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Yankees announce benefit Hot Stove event

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This offseason, WCBS radio producer and engineer Carlos Silva was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He’s spent the winter getting treatments, and before spring training, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman will host a Hot Stove benefit to help pay for Silva’s medical bills. Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman, Mariano Rivera and Mark Teixeira will there. It’s a terrific cause and should be an awesome event for a very nice man who’s going through an awful lot. Here are the details from the Yankees. There are a lot of very cool items up for auction.

Join New York Yankees radio broadcasters John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on Monday, February 4, 2013, at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square, as they host a live “Hot Stove” question and answer forum previewing the Yankees upcoming 2013 season. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, manager Joe Girardi and Mariano Rivera will take part in the forum with a VIP meet and greet beforehand. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will join the group for the “Hot Stove” session, which will also include a silent auction of unique Yankees memorabilia. Net proceeds from the event will go to support the Carlos Silva Family though the SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund.

Silva, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, has been a producer and engineer for Yankees games on WCBS Radio 880 AM since 2006, and is currently battling esophageal and stomach cancer. Silva also produces and conducts Spanish interviews for yesnetwork.com and is responsible for translating and recording Spanish broadcast spots during the season. Throughout his career Silva has worked for ESPN Radio, Phillies Spanish radio, the NBA’s Orlando Magic and former New Jersey Nets. During the offseason, Silva resides in Lutz, Fla., with his wife, Teresa, and children, Leslie, Kimberly and Matthew.

Information for purchasing tickets for the general forum and VIP meet and greet at Hard Rock Cafe New York is available at www.CBSNewYork.com/yankeeshotstove. Only 50 VIP tickets ($150 per ticket) and 100 general admission tickets ($100 per ticket) will be sold, and are available for purchase now. VIP ticketholders will be able to meet, take photos with and receive autographs from Mariano Rivera, Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman. General admission ticketholders will each receive an autographed baseball from Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Joe Girardi or Brian Cashman.

In addition, all fans can take part in an online auction at www.yankees.com/auction with a number of unique Yankees experiences and items including:

· Half-hour instructional hitting session with Robinson Cano at Yankee Stadium
· Half-hour pitching instruction from Mariano Rivera at Yankee Stadium
· New York Yankees Bat Boy/Girl for a Day
· A Meet and Greet with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, and four tickets to watch the game in his private suite
· New York Yankees Media Relations Intern for a Day
· A two-night trip to Tampa, FL, to see a 2013 Yankees Spring Training Game, courtesy of WCBS

And more…

WHAT: Hard Rock Cafe New York Hosts Live Yankees Hot Stove Forum

WHEN: Monday, February 4, 2013
6:00 p.m. VIP meet and greet begins
7:00 p.m. Hot Stove forum begins

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe New York
1501 Broadway
New York, NY
212-343-3355

ADMISSION: General admission and VIP ticketholders only
For more information, visit www.hardrock.com/newyork

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110 Responses to “Yankees announce benefit Hot Stove event”

  1. Hassey January 25th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    am I late on this one – Pavano now hurt himself shovelling snow? Here’s a tip – give the neighbors’ rugrats $50 and they’ll shovel your driveway until it shines

  2. jacksquat January 25th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    blake January 25th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    @EyeOnBaseball: Cashman: A-Rod could miss the entire 2013 season http://t.co/8NWCtTZf via @cbssports

    ——————-

    Figured as much… This is why what they do when Youk gets injured will be interesting. And it will take an injury because ineffectiveness in vets will just result in more ‘we know Youky is a professional and we believe in his talent’ stuff from Girardi.

    He just said it’s “possible”, not likely. I *could* gain or lose 40 pounds this year, but it’s not likely. Really kind of a pointless article.

  3. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    squat – I think all he’s doing is tempering expectations and being realistic. Basically, we can’t count on Arod in 2013, which we already knew.

    Makes signing Youk more ridic IMO but whatevs. I hope Adams/Nunez gets a shot at 3B over Nix.

  4. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Repost: Fem will love this one, btw.

    Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    In the spirit of insulting female fans for being female, the NY Rangers have created a ‘A Girl’s Guide to Watching the Rangers.’ The Rangers suck. And so do their crappy guest posters.

    http://blueshirtsunited.com/po…..qus_thread

  5. Warning Track Power January 25th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    blake January 25th, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    @EyeOnBaseball: Cashman: A-Rod could miss the entire 2013 season http://t.co/8NWCtTZf via @cbssports
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Not a big deal. My expectations for ARod in 2013 are low. The early reports had him returning in the summer and I’ll stick with that until ARod tells us different.

  6. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    · A Meet and Greet with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, and four tickets to watch the game in his private suite

    Get me close, lads, I’ll handle the rest

  7. jacksquat January 25th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Nunez looks like he’s in good shape.

    http://instagram.com/p/U6XjxhufJ3/

  8. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    A-rod missing all of 2013 is a worst case scenario, but also much more likely than you swinging 40 lbs.

  9. jacksquat January 25th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    · A Meet and Greet with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, and four tickets to watch the game in his private suite

    Get me close, lads, I’ll handle the rest

    You need to aim higher.

  10. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    “A Meet and Greet with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, and four tickets to watch the game in his private suite”

    Can we go all in on this…?

  11. Warning Track Power January 25th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    jacksquat January 25th, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    Nunez looks like he’s in good shape.

    http://instagram.com/p/U6XjxhufJ3/
    ———————————————————————————————
    I can translate the spanish caption posted by Nunez

    “Hi Yankee Fans. Here I am preparing for the 2013 season.
    I can hit the ball well, but my glove is not so good.
    If my manager wants me to hit the ball and run fast, I can do that very well.
    If my manager asks me to catch the ball and throw it, well that could be an adventure”

  12. G. Love January 25th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Shame,

    I think locking you, me, J.AP & Randy in a private box with Cashman might border on the line of priceless.

  13. Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Will Cashman be in the suite at the time? Doubtful.

    Better to grill him at the Q&A on February 4.

  14. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    General admission ticketholders will each receive an autographed baseball from Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Joe Girardi or Brian Cashman.

    ———————–

    It’s actually only one of the 4 you’d get a signed ball from. If I ended up with one from Cash I’d cry. Why would anyone want a ball signed by the GM, love him or hate him?

  15. blake January 25th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    jacksquat says:
    January 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    Nunez looks like he’s in good shape.

    http://instagram.com/p/U6XjxhufJ3/

    Yea…it almost looks like his hands are made of stone

  16. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    “· A Meet and Greet with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, and four tickets to watch the game in his private suite”

    They should pay fans to endure this.

  17. Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    You wouldn’t find it interesting to converse with Cashman?

  18. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Forget conversing, I’d interrogate him.

  19. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    G. Love January 25th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Shame,

    I think locking you, me, J.AP & Randy in a private box with Cashman might border on the line of priceless.

    ——————

    You are correct, sir.

    Anything involving Shame is priceless ;)

  20. jacksquat January 25th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    It just says you get to watch the game in his suite, not that he will be there. And you probably couldn’t get any more out of him than the press can.

  21. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Forget conversing, I’d interrogate him.

    ——————–

    Yeah I think we should go pre-closing Guantanamo Bay closing on him.

  22. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Who wanted Javy?! I NEED NAMES BRIAN!!!!!

  23. DONNYBROOK January 25th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Cashman can Not tell you what he does Not know. He’s outta the loop.

  24. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Better to grill him at the Q&A on February 4.

    No, better to do the auction one because you get a private meet & greet, instead of a photo op at a charity event!

  25. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Also – Someone bring a boo-box. http://www.fearthegooberzilla.com/pics/hook03.JPG

  26. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    It just says you get to watch the game in his suite, not that he will be there

    Its a meet & greet AND you get to use his private suite.

  27. jacksquat January 25th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    WTP and Blake, ye of little faith…

  28. Chad Jennings January 25th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Cashmoney January 25th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    no offense, Chad, I think you will never be too critical of NYY FO because it’s your job to communicate with them every day and rationally you are not going go bombastic on anything they do. I understand, it’s your livelihood.

    I understand where you’re coming from, but I’m not sure I agree. The guys in the Yankees front office are very, very used to being criticized. Joel Sherman has been very critical of the team, but he’s obviously still very well sourced in the organization.

    To me, it’s simply not my role to go too far in any direction. I’m a beat writer. My job is to tell you what the Yankees have done, what it means and why they did it. When I present an explanation from Cashman or Girardi or whoever, it doesn’t necessarily mean I agree. I’m just keeping you informed.

    I do, however, think there’s usually something sensible about the Yankees decision making. Might not be the direction you want them to go or the decision I would have made, but I think there’s always logic behind their moves, which is probably the reason I come across as always agreeing with Cashman and Co. I present their explanations, because that’s my role in this process — I’m the one with access — and I hope you’re able to form opinions from there.

    When I post something like I did today asking my questions about the fan response, those are honest questions. In my mind, it must be a strange thing to love a team and hate what it’s doing. I do tend to dismiss extreme opinions in either direction — that’s largely my personality on anything — but extreme opinions are out there, and they’re very potent this time of year.

  29. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Place a bid for a meet and greet with New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman and watch the game from his private suite. This experience will include a visit with the man behind all of the Yankees’ off-the-field moves, Brian Cashman, four (4) tickets to his private suite for a mutually agreed upon 2013 Yankees regular season home game, on-field access prior to the game (during batting practice, if applicable) and an autographed jersey from a player to be determined. At the conclusion of the meet and greet, Brian Cashman will pose for a photo, taken by a Yankees team photographer.

    - Excludes Premium Games. The term “Premium Games” is defined as the Opening Day game, the Old-Timers’ Day game and all home games played against the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.
    -Game must be mutually agreed upon.
    -There is no guarantee that batting practice will be conducted on the selected date.

    Its already up to 700 dollars! We really need to come together on this one.

  30. Warning Track Power January 25th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Jack
    How so?

  31. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    There is also ‘Yankee Beat Writer for a day with mark feinsand” but I think Shame would prefer a Chad-stitution

  32. jacksquat January 25th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Warning Track Power January 25th, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    Jack
    How so?

    Nunez!

  33. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    There is also ‘Yankee Beat Writer for a day with mark feinsand” but I think Shame would prefer a Chad-stitution

    ——————–

    Obviously.

    Chad avoids all of my advances, however. I think he needs to do a personal piece on whether he has a girlfriend, if she shamelessly pursued him, and where she lives (so I can politely ask her to let fate run it’s course).

    Maybe it was that reference I made to Misery a while back….

  34. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Its already up to 700 dollars! We really need to come together on this one.

    ——————–

    Is it limited to one fan? We can use technology to get us all there on some level. I can sell some pirated movie dvds to contribute funds!

  35. DONNYBROOK January 25th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Basically, If you wanna be a Beat Writer, you gotta wear the Blinders.

  36. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    “I do, however, think there’s usually something sensible about the Yankees decision making. Might not be the direction you want them to go or the decision I would have made, but I think there’s always logic behind their moves, which is probably the reason I come across as always agreeing with Cashman and Co.”

    ——————-

    Chad – On a more serious note, I think the problem isn’t that we think there’s no logic behind the moves, just that we disagree with the ends they seek.

    They’re trying to get under $189. Fine. They can do that, it’s their prerogative. But when all the moves are made to meet that goal, we’re gonna be ornery about it. They’re trying to meet that end in a logical manner…. we just don’t like it lol.

  37. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Chad,

    I would like Cashman to explain how he plans to field a competitive team with ten plus free agents upcoming after this year and well less than half of the budget gone on four players.

    Getting themselves into this position seems to repudiate the credible plan concept.

  38. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    –Well less than half the budget left–

  39. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    “You wouldn’t find it interesting to converse with Cashman?”

    Nope. I would like to talk to Levine, assuming he was willing to be candid (not happening), about the kind of deals that drive politics.

  40. Warning Track Power January 25th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Jack
    Nunez has a lot to prove with his hands, his glove and his ability to concentrate for 9 consecutive innings.

  41. Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    ” (so I can politely ask her to let fate run it’s course).”

    Unless the superfluous apostrophe presents an insurmountable obstacle. Maybe a copy editor can save the day.

  42. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Upton’s exercising his no-trade clause worked out for him getting to play with a better team and with his brother. It will be interesting to see how good he is.

  43. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    ” (so I can politely ask her to let fate run it’s course).”

    Unless the superfluous apostrophe presents an insurmountable obstacle. Maybe a copy editor can save the day.

    ———————-

    Oh snap! :oops:

  44. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    “Upton’s exercising his no-trade clause worked out for him getting to play with a better team and with his brother. It will be interesting to see how good he is.”

    I pretty confident that he will be really good. I think an equally interesting issue is whether not this helps is brother become more consistent.

  45. Hassey January 25th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Cashman originally demanded that the event be held at the Times Square Hooters

  46. Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Is Cashman too far beneath contempt to converse with these days? I don’t get it.

    I would love to ask him a few questions, even though there he also wouldn’t/couldn’t be candid or honest.

    The best scenario for some of us Yankeeologist obsessives would be for Cashman to finally lose out in the front office struggle for power and get fired/scapegoated in a particularly humiliating and nasty way.

    Then, hopefully, he would write a tell-all book which would be completely self-serving and one-sided but nonetheless interesting. This might kill his chances of working in baseball again, however.

  47. randy l. January 25th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    “When I post something like I did today asking my questions about the fan response, those are honest questions. In my mind, it must be a strange thing to love a team and hate what it’s doing.”

    i think chad posting a provocative question like today’s with fair weather/real fans is a good thing because it stimulates discussion.

    personally i think there are different way to be a “real” fan. it’s a hard thing to define. if you care, you care. only the person rooting knows if they care.

    once anyone sees behind the scenes they don’t root in the same way. kind of like a wizard of oz thing seeing behind the curtain. that’s why players and reporters don’t root in most cases.

    i’m close to the point where i will not just be indifferent and disinterested in the yankees; i’m getting closer to actually rooting against them hoping they will implode fast so they can start over.

    realistically , this isn’t this year i root against the yankees. jeter and mariano are still there , so there’s some “yankeeness” still there.

    but in 2014, i may be hoping they lose so changes are made.
    yeah, i’m an outlier and not a typical fan, but i think the yankees would be making a big mistake if they don’t look at how all fans view them.

    their business is in trouble.
    they just don’t know it.

  48. theREALkevin January 25th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    All I know is that I would really like to have ATL’s outfield. A lot of upside there.

  49. Hassey January 25th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    yes, but ATL gave up a ton when they traded Prado

  50. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Tell-Alls seem to be okay now. He’d get another job.

  51. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I was thinking about the fair weather concept.

    What is more fair weather than signing Ichiro for 2014 with the hope that he gets his last few hundred hits toward 3000 as a Yankee?

    Who cares? It’s a great achievement for him, especially in a compressed timeframe in MLB, but it’s not in the same universe Jeter who is a lifelong, cherished Yankee reaching a milestone.

    ___

    “The best scenario for some of us Yankeeologist obsessives would be for Cashman to finally lose out in the front office struggle for power and get fired/scapegoated in a particularly humiliating and nasty way.”

    All I want is someone like Friedman, or failing that, at least someone who makes really good trades, like Dombrowski or Anthopoulos. If that doesn’t happen, it would probably be a lateral move, or worse, Eppler, and btw, humiliation is absurd.

  52. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I always liked to watch both Uptons play. I grew up watching baseball in the sixties. We need more African-American players. Baseball is huge money with few concussions and a much longer career and lifespan.

    I lived and died Mick, but Mays was the best player I have ever seen. He regularly won games with a different tool every night.

  53. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Hassey January 25th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    yes, but ATL gave up a ton when they traded Prado

    ————

    Only a year of him though.. if they couldn’t extend him at least they got a great player in Upton in return.

    It reminds me of the Mets not getting anything for Reyes or what we might do with Cano….. we’ve gotta find a way to keep him.

  54. Hassey January 25th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Ruben Rivera coulda been a contendah

  55. Hassey January 25th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Shame – Not arguing with you, but I’m only talking about ON the field. I never talk about business of baseball reasons – it makes my eyes water

  56. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Ok Nick, I’d like to converse with Cashman, most of my interrogation would be to glean info about HAL and the Yankees and all the minutia only so few of us care about. He’d probably run screaming.

  57. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    @Deadspin

    A lip reader deciphers the umpire-manager arguments of 2012: http://deadsp.in/EaNbus3

  58. Jerkface January 25th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    And a Cashman tell-all would be insane, I’d pre-order that day 1

  59. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Randy,

    I agree with both of your concepts. They are in trouble and don’t seem to know it. By the end of 2014, I foresee an dramatic attendance and viewership decline. On this path, I see no other result.

  60. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    January 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Repost: Fem will love this one, btw.

    Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    In the spirit of insulting female fans for being female, the NY Rangers have created a ‘A Girl’s Guide to Watching the Rangers.’ The Rangers suck. And so do their crappy guest posters.

    http://blueshirtsunited.com/po…..qus_thread
    Shame im at the store, but just peeked in while waiting for my sister ti finish–lol, as opposed to a boys guide? Lol I cut my teeth on ice hockey. I teach boys about the game. SMH.

  61. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Prado’s career numbers: .295 /.345 /.435 /.780
    Upton’s career numbers: .278 /.357 /.475 /.832

    This is as good of a trade as the Braves could have made if they had to give up Prado.

  62. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    fem – They actually have a quote in there about how women don’t like sports but like food and socializing lol

    They compared the end of the lockout to a 70% off sale or something as well.. the comments are priceless though. It was pulled off Twitter and the Rangers are taking a beating on their site right now.

  63. Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Shame, I presented a negative scenario, but it could go the other way too. Blog author takes comely commenter under his wing to tutor her on the finer points of apostrophe usage. Love blossoms as the contractions contract ever closer.

    “Love, Apostrophe” is the film’s working title.

  64. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Shame, I presented a negative scenario, but it could go the other way too. Blog author takes comely commenter under his wing to tutor her on the finer points of apostrophe usage. Love blossoms as the contractions contract ever closer.

    “Love, Apostrophe” is the film’s working title.

    —————

    Awwwww I LOVE it.

    I think Chad is too afraid to respond to my overt advances.. perhaps because he’s afraid of commitment, perhaps because this is a public forum, perhaps because of my poor usage of apostrophes.

    Will we ever find out? *Sigh*

  65. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Shame,

    That was an educational and very entertaining article on ejections. It seems sometimes Girardi just didn’t give a —didn’t care.

  66. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Next time, as LoHud turns…

  67. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Deadspin has been on a roll lol. I do like that Girardi has that spicy-Italian quality. I hope one day they get him and Sherman fighting on film somehow.

    (Does Girardi still have braces? These are things I need to know.)

  68. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    “Does Girardi still have braces? These are things I need to know.”

    I heard he planted them in Sherman’s neck.

  69. Shame Spencer January 25th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    “Does Girardi still have braces? These are things I need to know.”

    I heard he planted them in Sherman’s neck.

    —————

    Escandalo!!

  70. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 25th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    NOW HEAR THIS!

    If anyone (ONE only please) wants to go to this and can’t afford a ticket, I’ll be happy to purchase a ticket for you. I think it’s a great cause and if I lived closer and had more lead time I would probably go myself. I’m happy to purchase either the VIP or general admission ticket.

    While my druthers would be for the ticket to go to someone who would go to learn, enjoy, respect and appreciate (yes, my proxy :D ) as opposed to grill or harass, my offer is wide open. Email Chad and Chad can email me and I’ll do the rest. We can keep it anonymous. Just act quickly because these tickets may go quickly, if they’re still available at all. The only thing I ask it that you take pictures. I am SOOOO jealous already. :(

    :)

  71. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Trisha,

    That is very nice.

  72. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    “Escandalo!!”

    Passion carries risk.

  73. Nick in SF January 25th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Someone please accept Trisha’s generous offer. We need our own eyes and ears on the inside.

  74. Chad Jennings January 25th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 3:54 pm e
    Chad,

    I would like Cashman to explain how he plans to field a competitive team with ten plus free agents upcoming after this year and well less than half of the budget gone on four players.

    Getting themselves into this position seems to repudiate the credible plan concept.

    I get where you’re coming from, but it’s the question that Cashman will never and should never answer. He can’t lay out a strategy. The most he’s said — because it’s obvious — is that he’s trying to have as few commitments as possible for next season. Maybe that’s because he’s gearing up to re-sign Cano (certainly can’t announce that to Scott Boras) or maybe it’s because he needs to find out what he’s got in Robertson, Montgomery, Nova, Pineda, Jeter, etc. who might drastically affect how and where he spends money.

    I completely agree with everyone who says that, right now, the future of this club seems completely up in the air. But there’s no chance the Yankees are going to address their plans to change that.

  75. tomingeorgia January 25th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Is this young Abreu any relation to the old one? Nice numbers in the minors.
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....nment.html

  76. Rich in NJ January 25th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    “Maybe that’s because he’s gearing up to re-sign Cano…”

    That decision will be made at the ownership level, but as blake has said, how many free agents will they lose out on as they wait for Boras to jack up the market?

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 25th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Okay I bought a ticket. VIP was sold out. If you’re interested, contact Chad and I will give him the information on how you get the ticket. (If nobody wants it, I’ll have them send it to me later as a souvenir.) Obviously it has to be first come, first served.

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

    austin, I love that team so much (and yes it has to include the organization) that I would crawl on my hands and knees just to see them hit batting practice! As mawkish as it sounds, just being able to watch them play baseball is reward enough for me. As long as they’re out there trying their best, they’ve made my day. Maybe that makes me a cheap date, I don’t know.

    :)

  78. theREALkevin January 25th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    That was cool of you Trisha.

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 25th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks Kev. I wish I could have gotten a VIP ticket. I bet they went fast. But I didn’t see this until just a few minutes ago.

  80. randy l. January 25th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    chad,

    the problem isn’t that cashman isn’t telling yankee fans a strategy that would spill the beans in a sense that would hurt the yankees in future negotiations. the problem is that anyone who follows the yankees closely knows they have stepped away from the table. they aren’t really trying the way they usually do.

    we all know the steinbrenner brothers never showed any real interest in the game.
    they inherited the team. the yankees are more than who owns them.
    anther question related to fans rooting is “what makes the yankees the yankees?”
    are the yankees the yankees when they have a bad owner?

    what else makes the yankees the yankees if it’s not just who owns them. history and fans are a big part of it. i think hal will get taught more than a few things from yankee fans about what it takes to be a yankee owner.

  81. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Chad,

    Thanks for your responses.

  82. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Trisha,

    You’re a cheap date if watching the game on TV. If so, sounds like a perfect date for a Yankee fan.
    My wife just says “go sports”. :)

  83. Against All Odds January 25th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    @ Shame good stuff with Deadspin

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 25th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    austin, to show you where the Yankees rank in my life, I blew off my former significant other one night when he felt we needed “discussion time” and Clemens was facing Pedro at the Stadium. I told him we could discuss whatever we needed to after the game. True story. I had to do a lot of tap dancing to make up for that I can tell you!

    :D

  85. blake January 25th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    austinmac says:
    January 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    Upton’s exercising his no-trade clause worked out for him getting to play with a better team and with his brother. It will be interesting to see how good he is.

    Better than anyone we have but Cano

  86. Ys Guy January 25th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    lotsa talk about the super bowl with a week of super-hype to go.

    …then its 10 days to P’s and C’s…

    …a good thought on a snowy evening :)

  87. blake January 25th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I forgot there was gonna be a Super Bowl it sounds so boring

  88. tomingeorgia January 25th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    trisha,
    I agree with REALkevin, that was cool of you. I fall somewhere between you and the “Fire them all” crowd, but I just can’t believe they don’t want to win.

    Some posters here waver between the “Let the kids play” school, and the “Hire anybody I think looks good, money be damned” one, over the months.

    I confess, I’d rather let the kids sort themselves out, but the Upton and Headly types kind of intrigue me, too. I think they DO have a plan, but I haven’t a clue what it is. That’s why I’ll join you, and wait and see. I’ve been doing that for a long time now. Works for me.

  89. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Blake,

    I agree on Upton. He who hesitates is lost and the Yankees are in neutral. Cashman indicates he is open for business. Is he allowed to make outgoing calls?

  90. Ys Guy January 25th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    my prediction: arod is not only NOT going to miss the whole season, he’s going to come back sooner than expected and be healthy the rest of the season.

  91. austinmac January 25th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Tom,

    Sitting and waiting is better than waiting to sit. You’re ahead of the game.

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 25th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    “That’s why I’ll join you, and wait and see. I’ve been doing that for a long time now. Works for me.”

    :)

    And I REALLY like having you on my team tom. I think you know that. Who was it that said good waiters get good tips?

    ;)

  93. Ys Guy January 25th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    i took from cash’s interview today that they want to negotiate with cano on an extension. my guess is cano’s side is not interested. and i can’t blame him, he’s ripe for an mvp season.

  94. Ys Guy January 25th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    from the last thread, tom and austin…roy white was my guy, too.

    and my brother still has the tom tresh bat he got at bat day…

  95. blake January 25th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    “Is he allowed to make outgoing calls?”

    Yes to preorder Hals espressos

  96. blake January 25th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Ys Guy says:
    January 25, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    i took from cash’s interview today that they want to negotiate with cano on an extension. my guess is cano’s side is not interested. and i can’t blame him, he’s ripe for an mvp season.

    Kinda shoulda engaged him a year ago Cash….he’s too close to free agency now

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 25th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    And austin I have to tell you that I truly admire your style. I think it a lot but don’t know if I’ve ever said it. What I really respect about your perspective is that while you might feel aggravation and emote strongly about what you feel might be wrong with the team, the organization, the way things are being handled, or whatever else, you are always willing to say that maybe you are wrong and you certainly hope you are or that it’s possible that things will still work out, or whatever. In other words, while you may have a strong opinion, you never act like you believe it to be etched in stone. It is never your way or the highway.

    I respect that strongly.

  98. Ys Guy January 25th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    they may have approaced cano in the past. he pointed out how they offered martin an extension last season.

    in any case, i just dont think cano would have been open to the idea. i don’t think i would if i were him.

  99. blake January 25th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    “in any case, i just dont think cano would have been open to the idea. i don’t think i would if i were him.”

    2 years before free agency if a big offer was on the table Id consider it….injuries happen

  100. Chip January 25th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Blake -

    Once again Cash did his Debbie Downer routine on the air. I’ll tell you, more than any moves or non moves this is the recent development that p*sses me off the most about Cash. He’s always painting the most bleak picture; saying how much he regrets the trades he just made or the contract he just signed.

    I don’t understand it, I don’t see what it gains him. I’m just sick of it and I’m growing sick of him.

  101. tomingeorgia January 25th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    austin,
    Didn’t say I was sitting and waiting, I’m watching and waiting. There’s too much to do in life to sit. Just have to attend to things that I can do, like fight with the IRS, not the things I cannot, like filling the Yankee’s roster. Love the passion here, not the vituperation. No one here knows any of the people they try to tear to shreds on a daily basis for mortal sins alleged to have been committed. I’ll wait for the team on the field to tell me whether they were right or wrong in their baseball judgments. Thank the Lord, that’s not too far off.

  102. Chip January 25th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Blake –

    It didn’t help the Cano negotiations to have Cashman mock Cano and Boras when they suggested an extension two years ago

  103. Ys Guy January 25th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    you might be right blake. one thing cashman has been consistent about though is that he said after they signed teixeira that they had ‘extended themselves’ and that they had pretty much signed their free agents for the next few seasons. he brought that up again today.

    personally im ok with them holding the line this year. but if this year’s team doesnt compete i expect them to bust out the checkbook, as both hal and cashman have said they would.

    on the other hand if this year’s team competes and the farmboys come though, im all good with a youth movement next year.

  104. mick January 25th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Trade Durrell Reevis.

  105. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Can someone sum up what Cash actually said?

    As per your question, Chad: “Do you cheer the player or boo the decision, because I’m not sure it’s possible to do both. And more specifically, I’m wondering whether booing feels like a fair weather reaction. I honestly don’t know, I’ve never been in that situation, I was just pointing out in the previous post that it seems like a thin line to me.”

    I always cheer the player, but that doesn’t mean I have to like the decisions management makes. Having philosophical differences with my FO is my right as fan; I would never take that out on/boo my players. Nor do I disrespect Cashman when I see him in person, no matter how much I disagree with his current method of building a ballclub. As for getting under $”189,” I am not angry about that, as much as I think we could have made much better decisions to set ourselves up for that goal. The lack of homework/and misevaluation of their own team is what is troubling about this FO. I don’t think the people here are fair-weathered fans. Fair weathered fans have already baled. We are all still here.

  106. randy l. January 25th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    my position on hal is that he is such a bad owner that the yankees will not be the real yankees for long under him unless the backlash from “real” yankees fans makes him rethink his austerity program for the yankees.

    if fans just line up for tickets and support the laundry ,where is the incentive for hal to put out a better product?

    how is this not enabling bad ownership?

    i’m all for boycotting the yankees and pressuring hal to go do something else in his life thats more interesting to him.

  107. mick January 25th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    i’m all for boycotting the yankees and pressuring hal to go do something else in his life thats more interesting to him.
    ==================
    you are not alone…remember the mid to late 60′s?
    Red Barber got fired for reporting there were under a 1000 fans at the Stadium.

  108. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I believe a lot of people have dumped their STH’s and have stop attending games. Dumping Stubhub isn’t going to help both for buyers and sellers. STH’ers are going to get killed on games that they can’t attend. Still waiting to see what floor the Yanks put on resale ticket prices.

    Shame, that 9 game plan was also available last year. Some dropped full STH’s just to keep the 9 game for presales and seniority.

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