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Bosch on tonight’s 60 Minutes (plus Yankees add option at third base)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 12, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

First, in case you haven’t heard, tonight’s 60 Minutes includes an interview with Biogenesis chief Anthony Bosch, who says he personally injected Alex Rodriguez with banned substances several times. Should be a must-see for anyone who’s not completely burned out on the whole A-Rod saga. 60 Minutes airs at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Second, the Yankees have added another option to help fill the hole at third base, agreeing to a minor league deal with Scott Sizemore. The 29 year old has big league experience at second and third, but his career .881 Triple-A OPS hasn’t fully translated in the majors — he’s hit .238/.328/.381 in the big leagues — but he’s been pretty good against lefties, hitting .272/.357/.422. Could be a legitimate platoon option, or simply minor league depth.

Perhaps more important: Ken Rosenthal hears that the Yankees have decided not to offer another major-league deal to a free agent infielder. Could have a lot to do with the options still available. Aside from Stephen Drew — who may prefer a guaranteed shortstop job — the rest of the free agent infielders bring considerable uncertainty, and eventually a minor league deal might be enough to sign one of them. Seems to fit with Mark Feinsand’s report late last night that Mark Reynolds only has a minor-league offer on the table from the Yankees.

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170 Responses to “Bosch on tonight’s 60 Minutes (plus Yankees add option at third base)”

  1. Ted Nelson January 12th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Blake,

    Lobbing countless insults at me and then refusing to actually discuss the issues is not a good sign about your character. To call someone else immature and then do that is just beyond words.

    I have been more than civil and more than willing to discuss the issue here. You need to look in the mirror my man.

  2. mick January 12th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Nelson-You are picking on the wrong guy.

  3. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Please show me where I have ever done this. Please. People keep talking about how I personally insult people off the bat all the time. If this is the case, it should be really easy to go back to any thread I’ve participated in and quote me.

    I don’t think you’re going to find me coming out and insulting someone personally off the bat. I think you’re going to find me doing what you say in example 1.

    —————–

    Ted the same thing that happened on RAB is happening on here. I find it hard to believe that the attacks started from the other posters. Why would someone start trouble with you when you were a new and unknown poster on here at the time.

  4. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    mick January 12th, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    AAO-Good call.
    It’s the difference between being shrill and low-key.
    Most here, believe it or not, are low-key.

    —————–

    True now this place isn’t all roses and sunshine. We have all had our personal battles with each other from 189 to Montero to Joba to Hal to Cash, etc.

  5. Ted Nelson January 12th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    “I’m done Ted …just this the last response to you from me there will be unless you change.”

    I don’t think I am picking on anyone. He started insulting me. I am merely trying to engage him in a conversation about those insults. His response has been to avoid a conversation and simply lob further insults. Please go back through the record and let me know where my take on this is wrong or where I am picking on anyone.

  6. blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Might have to watch 60 minutes tonight

  7. yanks61 January 12th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 1:59 pm
    yanks 51,
    You’re right, of course, Who is the screwballer I was thinking of?

    ——————————————————————————–

    Could you be thinking of the little LH reliever who saved all those games for Ford in 61? Luis Arroyo? He was a screwballer extraordinaire!

  8. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Hammer it home, Panthers!

  9. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN9oNwmyq8g

  10. Ted Nelson January 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    “Ted the same thing that happened on RAB is happening on here.”

    What thing that happened on RAB? Being banned from RAB had absolutely nothing to do with my conversations with other commenters. In fact, you will find that almost all of the more knowledgable commenters on there were allies of mine. I was banned from RAB because Axisa went off the deep end last off-season and I called him out on it… then the actual ban came when I dared to point out to him that his analytical skillset is lacking.

    “Why would someone start trouble with you when you were a new and unknown poster on here at the time.”

    You’re creating a strawman argument here. I am not saying that people started randomly attacking me. That is what you’re saying to discredit my argument by making it seem ridiculous. What I was saying is that when you tell someone who fancies themselves an expert that their point is questionable or incorrect, they tend to act defensively.

  11. yanks61 January 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Bonjour Monsieur Y’s Guy. Comment ca va?

    Thanks, btw, for your little poll. It was fun playing. Even if I lost, I won – if you know what I mean :)

  12. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    yanks61,
    That’s him! I remember a picture of Arroyo, standing with his arms at his side. His pitching arm was so warped from all those screwballs, you could see the palm of his hand instead of the back of it.

  13. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I was referring to you’re interaction with other members on RAB not you being banned.

  14. blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Hard to believe pretty much every pitcher is waiting on Tanaka to move….there may be some clarity on it this week if some teams get the feeling they are out on him.

    If the Angela drop out Id expect them to move quickly on Garza

  15. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    What I was saying is that when you tell someone who fancies themselves an expert that their point is questionable or incorrect, they tend to act defensively.

    ——————-

    True no one likes to have their opinions challenged but again it’s the way you go about it that is causing ppl to get defensive.

  16. TheStraw January 12th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Sizemore/Johnson platoon at third? I hope this means they are going to spend the rest of their money on pitching.

  17. blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Sizemore could just be a hedge against Roberts getting hurt in spring training

  18. exiledintampa January 12th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Is Sizemore the cheaper version of Baker? Are they hedging cause Baker favors Texas offer?

  19. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    Might have to watch 60 minutes tonight

    ——————————

    Sounds like must watch tv. It will be the 2nd biggest topic behind NFL games.

  20. blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    exiledintampa says:
    January 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    Is Sizemore the cheaper version of Baker? Are they hedging cause Baker favors Texas offer?

    I would hope not….I mean he hasn’t played much since 2011 and even then he didn’t hit lefties like Baker . It’s not like Baker will be so expensive that you have to look for a cheap version of him…..unless 189 is happening

  21. yanks61 January 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Tom, for that one year Luis was one heck of a RP. Yes, I do recall the ‘warped arm!

    I was a RH sidearmer and my fastball would tall off to LH hitters, into RH. A natural screwball. It worked well enough when pitching but got me consigned to 2B when playing the infield. The throw from SS would sometimes tail away from a 1b and head for someone’s bench :)

    Anyway, Whitey owed Luis a bundle that year.

  22. TheStraw January 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    This better mean Tanaka and Ubaldo both end up in pinstripes.

  23. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I asked earlier but I will try again. This is what Bosch says he gave to ALex

    “personally delivered banned substances, including testosterone, insulin-like growth factor 1 and human growth hormone”

    None of those are actually considered “steroids” correct?

    Should the people who like to call him names call him A-hormone instead of A-roid?

  24. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Big play in this game right here.

  25. exiledintampa January 12th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Blake – I hope you’re right. But I think they have a budget in mind. I, surmise it’s not 189 but I think it’s set. 210, 225, whatever it is I think they have a figure and it’s probably less than last years.

  26. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    my prophetic side tells me that Scott Sizemore is going to be the next Scotty Bro! The good Scotty bro that is.

  27. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    G would call him A-Horny.

  28. exiledintampa January 12th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Some lines are drawn just for the sole purpose of being crossed.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 12th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I’m thinking that Tanaka will pick the Yankees. What a happy thought! :)

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

    “None of us has seen the evidence, but Horowitz going with 162 games is pretty persuasive to me.”

    Wave, for some it may not be happy money, but it’s certainly smart money.

  30. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I think Sizemore is just someone they stash at AAA in case something happens, more than likely someone who gets cut in ST…I don’t think you rely on someone who hasn’t played in that long coming off two knee surgeries.

  31. blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    A-hormone just doesn’t sound as good

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 12th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    “What I was saying is that when you tell someone who fancies themselves an expert that their point is questionable or incorrect, they tend to act defensively.”

    What do you mean, you don’t agree with my take on Arod and the arbitration? Are you serious? Apparently you didn’t pay attention throughout the course of this entire thing or you would have come to an entirely different conclusion about it and would see that I have been entirely correct in this whole matter!

    :D

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 12th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    “my prophetic side tells me that Scott Sizemore is going to be the next Scotty Bro! The good Scotty bro that is.”

    I like your prophetic side! I’m in.

    :)

  34. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    It’s just sad that Bosch is getting so much media attention…he too should be slithering back to the slime he crawled out from under.

  35. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Only thing those two had in common is they played for the A’s

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 12th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    “This better mean Tanaka and Ubaldo both end up in ”

    From both of our lips to God’s ears.

  37. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    •Also within Elliott’s article, a source provides this scouting report on Tanaka: “Plenty of great Japanese hitters say his four-seam fastball and splitter are indistinguishable. His regular season was outstanding: 95-96 mph, four-seam fastball, location was great, velocity was great and an unhittable splitter, along with a hard slider.”
    •Elliott’s source also outlined what Tanaka will be seeking from potential suitors. “Tanaka wants to go to a World Series, wants a city where his family will feel at home since they don’t speak English. He has a desire to be on a team with potential to win and loves the pressure.”

    _______

    From MLBTR. Some great stuff here. Love the last part the most. I grew up during the Reggie years. Love guys who want the ball with the game on the line. I’ll repeat myself, if the Yanks sign him, he will be their ace by April.

    FWIW, Dylan Hernandez, the LA reporter who’s translated and reported a lot of news on Tanaka coming out of Japan, doesn’t trust the stories out of Japan this morning that the Yanks are favorites to sign him.

  38. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Thats a BS call.

  39. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Goodnight Panthers!

  40. Captain Clutch January 12th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    If the Yanks don’t get Tanaka I think it would be because he wants to live in California not because they didn’t offer enough money. The Yanks have a much bigger need than the Dodgers do and I can’t see the Dodgers bidding crazy money. The Yanks are all in and I would be surprised if they don’t find a way to get a deal done.

  41. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    S.F. unstoppable.

  42. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Thats it for Carolina. The roughing the passer penalty was just awful.

  43. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    we see howler, on theory asides from drew, the rest 3b candidate all are extremely flaw and can’t command big money contract. Now it comes down if yanks are willing to dish modest contract for slight improvements.

  44. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Yanks need T and a setup/closer guy more pressing than 3b imo. but i start to think they got money for T only and are not interested in FA other than T even in modest investment.

  45. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I think the Yanks’ actions since Beltran have been pretty clear. They are going pretty cheap until at least the Tanaka thing is resolved. If wanzies is right, we should know in about a week. The Tanaka free agency seems very well thought out from a process perspective.

  46. Howler January 12th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I just don’t think Sizemore even when healthy proved he was a worthwhile option. I don’t think they want to rely on someone that can’t get through a season without his knee exploding. It’s already been stated by them they’d like someone with power at the corner infield position…he doesn’t really provide that. He’s an insurance policy.

  47. blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    If they don’t get Balfour they should get Hanrahan..he won’t start the season but his injury has a predictable recovery

  48. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 3:51 pm
    Yanks need T and a setup/closer guy more pressing than 3b imo. but i start to think they got money for T only and are not interested in FA other than T even in modest investment.

    ____

    I agree. After Tanaka I think the biggest need is a back end RP. We are just going to have to give Blake a Xanax every time a ball is hit on the ground.

  49. blake January 12th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    @OldHossRadbourn: The voice of J. Buck is a sweet reminder that base ball will soon be here. This is like shooting oneself in anticipation of hunting season.

  50. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Good afternoon.

    Cashmoney, I wrote to Chad a couple times and asked him to forward my contact info to you to settle up on our wager. I’m assuming the message never got through. I do want to pay up, so please write to him and he’ll get us together offsite.

    Regarding the 162-game suspension given to Alex Rodriguez, this is the number I predicted on the internet on August 6, 2013. It seemed like a fairly easy guess to make at the time. Congratulations to everyone else who figured it out.

    I look forward to celebrating a Tanaka signing with a Japanese meal. Make it happen, Hal.

    I hope you’ve been well.

  51. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    “I agree. After Tanaka I think the biggest need is a back end RP. We are just going to have to give Blake a Xanax every time a ball is hit on the ground.

    I have moonshine… Seriously though…..it’s a big concern

  52. austinmac January 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Yanks61,

    I remember Whitey saying in some speech after the season he was going to talk for seven minutes and Arroyo the last two. The things one remembers. Of course, I have a team photo from 1961 on my office wall. The best baseball year ever.

  53. WaltDropo January 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Testosterone is a steroid hormone.

  54. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Great to see you Nick.

  55. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Hey Nick, glad you doing aight. I don’t really care about the money but more of bragging right :D ; we just do double or nothing for kicks this season on another bet.

  56. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I should have added ….You have been missed.

  57. Captain Clutch January 12th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Tanaka and Balfour would be a nice end to the off season. But they definitely need an everyday guy at 2nd or 3rd base. They can’t go into the season with platoons at 2nd base and 3rd base plus a gigantic question mark at SS. If they do they are setting themselves up for a disaster.

  58. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Would have been three for three this weekend against the spread but for the one point backdoor cover by NO. Still like the Bolts.

  59. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Welcome to the Yankees Tanaka. Try to avoid giving up any ground balls this year mmmmm k

  60. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Nick!

  61. austinmac January 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Nick,

    Welcome back. I haven’t forgotten our agreement. Tanaka would do it.

  62. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Finally! Nick has come back to Lohud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I think I read somewhere this Anna guy might have a superior glove. Outside of Ryan, I think he’s the only one in the mix you can say that about. Maybe Johnson can surprise us at 3b but he’s played so little there. It seems to me the Yanks want Roberts to be the full time 2b. I think 3b is wide open.

  64. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Nick ,
    I believe we had an Arod wager but I can’t remember what we each said….I believe I said over and you said under 100 games and we bet pride on it :)

  65. austinmac January 12th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I think the Dodgers are a major threat. The desired location sounded more like LA to me, especially the family part. LA has a very large Japanese community. I don’t know about NY.

  66. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you, all.

    The warden only gives me internet access on one Sunday per month, so I won’t be back regularly.

    I might get my shoelaces back by Easter.

  67. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    @RiverAveBlues: Rosenthal: Yankees unlikely to add infielder on Major League deal http://t.co/zCuXubm5jy

    Dumb

  68. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    blake, I will contact you privately. I may have to make a special trip to Charlotte to use my Bojangles certificate.

  69. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    January 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    blake, I will contact you privately. I may have to make a special trip to Charlotte to use my Bojangles certificate.

    Heh heh. Sounds good

  70. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    ———————

    What did you get sent up for?

  71. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Crime of passion.

  72. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Nick

    Regardless…. your presence is here even if your not.

    I often will post something and privately wince, wondering if you are going to catch me. :D

  73. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    When do you get out or is it a life sentence lol

  74. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Tar, you were wrong about approximately 85 things that I noticed checking in during Read-Only hours at random times.

    I wasn’t able to check in often, however.

    My appeal is looking promising, so I may yet smell the full flower of freedom.

  75. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Damn only 85 times …I’m golden :D

    Back to chores……

  76. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    To be clear, those were just the things I noticed. Just skimming.

    austinmac, I can’t declare victory yet, but I will bust out of here if I have to if there’s BBQ sauce waiting on the outside.

  77. Your Name Here January 12th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    If Rodriguez is cut and picked up by another team, who pays the 30M in performance bonuses? The Yankees or his new team?

  78. austinmac January 12th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Nick,

    Should I mail a jar with a file in it?

  79. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Your Name Here says:
    January 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm
    If Rodriguez is cut and picked up by another team, who pays the 30M in performance bonuses? The Yankees or his new team?

    I think the Yankees still would be but I’m not 100% sure

  80. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    @Joelsherman1: Scott Sizemore’s minor lge deal with #Yankees has May 1 and Aug 1 outs if he is not in majors.

  81. Tabbert January 12th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I’m not overly confident in Sizemore, but if he can stay healthy, he projects to be a very valuable player. FWIW… Oliver projects Sizemore to post a 3.8 WAR this next season. By comparison, Oliver only Projects Stephen Drew to post a 1.9 WAR. Now, i know WAR is not the be all end all, and these are just projections, But I find that pretty interesting.

    Blake- Sorry about the Panthers.

  82. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Eh I don’t care about football

  83. blake January 12th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    If Drew stays healthy he will crush that 1.9 war number….I’m guessing they are incorporating the injury risk into that number

  84. Tabbert January 12th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Blake- Both projections have Drew posting over 600 AB’s. You might be right about Drew, but if we can get that type of production out of Sizemore on a minor league contract vs Drew on a multi year contract, I think it’s a no brainer. Granted, that’s being overly optimistic in thinking Sizemore can actually stay healthy, and play at a high level, after missing the last two full seasons.

  85. chicken_stanley January 12th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    On the PCH heading toward SF so I’ll only pop in for one comment “hello and welcome back, Nick!!”

  86. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Oliver projects Sizemore to post a 3.8 WAR this next season. By comparison, Oliver only Projects Stephen Drew to post a 1.9 WAR.
    ————-
    How is this possible?… The guy hasn’t really played the last 2 years because of knee surgeries and he’s a career .238/.328/.381/.709 hitter.

    Projecting Sizemore to be more valuable than Stephen Drew makes 0 sense to me.

  87. blake January 12th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    @jaysonst: So A-Rod says he’s “100 pct” certain to be at spring training, huh? Better chance #Yankees suit up Ruth & Gehrig http://t.co/HOFcrjRgzz

  88. Earwig January 12th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I see the resident idiot Nick is back

  89. blake January 12th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Blake- Both projections have Drew posting over 600 AB’s. You might be right about Drew, but if we can get that type of production out of Sizemore on a minor league contract vs Drew on a multi year contract, I think it’s a no brainer. Granted, that’s being overly optimistic in thinking Sizemore can actually stay healthy, and play at a high level, after missing the last two full seasons.”

    He was a 4 WAR player in 120 games last year though so that doesn’t make much sense…..projections are funny things sometimes

  90. Tabbert January 12th, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Blake- I’m by no means saying that Sizemore is better than Drew, or even really trying to compare the two. I just find it pretty remarkable that Oliver thinks so highly of Sizemore and projects him to be a pretty solid player next year.

  91. blake January 12th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Blake- I’m by no means saying that Sizemore is better than Drew, or even really trying to compare the two. I just find it pretty remarkable that Oliver thinks so highly of Sizemore and projects him to be a pretty solid player next year.”

    Yea kinda weird….Id love for Sizemore to succeed….I know his brother

  92. Chip January 12th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I like the Sizemore deal – he was actually trending up until he got unlucky with the injuries.

    I’m fairly excited to see the battles between Kelly Johnson, Brian Roberts, Sizemore, Nunez, Pirella, Wheeler, Mustelier, Roller, Garcia and Solarte for the 2b and 3b jobs. I fully expect Johnson and Roberts to be there opening day – but we’ll see.

    If Jose Pirella hits in Tampa the way he has in winter ball it’s going to be hard to keep him off the field.

  93. Chip January 12th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Blake,

    I happen to think it would be great if Alex shows up at Spring Training. Yankees are going to have to answer questions about him whether he’s there or not right? At least if he’s there, you stick him on a back field with Eric Duncan tossing him BP and hitting him fungos, let the crazy camp out over there and in the mean time the rest of the team can go about their business without reporters breaking down every Jeter windsprint or swing Tex takes off a tee.

  94. blake January 12th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I bet Arod sues Boesch after tonight …might as well

  95. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Enjoy the drive, chicken_stanley. Say hi to the Elephant Seals in San Simeon.

    http://www.elephantseal.org/

  96. blake January 12th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I happen to think it would be great if Alex shows up at Spring Training. Yankees are going to have to answer questions about him whether he’s there or not right? ”

    Not if they release him…..nothing to talk about for they do that

  97. blake January 12th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    If Arod does show up in ST I would make him try to teach Tex how to hit…..Arod would probbaly be a good hitting coach.

  98. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    JimK bet Nick Arod would get under 100 games. Nick said over.

    JimK the omnipotent attorney.

    Another one bites the dust.

    Many bright folks, even BigDan were cheering more than thinking objectively. If you have no emotional attachment to the subject, it was an easy read. Nick preys upon fanhood.

  99. Nick in SF January 12th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    That’s right, it was JimK.

    JimK, phone your office.

  100. mortl January 12th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    CASHMONEY GO GET SOME PITCHING

  101. Chip January 12th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Blake,

    True, they could release him – but I think that will come later.

    I know that there are some who think that he’ll be back with the team next year, but at 39/40 coming off of essentially two lost seasons, the production won’t be worth the distraction. The money is spent either way (I don’t believe they’ll be able to sue to recoup his salary) so you release him, get rid of the distraction and open up a roster spot (for Chase Headley)

  102. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    hey nick! HNY!

  103. Ys Guy January 12th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    i wanted him released last year, but they seem think they might find a way out of paying him or maybe they think he may retire due to injury and collect on his insurance instead.

    it would have been alot less disruptive to release him last year.

  104. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I remember JimK because I read one too many rah-rah Arod posts. They were SO SURE.

    Good God.

    He sucks at baseball anyways.

  105. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    JimK and BigDan were the most sure. Tar was up there.

  106. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    BigDan once imaged Arod’s team could oust the Manfried or whatever his name is.

  107. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    imagined

  108. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Can’t wait till football is over. Really hate it.

  109. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Football is awesome… The NBA sucks

  110. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I think Patrick fantasized about the Yankees being stuck with Arod’s salary to push them over 189.

  111. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    The NBA sucks

    ————-

    It used to back in the middle 00s

  112. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    So many, so many of Arod’s fans swore it would be only 50 games. Nauseating.

    TANAKA MONEY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    $$$$$$$$$$$$

    $

  113. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I like the NBA playoffs but the regular season is a bore.

    The NFL better take note and not expand the playoffs.

  114. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    NBA is awesome. awesome!!!!

    Those guys are real athletes not lard asses!!!

  115. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I have college basketball to get me through January and February, until baseball starts up. Mrs. Tom’s Villanova Wild cats will be there in March, and the Ivy League Champion Crimson will be, too.

  116. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    pk,
    But even in the playoffs, which seem to last for months (actually, I think they do), the NBA down’t grab me the way baseball does.

  117. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    doesn’t

  118. austinmac January 12th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Bret,

    I upheld the lawyer mantle and picked 162.

  119. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you austinmac. I like your skillset, always have.

  120. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    MLB vs NBA: I don’t think Alex is going to North Korea.

  121. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Bret

    First grow up.

    But since you’re at it…….. who was the poster who was POSITIVE that Alex wasn’t going to play last year?????? Ring any bells?

  122. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Yes, I hoped he wasn’t going to play. HE SUCKS. And I hope this is it. No more pinstripes. If the Yankees have any pride whatsoever!

    BTW, I’m actually elated Nick in SF dropped in but I don’t want him to know because I refuse to reward that kind of abandonment.

  123. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I picked 100 games because I was hopeful that if I picked low the result woukd be high….reverse jinx works every time

  124. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Nobody here should condone it. Act like he’s not in the room please.

  125. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    “Yes, I hoped he wasn’t going to play.”

    Hoped??? How about opined endlessly.

    And he sucked/ sucks a whole lot less than any other Yankee 3rd baseman. So keep cheering on the fact that your team is not as good.

  126. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    If the reports are true that the Yankees still have to pay Arod 6 million bucks in 2014 then 189 is pretty much mathematically over anyway….even if they could trade Ichiro somehow it would be very close.

  127. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Tar you went on and on and on and on and on and on and on about his innocence and about how he was going to have a light penalty or none at all!

    Damn you were begging.

  128. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Tar,

    YOUR guy is NOT THE TEAM, never was. It’s blatantly obvious now. Nobody is sad here. CELEBRATION. Move on.

  129. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I think the Yankees should release Arod so everyone can move on….the Yankees wouldn’t have to answer anymore questions or worth about him anymore and Alex could begin training for his inevitable future cage match with Jose Canseco

  130. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Bret

    Produce one post where I said he was innocent. It was, and is all about fairness.

    “Damn you were begging.”

    Grow up

  131. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Fairness? IT WAS FAIR

    move on!!!

  132. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Arod would have the age and intelligence advantage but Canseco is probably meaner and more desperate…..should be a classic

  133. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Alex could begin training for his inevitable future cage match with Jose Canseco

    ____________

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E

  134. pete2 January 12th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    “If the Yanks don’t get Tanaka I think it would be because he wants to live in California not because they didn’t offer enough money.”

    That’s how the Yankees FO will spin it but I think they will make an offer that is just good enough to be rejected like with Cano. The Sizemore signing and news that they won’t be adding another 3B man to the roster says it all, the 189′ers have won.

    Look at it this way, they save 40 million on salaries, 20 million in tax and collect 20 million in rebates. If the Yankees can convince their fans that they are more than an 85 W team, by the time fans realize that’s not true they will have avoided a more substantial revenue drop than the 50 million they lost last year, and they can live with that if they save 80 million.

    That’s what happens when finance guys like Hal (refers to himself as a financial geek) run the show instead of a guy like George Steinbrenner who was committed to winning.

    Meanwhile the Yankees have plenty of money to build a soccer stadium.

    Maybe I am wrong. I was somewhat optimistic they would realize 189 was not achievable if the mandate was to build a championship team, but now I suspect it is the championship team part that is the goal and not a mandate.

  135. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Arod really strikes me as someone who wi be so staved for attention in a few years that he will Romine of these celebrity things…..hey maybe he can show is how to move those surgically repaired hips on Dancing with the Stars

  136. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Tar,
    This is what I meant about the membership last post.

  137. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Wow autocorrect

  138. pete2 January 12th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    “I think the Yankees should release Arod so everyone can move on”

    Blake, the Yankees may be hoping more suspensions will be coming down the pipeline, or a perjury conviction if he testifies in Federal Court, or perhaps the Biogenesis investigation gets him charged with recruiting minors, etc.

    In other words, 61 million may have an asterisk next to it.

  139. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    My phone just really wanted to say Romine apparently….

  140. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Would love to see Arod with the Bo Jackson hips on Dancing With the Stars. Never watched but I would definitely not miss it!!!

    YsGuy needs to start an over/under on the buyout figure. I’m no attorney, but my gut tells me Arod will accept 40 million of the 60 remaining.

  141. Jerkface January 12th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    and collect 20 million in rebates

    Will be less than 20 million.

  142. BMcP January 12th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Ted Nelson…a good reason to be thankful for the peace and quiet of the RAB comments board!

  143. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    blake,
    I was going to ask you wth you were saying.

  144. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Tom

    Yeah some voices are louder and harder to drown out, aren’t they. :D

  145. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I think just calling Arod a star should get him to agree to do it…..you think I’m a star? Yes I’ll do it!

  146. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    :lol:

  147. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    JF,
    Do the yanks still owe Alex 6 million in luxury tax money? I read that somewhere….if so they are still already over 189 now

  148. Jerkface January 12th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I don’t think so? He has a ~3 million cap hit because of AAV vs suspension money and then they are paying him a 3 million bonus this year, but the bonus was already included in the AAV so its only a 3.whatever cap hit.

  149. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Opener – Joeman VS Gardner — Cream Corn Wrestling
    Undercard – Blake VS Ted – RoShamBo
    Main Event – Arod VS Canseco – Cage Match

  150. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    So they really don’t owe him anything for he luxury tax in 2014 ?

  151. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Ted would talk me into submission halfway through round 1

  152. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    @BNightengale: The MLBPA union is furious that Tony Bosch and #MLB executive Rob Manfred is appearing on 60 Minutes, saying it will explore legal options

  153. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Ted is a more direct, more articulate version of the infamous Stuckey.

  154. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I wonder what Boesch will say…..I certainly expect a lawsuit from Arod after tonight

  155. Against All Odds January 12th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    ————-

    Go home blake your drunk or too much BBQ :D

  156. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Stuckey was never really rude though….he questioned things a lot and liked to debate but it was always about the topic…..and not about the person he was debating in general. I liked sparring with Stuckey actually

  157. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Yeah Stuckey never made it personal but he was condescending sometimes. He still owes Nick in SF btw

  158. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    And now…..dancing the Cha Cha.: Arod!

  159. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    pete2 January 12th, 2014 at 6:06 pm
    “If the Yanks don’t get Tanaka I think it would be because he wants to live in California not because they didn’t offer enough money.”

    “That’s how the Yankees FO will spin it but I think they will make an offer that is just good enough to be rejected like with Cano. The Sizemore signing and news that they won’t be adding another 3B man to the roster says it all, the 189?ers have won. . .

    Maybe I am wrong. I was somewhat optimistic they would realize 189 was not achievable if the mandate was to build a championship team, but now I suspect it is the championship team part that is the goal and not a mandate.”

    ——-

    I hope you are wrong and the Yanks sign Tanaka and are then able to move past the budgetary issues. But you can thank Horowitz for making this all possible now. Even a 100 games would have killed 189 and the dreams of the budget hawks. That’s the main reason I proclaimed Saturday 1/11/14 a bad day for Yankee fans. But they’ll be more fallout from that decision ahead and most of it will not be good.

  160. Tar January 12th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Quick Poll

    Anybody click on those “road Kill” T shirts ads on the sidebar?

    I am guilty.

  161. pkyankfan69 January 12th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    If Denver goes on to win this game we are in store for 2 great Championship games next week

    SF – Seattle — Heated division rivals

    Denver – NE — Yet another Brady V Manning showdown

    Hope Denver wins, that would be 2 great games.

  162. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I’m pulling for the Broncos. Girl I’m talking to is from Colorado and I promised her I would in honor of her grandfather who passed away recently.

  163. Ted Nelson January 12th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    “If Drew stays healthy he will crush that 1.9 war number….I’m guessing they are incorporating the injury risk into that number”

    He’s crushed it only 2 of 7 seasons in his career.

    “He was a 4 WAR player in 120 games last year though so that doesn’t make much sense…..projections are funny things sometimes”

    He was a 3 WAR player by both fWAR (3.4) and bWAR (3.1), not a 4 WAR player. 2014 was also the second best season in his 7 season career. One he’s only so likely to repeat. Projections are not based on only last season’s numbers for good reason.

    Can we stop overdoing it with Drew? He’s a good player, an intriguing option, and you’re more than welcome to your opinion that the Yankees should sign him (I don’t necessarily disagree). There’s no need to exaggerate who he is as a player, though, to make that point.

  164. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I like Peyton. Go Broncos

  165. Jerkface January 12th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    So they really don’t owe him anything for he luxury tax in 2014 ?

    What? He will count as ~3 million for the luxury tax. They will physically pay him a 3 million dollar bonus and probably some amount which is his salary for 2014 * 162 / 182 less than his total salary.

  166. Cashmoney January 12th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Tar, check out this websiite, i have bought many ‘offensive’ items from em.
    Check out the Python slipper!

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/

  167. bigdan22 January 12th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    @BNightengale: The MLBPA union is furious that Tony Bosch and #MLB executive Rob Manfred is appearing on 60 Minutes, saying it will explore legal options

    ______

    Good luck getting a TRO on a Sunday afternoon. The horses have already left the barn. The union should have “explored” legal options last year when MLB paid for stolen medical records in violation of federal privacy law. Extremely lame.

  168. Bret The Hitman January 12th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I like Peyton too. He has been great for the NFL, a throwback guy, calls his own plays. He’s an historically significant athlete imo.

  169. tomingeorgia January 12th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    That field goal was missed. Hate to say it, but MLB umps get most of the obvious ones right, not all, but most.

  170. blake January 12th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    What? He will count as ~3 million for the luxury tax. They will physically pay him a 3 million dollar bonus and probably some amount which is his salary for 2014 * 162 / 182 less than his total salary.”

    I thought you wrote .3 …my bad. So they owe him 3 million and as is that probbably puts them either right at the limit or over if they don’t move Ichiro looks like

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