Nov
20

Control of Yanks shifts to Hal (sorry, Hank)

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The AP has somewhat surprising news: MLB has approved the shift of control of the Yankees, from George to Hal. I suppose they’ll still act in tandem. If there was ever a question of who was in charge, though, that has been answered.

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  • radnom

    Hopefully this means no dumbshit offer to Burnett.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

    Although I enjoy pissing off people by espousing my love for Hank Steinbrenner and his over-the-top persona, does this essentially mean the media will stop caring what Hank says now that Hal is, officially, the one in control?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      As long as Hank keeps spouting off, the media will listen.

  • Shamus

    I know it is off topic, but I just read that the Sox are planning a deal for Teixeira that will be bigger annually than what they payed Manny (8yrs/$160).

    Tony Massarotti is reporting that the Sox will attempt to sneak in while the Yankees are dealing with pitchers and snag Tex out from under everyone.

    They do not want a guy like him going back to the Angels, a team they do fear, Massarotti just said on radio, and they SURELY don’t want him going to NYY, Massarotti said that would be an ‘utter failure for the Sox if the YAnkees got CC, AJ and Tex. They fear the NYY getting just CC and Tex.’

    Funny how they win 2 WS in the last four years and still are scared about what we up to!

    • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

      I don’t think they can “sneak in” with a Boras client…no question that even if the Red Sox offer a monster deal, much like the Beltran case, Boras will check with the Yankees before all is said and done.

      So I’m not seeing how they’ll be pulling the wool over the eyes of the Yankees, or…what the hell they’re going to do with Mike Lowell, who AFAIK is their third baseman, leaving no room for Youkilis AND Teixiera.

      • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/2000/01/18/jeter_ap/index.html steve (different one)

        they could trade Lowell. it’s not at all impossible. they could eat a little money and trade him to the Phillies.

        i don’t doubt for a minute that the Sox are serious about Teixeira.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          i don’t doubt for a minute that the Sox are serious about Teixeira.

          Me neither. But I agree with Double-J, that there will be no “sneaking” with Mark Teixeira. Any reporter who really thinks that Boras would allow his crown jewel client to agree to a contract with the Sox without first calling the Yankees is a fool.

          It’s not like Brian Cashman told his secretary to hold all his calls until he resolves this CC-Burnett “situation”.

          • radnom

            I always find it funny when people get all worked up “Why are they focusing on player X?!?! They are going to miss out on Y!!!”

            Its like…..really?

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

              Jeanie, Brian Cashman’s secretary: Brian, I’ve got Scott Boras on line two, he’d like to talk to you about a Mr. Tesherra…
              Cashman: FUCK THAT, JEANIE, YOU KNOW I’M UP TO MY EARS IN THIS SABATHIA NEGOTIATIONS!!! TELL HIM TO CALL BACK LATER!!!!!

              [slams office door and continues playing Dance Dance Revolution]

              • http://www.boston.com/sports/ot/2008/11/the_truth_hurts.html Rick in Boston

                The Boston anti-Ortiz stuff has started, so Tex can come in and Lowell/Youk/Tex can move between 1b/3b/DH (click my name for the details).

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

                  How Chad Finn made it though all those words without saying “Performance Enhancing Drugs” is amazing.

                  Writer of the year.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

                  He transcends race.

                  UGH.
                  [pounding head into desk]

                • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/2000/01/18/jeter_ap/index.html steve (different one)

                  it is amazing how predictable their MO is.

    • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/2000/01/18/jeter_ap/index.html steve (different one)

      i don’t know if Boston will get Teixeira, they might.

      what i do know is that there will be no “sneaking in” and “snagging him out from everyone”

      that is not how Boras works.

      i can guarantee that the Angels and Yankees will be given every attempt to match the highest offer.

      i don’t know if they will, but they aren’t going to be surprised by anything.

      • A.D.

        Pretty much by the fact someone reported it, and its on a blog, it already is not “snuck”

  • Shamus

    I know its off topic, but I just *heard* 95.5 in Maine, Jab.

  • E-ROC

    I bet that factored in CashMoney’s decision to return to the Yanks.

  • Baseballnation

    I really like Hal and his sound thoughtful approach to matters as opposed to his brother’s mouth spatterring goo that is a cheap replicate of old George. The Yankees are in good hands.

    • JohnC

      Hank = Fredo!!

      “I’M YOUR OLDER BROTHER HAL AND I WAS STEPPED OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

        Come on… Hank is clearly Sonny.

        • http://www.boston.com/sports/ot/2008/11/the_truth_hurts.html Rick in Boston

          Who’s going to gun him down in a toll booth? Bobby Meachem?

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

            Steve Swindal?

            • Rick in Boston

              Good call.

              But fitting the Sonny thing, shouldn’t it be a non-divorced brother in law?

  • Januz

    I think it is fair to say that some of the crazy numbers I saw thrown out towards AJ and Lowe are not going to be coming from The Bronx. The same applies to Andy with the $16m demanded by his agent.
    Hal strikes me as a bottom line kind of guy who will not go hog wild for every Tom, Dick, & Harry free agent out there. If he is a star player like CC, Tex, or Manny, that is one thing, but $18m a year for five years of AJ, is quite another.
    I want to see this team be run like the Giants. You can’t run it the same way, because the nature of the sport is different. However, it starts right at the top. The guy who does the best job in NY in running an organization is Jerry Reese with the Giants (And I am a Steeler fan, NOT a Giant). Right now, 30 players on the roster are in their 4th year (Or less) in the NFL, and Eli is only in his 5th. So they are in a position to be good for quite some time, and be run like a machine, where if they lose a Shockey, Strahan or a Umenyiora, they plug someone else in, and don’t skip a beat. This is where I want the Yankees to be. Hal and Cash offer a better chance of this than Hank ever would.

    • A.D.

      Yeah, and if the Yanks won the superbowl then everyone would say… that is how you run an organization, just how everyone praised the White Sox when the won the WS and relied on starting pitching, same thing when the tigers went to the WS, or the ’03 marlins built around youth.

      The giants were incredibly lucky that it was a DE that went down, the one position they did have depth at, LB or secondary would be a different story

      • Baseballnation

        Correct there Brother, but It hasn’t been mentioned how much of a godsend Tuck has been. The guy is truly a freak of nature. And admittedly, the guy who I’ve bashed the last couple years, Mr. Cory Webster is having a pro bowl season.

    • http://www.boston.com/sports/ot/2008/11/the_truth_hurts.html Rick in Boston

      Apples to oranges. Football is easier to get reps in for guys so when injuries/trades/retirements happen, it’s less of an impact. At least in football, you can create controlled scrimmages that echo game-time issues. Baseball, you can’t – too many different wrinkles in the one-on-one matchups.

      • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/2000/01/18/jeter_ap/index.html steve (different one)

        everything about football is different than baseball for one simple reason: contracts are (mostly) non-guaranteed.

        that is the 800 lb gorilla in the room if you want to compare between sports.

        that and the draft are completely different animals.

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