The RAB Radio Show – December 8, 2008 – Episode 4

Hip, Hip, Rehab!
Report: Yanks may take Sheets from the Bellagio

Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, and nothing is going on. You’d think this wouldn’t make for interesting radio, but I think Mike and I do the best we can with what we’ve got.

First impression of the Winter Meetings: a bit of overwhelm. There are lots of people here who we only know through their quotes in the media and their goofy avatars. That wore off later in the day, but it was still awesome to walk right past Peter Gammons. Dislike him now if you want, but the man is a legend.

You can check out all of our Winter Meeting 2008 posts here. You can also check out our Twitter feed, where we give some shorter, less meaningful updates.

Onto the podcast. It is available in a number of formats. You can download it here by right clicking on that link and selecting Save As. If you want to play it in your browser, just left click the link. You can also subscribe to the podcast feed, which will send it to you every Thursday. You can also subscribe in iTunes. Finally, we have the embedded audio player below.

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Hip, Hip, Rehab!
Report: Yanks may take Sheets from the Bellagio
  • Matt K

    This is great. pete abe has some great coverage but i think yours is better.

    Are you going to be able to talk to cashman or girardi?

    And ive been wondering for a while. Do any of you 3 have aspirations to work in baseball management in any way?

    Thanks alot keep it up

  • Reggie C.

    Hey Joe P. and Mike.

    Just finished hearing the pod-cast, and you guys mentioned the dead Bailey for Dye deal. NoMaas has a quick blurb on how the Yanks could pursue Bailey, and lay out a parallel surprisingly similar to that Phil Hughes endured from late ’07 till today.

    Any thoughts of a potential steal of a former TOP pitching prospect from the Reds who apparently are looking for a starting but cheap OF?

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

      1. Trade Damon for Bailey.
      2. Sign Manny Ramirez.

      Problem solved.

      • http://poormansanalyst.wordpress.com/ dan

        You really want Bailey? Isn’t he topping out in the high 80’s these days? Mike said something about that a little while back.

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

          Oh, I’m not saying I *want* Bailey. I’m just saying that if the Yanks wanted to get it done, they probably could. Bailey’s star has dimmed a bit.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        or Adam Dunn. the short right porch will do him good.

      • Reggie C.

        actually Ben … the hitch is damon’s salary. damon makes MORE than dye next season. Yanks would likely have to eat some of damon’s salary to make the WS bite, and if we’re averse to that then it’d have to be Nady.

        Homer Bailey’s issues are command-related. But only a couple seasons ago, he was neck-to-neck with Hughes, and it was believed that Bailey had the better stuff.

  • http://jobatheheat jobatheheat

    Mark Feinsand reports within next 72 hrs Yankees to make 2 year offer 30 milish to sheets.

    • Reggie C.

      Hey man…. can you provide a link?

      That’s Not a bad starting offer. The AAS looks about right. I think we should be willing to create a vesting clause for a 3rd year (say 325 IP within the first 2 years and the 3rd year vests). Hope this means we delay the Burnett talk..

      • http://jobatheheat jobatheheat

        Sorry not good with computers .found article on LOHUD Dont know how to do link but its in NY times OR NY post =Mark Finesand

        • http://jobatheheat jobatheheat

          Daily News

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

            We got it. Thanks for the tip.

  • http://jobatheheat jobatheheat

    Think we will have to make it 3yrs to sign but deff great news.

  • http://jobatheheat jobatheheat

    Its a link on the comments page of last post on that site.

  • Bill

    Nady could be the centerpiece for a Bailey trade.

  • Chaz

    You have no idea how jealous I am of you guys right now. While you are in Vegas getting wasted right now with Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi, I am in a library putting off studying for finals.
    Since you guys are living a fantasy of mine I was hoping one of you could do me a favor. I have a theory that Ken Rosenthal is actually a puppet created by Fox for the sole purpose of spewing BS rumors to grab headlines. I’ve never seen his legs when they show him at games and every article of his I’ve read, is immediately refuted by both sides. Would you really put it past Fox? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to find out once and for all the truth. If you could put in some research to this, it would be much appreciated. At the very least, if you see him, could you pick him up and see if an arm is holding him up. Thank you very much in advance.
    Oh, and while you’re at it, waive an arm over his head to make sure there’s no strings attached.

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

      I saw Rosenthal. He’s one short mofo.

  • Dave

    Great listen but you guys should have and need to get to the actual baseball talk sooner. 15 minutes on what the press passes, stat binder and Brian Cashman look like was rough. I want to hear what you all have to say about the Yankees baseball moves during the winter meetings. Capture the flavor of the meetings as the last thing in these podcasts.