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Yankees announce details of West Point exhibition game

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Earlier today, the Yankees announced more details about their upcoming exhibition game at West Point. Here’s the press release from the Yankees.

The New York Yankees announced today that they will play an exhibition game on Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m., against the Army baseball team at West Point’s Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field.

The Yankees’ visit to West Point recognizes the tremendous contributions made by all members of the United States military in keeping this country safe. It will mark the 22nd exhibition game between the clubs at West Point (1927-28, ’30-37, ’44, ’61-64, ’66, ’68-69, ’72, ‘74 and ’76).

“It’s a tremendous honor for our organization to play at West Point, which is one of our country’s most historically significant institutions,” said New York Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. “The Yankees have always held the nation’s servicemen and servicewomen in the highest regard. Playing in this game is our way of showing appreciation for their valor and the sacrifices made by all members of the United States armed forces.”

The Yankees and Cadets met for the first time on May 26, 1927 at Doubleday Field. The contest, which featured Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the rest of the Murderers’ Row Yankees, was called after an inning and a half due to rain.

For seven of their eight visits between 1961 and 1972, the Yankees were led by Manager Ralph Houk, who was known as “The Major” for his bravery as an Army armored corps officer in World War II. The Yankees skipper for the 1964 game was former U.S. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Yogi Berra, who was a gunner’s mate on a rocket boat that provided cover fire for the troop landings on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion.

The Cadets will be looking for their first-ever win against the Yankees, having come closest to victory in 1966, when they lost, 1-0, in seven innings, as Mickey Mantle drove in the game’s only run on a force out in the first inning.

Ticket information for the game will be available in late February at www.goarmysports.com.

The day before they play at West Point, the Yankees will face the Washington Nationals in an exhibition game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 29 at 2:05 p.m.

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157 Responses to “Yankees announce details of West Point exhibition game”

  1. blake January 16th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    That’s kinda cool

  2. blake January 16th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    It’s a bit annoying that if Jaso was available that the Yanks werent involved…..he would have been a big upgrade

  3. jacksquat January 16th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Ok, I read wrong about the grandmother.

  4. pat January 16th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    SamBorden
    My sister’s boyfriend’s brother heard from a kid, who heard from a guy, who saw Teo’s GF at 31 Flavors last night and said she’s NOT real.

    :smile:

  5. There Will Never Be Another Mo January 16th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I am surprised the Yankees and the Cadets did not play more during George’s years.

  6. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Blake-

    I thought a Jaso/Romine platoon would have been great.

  7. There Will Never Be Another Mo January 16th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    SamBorden
    My sister’s boyfriend’s brother heard from a kid, who heard from a guy, who saw Teo’s GF at 31 Flavors last night and said she’s NOT real.

    ____________________

    this makes me want to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

  8. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I’m watching Mariah Carey right now so I’m under the influence of Greatness for anyone that was wondering ;)

    Also… I’m still mad at Jack Z.

  9. randy l. January 16th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    so starting catcher is wide open for montero in seattle?

    very interesting :)

  10. blake January 16th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    MTU says:
    January 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    Blake-

    I thought a Jaso/Romine platoon would have been great.

    Yes

  11. blake January 16th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I guess we are gonna find out if Montero can catch….who else do they have?

  12. jacksquat January 16th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    randy l. January 16th, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    so starting catcher is wide open for montero in seattle?

    very interesting

    Or wide open for Mike Zunino.

    Although if they are smart they will keep Zunino down in the minors for a month or whatever it takes to get an extra year out of him.

  13. There Will Never Be Another Mo January 16th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    This is what baseball america had to say about zunino:

    The Future: The last time the Mariners spent the No. 3 overall pick on a catcher, they passed up Troy Tulowitzki to take Jeff Clement in 2005. The decision to take Zunino should work out better, and he’s on a fast track to the big leagues. He’ll presumably attend big league spring training, though it’s doubtful he’ll be with the Mariners on Opening Day. More likely, he’ll start the season with Triple-A Tacoma. He has all-star potential as a middle-of-the-order hitter at an up-the-middle position, drawing comparisons with Jason Varitek. With Seattle still a year away from contention if everything goes right, there’s no need to rush Zunino, but he could force the team’s hand if he continues to perform like he did in his debut. He renders moot any questions about Jesus Montero’s ability to stay behind the plate.

  14. blake January 16th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Zunino is obviously their catcher of the future but I doubt they bring him up until the 2nd half if at all next year ….he only got like 50 ABs at AA last year

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    repost:

    How do some of you get to post so much during the day? Unless your job is to monitor lohud, are you companies really that slow? Or are they that slow because their productivity level is down…

    Happy Phil has his one-year deal in hand. Generically speaking, the psychology of one-year deals isn’t necessarily bad. For some it can be a motivator, for others no motivation is needed. I guess it can work in reverse for some also. The human psyche is a crazy cat, and certainly one size doesn’t fit all. To assume that would be to sometimes try to fit a square peg into a round hole.

    Part of a what a good organization should endeavor to do, IMO, is to know its players as individuals and act accordingly. Had the Yanks done that with Joba, again IMO, he might be in the starting rotation today. On the other hand, maybe they don’t have the time or energy to do something like that. Or maybe they don’t care enough to do it. I like to look at all facets of organizational life, look at the ideal, and then see if there is any kind of union at all.

  16. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    randy, I know you’re making this point to stick it to your imaginary enemies, but it really is interesting.

    What’s the next shoe to drop for the Mariners? How many games is Montero really going to catch? What will the result be? What does it mean if they go out and get another catcher while the position is wide open for Montero? How long before Zappetta gets to the bigs?

    I think it’s interesting, at least.

  17. There Will Never Be Another Mo January 16th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Zunino is obviously their catcher of the future but I doubt they bring him up until the 2nd half if at all next year ….he only got like 50 ABs at AA last year

    ____________

    I agree under normal circumstances, but this is the Mariners we are talking about.

  18. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    “I agree under normal circumstances, but this is the Mariners we are talking about.”

    That….is a very good point

  19. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    “How do some of you get to post so much during the day? Unless your job is to monitor lohud, are you companies really that slow?”

    Manti had a fake girlfriend and blake is a fake dentist, that is why blake is able to post all day long. :mrgreen:

  20. There Will Never Be Another Mo January 16th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Justin Smoak is surely available now, I would think. Is there any interest in him to fill the DH spot? He is a switch hitter I believe and hit better in September.

  21. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    There Will Never Be Another Mo says:
    January 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    Justin Smoak is surely available now, I would think. Is there any interest in him to fill the DH spot? He is a switch hitter I believe and hit better in September.

    Not really

  22. There Will Never Be Another Mo January 16th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Manti had a fake girlfriend and blake is a fake dentist, that is why blake is able to post all day long.

    __________

    LOL. Maybe the whole blog is a hoax and is just one person. Wait,

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Actually in my original post, there was a winkie between the first two paragraphs. That was really meant to be lighthearted. I don’t want to be waterboarded for it!

    :)

    Wow to Jaso. What happend to Miguel Olivo? Is he gone too?

  24. CompassRosy January 16th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    http://tinyurl.com/as6n8lj

    “We’re going to be shopping,” Zduriencik said. “We have our list; we’ve already talked to people this afternoon. We like our catching in the organization. We’ve got some good young kids right on the horizon. But for immediate needs, we’ll definitely be shopping.”

    ===

    Hi all ~

    Sorry, still licking my wounds from the Seahawks loss in Atlanta … Time to get back in the “diamond” frame of mind :)

    Anyhoo, I am very surprised that Jack traded Jaso… seemed like he and Montero made a nice platoon. And, as others have mentioned, there certainly seems to be a log jam at 1B/DH/marginal OFers

    Methinks Jack has something up his sleeve…just not sure what it might be…

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I figure blake works for himself. Maybe I figure wrong.

  26. pat January 16th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    jonmorosi
    Keep this in mind on SEA: The ’13 pitching staff will probably be younger and harder to catch than in ’12. Does not bode well for Montero.

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I didn’t read alot about the Manti stuff but I’d say that probably call for compassion/pity rather than jokes or derision. I doubt that’s going to happen though.

  28. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    January 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    I figure blake works for himself. Maybe I figure wrong.

    U figure right

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Sis – where is Miguel Olivo? Is he gone?

  30. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    “jonmorosi
    Keep this in mind on SEA: The ’13 pitching staff will probably be younger and harder to catch than in ’12. Does not bode well for Montero.”

    Please, no tweets from haters.

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    “U figure right”

    :)

    That’s what I figured!

  32. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    I didn’t read alot about the Manti stuff but I’d say that probably call for compassion/pity rather than jokes or derision. I doubt that’s going to happen though.
    ____
    Thanks for that, Trisha.

  33. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    My boss used to call me into his office once a week to show him how to print things out horizontally.. I can do my job in like an hour thanks to some basic excel formulas :lol:

  34. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    That being said.. I don’t get paid enough :twisted:

  35. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Olivo is a FA….don’t think he’s signed has he?

  36. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I think Blake loves baseball.

    Maybe even more than being a Dentist.

    :)

  37. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Trisha,

    You asked about Argo yesterday. I highly recommend it. It is riveting. However, Lincoln was truly amazing. When it ended everyone, literally everyone, sat in the theater for a few minutes.

  38. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I see no reason why an organization like the Mariners can’t railroad Zunino who is matured and was plucked from a university not a high school. The Mariners played multiple players who OPS’d in the 600′s. I think Smoak OPS’d in the 500′s for most of the year.

    Is this Zunino ready to do that at least?

  39. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Blake should become a dentist for MLB. Solves everything.

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    YF – it seems that people are so woefully lacking in that area. Complicated maybe, but it shouldn’t be. Golden rule. There but for the grace of God.

    But people seem to prefer to go late-night humor as their default position.

  41. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Alan Farina of the Jays suspended 50 games for marijuana use? What was he going to do, sit in a room and write some songs?

  42. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    “Is this Zunino ready to do that at least?”

    Probably….but they aren’t ready to win anyway so there is no use rushing him and wasting service time

  43. Jerkface January 16th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Its one thing to rush a guy with the expectation that even if he is awful its ok, but you have to consider how that impacts development. He could respond favorably, or it could derail his entire career

  44. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I just read in the Lefty Gomez book the Yankees pulled a number of his teeth to somehow help him gain weight.

    Blake, would that be part of your MLB dentistry protocol?

  45. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I doubt they will rush Zunino.

    Trish, compassion isn’t judgmental.

  46. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Mac-

    That guy was really funny.

  47. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    “Blake, would that be part of your MLB dentistry protocol?”

    Brush twice a day with PED laced toothpaste !

  48. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    blake, is that the “cream” they all refer to?

  49. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    MTU,

    He was hilarious. He wished his attributes had been publicized when he was 20 as it would have helped him on road trips. Nuff said.

  50. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Gomez also invented the term gofer ball.

  51. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Late one Friday, I had to take this poor woman’s twisted premolar out – had to keep taking x-rays to make sure all the fragments were removed – she came back Monday, post op, fortunately all was good.

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    austin, thanks. You really need to see Zero Dark Thirty and then I need to hear what you think about it. I LOVED Lincoln. I absolutely forgot that it was Daniel Day Lewis. To me that is the mark of a brilliant, brilliant performance – Lewis’s Lincoln, not me fogetting it was Lewis!

    :)

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

    Shame, I have always resented lazy/stupid/self-entitled bosses. Where I used to work, one of the higher-ups used to have his secretary show him everything computer-oriented – and numerous numerous times. I’m talking basic stuff. To me, if you’re that stupid, you shouldn’t be in the position. I think it was a combinaton of stupid, lazy, and self-entitled. I think he felt having to know some of that stuff was beneath him. On the other hand, I know higher-ups who did all of their own computer work. So it wasn’t a matter of “rank has privileges”. Or that certainly wasn’t the general atmosphere anyway.

  53. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    yankeefeminista says:
    January 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    blake, is that the “cream” they all refer to?

    It’s new….it’s called “the paste”. I’m gonna try to get Arod to try it…..comes in mint and Cinamon

  54. Duh Innings II January 16th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Another friggin’ exhibition game for a Yankee to get hurt in.

    The WBC, the game versus the Nationals, and now a game at West Point.

    Watch a Yankee get injured in one of these games or in a future exhibition after that one day and comments blow up with “You see, the Yanks should’ve never played this !@#$ game! Now (Yankee) is out for two months!”

    That West Point field better be in tip-top condition.

  55. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    DDL is one heck of an actor.

    :)

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    “Trish, compassion isn’t judgmental.”

    Ever.

  57. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    blake, maybe you can give some to Stewie, as well.

  58. Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    it seem to me Ms trade a position of depth for a position of need. but unless you get morse on a long term deal. swapping jaso with morse makes zero dif in terms of Ms competitiveness imo.
    one note, Yanks could have use either Morse or Jaso.

  59. Jerkface January 16th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I, too, wish people were more compassionate about the death of an imaginary loved one :twisted:

  60. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    One day we’ll have to have a ‘boss story’ powwow here on LoHud. I don’t think we’ve ever had that conversation and it’s long overdue. One of my old bosses completely rearranged his office so when you walked in the door he had his back towards you lol. Another one used to have this weird habit of removing his shoes in his office and during meetings.

    My favorite, though, was one who wasn’t my boss. He was a higher up but I didn’t report to him and he would come in an ask me to type things up for him because he and his secretary were in a fight and she wasn’t speaking to him :lol: It was extra work for me but still funny as hell.

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    MTU – he might be at the top of the heap.

  62. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    yankeefeminista says:
    January 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    blake, maybe you can give some to Stewie, as well.

    He’s welcome …he might hit a homer with the paste!

  63. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Trisha,

    I agree on Lewis. I now know Abe Lincoln. Truly incredible performance.

    Zero Dark Thirty is coming up.

  64. CompassRosy January 16th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Sis ~

    Sorry, I’m in a “dead zone” waiting for my pizza, hence my slow response… M’s granted Olivo FA back in Oct

  65. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    trisha-

    R U kidding.

    I’m as mean as a snake.

    Absolutely heartless.

  66. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    M’s trade 3 years for 1 year. Jack Z. didn’t get Upton, so he panicked.

    Agree on DDL.

  67. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Trisha-

    That would be DDL in “There will be Blood”

    ;)

  68. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Shame, in a meeting, one remains ” total ” presentable; no taking off of the shoes – that’s crazy unless the person is brilliant and just plain eccentric.

  69. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Let’s trade the M’s a defensive catcher. It is said we have several.

  70. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    austinmac, good point.

    blake, just let me know when he uses it, and I will make sure to attend that game.

  71. Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    YF, Z did, Upton gave Ms the bird. but anywho.

  72. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Compass, Willie Horten and u need a victory.

  73. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I think I will try the shoe removing brilliant, eccentric approach in my next meeting.

  74. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    jmills January 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Shame, in a meeting, one remains ” total ” presentable; no taking off of the shoes – that’s crazy unless the person is brilliant and just plain eccentric.

    ——————

    The guy was no genius, that was the same one that couldn’t figure out how to change the print orientation.

    He did hire me on the spot after I told him I was a Yankee fan, however.

  75. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Makes a pretty interesting Butcher, or a really good Indian as well.

    And he’s not even an American.

    :)

  76. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    His feet also smelled.. the office was small.

  77. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Time for MTU to dream.

    A little Astral Projection caps off your day beautifully.

    Makes travel affordable again.

    :)

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Yeah, office politics can be a real weird duck. True story. Someone came to me one day to file a sexual harassment complaint. She was out of her mind upset. (Actually secretary of the stupid boss to whom I referred!) Seems he attempted to accost her in the elevator. (Both were married.) It was a very uncomfortable situation because the guy and I were basically on the same level on the org chart and we did work closely together. I didn’t hate him as a person, just hated his slovenliness. Well, it was my job to handle it, and so I did. I tripped all over my words, knowing I had to see both of them every day. We took a long walk and I went over the whole thing. Add to it that other women in the office then came to see me and complained about the pictures he had on his computer. I guess he must have had a screensaver with scantily clad women or something. (who knew?) Everyone was very supportive of his secretary and rallied ’round her.

    The next day she was sitting in his office, joking around with him. She had brought him M and Ms. Seems she had a change of heart and wanted to withdraw her grievance. She said he had been very understanding in the past when she was having domestic problems and she needed to remember that.

    People do indeed do crazy things.

    :roll:

  79. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    “The guy was no genius.”

    “He hired me on the spot.”

    Shame, what conclusion do we draw from these statements?

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    MTU – I looked up “compassion” in the dictionary and there was no definiton, just a picture. And the picture was you.

    Nothing more need be said.

  81. Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    err.. shame is a self deprecating individual who loves smelly feet, mac. that’s the conclusion i drew.

  82. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Shame, in the words of Natalie Merchant, ” give ‘em what they want.”

    Good for you, you put up with the odour and made a days’s wage.

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    “I, too, wish people were more compassionate about the death of an imaginary loved one ”

    It’s that very thing that calls for the compassion.

  84. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    err.. shame is a self deprecating individual who loves smelly feet, mac. that’s the conclusion i drew.

    ——————

    Sounds about right :D

    trisha – I’ve dealt with a couple of similar situations and I hear you.. people do crazy things lol.

  85. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    @GordonEdes: All signs point to Napoli, Sox reaching agreement. Sides are working on one/year deal; agent Grieper would not discuss specifics

  86. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    If Te’o is really gay that story is pretty sad on a lot of levels. If he’s not.. we’ll the same applies, the levels are just different I guess. ….It’s too late for good analogies.

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Okay, so I’ve definitely been out of the loop. If the Sux get Napoli, what are they going to do with Salty?

  88. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Well, that will eliminate the Sox as competition for Morse. Oh, wait.

    Patience, Brian.

  89. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Trisha-

    Blessed are the peacemakers.

    I’m just greedy I want to inherit the whole Earth.

    Stay perspicacious like you usually are.

    I still can envision of that pic of your Family. Quite a group. Your Parents did well.

    Have a great night.

    “Love over Gold”

    :)

  90. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I have a feeling Cash would have been pushing to swoop in and get Napoli for a year at big dollars….

    I can’t wait until Cash gets fired/resigns and writes a book.

    (Also, again – it’s too bad they spent all that money on Youk.)

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    “If Te’o is really gay that story is pretty sad on a lot of levels. If he’s not.. we’ll the same applies, the levels are just different I guess.”

    Definitely agree.

  92. Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Shame, my very first job in a corporate environment was an internship in a big firm. my one contribution to that place was in rearranging the office secretary’s twistable figurines in front of her computer into compromising positions every morning before she arrives. I was quite proud of that, of course, she always throw me the evil look.

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    MTU – I love you, buddy. That is said unabashedly. Dream sweet dreams, my dear friend.

    Yanks #28 is on the way.

    :)

  94. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Cash – You’re supposed to share stories where your boss looks like a jackass not where you look like a jackass. :D

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Question: does anyone else have trouble getting posts here to post, as in it takes forever to get a post to publish? This is the only site that gives me that trouble! Slow as molasses!!

  96. blake January 16th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    @GordonEdes: It appears likely that Napoli will receive less than $13 million, which was the average annual value of original 3-year, $39m deal

  97. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    ” Perspicacious ” – word of ’12. Your prize, Trish, #28 post Jays’ 3.

  98. Jerkface January 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    How do the red sox take a player down from 3/39 to 1/less than 13 and still retain that player?

  99. Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    my boss was like 5 years older than me, mostly we chat about sports and girls while stare blankly into our excel spreadsheets. I discovered early corporate job and cubicle was not for me.

  100. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    No problem here, Trish; blackberry now doesn’t make me look like a retard most of the time.

  101. blake January 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Jerkface says:
    January 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    How do the red sox take a player down from 3/39 to 1/less than 13 and still retain that player?

    His hip must really have some issues….otherwise I can’t imagine Napoli would Agree to that

  102. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Trisha can be perspicacious and persnickety. Just wanted to use the word.

  103. Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    jerk, i would assume napoli looked around and figure no one will give him one year @ 13 at this point.

  104. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    jmills – perspicacious is one of my favorite words! It goes a ways back here, but I early on “accused” myself of perspicacity, and so the, er, legend continues.

    :D

  105. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Zoomino needs to start in AAA for various reason.

    Rust never sleeps.

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    “Trisha can be perspicacious and persnickety. Just wanted to use the word.”

    :lol:

    You know, you might have something there!

  107. jmills January 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Trish, you are blessed with a great sense of entelechy.

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 16th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    But never parsimonious. Sad but true story. Sees Candy lets you custom-design a box of chocolates. You pay more but you can get exactly what you want. And unfortunately since Sees is nowhere around here, the shipping isn’t exactly cheap.

    Having a chocolate addiction can be painful…

    :)

    Night all. Spread the love. It has a ripple effect. And you never know when you just might need a little back. If you cast your loaves upon the water, they will come back to you a hundred fold. Something like that.

  109. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Cashmoney January 16th, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    jerk, i would assume napoli looked around and figure no one will give him one year @ 13 at this point.
    _

    I’d rather have him than Youkilis.

  110. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West January 17th, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Kottaras….hope the yanks claim him..

  111. PacoDooley January 17th, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Random morning thoughts based on the discussion above –

    Smoak – would anyone think of him as a quality player had he not been in the Lee trade and taken as the better option over Montero? I doubt it – he has been terrible

    Kottaras – hell yes. His OPS has been at or above .750 the last four seasons and has been higher than Martin’s every one of those years (admittedly in limited work for Kottaras), which is miles ahead of Stewart’s horrendous OPS (the last two seasons .592 and .611). If he is good with a glove I say claim him and DFA Stewart.

  112. GregD January 17th, 2013 at 5:42 am

    I saw the Yanks play at West Point in 1972 and 1974…….sweet memories…….. :)

  113. blake January 17th, 2013 at 6:45 am

    @CaseyStern: Loving the new motto RT @pshuck The #SEC. Real football. Real girlfriends

  114. blake January 17th, 2013 at 6:59 am

    . “If he is good with a glove I say claim him and DFA Stewart.”

    He’s a good defender… He just can’t throw….That said he’s a no brainer as he hits left handed and is probably better than what they have

  115. 86w183 January 17th, 2013 at 7:34 am

    morning gang —–

    I must admit I’m kinda depressed this morning with Morse and Jaso both getting moved. Cant imagine two guys who would have been better fits at this stage.

    Kottaras makes perfect sense…. career OPS .751 against RHP

  116. Mike Ri January 17th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Kinda sucks to wake up and hear the Morse news…. not sure where the Yanks go from here.

  117. 86w183 January 17th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Heard about a great tweet —-

    Mantei Te’O didn’t miss a bunch of tackles against Alabama. He was hugging his girlfriend.

  118. blake January 17th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    That Te’o story is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard…..

    Morse is one thing…..but if Jack Z would trade Jaso then I can’t imagine why Cashman wouldn’t have gone after him…..of course Granderson probably would have had to be in the deal most likely because Z crazily is desperate for an impact bat so he can still finish in last place.

  119. austinmac January 17th, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I have no idea what the Yankees are thinking. It looks like we are looking at the team.

    The Arizona paper talks about other teams who have interest in Upton. Nope, the Yankees are not mentioned.

    Hairston is about all that is left. All in this year? Only compared with the future.

  120. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 7:52 am

    “Kinda sucks to wake up and hear the Morse news…. not sure where the Yanks go from here.”

    Next stop Hairstontown.

    All Aboard.

    :)

  121. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Mac-

    “I have no idea what the Yankees are thinking. It looks like we are looking at the team.”

    At this point, if JU is not in play for us (doubt he is), I would just as soon we give a rookie a shot at the 4th OF’er ‘s job.

    Hairston and co. merely represent more mediocrity and bandaids.

    Why bother ?

  122. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:00 am

    With all the Yankees have done this winter….signing top free agents….I can’t imagine why some of you are upset?

  123. austinmac January 17th, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Who has Cashman gone after in trades since Pineda? No one that as far as I know. Costs too high? Too many phone calls required? They can’t take on any money? Brian has no authority?

    It is all very strange for a Yankee fan. I’m afraid we will be eating out of the troth out back for a long time.

  124. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Blake-

    We’re just ungrateful serfs is why.

    Now get back to eating your gruel.

    ;)

  125. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    You guys shouldn’t worry….I’ve shipped my PED laced toothpaste to Youkalis, Texiera, Arod, and all the catchers. That should help

  126. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Mac-

    If the current patch and backfill strategy doesn’t work that’s fine.

    It just means wholesale changes next OS.

    I would think it means bye bye Brian and Joe.

    Many here would not be overly upset by that.

    Some even think it’s overdue.

    ;)

  127. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I have to wonder what Jack Z would have given for a year of Cano if he was that desperate for a bat in 2013?

  128. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Blake-

    I sent them the underarm roll-on Testosterone so we should be all set.

    :)

  129. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Even though I think this trade makes the Mariners worse….I think it’s pretty clear that jack Z is in “save his job mode”…..you don’t make deals like this unless ownership is pressuring you to win games now…..their fanbase wants a contender and they are tired of waiting for one. This means….he could be taken advantage of…..get Upton then shop Granderson to him

  130. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    He might do Granderson for Hultzen or something crazy like that at this point

  131. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Is it possible that dogs are just hairy Angels w/o wings as Mrs. MTU claims ?

    They are just so frickin’ perfect. And cute out to Infinity.

    I’m actually embarrassed sometimes by how much I love my little Mopheads.

    (Don’t know how to make the embarassed smiley)

    There. I feel better now that I have confessed.

  132. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Blake-

    Aim higher.

    The King.

    ;)

  133. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Z isn’t trading Felix…..he will ride that ship to the bottom of the sea.

    I do wonder if Z would pay a similar price for Cano as he offered for Upton….logic would say no cause its 1 year instead of 3….but Z doesn’t seem to be about logic

  134. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    “If I’m still not convinced that Brian Cashman doesn’t have a stealth move in him before Opening Day. The lineup is a little short, and he knows it. I’ve spoken with people around the game all winter, and they feel like the Yankees still have something up their sleeve.”

    @YankeesWFAN: ARod surgery went as planned but long way to go before we call it successful: http://t.co/yy0KOPdQ

  135. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    “If I’m still not convinced that Brian Cashman doesn’t have a stealth move in him before Opening Day. The lineup is a little short, and he knows it. I’ve spoken with people around the game all winter, and they feel like the Yankees still have something up their sleeve.”

    perhaps ?

    But they may also be thinking of the “Old” Yankees rather than the new ones and merely be deluded.

    Many of here might be as well. Myself included.

    ;)

    ;)

  136. disco stu January 17th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I put the Pineda/Montero deal in a separate category because it was such a unique deal of trading young, high end talent for young, high end talent

    2009 was the last off season the Yankees were agressive in adding proven vets into the mix … Granderson and Vasquez trades were at the expense of prospects like Austin Jackson, Arodys Vizcaino, and Mike Dunn and young talent like Melky Cabrera and IPK.

    Now it seems as if the Yankees refuse to trade in the winter unless they get some ultra-sweet deal that is completely one-sided for them … I say this because Cashman is quoted over and over again saying, “There are deals out there, but not at the prices being asked”.

    So instead their m.o. is basically to wait until mid-season and see what lousy teams begin to make vets (with expiring contracts, I might add) available … i.e. Lance Berkman, Kerry Wood, Ichiro. They never trade for players who are in the middle of multi year deals anymore.

    The “showbiz” side of how the Yankees used to operate by making the big trade is a thing of the past now that George is gone. Maybe it didnt work all the time and it certainly didnt result in all the other championships he craved, but at least George knew the value of keeping the fanbase energized … the Yankees are so banal and milque toast now.

  137. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I think Cashman is in on Upton….my guess is he’s trying there….just depends on if someone outbids him or the prices grows to a point where it would be counterproductive

  138. austinmac January 17th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    The old Yankees would certainly have added a catcher and a bat. The new Yankees have added another ticket outlet.

    Other teams and reporters don’t yet see the new reality.

  139. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Blake-

    I’d love to see you right but at this point I think we’re just talking wishful thinking.

    I’m almost certain he’s going somewhere. Maybe the Braves are a good bet ?

    Or the Rangers relent and offer up what Towers wants at the last minute.

    Who knows. I doubt very much we have been serious players.

    Prove me wrong Cashman.

    ;)

  140. randy l. January 17th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    is there something odd about a trade that has a left fielder that the yankees wanted to be traded for a catcher they wanted that opened up a starting spot for a guy they didn’t think could start?

    in the good old days the yankees were the ones shaking things up.

    now, they seem to just sit on the sidelines and watch while others teams make things things happen.

    also how much is one year of granderson worth to some team if one year of morse is worth jaso?

  141. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    “also how much is one year of granderson worth to some team if one year of morse is worth jaso?”

    Well I think the Mariners are a special case because their GM is desperate….

  142. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I’m actually surprised that Towers has had such a hard time getting pretty close to what he wants for JU by now.

    That the M’s were the only ones to pony up enough.

    Color me puzzled by all of this.

    And please don’t tell me JU is not a good player w the potential to be a great one.

    It seems to me there is an overvaluation of the prospects and an undervaluation of Upton going on.

    ;)

  143. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    “Other teams and reporters don’t yet see the new reality.”

    I think what you’re saying is true….however I don’t think Hal and company are dumb either….they have to know there is a growing anger and disinterest in the fan base…..and they also have to know this team is short on offense.

  144. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    “I’m actually surprised that Towers has had such a hard time getting pretty close to what he wants for JU by now.”

    He’s waiting for somebody to blink…..

  145. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Blake-

    Generally speaking I believe Yankee Management believes they have enough to compete as they sit.

    I don’t think they think they are all that “short”.

    Maybe missing a minor piece or two.

    We’re gonna find out if they’re right starting soon enough.

    I hope they are.

  146. chicken little January 17th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    We have been saying all winter that the Yanks have something up their sleeve. Well spring training is in a month and the lineup is held together by band-aids. Now would be the time to do something. I fear, however, that whatever may have been up the sleeve was nixed by Hal “189 million comes before winning” Steinbrenner.

  147. blake January 17th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    MTU,

    Maybe….honestly though I’m not sure how they can think that when they are worse and older than the team that wasn’t good enough last year

  148. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    “He’s waiting for somebody to blink…..”

    Perhaps. But those sitting on the sidelines run the constant risk that a competitor will just move and they will lose out.

    That’s a dangerous game if you really want someone.

    Each team has no idea what another team might do, or when.

    And so does Towers. The danger is that an offer he may have been given is suddenly withdrawn, or the team just moves on.

    Dangerous for him when the guy needs to be traded and he needs good value in return.

    They must have thought that JU was desperate enough to get out of AZ to go to Seattle.

    I’m glad he wasn’t and JU basically flipped them the bird.

  149. randy l. January 17th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    blake-

    the mariners improved 7 games last year.

    their gm may be crazy, but he’s not afraid to make moves.

    “Jaso, a left-handed hitter, had a .394 on-base percentage last season and batted .378 with runners in scoring position. He gives the A’s another option at DH and a catching complement for Norris, a right-handed hitter who batted .201 with seven homers in 60 games last year.” espn

    how were the yankees not in on the left handed hitting jaso in some way?

    if jackie z. is really that crazy why couldn’t the yankees have offered him something to make him even crazier?

  150. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Blake-

    They can think that because their view of the Team is quite a bit different than many here.

    And their actions are conditioned by things we may or may not care about, or even know.

    JMHO.

    ;)

  151. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    YT-

    If you’re out there.

    You’ve got mail.

  152. randy l. January 17th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    “Well I think the Mariners are a special case because their GM is desperate….”

    if montero does well as the starting catcher for seattle while pineda rehabs and yankee catchers flounder, i can think of another gm who might be feeling a little desperate

  153. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Some People think that the Yankees are feeling some huge pressure to make a “big” move.

    That they are still sorely lacking.

    But is that really the Yankee Brass’s view ?

    I’m sure they listen to the pulse of their fanbase but they may also really believe that they are competitive as they sit with just a few more minor additions.

    The urgency may only be coming from a select few in Yankeeland.

    Maybe I’m wrong ?

  154. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    New post —->

  155. blake January 17th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    “how were the yankees not in on the left handed hitting jaso in some way?”

    z wanted an impact bat so they probably would have had to give Granderson…..and they really can’t do that unless they replace him first……woukd have been cool if the Yanks could have worked a 3 way with Seattle and Arizona where they got Upton and Jaso …..but alas

  156. blake January 17th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    “if montero does well as the starting catcher for seattle while pineda rehabs and yankee catchers flounder, i can think of another gm who might be feeling a little desperate”

    Yup

  157. yankee21 January 17th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I don’t think Yankee brass feels any sense of urgency.

    At least until YES advertising revenue and ticket sales decline.

    If/when the Mets improve and start taking away fans and broadcast revenue then that will be a wake-up call too.

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