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A few notes and links: Yankees add catching depth

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Obviously Josh Hamilton signing with the Angels is the news of the day, and the Yankees aren’t going to steal any headlines by signing a former Angels backup.

Making a minor addition to their catching competition, the Yankees have reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with Bobby Wilson. He played in 75 games for the Angels last season, has been a backup catcher the past three years, and seems to fit right with Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli as a long-time backup who’s never hit much in the big leagues.

It’s not a headline move, but it’s also a minor league contract. Doesn’t hurt to have him.

• From Buster Olney: Ichiro Suzuki’s agreement with the Yankees seems inevitable, and when he signs, Ichiro will officially turn down a two-year, $14 million offer from the Phillies. That seems to make it all but certain that the Yankees will have to go two years as well.

• Scott Hairston seems to fit the Yankees need for a right-handed outfielder, but Hairston has told ESPN New York that he wants a multi-year deal. Can’t help wondering how that will affect the Yankees pursuit.

• According to Jim Bowden, the Indians are “aggressive” in their pursuit of Nick Swisher. Obviously Swisher would replace Shin-Soo Choo in right field. The market for Swisher still seems fairly wide open. He’s been connected to a lot of teams. Have to think his situation could come into focus after Josh Hamilton signs somewhere.

The Red Sox are adding Ryan Dempster to their rotation. Dempster has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $26.5-million deal.

 
 

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109 Responses to “A few notes and links: Yankees add catching depth”

  1. Captain Clutch December 13th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    When will Hal realize that Ichiro will not get 3,000 hits in the next 2 years? I am surprised that the clowns didn’t give him 3 years just because of the hits. They will sign any player with a milestone coming up.

  2. Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Ichiro, a likely back up outfielder at age 41, will be consuming 10% or so of the residual money in 2014. Does this seem wise?

    Yea it seems pretty dumb. I do love Ichiro though. So on one hand its dumb, on the other hand I love Ichiro.

  3. 98NYY December 13th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    New Core 4…who will they be? That is the only direction left. My pick…Williams Adams Montgomery Slade

  4. Nick in SF December 13th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    “Youkilis had his physical today and passed, according to a source.”

    They forgot to test for ugly??? :cry:

  5. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    How is Hamilton gonna survive in a legalized weed state? All the drugs….he may just explode

  6. Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I don’t think a reliever will ever grace the core X again. Mariano is too special.

  7. austinmac December 13th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I love watching Ichiro play and think he has value. He is unique. But, with so many upcoming holes to fill, it is doubtful to me a year from now he can be relied on to start.

  8. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Wow !

    Bobby Wilson.

    I’m overhwhelmed. All choked up really.

    Cashman pulls another rabbit out of the hat.

    How does he do it ?

  9. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Maybe if they could sign Ross or trade for Morse and then add Olt they would be ok in the OF

    Ross will probably require at least a 2 year deal right?

    So vs RHP the Yankee lineup would be …

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

  10. NYY_Girl_Penny December 13th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Nick in SF December 13th, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    “Youkilis had his physical today and passed, according to a source.”

    They forgot to test for ugly???

    ———–

    Thats just childish and uncalled for. Of course its coming from Nick.

  11. MoRings42 December 13th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    The team needs more players who actually hit the ball in the postseason. I don’t care how old they are as long as they do that. It’s fun to ooh and aah at the HR’s during the season but it’s pretty worthless when those guys are standing at the plate and striking out in October.

  12. YES December 13th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Wow! Bobby Wilson.

  13. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I’m praying Cashman can get Angel Berroa or Julio Franco.

  14. Nick in SF December 13th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Hey, P, what’s up? Could you do me a favor and ask your dad what’s happening with that #pinchme trade he was talking up a couple weeks ago?

  15. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    If Cervelli is the starting catcher then the Yankees simply do not care anymore

  16. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN: Source: Ichiro not only has 2 yr/$14M offer from Phillies, but 2 yr/$15M offer from team believed to be the Giants. Will take less from NYY.

  17. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Need Swisher to go to Cleveland now – open up bidding war b/w Rangers and Mariners for Granderson’s OF lefty power bat – - – -

  18. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Ichiro Suzuki’s deal with the Yankees will be worth $12-13 million.

  19. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    dont want swisher to go to cleveland because the Indians 1st rd pick is protected.

  20. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    The angels pitching is still not great

  21. theREALkevin December 13th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Nick, I laughed.

  22. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Captain Clutch December 13th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    When will Hal realize that Ichiro will not get 3,000 hits in the next 2 years? I am surprised that the clowns didn’t give him 3 years just because of the hits. They will sign any player with a milestone coming up.

    ———————-

    Money, money,money money :D

  23. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Mariners have the #12 pick – would love for them to sign Swisher…. not to mention I have no problem rooting for Seattle to win in that division.

  24. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Blake-

    Repeat after me, “The Yankees are in Transition.”

    Repeat 10x’s a day and rinse.

    Look to 2015.

    ;)

  25. Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    dont want swisher to go to cleveland because the Indians 1st rd pick is protected.

    Picks dont matter, they got rid of the pick swapping in the new CBA. Team will lose a pick but the team that gets the pick just gets a supplemental rounder based on their record. So Yankees dont care who their free agents go to as long as its another team. They will get the same pick regardless.

  26. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Cubs in serious discussions with Anibal Sanchez. Deal could be 5 years/$75 million. #Tigers still a threat.

  27. chicken little December 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    To me the funny and sad part about the Yankees off-season is that while we know the budget plan, its clear that the Yankees have no clue how to best go about putting together a team that can complete with a budget. If Hal really wants a budget every year he needs to bring in people capable of putting together a club that can win with the budget and have pieces to move to constantly regenerate talent. One year deals for aging veterans with no farm system is nuts.

  28. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    blake,

    Who do you want for catcher next season? Pierzynski?

  29. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    “Repeat after me, “The Yankees are in Transition.”

    Transition to what?

  30. Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    @BNightengale: Breaking: The Chicago #Cubs have just signed Anibal Sanchez.

  31. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    If I’m the Yanks I’d give Seattle money to use to sign Swisher and hand over that #12 overall pick.

  32. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:37 pm
    If Cervelli is the starting catcher then the Yankees simply do not care anymore

    ———————-

    Which would be funny because they buried him last yr.

  33. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Patrick says:
    December 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    blake,

    Who do you want for catcher next season? Pierzynski?

    Yea but he costs money so….

  34. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Picks dont matter, they got rid of the pick swapping in the new CBA. Team will lose a pick but the team that gets the pick just gets a supplemental rounder based on their record. So Yankees dont care who their free agents go to as long as its another team. They will get the same pick regardless.

    I don’t like the new CBA but this is one of the few good changes IMO

  35. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    2. Angelo Gumbs, New York Yankees

    The most explosive athlete on this list, Gumbs oozes tools and has bat speed to spare. Gumbs has a lower floor than a number of second baseman ranked below him on the list, but nobody else has the potential of being an impact talent either. Amazing to think he was the fourth best position prospect on his own team in Charleston.

  36. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Kinda seems like a waste for the cubs

  37. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    are you sure JF?

  38. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    7. Dante Bichette Jr., New York Yankees

    I have little doubt the Yankees prospect can hit after seeing him shorten up multiple times with two strikes and guide two singles off of Tim Hudson while on rehab assignment. However, I do question Bichette’s defensive ability, as well as his maturity after watching him yawn and horseplay his way through pre-game drills. At 19, he is likely to repeat the South Atlantic League where I’ll receive additional looks in 2013. After a disappointing season in Charleston, Bichette has the hitting ability to rebound should he develop a more professional approach.

  39. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks JF – didnt realize that.

  40. Captain Clutch December 13th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Another awful contract that a team will regret….
    —————–

    Ken Rosenthal?@Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Cubs in serious discussions with Anibal Sanchez. Deal could be 5 years/$75 million. #Tigers still a threat.

  41. Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    are you sure JF?

    Of course. That was a big change in the new CBA.

    The current compensation system for losing “Type A” and “Type B” free agents will be eliminated. Under the new system, teams will receive compensation for losing a free agent only if they offer — and the player rejects — a guaranteed one-year contract equal to the average salary of the league’s 125 highest-paid players. Compensation for losing such players will consist of one Draft pick at the end of the first round.

    • When clubs sign a compensation-eligible player, they will forfeit their own first-round selection, or their second-round selection if they pick in the top 10.

  42. 4 NYY December 13th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Let’s trade Grandy for 2 BUC’s & Cano for 3 BUC’s !!! We seem to be running short !

  43. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    @BNightengale: Breaking: The Chicago #Cubs have just signed Anibal Sanchez.

    ——————-

    Didn’t see that coming

  44. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....ct-yankee/

  45. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Blake-

    “Transition to what?”

    To a brighter tomorrow starting in 2015.

  46. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Why the hell would the Cubs want to give out a contract like that right now? Really bad idea ..

  47. blake December 13th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Patrick says:
    December 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    Why the hell would the Cubs want to give out a contract like that right now? Really bad idea ..

    Now Theo can go ahead and trade Garza to Cashman

  48. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I don’t mind a 2 year deal for Ichiro but if they are willing to go multi year on him why not Martin and/or Keppinger as well? They are younger and arguably more valuable at this point in their careers.

  49. Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Sanchez was apparently an under the radar bargain, so Jed Hoyer & Theo probably jumped on him just for the value savings. And as Blake says, it frees them up to trade Garza to Cashman for all our prospects :)

  50. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    GMs getting their holiday shopping done this week it appears – - – -

  51. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Have to say that there is lot of money flying around this OS.

    “Choose wisely” or you may lose the “Grail” and wind up only with fool’s gold instead.

    ;)

  52. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I thought Sanchez was in the Red Sox organization from Theo’s days before the Beckett deal – probably always had eyes on him from back in the day – - – -

  53. Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Sanchez’s deal is a portent of what Hughes is gonna get

  54. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    could the lohud awaken with even more anger if Garza and Soriano show up before the New Year – - – -

  55. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Janie McCauley ?@JanieMcCAP
    #SFGiants and right-hander Chad Gaudin reach agreement on a minor league deal.

    I guess he is still pitching …

  56. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    JF-

    Think the Yankees would pony up on that kind of deal for Phil ?

    I don’t. So trade him while you can still get something for him other than a draft pick.

    ;)

  57. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    SB-

    We do not need more Pitching.

    ;)

  58. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Hughes isn’t as good as Sanchez. Phil would have to put up huge numbers in 2013 to get that kind of money

  59. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    patrick,

    agreed…. they are starting to rebuild and you figure they move Garza for prospects.

  60. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    SB-

    We do not need more Pitching.

    Famous last words ..

    You always need more pitching

  61. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    In fact, we can trade some pitching.

  62. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Hughes is looking at 3/$30M IMO

  63. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    We need a young cost-controlled OF bat way more than we need Matt Garza.

  64. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    austinmac December 13th, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    Two years to a forty year old but none could be given a younger player. Nice reading the market Yankees.

    I have become more and more convinced Hal’s cap is a killer, but these guys making the decisions are doing nothing but winging it.

    ——————

    2 yr deal for him is odd despite him playing well as a Yankee.

  65. blake December 13th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    There is one legit starter who will be under 30 and a FA next year…..his name….Phil Hughes. If he has a good 2013 he will get PAID

  66. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    Hughes is looking at 3/$30M IMO

    —————–

    Hell no not if he pitches like he did last yr.

  67. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I don’t think anyone loves excellent Pitching more than me but the Yankees are overemphasizing it at this point.

    They have enough pitching. With even more on the way.

    What they need some young, proven guys who can hit. An Of’er, or a 3B would be nice.

  68. blake December 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    The Angels have 4 awesome players…..then a bunch of meh

  69. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Oh so now the Dodgers and Angels are spending money from their mint it is a good thing for baseball – - – -&*^& off Kruk – - – -

  70. Patrick December 13th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    How about the Yanks trade Granderson for Olt and sign Michael Bourn to a 1 year deal. His market is getting really small, he might be open to a 1 year contract. You all said you were sick of the HR or nothing approach, now you can stack the lineup with a bunch of singles hitters – Gardner, Jeter, Bourn, Ichiro ..

    Then sign Ross or Hairston to play vs LHP and AJP to catch.

    Jeter SS
    Bourn LF
    Cano 2B
    Teixeira 1B
    Youkilis DH
    Olt 3B
    Pierzynski C
    Ichiro RF
    Gardner CF

  71. chicken little December 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    If Hughes pitches like he did last year, with the lack of quality pitching out there he can approach Sanchez’s deal. Pitching is at a real premium and some desperate club will throw that deal out there.

  72. Nick in SF December 13th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks, REALkevin.

    If we sign Ichiro for two years in hopes that he gets his 3,000th hit, he’ll need all the AB’s he can get. So he blocks Mason Williams and Slade Heathcliff and that Ty Austin kid. So why not trade them for someone who can help us win now and bolster the OF, like a Marcus Thames type (ie, someone we know won’t be intimidated by the bright lights of the Bronx)?

  73. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Lost .. ?@LostNYY

    I know a lot of people are unhappy #Yankees didn’t sign Hamilton, but there’s hope on the horizon. #chill

    ——————–

    http://jaypgreene.files.wordpr......png?w=450

  74. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Ross is going to want a multi-year deal.

    Most likely the same for AJ P.

    How do we get them ?

    I like ‘em both but I don’t think the Yankees are going for either.

    Would love to be wrong.

  75. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    Lost .. ?@LostNYY

    I know a lot of people are unhappy #Yankees didn’t sign Hamilton, but there’s hope on the horizon. #chill

    ——————–

    http://jaypgreene.files.wordpr……png?w=450

    ******

    I approve of this photo – makes me want to watch episode IV for – - – -

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

    chicken little December 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    If Hughes pitches like he did last year, with the lack of quality pitching out there he can approach Sanchez’s deal. Pitching is at a real premium and some desperate club will throw that deal out there.

    ——————-

    And he’s going to be what 28 yrs old when he hits the market. You’re right CL this season is his pay day.

  77. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    “there’s hope on the horizon”

    Sounds like a Chinese fortune cookie. They are so general they are never wrong.

    Over what time frame ?

    Got to specify that part.

    ;)

  78. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    5:08pm: The deal is not yet complete, as Sanchez’s agent Gene Mato tells CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that he is still talking to other teams. Sources tell Heyman that the Tigers are still “very much in [the] mix.” (both links to Twitter)

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#JR1LZRqmJTSqFM5o.99

  79. Nick in SF December 13th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    #chill is not as exciting as #pinchme, but it’ll have to do for a chilly Thursday in December. :neutral:

  80. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Knicks v. Lakers in two hours – gotta go get the pizza – - – -

  81. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    SB-

    Until ST starts w/o one I’m still hoping for that big trade.

    ;)

  82. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Jerkface December 13th, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    Ichiro, a likely back up outfielder at age 41, will be consuming 10% or so of the residual money in 2014. Does this seem wise?

    Yea it seems pretty dumb. I do love Ichiro though. So on one hand its dumb, on the other hand I love Ichiro.

    ————————————————- ———–
    this team really can do without Ichiro

  83. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    Lost .. ?@LostNYY

    I know a lot of people are unhappy #Yankees didn’t sign Hamilton, but there’s hope on the horizon. #chill

    ——————–

    http://jaypgreene.files.wordpr……png?w=450

    ******

    I approve of this photo – makes me want to watch episode IV for – – – -

    ————–

    I can’t believe they are making new Star Wars movies

  84. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    “this team really can do without Ichiro”

    Perhaps. But can the Marketing people ?

    ;)

  85. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    again what a better time than now for this team to get younger, trade the players that can be traded

  86. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Leaving Command Bunker West soon.

    Have a good rest of your Evening.

    :)

  87. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    no way Hughes gets a deal like Anibal unless he pitches much better than last year (ERA+ of 99)

    I’m sticking to 3/$30M unless he pitches better in ’13 (which he very well could)

  88. MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Joeman-

    You are preaching to the choir.

    Later.

    ;)

  89. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    “this team really can do without Ichiro”

    Perhaps. But can the Marketing people
    ——————————————
    if this team plays bad there will be nobody going to the ball park or watching the TV…Market People won’t help that

  90. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    MTU December 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    “this team really can do without Ichiro”

    Perhaps. But can the Marketing people
    ——————————————
    if this team plays bad there will be nobody going to the ball park or watching the TV…Marketing People won’t help that

  91. Duh Innings II December 13th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    The Yanks should offer Ichiro 2013 only. If he’s good enough in 2013, he should have no problem getting a new contract in 2014 from the Yanks or whoever. He needs the security in years and it’s about money at this point? ‘Dude still doesn’t have a World Series ring and ought to be grateful the Yanks even traded for him as his value would’ve been next to nil had he remained with Seattle. The Yanks rescued him from irrelevance, time he returns the favor.

    The Yanks should offer him one year $6M with or without an $8M mutual option ($1M buyout) for 2014, so he makes $7M for 2013, $14M for 2013-14, take it or leave it.

    Giving him two years is stupid because he will not collect his 3000th hit as a Yankee unless he collects 394 hits – an average of 197 hits a year – and I just don’t see him collecting that many hits based on his 2011-12. What’s the point of giving him two years only to have to give him a third year (most likely a 2015 only contract) so he can collect his 3000th hit as a Yankee? He’s not marketable as a 3000-hit man this year or next.

    LOL @ the Red Sox doling out $13M/$13+M a year multi-year contracts to so-sos, the newest one being Dempster. So it’s Lester/Bucholz/Dempster/Doubront/Lackey? 65 wins and I’m being kind as I don’t see Doubront equalling or bettering his 2013 or Lackey amounting to anything, Beckett on the whole is better than Dempster, and 2010 Bucholz destroys Bucholz today. Lester will once again be the only lock to be under 4 ERA, 1.3 WHIP good.

  92. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    He’s going to get more than 3/30 barely him not being able to take the mound or completely sucking. The market is out of wack right now and might be worse next yr.

  93. DJ55 December 13th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    We don’t need old player anymore!

  94. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    WCYF where are you ?

  95. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    non ppr need to start two RB’s

    Martin
    Spiller
    Forte
    Bryce Brown
    D Wilson ( Bradshaw might sit)

  96. Vince December 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Morse won’t get traded until the Nats resign Laroche, so he’s still in play and has one year left on his contract. If he has a big year, the Yankees can use Granderson’s money to resign Morse and Kuroda and Rivera’s money to extend Cano and sign an outfielder. This offseason isn’t over, but the Yankees are likely going to be more active in the trade market and the trade market doesn’t develop until the top FA’s are signed.

  97. BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Martin and Spiller, easy

  98. saucY December 13th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I guess we had to replace Eli Whiteside somehow…

  99. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) December 13th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    Martin and Spiller, easy

    ———————-
    thanks

  100. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    barring not barely smh typos

  101. joeman December 13th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    had a bye last week…..in semi this week but might have a less than 100% RG3 & Dez..like my chances of winning it all with

    RG3
    Martin
    Spiller
    Dez
    Welker
    Myers

    but not so much now

  102. The Return of Stoneburner December 13th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    5:57pm: The Tigers are being given a “last chance” to match the Cubs’ offer, reports Bob Nightengale. The Cubs thought they had a done deal with Sanchez.

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#3ubgXHYmsump01HJ.99

  103. Doreen December 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    If they give Ichiro 2 years, it has nothing to do with 3,000 hits (or very little) and everything to do with who do they target if he goes elsewhere?

  104. PacoDooley December 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    He’s going to get more than 3/30 barely him not being able to take the mound or completely sucking. The market is out of wack right now and might be worse next yr.
    ————————————-

    Two thoughts on this –
    1) this is why the team really needs to hold some chips and build a top quality farm. Combine being willing to occasionally spend money with a decent flow of home grown talent is a winning combination. But throwing bad contracts after mediocre talent is a recipe for disaster (I’m looking at you Boston).

    2) Like teams spending money, the new TV deal for the NYY brings a crazy amount of cash, so really they have the money to spend and their cap could be a lot higher

  105. RMS December 13th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Well, Yankees are stocked at back-up catcher.

  106. PacoDooley December 13th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Amazing that two teams were willing to do at least 2/$14m for Ichiro. I love him as a player, but there is no reason to believe he will be even mediocre and by year 2 he may be done…

  107. jacksquat December 13th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Doreen December 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    If they give Ichiro 2 years, it has nothing to do with 3,000 hits (or very little) and everything to do with who do they target if he goes elsewhere?

    I think it is part marketing, not necessarily 3000 hits, as that would be very difficult for him to hit in just two more years. He would have to hit 1 or 2 all the time, and miss few games, and hit .290+.

    But I think you are right that it is partly that there isn’t much left elsewhere unless they start trading prospects, or players that they currently need.

    Also, they don’t have many positions filled for 2014.

    Also, no guarantee any of our minor league outfielders will be ready in 2014. They will mostly just be starting in AA or lower this year.

  108. yankee21 December 13th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I like Ichiro, alot. I do not like him for 2 years though, but will wait to see how the contract is reportedly structured before I judge the merits.

  109. Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    PacoDooley December 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Against All Odds December 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    He’s going to get more than 3/30 barely him not being able to take the mound or completely sucking. The market is out of wack right now and might be worse next yr.
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    Two thoughts on this –
    1) this is why the team really needs to hold some chips and build a top quality farm. Combine being willing to occasionally spend money with a decent flow of home grown talent is a winning combination. But throwing bad contracts after mediocre talent is a recipe for disaster (I’m looking at you Boston).

    2) Like teams spending money, the new TV deal for the NYY brings a crazy amount of cash, so really they have the money to spend and their cap could be a lot higher

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    Very well said


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