Jan
21

The Worldwide Leader Loves RAB

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So I woke up this morning to quite the delightful bit of baseball literature: Rob Neyer actually linked to RAB. Neyer agrees with Ben’s stance on Robinson Cano’s arbitration situation, though calls the notion that Cano would be insulted by an arbitration hearing “silly.” Per Ben: “Called out by Rob Neyer. I’ll never complain about that.”

Later today, browsing Peter Gammons’s blog, I found quite an interesting paragraph:

Unfortunately, time keeps most of us from getting to those sites specific to teams. It’s amazing how many club officials read USS Mariner (Seattle), Fire Brand of the American League (Boston), Ducksnorts (San Diego), Athletics Nation (Oakland), Viva El Birdos (St. Louis), Lone Star Ball (Texas), River Ave. Blues (Yankees), MetsBlog.com, FishStripes (Florida), Dodger Thoughts, Bronx Banter (great writing), The LoHud Yankees Blog, Reds Reporter (Cincinnati), Bleed Cubbie Blue, Brew Crew Ball (Milwaukee) and more.

Needless to say, it’s a glorious day here at the RAB offices.

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25 Comments»

  1. It'sMeSNITCHES!!! says:

    Climbin’ the ranks, boys. Stay true.

  2. Nefarious Jackson says:

    congratulations fellas, well earned

  3. Relaunch says:

    Impressive. Great job.

  4. iYankees says:

    haha, that’s awesome.

  5. Ron says:

    Now all you need is a picture of Cashman wearing a “Save the Big Three” T-shirt!

  6. Alvaro says:

    Hey Hank – lock yourself away and let Cash run the team.

  7. mehmattski says:

    Sounds like someone needs to show Gammons how to use an RSS reader…

    Also, congrats on the pub, guys!

  8. dan says:

    Raise your hand if you think Cashman reads Was Watching.

    Congrats guys– you know you’re doing something right when Peter Gammons recognizes your efforts.

  9. EJ says:

    Awesome job guys. Don’t change a thing entering 2008!

  10. anaconda says:

    Good for you. You guys have earned the recognition.

  11. Lanny says:

    After the pat on the back thats obv well deserved what does everyone think about Santana?

    If the Twins are willing to take low level prospects why not get back into the game on that? Plus we keep Hughes, Melky??

    Isnt that win win?

    God knows we can blow any Met offer away with Single A prospects.

    • dan says:

      Except that any offer with Single A prospects by doesn’t blow the
      Mets’ offer out of the water because upper-level guys are more valuable than low-level guys. Check posts from the last 40 days or so to see what everyone thinks about Santana.

    • RollignWave says:

      No we can’t, not to meantion I wouldn’t be happy if we trade away Tabata + Jackson + Montero + Betances … those are all single A or under prospect too .

  12. brockdc says:

    Nice work, guys. Congrats and keep it up!

  13. Lanny says:

    Are you serious? The point is the Mets offer is single A prospects. Martinez, Guerra. WHos high level from them? Humber? Mulvey? Projected 5th starters long men.

    Thats a single A offer and we can certainly beat that if so inclined and we get to keep the high level prospects/major league ready prospects.

    Heck an offer top lined by Horne and Marquez blows the Mets out of the water.

    • Mike A. says:

      Lanny, you’re being a homer. Martinez spend 2007 in AA, Mulvey split the year between AA and AAA. Humber spent time in the bigs. They aren’t A-ball prospects.

      Martinez is a stud, he’s the next Carlos Lee. Mulvey is not a 5th starter/long man, he’s a #3 guy, very comparable to Horne. Same thing with Humber, but he’s more along Marquez’s line.

      Just because we can put together a better package that the Mets doesn’t mean the Twins will take it.

      • steve (different one) says:

        right. you can’t forget that the Twins would MUCH rather trade Santana to the NL.

        trading Santana to the Yankees or Sox basically closes off the Wildcard for the Twins for the next 3-4 years.

  14. Patrick says:

    Congrats guys.

    Patrick

  15. Mike R. says:

    Congrats guys. Remember the people who were here from the beginning when you launch RABSN.

  16. Pfistyunc says:

    Great news to hear guys, congrats.

  17. Jeff says:

    Hey Hank if you’re reading this don’t trade Hughes, wise up and listen to Cashman and your younger bro with the MBA…

  18. Lanny says:

    I’m sure thats what the Twins are thinking. Trading him to the Yanks closes the WC for them for the next few years. They’re not thinking how can we get better and how can we put a championship team on the field in 2010 when we move into our new building.

    I’m sure they really care about the WC ramifications especially in ’08 and ’09. If they did they would just keep him and play out the string.

    If they do they are an inept front office.

    They should be taking the best deal and targeting the best prospects they can. If its 4 low level Grade B and higher propects from the Yankees, so be it.

    If the Yankees can get him for prospects in their lower levels they should jump at it.

    • steve (different one) says:

      i am not sure why you are getting so snarky.

      what is your point exactly? that if the Yankees can get Santana without giving up their top prospects, they should do it?

      would anyone argue this?

      again, i am not sure what you are trying to say, but you seem to think you are right about it.

  19. Jamal G. says:

    Congrats on the PR guys.

    LoL, anyone else surprised that Gammons mentioned three Yankees sites (RAB, BX Banter, LoHud) and mentioned only one Red Sox site?

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