Jan
04

Open Thread: Tex announcement coming soon

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Links to the NY Post & Daily News on same day? Ewww. This little nugget of news is post worthy however, and comes from Anthony McCarron (h/t Brooklyn Ed):

The Yankees are making plans for a press conference to fete new first baseman Mark Teixeira, perhaps as early as Tuesday, according to baseball sources.

(snip)

The holidays pushed back any announcement – the Yankee offices have been closed since Christmas and are slated to reopen Monday. Multiple team bigwigs, including GM Brian Cashman and co-owner Hal Steinbrenner, have been on vacation. The Teixeira press conference could take place at the old Yankee Stadium.

Tex still has to take and pass a physical first, and that could be accomplished Monday. Once the deal is official, the only pieces of the offseason puzzle left are Andy Pettitte and/or another back-end arm, and maybe a bench player or two. Forty days until pitchers and catchers baby …

Use this as your open thread for the evening. The Ravens already took down The Fightin’ Penningtons this afternoon, while the Iggles and Vikes are locked in a back-and-forth affair. The Knickerbockers are taking on Bahston at home, and 24: Redemption is rerunning on FOX. Is it just me, or do the major Bowl games seem really late this year? Oh, and make sure you check me out at Blueseat Blogs. Dave will be back from vacation soon, so my days covering for him are numbered, but make sure you peep it anyway. He’s a way better hockey blogger than I’ll ever be.

You know the deal, talk about whatever, just be nice about it.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    I was just becoming impatient too. Tuesday works.

    • ‘The’ Steve

      I know. What has it been, 3 months since they picked up Kanekoa Texeira?

      It’s ABOUT TIME!

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

        I assume Kanekoa will be wearing #101.

        • ‘The’ Steve

          1-90 will be retired by then, so yeah.

  • A.D.

    I think many of the other threads have digressed to open threads due to the football

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

      We’re impatient jackasses.

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

        And yes, now would be a good time for a burrito, wouldn’t it?

        • Mike Pop

          89 cents

  • DP

    Wait do pitchers and catchers report Feb 13th or 14th? I’m not trying to nitpick, genuinely curious…

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

      “FEB. 14, 2009
      • First date injured players, pitchers and catchers may report to Spring Training.”

      http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com....._dates.jsp

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

        Petey says they have to report on the 13th, so that’s what we’ve been using in the coutner.

        http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....l-guide-2/

        Of course, the day pitchers and catchers report is the most anticipated non-news day of the years.

  • Ivan

    Fuck You Allen, FUCK YOU.

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

      How Jared Allen isn’t on the list of “Stuff White Trash People Like” with Chipper Jones is a mystery.

      • A.D.

        thats true, especially with the hair

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

          http://smoothmat.files.wordpre.....-allen.jpg

          Look at that, and tell me that guy’s not named either “Cooter”, “Chet”, or “Jared”.

          • Mike Pop

            Lol, my friends and I were saying the same thing during the game. I was like thats the type of face I picture when I think bout white trash.

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

    Is it just me, or do the major Bowl games seem really late this year?

    Yes. I know there’s no way to put the genie back in the bottle, but I really miss having all the major bowls on New Year’s Day. That was awesome, one of my favorite things as a kid; gorging on 15 hours of college football on one glorious day (and having the whole season wrapped up before the NFL playoffs started.)

    • A.D.

      Yeah they stretch them out, that sneaky BCS realizing how much more advertising money can be made

      • A.D.

        and Fox just looking to provide shit-ass coverage but make money.

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

        Good for the networks, bad for the fans. With the long, drawn out nature of the thing, I lose interest.

        One of the best days in sports is the opening weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. There’s a lesson football should take from that. If you’re not going to give us a playoff, make it a one-day super “event”.

        I used to sit in front of the TV and flip back and forth between the Rose, Sugar, Cotton, Peach, Orange, and Fiesta all day and all night long. Now that it’s a week of the big games stretched out, I don’t give a crap. I don’t think i’ve watched a non BCS-championship game Rose/Sugar/Orange/Fiesta bowl in 3 or 4 years.

  • A.D.

    For those that haven’t read it many of the comments for the “Sam I am” guest blog on LoHud are pretty hilarious, that is if you enjoy someone being torn apart.

    • Steve H

      A season later, signs CC Sabathia to substitute for Santana, so he’d rather CC and Mark Teixeira than Johan and Miguel? Insanity!

      That tells me all I need to know about Sam I Am. Does he not realize that CC and Tex were $ only? And Cash had the chips for Johan OR Cabrera, not both. I’d rather have CC and Tex, much less risky on long term deals, and we didn’t give up the farm to get them. That guy is clueless.

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

        He is clueless. And, in the RAB Fantasy Football League, when I played him, I crushed him 90.70 – 40.42.

        It was only one win among my many on my way to fantasy dominance and a well deserved ring.

        [ Fantasy Football Championship Bragging Rights Name Drop #4 of 1000 ]

      • ‘The’ Steve

        He says in the intro that he’s a “wanna be sportswriter”

        Given the quality of his work, he’d fit right in with most of them.

      • Jake H

        I always like to have players who can’t play D very well on my team.

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

          Nothing like a 25 year old DH…

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

            Only seven years and $141M left on that deal . . .

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

              At least Manny Ramirez had the common courtesy to run his sloppy ass out to the outfield for 16 years…

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                Miggy was “only” -4.7 UZR/150 at first this year which was the same as Justin Morneau and better than Ryan Garko, Adam LaRoche, Adrian Gonzalez, James Loney, and Mike Jacobs.

        • A.D.

          Or that the Yankees farm system would be completely gutted to have made both those trades

          • steve (different one)

            that’s the key point the dude is missing.

            what would a Yankee trade for Cabrera have looked like?

            remember, Hughes and maybe Kennedy are already Twins in this scenario.

            so….the Marlins got Miller and Maybin. Jackson, Montero, and Betances? more? keep in mind this was a year ago so Montero and Betances didn’t have as much value.

            i don’t really know what a comparable deal would be, but i think it’s safe to say the math looks something like this:

            CC + Teixeira + Hughes + Melky + Kennedy + Montero + Jackson + Betances vs. Cabrera + Santana

            unreal.

            • Mike Pop

              Ya that guy’s post was ignorant.

              • Yankee1010

                That’s being kind. He may be Sam. He’s certainly a retard.

                • Mike Pop

                  Too much?

  • A.D.

    Fucking national title game on a Thurday… college football is for weekends, and preferably during the day, I can’t day drink during the week

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

      Good point.

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

      Juvenile and totally unprofessional.

      (I’m mad I didn’t think of it first.)

    • A.D.

      thats pretty good

    • Jake H

      She is hot. Who wouldn’t want to get close like that?

    • Barry

      Hello Erin, this is your doctor, your pregnancy test is in, and you’re knocked up.

  • Ivan

    You had that Sheldon Brown.

  • http://asportsaddictneedsdivineintervention.blogspot.com/ E-ROC

    Wow!

  • Ivan

    BRIAN MOTHAFUCKIN WESTBROOK.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      If the Eagles win, I’m just gonna hope someone kneecaps him before next week.

  • http://asportsaddictneedsdivineintervention.blogspot.com/ E-ROC

    Game is over.

  • Ivan

    Westbrook is one of the best if not the best RB when it comes to those screen plays.

    • Barry

      He’s one of the best HB period.

  • A.D.

    Well Vikes fans will just blame this one on Jackson

    • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

      Why shouldn’t they? The Vikings were dealing with 3rd and longs all day b/c Jackson is so inept that the Eagles just put 8 and 9 in the box on 1st and 2nd down to completely negate A Pete’s presence. I’d say Jackson deserves a fair shoulder of the blame. He is pathetic.

      • A.D.

        Oh I agree, Tavaris Jackson blows, and why the Vikes choose to come in this season, with a team thats ready to win now, and have him as the starter is beyond me.

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

          Yeah, Tarvaris certainly didn’t help them win today.

          But the Eagles defense deserves some credit. Jackson isn’t as bad as he’s made out to be.

          • A.D.

            Jackson isn’t solely responsible by any means but completing 38% of your passes with a pick, thats not getting the job done.

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

              True. Coulda been worse, though, the Vikings could have traded for Chad Pennington.

            • Barry

              Jackson should of had more than one pick. Not to mention he seems to leave his recievers up for big hits on his throws. He’s just not a good player at all.

      • http://asportsaddictneedsdivineintervention.blogspot.com/ E-ROC

        Really?? What about the offensive line? What about the playcalling? The offensive line can’t block a soul. Jackson is on arse everytime he drops back to pass. The playcalling has been dubious in the second half. No screens or half back swing passes out of the backfield. Jackson isn’t pathetic either. The 49ers would welcome in Jackson with open arms as they have many question marks at that position.

        What about the defense of the Vikings? The punting unit of the Vikings pinned the Eagles deep in their own territory and the defense couldn’t hold them there. Even though the defense made the Eagles punt on those possessions, the Eagles were able to establish field position that is in their favor.

        Yeah, Tavaris Jackson had a bad game, but he ain’t pathetic. I’m sure he’ll get some blame for the loss, but it shouldn’t be that much because his teammates can’t execute in certain instances during game.

        • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

          Agree to disagree my friend. Tarvaris Jackson lost his job to Gus Frerotte after 2 games. Regardless of whether or not that was too early to give up on him, it certainly says something about his abilities. I think he sucks a lot, so we’ll have to just move on.

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

            In retrospect, that looks like a mistake, since Frerotte sucked balls this year and Jackson has played well since returning.

            I agree that Jackson should have been benched. For maybe a half a game, like what Andy did with Donovan. But Tarvaris is a much better QB than Gus Frerotte is, even with all his flaws, and the Vikes would have been better served scaling down the playbook and pounding the ball with their two-back game and giving Jackson plays he can make, like what the Ravens did with Flacco or what the Falcons did with Ryan.

            Not saying he’s as good as those two, just saying there are smarter ways to run your offense than what Brad Childress did this year.

            • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

              By no means am I endorsing Gus Frerotte, he is clearly terrible as well. But there’s a reason why the offensive line couldn’t “block a soul” today, as E-ROC put it. They had to block 9 guys on every play b/c the Eagles were both run and pass blitzing on every down, knowing that there was no chance in hell Tarvaris Jackson would beat them. I agree that the play-calling was subpar and that Childress is not a good coach, but I think Jackson is clearly a below average NFL QB.

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

                Fair enough. I was just saying that Jackson shouldn’t be the only one without a chair when the music stops.

                • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

                  Definitely agree with that. I might’ve been a little strong with my T-Jax ripping, but I did say he deserved a fair share of the blame, not all of it. The rest goes to his partner in crime, Coach Childress.

                • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

                  My judgment also could’ve been clouded by my rooting interest in this game, as I was salivating at the chance to play the Cardinals next week.

    • Steve H

      The Vikings would be a good home for Matt Cassell next year. They would be 10x better, and pretty damn scary.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    They will get 2 possessions, but can they score on both and hold eagles back?

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    And that’s the game.

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

      Brutal. Can’t blame that one on Jackson.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Nope, not his fault there.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Fail.

  • Ivan

    So can I say Eagles Vs. Giants? I think ya.

  • A.D.

    Eagles and San Diego. From counted out to the 2nd round

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      NFL Live is on line one; they want to use that line.

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

        And Harold Reynolds is on the phone with Rey Maualuga on line 2, asking for a play-by-play recap…

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Win.

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

    Haha. And now Harold Reynolds is saying it’s obvious David Price belongs in the bullpen. Hysterical.

    • A.D.

      there should be no starting pitching, only relievers

      • ‘The’ Steve

        Tournament baseball, its the wave of the future.

        Go batter to batter from the first inning.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        The game should only be the 8th and 9th innings.

        • ‘The’ Steve

          They do matter the most.

          • Mike Pop

            Put Shelley Duncan out there for 1-7. Save CC for the 8th on days when Joba needs rest.

    • Ivan

      Wow just wow.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I am done with mainstream baseball analysis.

    • Yankee1010

      I was just coming on here to talk about this. I DVRed the show and just watched it. I think Reynolds actually argued that Price should be in the rotation and not the bullpen. I couldn’t believe that in the space of 2 days he argued for Joba in the pen and Price in the rotation (“he can give you more innings there”). So, the Rays, who have NO closer and a not so great bullpen, don’t need Price in the bullpen (don’t get me wrong Price should absolutely be in the rotation) but the Yanks, with Mariano and a vastly underrated bullpen, need Joba in the bullpen? I know these guys are retarded, but are the people who hire them retarded too?

      • Ivan

        They want the yankees to lose.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        There’s just so much ignorance in mainstream baseball analysis. There’s an entire world of thinking and stats out there that are just completely ignored or discredited for no damn reason…whatever. Fuck ‘em.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          You know what? Fuck what I just said. There isn’t even analysis in mainstream baseball. There’s only commentary. What a crock of shit.

  • A.D.

    Interesting with the Eagles winning. If they had lost and Arizona had to go to NJ, they’re probably done, away from home + cold weather + G-men pass rush. But staying in the warmer Carolina weather, gives them some hope.

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

      I predict a 35-7 Panthers assbeating of the soft Cardinals. Williams and Stewart both top 100 yards. Over before it begins.

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

        Nah, that Cards’ defense showed me some balls yesterday with the way their run defense showed up. Who knows, maybe that defense has a turnaround like the 2006 Colts did in their Super Bowl run.

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

          The Falcons are not the Panthers.

      • Ryan S.

        35-21. Cardinals have a meaningless 4th quarter rally.

  • Yankee Magic

    Do you think the Yanks could sign Sheets to a 2 year deal for around 16-20 million now? If he stays healthy that would give us one of the best rotations of all time.

    Sabathia
    Burnett
    Wang
    Chamberlain
    Sheets
    If he gets hurt there are plenty of young guns that can fill in.

    • Ivan

      Signing Sheets now makes little sense considering his history of being healthy isn’t good. Plus, you put potentially 3 pitchers in your rotation who have history of injuries in concern with Burnett, Sheets and even Chamberlain.

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

        With CC, Burnett, Wang, and Joba in the rotation, and Hughes/Aceves/IPK, I’m not interested in adding any pitcher to any contract longer than one year.

        Pass.

        • Ivan

          you forgot about Pettitte for the 5th spot.

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

            Pettitte wil take a one year deal, hence, he’s good.

          • ‘The’ Steve

            IVAN HAS BROKEN THE STORY! ANDY HAS RE-SIGNED!

            CALL THE NY POST! E-MAIL MLBTR!!

            • Ivan

              Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.

    • Reggie C.

      The Sheets thing is dead. Suspect med reports have more or less killed the market for any long-term deal. I think he’s one of those guys that takes the 1 year deal.

  • Reggie C.

    Is anyone else less than happy to see the Eagles playing the G-men next weekend? Ergh…

    • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

      It’s obviously not ideal, but I’m still confident. Westbrook is always dangerous, but we should be able to make some adjustments from last meeting, and our O-line should be able to push around their smaller defensive front.

      • Reggie C.

        True that. Any team not featuring Demarcus Wade is going to let me breathe more easy.

        I’m dying to see Jacobs crash right through the tv …

        • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

          That makes two of us. I’m ready to go, sucks that a full work-week separates us from gameday.

          • Reggie C.

            Deion Sanders hates the Giants … its getting harder to watch NFL network coverage.

            • Mike Pop

              I would have to agree. I hate the Giants but Im not a dick about it like he is. (and you guys are about my boys)

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

    They just finished up a segment on possible 300 game winners on Hot Stove Live, with zero mention of Felix Hernandez.

    King Felix before 23rd b-day: 39 wins
    Greg Maddux before 23rd b-day: 26 wins
    Roger Clemens before 23rd b-day: 16 wins

    Long way to go, but he’s got a shot. Yes, he’s still only 22.

    • Reggie C.

      Is the weight thing still an issue with Felix? I know Felix lost some bulk in ’08, but Maddux and Clemens never had weight issues at 23.

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

        Maddux had weight issues at 23… he was too skinny.

      • Barry

        Nothing a little stacker won’t fix. He just needs to go out and run his fat ass a couple miles a couple times a week during the off seasonand he won’t be a fat fuck anymore. Same goes for CC.

    • Reggie C.

      Did B-Webb get mentioned? He’s 29 and racked up 87 wins.

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

      Give that man a blank check when his six years are up.

      • Mike Pop

        Definitely. Dude would complete our rotation ;)

    • ‘The’ Steve

      Plus, he’s going to be a Yankee from ages 26-35, so you figure he picks up around 200 wins right there.

      • Ryan S.

        That sounds about right.

        • ‘The’ Steve

          Lets see. . . . 39 now .. . give him another 41 over the next 3 years . . . . then 200 with the Yanks. . .

          He has 280 by the time he’s 36. He signs with the Phillies after that and finishes up with around 320.

          • Ryan S.

            Watch out for the 2021 Cincinnati Reds. They might be looking for a veteran pitching presence that year.

            • ‘The’ Steve

              BTW-Did I mention he missed a year with a severe case of the heebie-jeebies, so when I say he wins 200 with the Yanks, that means he averaged 22 wins per year.

              • Ryan S.

                I look forward to the season where Hernandez, Chamberlain, and Hughes win a combined 72 games.

                • Mike Pop

                  It will come soon, just keep dreaming while your sleeping tonight. ;)

    • Ryan S.

      I’ll have to watch HSL and check out what part, sounds interesting. Honestly, there are pitchers playing right now BESIDES King Felix (and RJ) who might win 300 games in their career?

      I’m drawing a blank. Most of the current dominant pitchers right now seem to not have a shot.

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

        Sabathia has a chance, he had 109 wins on his 28th birthday. Maddux had 97, Clemens 92.

        • Ryan S.

          That’s impressive. What are the chances of Sabathia maintaining his body into his 40s though?

          • Mike Pop

            Johan? Any chance?

            • Ryan S.

              Johan has a decent shot actually. His change up will continue to be very effective long after his fastball diminishes, and he’s got a good pitcher’s frame and I’m pretty sure he’s got excellent mechanics with a smooth delivery. If he feels like putting in the time, then it might be possible.

              For the most part though, it almost seems like the age of 300 win pitchers is close to an end.

              • Mike Pop

                109 wins? I dont know man. Lets say he pitches ten more years, he would need to average 19 wins a year and one more year needed to reach it. Its a long shot. 300 wins is just crazy. You need to start at like 18 or 19 it seems like.

                Back to the 4 man rotation!

                • Ryan S.

                  Yup, you’re right. I think Johan is gonna be 30 coming into the season … he’d have to stay in the game for like 14 or 15 more years and perform at a high level for most of them to achieve it. Just isn’t very likely. Like I said, the era of 300 win pitchers is pretty much at an end after RJ retires. Seems like its going to be more and more of a special accomplishment (as if it isn’t already lol) as the game evolves.

                • Mike Pop

                  Well said sir.

  • Ivan

    Whats up with the NL East always talking shit. First it’s Rollins, Hamels, Beltran and K-Rod. Now Chipper wanna talk shit. You don’t hear teams from the AL East talk shit and the AL East would pimp slap the NL East.

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

      cause the nl east sucks they need to do something to make headlines

    • JeffG

      In fairness Chipper was speaking out against all the trash talking.

    • Joey H

      I don’t remember Franky saying anything that was too over the top like the others. But it is good for the game. Make for a good storyline and I hope to see more of it. The Muts can’t say shit until they do something.

  • Ivan

    Andy Reid sporting the Grit Beard.

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

      Andy Reid = David Eckstein + Darin Erstad.

      Literally.

      • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

        + David Wells? A fat player has to be thrown into that equation somehow.

  • Ivan

    Come on Knicks.

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

    Heh, watching the SNL Sports clips show on NBC… Tom Brady sucks as an actor.

    As well as as a human being.

    • A.D.

      “not a touchdown”

    • Mike Pop

      He is really doing a bad job ttrying to throw the football through the hole.

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

        That’s what SHE said!!!

        • Mike Pop

          I missed that.

  • Ivan

    Wilson Chandler bustin ass.

    • Mike Pop

      Would be epic if they beat the Celts.

      • Ivan

        They just might.

      • Reggie C.

        OH god .. i hope Lebron is watching tonight. We’re ready for you Lebron !!!

  • Mike Pop

    I hope Cash makes an offer to Saito. He could help the bullpen and we can never have to much pitching. As far as I understand he would be under control for more than one year even if we only sign him to a one year deal.

    • Ryan S.

      Yeah I definitely would like to take a flier on Saito as well.

      • Mike Pop

        Whats the worst that could happen?

        • Ryan S.

          He’d close games for Kei Igawa is the worst case scenario lol. No real risk.

        • ‘The’ Steve

          He has TJ surgery?

    • whozat

      Honestly…I’m just not sure he’s worth a roster spot. He’s pretty torn up…if he limps along, he won’t be good. If he goes down immediately, what was the point?

      If he takes a minor-league deal…sure. But I’d rather keep another young pitcher in the organization than give a guaranteed deal to Saito. I just don’t think he’s going to be healthy.

  • Reggie C.

    Holy crap … we’re competing with the Celtics.

    • ‘The’ Steve

      They’re playing with you.

  • Ivan

    You know Greg Monroe would be terrific in D’Antoni’s system.

    • Yankee1010

      As a Hoya, I hope that’s the case, but in 4 years. I know, it’s crazy to think he will stay that long, but I can dream.

  • Ivan

    Clyde Frazier: “Duhon Penetrate, creates”

    How do you not like that man.

  • Mike Pop

    Lol, Chris Farley was too hilarious.

  • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

    Wilson Chandler FTW

  • Ivan

    Wilson Chandler is just killin them out there.

  • Reggie C.

    Is Wilson Chandler a potential star?

    • Mike Pop

      Yes

  • Mike Pop
    • Mike Pop

      Sorry didnt check the post up

      • Joey H

        Yeah we already evaluated this as horrendously retarded.

        • Mike Pop

          Ya.. Havent been on all day. Been with some friends that are home from college watching these horrible football games that were on today. Good thing we had some heiny light kegs!

  • Jake H

    UNC got upset by Boston College.

  • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

    The fact that the Knicks, in the first quarter of a season since Isiah’s departure, have:

    A. Become fun to watch
    B. Are now actually respected around the league and no longer a laughingstock, and
    C. gotten under the cap for the Summer of Lebron

    is beyond my wildest dreams.

  • Ryan S.

    So if the Tex conference is imminent, it means that someone could get DFA’d as early as tomorrow. This could very well be Shelly Duncan’s last night as a part of the Yankees.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      A year too late.

      • Ryan S.

        (Yankee organization)

  • Joey H

    Well I hope everyone had a refreshing holiday season. Back to the work week tomorrow. I don’t know if anyone else is watching the rebroadcast of the WS but the Rays hitters were AWFUL in the WS. Longoria, Iwamora, Pena ect..

  • GG

    I was lookin at that schedule someone posted, why would opening night put atl in philly and not the mets? obviously, thats their biggest rival and johan woud pitch not jurjjens or whoever their ace is

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

      Respect my authoritay!

  • GG

    BC will fire the head coach if he inerviews with the Jets???haha so Boston

    • Mike Pop

      aka so ridiculouss

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      No, not so Boston—so Catholic.

  • Ryan S.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....d-sox.html

    Some rumblings about Tek and Boston working on a 2 year deal, and it seems like they might be getting him for a lot less than Tek would like. I wouldn’t mind at all if Boston brings Veritek back, he’s only going to get worse and worse. He’d make their lineup weaker, and I think that’s going to cancel out any leadership / clubhouse intangibles he brings with him.

    • Phil McCracken

      Would love to see Varitek back in Boston. Along with his amazing bat speed and .220 average.

    • Mike Pop

      4 NO HITTAS!111!!!111!!!111!!!

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

      YES YES YES! they need that veteran presence

    • A.D.

      The want Dice-K to get his no no

      • Mike Pop

        And Beckett

        • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

          And Wakefield.

          • Mike Pop

            Bowden, Masterson, Penny, the list goes on and on

            • Ryan S.

              And Tazawa

  • Tom Zig

    TEK IS TEH BEST GAME CALLER!!1!!111!!!!11

  • Tom Zig

    WE ARE BOSTON, EVERY DECISION WE MAKE IS THE RIGHT ONE.

    IF THE YANKS MAKE THE SAME ONE, THEY SHALL BE CONDEMNED!

    • kSturnz

      Boston could actually guarantee that the Yanks don’t make any right decisions

      • Mike Pop

        Na, its already gauranteed

  • Mike Pop

    Lol, “SAM I AM” really took a bashing both on Lohud and his own blog. His post sucked bad but damn people gave it to him.

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

    I was just reading stuff on B-R and realized we took Prior #43 overall in 1998.

    What could have been.