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Jeter sounds off for Autism Speaks

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 06, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Chaotic inactivity. That’s the reality of covering the Winter Meetings. There always might be something going on, and that’s always on your mind when nothing is going on. That’s especially true when the Yankees are completely quiet, yet somehow connected to every remotely logical free agent on the market.

Now that it’s over, I’m still making my way north, and I’m sure we’ll spend a many more days trying to grasp what exactly the Yankees might do going forward. For now, let’s jump to something completely different, a small item that’s been sitting in my email inbox since I arrived in Nashville.

You can receive a customized audio message from Derek Jeter and help a terrific cause in the process.

Sound Off For Autism Speaks is, according to its website, a one of a kind campaign where fans can get a custom recorded message from their favorite celebrity. Users pick their custom message for just $299, the celebrity records it for them and Autism Speaks delivers a digital file of the celebrity speaking their actual message! 100% of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks.

So, if you want Derek Jeter to record your voicemail message or tell someone happy birthday, Austism Speaks can make that happen. There are some other celebrities doing the same thing. Granted, $299 isn’t cheap, but it’s still pretty cool. The offer is for a limited time only, so go check it out.

 
 

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167 Responses to “Jeter sounds off for Autism Speaks”

  1. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    how freakin lucky are we who have had the immense pleasure of rooting for don mattingly and then derek jeter back to back?

    that’s 30 years of awesome!

  2. Tar December 6th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    That is way cool Derek.

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 6th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    http://www.soundoffforautismsp....._Jeter.htm

    Such a really nice face (warm, inviting). Also in pretty good company. I thought it was going to be a site with different sports figures and would have purchased for one of my brothers or nephews, but DJ is the only sports figure, and they are not Yankee fans.

    Really good cause, IMO.

  4. mick December 6th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Evan Grant ?@Evan_P_Grant

    I have been on a flight for the last 2 hours. I have no idea where Michael Young stands on trade request. Earlier tweet from fake account

  5. Jerkface December 6th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Time for fans to flood HAL’s voice mail with Derek Jeter telling him to spend money

  6. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    The Yankees are still listening to offers on Curtis Granderson, Phil Hughes, and Ivan Nova, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter). Team executives have acknowledged that Granderson and Hughes have come up in trade talks but say that it would be tough to replace both in the short-term.

    It seems that almost everyone in Nashville this week was poised to spend big bucks except for the Yankees, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Scott Boras and two other agents who have discussed clients with the Yankees in recent days said their perception was a clamp had been placed on spending with the team’s payroll already at $168MM for 2013. Meanwhile, the Yanks still have major needs in right field, the left side of the infield, and at catcher.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#APiCHorYqhHg4J81.99

  7. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    KNICKS!

  8. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hitting 3s playing D !!!!

  9. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    And getting rebounds – - – -

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 6th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I’m making some assumptions here. On that Autism Speaks site, it appears that Tom Hanks and Morgan Feeeman have sold out (well, their greetings have sold out – they’re hardly sell outs if they are part of that promotion!); the Star Trek guys are close to being sold out; and DJ has quite a few left, though not as many as Carrrie Fisher and Betty White.

    I think it says you can have up to 20 seconds (or 250 characters) of a custom greeting. I wonder if DJ would say something like “I’ve dreamed of meeting you!”. In other words, I wonder if the celebrities will say whatever you ask, as long as it isn’t vulgar.

    Wish I had someone to send one!

  11. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Weird Melos Idol would play with taped fingers and Melo sits …… How times have changed

  12. Barry December 6th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Maybe, Derek will buy the team, or at least put together an ownership group. Being an owner has been his stated goal. Now is the time.

  13. Tar December 6th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Trish :D

    JF— That’s funny. Maybe we should start a Lohud fund to get our own Derek message.

  14. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Stoney that’s D

  15. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Felton says Lin who?

  16. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Stoney that’s D

    ******

    Not when the rebounds are offensive – - – -

  17. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    He may drive drunk in the Hamptons – but boy Kidd is a difference maker this year – - – -

  18. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Novak!!!!!

  19. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Cotton candy in the shot – - – -

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 6th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Tar! :D

    Heck, I’d buy a Derek message for lohud! I don’t think it would be popular with some lohuddites but I bet Derek would love making it, ha ha.

    Let’s see, 20 seconds worth of – “A shout out to all you lohud Yankee fans who appreciate the team and support us without complaining. You’re defintely a credit to your parents.”

    Or how about – “Hey Yankee fans. Booing is for self-entitled babies. I know there aren’t any on lohud because I read the forum religiously. Ha ha.”

    :lol:

  21. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    This team likes the 3

  22. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    on further review – you are right oak – - – -

  23. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Your correct kid makes a difference

  24. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Wow!!!! Amare and Iman can really help

  25. jacksquat December 6th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Who has excess catching? Red Sox, Blue Jays, anyone else?

  26. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    **kidd

  27. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    raymond felton!

    for real!

  28. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    James White!!! Lol

  29. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Wow looking good

  30. Tar December 6th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Trish
    :D

  31. Bo knows December 6th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Hate to interrupt but Emma Span of Bronx Banter on Valdemort and fielding – Just had to share.

    “They could go again with Raul Ibanez, but for all his playoff heroics and usefulness as a bat off the bench, he plays defense in much the same manner as a baseball glove taped to a stick and planted in right field (albeit with strong effort; imagine a baseball glove taped to a stick but really giving its all out there).”

    I wish I had said something like that

  32. Against All Odds December 6th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Knicks are on fire

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 6th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Tar – :D

  34. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Need to withstand the eventual Miami runs – - – -

  35. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    nice emma!

    agreed, but i’d still like his bat on the bench….

  36. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Why are my Knicks shooting like Dwight Howard at the FT line tonight – - – -

  37. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    i can’t hate lebron james, as much as i want to.

    he’s too damn good.

    he’s jerry west………

  38. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    he’s jerry west………

    *******

    All i am saying – just imagine Jerry West’s scoring average IF the 3 point shot was around in his day – - – -

  39. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I meant Jerry West aka The Logo – - – -

  40. Nick in SF December 6th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Boras pitches his closer clients Soriano and Valverde to the World Series champs:

    Meantime, agent Scott Boras has pitched a closer or two of his own to Giants President Larry Baer. Boras represents Rafael Soriano and Jose Valverde.
    “You really don’t have a history there,” Boras said of the Giants’ closing situation, though he did praise Romo for his effective slider in the postseason and striking out Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera on an unexpected fastball, ending the World Series.
    “The question is whether they perceive Romo, or these people, really being the closer. You really don’t want to be without that person going into this process. … As I told Larry, ‘You better make some right moves. You don’t want to be a guy that’s not being known as a winner.’ ”
    Boras chuckled over the last remark and got serious when saying, “The hardest position in baseball to be consistently good over a period of years is the closer.”

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/giants/s.....z2EKhWXM4f

  41. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    i just wanted to hate jerry west so much….

    but you couldn’t, he was just too damned good…

    so was brooks robinson…

  42. Bronx Jeers December 6th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Remember Edwar Ramirez? He was like a glove taped to a stick that threw change-ups.

  43. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    brooks robinson with that stupid little-brim orioles helmet with that stupid cartoon oriole face on it……

    you could just HATE jim palmer….that was easy….

    but brooks robinson was just too damned good…..

  44. pat December 6th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    some self deprecating Twitter humor from a former major leaguer…….

    WPIXYuleLog I don’t want to alarm anyone, but the Yankees just called me on the phone to gauge my interest in playing 3rd base next year.

    MorganEnsberg “@WPIXYuleLog: don’t want to alarm anyone, but Yankees called me on the phone to gauge my interest in playing 3rd base next yr.”>Get in line

    WPIXYuleLog That last tweet garnered a response from former major leaguer @MorganEnsberg. I’m humbled and honored. I’m also a better fielder…

    MorganEnsberg “@WPIXYuleLog:tweet garnered a response from former major leaguer @MorganEnsberg.Humbled and honored.I’m also a better fielder.”>>and hitter

    mitchhiscool @MorganEnsberg you’d be better than a-rod…

    MorganEnsberg @mitchhiscool unfortunately ARod is better than me even during surgery.

  45. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    ….and don’t even get me started on FRANK FREAKIN ROBINSON….

  46. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    novacain!

    i didn’t see the ‘double-check!’

  47. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Miami has another run in them – have to hold the damn and not let it break – - – -

  48. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    “thats great minutes, boy! great minutes!

    i like this guy…

  49. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    THERE’S THE DOUBLECHECK!!!!

  50. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    checkmate!

  51. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    ok maybe the Heat do not have another run in them – but Novak sure did – Chandler with the dunk with no one around – - – -

  52. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Great game what a win!!!!!!!

  53. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    JR Smith goodnight drive home safe

  54. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    its important to remember…it’s only december 6th…

    for both the knick and the yankees….

  55. mick December 6th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    “But you guys like the Knicks, so obv mediocrity is meant to be celebrated in some circles.”
    =====================================================
    good thing we stuck with them through the bad times.

  56. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    knicks win 3 or last 4 vs. heat. 2 blowouts…

  57. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    It is on to Chicago for Saturday night – - – -

  58. The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    On that note – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hytxoBA6PFk

  59. NYY fan in NH December 6th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The Knicks are for real… Exciting times at the Garden these days. 14-4….

  60. Against All Odds December 6th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Chandler with the dunk with no one around – -

    ————–

    Even he was surprised no one was around him

  61. mick December 6th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Knick fans no fairweather fans.

  62. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    this is the thing i just don’t get in the nfl.

    the bronc’s are up 26-7 with 10:00 to go.

    why is peyton manning in this game?

    i dont even know who the bronco’s backup is, but the backup can use the reps.

    peyton’s kinda old.

    its just possible that the backup will have to play at some point so some real game action would help.

    i just dont get why this is ‘the way it’s done,’ it so illogical…

  63. oak2455 December 6th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    AAO looking good!!

  64. Against All Odds December 6th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hey oak

  65. Ed Whitson December 6th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Hey Jetes. Less sounding off about autism and more with the workouts – okay, Tubby ?

  66. Bo knows December 6th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Ys Guy

    There I had you as an upstanding dude and all. And then you did that “parsnips and Mmmm thing.

    How could you?

    That’s disgusting

    I’m the lesser man for having learned that.

    Some things should remain in the shadowy background.

  67. jacksquat December 6th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    How about we take all of Ricky Nolasco’s contract from the Marlins and maybe give them Adam Warren or something, and they give us Rob Brantly and Derek Dietrich? That gives us a lefthanded catching prospect that played well offensively in the majors last year (113 pa) and a decent lefthanded hitting SS prospect for depth and possibly the future. Brantly could pair up with Cervelli, possibly at least giving us a high obp from the catcher position. It also gives us another back end starting pitcher to possibly enable a trade of Huges/Nova/Phelps.

  68. Ys Guy December 6th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    it was actually brussel sprouts, carrots, parsips, and cauliflower drizzled with basil-infused olive oil and a touch of kosher salt oven roasted till the frizzled edges of the brussel sprout slices carmelized.

    un..ba…lieveable!

  69. Bo knows December 6th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Now I’ve been known to be partial to ham hocks. But I don’t let the world in on it

    Photos and videos of Haxenbauer

    “Spit Roasted Pork Knuckle!”
    Reviewed 4 December 2012 NEW
    We visited Haxenbauer as part of a business dinner and we were not disappointed. We had a selection of local meats, sausages and cheeses to start and then a platter of pork knuckle with lots of crackling with potato and sauerkraut. All washed down with a couple of large weissbiers from the tap.

    Now there is where I’d do an Mmmm, but parsnips?

  70. Bo knows December 7th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    The he adds brussel sprouts to this.

    I can’t bear it.

  71. Ys Guy December 7th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    ham hocks!

  72. ron December 7th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    We are going to sign cano long term,or lose him,and we will lose granderson.
    We should of traded granderson,and cano for 4,or 5 top prospects.
    Trading the two gives us 30 million to play with this year,and next year cano gets a 8 million a year raise,and we probably lose granderson.

    If we keep both the 30 million we pay them in 2013 goes to 40 million plus in 2014.
    Getting a 3b,2b,o.f.,maybe a pitching prospect for the two,then i would of signed melky,hamilton wich would cost us around 33 million,tops.

    So we basically replaced the lost production for 3 million more,tops,but got 4 top prospects.
    Melky is a contact hitter we need,granderson k’s to much.

    I’d go to the rangers,and say,will you take cano for profar,and olt.

    If they say no,i’d offer up cano,and granderson,but i’d wan’t a 3rd top prospect.A pitcher.

  73. Bo knows December 7th, 2012 at 12:15 am

    ham hocks!

    ——
    Well, maybe I wasn’t totally mistaken. Parsnips aren’t really a major issue. There are cures.

  74. jacksquat December 7th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Wilmer Flores (http://www.baseball-reference......ores003wil), 3B, is now blocked on the Mets for a long, long time. Trade Ramon Flores for Wilmer Flores?

  75. Bo knows December 7th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Or the lowly wiener schnitzel

    http://germanfood.about.com/od.....nitzel.htm

    Great recipe, but a few tips that might help, Member MaikD
    Being a native german Schnitzel is in my blood ^^ So I’ve got a few things to add to this great recipe. First: the meat should be very thin. Rather 1/5th inch (5 mm) than 1/4th. You can achieve that by taking a plastic freezing bag, slizing it open on all side but one. Spread some oil on the inside and put the meat between it. Than hit it with a heavy flat instrument – the bottomside of a heavy pan or saucepan is good for that – until the wanted thinness is reached. The plastic keeps the meat from being crushed too much and the oil keeps it from sticking to the plastic. DON’T use an ordinary meat hammer.. those spiked things just break up the meat and that usually results in the meat giving off too much of it’s fluid when You fry it, which then makes the meat tough and dry. Second: Keep the heat low when frying the Schnitzel. About 280° F / 140° C should be enough. Third: after You heated the oil or lard to frying temperature add a tablespoon butter. Take care that the temperature isn’t too high (see above) so the butter doesn’t burn. Fourth: With lower temperature You need some more time to fry. Five minutes per side is what I usually use. While the Schnitzels are frying, use a spoon to moisten the upper side with some hot oil/lard/butter from within the pan. Fifth: When they’re done, take the Schnitzel out of the pan an place them on some kitchen paper to soak up any unwanted oil/lard/butter Oh.. and Schnitzels CAN be eaten on the next day. But don’t reheat them. Eat them cold. ;)

  76. jacksquat December 7th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I’m trying to put baseball ideas out here and you guys are talking about ham hocks and wiener schnitzel!

  77. Jerkface December 7th, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Maybe we can trade for Wilmer Flores & then fry him up and drizzle him with an a-rod infused olive oil to turn him into a super 3b?

  78. Bo knows December 7th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I’m trying to put baseball ideas out here and you guys are talking about ham hocks and wiener schnitzel!

    I’ve been baseball OD’d. Self defense. Get some sanity in here. Just the thought of Youk had me reaching for the Macallan’s. Now that’s scary.

  79. jacksquat December 7th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Jerkface December 7th, 2012 at 12:32 am
    Maybe we can trade for Wilmer Flores & then fry him up and drizzle him with an a-rod infused olive oil to turn him into a super 3b?

    I’d take Arod’s 2011 or 2012 performance at this point…

  80. jacksquat December 7th, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Twins GM Terry Ryan tells MLB Network Radio (via Twitter) that they will listen to all offers on Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#S07VsU6t0Y8qaWfp.99

    :shock:

  81. sammiejohnson December 7th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    ron December 7th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I’d go to the rangers,and say,will you take cano for profar,and olt.

    ____________________

    Profar AND Olt! For a one year rental of Cano? Yes, I am betting that the Rangers’ jump all over that. Most of the trade proposals I read here are so unrealistic it is hard not to laugh.

  82. jacksquat December 7th, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Yeah, you aren’t even getting Profar for one year of Cano.

  83. sammiejohnson December 7th, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Yes. I am not even sure you get Olt for ONE year of Cano. No way on Profar. Laughable to think you get them both.

  84. PacoDooley December 7th, 2012 at 6:13 am

    One year of Cano could actually bring back a lot, especially if it happens in the offseason and he can receive a qualifying offer from the club (so he at least brings back a pick).

    Look at what one year of Cliff Lee garnered, or a year of Teixeira. Cano is a potential Hall of Fame player that finished 4th in the MVP voting this year. He has won 3 straight Silver Slugger awards (4 overall) and has won two GG awards. He has been in the top 6 in MVP voting for 3 straight years. So he is pretty clearly somewhere near the top 5 players in the league. A superstar everyday player has to be worth at least what a top flight pitcher is worth, and don’t tell me that pitching is a rare commodity – just look at how many great players there are at 2B.

  85. Doreen December 7th, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Kudos to Derek (and all the other celebs) for lending his name and support to Autism Speaks.

  86. blake December 7th, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I think you could definately get Olt for a year of Cano…..he’s not a top top prospect and Cano is an elite player. Texas would then move Kinsler to 1B or the outfield and trade Andrus for Upton and put Profar at SS.

    Doesn’t mean Id do it….but I think Texas probably would ….they aren’t trading Profar

  87. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Good job by Derek and others….

    Morning all….

  88. GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:02 am

    you would get a lot more for Cano at midseason…..when a team needed another bat to put them over the top for the post season……..I think you would get less if you traded him now

  89. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    @BNightengale: The #Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says

    Yes !

  90. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    This is your moment to shine Randy Levine….talk some sense into Hal

  91. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    @Buster_ESPN: Kevin Youkilis’s decision is, at heart, a choice between playing for Cleveland/Francona at 2/18 or playing for the Yankees at 1 for $12m

  92. GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    signing Josh Hamilton to a contract of more than one year all but guarantees we won’t resign Cano………not sure I like that

  93. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    @Buster_ESPN: As part of 3- or 4-team talks, D-backs have been working to get James Shields, so they could swap one of other young pitchers in the deal.

  94. GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    as much as many fans hate Youkilis…….he’s a perfect fit to replace A-Rod…….

  95. PacoDooley December 7th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:02 am
    you would get a lot more for Cano at midseason…..when a team needed another bat to put them over the top for the post season……..I think you would get less if you traded him now
    ——————————-

    Why would teams pay more for half a season and no possibility of draft pick compensation than they would for a full season and the likelihood of a compensation pick?

    I can see that teams can be desperate and many teams on the cusp of competing might throw a lot at the chance to win. But I am not sure it plays out this way that teams really get back more at the deadline than they could in an offseason ‘blockbuster’.

  96. PacoDooley December 7th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:09 am
    as much as many fans hate Youkilis…….he’s a perfect fit to replace A-Rod…….
    ——————————

    The question is whether you can really depend on a healthy and productive Youk. If he is the on-base machine he can be then he could be a nice fill in. As much as Yankees fans hate him from his time in Boston, I imagine he is a good clubhouse guy that would fit in with the ‘mature’ nature of the team/

  97. Mike Ri December 7th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    @BNightengale: The #Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says

    —————-
    Cool !!!! I still want YOUUUUUUUUUUK though !!

  98. GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:12 am

    PacoDooley —– a lot of mid-season deals are overpays……………..teams aren’t willing to give up a lot for one year if they aren’t sure they are in the race……imo

  99. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    GregD says:
    December 7, 2012 at 7:09 am
    as much as many fans hate Youkilis…….he’s a perfect fit to replace A-Rod…….

    Not really cause he really can’t play 3b well and he can’t stay healthy himself

  100. GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Paco ——- I agree on Youkilis…….he could be a bust if unhealthy or he could be a real steal….and when A-Rod comes back we would have two right handed bats to use

  101. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Good morning-

    Blake-

    If this doesn’t tick you off!!!!

    Report: Yankees pass on Josh Hamilton

    Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm by SJK
    Featured
    NoMaas News Network (NNN):

    NASHVILLE (NNN) — As the Winter Meetings ended on Thursday afternoon, a report surfaced which indicated the New York Yankees declined to meet with this year’s marquee free agent, Josh Hamilton, despite the star outfielder specifically requesting a visit with Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman.

    http://nomaas.org/2012/12/repo.....-hamilton/

  102. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:17 am

    If the deal to Philly falls through Id much rather try to trade for Young than sign Youk….young is healthier ….more versatile….and just not as ugly

  103. GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:17 am
    If the deal to Philly falls through Id much rather try to trade for Young than sign Youk….young is healthier ….more versatile….and just not as ugly

    ——————–
    which Young? Michael from Texas?

  104. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Trader,

    Yes it does…. But Cashman couldn’t do anything anyway apparently

  105. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    ——————–
    “which Young? Michael from Texas?”

    Yea

  106. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Blake-

    Did you read the entire article?

    April Fools Joke early? :)

  107. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    The Phillies might be the big trade winners of the winter meetings. I would have liked the Yankees to have gotten in the deal for Ben Revere, maybe trading Gardner to Philly in exchange for pitching that would have been turned over to the Twins for 24 yo Revere.

    If Young agrees to the trade to Philly they have added two very good everyday players of need without hurting their team.

  108. austinmac December 7th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Cashman is quoted in Newsday as “not being afraid to wait until January or February to act.” this is what I have been saying. that is when dumpster diving is at its peak.

  109. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 7:32 am

    In case you can’t open the above article, read this and weep, or smile.

    NASHVILLE (NNN) — As the Winter Meetings ended on Thursday afternoon, a report surfaced which indicated the New York Yankees declined to meet with this year’s marquee free agent, Josh Hamilton, despite the star outfielder specifically requesting a visit with Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman.

    “Josh was willing to offer his services for free,” remarked Hamilton’s agent, Mike Moye. “He really wants to play in those historic pinstripes, and wouldn’t require one dollar to play there.”

    Spending his last 5 seasons with the Rangers, the 31-year old All-Star has reportedly been in discussions with Seattle for a deal worth $20-$25 million annually. However, the former AL MVP is willing to waive his salary completely to play for baseball’s most iconic franchise.

    In his final press conference of the Winter Meetings, Brian Cashman addressed the Hamilton report.

    “Yes, it’s true. Josh Hamilton and his agent requested an appointment with me,” stated the building rappelling executive. “It’s also true that he offered to forfeit his salary to play for us.”

    Cashman went on to explain that he shared Hamilton’s unique request with Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine, but both of his superiors refused to grant authority for a meeting.

    “Hal told me he didn’t want to pay for the extra electricity it would cost to wash Hamilton’s uniform, while Randy said he would only sign Josh for 15 years / $1.7 billion.”

    The 45-year old GM concluded his presser by saying he’s “comfortable with the offseason strategy to date” and then repeated the phrase “due diligence” forty-seven times.

  110. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Trader ,

    Lol….maybe if he was free

  111. blake December 7th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    That’s a pretty accurate article actually

  112. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Blake-

    I must admit that when I read the first paragraph last night, it really had me “stewed.”

    I wonder if the Yankees even had a front office orginizational meeting in Tampa before Cashman was sent to Nashville.

    What do the Yankees have on the major league roster that other teams would be calling Cashman every day about? Proven players.

    Granderson-has been shopped for over a month. One year and gone?

    Cano-Boras comes out and tells all the media that he won’t sign an extension, so trading for one year of him nets you less.

    Gardner-coming of an injury and still foolishly slides head first plus is arb eligible.
    Nunez-maybe when he can field other teams will consider him as a SS option.

    Most of the players other teams would be interested in are pitchers, which the Yankees can’t afford to give up, since Cashman wasn’t able to bring in some excess pitching thru FA that would allow him the luxury of giving up Phelps or Robertson in a big trade.

  113. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Good morning guys.

    Still at it I see.

    :)

  114. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Given a choice Young over Youkilis 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.

    AJ P or Ruiz.

    Still hoping for that big trade for the OF.

  115. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    What teams need a centerfielder?
    Twins after trading Revere and Span?
    Astros?
    Reds-Have Stubbs who hit .213 last year with 166 strikeouts?
    Mets?
    Padres-Have Maybin?

  116. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Trader-

    IMO you under rate the value of those players.

    ;)

  117. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    MTU-

    Good morning.
    The article I posted at 7:32 will give you a good laugh.

  118. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Cashman should call and offer to take more of Young’s money than Philly is…..I don’t think they are offering to take much…..if Cashman if willing to pay 12 million for ugly then he should be able to eat enough of Young’s deal to make Texas consider it……this is of course if they can’t find something better out there.

    Still think Cash is lying in the weeds on JH. Levine is gonna pitch him hard to Hal to boost attendance and revenues……don’t know if it’ll work out or now…..but in the event they do sign him….there is a trade with Atlanta just sitting there.

    Grandy would be a great fit and Atlanta has good players in excess to offer back…Delgado, etc…..

  119. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    How bout this ?

    Phillies agree to sign and trade Young.

    We get Young and Ruiz from them for Grandy.

    We sign Hamilton.

    We acquire Choo for prospects.

    Hamilton, GGBG, Choo.

    Young at 3rd.

    Ruiz behind the dish.

    Like it ?

    :)

  120. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I don’t think there is any way the Yankees will trade Cano….you could make an argument that perhaps they should…..but it’s not their style and I can’t ever see them doing it.

  121. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    YT-

    Yeah. Already had delved into the “article”.

    Gave me a chuckle.

    :)

  122. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    MTU-

    I’m listening. Tell me want you want for either Gardner, or Granderson, or Cano and I’ll give you reasons that as an opposing GM I’d be hesitant to do a deal.

  123. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I’d still be trying get Gordon from the Royals.

  124. Ys Guy December 7th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    what i learned from the lohud last night.

    1) don’t rehead your schnitzel, eat it cold
    2)”the ham hocks” would be a great name for a band.

  125. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    MTU-

    Yes I like it. So you trade Granderson[15M] for Ruiz[5M] and Young[16M- less what the Rangers picked up] and the Phillies, now with a stacked almost all lefty hitting lineup would do that deal?

  126. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    YT-

    I do not have specifics in mind.

    All I’m saying is that I would think lot’s of teams would love to get their hands on a guy like GGBG for instance.

    Only issue with him is staying healthy.

    If a team believes he can he is very desirable.

    Granderson is a 30-40 hr. bat who can still play a good OF. They do not grow on trees and would be very enticing to a team in need of O, or a contender to push them over the top.

    Cano isn’t going anywhere.

  127. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Blake-

    I’m curious.

    What do you think the Braves would give us for Granderson ?

  128. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Ys Guy-

    What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2R3FvS4xr4

  129. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    “Hamilton, GGBG, Choo.”

    would be unreal against righties…..probably need a RH bat to go with them but I like where you’re going with this.

  130. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    MTU-

    Can I answer that question on the Braves?

    Given that they need a true leadoff hitter even though Freeman, Heyward, McCann, are all lefty, you can try Gardner instead of Granderson.

    Gardner might get you 3rd baseman Juan Francisco who’s pretty bad and maybe pitcher Randall Delgado, 4.37ERA, 1.41 WHIP.

  131. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Blake-

    Yes. You’re right. I forgot about the left-handedness aspect.

    So. You’d want your 4th OF’er to be a right-sider.

    Morse ?

    Anyway. You finish it off.

  132. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    YT-

    I wouldn’t make that trade but thanks for trying.

  133. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    If 12M gets you one year of AJ Pierzynski, I’d rather the Yankees do that, forget about Youkilis, and look elsewhere plus give Adams and Mustelier a shot in ST at 3rd.

  134. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    MTU-

    I wouldn’t make that trade either.

  135. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Here are some of our people who I think could be made available in trade given the right circumstances :

    Nova, Hughes, or Phelps

    GGBG or Granderson

    Nunez or Adams

    Cervelli

    Joba , D-Rob, Aardsma, or Logan

    Williams or Heathcott.

    Austin or Flores.

    Warren and Mongomery

    You telling me you can’t come up with a package(s) that can get us some or all of what we want ?

    There are some very good pieces in there.

  136. PacoDooley December 7th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    GregD December 7th, 2012 at 7:12 am
    PacoDooley —– a lot of mid-season deals are overpays……………..teams aren’t willing to give up a lot for one year if they aren’t sure they are in the race……imo
    —————————-

    You might be right, but I wonder if it is a perception that doesn’t match up with reality. The Lee trade that fell through certainly feels like an overpay, but I don’t like to base anything on my gut feeling when data might actually give a different answer…

  137. PacoDooley December 7th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:18 am
    If 12M gets you one year of AJ Pierzynski, I’d rather the Yankees do that, forget about Youkilis, and look elsewhere plus give Adams and Mustelier a shot in ST at 3rd.
    —————————————

    Agreed/ I have more faith in one of those guys being able to fill in at 3rd than I do that an in-house guy could do well at C. Cervelli has been pretty poor on offence and below average on defence. Stewart is not great at either (though he appears to call a good game). Romine missed an entire season at AAA and need to spend some time down there honing his game if he is ever going to succeed at the ML level

  138. BD (Boston Dave) December 7th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Bob Nightengale of USA Today was told by a rival general manager that the Yankees are “quietly running a background check” on Josh Hamilton.

  139. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Nova, Hughes, or Phelps-Hughes FA, Nova had injuries both seasons and poor year

    GGBG or Granderson-Gardner out almost entire year, Grandy coming off bad year and that’s with good eyesight, plus FA.

    Nunez or Adams-Nunez unproven defensively. Adams yes but unproven in majors

    Cervelli- If he has learned to stop being fidgety behind the plate, some small value.

    Joba , D-Rob, Aardsma, or Logan-Logan yes but FA. Aardsma unproven. Joba yes. Robertson most definitely.

    Williams or Heathcott.-A players the Yankees future. Yes and yes if other team willing to wait 2-3 years.

    Austin or Flores.-Yes and Yes

    Warren and Mongomery- No and most definitely

  140. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Classified Ad :

    Wanted Young, cost-controlled, high upside OF’er and/or 3B. Versatility a plus.

    Experienced C who can handle a pitching staff as well as a bat on 1 or 2 yr contract.

    Will offer equal value in trade, or will consider partial cash payment.

    Losers need not apply.

    Call or e-mail Brian Cashman at 1 (800) get-a-job, or Cash@NYY.com

    Your attention to this urgent matter is much appreciated.

    :)

  141. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    BD and Paco-

    Good morning.

    BD-Isn’t Youkilis up in your neck of the woods this morning. What do RS fans think if Youk becomes a Yankee?

  142. BD (Boston Dave) December 7th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Youk will choose between the Yanks 1/$12M deal and the Indians 2/$18M deal soon.

  143. Frankg December 7th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Brandon Inge and Placido Polanco are still availabe free agents. Inge is a third baseman who can field and hit HRs. Polanco has won golden gloves at third and second base, and is good patient hitter who doesn’t strike out much. In terms of fielding, two of the best fielding third basemen are still available.

    Both are better fielders than Keppinger and Young.

  144. BD (Boston Dave) December 7th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    YT,

    Sawx fans are dreading it. I wouldn’t mind Youk here partially to stick it to Boston. 1 year deals aren’t the reason the Yanks have problems. Not much risk in signing him if he wants to play for NY.

  145. BD (Boston Dave) December 7th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    More importantly though, if the Yanks are trying to be stealth on a Hamilton background check…. that’s interesting.

  146. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    “What do you think the Braves would give us for Granderson”

    not sure….they offered Delgado for 3 months of Dempster last year so I’d think he’d be a possibility. I’d target him and Amhed and try to get both…..if not then one or the other.

  147. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    get Hamilton, trade Grandy….shop Hughes and Nova…..sign Ichiro, Hairston, and AJ.

    offseason done and you take a WS favorite to ST

  148. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    MTU -

    I found a trade that might work for a 3B/SS plus a catcher.

    Hanley Ramirez-13:$15.5M, 14:$16M

    AJ Ellis- 13:$5.25M, 14:$5.75M club option ($1M buyout)

    But it’ll cost you Cano, plus possibly others?

  149. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Blake-

    Let me rephrase that.

    What would they give us for Grandy that fills a hole that we have now ?

    Something that is either ML-ready or very near.

  150. Triple Short of a Cycle December 7th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Background check??? Sounds like some lame “leak” from the Yanks

  151. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    YT-

    I’m not trading Cano.

    Sorry.

  152. PacoDooley December 7th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    BD (Boston Dave) December 7th, 2012 at 8:40 am
    Youk will choose between the Yanks 1/$12M deal and the Indians 2/$18M deal soon.
    —————————————

    I’m still shocked that Youk would get $12m for a season. I would have guessed he would have dropped more to the 2/$12M or 1/$8M, or even less. He hasn’t been healthy in recent years, and he wasn’t all that productive last season/

  153. PacoDooley December 7th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    From FanGraphs – the Bill James projection for Youkilis:

    .265 .371 .465 with something like 20 HR.

    Okay, I would pay a decent sum for that productivity. But I think that the health risk should really offset that possibility.

  154. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I think I read that Brandon Inge is retiring. Placido Polanco was out at least twice on DL with multiple injuries last year and as a righty hit .226 vs lefties.

  155. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Blake-

    Maybe the Yankees are thinking that Hamilton would fill a lot of seats.

    I’d only consider him if the Yankees have an escape clause and trade Granderson.

    Essentially you’d be swapping out Granderson for JH.

    I like where you went with that.

    I doubt it’s very likely though.

  156. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand
    On Josh Hamilton, it is very possible to sign him and stay under $189M. If you trade or don’t re-sign Granderson, that is $15M right there.

    Marshand doesn’t even understand that Granderson is off the books for 2014 anyway…..

  157. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    “What would they give us for Grandy that fills a hole that we have now ?”

    probably not a lot now unless Delgado could make the rotation…..but I don’t think you’re really going to get a lot of good big league talent for Grandy….I’d use him to try and fill depth in the system at SS or 3B. Ahmed is blocked with the Braves and could be a legit big league SS in a year or two…..that’s who they need to target

  158. Against All Odds December 7th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle December 7th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Background check??? Sounds like some lame “leak” from the Yanks

    ——–

    Yankees: We checked in on Hamilton but based on his history both on and off the field we felt it was best to pass

  159. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    MTU-

    You’re not trading Cano at anytime this season, because you are confident the Yankees will sign him as a FA, when Boras and he nix an extension?

    Could be a big payday in years and dollars for Robbie.

  160. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Blake-

    You’ve worked your tail off to get us Hamilton.

    Been a real bulldog. Dogged (no pun) determination.

    I think you should have him.

    :)

  161. blake December 7th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand
    Yankees evaluators have questioned mixing Hamilton with NY. Still, it would not be shocking if they ended up going after him.

  162. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    YT-

    I’m not trading him because he’s part of the solution and not part of the problem, and I have no idea what will happen when his contract expires.

    That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

    ;)

  163. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    In case you haven’t read the earlier attachment about Hamilton from NoMaas.org

    NASHVILLE (NNN) — As the Winter Meetings ended on Thursday afternoon, a report surfaced which indicated the New York Yankees declined to meet with this year’s marquee free agent, Josh Hamilton, despite the star outfielder specifically requesting a visit with Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman.

    “Josh was willing to offer his services for free,” remarked Hamilton’s agent, Mike Moye. “He really wants to play in those historic pinstripes, and wouldn’t require one dollar to play there.”

    Spending his last 5 seasons with the Rangers, the 31-year old All-Star has reportedly been in discussions with Seattle for a deal worth $20-$25 million annually. However, the former AL MVP is willing to waive his salary completely to play for baseball’s most iconic franchise.

    In his final press conference of the Winter Meetings, Brian Cashman addressed the Hamilton report.

    “Yes, it’s true. Josh Hamilton and his agent requested an appointment with me,” stated the building rappelling executive. “It’s also true that he offered to forfeit his salary to play for us.”

    Cashman went on to explain that he shared Hamilton’s unique request with Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine, but both of his superiors refused to grant authority for a meeting.

    “Hal told me he didn’t want to pay for the extra electricity it would cost to wash Hamilton’s uniform, while Randy said he would only sign Josh for 15 years / $1.7 billion.”

    The 45-year old GM concluded his presser by saying he’s “comfortable with the offseason strategy to date” and then repeated the phrase “due diligence” forty-seven times.

    :)

  164. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    YT-

    Please e-mail me your address again. I misplaced it and need to send you something.

    Thanks.

  165. MTU December 7th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Otro threado —–>

  166. Yankee Trader December 7th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Blake-

    I agree with MTU. You have pushed hard for Hamilton and made good arguments why he could fit under the Holiday tree.

    Should Greinke sign with the Rangers, would Hamilton really want to go to Seattle, even though they moved the right field fence in 4, yes four, feet. They still have little chance to beat out Texas and LA in that division, as well as the A’s.

  167. blake December 7th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    MTU,

    i know….I deserve JH!


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