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Cashman on Jeter, A-Rod, CC, Cano, Tex and more

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The Yankees pro-scouting meetings begin on Monday. At that point, the team will begin charting what they have and what they need, prioritizing lists of offseason needs and offseason targets. It will take a few days before the Yankees have a full game plan in place.

“The most important meeting for me is that pro-scouting meeting,” Brian Cashman said. “That’s something we’ve had a great deal of success with over the years is that meeting, setting up the chess board for ourselves. A lot of things can run interference for how we are able to execute that — whether it’s negotiating, being able to secure the trade — but these guys are, I think, some of the best scouts that are in the game, and that pro-scouting meeting kind of sets the tone for what really is available to us and what players we really should be gravitating to and who we should stay away from. It’s hard for me to really say (who will come and go). Ultimately, the truth of the matter is, it’s my job to always find better than what we already have.”

Here’s Cashman on a few specific Yankees…

Derek JeterON DEREK JETER
“I certainly hope to get Derek back to the Derek that we’re all used to. He’s one of those guys that did everything in his power to fight through something that turned out to be pretty significant. And so now he’ll have some time to back off, get some rest, some more flexibility back, and get every aspect of that ankle in line, as far as the kinetic chain. So it’ll put him in position to have the typcial training regimen he’s used to as he prepares for the season. He’ll be able to do that. The expectation is that, when that happens and does occur, he can put significant distance between what we saw and all lived through with him the last year, where obviously it was something that was really limiting him, to being the player he’s capable of being again.”

 

ON ROBINSON CANO
“I think if he stays he’ll have a legitimate chance to experience what you just saw, for instance, for Mariano. Maybe he has the chance to be the first Dominican-born player in Monument Park. A home-grown Yankee. But at the same time, it’s a business. He has comported himself in a tremendous way both on and off the field for the New York Yankees, and we’ve been extremely happy to have him, and we hope to extend that relationship. But we have a process to still go through on that, and he will certainly be in a position to entertain offers from other clubs in the process.”

ON ALEX RODRIGUEZ
“I operate on the assumption that I have him until they tell me otherwise. I’m not really in a position to talk about the Alex stuff. We’re not a party to it. I know from the media reports it was supposed to start yesterday, and for a while there, until I looked on Twitter and saw certain things about people coming and going, I wasn’t even sure if it had started or not because that’s how out of the loop I am on it. There’s not much to say on it. At this stage I’m not a participant in any way.”

CC SabathiaON CC SABATHIA
“Based on the year he just had velocity-wise, if that didn’t come back this year, I don’t know why it would start to come back next year. So I’m going to assume he’s going to be pitching at the current velocity that he kind of settled into this year in the second half. Obviously the home run ball was a big problem for him this year. That, historically I know, can be fluky. That’s something that can be and we certainly hope is an aberration. His strikeouts-per-nine, his walks-per-nine are right where he was in ’09 and 2010, despite the lack of velocity. That shows his pitchability. … If he provides the innings, the hope and expectation certainly is that he can pitch at the front of that rotation. And those are some of the indicators that you say regardless of the velocity being down, the strikeouts-per-nine and the walks-per-nine being virtually identical to his Cy Young Award competition he was in in ’09 and 2010, when he was 21 wins and 19 wins, whatever years those were, those are indicators there is clearly something there that you have a lot of hope and belief in.”

ON MARK TEIXEIRA
“The surgery was something that we would’ve preferred not to have to do, but when it declared that it wasn’t going to resolve itself, they said surgery will fix it. He’ll just be dealing with knocking some serious rust off as he enters spring training. He typically is a guy historically that doesn’t hit right out of the gates early. How he gets affected by not hitting for a full year, for the most part, I don’t know, but he’ll be a healthy player that we’ll be happy to be running out to first base and thankfully that won’t be a position that we have to worry about as we enter next year. … I guess you should be careful of saying it should resolve without a problem, because we had so many problems this year that didn’t resolve as expected, but in his case, he should be fine and ready to go by spring training and productive over the course of time as he knocks the rust out.”

Ichiro SuzukiON ICHIRO SUZUKI
“Obviously he’s a tremendous defender. Singles hitter, great athlete, steals bases. He can certainly disrupt the defense. That’s my evaluation of him. When he’s going well he can obviously change a game for you. … Don’t know yet (what to expect from him next year). We’ll go through the process. My expectation is that he’s going to give us everything he’s got. I know that he will do that. What the role is going to be, I think it depends on the personnel that we have. I don’t know what that’s going to be yet.”

ON HIROKI KURODA
“I don’t know what’s going to happen. Of course we’d love to have him back, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. But he did a great job. Obviously he was our ace this year and regardless, we were really happy we were able to acquire him and hope that we can maintain a relationship with him as a player on this roster next year. But he’s a free agent, and there’s always rumblings about returning to Japan and rumblings obviously about other teams wanting him, so we’ll just have to wait and see how that plays out.”

ON MICHAEL PINEDA
“Michael Pineda finished healthy, and in our conversations with Larry Rothschild and Gil Patterson — our pitching coach and our pitching coordinator — the biggest and most important thing would be to allow a Michael after, say, a 13-month rehab — or between rehab and pitching and stuff for well over a year straight plus — that the rest was the biggest thing that he’d benefit from. So obviously we shut him down as a healthy player in the end. He’ll compete for a job in spring training. He’s got options, and I don’t think its healthy for anybody to guarantee anything, so I’m not going to sit here just because he’s Michael Pineda and we have high hopes to say hey we can pencil him into our rotation. He’s got to obviously show that he can stay healthy,and that he’s effective while he’s pitching. We certainly hope that’s going to be the case, but I’m not going to sit here and guarantee anything on that either. But it certainly would go a long way towards solving some problems if that was the case.”

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82 Responses to “Cashman on Jeter, A-Rod, CC, Cano, Tex and more”

  1. kd October 1st, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    repost:

    does they opening payroll or the payroll for the entire year have to be under 189?

    could they make a trade mid season and avoid the luxury tax penalty?

  2. Chad Jennings October 1st, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    As I understand it, the Yankees are charged for whatever salary they actually pay during the season. So if they sign a guy for $10 million and trade him halfway through the season, it would count as $5 million toward the luxury tax threshold. I think that’s the way it works. Most of this stuff gets pretty confusing though.

  3. MTU October 1st, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    No.

    It is for the whole season.

  4. Hankflorida October 1st, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Shame, i cannot argue with you about playing for the WC and injuries because look what happened this year as without the injuries, we could be playing in October. To scrap the whole team and play from scratch may mean we become the Mets. What I write is speculation sprinkled with some hope, but the truth that hovers over this team is the grim reality of the cap which reared it’s ugly head when Suzuki replaced Swisher this year.

  5. jacksquat October 1st, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    As for getting 1 war from 105 million, that’s what happens when most of your top players are injured for most of the year. Teixeira, Granderson, Jeter, Arod. Next year hopefully Teixeira and Jeter are playing, Granderson is either playing or not on the team, and Arod won’t be paid for the time he is suspended.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    “Very pleased with the comments Cashman made today. Nothing for me to complain about.
    Then again, I was never worried about the $189M figure.”

    Agree, agree, agree.

    Because you know what Michael J. Fox says. If you worry about something and it actually happens, then you have worried twice. The corollary is that it you don’t worry about it and it doesn’t happen, you haven’t put yourself through worry at all.

    I can understand those who are mistrustful of Cashman, the front office, and anything they say. I just don’t happen to agree with them.

    :)

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I’m also thinking that now that Cashman is a year away from the shock of the woman who meant anything but well (pun intended), his head is likely better screwed on. I think that also bodes for a good result.

    We shall see.

  8. blake October 1st, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    blake says:
    October 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    “The only problem I have with your idea(s) are that I don’t see the Yankees doing things that way.”

    Oh there’s no way they will…..when have they ever listened to me

  9. MTU October 1st, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Go buccos !

    :)

  10. tbone1570 October 1st, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Chad Jennings October 1st, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    As I understand it, the Yankees are charged for whatever salary they actually pay during the season. So if they sign a guy for $10 million and trade him halfway through the season, it would count as $5 million toward the luxury tax threshold. I think that’s the way it works. Most of this stuff gets pretty confusing though.

    **************************
    Chad,
    You should worry about playing 2B and not about salary tax questions! :)

  11. jacksquat October 1st, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Chad should tell the Yankees he’s going on vacation and after that he might consider their offer.

  12. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    someone posted a question a while back asking about players who throw left and bat right. I just noticed we can add Ryan Ludwick as an answer

  13. Duh Innings II October 1st, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    1. Go with a 2014 rotation of Sabathia, Nova, and three from Phelps, Pineda, Nuno, Warren, Marshall, and Hughes (signed to a minor-league contract.)

    2. Trade Sabathia for two MLB-ready starting pitching prospects before 2015.

    3. Sign Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer.

    The 2015 Yankees rotation is Kershaw, Scherzer, and three from Nova, Phelps, Pineda, Nuno, Warren, Marshall, Hughes, the two Sabathia trade acquistions, and two minor-league contract signees.

  14. YanksPats October 1st, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Go with that rotation in 2014 and last place is where you’ll find the Yankees.

  15. Triple Short of a Cycle October 1st, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Duh Innings II,

    Can I have some of what you are smoking/snorting or shooting?

  16. Vince October 1st, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Wow. Tell me that wasn’t serious. You think Kershaw and Scherzer are going to reach FA when they have two of the top payrolls in the game backing them?

    You think CC with his contract is worth two MLB ready starting pitching prospects? There’s maybe five teams in MLB who have that kind of package to offer and nobody is going to offer it along with CC’s salary as his velocity drops.

    Hughes isn’t signing a minor league deal with NY, he’d sign one in LA long before he does that.

  17. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    “Very pleased with the comments Cashman made today. Nothing for me to complain about.
    Then again, I was never worried about the $189M figure.”

    You shouldn’t be worried, maybe a little pissed off is more appropriate.

    The 189 mandate has already cost a post-season berth. And the fact that it came in Mariano’s and Andy final year, well….. it makes it even worse.

  18. TheStraw October 1st, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    As the guy he let go hits a playoff HR……

    Although I supported that move at the time.

  19. Triple Short of a Cycle October 1st, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Of course Martin goes yard in the playoffs now that he’s off the Yankees. Watch Swisher have a good post season as well.

    Bunch of chokers who couldn’t handle the spotlight of NY. So glad they are off this team

  20. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    “As the guy he let go hits a playoff HR……”

    Apparently “he” didn’t let him go… it was more that the Yankees could not afford a real catcher this year.

  21. Vince October 1st, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Uh, you do know Martin homered for the Yankees in the playoffs last year too, right?

  22. Hankflorida October 1st, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Trisha, your worry analogy can be applied to our Zen Master, the magnificent Mariano, who proved that the past is dead, the future is imaginary and there is just the here and now. I do not question the 189 million figure as I accept it as the truth, and that reality of the cap is living in the present. With this reality, we have a team that can still compete. The team that is “The Now” is Granderson, Gardener, Soriano, Text, Cano, Jeter, Reynolds, Romaine and a DH to be named later, CC, Kuroda, Nova, Phelps/Warren and maybe a pitcher to be named later. There has to be minor adjustments with the to be named later and since that is the task of Cashmen and the organization, we can only criticize or accept when the future becomes the present. As for all the speculation on this blog about future players, it is wishful thinking that sometimes sparks debate.

  23. Wave Your Hat October 1st, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Nothing Cashman said today makes me think 189 is off the table. Sounded like a lOt of double talk to me.

  24. Vince October 1st, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Yeah, 189 is not off the table. Cashman will just say “investing in this player will not make the Yankees better long-term, we need to have financial flexibility to build a winner” and that’s how you get out of comments like the ones he made today. They’re weasel words and they mean nothing.

  25. mick October 1st, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Martin looks jacked, not that it matters…

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    “Bunch of chokers who couldn’t handle the spotlight of NY.”

    You have said a mouthful my friend. While I’m not calling them chokers, people have to realize that the spotlight of NY is not for everybody. So when posters see someone hitting up a storm elsewhere and start to grumble about the fact that we could have had/kept that person, it’s good to realize that there are no guarantees, and not everybody is cut out for the NY spotlight. We’ve seen it with our own eyes, have we not?

    ***********

    MTU, I like quality as opposed to quantity in people I post with. I miss posters who brought objectivity and moderation to times of angst and high emotion. I miss mel for that reason. She was total class. But she came back and was put in her place by a newer poster who was feeling her oats. Mel never came back.

    With Doreen back, I feel that we have a true voice of reason. I believe Pat M isn’t far away and trust he’ll be around, especially because some of the more strident voices seemed to have self selected out. I know Pat got sick of the nastiness. The one I really miss is Fran. If I could zap one poster here immediately it would be her. But other than that, I’m always content to deal with the hand we’re dealt in terms of posters. Except for one or two jokers, I think the cards are fine.

    :)

  27. Triple Short of a Cycle October 1st, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Uh, you do know Martin homered for the Yankees in the playoffs last year too, right?

    ——————————

    Are you seriously defending what he did for us in the playoffs?

  28. Vince October 1st, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    No, but are you seriously using a one game sample size to cite your grievances with what he did in our playoffs?

  29. Vince October 1st, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Because game one last year he homered off of Jim Johnson and the unbeatable Orioles’ bullpen and helped the Yankees to a 1-0 series lead.

  30. mick October 1st, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Have to say rooting for the Buccos, even after the 1960 debacle.

  31. Vince October 1st, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Mick, I assume you witnessed it. Is there any modern day comparison to what that must have been like?

  32. Duh Innings II October 1st, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Look everyone, the catcher who the Yanks should have not let go just launched a homerun for the Pirates.

    “Triple Short of a Cycle October 1st, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Duh Innings II,

    Can I have some of what you are smoking/snorting or shooting?”

    Hey Dumbo, Pettitte is retired and Kuroda is old and showed it down the stretch. The Yanks need to get rid of Sabathia while he still has value. There is no need to sign any pitchers when you have in-house solutions just as good as or better than free agents.

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    Vince October 1st, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    Wow. Tell me that wasn’t serious. You think Kershaw and Scherzer are going to reach FA when they have two of the top payrolls in the game backing them?

    You think CC with his contract is worth two MLB ready starting pitching prospects? There’s maybe five teams in MLB who have that kind of package to offer and nobody is going to offer it along with CC’s salary as his velocity drops.

    Hughes isn’t signing a minor league deal with NY, he’d sign one in LA long before he does that.

    —————————-

    Hughes would be lucky to get a guaranteed contract and why would anyone including the Yanks and either LA team sign him to a guaranteed contract after the horrible 2013 he had, his inconsistency, and history of injury and up and down fitness?

    Yes, Sabathia is worth at least two MLB-ready prospects. One bad year does not make a bad pitcher which I never said he was. I just think the Yanks should get something for him while he still has value. By your logic Sabathia is worth only one MLB-ready pitching prospect (ridiculous), nothing (even more ridiculous), or untradeable (the most ridiculous stance of the three.) If I’m a team who can’t afford Kershaw or Scherzer, Sabathia for only two years and $48M would be nice and perfect as it’s a commitment of only two years and the guy isn’t ancient at the end of the contract.

    LA might not have the money to lock up Kershaw and Detroit may not have the money to lock up Scherzer. If the Yanks go with Sabathia and the kids in 2014 then trade Sabathia they’ll have plenty of money to throw at Kershaw, Scherzer, and Shields.

    Ya trade Sabahtia to free up money to sign Kershaw.

    Ya use money saved clearing Kuroda and Pettitte ($27M) and going with kids in 2014 to sign Scherzer.

    Ya sign Shields with the money cleared getting rid of A-Rod.

    I think signing those three would guarantee at least two ALCS appearances and a World Series championship.

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Again, I prefer to take people at their word until I find their word is not trustable. They said the 189 is not etched in stone. I believe they mean it. If others are more content being mistrustful and choose to call Cashman and Hank out and out liars, well bully for them.

    And here’s a gripe I have. There are times when brand new posters show up here and they virtually ignored by the regulars here. Really? So what does that say about the people doing the ignoring? You’re better than they are? Cooler because you’ve been here longer? People have actually asked questions and posters just go right on chatting with each other as if the person doesn’t exist. I’m actually embarrassed for the forum at those moments. I may be a lot of things but I am not ignorant to the feelings of people who show up here and want to feel part of the forum. In fact, there was a time when Unknown was totally unknown and I was the only one talking to her. What a riot. :D

    Please, if you see someone around who either doesn’t post much or who is brand new, take the time to make the person feel welcome. The one thing we all have in common with new people is that we were that person once upon a time – and we were welcomed here by somebody.

    Okay, I’m done.

  34. mick October 1st, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Vince, not really. 2004 comes close but was processed as a semi-adult not as a child.

  35. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Trish

    Most of the posters who have left….. left because of Mike. They are still leaving because of Mike, and I for one may still leave for good, because of Mike.

    Well in fairness to Mike….. maybe Lohud’s ‘”moderation is too expensive” mandate is equally to blame.

  36. mick October 1st, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Pirate fans chanting Cway-Toh, Cway-Toh….a la Darrrrrryl, Darrrrrryl….

    He drops the ball, then gives up HR to Martin.

    Kudos.

  37. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Trish

    Again..I ignore a lot of new posters….. because of Mike.

    Do not trust new posters here. That is totally bad advice.

    I know I ignored Chicken for awhile until I got a good feel for who he is.

  38. TheStraw October 1st, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Mike changes nicknames so often, I’m not even sure who he is anymore.

    The free agent crop this year is underwhelming. Resign Cano, sign Choo or Beltran, grab a reliable catcher and call it a day with free agents.

    Swing a deal for Headley. The price will be lower than it would have been thanks to his subpar season. He is a better option than Reynolds.

  39. Against All Odds October 1st, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Most of the new posters that pop.up are trolls looking to start trouble that’s why most regulars just ignore the comments

  40. Triple Short of a Cycle October 1st, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    No, but are you seriously using a one game sample size to cite your grievances with what he did in our playoffs?

    ————————————–

    He was a disgrace to the Yankee uniform. Him and Swisher.

    2 Hits and counting for Martin

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    “There has to be minor adjustments with the to be named later and since that is the task of Cashmen and the organization, we can only criticize or accept when the future becomes the present.”

    Bingo hankflorida. But I guess posters feel they’ve been burned and don’t trust the integrity of the product, and they have their guard up for that reason I assume.

    I’m of the belief that good things are going to happen this off season.

    And no matter how much anyone wants to pretend that injuries didn’t sabotage the season, I think most have acknowledged that without the spate of injuries, this team would have made the postseason. Now would they have gone one and out? Sure that’s a possibility. But it’s ludicrous IMO for people to pretend/believe this is all on the 189.

  42. Hankflorida October 1st, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    someone posted a question a while back asking about players who throw left and bat right. I just noticed we can add Ryan Ludwick as an answer

    It was my question, and I had Ricki Henderson, Cleon Jones and Cody Ross. It is strange that left handed throwers would bat only righty where most pitchers are right handed. Maybe it has to do with left eye dominance. In golf, Phil Michelson is right handed but plays lefty which is also not the norm while Bobbie Jones, Ben Hogen and Johnny Miller were all left-handed but understandingly played right handed because in those days it was difficult to get lefty clubs.

  43. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Tar – lol. I’m so dumb I didn’t even know you were doing it. :)

  44. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 1st, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    ” Melkman is the hottest poster ever” said Trisha
    —————————————————————————————————-

    Well thank you. Your perspicacity have not deserted you.

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    “Most of the posters who have left….. left because of Mike. They are still leaving because of Mike, and I for one may still leave for good, because of Mike.

    Well in fairness to Mike….. maybe Lohud’s ‘”moderation is too expensive” mandate is equally to blame.”

    Tar, I do realize that the first exodus was indeed because of Mike. And I acknowledge that it is easy to think that every new screen name belongs to a multiple. Hell, I’ve done that myself, but usually only after they’ve basically outed themselves by knowing things about me that a newbie couldn’t know, right Hans? :D

    And okay guys, if that’s the reason you ignore new posters, well I can’t say I don’t understand your reluctance. It’s good to know that you’re not doing it out of rudeness anyway.

    :)

    But there are some posters who have been here before and come around once in a while, and they don’t seem to get much play. I just want to be sure that posters who are legit feel welcome here is all.

  46. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Chicken

    I since learned you war nothing but a dumb UVA fan. :D

    I Kid I kid. You and Hank have been a great additions to this blog.. I mean that.

  47. Duh Innings II October 1st, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Btw Morons,

    ‘Say the Yanks went with a rotation of Sabathia, Nova, Phelps, Pineda, and Nuno for 2014.

    Sabathia $23M
    Nova figure $2M – $13M less than 2013 Kuroda
    Phelps $500K – $11.5M less than 2013 Pettitte
    Pineda $500K – $6.65M less than 2013 Hughes
    Nuno $500K – $75,600 less than 2013 Nova

    Money saved from having this rotation: $31,225,600.

    Now, trade Sabathia after 2014 for $48M cleared ($23M 2015 = $25M 2016) and that’s $54,225,600 cleared for 2015 and $79,225,600 cleared for 2015-16

    $53,225,600 – 25M Kershaw =
    $28,225,600 – 22M Scherzer =
    $7,225,600 plus X amount of A-Rod money off the books to Shields

    The Yanks would have hands down the best front three in baseball where the oldest guy among the three (Shields) would be only 32 and four-fifths of the rotation would be under 31 assuming the Yanks went with two guys under 31 for the backend of the rotation.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it, and keep dreaming if you think Sabathia without Kershaw, Scherzer, Shields, or any two of them will cut it for 2015-16 when it won’t.

    The Yanks need to trade Sabathia and get A-Rod off the books so they can sign Kershaw, Scherzer, and Shields. If they can get Teixiera off the books after 2014 even better ($45M minus x salary they eat cleared for 2015-16.)

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    But Tar – you don’t want to disenfranchise some new person who is legitimately new. So then I guess you just feel it out. I always talk to new posters; I always have. I’d rather err on the side of helping someone to feel welcome than err on the side of caution and have someone leave feeling bad.

    But again, I understand yours and anybody else’s reluctance, having been targeted by multiples in the past, and still in the present!

  49. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Tar – HAHA!!! UNC are the 1st 3 letters of U-N-C-L-E, which you might be saying during basketball season!

    Just kidding! :) been fun interacting with you guys..

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    ” Melkman is the hottest poster ever” said Trisha
    —————————————————————————————————-

    “Well thank you. Your perspicacity have not deserted you.”

    :lol:

    I do think that. So there.

  51. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    “They waited the entire winter, and then when Beltran made the decision and went to the Mets, there was nothing left on the board. That’s a problem you don’t want to be into. I think (Beltran) didn’t make his decision until, off the top of my head, January. They put all eggs in that little basket, and then it wasn’t there for them in the end, and it affected their winter and their catchup after that.”

    This is such gobbledygook double talk its not even funny. Cashman made everybody wait their turn last year, while the Yankees methodically double checked their budget after going down their list one by one. he got burned multiple times last year because players told him to stick it, they were not waiting for the Yankees.

    Now he’s crying because Cano is in the drivers seat…squirm cash squirm

  52. mick October 1st, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Hey, I get ignored all the time….

  53. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Trish

    People like Chicken and Luis eventually find their way in. I agree it sucks for new people to be ignored or intimidated to jump in to the conversation. And you are right they should be made welcome.

    But its the reality of a no moderation blog, and Mike’s part in it that we have. I don’t trust anybody new, sorry.

  54. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 1st, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    :lol:

    I do think that. So there.

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    Then I will take your “so there” and raise you another “so there” :)

  55. Duh Innings II October 1st, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Trisha take a hike you are not a judge of who is worthy of posting or not – no one is.

    2015 Yankees

    Rotation: Kershaw/Scherzer/Shields/Nova/in-house guy (Phelps, Pineda etc.)

    Bullpen: Robertson/Logan/Huff or Cabral/a free agent signee, Kelley, Clairborne or Montgomery/free agent lefty/whoever wins the final two bullpen slots in spring training

    C – Brian McCann
    1B – Teixiera in his next to last season under contract
    2B – Cano
    3B – Eric Jagielo making the rookie minimum
    SS – Ryan in the second year of a two-year contract
    LF – TBD (Almonte? Heathcott?)
    CF – Gardner re-signed
    RF – TBD (Carlos Beltran re-signed or in the second year of a two-year deal? He can share RF and DH with Soriano)
    DH – Soriano re-signed cheap (my guess $6M i.e. just a mil more what the Yanks are paying him for 2014)

    Bench – TBD

  56. mick October 1st, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    mick October 1st, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Hey, I get ignored all the time….
    ======================
    See what I mean, lol.

  57. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Trisha – a thought from the “new poster” side of things. When I first posted here, I realized there is (for lack of a better word) a heiarchy… posters that have been here for a while and that are comfortable with each other. You can’t expect them to be “friends” immediately… There are so many wildly different personalities that most are hesitant to embrace someone until they have a feel for their philosophy in all things Yankee. So, as a new poster, you post innocuous things (never expecting a response) just to show that you are here more than just a night or two. I think most new posters are aware of this to some degree. I could be wrong, though.

  58. mnmboys October 1st, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I maybe shouldn’t be saying this as a season ticket holder but I am fine with the $189 for next season. I don’t see a strong enough free agent class that is going to dramatically improve our ball club long term. Let the kids play next year, gain some experience, and then see who sticks for 2015 along with signing a couple big names in that years free agent class. Unless they think the Cubans and the Japanese pitcher are the answer for next year then spend away….. I don’t see any major trades happening this offseason either with the unproven talent throughout the minor league system.

  59. UnKnown October 1st, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Oh so I check in for some good W.C. talk and what do I find. Mud slinging by Trisha :shock:

    “Except for one or two jokers, I think the cards are fine.”

    Who are these jokers you speak off. I don’t think calling people a joker is very respectful, I guess I don’t know though. Be more respectable if you actually just called these people out by names.

    “In fact, there was a time when Unknown was totally unknown and I was the only one talking to her. What a riot. :grin:”

    Be more of a riot if you could actually kept my name out of your posts. You know because I’m probably one of the “jokers” you’re talking about. But of course you can’t do that, because you are looking for a reaction to feed your ego. Well chomp away on this: This place would be a lot more tolerable if people ignored more of what was said here not less. And that starts with every post you make. And THANK GOD you don’t talk to me any more. Now if you could also stop talking about me, we would be in business.

    Now keep my name out of your posts and try to respect the TOS by not name calling. :grin:

  60. UnKnown October 1st, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Now that I took care of that. How’s everyone enjoying the game. :grin:

    I still think the Reds might win, but the “Burgh” is rocking tonight. Good for them.

  61. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    If it makes you feel better – Hi Mick :)

  62. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 1st, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    “Me heart Trisha tonight. Her perspicacity is making me smile.”

    :D

    Wow, back atcha melkman!

    —————————————————————————————————–

    We declared our endless love lolololol

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    “Trisha take a hike you are not a judge of who is worthy of posting or not – no one is.”

    I didn’t mean to imply that I was! I merely said that I enjoy posters who are moderate and objective.

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

    mick – I never ignore you. I’m just busy multitasking and responding to other posts that have my name in them. :)

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

    Unknown – another one who made the dramatic announcement about not coming around this boring place and can’t stay away. And yes, indeed you were one of the jokers to whom I referred.

    mick – you’re right. They always come back. :D

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

    Tar – I understand. I tend to be less cautious and have been cautioned often about it.

    ;)

  64. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I maybe shouldn’t be saying this as a season ticket holder but I am fine with the $189 for next season.”

    mnmboys

    I really don’t have a problem getting under 189 in principal. Its the complete and apparent total lack of planning that is the issue.

    You talk about “letting the kids play” what gives you any confidence that is what is going to happen?

    Hope I’m wrong, but with the current regime in place I see a lot more of the Stewart-Wells/ veteran with a pulse players playing and a not much of any “kids” getting a real chance to play.

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Unknown, you’re nothing but a sneak. You think that people can’t figure out the nonstop juvenile little shots you take, and now you think that you’re going to call me on what I said? Here’s the difference, snotcake. I have the truth on my side. Now go play in traffic. I believe that’s allowed under the TOS. And stop with the dramatic announcements about not coming around if you’re going to keep showing up. It’s boring.

    Oh wait, sorry. :D

  66. TheStraw October 1st, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Cuse will win the ACC this year in hoops.

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 1st, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    chicken, maybe you’re right about the new poster syndrome. But there are times when someone comes on and asks a direct question or makes suggestions about the team composition and is ignored. It just makes me feel bad for the person. If I’m here I will always respond. Just the way I rock and roll. But who’s to say it’s the correct way. Best I can say is that it is correct for me.

    Have a great night y’all. Watch out for boogeymen!

    :)

  68. UnKnown October 1st, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Wow the Reds are in real trouble here.

  69. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Straw – you may be right… you (along with most level-headed posters) are gonna think I’m insane but UVA’s starting five stacks up against most… Their lack of depth may be a killer, though

  70. luis October 1st, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Good evening guys,

    I thought the Reds were a very dangerous team to face in the PS…They have good SP and a very balanced offense…But Pittsburg is in a magical season

  71. UnKnown October 1st, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Luis – What’s up. Yeah I thought the same. Pirates have really beaten them down though. Including this past weekend. I don’t know if the Reds can comeback tonight anymore.

  72. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Luis. The Reds ARE a very dangerous PS team… but thats the beauty (or tragedy depending on your take) of the one game playoff

  73. mick October 1st, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Some here just have a problem seeing other people’s truths.
    They have no problem agreeing with others who see their truth.
    Nobody has a hold on the truth…

  74. luis October 1st, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Unknown,

    Yup… I don’t think so either… Although remember what Yogi said: “It ain’t over till it’s over”

    I thought that’s the only team that can compete against the Dodgers in the NL… I think Tampa has the pitching to go against them…I think we may see a Rays-Dodgers series

  75. mick October 1st, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    The Bucs sweep the Reds in Cinci and some think the Reds still have a chance?
    They are done , stick a fork in em…

  76. UnKnown October 1st, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I think the Braves and Dodgers series is the going to be the best one.

  77. Tar October 1st, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    “Cuse will win the ACC this year in hoops.”

    Straw

    Really? I am totally out of the BB loop. I do know UNC has a lot of question marks and they will probably struggle early ( except vs UVA :D ).

    But I have faith that ole Roy will have them in the thick of it at the end.

  78. luis October 1st, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Good choice Unknown… But I still think that that Reds rotation was a nightmare to face in a short series

    :arrow:

  79. chicken_stanley October 1st, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Tar – you kill me!!! :D

  80. NYY_Girl_Penny October 1st, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Yeah it’s Mike’s fault this blog has lost some very good posters here over the years.. BS. Almost everybody here has a part in it, and if you think otherwise you’re just BS’ing yourself. A lot of people left because the send you say one thing the “group” of you don’t like you become the target here and not everybody comes here wants to be your next best buddy. It’s the internet and anonymity is part of it.. A lot of people pointing the fingers are the ones that need to clean up their side of the street, but they are too arrogant to believe that there part to blame.

    There is 3 sides to every story.. yours, mine and the truth.

    Not that that is said.. I am rooting for the Pirates, would love to see them go all the way. I find it much easier to root for the underdog than the overpaid and underperforming.

  81. NYY_Girl_Penny October 1st, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    BTW, who the heck is Mike ?

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