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Wednesday notes and links: Granderson, Jeter, Williams

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 06, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Babe Ruth was born on this date in 1895. He went on to become a very good Major League pitcher, then some other stuff happened and all of a sudden he was the greatest baseball player ever. I wonder where he ranked on most 1914 prospect lists.

Anyway, here a few notes from today.

• Only a few hours left to place your bids in the auction to support WCBS radio engineer Carlos Silva. Go check out the very cool items and experiences available.

Curtis Granderson is having his college number retired at the University of Illinois-Chicago. “Curtis is a special human being that just happens to play baseball,” head coach Mike Dee said. “What continues to impress me is his selflessness, humility and his sincere commitment to help educate young people. It’s the things he does off the field that makes him Curtis Granderson.”

• Seems like a pretty quiet day at the minor league complex, although Derek Jeter did do some long toss from the outfield. As Erik Boland notes, it was the first time he’d done that in his rehab (or at least the first time since reporters started gathering to watch).

• Mason Williams told our friend Anthony McCarron that he expects to be 100 percent by Opening Day. A shoulder injury to his non-throwing arm derailed his season last year.

• Speaking of Williams, he’s ranked second behind Gary Sanchez in Keith Law’s organizational prospect rankings. Law has the standard top four — Sanchez, Williams, Tyler Austin and Slade Heathcott (in some order) are at the top of every Yankees prospect ranking I’ve seen — but he has Jose Ramirez fifth. There’s a lot of upside in that kid’s arm.

• Pretty cool story from MLB.com about the restoration of the John T. Brush Stairway that led to the old Polo Grounds.

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305 Responses to “Wednesday notes and links: Granderson, Jeter, Williams”

  1. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    ” J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I’m positive too: positive we need a new GM.”
    ========================================
    …and lets not forget you’re positive your boy montero is going to be ‘generational’

  2. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Today was Tornado Awareness Day in Georgia, and the TV showed school kids crouched in the interior corridor, practicing. Brought back memories of A-bomb drills in North Jersey: “Grab your knees and kiss your ass goodbye”.

  3. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    btw, it’s still babe ruth’s birthday and im still celebrating!

    tom, i spent some time under my desk in elementary school on LI as a kid….

    ….like THAT was gonna help! :roll:

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    ” J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I’m positive too: positive we need a new GM.”
    ========================================
    …and lets not forget you’re positive your boy montero is going to be ‘generational’
    ///

    I answered you in the previous thread. Here’s what I said:

    You and Stoneburner sound remarkably alike.

    As for Montero, I saw an interesting stat on our former young catching prospect.

    Last year, he hit RHP better as a catcher than he did LHP as a DH. The Mariners are smart to make him their primary catcher.

  5. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    what could be more boring than your year-long whine for your boy montero.

  6. mick February 6th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    so much drivel…

  7. pat February 6th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    …….and the name for the day to be added to the Biogenesis list is Jhonny Peralta.

    “I have never used performance enhancing drugs. Period. Anybody who says otherwise is lying.”

  8. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    knicks doing their ‘fall behind, come storming back’ thing.

  9. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Generational roider.

  10. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    that’s interesting. i heard evan roberts today who said that people close to the investigation were telling him there was ‘one more’ big name to come out connected to this clinic.

    does peralta count as a ‘big name?

    probably not.

  11. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Generational CHEATER

  12. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Well Peralta is bigger than Cervelli and Montero.

  13. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427
    Just a liiiiiitle late, here’s Tyler Austin’s first Double-A hit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be … #Yankees @TrentonThunder

  14. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I’m excited for when Kelly Shoppach and the Seattle Mariners come to town.

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Certainly hasn’t helped his fielding.

  16. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    well, i hate to say it but im expecting the last ‘big name’ involved may well be cano.

    if peralta is the name, that’s a relief.

    but he just doesn’t qualify as a ‘big name’ in my book.

  17. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Finished watching the Bourne movie series last night: Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum and Legacy. I’d have to say it’s my favorite movie series of all time. Every single one of those flics is a quality action flic.

  18. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Peralta lost 18 lbs., so not so big anymore.

  19. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    felton with the ankle-breaker deke on wall.

    the whole crowd (in d.c.) roared!

  20. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    “The report mentions that Montero is named in clinic documents, but there is no link between him and any PEDs in the paperwork.”

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/.....da-clinic/

  21. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    yf i pointed that out several times today.

    same for cervelli.

    you’d think that clinic did SOME non-PED work, but who knows.

  22. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    yankeefeminista says:
    February 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    “The report mentions that Montero is named in clinic documents, but there is no link between him and any PEDs in the paperwork.”

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/…..da-clinic/

    I think he just asked them if they made any anti-Safeco cream

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Yankeefem – Weirdest of all: Bill Madden breaking this so-called “story”.

  24. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Geoff Baker?@gbakermariners
    The paper [Miami New Times] is said to have sent letters seeking comment from all teams whose players were named in Biogenesis documents.

  25. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    “Finished watching the Bourne movie series last night: Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum and Legacy. I’d have to say it’s my favorite movie series of all time. Every single one of those flics is a quality action flic.”

    Better than Rambo?

  26. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    yf, cashman said that the yankees found out about the new times report when they were asked for reaction something like a week before it was published.

  27. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Even better than Police Academy.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I think he just asked them if they made any anti-Safeco cream
    ////

    Trade back for him while he’s under suspicion: he just needs a little short-porch medicine!

  29. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    blake, forget that, what about the paste you promised to have ready for our no-hit catcher; P&C’s report in 6 days.

  30. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Seriously better than Rambo because of some of the highly unusual moments. Certain things happen that make MacGuiver look like a kid with play dough.

  31. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Apparently, so did every other team. Jack Z. refused comment.

  32. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    FiretheUMPIRE says:
    February 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    Seriously better than Rambo because of some of the highly unusual moments. Certain things happen that make MacGuiver look like a kid with play dough.

    No way man….

  33. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    yankeefeminista says:
    February 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    blake, forget that, what about the paste you promised to have ready for our no-hit catcher; P&C’s report in 6 days.

    I’m still working on it….formula is still much too weak to help our catchers

  34. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    the new times never released montero’s name as far as i read. bill gallo is the only one i’ve heard even mention montero.

    and once again, montero and cervelli were not linked in the notes to any PED’s.

    i believe cashman said they declined comment to the new times, then released thier comment supporting MLB’s investigation after it was published.

  35. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I do like the Bourne movies….I haven’t seen that last one just cause I don’t really like that dude who is in it much though he was ok in Mission Impossible

  36. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Mike Axisa@mikeaxisa
    Miami New Times: “We have more names but won’t publish because the details are sketchy.” Yahoo: “We’ll run ‘em!”

  37. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Mike Axisa@mikeaxisa
    Going to be funny when this list turns out to be Bosch’s fantasy cheat sheet.

  38. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    BtW I hope they are making another mission impossible because the last one was awesome

  39. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    blake, add deer angler spray!! ;)

  40. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    *antler :oops:

  41. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Yes way…

    In one scene the main character has to outsmart a heat seeking missile. The whole series, the main character has to outmaneuver the entire CIA, rogue governments, police forces navigating all kinds of obstacles and having not only genetically enhanced IQ but physical skills that allow him to heal faster, leap higher, hit harder.

    It’s MacGuiver on steroids non-stop. Pure adrenaline. Just so well written.

  42. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    “what could be more boring than your year-long whine for your boy montero.”

    I’ll go with you and your year long mocking campaign towards him and anybody else who dares mention the name Montero. Way more boring and quite juvenile I might add.

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    blake,

    if it works for Stewie he’ll bring you new clients and you can open your own clinic.

  44. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    i think that may be true yf. i think the NT didnt publish montero and cervelli b/c there was no indication that they bought PED’s.

    this at least shows that the NT was being reasonably fair concerning the stuff they got about the clinic.

    to me, montero and cervelli are in the clear until or unless something else comes out linking them to PED’s.

    arod is another story.

  45. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Jason Bourne or the other Bourne can’t make life saving inventions out of household materials like MacGuiver can and neither had a super mullet either

  46. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Who published the shrinking Jhonny Peralta’s name?

  47. blake February 6th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    “blake,

    if it works for Stewie he’ll bring you new clients and you can open your own clinic.”

    Pipe dream

  48. pat February 6th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    “the new times never released montero’s name as far as i read. bill gallo is the only one i’ve heard even mention montero.”

    I hear dead people?

  49. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Bourne:MacGuiver

    Bruce Lee:Chuck Norris

  50. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    the whining for montero took over this blog for months.

    i challenged it.

    the volume of my challenge didnt come close to the whining that i was reacting to.

    i’ve been reasonable about the trade from day one. i predicted it would be a wash in the end.

    its still a wash.

  51. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 6th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    You and Stoneburner sound remarkably alike.

    ******

    Have you read any of my posts – - – -I can so categorically say – NO ONE sounds anything like me – - – -I am bat &^%^ crazy on purpose because of your elitism and snobbish remarks – kind of like this one:

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 14th, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    . . . .

    Shame, I only “hug” the really good ones . More prospect snob, than hugger. . . . .

    _______

    Just read and examine the snobbish attitude you project – that you have been projecting since January 13, 2012 to the Nth degree – - – -

    Say it again, i know what i am and what i am doing – you unfortunately are clueless as to how much of a snob and elitist you come off – hence the reason for my posts – - – -

    This is Stoneburner, reporting from Ceti Alpha V, rejuvenated and ready to wax on with more and more minutes now thanks to his j.alfred character – - – - -

  52. pat February 6th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    “Who published the shrinking Jhonny Peralta’s name?”

    Verducci/ SI

  53. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    pat, Gallo’s humor? :)

  54. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    sorry, i meant madden.

    i miss gallo though…

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Mike Axisa@mikeaxisa
    Miami New Times: “We have more names but won’t publish because the details are sketchy.” Yahoo: “We’ll run ‘em!”
    ///

    Probably dead accurate :roll:

  56. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    pat, thanks.

    ys guy, whining or genuine interest in/rooting for a player? And why do you care?

  57. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    ok so now its quite clear that im nothing like stoneburner.

  58. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    “the volume of my challenge didnt come close to the whining that i was reacting to.
    i’ve been reasonable about the trade from day one.”

    What makes your opinion gospel and somebody else’s mock worthy?

    The difference I see, is one side feels strongly about Montero.

    While the other side feels strongly about mocking the Montero supporters. BORING and juvenile–grow up.

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    keep diggin’ buddy :D
    ///

    Tar, thanks.

  60. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    rooting for a player is one thing.

    what went on in this comments section last spring was way way beyond rooting for montero.

    it was a complete condemnation of the yankees based on what was going to become of montero.

    generational. hall of fame. ryan for fregosi.

    this was the stuff that was being posted over and over and over for months on end because of the trade.

    i was one of the few who actually came out and said i thought it was a good trade that would benefit both sides.

    and i was attacked for it. over and over.

    so i dont apologize for anything i’ve posted.

    i have my beliefs, others have theirs.

    but if i refuse to be run over by the crowd.

  61. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Hi, Tar. Ready for some actual baseball?

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    ok so now its quite clear that im nothing like stoneburner.
    ///

    true, even you don’t deserve that.

  63. UpState February 6th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Are there any dates tied to these notes from BioGenisis ?

    (not girlfriends as dates….just plain old dates)

  64. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Attacked or disagreed with? Too many people take a passionate stand for an attack on here. And are more interested in dissing the poster than speaking to the issue. Or worse conflating everyone’s opinion that is opposed to theirs into one viewpoint instead of speaking to the person/specific post.

  65. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    yankeefem,
    Who should I be watching for when the River Dogs come to Augusta?

  66. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh, and run over by the crowd? I believe that the crowd was fiercely anti-Montero, so I’d say that you mean you were running with the crowd, not against it.

  67. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Tom, when are you going to see them?

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    YsGuy, you don’t like my response to the trade, that’s your problem, pal.

    I don’t care what your take on it was, nor did I make it my life’s work to worry about your take on it.

    And you’re a troll: you said so yourself, that you were going to troll people night and day who expressed their unhappiness with the trade. You even got our nose out of joint that someone would be upset with McGee for Sykes: that would put you in the company of two others: Sykes’ sister (who works with my brother, incidentally) and his mother.

    You’re now as much a troll as any here. Maybe not in SB’s category, but a troll nonetheless. Like I said before to you, everyone here is their body of work here.

  69. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    “but if i refuse to be run over by the crowd.”

    Whatever, your attacks are boring, predictable and juvenile. Stop mocking Yankee fans for being Yankee fans.

    YF

    Yes !!! :D

  70. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh, and run over by the crowd? I believe that the crowd was fiercely anti-Montero, so I’d say that you mean you were running with the crowd, not against it.
    ///

    Well this is certainly true. There were like maybe five or six really vocal people against it, then guys like Yankee21 and tucker who don’t post as much but who had a strong enough opposition to it that I can recall their well-written posts.

    Most were for it, as was the mainstream media.

  71. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    yankeefem,
    They usually come up here in May.

  72. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    disagreed with? who isn’t disagreed with here by someone.

    there is no doubt that the few people on here who were ok with the trade were regulary attacked or mocked on here for months.

    so a little payback is ‘rub of the green’

  73. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Tar, me too! Right now, we have to be satisfied with tweets about Jeet (61 throws!) and CC saying he might only be a bullpen behind in ST (yes!). The wait seems to get longer and longer every year; short playoffs and long extracurricular BS, but we’re almost there. :) (although lacking a few key pieces… :( )

  74. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    YS Guy, most people lauded the trade :?:

  75. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    wow.

    now that’s revisionist!

  76. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    YsGuy,

    You’re not particularly good at revisionism, so give it up. Everyone who was there knows what went down. In fact, you’re the one who keeps fanning the flames, who is obsessed with Montero (or perhaps with me? Creepy. Definitely Stoneburner-esque).

  77. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Ys Guy (I capitalize your name differently each time :oops: Rub in based on what?

  78. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    It’s funny to think the sporadic post of Ys Guy and the occasional advocate of the wait-and-see approach to the trade cluttered the comments section compared to the volume of posts from disgruntled fans or as stoneburner puts it the “wax poetics”.

    LOHUD read more like JesusMontero.com or seattlemarinersblog.com.

    And now it’s easier to hear the lone voices of those highly outnumbered fans such as Ys Guy.

    It’s funny.

  79. luis February 6th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Good evening everyone,

    Can’t we all get along?…. Why don’t we stick to issues and stop attacking the poster for his/her take on the issue?… I am sure I’ve said stupid things in here, I guess we all have, don’t you think?… Baseball is around the corner, let’s all rejoice on that….

  80. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Fire,

    Weren’t you banned?

  81. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    The anti-trade posters were in such hysterics and so emotionally out-of-control that they lost the ability to perform objective tasks such as counting (the number of posts they made when venting). You should accept responsibility when you ruin a blog and that’s what you posters did, with Randy as the ring leader and J. Alfred as the poster who logged by far the most frequent flyer miles.

  82. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    troll :)

    yeah, that’s it….

  83. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    once you go ‘troll’ you’ve exposed yourself.

  84. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    primo! :D

    Great to see you. This blog just got better.

  85. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Why would I be banned? Isn’t it obvious I’m here?

  86. jacksquat February 6th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    Oh, and run over by the crowd? I believe that the crowd was fiercely anti-Montero, so I’d say that you mean you were running with the crowd, not against it.

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Well this is certainly true. There were like maybe five or six really vocal people against it, then guys like Yankee21 and tucker who don’t post as much but who had a strong enough opposition to it that I can recall their well-written posts.

    Most were for it, as was the mainstream media.

    Wow, you guys are delusional. Does it feel better or something to think you are the minority? Fighting the good fight? The only way in which your “group” is the minority is that you are still talking about it endlessly over a year later.

    Most people didn’t like the trade initially. And the majority on this blog still criticize it, if the subject is bought up (almost always by you of course).

  87. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    luis,
    Good to see you! Screw issues, they’re about to play baseball.

  88. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 6th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 14th, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    . . . .

    Shame, I only “hug” the really good ones . More prospect snob, than hugger. . . . .

    ******

    he-he-he – it gets even more snobbish with each reposting – - – - -

    and say it again – most here are more in love with their own analysis and opinions than rooting for the Yanks on the field – - – - -

  89. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Tom, you’ll pretty much have the SI lineup. If DePaula is in Charleston, I’d go see him pitch for sure. Also Bird–big bat–if he starts there; Bichette if he repeats. Ravel if he starts there. Cito might be back there.

    Most of this SI group will be there: http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....8;sid=t586

  90. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    It’s not delusion per se. It’s the inability to perform basic logical tasks (such as counting posts) when trapped in a highly emotional state.

    My mother always used to say count to 10 when you get angry, so even in her most enraged states, she could still count.

  91. luis February 6th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Hysterics?…. By the way, it wasn’t the trade on a vacuum that was critisized, but the overall strategy of the team… And we already started to see the results of such strategy, if you can call that an strategy…. We have a very old roster with no reinforcements on the horizon, those few that can help are being slowed down or blocked by older and declining players, the average age of our core is in the late 30′s and some key players have declined even sooner than expected, top all that with the cap and you have a very good recipe for disaster.

  92. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Why would I be banned? Isn’t it obvious I’m here?
    ///

    Sorry, only one half of your “team” was banned.

  93. CompassRosy February 6th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Been busy at work, so just catching up on the latest…

    http://tinyurl.com/ah9jkze

    Montero is a client of ACES, a Brooklyn-based sports agency operated by agents Sam and Seth Levinson. Cabrera, Gonzalez and Cruz also are represented by ACES, which has been under investigation by MLB since last August, when Cabrera was suspended for a positive test of elevated testosterone levels.

    Seth Levinson issued a statement Wednesday afternoon denying any involvement with the Miami clinic.

    “Anyone who knows us, knows that it is absolutely ridiculous to think that we would ever condone the use of performance-enhancing drugs,” Levinson said. “Our work over the last 25 years demonstrates that ACES is built on a foundation of honesty, integrity and doing things the right way.

    “Neither Sam nor I, or anyone else at ACES, have ever met or even heard of Anthony Bosch until the recent news stories, nor does anyone have any knowledge or connection to Biogenesis. Moreover, Juan Nunez ceased doing work on behalf of the agency as soon as his involvement in the Melky Cabrera matter came to light.

    “The MLBPA’s investigation into that matter found that we had no involvement in or knowledge of any wrongdoing. Similarly, in this case, we are not involved and do not have any knowledge as to what took place or who was allegedly involved.”

    Nothing like a little controversy as P&CR :(

  94. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Tom, hear hear. Luis, tambien! Que tal? I hope you will spend more time here. :)

  95. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    hi luis!

  96. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Yes when you lose track of post totals and can’t count straight, it’s likely you are locked in a state of hysterics Luis.

  97. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Primo! it’s good to be around if only briefly ;)

    Tom!,

    Well said! It’s good to see you around too my friend ;)

  98. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    primo,

    check your gmail. I sent you something a while back that may be of interest to you.

  99. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    im totally willing to give montero (and cervelli) the benefit of the doubt.

    the levinson’s are dirty as the day is long, though.

    that’s the only reservation i have concerning montero’s involvement here.

  100. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 6th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Again, one my favorite posts – where Montero is compared to Mickey Mantle – and this j.alfred character uses the words “Get lost” “self-absorbed” – really not nice behavior – and this was before I started the wax poetics and Stoneburner Project – it is posts like the following and the ones that still go on that do tick me off because they offend not me but the team I root for:

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    pat January 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    JAP

    If you make a habit to speak to women like that, shame on you for doing it and them for allowing it.
    ///

    Gimme a break. You are the most passive aggressive poster here. You incessantly push the party line down everyone’s throat. You are the most insidious, arrogant, cutthroat person here. You make little digs that completely disrespect anyone who is even remotely thoughtful about the Yankees if it doesn’t flatter them.

    You earned that comment (and it’s not an anti-feminist remark, it’s a metaphor. I don’t give a damn what gender you are – you are consistently dishonorable in your snide slights at others).

    We’re talking about a Mickey Mantle type talent here, a generational bat that people were genuinely excited about. And all you bring is your self-absorbed, narcissistic snark. Get lost.

  101. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 6th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Again:

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    pat January 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    JAP

    If you make a habit to speak to women like that, shame on you for doing it and them for allowing it.
    ///

    Gimme a break. You are the most passive aggressive poster here. You incessantly push the party line down everyone’s throat. You are the most insidious, arrogant, cutthroat person here. You make little digs that completely disrespect anyone who is even remotely thoughtful about the Yankees if it doesn’t flatter them.

    You earned that comment (and it’s not an anti-feminist remark, it’s a metaphor. I don’t give a damn what gender you are – you are consistently dishonorable in your snide slights at others).

    We’re talking about a Mickey Mantle type talent here, a generational bat that people were genuinely excited about. And all you bring is your self-absorbed, narcissistic snark. Get lost.

  102. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I think if anyone felt outnumbered he/she merely imagined it because the thought of even one dissenter made him/her feel like nobody was listening, thus the posts continued on and on and on (and still do). He/she only feels comfortable when 100% of the people agree with his/her feelings on matters large and small.

    This was a small matter that caused a massive overreaction.

  103. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 6th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    And again:

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    pat January 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    JAP

    If you make a habit to speak to women like that, shame on you for doing it and them for allowing it.
    ///

    Gimme a break. You are the most passive aggressive poster here. You incessantly push the party line down everyone’s throat. You are the most insidious, arrogant, cutthroat person here. You make little digs that completely disrespect anyone who is even remotely thoughtful about the Yankees if it doesn’t flatter them.

    You earned that comment (and it’s not an anti-feminist remark, it’s a metaphor. I don’t give a damn what gender you are – you are consistently dishonorable in your snide slights at others).

    We’re talking about a Mickey Mantle type talent here, a generational bat that people were genuinely excited about. And all you bring is your self-absorbed, narcissistic snark. Get lost.

  104. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    msg running that curtis granderson ‘cure auto insurance’ commercial constantly on the knicks game.

  105. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    How are the Levinsons “dirty?” Are agents responsible if their clients “use?” Isn’t that a big leap?

  106. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I smoked the objective pipe but I didn’t inhale BTW so maybe my own bias skews my view of myself as objective and focused.

  107. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Yes when you lose track of post totals and can’t count straight, it’s likely you are locked in a state of hysterics Luis.
    ///

    Kinda like you lose track of all your usernames, eh?

  108. Bronx Jeers February 6th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Maybe ARod filled out one of those “refer a friend/get a discount” cards for Montero and that’s how his name got in there. :wink:

  109. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 6th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    What people never understood and still do not understand – it is not a matter of poster vs. poster – it is snobbish elite poster vs. the beloved Yankees

    and again again for emphasis:

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    pat January 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    JAP

    If you make a habit to speak to women like that, shame on you for doing it and them for allowing it.
    ///

    Gimme a break. You are the most passive aggressive poster here. You incessantly push the party line down everyone’s throat. You are the most insidious, arrogant, cutthroat person here. You make little digs that completely disrespect anyone who is even remotely thoughtful about the Yankees if it doesn’t flatter them.

    You earned that comment (and it’s not an anti-feminist remark, it’s a metaphor. I don’t give a damn what gender you are – you are consistently dishonorable in your snide slights at others).

    We’re talking about a Mickey Mantle type talent here, a generational bat that people were genuinely excited about. And all you bring is your self-absorbed, narcissistic snark. Get lost.

  110. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    mantle-like!?

    did anyone actually call montero ‘mantle-like’?

  111. blake February 6th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    So now is this Stoneburner 4?

  112. FiretheUMPIRE February 6th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Funny you accuse me of that when you respond for Luis. I think J. Alfred, Feminista, Tar and Luis are all the same person. They always appeared at the same time then and now.

    Then you have Jerkface who definitely uses other handles to create the illusion of majority.

    How insecure are you people?

  113. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    So angry. So sad.

  114. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Hello Y’s, what’s up man?, I hope all is well down your end…. FTR I don’t think you are a troll, just misguided ;)

    YF! Todo bien, pero con mucho trabajo. How is your ankle?

  115. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    yf, mlb and the mlbpa have already investigated the levinsons ‘aces’ agency regarding PED usage.

    they also had an ‘ex’ employee who was up to his neck in PED distribution.

    and they are melky’s agent.

    and montero’s

  116. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    blake February 6th, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    So now is this Stoneburner 4?

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

    Coming soon to a theater near you

  117. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    luis, you and i have disagreed about many things.

    but we’re both here rooting when the tying run is on base in the 9th.

    and im looking forward to continuing that this season mi amigo!

  118. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    “So angry. So sad.”

    So obviously needing attention. It’s like the little kid who mis-behaves at school because they don’t get enough attention at home. Unfortunately Lohud is like Stone’s school. He really needs a time-out.

  119. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    “YF! Todo bien, pero con mucho trabajo.”
    ===============================
    this strains the limits of my spanish, but i did get it.

    tambien!

  120. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Stone….

    Enough…. And if you bring a post, please do so in context…Who knows what kind of post provoked such an answer…. You bring very interesting baseball topics, why don’t you stick to those man?

  121. randy l. February 6th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    just took a quick look back at comments last year in february.

    one thing that struck me was so much of the talk was about pineda.

    now not so much.

    the other thing is that i was actually pretty passionate about my position last february. this year i simply don’t care with the same intensity. i’m not alone as many people are changing how they feel about the yankees . some people are bragging how they’ll keep following the yankees even if they’re bad.

    you didn’t hear that kind of resignation last winter.

    this is a very weird development.
    expectations are much less than any year in recent memory.

  122. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    luis, you and i have disagreed about many things.

    but we’re both here rooting when the tying run is on base in the 9th.

    and im looking forward to continuing that this season mi amigo!

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

    QFT…. We do agree on many things though, just not on Montero… I agree on your take on big old George for instance

  123. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Tar, I don’t read Stone’s post; they are so long that they are easily ignored, but I can feel the ugliness. Try to be classy, Stoney.

    Luis, ankle is much better. Muchas gracias. Tambien con mucho trabajo but hoping to clear most of my sched for April b-ball. :)

    YS Guy, and the agents were cleared.

  124. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    yf, yes they were cleared.

    i don’t think mlb considers them clean, though.

    and this doesn’t help.

  125. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    its totally possible that not one player will serve one day of suspension because of this clinic…

  126. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Yeah, well MLB said they were under no suspicion, last I heard.

    Tom, did you see the Charleston list? You might get to see DePaula.

  127. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    My expectations for this year are high. I don’t dwell on things I can’t control. The Yankees are in there with any AL East team, better than most. Let’s go, boys.

  128. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    … or it could be rothstein, sullivan and gandil of ’19

  129. blake February 6th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    “one thing that struck me was so much of the talk was about pineda.”

    Well a torn labrum will kinda put a damper on expectations….I hated the trade but liked Pineda’s potential at the time. Still hope he can get healthy and help the club….Montero is gone so that’s what we have to hope for

  130. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Randy,

    In my case, I am dreading next season to a point and probably for several more seasons…. I want to be wrong about what I think the general direction of the team is headed… I want them to be a fun team to watch, full of promise and energy… Right now, I don’t see that… So that takes a toll, especially with so many obvious holes and a winter where the highlight is “Youkilis and Ichiro”, which IMO tells you their reluctance to make changes and adjustments to both their policies and MO other than cutting spending.

    Primo,

    Could you re-send the e-mail? somehow I don’t have it in my mail box

  131. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    i’m fired up too!

    bring on them blue jays.

    i’ve seen reyes and im not scared of him.

    or josh freakin johnson (the next aj burnett)

    bautista’s always a pain in the A

    but i ain’t scared of no jays!

    (but i like jmills!)

  132. blake February 6th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Ys Guy says:
    February 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    its totally possible that not one player will serve one day of suspension because of this clinic…

    Seems there is the most evidence against Arod….they hardly have anything on Braun and Montero etc it doesn’t seem

  133. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    yankeefem,
    Haven’t seen any roster for Charleston yet. That’s why I asked. If DePaula is there, it’ll be fun to watch.

  134. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    If Youk and Hafner don’t stay healthy do we plug in a kid or go the waiver wire or AAAA route?

  135. blake February 6th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Doesn’t make much sense for the mets to sign Bourn and give that draft pick unless they plan to trade him at some point. They aren’t gonna be good for another couple of years

  136. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    One more thing…. I said “right now” because I believe that baseball is like a box of chocolats, you never know what you’ll get…Maybe this season means the emergence of a rookie due to an injury, who knows?

  137. Against All Odds February 6th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Most people didn’t like the trade initially

    ———————–

    That’s far from true. A majority of blogs, callers, and the media were in favor of the trade. “He’s a dh, he has no spot on the team, they need an ace, Montero can’t catch anyway”

  138. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    IT’S STILL BABE RUTH’S BIRTHDAY AND NOBODY IS GONNA HARSH MY CELEBRATION OF IT DAMMIT!

  139. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    tom, I posted SI’s stats from above; most of those players should be in Charleston. A couple of Charleston players from 2012 may again be in Charleston to start and then get moved up, like Bichette, probably Cito. We should have a bunch of big bats. I’d be excited to see Bird. Butler and O’Brien also can hit. Encinas, another pitcher that will be there and could move fast. I saw him pitch in SI. I’ll see Charleston at Lakewood in early May.

  140. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Odds, QFT.

  141. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    “If Youk and Hafner don’t stay healthy do we plug in a kid or go the waiver wire or AAAA route?”

    I will believe the “plug in a kid” only when I see it. My bet is on more waiver wire and AAAA.

    Maybe just maybe this whole frugal thing will force their hand and make them at least try the kid route. But I wont hold my breath.

  142. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Primo,

    Could you re-send the e-mail? somehow I don’t have it in my mail box
    ///

    Will do, primo. :D.

    Much more excited about the Trenton team this year than the big club. If you come in May, I think around the 17th, 18th, there’s a Thunder homestand, I believe.

  143. randy l. February 6th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    “Montero is gone so that’s what we have to hope for”

    blake-

    expectations are so toned down from a few years ago. all of us will have to wait and see how the team actually plays, but there is a feeling that low 90′s in wins will be a good year.

    that’s just very odd to me. last winter this blog had some fight to it. this year not so much. some people get passionate about rooting no matter what the team does, but almost no one says this team is going to be really good.

  144. mick February 6th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    pathetic.

  145. luis February 6th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Tar February 6th, 2013 at 9:43 pm
    “If Youk and Hafner don’t stay healthy do we plug in a kid or go the waiver wire or AAAA route?”

    I will believe the “plug in a kid” only when I see it. My bet is on more waiver wire and AAAA.

    Maybe just maybe this whole frugal thing will force their hand and make them at least try the kid route. But I wont hold my breath.

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

    Me too :( we desperately need to get younger

  146. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    YF

    Charleston plays against Hickory which is a couple of hours away from me in April. Might have to take a road trip :D

  147. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    noted that randy and jpru are not looking forward to the Yankees this year.

  148. blake February 6th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    “expectations are so toned down from a few years ago. all of us will have to wait and see how the team actually plays, but there is a feeling that low 90?s in wins will be a good year.”

    Two years ago I was extremely optimistic about the Yankees long term…..they were starting to focus more on player development and trying to be more efficient and smarter….and I thought that would go hand in hand with still spending money like the Yankees when appropriate…..things started to shift a bit even before the new CBA but they really seemed to afterwards…..

    they arent directionless….i think I know where the ship is pointed….I just don’t like the direction as well as I used to

  149. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    yankeefem,
    Thanks! I’ll try to see at least a couple of their games in Augusta. If I do, I’ll post what I see.

  150. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Tar, at some point, we are going to have no choice but to let the kids play; some of the A+–AA boys should force their way into the mix in a year or two. That’s what I am waiting for.

    I’m hoping that I get to see Pineda in Trenton on a rehab assignment when the weather warms up…

  151. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    ok noted, luis and blake dont see a good season ahead. got it.

    i’m just taking a good look around the room right now.

    that’s all.

  152. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Randy

    My expectations are definitely lower this year. I think they have no depth. Because of that, they are a key injury or two from disaster.

    However I will never count out a team with Jeter, Mo, CC, Andy etc. on it. Low expectations could turn in to a nice surprise.

  153. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    its babe ruth’s birthday, so it will be easy to check later in the season.

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    “trisha, then you are in favor of a hard cap.”

    I have been for a while now. Call it survivor’s guilt or something.

  155. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    tar, lowered expectaions on feb 6th.

  156. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    tom, I am looking forward to it! I’ll let you know what I see in Lakewood. I am hoping to go to all three games. Also the Dogs opening 4 games at Greenville in early April and the 4 in Greenville and then Rome right before your games in May, will be televised on milb-tv, if you want to get a preview.

  157. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    …anybody else want to pipe in how bad a year you’re expecting this year?

  158. G. Love February 6th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    yanksfem,

    If Hafner & Youk don’t pan out they’ll Quad A it in my opinion. That being said, I’m hopeful Girardi’s china doll routine regarding playing guys works in their cases. We just all have to be somewhat understanding when he rests those guys in the middle of hot streaks which is hard to ask from a fan.

    Still, we have a lot of OF talent in the minors. I don’t think the Yankees are thinking all 3 of the top rated will hit/pan out, so I’m curious to see which one or two they cut bait on in a trade.

    I think if the “right” guy comes available, they’ll deal 2 of the 3 top OF guys now that they are on the lists.

    I don’t understand though why they aren’t moving Tyler Austin back to 3b. You’ve got 2 other OF’ers and no corner IF this close w/a bat.

  159. randy l. February 6th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    “.i think I know where the ship is pointed….I just don’t like the direction as well as I used to”

    i think looking back a few years from now it’ll be obvious what the yankees wee up to. right now i’m not so sure they have a long range plan. i think if they implode like the red sox did, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility they will, the hal will change direction again .

    i don’t think for a second that this year is business as usual for the yankees.

  160. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Tar, you absolutely should! That team and all our teams below AAA should be loaded with talent! :)

  161. G. Love February 6th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    For the record, I’m looking forward to the season. I love the idea of Ichiro and Gardner in our everyday lineup and I think that alone can be exciting.

    That said, I think we’re a 90 win team as it stands. I hope if that is the case and we need help at the deadline we get it and don’t end up with Cashman trying to sell the Casey McGhee’s of the world to us as his big get.

  162. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    “trisha, then you are in favor of a hard cap.”

    I have been for a while now. Call it survivor’s guilt or something.
    ///

    The problem with a hard cap is you really don’t get to keep players for long, and the team identity is forever shifting. It’s the way of football and hockey, now. I wouldn’t want to see the Yankees’ hands so tied.

  163. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    the yankees are going to make the playoffs this year.

    not just the play-in game but the alds.

    after that i make no prediction.

  164. tomingeorgia February 6th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Ys,
    trisha’s already got me down for 94 wins. And I called the Ravens.

  165. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    “…anybody else want to pipe in how bad a year you’re expecting this year?”

    I’m actually quite hopeful. Excited that we’ll have Gardy back leading off, excited that we’ll have Mo back closing out.

    I think our pitching has the potential to be spectacular.

    But I’m not going to lie to you. I don’t care what the Ys did this offseason, I believe the Jays definitely bear watching.

  166. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    G. Love, they like Tyler’s D better in RF. I think Adams is a better 3B than Austin, although he obviously doesn’t have Austin’s pop.

    I can see them trading one of the CF’s and Tyler IF they can get a COF like they might have done in the JUp non-deal. I think people will fall in love with Mason once they see him play. He’ll give Heathcott a run for his money. I agree that this year we’ll go AAAA if anything happens. But hope we start integrating in 2014 and some of the kids force their way in. I would love to see us be less conservative. I have had my fill of this philosophy for a lifetime. Surprise me, Yanks.

  167. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Tar, that’s exciting. Always good talent on that Charleston team. I will look forward to your impressions. :D

  168. luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Y’s,

    I also said that I hope I am wrong… The Yankees are my team and will always be my team… When I lived in the States back in the 80′s, I went to plenty of games even if the team didn’t do so well, and watched them every time that I could too ;), different times then though ( no internet and very limited viewing choices then if you were off market )

    Questioning or critisizing how the team is managed doesn’t make me or anyone else a lesser fan. But you can quote me if you like, that I have serious doubts about the overall future of the team.

  169. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    J Al, then I’d like to see a lot more parity, but of course there’s no way to bring that about without a cap.

  170. randy l. February 6th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    “However I will never count out a team with Jeter, Mo, CC, Andy etc. on it. Low expectations could turn in to a nice surprise.”

    i agree that jeter and mariano could rally what’s left of a team around them. it would have been nice if the yankees would have been strong enough to carry them in the twilight of their career instead of the other way around.

  171. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    tom is all-in!

    Bring ‘Em On!

    Trisha’s hopefull!

    see it’s not all doom-and-gloom!

  172. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I want to see Abe Almonte stay healthy. Especially if Gardner goes down, because he’s a similar type: exciting, steals bases, good D, but with better hit tool and a little more pop. Problem is, they’re both susceptible to injury because of the similar way they play.

  173. luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Primo… Got it!….and will do, sounds like a perfect timing

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Ys Guy, okay, truth is I’m extremely confident.

    :)

  175. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Excited that we’ll have Gardy back leading off, excited that we’ll have Mo back closing out.
    ////

    I think you’ll see Jeter pencilled in at leadoff again.

  176. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Primo… Got it!….and will do, sounds like a perfect timing
    ///

    It’s so nice to see you, luis. Hope the family’s good, life’s good for you. :D

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    And excited as hell about the storm that’s coming. Beantown is supposed to really get walloped. Probably the only time I’d ever be envious about anything having to do with beantown.

  178. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    it would have been nice if the yankees would have been strong enough to carry them in the twilight of their career instead of the other way around.
    ////

    coulda been, shoulda been.

  179. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    “I think you’ll see Jeter pencilled in at leadoff again.”

    That would make absolutely no sense to me! Gardy’s our slap-singles table setter and a speed demon on the bases!

  180. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    gardner can become the CF and leadoff hitter out of camp.

    he’s set up to have a great year.

    so is cano.

  181. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    and i already said cano will win mvp this year several times.

  182. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    J Al, then I’d like to see a lot more parity, but of course there’s no way to bring that about without a cap.
    ////

    Well, there’s definitely more already in MLB. Teams have more money than ever to spend. I’d like to see teams develop their young into their core groups; in that way, you’d have really genuine rivalries. A player would be identified with a particular team for his prime years, and you’d have your opposite number who fans saw grow up in pinstripes. That is what I would like to see.

  183. luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    it would have been nice if the yankees would have been strong enough to carry them in the twilight of their career instead of the other way around.
    ////

    coulda been, shoulda been.

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

    Yes….This is what pains me the most, we had plenty of time to develop and replace the core…We didn’t, so we are still relying on the old core to deliver the goods… As good as they have been, you cannot defy father time

  184. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Gardner is my candidate to have a break-out year.

    Jeter may not be in a good place health wise especially to start the year at lead-off. So my hope is that Gardner gets his chance early and “runs” with it.

  185. randy l. February 6th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    “see it’s not all doom-and-gloom!”

    “Roubini’s critical and consistently bearish economic views have earned him the nicknames “Dr. Doom” and “permabear” in the media.[2] In 2008, Fortune magazine wrote, “In 2005 Roubini said home prices were riding a speculative wave that would soon sink the economy. Back then the professor was called a Cassandra. Now he’s a sage”.[3] The New York Times notes that he foresaw “homeowners defaulting on mortgages, trillions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities unraveling worldwide and the global financial system shuddering to a halt”.[2] In September 2006, he warned a skeptical IMF that “the United States was likely to face a once-in-a-lifetime housing bust, an oil shock, sharply declining consumer confidence, and, ultimately, a deep recession”. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman adds that his once “seemingly outlandish” predictions have been matched “or even exceeded by reality.”[4] ”

    sometimes the doom and gloom people get it right.

  186. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    “I’d like to see teams develop their young into their core groups; in that way, you’d have really genuine rivalries. A player would be identified with a particular team for his prime years, and you’d have your opposite number who fans saw grow up in pinstripes. That is what I would like to see.”

    Genuine rivalries, yes.

  187. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    to me gardner would hit leadoff with jeter 2nd and ichiro 9th.

    but let the best man take the lead out of camp!

  188. luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    My bad… We did developed it…. But some are playing in other teams

  189. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    “I think you’ll see Jeter pencilled in at leadoff again.”

    That would make absolutely no sense to me! Gardy’s our slap-singles table setter and a speed demon on the bases!
    ///

    Well he has to prove he can get on base, first. Jeter hit .294 against RHP last year and destroyed LHP (.941 OPS).

  190. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    dr doom is predicting the collapse of the franchise.

  191. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Tar February 6th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Gardner is my candidate to have a break-out year.

    Jeter may not be in a good place health wise especially to start the year at lead-off. So my hope is that Gardner gets his chance early and “runs” with it.
    ////

    If he can use the bat like he did against Detroit (in ALDS 2011), that would greatly improve his chances of getting on. He faced some good pitching in that series and stayed within himself. Jeter says he’ll be ready to rock, but it could be they’d want to ease his way.

  192. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    i think babe ruth’s birthday should be a holiday!

    and it’s a good time to look around the room and take stock of where people stand.

    :)

  193. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    As good as they have been, you cannot defy father time
    ///

    Well not forever, though Jeter and Mo may disprove the truism :D

  194. randy l. February 6th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    ” Jeter hit .294 against RHP last year and destroyed LHP (.941 OPS).”

    yeah, but that was just to piss off jerkface and make him shut up.

    i’m not sure jeter has the same incentive and motivation this year :)

  195. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Primo… Got it!….and will do, sounds like a perfect timing
    ///

    You got it bro ;)

  196. luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    My worries on Jeter are not related with his bat…. They are related to his ability to play the field… How many SS are playing at 38-39 years old? and one with an ankle injury?… Jeter has defied the odds, so if he says he will be ready, I believe him, but still it gives me pause

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    “Jeter hit .294 against RHP last year and destroyed LHP (.941 OPS).”

    Just what we need to advance the lead off hitter!

    :)

  198. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    jeter will be ok.

    he may not be totally on his game early but he’ll get hits when they need them.

    come fall and the PS, he’ll be there.

    he’s derek jeter.

  199. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    randy l. February 6th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    ” Jeter hit .294 against RHP last year and destroyed LHP (.941 OPS).”

    yeah, but that was just to piss off jerkface and make him shut up.

    i’m not sure jeter has the same incentive and motivation this year :)
    ///

    I guess it’ll depend on his legs, but this is what he did last year as leadoff:
    .317 .364 .430 .794

  200. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I’m also thinking that Youkilis (I’m still in a mild state of shock) is going to add very positive dimension to the team.

  201. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    My worries on Jeter are not related with his bat…. They are related to his ability to play the field… How many SS are playing at 38-39 years old?
    ///

    mine too, because of the ankle mostly.

  202. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    did dr doom just question jeter’s motivation?

    i must have read that wrong.

  203. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Jeter’s always motivated, but the ankle may slow him down at first. Still Gardy has to prove beyond the sss that he can hit LHP consistently and have decent leadoff numbers. Vs. RHP he’s fine, but otherwise, he still doesn’t get my vote unless he improves his LHB and leadoff numbers.

  204. jacksquat February 6th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Against All Odds February 6th, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    Most people didn’t like the trade initially

    ———————–

    That’s far from true. A majority of blogs, callers, and the media were in favor of the trade. “He’s a dh, he has no spot on the team, they need an ace, Montero can’t catch anyway”

    I was referring to this blog, which is what was being discussed.

  205. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    i read it a few more times, and i dont know how else you can read it.

    randy doesnt think jeter is motivated this year.

    its babe ruth’s birthday and dr doom is questioning jeter’s motivation!

  206. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    YF, I agree. Gardner is great when he’s in one of those hot streaks of his, but what’s his mean to be? He has to prove he can hit enough to be the Yankee leadoff hitter, and that is not a given yet.

  207. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    anybody else want to question jeter’s motivation this year besides randy?

    anybody wanna back that up?

  208. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    “Jeter hit .294 against RHP last year and destroyed LHP (.941 OPS).”

    Just what we need to advance the lead off hitter!

    :)
    ////

    Sure, but can he get on base for Jeter? That’s the question hanging in the air.

  209. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    And if he gets on in the 9 spot, Jeter can still advance him :D

  210. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Gardner has a 92 OPS+ batting lead off.

  211. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Trisha, what’s the weather forecast up there?

    Did anyone attend the Feb. 4th event?

  212. Tar February 6th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Amazes me every time I look at it. In over 900 AB’S leading off a game. DJ .355.403.517 .920

  213. UnKnown February 6th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    “Ys Guy, okay, truth is I’m extremely confident.”

    Shocking…

    At least come up with some original excuses this year IF the Yankees fall short of this prediction. Like they have the previous 3 years. But hey you nailed it in ’09. So there is always that.

  214. Against All Odds February 6th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I was referring to this blog, which is what was being discussed.

    ———————-

    The majority of the fans on this blog were in favor of the trade. There were maybe 10-15 ppl against it

  215. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    i’ve got a bad memory.

    for years ive wanted to remember to celebrate babe ruth’s birthday but last year i remembered it on valentine’s day, a week too late.

    i vowed that i’d celebrate this year. i remembered the day before yesterday that it was february 6th.

    not only have i been celebrating it all day, but it’s been an instructive day, too.

    i thank you all.

    happy babe ruth’s birthday!

  216. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Tar – Crazy :D :D

    Last year I think it was .959 or something.

  217. luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Time to retire….have a very good night all

  218. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Against All Odds February 6th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I was referring to this blog, which is what was being discussed.

    ———————-

    The majority of the fans on this blog were in favor of the trade. There were maybe 10-15 ppl against it
    ///

    Probably was more like 10 who hated it staunchly and feared what they considered its harmful consequences.

  219. Rich in NJ February 6th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    “its still a wash.”

    In bizarro world, maybe.

  220. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    ‘Night, Luis!

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    YF – From what I’m hearing, we could get 12-24 inches and beantown is supposed to really get hit hard. They’re calling it a blizzard watch for both of us.

    Nobody went to the February 4th event. I admit I was surprised because with all of the unrest on this forum, I would have thought that some of the more locally-situated lohudders would have jumped at the opportunity to be heard! ;) I would have given my eye teeth to be there. To be in the same room with Mariano Rivera and to be one of only 150 fans attending? Yeah seriously, I would have given anything to have been able to go.

    But the good thing is that I bought the ticket with the primary intent of contributing to the fundraiser for Carlos Silva, so the main reason for my purchase was realized. That makes me happy.

    :)

  222. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    luis February 6th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Time to retire….have a very good night all
    ///

    You too, primo. Don’t be a stranger :)

  223. Bronx Jeers February 6th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Pretty cool story from MLB.com about the restoration of the John T. Brush Stairway that led to the old Polo Grounds.

    ———————

    I know kids need cool spots to get high at but a million bucks for a stairway that nobody will use? :shock:

    Meanwhile there was a concerted effort to preserve Gate 2 of the old stadium and neither the city or the Yankees gave a crap.

  224. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Meanwhile there was a concerted effort to preserve Gate 2 of the old stadium and neither the city or the Yankees gave a crap.
    ///

    Bronx, that was a dagger to the heart. I still expect to see it whenever I go.

  225. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Jeers, don’t even get me started on Gate 2. So unfortunate and so avoidable. :(

    Trish, I would have gone but I couldn’t exactly run at the opportunity if you get my drift, but thank you, it was very kind of you, and yes, I knew it was for charity, so that’s what counts.

    Wish I were up there driving around College Hill, :twisted: I used to love to do that during snow storms: drive from the top of the hill down to off of Wayland Square where I lived! Keep me posted on the storm happenings in Rhody, please!

  226. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

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

  227. Bronx Jeers February 6th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Yeah I guess they sold enough “sacred dirt” so who cares about actual history.

  228. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Bronx, I want that Yankee world back.

  229. J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I don’t see why they could not have spared Gate 2.

  230. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    YF, I know you would have gone and I would have been proud to have you there representing lohud, truly.

    One of the most beautiful, almost surreal, views in the state, IMO, is that of the east side from, say, Canal Street, when you’re looking up and see all of those houses on the hillside. I see that same view sometimes when I’m flying into Green. It looks like a postcard or a billboard, almost like it isn’t real! I’m sure you must know the view I’m talking about. Well that view in the snow is amazing! You know every once in a while I forget that you earned your stripes as a card-carrying rhody-ite!

    I will keep you posted.

    :)

  231. Cashmoney February 6th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    blake, don’t bother with the 4th bourne series… not so good.

  232. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I got a stupid letter from some NY politician commending me for my interest in preserving Gate 2. A lot of good that did.

  233. Against All Odds February 6th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Rich in NJ February 6th, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    “its still a wash.”

    In bizarro world, maybe.

    ——————

    Yea It’s not a wash when one player doesn’t play at all.

  234. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    “Yeah I guess they sold enough “sacred dirt” so who cares about actual history.”

    I stole some of that sacred dirt, along with some of the sacred grass, from Monument Park right before the very last game. In fact, I took it from right in front of the Babe’s monument. I had a little baggy with me and the friends I made while standing in line for hours, waiting to get on the field, shielded me from the eagle eye of the security on the field while I made my grab. I have it in an engraved case in my den.

    Not having the old Stadium hurts my heart more than any postseason losses could ever hope to.

    :(

  235. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks, Trish. Yes, I love views of the hillside. I can’t conjure it up when it has snowed though. I love the view high up from Congdon Street looking down into Providence. And walking along Benefit street at night with the lanterns all lit, among many others. I could talk Rhode Island forever. Be safe.

  236. Rich in NJ February 6th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    “Yea It’s not a wash when one player doesn’t play at all.”

    AAO

    Maybe it will look 180° different in six months or a year. But as of now, it’s impossible to have a rational discussion with that type of absurdity.

  237. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    The worst thing was seeing the Stadium more and more disassembled each time I went to a game. Then one day it was just gone. Traumatic. Like losing your home, in ways more my home than my own house.

  238. Bronx Jeers February 6th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Lovesong,

    I know how you feel. To me it just seems like there are always going to be times when the Yankee circus gets a bit too much. If you really care and really follow the team then I think it’s easy to lose focus of the game on the field. Now is definitely one of those times.

    But going to the old stadium washed away all of those distractions; helped one find their “Yankee center” This building doesn’t do that for me.

  239. Bronx Jeers February 6th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I stole some of that sacred dirt, along with some of the sacred grass, from Monument Park right before the very last game. In fact, I took it from right in front of the Babe’s monument.

    —————–

    That’s awesome.

  240. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Jeers, well said (2nd paragraph). Glimpse of the green grass of RF from the 4 train, glimpse of the infield green and the smell of the park from the tunnel. Nothing. like. it.

  241. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    trish, that last whole day was harrowing. I have grass, dirt and the blue paint chips. I love that blue. We took a zillion pics too. I really miss my section and the people in OYS. I was going to buy my seat, but Steiner sports pissed me off with their greed, stories about not actually giving people their rightful seats, so I decided not to.

  242. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    YF, actually it is the view looking up at Congdon Street that I’m talking about! The East side is very beautiful, and very historic and modern at the same time, if you know what I mean. Do you remember a store on Thayer Street called Peaberry’s? It isn’t there anymore, and I don’t know whether it was there when you were going to school there, but I used to work there some nights and weekends. I loved Thayer Street during all the seasons, but for some reason, I really loved it during the fall, when all the kids were back to school and there was that nip in the air.

  243. Ys Guy February 6th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    cracks me up that people think montero’s .260 season where he went a month with 1 rbi (and would have been sent down on a good team) makes this a lopsided trade in favor of seattle.

    -.3 WAR, that’s what your boy posted last year.

    is that any better than not playing at all? it’s not clear to me.

    he might turn into a good hitter. i’ve always predicted that he and pineda would be good.

    but hanging your hats on last year isnt gonna cut it anymore.

  244. ron February 6th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    The yankees are going to settle with arod,or force him to retire,maybe insurance will cover some.
    Arod can’t play with 2 degenerative hips that disintegrate when he plays.Not happening.
    Randy I …………………..
    in baseball you need pitching,and enough offense,so the yankees will compete.

    Where they made a mistake is not trading hughes,granderson,cano.
    In 2014 the yankees will have only cc,nobody else,and no money to get a big pitcher.

  245. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 6th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Bronx, I’ll take a picture of it and post it sometime. In fact, I’ll take some pictures of my Yankee den! I have some very nice Yankee memorabilia in there. I have a baseball signed by the Moose and another signed by Luis Sojo. :)

    Well, I think I’ll watch a little telly before I go to sleep. You know, on a scale of 1-10 on the “high emotion and I don’t know what to do with it” scale, when I think about postseason failures, “unsuccessful” offseasons, etc., I might register a 1, if I register anything at all. When I think about the loss of the Old YS, I’m at the far end of 10.

    :(

    Night all.

  246. Rich in NJ February 6th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    You do realize that you just described someone who actually played…
    __

    cracks me up that people think montero’s .260 season where he went a month with 1 rbi (and would have been sent down on a good team) makes this a lopsided trade in favor of seattle.

    -.3 WAR, that’s what your boy posted last year.

    is that any better than not playing at all? it’s not clear to me.

    he might turn into a good hitter. i’ve always predicted that he and pineda would be good.

    but hanging your hats on last year isnt gonna cut it anymore.

  247. yankeefeminista February 6th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Trish, I remember the name. It was definitely there when I was living there. And I went in but I am somewhat blanking. Was it a cafe with desserts or refresh my memory. Was the sign pink? Was it near the Avon?

    Do you remember Penguins? and Accident or Design on W. Main? I used to go there at Christmas to buy my cards and wrapping paper.

    Yes, both views I really love.

  248. Nick in SF February 7th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    “FeinsandNYDN Last-minute bidding wars for the pitching lesson with Mariano and the hitting lesson with Cano are intense! yankees.com/auction”

    I got outbid on Franciso Cervelli’s parallel parking lesson. :sad:

  249. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    “Was it a cafe with desserts or refresh my memory. Was the sign pink? Was it near the Avon?”

    Yes to all of the above!

    :)

    “Do you remember Penguins?”

    I definitely remember Penguins! How about the Opulent Owl? I bought wedding bands there (and gave them away when I decided not to get married – one of the several times I made that decision, ha ha. )

  250. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Hilarious ! LOL ! !

  251. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Opulent Owl! Yes! Is it still there? There was also a cool store on W. Main that had jewelry, Tuscany dishware, and all kinds of one of a kind stuff that I used to buy birthday presents at. I forget the name, but I will think of it. Did you ever go to the Good Life or Golden Sheaf both on Wickenden or my all time favorite health food brunch place, Amara’s…?

  252. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Rich in NJ February 6th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    You do realize that you just described someone who actually played…
    __

    cracks me up that people think montero’s .260 season where he went a month with 1 rbi (and would have been sent down on a good team) makes this a lopsided trade in favor of seattle.
    __
    Jesus Montero
    Road: .295/.330/.433 117 OPS+
    2nd half: .278/.318/.398
    As a catcher: .310/.343/.498 132 OPS+

    And more second half improvement:

    Strikeout-rate splits:
    First half: 23% (292 plate appearances)
    Second half: 12% (257 plate appearances)

    Contact Rates
    First half: 77% contact (563 swings)
    Second half: 83% contact (440 swings)

    First half, vs. righties: 23% strikeouts (205 plate appearances)
    Second half, vs. righties: 15% strikeouts (156 plate appearances)

    First half, vs. lefties: 23% strikeouts (87 plate appearances)
    Second half, vs. lefties: 8% strikeouts (101 plate appearances)

  253. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    to be short, to argue that LY Montero and a guy who did not play is plain retarded.

  254. jacksquat February 7th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 6th, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    Against All Odds February 6th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I was referring to this blog, which is what was being discussed.

    ———————-

    The majority of the fans on this blog were in favor of the trade. There were maybe 10-15 ppl against it
    ///

    Probably was more like 10 who hated it staunchly and feared what they considered its harmful consequences.

    Sigh…

    Go back and read the blog from that time. It was a Zoo. Initially, most people, including myself, were aghast. A week later, most still hated it, although some accepted that it was a fair trade in a vacuum. Later, more people accepted that it was ok in a vacuum, but many still, to this day, think it was a strategical error, that the Yankees had/have enough pitching and/or that you never trade a top hitting prospect for a top pitching prospect because of the injury risk.

    Most people on this blog to this day disapprove of the Montero trade. People who dare to say they liked the deal or to be patient are the minority here.

  255. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Pineda might well prove his worth this year, but most likely next year if he does come back, something remain to be seen. but base on LY, Yanks got the short end of stick in that trade. That is zero ambiguity in this, it’s something a 3rd grade can decipher.

  256. Nick in SF February 7th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    No offense, yankeefeminista, but I don’t think posting stats, favorable or unfavorable, cherry-picked or un-cherry-picked, is going to change the mind of someone who can’t wrap his head around how an active baseball player was more valuable than a person who had surgery and never played an inning.

    Y’s Guy, I hope the whole “Montero had a negative WAR, therefore the Yanks were ahead on the trade in 2012″ thing is just shtick because it’s goofy beyond measure. The trade can be evaluated in another six months, year, etc., but for the 2012 season it’s not a contest; the Mariners win by default.

  257. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Opulent Owl relocated to Wayland Square. I think you must mean South Main, yes? That’s where all the cool stores were. Used to go to the Golden Sheaf for 7-grain bread, raw cashews, and vitamins! I loved Amara’s. We used to have dinner there quite a bit! There was an Indian food restaurant almost directly across from the Avon, I forget the name of it, but it had an upstairs and a downstairs. I think the staircase going up was kind of a winding staircase. I really liked the food there, too. How about Andreas?

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Okay, I guess I will really call it a night now. But the trip down memory lane was definitely a nice one, YF!

    Hasta manana.

    :)

  259. Against All Odds February 7th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Rich in NJ February 6th, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    “Yea It’s not a wash when one player doesn’t play at all.”

    AAO

    Maybe it will look 180° different in six months or a year. But as of now, it’s impossible to have a rational discussion with that type of absurdity.

    ——————

    I’ve seen it on RAB as well. As you said it might be a whole different story once the season starts and if it does then it benefits the Yankees but there is no way anyone can call it a wash. If you don’t play you can’t be depended on.

  260. Bronx Jeers February 7th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I would have won “A schvitz with Youkilis in the Turkish Bathhouse!” but the reserve bid wasn’t met. :sad:

  261. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Trish, yes, I meant So. Main. Are there no longer cool stores there? I loved the Golden Sheaf. Then it became some health food restaurant with quinoa salads and such. Do you remember the name? Kind of cosmic sounding?? First time I was exposed to more exotic grains. Not sure about Indian food restaurant on Thayer, only know of the ones on Wickenden. Wasn’t Penguins up a winding staircase? Or maybe the Indian was next to it, but I hadn’t gotten into Indian food yet. Later, there was Curry in a Hurry across the street, upstairs. I was initiated into Indian food there; loved their spicy lentil spinach soup, a classic! I am homesick for Rhody eats! :( Yes, I hung out at Andreas late nights all the time. How about Maxmillian’s Baci ice cream. Mmmm. You and I must have been like ships passing in the night.

  262. Nick in SF February 7th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I’m weighing my options very closely, but I might end up making a Vow of Victory™ involving Youk and celebrating something important with a meal at the SF restaurant that his brother owns.

    Then again, it might not be easy to think about Youk and not lose my appetite, so no promises yet.

  263. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I met Youk in Foxwood one year, pretty affable human being, except he was a bosoxer then.

  264. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    ‘Night, Trish, dream of Asian Paradise (defunct restaurant on Angell St.), delectable chive dumplings (as good as Pam Real Thai in Hell’s Kitchen) and Viet summer rolls… heaven.

  265. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Nick, I gave you 4-1 odds on Pineda on 6 wins. I take the under, say 20 bucks. I will fly to SF if i lose and give you the dough.

  266. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Fem, don’t know if it’s your cup of tea, but Joe’s shanghai on Centre street in NYC makes a mean soup dumplings.

  267. Nick in SF February 7th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Hmmm, I had a nice middle on Pineda wins this past year, but of course it didn’t hit. 6 wins at 4-1… I will take it under consideration. I’m not so confident about that number.

  268. Rich in NJ February 7th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I don’t think it’s out of the question that Pineda becomes a really good reliever, and I don’t mean that as a diss. So wins may not capture is contribution.

    That said, I really, really hope they don’t rush him again. He’s still young. Let him remain at AAA until he recaptures his velo (assuming he can), and learns a 3rd pitch (assuming he can remain/become a top of the rotation starter).

  269. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Thanks, Cashmoney, I have heard of Joe’s but haven’t been. I know there is one across from one of my go to soba houses, Soba Nippon on W. 56th St. I am somewhat limited though in that I eat fish, but no other flesh foods.

  270. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    no rush, we got time to consummate the bet if you so incline. I think 6 is a nice middle ground.

  271. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I really really really pray that Pineda can get healthy and regain his velo.

  272. Nick in SF February 7th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    I would feel better with something like 4.5. Six wins means that he’s pretty much in the rotation for the duration of the season after he comes back.

  273. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    fem, i hope so. at this point it’s the great mystery. he could be schilling, halladay or he could be Webb. it’s a 50/50 proposition at best to me right now. hence part of 4-1 odds to Mr. Nick.

  274. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Let’s just hope that one of DePaula, JRam pan out. And I still love Dellin’s stuff. Got to be excited that Manny is starting to throw again too.

  275. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Question is when will Pineda actually come back…

  276. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I will think about 5, but that’s probably as low as I will go , it’s reasonable. let me sleep on it :D I like to win :D

    good night all.

  277. Bronx Jeers February 7th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I’m weighing my options very closely, but I might end up making a Vow of Victory™ involving Youk and celebrating something important with a meal at the SF restaurant that his brother owns.

    ———//

    There’s a bar here that he has some connection to. Possibly in TriBeCa. I think it’s a cousin.

  278. Rich in NJ February 7th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I’m out too. GN.

  279. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Jeers, a cousin? As long as it isn’t a front for an anti-aging clinic…

  280. Cashmoney February 7th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    i think Youk’s uncle has a restaurant here in tribeca, never been but could be.

  281. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 1:03 am

    It’s a bar/restaurant called Edward’s (uncle’s name) in Tribeca. Post ran a story on it before Youk signed.

  282. yankeefeminista February 7th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Cashmoney, checked out the Joe’s site; maybe I can at least eat their crab meat dumplings. :) Have a good night!

  283. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 6:27 am

    And in terms of “Be careful what you wish for,” this storm is now being called a “potential historic storm”…

    And I am having a potential :shock: reaction. Just happy that I have gas heat and a fireplace because everyone is saying that we will unequivocally lose power.

  284. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Scott Youkilis’ Place (Maverick Restaurant) in SF

    http://www.sfmaverick.com/dinner.asp

    Chicken and Pork Chop entrées were good, expensive for the portions you get, but good.

  285. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Is that considered another ‘whopper’ like Sandy ?

  286. blake February 7th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    “Y’s Guy, I hope the whole “Montero had a negative WAR, therefore the Yanks were ahead on the trade in 2012? thing is just shtick because it’s goofy beyond measure. The trade can be evaluated in another six months, year, etc., but for the 2012 season it’s not a contest; the Mariners win by default.”

    Flawless victory

  287. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 7:05 am

    “Is that considered another ‘whopper’ like Sandy ?”

    I’m thinking that it has the potential to be crippling in the immediate sense but without the permanent destruction that was left by Sandy.

  288. blake February 7th, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Anybody else think it’s weird that this bunch in Miami is leaking names like one a day instead of just releasing it all at once? The whole thing seems like a PR stunt to me more and more…..there may be some fire around the smoke but it’s just fishy to me…..seems like they are dragging it all out as long as possible

  289. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 7:15 am

    That stinks, no power etc. Too much to often, hopefully nearing the end of the storm season on the East Coast ?

  290. Yankee Trader February 7th, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Good morning-

    NY Daily News:

    Alex Rodriguez’s ‘forgery’ defense has hole poked in it thanks to admissions from Ryan Braun and Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli about Miami PED clinic

    Cervelli’s admission via Twitter that he consulted with Biogenesis along with Braun’s confirmation in a statement that his name had indeed appeared on Bosch’s client list would appear to undermine Rodriguez’s claim that the documents are ‘not legitimate.’

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z2KDLjgci8

    ————

    Where is Anthony Bosch? Any word from him?
    Is ARod putting in the necessary rehab or concentrating on the legal battle that is sure to follow?

  291. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Why would the Miami people make up names and fabricate documents to support those names ? Just to cause a nuisance ? To call attention to a little rag publication ? Doubtful I say.

    Like you said, fire with the smoke which will play itself out in time, as they say in poker, ‘the cards always read themselves when you flip them over’.

  292. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 7:24 am

    That’s a tough one to answer. We’re still officially in winter, so you never know what to expect. I’m thinking I’m seeing a trend here in terms of winter, with an every-other-year pattern. Last season we didn’t even have a winter to speak of. The year before we got blasted. The year before that was pretty mild. And this year has been a little flukey but certainly seasonably cold for the most part. Nowhere as snowy as two years ago, but the season is still here so who knows what will happen from here on in. By the sounds of it, this storm may make up for what we hadn’t gotten so far!

    The “no power” part really is a drag but for the first time I really got myself prepared when Sandy was coming. I didn’t lose power with Sandy, but I did go out and buy things like a battery-operated radio, lanterns, etc. So I’m set for power outages! I actually considered buying a generator but they are too expensive and too much work.

  293. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Generators are easy now, like lawn mowers. Fire them up, fuel them and change a spark plug once in a while. Just think you would be humming along and be the life of the party in your neighborhood. You have the power all the neighbors come over with meals to share cuz you would have everything else :)

  294. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Yeah but I’m not crazy about having to use it in a well-ventilated area, having to put gas or oil in it, like I think you need to use it outside so that you don’t kill yourself with toxic fumes or something. Too much work. And again, the ones that work the way you need them to are muy expensivo. The little cheapies probably buy you 1/2 hour of cooking time or something!

    Oh well, que sera sera. As long as I have heat in the house and can see my way around, I think I’ll survive.

    :)

    And I’d prefer not to be the life of the party in my neighborhood! I prefer the solitude! Another reason not to buy a generator.

    :D

  295. Ys Guy February 7th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    i was just poking you guys with that -.3 WAR thing. its actually a ridiculous #.

    how on god’s green earth is montero a -.3 and chris stewart a .9 last year?

    i mean, montero didnt have a very good year, but to suggest that chris stewart was far more valuable to his team than montero was is nuts.

    there’s something wrong with that #.

  296. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    They have cool light weight little headband LED lamps now that you can wear on your head allowing use of both hands. Cheap with replaceable batteries.

    Perfect for when you have to cook and need your hands, you can even use them for reading. They are very bright with three click-able brightness settings.

  297. yanks61 February 7th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Good morning folks

    ———————————————————————-

    Yankee Trader February 7th, 2013 at 7:16 am
    Good morning-

    NY Daily News:

    Alex Rodriguez’s ‘forgery’ defense has hole poked in it thanks to admissions from Ryan Braun and Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli about Miami PED clinic

    ———————————————————————

    And that article referenced this one:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....-1.1257496

    “It’s time for Major League Baseball to put Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and their accused peers in front of a grand jury, under oath, to get the truth”

    Okay, it’s from Loopy Lupica but it’s well argued and about time this stuff is settled once and for all.

  298. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Elastic head bands too.

  299. blake February 7th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    “It’s time for Major League Baseball to put Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and their accused peers in front of a grand jury, under oath, to get the truth”

    Yes because so many productive things have come from doing this and wasting tax player dollars….good grief….the government needs to be focusing on the real problems we have in this country….not on whether Arod bought some cream from a shady guy in Miami

  300. austinmac February 7th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    MLB has no power to put anyone before a grand jury. That is a stupid comment.

    If i were MLB, I would publicly request sworn examinations under oath from these players as a means for them to clear their names. If it turns out they lied, that can be a criminal offense or perhaps a reason to suspend them for lying to the commissioner’s office.

  301. blake February 7th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    So no more mail on Saturdays huh?

  302. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    “They have cool light weight little headband LED lamps now that you can wear on your head allowing use of both hands. Cheap with replaceable batteries”

    My sister has one of those! When I saw her with it on it reminded me of a miner! Not a bad idea though…

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

    “It’s time for Major League Baseball to put Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and their accused peers in front of a grand jury, under oath, to get the truth”

    Except that Roger Clemens was under oath and you saw what happened with that. I’m just responding to that one sentence. I will read the article though.

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

    Off to get a few more things out of the way before Nemo approaches!

    Later y’all.

    :)

  303. blake February 7th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    “MLB has no power to put anyone before a grand jury. That is a stupid comment.”

    I know…,it was the whole problem with Mitchell’s investigation….they don’t have subpoena power and withou that nobody is gonna tell them anything . Lupica needs to go away

  304. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 7th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    You know, this stuff is either true or it isnt. I’m waiting to see exactly where this is going, but if you put my fingers to the fire and insisted on me taking a stab at whether or not Arod is guilty, I would say yes, I believe he is. Too much that isn’t happening from his camp just gives me a lot of pause.

    See ya for real.

    :)

  305. Oscar Madison February 7th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Good day Trisha

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