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Jeter’s workouts have begun (plus some other Yankees notes)

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Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter has started his offseason workouts, but it’s still far too early to have a real sense of how he’s progressing and what his status will be in spring training.

“They basically just started,” manager Joe Girardi said at this morning’s USO event at Yankee Stadium. “(Doing baseball drills) doesn’t start until January.”

So the Yankees won’t know what to exactly to expect from Jeter until January?

“No,” Girardi said.

Add that to the long list of things the Yankees are waiting to learn, right up there with Alex Rodriguez’s availability and Robinson Cano’s free agent plans. Jeter missed almost the entire 2013 season with a series of lower body injuries — all of them related to the broken ankle that forced him out of the 2012 playoffs — but Jeter has re-signed, and Girardi made it clear that he’s fully expecting Jeter to play shortstop next season. Asked specifically if there’s any chance Jeter will play a different position next season, Girardi didn’t leave much wiggle room.

“No,” he said. “That’s our plan is for him to play shortstop.”

Obviously plans can change, but for now the Yankees seem ready and willing to give Jeter at least first crack at the shortstop job.

“We’re hoping that he’ll be back to where he was in 2012 before the injury took place,” Girardi said. “That’s our hope. We’ll go through the offseason, allow him to do the things he needs to do, and then keep our fingers crossed in spring training that it’s all good.”

CC SabathiaA few other notes from Girardi’s relatively brief conversation with the media this morning.

• CC Sabathia’s strained hamstring is healthy again. “Good, really good,” Girardi said. “His hammy has healed.”

• Girardi said he has not reached out to any free agents to try to sell them on the Yankees, but he said he could get involved on Monday after the free agent market comes into total focus with qualifying offer decisions. “At that point, I’ll get involved,” he said.

• Although the Yankees have routinely cited Dave Robertson as the obvious in-house heir to Mariano Rivera’s ninth inning, Girardi left the door wide open to acquiring a proven closer this winter. “I think we’ll look at whatever makes our club the best,” Girardi said. “I know we haven’t anointed anyone as our closer, we’ve got to see what’s happening. David Robertson has had a number of very good years here. But we’ve got to see what we can put together as a team as a whole before we can do anything.”

• Girardi said specifically that he has not spoken to Robinson Cano about his free agent plans. The Yankees have made it clear that they would like to re-sign Cano, but it seems guaranteed that Cano will at least test the market to see what’s out there. Girardi said he will reach out to Cano at some point. “I don’t think I need to sell him on the Yankees,” Girardi said. ” think he knows what it is. I think he sees the impact these players have had on this community and the organization, whether it’s Mo or Pettitte or Posada, and the legacy that they leave. But you’ve got to see what happens. He’s earned the right to go out and be a free agent and see what the market is, and hopefully he wants to come back.”

• On a somewhat related note, Girardi said he still has no gut feeling on what Hiroki Kuroda will do this winter. The Yankees gave Kuroda a qualifying offer, but it seems likely he’ll turn that down — getting one year, $14.1 million probably won’t be tough for him — and wait to make a decision about whether to return to New York, sign with a new team, return to Japan or simply retire. “I don’t know what he’s going to do,” Girardi said. “I think he’ll go home, sit with his family, and decide what’s next. He’s been great for us, though.”

• And speaking of Japanese pitchers, Girardi said he could not comment on Masahiro Tanaka. A Japanese television station asked whether Girardi had seen Tanaka pitch and Girardi said no. Surely he meant he hasn’t seen him pitch in person. I find it hard to believe Girardi hasn’t seen video — and probably a lot of video — of Tanaka in action.

• Stating the obvious, Girardi acknowledged that Alex Rodriguez’s uncertain situation makes things tricky this offseason, and it will only get more tricky the longer it takes. “I think, whether you have him or not, it’s important that we know,” Girardi said. “If we’re not going to have him, we need to fill that void. It causes us to think a lot about, do we need a third baseman or do we not need a third baseman, so hopefully we’ll know sooner than later.”

• Did the best team win the World Series? “They played the best, I think, all year,” Girardi said. “You look at their record in the American League, they had the best record. So, yeah.”

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71 Responses to “Jeter’s workouts have begun (plus some other Yankees notes)”

  1. mick November 7th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    This Stalin Castro fella averages 26 E’s per season.
    He’ not coming here.

  2. bigdan22 November 7th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Wasn’t I just saying this? It’s always interesting seeing your thoughts in an article after the fact.

  3. jacksquat November 7th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I like Freese for 3B as long as it doesn’t take big chips like Sanchez or Banuelos to get him. He has two years of control left, is inexpensive and a decent player.

  4. Cashmoney November 7th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    “No,” he said. “That’s our plan is for him to play shortstop.”
    ——–
    take it with grain of salt, Joe is not going stir the pot when it’s not necessary to do so. personally, I am not even sure Jeter is a regular anymore. Jeter,Tex, CC and Rod all have major question marks attach to them. a long line of aging star players who are earning major bucks while perform at fraction of those pay grades LY. that… is part of the Yankees conundrum.

  5. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I sure hope the Yankees are not going to wait on all these things.

    That would be a huge risk. And very likely a big mistake IMO.

  6. mick November 7th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    If youth is their movement, why in hell would they begin moving them out?
    For who ?
    Some old crap. Why?
    There’s not much out there, go for your needs, there are no guarantees.

  7. mick November 7th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    This off season is a referendum on Hal.
    We don’t really know who he is yet which is why he has gotten a free ride.
    The media and fans will be all over him if he does the wrong things this winter
    and he will feel it in the pocketbook, not that he needs the money.

  8. Mottsx November 7th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    189M is the Luxury Tax Threshold for 14, 15 and 16. If they don’t make a few splashes this year. Season ticket sales will go down again and Hal will feel it in his pockets.

    They should look at 189 possibly next year or in 16. They will make more in the playoffs then they will save…

  9. blake November 7th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    They aren’t gonna say anything to rock the boat right now……as I’ve always said the first step to moving Jeter off SS is actually getting somebody to replace him.

    They can’t tell Jeter they are moving him to 3B or wherever for E-6 Nunez……

  10. Duh Innings II November 7th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    The Yanks are absolutely ridiculous for giving Jeter a one year $12M contract when Jeter had zero leverage. Jeter is a 39-year old bad defensive shortstop coming off an injury-riddled year in which he played only 17 games where his best work was the homerun he hit on the first pitch he saw and he’s given $2.5M more than his player’s option?!! This new contract tells me he would’ve declined his option. If he had declined his option, I would’ve let him go for being arrogant and greedy to think he’s worth more than $9.5M for the measly 17 games he played, $14M cleared ($17M he made and wasn’t worth at all in 2013 – $3M buyout.) Once again the Yankees negotiated with and bid against themselves like they did with Alex Rodriguez as who the hell would’ve given Jeter $9.5M or more?

    Jeter showed me he’s all about the money and I want him out of here after 2014 regardless of what he does. The Yankees will be lucky if they get a third of a season – triple the amount of time he played in 2013 plus three games – out of him at this point. If he has a typical year he will want a new two or three year contract and then it’s time to let him go because that’s pushing it. Also I think this signing was also about Jeter’s ego because it was the first significant offseason move the Yanks made which is actually embarrassing because it shows the baseball/sports world the Yanks care more about keeping up appearances and selling tickets than they do about doing what’s best for the team.

    If I was the Yankees owner and Jeter had declined his $9.5M player’s option for 2014 for the $3M buyout, I would’ve immediately countered with a one-year $6.5M take it or leave it contract with this in the emailed offer “Derek is 39 years old and just came off an injury-riddled year in which he played only 17 games. I cannot give him a penny more than his player’s option and $9.5M is pretty good for a 39-year old coming off an injury-riddled year in which he played only 17 games. This is my first/only/final offer.” If Jeter rejected it, thanks for the memories and he better not dare spin it like we didn’t want him back when we made him a more than fair, respectable, respectful offer and he wanted top dollar as if it should be about money at this point after all the money we’ve given him including one of the biggest contracts of all time ($189M for a decade which is a record number of years to give a player as who has received eleven or more years?)

    If Jeter posts .270 BA and .340 OBP across 150 games and Brendan Ryan posts .230 BA and .290 OBP across 150 games for whoever he plays with, Ryan would’ve been the better deal because he’s a Gold Glove candidate caliber shortstop who’d probably make $3M tops, $9M less / a quarter of what Jeter made and Ryan would probably cost only $5M tops the next year. I’d rather have a 32-year old .230-hitting defensive whiz at shortstop for $5M than a 40-year old .270-hitting nearing the end bad defensive shortstop with no range who would probably want no less than $10M for 2015.

  11. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    The Only thing I take from this is Girardi Not being sold on Robertson as The Closer. Girardi is a carbon copy of Torre, in that he Continually runs RP’s out there he is “comfortable” with in whatever their role might be. Girardi obviously is Not comfortable with Robertson as The Closer based on what he has seen out of Robertson thus far in that role. Other than that, Joe said a lot about nothing.

  12. Duh Innings II November 7th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Now that I think of it, if the Yanks let go of Cano, forget Infante, just sign Kelly Johnson to a one-year $4M contract and give out only one-year contracts, no multi-year deals.

    A.J. Pierzynski for C $8.5M, Johnson for 2B $4M, Aramis Ramirez for 3B $16M, Granderson for RF $14.1M, Carlos Beltran for DH $14.1M

    $56.7M for five good players the Yanks could let go of after 2014 vs. $25-27M a year for six to eight years for just Cano.

    Gardner/Jeter/Beltran/Ramirez/Teixiera/Granderson/Soriano/Pierzynski/Johnson

    A downgrade at 2B offset by upgrades at SS, DH, 3B, 1B, RF, LF, and C.

    Everyone in the starting nine could be let go save Teixiera who could be traded after 2014 as he has only two years left on his contract. Granted he’d have $45M left on his contract but who says the Yanks couldn’t kick in some money, say $7.5M a year / $15M total so he costs his taker only $15M a year for two years?

  13. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I bet there isn’t 1 person out there who isn’t pulling for Derek Jeter to come back to form.

    But it doesn’t hurt to take out some insurance. And no one should be counting on it.

    Including the Yankees.

    Same w. A-Rod.

    I can’t believe he’ll get any less than Braun. That would be the bare rock-bottom minimum.

    Peralta covers both of those potential needs very well. And he should come relatively cheap.

  14. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    MTU – By “cheap”, you mean 2-3 years at $8-10M per? That’s what it will take to get Peralta, IMO.

  15. bigdan22 November 7th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Sometimes public figures tell you exactly what their organization is thinking and where they are going to go. Try to read all of Girardi’s statements and contrast how he treats SS and 3b. It’s quite obvious the Yanks have no plans to make any moves at SS until they hear from Jeter. But 3b is entirely another matter. Girardi’s expressed frustration with the arbitration process is a clear signal that the Yanks are working on a plan (or shall we call it a backup plan) for Arod. I don’t think they will wait until after the arbitration ends and a decision is announced to move. Makes good sense too. Even if Arod only gets 50 games you’ll need someone for those 50 games and if Arod ends up later in the year on the DL which I think is very likely.

  16. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    bigdan – Agreed. Peralta seems like almost too natural a fit (no PED jokes….).

  17. Cashmoney November 7th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    i am actually pulling for Jeter to retire MTU, so the Yanks can allocate their resources better elsewhere. not happening, obviously. But I think Jeter probably want to squeeze every living dollars out of his remaining career. like most athletes, Jeter is about the Benjamins.

  18. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Braun’s suspension effecting the A-Rod verdict\sentence is a good point. Also, the revelation that A-Rod flunked a drug test in “06″, sheds light on why Bud really lowered the BOOM.

  19. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    IMO it’s absurd to wait for all these differing results to be finalized.

    Contingency plans require action much sooner than that.

    Cano’s offer should be time-sensitive. For example give him a month to decide.

    If they do not know on Jeter till the Spring they have to get someone earlier just in case.

    A-rod is not going to get off Scott free. No chance.

    They’ll need a 3b for at least 1/2 a season.

  20. Bret The Hitman November 7th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    With Jeter and Nunez at SS and NOBODY at 3B, I just don’t see why the focus is not on 3B. But I can see the value in versatile types like Peralta and Prado.

  21. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    You guys that are thinking 50 games for A-Rod are kidding yourselves. That would be like the OJ verdict in MLB circles. Ain’t gonna happen.

  22. Cashmoney November 7th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Yanks should simply assume they will pay Arod in full in 14 or minus 50 games and move forward with their budget. Waiting will likely result in opportunities lost, but the Yanks are used to that by now. As Cashman can only dealt with one front at a time with exception to marital affairs.

  23. Bret The Hitman November 7th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    And considering the presence of Jeter and Nunez, a versatile type seems more like the direction they will go and they would more likely target a player whose primary position is 3B. That’s why Prado stands out to me.

  24. pkyankfan69 November 7th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Peralta at something like 2 for $20M would be a great signing. His bat helps and he provides perfect versatility on the left side of the IF. I doubt he would play much OF but being able to man a corner OF spot is a nice bonus… If the price is in that ballpark they should be all over him, especially considering he did not get a QO.

  25. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    MTU – And if Peralta says, no thanks, I’ll take ________’s offer (could be any number of teams)?

  26. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I can live with either Nunez or Ryan at SS if need be. There are other areas of Far greater need than SS on this team that should be addressed ASAP. As I said before, fixing this team is akin to triage.

  27. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    DONNY- I think the deeper they get into the lawsuits and counter-lawsuits, MLB will offer a settlement. Both parties are sh*tty on this one. I can see 100-150 games. Hello Mark Reynolds.

  28. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    DONNY – Ryan, yes, Nunez, no thanks. I could see a Ryan/Reynolds rerun.

  29. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Yeah, I would see 150 games as a compromise, and MLB clouds the issue of how many games for using PED’s with the “obstruction” issue.

  30. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    222-

    Again. 1st choice Castro. He can play either position.

    2nd choice Peralta.

    3rd choice ?

    Maybe a combo of Freese and Ryan ?

    Too bad Freese can’t play SS.

    4th choice ?

    Ugh.

    ;)

  31. pkyankfan69 November 7th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Ryan and Reynolds as bench players sounds good to me…. I could only live with Ryan @ SS a lot of the time if the rest of the line up is top notch and can afford his pitcher like bat.

  32. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Ryan and Reynolds showed improvement at the plate after signing in NY last year, so there is some hope for a couple of WAR points from them if they have to go full time. Agreed, Peralta would be first choice because of his IF/OF versatility. Reynolds has appeal because he can spell Teixeira as well. Reynolds D is not great, but if Ryan is next door, he covers a lot of sins.

    This is easy for us, the real trick is convincing the players that there is PT available.

  33. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Why am I constantly dreaming of band aids ?

    Could it have something to do w the Yankees roster ?

    :)

  34. pkyankfan69 November 7th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    It’s funny (and kind of sad) that after all of this talk you know the team is stay under $189 and probably stink next year…

    CF – Gardy
    SS – Jeter
    2B – Cano
    1B – Tex
    LF – Soriano
    RF – Beltran (He’ll be the 1 QO guy just to make sure we lose the 18th pick)
    DH – Wells
    3B – Nuney
    C – Cervelli

    B – Reynolds – Nix – Ichiro – Romine

    Rotation – CC – Nova – Tanaka – 2 of Pineda/Phelps/Warren/Old Bum

    Bullpen – Drob – Balfour – Kelley – Cabral – Mitre – Joba’s cracked out mom

  35. champ809 November 7th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Guys are overlooking the fact that Peralta is a bad defensive player at both SS and 3B and to say he can play OF is laughable. Any player can put on an OF’ers glove and go stand out there but he CAN”T play the outfield for any stretch of time as he’s never played it in his career other than 2 or 3 games this past season.

    Before the Yanks traded for Soriano many on here didn’t want him because he was a bad defender, well he’d be a GG caliber player in comparison to what Peralta would look like out there.

    I get that it’s hotstove and it’s the time for imagining up trade scenarios but some of it is beyond ridiculous.

    Someone on here posted basically letting Cano walk and replacing him with McCann and Infante makes them a better offense. C’mon!!!!

    The last post illustrates just how great a hitter Cano really is. The post previous to that showed the production of the top 2B in the AL and Robbie was in a completely different stratosphere….literally on a planet by himself. When you couple that with the fact that he had absolutely nothing resembling protection around him ’til Soriano showed up.

    Look at the lineups that all the other silver slugger award winners hit in what Robbie did last year with the pressure of his walk year and FA status added in it’s really amazing. He’d have probably hit 40 HRs last year if he hit in the RedSox lineup, or Detroit’s or Baltimore’s.

    He’s 1 of the top 5 position players in the sport and he’s in his prime and a dedicated athlete. Give him 8/$200MM and then go build a team around him for the next 5 yrs.

    Sign Cano, Tanaka, Beltran get a healthy Jeet & Tex back and go young from within.

  36. UpState November 7th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    mick November 7th, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    This Stalin Castro fella averages 26 E’s per season.
    He’ not coming here.

    ————————————

    Compound that with Nunez’s 14 errors (in a much, much limited role)….and you have a complete disaster.

    Hilarious to watch…..but a disaster if you’re a Yankee fan !

  37. Cashmoney November 7th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Mitre was the fifth element.

  38. UpState November 7th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    pkyankfan69

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

    “old Bum” & Sergio Mitre……very funny !

  39. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    champ – Actually, Peralta’s defense is not horrible. He is shy on range, but still an effective defensive infielder by all measures.

  40. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I’m not giving up the # 18 pick for a 37 yo Beltran.

    No thanks.

    ;)

  41. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    MTU – Agreed. There are other options for a year until the kids are ready.

  42. jacksquat November 7th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Jeter is going to be the starting SS unless he just totally fails physically. You can have a backup SS/2B on the bench (Nunez). They don’t have to have a 3B who can also play SS. I’m not really high on Peralta, especially considering the contract he would require. I’d rather have Freese for relatively cheap.

  43. Ys Guy November 7th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    the yankees are going to make a gazillion dollars off ‘jeter’s last season, whether that’s this season or next, so i don’t blame jeter for holding them up for a few more millions.

    also jeter’s whining about the yankees offer last time made the yankees look bad.

    so i totally understand why they coughed up the extra bucks in order to have jeter signed as soon as the WS ended.

    baseball-wise he’s not worth it but marketing-wise he’s worth 10x that amount.

  44. blake November 7th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    “Sign Cano, Tanaka, Beltran get a healthy Jeet & Tex back and go young from within.”

    Here is the problem with that…..if that’s all they do then it’s not going to be good enough to win 2014 and you lose the draft pick. It doesn’t make them good enough now and it doesn’t make them any better going forward other than Tanaka.

    They should either go all in a sign a bunch of players or just sign Cano and Tanaka and call it a day and keep the pick

  45. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I believe Jeet is looking at 2014 as probably his last season anywhere. After all the sh*t that went down in order to get his just completed mega year contract, I just do Not see him agreeing to this 1yr deal, and then immediately going through the same thing the following season. Just not his style.

  46. Cashmoney November 7th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    maybe it’s semantic, but imo Cano is a very good hitter but not a great one. but then, in my eyes, Cabrera is the one true great hitter now that Albert has gone south. The word ‘greatness’ means dif thing to dif folks i guess.

  47. 4TrainNorth November 7th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    What does the org really think about Jeter’s ability to play SS?

  48. jacksquat November 7th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Just Cano, Tanaka, Beltran, there is money left to spend. You need another pitcher, good C, 3B, and a DH or corner OF. Something like Freese, Johnson, Pierzynski + ?

  49. kd November 7th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    the issue is that jeter didn’t come back for a rebuilding year. he expects the yankees to go all in this off season, and they probably will oblige

    i’ve said this before, it all depends on the arod situation. if he gets all 211 games, they probably try to negotiate some sort of buyout and see if both parties can move on. this lawsuit is going to get ugly

    without arod’s salary, they could field a team under 189 that could be competitive

  50. 4TrainNorth November 7th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Cano is a great hitter. Cabrera is a “generational” talent.

  51. blake November 7th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Cashmoney says:
    November 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    maybe it’s semantic, but imo Cano is a very good hitter but not a great one. but then, in my eyes, Cabrera is the one true great hitter now that Albert has gone south. The word ‘greatness’ means dif thing to dif folks i guess.

    He’s great relative to the position and the current era…..he’s not like alltime great overall no.

  52. wanzies222 November 7th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Another one of those “wait and see” situations… Jeter deserves the right to prove that he CAN’T play SS at the ML level. He and everyone watching will know when they know. At the same time, the Yankees would be wise to have a legitimate fall-back player at the ready, not only for 2014, but beyond. These would presumably be two different players.

    At the same time, they have the unknown timeline with A-rod. If and when he comes back in 2014, it won’t be for very long and it won’t be without a DL stint.

    Long story short – there are some knowns with the above, but mostly unknowns. Gotta have a plan.

  53. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Let Cano go to the Dodgers and they can set up a “Cano Corner”, right out there under “MannyWood.

  54. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    “Long story short – there are some knowns with the above, but mostly unknowns. Gotta have a plan.”

    Yup. That about covers it.

    And just waiting is not a plan. It’s a fail to plan.

    ;)

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 7th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Re: Peralta. The Yankees may decide they don’t want to be known as an organization that takes on juicers (that are not their own and under contract…) That may very well be a consideration for them, albeit an unspoken one. Something to think about.

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

    OT – I’m going to have to brush up on my Spanish before I go to Guatemala. But here’s a question for you. Has anyone ever had a dream in another language? Spanish was my minor in college, and in my junior year I had a dream entirely in Spanish. It happened only once, but I later though of it as a watershed moment in my understanding of the language. Every time I think about it, though, it cracks me up. Such a crazy thing. I remember in the dream that one of my brothers was speaking to me in Spanish and I asked him why he was doing that. Of course, I asked him that in Spanish. :D

    That’s really all I remember about the dream.

  56. Tar November 7th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    “also jeter’s whining about the yankees offer last time made the yankees look bad.”

    What a load of crap. Cashman screwing up that whole negotiation is what made the “Yankees look bad”.

    And the only “whining” was from some….who were more fans of Hals bottom line than a Yankee legend.

  57. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Trisha-

    You need to be very careful down there.

    Guatemala is not exactly a stable or safe country.

    I’m imagining you won’t be going anywhere unescorted ?

    I very much noticed that when I went to “Tikal”.

    Which is a truly fantastic by the way. It was the Maya’s version of Chicago.

  58. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    “What a load of crap. Cashman screwing up that whole negotiation is what made the “Yankees look bad”.

    And the only “whining” was from some….who were more fans of Hals bottom line than a Yankee legend.”

    +1 sir.

    ;)

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 7th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    MTU – I’m thinking not. They’re having a meeting next week and I’m thinking I’ll find out all of the details. I never thought to ask anything before I volunteered. As soon as I was chosen, I started thinking about really critical things – like whether there are any slitherers where I’m going to be, where we’ll be housed, etc. So I decided to google Guatemala and s’s. (I can’t even say the word.) As soon as the page opened, I had to shut it. OMG. And of course I’d feel like a total idiot at this point if I backed out because of “them”.

    :(

  60. Cashmoney November 7th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I speak to Pedroia in gnomish all the time in my dream, though the keebler tree tend to have different colors in different dreams. don’t recall the details of our conversation though.

  61. Ys Guy November 7th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    jeter was insulted that they offered him $15m/year as a starting point.

    im sorry, thats whining.

  62. blake November 7th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Jeter was upset that it became public….that’s all he ever said

  63. austinmac November 7th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Cabrera could be an all time great if he keeps it up. Nearly back to back triple crowns. He can hit everything hard.

  64. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 7th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    “I speak to Pedroia in gnomish all the time in my dream, though the keebler tree tend to have different colors in different dreams. don’t recall the details of our conversation though.”

    :lol:

    I’m sure that Pedey sliding in to talk to you every time you ask him a question is extremely distracting!

  65. Ys Guy November 7th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    as i recall it ‘it go out’ when jeter’s side complained to the press. then cashman reacted by putting out what the offer was and saying they could ‘shop it’.

    in any case, he got what he wanted then and again this time.

  66. MTU November 7th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Trisha-

    I’m assuming you will be in Guatemala City most of the time ?

    In that cases you are unlikely to encounter any of the slithery friends.

    It’s only out in the countryside that becomes more possible.

    I don’t know if you have ever seen some of the poor children from those areas but they will absolutely melt your heart.

    With as emotional as you are I bet you spend a lot of the time crying. Both sad as well as happy tears.

    It still will be an amazing experience though. Maybe a life-changing one.

    :)

  67. Russell Munson November 7th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I would be willing to bet that the Yankees have made a lot more money from Jeter than he’s made from them. I don’t see why it’s a problem that he tries to get some of that for himself.

  68. blake November 7th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Russell Munson says:
    November 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    I would be willing to bet that the Yankees have made a lot more money from Jeter than he’s made from them. I don’t see why it’s a problem that he tries to get some of that for himself.

    Yup

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 7th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    MTU – the orphanage is right outside of Guatemala City from what I understand. Maybe 20 miles east, something like that. I’ve seen pictures of it online and already it’s tearing me apart that there are 200 little kids there, all without parents. I know it’s going to be a terribly emotional experience for me. I’ll want to take them all home with me. :(

  70. Ys Guy November 7th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    “Russell Munson says:
    November 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    I would be willing to bet that the Yankees have made a lot more money from Jeter than he’s made from them. I don’t see why it’s a problem that he tries to get some of that for himself.”
    ====================
    exactly what i said.

    his production for that 3 year period, .300 avg, 195 runs, 125 rbi, 22 hr and steady defense dont add up to 3/$48, not even close, but the yankees made a ton off him over that time and will make a ton more promoting the end of jeter’s career. so why not do whatever was necessary to get mroe out of them.

  71. pete2 November 7th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Pretty disappointing at the insistence Jeter plays SS at 40 yo coming off an injury that ended his season early 2 years in a row (counting playoffs).

    They will miss out on a couple of decent and reasonably price SS in Peralta and Drew. Drew especially could do some good damage in Yankee Stadium. Great time for Jeter to move to 3B and if Arod is not suspended for as long as expected or hoped for Jeter can split time at 3B, SS and DH and Arod DH and 3B.

    Sounds like the Yankees are setting up excuses for not doing much in the market because they have to wait. They don’t have to wait. Cano should be given a deadline to accept their best offer, and they should move forward on the assumption Arod is suspended for at least as long as Braun. You can always move surplus pieces after June 15.

    Anyways, hold off on those season ticket purchases until its clear the team is going to try and compete.


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