getting outbid….

    ****

    Very true – - -

  11. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Do you really want to sign a utility player to a 3 year contract?

    *****

    Not really – – – -

    _________________________

    of course not, but they keep getting outbid….

    ————–

    Outbid?? it feels like they’re not even trying

  12. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    And so help me, if any posters come in here and bash those of us for claiming that the Yankees value defense over offense behind the dish I will pay for them to get reading comprehension lessons & shock therapy.

    Cashman & Girardi, have now both come out publicly stating that.

    It’s a fact. They don’t care what their catcher hits. They’ve forgotten what this franchise was built on. Berra, Dickey, Munson, Posada were behind the dish for a lot of titles for a reason and it wasn’t because the fans were positive happy loons. It was because they hit.

  13. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    keppinger, people, JEFF KEPPINGER! he’s a piece of crap and he just got 3 years and you guys are wailing about it. he will be dfa’s and playing in aaa before this contract ends, that’s after he gets suspened for ped’s.

    stop wailing over the loss of every piece of crap player who ever played baseball!

  14. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    bash those of us for claiming that the Yankees value defense over offense behind the dish

    ————————-

    Bye bye Sanchez

  15. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I don’t think 2002-2008 hurt us nearly as much as the last 3 years have….

  16. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Ys, the issue isn’t losing the player. They issue is this was someone Cashman targeted and again was outbid. Im glad he was, but its the fact he targeted someone and pointed it out and then lost it.

  17. Hassey December 5th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    first thing Joba says to Youk in Tampa this Spring?

  18. Captain Clutch December 5th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    The Yanks should trade Granderson even if they only get something decent back. He will be gone after next so the Yanks should get whatever they can back for him. I also don’t want to watch him strike out another 200 times next year. If Cashman has any money he should sign Ross.

  19. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    This offseason could be the worst in Yankee land that I can remember.

    ********

    For my money – the 2004 offseason was terrible – for different reasons – but I don’t care how many scrubs they put in 2013 – the 2004 offseason takes the cake for me – - – -the pain from that ALCS lasted a loooong time for me – not until 2009 did I start to feel better – - – -

  20. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I would welcome Posada back to be our BUC/DH with open arms right now… I really would.

    In this market though, he might command too much.

  21. ADam December 5th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Gotta try to get Youkliss here. May have to overpay a bit on a 1 year high dollar deal that can increase value after 2013 for him.

  22. AAA December 5th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Keppinger is good and he had a great year in 2012 but he’s not an every day 3B. If his market is 3 years I’m glad the Yankees laid off.

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

    Have to understand the White Sox perspective here. To wit:

    They got an OPS of .624 from 3B position in 2011. Last year it was .600 even.

    I wouldn’t go 3 years for him either, but I can see where the White Sox are at.

  23. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    The Yanks should trade Granderson even if they only get something decent back

    ******

    For me it comes down to whether the Yanks plan to offer Granderson a QO after 2013 – - – -

  24. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I would be content if Cashman flat out said, we are going to open up the positions to the rookies and let them battle it out, while having Chavez and some bench people back up.

    Let Musteiler/Adams/Nunez battle for 3B.
    Let Dickerson/Mesa/Almonte/Almonte battle for RF.
    Let Romine/Cervelli battle for the back up C and sign AJP….

    But they aren’t saying that……

  25. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    How should I set up the Yankee Fan Reintegration Program? Should I just hand people a Dodgers cap when they walk in or should we just watch Yankeeographies from the Dynasty Years on repeat?

  26. Captain Clutch December 5th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Forget about Chavez he can’t play 3rd base everyday and still healthy. Cashman should sign Youk and Cody Ross. Youk plays good defense and he can still hit. We might not like him but he is the best option out there. Ross will also be the cheapest option. Cashman is obviously shopping at the 99 cent store.

  27. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Dan Connolly ?@danconnollysun
    The Orioles are closing in on re-signing Nate McLouth accdg to multiple sources. One source called it very close.

    Mike Francesa will be heart broken

  28. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    File this under ‘things that I never want to hear said on this blog again’ :

    ADam December 5th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Gotta try to get Youkliss here.

  29. Hassey December 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Francesa won;t hear about it until he wakes up

  30. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    first of all, i didnt hear cashman say he was ‘targeting’ keppinger. he talked to the guy’s reps, that’s it. had ha known the guy was looking for 3 years, he certainly wouldnt have bothered talking to him.

    secondly, even if he was a ‘target’ he still isnt worth anything like a 3 year contract, so it’s still a good move not to sign him.

    you people just want something to cry about.

  31. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I am also for trading Granderson and signing Cody Ross.
    We need RH hitters in our lineup….

  32. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I wish we could get Cody Ross but if anything the Sox would be driving the price up on us for his services…

  33. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The Keppinger deal is only bad if its 3/39. If its 3/12 as expected then what the heck? The Yankees eat that in their sleep. They paid 12 million last year for AJ Burnett not to pitch for them. They’ll pay 8 million for him to do the same this year.

    They need someone to play third and be a nice hitter. A keppinger/chavez platoon may have actually been an all-star in combined performance.

    The yankees having to fret over 4 million a year is NOT good.

  34. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Just go with Chavez and Adams at 3B and for the love of god fix our OF situation.

  35. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Clutch,

    While I’m not against a Youk signing (beggars can’t be choosers) his 3b defense is pretty bad right now.

    That said, he plays the game hard and we’re going to need some guys in this lineup to do that.

  36. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    you people just want something to cry about.
    ___

    Again it isnt about crying about something, it is about having no set direction.
    Go with the young guys but own it.

  37. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I keep saying, Youk and Ludwick.

  38. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    first of all, i didnt hear cashman say he was ‘targeting’ keppinger. he talked to the guy’s reps, that’s it. had ha known the guy was looking for 3 years, he certainly wouldnt have bothered talking to him.

    secondly, even if he was a ‘target’ he still isnt worth anything like a 3 year contract, so it’s still a good move not to sign him.

    you people just want something to cry about.

    —————–

    Mac said it best you can’t expect to get everyone on a 1 yr deal. Players want security when it comes to signing a team. I’m not saying Kepp was a must at 3 yrs though

  39. Hassey December 5th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    donny – sounds like you may have a tic. Get it checked out

  40. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Can’t see Youkilis agreeing to shave his signature goatee.

  41. UnKnown December 5th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    ———

    Up High and Down Hard! There is some serious “common sense” dropped by Pruf in that Post.

    Bravo!!

  42. Benny Blanco December 5th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Another one bites the dust!

  43. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    #yankees were in hard on keppinger. Now looking at youkilis, chavez, etc.

  44. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Keppinger at 3yrs issa disaster down-the-road. Same goes for Scutaro.

  45. AAA December 5th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    The Keppinger deal is only bad if its 3/39. If its 3/12 as expected then what the heck? The Yankees eat that in their sleep. They paid 12 million last year for AJ Burnett not to pitch for them. They’ll pay 8 million for him to do the same this year.

    They need someone to play third and be a nice hitter. A keppinger/chavez platoon may have actually been an all-star in combined performance.

    The yankees having to fret over 4 million a year is NOT good.

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

    I fear they could be on the slow road to Jack Hannahan.

  46. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    ” They paid 12 million last year for AJ Burnett not to pitch for them. They’ll pay 8 million for him to do the same this year.”

    —————————————–
    this justification works for anything. why not sign bernie williams to a 5 year $20M contract then? why not jason bay?

    its a ridiculous argument.

  47. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Keppinger three-year deal with #WhiteSox for about $12M.

  48. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    #yankees were in hard on keppinger. Now looking at youkilis, chavez, etc.
    ___

    For whoever said Cashman was not really in on Keppinger.

  49. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    If the Yankees play 1 playoff series in 2013, they will make enough money to pay for Keppinger to play for another team in 2014 & 2015.

  50. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    CB,

    The interesting thing about those attendance figures you posted in the last thread is I wonder if those numbers account for all the empty seats I saw at the Stadium last year. Thousands of tickets were available on Stubhub all the time last year and those are considered “sold” even though no one actually sat in the seats and scanned the tickets.

    They may have sold 3.2 million tickets, but I’m not sure 3.2 million fans attended games there last year.

  51. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    you people just want something to cry about.
    ___

    Again it isnt about crying about something, it is about having no set direction.
    Go with the young guys but own it.

    ————–

    Actually, I think it’s the cold hard reality that they do have a set direction and still can’t sign the guys they want lol.

  52. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Keppinger at 3yrs issa disaster down-the-road.

    No, a disaster is A-rod’s deal. In no universe is ‘oh no 4 million dollars’ a disaster for the Yankees. Its less than 1% of revenues for a given year.

  53. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I told Doc earlier on Twitter that this place is in code orange territory and it’s really only a matter of time until this powder keg blows…

  54. Captain Clutch December 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    G. Love,

    Even though Youk’s defense did slip he is probably still a better 3rd basemen now than Arod is. Arod should be the DH going forward. I would rather Youk everyday instead of Chavez and a platoon. There really aren’t a lot of options out there…obviously.

  55. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Actually, I think it’s the cold hard reality that they do have a set direction and still can’t sign the guys they want lol.
    ___

    Yes but they still wont do extensions and still wont push hard on their prospects to come up and play, hence no set direction (other than signing 40 year old trash to 1 year deals)

  56. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    this justification works for anything. why not sign bernie williams to a 5 year $20M contract then? why not jason bay?

    its a ridiculous argument.

    Is Jason Bay a guy who is reasonably able to perform in a manner which helps the Yankees? Is Bernie Williams? No? Oh so they aren’t the same thing now are they?

  57. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Youkilis is reported to have multiple multi year offers. Not him either.

    Don’t trade our young players to prop up this team.

  58. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Even though Youk’s defense did slip he is probably still a better 3rd basemen now than Arod is. Arod should be the DH going forward. I would rather Youk everyday instead of Chavez and a platoon. There really aren’t a lot of options out there…obviously.
    ___

    Youk would fit but he is a huge health risk too..

  59. chicken little December 5th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Is it just me or did we all give up on the Cash being stealth and about to land a huge player through FA or trade idea?

  60. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Keppinger is a good player, you get main value out of him this year, he is your utility infielder or 3B starter again in 2014 and then who cares about 2015. DFA him for all I care.

    The difference between Keppinger & Jason Bay is that no one wants Jason bay.

  61. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I wonder if we lost out on Keppinger because he was told or knew Girardi would only play him vs. lefties meaning he’d only play 1/3rd of the season here at best.

    This notebook platoon split nonsense is going to cost us players.

  62. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Actually, I think it’s the cold hard reality that they do have a set direction and still can’t sign the guys they want lol.
    ___

    Yes but they still wont do extensions and still wont push hard on their prospects to come up and play, hence no set direction (other than signing 40 year old trash to 1 year deals)

    ————-

    Word. You’re right ac.

  63. Nick in SF December 5th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    “There are Yankee trolls among us, there is no doubt about it. One of them has been doing his “drive bys” from a different time zone (supposedly) in a.m. Pretty transparent, I would say.”

    Who is it?????

  64. UnKnown December 5th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I’m good with Dickerson in Right in if it comes down the that. Guy has his limitations but I am fan. However, this team really needs to do something at 3rd.

    Maybe Keppinger wasn’t it, but then they should do something else.

  65. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I wonder if we lost out on Keppinger because he was told or knew Girardi would only play him vs. lefties meaning he’d only play 1/3rd of the season here at best.

    This notebook platoon split nonsense is going to cost us players.

    ——————

    He didn’t have a position!! How could we find him playing time!! Why consider that we won’t have a 3B next year either?!!

  66. chicken little December 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    It probably makes more sense now not to sign anyone and wait until the dust settles. Then sign 20 or so of the remaining c, 3b, of options to minor league deals and let them fight it out in spring training. Stash the losers in AAA and rotate them in and out of the 25 man roster as needed. Probably will get the same production out of them as you would out of Youklis, Chavez, Shierholtz, etc …

  67. mick December 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    What is the obsession with Keppinger?
    That alone is an indication of how far we have fallen.

  68. clownthrowindown December 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Jerkface is correct…it is nothing but a money grab by ownership. Just because you “can” save money does not mean that you “should” save money.

    The brand is built on big names, winning, splashy headlines, personalities, drama, excitement. That has been a successful business model for the Yankees. Spend big bucks to make big bucks. It works for them. Maybe its not a model that works for Kansas City or San Diego…but it works in NYC.

    Nike “can” save zillions by not signing the best athletes to endorse their product. Toyota “can” save money by not advertising. But none of that would be good business. And worrying about a salary cap all of a sudden is not good business for the Yankees.

    And for all the self-righteous on here criticizing the fans who are critical, here’s two things…first, if fans are “spoiled”, it is only because the Yankees themselves did the “spoiling”. And more importantly, the Steinbrenners are rich because it is the fans’ money in their pockets. It is a two way street and they don’t seem to realize that.

  69. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Nick in SF December 5th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    “There are Yankee trolls among us, there is no doubt about it. One of them has been doing his “drive bys” from a different time zone (supposedly) in a.m. Pretty transparent, I would say.”

    Who is it?????

    —————-

    My guess is Donny.

  70. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    chicken little December 5th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Is it just me or did we all give up on the Cash being stealth and about to land a huge player through FA or trade idea?

    ——————

    There are still fans that are still holding out hope. Ppl have to realize he can stealth all he wants but the other team has to be willing.

  71. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Would you rather have Youk or Keppinger as your starting 3B the next 2yrs? CASE CLOSED

  72. mick December 5th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    “There are Yankee trolls among us, there is no doubt about it. One of them has been doing his “drive bys” from a different time zone (supposedly) in a.m. Pretty transparent, I would say.”

    Who is it?????
    ===========
    Name names.

  73. CB December 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    repost:

    “Let’s just hope that Cash’s talk about preserving the farm isn’t spin. ”

    It’s spin.

    They’ll do “what’s necessary” to get under the “189M” cap while maintaining revenues.

    Don’t think they’ll think that hard or get that hung up about trading some kids on the farm to achieve what are clear, concrete goals that everyone in the Yanks organization is being held accountable for by Hal.

    I’d guess it’s been made very clear inside the organization that this is what you all need to do to keep your jobs.

  74. blake December 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    “brianlopez22 says:
    December 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    potential 3-team trade:

    Olt + Bauer to Indians
    Asdrubal Cabrera to DBacks
    J-Upton to Texas”

    I think we may be lookin at

    Indians: Olt and Skaggs
    Dbacks: Andrus and Asdrubl
    Rangers: Upton

    With prospects mixed in

  75. chicken little December 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Would you rather have Youk or Keppinger as your starting 3B the next 2yrs? CASE CLOSED
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Can i say neither and ask the Yanks to go out money be damned and get someone who actually can be productive?

  76. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I thought the idea of them selling the team was crazy because the Steins can just let Cash and Levine run it and take their money every year…. but if they aren’t able to commit $4 million to Kepp for a couple seasons I’m starting to really believe they’d take the $3-5 billion they can get for the team and scram.

    My lone hope is that Jennifer Steinbrenner surprises us all and makes herself a player.

  77. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    GLove,

    They lost Keppinger because of money and years. It’s the same reason on everyone.

  78. Nick in SF December 5th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    “My guess is Donny.”

    Donny posts from a different dimension, not a different time zone. I think your guess is a poor one.

  79. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t have a car. I have one of those Partridge Family Buses. You can see me coming a Mile away. A successful drive-by is Impossible.

  80. CB December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    “They may have sold 3.2 million tickets, but I’m not sure 3.2 million fans attended games there last year.”

    I agree. Those two figures won’t match up.

    But I doubt it matters all that much because only one of those figures influences revenues. The rest is optics on TV.

  81. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    It’s a sad day when they can’t even get Keppinger.

  82. blake December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Sad day when I’m bummed out over losing Jeff Keppinger…..honestly I think that was an ok deal for him ….certainly before than 20 million for almost 40 Marco Scutero

  83. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    Keppinger was #Yankees 1st choice as RH part of 3b platoon, so loss to #WhiteSox forces Plan B

    The Yankees have gone to plan b so many times they may be infertile

  84. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    What is the obsession with Keppinger?
    That alone is an indication of how far we have fallen.

    Right handed hitter, kills LHP, can play any infield position, not super old, coming off a career year…

    There were plenty of reasons to want Keppinger, he would have been a big help to the team.

  85. Captain Clutch December 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    The Yanks have to stop with these stupid platoons. Why would a player like Keppinger sign with them to play half of the time? As soon as Cashman mentions that to the agent the Yanks are out. They are going to have a 40 man roster because every position needs a platoon.

  86. raymagnetic December 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Keppinger is a mediocre player. Adams or Mustekuer can put up Keppinger’s lifetime OPS+ for a fraction of the cost.

    Keppinger has a lifetime .733 OPS and he’s a good player???? Roflmao.

    He’s filler.

  87. blake December 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    You can bet Hal knows exactly how much revenue they can afford to lose and still come out ahead with the payroll decrease and tax savings

  88. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The Yankees have gone to plan b so many times they may be infertile

    Oh sht nice one

  89. raymagnetic December 5th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Oh noes!!!! We losted out on Keppinger. Ours seasoned as doomed!!!!!

  90. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The scutaro deal is funny because the Yankees are going to pay Jeter twice as much for his age 37-40 years.

  91. blake December 5th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    “I wonder if we lost out on Keppinger because he was told or knew Girardi would only play him vs. lefties meaning he’d only play 1/3rd of the season here at best.”

    Yes….I never really thought Keppinger was going to accept the short side of a 3B platoon

  92. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Keppinger is a steal at 4 million a season. He’s not an all star, but he fills many needs, and we have many of them going forward, plays hard and can make good contact.

    Getting outbid for him is an embarrassment.

    No one has claimed he was the key to the off season.

    But he was a piece that would’ve helped the team tremendously in many people’s eyes.

  93. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Keppinger is a mediocre player.

    ———————-

    He was their number target so he couldn’t have been that bad

  94. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    Would you rather have Youk or Keppinger as your starting 3B the next 2yrs? CASE CLOSED

    Youkilis hit .235 last year and is breaking down.

    Yeah, I want to pay more and then watch that bum hit the DL in May. NOT

  95. Captain Clutch December 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Sheffield an agent…lol
    ————-

    Jon Morosi?@jonmorosi

    Free agent Jason Grilli and agent Gary Sheffield are on the scene in Nashville. Sounds like they could have a deal by tonight.

  96. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Nick in SF December 5th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    “There are Yankee trolls among us, there is no doubt about it. One of them has been doing his “drive bys” from a different time zone (supposedly) in a.m. Pretty transparent, I would say.”

    Who is it?????
    ////

    Glick, you’re so good at reading cadence, you surely know who I mean ;) .

    Time to go get some seriously good dumplings :D .

    Have a lovely day.

  97. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    There are still fans that are still holding out hope. Ppl have to realize he can stealth all he wants but the other team has to be willing.

    ——————

    These are the people I’m targeting for the Yankee Fan Reintegration Program (YFRP).

    It’s the place where card carrying members of Team Greedy can go to adjust.

    Please lord give me hockey so I can focus on something else for the remainder of the winter besides how many new and unusual ways the Cowboys manage to turn the ball over.

  98. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    They could have told Keppinger he’d be playing opposite Eric Chavez, the playing time will be there. They could have also made him the backup for Jeter & Cano.

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Unknown,

    LOL.

    See you guys later.

  100. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Keppinger isn’t big and hairy enough to play for the Yankees….. He needs to K more and hit more homers

  101. LGY December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Getting outbid for Keppinger is ridiculous but in a $189M world paying that much for a bench player just isn’t going to work.

    To be fair though, they likely could have traded him after 2013 if they needed to move that money.

  102. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Hal wants guys who will play here for free.
    There is seriously something wrong here.
    They are waiting for someone to fall in their lap, might take a while.

  103. Cashmoney December 5th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Cashmoney December 5th, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    They’ll do “what’s necessary” to get under the “189M” cap while maintaining revenues.
    —-
    if Cashman is truly an empowered gm with vision, he should simply tell the ownership 1. don’t go half arse about this 2. get ready for the possible financial windfall that follows 3. fark this ridiculous plan you simply make more money by spending it.

    The above approach, which have substantive evidences in supporting it, is simply a manifestation of greed and display little foresight in contemplating NYY’s future.

    of course, this is just my opinion.

    Cashmoney December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    MG, i think Cashman would make a fine 7&11 mana

  104. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t have a car. I have one of those Partridge Family Buses. You can see me coming a Mile away. A successful drive-by is Impossible.

    —————–

    :lol:

    Lol, okay so a poor guess. Someone else take a stab at it.

  105. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....ing-80137/

    Dear St. Mo, please decide to come back to the Yankees for 2014 and force them to abandon their foolish ways

  106. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    There are still fans that are still holding out hope. Ppl have to realize he can stealth all he wants but the other team has to be willing.

    ——————

    These are the people I’m targeting for the Yankee Fan Reintegration Program (YFRP).

    It’s the place where card carrying members of Team Greedy can go to adjust.

    Please lord give me hockey so I can focus on something else for the remainder of the winter besides how many new and unusual ways the Cowboys manage to turn the ball over.
    —————–

    The Darth Queen has spoken :)

  107. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    We’re way past plan b.

    I think we’re on plan f now. F standing for whatever you want…

  108. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    Keppinger was #Yankees 1st choice as RH part of 3b platoon, so loss to #WhiteSox forces Plan B

    The Yankees have gone to plan b so many times they may be infertile

    ————

    Burn!!

    Well done.

  109. Captain Clutch December 5th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Cashman probably told Keppinger’s agent that he is the 3rd basemen until Arod returns and then he is a bench guy. I really think the Yanks are fooling themselves in thinking that Arod can still play 3rd base everyday after 2 hip surgeries.

  110. Mike Ri December 5th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Geezz Cashman . .at least sign AJ Pierzynski to catch . . .before we miss out on a catcher too !

  111. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Keppinger career .333 .376 .487 .864 vs lhp. Call that mediocre.

  112. Phranchise December 5th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I would not love to see Youk in pinstripes, but you know the guy will walk, play hard, play defense, etc. Cost of a one year expesnive contract? Once Arod back, could spell Tex at 1B. He seems to make sense if he stays healthy and let Nunez take the middle infield backup role.

  113. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/…..ing-80137/

    Dear St. Mo, please decide to come back to the Yankees for 2014 and force them to abandon their foolish ways

    ——————

    It’ll be fun when Andy somehow manages to pitch over 150 innings and doesn’t get a ring so OF COURSE he wants to try his hand at it again..

  114. Nick in SF December 5th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    “Glick, you’re so good at reading cadence, you surely know who I mean.”

    No, Mr. Prufrock, I really don’t. Maybe it’s only “really transparent” to you?

  115. cs in la December 5th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I can not BELIEVE that we’re psyched to have Youk in pinstripes. The world has officially gone upside down.

  116. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Of course Youk makes sense but he costs money…and years.
    Austerity don’t lie…

  117. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    @WheresKernan

    New Era: Free agents don’t want to come to #Yankees as much as they used to now that money is trimmed. Life is easier in other markets

  118. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    Many combinations discussed by 3/4 teams but word is 1 had upton going to tex, asdrubal to AZ and martin perez plus to cle

  119. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    @JackCurryYES

    Yankees are one of several teams involved in discussions with Kevin Youkilis’s agents. The Yanks are also talking to Eric Chavez’s reps.

  120. Cashmoney December 5th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    hmm… ‘Nate, you are some kind of natural’ … I can almost hear Sterling’s jubilant voice echo thru out Yankeeland everywhere….

    somewhere in the South, blake will be wearing a Nate or Bust T shirt.

  121. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    drive byes…transparency….not judging when that’s what you do….hypocrite.

  122. UnKnown December 5th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I’m surprised MO would want a farewell tour. Although, he certainly deserves it more than anyone else and I am glad that he will get one, if he decides to announce his retirement. MO retiring will be sad.

    Jeter retiring will really be devastating. Childhood GONE!

  123. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    1:00pm: The Orioles made an offer to Schierholtz that was turned down this morning, tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The O’s eventually inked Nate McLouth.

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#xrpWBIiqiHE5bXhi.99

  124. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Arizona is over-valuing Asdrubal. Good player, No More-No Less. I wouldn’t lose Upton to gain Asdrubal. Now, if some how they ended up with Both Asdrubal and Andrus, that would be well worth it.

  125. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Youkalis can’t play 3b anymore and I would rather lose than to sign him…..I have limits

  126. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    “Now, if some how they ended up with Both Asdrubal and Andrus, that would be well worth it.”

    I think that’s what Towers is trying for

  127. Mike Ri December 5th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Youkalis can?t play 3b anymore and I would rather lose than to sign him?..I have limits

    ——————–

    LOL LOL YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKK

  128. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Pierzynski , Youk and Ichiro would sell.
    Hal?

  129. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    If Schierholtz turned down a12 pack and a cartoon of smokes as reported, he’s a fool.

  130. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    More likely to be Chavy and Nix.

  131. Mike Ri December 5th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Pierzynski , Youk and Ichiro would sell.
    ——
    I’d sign up for that !

  132. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I think they’ll look to Youkilis as a “big name” to satiate the back page.

    It’s not going to work as seamlessly as they hope. It’s gonna take awhile for fans to warm to him.

  133. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    @jonmorosi: Mariners, Indians and Red Sox among teams still in Nick Swisher market.

  134. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    “I think they’ll look to Youkilis as a “big name” to satiate the back page.”

    Won’t work

  135. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Well, if Towers can pull off that kinda Brinks Job, more power to ‘um.

  136. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Please, no to Youk.

  137. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Fans will be chanting YOOOOOOK from day 1.

  138. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The media isn’t helping matter much either. If they were hammering away in column after column and talk shows were constantly talking about it and they were killing them while interviewing Cash,Levine whomever maybe they would think twice about it.

    This feels like when the Colts skipped town in the middle of the night except this has been going on for a couple of years now.

  139. Cashmoney December 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I don’t mind Youk. I think he can still catch the ball at 3b but with very very limited range. with kep off the board, I really hope Adam gets a chance in 13.

  140. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Might as well go old with Youk, Chavy, Pierzynski and Ichiro.
    Sell the character aspect, Hal…

  141. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    DONNYBROOK says:
    December 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    Well, if Towers can pull off that kinda Brinks Job, more power to ‘um.

    Dbacks: Andrus and Asdrubal
    Indians: Skaggs and Olt
    Rangers: Upton

    Would be prospects mixed in as well but I could see a deal with those being the biggest names

  142. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Youk would be the antithesis of the erudite A-Rod. Perfect

  143. brianlopez22 December 5th, 2012 at 2:21 pm


    Mike Ri December 5th, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    Pierzynski , Youk and Ichiro would sell.
    ——
    I’d sign up for that !

    WHAT???!!! You are the only one.
    That is a disgusting team.

    Ichiro, OK.
    AJP and PUKE? Absurd.
    If you’re going to do this just give the job to the kids.
    At least we’re proud of them because they’re our talent.

  144. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Could see an Upton deal for all our prospects.
    Don’t worry YF Hal won’t spend…

  145. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Maybe Swish will come back for a year if his market falls apart and he doesn’t want to play in Cleveland or Seattle

  146. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Source: #Mets don’t want to go two years on S. Hairston, considering other options. Catcher could come back for Dickey or in another deal.

  147. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Listening to Alderson is like talking to an undertaker.

  148. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    so ichiro was all pissy that the yankees didnt rush to sign him before considering anybody els, now he must be all pissy with all the other teams b/c his name hasnt been mentioned once in nashville.

    players need to know when the right time for them is and for a marginal starter/ 4th OF the time isn’t right yet.

  149. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    What do you guys think about a Cano for Sterling Castro? Would that not be enough? Add another player i.e. hughes nova? We would have our next shortstop for the next decade. Put Adams at second and look for trades or farm for other spots. I would accept 2 years of rebuild mode if it meant we became competitive while being young. Time to find our next core 4. Castro, Sanchez, Heathcott,Pineda?

  150. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    If I am the Rangers, I would Not give up Andrus to add Upton. Yea, so what if they got depth at that position. Andrus is far more valuable than J Upton, and I like Upton.

  151. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #diamondbacks agree to terms with eric chavez.

    What?

  152. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Yanks are pulling a Damon on Ichiro.
    He thought he had Hal roped and tied…

  153. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Is Cashman in a drunken stupor somewhere

  154. LGY December 5th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    I don’t have a car. I have one of those Partridge Family Buses. You can see me coming a Mile away. A successful drive-by is Impossible.

    ——————

    You can’t be a real person

  155. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Am I the only one who has an irrational fear that if we sign Youk and AJ Pizzle behind the dish, they’ll team up in the locker room to destroy the Yankees from within?

    I think we can only take on one of them. I’m not sure Jeter can counter them both.

  156. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    brianlopez22 December 5th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    J Alfred:

    What do you do with Granderson then?
    Keep him and wait for you 2014 draft pick? That’s an awesome ROI.

    I personally love the Austin AND Heathcott or Williams in the OF.
    2 of the 3 + Hamilton would be awesome!!!
    ///

    brian,

    I’m content to try to deal Granderson, & I like your OF aplenty.

    I just don’t want Cano dealt, or anyone named Sanchez. Hamilton and Cano in the lineup would heal the lineup in the short-term.
    ///

    Chavy off the table, eh?

    Good afternoon, folks.

  157. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #diamondbacks agree to terms with eric chavez.

    What?

    ———————

    …WHAT?!

  158. Nick in SF December 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Anyone else have a guess as to the identity of the transparent Yankee troll among us who has been doing his “drive bys” from a different time zone (supposedly) in a.m.?

    blake? G Love? yankeefeminista? Anyone?

  159. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Youkalis can’t even play 3B…..I guess just play adams

  160. coney1 December 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #diamondbacks agree to terms with eric chavez.

    What?

    HAHAHA. Do the Yankees even exist anymore? Have they been contracted? Cash must have something serious up his sleeve or else he’s just completely fallen asleep.

  161. AAA December 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    What do you guys think about a Cano for Sterling Castro?

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

    Cubs would almost certainly not be interested. Cheap, cost controlled MI >>>>> $20M per season MI

  162. Mike in Harrisburg December 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Running out of options…

  163. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Yankees probably wanted Chavez to come back and play for tips.

  164. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    What is happening!? We just missed out on Chavez.

  165. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Our average hotness just dropped about .200 points if this is true…

  166. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Ugh, No Chavy. We’re too busy zeroing on the ex-Red Sox. This just gets better and better.

    Shame, we need NHL games to help assuage our Yankee pain.

  167. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    @mikeaxisa: Opening Day third baseman: Chone Figgins

  168. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    wow! sanchez jumped all the way from A ball, right past ‘generation trey’, and ‘killer b’s” to a cornerstone of the franchise!

    hugging has turned into worship (actually it did that last winter…)

  169. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Youks contract keeps going up for Yanks.
    Forget him…

  170. kd December 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    i really was hoping chavez would sign

    i guess youk will be in pistripes

  171. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Ugh, No Chavy. We’re too busy zeroing on the ex-Red Sox. This just gets better and better.

    Shame, we need NHL games to help assuage our Yankee pain.

    —————

    At this point I’m considering light therapy with how depressed the Yanks have made me this winter.

  172. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    personally im hoping that the opening day 3bman is nunez.

  173. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    “Anyone else have a guess as to the identity of the transparent Yankee troll among us who has been doing his “drive bys” from a different time zone (supposedly) in a.m.?”

    Granderson is in Japan I think

  174. Shame Spencer December 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    #Yankees hoped for 3b platoon to replace A-Rod Keppinger/Chavez now gone as Chavez signs with #diamondbacks as @JonHeymanCBS reported

    You guys wanna know what the best part is?? The best part is the Dbacks will probably still get another 3B.

  175. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    figgins can be had dirt cheap…

  176. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    @BNightengale: Eric Chavez leaves #Yankees and signs one year, $3 million deal with #Dbacks

  177. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    we lose chavez too?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  178. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    mick says:
    December 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    figgins can be had dirt cheap…

    Because he’s terrible

  179. kd December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    dave adams better be working out like crazy

    right now, it’s his job to lose

  180. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    chavez had enough of this circus..

  181. tucker December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Don’t worry LoHuddites. Cashman will pick up a starting catcher and third baseman in the Rule 5 draft tomorrow.

  182. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    chavez just isnt available enough, 2 games and he misses a week. i liked the guy but b/c of his unavailability we ended up with mcgehee at third base too many times.

  183. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Just let Nunez play 3rd base…..
    Sign AJ to Catch
    deal with RF and move on.

  184. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Youkalis can’t play 3b anymore and I would rather lose than to sign him…..I have limits
    ///

    Me too. He’s a very good hitter, and if he were whole, he’d be a good signing – but the man is a broken down old nag at this point.

    For crying out loud, give Adams the job, at least against LHP. They “don’t think he’s ready”, yet they threw Eduardo in LF to drown and at 3B, where he was almost as lost.

    Adams will give you a yeoman-like glove at least, and he’ll hit. But they obviously aren’t going there.
    ///

    When I come back, will we have done anything?

  185. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Lets focus on the OF now. I think the best option is to go in house and use Nunez.

    I’d be fine with Nunez at SS and Jeter/ARod splitting time at 3rd/DH.

    Lets avoid all these retreads, platoons and scrape heap options.

  186. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Jeter to 3rd, Nunez to SS?

  187. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    tucker December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Don’t worry LoHuddites. Cashman will pick up a starting catcher and third baseman in the Rule 5 draft tomorrow.
    ///

    too funny…and damn sad.

    Good one, folks.

  188. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Chavez got $3mm and we were his favorite place to play. Maybe Cashman does have something up his sleeve?

  189. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Cash will appear and announce that Chase Headley deal any time now

  190. LGY December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    chavez just isnt available enough, 2 games and he misses a week. i liked the guy but b/c of his unavailability we ended up with mcgehee at third base too many times.

    ————–

    McGehee only started 9 games at 3B for the Yankees

  191. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    We will never give Adams the job. Never. We don’t trust anyone under the age of 40.

  192. Howe Farr December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    clap….clap….clap…..clap….well played Mayans, well played…..so this is what it feels to be a fan of the other teams in baseball

  193. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Mark Reynolds and Youkalis death match

  194. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I do not get the unending fascination with Chone Figgins.

    He is dreadful.
    ///

    Yankeefem

    :D

  195. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    i definitely prefer nunez to youkilis at 3b. no contest.

  196. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Adams will be at 2nd after Cano is traded.

  197. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    They didn’t have approval to spend that much, I expect.

  198. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    @Joelsherman1: On Monday #Yankees told Chavez wanted back, 48 hrs later he’s gone. #newworld

  199. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    hugging has turned into worship (actually it did that last winter…)

    —————————————-

    No different then being a Pollyanna who never questions anything they do

  200. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Mark Reynolds and Youkalis death match
    ///

    hilarious!

  201. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    “McGehee only started 9 games at 3B for the Yankees”
    ==========================
    first of all, just having mcgehee have to take up a roster spot was a fail at the 3b position. and it was a direct result of chavez’s not being available when they needed him.

    secondly, that’s 9 games too many.

  202. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Maybe cash has a deal for a 3B that’s close and let Chavy know so he could sign elsewhere? Yea that’s crazy :(

  203. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    blake, yep, Cash’s rep is on the line. I am waiting for a big move. Chone Figgins? I don’t think so.

    Shame, try electroshock?! It’s outdated, but so is our model. :mrgreen:

    Leaving in a minute. Hungry. Need food. Being that we keep f’in g with a Classic, I think I will wear my Yankee camouflauge baseball cap instead of the Yankee blue one. :(

  204. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Arod is not coming back and Yanks are getting the insurance money.
    We can afford Youk…when is Pedroia available?

  205. LGY December 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    McGehee only started 9 games at 3B for the Yankees and only had 16 at bats against RHP.

    Don’t think Chavez had much of anything to do with his playing time.

  206. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I wonder what Gary Gaetti is doing these days?

    I’m dead serious.

  207. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Get your license renewed YF.

  208. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Sweeney…

  209. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    *camouflage

  210. LGY December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    first of all, just having mcgehee have to take up a roster spot was a fail at the 3b position. and it was a direct result of chavez’s not being available when they needed him.

    secondly, that’s 9 games too many.

    —————-

    McGehee had nothing to do with Chavez.

    He was acquired because the Yankees were struggling against LHP.

  211. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Corey Hart come on down

  212. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    PLEASE DON’T SIGN YOUK! I’d much rather have Nunez at 3rd.

  213. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    @DCameronFG: I hope the seven figures that Jason Bay is getting are all zeros.

    Hah!

  214. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I bet Kelly Gruber will look great in pinstripes manning the hot corner.

  215. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Brocious and Posada would probably do one year deals

  216. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    FeinsandNYDN Several reports say Eric Chavez has signed with Arizona. The Yankees’ search continues ….

    ****

    Well – can’t say they are bringing back the exact same team – - – -

  217. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    And Nunez can’t play third. That is how badly we don’t want Youk.

  218. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Jeff Kent looks pretty spry on Survivor this season. You think he’d play 3b for us?

  219. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I’d take Brosius over Youk in a heartbeat. I’d friggin take Nettles.

  220. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This just in! Will Nieves agreed to a deal with the Yankees to catch, great clubhouse guy and can frame pitches with the best of them. Luis Sojo is coming out of retirement to play Third splitting time with Miguel Cairo (defense is in high demand), Tony Womack is taking his second base job back while we sit Cano and give him the silent treatment for not running hard to first and not getting his jersey(without him playing, his value dives and we can resign him at a bargain price) dirty and the answer to our power outage. You guessed it. Ruben Sierra making a comeback picked up from the Mexican league.

  221. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Dale Berra is always just a phone call away!

  222. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Brocious

    ******

    Naah – his coaching gig in the Pacific Northwest probably pays him more than what the Yanks are offering in years – - – -

  223. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Would the Yankess really let Chavy go if they didn’t have something up their sleeves?

  224. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    At some point in the very near future the NY newspapers and TV will be, I would think, telling the fans and corporate owners the team no longer is interested in winning and won’t spend on it.

    They have been late to the party.

    They’ve got nothing else to talk about.

  225. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Didn’t Yogi play some third in his time?

  226. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Would the Yankess really let Chavy go if they didn’t have something up their sleeves?

    ____

    Maybe he didnt give them the choice?

  227. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    You could always try Homer Bush – he was on a 30/30 about players losing their fortunes after baseball – though I think Homer was doing well – - — I think – - –

  228. Ys Guy December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    “No different then being a Pollyanna who never questions anything they do”
    ————————————————–
    nobody has ever called me a pollyanna to my knowledge as i question alot of things the yankees do.

    however i dont panic because some career drifter/backup who had one good season (actually 121 games) last year AFTER being moved for the 4th or 5th time in his career goes for way too much money to another team.

    i also don’t look at guys in a ball and assume they are future stars. most of them are future insurance salesmen.

    one term i havent heard used in quite some time is ‘generational hitter’. i heard it over and over and over again last year and into this past season. i wonder what ever happened to that ‘generational hitter’ anyway…

  229. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Does Mike Pagliarulo qualify as a big lefty hairy monster still?

  230. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I wonder what Bernie Williams is up to. He’d fit right into RF

  231. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    we sit Cano and give him the silent treatment for not running hard to first and not getting his jersey(without him playing, his value dives and
    ======================
    he never dives…

  232. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Mark Reynolds and Youkalis death match
    ///

    hilarious!

    =======

    Under the Oneil banner??

  233. Benny Blanco December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The Yankee mystique is over. Players and free agents are no longer clamoring to play for the Yankees. Especially for pennies.

  234. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    At this point they might as well just let the kids fill the holes. I think we have good enough pitching to win in spite of the losses to offense… Would still like Pierzynski on a 1 year deal though.

  235. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    one term i havent heard used in quite some time is ‘generational hitter’. i heard it over and over and over again last year and into this past season. i wonder what ever happened to that ‘generational hitter’ anyway…

    *****

    Oh no he didn’t – - – -

    lohud Kracken awake and attack this “red/blue state” Montero basher – - – -

  236. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Cashman is on the horn with the agent for Drew Henson as we speak!

  237. kd December 5th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    posada was a 2b in the minors. he could learn to play 3b.

  238. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Chavez gone for a measly 3 mil. Too rich for Cashman!

    I hope they have a plan…

  239. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Cashman is on the horn with the agent for Drew Henson as we speak!

    *******

    Forget Drew Henson – if you are talking about quasi-former Dallas Cowboys why not go after Ryan Leaf – he will be released on parole in about twenty years – - – -(I am aware Henson was a Yankees farmhand twice at one point in the past)

  240. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Blake,

    You keep asking that question. The answer is yes. Just as it was when Martin left, Keppinger signed elsewhere etc.

    I am utterly convinced they had a plan to sign players for one year cheaply and thought they could. They didn’t anticipate to market.

    They are completely grasping at straws now. They can’t even reach them.

  241. pat December 5th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    bkabak Yanks a real-life Abbott and Costello routine. “I don’t know.” “Third base.”

  242. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    kd,

    Posada can still hit for power and BB left-handed, I’ll bet. In any case, he can give us a more professional AB than barely anyone else in the lineup can deliver.

  243. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I’d move Tex to 3B before I’d want Youk there.

  244. UnKnown December 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    ChiSox just quietly were able to sneak in and add that 3rd year for Keppy and like that he was gone. That was kind of Ninja like.

    I keep thinking that Cash continues to penny pinch in order to land Hamilton. But it doesn’t look like it.

  245. spidanyc December 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    If the Yankees couldn’t match $3 million for one year of Eric Chanvez, what makes everyone think they are gonna get one of Reynolds or Youk, who will both command much more?

  246. joeman December 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    Jeter to 3rd, Nunez to SS?

    ——————-
    this will not happen

  247. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Reynolds is a butcher and K’s too much.

  248. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    They’re obviously going to do something. Even though they’re stupid, they’re not stoooo-pid :D .

  249. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Just think, G Love, if we sign Pagliarulo it will give Yankee announcers the chance to redeem themselves and pronounce his name right.

    Well I am out, but will have my trusty iPhone with me when the news breaks that we traded for Headley, but we we have zero players left to man the farm team. Keep the faith!

  250. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Just asked official involved in four-team blockbuster to describe state of talks. His reply: “Nowhere.” We’ll see.

  251. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Its time to sign someone that would put fear into other teams eyes. How much would it cost to sign Kaiser Soze?

  252. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    farm teams*

  253. brianlopez22 December 5th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Maybe we can steal someone in the rule 5 draft to play 3rd Base.

    What a JOKE!!!!!

  254. Mike in Harrisburg December 5th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I wonder what Gary Gaetti is doing these days?

    I’m dead serious.

    ———————-

    Funnily enough, Gaetti is managing the minor league team in Texas that Roger Clemens made his brief “comeback tour” with last season.

  255. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Mac,

    Just having a hard time believing they will do nothing…..maybe they wont

  256. blake December 5th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    @JackCurryYES: With Keppinger and Chavez signing, Yankee options at 3B continue to shrink. Still talking to Youkilis, but he wants premium $ to do 1 yr

    Lol. . Premium money for an old and hurt guy that hit .230

  257. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Maybe we can steal someone in the rule 5 draft to play 3rd Base.

    -

    We have a full 40 man roster, so we don’t even get a selection.

  258. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    They’ve got nothing else to talk about.

    ————————————

    90 percent of sports talk currently revolves around the Jets

  259. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Yanks can sign Youk for one year at 30 billion. Make it happen, Cash.

  260. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Chavez was a part-timer anyway, NO biggie. Yanks need Full-timer at 3B. Youk know who that is.

  261. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    No team seems to want Youk…he could go the Damon route.

  262. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I think we’re down to a Nix-Adams-Mustelier/Hannahan platoon now.

    Or is it Bugs Bunny?

  263. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    however i dont panic because some career drifter/backup who had one good season (actually 121 games) last year AFTER being moved for the 4th or 5th time in his career goes for way too much money to another team.

    ———————————————-

    are you happy with the way the offense has gone this off season so far?

  264. LGY December 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I can’t root for Youkilis

  265. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Youk-Cash if you want me to take a 1 year deal and look like the elephant man you will have to pay big.

    Cash-Ok. I will give you a 1 yr. 2 mil deal, a man with the iron mask mask and a lifetime supply of Joba balls.

  266. LGY December 5th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    To be fair premium money to the Yankees probably means $5M

  267. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Chavez was a part-timer anyway, NO biggie. Yanks need Full-timer at 3B. Youk know who that is.

    Chavez is more of a full timer at third than Youkilis. For one, Youkilis struggles against RHP so he should be platooned. Platooning against LHP means he only starts 30% of the time. 2, he is injury prone, especially when playing third. Just as fragile as Chavez.

    If the Yankees signed Chavez & Youk, Chavez would play more. The team faces more RHP than it does LHP.

    This is like simple platoon 101 stuff.

  268. Tackelberry December 5th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Dale Berra is always just a phone call away!

    _____________________________________

    Yanks still haven’t forgiven him for running through stop sign and being 2nd man tagged out at plate by Fisk on national TV

  269. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Can’t wait until next year when it is the pitching instead of the offense.

    Kuroda, Andy and Mo leave the team and we get outbid for Mike Pelfrey

  270. chicken little December 5th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    To me one of four things happened here: (1) Yanks declined to match the $3 mil because Hal gave Cash $8 mil to fill all his holes, (2) recognizing the team is falling apart, Chavez fled, (3) Chavez is a West Coast guy and jumped at a West Coast offer, or (4) Cash is working on several trades/deals and couldn’t yet commit to Chavez (and knows no matter what, he will get the club a better 3B than Chavez).

    I hope (4) is correct, would understand if (3) happened, but fear (1) and (2) combined are what happened.

  271. chicken little December 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Tackelberry December 5th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Dale Berra is always just a phone call away!

    _____________________________________

    Yanks still haven’t forgiven him for running through stop sign and being 2nd man tagged out at plate by Fisk on national TV
    _____________________________________

    i was at that game. Get used to it. For the next couple of years, we will see more of that happening.

  272. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Stop the Platoon-A-Rama. For most you guys, the solution to every positional problem is too platoon. NO SOAP

  273. scuzzles December 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Chavez is mediocre. No loss there. We have to many of these type guys.

  274. mick December 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Yanks still haven’t forgiven him for running through stop sign and being 2nd man tagged out at plate by Fisk on national TV
    ==================
    Meacham the other.
    Believe it was a weekday game and I was there but you can look it up.

  275. CB December 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Every winter the Yankees are largely accustomed to making others wait. They map out some plan and rather than work on multiple deals in parallel, prioritize options and play them out in sequence on their own time table.

    They could do that when they were the 800 lb gorilla that set the market. Players would wait for them.

    But they are no longer that 800 lb gorilla. Yet they seem to be approaching business in the same way. It’s as if they expect the rest of the world to stop for a team that has to think long and hard about a deal that may be valued at 2 yrs 3M.

    No one is going to wait for that kind of organization to act is some prescripted sequence.

  276. pkyankfan69 December 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    A Nix/Hannahan platoon @ 3B is going to be a blast to watch.

  277. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Maybe the Yanks are holding out for Bugs Bunny to fill the RF,C,3B and DH spot

  278. Warning Track Power December 5th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Chavez signing with AZ is quite a shock. I have to assume he took less money in order
    for him to be near his home. Oh well. Can’t argue with that logic.

  279. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Stop the Platoon-A-Rama. For most you guys, the solution to every positional problem is too platoon. NO SOAP

    Then stop trumping up Youk, who is now a platoon player. There is no 3B on the market who a team can comfortably play full time. Everyone is a platoon bat.

    The only non-platoon bat left is Swisher. Even Hamilton is a platoon guy.

  280. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    This also just in! Andrew Jones refuses to sign with the Yankees. Quoted as saying “you wont take me down with you!”.

  281. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    The Yankees have been exchanging trade proposals with other teams for a variety of players, including Curtis Granderson, tweets ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, who cautions that that’s “standard procedure.”
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#PxVDIQ1TG4CVyr0H.99

  282. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    This also just in! Andrew Jones refuses to sign with the Yankees. Quoted as saying “you wont take me down with you!”.

    ——-

    haha

  283. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Where’s Cody Ransom when you need him?

  284. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I remember in 2009, we had flipped off the world and were coming off our championship, we had AJax and Montero in the system, the farm had turned around and we were planting seeds…no one was going to touch us, because we were actually going to add young cost-controlled players from within to our financial might and our still-viable ML veterans….

    I can still hear “Empire State of Mind…” pulsating under the metallic roof in Main.. the world was our oyster and now…?

    Our big offseason score is going to be….a broken down Kevin Youkilis?

    We have seen the best of our time…

  285. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    If you’re going to play a platoon player full time, make sure its the lefty bat. They have the platoon advantage most often.

  286. djsunyc December 5th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    take a deep breath and just let next season play out with stop gaps. no need for multi-year deals right now.

  287. pkyankfan69 December 5th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    scuzzles December 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Chavez is mediocre. No loss there. We have to many of these type guys.
    —————————————————————————

    Yeah Chavez was real mediocre last year:

    Overall — .281/.348/.496/.844

    VS Righties — .298/.365/.543/.908

    Chavez is a big short term loss for next year.

  288. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    They can’t get their number targets ir even keep their own guys lol but don’t worry folks they’ll be just as good as last yr.

  289. mick December 5th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Ransom’s in Mil and looks like he’s free.

  290. tucker December 5th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    There was about a week this year when Chavez carried this team. Without his contribution, the Yanks would not have won the division.

  291. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Ransom’s in Mil and looks like he’s free.

    —-

    It was a joke, I don’t actually want him on the team..

  292. Locke December 5th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Youk is one of the players I hate the most. If we sign him it will really bother me.

  293. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Don’t forget Chavy’s D. Instead we’ll sign the ever versatile Chone Figgins as our SUI/OF dude with his minus UZR…

  294. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    They could do that when they were the 800 lb gorilla that set the market. Players would wait for them.

    ========

    CB,
    Are you saying that we can no longer do the Wimpy business? Ill gladly pay you tuesday for a hamburger today?

  295. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    The utter irony if we end up signing Youk…

  296. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    or not ir

  297. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Hamilton a “platoon” guy??? Yea, so was Ruth.

  298. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Cashman said the other day he hopes others will wait on the Yankees before signing. My hopes are being shot down too, Brian.

    Let me think . . . with the $3M saved on Keppinger and the $2M saved on Chavez. . .they could offer Hamilton a one year $5M deal. Now, I get it.

  299. pkyankfan69 December 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I don’t want Youk because…

    (1) I can’t stand him
    (2) His offense is below average
    (3) His 3B defense is terrible
    (4) HE SUCKS NOW

    I’d rather watch Nunez or Adams @ 3B.

  300. yankeefeminista December 5th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Or should I say *parody? Hold down the fort.

  301. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Losing Chavez is actually kind of a big deal. He was worth ~2 wins last season, without him the Yankees probably miss the playoffs.

  302. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Where’s Cody Ransom when you need him?

    ========

    Most athletic guy in the clubhouse is going to cost us 2 years at 500k. Too steep. Next contestant!

  303. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Hamilton a “platoon” guy??? Yea, so was Ruth.

    No he wasn’t..

    .327/.460/.686 vs LHP
    .351/.486/.705 vs RHP

    Hamilton on the other hand..

    .280/.327/.481 vs LHP
    .314/.379/.580 vs RHP

  304. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I don’t want Youk because…

    (1) I can’t stand him
    (2) His offense is below average
    (3) His 3B defense is terrible
    (4) HE SUCKS NOW

    I’d rather watch Nunez or Adams @ 3B.
    ========
    (5) An eye sore.
    (6) Can no longer watch the Yanks on HD.

  305. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Hamilton a “platoon” guy? Still sinkin’ in.

  306. J. Alfred Prufrock December 5th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Sign Hamilton, which hurts not the farm. He and Cano will take care of the lineup. The pitching is deep. Stick Adams at 3B and see how it goes. It’s so maddeningly simple. Simple!

  307. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Hamilton a “platoon” guy? Still sinkin’ in.

    Functionally he’s not and would play vs any pitcher. But if you look at the number he is significantly worse vs LHP compared to RHP. Still, he’s not a black hole vs LHP, but he IS worse

  308. SoS December 5th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Who cares about Chav’s splits or now many wins he gave us. Its all about how he frames his glove while waiting for the batter to swing. Times have changed. 2011 wants their stats back.

  309. 4 NYY December 5th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Wanted Keppinger so bad. The guy is a winner. Hardly strikes out and probably a good bunter.

    Could we ever have used him ?! Contact hitter when have failed so often at that. Even when not playing he could have PH in the right spot.

    This sucks !

  310. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Who cares about Chav’s splits or now many wins he gave us. Its all about how he frames his glove while waiting for the batter to swing. Times have changed. 2011 wants their stats back.

    wat

  311. Tyler December 5th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I thought Keppinger would have been a nice addition to the lineup. Solid contact guy. 3 years isn’t horrible for him. I think I’d rather just let Adams have a go at 3B now. Maybe pair him with Chavez.

  312. 4 NYY December 5th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    “When “we” have failed so often at that”

  313. scuzzles December 5th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    To me, its what have you done for me lately? Chavez sucked in the post season this year and gets hurt too often. I think this team needs major changes from the present line up, Granderson needs to go too, Swisher already gone. The ALCS was a discrace and Im still bitter. Chavez was part of the post season suckiness when we needed him.

  314. 4 NYY December 5th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Chavez to Az.

  315. mick December 5th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Hal would love to go in house to solve all problems.
    Let’s see:

    Jeter SS
    Gardner CF
    Tex 1B
    Cano 2B
    Nunez 3B
    Granderson LF
    Romine C
    Musteliar RF
    Adams DH

    Wait, we need a C, RF

  316. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Can’t wait for Cashman’s leaving the meetings press conference. He can tell us how he wasted three days of his life.

    Nix can be picked up for a few more days by another team since he is not on the 40 man. The O’s are reportedly interested.

  317. G. Love December 5th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Don’t fret little one’s. Hank Blalock, Morgan Ensberg & Mike Lamb are all just a phone call away!

  318. 4 NYY December 5th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Please no youk ! YUK !!!

  319. Tyler December 5th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    mick-

    I’m not so sure that the Yanks even want to go in-house to fill the lineup. Seems to me like they’d rather go after a cheap 1 year veteran fix than give it to a younger guy from the system.

  320. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    The Hamilton Platooner’s are quickly circling the wagons. Pointless. An utterance made minus thought.

  321. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Yankees fans – as Rick Pitino would say – Dean Palmer is not walking through that door – - – -

  322. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    An utterance made minus thought.

    You certainly have experience in that area…

  323. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    - DONNYBROOKS GENERAL PRINCIPLES – (continued)

    (9) Weigh your words carefully. They may ultimately Crush you.

  324. The Return of Stoneburner December 5th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Listen – the only team Hamilton can platoon on is the Dodgers – and at the rate their going – he might be a pinch hitter with their current funding levels – - – -

  325. MoRings42 December 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I don’t really like Youkilis either.. that’s going to be a hard one to root for.

  326. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    At least with young players, there is hope they improve. I hate watching the old guys getting worse. Remember when Cash said it is not about getting younger it is about getting better.

    Remember when the winter was for trying to improve? Now, it is watching how much worse they will become. It looks like dramatically worse. Worse than the team who lost to Detroit–by far.

  327. ac1 December 5th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Get Larry Bowa in there in the spring to work with Nunez at 3B.

  328. mick December 5th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    With our staff and pen we could actually win with that lineup.
    What did we lose? Martin, Swisher,Chavez…
    All or nothing guys…non situational hitters.
    Add Gardner, Nunez, Adams…contact hitters.
    Keep the faith…

  329. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Listen – the only team Hamilton can platoon on is the Dodgers – and at the rate their going – he might be a pinch hitter with their current funding levels – – – -

    Right, he is a guy that has a wide platoon split (.150 points) but would never really be platooned, because he is hits great vs the side that throws 66% of the time. He isn’t an A-rod or Pujols though, whose OPS are the same vs both hands. A-rod’s career OPS numbers vs LHP & RHP are .001 points apart.

  330. Duh Innings II December 5th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Jeff Keppinger showed he is more his security, comfort, and bank account than he is about winning, because the White Sox are going nowhere next year as the 82 to 85 wins tops they’re collecting aren’t winning a wildcard slot or division title.

    He’d rather get his three years and $12M than have two legitimate cracks at winning the World Series with the Yanks for $3-4M a year.

    Did the Yanks make an offer? Who knows? If they didn’t, Keppinger HAD to sign so soon? It’s just under three weeks before Christmas. If they did, they must’ve offered him two years as he’s too good and in demand to accept just one year.

    The Yanks should just give Ronnier Mustellier who’s hit ever since he came to America from Cuba a shot at 3B. ‘Dude’s only 28 years old. They gave El Duque a chance in ’98 – how’d that work out? True, El Duque was a much bigger talent than Mustellier but so was Jose Contreras and how’d Contreras work out?

    Mark Reynolds will want and get two or three years he is not worth. Eduard Nunez can’t play the position competently. David Adams and Corbin Joseph aren’t ready yet. Chase Headley will cost too much in prospects. The Japanese guy has done nothing in American baseball unlike Mustellier who has at least put in time in the minors and excelled at every level. Mustellier should be the man. Again 28 years old, has hit left and right in the minors, would cost only the rookie minimum or whatever he’s being paid as someone who signed as a free agent from Cuba.

  331. austinmac December 5th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Patrick,

    If one totals the WINS that have left, the team is about at .500 now, or maybe slightly above.

  332. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    If he hits like he did in 2011 vs LHP where he OBP’d under .300, you would not want him hitting 3rd or 4th vs LHP. He’d hit lower in the order.

    A-rod in his prime you could leave in the 3rd or 4th spot indefinitely.

  333. jacksquat December 5th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Hamilton on the other hand..

    .280/.327/.481 vs LHP
    .314/.379/.580 vs RHP

    Cano

    .290 .338 .453 vs LHP
    .317 .358 .527 vs RHP

  334. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Even the most optimistic ppl are starting to question whats going on. “Cashman has to have a trade or signing up his sleeve” Lol folks you can only reach into the hat some many times.

  335. DONNYBROOK December 5th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Perhaps another “dancing master” has appeared on this stage. Nice 180

  336. Patrick December 5th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Perhaps another “dancing master” has appeared on this stage. Nice 180

    Every post you make i just see “hodor hodor hodor hodor” ..

  337. Jerkface December 5th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Cano

    Yup and .239 .309 .337 .646 vs LHP in 2012. Can pay big for these guys who hit righties, but then you really need some big bats that can handle lefties in there.

  338. AAA December 5th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Jeff Keppinger showed he is more his security, comfort, and bank account than he is about winning,

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

    In other words, he’s like everyone else in Major League Baseball.

  339. Duh Innings II December 5th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Eric Chavez showed he is all about the money cuz how do you sign a one year deal with the Diamondbacks? He must think he really sucks cuz a year $3M isn’t enough to sign elsewhere save for a desperate guy who thinks his value is next to nil even though it isn’t. Chavez sold out and himself short.

    Have fun paying $3M for a guy who you’d be lucky to get 100-150 PA out of, Arizona.

    Have fun playing for a loser, “Chavy”, you ingrate phony out for the money.

  340. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Shocker. Turn on the FAN and Mike is talking about the Mets. If it’s not the Jets they are talking Mets. This is part of the reason the Yanks are able to get away with the crap they are pulling

  341. mick December 5th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Why not Mustelier?
    He plays some 3B and the OF and has hit.
    Maybe we will get younger this season?
    Isn’t this what ppl want?

  342. Against All Odds December 5th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Shocker. Turn on the FAN and Mike is talking about the Mets. If it’s not the Jets they are talking Mets. This is part of the reason the Yanks are able to get away with the crap they are pulling

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    Which is weird because he just had Sweeny on wtf

  343. RMS December 5th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Have fun paying $3M for a guy who you’d be lucky to get 100-150 PA out of, Arizona.

    Have fun playing for a loser, “Chavy”, you ingrate phony out for the money.

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    Losing Chavez is not a big deal, he is injury prone and can’t play in the field that much. Cashman has bigger problems than losing Chavez.

  344. Russell Munson December 5th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I love how anyone who signs with someone other than the Yankees has a character flaw. Maybe these players rightly realize there’s no certainty that they’ll be “winning” if they sign with the Yankees anymore.

  345. Duh Innings II December 5th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    AAA December 5th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Jeff Keppinger showed he is more his security, comfort, and bank account than he is about winning,

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    In other words, he’s like everyone else in Major League Baseball.

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    No, he isn’t. Not everyone signs for security, comfort, and the money over the chance to win.

    Hiroki Kuroda turned down a two-year offer from San Diego and I think one with his former team the Dodgers to re-sign with the Yanks for just one year for less money than what SD and maybe LA offered him.

    C.C. Sabathia could’ve EASILY opted out, put the Yanks over the coals, and received another record contract for a pitcher at least by average salary per season if not total salary from the Yanks or whoever after 2011, and what would the Yanks have done about it? Instead, he took just another year tacked onto his current contract. It’s called he wants as many chances to win a World Series with the greatest sports franchise ever.

    Paul O’Neill used to sign one year at a time for below what he’d get on the open market even though he could’ve easily signed for multiple years at the market rate.

    Pettitte returned for only $2.5M in 2012. Bartolo Colon took only $900K for 2012.

    The list of guys who signed for less than they could’ve got goes on an on and on.

  346. RMS December 5th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Mike did have Sweeney on but he also had David Wright, Wilpon and Sandy Alderson on. That’s why all the Met talk.

  347. Triple Short of a Cycle December 5th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Mike did have Sweeney on but he also had David Wright, Wilpon and Sandy Alderson on. That’s why all the Met talk.

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    It really baffles me how their ratings have not decreased considering they only talk about 2 teams

  348. austinmac December 6th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Again, Cashman confirmed he made no offer to Keppinger or anyone else. What would you expect him or any other player to do? Should they decline $12M just in case Brian gets authority at some point in time?

    Despite the fact Hal wants players to play for nothing after regaining their amateur status, these guys play for money. It is their job.


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