Teixeira agrees to deal with Yanks

Bernie's baseball return
Money talks for the Yanks and Teixeira

As first reported by Jon Heyman and confirmed by Buster Olney, the Yankees are finalizing a deal with first baseman Mark Teixeira on an eight year deal worth $180 million. The deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause. There is no word on a possible opt-out.

This comes in on the heels of a confusing morning in which many sources thought Teixeira would sign with Boston today. Some questionable sources even said that the two parties had an agreement in principle. That doesn’t appear to have been true, though.

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Bernie's baseball return
Money talks for the Yanks and Teixeira
  • Nady Nation

    I’m very aroused.

    • Joey H

      lmfao.

      • Mike Pop

        Dont act like your not impressed.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Ick.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            Milwaukee gets Yankees second round pick. hahahahaha

            • Jay CT

              How much does that blow for them?

              • Mike Pop

                We definitely wont get Cameron now. lol

            • TurnTwo

              ha!!!!!!!!! great point!!

              • Andy In Sunny Daytona

                Pete Abraham reporting all winter long? FAIL.

            • Alan

              Hahahahaha. Doug Melvin will never trade with us again.

    • Neil

      Merry Christmas…..this is so much better than the jelly of the month club.

      • nmc

        It is a bit nipply outside…

        Also, NYY effteedubs

  • http://headshotsonly.wordpress.com The Third Yip-Yip

    DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ!!! OH BOY!!!

    I love how when you click “Click here for more” it’s 404’d.

  • Ari

    OH YEAH, OH YEAH!!! THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!

  • Joey H

    How serious are we taking Heyman?

    • John NY

      Olney just said he has two yankee sources saying it’s done. Just heard him on espn. radio

  • http://deleted Randy

    ESPN has just reported it as well. TEX!!!!!!

  • TurnTwo

    GO CASH GO!

  • DP

    Yes Kevin Millar!!! I’ve been waiting to Cowboy Up all these years!

  • C.Panella

    8/180 the numbers

  • Joey H

    Oh my god. Lol. I can’t believe it. I really had him with the Sox. Now the figures should be interesting.

  • Mike Pop

    8-180

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      8 / 170. Even better

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Jon Heyman on WFAN: “Tex signed for 8/180″.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    BOOOOOOOOOOOM, MAKE IT EXPLODE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Balls Deep

    About time… high obp/.300 ave/30+ hr/great fielder… not with Sox! Though not “priceless” … pretty damn close !

  • usty

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • DoggonIt

    Holy crap! Insane. I love it.

  • Mike Pop

    Christmas has come !

  • Joey H

    If this is false. I picked the wrong time to quit smoking.

    • Joey H

      Just to take a stab at the glue sniffing comment. ;)

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I would have gone with the “amphetamines” line, it’s better.

        • nmc

          and TSJC aka RU is getting LAAAARRRGGGEER

  • DoggonIt

    Boom goes the dynamite!

    • andrew

      classic.

  • nick blasioli

    how exciting is this news…tex is a yankee…what a difference this makes …..

  • Dimitri

    MErry X-Mas to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joey H

      Never take Christ out of christmas ;)

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Allow me to correct…

        Merry Momas.

    • mike s.

      More like Merry Teix-Mas

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        OH I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!

  • Mike Pop

    ESPN says it on bottomline… MY GOSH?!?!?!?!?

  • jsbrendog

    wow, that escalated fast.

    cashman killed a guy with a trident

    • Mike Pop

      There was a man on fire and horses

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Hal Steinbrenner: Hank, where did you get a grenade?
        Hank Steinbrenner: I don’t know.

        • Mike Pop

          Lol I found this hilarious.

        • Zebidiah

          that was funny

        • jsbrendog

          hank totally = brick
          hal totally = ron
          cashman = fantana
          how about stick michael as champ?

          • Mike Pop

            John Sterling– Champ… WHAMMY!!!

            • jsbrendog

              TOTALLY! good one

              but hal, i need you, i miss your smell

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Brian, I’ve been meeeeeaning to talk to you about that. You might wanna lay low, find a safe house or a relative to stay with because you’re proooobaaaaably wanted for murder.

    • DoggonIt

      The secret was Cash keeping his head on a swivel, thats what you’ve gotta do in a vicious cock fight

  • Moshe Mandel

    Brian Cashman is in fact the devil. The Yankees and their profligate spending are the scourge of baseball, but dont count out the little engine that could from Boston. As AC/DC said, the Yankees are on the “highway to Hell.”

    / Gammons’d

    • http://deleted Randy

      that is one of the most amazing comments i have read on this site.

  • Mike Pop

    Lol fuck the Sox

  • Zebidiah

    Great news! I see 100 wins this year.
    I wonder if the opt-out is after year 4 or year 5?

    • theyankeewarrior

      Make that 103… lol

  • BigBlueAL

    New 1B??? Tino has come out of retirement!!!!

  • John NY

    8/180 is confirmed? Wow….yanks are gonna get slaughtered nationally for spending so much money in this economy.

    Who Cares though. We’re playing by the rules right?

    • Balls Deep

      Damn right; they are spending the $$ they have… and will be able to put some of next year’s cap $$ back into the stadium and not in the hands of Marlins/Rays/Royals… let’s see what happens to them now.

      Now it’s Pettitte or Lowe/Sheets

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Brian Cashman: … so, I know I’m kind of rambling here, but I guess what I’m saying is, Yeah, that’s the offer, and we think you’d do yourself and your family a good service by exploring it before you make your decision. So, what do you think?
    Mark Teixeira: Brian, you had me at “huge pile of money”.

    • Mike Pop

      And CC + AJ

    • Zebidiah

      this was good too, but not as funny as the grenade comment — you need to make puppets for these skits and put them on youtube

  • Larry

    Sweet!!!!

  • Dominik

    ESPN News is confirming it with Olney standing behind it.

  • Manimal

    WOW, I was taking a nap and my bro woke me up. I want to know the number amount.

    • Mike Pop

      8 180

      • jsbrendog

        8/170

        • Mike Pop

          nOPE 8/180

          • jsbrendog

            the ticker on espn as they announced it said 8/170 stupid espn makin me lok bad.WHORES!

  • Mike Pop

    OMG YO !!! IM SO HAPPY

  • UNION YES.

    woohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • JeffG
  • DP

    I just want to say, for all the people excited about Swisher (and rightfully so). He’s now on the bench/platooning. Think about that

    • Joey H

      Believe me, the tears are streaming………

      • Chip

        If we got Tex, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Nady trade. I think if Cashman can get something back better than 2 draft picks, he’ll probably take it. Maybe the Braves are in it at the deadline and feel like giving up one of their outfielders? We can only dream……..

        • Zebidiah

          Agree – Nady for one year @$6M can sell.

        • Ari

          Seems like they have to look to trade somebody. They just have too many guys making too much money for too few outfield spots. I guess they could put Damon in center, and play Nady and Swisher at the corners, but it seems to make more sense to sell high on Nady, or try and get some return on either Damon or Matsui by eating some of the money on their contract. Things should get interesting now.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Or, you could put Swisher in right and have a Nady/Matsui DH platoon. I think that’s a much better move.

      • Stryker

        get your ass on AIM.. NOW

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He’s now on the bench/platooning. Think about that.

      All of these scenarios are highly likely:
      1) We deal Nady to somebody in need of an outfielder (Reds?) for some youngsters; the OF is Damon-Gardner-Swish
      2) Matsui gets hurt or isn’t ready, and Damon moves to DH; the OF is Nady-Gardner-Swish
      3) Swish impresses defensively in the spring, and the OF is Damon-Swish-Nady

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I think 3 would be fine. I projected a lineup with Tex in my blog that had Damon in CF, Swisher in right, and Nady in left.

        To quote myself:

        “1. Damon CF
        2. Jeter SS
        3. Teixeira 1B
        4. Rodriguez 3B
        5. Posada C
        6. Swisher RF
        7. Matsui DH
        8. Nady LF
        9. Cano 2B

        This configuration would score 5.689 runs per game, a total of 921. Again, that could out do any defensive problems with Damon in center and would compliment what could be a dominant pitching staff.”

        Also, CHONE has Damon at -2 in CF for 2009 (Swisher projected for -3) and Swisher at +5 for the corner (Damon at +6) so I think an OF alignment of Nady (-5 corner)-Damon-Swisher would be alright—esp. with that lineup and pitching staff.

        • Mike Pop

          How many runs will that lineup score ?

          • Mike Pop

            Nevermind. Im so excited I didnt read the whole post.

        • Joey H

          Those Chone Projections are awful. Go check what they gave Doc Halladay.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Those are absolute baseline projections. He could easily outperform his baseline projection. Click the “expanded” button for more information.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          For the record, the offensive projections in my blog and above post are using Marcels projected OBP/SLG.

      • Mike Pop

        If you could get a deal centered around a young pitcher with the potential to be a 2 or 3 I would do it. But I dont think the Reds would do that because they are more than just Nady away from contending.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      He’s now on the bench/platooning

      Or he’s the starting CF.

    • The Scout

      Swisher who?

  • Joey H

    No for the “best team money can buy” comments

  • Brooklyn Ed

    I guess Swisher is our Ofer.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....7303227996

  • Dimitri

    COAL for the RED SOX FANS for X-MAS

  • E-ROC
  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I am now a gay man for Brian Cashman.

    • Joey H

      Down for a love triangle?

      • Mike Pop

        Cashman is sexy as anthing.. LOL we have the top 4 paid players in baseball.. LMAO

        • Joey H

          Ask me if I care? They have just won the world series.

          • Mike Pop

            They have won multiple world series lol

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

        This post has officially crossed the line from funny to weird.

        • Manimal

          hahaha

        • Zebidiah

          nice

        • Joey H

          Down for a love square? This is amazing. I just proposed to my girlfriend. Kidding kidding.

          • Ari

            Pentagon anyone?

            • Colombo

              Hexagon?

  • E-ROC

    PRAISE BE TO MO!

  • Chip

    I really don’t think that this was the best move they could have made but if Tex is truly a Yankee, I hope he completely proves me wrong. In the end, I can’t be upset to see my team sign good players

  • Infamous

    wowwwwwwww holy shit

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

    Thankfully all the Manny silliness can stop now.

    • Joey H

      Oh please, weren’t you for it?

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

        Not even close.

    • emac2

      I agree!

      Just sign him already and we can get ready for spring training!

    • nolan

      they should sign Manny too! We’ve signed everyone else…why stop?

      (im joking)

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Thankfully all the Manny silliness can stop now.

      Actually, Boras said that the only way he would let Tex go to the Yanks was if they also agreed to take Manny!

  • Mike Pop

    He obviously hated the Red Sox

  • Mike Pop

    Where will our payroll stand now ?

    • Joey H

      Again, Who cares?

  • pat

    mikwaukee and toronto congratulations on your 2nd and 3rd round picks.

    Getting first round picks for your premier Type A free agents: FAIL

  • MrJigginz

    YAYEEEE!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    I CAN’T BELIEVE IT.

    seriously…

    i can’t believe it. i wanna see it made official first.

    • Reggie C.

      HOLY SHIT !!!

      Olney said an agreement has been reached. MLBTR.

  • Carl

    So who gets traded, Matsui or Damon?

    • Matt M

      neither.

      ur gonna rotate matsui damon swisher nady and gardner between the three OF spots and DH

      • Mike Pop

        Ultimate team.

  • John NY

    Just posted on MLBTRADERUMORS:

    Aside from the Red Sox, the Brewers and Blue Jays also lose here. Each team’s draft pick from the Yanks is pushed back one round – the Brewers get a second-rounder from them for C.C. Sabathia, the Jays get their third-round pick for A.J. Burnett.

    • Klemy

      No doubt. Tat’s gotta stink a bit.

  • mustang

    BRING ON THE HATE
    GO YANKS

  • daneptizl

    Does this mean no Pettitte.

  • yanks99

    good, now can we focus on manny and lowe?

    • Mike Pop

      and Perez, Dunn, and Garland to be our 10th starter.

    • Joey H

      lmao.

  • tommy reynolds

    i am ric flairing and ric flair chopping all over my room right now….. WOOOO! WOOOO! WWWWOOOO!!!!!

    • jsbrendog

      this post is awesome

    • http://deleted Randy

      this is also in the top comments of all time.

    • Rizzi

      May I ask where you are from Mr. Reynolds?

  • DoggonIt

    Aside from the Red Sox, the Brewers and Blue Jays also lose here. Each team’s draft pick from the Yanks is pushed back one round – the Brewers get a second-rounder from them for C.C. Sabathia, the Jays get their third-round pick for A.J. Burnett.

  • Chris

    Sounds like the same money the Sox were rumored to offer. Wonder what the difference maker was (assuming the contract length/$$$ rumors are correct)?

    Full no-trade? Opt out? Both?

    Wonder if this means they’ll still be interested in bringing Pettitte back?

    Looking forward to them having a real all-around 1B for the first time since Tino’s prime.

    • emac2

      I wonder if the sox attitude after their meeting the other day led Tex to take a little less from the Yanks.

    • DP

      The difference was- the Red Sox are lame as shit and the Yankees are not.

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

    I have to go to the grocery store in the worst way. I’m going to boo Tex for his bad timing. Dick.

    • Joey H

      Same thing with me. Got dinner for thursday to buy and this isnt helping.

  • Reggie C.

    WHAT WILL GAMMONS SAY NOW!!!

    • Chip

      That the Yankees are an embarrassment for spending all this money when all the other teams can’t make a cent. Boo Hoo

  • Joey H

    Sox: God DAMN IT! Those mother fuckers did it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cashman: *Wink*

    • Reggie C.

      EVIL EMPIRE PIMP SMACKED THE PINK SOX !!

  • Manimal

    alright, guys seriously. Don’t be too spoiled, I think this is the end of free agents. No “now on to _______(Manny,Abreu,Pettite,Lowe)” Yankees cant afford any more free agents. MAYBE they can get Cameron for center but highly doubtful.

    • Joey H

      Why rain on a parade?

      • DP

        Also, who cares? Do we need anyone else? We have 6 OF/DH. We have an infield of A-Rod, Jeter, Cano, Teixeira, Posada. And we have one of the best rotations in baseball. At this point present day Whitey Ford could be our 5th starter.

        • Jonny not the Damon

          Whitey Ford for 5th starter!

          I’m totally on board.

      • Manimal

        Sorry, already saw a couple NOW SIGN MANNY! comments.

    • Ryan S.

      This won’t affect a 1 year Pettitte deal.

  • Barry

    And Boom goes the dynamite.

  • SmittDogg

    Cashman is the tits baby! He just earned his HOF plaque. This offseason (besides the AJ money/length) has been masterful. The team is not only huge favorites this year, but should retain that title for the next 4-5 years minimum. CC and Tex? Both 28?

    It’s totally high noon on my sun-dial if you know what I mean.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

      “It’s totally high noon on my sun-dial if you know what I mean.”

      I will use this line in future social interactions with women.

  • Mike Pop

    You think Pettitte might come back for cheaper now because he will want to win one more ?

  • stewman23

    somewhere Pete Abe is eating….umm, his words?

    • Conan the Barack O’Brian

      yeah, i can’t wait to see how he backpedals on this…he made his point weeks ago, and instead of just waiting it out, he belabored it by making it over and over again. sorry pete, the yanks will just maybe win a championship and you’ll have to write a (gasp) homage to Joe G. and his tactical capabilities. Of course, not before you write about how he’s on a big hook a thousand times.

  • Jeff

    Haha I can’t wait for all the Red Sox fans to start bad mouthing the deal when they were on the verge of signing him. It’s hilarous…

    • Manimal

      try living in MA. This is awesome. First the super bowl and now this.

    • Kayp

      I think them and other yankees haters already started on MLBTR, check the comments on their.

  • Conan the Barack O’Brian

    Just got a Christmas kitty for my kids. They will have to name her Teixeira, Sabathia, Cashwoman, something like that.

    The mind reels…Teixeira, Cano, Jeter, A-Rod for an infield? HOLEE-SHITT.

    I think Bobby A. wants in at this point for $1.

    • Manimal

      I’m gonna miss Abreu, but Tex is a beast! We now have a good defensive first basemen! No more cringing when theres a play at the plate and a ground ball to Giambi.

    • TONY

      hey why not?

    • The Evil Dynasty

      Bobby is mad, i know it.

  • SmittDogg

    By the way, fuck boston right in their jealous cock targeted faces. I hope each one of them eats a big bag of dicks for christmas. You can hate me now, but I wont stop now

    • Dimitri

      SmittDogg says:
      December 23rd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

      By the way, fuck boston right in their jealous cock targeted faces. I hope each one of them eats a big bag of dicks for christmas. You can hate me now, but I wont stop now

      Couldnt have said it better myself

  • Ryan S.

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    I am quite pleased.

  • Stryker

    so when do the yankees go bankrupt?

  • Joey H

    “A”side from the Red Sox, the Brewers and Blue Jays also lose here. Each team’s draft pick from the Yanks is pushed back one round – the Brewers get a second-rounder from them for C.C. Sabathia, the Jays get their third-round pick for A.J. Burnett.
    ba! HAHAHA

  • Pel

    I’d like to thank the good lord for making me a Yankee fan.

    Mostly because I get to open my Christmas presents early this year and witness the beautiful, beautiful sight of a bawwwston sourpuss.

  • Cam

    We are so lucky to be Yankees fans

  • Capital T

    I bet Cash said that in these hard times, the other teams are going to need those revenue sharing dollars. Bud, Blogovich You and your $26M

  • Joe

    So much for a lower payroll? Thats what..another 30 million dollar check for taxes next year? Not to mention if we sign Andy again

    • TONY

      I think that was a ploy – Cash played it perfectly.

  • emac2

    So, If Manny will sign a deal that only pays 13 mil the first year and we can trade Matsui, do we sign Manny now knowing that we will have the extra money to bump his salary next year when Damon comes off the book?

    It’s only a 4th round pick….

    World series in the first year of the park?

    • Kayp

      I think damon comes off next yr or the one after that, same wit matsui.

  • Steve S

    Wow

  • Dimitri

    Someone should go check and see if Peter Gammons still has a pulse. He might have had a massive heart attack about 30 minutes ago when this was announced.

  • TONY

    Mark Teixeira a Yankee – It is a proud day to be a Portuguese American.

  • SmittDogg

    We should really all write a giant thank you card to Cashman from his RAB supporters for this. And while we’re at it, another thank you card to the “brilliant young mind” of Theo Epstein who master negotiated his way right out of this one.

    • Kayp

      I wouldnt mind signin it.

  • Ryan S.

    This is going to go down in history as the greatest off season ever for the Yankees (or any other team) since the beginning of free agency.

    • Jay CT

      I hate to say it, but that is not a very bold statement. The bold statement would be “this goes down as the worst off-season in baseball history.” I am all for the signing, I just don’t know how hard it is to say that they had a good offseason. Know what I mean?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    1. Johnny Damon – CF
    2. Derek Jeter – SS
    3. Mark Teixeira – 1B
    4. Alex Rodriguez – 3B
    5. Hideki Matsui – DH
    6. Jorge Posada – C
    7. Robinson Cano – 2B
    8. Xavier Nady – RF
    9. Nick Swisher – LF

    American League, prepared to be fucked.

    • TONY

      you wouldnt platoon the outfield – with gardner & melky as well?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Nah, the Melky-Gardner platoon in center field does not offer as much defense over Johnny Damon that make up for the offensive gap. Overall, the Yanks are better off with Damon in center field, and Swisher in left field.

        • Mike Pop

          Jamal dont forget
          CC
          AJ
          Wang
          Pettite
          Joba/Hughes..

          Life is Good !

        • TONY

          This is going to be a fun season!!!

        • jsbrendog

          you have to platoon gardner with dmaon in CF or damon will not make it to the allstar break. tremember it was not his defense that pushed him to LF but his body
          ‘s inability to stay healthy covering that ground. he’s not 28 anymore. hell he’s not even 33 anymore

          as for melky, he is gone baby gone good bye na na na na dont let the doo r hit you in the ass on the way out.

        • Chip

          Between off-days for Tex, Matsui, Nady, Swisher and Damon’s days off, I doubt we see too much Damon in center. I mean you’d have these possibilities:

          LF Damon
          CF Gardner
          RF Nady
          1B Tex

          LF Swisher
          CF Gardner
          RF Nady
          1B Tex

          LF Damon
          CF Gardner
          RF Swisher
          1B Tex

          LF Damon
          CF Gardner
          RF Nady
          1B Swisher

          that also doesn’t accound for the DH slot. This is a very flexible lineup right now so I’d imagine Gardner or Melky still gets 400+ ABs

          • jsbrendog

            god i hope its gardner

    • Brooklyn Ed

      =D

      so im guessing either Melky or Brett will be the 4th OFer?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Holy shit, the Yankees have three switch hitters (Teixeira, Posada and Swisher), three right-handed hitters (Jeter, ARod and Nady) and three left-handed hitters (Damon, Matsui and Cano). Sweet.

    • Manimal

      7/9 have been allstars, Just Swish and Nady werent at one point.

      • Chip

        Yet

    • SmittDogg

      If it were just that line up with league average pitching they’d still win the division, but with the revamped rotation, the upside kids ready to jump in, and even a worst case bullpen with the hammer of god closing things out, they may be contending for records.

    • Jonny not the Damon

      With that offense, I think we can afford to let Damon play center most days. Runs, runs, runs. And serious OF depth, too for when the old guys break down.

      • Manimal

        seriously, Assists from the outfield is over rated. who said the ball gets in the outfield anyways :P

        • Jonny not the Damon

          With Tex’s defense, we don’t even *NEED* an outfield. He’ll just spear everything with his mad hopping skills and mystical flexibility.

          • Mike Pop

            Teix covers the outfield in some games. Angels Right Fielders took 3% of innings off last year after the acqusition.

  • KW

    Holy Crap.

  • Zach

    So what now? Do we sign Manny still if we can?

    If we also get manny, I would think this would have to be considered the deepest MLB team ever assembled on paper.

    • Ryan S.

      Nope, need for ManRam anymore, and i was one of the guy’s biggest proponents on the board. But with Tex, its just not necessary. We’re already probably gonna end up with Swisher being a bench guy if we keep Damon in LF instead of CF.

      • Colombo

        I would rather put swish in right and nady on the bench…or see if anyone will give us something with value for him…

    • The Evil Dynasty

      I wanted Manny, but I am satisfied with Tex, in fact, I’m happier than i though i’d be.
      But I don’t think we need another bat, unless we let go of 2 OFs

    • Mike Pop

      Give me Pettitte and Im happy.

  • Jonny not the Damon

    Stealing from the Sox? Obviously awesome.

    Stealing from the Nats? Surprisingly satisfying, as well.

  • Joe

    While i’m elated that he got him now, is he really worth 170?

    • Joe

      we* and is it 180.

      • Ryan S.

        He is to us. A world series victory more than pays for Tex, CC, and AJ – not to mention A-Rod.

        • Jay CT

          Well, if you think about it finacially, the Yankees have a worth of like 2 billion dollars. So if missing the playoffs knocked even 2% of their net worth, that is a 40 million dollar loss. So I would say its all worth it.

  • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com Jon G

    SIIIIIIIICK!!!

    There’s your protection for A-rod, with the gold glove D to boot (badly needed in our infield)!

    Now that’s gotta assure they leave CF to Gardner/Melky/Damon until AJAX is ready. At worst, Gardner is our speedy bench threat, and at best he can be a solid 9 hitter with good D and a decent bat. Not even really thinking about Melky…

  • Moshe Mandel

    Anyone want to figure out the payroll including 10 million for Pettitte?

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

      I’m going to update my table once the final figures come in for Teixeira.

    • Thomas

      C – Posada S 13.1 6
      1B – Teixeira S 22.5 (AAV) 3
      2B – Cano L 9 8
      SS – Jeter R 20 2
      3B – Rodriguez R 32 4
      RF – Nady R 6 7
      CF – Damon L 13 1
      LF – Swisher S 5.3 9
      DH – Matsui L 13 5

      Bench
      1B – Miranda L .4
      C – Molina R 2
      IF – Ransom R .4
      OF – Gardner L .4

      SP Sabathia L 23
      SP Wang R 5
      SP Burnett R 16.5
      SP Pettitte L 10
      SP Chamberlain R .4

      Bullpen
      Cl Rivera R 15
      Set Bruney R 1
      Set Marte L 4
      Set Veras R .4
      Set Ramirez R .4
      Set Albaladejo R .4
      Rel Giese R .4

      Other
      Brackman .3
      Igawa 4

      I got $217.9 million assuming these values and not including others on the 40 man and any buyouts.

      • Mike Pop

        Doesnt CC only gets 14 this ? Or Does the signing bonus count towards payroll?

  • MS

    Great, I don’t care about money because it’s not mine and he fits perfectly for us. We sign Tex. and Boston doesn’t, plus we don’t have to sign Manny now. As great as he is, he is also an idiot.

    • Ryan S.

      anybody smell that? Smells like putrid beans and moldy chowder … oh wait …

      That’s the smell of the entirety of The RS Nation shitting itself.

  • ceciguante

    yyyyYYYYYEEEEESSS!!!!!!!!111111111

    MY PLAN IS COMPLETE!!!!

    I’VE CREATED….A MMMMOOONNNSTEEERRRR!!!!!!!!!!!1111

    * * *

    what a merry, merry christmas it will be! wow, i’m elated…….

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Joe Girardi must be fucking happy right now. He now has soo many options to rotate the line up.

  • Manimal

    Gerrit Cole approved he said hes “stoked”. I love talking to him haha

  • The Evil Dynasty

    I want April to be tomorrow for christmas this year = P

  • Jeff

    So i wonder if there is a plan to trade a damon or matsui to cut payroll? Or maybe Swisher can gain something since there was talk that the NL was very interested in this guy. That’s a 5 M savings there.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    So…Bernie got a hit last night, right?

  • spiaget

    CC Sabathia $160 million
    AJ Burnett $85 million
    Mark Teixeira $180 million

    Swooping in at the last minute and taking Tex from the Red sox…………………………………..PRICELESS

    Perfect christmas gift!

    • ceciguante

      well said!

    • Kayp

      Haha nicely put together.

  • Jon W.

    I think Max Kellerman just wet himself

  • C.Panella

    Ok well now let me pose this do you bat arod 3rd or tex 3rd?

    • MattG

      A Rod 3, Tex 4

    • Frank B.

      maybe i like Tex 4th to protect A Rod… not sure.

    • Ryan S.

      I say keep A-Rod in the 4 hole and bat Tex 3rd. I think that’s where they’ve both been for most of their recent careers.

    • Zebidiah

      Arod is the best hitter and has more speed, so I’d put him 3rd

  • mike G.

    just for the record i got everything i wanted for christmas and chanaukah

    CC, Burnett, wang, petite, joba

    AND

    my favorite top of the line up
    damon
    jeter
    tex
    arod

    wow. i should’ve asked santa for a pony!!
    (p.s. petite will re-sign)

  • MattG

    I keep reading/hearing Swisher is a bench guy now. He’s not. He’s better offensively than Nady, and he’s better defensively than Nady. After Gardner, he might be the best OF on the roster (if you trust UZR ratings anyway)

    • Ryan S.

      I’ll agree its a battle between Nady and Swisher – I don’t want Damon in CF.

    • TONY

      either way where good

  • Elston32

    Darn it! I was hoping for Manny DHing and Dunn in LF.

    Kidding aside – thanks Brian!

  • deezer

    how long before we see the gammons column explaining to us how righteous theo and the small-market sox got screwed by the evil agent and greedy player?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Not for nothing, but lets look at the defense:

    Catcher: Jorge Posada is a toss-up at this point, we’ll have to take a wait-and-see approach.
    First Base: Teh awesome!11!!!1!
    Second Base: When right, this guy is second only to Mark Ellis in terms of defense at second base in the American League.
    Short Stop: Yeah, we know…
    Third Base: Basically average.
    Left Field: Slighty above average with Nick Swisher playing left field.
    Center Field: Not an ideal choice if it’s Johnny Damon, but hey, if he produces alongside his 2007 levels, we’ll all shut the fuck up and be happy.
    Right Field: As bout as average as you get with Xavier Nady in this spot.

    I like it!

    • Ryan S.

      In the context of our awesome lineup and pitching staff, it is TOTALLY acceptable. Its not going to cost us many games when the rest of the team is so fucking strong. Keep in mind we might do Damon in LF which would lead to above average play in both LF and CF.

    • MattG

      I think Cano supposedly sucks. It may just be lack of effort.

    • jsbrendog

      gardner or swisher will HAVE to take time from damon in cf because damon;’s body cant handle it full time. and he is NECESSARY to the top of this order.

  • Yankeegirl49

    Merry Christmas fellow Yankee fans!

    I want to thank the good lord for making me a Yankee fan!!!

    Gotta love the potential of what this team can do.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Mo move over. Cash is god.

    • Mike Pop

      Agreed

    • SmittDogg

      Slow down. Think of what you’re saying.

  • Quatro Jones

    Assuming Teix gets $20m for 2009, the payroll stands at 199 mil. If they sign Andy for $10m then theyre back to last years payroll but not over it.

  • http://itsaboutthemoney.blogspot.com Jason @ IIATMS

    Merry Teixmas to all and to all a good night!

    • Mike Pop

      I like that

    • mike G.

      LMFAO

      merry texmas!!

      you KNOW that’s going to be on front page of the post tomorrow!

      • Jay CT

        That is taken off the Yankees website. He should at least give credit when stealing someones line.

  • Barry

    Swisher in Center?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      or one of the corner OF.

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

        Damon in CF, Nady in LF, Swish in RF?

        • Brooklyn Ed

          that could work, unless Cashman is planning on to trade Nady since Swisher is more controllable. Hopefully by next week, everything will be more clear.

          • Barry

            Yankees Org. has next week off thanks to Hal.

          • Mike Pop

            Swish-CF, Nady-LF, Damon-RF and Matsui DH? Thats probably the best offensivce scenario but we take a hit on defense. Also Swish said he didnt like Center. But that lineup is the REAL DEAL

        • Thomas

          I agree with this idea. I think they’ll use Gardner as late inning replacement and starting once or twice a week.

        • Barry

          I can live with Damon in Center, but realistically how long can he play there before he starts breaking down.

  • Curramba

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smart move:)

  • Infamous

    I’m curious of how this went down.

    You think Tex pulled a Beltran and approached the Yankees or do you think we were pursuing him the whole time?

    • Mike Pop

      Hal said we cant let him go there and wrote the check

    • Chip

      Cashman: How much do you want?
      Boras: How much will you give us?
      Cashman: 8/170
      Boras: I need a new car
      Cashman: Fine, 8/180
      Boras: Done

      • Mike Pop

        Lol a 10 million dollar car!

        • headstand

          Or whatever his commission on 10 million is.

  • robo

    i hope there is one more move coming…like matsui to the mariners or something. because i dont want damon in cf. and this is assuming posada can even catch everyday.

    right now the lineup is something like:

    cf damon
    ss jeter
    1b tex
    3b arod
    c posada
    dh matsui
    rf nady
    2b cano
    lf swisher

    • Zebidiah

      I’d flip ARod and Teix, and Matty and George. Any way we do it it’s potent.

  • Jeff

    I can’t see them standing pat with the money on the table. i wonder if there’s been some rumbling with other GMs to trade someone…

    • Ryan S.

      Even if they don’t have any plans right now, they have all of the 2009 portion of the offseason to move some moves if need be

  • Brett

    what a great offseason

  • John NY

    Great report from Madden:

    Bill Madden says Teixeira told the Yankees he preferred them all along, after the Angels and Red Sox backed off. Ha….RED SUX Nation !

  • Dodo

    Good news, lame post.

  • Mike Pop

    Honestly I think your gonna see this help Cano’s discipline at the plate. The Angel’s hitting coach said that he helped Aybar and some of the other young kids in LA when he was there.

  • Colombo

    cashman is teh suxor!!1!!!1!

    we should trade matsui for lincecum now, bc everyone knows the giants need a bat in left field!!1!!!

    in all seriousness though, brian cashman is my new santa claus, bc he got me everything i wanted for christmas, and he even delivered it all early…

    • Kayp

      Hmmm Lincecum for matsui is not gonna happen. Assumin you were being sarcastic.

  • E-ROC

    Bill Madden says Teixeira told the Yankees he preferred them all along, after the Angels and Red Sox backed off. Ha.

    MLBTR

  • Mike Pop

    Bill MAdden says Teix told Cash he wanted to come here. Fact or fiction ?

  • Phil McCracken

    I can’t stand Cashman, but I have to give him credit.

    He went after the ace we needed this off season in Sabathia.

    And he fixed the offense by putting another big bat in the lineup to replace Abreu/Giambi.

    You’ve had some bad off seasons Cash, but this one I give you high marks for.

  • Jeff

    You cant trade Matsui for lincecum… That will never happen. I’m talking realistic..

    • Colombo

      it was a joke…

  • The Evil Dynasty
  • Jeff

    how do signing bonuses work in MLB? Are they like the NFL and prorated over the life of the contract?

  • http://www.consumerenergyreport.com Lancer

    Haha! so much for my bud telling me about the source quoted on WEEI… they had it all wrong!

    I still can’t believe this just happened…. WOW!!!!

  • Mike Pop

    Lol, Stephen A Smith is saying Yanks NEED to sign Manny on “The Hot List”. Hes like you didnt halfstep with these 3 and you cant with Manny either.

  • RustyJohn

    Damn, for some reason I didn’t check RAB or MLB Trade rumors this morning- just found out about this and I am so giddy I have an erection and am cancelling all client calls while I dance like a little bitch.

    • Mike Pop

      Haha

  • The Evil Dynasty

    Stephen A. Smith says “If you spent 400M, what’s wrong with another 90″ He says we already broke the bank and should go after Manny as well.
    Lets vote: Go for Manny?
    Yes
    No

    Mine – Yes

    • Mike Pop

      I cant say yes to that.

    • Colombo

      manny would be icing on the already lavishly, excessively iced cake…if we really want to piss off the rest of the league, we’ll do it, but this is a world champion caliber team right now…

    • Thomas

      No, he just isn’t needed anymore.

  • Ryan S.

    I can’t wait to hear all the bullshit spewed by The Red Sox about what a dumb move this was. The Yankee hatred this year is going to be enormous, I am really looking forward to it.

    • Mike Pop

      Like CRAZY hatred, ridiculous hatred

      • ceciguante

        the best kind of red sox sentiment:

        irrational, hypocritical hatred.

        eat it, boston.

      • Ryan S.

        Yes, ridiculous. I can’t wait for the venom to spew forth.

      • Thomas

        The best part is they can’t even make the cancer argument, like they would if we got Manny. I bet we’ll see a lot of Teixeira was a luxury and we really never needed/wanted him or we were just in it to drive up the price, type bullshit.

        • Ryan S.

          I dunno … every Red Sox fan out there was salivating for him when it seemed like a deal was imminent. They got teased so much, even after that, with claims they were the front runners. I’d say 99% of the fan base is pissed off or very depressed right now. But hey! They have Pedroia for 6 more years, yay for them!

          • Thomas

            What I wrote is what Sox fans will tell Yankees fans, of course they’ll actually be pissed. Sox fans will go from “TEX IS TEH BESTEST1!!1″ to “WE NEVERN NEED;D HIM; TEX AINT THAT GOODO!!12!”

  • Bogie

    I just thank the good Lord that the Steinbrenners didn’t invest their cash with Bernie Madoff!

  • Mike Pop

    Sherman says in his article we are going to move somebody.

  • Ryan S.

    “They played a great game of chess”

    – Buster Olney

    Wow. We’re actually getting props from Buster Olney … that is really fucking hard to do.

    • RustyJohn

      This wasn’t chess- this was Cashman walking up to Theo, punching him the balls and then fucking Theo’s gf right in front of him.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Awesome.

        • Jay CT

          THAT was a classic post!

      • Ryan S.

        and all of it televised live to millions of people across the world.

      • Barry

        Incredibly graphic

        • jsbrendog

          you forgot “and awesome”

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, Steve Berthiamue is PMS’ing all over the ESPN News stage; what a little bitch that guy is.

    • Mike Pop

      He a Sox fan ?

  • Brian Cashman

    Hal and I are planning to tell Hank all about this after Christmas, so expect his reaction sometime around New Years.

    And thanks to you who suggested Whitey Ford to be the 5th starter, I’ve engaged in preliminary talks with him and he seems very open to a shorter deal with a higher AAV because of the Tex signing.

    I’m thinking 3/90 or so. Hal really hit bank at the Winter Meetings.

  • E-ROC

    Joel Sherman thinks the Yanks will trade one of the outfielders

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Joel Sherman thinks…

      Nooo… NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • Bobby G

    I think I orgasmed when i heard this!!!!!

  • Jeff

    Sherman says the yankees will now try to move one of Damon, Matsui, Nady, or Swisher…

    • RustyJohn

      One would think Matsui- they need a lead off hitter, Swisher gives them fleixibility and is low cost and nady can play the outfield unlike Matsui.

      • RustyJohn

        plus, find someone to take matsui and tex only costs less than 10 million this year

      • John NY

        Who wants a guy with two bad knees who can’t play the OF

        • Mike Pop

          Everyone ! Na but maybe the Rangers, A’s, Rays, Twins?

        • RustyJohn

          A guy with one year left on his K, who can hit .300, 25 homers and 100 rbi and who will likely have a portion of his contract eaten by the Yanks?

    • Old Ranger

      Matsui is going to stay, the guy hits lefty’s/rights as well and is a very good (so called) clutch hitter. They may trade Johnny or Nady even Melky, Jeter and Brett can lead off. Don’t get your shorts in a bunch, Brett has been lead-off hitter most of his life.

  • Jeff

    so i guess this now means Montero will be the future catcher

    • Thomas

      Montero is at least 3 years away, his position placement and future performance are not a priority or sure thing. A lot could happen, such as he could end up failing as a hitter (God forbid).

  • Mike Pop

    I hope we dont trade Swisher. X or Matsui

    • C.Panella

      Then who will lead off please of the 4 damon is the one it would hurt the most to trade trade X or matsui not damon no way!

      • Mike Pop

        Thats what I said.

  • Brad

    Does this mean the Red Sox sign Manny back??

  • Timmy

    I just had to see what the Red Sox fans were saying, some of them are calling us the evil empire and some are just being sore losers saying they never even wanted him. Priceless.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....l#comments

    • Ryan S.

      Oh man I love it! Their bitching is going to last another 86 years.

  • Jeff

    My pick is Matsui or Swisher. I like Nady and his potential.

  • E-ROC

    Robo-Ken says the Yanks have interest in Milton Bradley. It was a feint mention of the Yanks.

    • Mike Pop

      Not anymore

    • The Evil Dynasty

      when was this?

      • E-ROC

        The column is up on foxsports.com right now. He wrote it today.

  • ko

    I’m pleased

  • Mike Pop

    What are the odds that the MVP comes from the Yankees next season ?

    • Thomas

      MVP: A-Rod
      CY: Sabathia
      Rolaids: Mo
      Comeback: Swisher
      ROY: Edison Volquez

      • Kyle D.

        LOL @ Edinson Volquez. I don’t think I’ll ever live that down. It really shows you how incompetent the voting can be and how you can’t put much faith in it.

  • Jeff

    I find no point in the fact we have the four largest contracts. The largest we never gave out. That was Texas with A-Rod’s 2001 10 year, $252M contract. not to mention Boston’s record 8 Yr. 160M contract for manny in 2000. We only gave out a 6 year 88.5M contract back then to Moose. Plus we haven’t been players the past too offseasons letting the big guys go else where (Beltran, Zito, etc.). Its funny how cuz its NY its the end of the world.

    • Kyle D.

      We gave A-Rod a new one worth more than 252 with the incentives after he opted out, so yes, it is our contract now.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Forgive me if someone hit this point already, I’m not reading through 300+ comments…

    This is what you get when you bitch and moan about the Yankees, Doug Melvin. You get a second round pick as compensation for losing CC Sabathia. And you get fork-stabbed.

    • Mike Pop

      Heh, you said fork-stabbed

  • Arin

    I haven’t heard mention of an opt-out clause. Any word?

  • Jeff

    no opt-out he’s ours for 8 years

  • Arin

    Thanks, I have been following MLBTR all day. I don’t know how I missed that.

  • Jeff

    Tex supposedly always wanted to be a yankee and thus there was no need for the opt-out to lure him

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Guys: Please, please, please use the “reply to comment” link in the bottom-right corner of each comment box. Don’t mean to be a dick, it just makes it easier for everyone reading and commenting when people use the “reply” link(s).

    • Mike Pop

      He will be a great one.

    • Kyle D.

      Can we sign Sheets too? Just so he gets a 4th round pick instead of a 1st for him?

  • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com/ VO

    YES YES YES!

  • Jeff

    espn projected lineup:
    LF Johnny Damon
    SS Derek Jeter
    1B Mark Teixeira
    3B Alex Rodriguez
    DH Hideki Matsui
    RF Xavier Nady
    C Jorge Posada
    2B Robinson Cano
    CF Melky Cabrera

    thoughts

    • Kyle D.

      Swisher gets in there instead of Melky. No question.

    • mustang

      at least ALCS

  • mustang

    How do the Yankees answer a 26.9 million dollar luxury tax bill?
    By signing Tex to 8/ 180.

    If that’s not saying fuck you to Bud and MLB I don’t know what is.

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  • X-Man(Angel)

    Trade Matsui

  • Jeff

    I think Melky is a better option in there cuz he’s better in Centerfield. He’s got the arm and the wheels for it. Swisher is a power hitter, but I’d rather see melky, more patient and better contact, in there.

    Maybe we can trade Swisher as a consolation prize to the Sox?

    • Kyle D.

      Please use the reply to comment button so you don’t get isolated posts like yours.

    • Kyle D.

      Umm… what are you talking about with Melky a more patient hitter than Swisher? Swisher walks far more than Melky and sees a high amount of pitchers per at bat. Swishers a better hitter than Melky in every conceivable way.

      • Jeff

        Melky has been working on plate discipline in winter ball. granted its not MLB action, but its something he’s developing at a young age (i believe 22).

        • Kyle D.

          “Developing” doesn’t touch Swishers ability at the plate. Swisher led the MLB in P/PA with 4.53. Melky had 3.66. Sorry.

          Melky is 24 and has shown regression since his rookie season. No reason to think he magically puts it together.

        • Kay Sturns

          i can buy melk improving his plate discipline, but Swisher has a ~100 isob. Melky is not touching that.

  • TJ

    I told you guys the other day Tex had no use for Boston. All some of you did was make derogatory comments.
    Goes all the way back to his draft out of HS.
    Okay….get it now?

    • Mike Pop

      It was the extra 12 million

  • Jeff

    I won’t give up on Melky. Sophmore slump. he’ll turn it around this year

    • Kyle D.

      USE THE REPLY TO THIS COMMENT BUTTON.

      You’ve been told a fair number of times so far.

      • Jeff

        Sorry not use to that style.

        • Kyle D.

          It’s not a style, its a rule listed under the RAB Commenting Guidelines that I’m sure you looked at. But thanks for playing.

  • mustang

    A perfect day:

    1- Signing the best defensive 1st baseman since Donnie with a bat to match.
    2- Listening to ESPN come up with every line possible to hate the Yankees for this.
    3- Saying fuck you to Boston, MLB and Bud all in one move.
    4- Not having Manny in pinstripes and then having the Angles GM saying that he will never be a Angel. (You said there is no justice in the world)
    5- LOVING THE HATE

    I love Christmas.

    • Jeff

      Buster Onley “This move absolutely CRUSHES Manny Ramirez”. Shouldn’t of fucked with Boston Manny

      • mustang

        Like said there is JUSTICE in this world.

    • mustang

      And keeping all the top prospects and having 2 picks in the first round of the draft.

      I’m going to cry.
      LOL

      • Kyle D.

        You mean 2 picks in the first 2 rounds?

        The Yank’s lose one in the first for signing Teixera and one in the second for signing CC (as well as one in the 3rd for signing Burnett), but they still have the Cole and Bittle protected picks.

        • mustang

          Yes, thank you for the correction.

          • K.B.D.

            No problem, knew what you meant.

  • JeffG

    THIS IS NO DOUBT THE BEST OFF SEASON OF MY LIFE… CASH SIGNED EVERY PLAYER I WANTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I must say, the way he went about dealing with Boras and signing Tex very smooth. I’ve been disappointed in the past but just gotta love him right now. HELL YES! Eat the big one BoSox!

    • Kay Sturns

      ME TOOOOO!!! Cept Sheets for AJ, but there must be something with Ben’s Shoulder, so I understand.

  • Alan

    I just about fainted when I turned on Firefox to ESPN to see “Teixeira signs with Yankees.”

    LONG LIVE THE EVIL EMPIRE!

  • mustang

    I know George is having more bad days then good days lately, but I would think that today he has a smile on his face. And he is probably thinking those are my boys doing that.

  • mustang

    Wow. How can ESPN call themselves a unbiased network. The Yankees hate machine is on full force.

    ESPN-” They spend 423 million on 3 players… they look great just on paper…… if they don’t make the playoffs….”

    HATE HATE HATE

    I love it.

  • emac2

    If you look at the yearly salary for CC, Tex and Burnett you end up with about the same as we paid Giambi, Abreu and Mussina last year.

  • ceciguante

    i’m enjoying so many aspects of this. one is that the red sox lineup had the makings of being nasty. now it’s simply inferior to the yanks’ lineup.

    joy!!!!

  • Brian Ewart

    OMG! Psyched!

    No Manny after this, I hope!

  • Mike

    No way there’s Manny. It’s now down to Pettitte or elsewhere for number 5. I say Mark Melancon slots in as the 8th lockdown.

    My biggest question… What number will he wear? He grew up as a Mattingly fan, but obviously 23 is gone. Cano has 24, will he just slip into, and fill out much better, Giambi’s shoes – 25? I’m pretty sure he was rocking that number for the Angels.

    Also, I know its early, but Rich Harden (given another healthy year) for 09?

    CC, AJ, Wang, Joba, Harden?

    -THE EMPIRE IS NEVER DONE-

  • Kidwithanopinion

    There is a santa!!!!!!!!!!!

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