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Rivera will announce future plans before regular season

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 13, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mariano Rivera said he has made up his mind about whether he’ll play next season. He won’t announce it right now, but he will announce it before the end of spring training.

“You guys have been patient enough,” Rivera said.

Now 43 years old, Rivera also played coy about his future plans last spring, but his situation changed considerably when he tore his ACL while shagging fly balls in early May. Now Rivera is back and wearing a small knee brace as a precaution. He rated his knee as a 9 out of 10, but said throwing bullpens and going through agility drills will be enough to make him 100 percent by Opening Day.

“I will be at 10 when I’m finished (with spring training),” Rivera said.

It’s obvious that Rivera will do a little more work than normal this spring. It’s unusual for him to throw a bullpen on the first day — he threw 25 pitches this morning — but this wasn’t even his first bullpen of the year. Rivera said he threw some bullpens in New York before flying down here.

Joe Girardi said Rivera will likely throw his regular Grapefruit League among — eight innings or so — but the Yankees might add some simulated games to give him more reps.

“Mo said he’s not going on any road trips,” Girardi said, which means some things certainly won’t change.

Speaking of change: Rivera said he will absolutely continue shagging fly balls during batting practice.

“I don’t want to change,” he said. “I will do whatever it takes to be myself again. I don’t want to be someone that I’m not. I have to be careful? Yeah. I’m always careful. The injury happened because the lord permit it. I have to be ready, and if shagging is part of my routine, then I’ll be doing it. How much? I don’t know, but I’ll be doing it.”

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93 Responses to “Rivera will announce future plans before regular season”

  1. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Repost:
    Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    but his answers seem very fishy. nobody connected to his professional career recomended him to the clinic? (then why did he go?) and the lab didnt try to sell him anything?

    —————-

    My conspiracy theory is that the Yankees sent him and he can’t say so!!

    I love me a good conspiracy.

    Also – Any chance Mo’s announcement goes something like, ‘I bet you guys thought I was retiring.. FAT CHANCE!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA, suck it other MLB teams! I’m gonna throw this cutter until my arm falls off!!”

    No? Okay.

  2. Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    i don’t think Ross is your 130 games catcher, yanks were ‘busy’ engage in their pitching objectives when ross signed rather quickly with the sox. The problem I have is the lack of contingent plan yanks had in place in case martin did not sign and not be able to anticipate that while they have an rough idea what it will take to sign martin and cashman’s apparent inability to deal things on mulit front. would I take ross as 60 game safe fail in first sight or in retrospect, absofreakinglutely!. It all goes back to my assessment of the FO and lack of creative and finer thought process I have observe thru out cashman’s reign. That is simply my opinion.

  3. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    welhelm pitched over 400 innings in 6 seasons past his 43rd birthday!

    don’t go mo!

  4. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    thats wilhelm (hoyt)

  5. Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    let me get thru this year with Mo first, then i worry about whether he is retiring or not , he is 43.

  6. Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    welhelm pitched over 400 innings in 6 seasons past his 43rd birthday!
    —-
    how is that in any relevance in regard to Mo aside with the fact they were both pitchers.

  7. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    “how is that in any relevance in regard to Mo aside with the fact they were both pitchers”
    ======================================================
    when considering retirement doesn’t the question of ‘how long can someone keep it up?’ come into play?

    wilhelm was a reliever in an era when finishing games was more emphasized than saves, and wilhelm was the guy they went to in a jam or to finish games.

    and he excelled at it well into his late 40′s (actually recorded 4 saves at ages 48-49!

  8. Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Fred Wilpon: Mets’ money woes over!

  9. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    “The problem I have is the lack of contingent plan yanks had in place in case martin did not sign and not be able to anticipate that while they have an rough idea what it will take to sign martin and cashman’s apparent inability to deal things on mulit front. would I take ross as 60 game safe fail in first sight or in retrospect, absofreakinglutely!”

    Some will say, and not without reason, that Cashman’s hands were tied. But the reason they were tied is in large part because of the money he has already misspent and the bad decisions he has made.

    If you think that pitching does hold the keys to the kingdom, you have to understand that the person they throw to is important as well.

    Even though you may personally prefer a player with defensive skills (despite the terrific contribution that Posada made for so long), even a great defensive catcher necessarily has to be a credible hitter, or more than that if there aren’t sufficient offensive players at other positions who can compensate for that shortfall.

    If you are going to trade a potential catching candidate, you have to be sure that you have a replacement. With Romine’s prior back issues and Martin’s contract situation, they didn’t have that.

    So, yes, Cashman has failed at having a credible contingent plan at catcher, and they are now stuck with either rushing Romine, or taking an unreasonable risk that Cervelli and/or Stewart can catch a lot on a team that is clearly trying to win now.

    That’s not good.

  10. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    If they are going to $170 something million, they may not be able to afford Mo, or Pettitte, or Kuroda…

  11. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    so you’re expecting the yankees to lower their payroll to $19M under the LT cap?

  12. Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Ys, i think when it comes to Mo. i take year to year. let me see what he has left for 13. you don’t need any parallel comp in this case. sure I wish he has more ammo left but we will see.

  13. pat February 13th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

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    Kind of surprised Mo says he will announce his decision before start of the season. He seems like the type who wouldn’t want a season of last time he will (fill in the blank) and people making a fuss over him.

  14. NYYROC February 13th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    FWIW, Wilhelm was a knuckleball pitcher.

  15. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    “so you’re expecting the yankees to lower their payroll to $19M under the LT cap?”

    Create a budget that leaves room for $15m for Mo.

  16. Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    correct NYYROC, i like the idea of in dealing with 43 year baseball player, you deal on a year to year concept base on performance. same with Jeter who is younger of course.

  17. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    i understand that the knuckler is less stress on the body than mo’s cutter, but i think once you get to that age it’s more about whether you want to pitch and whether your body will allow you to and i think mo’s in great condition and doesnt seem to lose much with diminished velocity, so it kinda comes down to how much longer he WANTS to pitch.

    as for me i want him to pitch till he’s 49!

  18. blake February 13th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    170 is close to where they will actually have to be to get under the cap…..12 million for bonuses and then assuming Arod is still around they’ll have to leave 6 million of space in case he hits the homer bonus in 2014.

  19. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    mo only throws like 100 ST pitches. he could just show up for the last week and a half of ST and be ready…

  20. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    arod…the gift that keeps on giving….

    thanks again, hank!

  21. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Oh please, the idea that Hank gave out $300m on his own is laughable.

  22. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    of course everyone was in on arod’s contract.

    it is kinda funny, though that the one freakin thing that hank had his hand in turned out to be the worst decision in recent (all-time?) yankees history…

    now they wouldn’t let him pick out the supplier of hot dog buns at this point….

    what a joke…

  23. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    $189 – $12 in benefits = $177

  24. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    We have no idea what Hank had his hands on. I think it’s safe to assume that he was permitted to be the public face of the team for a while, at least to the extent that he wasn’t reined in, as he appears to be now.

    “of course everyone was in on arod’s contract.”

    Yet you thanked Hank.

    “it is kinda funny, though that the one freakin thing that hank had his hand in turned out to be the worst decision in recent (all-time?) yankees history…”

    That’s also not true.

    He was overruled, or convinced otherwise on the potential trade for Santana a few years back after publicly acting as if he was going to make the trade.

    So it’s reasonable to assume that if Hal, Levine, the other Steinbrenner children, etc. wanted to listen to Cashman’s advice on A-Rod’s contract, Hank would have again been thrown to the curb.

    That’s why it’s ridiculous to blame the contract on Hank.

  25. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Remember when Arod distanced himself from Boras after signing that deal? I see it the same as how the Yanks dealt with Hank.

  26. blake February 13th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    “$189 – $12 in benefits = $177″

    yea but unless they either release, buy-out, or trade Arod…..they are gonna have to keep an additional 6 million of space in the budget in case he hits that homer milestone in 2014…..which he likely will if he plays.

  27. blake February 13th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    just finding a way to move Alex could give them 6 additional million dollars to spend next winter…..and if they could get somebody to pick up 5 or so AAV in the trade then that becomes 11 million.

    That’s why given everything that’s happened I really think they will try like crazy to trade him when he’s close to returning…..

  28. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    i dont think any team that agrees to take arod is going to agree to pay the HR bonuses, so they will likely still fall on the yankees.

    but actually i can’t see anyone taking arod with 4 years left on his deal unless they are paying less than $5m per year.

    even at that level there may well be no takers.

  29. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    It just occurred to me (maybe it has been obvious to everyone or maybe it’s ridiculous) that if an entity with the deep pockets that the Yankees have wanted to find a way to get out from under a really bad contract with a person who may have a questionable character, they would have had private investigators checking out what A-Rod does almost since they finalized the contract, or at least since the original PED allegations became known.

  30. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    blake February 13th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    “$189 – $12 in benefits = $177?

    yea but unless they either release, buy-out, or trade Arod…..they are gonna have to keep an additional 6 million of space in the budget in case he hits that homer milestone in 2014…..which he likely will if he plays.

    ————–

    Totally forgot about that. That’s right, JF said they should WANT Arod to play this year to get the 13 HRs.

  31. blake February 13th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    “Totally forgot about that. That’s right, JF said they should WANT Arod to play this year to get the 13 HRs.”

    correct….if he does come back in July then hope he hits the milestone this year.

  32. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Yea, they need him to hit 13 HRs in 13. 13 for 13! Mariano Rivera has to retire for the Yankees to have any chance at all of working under their budget, which is sad. Unless Saint Mo is willing to take a massive paycut.

  33. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    For those who have forgotten, the $189M includes fringe benefits which are about $12M and if they leave money for AROD’s $6M home run bonus, that means the team will have to have a payroll of about $170M.

    There is no way on earth the Yankees have money for a $12M closer in that budget with over $100M already tied up in four players, plus Jeter etc.

    Wishing things to be true just doesn’t make them so. Neither does voicing erroneous arguments repeatedly.

  34. blake February 13th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Cash: Hey Mo we know you want to play in 2014 but you know we have this budget thing and we really just need you to play for like the league min. is that ok?

    Rivera: hey do you have Ben Cherington’s number? I need to ask him something…..

  35. Tackelberry February 13th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Oh please, the idea that Hank gave out $300m on his own is laughable.

    __________________________________________

    Why is it laughable? At the time he was in control of the team, not Hal. It was well publicized that he negotiated that deal with Arod and his agents. Cashman clearly was out of the picture on that one, as he wanted to let Arod walk after he opted out.

  36. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    ” Mariano Rivera has to retire for the Yankees to have any chance at all of working under their budget, which is sad. Unless Saint Mo is willing to take a massive paycut.”

    Or the chance to bring Mo back will shake them from their silly schemes. Austerity or another year of Mo?

    Choose Mo.

  37. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    blake, skimmed previous thread and saw your news, congratulations! Extra cajun filet biscuit for you.

    I have some follow-up questions on how you’re able to multi-task with your prolific LoHud contributions… but better to hold off on that.

  38. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Tackelberry February 13th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Oh please, the idea that Hank gave out $300m on his own is laughable.

    __________________________________________

    Why is it laughable? At the time he was in control of the team, not Hal.

    ———————-

    This…. is not how business works. Hank was never in sole control of the team. Levine is a big player in that room as the President of the company and Hal and Cash still had a major say. Hank just takes the fall so they can pull some collective cognitive dissonance and pretend they didn’t make this error together.

  39. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I hope Mo, Andy, Jeter, Cano and Kuroda all have great seasons and I hope all of them force the Yankees to pay them what they’re worth next year too.

    Could you imagine Hal & Cashman spouting the 189 budget to those 5 while Arod’s dead money sits on the payroll?

    That’s the perfect storm I’m hoping for. We have a great season. They’re all healthy. They all want to come back and the Yankees have to jettison this ridiculous plan to make bigger profits.

    If the Yankees let those 5 go after good seasons and their wanting to come back because of the budget, the fanbase would tear the stadium down and they’d have to play in Citi Field with Fred “I’m debt free & you all paid for it!” Wilpon.

  40. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I hope Mo, Andy, Jeter, Cano and Kuroda all have great seasons and I hope all of them force the Yankees to pay them what they’re worth next year too.

    Could you imagine Hal & Cashman spouting the 189 budget to those 5 while Arod’s dead money sits on the payroll?

    ———————-

    Hehehehehehehe…. Kuroda and Andy wanting to return in and of itself would be interesting/entertaining to watch.

  41. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    “Why is it laughable? At the time he was in control of the team, not Hal. It was well publicized that he negotiated that deal with Arod and his agents. Cashman clearly was out of the picture on that one, as he wanted to let Arod walk after he opted out.”

    I explained my reasoning above. To sum up, with a business that size, with so much at stake, with Levine as a trusted money man, it isn’t reasonable to think that Hank was vested with that much power.

    And I mentioned that Cashman was right, but these types of huge money decisions always rest with ownership.

    Just googliing:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3112799

    Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees have agreed to the outline of a record $275 million, 10-year contract, a deal that potentially would allow him to earn millions more if he sets the career home run record.

    The amount of the guaranteed money was revealed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been finalized. A-Rod and his wife met Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., with brothers Hal and Hank Steinbrenner, but the parameters of the agreement were set in place last weekend.

    “The meeting was a final get-together,” Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner said. “He wanted to make sure myself and my brother knew that he was sincere and serious.”

    The Yankees still must draft the agreement with Rodriguez’s agent, Scott Boras. Asked whether the only remaining details were putting the deal on paper, Steinbrenner responded: “pretty much so.”

    Boras wasn’t a part of the negotiations, in which Goldman Sachs managing directors John Mallory and Gerald Cardinale conducted shuttle diplomacy.

    __

    Don’t discount the influence of Goldman Sachs on very rich people. Even to this day, but this was before the financial meltdown.

  42. pat February 13th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    The wording in Alex’s contract could be interesting.

    They were classified as a marketing bonus for historic milestones. If the Yankees choose not to market the milestones or no longer consider them historic would they still have to be paid?

  43. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    They were classified as a marketing bonus for historic milestones. If the Yankees choose not to market the milestones or no longer consider them historic would they still have to be paid?

    Yes.

  44. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    “We have concluded that Alex is sincere and serious in bis desire to accept this contract. Welcome back, buddy!”

    :neutral:

  45. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Oh and congrats blake!

    And Nick? I have a theory. I think blake is repopulating the world to control the Yankee blogs. Somewhere, possibly underground, there’s a room full of computers with blake spawn behind the keys logged into Yankee blogs while he operates a sometimes sadistic yet often times pleasant dentistry practice above.

  46. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    (reading between the lines)

    Congratulations and good luck, blake.

  47. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Oh and I bet blake makes his patients rinse with sweet tea just to make sure they come back sooner.

  48. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    If I ever find some poor schmuck to marry me I’m going to name my kids after Yankees so there’s no risk of losing them to another club.

  49. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Shame,

    Just name them Babe, Moose & Yogi and you’ll be all set.

  50. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I’d think twice about naming a kid Whitey unless it was ironic.

  51. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t want them all to be named after cartoon characters and/or lovable talking animals..

  52. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I think I might go with all middle names.. the girls names are harder but I’ve got some ideas. ;)

    (God forgive me if I produce a daughter.. I will pay for everything I have ever done in this life, ten fold.)

  53. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    G. Love, I agree. The question is, how does he build his blog army while maintaining his commenting regimen?

    He doesn’t hatch them like Orcs or mass clone them like in Episode Two (sorry I had to go there).

    So how does he do it? Well… I suspect a smart phone is involved.

  54. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    like i said yesterday, the yankees are in a conundrum with arod:
    Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    It just occurred to me (maybe it has been obvious to everyone or maybe it’s ridiculous) that if an entity with the deep pockets that the Yankees have wanted to find a way to get out from under a really bad contract with a person who may have a questionable character, they would have had private investigators checking out what A-Rod does almost since they finalized the contract, or at least since the original PED allegations became known.
    =================================================
    where’s howie spira when you need him?

  55. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I wonder if Mo has talked to the team about budgetary issues and whether that is a factor in his decision whether to retire.

    It would be depressing to see the free agents Pettitte, Kuroda, Mo, Cano, Granderson, Hughes, Logan, Joba and the rest leave for monetary reasons. If they intend to keep the budget all or nearly all will have to depart.

  56. blake February 13th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    “I have some follow-up questions on how you’re able to multi-task with your prolific LoHud contributions… but better to hold off on that.”

    I’m really MTU and he is retired.

  57. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    “where’s howie spira when you need him?”

    True, although Winfield may have been less vulnerable.

  58. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Nick,

    I believe blake is cloning himself via magic like in The Prestige.

  59. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Escandalo!!

    (This is the only Spanish word I know.)

  60. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I wish I could understand Spanish because I’ve heard Caso Cerrado is absolute must see TV.

  61. tomingeorgia February 13th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Shame,
    Being the proud father (now) of four daughters, you’re underestimating by half. Then add weddings.

  62. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Not being able to speak a lick of Spanish has never stopped me from enjoying novellas.

    Funny story: My brother and a classmate created a comic book as a project for their Spanish class. My mom found it and read it and told him how much she liked it.

    My brother: ‘How did you understand it? You don’t speak Spanish.’
    My mother: ‘It was in Spanish??’

  63. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Is that the one with Ed Norton? I think I saw that inflight. Good enough for airplane viewing.

  64. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    We need a dedicated Lohud sleuth to search the posts to see if blake ever mentioned “walking the mops” to verify if he indeed is MTU in disguise.

  65. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    tomingeorgia February 13th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Shame,
    Being the proud father (now) of four daughters, you’re underestimating by half. Then add weddings.

    ———————-

    I’ll start a prayer circle asap!

    Do they wage battle with you or Mrs. tom? I’m a daddy’s girl so my assumption is men have it a little easier in that regard. Where it’s harder is remembering all the thing you did to try to coerce young females as a young gent, I’d imagine. ;)

  66. G. Love February 13th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Nick,

    The Prestige is a Christopher Nolan film (Dark Knight) with Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine & Scarlett Johansen. It’s a must see if you haven’t seen it yet dealing with dueling magicians.

  67. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Ah, weren’t there two magician movies that came out at the same time.

    Of course I saw the worse one. :mad:

  68. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    The Illusionist!

  69. tomingeorgia February 13th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Shame,
    Until they hit about twelve, they were my pride and joy. Then, my advice is to lock them in a convent until they’s age 19, when they can resume being your pride and joy.

    Never coerced any female, but I was a good sweet talker! That’s why you stick them in the convent.

  70. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    David adams missing all of spring training with a back injury sucks. The minor league revolution off to a bumpy start.

  71. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    The Illusionist or The Prestige Dude for GM! :glad:

  72. I Am Winning February 13th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Cervelli talked to an anti-aging “expert” about his foot? o_O

    Is this a new fad?

  73. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Lesson: things that might make you :glad: don’t always exist.

  74. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I have two boys and then my princess. Girls can make their Daddy do about anything. Mark me as Exhibit A. And I don’t even mind as she is so darn sweet. The boys will come up and ask Dad, can I have whatever. My daughter will make me want to get it for her as if it was my idea.

    I went out with just my college girl the other day, and she texted me she enjoyed our date. I wanted to send more money. :)

  75. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    The Illusionist or The Prestige Dude for GM! :glad:

    —————–

    Or this guy!!: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xxx42069/6145148748/

  76. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I went out with just my college girl the other day, and she texted me she enjoyed our date. I wanted to send more money

    Does your daughter know you’re seeing a college piece on the side?

  77. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I went out with just my college girl the other day, and she texted me she enjoyed our date. I wanted to send more money. :)

    ——————–

    If my mom had any idea how much money my dad slipped me over the course of my college career we’d BOTH be in serious trubs.

    tom – Convent sounds good to me! It’s tough though.. you want your kids to be able to make decisions for themselves and then (I assume) you reflect on the decisions you made when given the opportunity.

  78. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Winning,

    Chicks dig me for my young looking feet.

  79. Hassey February 13th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Tom – Your sweet talk was on HGH because Staten Island girls are easy.

  80. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    “I have two boys and then my princess. Girls can make their Daddy do about anything. ”

    Yeah, I would not have been able to say no to a daughter. I am grateful that both of us have been spared.

    (Don’t get me wrong. I think daughters are great for everyone but me.)

  81. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    JF,

    Yep, college girls really like me or perhaps I should make that past tense. Now, I am happy if they still remember college. Actually, my wife remembers it well, thank you.

  82. ac1 February 13th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Yankees need to forget about this $189M thing. Make it a goal but not a focus. We cannot just let our best players walk because we need to leave money for A-Rod’s bonuses. Would have been nice to get into the Verlander bidding war next offseason but that is unlikely. The benefits of this goal next year are not nearly as good as they were a month ago. Unless they want the stadium to be empty like in the 80s and early 90s, they need to just bite the bullet and forget the cap. Be smart with the money, but not at the expense of winning.

  83. tomingeorgia February 13th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Hassey,
    Good memory. That one didn’t end so well. SI girls may be easy, but they plan ahead.

  84. Hassey February 13th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Yes, and they are good at revenge, even if it takes while.

  85. blake February 13th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    “I have two boys and then my princess. Girls can make their Daddy do about anything. ”

    yea we were trying for a girl this time (well as much as you can I guess) but God saw otherwise and you take and love what you get. I’ll go through my normal routine of suggesting cool baseball type names that will get vetoed…..

  86. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    G. Love, Times New Viking?

  87. tomingeorgia February 13th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Shame,
    The last two girls were both very good fast-pitch soft ball players, both had scholarship offers to good schools, both got hurt and ended their careers as seniors in HS. Pisser! Now, both of them make more money than I do, by multiples. Those injuries cost me about $300K.

  88. Hassey February 13th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Blake – Seven

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  91. Duh Innings II February 13th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Mo is being incredibly selfish and stupid when it comes to him deciding to continue shagging flyballs.

    “I’m going to continue to do what cost me the rest of the season after May.” is what he might as well have said.

    The Yanks need to grow a pair and tell him he cannot shag flyballs anymore. What’s he gonna do, say no or retire?

    What if he gets hurt shagging flyballs again? If he gets hurt again doing that he goes out a selfish player, sorry. Your team needs you at 110% and you got hurt the same way again, are you !@#$ing kidding me? One more bad injury like the one he had last year and he’s finished. He wants to risk going out like that?

    I don’t wanna hear that he couldn’t get badly injured shagging flyballs again “Lightning can’t strike twice”. He could get hurt at age 43 and getting injured badly isn’t lightning. He’s already at risk of being one bad injury away from being done and shagging flyballs only increases the likelihood he will suffer one. He could playfully leap for a ball, his knee could give, and that’s it for him. Goodbye Mo, you selfish idiot, hello David Robertson as the closer cuz there’s no Rafael Soriano to save the Yanks’ bacon this time. I think D-Rob has the MENTAL makeup to close but can he get it done like Sori did?

    Mo is living in denial and it must be a pride thing.

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