Yanks sign Juan Gonzalez?

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Tim from MLBTR found a report saying that the Yanks forked over a 2-yr, $2M deal to the now 38-yr old, Mitchell Report named ex-slugger. Juan Gone may have made the biggest blunder in the history of the universe when he rejected the Tigers’ 8-yr, $140M contract offer in 2001, a deal that would still have 2 years remaining. I don’t believe the report for a second – the Yanks have zero use for another DH, let alone a DH that hasn’t seen a Major League pitch in over 2 years. Chalk this one up to a slow news time.

Update: Nevermind, turns out December 28th is “el Día de los Santos Inocentes” in Puerto Rico, or “The Day of Holy Innocents.” It’s their April Fools Day. Oh those clever Puerto Ricans.

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  • Chip

    Hahaha, that is awesome. I love news reports with a sense of humor

  • JRVJ

    It’s “Day of the Holly Innocents”, not “Innocence”, and it’s not just Puerto Rico – it’s all Spanish speaking countries (including Spain) and I think France and Italy too (not sure about the last two).

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      My mistake. I just copied and pasted it from the comments at another site.

  • http://scottproctorsarm.blogspot.com Andrew

    Thank God

  • Chris

    o locking up irabudidnt the same rpot state that the Yanks were close to locking up irabu to a long term deal.

    fitting that they would use the yanks for the story as thier front offuce apears to have been treating this entire off-season as the Day of the Holly Innocents – afrad to take any risks on the trae front,

    I hope that they are at least privatly gauging the value of moose, matsuie and moose. Either get johan and try to win this year though the next 4 years, or go with youth and try to trade away damon, matsui, and moose – hell even abreu who defenitly has some value.

    afor that matte – \even giambi should have some value of the yanks pick up some of his contact. 1 good prospect or bullpen am maybe? hey, if he is healthy he will give you 35 homes 110 Rhi – hardly easy to find now a days without spending 25 million pe yea

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Huh?

      • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

        Knowing what we know now of the Day of the Holly Innocents, I think it’s quite obvious. He’s posing as an incoherent drunk. Joke’s on us!

    • Relaunch

      What language was this in?

    • Gustavo

      It’s a riddle, use every letter that is missing from his post and it says that God told him that Hughes will win 20 games next year and they shouldn’t trade him.

  • Chris

    key board is broken and i was still drunk from last night — sorry

    question was – would you rather deal cano melky and marquez for johan and a decent bullpen arm….or

    hughes, melky, horne, and a good AA prospect.

    comes down to what you think is easier to replace – a potential ACE, or an all star second baseman who could blossum into a 120 RB!, 25-30hR, 100 runs,l .320 BA numbe 3 hitter

    hitting is easier to replace and texiea is available next season, but having that production out of 2nd baseman is speial. in an ideal world, i would love to get a power hitting 1B like w thought we were getting with giambi and have a leadoff hitting high OBP speedster at 2B, but that is tough to find.

    comes down to who you like more cano or hughes and i also believe that by giving up cano it means the rest of the package can be lighter as he is proven commodity.

    sorry about the post – i thought everone here spoke fluent jibirisih

    • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

      haha, love those drunk message board posts.. just teasing ya.

  • Grant

    Is that like El Malaguana?