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Rivera, Pettitte and Robertson being honored by BBWAA

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 25, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte

Ever seen a bunch of baseball writers in suits and tuxedos? Trust me, it’s weird. Pete Caldrea might pull it off on a regular basis, but the rest of us don’t make it a habit of wearing a coat and tie unless we’re going on television or going to church. Tonight is an exception.

Tonight is the annual awards dinner for the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. It’s at the New York Hilton, and it’s a nice night to recognize some of the best in the game. MVP Awards are handed out, Cy Youngs are presented, and a handful of local awards are given.

This year, two of those local awards are going to familiar faces. Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte are being recognized as the Toast of the Town, and Dave Robertson is being recognized with the Good Guy Award, given annually by the New York baseball press to recognize a player who’s gone above and beyond to work with the writers. Robertson was a great choice, and Rivera and Pettitte were easy selections as the Toast of the Town this year.

The dinner begins at 7 p.m. I’m not entirely sure, but there’s a chance some highlights will make their way online or to MLB Network. I believe that’s happened in the past.

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152 Responses to “Rivera, Pettitte and Robertson being honored by BBWAA”

  1. exiledintampa January 25th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    A picture of Andy and Mo all happy an sh*t.

    Mo, I think I’ll miss you most of all tin man.

  2. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    j9d January 25th, 2014 at 7:13 pm
    vrsce — I guess that means you are not in. Fox TV buying the Yankees???! Holy smokes.
    ———–
    Consider this, if I took your bet, you could never win, as only by the Yankees “never” selling could you collect. Define never. I ,on the other hand would win, in the event the Yankees ever sold. It is impossible for you to win, Ican possibly win, unlikely or not.

    I advise you to refrain from gambling and rash statements.
    ——————————————————————————–
    vrsce you are still not willing to take the bet even if you are convinced I have a losing position. Hmmmm. You say Fox TV will buy the Yankees. I am willing to bet everything I have that they will not. Yet you still won’t take the bet.

  3. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Let’s give it 30 years to help your odds.

  4. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    vrsce — let’s just agree to disagree. Always willing to do the bet but I get your point about worrying about big corporate ownership taking over the things we hold dear. Let’s go Yankees. That’s something we can probably agree on.

  5. Howler January 25th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Comet…not sure if you’ll see this, but just noticed those Ballantine Beer commercials as I had to run out soon after my last post earlier…thanks…I actually remember some of those.
    I do remember a comment from Phil about how he and Mel would have a few too many of those at times during games.

  6. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    snow falling

  7. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    “Blake has had some convincing commentary on this subject. He has convinced me we should get Drew if moderately reasonable.”

    To continue on an earlier theme…..If blake has convinced you that the Yankees should get Drew, does that make you gullible? Or Blake one helluva a salesman?

    Just asking…

    :D

  8. bigdan22 January 25th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    It was reported last night that Fox was exercising it’s option to up it’s stake in YES to 80% in a deal to close later this year. I posted a series of questions as to what this could mean to Joe Fan. Thanks to all those who responded and pointed out to me that the Yanks and the Steinbrenner family were never majority owners of YES, apparently sharing ownership with Goldman and others over time. What seems to be new and different here is now there is, apparently for the first time, a real majority owner of YES and it’s name is Fox. I don’t think anyone outside of Fox knows what it’s long term plan is in acquiring dominant control of YES but you can bet they have one.

    In the mean time, the real concern is one of the questions I posed last night. What impact this will have on cable subscribers? Apparently YES’s deal with Time Warner is about to expire. Fox has a tortured recent history in negotiating new deals with Time Warner, especially in California. Time Warner subscribers should follow this story and see where it leads.

    Wow, and not a word about Cano.

  9. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I think Blake is a smart guy but your statement makes you a good compound question guy (when did you stop beating your wife). I think the two limited options you present as answers misses the point. You might want them to be the only possible two answers but that is fantasy. The Yankees need some help in the infield. If we don’t get Drew or some other infield help, let’s you and I have this discussion again in July.

  10. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    And tar if “to follow up on an earlier theme” you mean the guy who thinks fox tv will buy the Yankees, please get a clue.

  11. pete2 January 25th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Interesting about the potential battle between Time Warner and Yes. Time Warner may be sold soon though, so it may be a Charter vs Yes battle. Also, Time Warner lost 300 K subscribers after its battle with CBS so may not be so eager for another battle.

    The Yankees spending this offseason does help Yes in its coming negotiations given the significant ratings drop in recent years. Coincidence? Maybe. The timing of the Fox deal following the Tanaka signing is interesting as well.

  12. blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    “To continue on an earlier theme…..If blake has convinced you that the Yankees should get Drew, does that make you gullible? Or Blake one helluva a salesman?”

    It makes him really smart

  13. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Ha! I’ll go with that.

  14. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    the NYY are going to sit tight on the SS situation….a lot of very good SS will be FA’s next year who are all better than Drew

  15. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    is it that in two years Fox will own YES…just asking

  16. blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    TKR says:
    January 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm
    the NYY are going to sit tight on the SS situation….a lot of very good SS will be FA’s next year who are all better than Drew

    Who? Hanley will sign an extension…..Drew is as good or better than Asdrubal

  17. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    j9d

    The earlier theme was gullible. There is an other theme of people giving Blake a hard time over his infatuation with Drew. The smile meant I was saying all that in jest.

    I don’t get the wife beater comment, please explain yourself further.

  18. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    isn’t JJ Hardy and Jed Lowrie FA’s in 15

  19. comet January 25th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Howler glad you enjoyed them. The Ballentine commercial that sticks in my mind is:

    the jingle for:

    http://news.google.com/newspap.....72,2566767

  20. pete2 January 25th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I can see Drew waiting until June 15th when he won’t cost a pick. Let the Yankees and Tanaka get a good look at Jeter, Roberts and Johnson and when Tanaka threatens to commit seppuko after another of his GB passes by a diving Jeter, Boras will be waiting. Red Sox may be calling first though when they find out their young SS looks like Edgar Renteria in the field. There are other teams who will also be disappointed in their SS after the offseason rosy spectacles come off.

    The guy was the 8th best SS in all of baseball and will likely cost only 3/35.

  21. blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Lowrie I wouldn’t call better than Drew and Hardy I wouldn’t either really….more power but he doesn’t get on base at all. At best they are the same as Drew and they may not even reach free agency. Plus Hardy will likely cost more than Drew does right now

  22. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Tar

    It’s all good. In legal speak, when someone asks you a question and gives you two options as an answer that don’t really represent reality, people object saying you are trying to pin them into an answer that doesnt represent the truth…hence the “when did you stop beating your wife” example. That’s all I meant. I think your posts are great and follow you a lot. I didn’t realize you were ribbing Blake. I have wondered about his Drew posts but I’ve come to believe he is right. Why not spend a little more after all this to bolster the infield?

  23. pete2 January 25th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    “isn’t JJ Hardy and Jed Lowrie FA’s in 15″

    Lowrie might be the worst defensive SS in baseball and makes Ellsbury look like Cal Ripken Jr (well, almost).

    JJ Hardy is good if you don’t mind a 298 OBP (3 yr avg). His RHB may not play well at YS3 where he has a career 590 OPS

  24. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I for one would rather have either Lowrie or Hardy over Drew since money isn’t a issue with the NYY

  25. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    j9d

    ok thanks. I thought that was the case but just wanted to make sure.

    And blakes man crush on Drew is reaching historical ( or is it hysterical) David Dejesus levels!.

    j/k Blake :D

  26. Yankeeclipper January 25th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Drew can be had for 3/$21 M. Just sign him and get it over with. If we are not going with Drew then we need to make trade for young prospects — either Ackley/Franklin from Seatlle or Owings/Gregarious from Az. I would check I on Chisenhall from Cleveland as well.

  27. blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    TKR says:
    January 25, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    I for one would rather have either Lowrie or Hardy over Drew since money isn’t a issue with the NYY

    Lowrie is worse and Hardy probably is too and will cost more.

  28. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    $471 million spent not counting the 20 mil posting fee….

  29. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Do the NYY really care about what cost what ?

  30. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Maybe they do otherwise they would have signed Cano also

  31. blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    “And blakes man crush on Drew is reaching historical ( or is it hysterical) David Dejesus levels!”

    Hey no complaining when they get ground ball hit to death ok ;)

  32. TKR January 25th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Hardy is a top 10 SS in MLB

  33. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Tar

    Who was thE David De Jesus guy? Was that Chip? I remember ten many posts but can’t recall the proponent.

  34. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    The Yankees were probably a little too hasty in signing Ryan for 2 years.

    If they sign Drew, that would make Ryan totally expendable. I can’t see the Yankees admitting a 5 mil dollar mistake like that.

  35. blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    TKR says:
    January 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm
    Hardy is a top 10 SS in MLB

    Maybe….I like Hardy but he’s not perfect either…..may not even reach free agency…..and again will probbaly cost more than Drew does right now

  36. blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    j9d says:
    January 25, 2014 at 8:55 pm
    Tar

    Who was thE David De Jesus guy? Was that Chip? I remember ten many posts but can’t recall the proponent.

    Mostly Bret but I think Chip wanted him too

  37. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    j9d

    It was all Bret, all the time. We can still have fun with that…but Blake best be careful, because he may soon supplant Bret as the running man crush joke.

  38. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Blake yes I was thinking of Bret.

  39. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    “Hey no complaining when they get ground ball hit to death ok”

    All seriousness, did you read the link I posted about the Brewers and the shift? If so what did you think?

  40. Against All Odds January 25th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Tar January 25th, 2014 at 8:47 pm
    j9d

    ok thanks. I thought that was the case but just wanted to make sure.

    And blakes man crush on Drew is reaching historical ( or is it hysterical) David Dejesus levels!.

    j/k Blake :D

    ——————–

    Nah it’s on Justin Upton/Josh Hamilton levels :D

  41. blake January 25th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Tar says:
    January 25, 2014 at 8:58 pm
    j9d

    It was all Bret, all the time. We can still have fun with that…but Blake best be careful, because he may soon supplant Bret as the running man crush joke.

    Mine makes sense….Dejesus didn’t

  42. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Here is the link again. Actually provided by YF

    http://www.billjamesonline.com....._to_shift/

    Read about the Brewers and the shift. Do you think the Yankees could offset some of their own deficiencies by utilizing the shift better than they currently do.

  43. blake January 25th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Tar,
    It’s possible…..still helps to have good fielders…..

  44. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Tar I guess I should hedge my bets but I’m sliding my chips in with Blake. I really think Drew is a great option if we can get him at a decent price.

  45. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    But according to the 2013 version of BJ the Yankees shifted even more than the Rays?

    http://www.billjamesonline.com.....&pg=2

    Something doesn’t add up there? I would not think the Yankees shifted more than the Rays. Can anyone explain that?

  46. bigdan22 January 25th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    pete2 January 25th, 2014 at 8:18 pm
    Interesting about the potential battle between Time Warner and Yes. Time Warner may be sold soon though, so it may be a Charter vs Yes battle. Also, Time Warner lost 300 K subscribers after its battle with CBS so may not be so eager for another battle.

    ——–

    http://articles.latimes.com/20.....e-20131203

    Battles between Fox and Time Warner. Apparently Padre fans got shut out last year. Glad I have Directv.

  47. Jerkface January 25th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Something doesn’t add up there? I would not think the Yankees shifted more than the Rays. Can anyone explain that?

    They may have shifted more than the Rays but they gained nothing from it. And of course this only covers ‘The Shift’ with the overloaded infield and not really every shift, such as outfield and other infield alignments.

  48. joeman January 25th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    is it true the NYY spent almost a half billion this offseason ?

  49. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    “They may have shifted more than the Rays but they gained nothing from it.”

    Yeah thats kind of crazy as well. But it seemed the Rays were shifting on everybody, while the Yankees were only doing it on obvious batters. Guess I’m wrong.

  50. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Back, before I passed out… I would actually sign lowrie to play 2b.

  51. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Tar, greater number of shifts for NYY, but 0 runs saved. Maybe we should have a team/number of shifts prediction chart. :)

    As per YT’s earlier comment, pitchers buying into pitching to location is critical, obviously. I recall Cincinatti pitchers were really not comfortable with the shift and so management suspended using it in the playoffs vs. the Braves.
    _____
    Sorry (or not?) that I missed the Cano “discussion” today; however, after reading backwards, I am inspired to purchase that Cano Dominican jersey that I’ve always wanted. :)

  52. Jerkface January 25th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Thats just number of shifts, not number of players shifted on. The Rays may have been more judicious in shifting on more players, where as the Yankees may have shifted more on a smaller pool of players you’d expect them to shift on like David Ortiz types.

    And again, it doesnt cover other types of infield shifts which maybe the Rays do much more than the Yankees, so the true number of defensive alignments for the Rays could be a higher unknown number in this context.

  53. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    So if the Yankees plan on getting by with their weak defensive infield, they have to get better at the shift. Because if that BJ article is accurate, they were kind of terrible at it.

  54. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Tar, think too that article was only through July, no? So maybe Yanks had faced more shift-worthy hitters at that point vs. the Rays; the rest of sched may have had Rays ahead. Not sure about the final stats.

  55. austinmac January 25th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Joe,

    The Yankees have agreed to pay almost that amount over 3-7 years. Not quite spending.

  56. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    On Drew, He makes some sense. 1. Yanks might not want to spend another dime 2. He might revert back to 10 or 11 as one of the crappiest SS on the planet! 3. He might not come as cheap as some hope for. other than that, It’s all good.

    As far as the narrative the Yanks inf def being terrible, the constant here is Jeter who is getting worse range wise. other than that, the inf def might be decent, this is getting way out of proportion. I be more worry if they hit.

  57. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Thats just number of shifts, not number of players shifted on. ”

    I equate more players shifted on= more shifts. But apparently thats not accurate.

    “And again, it doesnt cover other types of infield shifts which maybe the Rays do much more than the Yankees,”

    Are you talking about something like the SS playing behind the bag, so it really doesn’t count as a shift?

  58. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    blake’s man crush has reached an epic proportion :D

  59. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Here’s the Cards article I was referring to:

    “Last year there were times when we were shifting and I knew [the pitchers] weren’t real comfortable with it,” Matheny said. “No matter what I believe, we can talk to guys about the importance and show them the statistics, but if they don’t feel comfortable with how the defense is aligned behind them, we’re wasting our time.”

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=stl

  60. joeman January 25th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    austinmac January 25th, 2014 at 9:24 pm
    Joe,

    The Yankees have agreed to pay almost that amount over 3-7 years. Not quite spending.
    ————————
    I guess that is a way you can look at it

  61. mick January 25th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I’d rent out Drew if he’d take 1 year at 6m.
    Nobody is knocking his door down.

  62. Revenge of Stoneburner January 25th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    blake’s man crush has reached an epic proportion

    ****

    idk – Josh Hamilton last year was pretty epic

  63. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Which is why he might fall into our lap….

  64. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    true, stone, Blake is a one man’s man, come to think of it. Different Flavor for each off season :D But then again, we all have player we pine for, anywho.

  65. Revenge of Stoneburner January 25th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    true, stone, Blake is a one man’s man, come to think of it. Different Flavor for each off season :D But then again, we all have player we pine for, anywho.
    ****

    very true – i was that way a week ago with Tanaka :)

    just like with the predicted wins for a season – we should take odds on who will be the flavor next year – my guess at this point Headley!!!

  66. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    YF

    July… thats probably it. End of July about 100 games, maybe 3 times a game.

    With the current defense they have to do it more and better.

  67. mick January 25th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Look at what Napoli did with his 1 year.
    Drew has a golden opportunity to be the SS here with a short porch to boot.
    Jeter would be happy as Drew would not be a threat to him.
    If it doesn’t work out ease Jeter into 3rd w/ Drew at SS.
    Drew might want 3 years, give him 2 with an option.

  68. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Cheap good infielders must be out of fashion. We will be killing for a good all purpose infielder by July. After all the money spent, why not le this guy land in our laps on the cheap!

  69. blake January 25th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    ****

    idk – Josh Hamilton last year was pretty epic”

    I wanted Hamilton but for a lot less than he got from the angels

  70. blake January 25th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I push for players I think the Yankees need…..sometimes it’s more than one. I would have been talking about McCann all winter if they hadn’t already signed him a long time ago

  71. Jerkface January 25th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I equate more players shifted on= more shifts. But apparently thats not accurate.

    It could be, but imagine that the Rays shift on 30 different players over the year but NOT every situation. The Yankees shift on 15 different players over the year and they shift in most situations. You end up with a similar number of shifts but maybe the Rays shifts end up having more impact because its on a greater number and in specific situations that they expect the shift to work in.

  72. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    my guess is that Drew will settle for a minimum AVV of 12 for 1 year and 10 for multiple years.

  73. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Yanks better get good at shifting to compensate for their less than rangy infield.

  74. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    that makes a lot of sense Jerk.

  75. blake January 25th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Cashmoney says:
    January 25, 2014 at 9:38 pm
    my guess is that Drew will settle for a minimum AVV of 12 for 1 year and 10 for multiple years.

    3/30 would be a good deal

  76. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    jmills, you’re in OT.

  77. mick January 25th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    The Yanks would rather spend the money on Baker over Drew.
    They will save plenty and use Ryan at SS if need be till they find one who can hit by mid-season.

  78. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks JF

    Any theories on why the Yankees are so sucky at it?

    “Yanks better get good at shifting to compensate for their less than rangy infield.”

    Yeah thats what i’m thinking as well.

  79. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    3/30 would be a good deal

    I do it.

  80. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Maybe the pitchers aren’t good at executing the necessary pitches or maybe the outs weren’t a result of the shift or maybe Jack of All Trades Randy Levine is positioning the players in the shift. :twisted: J/K.

  81. j9d January 25th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    3/30 is a nice goal, Cmoney. I think Red Sox would match that, though. But if they did, so be it.

  82. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    YF

    Maybe the Pitchers aren’t even in (pitching to location) on the shift?

  83. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    J9D, I think Sox would pass on Drew on 3 year deal because of Xander. I am not sure those dollars would get it done, it might though. Drew, if I reading correctly, is having a hard time finding multi year deal. but I won’t bet against Boras.

  84. yankeefeminista January 25th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Tar, I’d think the pitchers would have to be in on it or what would be the point of shifting. It will be interesting to watch more closely and see if certain Yankee pitchers have the shift on more than others.

    Would Sox even go 3 years on Drew? I doubt it.

  85. Captain Clutch January 25th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I think the Yanks would sign Drew if his price really falls. Boras is going to wait as long as possible to try and get him a big deal. If that doesn’t work then he will sign for whatever he can get. So far the only teams you hear connected to him are the Sox and Mets. The Mets are too cheap and the Sox don’t need him.

  86. MTU January 25th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    ” but I won’t bet against Boras.”

    Then you’d be a smart young man.

    ;)

  87. MTU January 25th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    The only time I can recall where I feel Boras may have screwed up was with Damon.

    Other than that I can’t think of one.

  88. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    MTU, I think at this point, Boras and Drew would jump on a 3 year deal with a contender, question is how much moolah?

  89. mick January 25th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    All of these guys prices are going to drop.
    Nobody’s in a hurry to sign them.

  90. MTU January 25th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Cash-

    Are the Yankees going there though ?

  91. mick January 25th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    How long before cries of collusion?

  92. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Are the Yankees going there though ?

    I don’t think so. I think when Jeter retires (another topic all together) they will go after one of the better SS that is avail to them.

  93. MTU January 25th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Cash-

    So it’s all moot because the Yankees aren’t going there even if Boras would settle on 3/30.

    The price or years need to come down.

  94. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    How long before cries of collusion?

    after a record setting FA spending season for MLB, those cries might be interpret as irrational and bat s*it crazy.

  95. Cashmoney January 25th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Night all, been up for err..err.. 28 hrs or something.

  96. MTU January 25th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Good night young Cash.

    Get some sleep.

    ;)

  97. blake January 25th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Boras has been known to do pillow 1 year deals if the deal he wants isn’t out there…..I wonder if Drew would want to go back to Boston for that 1 year or if he’s somewhat irritated with them by now. He could have had 14 million for next year and turned that down….would be crawl back to them now for less? That wouldn’t took good for boras

  98. Tar January 25th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    See ya Cash

    I’m turning in as well. Good night all.

  99. MTU January 25th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Time to turn things over to the night crew.

    See you all for the Breakfast club.

    Sweet dreams.

    :)

  100. pat January 25th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    DavidWaldstein
    when fan yells, “One more year,” Mo points to David Robertson and says “We have our future closer right here and you have to respect that.”

  101. Mordot11 January 25th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Interesting that the BBWAA would honor Pettitte, yet refuse to allow guys who used steroids into the HOF.

  102. chicken_stanley January 25th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Hello all… quick drive by.

    Been listening to mlb radio… play by play of game 4 of the 1999 world series. .. i am a Yankee nerd of the highest magnitude!

    ST can’t get here fast enough!

    Catch you all later

  103. Bret The Hitman January 25th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Blake,

    Why can’t you have a man crush on someone with more bromance appeal, like Pablo Sandoval.

  104. austinmac January 25th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Chicken,

    Let me tell you we here on the blog on Saturday night are not nerds. We’re . . . Let me think. . . Nerds. Oh, well.

  105. PhiltheThrill January 25th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Where is the foundation for a price of 12 or 10 million for a year of Drew? His price has gone down every day since FA opened in November.

  106. pete2 January 25th, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    “blake January 25th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Boras has been known to do pillow 1 year deals if the deal he wants isn’t out there…..I wonder if Drew would want to go back to Boston for that 1 year or if he’s somewhat irritated with them by now”

    He did the pillow contract already, last year. Had a pretty good year too. The problem with going back is he would be 1 slump or DL trip away from being a bench player which would kill his market value. The fans there will be pushing for Boegarts at SS and Middlebrooks at 3B, plus they have another young player who may be ready by the ASB at 3B in Cecchini, which will have them push even harder for Boegarts at SS

    Maybe the Red Sox would be willing to sign Drew for 3 years if they became disillusioned in Boegart as a SS, but they won’t be ready to give up on him there unless they see him for a couple of months.

    Drew would be unlikely to do a 1 yr deal with the Yankees because it would mean playing out of position which reduces his market value. Of course, it also means he would be unlikely to get a QO which could help him. However. there could be quite a bit more competition in next years free agent market with Hardy, Lowrie and Escobar, not that I think any of them are better than Drew. Hanley Ramirez could also be available although I think he does an extension.

    I think Drew would be smart to wait it out like Lohse did last year.

  107. bbb51 January 25th, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    blake January 25th, 2014 at 8:52 pm
    “And blakes man crush on Drew is reaching historical ( or is it hysterical) David Dejesus levels!”

    Hey no complaining when they get ground ball hit to death ok ;)

    Ground balls are just singles man…

  108. bbb51 January 25th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    They have Ryan… I think mayhe Heyman maybe was just trying to get the Red Sox to move by saying the Yankees might be interested.

  109. yankinvegas January 26th, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Didn’t Stephen Drew have a similar injury to Jeter’s?
    And he came back.
    I think Jeter will hit close to .300 this year. The defense will be OK with Ryan helping him out. Sign the Cuban guy, Diaz and play him at Scranton this year to get him ready.
    There are no perfect teams and there are many teams with a SS a lot worse than Derek Jeter.
    I also like the possibilities of all the kids in the bullpen. If you need help there, it is the easiest area to fix during the season. And the starters should be much better this year which will reduce the workload of the bullpen.
    I think Robertson will be the best closer in the league. Remember that Mo had a very shaky first few weeks as the closer in 1997.

  110. Jerkface January 26th, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Didn’t Stephen Drew have a similar injury to Jeter’s?
    And he came back.

    Key difference being 10 years of age at time of injury.

  111. pete2 January 26th, 2014 at 1:13 am

    bbb51 January 25th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    “They have Ryan… I think mayhe Heyman maybe was just trying to get the Red Sox to move by saying the Yankees might be interested.”

    I don’t see the Red Sox as being willing go go more than 1 year and that’s not what Boras is looking for. If anything his target was probably the Mets, but I would not be surprised if there was some support for signing Drew in the Yankees FO.

    I think the Yankees do hope Jeter can comeback though and play SS for the year, and might want to see how he looks in ST before pulling the trigger on anyone like Drew as insurance. They do have Arods 27.5 million coming back on the books next year, actually more like 33.5 million unless they release him (in which case its still 27.5 million), so they have to be careful.

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  113. Ys Guy January 26th, 2014 at 7:23 am

    drew should have taken the QO from boston.

  114. blake January 26th, 2014 at 7:38 am

    “Ground balls are just singles man…”

    Just singles? Add them up and they kill you

  115. blake January 26th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Ys Guy says:
    January 26, 2014 at 7:23 am
    drew should have taken the QO from boston.

    I said at the time that I didn’t see that AAV out there for him but if he gets a 3/30 deal that’s still better than the QO and he still could get that

  116. Ys Guy January 26th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    well it sure looks like the yankees red socks and mets are all passing on giving him that kind of money.

    not sure who else might be interested, but boras always finds someone. i wonder what the payback is on some of his deals.

  117. Melkmanisinhotlanta January 26th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    NYY making a huge splash in free agent spending to unwind their YES shares. History will repeat itself and FOX will eventually buy the NYY ala CBS over 40 years ago.

  118. Melkmanisinhotlanta January 26th, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Trishalicious..in vade you missed my 2014 NYY victory guess: 95 victories.

  119. Ys Guy January 26th, 2014 at 7:49 am

    fox already owned the dodgers, which was a disaster they couldnt wait to get out of. they’re the ones who sold to mccourt..

    i dont see them buying another team anytime soon.

  120. TKR January 26th, 2014 at 7:55 am

    can’t see how the NYY won’t sign Drew ….they have big trouble with that infield

    Tex..coming off injury
    Roberts…talk about injury prone
    Jeter ..off Huge injury
    KJ …I believe played a total of 16 games at 3rd in the majors

  121. Ys Guy January 26th, 2014 at 7:58 am

    if you’re looking for someone to lessen your injury risk, drew might be the worst player out there for that purpose.

  122. Tar January 26th, 2014 at 7:59 am

    “Why can’t you have a man crush on someone with more bromance appeal, like Pablo Sandoval.”

    :lol:

  123. Ys Guy January 26th, 2014 at 8:02 am

    last year’s mancrush was hamilton so just be happy this one’s cheaper! :)

  124. TKR January 26th, 2014 at 8:04 am

    C&P

    In 2011, Drew missed the first four games of the season due to abdominal pain. On July 20, 2011, he slid into home plate, fractured his right ankle and missed the rest of the season, batting .252 for the year with 5 home runs and 45 RBI. He played in only 86 games that season, fewer than in any season after the 59 games of his rookie year.
    He spent early 2012 on the disabled list for the broken ankle until June 27, when he played for the first time in over 11 months.
    ——————————————————————-

    key statement here is that Drew missed 11 months because of ankle ….I believe jeter’s injury was worse & jeter tried to come back in 5 months

  125. TKR January 26th, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Ys Guy January 26th, 2014 at 7:58 am
    if you’re looking for someone to lessen your injury risk, drew might be the worst player out there for that purpose.
    —————————————————–
    only year he missed major time was 2011

  126. TKR January 26th, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Boston had Drew last year on a 1 year 9 mil….I would offer him the same & see if he bites

  127. Tar January 26th, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Where does Drew play? What do you do with Ryan if you add Drew? How many pitchers are the Yankees going to carry? How many infielders will the Yankees have if they add Drew?

  128. austinmac January 26th, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Tar,

    I would play Drew at 3B if Jeter is healthy. Ryan can be the reserve infielder. Nunie would likely be in AAA. Six infielders, five outfielder, two catchers and twelve pitchers.

    Now, we know for certain what won’t happen. :)

  129. blake January 26th, 2014 at 8:56 am

    “Where does Drew play? What do you do with Ryan if you add Drew? How many pitchers ar the Yankees going to carry? How many infielders will the Yankees have if they add Drew?”

    We really don’t need to worry about where Ryan plays….he’s a bench player….nothing more.

    I would play Drew at SS ideally or at 3B initially if they don’t want to move Jeter.

    Ryan would play some vs LHP and basically be a back up like he should be

  130. blake January 26th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    My ideal roster would have 12 pitchers and the following position players.

    Jeter, Tex, Beltran, McCann, Ellsbury, drew, baker, Cervelli, Johnson, Roberts, Ryan, Gardner, Soriano

  131. cheddar January 26th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    “My ideal roster would have 12 pitchers and the following position players.

    Jeter, Tex, Beltran, McCann, Ellsbury, drew, baker, Cervelli, Johnson, Roberts, Ryan, Gardner, Soriano”

    That would please me very much, too. Lots of versatility.

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