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For whatever it’s worth: Young available again

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 08, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_276545Less than two weeks ago, the Yankees were showing serious interest in Phillies third baseman Michael Young. In fact, as the trade deadline approach, the two sides seemed to be working toward a deal — or at least trying to put together the basic framework of a deal — before ultimately deciding they weren’t a fit.

Today comes news that Young is once again available — he’s cleared waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal – but is there any reason for the Yankees to be interested this time?

Even with a minimal prospect investment, Young no longer seems to have a real place on the team. Alex Rodriguez is playing third base, Vernon Wells is essentially a right-handed DH (and occasionally a platoon first baseman), and if this season’s a lost cause it might make far more sense to give David Adams another chance rather than waste at-bats on a veteran like Young.

He’s available, but less than two weeks after the trade deadline, the Yankees seem to have run out of use for him.

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120 Responses to “For whatever it’s worth: Young available again”

  1. blake August 8th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    it’s not worth much

  2. ericns1 August 8th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    No need for aging veteran – season is over and lets see what young players have as team should rebuild starting now!

  3. ManningRules August 8th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Pass.

    Other teams need him more, thus, will offer more for him, and there is no sense in adding anything to this group. Subtraction makes much more sense.

  4. ManningRules August 8th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Is there any though, or belief, here that the Mets will be in on Cano? It makes sense for them right now with all their young parts.

  5. blake August 8th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’d take him if he’s free but I wouldn’t trade anything for him at this point…..Yanks need to think about selling their own players more than buying other people’s

  6. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    No point at the moment FWIS.

  7. comet August 8th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    To little to late. No need now re: Young. Only struggle is see if we can stay above .500 this year. BTW I’m 79 wins in Trisha’s predictions.. Think I might have been wildly optimistic!

    Blake how is your newest doing?

  8. blake August 8th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “Is there any though, or belief, here that the Mets will be in on Cano? It makes sense for them right now with all their young parts.”

    I think a lot of teams will be in on him…..

  9. blake August 8th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    comet,
    he’s doing great thanks for asking….he’s a good baby so far. The other two are the ones there wear me out right now.

  10. comet August 8th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Ericins1 good morning and to you as well, MTU.

    MTU any further news?

  11. Captain Clutch August 8th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Cashman shouldn’t even bother with the Phillies. It was obvious that they just wanted to play games and didn’t want to trade with the Yanks. it’s time to knock them and Seattle off the trading list. The Yanks are cooked so they don’t need him anymore.

  12. comet August 8th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Think we could get Cano through waivers or strike a good deal with the team that claimed him?

  13. j9d August 8th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    just say no

  14. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 8th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Last night marked the END (if there was even any doubt before). Too much to overcome and too many teams ahead of us. It’s like watching the Cubs and knowing that until the last out is recorded, no lead is safe. After they blew a 4-0 lead to the lowly ChiSox….then take the 5-4 lead to have a “shot” at winning, getting 2 outs,,,then what happened after….defines this season. So tough to watch.

  15. Captain Clutch August 8th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Mark Reynolds was just released. I am sure that will be Cashman’s next pick up.

  16. G. Love August 8th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Pass. The season’s over.

    Should’ve gotten him several weeks ago.

  17. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Comet-

    Self and dog are doing better.

    I think we’re both out of danger.

    Light at the end of tunnel does not appear to be an oncoming train.

    Thanks for asking.

  18. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    The Yankees need to get young–without the capital letter. Grab some newer bottles and look in them for lightning.

  19. Tackelberry August 8th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Yeah agree. With Arod back, no need for him now.

  20. JimK August 8th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    reprinted from previous thread:

    Doreen/Implosion
    Thanks for the comments on my previous post.

    implosion, the Yankees have adopted the Guiliani “Times Square” Disneyfication strategy, which is one of the reasons the stadium seems more like an opera than a baseball game. The beefed up security is intended to keep a “family friendly” atmosphere; gone are the Bronx Zoo days when a fan showing up in an opposing team’s jersey was putting his life in his or her hands. Granted it has its plusses but, IMO for the most part the crowd has been removed from the game.

  21. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Mac-

    Cashman said a while back younger, faster, and more athletic.

    They need to follow that plan as much as they are able.

    Skip the band-aides and patches.

  22. backbench August 8th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Appreciate all of the back and forth regarding players, QO’s and the like.

    Probably missed it, but one area that seems to need real improvement is the coaching and player development side. What is the consensus (if there is one) on the Long and the rest?

    Should we make some investments there?

  23. G. Love August 8th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    austinmac,

    You had to say her name? She’s like Beetlejuice. She’ll appears in 3-2-1…

  24. Captain Clutch August 8th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Cashman has to figure out what the words build and future mean. This off season is going to answer a lot of questions and tell us a lot about Hal. If money isn’t flying around and spent on the right people then the future is very scary for this organization.

  25. ManningRules August 8th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    austinmac,

    You had to say her name? She’s like Beetlejuice. She’ll appears in 3-2-1….

    Winner.

  26. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    At a minimum I expect A-rod to miss at least 100 games next season possibly more.

    We need to find ourselves a 3b of the future.

    I don’t think that’s Adams.

    So this Winter we need to find one.

    Try to make a trade for one if we can.

    A Headley, A Moustakas, A Castellanos, etc.

    After A-rod returns from suspension he should be mostly a DH.

  27. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Trisha is on vacation guys.

  28. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    MTU,

    Cashman’s plan went kaput when they didn’t draft or develop. Remember how Hal said they were counting on their youth to get under the cap. Who, exactly?

    I have been to the new stadium, but it was in 2010. Many are very unhappy with the lack of enthusiasm in the more remote stadium seating, the refusal to let fans move to better, empty seats when open and generally too much security over simple fan activity.

    This Yankee ownership group seems to believe that no matter how they treat the fans or what kind of team they have, money will continue to pour in. I recall attendance under a million. I recall when the Mets were the No. 1 team in the City. They better understand they could severely damage this golden egg laying goose for a long time to come.

    I think it is too late not to have a multi year downturn. If they don’t act soon, it will be longer than that.

  29. pkyankfan69 August 8th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I think it’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that the payroll will be south of $189M next season, it’s been Hal’s plan for years, one bad season that they will blame on injuries is not enough to derail his plan.

    The real question will be, in 2015 do the Yankees still staying under the luxury tax or do they spend big having reset the luxury tax in 2014?

  30. Hankflorida August 8th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Doreen, your comments about Hal has relevance as his search for reinventing the Yankees from a gas guzzler power team to a hybrid speed and pitching team has fallen flat on it’s face. Hal gave up 50 home runs when he let go of Swisher and Martin and replaced them with Suzuki and Cervelli; he signed Youk to replace A-Rod and thought he still had enough fire power to make a run for the playoffs. To quote Robert Burns, “The best laid plan of both mice and men often go astray.” Granderson, Text and Youk got hurt, and there went 90 home runs over a season. The question you asked was will Hal step up to the plate and go back to a formula that has always worked for the Yankees of providing power bats in their lineup especially in the outfield? I hope that the off season for Yankee fans does not turn out to be in Shakespeare words, “The winter of our discontent.”

  31. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Mac-

    Corporate orientation ?

    Geared to the high roller ?

    Not designed for the masses ?

    I’ll let others weigh in on that one.

    Utah is too far away for a live evaluation from me.

    I’ve heard it lacks soul from some but of course I have no opinion.

    You know my current take on the Brass.

    On that we have little to no disagreement.

  32. pkyankfan69 August 8th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    And as far as Michael Young is concerned, why bother?

    Even if we got him for nothing I would pass… This season is OVER, Young would not be on the team after this year, I’d rather give Adams some consistent playing time.

    I’d only take Young if the Phils would let us dump Joba on them.

  33. pat August 8th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Scouts seem more positive about what they are seeing from Alex than many here……..

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/.....s/2630315/

  34. Wave Your Hat August 8th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Everybody can’t DH. In 2014 the Yanks are going to have a team full of them. Jeter, ARod, Soriano, Tex (some of the time), whatever old guy the Yanks sign to actually be the DH…

  35. Wave Your Hat August 8th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    ARod has looked pretty good to me, but what do I know.

  36. Doc Iac August 8th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    http://yankeesfansunite.com/20.....-baseball/

  37. Wave Your Hat August 8th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    MTU-

    The biggest improvement the new Yankee Stadium has over the old one is that you can leave quicker. And I’m not just being silly.

  38. Hassey August 8th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    the blog now reminds me of Barabar Streisand telling Robert Redford in The Way We Were:

    “If I push too hard it’s because I want things to be better, I want us to be better, I want you to be better. Sure I make waves, you have, I mean you have to. And I’ll keep making them till you’re everything you should be and will be. You’ll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or to love you as much.”

  39. Captain Clutch August 8th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Arod has looked good against the lefties. It will be interesting to see him against the tough righties coming up since that’t what gave him trouble last year.

  40. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Hassey,

    Thanks for putting that sappy song in my brain.

  41. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    The past is but a memory.

    The present but a fleeting moment.

    But the Future, ah the Future, it has not even arrived yet.

    And all it’s hope and promise awaits those who embrace it.

    ;)

  42. blake August 8th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    “Think we could get Cano through waivers or strike a good deal with the team that claimed him?”

    if Cano made to a contender then yea I think the Yanks could still get a good prospect for him…..the problem is that some GM would probably claim him just to block everyone else.

    MTU,

    glad you’re crew is doing better…..ever hear from the drug company?

  43. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Blake-

    Thanks. Much appreciated. Hope that little one is doing well ?

    Nothing yet. Our Vet said it might take a long time if ever.

    She has been in contact with on our behalf.

    If nothing comes of that I have a Sister who is a paralegal.

    I might impose upon her to help if she can.

    Or possibly turn it over to the local media.

  44. blake August 8th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    “ARod has looked pretty good to me, but what do I know.”

    yea I mean he looks pretty much like he did before King Felix broke his wrist last year to me……a diminished Arod but still not bad…..sucks he’s going to be gone soon and also sucks that the team is so bad that his returning doesn’t matter.

  45. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    MTU,

    Actually,the best laid plans . . .”gang aft agley”. Of course,
    , to know that that have to have Alastair name that begins in Mac. :)

  46. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I love typing on my phone

  47. blake August 8th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    “Or possibly turn it over to the local media.”

    probably you’re best bet to get something done to be honest…..they have loads of lawyers to fight cases like this….but they won’t want bad press so maybe they’d settle to avoid that…..

  48. longtimefan August 8th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Why add another older piece to a puzzle that has far too many pieces missing already, yankees need a huge re-make but the question is whether ownership is willing to make the moves necessary to field a competitive team for 2014 or just spin the same old bs as they have been doing. It will be interesting to see if ownership is truely willing to make a commitment to winning or will turn around and sell the team.

  49. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Blake-

    The media thing was Mrs. MTU’s idea.

    She’s one sharp cookie.

    Don’t know what she sees in me.

    :)

  50. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    AROD looks like he can now catch up to fastballs far better than at the end of the year. I bet he wanted to play this year to prove that, in the event the Yankees or some team would give him a chance in the future after the suspension.

  51. Hankflorida August 8th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Hassey, great observation from “The Way We Were.” Hal’s retort to the loyal loving Yankee fans would be from the movie, “On The Waterfront, if not for the injuries, “I coulda been a contender.”

  52. Hassey August 8th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    There is not a person on this board that dreads bad Yankee summers more than me. If the front office, or the unclear heirarchy, or some other purely administrative process is truly to blame, then life is too short for a handful of shortsighted desk jockeys to mar a handful of whatever summers we all have left.

  53. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    The Yankees will have some decent options to improve next season.

    Financially they should be able to do so and still stay under the Cap courtesy of A-rod.

    Are they willing ?

    That’s another matter.

    ;)

  54. Against All Odds August 8th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t know why some of you are convinced they are going to sell a team that is a guaranteed cash cow.

    ————–

    I guess based on what has happened over the past few yrs. The partial sale of YES, Hal’s lack of passion, them exploring how much the organization is valued after the Dodgers were sold, etc.

  55. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    AAO,

    There could be three or four billion reasons to sell. Who knows, but either get in the game or sell.

  56. Hassey August 8th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    it……was…..the…..Dukes
    it……was…..the…..Dukes

  57. bruceb August 8th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Everyone keeps saying how good Alex has looked since he came back, Girardi included.

    The only time he will look good to me is (a) when he is hitting the ball out of the park with the frequency he used to or (b) he has quit/retired/been banned for life and is no longer hampering the team’s chances of getting younger and better.

    For me at least, there are no in-betweens.

  58. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Also passing on some obviously needed IFA’s which only involved money and not the Cap.

    I refuse to believe their scouts are that bad.

    Couldn’t see Puig’s superstar talent ?

    Chapman’s bionic arm ?

    Nah. No scout is that blind.

    Breadcrumb.

    ;)

  59. UnKnown August 8th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Trisha is on vacation guys.
    ————

    True story as she of course has to let everyone know what she is doing. As if anyone gives a rip. I’m sure we will all be getting the “life happens” speech soon enough. Oh and it’s all Arods fault along with the umps and Buds collusion with the Sox. :roll:

    Don’t hold your breath for any FO accountability whatsoever. That would be far to sane.

    I know I for one just can’t wait for that regurgitation to just make everyone feel so much better. :wink:

  60. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Bruce-

    What if you move to Missouri ?

    That’s in-between.

    :)

  61. J. Alfred Prufrock August 8th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    pat August 8th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Scouts seem more positive about what they are seeing from Alex than many here……..

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/…..s/2630315/
    ///

    I think most here who can track these things (and who aren’t foaming at the mouth about him) have mentioned that he’s looked good.

    The Trenton game told me he could still play – his running was concerning but I think he may have been pacing himself and I do think the in-between DH rest was needed after busting it to third the night before.

    Too bad we don’t have much to go with him and we’re falling fast. Thanks for the story. LOL on “let’s not get carried away.”

  62. chicken little August 8th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    In Joba’s last 10 innings he has given up 2 runs. granted, its in low pressure situations, but given that (a) the Yanks only pitch him in low pressure situations now, (b) they have a slew of pitchers to pitch in the couple of high pressure situations, and (c) Betances is out of options and the Yanks need to figure out if his dominance in AAA will translate, isn’t it time to either assign Joba to whatever team claims him, trade him, or dump him and get Betances up here? He can pitch in the 7th and 8th and we can see if he is an option for next year (or even showcase him as he could be useful in a trade in the winter).

  63. RMS August 8th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Young – No
    Young-er players- Yes

  64. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    You know. It’s a funny thing about anger.

    Some say it’s good to get it out. To air your feelings.

    Some say it hurts the angered person more than person who is the object of it.

    It definitely raises their blood pressure. Can cause a heart attack or even a stroke.

    So which is it ?

    ;)

  65. Hankflorida August 8th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:20 pm
    The past is but a memory.

    The present but a fleeting moment.

    But the Future, ah the Future, it has not even arrived yet.

    And all it’s hope and promise awaits those who embrace it.

    Maybe, we need Giradi to take a page out of Phil Jackson’s book and become the Zen Master of baseball. Give him star players and the motto that “the past is dead, the future is imaginary but we only have the here and now.”

  66. randy l. August 8th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    “the blog now reminds me of Barabar Streisand telling Robert Redford in The Way We Were:”

    hassey-

    i was an extra in Hello Dolly back in 1968 with a bunch of my friends . there were like 6000 extras and $50 a day really helped living out of the VW bus.

    it was really fun. we were high all the time and getting in all the wrong scenes for our extras level.
    gene kelly the director was pissed at us but barbara liked us.

    what does this have to do with the yankees ? well, let’s put it this way. walter matthau couldn’t march for crap for the big parade scene. gene kelly tried everything trying to get his feet right. it never happened. matthau couldn’t do it. he just plain sucked at it.

    reminds me of most of the yankee players. no matter who’s coaching them, they can’t march for crap.

  67. Hassey August 8th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    no, but I bet they can get high like a mother

  68. Against All Odds August 8th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    AAO,

    There could be three or four billion reasons to sell. Who knows, but either get in the game or sell.

    ———————

    Exactly either make move and show the fans you care or find someone else that does.

  69. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Hank-

    In our case I think we better stick with the Future.

    ;)

  70. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Lately I’ve taken to making fun of everything especially myself.

    Last refuge of a desperate Man ?

    Sanity at last completely gone ?

    Finally liberated from the bonds of reality ?

    Feels good. You all should give a try.

    :)

  71. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    And yesterday I had the distinct pleasure to have imbibed my first adult beverage in over a month.

    A new World’s record for me.

    You know how good every single drop tasted ?

    Well. Let me splain it to ya’.

    Gooooooood. Really good.

    Like manna from Heaven.

    :)

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock August 8th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    lol Randy.
    ///

    Chicken – we have a few players, Joba included, who have talent but who have not fulfilled it in pinstripes. What happens is, the player becomes a punchline in here and with all the bad will and joking people mistake the snark for reality.

    Well, the reality just may prove to be that escaping this organization helps some of these still young guys rekindle what was so mismanaged and improperly nurtured. I won’t be surprised if Chamberlain goes somewhere else and actually helps that team.

  73. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    This is not news though.

    Everyone who knows me knows my elevator does not stop at the top floor.

    And that I’m two pints short of a quart.

    That I don’t have all my oars in the water.

    And finally, that I am not too tightly wrapped.

    But that’s OK.

    :)

  74. Hankflorida August 8th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    MTU, you are right as we better live in the future as Giradi as the Zen Master doesn’t make sense as Hal will never give him the players comparable to what Phil Jackson had to play with.

  75. Doreen August 8th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    In an effort to find a “bright side,” there is this:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....hare_tweet

  76. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hank-

    Why don’t we just go fishing for a while ?

    I love Dorado.

    I’ll trade ya’ some lake trout for some good Dorado.

    :)

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock August 8th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    You know. It’s a funny thing about anger.

    Some say it’s good to get it out. To air your feelings.

    Some say it hurts the angered person more than person who is the object of it.

    It definitely raises their blood pressure. Can cause a heart attack or even a stroke.

    So which is it ?

    ;)
    //

    MTU, the Chinese explain it as anger creating “heat” in the body, thus the heart problems. However, if you’re a passive, phlegmatic (literally, full of phlegm) type who gets wobbly knees regarding any kind of conflict/confrontation, or you’re mired in depression and can’t quite access the inner pith of your own fight-for-life salvation, TCMs recommend crazy stuff like breaking things to activate the liver and spleen and get your qi flowing again, for the sake of your health.

    Anger has its uses :D

  78. Bronx Jeers August 8th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    hope that the off season for Yankee fans does not turn out to be in Shakespeare words, “The winter of our discontent

    ————————–

    “Winter of our discontent” is actually a good thing.

    Just sayin’

  79. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    JAP-

    I was just wondering.

    Thanks for weighing in.

    I’ll go smash some things right now.

    Please excuse me.

    :)

  80. fantasygame101 August 8th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    the question is why did the Yankees not put a claim on him then? If you are interested before the trade deadline, you put a claim with the hope that they just give him away. Man, cashman can not even do the right waiver claim. Waiver claim on ishikawa and not on young?

  81. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Doreen-

    The bright side is there is still tomorrow.

    :)

  82. UnKnown August 8th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Well for whatever it’s worth at this point, which is debatable or maybe not so much, it sure would feel good to pound the Tigers this weekend. If any team deserves a thrashing it’s them.

    Taking out a season’s worth of frustration over the next 3 games would at the very least be a good stress reliever.

  83. fantasygame101 August 8th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    if the red sox happen to trade for young now, it is due to cashman sleeping on the job again.

  84. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I’d make a better futurist than I ever would a historian.

    But I’m a little concerned about the future right now because Scientists believe the Sun is getting ready to flip it’s magnetic poles.

    I can’t think that will be good.

    :(

  85. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Might be good for the Yankees though.

    Could make next season the opposite of this one.

    :)

  86. bruceb August 8th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    In between what, though, MTU? A rock and a hard place?

    The wife is going to need a lot of convincing there is life outside the Tri-State area.

  87. fantasygame101 August 8th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    not puting a claim on young signifies raising the white flag for cashman. this really bothers me bec. it shows you what he is thinking.

  88. bruceb August 8th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Cashman’s probably thinking exactly the same way as we’re thinking right now. What am I going to do with myself this October?

  89. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Bruce-

    Unless she is just hopeless I bet I can help you convince her.

    One trip out here and she will be converted in a single moment.

    Overwhelmed by the natural beauty that surrounds her.

    My fees are moderate for the services I perform. I can tell you that.

    I bet ya’ we can open her eyes unless they are simply sewn shut.

    You think about it.

    ;)

  90. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    MTU,

    The sun flips out every 11 years. I do it more regularly.

  91. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks Mac-

    Guess I can forget the doomsday plans then.

    Whew ! That was close.

    ;)

  92. Bronx Jeers August 8th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    But I’m a little concerned about the future right now because Scientists believe the Sun is getting ready to flip it’s magnetic poles.

    ———-

    They say it happens every 11 years. Does that mean they’re gonna lose to the Angels in the ALDS again? Ugh.

  93. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Mac-

    What is the best BBQ restaurant in Austin that serves Brisket ?

    I like to talk food on off days.

  94. austinmac August 8th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Franklin BBQ. People line up to go. It’s worth it.

  95. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Mac-

    Thanks.

    And the best Honky-tonk, Country western place ?

  96. pat August 8th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    baldvinny
    @DRob30 can you sneak me into the clubhouse tomorrow? i wanna smash some water coolers and stuff (and hopefully wake everyone up a bit).

    DRob30
    @baldvinny lol sure bud nothing security likes more than sneaking people in and breaking things haha

    baldvinny
    it worked for @PaulONeillYES!

    Speaking of breaking things, an appeal is the right of every player but Ortiz should just write the $5000 check and call it a day rather than appeal a reasonable fine for acting like an idiot.

  97. bruceb August 8th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    MTU

    I should know this by now…do you run a hotel/guest house out there or do you take people on guided hikes etc.?

  98. Mordot11 August 8th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I think that at this point the Yankees should just go with what they have. If they somehow make the playoffs great, but I wouldn’t give up anything from the farm system for this year. A few weeks ago things may have been different, but the Chicago series killed this year for me.

  99. Hankflorida August 8th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    MTU August 8th, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    Hank-

    Why don’t we just go fishing for a while ?

    I love Dorado.

    I’ll trade ya’ some lake trout for some good Dorado.

    When I get back to Florida, how about some Blue Marlin with a good bottle of Montrachet to wash it down. I may even be back in time to the Sunshine State in order to watch the Rays as they overtake the Red Sox.

  100. Russell Munson August 8th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    “if the red sox happen to trade for young now, it is due to cashman sleeping on the job again.”
    ====================================================

    Who cares if the Red Sox trade for him? The Yankees aren’t catching Boston.

  101. rm August 8th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Mark Reynolds was just DFA’d I think he is an upgrade over Jayson Nix as a RH first baseman. But he sure strikes out a lot

  102. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Bruce-

    Yeah. It’s called Casa MTU. Our home.

    And I take friends out to show them what I love so they might love it too.

    All for free.

    I have job to do. It’s been assigned by a higher authority.

    Pretty strange of me, huh ?

    I’ve already done it for several loHudders.

    They did not move here though so I need more practice.

    :)

  103. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Just change mine to beer and you have a deal.

    :)

  104. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I’m actually a secret agent working for the State of Utah.

    My job is to recruit unwitting victims to come and live here against their will.

    That is the only way we can remain the fastest growing state in the country.

    And they need me to be on my game.

    :)

  105. bruceb August 8th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    MTU

    Not strange at all. It’s great that you are able to connect with people this way and make lifelong friendships. Those have been sadly missing in my life since I moved to the US from England in 2004. I work with some great people but you can never replace childhood chums.

  106. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Bruce-

    Who said anything about lifelong friendships ?

    The minute most people meet me for the first time they are sorry.

    But anyway, I sometimes perform the free service of sharing God’s glory with others.

    It’s not really a bad gig at all. I kinda like putting smiles on people’s awestruck faces and watching their eyes pop.

    I’m a one man tourist bureau.

    :)

  107. 86w183 August 8th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    MTU —-

    Where exactly are you? I’ve been out that was a bit — Sedona, Phoenix/Tempe, Albuquerque/Taos/Santa Fe and Vegas.

    How do you guys communicate outside this blog? Is there now a way to send direct messages to individuals??

  108. Hankflorida August 8th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    Just change mine to beer and you have a deal.

    A deal it is! It was our championship run in the 1950′s that I first partook of the glass of the Ballantine delight while puffing a White Owl cigar. I was far from a connoisseur of Epicurean tastes but I always followed Mel Allen’s advice.

  109. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    86-

    I live a bit north of St. George, Utah in a small town.

    As far as secret communications go just have Chad relay your e-mail to me and I’ll respond back in encrypted form.

    I must warn you. Floridians usually have 2 problems when they visit :

    First they don’t understand what the tall things in the distance are. They’re confused by anything that isn’t flat.

    And secondly, they usually fall in love with the area.

    Well. Forewarned is forearmed I guess.

    :)

  110. Doreen August 8th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Ugh, the Yankee fickle finger of (injury) fate is far-reaching:

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/news.....;oid=36019

  111. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Hank-

    I still remember Rheingold, Schlitz, Schaeffer, and Pabst blue ribbon.

    :)

  112. fantasygame101 August 8th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Claiming young will not only block red sox from a trade that could help them win a championship but also to get back at the Phillies for toying with the Yankees on the trade deadline. Plus that is what a good gm do specially if it is for a player that is better than what you have and is on his final yr.

  113. blake August 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal 4m
    Sources: #WhiteSox’s Alex Rios claimed on waivers. Claiming team not known. Owed $13M next season with $13.5M club option in ’15. MORE

  114. Hankflorida August 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    Hank-

    I still remember Rheingold, Schlitz, Schaeffer, and Pabst blue ribbon.

    “Those were the days my friend. I thought they would never end.” Cheap beer and hot dogs with 10 world series and 15 pennants in 17 years.

  115. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Bruce-

    Here’s a small sampling of some of the stuff that usually wins ‘em over.

    Have a look :

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109721757058432487394/albums/5852259443008610945

    Understand better now ?

    :)

  116. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Hank-

    I have to confess that I was not a Yankee fan in those days.

    I grew up in Brooklyn.

    :(

  117. MTU August 8th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    new post ——->

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    blake August 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal 4m
    Sources: #WhiteSox’s Alex Rios claimed on waivers. Claiming team not known. Owed $13M next season with $13.5M club option in ’15. MORE

    ———————

    *holds breath*

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