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Yankees Stadium becomes Winter Wonderland

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 07, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees once again hosted their Bronx Winter Wonderland earlier today at Yankee Stadium. They’ve done this for a few years now, helping local kids have a big holiday experience. Here are the details from a team announcement sent earlier in the week. It obvoiusly went on the backburner because of the Winter Meetings, but it’s still a nice event hosted by the organization.

Yankee Stadium will once again celebrate the holidays in grand fashion when the home of the New York Yankees hosts the third annual Bronx Winter Wonderland event on Friday, December 7 from 3:00–7:00 p.m. The event, held in conjunction with the Bronx Borough President’s Office and Legends Hospitality, has drawn approximately 5,000 local children in each of the past two years.

Hosted in Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall, local youth will be treated to a holiday extravaganza, complete with holiday decorations, festive music, including caroling by the Highbridge Voices, and food and drink.

The New York Yankees Foundation has made a contribution in the amount of $25,000 in support of this effort to cover the costs associated with the event. A matching in-kind contribution was made by Neil and Amanda Friedman to aid in ensuring that each child in attendance receives a holiday gift.

“For the third consecutive year I am proud to work with the New York Yankees and all of our sponsors to bring the holiday spirit to thousands of Bronx children,” said Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr. “This event is a wonderful way for my office, together with the New York Yankees, to show everyone that the spirit of the season is alive and well in the Bronx.”

Photo from the Yankees PR twitter feed

 
 

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112 Responses to “Yankees Stadium becomes Winter Wonderland”

  1. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I have a hard time with Xmas nusic ! :)

  2. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Crap! – ” music ” – multi tasking

  3. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West December 7th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted

    http://tracking.si.com/2012/12.....;eref=sihp

    The #Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says
    7 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
    Nightengale’s source, reportedly a rival general manager, doesn’t give a reason as to why Yankees GM Brian Cashman is not involved in the Hamilton homework.

    The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Cashman had been stripped of his power to make offers to free agents.

    On Thursday, people within the Yankees organization confirmed that this was in fact true: Cashman arrived in Nashville unable to make offers to players, and without that power, targets like Jeff Keppinger and Eric Chavez took deals elsewhere.

  4. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I think Hamilton is the right place Josh,…..and maybe, N.Y., too.

  5. blake December 7th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    @GordonEdes: Red Sox offered pitcher Ryan Dempster a two-year, $25 million deal and were turned down, according to source. Story posting soon.

  6. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I have a very hard time believing this negative crap! In a way, the very least the ownerhip could do if able, is to sign Hamilton.

  7. jacksquat December 7th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    No. 1 WILMER FLORES, 3B
    METS

    Team: Double-A Binghamton (Eastern)
    Age: 21
    Why He’s Here: .481/.517/.889 (13-for-27), 4 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 BB, 4 SO
    The Scoop: With international prospects, the key word is patience. We live in a golden era of prospect information, perhaps no more evident than in the scouting reports we now have on international amateur prospects—but it’s imperative to remember that the path of Jurickson Profar or Starlin Castro zooming to the big leagues is incredibly rare. Take Flores, whose name has appeared on the pages of Baseball America since he was 15. One of the top international prospects in 2007, Flores signed with the Mets out of Venezuela for $700,000 on his 16th birthday, then made a huge splash the next year in the Rookie-level Appalachian League, where he hit .310/.352/.490 in 59 games playing most of the season as a 16-year-old. By the time Flores was 18, the Mets had already pushed him to high Class A St. Lucie.

    Yet when the 2012 season opened, Flores still found himself in St. Lucie. He had struggled the previous year, but at 20, he was still one of the youngest players in the league and had the same preternatural hand-eye coordination that drew the Mets to him. Now the breakout has arrived. After a strong first half in the Florida State League, Flores got the bump to Double-A in June and has hit .323/.374/.506 in 62 games for Binghamton. His power has surged, with his 17 home runs nearly doubling his total of nine from a year ago. The Mets have shuffled Flores around this year at third base, second and first, with third base likely the perfect-world scenario given that he has the arm strength for the position but not nearly enough range to profile at second. So while it may seem like Flores has been a prospect forever, just remember that he just turned 21 a few weeks ago.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....13987.html

  8. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Jeff Kent, was the fill in third baseman for Gruber that we gave up in the Cone deal. I’d say it worked out rather well for me.

  9. UnKnown December 7th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Wow, I would think that would be enough for Dumpster Dempster.

  10. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I don’t want Dempster much either. I wonder if he can even pitch for team Canada ! :) Well, hopefully the kid has saved some money ( like us all )

  11. disco stu December 7th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    If those reports are true that Cashman’s authority has become so restricted and management is planning a move to sign Hamilton without his direct involvement (just like with Soriano 2 years ago), should we start to seriously wonder how much longer Cashman has as GM?

    Sounds to me like he has few “friends” in the front office … if true, now he knows how Torre felt at the end.

  12. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Torre had a great run – he left satisfied.

  13. jacksquat December 7th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I wonder if the Youkilis offer (if it really exists) is a Cashman idea or a front office idea. It seems like a front office type of idea, which would make sense if the Hamilton story is true.

  14. jmills December 7th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    ‘Cum on Yankee fans, none of us know when we’re going to win anyways! :)

  15. backbench December 8th, 2012 at 12:48 am

    A Jones signs to play in Japan. Really.

    At least the NYYs cannot sign him again.

  16. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Johnny Bench would not put up with this!

  17. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Ditto,…Thurman.

  18. blake December 8th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Morning all. So shall we have anything to be excited about today?

  19. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Blake-

    “So shall we have anything to be excited about today?”

    Yeah. Eat your gruel like G. Love says and be glad your alive.

    No complaining.

    ;)

  20. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    OTOH.

    JH would be exciting.

    :)

  21. G. Love December 8th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Gruel for breakfast is delish!

  22. BoJo December 8th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Yankees Stadium becomes Winter Wonderland

    As in “I wonder if Hal is really trying to win anymore?”

  23. blake December 8th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    It’s bad when the best news I’m hoping for is Youkalis choosing Cleveland

  24. blake December 8th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Youkalis looks like he’d enjoy gruel

  25. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    G.Love-

    Gruel is not Fuel and really isn’t Cool.

    ;)

  26. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I’ve threatened the Yankees with the max. punishment I know.

    No more photo tributes- prentend or otherwise.

    If that doesn’t shake ‘em up I don’t know what will.

    :)

  27. G. Love December 8th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I need fuel. I’m heading to a spinning class shortly. No one should be in bike shorts this early in the morning on a Saturday. If the instructor plays Gangam Style I swear to you I’ll tip him right off his bike.

  28. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    sp: pretend

  29. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    G.Love-

    Guess you’ll be joining the Yankees then.

    They’re “spinning” too.

    Out of control.

    :(

  30. blake December 8th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    G love ,

    You’re hardcore man….I’ve been up since 430 cause my youngest decided it was play time and feel like I couldn’t peddle to the fridge and back….

  31. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I think all of this is just a bad dream.

    I’ll pinch myself, awaken, and the old steamrolling Yankees will be back just like I remember them.

    :)

  32. G. Love December 8th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I actually think Youkilis rejecting the Yankees, if that happens, could be a positive thing that wakes them up and forces them to do something to really help the lineup.

    I think if he was going to sign for 1yr 12 million he already would’ve.

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

    Good morning-

    Message to Zach Greinke. Make up your mind already! Is it Arlington or LA, LA or Arlington?

  34. blake December 8th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    “I actually think Youkilis rejecting the Yankees, if that happens, could be a positive thing that wakes them up and forces them to do something to really help the lineup.”

    That’s what I’m hoping….plus I won’t have to look at him

  35. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I really don’t care what the Yankees do as long as fill the holes they have in a meaningful way so that they are prepared to compete come the Spring.

    That’s my final position and the one I’ve had all along.

    :)

  36. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    G. Love-

    I believe Youkilis is currently in Boston. He might want to wait if he plans to announce he’s coming to NY.

  37. G. Love December 8th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I’m hoping the Yankees use cardboard cut outs of great players in the field over the next few years like the plot at the end of Blazing Saddles. We all saw how that worked so well for the residents of Rock Ridge!

  38. blake December 8th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Again my dream scenario is for the Rangers to give Greinke some big awful contract thinking they have Upton in the bag…..then the Yanks sign Hamilton and the Braves swoop in with Simmons and leave Jon Daniels out in the cold……

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

    Id like a cardboard cut out of Paul Oneil in RF next year…..heck just put the real thing out there if he wil do a one year deal

  40. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Youkilis is living proof that ugly Men sometimes mate with really ugly Women.

    I believe that level of ugly can only have come form a pairing of 2 people with a recessive gene for that.

    It’s rare but it happens.

    Like an Albino.

    ;)

  41. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    If you look at Youkilis’ 2012 splits they are actually quite……………………………………….bad!
    Poor second half. Better stats playing 1st in a small sample size.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....n-youkilis

    Yankees-Remove the offer and see if Pierzynski will take it.

  42. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Blake-

    Mrs. Matsui was just a cardboard cutout I think ?

  43. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:51 am

    YT-

    The way Youkilis does his little dance at the plate you’d think he would have some very nice splits.

    Guess it doesn’t translate.

    :(

  44. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Blake-

    I hope your wish comes true. If the Dodgers, rumored to be disappointed in Greinke’s indecision, remove their bid, the Rangers are bidding against themselves. Personally, I don’t know why he wants to pitch in a hitter’s park and in the AL with the DH.

  45. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    It’s amzing to me that you guys can remain serious about trades for this long.

    I think you both should get pretend awards.

    :)

  46. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Ancient Chinese saying :

    Sometimes by doing nothing you do something.

    (Not really. It was in a fortune cookie is all. I can’t tell a lie.)

    :(

  47. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Blake-

    If Greinke goes to Texas, it should mean Hamilton won’t be signed by them, whether they have traded for Upton or not.

    One concern is, other teams are then going to be in play for his services on a 4 year contract, some only to drive the price up.

  48. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I’m done being like the “dog Star”.

    I’ll resume interest when ST rolls around or we land JU or Hamilton.

    I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

  49. CountryClub December 8th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    We have no idea of these reports about Cashman being stripped of his FA/trade powers are true or not. But if they are, it is MUCH more troubling than the 189 cap. Setting budgets is one thing, but when the business people start making personnel decisions, it’s almost always bad news.

  50. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    You do realize that the end of the World is just days away ?

    Any parting thoughts ?

    Yeah. I know. Get Hamilton. Trade Grandy. Spend. Spend ……Yankees.

  51. Tar December 8th, 2012 at 8:04 am

    “It’s bad when the best news I’m hoping for is Youkalis choosing Cleveland”

    :D

    Good morning everybody.

  52. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Blake-

    My dream scenario is: ST has arrived and the Yankees have a kick a*s
    team.

    :)

  53. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Boras made those comments. I would think most GM’s at those winter meetings have to touch base with their owner before making their final offer to a free agent. However, it seems that the Yankees never had an organizational meeting in Tampa to go over their plan, before the GM’s met in Nashville, or if they did, they were sleeping!

  54. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I don’t mind Youk.. i like his grinding style, just an esthetic taste though. He might suck but if he does surprise… it will be pleasant. I like to see adam and others get sometimes in eventuality. at worst Youk can DH some and add a rh bat yanks will sorely need in Rod’s absence. is this the best utilization of finite resource, probably not. but I will watch greek god of walks ascend again, or may not not.

  55. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    “If Greinke goes to Texas, it should mean Hamilton won’t be signed by them, whether they have traded for Upton or not.”

    So they say…. They could sign both if they wanted….. They just probably won’t want to make two big deals in one offseason

  56. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    YT-

    I’ve tried my best to lighten the mood but you guys just won’t take the bait.

    You’re intent on being serious.

    Very well then. Carry on.

    ;)

  57. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I almost feel like Greinke’s agent is just leaking all this stuff about Texas to see just how far the Dodgers will go…..

  58. CountryClub December 8th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Boras made the initial comments, but unnamed Yankees sources have supposedly confirmed them to be true. I realize that unnamed sources aren’t always trustworthy, but at the very least, this is worrisome.

  59. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I definitely can see Youk grow on yanks fan…all it takes is some dirty uniform and a few key hits. NY fans will embrace him. if he sucks, it will be ugly. but then, that probably applies to anyone in yanks uniform.

  60. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Youkallis was decent in 2011 and an elite level hitter still in 2010…..but he hasn’t played 130 games since 2009 and he looked greatly dimininished physically to me last year…..doesn’t mean he can’t regain his for a bit with good health….but the Yanks can’t plan on gettin a full season from him and personally I think that 12 million would be better spent elsewhere

  61. CountryClub December 8th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I’ll never like Youk. I’ll cheer for the yanks and ill be happy if he does something to help them win, but I’ll never like him. However, I won’t boo him either.

  62. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    From the NY Daily News-”Good Chance Cano Bolts Bronx after season”

    The Yankees have nearly $60 million slated to come off the books after next season, between Hiroki Kuroda ($15 million), Curtis Granderson ($15 million), Andy Pettitte ($12 million), Mariano Rivera ($10 million) and a $7 million drop in Jeter’s salary if he exercises his player option. The Bombers can also factor in Cano’s current $15 million salary, which means they would have to add only $10 million-$13 million per year in order to keep him. That is, if they are able to keep him.

    The Yankees’ current payroll obligations for 2014 are $75 million for A-Rod, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and Jeter, although that would jump to roughly $82 million if Jeter exercises his option instead of taking a $3 million buyout. Brett Gardner and Dave Robertson will be in their final year of arbitration. That could push the Yankees’ budget over $90 million for six players, leaving them about the same total to sign their other 19 players. Should Cano sign for $25 million per year, the other 18 players would have to be signed for roughly $65 million.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z2ESvxXJL4

    Mark Feinsand needs to read the new CBA agreement as it pertains to the LT, because his calculations are only pertaining to 2014 payroll for a 25 man roster and he has not calculated it on AAV.

  63. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Cashman being stripprf of his power doesn’t worry me personally, i like to see him gone. the question would be who is better, i have a few names in my head, but most of them have a job.
    just want to see some fresh faces and different ideas really… now, it’s entirely different if the owner has decide to limit gm’s discretionary power period.

  64. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    you never know blake.. how many of us thought Chavez was gonna get hurt just for tying his shoelaces. Youk is not the best money spent, but if they aren’t going after AJP or Hamilton, then fark it, i take Youk.

  65. CountryClub December 8th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Cashmoney,

    If they want a new GM, they should hire a new GM. But they shouldn’t strip their current GM of his power and have guys like Hal and Levine make player decisions.

  66. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Top jersey sales in MLB 2012:

    1. Derek Jeter
    2. josh Hamilton
    3. Ichiro

    You better believe Randy Levine knows this and is pitching it to Hal…..

  67. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I thought Cashman and Hal were like Batman and Robin.

    Now Robin finds himself thrown under a bus by Batman ?

    Hard to believe.

  68. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Chavez wasn’t a starter

  69. Tar December 8th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Sign Hamilton and Ichiro-trade Grandy for pitching or young 3b.

    Take the offer from Youk and give it to AJ.

    Give Nunez a chance to play 3B! with Nixie and Adamsie and Mustie waiting in the wings if need be.

    Use AAA to fill out relief roles.

    Sign Berkman to be a DH/1B/OF/PH.

    I wonder how much over 189 I just went. :sad:

  70. CountryClub December 8th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    The 189 cap will not prevent the Yanks from signing Cano. What will prevent them from signing him is Cano wanting a 10 yr deal.

    The only way he comes back is if 2013 is a disaster and the Yanks decide they can’t let cano walk for fear of fan backlash.

  71. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    CC-

    The way things are around LoHud sometimes you’d think that “disaster” had already occured.

    :)

  72. Tar December 8th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    HA! added benefit of having the top three in jersey sales. :D

  73. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I do wish the writers wound get a clue and start reporting the numbers more accurately…..

  74. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Cashman has always had to consult the owner when comes to big tickets, any GM really. I would have like to see em land a kep or a ross before the pieces came off the board. But I really just think Cash don’t like the price he sees on some of those middle to low level, which i disagree. but eh, he can still dumpster dive if he so chooses. i doubt Cash had to call hal for Nix.

  75. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    “I wonder how much over 189 I just went. ”

    Probably zero if they let Cano walk…..they can’t keep Hamilton and Cano both and stay under the luxury tax…..it’s mathematically possible but it’s almost like saying a team down 20 games in the standings in June isn’t mathematically eliminated…..

    If they sign Hamilton then they should be planning to either let Cano walk….. Or change their stance on the budget

  76. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    MTU-

    OK I’ll brighten it up some.

    Greinke goes to Texas this weekend. Now the dominos begin to fall.

    The Yankees swoop in and in one day they sign Josh Hamilton. This is immediately followed with a trade of Phil Hughes and Adam Warren for Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson. Asdrubal Cabrera is spun off to the DBacks for Justin Upton.

    Now Curtis Granderson and Ronier Mustelier are traded to the Braves for Martin Prado and Jonny Venters.

    The Yankees sign AJ Pierzynski a day later to a one year contract.

    Make me a lineup!!

  77. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    apology in advance to numerous spelling and grammatical errors.. just woke up.

  78. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Before it is all over the Yankees will resemble a Platypus.

    Webbed feet and beak like a duck, body and tail like a beaver, part mammal, part bird.

    Not likely or pretty but a living, breathing critter nonetheless.

    :)

  79. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    the salient question is, MTU, does it taste like chicken?

  80. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    The Cashman news strikes me as odd. It is reportedly his authority was less this year than in previous years at the meetings. It has also been reported, as you all know, the Hamilton investigation was not by him.

    Does this mean anything? How would they know if Cashman directed the investigation?

    If true, he can’t be happy.

    I read other city newspapers for baseball info. Some teams are discussing the need for another reliever or a back up infielder and the like. We sit with four open lineup openings. The last time that was true in Yankeeland was probably the late 60s.

  81. CountryClub December 8th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    MTU,

    It’s the same around here every winter. I expect the Yanks to make some moves and be a 92-98 win team next yr.

    However, if the doomsday fans are right, and the team stinks next yr and the stadium is half full, it’ll be interesting to see if they stick with the 189 plan.

  82. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Cash-

    Need I remind you ?

    ;)

  83. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    CC, i think they make profit if stadium is empty period. me think Hal has got his head he doesn’t want to hand money over to other billionaires. He will stick to it with the same fervor that an accountant attacks an reconcilation spreadsheet.

  84. Tar December 8th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    “It’s the same around here every winter. ”

    That’s kind of true. But the difference is, this year I agree with “them”. :shock:

  85. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Does anyone really believe if they have interest in Hamilton, they would outbid others?

    I don’t think Youkilis is coming. The Yankees aren’t lengthening or upping their offer. If he wanted it, he would have taken it. Cleveland will add a little money and he will go there, IMO.

    I am no big fan, but they need to do something to add some offense. He is, at least, a major league player.

  86. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    CC-

    I believe the Steins are in sale mode.

    So they do whatever advances that. Nothing more. Nothing less.

    They fatten up the Cow just enough to make it attractive for slaughter.

  87. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Newest master plan : (I have been up since 430 with plenty of time to think so beware)

    -Sign HAMILTON (4/100 with opt out after year 1)
    -Sign Ichiro (1/7)
    -Trade Granderson to the Braves (Randall Delgado, nick Ahmed).
    - sign AJ (1/12)
    - trade Nova for Micheal Morse
    -Sign Nakajima

    Jeter SS
    Ichiro RF
    Cano 2B
    Tex 1B
    Hamilton RF
    Morse DH
    AJ C
    Nakajima 3B
    Gardner CF

    Sabathia
    Kuroda
    Pettite
    Hughes
    Delgado/ Phelps

  88. yankfan1 December 8th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    “Phil Hughes and Adam Warren for Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson”

    Huh?!?! Only Cleveland is laughing harder than I am.

  89. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Am I the only one who finds small pleasures in the fact that Boras has yet to find Sori and Papa waterbug lucrative deals yet?

  90. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Your 2013 NY Yankees-

    At SS and leading off Captain Derek Jeter
    At 3B Martin Prado
    At RF batting 3rd Justin Upton
    In LF, batting Cleanup announcing Josh Hamilton
    Batting 5th Robbie Cano, GG at 2nd
    At 1st batting 6th Mark Teixeira
    At catcher, batting 7th AJ Pierzynski
    At DH batting 8th…………fill in the blank
    And in CF batting 9th Brett Gardner

  91. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    “This is immediately followed with a trade of Phil Hughes and Adam Warren for Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson. ”

    You get the Indians to do that and I’ll give you the fake GM lifetime achievement award ;)

  92. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Next year, MTU, catcher. Blake at third. Shame in right. Problem solved and you people are cheap.

  93. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    austinmac says:
    December 8, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Next year, MTU, catcher. Blake at third. Shame in right. Problem solved and you people are cheap.

    In this market I’ll need a two year deal

  94. CountryClub December 8th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    MTU,

    Anything is possible. But I’ve read in numerous places that the way the trusts were set up by George makes selling the team a financial disaster. The family would get crushed in taxes.

  95. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    When things look bleak it is sometimes useful to resort to Mythology.

    People throughout the ages have done so.

    So. With that in mind.

    Whatever the Yankees do, or become I hope in the end they become the “Phoenix”.

    :)

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

    Yankfan1-

    You took my one day mega deal out of context. It was only meant to add a positive spin to the morning per MTU’s request.

    Anyway I have to go and get my dreadlocks trimmed.

    Until later everyone.

    Cashman-Get to work. No resting on the weekend. Time to go and get the slugger that will be the backbone of the NYY offense.

  97. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Mac-

    “you people are cheap”

    I don’t care if you don’t think I’m any good as a player but let’s not get personal here.

    ;)

  98. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    CC-

    a GMS “poison pill” ?

    Pretty smart dude that GMS.

    That would one way to get Hal’s attention.

    ;)

  99. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    My plan has no holes other than the Yankees refusing to spend money and the other teams agreeing to do my trades

  100. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Blake-

    That just makes it even easier then.

    :)

  101. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    MTU,

    I just report what Mrs. MTU says. Go go pick her out something pretty. I would like a Josh Hamilton formChristmas while you are out.

  102. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I do think they should look in to Nakajima if they think he can play 3b because he’s still young enough to maybe solve the position for awhile until they can find a better option….and also he can play other positions

  103. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Weekend, weekdays it makes no difference for Cashman. He sits by his phone waiting for Levine to say he can talk to an agent.

  104. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Mac-

    You had to remind me.

    I’m escaping to Wells-Gray.

    :(

  105. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I know nothing about Nakajima other than his stats, but he appears to be a pretty good player. However, I read he wants–yes, it’s true–the dreaded muti-year deal.

  106. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I think the most important characteristic that Nakajima has is that he is not Kevin Youkalis

  107. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Mac-

    Sounds problematic.

    I’m not suprised though.

    Anything Japanese that ends in “ima” can’t be good.

    That’s been proven.

    :(

  108. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Blake-

    Michael Young is not Youkilis.

    ;)

  109. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I have been saying since October, it is very difficult to get good players to sign for one year. No one who isn’t a returnee will do it.

    The choices are simple. Old, one year guys or go under the cap some year in the more distant future.

    I still believe they will lose far more if they go the cheap route. I have no info on finances, but I have to believe an 8.3% audience drop is real money. If they struggle next year, it would go down even more markedly. The fans are getting short on patience watching the Yankees do little over the past few years to improve.

    My memory is long enough to know full houses and people planning their evenings around the Yankees game is not a given. It must be earned.

  110. blake December 8th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    “Blake-

    Michael Young is not Youkilis.”

    Yes…. He possesses this important skill as well

  111. blake December 8th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    @Espngreeny: Reading of Cano’s pending free agency in NYDN. So this year will he actually run to 1st base? Dive for a ball? For 250 mil? Please?
    #Yankees

  112. yankfan1 December 8th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Yankee Trader-
    Oh okay, I was scared for a second there

    Some reasonable trades:

    1)Curtis Granderson for Dayan Viciedo and a prospect (downgrade, but cheaper, and does similar things, ChiSox will to spend and want a LH bat)
    2)Hughes, Campos, and Adams/Nunez for Moustakas (probably an overpay, but need young talented bats in this lineup, especially in 3B)
    3) With money saved not having to sign Youk and the Grandy trade can give some of that money to AJ in a 1 year deal. Or what Id rather see is sign Delmon Young, to a 1 year deal if the market completely falls on him. Really dont understand why we havent heard his name anywhere this offseason. Id consider giving him a 2 year deal honestly. Not a HR hitter, more line drive one, clutch hitter ( around .300 RISP in his career), and we saw what he can do in the postseason. Add to the fact he went .308/.333/.500 against lefties last year. sign Ichiro to play against RHs once in a while, if hes willing to take such a reduced role.
    *3 b) If you can get Hamilton on 4 years you do it, and let Cano walk the next year. No reason to trade him, thats a championship caliber team with those 2 in the lineup. Go for broke.

    C Romine/ Cervelli
    1B Tex
    2B Cano
    3B Moustakas
    SS Jeter
    LF Viciedo
    CF Gardner
    RF Young (or Hamilton)
    DH Arod (Young until he comes back, with dickerson/ichiro and a RH platoon bat splitting time until he comes back)

    I know young isnt the greatest fielder, but neither was Swish, Gardner will make up for some of his inabilities.
    And Hamilton is a strech, highly doubt it happens.


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