The RAB Radio Show – February 5, 2009 – Episode 12

Do you trust Girardi to take this team to the Series?
Sheets may need elbow surgery

When Mike and I were talking about the show earlier in the week, we didn’t think there would be much to talk about. Silly us. If Mike Francessa can jabber on about sports for six hours a day, surely Mike and I can talk about Yankees baseball for an hour a week. Sure enough, we had plenty to talk about.

It started off with the Chase Wright trade which landed us Eric Fryer and which sent Wright to Milwaukee. We wish Chase the best of luck out there, and hope he can crack the Brewers weak rotation.

The show mostly consists of us answering reader questions. These were thought provoking, certainly not material we’d think of on our own, so a big thank you goes to anyone who sent something in. We’re going to need the material in the coming weeks, since baseball is in a lull right now, and it won’t get much better once pitchers and catchers report.

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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Do you trust Girardi to take this team to the Series?
Sheets may need elbow surgery
  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Uh oh, this would have given you something talk about

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/02/ben-sheets-may.html

    • Scott of 3 Kids Tickets

      WOW!

      -Scott

      • chris

        so whats the harm in signing him now? he won’t cost us anything and we will only lose our 4th pick and then next year we have a replacement for andy

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

          We already have our replacement for Andy. His name is Phil Hughes.

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

            word.

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

      whoops, looks like you guys saw it just in time.

    • http://www.supertangas.com The man with 33 fingers

      also that andruw jones turned down a minor league deal from us….

  • Scott of 3 Kids Tickets

    How long does it take to get to itunes? 1/29 is most recent.

    -Scott

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

      Should be there shortly.

  • http://thejoeyhshow.blogspot.com/ Joey H

    Damn. It’s Thursday already.

  • THU

    We offered Jones a minor league deal, he turned it down. It was worth a shot I guess.

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

      I wonder how much of Manny and Jones still being unsigned is their reluctance to sign a deal they think is below their value, or Boras advising them to wait because he really thinks he can get them something better.

      • A.D.

        With Jones they’re not going to get big money, maybe big incentives, so they can potentially wait into spring training hoping that someone gets hurt & a team gets desperate

  • Dave

    Referring to the last post, those people are absolutely moronic. They clearly know nothing about the game of baseball or the yankees as a team in 2008. One, Cashman had his most boring off season of his career, the off season before last season making latroy hawkins his biggest free agent acquisition.

    Furthermore, we were destroyed by injuries to the entire starting rotation except Moose with wang, pavano and hughes all going down. Kennedy was just horrendous forcing rasner and ponson into the rotation as mainstays. With no pitching depth to speak of in the second half, pettitte was forced to pitch through injury hurting the team tremendously in the process. Then, joba went down. Posada and matsui missed huge chunks of the season and cano’s numbers were abysmal for most of the season.

    Somehow, girardi still managed to maintain a fantastic bullpen despite the ravaged rotation and exceedingly large workload of the pen. And with all those injuries and ineffectiveness, girardi still managed to win almost 90 games. Then, we have to take into account the fact that the rays became huge competitors.

    Finally, the yankee team finished with a worse record in 2007 and managed to make the playoffs in a weaker division then in 2008. iF TORRE was still with the team in 2008, he would not have made the playoffs with them either. tHE DIVISION was too tough and there was too much adversity to overcome. I think girardi did better than torre would have done merely because of his superb management of the pen but that is just my opinion. There is no way to prove that torre would have been any more effective with the 2008 team. Therefore, those people were morons and their opinions have no basis in fact.

    • jsbrendog

      the scary thing is i agree with you

      ::head explodes::

  • Dave

    what?

  • Dave

    is it that far-fetched to agree with me? I think most people share that sentiment.

    • jsbrendog

      i have very rarely agreed with your statements in the past if i remember correctly

  • Dave

    ohhh, I did not realize that but thanks for agreeing with me.

    • Jack
    • http://ranger2709.blogspot.com Old Ranger

      Dave…
      Most of agree with most of what you just posted but, there is one problem with your replies.
      In the bottom right hand corner, no not that right, the other right, there is 4 little words…Reply to this comment. I know it is hard to remember, most of us have been chewed out about it.
      Nice post though, enjoyed it…specially the Morons part.

      • Dave

        Thanks old ranger,

        I have been using the reply to this comment button but as for the comment in this section, I was not really replying to anyone else’s comment so I did not use it.

  • http://ranger2709.blogspot.com Old Ranger

    Joesph and Mike…
    I am not sure if this will repudiate the part about A-Rod being the only Yankee to be trashed by the media or not but….
    After Joe D. retired Mickey became the most hated Yankee (nobody replaces Joe D). Until Roger and he were in the hunt for 61 HRs, then everyone wanted Mickey to win. After that he was one of the most protected Yankees.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      So, you’re saying that if A-Rod gets into a HR derby w/ Nady, the Yankee fans will embrace Alex?