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Report: Youkilis signs with Yankees

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 11, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ken Rosenthal has the story: Kevin Youkilis has signed for one year, $12 million.

UPDATE, 6:37 p.m.: As you probably expected, the Rosenthal report is true. The Yankees have agreed to terms, but Youkilis still has to take a physical and actually sign a contract. The Yankees believe Youkilis will hit for a better average than he did last season — he reached a career-low .235 last year — but mostly they seem to like that he can still grind at-bats and hit for power from the right side, something the Yankees lineup is lacking.

 
 

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241 Responses to “Report: Youkilis signs with Yankees”

  1. PhiltheThrill December 11th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    the most deplorable bandaid yet.

  2. Captain Clutch December 11th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Youk and Ichiro is nice but they definitely need to add another bat. They can’t be the only additions. The middle of the order is really lacking power.

  3. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I don’t know why we are paying so much for a guy who may only be a platoon hitter vs LHP & who should not be playing third base.

    Grossssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  4. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Youk and Ichiro is nice but they definitely need to add another bat. They can’t be the only additions. The middle of the order is really lacking power.

    Thome? Hairston? Soriano? All might be available ..

  5. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Grossssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    Yeah his bald sweaty head is pretty gross.

  6. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    So.. where does Youk bat?

    Maybe he’ll be our DH and Adams can man 3B.

    Still can’t believe we could have had Beltran for how much we’re paying Youk…

    There is no plane.

  7. Captain Clutch December 11th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Also, his defense is terrible.
    ————–

    His defense is definitely better than what Arod’s will be after 2 hip surgeries. Arod is lucky if his defene is decent at 3rd when he comes back.

  8. Barry December 11th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    What a bore.

  9. waka flocka December 11th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Jerkface,

    because he would play for one year.

  10. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Still can’t believe we could have had Beltran for how much we’re paying Youk…

    Oh god why did you remind me … I would cry if I wasn’t laughing so hard

    Jeter SS
    Ichiro RF
    Cano 2B
    Teixeira 1B
    Youkilis 3B
    Granderson LF
    ?? DH
    Gardner CF
    Cervelli C

    ughhhhh

  11. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Ys Guy is not going to be happy.

  12. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Ys Guy is not going to be happy.

    Of course he will, the Yankees know best :>

  13. BD (Boston Dave) December 11th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    1 year deal

    the problems the yankees have are because of 7,8,10 year deals…. not 1 year deals.

    this signing is small potatoes even if it’s too much $….

  14. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    My thoughts on the situation: http://i1075.photobucket.com/a...../iquit.gif

  15. JoeyVegas December 11th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Fail the physical. Fail the physical.

  16. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    This off season is going real well so far. Still waiting for the ninja move lol :neutral:

  17. jacksquat December 11th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Face it, this is stop gap year. Root for the uniform. New team in 2014.

  18. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Face it, this is stop gap year. Root for the uniform. New team in 2014.

    Youk’s uniform is going to be yellow & brown :x

  19. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Shame here are my thoughts

    http://i565.photobucket.com/al.....lackey.gif

  20. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Captain Clutch December 11th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Also, his defense is terrible.
    ————–

    His defense is definitely better than what Arod’s will be after 2 hip surgeries. Arod is lucky if his defene is decent at 3rd when he comes back.

    —————–

    So now we have two bad defensive 3B’s… ? Not helping the cause lol.

  21. jacksquat December 11th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    Face it, this is stop gap year. Root for the uniform. New team in 2014.

    Youk’s uniform is going to be yellow & brown

    We’re the Yankees, not the Padres!

  22. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    jacksquat December 11th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Face it, this is stop gap year. Root for the uniform. New team in 2014.

    ——————

    No one is going to root against Youk… it’s just such a poor allocation or resources…

  23. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    My thoughts on the situation: http://i.imgur.com/nhwJk.jpg

  24. jacksquat December 11th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Total Zone has Youk as slightly above average at 3B last year.

  25. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Shame here are my thoughts

    http://i565.photobucket.com/al…..lackey.gif

    ————

    :lol:

  26. Captain Clutch December 11th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Jon Morosi?@jonmorosi

    I am not convinced Yankees are finished spending. All they have done is bring back 2012 pitchers and Youkilis in as sub for A-Rod.

  27. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    We’re the Yankees, not the Padres!

    Sweat & Grime are two of Youkilis’ key exports.

  28. waka flocka December 11th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    $12MM for Youkilis is ridiculous but their options are extremely limited. what are you gonna do?

  29. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    One of my big problems with signing Youk is that I made fun of the red sox so much for moving him back to third and laughed heartily when he both sucked there & got hurt a lot, and now my favorite team just paid 12 million for the privilege of doing the same thing I made fun of :<

  30. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Ichiro and Youkilis are the Yankees all in moves for the winter. Now, we’ll add a crummy RH bat for the outfield.

  31. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I hate this.

    I will only forgive them if they sign Josh Hamilton

  32. BD (Boston Dave) December 11th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    $12MM for Youkilis is ridiculous but their options are extremely limited. what are you gonna do?

    =========

    yep. you can argue that the Yankees left themselves poorly prepared…. but that’s old news. As far as improving the team for 2013 without affecting 2014 payroll, this isn’t a terrible move.

    It’s a minor move that looks like a big deal because of who it is.

  33. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Oh I like this game!! Here are more of my thoughts on the situation: http://i1075.photobucket.com/a.....ious/o.gif

  34. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    If Youk bounces back and oPSs .850 them ill love with it if they out a bag over his head

  35. CountryClub December 11th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I’m not happy about this, but there’s nothing I can do about it. Sighhhhhhh

    The other thing is I have no faith he’ll stay healthy. It could end up being a bad deal all around. Chavez was making a mil the last couple years, if he got hurt it was no big deal. This is different.

  36. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Captain Clutch December 11th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Jon Morosi?@jonmorosi

    I am not convinced Yankees are finished spending. All they have done is bring back 2012 pitchers and Youkilis in as sub for A-Rod.

    ——————–

    Phantom limb syndrome.. we’ve all got it.

    There is no plane.

  37. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Cashman signed a real hairy monster this time

  38. pkyankfan69 December 11th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Yanks should also sign John Rocker and Ty Cobb to make the team more likable.

  39. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    @JackCurryYES: I’m amused by the anti-Youkilis banter from Yankee fans. He’s very similar to a popular ex-Yankee. Read this. http://t.co/gxqAoAC5

    Blasphemy ….Curry is on my bad list

  40. Nick in SF December 11th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I, for one, welcome our new ass-faced Yankee. :cry:

  41. Warning Track Power December 11th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Youk-WELCOME TO NEW YORK!!

  42. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    here are my thoughts it’s so bad that all I can do is

    http://i.imgur.com/fed8c.gif

  43. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I’m just gonna keep posting this conversation until it is no longer relevant to the Yankees’ situation:

    IT Guy: You know that scene in Indiana Jones where the giant ball rock thing is chasing him?

    Me: Yeah.

    IT Guy: Remember how he gets on the phone and is like, “START THE PLANE!”

    Me: Yeah.

    IT Guy: There is no plane.

    Me: …yeah.

  44. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Yanks pitchers had better learn to pitch to then outside corner to righties and inside to lefties with Youk at 3B and Jeter returning from ankle surgery

  45. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Shame,

    I’m having further thoughts on this signing: http://i.imgur.com/WhpHV.gif

  46. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Oh God here come the O’Neill comparisons.

  47. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Jon Morosi– no kidding. Now, they are only down three position players.

  48. jacksquat December 11th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Joelsherman1 Even in down ’12, Youk remained strong v LHs, so #Yankees want to find complement who hits RHs well, tougher with Chavez going to Az

    They aren’t paying anyone 12 mil to be the weak side of a platoon.

  49. yankeefeminista December 11th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Ugh. It just keeps getting better and better. Just keep your hands off the farm, Cash.

  50. spirolateral December 11th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    .233 hitter for 12 million. cashman is a moron.

  51. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    December 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    Oh God here come the O’Neill comparisons.

    Blasphemy

  52. Warning Track Power December 11th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Youk is getting paid $12 million to play 3rd base and give Tex a rest from time to time.

  53. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I’m gonna express more thoughts through the power of gifs on here.. http://i1075.photobucket.com/a...../sadss.gif

  54. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: Yankees lineup Opening Day could be: Gardner, Jeter, Cano, Teixeira, some DH, Granderson, Youkilis, Ichiro, Cervelli,

    Cervelli lol

  55. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Patrick – At least we know even in the worst of times we can keep ourselves amused!!!

    http://i1075.photobucket.com/a.....us/wha.gif

  56. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I hope he plays well. We need it.

    Youkilis, Ichiro, a RH outfielder who will settle for a one year deal, Ibanez and I think they are finished.

  57. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Does anyone have Youk’s splits at the ready? Who will be his defensive replacement lol?

  58. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    My comment is awaiting moderation so here is another reaction to this signing

    http://i.imgur.com/bESN0.gif

  59. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Yankees really pick their old guys well as we have seen with Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon, Raul Ibanez, etc. So draw caution before bashing

    24m Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    I think it was a great fit. RT @JoshuaPerez2000 What do you think about the Yankees signing Youkilis?

  60. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    The gifs are hilarious.

  61. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    http://i1075.photobucket.com/a.....s/poop.jpg

  62. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: youk’s $12M for 1 yr sets up yanks to go below $189M in ’14. expiring contracts: mo, pett, kuroda, grandy, youk, maybe DJ

    Cause that’s all that matters….

  63. yankeefeminista December 11th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Shame, .878 OPS vs. L, .693 vs. R, I do believe.

  64. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Does anyone have Youk’s splits at the ready? Who will be his defensive replacement lol?

    RHP .220 .316 .377 .693
    LHP .275 .386 .492 .878

  65. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Patrick – yeah some of mine got caught too..Note to self, you can’t say the word c*cktail on LoHud..

  66. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Who will play 3B when Youk gets hurt?

  67. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks guys… man that’s an ugly split vs. RHP.

    GROSS.

  68. Warning Track Power December 11th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    @Buster_ESPN: Yankees lineup Opening Day could be: Gardner, Jeter, Cano, Teixeira, some DH, Granderson, Youkilis, Ichiro, Cervelli,

    Cervelli lol
    ———————————————————————————————————
    These experts make me laugh in early Dec
    Good thing the season is not starting tomorrow.

  69. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Yankees really pick their old guys well as we have seen with Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon, Raul Ibanez, etc. So draw caution before bashing

    ————————-

    What about Jones, the 2nd yr with Freddy, Randy Winn, etc

  70. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Who will play 3B when Youk gets hurt?

    ———————–

    See my post at 6:26 pm

  71. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    When I think of Youk’s sweaty greasy face with a Yankee hat on: http://i.imgur.com/Ppmlv.gif

  72. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    What about Jones, the 2nd yr with Freddy, Randy Winn, etc

    When you sign as many old people as the Yankees do, it becomes convenient to ignore the misses

  73. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Patrick – yeah some of mine got caught too..Note to self, you can’t say the word c*cktail on LoHud..

    I believe they are “awaiting moderation” if there is more than 1 link in a post

  74. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Here is Cashman discussing the future of the Yankees: http://i.imgur.com/rFsvP.jpg

  75. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Warning Track,

    Do you expect something different by opening day? They have not made one move impacting 2014.

  76. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    What about Jones, the 2nd yr with Freddy, Randy Winn, etc

    ****

    I know – what about Hiroki, Ichiro (soon), Andy, Mo, etc. (and hey – 2nd yr. Freddy had that nice start in Fenway!!!)

  77. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Yes it would have been great to have a Chavez/Youkilis combo at 3B but Ibanez could fill that LHB off bench/DH vs. RHP role.

  78. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Ichiro (soon)

    Shouldn’t you wait until he does well to back pat the Yankees on it?

  79. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    What about Jones, the 2nd yr with Freddy, Randy Winn, etc

    When you sign as many old people as the Yankees do, it becomes convenient to ignore the misses

    —————-

    Apparently so

    Patrick that last one is great :)

  80. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1
    We are celebrating #nyknicks for getting older, motivated, know-how-to-play guys. #Yankees essentially doing same. That is what is available

    20m Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1
    same complaints last 2 yrs with chavez, colon, ibanez, garcia, ajones, ibanez, etc, and #Yankees have most Ws in MLB in 2011-12 (cont)

    21m Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1
    Understand all too-old complaints v. #Yankees, but how do find young players in this mkt that keep them possible to win in ’13? (cont)
    Expand

  81. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Been nice to have had Chavez too

  82. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    25m Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1
    Think #Yankees could end up with Youkilis/Ichiro/Ibanez/S.Hairston. Not perfect, but good depth, LH/RH versatility. Still dead spot at C

  83. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Here is Cashman discussing the future of the Yankees: http://i.imgur.com/rFsvP.jpg

    —————–

    :lol:

    I actually had to change the name of the gif from poop c*cktail to just poop lmao, there was only one link. H0oker also gets caught in the censor.

  84. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    I see Adams starting in AAA, with Nix as the primary backup 3B to Youkilis and Nunez as (break glass in case of emergency at 3B).

  85. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Wonder if a good package in return for Shin Soo Choo for #Indians will help #Yankees with leverage in a Granderson deal.

  86. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Yes it would have been great to have a Chavez/Youkilis combo at 3B but Ibanez could fill that LHB off bench/DH vs. RHP role.

    ————–

    Lol, how does this help at all? Ibanez isn’t playing 3B, right?

  87. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    What about Jones, the 2nd yr with Freddy, Randy Winn, etc

    ****

    I know – what about Hiroki, Ichiro (soon), Andy, Mo, etc. (and hey – 2nd yr. Freddy had that nice start in Fenway!!!)

    ————-

    The point is you can’t keep relying on old guys yr after yr because sooner or later the luck is going to run out.

  88. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I guess they’re banking the rest of the lineup can compensate for Youk’s bad RHP splits.

  89. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    Don’t get me wrong: That’s a lot of spending, even on one year. But Yankees are not a finished product.

    37m Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    I am not convinced Yankees are finished spending. All they have done is bring back 2012 pitchers and Youkilis in as sub for A-Rod.

  90. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Knicks/Nets Round 2 starting soon – go Knicks – - – -

  91. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    You know who else is an older player..?

    Beltran.

  92. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    The point is you can’t keep relying on old guys yr after yr because sooner or later the luck is going to run out.

    ****

    Good thing with old guys is they easily can be let go – - – -

  93. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Bright side, Yanks are getting younger. Youk is only 33.

  94. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Kevin Youkilis just jioned Gardner and Joba on the list

  95. JoeyVegas December 11th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    How about Corban Joseph to take some LH ABs from him? I’ll watch on those days.

  96. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    joined

  97. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Ichiro (soon)

    Shouldn’t you wait until he does well to back pat the Yankees on it?

    —————

    No this is how it works.. everyone takes the ‘wait and see’ approach and then if it doesn’t work out we’re already in another off-season where people can restart their ‘wait and see’ approach all over again without taking into account anything that took place before that point.

    We’re in a constant cycle of waiting and seeing, and anything else makes you an awful fan.

  98. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    stop calling the big baby Youk

  99. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Bright side, Yanks are getting younger. Youk is only 33.

    —————-

    It’s official…ALL the writers are f*cking with us.

  100. blake December 11th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner says:
    December 11, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Wonder if a good package in return for Shin Soo Choo for #Indians will help #Yankees with leverage in a Granderson deal.

    Should but you have to replace Grandy before you can trade him

  101. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    TUESDAY, 5:28pm: With Kevin Youkilis in the fold, the Yankees will next look to finalize a deal with Ichiro Suzuki, a source tells Jack Curry of the YES Network (via Twitter). The pact could happen in the next 48 hours.

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#wqJeirxdDFWR76hD.99

  102. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    The point is you can’t keep relying on old guys yr after yr because sooner or later the luck is going to run out.

    ****

    Good thing with old guys is they easily can be let go – – – -

    ————–

    And who replaces those old guys when they are let go. Adams?? They didn’t even trust him enough to platoon at 3rd until Alex came back.

  103. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I can’t wait until the presser…. this is gonna be great…

  104. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Kevin Youkilis…SOB..this is going to be tough to watch

  105. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    What list joeman?

  106. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Should but you have to replace Grandy before you can trade him

    *****

    Finding a way to replace Grandy is above my pay grade – - – -though only bat FA wise would be Hamilton – dunno what could replace him via trade – - – -

  107. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    TUESDAY, 5:28pm: With Kevin Youkilis in the fold, the Yankees will next look to finalize a deal with Ichiro Suzuki, a source tells Jack Curry of the YES Network (via Twitter). The pact could happen in the next 48 hours.

    —————————————-
    can’t wait

  108. BD (Boston Dave) December 11th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    the know it alls said the yankees were terrible before last season too… and they had the best record in the league.

    it’s kind of funny watching people whine about a 1 year deal to anyone… let alone one who isnt far removed from OPSing in the .900 range.

    whine on though…

  109. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    whine on though…

    —————

    Oh we will.

  110. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I like the Ichiro thing a bit more – kind of like the way it felt with Jason Kidd to the Knicks (absent the whole DWI thing) – - – -

  111. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    What list joeman?

    —————————-
    LOL….my Gardner.. joba list

  112. tom tresh 15 December 11th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    If Yank fans can embrace Wade Boggs, You would think they could Youk.

  113. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I wonder where Youk falls on any of Donny’s lists…

  114. JoeyVegas December 11th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Doesn’t this seem like a lazy front office move/offseason? Overpay Youkilis and bring back the guys who are desperate to return… Miss Martin. Ignore replacement. I hope I’m proven wrong. Sure seems there is more innovation going on elsewhere…

  115. mick December 11th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    BD
    it’s the in thing to whine, didn’t ya know….more positive fans out there than negative, they’re just quieter.

  116. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I am not sure the lohud is whining anymore – it is more like:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGIY5Vyj4YM

  117. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) December 11th, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    the know it alls said the yankees were terrible before last season too… and they had the best record in the league.

    it’s kind of funny watching people whine about a 1 year deal to anyone… let alone one who isnt far removed from OPSing in the .900 range.

    whine on though…

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

    It’s not a one yr deal…it’s a 1 yr deal for 12 million. Yes the 189 is for 14 but make not mistake about it the Yankees aren’t looking to have an extremely high budget this yr either.

  118. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    the guy sweats when it’s 40 out

  119. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Fun stuff:

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Joba plunking Youkilis (8/20/12): http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=24075275

  120. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    joeman December 11th, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    What list joeman?

    —————————-
    LOL….my Gardner.. joba list

    ————–

    Are those the players you want off the team? lol

  121. PRDENTIST December 11th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    You guys are too much!!!!!
    Hate to see how you would be as Pittsburgh fans.
    All year long Martin sucks, get rid of him.
    Swisher sucks, can’t wait to see you out of here.
    A-Rod sucks, he shouldn’t be playing, anyone’s better than him.
    Chavez can’t play that many games, he will break down.

    Well…. Now you have your wish

  122. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Yes, let’s keep ignoring that even in a thin 3B market there was very little market for Youk at all…

    I hope he does awesome. Everyone here hopes he does awesome. And if he doesn’t do awesome..? There is no plane.

  123. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    @johnfayman: Choo’s on-base .393. #Reds leadoff guys was .254 and got 756 plates appearances. That mean reaching base 297 times, instead of 192.

    We kinda coulda used that too

  124. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    PRDENTIST nails it….

  125. Warning Track Power December 11th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    Warning Track,

    Do you expect something different by opening day? They have not made one move impacting 2014.
    ——————————————————————————————————–
    I do expect more roster moves before 2013 begins.
    I can’t fault Chavy for wanted to play in AZ. He wanted to be near him home. So no loss there.
    Youk was needed. He might not have been the 1st or 2nd choice, but he’s coming here to play
    a position that is a need.
    There may or may not be a young kid in the minors ready to take some AB’s at 3rd, and we will all find out in ST 2013.

  126. yanksfan7788 December 11th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I think its a good move.

  127. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Youk’s OBP vs. RHP is pretty terrible for $12 mil….. thank god most pitchers in the league are lef– oh… wait…

  128. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Well…. Now you have your wish

    ———————

    Ppl were under the impression those guys would get replaced by better players or ones with similar production.

  129. JoeyVegas December 11th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Part of being a fan is hating the enemy. It’s not a business for us it’s a passion. Don’t come down on fans who resist the enemy joining our ranks. That’s how it works. Apologize if you want.

  130. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    who cares what youk costs?

  131. randy l. December 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    “youkie” is going to test some of the laundry first fans.

    personally my first reaction is that its a good move.

    that’s partly because i think it will make red sox fans crazy if he does well.

  132. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    We kinda coulda used that too

    *****

    It comes down to signing Ichiro OR trading your no. 5 best prospect plus a major league OFer off the roster – which is what the Reds gave up for Choo – - – -

  133. LathamJoe December 11th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    A new height of foolishness for “Bargain Basement” Cashman and the two clueless Steinbrothers! For 12 Mil, they could probably sign Hairston AND Chavez (before he left for greener pastures. What is even more frustrating is the fact that Cashman has declined its MiLB system to the point where its nearly impossible to compete with other MLB teams on trades for quality players.
    I typically travel from Latham to The Stadium about 5-6 times per season. i doubt if I’ll spend the money this year.

  134. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    who cares what youk costs?

    —————

    So… I get yelled at for trying to ‘spend Hal’s money’ and now I’m getting yelled at for caring about how much value they get for their investment…?

    Pick a side: Either the budget matters or it doesn’t.

  135. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    for sure he will hit the DL by May…

  136. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    that’s partly because i think it will make red sox fans crazy if he does well.

    ———————

    I’m hoping this is his motivation because we’re gonna need him to be good.

  137. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Pick a side: Either the budget matters or it doesn’t.
    =================================
    it doesn’t in 2013 and it’s for 1 year.
    not one to polarize…

  138. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I will attempt to move past this now since its done and try to learn to at like tolerate that ugly mug…..

  139. Patrick December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Signing Youk … Why? Seriously http://i.imgur.com/XrOju.gif

  140. Warning Track Power December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    randy l. December 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    “youkie” is going to test some of the laundry first fans.

    personally my first reaction is that its a good move.

    that’s partly because i think it will make red sox fans crazy if he does well.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    as soon as youk breaks up a key double-play with a hard slide as 2nd base, he will be a
    true Yankee
    as soon as youk dives head first into 3rd base for a bases clearing triple, he will be a true
    Yankee
    as soon as youk makes a diving catch at 3rd, to save the game, for the 27th out, he will
    be a true Yankee

  141. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    So possibly by second half time – DH spot will be manned by a possible rotation of Youkilis/Ibanez/ARod

  142. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    as soon as youk breaks up a key double-play with a hard slide as 2nd base, he will be a
    true Yankee
    as soon as youk dives head first into 3rd base for a bases clearing triple, he will be a true
    Yankee
    as soon as youk makes a diving catch at 3rd, to save the game, for the 27th out, he will
    be a true Yankee
    ===============
    Amen.
    or as the hip say…this.

  143. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    All jokes aside this team needed a RH bat really bad….Youk when healthy used to be exactly the kind of hitter they need….mashes lefties and gets on base…..no clue if any if that is still in there but I guess we will find out .

    If he can bounce back be could really help….I guess we can hope he does

  144. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Cost matters because it will impact what is spent in 2013.

  145. randy l. December 11th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    one positive:

    14 million will come off the books when youkie leaves next year.

  146. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Warning Track Power December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    randy l. December 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    “youkie” is going to test some of the laundry first fans.

    personally my first reaction is that its a good move.

    that’s partly because i think it will make red sox fans crazy if he does well.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    as soon as youk breaks up a key double-play with a hard slide as 2nd base, he will be a
    true Yankee
    as soon as youk dives head first into 3rd base for a bases clearing triple, he will be a true
    Yankee
    as soon as youk makes a diving catch at 3rd, to save the game, for the 27th out, he will
    be a true Yankee

    ——————————————————-
    all this hitting the ground will hurt something

  147. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    who cares what is spent in 2013?

  148. MoRings42 December 11th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    upon hearing this news, I puked a little in my mouth.

    In all seriousness though, I can’t think of the last guy whom I disliked this much joining the Yankees from the Red Sox.. never hated Clemens, Damon…

    I hope he has a good year though. It’s going to be extremely rough on everyone if he doesn’t.

  149. JoeyVegas December 11th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    They are going to have to get some of these prospects ready for 2014. Adams, Joseph, Almonte need to be on this roster for a good portion of the season. Otherwise 2014 is going to be a blood bath. I say let Dickerson have Ibanez’s ABs.

  150. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    who cares what is spent in 2013?

    ——————

    The more they allocate in certain areas restricts how much they can spend in other areas not yet filled.

  151. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    as soon as youk dives head first into 3rd base for a bases clearing triple, he will be a true
    Yankee
    as soon as youk makes a diving catch at 3rd, to save the game, for the 27th out, he will
    be a true Yankee

    These 2 seem based on some ability that I think Youk lacks atm. He had 2 triples all of last year.

  152. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I will attempt to move past this now since its done and try to learn to at like tolerate that ugly mug…..

    ——————-

    Yep.. the only time to get annoyed by it will be next off season when they don’t trust Adams to man 3B because he got no playing time.. OH and we won’t have any money to buy one either lol.

  153. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    MoRings42 December 11th, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    upon hearing this news, I puked a little in my mouth.

    In all seriousness though, I can’t think of the last guy whom I disliked this much joining the Yankees from the Red Sox.. never hated Clemens, Damon…

    I hope he has a good year though. It’s going to be extremely rough on everyone if he doesn’t.

    ————————————————-
    never liked Boggs either….did like the Babe though

  154. Warning Track Power December 11th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Joey
    I love Ibanez and how he played for 162 games, but I wonder if he can have a repeat
    performance.
    Dickerson is younger, faster and the better defender, but can he help the team literally
    wins games with 2 outs in the 9th inning on offense? I’m not sure.
    Very difficult choice if you ask me.

  155. JoeyVegas December 11th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I hated Boggs almost as much. He rode a horse around Yankee Stadium after winning Donnie’s ring…

  156. DaSaint007 December 11th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Youk on board. Fine. Sign Ichiro.
    As far as im concerned, Granderson or Gardner must still be considered trade chips until this roster is complete.

  157. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    DaSaint007 December 11th, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Youk on board. Fine. Sign Ichiro.
    As far as im concerned, Granderson or Gardner must still be considered trade chips until this roster is complete.

    ———————————
    make it happen

  158. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    last I looked Yankees were 11-1 and climbing fast to win the WS in 2013….haven’t seen the odds that high on them in a looooong time

  159. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    They still should sign Hamilton and AJP and trade Granderson

  160. DaSaint007 December 11th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I never liked Boggs. Just put up with him. And hated the horse thing.

  161. Tyler December 11th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    He can still fail his physical, He can still fail his physical, He can still fail his physical… If repeat it enough it may come true.

  162. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I am still a tad intrigued with a Saunders, Gardner, Ichiro OF – or a Ichiro, Saunders, G.Jones – - – -

  163. tucker December 11th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    When Youk takes Lester and Doubront over the Monstah, Red Sox fans will go apoplectic …

  164. Poetkiosk December 11th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    This year is going to be very painful to watch. In essence we have a team of 40year olds on one year contracts.

    Ugh.

  165. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    The Knicks do know they are playing the Nets tonight – - – -

  166. PittsburghYankeeFan December 11th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Relax. This will be fun. The oldest team in baseball–by a lot. One last hurrah before the team is blown up. Maybe ARod retires after this year–icing on the cake. $100 million freed up.

  167. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Tyler December 11th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    He can still fail his physical, He can still fail his physical, He can still fail his physical… If repeat it enough it may come true.

    —————-

    You know… if we found out where he was right now, we could make this dream a reality…

  168. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Cash …..your know there are a lot of teams looking for a leadoff hitter

  169. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    alright, after you get over the fact that he’s……well…. kevin youkilis, it actually does make alot of sense…

  170. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    knicks sleepwalking

  171. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    alright, after you get over the fact that he’s……well…. kevin youkilis, it actually does make alot of sense…

    ————————————–
    to who

  172. Tyler December 11th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    Tyler December 11th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    He can still fail his physical, He can still fail his physical, He can still fail his physical… If repeat it enough it may come true.

    —————-

    You know… if we found out where he was right now, we could make this dream a reality…
    ———————————————————-

    You know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy?

  173. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    the yankees needed a 3bman (and a dh) and they need a RH bat, youkilis was the best guy on the market to fill those roles.

  174. Triple Short of a Cycle December 11th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    As usual the Nets getting away with murder on the boards.

  175. Triple Short of a Cycle December 11th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Melo gets hammered again and no call

  176. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    the yankees needed a 3bman (and a dh) and they need a RH bat, youkilis was the best guy on the market to fill those roles.

    ———————————————–
    and all that for 12 mil……again he’ll hit the DL before May

  177. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    youk is the only real option to b/u tex on the roster, too.

  178. Triple Short of a Cycle December 11th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    and now Felton gets the ticky tack call.

  179. ron December 11th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Wow,youk had one more triple than cano.

  180. MG December 11th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    in spite of the overall Lohud dislike of this signing Youk will be a fan favorite in New York-he plays hard and will appeal to those of us who celebrate Hanukkah instead of Christmas.

  181. rickc December 11th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    A little bit of my Yankee fandom died today.

  182. vrsce December 11th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I always hated him as a Red Sox, he was such a misery as an opponent. So I now hope that he brings that same package to the Yankees.
    Sign Ichiro and call it a successful off season

  183. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    happy hanukkah to Youk

  184. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Kevin Youkilis had a nightmare of a season between Boston and Chicago in 2012, hitting a career-low .235 with just 15 doubles and 60 RBI in 122 games. His .745 OPS and .336 OBP were also the lowest of his career. Youkilis was pushed out of his third base job in Boston, traded to Chicago and never dug himself out of a season-long rut, complicated by nagging injuries to his knee, toe, rib and back. It was the second straight season Youkilis saw injuries accompanied with a dip in production.

  185. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Tyler – Leave the gun.. grab the cannoli.

  186. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: With Ichiro and Youk about to make it official, Cashman can think hard about making some big deals with the base of the team set.

  187. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    happy hanukkah mg.

    this is an addition. it didn’t cost them much and it fills a hole. he’s far from perfect but they are better with him than w/o him.

    i wanted them to try nunez over there. but that wasnt going to happen. the fact is that all of their options had flaws. this just gives them more cover. im ok with it.

    i rooted for megajerks like clemens and randy johnson, so ill get over rooting for youlilis if he contributes.

  188. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Finally blocked Reggie Evans!!!

  189. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    MG – If Youk comes in and hits/plays like he did a few years back, even with his poor D, sure we’ll all be happy.

  190. PhiltheThrill December 11th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Do people really root for other people just because they share a religion?

  191. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    hey if youk is as bad as last year, all the in-house options will still be open to the yankees. in fact this might be a good thing for adams who might win the b/u job and get alot of playing time.

  192. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    i rooted for megajerks like clemens and randy johnson, so ill get over rooting for youlilis if he contributes.

    *****

    But the greatest megajerk of them all – he who shall not be named – I had difficulty with:

    http://www.baseball-reference......ke01.shtml

  193. Jerkface December 11th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    in fact this might be a good thing for adams who might win the b/u job and get alot of playing time.

    He’ll only get a lot of playing time if Youk dies. All their back up choices are right handed… would have made more sense to sign Chavez and let the younger players fill in the other half of the platoon.

  194. Triple Short of a Cycle December 11th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Do people really root for other people just because they share a religion?

    ——————————-

    Unfortunately yes

  195. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Youk was good in 2010….hurt in 2011 and 2012…Zune he will find it…..I’ll amend my master plan lineup now.

    Gardner CF
    Jeter SS
    Cano 2B
    Tex 1B
    Hamilton LF
    Youk 3B
    AJP C
    somebody DH
    Ichiro RF

  196. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Can’t wait to hear Girardi say Youkie

  197. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    hey if youk is as bad as last year, all the in-house options will still be open to the yankees. in fact this might be a good thing for adams who might win the b/u job and get alot of playing time.

    ———————-

    Oh yeah..? When did they finally give up on Andruw Jones…..???

  198. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I’d love to see his face if Girardi calls him Kevy!

  199. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    @jcrasnick: No Greinke, no Shields and no Upton match for #rangers. What impact addition is left for Texas besides Josh Hamilton?

    Please steal Hamilton and leave Texas with nothing

  200. Against All Odds December 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    PhiltheThrill December 11th, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Do people really root for other people just because they share a religion?

    —————————–

    Ppl root for other ppl for all reasons.

  201. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    phil baseball has a very long history of fans rooting for teams and players according to religion, ethnicity and race. its a fact. going back to the turn of the 20th century, a main ‘feature’ of teams is that they were protestant and drew from the more established fans or ethnic or even catholic and drew heavily from the immigrant communities.

    just like there is an irish baseball hall of fame, id imagine there is a jewish hof and an italian hof.

    there is nothing inherently wrong with rooting for people from a similar culture to yours.

  202. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    @jcrasnick: If Kevin Towers & #dbacks can get their new SS without trading Justin Upton, ripple effect on #rangers would be interesting.

  203. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    can he be called by his real name…..Youkilis

  204. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    ..I root for Italians just because they’re Italian. :D

  205. MG December 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    PhiltheThrill December 11th, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Do people really root for other people just because they share a religion?
    ————————
    no (I never rooted for Sandy Koufax when he pitched against the Yankees or any other team) but it adds something when he plays for your team.

  206. Benny Blanco December 11th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    The greek god of walks is a yankee?? OH MY!

  207. tucker December 11th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Picture Joba is on the mound and runners at first and third. Let’s hope Joba resists the urge to toss one off Youk’s noggin when the bench calls the third-to-first fake pickoff …

  208. Ys Guy December 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    phil rizzuto always let you know that he liked the paizanos in baseball.

    nothing wrong with a little ethnic pride, this is new york!

  209. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    yanks need a guy that will get dirty and shows he cares out there like Oneill did…
    with gardy out last year they had few that epitomized that.

  210. Captain Clutch December 11th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    If Arizona gets their SS from the Reds I wonder what they would want for Upton now? The Rangers can probably top any Yankees offer but I wonder what they would be looking for. The Yanks could always trade Granderson, move Gardner to CF and get Upton or another corner outfielder.

  211. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I still think Upton will be traded ….if Towers gets a SS elsewhere though then maybe that opens up other deals?

  212. Triple Short of a Cycle December 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This is utter complete BS. Nets getting every single call right now

  213. brianlopez22 December 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Extremely terrible signing. I will not waste 1 dollar on the parent club this year. I will not watch 1 game. Thank You Cashman for ruining Andy and Mo’s send off season.

  214. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    not one tweet by a Yankee so far about the big signing

  215. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Three-team trade, per source, will look like this: Choo, Jason Donald to #Reds, Gregorius to #Diamondbacks, Stubbs, AZ pitcher to #Indians.

  216. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    the Marshon Brooks 3 point play made me sick – - – -

  217. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Corbin, Skaggs and Bauer were among #Diamondbacks pitchers who were in play. #Indians would get one in this deal; Skaggs unlikely.

  218. Captain Clutch December 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Ken Rosenthal?@Ken_Rosenthal

    Three-team trade, per source, will look like this: Choo, Jason Donald to #Reds, Gregorius to #Diamondbacks, Stubbs, AZ pitcher to #Indians.

  219. LGY December 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Nooooooooo

  220. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I’d like the have that Choo player

  221. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Rosenthal seems to kill all these other guys in sources

  222. PhiltheThrill December 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I guess not, but ethnic pride and religious fervor have been big ingredients in most wars.

  223. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    now is the time for joba tweet…”we welcome youk to our team”, maybe he’s waiting for him to pass the physical…..

  224. austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I have no problem with Youkilis. Just be healthy and play reasonably well. We would all play for the Red Sox if they drafted us, traded for us or paid us enough money.

    Happy Hannukah, MG and others.y wife also will be happy for the signing.

  225. xcv December 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    yanks manage to find someone worse than ADud for his replacement and for $12MM no less

  226. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    now is the time for joba tweet…”we welcome youk to our team”, maybe he’s waiting for him to pass the physical…..

    ——————————————–
    I for one hopes he fails the physical

  227. LGY December 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Whyyyy did they pass on Beltran last year???

  228. Tar December 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I get that the fact that if he stays healthy (big if), he can help with his hard-nosed style of play.

    Yipee I am so looking forward to saying wow good play Youk. :mad:

    What I think is stupid is you pick a broken down platoon 3b, over young in house candidates and a freaking catcher. You could have went with either Martin for more defense, or AJ for more offense. But no we get Youk. SMH

    So who exactly is going to be the Yankees catcher this year?

  229. RMS December 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Cashman will sign a rightie hitting outfielder and that will be it.

  230. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    LGY says:
    December 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    Whyyyy did they pass on Beltran last year???

    Cause the offense was fine

  231. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    LGY December 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    Whyyyy did they pass on Beltran last year???

    ——————————-
    why did the pass on him years ago

  232. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t get the allocation of resources unless they are also going to sign AJP….and also if they really think Youk can bounce back.

  233. Tyler December 11th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    austinmac December 11th, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    I have no problem with Youkilis. Just be healthy and play reasonably well. We would all play for the Red Sox if they drafted us, traded for us or paid us enough money.
    ———————————————————————

    Absolutely. He just never seemed like that nice of a guy to me from his whining on the field to his picture where he’s flipping the bird to the camera. I think it’s more of that for me than him playing for the Sox. For example, I wouldn’t mind at all a guy like Ellsbury coming to NYC. Loved Damon coming here too… Youk not so much. Same reasons for a guy like Beckett.

  234. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I worry that a Scott Hairston signing is coming and that’ll be it…..

  235. blake December 11th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    @keithlaw: Right. “@gladdyontherise: @keithlaw It’d be nuts for the Reds to think Choo can play CF well, right?”

  236. The Return of Stoneburner December 11th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    The Rockies have made it clear since the end of the season that they are not shopping Michael Cuddyer, but they have to listen as they look to acquire more pitching, tweets Troy Renck of the Denver Post. The Phillies and Yankees could both use a corner outfielder and Renck says the situation is worth monitoring.

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#07h3FR9djOwZ1MsC.99

  237. Shame Spencer December 11th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    LGY December 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Whyyyy did they pass on Beltran last year???

    ——————

    Wasn’t in the budget… had no position… there is no plane…

  238. joeman December 11th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    maybe we can trade Gardner for Ellsbury, would have to get another player back from the RS to make trade even

  239. mick December 11th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    =====>>>>>>>>> (next)

  240. jl101010 December 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Cashman could probably get Clemens to comeback on a cheap 1 year deal : (

  241. David in Cal December 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I think this is a good signing. If we’re lucky, Youk will have a bounceback year, fill in adquatedly at 3B, be the primary DH, and the primary 1B backup. If we’re unlucky, he’ll be injured or he’ll decline so much he’ll be worthless. Twelve million is a lot to pay for someone who has only a 50-50 chance of helping the team. However, aside from the high cost, I like this signing.

    P.S. I think the Red Sox background is a non-problem. It will disappear the first day Youk puts on a Yankee uniform.


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