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Week in review: Four quiet days in Nashville

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 09, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Gathered together for the first day of the Winter Meetings, the baseball world woke up on Monday morning to perhaps the most significant news of the Yankees offseason.

Alex Rodriguez needs hip surgery. Again. It’s his left hip this time, and he’s going to miss the beginning of next season. Probably won’t be back until June or July, and now the Yankees need a third baseman. Rodriguez’s future is as uncertain as ever. Everyone seems to agree that he’ll play again, but at what capacity? For how long?

“I’m actually, in many ways, relieved that there’s something tangible that we can go fix,” Rodriguez said yesterday.

That’s the positive spin — at least there might be a fixable problem that caused last year’s struggles — but the negative spin is far easier to swallow.

• The free agent market got hot last week, and potential Yankees targets Jeff Keppinger, Eric Chavez and Nick Schierholtz signed elsewhere. The Wall Street Journal reported that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was not allowed to make offers without checking with ownership first.

• The Yankees did finally make an offer to third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who seems to be their top choice to fill Rodriguez’s opening. If he accepts, Youkilis would be the Yankees first significant signing that’s not a re-signing. He’s also reportedly considering an offer from Cleveland.

• The Yankees avoided arbitration with Brett Gardner, who just might switch from left field to center field next season.

• Remember the New York Post picture that appeared to show an out-of-shape Derek Jeter? Last week Jeter had a public appearance at Yankee Stadium where he was said to be looking no different than usual. A picture from Harold Reynolds suggested the same. Jeter said several times last week that he fully expects to be healthy for Opening Day.

• Utility man Jayson Nix cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A. He’ll come to big league camp with a chance to win his old job back.

• Robinson Cano officially committed to playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Also, Cano’s agent — Scott Boras — said once again that the Yankees have had no talks with Cano about an extension.

• Curtis Granderson spent the past week serving as a baseball ambassador in South Korea and Japan, meeting fans and hostling clinics.

• The Yankees did not lose anyone or choose anyone in the Rule 5 draft.

• Former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert was elected to the Hall of Fame.

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447 Responses to “Week in review: Four quiet days in Nashville”

  1. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    The only good news of the week–Nix cleared waivers. Times have changed. Still four giant holes in the lineup.

  2. MTU December 9th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Mac-

    Like a giant piece of Swiss cheese.

    :)

  3. yankee21 December 9th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    good morning austinmac,, the state of the Yankees is to the point where pretty much a career minor leaguer in Jayson Nix is making news as clearing waivers.

    The brand’s status has caved.

  4. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    the trick in reading tea leaves is seeing something that isn’t obvious, but i knew when the yankees traded montero thy were done as the yankees as we knew them.

    letting cano go because hal is a cheap mo#$erf4%er is just part of what was in the montero tea leaves and why why some of us went ballistic who could see it.

    it was never just about montero.

    get rid of cano?

    how about getting rid of hal instead?

  5. MTU December 9th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Vent your spleens.

    Not good to keep things in. Bad for your health.

    Time for me to walk the Mops.

    Later.

  6. yankee21 December 9th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    getting rid of hal could be the best possible deal for this organization, however I doubt Cashman has the approval from hal to make that deal….

  7. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Yankee21,

    Good morning. I don’t see much activity as long as they are in on the one and done mode.

    Instead of the who’s on third routine, they are going to be doing the what’s left for third unfunny routine.

  8. Jerkface December 9th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Super bummed that Otani caved to the Ham Fighters. I was looking forward to seeing what he could do coming up through an MLB farm system. Not that he’d be doing it on the Yankees or anything.

  9. pkyankfan69 December 9th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Mariners “may be amenable” to offering Josh Hamilton “five years, or perhaps even six.”

    Heyman does add that the chances they would offer a deal of such length is “fairly speculative” on his part, but he says the Mariners are “aggressively” pursuing the outfielder. Now that the Rangers have lost out on Zack Greinke, Seattle might have to offer Hamilton 5-6 years to pry him away from the Rangers. Texas is reportedly willing to go to four years with the 31-year-old.
    —————————————
    If Heyman is right we can say bye bye to any possibility of the Yanks signing JH… 5+ years is a bad idea to give him anyway.

  10. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 9:35 am

    “The brand’s status has caved.”

    scranton should have been named the scranton spelunkers.

    coupon clippers and dumpster divers should be right on there for other minor team names too.

    might as well get yankee players ready for the new team culture.

    bottom feeders has a nice ring to it too.

    any business should have an ideal customer in mind.

    so who’s hal’s ideal customer now with this new business plan?

    it’s surely not anyone who grew up with ruth,gehrig, dimaggio, berra mantle, munson, guidry,mattingly, and jeter.

  11. NYY fan in NH December 9th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    It’s a sick feeling to see all this action going around the league and the Dodgers just throwing money to the wind. This team has taken a step backwards and still no solutions to the lineup’s holes. There maybe still time for Cashman to do something, but at this point it’s either gutting the farm system to fill a need to plug holes with old, past their prime players..

  12. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Morning all….

    So…. the Dodgers, huh?

    Disappointed Otani caved… man that is some serious socialization going on over in Japan.

    Youk still hasn’t accepted an offer. I hope that’s a good thing and that the Yankees don’t do something even dumber like give him more money smh.

  13. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    The Dodgers have become the Yankees and the Yankees have become the Royals without their young bats. Frankly, in two years we will wish we had the Royals team. Just watch.

    Age and cheap is an ugly mixture.

    May I thank Hal for letting the most profitable franchise in baseball slide to the pack.

    Yankee brand? I remember when the Orioles’ brand had more meaning. Hal, you can ruin a good thing. Call CBS and asked them how being economical went for them.

  14. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Shame,

    You wanted the Dodgers to have Otani too? I’m glad he stayed in Japan. It is not as if the Yankees would have been remotely involved. Shame, may I remind you he wanted to be paid?

  15. RadioKev December 9th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Howdy folks, back from a trip to Walt Disney World. :)

    Seems like not much has changed in the past few days…the sky is still falling.

  16. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    “There maybe still time for Cashman to do something, but at this point it’s either gutting the farm system to fill a need to plug holes with old, past their prime players..”

    this seems out of cashman’s hands though cashman was supposed to be building a farm system that would be spit out major league ready players.

    that’s not happening.

    i suspect that since it’s so easy for us to make fun of hal here on the blog, it’s not going to be long before hal becomes an easy shot for sportswriters. once he becomes a laughing stock and a joke, he may have to amend this austerity business plan he’s set in motion.

    although mediocrity can fly under the radar for a while in most places. i’m not sure new york is one of them.

  17. jonathan p December 9th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    The person we need to “thank” is HANK for signing Alex to that absurd 10 year deal. The forest needs to burn for the seedlings to grow

  18. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Odds – Wasn’t there some Bill Madden piece you referenced, floating around that claimed that Hal “hates the players”? Rivals for Daddy’s attention? Let the team go to seed as act of revenge? I’m kidding….sort of…

    “Old and cheap”….that’s…awful…

  19. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    You can thank Hal too. He was the money guy then and he’s the money guy now

  20. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    “Seems like not much has changed in the past few days…the sky is still falling.”

    the yankees will probably still contend next year because of good overall pitching, so i don’t think they’ll totally fall apart. jeter and mo are still there too, so that’s going to right some wrongs.

    i actually think it’s kind of funny what’s going on with the yankees. once you detach, watching this is kind of amusing.

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    this seems out of cashman’s hands though cashman was supposed to be building a farm system that would be spit out major league ready players.
    ////

    When it did, Cash, in turn, spit them out.

  22. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Yea that came out sometime earlier in the season. It didn’t paint Hal in a good picture.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Odds :)

    It WAS Madden, right?

  24. 86w183 December 9th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Everyone in the AL is chasing the Yankees so they have to take more risks.

    You remember the Yankees, right? The team with the best record in the American League?

    If they go into April with this roster I’d be concerned, but the chances of that are slim and none.

    It appears there may be positions players ready for prime time duty in 2014, which is why they are only dangling one-year offers to this stage. They’ll have $ 100 M coming off the books after the 2013 season. That plus, ideally emerging talent could set the Yankees up very well for 2014 and beyond.

    2013 is obviously going to be a transitional year. I expect more one year deals to be offered at above market AAV. We’ll see what the final roster looks like when that time comes.

    Meanwhile is Hal was one-tenth at cheap as some of you accuse him of being he never would have extended CC, or re-signed Pettitte, Rivera, Kuroda and picked up the options on Cano and Granderson. That’s $ 90 MILLION in 2013.

  25. blake December 9th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I’m tired of worrying about it…..I have used way too many brain cells in the last month trying to figure or a way for the yanks to get better…..

    They are gonna do what they are gonna do…..

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Found it; reading it now. May 23, 2012.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Another factor fueling the speculation is the fact that Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t seem to share his father’s passion for baseball, and his brother, Hank, has virtually disappeared from the baseball landscape since he approved an onerous 10-year, $275 million contract for Alex Rodriguez before the 2008 season. Hal Steinbrenner rarely attends games, and according to those who know him, abhors doling out the huge money long-term contracts such as the Rodriguez deal. “Hal’s a smart businessman,” the source said. “And I’m just not sure that he considers baseball to be a smart business. I think he looks at some of these other owners, throwing $200 million at players and thinks they’re idiots — idiots that unfortunately can affect the way he does business.

    You have to understand, it was in Hal’s formative years in the ’80s when he saw George at his worst in terms of throwing more and more good money at bad players like Pascual Perez, Dave LaPoint, Steve Kemp, Ed Whitson and Andy Hawkins.” Following the decline of his father’s health in the years before his death in 2010, Hal Steinbrenner had been reluctant to take over as the Yankees’ head man; it was only in November of 2008, after his brother approved the A-Rod contract, that Hal agreed to become managing general partner. …….

    As one of the sources put it, there’s no reason for Hal, Hank, Jessica, the GM of the family’s stable in Ocala, Fla., and Jennifer to hang on to the team other than the prestige of owning the New York Yankees. “Hal hates the players,” the source said, “and he hates the media.”

    http://articles.nydailynews.co.....al-partner

  28. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    j.a.pru-

    the thing hal has to watch out for is for when the average yankee fan hits that tipping point you and i hit with monetro last winter.

    the straw that breaks the camels back is different for everyone, but hal is pushing it with this new austerity program . he may lose yankee fans in droves if he stays on the course he’s on.

    if this happens regime change will happen sooner than later.
    that’s the silver lining in this whole thing.
    i’m ready for new ownership that captures the yankees tradition but has it’s feet more in the future than the past.
    hal and hank are dinosaur kids. their world view is passe.

    they should take another look at their dad’s favorite saying, “lead, follow , or get the hell out of the way”.

    i’m voting for the third option for them.

  29. joeman December 9th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    jeter should be ready by start of season…but do you really know what his game will be like, that was a big time injury that could cost him some quickness

  30. NYY fan in NH December 9th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Hal to the Yankees is what Tannebaum is to the Jets. Both are money crunchers who have no idea how to build a team. Care more about money than the product they put on the field..

  31. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    jeter will figure out a way to play on one leg if he has too.

  32. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Shame,

    You wanted the Dodgers to have Otani too? I’m glad he stayed in Japan. It is not as if the Yankees would have been remotely involved. Shame, may I remind you he wanted to be paid?

    ———————

    ………good point.

    Dodgers are the new honey badger. I’m hoping it means we can stop being told we’re selfish awful people for complaining about having the highest payroll in MLB lol. Now we’re just complaining about having the second highest payroll!! Which according to Team Greedy – means there’s room for improvement!

    Incidentally, I do find it interesting that some people are charged with wanting to spend the Yankees money when for so long a much larger group of people, the entire non-Yankee fan population, was focusing their energy on having us spend less money. And that’s not much of an observation I suppose but I’m a little hungover and haven’t had breakfast yet..

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Randy,

    Yeah, just waiting them out, kind of like having waited for the White House to turn over…..

    It’s absurd to have an owner who gets no joy out of baseball and who hates the players on principle, seemingly. His father understood what he had: the Mona Lisa. The problem is, Hal wants to settle for those imitations they sell on the street near Columbus Circle, because they cost him nothing and because he can’t tell them from the genuine article… but we can.

  34. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    i actually think it’s kind of funny what’s going on with the yankees. once you detach, watching this is kind of amusing.

    ——————

    If I’m the fan of any other team I’m cracking up right now.. seriously.

  35. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    “The only good news of the week–Nix cleared waivers.”

    Nixie did a good job last year, but he took playing time from Nunez which I didn’t agree with. As things stand he will be the starting 3B which I also don’t agree with. Joe is just too comfortable starting Nixie for my liking.

    So I guess I would rather someone have claimed him, saving the team 900k and maybe forcing them to play youngsters.

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    NYY fan in NH December 9th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Hal to the Yankees is what Tannebaum is to the Jets. Both are money crunchers who have no idea how to build a team. Care more about money than the product they put on the field..
    ////

    Don’t go there…. I’ll say this, though, at least the Jets have some young players…

  37. 86w183 December 9th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    At least the Yanks keep winning. If you’d rather be the Jets right now you’re insane.

    I don’t know any fans who will reach their “breaking point” in the off-season and hope I never do. Sports is the ultimate “results” business and that means what the end result is in October not December.

    We’ve applauded aggressive moves in the off-season that paid off (Sabathia) and we’ve applauded moves that bombed (Pavano). There are many other examples on each side of the aisle.

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Tar,

    They’ll just find another retread to block a young guy. I have been waiting for years, it seems, for certain guys to have their anointed moment, and there always seems to be some “veteran” who steps into the breach. It took their desire to humiliate Bernie to get Melky here, and the total abject failure of Tony Womack for Cano to get his chance.

    If they can find a veteran with a pulse, the younger player never gets his feet wet..

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    86w183 December 9th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    At least the Yanks keep winning. If you’d rather be the Jets right now you’re insane.
    ///

    I sometimes think this “winning” gives them an excuse to make only cosmetic moves… I’d give up “winning” in a heartbeat if they could actually make some fundamental improvements that will bear out over time…

  40. ron December 9th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    How have the highest payroll teams done lately?
    Also,the yankees have the 2nd highest payrill in 2013.
    They also have some very good prospects on their way.
    Just bummed that there are not any good pitchers almost ready.

    Listen,the yankees have a lot of guaranteed tv revenue money climbing from 85 million a year,in addition to 420 million just handed to them within 3 years.
    They will spend,and when people complain about them not spending when only the c,rf,3b,dh positions are just recently open,and every other position has allstars,or potential ones is crazy.

    The market is insane now because of tv deals.
    Lets wait til that blows over,and the yankees reset the tax rate to 17 %.

    If they don’t spend then,i”ll be angry.
    I will not be for not overpaying for crappy players.

    We can’t all be doom,and gloom when the book is still being written.

  41. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    “If I’m the fan of any other team I’m cracking up right now.. seriously.”

    shame-

    i’m guessing hal doesn’t like to be laughed at.

    unless there’s some surprise injuries to key pitchers i expect the yankees to contend for a playoff spot next summer. i don’t think they’ll implode like the red sox did, but you never know.

    we did laugh at the red sox. yes, the rest of baseball will be laughing at the yankees if a few things go wrong. hal is taking it to the edge. the yankees own fiscal cliff.

    i wonder if we could get nate silver to do some %’s on the yankee chances for making the playoffs next year. cano’s chances of leaving the yankees? chance of getting below 189? etc.

  42. joeman December 9th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    could C Ross (RF) be a option here for a 1 or 2 year contract

  43. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I’m not necessarily endorsing Nix for the 3B job but he and Adams/MustI’llneverknowyourname might not be a bad combo for a while.

    Nix was, unfortunately, one of the few guys that put together some competitive at bats in the post season.. so he’s earned some good will in my book.

    I’d take him over Youk at the price tag, that’s for sure.

  44. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    “If they can find a veteran with a pulse, the younger player never gets his feet wet..”

    Good to see you J Alfred.

    I was kind hoping that because they want to be cheap that the “veteran with a pulse” method would fall by the the wayside. At least the youngsters would give me something to be hopeful about.

    Alas…. you’re probably right. :sad:

  45. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I’m not concerned that the Yanks won’t make more moves this winter.. I’m just concerned, given the landscape, that those moves won’t make us better than last years team which, yes, won 95 games but played .500ish baseball in the second half. We could barely string back to back wins together for whole months at a time. Right now, this is the same team but worse, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to get big upgrades in any of the holes we have.

    Not saying we won’t still be competitive, the AL East is too wide open for us not to be, but we’re relying on a lot of luck at the moment.

  46. mick December 9th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I’m not necessarily endorsing Nix for the 3B job but he and Adams/MustI’llneverknowyourname might not be a bad combo for a while.
    =======================
    One week , a few errors each and O-fers and this place will be screaming for a veteran 3Bman.

  47. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Maybe ‘luck’ isn’t the right word so much as ‘best case scenarios’.

  48. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Just read the Davidoff\A-Rod interview in The Post. Same old A-Rod BS. Yea, I know the guy won us a Championship in “09″, but that was 3yrs ago, and he’s used up All his “get-outta-jail free” cards. He’s gonna be an avg offensive player, that clogs the DH Slot, atta Horrendous salary. His production is gonna steadily trend downward, and he is gonna have injury after injury after injury. There is Always gonna be something physically wrong with A-Rod, as his body continues to degenerate due to the steroid usage. And, we are continually gonna be sujected to his Herbert Hooverish offensive prognostications of, “prosperity is just around the corner” for the next 5 seasons. This is Only season 1 of those 5, and it has Already gotten OLD.

  49. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    “If I’m the fan of any other team I’m cracking up right now.. seriously.”

    shame-

    i’m guessing hal doesn’t like to be laughed at.

    —————-

    The thing is, like you said, as long as the team still competes, even if it isn’t going for the jugular every year, we’ll never be laughed at like the Sox were lol. That type of stuff.. I could never see that happening. But we’ll see what type of tone the media sets because inevitably the fans follow.

  50. Captain Clutch December 9th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Who are the Yanks involved with??!?!!!
    ————-

    Jon Heyman?@JonHeymanCBS

    #yankees not involved with hamilton at this point. hear they’d only consider if fell into lap at low #. not happening.

  51. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    ” the state of the Yankees is to the point where pretty much a career minor leaguer in Jayson Nix is making news as clearing waivers.

    The brand’s status has caved.”
    ======================================
    asinine comment of the day. pretty much nothing of note other than grienke happened anywhere in baseball this week.

    and if you’re keeping track, this was the 5th note in chad’s week in review.

  52. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    “Nix was, unfortunately, one of the few guys that put together some competitive at bats in the post season.. so he’s earned some good will in my book.”

    Nix was 2-8 with a BB. My only problem with Nix is I don’t think he should be starting over Nunez. Especially for last years Yankee team that needed offense and speed. Just my 2 cents

  53. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    mick – Disagree. Especially if that ‘vet 3B’ is Youk at a crazy cost.

    And again, it seems like the fans’ opinions only matter when it’s convenient. They sure don’t care that we hate the direction of the club the last two years… why would they care if we’re mad about our subpar 3B? It’s just a narrative that pops up when they need to justify nonsense, IMO.

  54. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Tar, at this rate Ibanez might sign elsewhere and Nunez will have a slot at DH lol.

    I would have very much liked for them to develop Nunez defensively somewhere besides a position he’s blocked in but they didn’t so I doubt they’ll trust him to man 3B. I wish they would as well. Maybe by mid year he’ll be comfortable out there. They’d need to be proactive and get that ball rolling now though… not sure I trust they would.

  55. Captain Clutch December 9th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    This off season seems bad but once the season starts everyone will watch the games and if the team wins forget about everything else. But next year if Hal doesn’t sign Cano and he leaves as a free agent then everything is going to be turned upside down in Yankee land. This is a small test for Hal but the real test is next off season. If he is too cheap to pay the going rate for Cano then you know the Yankees as we knew them is over.

  56. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    They sure don’t care that we hate the direction of the club the last two years…
    ================================================
    I hope they don’t.
    If they were to listen to what the fans say they would be changing their minds whenever the wind blew.

  57. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    There will always be a certain part of the fan base that complains no matter what. The game and season are lost, in the 3rd inning down by 2 crowd.

    Those people don’t generally post on Lohud in December. I would like to think there is a higher level of sophistication now, then during the season.

  58. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Just the fact Hal was Seriously trying to sign Schierholtz, is indicative of the K-Mart Blue Light Special thought process that is Now being used by the Yankees. He instead should be focusing his attention on that cleanup on aisle 5.

  59. raymagnetic December 9th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    “They sure don’t care that we hate the direction of the club the last two years”

    Making it to the ALCS and winning 95 games sucks big time. It really does. :|

  60. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    They sure don’t care that we hate the direction of the club the last two years…
    ================================================
    I hope they don’t.
    If they were to listen to what the fans say they would be changing their minds whenever the wind blew.

    —————

    There’s no way to please everyone but I fundamentally disagree that this is a fair-weathered fan base.

    For example.. if the Yankees would have listened to this fan, we’d have an OF set with Gardner, Grandy and Beltran this year.. a position I have yet to waiver on :D

    Point is, the Yankees have to deliver the good because they absolutely fleece people at the gates. I support them charging whatever people will pay for tickets, 100%. Generally speaking, I love capitalism. Go profits! But they have to keep up their end of the bargain. They can’t just ride their reputation and name (that they earned, mind you, by never settling). It has to be a process, year in and year out, and they have to at least be seen as striving to get better.

  61. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Schierholz? How do you know they were serious? In fact, we know nothing about what they are doing. IMO, that was done to get Ichiro’s attention.

  62. G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Greinke going to the Dodgers pretty much killed any chance of Hamilton coming here in books. Not that there was much of a chance to begin with, but I thought if Texas was closed to him, NY could open.

    The sound you’re hearing right now is the sound of Yankee season tickets being cancelled.

    I think if the team has any sense about it, they will announce a major price decrease because what the Dodgers are doing is showing that a team with a less passionate fanbase is willing to outspend the Yankees by leaps and bounds because they generate the revenue to do so. They don’t wet themselves at the thought of the luxury tax. They appear, to me, to be saying let’s take the TV money and put it all into the roster and whatever else we make as profit is enough.

    The Yankees aren’t thinking that way. They’re thinking about making more by spending less.

    This team, as presently constituted, is an embarrassment for a fanbase as passionate as ours. A global fanbase, I might add, that supports this team financially like no other team’s been supported in baseball.

    Using Arod’s deal & Hank as some excuse is just spin.

    I give the Dodgers credit for going for it. It may blow up in their faces, but at least they’re putting together a real effort. At least they’re taking the profits/revenue they’re going to generate and putting it back on the field.

    This “1 year players only” stopgap nonsense is a disgrace & when the backlash is truly felt they’ll trade everything in the organization to try to recapture what they could’ve done with some shrewd planning and a few key signings.

    Youkilis, who should have the contract offer pulled back for taking this long, is not the answer to what ails this lineup by himself. He’s barely the answer for 3b defensively.

  63. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Making it to the ALCS and winning 95 games sucks big time. It really does.
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    Not to mention the injuries they had to overcome.

  64. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    The Winter Meetings revealed an important piece of information pertaining to the Yanks. Cashman is Absolutely impotent. He can’t do squat without a permission slip from Hal. If your a rival GM, or a player agent for a free agent, talking with Cashman issa waste of time.

  65. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    “They sure don’t care that we hate the direction of the club the last two years”

    Making it to the ALCS and winning 95 games sucks big time. It really does.

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  66. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    raymagnetic December 9th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    “They sure don’t care that we hate the direction of the club the last two years”

    Making it to the ALCS and winning 95 games sucks big time. It really does. :|

    ——————-

    They didn’t do one thing last off season to try and set themselves up to be in a better position this year.. I get to many these two things aren’t related but for me planning is kind of a thing they should think about doing.

    I don’t understand the thought process that every season happens in a vacuum. I never will.

    What positions do you believe we will upgrade this off season, ray? We have RF, 3B, C, and DH to fill… so which positions will match or out-produced last year’s production from those positions?

    One? Two at best? They aren’t going to upgrade all 4, obviously. So where are they going to make up for the production they lost?

    And did you not see them play .500 ball in the second half?

    I remember we had a count going for about two months because this was a club that suddenly couldn’t win back to back games. So now, imagine that club, but worse and older.

    Awesome.

    I hope they expand interleague play because that was the one time we raked last year.

  67. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    This was a team that was almost overtaken by the ORIOLES.

    It’s funny, I don’t see anyone predicting the ORIOLES to win 93 games again this year just because they did it last year but I suppose it has something to do with mystique and aura.

  68. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This was a team that was almost overtaken by the ORIOLES.

    *******

    1) They were not

    2) Orioles overtook the Rays and the Rangers – two teams that are darlings of this blog ironically – - – -

  69. G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Shame,

    If it wasn’t for interleague play, the Yankees would’ve been home for the playoffs.

    The pitching was very good. No one can honestly criticize that.

    The lineup was not good and anyone actually watching them play last season realizes they were a .500 team in the 2nd half who could only drive in a runner from 3rd with a wild pitch or a hit batsmen.

    Raul Ibanez getting hot with the bat in dramatic fashion covered for an inept lineup. Pretending otherwise is just being obstinate.

  70. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    “This off season seems bad but once the season starts everyone will watch the games and if the team wins forget about everything else.”

    i absolutely did not watch the yankees last year the way i usually do.

    the writing was on the wall with a failed strategy when they traded montero.

    it’s just taking time to play out. it was never montero being traded, it was the plan behind the trade.

    the plan is still flawed. it makes no sense. the plan is to develop from within when there is no history of developing enough players from within.

    when no young players emerge and pricey free agents are not a chosen option because that’s not the plan, the only choice is to sign retreads for a year and patch it together.

    if there were a yankee election the steinbrenners would be vacationing with romney and rove right now.

  71. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Yankees fanned on signing Keppinger, Chavez, and Schierholtz. Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod aint gonna win the Yankees a Championship in 2013.

  72. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Point is, the Yankees have to deliver the good because they absolutely fleece people at the gates.
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    Then stay home or beat them at their own game.
    Go to StubHUb and buy em for a buck or 2 , day of game.
    Fans have cut back already, corps are spending the big money, it’s become a tourist trap.
    The real fans who have to be there are not as much the rich ones who buy season tix and don’t go,to insure their playoff tix, but the middle class who pick their spots. Because of the former, Stubhub has become the place to go.

  73. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This was a team that was almost overtaken by the ORIOLES.

    *******

    1) They were not

    2) Orioles overtook the Rays and the Rangers – two teams that are darlings of this blog ironically – – – -

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    The Yankees, being weaker at 4 positions, might only be 2 wins worse this year…. fine. Why not, I’ll buy it. I’d certainly like to believe it.

    Still stands to reason the Orioles will win the AL East based on the logic you’re using.

    (Is anyone actually predicting the Orioles to win 93 games next year? I’m not. But my only reason is: Because they’re the ORIOLES. There’s no logic behind it, it’s just a gut feeling based on the franchise. I suppose this is the same method being used to determine the Yankees will somehow match last years production without currently having players that can actually do that..?)

  74. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Look, if they find a way to win of course the fan base will be on board.. all fans want is to win. But even in the PS people were chattering about the general crowd at the Stadium.

    Now I was against the idea that the crowds were bad because I religiously sit in the bleachers.. but the fact that the story gained traction at all while we were fighting during the post season is kind of an indicator that maybe there was more truth to it than I wanted to admit.

    One day I’ll sneak into the Legends seats and give you guys a full report of the mood down there. It might take me using my feminine wiles……. and a security guard who has recently been released from prison that might cave to such fodder…. but I’ll do it all for you guys :D

  75. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I could care less what Toronto and Balt are gonna do in 2013. Hal’s current approach to manning the 2013 Yankees, is doing Far more damage than either of these 2 teams.

  76. raymagnetic December 9th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    So many things to respond to and so little time.

    The Orioles had a +7 run differential last year. That’s why nobody believes they’ll win 93 games this year.

    The Yankees big trade to prepare for paring the payroll blew up in their faces. If Pineda doesn’t get injured this offseason looks a lot different IMO.

    3B just became open.

    They tried to extend Russell Martin last offseason and he rejected them. Not that anyone wants Russell Martin again, right?

    So really there were only supposed to be two spots they needed to fill DH and RF.

    They had he highest OPS last year and scored the second highest numbers of runs last year (4 behind Texas). So if their offense was as terrible as many people believe then the whole league has a terrible offense as well.

    It’s December 9th. I’ll wait to see what moves they make before I complain.

  77. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    GLove – The pitching was fantastic.

    Really need to hope Kuroda can repeat without getting hurt at his age. Also hope we can milk Andy for more than 70 innings this year. I don’t expect him to deliver anywhere near 150-200 innings but maybe 100 is more reasonable.

  78. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    What positions do you believe we will upgrade this off season, ray? We have RF, 3B, C, and DH to fill… so which positions will match or out-produced last year’s production from those positions?

    One? Two at best? They aren’t going to upgrade all 4, obviously. So where are they going to make up for the production they lost?
    ===========================================================
    To some, the fact that Swisher hopefully is gone, is already an upgrade.
    Same goes for Martin , at least here in HollyLud.
    Get Ichiro and Hairston and Pierzynski and all we be forgotten…hopefully Arod comes back healthy.
    As far as DH that should not be a problem as Ibanez should be back.

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I was kind hoping that because they want to be cheap that the “veteran with a pulse” method would fall by the the wayside. At least the youngsters would give me something to be hopeful about.

    Alas…. you’re probably right. :sad:
    ///

    Tar, always good to see you.

    It’s why I said to 86 that sometimes I think the surface “winning” actually derails the chance at lasting success; there are too many who mistake it for true prosperity; among the fanbase, media, etc. The old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” response that manifests in robotic chiding that we were “fourth in runs scored”, and stands in for a more sober, longer look at that reveals the cracks in the foundation; or the vying for another division title (which I always want myself, of course!) that somehow “proves” we’re still World Series contenders, etc.

    The Yankees are as guilty as the fanbase, who allegedly cannot tolerate interim stumbling on the way to greater glories. Girardi said pitchers don’t have the “luxury” of learning on the job here..does anyone ever think to say, why should it be that they can’t??…

    Because a few fans boo? Because some neophyte on Talk Radio declares a career over before it starts, because a second-year pitcher can’t make it out of the fifth inning on some nights? …
    The Yankees effectively are saying, we don’t do patience …

    So what happens is, they keep applying band-aids and attempt to eke out at least the kind of success that will pacify the casual eye and discourage closer scrutiny…. of course.

    The fan is the ultimate True Believer; wants to believe at all costs; I’m that fan, so are you. But when the writing’s on the wall, it’s on the wall. If they won’t read what it says, and continue to bury their heads in the sand, it’s going to take an avalanche to force them to accept that they must start from scratch and begin the sometimes uncomfortable process of rebuilding the team.

  80. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    We got guys throwing numbers around, which is usually what occurs around here. FACT is, the Yanks were run-of-the-mill the entire 2nd half of the 2012 season, and STUNK vs Detroit in the Playoffs. If your happy with what you witnessed in the 2nd half of 2012, and in the ALCS, then you should be perfectly happy with the team Hal is assembling for 2013. And make No mistake here. This is ALL Hal.

  81. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    What’s also laughable is those who chided the Yankees for being a HR hitting team are now wondering how the 79 HRs will be replaced.
    I thought situational hitting was the way to go?

  82. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Arod played 80 games at 3B last year… 89 the year before. It did not just become open. This was not unpredictable. Penciling him in for even 100 games at 3B in 2013 would have been ridiculous for anyone to do.

    It’s your right to wait to complain.. just as much as it is mine to be annoyed they did nothing to proactively avoid this off seasons issues – which I don’t think is some crazy spoiled Yankee fan opinion.

    Cespedes could have been had for a really nice, short cost controlled deal. He would have stop-gapped our OF very nicely. Beltran, same thing.

    You’re right though, if Pineda shows he’s a real option this year, we’re in much better shape for 2014 and it makes it a lot easier to let Hughes go as a FA, since he probably won’t agree to an extension (assuming they try to extend him). But keep in mind you also can’t assume Andy or Kuroda are in the 2014 plans either… CC and Pineda.. if Pineda can be a little CC, I do think we’ll stay competitive.

  83. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    A few points to the optimists:

    We who are concerned have calendars and realize it is over two months before spring training.

    The team you proudly note won 95 games has lost over 40% of its home runs and 4 of its 9 starting position players.

    They will not sign players for over one year–see Martin, for example. I agree he is no Bench, but he is, unlike what we have left, is a starting MLB catcher.

    No player will take a one year contract if he can get more.

    The ones who Cashman will sign will be the remnants. He says he will wait until January or February. He will have to.

    In 2014, they will have at least half of their 25 player roster to fill while watching their pennies.

    In 2014,not only will the lineup be further decimated by departures, they may have one or two capable starting pitchers.

    They will have by far the oldest team in baseball.

    Enjoy your optimism. I believe what I have said is incontrovertable, absent a willingness to act differently.

  84. RMS December 9th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Get Ichiro and Hairston and Pierzynski and all we be forgotten…hopefully Arod comes back healthy.
    As far as DH that should not be a problem as Ibanez should be back.

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    So far, Yankees have done nothing. Except offer old, bad back and coming off a bad year, Youk 12 million. Way to go!!!

  85. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    What’s also laughable is those who chided the Yankees for being a HR hitting team are now wondering how the 79 HRs will be replaced.
    I thought situational hitting was the way to go?

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    That’s not what I said.. I just asked if we will match or out-produce production from those four spots this year.

    Can we?

    It doesn’t sound like they’re in on AJ at all, but that’d be a place to start.

    To me, getting upgrades in two spots is more than enough… if it was up to me and I had to decide, I’d sign some crazy good DH and RFer. I think Ibanez could be alright if he were just the DH this year, but in my scenario you need someone that can produce enough to make up for the fact that you’re losing some production at C and 3B.. I suppose if you can get a monster RFer that’d balance it out. But it doesn’t look like any of the above would happen.

  86. joeman December 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    AROD has been on the DL 6 times in the last 6 years….he is breaking down which is safe to say

  87. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Mick,

    Saying Swisher’s departure is an upgrade is silly. Look at his regular season production over the last four year. Amazingly consistent. He will be replaced by whom?

    Please tell is who you foresee in right that will remotely produce as Swisher has.

  88. 86w183 December 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    JAP —-

    I agree that the failure to find young position players has been a mistake. that’s why my off-season strategy was to sign Melky and BJ Upton to replace Granderson and Swisher. Younger, more athletic and less expensive.

    I’d rather see them give Adams a go at 3B rather than Youkilis. I wouldn’t mind finding out what a platoon of Dickerson & Mustelier/Mesa might produce.

    I just don’t panic in December and don’t go along with boderline character assassination on Hal Steinbrenner for having the audacity to be patient and measured in his spending.

  89. G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    J.AP,

    We’re on a journey to the middle that we haven’t seen for a very long time. It’s like going from rooting for Coke to rooting for RC Cola.

  90. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    It’s December 9th. I’ll wait to see what moves they make before I complain.

    *******

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVEa6Y3kEYQ

  91. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I dont know Shame, maybe Hal was one of those who took the chidings of Yankee haters seriously when they criticized his old man for trying to buy championships, which btw failed most of the time, lest people forget.

  92. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    A few points to the optimists:

    We who are concerned have calendars and realize it is over two months before spring training.

    The team you proudly note won 95 games has lost over 40% of its home runs and 4 of its 9 starting position players.

    They will not sign players for over one year–see Martin, for example. I agree he is no Bench, but he is, unlike what we have left, is a starting MLB catcher.

    No player will take a one year contract if he can get more.

    The ones who Cashman will sign will be the remnants. He says he will wait until January or February. He will have to.

    In 2014, they will have at least half of their 25 player roster to fill while watching their pennies.

    In 2014,not only will the lineup be further decimated by departures, they may have one or two capable starting pitchers.

    They will have by far the oldest team in baseball.

    Enjoy your optimism. I believe what I have said is incontrovertable, absent a willingness to act differently.

    —————————

    Are you telling me there are NO games tomorrow?!!!

    Phew…

    Maybe I should apologize to the board at large.. I’ve said several times before that if hockey were being played I wouldn’t give a rats ass about the Yankees off season. But I have no choice but to focus on the 70ish days between now and Spring Training :D

  93. Cashmoney December 9th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    it’s going to take an avalanche to force them to accept that they must start from scratch and begin the sometimes uncomfortable process of rebuilding the team.
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    There is no better time to do that now … The Yanks are far away from a championship as currently constitute. There could be gaping holes in the rotation in 14 along with aging core that is our offense. So what do you do, Yanks certainly would be competitive in 13 with their pitching. Do you patch with veterans and do you bite the bullet and start unloading one year veterans at TD and max your returns at the opportune moments. There are building in advantage for being lousy or mediocre. one can propose the idea of 2 bridging years to amass talents and assess in 15 when there a reasonable beliefs that the new crop will arrive. Who to keep is another question. These are hard decisions to make but the Yanks would be better of to make em them now with an eye gearing for the future. Maintain profitability and patchworking your way for next few years simply isn’t the optimum way to go about the long term success of team when one considering the harsh reality of the new CBA, the timetable of our own prospects and general market trends of team locking out their own young core and more importantly having more and more the finanical resources to do so. Do you rebuild sooner than later is the question.

  94. yankee21 December 9th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    glove;

    Not sure what your line of work is but you should consider writing as at least an avocation.
    You definitely have a way with words.

    And with respect to many Yankee hard core fans, I among them, you are accurately reflecting the pulse.

    It seems as though Hal wants to short-change this proud franchise.

    He will do what he will do but we don’t have to like it and we should call him out on it at every opportunity. Once the media really catches hold of this as I think Joel Sherman has started to, then Hal will be outed. Just a matter of time.

  95. UnKnown December 9th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    We who are concerned have calendars and realize it is over two months before spring training.

    ———–

    Ha, I like that.

    I could see this season for the Bombers going the way the Phillies season went last year very easily. BUT, that’s why you play the games and playing somewhat of an underdog role this year could be fun.

  96. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Saying Swisher’s departure is an upgrade is silly. Look at his regular season production over the last four year. Amazingly consistent. He will be replaced by whom?
    ============================================
    To say Swisher got us to the post-season is silly.
    What he did or didn’t do in the PS is part of the upgrade…
    Ichiro and Hairston would be an upgrade.

  97. 86w183 December 9th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    An OF of Gardner, Bourn and Granderson wouldn’t upset me either.

    That would create this opening day lineup, perhaps:

    Bourn 8
    Jeter 6
    Cano 4
    Teixiera 3
    Granderson 9
    Ibanez DH
    Nunez 5
    Cervelli 2
    Gardner 8

    Big drop off in power, big upgrade in speed, contact hitting, batting average

    It would be better to also add one power bat.

  98. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    J.AP,

    We’re on a journey to the middle that we haven’t seen for a very long time. It’s like going from rooting for Coke to rooting for RC Cola.

    —————

    Is anyone else a fan of Tab? I love Tab.

    mick – That gives me the sads though. The idea that our owner would have the same insecurities as the fan base about ‘buying championships’ when, as you point out, is a theory that is dis-proven time and time again. It doesn’t work. It never worked. Why try a practical test, when we already know the results?

    It’s Hal’s right to do what he wants with the organization, seeing as how he owns it. And it’s my right to come on here and yell about it, seeing as how much I care about the club :(
    We all know we can’t do anything about it other than yell about it. Just let us vent lol.

    I miss hockey.

  99. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    “Really need to hope Kuroda can repeat without getting hurt at his age. Also hope we can milk Andy for more than 70 innings this year.”

    old veteran players can be very good, but they cant play everyday like young players. if the yankee are going to be old they need to take a guy like jeter and play him 120 games by design whether he likes it or not.

    jeter breaking an ankle was probably an overuse thing. play him 120 games by design and he’ll last longer. the problem is how many playable back ups can you have with a limited roster?

    the yankees are like a senior league team that needs to play every other day. seriously, with the age this team has, more frequent injuries are built in.

  100. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    The Yankees wouldn’t’t have been to the post season last year. He was their second or third most productive hitter.

  101. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Shame-
    Go out and buy a Teddy Bear and pound the crap out of it if you are frustrated.
    Coming here to vent could make it worse on yourself…

  102. SJFJR December 9th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    The Yanks will be okay. I can see the possibility of a transition year, it’s inevitable. But I think it’s smart to hit the reset button every so often. I do agree that it would be best to get new ownership in there. Mark Cuban…?

  103. G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    yankee21,

    Thanks for the positive reinforcement. It’s actually what I do for a living, but in a different field.

    And I agree with you.

    I don’t understand anyone here being upset over Hal Steinbrenner’s character being assassinated. That’s just odd to see. The guy has no connection to the fans, seems wholly disinterested in the game of baseball and has put the clamps on improving the team. Why exactly should he be defended here? Because one of George’s tadpoles turned into him?

    Criticizing anyone for character assassinating Hal Steinbrenner? That’s the strangest comment I’ve read in months.

  104. joeman December 9th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Cervelli..couldn’t beat out Stewart as a backup catcher this past season …now he’s going to be a starter….

  105. mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    The Yankees wouldn’t’t have been to the post season last year. He was their second or third most productive hitter.
    =================
    Disagree. Pitching got them there.

  106. RMS December 9th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Hal needs to save money?
    Have 3 guys, Singleton, Cone and Pinella in the booth and get rid of the rest of them. That should save him a pretty penny.

  107. Cashmoney December 9th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I think most yankee fans won’t mind the idea of playing underdog. But there is a difference of an underdog team that is a good blend of veterans and projectable young players or an underdog that is composed of last hurrah veterans with diminishing skills and some vastly overpriced talents.

  108. Cashmoney December 9th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    The major problem i have is not the fact that the Yankees wanting to have a set budget in 14 and who knows after that. It is the lack for foresight and planning of the FO in anticipation of such plan. Can the team win on a consistent basis with say, one of the three largest payroll in MLB, that is an resounding yes to me.

  109. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    86w183 December 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    JAP —-

    I agree that the failure to find young position players has been a mistake. that’s why my off-season strategy was to sign Melky and BJ Upton to replace Granderson and Swisher. Younger, more athletic and less expensive.

    I’d rather see them give Adams a go at 3B rather than Youkilis. I wouldn’t mind finding out what a platoon of Dickerson & Mustelier/Mesa might produce.

    I just don’t panic in December and don’t go along with boderline character assassination on Hal Steinbrenner for having the audacity to be patient and measured in his spending.
    ///

    I am in sympathy with those moves you were recommending, and of course, the FA OF signings did not happen, and many here could have predicted that. Melky was a no-brainer: he’d gotten himself busted and as a result, was cheap: he met all of their needs in an OF: cheap, gives you RH and LH ABs without platooning, in prime years, contact/clutch hitter, etc. Why is he a Blue Jay??

    BJ Upton got a deal from Atlanta the Yankees weren’t going to offer. But in a vacuum, I’d have welcomed BJ.

    So Hal isn’t going to cough it up for FAs, so where are they going to turn to upgrade this team? The farm will be plundered to make a deal, that’s where it’s coming from. I don’t much care that people are “character assassinating” Hal: his austerity and Cashman’s trades of Cabrera/Jackson/Montero have brought us to this.

    We have, in my estimation, a GM who doesn’t understand what an effective lineup is and an owner who doesn’t give a f*** about the Yankees – I’m not going to defend either’s honor here, but to each, his own.

  110. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    mick December 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Shame-
    Go out and buy a Teddy Bear and pound the crap out of it if you are frustrated.
    Coming here to vent could make it worse on yourself…

    ——————–

    No I find it quite enjoyable to see other fans connect with my perspective. It’s okay for people to take the we’ll be fine approach I’d just like to see more reasons for why that is other than ‘because we won 95 games last year’ with, already, a decidedly different team.

    I think George, as a person, was a pretty bad guy. I don’t think there are many insults we could throw at Hal other than to say he’s cheap and doesn’t have a passion for the club/org/sport in general. I don’t think those are character assassinations. George really was a pretty awful person in worse ways than his son… we just liked him better as an owner because he loved the Yankees and he loved baseball, two things that are hard to dispute.

  111. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    - 86w -
    Got you down assa Hal Man. Boy are you gonna look silly come the All Star Break.

  112. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    the plan is still flawed. it makes no sense. the plan is to develop from within when there is no history of developing enough players from within.

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    Bingo.

    When you have to trade the one valuable piece you have for something you claim to be building for 6-7 yrs it’s says all you need to know.

  113. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    GLove – With the Giants playing the Saints this seems like the perfect time for the Cowboys to just mail it in, doesn’t it? :D

    I hate them more than I hate the Yankees.. I hope that makes everyone else on here feel better.

  114. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    - 86w -
    Got you down assa Hal Man. Boy are you gonna look silly come the All Star Break.

    —————-

    I look forward to your lists this season. They should be…. interesting.

  115. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    RC Cola still a big deal in The South.

  116. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    t’s okay for people to take the we’ll be fine approach I’d just like to see more reasons

    ****

    Have the Yankees addressed their pitching???

  117. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    J.AP,

    We’re on a journey to the middle that we haven’t seen for a very long time. It’s like going from rooting for Coke to rooting for RC Cola.
    ///

    They traded him too, didn’t they? :).

  118. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    the Yanks were run-of-the-mill the entire 2nd half of the 2012 season, and STUNK vs Detroit in the Playoffs.

    ————————

    You know I’ve actually heard Yankee fans say the Yankees were the best team in AL last yr. SMFH did they not get swept by the Tigers.

  119. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Hal is gonna get hit by an avalanche of Yankee Angst starting in April. And you thought Custer took it on the chops???

  120. mick December 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    as the saying goes…misery loves company, flail away til your hearts content, see what it gets ya.

  121. tucker December 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Perhaps the writers now will no longer buy the Yanks PR machine line of “we still have the highest payroll in baseball.”

    It was false last week during the Winter meetings. It is even more false now that the team has added Greinke.

    That said, it sure seems like the Dodgers are trying to stucco together a puzzle of mismatched parts. Lot of talent, but that former Sox triumvirate has not proven they can win. I still think the Giants (health permitting) are the better team.

  122. G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Shame,

    Cue Admiral Ackbar saying “It’s a trap” in regards to today’s Cowboy’s game. Romo will figure out a way to do something spectacularly wrong like attempt a quick kick/punt a la Cowboy legend Danny White on 1st and goal in the waning moments of the 4th quarter.

  123. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    In 2014,not only will the lineup be further decimated by departures,

    ————————-

    Don’t worry Mac the kids in A ball will all be hear and perform well. I’ve have fans tell me that too. They’re aware that \they have to adapt to a higher level of competition right.

  124. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    t’s okay for people to take the we’ll be fine approach I’d just like to see more reasons

    ****

    Have the Yankees addressed their pitching???

    ——————

    What does this mean? They have the same pitchers as last year.. all one year older. And a worse offense, as of today.

    I very much hope they treat Phelps like a starter all year and he sees no bullpen time. Big year for he and Nova. I think the plan was to get Pineda so they could trade off some pitching. Maybe the plan was even to get Pineda in here and move Hughes last year. Either way, if those two step up this season, it would make me feel 100xs better about 2014.

  125. 4 NYY December 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    On the subject of A-Rod, didn’t I read that the first hip surgery was only temporary ? That he would have to have it addressed again ? Now the 2nd ( other hip ) is coming and it is more serious than the first. I was never one to be pessimistic about it, but now I think there’s a real possibility that he might never play again. Who knows ? All these hip surgeries over the last half dozen or so years by several players are the direct result of steroid use. They do attack joints. A-Rod can say whatever he wants about recovery and getting back to “normal” as a hitter, but I don’t think it’s EVER gonna happen. You “play” and most times you will “pay.”

    This is gonna be a tough year IMO. ( with what we have so far) . Toronto will hammer the ball with that lineup and Balt. is not a fluke. Sux will be better also. Tampa will not be a pushover either.

    I really didn’t want Chavez back, as he can’t play even 3 days in a row and I think we were lucky to get what we got last yr. He went from hardly no power to 16 homers somehow.
    Jones had to go, Ibanez did about as good as he could. Nix is truly just a sub player and not an everyday guy. He does that pretty good. Keppinger was really a guy we could have used, no doubt at all.

    Now, I would love Adams, Mustelier, and Nunez to get a fair shot in ST to play 3rd. and both Nunez and Mustelier a shot a right. Yanks seem to think Adams ans Mustleier are not ready and that Nunez is only a SS. If Youk ( yuk ) chooses us, he’ll be signed thereby blocking these young guys.

    I don’t see Yanks coming out on top this yr. in the div. even if I get my wishes. We’ll have to pitch awfully well to stay in the hunt ( both SP & BP ), IMO

    Hope I’m wrong !!! Maybe there will be a surprise coming, but that $189 million seems to be a huge indicator of that not happening.

  126. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    the Yanks were run-of-the-mill the entire 2nd half of the 2012 season, and STUNK vs Detroit in the Playoffs.

    ————————

    You know I’ve actually heard Yankee fans say the Yankees were the best team in AL last yr. SMFH did they not get swept by the Tigers.

    —————–

    I think people interpret what we’re saying as the Yankees weren’t a good club last year. They absolutely were and it was shocking they ended up with that many wins given all the injuries.

    The point is they were a flawed team going into 2012 and have the potential of being more flawed this year. They had some chances to make 2012, 13, and 14 a little easier by making some moves last off season that they didn’t. Cespedes is the one I really can’t wrap my head around… That move alone could have alleviated a lot of the issues we’re facing now.

  127. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    - TUCK -
    Agree on Dodgers. Lotta money flowing, but they have Yet to sign a bona fide Difference maker. Greinke is good, but the Dodgers still have the Kershaw hip issue, the Billingsley elbow, and S\F to contend with.

  128. 86w183 December 9th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Got you down assa Hal Man. Boy are you gonna look silly come the All Star Break.

    ******************************************************************

    You can have me down as anything you want. If the current 25-man roster is the one they take north out of training camp I will be as critical as anyone, I promise you.

    I just understand and can appreciate a patient approach to the off-season. Let’s see what they end up with. I will be shocked if they don’t make at least one major addition — and I do NOT consider Youkilis a major addition.

  129. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Shame,

    Cue Admiral Ackbar saying “It’s a trap” in regards to today’s Cowboy’s game. Romo will figure out a way to do something spectacularly wrong like attempt a quick kick/punt a la Cowboy legend Danny White on 1st and goal in the waning moments of the 4th quarter.

    —————

    I’m looking for at least 3 turn overs by our side today lol.

    tucker – I’m waiting for the Dodgers to make a couple trades.. I don’t think they hang onto all of their expensive parts for the length of the contracts.

  130. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    t’s okay for people to take the we’ll be fine approach I’d just like to see more reasons

    ****

    Have the Yankees addressed their pitching???

    ——————

    What does this mean? They have the same pitchers as last year.. all one year older.

    ******

    So you are conceding that they have addressed the pitching. Now you are speculating that because pitchers are a year old that this negative – we are not sure that yet – it is no different than someone speculating that the pitching will perform the same or better.

    The Yankees addressed their pitching – in a very thought out way – suggesting a plan – address the pitching first.

    To date, your reasons for complaining and doubting about 2013 are based on things that have not occurred yet – so I go backt your original post which is you would like to see more reasons – you know what – I would like to see some more reasons from the whining and complaining why the 2013 season is going to be an unmitigated disaster – and I am talking about what has happened so far – NO speculation on what might happen or this guy could be worse because he is a year older – because we do not know that.

    To date – the Yanks have taken care of half of their team – the pitching side. THAT is what the Yanks have done. What have you done as a fan in coming up with your reasons other than complaining and speculating – - – -

    That is what the previous post means.

  131. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    See Yankees September 2012 record to suggest they were average – - – - -

  132. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I just understand and can appreciate a patient approach to the off-season. Let’s see what they end up with. I will be shocked if they don’t make at least one major addition — and I do NOT consider Youkilis a major addition.

    —————

    I think RF is where they’re looking, 86. I think a dynamic OFer changes the complexion of the team… I just don’t know who that player is or what we have to part with to get him lol.

    But I do think a major upgrade in that spot makes the other holes easier to fill by a mile.

  133. 4 NYY December 9th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I would like to see Ichiro back and maybe platooning at least.

  134. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    the Yanks were run-of-the-mill the entire 2nd half of the 2012 season, and STUNK vs Detroit in the Playoffs.

    ————————

    You know I’ve actually heard Yankee fans say the Yankees were the best team in AL last yr. SMFH did they not get swept by the Tigers.

    —————–

    I think people interpret what we’re saying as the Yankees weren’t a good club last year. They absolutely were and it was shocking they ended up with that many wins given all the injuries.

    The point is they were a flawed team going into 2012 and have the potential of being more flawed this year. They had some chances to make 2012, 13, and 14 a little easier by making some moves last off season that they didn’t. Cespedes is the one I really can’t wrap my head around… That move alone could have alleviated a lot of the issues we’re facing now.

    ———————

    Very well said Shame. Just because they will find replacements for the guys they lost doesn’t mean those replacements will perform better or at the same level.

  135. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Watching Miracle on TV – make you appreciate having faith in your team.

    For the pinstripe believers out there – “Have faith in the Yankees my son.” And do not worry – worst thing that happens with this Yankees diet is we get rid of some of the fat that has accumulated since 1996 – - – -

    On that note – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48_S5WpHIXE

  136. Cashmoney December 9th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    If Jeter opts out, i let him walk and play Nunez but that’s just me.

  137. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    To date, your reasons for complaining and doubting about 2013 are based on things that have not occurred yet

    ———————

    No, my reasons date back to last off season, something I have explained and have had ignored several times.

    I will not rehash it. It’s very simple: They knew they had to play baseball this year, and next year and the year after on a budget and did absolutely nothing to lower payroll or put themselves in a better position going forward. They took the wait and see approach.. which is fine for fans to do but kinda ridiculous for the FO to do.

    They resigned our pitching, which is good, but to suggest they did so in a ‘very thought out way’ is pretty funny. They resigned the guys that made them great last year. Those were no brainer moves. It required no plan, no thought process, and no innovation. What we can hope is that it allows Phelps and Pineda to develop under the radar so 2014 still looks promising without Kuroda and Andy.

  138. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Very well said Shame. Just because they will find replacements for the guys they lost doesn’t mean those replacements will perform better or at the same level.

    —————

    And I think we could get behind replacements that will perform worse, but ones that have upside like the young kids. Problem is, oddly enough, the team isn’t trying to sell that angle much at all… which makes me really hope they have a move in mind/in the works. That’s blind faith though. Which I do still have, though perhaps it isn’t coming across that way lol.

  139. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    ” randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    “Really need to hope Kuroda can repeat without getting hurt at his age. Also hope we can milk Andy for more than 70 innings this year.”

    old veteran players can be very good, but they cant play everyday like young players. if the yankee are going to be old they need to take a guy like jeter and play him 120 games by design whether he likes it or not.

    jeter breaking an ankle was probably an overuse thing. play him 120 games by design and he’ll last longer. the problem is how many playable back ups can you have with a limited roster?

    the yankees are like a senior league team that needs to play every other day. seriously, with the age this team has, more frequent injuries are built in.”
    =========================================

    agree totally. with these guys, a little less is a lot more. i think girardi has done a great job in the past milking the best out of matsui and damon and others. i think joe has been very hesitant to apply that kind of thinking with jeter and arod, though. he needs to do it this year.

    people on here flip, though every time he doesnt send out the A lineup, though.

  140. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    - SHAME -
    Tab or any other Diet Cola Bev never did anything for me.

    – FAVORITE CARBONATED COLA BEVERAGES -

    (1) DR PEPPER – Outta the bottle. Every soda fountain has the mixture screwed up.

    (2) PEPSI – “For those who think young”

    (3) Coca Cola – Unless it’s a Float. NOTHING goes with vanilla ice cream like Coca Cola.

    (4) RC COLA – Still available in The South. Caffeine JOLT

  141. G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    The problem is the lineup has been incrementally lessening for years now. We’ve gone from O’Neil to Sheff to Abreu to Swisher to now the Lindbergh baby. Behind the plate we went from Jorge to Martin to career backups.

    We went from having solid overall hitters at DH to not having a regular DH and using it to play inferior players to allow our regular players get a “day of rest”.

    The bar has been lowering for years now.

    In ’09 we had Damon, Jorge, Matsui all contributing. We’ve still never replaced those guys. Just downgraded.

    Downgrading from Swisher, Martin, phantom DH and Arod at 3b is going to be the continued weakening of the lineup.

    The team already struggled with RISP because the downgrades from ’09 were taking hold.

    If they don’t refill the open spots with superior hitters, they don’t just have to be HR hitters, we’re going to fall so far back to the pack that the pitching staff is going to have to pitch to 2.00 ERA.

    The whole offense right now is going to be wait for Tex, Cano and Grandy to HR. We’re not going to win with that lineup and with some of the decent options off the board already it’s normal to wonder where the replacements are coming from.

  142. PRDENTIST December 9th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I was trying to wrap my head around the 189 million soft cap. What I found was that under the CBA, the Yankees 2012 tax will be 42.5% on the 47 million over the 178 million limit. That is about a 20 million tax. 2013 the tax will be 50%. It will remain at 50% for the life of the CBA unless they can get under 178 million this year or under 189 in 2014 or 2015. If they go back over the 189 limit after they were below it then it’s a 17.5% tax. The difference between 50% and 17.5% on 50 million tax, as it will be in 2013, is the difference between 25 million and 9 million.
    It is interesting to note that since the tax has been imposed, the Yankees have paid over 201 million up to 2011. The next highest team is the dead sox with 17 million over the same time period.

  143. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    plenty of good seats available at citi field next year, you guys should get in on the ground floor over there…

  144. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    - SHAME -
    Tab or any other Diet Cola Bev never did anything for me.

    – FAVORITE CARBONATED COLA BEVERAGES -

    (1) DR PEPPER – Outta the bottle. Every soda fountain has the mixture screwed up.

    (2) PEPSI – “For those who think young”

    (3) Coca Cola – Unless it’s a Float. NOTHING goes with vanilla ice cream like Coca Cola.

    (4) RC COLA – Still available in The South. Caffeine JOLT

    ————————–

    No love for Fanta?

    Wanta Fanta, dontcha wanta, wanta Fanta…

  145. PRDENTIST December 9th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I guess I would be upset in giving away what amounts to a 25 million a year to MLB instead of the fans in the form of a Hamilton or Cano. It is a business. You hear it from the players and owners all the time. I see their point. 25 million is a lot of money, even if you are the Yankees.

  146. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    people on here flip, though every time he doesnt send out the A lineup, though.

    ————————-

    LoHud fallacy.

    People were ‘flipping’ when we were down to the last ten games of the season tied with the O’s and not fielding the A-line up. Big difference. Lots of people commented on Jeter specifically needing more rest throughout the year. Injuries didn’t help, that’s for sure. But no one here wants these guys worn down by the PS. Jeter, Cano, and Grandy were ridden hard last year to make up for the injuries and lack of depth/help from the bench.

  147. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    ron washington on michael young trade: “if there was crying in baseball … i’d be crying.” #rangers conf call

    Hahahahahaha.. awwww.

  148. DONNYBROOK December 9th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Never understood the fixation with Mt Dew. The Hillbilly Commercials were cute back in the day, but the product issa Zero. Another Southern preference for whatever reason.

  149. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    “Thanks for the positive reinforcement. It’s actually what I do for a living, but in a different field.”

    GLove

    You have been nailing it. Great job. By chance are you a Steely Dan fan with extra time on your hands? :D

  150. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    “Another Southern preference for whatever reason.”

    Jet fuel.

  151. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Sometimes I like to drink Mountain Dew and eat an egg bagel and pretend I’m having a radioactive meal.

  152. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Very well said Shame. Just because they will find replacements for the guys they lost doesn’t mean those replacements will perform better or at the same level.

    —————

    And I think we could get behind replacements that will perform worse, but ones that have upside like the young kids. Problem is, oddly enough, the team isn’t trying to sell that angle much at all… which makes me really hope they have a move in mind/in the works. That’s blind faith though. Which I do still have, though perhaps it isn’t coming across that way lol.

    ————-

    I think a number of fans would get behind kids playing but we all know a majority wouldn’t. Remember the heat Generation Trey received in 2008. There were ppl that didn’t want Hughes to ever pitch for the Yankee again lol.

  153. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    plenty of good seats available at citi field next year, you guys should get in on the ground floor over there…

    ——————

    There might be plenty of good seats at YS3 based on the way things are going. Sorry I had to say it ;)

  154. Bronx Jeers December 9th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    If they’re going to struggle my hope is that they struggle enough for some of the much coveted bleacher ticket plans to become available.

  155. ron December 9th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    The giants hit 103 hr,and won the ws,2 out of 3 years.

    All you need is 3 big bats,good starting pitching,bullpen,contact hitters.
    The dodgers are going to learn this the hard way.

    What we need to do is trade cano,granderson,and hughes,then spend in fa smartly.

    I would of tried to sign melky,and hamilton,but no more than 5 years for a little less anually,4 years,maybe more anually.

  156. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    G love,

    Well said and funny too.

    The it’s still early folks don’t ever explain how the team will make those big additions without a willingness to add someone to whom they would have contractual obligations in 2014. Nor has anyone explained how they fill a dozen or more roster spots in 2014.

    I believe the Yankees thought they could patchwork one year guys and compete. They may still think that.

  157. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    “There might be plenty of good seats at YS3 based on the way things are going. Sorry I had to say it ;)
    ==========================================
    no reason to be sorry. thanks to all the front-running yankees fans who bailed on this year’s team i was able to see the yankees win the alds for $22 on stubhub.

  158. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    “There might be plenty of good seats at YS3 based on the way things are going. Sorry I had to say it ;)
    ==========================================
    no reason to be sorry. thanks to all the front-running yankees fans who bailed on this year’s team i was able to see the yankees win the alds for $22 on stubhub.

    ———————–

    It wasn’t only front running fans though. There had to be some die hards that didn’t show up either.

  159. DocTodd December 9th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I like Fresca!

  160. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    “There might be plenty of good seats at YS3 based on the way things are going. Sorry I had to say it ;)
    ==========================================
    no reason to be sorry. thanks to all the front-running yankees fans who bailed on this year’s team i was able to see the yankees win the alds for $22 on stubhub.
    ///

    Wait a minute – those people who were paying full price, investing in the Yankees, are front-runners being called out by a guy who is letting them pay about 2/3rds of his ticket price, because he doesn’t support the team himself??

    You’re telling people here to direct their energies toward Queens?

    LMAO

  161. mick December 9th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    it’s not the prognostications of their possible future decline or downfall, it’s the incessant whining that is bothersome.

    it is never-ending…

  162. 4 NYY December 9th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Now, it won’t matter WHO is coaching 3rd. !

    Wait, who’s on first ! Oops !

  163. mick December 9th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    so now supporting the team is defined by how much you invest monetarily?

  164. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    “it is never-ending…”

    As “y’s” would say, there is plenty of space on the Lohud Met’s blog.

  165. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    “There might be plenty of good seats at YS3 based on the way things are going. Sorry I had to say it ;)
    ///

    Hey, if he’s concerned about an empty stadium, maybe he should open his wallet and make sure someone’s there, instead of sitting on his computer telling posters here to go spend their money at Citifield.

  166. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    people are free to pay whatever they want for tickets to a baseball game. personally i’d never spend more than $40. if it costs more than that, ill watch it on tv and buy myself a nice dinner.

    i didnt force anyone to sell me their ticket for less than the face value, they put it up for offer on the internet and i bought it. the way the stadium looked, i’d say that whoever i bought it from wasnt gonna get a penny for the tickets he or she chose not to use themselves, thus i helped lower their overall cost of tickets for the season.

  167. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    so now supporting the team is defined by how much you invest monetarily?
    ///

    Apparently:

    “thanks to all the front-running yankees fans who bailed on this year’s team i was able to see the yankees win the alds for $22 on stubhub.”

  168. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    people are free to pay whatever they want for tickets to a baseball game. personally i’d never spend more than $40. if it costs more than that, ill watch it on tv and buy myself a nice dinner.
    ///

    So a “nice dinner” matters more than investing in the Yankees? No wonder they can’t afford to pay their players!

  169. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    no i used the term front running yankees fans to describe thousands of people who had tickets to go to the deciding game of the alds and stayed home instead. the money had nothing to do with it.

  170. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    no i used the term front running yankees fans to describe thousands of people who had tickets to go to the deciding game of the alds and stayed home instead.
    ///

    Maybe they decided they wanted to have “a nice dinner” instead of spending their money on vendors and NYC parking.

    By the way, guess which fan your favorite team considers more critical, between you, and the “front-runner” who coughed up a small fortune to have the privilege of sitting in the Stadium?

  171. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Maybe that fan is so broke having paid for those tickets, they’re standing on line in a soup kitchen for their dinner, right next to Hal Steinbrenner… who reportedly also doesn’t actually attend games.

  172. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    i dont believe i’ve ever even paid full price for any yankees logod stuff. i love baseball but im not pouring my money into it, sorry i never have and never will. i donate more money to the food bank in a year than i pay for all the baseball tickets and the YES network i consume.

    and yes if i can watch the yankees on tv and have a great dinner for the same price as going to the game, then ill take the dinner and watch them on tv. i generally go to one or two games per year, and i almost never pay more than $30 bucks a ticket. and i take the train so i dont get scalped for parking and i dont buy any food or beer in the stadium.

    everything except the ticket prices i pay is ridiculously priced imo.

  173. jacksquat December 9th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I don’t see how they are going to trade Cano now and expect to compete if they aren’t going to sign Hamilton. There aren’t any high level hitters left out there. You’d have to trade a bunch of prospects and/or young players.

    And they clearly do not intend to just punt 2013, as they would not have signed all of Kuroda, Pettitte and Mo.

    Unfortunately I just see patchwork for C, 3B, RF and DH, or undesirable shortsighted trades.

    We’re probably looking at Youkilis, Reynolds, Ichiro (I’m not big on Ichiro), Hairston, Ibanez, a bad trade for J.P. Arencibia, etc.

    Yuck. Please surprise me Yankees.

  174. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    “no i used the term front running yankees fans to describe thousands of people who had tickets to go to the deciding game of the alds and stayed home instead.”

    Yet everything is copacetic in Yankee land because it’s only December.

    One would think that “thousands” not going go to an ALDS Championship game at Yankee Stadium would have been a clue to the front office.

  175. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    “By the way, guess which fan your favorite team considers more critical, between you, and the “front-runner” who coughed up a small fortune to have the privilege of sitting in the Stadium?”
    ==========================================
    of course the yankees dont give a crap about the low price fan, the stadium itself just shouts “bring lots of money” there’s even a freakin moat to keep the flim-flam away from the preffered customers.

    thats why the atmosphere in the stadium sucks.

  176. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I don’t really need to hear about your philanthropic efforts in the world: do it, don’t pump yourself up over it and try to use it as a justification for telling fellow fans on a Yankees blog they failed your Yankee fan test.

  177. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    i go to more trenton games than yankees games in a year. tickets are like $12 and parking is $2. you can even buy a hot dog there without taking out a loan.

  178. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    No kidding it sucks, but it certainly doesn’t suck in here, for the most part. Thinking fans in here, for the most part.

    Good one, all.

  179. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    it is a yankees blog but sometimes it seems like some people just want to whine about guys who play for the mariners…

  180. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I am also a frequenter of Trenton games. If you don’t like the prices at Yankee Stadium 3, complain to the Yankees.

    Better yet – go to Citifield ;).

  181. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Back to yard work. Thanks for the laugh J Alfred.

  182. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    No one “whines” more than people like you, who whine about other people here.

    Have fun cheering on the Mets :).

  183. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Trenton games should be interesting this year. Hopefully, you will see the OF prospects.

  184. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Tar, you are welcome.

    I’m just killing time until the Jets actually score some points……………………………………………………………………………?????

  185. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    no i dont complain about ticket prices, i never have. people who do are just wrong, imo. there are tickets available online for $5, when you adjust that for inflation its way cheaper than it was when the yankees sucked in the mid 80′s.

    everybody wants to go to the red sock games and wants to park there, buy a bunch of beer and food and hats and other crap then they complain that it’s way too expensive.

    buy the tickets online avoid the red socks, take mass transit have a meal before you go there, dont buy the food or beer and it’s one of the cheapest forms of entertainment around.

    just because i dont pay the ridiculous prices, i have never complained about the prices. nobody is holding a gun to anybody’s head making them pay ridiculous prices. and very cheap tickets are available for most games, and maybe even postseason games. especially when the front runners stay home.

  186. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    esiason is right, ‘if ever there was a game tebow should be in, this is the game’.

    im not even a tebow fan, but jacksonville cant handle the run and the jet’s only reciever is out with a knee injury. he should be in there but rex just can’t go there.

  187. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    also, if tebow was in there, it would become like a jets home game, the place will explode!

  188. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Motherf*ck.

    Are the Jets sucking too? What’s going on in that game other than the fact that they haven’t scored? I’m too busy watching the Cowboys be predictably bad.

  189. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    tebow fumbled in a sack, thats pretty much it. jax has moved the ball well but got intercepted in the red zone once and kicked a fg the other drive. the jets have nothing, as usual.

  190. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    sorry, sanchez fumbled on a sack not tebow.

  191. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    So is Tebow in yet? I’m trying to take a break from watching the Cowboys but I’m afraid the Jets won’t offer me much comfort lol…

  192. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    @TGfireandice

    Jets-Jaguars following Jets-Cardinals has to be six of the worst-played quarters of football by both teams in my lifetime.

  193. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    shame, what is wrong with the cowboys anyway? i have to assume its the coaching, because they have alot of talent.

    im a giants fan, so it’s okay with me, im just constantly shocked that the cowboys lose the winnable games that would keep them neck and neck with the giants year after year.

  194. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    no sanchez is still in there and the jets keep sucking. rex can’t put tebow in there because he’d never be able to take him out again if he won this game. tebow’s injury made it safe for him to pull sanchez last week, this week he doesnt have that cover.

  195. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Team Greedy’s motto:

    “Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let’s go kill them!” – Tyrion Lannister, HBO’s Game of Thrones

  196. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    jets td. sanchez just iced the starter’s job for this year and next…

  197. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    There’s so, so much…

    Wade was kept on too long because he didn’t have a strong personality, which for Jerry is perfect. I didn’t like the rehiring of Garret, personally, after he was acting coach. Ryan is a good defensive coordinator… but this is the first year the D has been performing up to task in the last 3ish seasons. Was definitely not impressed with their D in the last few seasons, and that’s the one thing they had going for them in prior years. They need help on the offensive side of the game.. I don’t love our running game. And the past decade has given me a Cowboys team that has been one of the least discipline teams in a long time. The amount of penalties this team takes at key times is disgraceful.

    Basically what the team needs is a real GM………. and we’ll never get it because Jerry holds the keys to the kingdom.

  198. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    i have really noticed the penalties, landry’s teams always seemed to be the most disciplined in the nfl, lately they seem like the raiders in that category.

    but while jerry is over his head, they do seem to draft pretty well. and i think romo is above average to very good as a QB but they dont seem to ever get the most out of him. they had a good running game a few years ago, but not any more.

    come to think of it, they really are alot like the jets.

  199. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The Jets problems are so much more than Sanchez.

    My favorite part about last week was how the offensive line stepped up once the 3rd string guy came in lol… they didn’t play like that all game for them. Receivers, same situation.

    I watched Romo basically get killed all of last season… I was surprised the guy was even able to play this year after the beating he took. He had so little protection.

    I don’t like the Giants but they know how to put together a competitive team and they knew enough to stand by Coughlin’s more rigid approach to the game. Those players know what it means to want to be great. Doesn’t matter if it’s an inconsequential play, they get on each other for boneheaded plays and motivate each other to win for each other. That’s what you want on any team.

  200. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Parcells had the opportunity to turn the franchise around and it looked like we were heading in that direction.. but Jerry would never put Parcells in the FO where he wanted to be (I assume anyway, since that’s where he ended up in Miami afterwards). If I was Jerry, I’d put Bill in charge of ALL the players. Guy could build a winner if you let him. They just clashed too much. Too much ego for one franchise.

  201. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    sensibaugh (sp) with an excellent play in the end zone there!

  202. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    agreed about parcells. jerry blew it with him and won’t bring in another powerful coach.

  203. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    ?@jaymohr37

    NFL players get suspended for using Adderall but play 48 hours after driving drunk. Preposterous.

    I know Jay Mohr is a comedian but I do kinda think DUIs should come with suspensions in ALL the sports.

  204. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Shame,

    I think the problem with the Cowboys is Jones. He is an owner who has his fingers in every part of the team. He is the GM, and I bet he is involved in the game planning. No real coach will work for him. Only yes men.

    That’s my take.

  205. blake December 9th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: As rival execs note: the Rangers wouldn’t talk about Mike Olt in deals before the July 31 deadline–and now they’re very open to moving him.

    Wonder if the Yanks have even asked about him? He’s 10 years too young probably…..

  206. PhiltheThrill December 9th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    He has trouble making contact.

  207. blake December 9th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    PhiltheThrill says:
    December 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    He has trouble making contact.

    He will fit in perfect then ;) seriously though….he has warts or they wouldn’t be willing to trade him….but he also projects to be a least an average big league 3B with RH power who they could control for 6 years…..they have nothing long term at that position anywhere close…..

  208. mick December 9th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Ys

    with you on not getting ripped off for yankee games.
    doesn’t make you less of a fan, just smarter.

  209. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I do hope Youkilis goes to Cleveland and the 3B search can continue. Olt would be a good try.

  210. tucker December 9th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Heyman reported the Mariners may be interested in Youk. But I think his reporting sometimes includes a lot of speculation.

    I think Youk goes to Cleveland for 2 years, nearly 19 million.

  211. PhiltheThrill December 9th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I think I’d rather try some of the in house options, and if we go for any trades, I’m hoping there for younger prospects at positions like short and third, since we’re in good shape everywhere else. And may even be at short.

  212. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    “it is a yankees blog but sometimes it seems like some people just want to whine about guys who play for the mariners…”

    actually it’s almost as much fun coming on here to listen to old time cashman supporters spin what’s going on now as it is going on fox news to watch true believers there try to figure out how a guy who could qualify as a mexican citizen couldn’t get latinos to vote for him.

    i think this blog had a whole lot of conservative people who loved rooting for the “republican” yankees. this faction loved cashman. sure there were independent liberals like murphydog who really admired cashman and stood by him. way back when i was ticked off at cashman for mistreating bernie .murphydog put up some passionate arguments in favor of cashman.

    but those days of polite discourse are long gone. i understand we’re not allowed to talk politics on this board, but it’s incredibly easy to imagine how individual commenters vote. their way of often thinking spills over into their view of baseball.

    i have no doubt that the split on this blog concerning montero split along party lines.

    personally i’m a libertarian and a contrarian. at the moment i care more about social issues of fairness than i do economic issues, so you can guess who i voted for in the recent election.

    but to get back on point, there is no such thing as pure yankee baseball debate on this blog. where people are coming from in their world view influences their view of how they believe the yankees should operate.

    in other words many of the peope who don’t like j.a. pru’s montero view or mine often really dislike how we think about the world. and vice versa.

    and that’s not whining, just stating a fact.

  213. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    worship all the mariners you want.

    im just being libertarian.

  214. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    romo’s a good quarterback. im always amazed they dont win more with him.

  215. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Ys did you see that little underhanded pass he tried earlier lol? That’s partly why. It’s sort of the same thing Eli does.. sometimes they try to do too much to compensate for a lack of offense and it blows up in their faces.

    I hope we don’t find a new and creative way to lose this game.

    The replay they’re showing in this Jets game is shockingly low quality lol… this is amazing…

  216. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    “it is a yankees blog but sometimes it seems like some people just want to whine about guys who play for the mariners…”

    actually it’s almost as much fun coming on here to listen to old time cashman supporters spin what’s going on now as it is going on fox news to watch true believers there try to figure out how a guy who could qualify as a mexican citizen couldn’t get latinos to vote for him.

    i think this blog had a whole lot of conservative people who loved rooting for the “republican” yankees. this faction loved cashman. sure there were independent liberals like murphydog who really admired cashman and stood by him. way back when i was ticked off at cashman for mistreating bernie .murphydog put up some passionate arguments in favor of cashman.

    but those days of polite discourse are long gone. i understand we’re not allowed to talk politics on this board, but it’s incredibly easy to imagine how individual commenters vote. their way of often thinking spills over into their view of baseball.

    i have no doubt that the split on this blog concerning montero split along party lines.

    personally i’m a libertarian and a contrarian. at the moment i care more about social issues of fairness than i do economic issues, so you can guess who i voted for in the recent election.

    but to get back on point, there is no such thing as pure yankee baseball debate on this blog. where people are coming from in their world view influences their view of how they believe the yankees should operate.

    in other words many of the peope who don’t like j.a. pru’s montero view or mine often really dislike how we think about the world. and vice versa.

    and that’s not whining, just stating a fact.

    ******

    Now I know how this kitten felt after reading the above – - – - -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HECa3bAFAYk

  217. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    no game i’ve watched in the past 30 or so years so deserves to end in a tie as the jets-jags game.

  218. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    worship all the mariners you want.”

    that kind of sarcasm is just dumb.

    how does it get you anywhere ?

    no one worships the mariners.

    the fact is other teams have many of the yankee’s young players.

    the yankees have guys they now can’t afford or have let go because they can’t afford them or rather choose not to afford them.

    someone mucked up.

  219. PhiltheThrill December 9th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I never thought there was a political connection to how anyone thought of the Yanks or Cashman, unless it was a product of their own projections (as most things are). Anyway, I’ve always been a Cash supporter, but he’s been on probation with me since he lost his mind and traded Montero.

  220. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    funny how much your ‘stating a fact’ sounds like whining.

  221. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    actually i’m kind of smug right now.

    all the sides i’ve been rooting for have won lately.

    kind of hard to be smug and whine at the same time :)

  222. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    “all the sides i’ve been rooting for have won lately.”
    =======================
    i guess i misread your suggestion of who you voted for for president…

  223. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    y’s guy-

    you don’t see the crossover with nate silver.

    baseball and politics.

    i think the blog makes a mistake not allowing political discussion.

    this blog would explode with energy politics were mixed in.

    total free for all

    it’d be like no holds barred cage fighting :)

  224. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    actually it’s almost as much fun coming on here to listen to old time cashman supporters spin what’s going on now as it is going on fox news to watch true believers there try to figure out how a guy who could qualify as a mexican citizen couldn’t get latinos to vote for him.

    —————

    Lol randy! I don’t agree with your assessment of the connection between sports and politics but this made me crack up.

    ….I don’t have a preference for either political party. Seems to be our only options are a bunch of crazy people who at least have conviction and another bunch of people too noncommittal to come right out and call them crazy.

    We’re better off investing our passions in sports lol.

    Yay Cowboys!! Go Saints ;)

  225. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    @KenDavidoff

    In trade talks for R.A. Dickey, #Mets asked #Rangers for a rich package that included Mike Olt. #Rangers haven’t countered.

    @KenDavidoff

    Lack of #Rangers counter to Dickey ask most likely means Texas didn’t see common ground for deal. #Mets

    ——————–

    That would be a crazy overpay for the Rangers but I like that the Mets are being aggressive… if Dickey has a good first half they could end up getting a much nicer package for him at the deadline since he is under control for another year.

  226. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    ok now my football team has to step up if they want to defend their championship!

  227. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    LOL, Jay Mohr is taking major heat for saying guys that get DUIs should get automatic suspensions. I’m a little surprised… does that seem so extreme? They’re pulling an ‘innocent until proven guilty’ card, can any of the lawyers confirm that blowing a BAC above the legal limit pretty much settles that matter? I thought blowing above the legal limit means…… that you’re guilty of a DUI? No?

  228. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    that would be an overpay but can’t blame the mets for asking for a top prospect for a cy young winner.

    i would just like to see dickey cash in for his perserverence.

  229. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    eli had a td if he put the ball in the right place.

  230. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    @jaymohr37

    “@MisterNE1: @jaymohr37 Also, Adderall is a controlled substance. It’s amphetamine by RX only. It’s not alcohol.” Ever get run over by it?!!

    ————-

    People are THAT serious lol.. I can’t..

    I don’t blame the Mets at all. And like I said, I think they would be comfortable starting the year with him and making a trade midseason.

    They’re risking him depreciating in value but it might end up being a risk that pays big dividends for a team like the Rangers, who might have Olt just sitting around at that point, looking for that last piece to make a push.

  231. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    from* a team like the Rangers

  232. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    i thought i read that players moved at the trade deadline can’t rate a draft pick for a QO. that devalues alot of the deadline trades and makes players more valuable to trade in the offseason before their ‘walk’ year.

  233. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    96 yard return for a giant, its been a long time…

  234. CompassRosy December 9th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    “no one worships the mariners.”
    ~

    hey, I’m not no one ;-)

    ===

    “the fact is other teams have many of the yankee’s young players.”
    ~

    and, the Yank’s have had many of the M’s old ones…

  235. jacksquat December 9th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    CompassRosy December 9th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    “the fact is other teams have many of the yankee’s young players.”
    ~

    and, the Yank’s have had many of the M’s old ones…

    Yanks don’t have Ichiro and Ibanez anymore. Just Pineda. Oh, I guess Arod counts.

    Maybe we should balance this out.

    Cano for Zunino and Paxton. :)

  236. yankee21 December 9th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Slow day in Yankee land, as SEA is a topic.

    For the Mariners to unlock the keys to success it begins with trading Felix. Something I think SEA is having a hard time coming to grips with. Compounded by the fact he really seems to like SEA.

    Moving Felix can bring back a haul and round out SEA to compete with the other three.

    Otherwise, SEA will perfect the art of finishing runner up. Good thing is they will still be able to beat up the Houston Astros.

  237. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    compass rosy-

    i should have said no one who is a yankee fan first worships the mariners :)

    that would be more accurate.

  238. sammiejohnson December 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal
    Sources: #Yankees making push for Ichiro.

  239. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    #dodgers sign ryu

  240. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Compass – Do you buy that the M’s are in hard on Hamilton?

  241. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    From Rosenthal:

    Ichiro Suzuki enjoyed playing for the Yankees so much, he likely will be back with them again.

    The Yankees are showing strong interest in re-signing the free-agent outfielder, according to major league sources.

    “They are all over him,” one source says. “That (a deal with Ichiro) will happen.”

    Ichiro, 39, would join two other left-handed hitters in the Yankees’ outfield, Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner.

    The Yankees then would need a right-handed complement, presuming they do not trade Granderson, an idea the team is exploring, sources say.

    The return of Ichiro would not preclude the Yankees from re-signing free agent Raul Ibanez, another left-handed hitter who likely would get most of his at-bats as a DH.

    The team also is waiting to hear on its one-year, $12 million offer to Kevin Youkilis, a right-handed hitter who would play third base while Alex Rodriguez recovers from surgery on his left hip.

    As for Josh Hamilton, the best free-agent hitter on the market, the Yankees are “kicking the tires,” according to a source, but at this point do not appear to be a serious bidder.

    The Yankees almost certainly would need to trade Granderson if they wanted to sign Hamilton and achieve their goal of getting under the $189 million luxury-tax threshold by 2014.

    Ichiro likely would sign a one-year contract, falling in line with the other free agents the Yankees have re-signed this off-season — right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, lefty Andy Pettitte and closer Mariano Rivera.

    Youkilis also would be a one-year deal, enabling the Yankees to maintain payroll flexibility as they seek to get under the threshold, which would save them tens of millions under the new labor agreement.

    Ichiro joined the Yankees last July 23 in a trade with the Mariners. The move helped revive him offensively: After batting .261 with a .642 OPS in 95 games with the Mariners, he batted .322 with a .794 OPS in 67 games with the Yankees.

  242. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    What’s plan B/C/D/whatever letter we’re on, if Youk doesn’t sign?

  243. UnKnown December 9th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Meredith Marakovits ?@M_Marakovits
    Back to the NBA I go #hellobrooklyn

    ———-

    Is Meredith gone or what? I know she used to cover the 76ers, so is she going to cover the Nets now.

  244. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Ichiro–continuing the youth movement. What is the average age of signed players?

  245. UnKnown December 9th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The Nets play tonight though so maybe she is just taking in a game. That’s probably it.

  246. CompassRosy December 9th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    JS ~
    Good luck with that Cano for Zunino and Paxton business ;-)

    ==

    yankee21 ~
    M’s don’t need a haul of young players… they have plenty of those. They need to sign a SOLID veteran bat (or two) and use some of those chips to get another one and/or a MoR starter (depending upon Vargas’s status)

    ==

    Shame ~
    Yes – I buy that the M’s are in hard on Hamilton.
    Whether they are in hard enough to land him is a whole ‘nother story…

    ===

    Now, gotta get back to my “other” team…
    Seahawks playing some pretty, darned exciting football these days :-)

  247. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Shame ~
    Yes – I buy that the M’s are in hard on Hamilton.
    Whether they are in hard enough to land him is a whole ‘nother story…

    ———–

    Well put! :D

    Now that Greinke is signed, I think we see Hamilton signed by the end of the week. Bunch of dominoes should fall from there.

  248. Against All Odds December 9th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    UnKnown December 9th, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    Meredith Marakovits ?@M_Marakovits
    Back to the NBA I go #hellobrooklyn

    ———-

    Is Meredith gone or what? I know she used to cover the 76ers, so is she going to cover the Nets now.

    ————

    She was down at the winter meetings. Maybe they are just expanding her role with YES.

  249. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    @SamBorden

    Important detail RT @Lescarpenter: RG III: “I screamed…like a man of course.”

    Ahahahahaha!!

  250. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    The Nets are on YES.. makes sense if they’re having her pull double duty.

  251. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    ryu gets $36M for 6 yrs. also has opt out after 5.

  252. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    @SamBorden

    Also, unlimited supply of sleeveless white karate kits #StreetFighter RT @TBrownYahoo: Ryu contract includes $5m signing bonus

  253. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    eli in the last 2 minutes is lethal

  254. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-in-nyc/

    the above link for anyone who wants to see what the blog was thinking a year ago.

    darvish maybe kuroda.

    no big discontent going on like now.

    the natives are clearly restless this december.

  255. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    kuroda was better than darvish at much less cost. good choice made there…

  256. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i was critical of kuroda, thought his nl west stats wouldnt translate. i was wrong.

    cashman made the better choice.

  257. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Ryu indeed $36M for 6 yrs. with Dodgers, as first reported by @JonHeymanCBS. Total outlay, including $25.7M posting fee: $61.7M.

  258. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    david wilson…who knew?

  259. RMS December 9th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Donnie baseball must be very happy now that the Dodgers are spending like the Yankees use to.

  260. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    “i was critical of kuroda, thought his nl west stats wouldnt translate. i was wrong.”

    i was an agnostic on kuroda until trisha wanted to send him to the bullpen in the early season :)

    cashman can sign free agents.

    he’s pretty good at it .

    look at aj burnett.

    he won 16 games last year :)

  261. mick December 9th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    in other words many of the peope who don’t like j.a. pru’s montero view or mine often really dislike how we think about the world. and vice versa.

    and that’s not whining, just stating a fact.
    =============================
    the facts according to you.

  262. mick December 9th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Since when did the amount of money spent on going to games equate to how good a fan you are?
    sounds republican to me..

  263. jacksquat December 9th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    in other words many of the peope who don’t like j.a. pru’s montero view or mine often really dislike how we think about the world. and vice versa.

    and that’s not whining, just stating a fact.

    Don’t try to relate baseball opinion to politics or any kind of social theory.

  264. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    “Don’t try to relate baseball opinion to politics or any kind of social theory.”

    yeah that would never work for nate silver :)

  265. jmills December 9th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Good solid rain up here – just finished getting the stupid bulbs in.

  266. Jerkface December 9th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    The choice should never be kuroda vs darvish. One is a short term solution, the other is a long term cost saving solution. They could have brought them both in.

  267. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    really pushing that nate silver reference aren’t you?

  268. jacksquat December 9th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Randy, your comment makes no sense.

  269. mick December 9th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Randy, your comment makes no sense.
    ======================
    They do to him and that’s all that matters…

  270. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    “really pushing that nate silver reference aren’t you?”

    some of us have more intellectual curiosity than others.

  271. Jerkface December 9th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Yea that would never work for nate silver

    -

    You’re right, it wouldn’t. Nate silver moving from baseball to politics is not equating a baseball philosophy with a political affiliation, but the application of metrics to politics. Nate silvers calculations had nothing to do with democrat or republicans but what the data said. Trying to bring political leanings and policy attitude into a discussion about baseball is bad form.

  272. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Jerkface December 9th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    The choice should never be kuroda vs darvish. One is a short term solution, the other is a long term cost saving solution. They could have brought them both in.

    ————

    Yep. Kuroda was better last season but I think Darvish’s numbers were pretty close.. the whole point would have been that he’d carry a low AAV, even with the posting fee costs.

    But it was the posting fee. Fine. No excuse on Cespedes!!

  273. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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    @MarcCarig

    Dodgers also set to announce that Dodgers Dogs will be wrapped in hundred dollar bills, ya’ll.

    ?@MarcCarig

    With the Dodgers tossing out these kinds of figures, it’s only a matter of time until the push to #OccupyChavezRavine.

  274. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    F*ck the Dodgers.

  275. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    “Donnie baseball must be very happy now that the Dodgers are spending like the Yankees use to”

    Yes…,but they better make the playoffs…., with much payroll comes much expectations.

  276. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    “Nate silvers calculations had nothing to do with democrat or republicans but what the data said”

    precisley.

    when someone plays golf and shoots a 74 they didn’t shoot a republican 74 or a democratic 74.

    what i’m saying is much of this blog is dogmatic and into biases similar to political bias of party affliction. once someone picks a side on an issue, they tend to no longer look at objective fact but rather what will be good for their side, their opinion.

    and nate silver doesn’t predict what will happen in ether baseball or politics.
    he gives a range of possibilities.

    the reason i bring up silver is for one i find it interesting how he morphed from baseball analysis to political analysis.

    i also do it for trash talk because of how much it pisses off the “other side”.

    some people on this blog really got their asses kicked this year in a lot of different ways, but they are too ignorant to know it.

  277. jacksquat December 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    2014 Yankees

    C
    1B Teixeira
    2B
    3B Rodriguez (maybe)
    SS
    LF
    CF Gardner
    RF
    DH

    CC
    Pineda (maybe)
    Nova
    Phelps

    What exactly is the plan here?

  278. randy l. December 9th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    “Trying to bring political leanings and policy attitude into a discussion about baseball is bad form.”

    bad form?

    so sue me :)

  279. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    What exactly is the plan here?

    Cut expenses, increase profits!

  280. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Since they can’t buy any good players…..maybe Hal should focus on a weak portion of the viewing audience and target the teenage girl fan?

    Sign Justin Bieber for RF and Taylor Lautner for 3B…..then to make Shame Spencer happy they could go old school and sign Nick Carter for Catcher and J. timberlake at DH….

    Of course this plan would be dependent on these guys accepting one year deals…..

    Think of the ratings Hal…. Who cares about winning games

  281. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    jacksquat December 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    2014 Yankees

    C
    1B Teixeira
    2B
    3B Rodriguez (maybe)
    SS
    LF
    CF Gardner
    RF
    DH

    CC
    Pineda (maybe)
    Nova
    Phelps

    What exactly is the plan here?

    —————–

    I think we can safely pencil Jeter in there.. hopefully he only has an okay season so he doesn’t end up costing more? How we root this year is gonna be weird.

  282. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    That is extremely depressing, however.

    I suppose on the upside it means we’ll have a fair amount of money to spend.. better pray this market bottoms out somehow.

  283. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Jacksquat,

    That is the question I have been asking. Wouldn’t reasonable contracts extending into 2014 help remedy that? Their actions make no sense to me.

  284. G. Love December 9th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Tar,

    In response to your earlier question I’m definitely a Steely Dan fan. If I had to pick a favorite song by them it’d be My Old School although Kid Charlemagne is pretty close behind it. Their lead singer’s new album (apparently the filter here won’t let you type his last name after Donald) is very good by the way.

  285. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    blake – :lol:

    I don’t even think Justin Timberlake should play a baseball player in a movie but maybe you’re onto something.. I wonder how much it would cost to get one of JLo’s ass cheeks to DH…? Do love me some Backstreet Boys. They played the New Kids on the Block in a charity soft ball game over the summer and scored like 14 runs!!!

    You know, with the hockey lockout, there’s a whole group of athletes that could probably use some work right now. I wonder if Sid the Kid can swing a bat?

  286. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    . “I wonder how much it would cost to get one of JLo’s ass cheeks to DH”

    I think she has them insured for millions ….all shed have to do is lean into it a bit and it’s outta the park

  287. yankee21 December 9th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Jeter will be 39+ years old if he continues playing at the start of the season in 2014.

    At some point doesn’t a team have to transition away from an aging icon?

    Sooner or later father time will catch up with Jeter offensively.

    Defensively, what he gets to he handles as well as anybody but his range and arm strength have left him years ago.

    I think NY needs a better plan for a starting SS in 2014.

  288. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Kobe is probably hitting in the cage between NBA games to try to get on with the Dodgers

  289. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    The Dodgers dropped $200 million dollars this weekend….

    The Dodgers are like an episode of Oprah’s Favorite Things and we’re like an episode of the Tony Danza Show.

  290. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Hockey players can usually golf well. They can probably hit too. DH? One year contract for the strike year. Who said Hal doesn’t have a plan.

  291. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    0% of tennage girls will want to watch Youk

  292. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Derek Jeter is not the problem with the 2014 team.

    blake – WORD.

  293. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Heck sign Kate Upton to DH and maybe Verlander will demand a trade!

  294. RMS December 9th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Sign Justin Bieber for RF and Taylor Lautner for 3B…..then to make Shame Spencer happy they could go old school and sign Nick Carter for Catcher and J. timberlake at DH….

    ———————————————————————————————
    Little girls would fill YS. No empty seats, Hal would be happy.

  295. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    “yankee21 December 9th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Jeter will be 39+ years old if he continues playing at the start of the season in 2014.

    At some point doesn’t a team have to transition away from an aging icon? ”
    ==============================================
    so you advocate not offering jeter a contract after this year?

  296. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    the champions roll on toward the playoffs…

  297. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Go Knicks – - – -

  298. Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    if you had the cardinals +57 YOU LOST!

  299. jacksquat December 9th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Can get Brad Pitt to push the Yankee cologne/perfume.

  300. RMS December 9th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Can get Brad Pitt to push the Yankee cologne/perfume.

    ——————————————————————————–
    That would work well. Hal making more money.

  301. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: Mark Reynolds close to signing with #indians

    Could mean Youk turned them down? :(

  302. blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Maybe Cleveland will sign them both but in doubt it…, Youk was gonna play 1B for them….probablyeams ugly is our new 3b…..

  303. austinmac December 9th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Reynolds for 1B on the Indians?

  304. blake December 9th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: reynolds will play first base with #indians. was terrific at 1b for o’s last year.

  305. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    blake December 9th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Maybe Cleveland will sign them both but in doubt it…, Youk was gonna play 1B for them….probablyeams ugly is our new 3b…..
    ///

    It would seem so. Crap.

  306. blake December 9th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #indians planning to go with youngster lonnie chisenhall at 3b. so reynolds deal takes Youk off cleveland’s board

    Maybe there is a mystery team….

  307. LGY December 9th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    So the plan is Youk at 3B and Ichiro in RF? Really?

  308. Jeff in Canada December 9th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

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  309. Tar December 9th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks Glove

    They are one of my favorites as well. Royal Scam brings back lots of good memories. Boy has time really flown bye. Will check out the new album by Donald.

  310. blake December 9th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Youkilis out with #Indians due to Reynolds. #Yankees not only other option. #Mariners, #Dodgers also have shown interest. Maybe others too.

    Go dodgers!

  311. CoreyMac December 9th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Well, I’ll take Youk over Reynolds. I’m very happy to see we won’t have 400K between him and Granderson this season

  312. mick December 9th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    jeter ss
    ichiro rf
    tex 1b
    cano 2b
    youk 3b
    grandy cf
    hairston dh
    pierzynski C
    gardy lf

    not bad…1st place lineup…situational hitting

  313. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    .259 BA, .711 OPS, 34 years old, 22 doubles – who am I?

  314. jmills December 9th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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  316. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    YankeesWFAN Agent Joe Bick says Youk “is still in the process of deciding what he’s going to do” and has no timetable for decision.

  317. Cashmoney December 9th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu shortly before a Sunday deadline, wrapping up a productive weekend in which they may have acquired their No. 2 and 3 starting pitchers.

    Ryu’s deal is for six years and sources told ESPN it’s worth $36 million with an out clause that kicks in after the fifth year if he has pitched 750 or more innings,.

  318. CompassRosy December 9th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Ys Guy December 9th, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    if you had the cardinals +57 YOU LOST!

    ~

    :D

    quick story…

    Our oldest daughter, a HUGE Seahawks fan, lives in Lake Tahoe and, due to her work schedule, won’t be able to come home for Christmas. She REALLY wanted to at least come home for a Hawks game so, she and I cooked up a surprise for her dad…

    She booked a flight home for this weekend and I bought Marshawn Lynch jerseys for them both and the game tickets (we’d sold our season tix to a friend just for this year, due to temporary budget constraints).

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    :)

  319. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

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    *****

    What’s your opinion of Michael Saunders?

  320. jmills December 9th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Compass,….that’s a nice story, put Jimi Live at Berkley on! :)

  321. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I hope the Youk situation isn’t holding them up from making any other moves…

    It would at least seem if a trade is in the works we’re looking at a RFer or C at this point though, right?

    I ask earlier but if Youk goes elsewhere what is plan G?

  322. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Great story Compass!!

  323. jmills December 9th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I think Justin Bieber in CF would be crazy entertaining. After Neil Peart retires due to all the chain smoking,…he is the new Rush drummer complete avec lyrics. :)

    Bill Bruford,…..eat your heart out!

  324. Shame Spencer December 9th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    @dylanohernandez

    The #Dodgers have taken on more than $600 million in salary commitments since they were purchased by Guggenheim Baseball.

  325. The Return of Stoneburner December 9th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    @dylanohernandez

    The #Dodgers have taken on more than $600 million in salary commitments since they were purchased by Guggenheim Baseball.

    *******

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDQfo7qJKAE

  326. mick December 9th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I hope the Youk situation isn’t holding them up
    =============================
    Anything like the Bonnie situation from Pulp Fiction?

  327. blake December 9th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: reynolds deal is for $6M base plus $1.5M incentives, @Britt_Ghiroli reported. #indians

  328. mick December 9th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Presser for Youk this week?

  329. jmills December 9th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Stone, Guggenheim ?! I was at that modern spiral show prior to taking time out in the Park.

  330. Cashmoney December 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

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  331. jmills December 9th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Cash, the only turbo I know is with my mechanic getting ready for all that blow, all that snow.

  332. J. Alfred Prufrock December 9th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

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