Sep
17

Open Thread: Heyman’s free agent predictions

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The Yankees are off today and are traveling out to the west coast for the third time this year, so we’ve got some time to kill. While we wait patiently for tomorrow’s game, let’s take a look at Jon Heyman’s latest column, in which he guesses how much money various free agents will get this winter. Here’s what’s up with the Yanks’ impending free agents:

17. Johnny Damon, Yankees outfielder. Big year. But “better in Yankee Stadium,” the GM said.
Agent: $18 million, 2 years.
GM: Whatever the Yankees want to pay.
Me: $16 million, 2 years.

Did you know Damon’s hitting .154-.267-.154 since Sept. 3rd? Yikes. Anyway, I can’t see Damon getting two guaranteed years, at least not from the Yankees. Given his age, lack of defense, and considerable home-road splits, there will probably be a limited market for his services. My guess is one year, $5M with incentives and an option for 2011.

19. Andy Pettitte, Yankees starter. He says he’s undecided about a return. But everyone thinks he’s going back to the Yankees.
Agent: $10 million, 1 year.
GM: $11-12 million, 1 year.
Me: $12 million, 1 year.

Common sense says it’s Yankees or retirement. Pettitte’s base salary was $5.5M this year, but he’s already earned close to $3.5M in incentives with $2.5M or so not far off. Assuming the shoulder fatigue is nothing major, Pettitte should get more guaranteed money next year. I’m thinking one year, $9M with more incentives.

20. Hideki Matsui, Yankees DH. Big field of DHs may hurt him. Could replace Ken Griffey Jr. in Seattle, the GM predicted.
Agent: $20 million, 2 years.
GM: $5-6 million, 1 year.
Me: $8 million, 1 year.

Matsui is a tough one. Everyone loves him, but designated hitters aren’t exactly in high demand. The anonymous GM Heyman quotes managed to make the Seattle-Japanese connection, but I think the M’s would turn to Russ Branyan to be their DH before dropping semi-big bucks on a free agent. I’m thinking one year, $5M tops, whether he stays in NY or goes elsewhere.

What do you guys think?

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Here’s your open thread for the evening. The Mets are in the Atlanta playing out the rest of their schedule, while the Angels will wuss out against the Red Sox again, this time on MLB Network. Me? I’m finally going to tear in NHL 10. Talk about whatever you want, just be cool.

Update: For those who don’t check his blog (which is what, two of you?), Pete Abraham is headed up the East Coast to work for the Boston Globe. Make sure to go congratulate him.

  • J.R.

    Matsui goes back to Japan.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      … for some primo sake, and then flies back to NYC and reups with the Yankees on a 1/6 with plate appearances and days on the roster incentives to push it to 10M.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      I suspect this will be the case. I don’t think this year’s free agent market will be substantially better than last years. Attendance was down across Baseball, most economists see 2010 as either flat or modest recovery, some are even predicting a double dip recession after the stimulus dollars dry out. So the conservative move would be to keep payroll flat (or decrease slightly) and that means weak demand for the limited, aging players like Matsui.

      It actually would be kind of nice to see him finish out his career while he has something left in Japan, he’s such an icon over there.

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    pete abe to the boston globe… wow

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      he’s going to his favorite team’s press. Shocker.

    • leche: it does the yankees good

      atleast now there will be a great red sox blog to keep on the enemy

    • Jersey

      Good riddance, I say.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Patrick Ewing says Hello.

        • Jersey

          Patrick Ewing was a Hall of Fame center. Pete Abe is not.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            Who everyone complained about and said ‘good riddance’ when he left.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Hey, “everyone” is a strong term, my man.

              I detested that trade. Horrendously retarded.

    • Thomas A. Anderson

      I thought the Globe was cutting staff left and right. Guess not.

      Good for him, I guess. In this economy, if one can get a good job, he or she better take it.

      • AndrewYF

        They had to fire three people just to make space for Abe.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          See now, that’s just wrong. Funny, but wrong.

    • Little Bill

      Always knew he was a traitor. He’ll fit in nicely there with his anti-Arod and anti-Yankee bias. The guy is a joke.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        No he’s not.

        I could argue further but I’m not in the mood.

        • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

          He may not be a “traitor” though it is tough to argue that he will fit in well in Beantown with his anti-Al BS.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            He was a Red Sox fan. But he absolutely NOT been anti-Yankee.

            He doesn’t like A-Rod. So? Lots of media types don’t.

            • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

              I didn’t say he was anti yank. I said it would be tough to argue that he won’t fit in with the Boston press with his anti-Alex BS.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                True.

                LOL, Boston fans will be saying the exact same things we’re saying, about how he’s so pro-yank.

            • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

              Hey Rocky, if ya love him so much, why don’t ya marry him.

              /Chris Farley’d

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                Booooo.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                Seriously, I get annoyed when people who don’t even go on the blog that much spout shit like that. Reading, like, five posts that support your view on things proves nothing. He has like 6 or seven posts a day.

          • Nady Nation

            There are tons of Yankee fans who are anti-”Al” as well. Not to mention that Pete always used to make cracks about Boston fans being loud obnoxious drunks. He never came off as any kind of Sox homer. You might not agree with his analysis or opinions, but it was his blog, so he was entitled to post them. Bottom line is he did a great job covering the team.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Agreed.

            • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

              I understand your sentiment and agree to an extent. He covered the team better than anyone else because he successfully maintained and grew his blog with some sick credentials.

              Now, whoever get’s his credentials will be able to provide the same updates/news that he gave us. So long as they are willing to put in the work as Pete did.

        • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

          Ya, I’m definitely not going to call him a traitor. That’s just dumb, while I don’t agree with him most of the time or get annoyed by his snark I’m happy he got a job that suits him better.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      He’s done a great jon covering the team. I wish him only the best.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        *job

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        +1

        His blog has been the gold standard for Yankee info (analysis, not so much). He will be missed, his successor could only hope to do half the job he did. Most beat writers don’t want to be bothered with 2 AM posts.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          His blog has been the gold standard for Yankee info (analysis, not so much).

          Meh, I’ve got Twitter for that now.

        • Moshe Mandel

          Yup. It really is a loss. I think that there are some really good beat guys out there (Marc Carig comes to mind as a guy who is willing to learn about the game and clearly has incorporated the new stats into his work), but Pete was tireless, and he was generally the first with news (at least until Twitter). He will be missed.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            Do you remember the state of Yankee news before his blog came along? I do. I know that there are other sources now, but he gave us stuff you usually don’t find in formal newspaper pieces. Stuff that beat writers refer to, but usually don’t go into in detail.

            We can only his replacement works half as hard as he did. If he’s like most Yankee beat reporters, he wont.

    • Steve H

      Gee, the Globe was already about to go under…..

      His A-Rod bashing will increase 100x now.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

      PeteAbe to the Boston Globe is the greatest news I’ve heard in a while. His lack of objectivity will not be missed. He sure had a hell of a blog, but it’s nothing no one else couldn’t do if they put their mind and efforts into it.

      Now he can root for his real favorite team and his new readers can appreciate his Patriots bs he always spouted off come football season.

      I cannot say I’m the least bit sad.

      • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        “He sure had a hell of a blog, but it’s nothing no one else couldn’t do if they put their mind and efforts into it.”

        Well, actually, you’d have to be a beat writer for a newspaper to do a blog like Pete Abe did for the Yankees. So, no, it’s not like anybody can do it. And of all the beat writers, he was the only one who did a blog like that and did it as well as he did. There’s absolutely no reason to think someone’s just going to step into the void. I hope so, but you have to give credit where credit is due.

  • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

    I don’t know why Heyman gets so much pub. He is a yank hater and just spouts out bullshit and passes it off as speculation. Then again, I suppose specualtion is just some bullshit.

    New Fringe tonight!! :)

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      Really? Heyman is a Yanks hater?

      I don’t feel that way at all.

      • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

        Back in the day I listened to Francesa frequently. He always came on the show saying something negative about the Yanks. That’s why I feel that way.

        • Nady Nation

          I’m with Pop. I’ve heard Heyman praise several moves the Yanks have made, as well as Yankee players in general.

          • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

            You ready to get smacked down on Sunday night.

            • Nady Nation

              Man, it’s been a while since we football trash-talked, huh? Honestly, I think it’ll be a close game. A little bummed that Canty won’t be making his triumphant return to big D, but our d-line depth should be able to cover him for a few weeks, if need be. I’m confident in our ability to run the ball on you guys, after Tampa ran for 150+ yards. A little worried about the banged up secondary. Gotta admit though, I am interested to see the effect this scoreboard will have on punts. I have no doubt in my mind that Feagles has studied the in’s and out’s of that thing and knows exactly what angles to hit it at in order to down the ball inside the 10.

              • Zack

                ” I have no doubt in my mind that Feagles has studied the in’s and out’s of that thing and knows exactly what angles to hit it at in order to down the ball inside the 10.”

                It’s a do-over if he hits the scoreboard.

                • Nady Nation

                  Damn, did not know that. Thanks for the info.

                • Zack

                  But then the team punting is screwed because their guys ran full out for 40 yards, have 10 seconds to recover and have to do it again- while the returner is fresh for that 2nd go around.

                  The whole thing is stupid, but the NFL cant man up and say they made a mistake (told them the height it needed to be and the Cowboys put it 5 feet higher than what they recommended) and give Jerry 2m to move the thing up.

              • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                I’m not enamored with the Dallas rush defense, but I don’t think it’s as bad as it showed week 1. Boy, we might miss Canty a bit though, haha.

                Romo is undefeated against you guys in the regular season though 8)

                I love the Cowboys offense this year, yeah I know it was TB but still. Just think it will be WR by committee and they won’t have to worry about keeping TO happy. I was originally against the decision to cut him loose but since it happened, it has to be the right decision. The punting should be fun, we’ll see.

                I’m real confident in a Dallas win on Sunday, not trying to be a homer. But our house, first game ever. Couple friends of mine were down there for preseason and said it was the loudest it’s ever been at a Boys home game. We’ll see, should be a real fun game. My wallet hopes so.

                • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

                  Why don’t you guys bet on it! If you’re a man, you’ll bet!!

                • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                  Tattoo bet!!

        • Zack

          I’ll have to agree with that, no matter what the topic is he does find a way to complain about the Yankees.

      • Zack

        Just a b-jobber, still

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    That “ripped” ad reminds me of this:

    http://www.tomheroes.com/images/charles_atlas.JPG

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Seriously, though, that Daily Fantasy Sports ad is brilliant. I click on it a few times a day just to make sure that they keep advertising here.

      Excellent choice, fellows. Just solid, solid work.

      • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering
        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          - You know, times are changing. Ladies can do stuff now. You’re gonna have to learn how to deal with that.

          - What? Were you saying something? Look, I don’t speak Spanish.

  • RZG

    Pete Abraham’s leaving LoHud for the Boston Globe. I’ll miss the constant Yankee updates

    • the artist formerly known as (sic)

      I humbly request that the RAB Holy Trinity of Joe, Mike and Ben replace him.

  • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

    How amazing would it be if RAB gets PeteAbe’s credentials? Any shot? I mean, you’re all official and all…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      A Proud Member of the YES Network© Blogging Network™ since 1932.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        RAB invented the term “blog”.

  • Zack

    “2. Jason Bay, Red Sox OF. The Red Sox tried earlier, and Bay has said he loves playing in Boston, a stark change from Pittsburgh.
    Agent: $147 million, 7 years.
    GM: $60 million, 4 years.
    Me: $80 million, 5 years.”

    I would love to see a team give Bay 147m

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      Would be the funniest contract.

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      Ha. Jason Bay being worth 147 mil for 7 years. Remember how cute 2001 was?

  • Bill

    Let’s bring Andy back for 1yr @ 8-10mm
    Offer Damon 1 @ 8mm-he cant throw, catch or bunt
    pass on matsui.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      He may not be able to catch, throw, or bunt but he could hit the living piss out of the ball.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Here’s your open thread for the evening. The Mets are in the Atlanta playing out the rest of their schedule, while the Angels will wuss out against the Red Sox again, this time on MLB Network.

    You left out #14 Georgia Tech vs. #20 Miami.

    http://a.espncdn.com/media/app.....2c0c27.jpg (safe)

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      If my Canes can get it done, they are in prime real estate for a top 10 finish this year.

      Harris and Cooper ftw!

      I’m almost happy the Yanks have a day off so I can focus on the foozball.

  • alex gonzalez

    i say no to matsui. maybe to damon. probably pettite. but what about john lackey. could he fit in somehow. it would make keeping hughes in the pen easier and could help push joba back into it.

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      Shake my head.

    • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

      You, sir, are a miracle of consistency.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      What an amazing OBP you have.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Wahahahahaha

    • Jack

      Why would you want Joba and Hughes in the pen?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        OH SHIT YOU ASKED HIM A QUESTION NOW HE’S GONNA GIVE YOU AN ANSWER

        (ducks for cover)

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          I’d like to take this time that I’m cracking up reading your responses A-Gon/comments to or about A-Gon.

          +1

      • alex gonzalez

        why wouldn’t you? they are both elite relievers in the pen. not very good as starters.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Well, when they were starters it was a totally different era. No way to compare the two.

          • alex gonzalez

            its the same era. do you even know what the eras of baseball are. they don’t split at some random point in time. there is a reason that each period of time is a new era. a new era is a game changing point in baseball. something where it the very fabrics of the game are changed for eternity.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              All that sounds way too arbitrary.

              • alex gonzalez

                just for someone who doesn’t understand how eras work. there is nothing arbitrary about it. you seem to think “5 years” is arbitrary. i clearly cant explain how eras work if you dont understand that.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  The sad thing is you don’t even know that I’m making fun of you.

          • Zack

            I love your talent to add the ‘era’ into every argument

        • Jack

          Average starter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Elite reliever

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Except Mo.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Question for Joe P, Mike A, Ben and anyone else who would have an idea on the answer.

    Peter Abraham’s blog is wildly popular, by FAR the most popular of all Yankee blogs. If he was to start his own blog and maintain most of his readership, would he be able to earn enough money to make that his full time job?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      According to Alexa.com:

      River Ave Blues traffic rank : 58,074
      yankees.lohudblogs traffic rank : 70,767

      Who’s more popular?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That’s completely uncalled for, Daytona.

        You know those rating systems are flawed. They don’t take into account houses that have more than two computers and other things of that nature.

        • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

          Yeah and what era did they blog in?

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          michelin-man-porn .com traffic rank: 1

          /JMK’d

        • the artist formerly known as (sic)

          +1

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      About 18 months ago, the answer was yes, but I’m not sure what the state of the online advertising economy is. The tipping point is around 1 million unique views a month. At that point, real advertisers — and not hot women selling fantasy sports — will pick up your blog. Based on his posts about traffic, LoHud is there.

      The problem as I see it — and I was chatting with Joe about this when I got wind of something up with Pete — is the cost. Six to eight months of a baseball beat writer means paying for a lot of air travel and hotel rooms. I don’t think an independent beat writer blog can be self-sustaining while MLBTR or Murray Chass’ site can be.

      • Marcus

        Good point about the cost of travel. It would be very tough to maintain the daily following the team around routine.

      • the artist formerly known as (sic)

        wait wait wait wait wait.

        wait.

        are you telling me {gulps} that murray chass gets 1M unique views a month?

        [breathes into paper bag]

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          I highly doubt it. I was just using him as an example of a journalist who would get a credential and be able to run his own site. He’s probably living off his Times retirement/severance package.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Gotcha. Hope you guys will be doing a piece on this, looking forward to reading it.

    • Marcus

      Wouldn’t he need to get a credential somehow to maintain the same level of content? I suppose the Yankees could give him one because of his popularity. I must admit I don’t know how the credential issuing process works.

      It would be a huge risk to do that in any case, and would require someone with the vision and audacity to do it, but you see in politics that people have successfully gone on their own from the news business (most notably Josh Marshall at TalkingPointsMemo.com). Definitely possible.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona
    • Sean McNally

      Speaking as a working reporter…. no.

      Part of what is killing papers like the Journal News is the fact no one can figure out how to make money on the internet.

      In order to do what he does, Pete would need to generate fees for servers, Web design services and oh yeah, come up with tens of thousands of dollars for travel (ever notice all the references to expense reports he posts?).

      That’s all on top of things like food, housing, clothes, health insurance… etc etc…

      Moving up to the Globe is a certified big deal, and part of the career track for reporters. The only two surprises is that A) he didn’t get snapped up by a larger NYC paper and B) it took him this long to go.

      He’s at the cutting edge of “new” newspapering, and we should feel lucky that he’s been doing it for us.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Neyer has a bunch of good articles up right now, after a string of weak ones. Here’s one on the 2010 Sox. Looks like they’re turning into the Yanks of the later Torre years.

    http://myespn.go.com/blogs/swe.....d-Sox.html

    • Zack

      Atleast Neyer doesnt state the “Ellsbury is fast so his UZR must be wrong” excuse

    • alex gonzalez

      they have huge issues that they need to fix with there defense. thats for sure.

  • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Read this, you’ll thank me (Jets fans especially). Seriously.

    http://kissingsuzykolber.uprox.....-town.html

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      That was awesome.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      You had me at “Pussymangler”.

    • Jersey

      Amazing.

      (farts)

    • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Rex: You guys! I’m so fucking jazzed for this game. WE’RE GONNA RAPE ‘EM! AND THEN WE’RE GOIN’ TUBING!

      Sanchez: Snow tubing or water tubing?

      Rex: PUSSY TUBING!

      … It’s so refreshing going from Mangini to Ryan. Eat your hearts out, Giants fans. We have to coolest coach ever.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        In all seriousness, I love Tom Coughlin. Love him. I love everything about him as a coach, his values, his style.

        Ryan is someone that you love as a Jets fan and hate if you’re a fan of any other team.

        • Nady Nation

          Meh. I’m die-hard Big Blue, and I like Big Rexy.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            If we don’t go Pussy Tubing after we have our RAB Game Meetup, I’m gonna be highly disappointed.

          • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Yeah I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to not like Big Rexy. He’s clearly the coolest coach in the league.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            As a Giants fan Rexy pisses me off.

            • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

              He pisses me off cause Jerry didn’t hire him as a coach when he had the chance.

              Then again, if he coached Dallas, everyone would think he sucks and is a big mouth anyways.

            • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              I’m going to venture a guess that there are more non-Jets fans that are entertained by Rex Ryan and like him than there are non-Giants fans that are entertained by Tom Coughlin and like him. This really isn’t even close.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                Oh, abslutely.

                But as a Giants fan I will say right now that Coughlin ranks right up there with Torre as favorite coaches ever.

                • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Right. But you’re a Giants fan. It’s not shocking your favorite coaches are coaches of your favorite teams. I don’t even know why your comment is relevant. We’re talking about how funny Rex Ryan is, a Giants fan’s love of Tom Coughlin just doesn’t really add to the conversation, you know?

                  You also contradicted yourself.

                  You said: “Ryan is someone that you love as a Jets fan and hate if you’re a fan of any other team.”

                  And then when I said I think there are more non-Jets fans that like Ryan than there are non-Giants fans that like Coughlin, you said: “Oh, abslutely.”

                  So, I don’t know man. No reason to hijack a funny conversation about an hysterical article about Rex Ryan with talk of your undying love and respect for Tom Coughlin. You’re like the angel of death for humor in this conversation.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Let’s put this nasty spat behind us with some nice, fun Pussy Tubing.

                • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  “Let’s put this nasty spat behind us with some nice, fun Pussy Tubing.”

                  Thanks. I’m taking all of you out for steak and blowjobs.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Not contradictory at all. More a testament to the percieved blandness of Coughlin to other teams than Rex Ryan’s lovability.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  BTW, spelling is not grammar. And my spelling AND grammar wasn’t nearly as bad as the guy on the previous post.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Angel of Humor Death, though. I could grow to like that.

                • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  It never stops.

                  Fine, your spelling is awful. Not your grammar.

                  This fun conversation about a funny article about Rex Ryan is now the most tedious conversation in the thread. It is dead. Congratulations.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Dude…it’s not like I started talking about how I wantted to kill Rex Ryan. It’s not a big deal.

                  The article was very funny. Fine. You don’t need to percieve it like I’m sapping the humor from the air. I mean, really. It’s not like I was being negative or anything. I said I loved Coughlin. That somehow makes the convo. less funny?

                  Whatevs. Let’s move on.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Pussytubing.

                • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  No, the fucking 15 comments that follow about Tom Coughlin and other irrelevant thoughts that you feel you have to share with the group that have nothing to do with the topic of conversation and are completely devoid of humor and the never-ending responses about absolutely nothing are what make the conversation less funny.

                  All that aside though, I totally agree. Glad that’s over.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  What in the world have I done? Have I killed your pet or grandmother or something? The stuff was not insignificant, it was responses to your post. I didn’t insult you. I din’t say anything remotely insulting. I didn’t even make a stupid comment about baseball or waffle on my point of view. What do you want me to do, apologize for you not liking my posts enough? Come on, you couldn’t just say, “All right, I’lll move on too. Whatevs.”? I’ve been making a real effort today to just let things go. Try it. please.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  *didn’t

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  and *I’ll

                • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  I was just kidding about all of it.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Now I don’t even know if you’re mocking me or not.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  P-U-S-S-Y-T-U-B-I-N-G.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  I find it horribly unfunny that you keep posting the same obscen word over and over in the middle of this thread. Tom Coughlin would never do that.

                  /Myself’d

  • Zack

    Tigers 1-2 starters last start combined: 12IP 16H 10ER
    Tigers 1-2-3 starters last start combined: 13IP 19H 14ER

    But wait the Yankees have the WORST postseason rotation!

    • Marcus

      Tigers 1-2 starters last start sample size combined: SMALL
      Tigers 1-2-3 starters last start sample size combined: SMALL

      Lesson: all pitchers have a stinker start now and then, hopefully the Yankees’ opponents will have stinker starts in the playoffs.

      • Zack

        Yeah I was being sarcastic about people crying about our rotation.

        • Marcus

          Sorry, you know how it is with the sarcasm on the intertubes, so apologies.

  • mike jones

    Would Wolf be an upgrade over pettite or are his stats NL inflated?

    • Zack

      No he wouldnt.
      First time his ERA is under 4 for a full season since 2002, career NL pitcher. Pitchers move from the AL to the NL at age 33, not the other way around.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Pettitte >> Wolf

  • mustang

    Going to Seattle for the weekend to catch Saturday’s game. Thank you Mo for the pitching match up. Has anyone been to Seattle? If you have I would appreciate any suggestions on place to see or things to do.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Bones at 8, The Office at 9. It’s gonna be a good night.

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      No Fringe for you?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      It’s gonna be a good night.

      Black Eyed Peas’d

  • jim p

    I’d keep Matsui for DH if it was either Damon or Matsui. The man is just ridiculously good with runners on base, and late and close. I know Damon can offer some flexibility (if you consider poor defense a plus), but you can get a youngster to take his place. Matsui hits LH & RHP almost equally as well, and can sit if you want to get Posada or someone else a “half-day.”

    Does anyone know if Matsui’s legs are done done done? Or is there an expectation that he can play the field again next year.

    Matsui’s splits:
    http://www.baseball-reference......9&t=b

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      but you can get a youngster to take his place.

      Such as?

    • alex gonzalez

      he is good but old. i would rather get rid of him a year early, then get rid of him a year late.

      • Steve H

        If it’s a 1 year deal, does it matter?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          That all depends. What era are we giving him this one year deal in?

        • alex gonzalez

          well its not my money. so i guess not. but if it changes who they can go after, yes it does matter.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            So, what you’re saying is, it does matter unless it doesn’t matter. Copy.

  • Colin

    I would love for the Yankees to get Prince Fielder. Do you think Montero, McCalister, Kennedy would get it done?

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      I don’t know, but I wouldn’t do it.

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      No thank you.

      Mark Teixeira>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Prince

      Prince’s name>>>>>>>>>> Mark

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Are you serious?

      • Colin

        Yeah I am. Put him at DH, he’s better than Matsui. And he’s better than you have any reason to expect Montero to ever be. McCalister has no spot on this team other than in the bullpen, and Kennedy’s better than what he’s shown but not much. But thats one great and 2 good prospects for them to build with (especially in the NL).

        Prince Fielder at DH would make our offense elite.

        • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

          The offense is the best in the entire league right now.

          Is it not elite?

          • Colin

            Thats the point. With Prince playing in New Yankee Stadium we would be that much better. Nobody would be close. Tex-Arod-Prince would be the best 3-4-5 in the game. It certainly wouldn’t make us any worse

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              In the future it would because we’d be losing two high-upside pitchers and the best bat in the system, which, as of right now, could be the best bat in the entire minors. Pass.

              • Colin

                I think we just value these things differently. I’d like to think those three will be valuable, but chances are, we’ll be luck if they can be as productive as we know Prince can be.

        • Steve H

          Do you mean it would make the offense eliter? They have the best offense in baseball as it is. What would you do in interleague/WS, bench Tex or Prince? And to say McCalister has no spot on this team is asinine. Completely.

          • Colin

            What we’re gonna have a rotation of CC, AJ, Joba, Hughes McCalister? Or did you want to give that to Kennedy? Come on it might work out, but why give a spot to McCalister that you could later give to somebody like Felix?

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              Who’s to say Felix becomes available? It’s hard to plan for external options for 2011.

              • Colin

                No one. But someone better than McCalister will be available.

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  And someone better than Joba, Pettitte, Hughes, whoever, is available this off-season. Should they be signed?

                • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                  I would rather give up a package headed by ZMac for someone who can provide more than just a bat.

                  For example – a Carl Crawford !

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  I think if you’re going for CC starting w/Z-Mac, you’re gonna have to give up Romine and/or Jackson, maybe something more, for CC.

                • Colin

                  No, because we know how good Pettitte, Joba and Hughes are and their age, ability and price tag make them more valuable than Lackey. But not knowing who’s becoming a FA the next few years, I’m still confident we can find someone better than McCalister may or may not be for a decent price.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          And he’s better than you have any reason to expect Montero to ever be

          I’d rather hang on to the best hitting prospect the Yankees have, especially since he’s a catcher who has 30 HR potential unless you’re getting something ridiculous for him (Cole Hamels, Dan Haren, Tim Lincecum, you catch my drift).

          McCalister has no spot on this team other than in the bullpen

          Well, sure, but that’s because he’s not ML ready yet. He’s pitched literally one game above AA at this point. By this time next year, he could very well be ML ready and there could very well be a spot for him.

          Also, our offense is already elite with Hideki Matsui there, and he would cost just money, not the top pitching prospect and top hitting prospect in the system, along with another guy who’s got a good amount of potential.

          • Colin

            Prince Fielder IS something ridiculous.

            And McCalister could, but he’d also be alot more valuable to the Brewers in the NL not making much money. Fielder even at 11 million is worth more for this team than McCalister.

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              No, Prince fielder is not something ridiculous. As a designated hitter, he loses some of his value and the upgrade over Matsui probably isn’t enough to justify giving up two high upside pitchers and, again, what is probably the best bat in the minor leagues.

              • Colin

                McCalister and Kennedy’s upsides are #3 Pitchers in the AL East. Montero may be one of the best bats in the minors, but Prince is one of the best bats in the majors.

                Prince Fielder: 25, .298/.412/.586/.925 160 OPS+ 39 HR
                Hideki Matsui: 35, .280/.370/.483/.853 130 OPS+ 25 HR

                • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Every day you play Prince as the DH you cannot give Posada, A-Rod, Jeter, maybe Damon if he’s back, or anyone else a day off without taking their bats out of the lineup.

                  It’s an important factor. It affects how the Yankees will be able to rest their players and put their best lineups on the field while keeping those guys fresh and healthy. If you acquire Prince, you’re playing him every day as the DH. You have zero flexibility.

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  What Steve said.

                  And the offense doesn’t need much of an upgrade. Maybe if we start talking about Yovanni Gallardo instead of Price Fielder, I’d be more ears.

                • Colin

                  The Yankees have played 147 games and have 15 games left.

                  Johnny Damon is 35 and has played 132 games, 4 at DH

                  Derek Jeter and has played 140 games, playing 5 as DH

                  Alex Rodriguez is 33 and has played 111 games playing 9 as DH (Usually DH’s no more than 5 times a season)

                  Jorge Posada is 37 and has playes 103 games playing 7 at DH

                  Thats 25 games, not counting guys like Swisher or Tex or Hinske that have had DH rotated among the veterans. That would mean if Prince only played DH he would get in 137 games.

                  I think its worth it. Especially considering Prince’s age compared to Posada/Jeter/Damon/Arod.

                  P.S. Sorry the responses are taking so long, really bad internet connection.

                • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  That’s 25 games this season. Next year those guys are a year older, and so on and so forth. That issue just gets more important from here on out, not better. The number of guys who could use days at DH (cough Posada cough) will grow a lot in the next couple of years. If you fill that slot with Prince Fielder, that slot is filled and the roster is inflexible in the way discussed above for years.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I would love for the Yankees to get Prince Fielder. Do you think Montero, McCalister, Kennedy would get it done?

      This isn’t serious, is it?

    • Steve H

      alex gonzalez’d?

  • gio

    Buy low on BJ Upton. Then you can put me in LF, and we’d still have a better team than we do now (I assume I’m better than Melky).

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Eh, even buying low on B.J. would take a lot. We’re also being awfully presumptuous in thinking he’s going to be available after just one down year. We’re not dealing with Kenny Williams here.

      • gio

        So you don’t think the cash-strapped Rays would take Romine and AJax?

        • Steve H

          Wishful thinking, but I’d do it in a heartbeat.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Still not interested in trading with the Rays, Sox, Jays, or Orioles.

          No thanks. Bad teams should trade intradivision. Good teams should not.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            1999 Yankees say hi.

            • gio

              Decent point, but we traded David Wells for Roger Clemens, not A-prospects for BJ Upton after a down year.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              I hate to sound like alex gonzalez, but that was a totally different era, my man.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                True.

                • alex gonzalez

                  so you agree that era matters.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Yes. You don’t, though, because you don’t know what “era” means.

                  Other words you don’t understand:
                  matters
                  agree
                  you
                  arbitrary
                  value
                  good
                  baseball
                  proximate cause
                  birth control
                  Peace of Westphalia
                  logic
                  English
                  irony
                  ridicule
                  bacon

                • alex gonzalez

                  i think i know what era is better than anyone here. people dont seem to understand how to classify each one. and know what separates between the two. each era, the very fabrics of the game are changed for ever.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  I have to admit, I’m also kind of stumped on bacon.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  There’s lots of things you think you know.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  But I KNOW Bacon stumps me. Just the sight of it confuses me.

                • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                  You forgot ‘diversity’. alex gonzalez has no idea what ‘diversity’ means.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship used during the Civil War era.

                  But, that was a different era; that changes everything.

                • Jim

                  I’m actually curious. What fabric is baseball made of? Nylon? And how many times has it changed? Maybe it used to be wool; and then the entire fabric was changed to nylon?

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          No, that’s definitely not enough.

          • gio

            Romine/AJax/ZMac?

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              I think you’d need one of Chamberlain or Hughes to get in on Upton.

              • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                Would you give up one of them for him?

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  Eh….I don’t know. Probably not.

                • Steve H

                  I wouldn’t, especially in a package of players.

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      Well, your assumption is completely false and idiotic.
      Melky:
      277/339/423

      If Upton was on our team this year and put up his 233/304/363 line you’d bitch to no end about how we should get Holliday, Chone and anyone else that wasn’t named Melky.

      Give me a break.

      • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

        Well, I would trade Melky for Upton. Just sayin’.

      • gio

        You’re assuming I wouldn’t take into consideration Upton’s enormous upside, which he has displayed in the past. That’s much more than you can say for Melky, who put up extremely streaky numbers hitting 9th in the best line-up in baseball.

        • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

          I love Upton.

          However, you criticize Melky for having a solid year. What exactly would you say if the player earning more money had a considerably worse year?

          Again, if Upton put up a 233/304/363 line what would you say?

          • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

            His UZR impresses. The WAR!!

          • gio

            So you wouldn’t rather have Upton than Melky? Is that what you’re saying?

            • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

              No.

              First, I’m saying you’re anti-Melk hyperbole is ridiculous.

              Second, I asked you a question of which you seem unwilling to answer.

              Finally, Melky has little to do with acquiring Upton. If my choice was my boy Melk or Bossman Jr, I’d have to choose Bossman Jr.

              Now, again, try to answer me this time. What would you be saying right now if Upton put up a season of (stay with me), 233/304/363 while on the Yanks?

              • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

                F! ***your anti-Melk

              • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

                I got the response I figured I’d get, none.

                Since you’re unwilling to answer a simple question, I’ll just assume you’d kill Upton for a season like he’s had this year.

                By all means though, keep bashing Melky, after all, you’re “better than Melky.”

              • gio

                I actually answered it already. I’d be patient because he has upside and has shown flashes of greatness, which is alot more than you can say about Melky.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop
  • Zack

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....;type=lgns

    “Umpires working the series between the Red Sox and Angels at Fenway Park are complaining that they were verbally abused by the Los Angeles coaches after Wednesday night’s controversial ending.”

    Complaing about verbal abuse? Those umps are lucky they still have a job.

    Oh and Scott van Pelt and Ryen Russilo were embarassing on ESPN radio today, saying the pitch was borderline and could have gone either way.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Again, Nick Green struck out TWICE.

      Whoever wins it helps the Yanks but still. What a joke.

  • Steve H

    So for all of the people here (posters) that accuse KLaw of being a Sox fan, here are a few quotes today from his chat. This should clear it up.

    Keith Law
    (1:09 PM)
    Which are you less likely to see: the Loch Ness Monster, or a game-ending called third strike against the Red Sox at Fenway?

    Sean (Boston)
    Any thoughts on Brian Fuentes’ comments that the Sox get calls at Fenway because the umps are afraid? Sounds like sour grapes to me.
    Keith Law
    (1:17 PM)

    I’m shocked that this question came from Boston. I absolutely agree with Fuentes, both on the third strike to Green and in general.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Nick Green struck out TWICE.

      But he made some seriously asinine comments about Jeet.

    • alex gonzalez

      more likely to see game-ending called third strike against the Red sox at fenway. thats because the loch ness monster is not really. trust me.

      • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

        What are your feelings on Big Foot?

        • alex gonzalez

          my mother in law?

          • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

            This is why I always say you just fuck with us.

            • alex gonzalez

              that is why what? i don’t understand what you mean.

              • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                Sometimes you just seem to witty to say some of the stupid shit that you spew sometimes.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  No, Pop, that wasn’t witty at all.

                  Unless we’re talking about a different era. That changes everything.

                • Steve H

                  That comment was brought to us by Pop in the 1970′s. Witty now?

              • Marcus

                He’s complimenting you. You are funny if the reader interprets it the right way.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Mike Pop says:
            What are your feelings on Big Foot?

            alex gonzalez says:
            my mother in law?

            A recent study of the Ju’hoansi San – also known as the !Kung – who live on the Namibia-Botswana border, determined that their distinctive clicking sounds have links to the most primitive language in humanoid history, which traces back over 40,000 years. A thorough examination of these sounds, cross-referenced with the fossil record and an extensive examination of similar languages and proto-languages, has determined that it is literally impossible to tell a joke older than “my mother-in-law drives me nuts!”

            http://deadspin.com/5360470/wh.....ilan-italy

            TAKE MY WIFE, PLEASE!!!

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              Sigh…stop reminding me of wha’ts not going to be there. :(

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          That all depends: What era of Bigfoot are we talking about?

    • Scooter

      It’s natural for the home plate ump to be mesmerized by the overall RS grit

      Do we have a K-zone (or something like it from FanGraph) on that 3-2 pitch to Green? There was no doubt on the check swing

      Back on the farm, AJax just walked, stole 2nd, and scored on a Cody Ransom single (2nd RBI for Cody)

      Nova’s been solid so far.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Juan Miranda tripled, then scored. 1-0 SWB.

  • alex gonzalez

    angels are laying down for boston to walk over them. this is an embarassment, its like they aren’t even playing baseball. angels are already up 1-0. what a joke of a team.

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      Mhm.

      • Jack

        What? Did you burn your tongue?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Burned your tongue?

        • Jack

          Ha!

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Damn you, Jack.

            • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

              You will pay, Jack. We have no choice now.

  • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

    CANES BITCHES!!!! :)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      OH SHIT SEAN SPENCE IS BACK

  • Steve H

    Did the Pirates starting pitcher pitch poorly in this game.

    http://tinyurl.com/l8ftu8

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      Era please?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        1959. Totally different ballgame then. No way to compare it.

      • Steve H

        My bad, clearly was an incomplete questions. It was the 50′s. 1959 precisely, in May.

        • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

          Psh, in 1959 the pitchers didn’t rally their teams, it was frowned upon.
          Therefore, this question is irrelevant.

    • Zack

      he lost, end of story

      /response from alex gonzalez

    • alex gonzalez

      what is the most important outcome is a ballgame. is the point to win, or to put up fancy stats. i think the answer to that it pretty obvious. baseball has a lot more than just the boxscores. i have no way of knowing what that game was like. for all you know i may or may not have even been alive. this is a rare example that doesn’t even need explanation. who cares what the pirates did. they are one of the worst teams in baseball and should be sold off at this point. they can barely generate interest in a new ball park. they mind as well move them back to montreal and see what happens. the padres nationals and pirates are jokes. they are the new farm systems for all teams in baseball. i just wish bud selig would grow a pair and put a stop to it. too bad he loves the brewers and all those money hungry teams. forget about putting something good on the field. lets just sell hot dogs and make some money. it is the mentality of a kid selling tickets to a rock show. by rock show i mean stones found in the garden and charging people to see them.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Mind-bottling.

        • Scooter

          After reading that, I need some mental floss.

          Punctuation – you’re doing it wrong.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Meh, what’s the point of improving the punctuation?

            To better understand how mind-numbingly stupid that paragraph of calligraphic insanity was? No thanks.

      • Steve H

        Crazy mindless rambling FTW!

  • Zack

    ellsbury with the BANDBOX SHOT!

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    It’s okay Angels, save your wins against the RS for the playoffs.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      When the Manager starts bitching about balls and strikes in the post game, however justified, it’s easy to believe that the Sox are getting into their heads. Good managers like Scioscia usually don’t go there, and it gives you the impression he’s feeling embattled and with no margin for error. That’s how you feel when a team owns you.

      • Zack

        I didnt see his comments, but no manager could have or should have kept quiet after that embarassing AB.

        • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

          I dozed off for a few minutes with the 2 outs. I wake up to the sox celebrating.

          Talk about a nightmare!

          /horrible joke

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Sorry, but in any game there are dozens of plays that you can point to that were made/not made that affect the game more than a Ball/Strike call. I’m sure he didn’t bitch when some of those calls went his way. His quotes and his player/coaches comments wreaked of paranoia, which tells me they’re not thinking clearly. Tells me the Sox are in their heads.

          Complaining about the umps is like complaining about NYC government. Everyone who lives, works or runs a business in this town can do it all day long, and its all a waste of time.

          • Zack

            A manager should never go out and argue a call or get tossed from a game?

            When a strike down the ball to end the ball game is called a ball to tie the game, every manager is going to say something. And if they dont, players in that locker room are going to look at him.

            • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

              I’m with Zack here.

              • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                OK, then you’re wrong too. Pfffffft!

            • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

              “A manager should never go out and argue a call or get tossed from a game?”

              No, I never said that or anything like it. But COMPLAINING about the Umps afterward is a total, utter waste of time. And ‘his players looking at him funny’ is the tail wagging the dog. He’s supposed to be LEADING his team, not cow-towing to their mood swings. He’s supposed to keep them focused, not allow them to get off track blaming umpires.

  • Scooter

    So far Nova’s thrown 5 shutout innings – 1 hit, 1 walk and lots of grounders. 2nd straight strong start in the playoffs

    • Steve H

      Not a strong start unless he wins.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I feel like I’m Flight and you’re Willie.

        This shit is… TOO easy!

  • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

    Jacory Harris is Mike Vick-esque in the way he just flicks his wrist and the ball goes off like a missile.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      BONG!

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      Woot!! Canes! Bitches!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Give Beckett credit, this will be two good outings in a row after a string of bad ones. Looks like he’s back on track, which is bad for us.

    • alex gonzalez

      good thing you jinxed him. i like where this game is heading.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Giving up 2 runs and getting your team into the 6th inning is still a good outing. I wish AJ would do that once in a while.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Not if he’s losing.

          Two starts ago A.J. went 6 innings and allowed 1 run.

        • Zack

          Their last 6 starts before today:

          36.1 IP 37H 28ER 12HR
          37.1 IP 39H 28ER 8HR

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            Exactly, Beckett’s been bad BEFORE these past two.

        • Marcus

          Any objective observer would reserve judgement until the “W” is awarded.

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      i’m definitely confident in the Yankees playoff chances. But Boston scares me with Beckett/Lester.

      I think A-Rod is going to hit .400/.550/.700 this postseason though.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        I could totally see him just ripping shit this year in October.

      • alex gonzalez

        i just want him to hit better than a pitcher. doubt that will happen.

        • Steve H

          Yeah. And he’s a bad person too.

          A-Rod’s career playoff ops=.844

          Yeah, tons of pitchers ops’ing .844

          • alex gonzalez

            how has he been in the last two years of playoffs for the yankees. or in 2004 when the team needed him. he broke down after game 4. another reason why stats are useless. they dont tell the whole picture of what the player did or how he did it. without that you really cant judge the performance of the player now can you? i assume you see where i am coming from with regards to afraud in the playoffs.

            • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

              remember when he dominated the Minny series?

              • Steve H

                But he wasn’t there when his team needed him. The ALDS doesn’t count, only the ALCS, as long as you are willing to ignore you can’t get to the ALCS without winning the ALDS.

            • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

              2004 is a different era than now. But I agree, A-Rod didn’t get the win. He didn’t do anything.

            • Jack

              Did you seriously just say that stats don’t say what the players did?

            • Zack

              “another reason why stats are useless. they dont tell the whole picture of what the player did or how he did it. ”

              but a “W” tells the whole picture?

              • alex gonzalez

                wins tell the end result. whether the team won or lost. which last i checked is the most important thing at the end of a baseball game.

                • Zack

                  I meant for a pitcher. A “W” is a stat, a stat that YOU love. Yet you say stats dont tell the whole story?
                  So which is it alex? Stats dont tell the whole story, or they only tell the story when you want them to?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                FACT: A win is a statistic. FACT.

                • alex gonzalez

                  i know. but not all stats tell the whole picture. wins tell the outcome of the game. which is important.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  i know. but not all stats tell the whole picture. wins tell the outcome of the game. which is important.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.....four_terms

            • Steve H

              Nope. His playoff ops is not a mirage, it’s fact. Jeter’s playoff ops is .846. Another fact. Posada’s is .731. Brosius’ is .696. O’Neill’s is .828. Bernie’s is .851. Tino’s is .672.

              • alex gonzalez

                so what are his number the last two postseasons. you wont post them because they support my argument. he has been ungodly. he makes it look like you would be a better hitter in the major leagues.

                • Steve H

                  Why not a 5 year era, that’s your standard answer??? Jeter’s last playoffs he hit .176/.176/.176. Jeter is teh suxor in the playoffs right?

                • alex gonzalez

                  why not two years? because arod was bad. you keep trying to hide how bad he has been.

                • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                  YOU TRY TO BLOCK OUT HOW GOOD HE HAS BEEN.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  2 years: not arbitrary
                  5 years: arbitrary
                  an era: not arbitrary

                  Copy. Got it now, thanks for clearing that up, ag.

                • Whitey14

                  Michael! Michael! Stop yelling ;-)

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              i assume you see where i am coming from with regards to afraud in the playoffs.

              Nobody can see where you’re coming from, ag. Nobody.

        • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

          Sure.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yes, but ARod’s postseason struggles came in a different era. No way to compare the two.

      • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

        His seemingly “new” approach at the plate will help him kill it. He’s going to be the shit come October. I know it.

      • Zack

        Beckett also has a ERA over 5 against the Yankees

      • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

        But Boston scares me…

        For me, it’s not their pitching.

        It’s not their offense.

        It’s their ballpark.

    • Steve H

      Yeah, the month long flu is a bitch.

    • Zack

      maybe, although his last 2 starts was against a .500 white sox team and a Rays team that has quit.
      Plus he has what 3 more starts? He’s going to be up around 220IP, career high at age 29 and the dude’s not a horse, regardless of what the media claims he is. so hes not going into the playoffs w/o questions either

  • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

    As soon as I flip it to the Sawwwwwwwwwwwwwwks game I immediately hear, “Well, when you spend half a billion dollars in the off-season…”

    I fucking flipped it right back to FOX.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Who said it, Pedro Gomez?

      • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

        Mitch “the fountain of peculiar baseball idioms” Williams

        • Steve H

          B-Jobber

    • alex gonzalez

      dont they at least have somewhat of a point. i mean if i had that much money i could make a team that would put the al east to shame.

      • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

        ag>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>brian cashman.

        Duh!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        i mean if i had that much money i could make a team that would put the al east to shame.

        You would. But not in the way you think, no.

        You would put together a team that would bring shame upon the AL East.

        • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

          He’d bring in guys based on wins alone. Dl time wouldn’t even matter. W-L

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Mad Jon Garlands and shit, son!

    • Whitey14

      I feel I have to speak up here…if you want to make fun of the Boston/New England accent (which is perfectly fine and fun to do)you do it by emphasizing the “ah” sound in words and by dropping “r’s” wherever convenient. Hence, statements like the following: “pahk the cah at Hahvahd yahd”. By adding “w’s” you are making fun of the New York accent, which we do in New England on a regular basis. Hence the following statement (think of Marisa Tomei’s accent in “My Cousin Vinny”): I’m gonna tawk like they tawk in New Yawk.

      Both accents are very comical, even cartoonish in nature when properly exaggerated.

      • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

        I was using a Ted Kennedy accent.

  • alex gonzalez

    i wish we had got torii hunter that one offseason. we would have no centerfield issues. he has been insane during this contract. insane offense for any position, while playing a gold glove level center field. what more can you want.

    • V

      For you to leave. One of these things, you can make happen. The other one you can’t. Please, please, make it happen. I don’t want to miss this deal!

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      +1. CF has killed the Yanks this year. Our number nine hitter can’t even hit 278 by September 17th! He can only hit 277!! ahhhh!!!

      • alex gonzalez

        we would have never had to talk about that steroids user mike cameron or anyone else. we could have had a solid cf solution. i guess we have to have the guy who can only get a homerun by running around the bases fast enough.

        • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

          If only I was not confined by RAB’s commenting guidelines…

          I really wish you had a clue.

        • Zack

          A. 25 game suspension = failed test for stimulant, not steroid

          B. You still think Andy Pettitte didnt cheat

          • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

            facts are irrelevant to ag.

            • Zack

              crap. plus he has 0 career wins so he sucks

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            B. You still think Andy Pettitte didnt cheat

            Andy’s cheating doesn’t matter, he won games. Mike Cameron never won a game, so his cheating is bad. See, stats don’t tell the whole story of a player.

            Also, Andy’s cheating was in a different era. No way to compare the two.

    • Steve H

      lol.

      • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

        for real man. ag is hilarious.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Last year, Hunter played at a value $6.00MM below his contract. He’ll probably play above it this year, though; he’s at 17.3 now, gets paid 17.5.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Torii Hunter, 2009 WAR: 3.8
        Torii Hunter, 2009 Salary: 17.5M

        Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera, combined WAR: 3.5
        Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera, combined WAR: 1.814M

        • Steve H

          And 2009 is a GREAT year for Hunter. What about the next 3 years for close to $50 million? Bad, bad contract.

          • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

            Ya, he’s finally getting on base this year. Something he’s not accustomed to.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Yeah, I totally want to pay ten times the amount of money for the production of one 34 year old player that I can get from two 24 year old players.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          OH SNAP!

    • Tom Zig

      i wish we had got torii hunter Carlos Beltran that one offseason

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yeah, but that was a different era. Totally different ballgame.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        +5453232

      • Zack

        would he have made it through the first year with those 16hr and .330 OBP after getting 120m? Or missing 20 games each the next two seasons? Or now with a serious knee issue?

        Just saying, although I’d still want him.

        • Tom Zig

          Well Beltran doesn’t collide with Mike Cameron if he is on the Yanks.

          • Zack

            Ok? That happened in August, and he missed 4 games.

            http://www.baseball-reference......5&t=b

            • Tom Zig

              i thought that was what you were referring to, but regardless, Beltran >>> Hunter or anyone else we could have had

              • Zack

                No, I was referring to his underperformance and injuries.

                I agree, but that doesnt mean there arent things to point out.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Pedroia is so good. He has court awareness on the field, during baseball.

  • Brandon

    Looking at the lohud post, and thought you guys should be prepared…
    “Pete, i was hoping you’d be moving over to the espnNY page that’s starting in 2010. oh well, good luck in boston. Thanks for the hard work.
    For those interested, I would check out riveraveblues.com if you’re looking for a new Yankees blog.”

    • Steve H

      Might be time to instate the “you must pass this test before posting”. Of course, the test being whether Joba should be a starter or that other much less valuable thing.

  • V

    Hey, alex gonzalez, how many wins do YOU have?

    • alex gonzalez

      im not a pitcher or a team so i cant have any. but im pretty sure if i ran this team and got the players i wanted and some of them that we already had i would be able to dominate all the way to the world series.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You’d get rid of Alex Rodriguez, wouldn’t you? Don’t bother answering, I already know.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Ever read the Torre book? They come down hard on Alex. Kind of surprised me since he’s been our best player since he’s been here.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Ever read the Torre book?

            No. No need to, thanks.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              I didn’t buy it. Got it as a gift. I have to say, it’s fascinating. Clearly ultr-biased toward Torre, for obvious reasons, but fascinating.

              • alex gonzalez

                i absolutely loved the book. joe torre is one of my favorite figures in baseball all time.

                • Joey

                  Because he’s from a different, non-comparable era?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Joe McCarthy has a higher winning percentage as a manager than Joe Torre.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Fun Fact #2: Before arriving in the Bronx, Torre had a sub-.500 career managerial W/L percentage.

      • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

        No you wouldn’t. Reply to this comment, with the roster you would have.

        • Zack

          Ellsbury, Pedroia, Youkilis, Vmart, Bay, Lowell, Ortiz, Gonzalez, Green, Varitek, Beckett, Lester, Penny, Smoltz, DiceK, Bowden, Tazawa, Hunter Jones, Buchholz, & the best bullpen ever.

          /obviously

        • alex gonzalez

          if i was in the al east this year i would have a starting rotation of wainwright, sabathia, carpenter, verlander, and feldman. pujols playing first base. hanley ramirez ss. joe mauer catching. torri hunter centerfield. pablo sandoval third base. prince fielder dh. mike young 3b. ichiro in rf. holliday in lf. erick aybar playing 2b.

          • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

            But this would not be possible !

            That’s the funny thing. Damn Cashman, for not using all that money for bringing in the best players in all the land.

            BALL PAST VARITEK!

            • alex gonzalez

              you never said i had to pick a team that i would easily be able to put together. you just said who i would like. that is what i posted.

              • Steve H

                read again jr.

              • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

                Ugh, figured it would be assumed. You wouldn’t have the first 25 picks of an MLB Fantasy Draft.

                Shame on me for not making that clear.

                • alex gonzalez

                  maybe i will post that one another time. it is too complicated. all the transactions and what jokes of kids to trade away. i dont have the time to do it tonight.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  maybe i will post that one another time. it is too complicated. all the transactions and what jokes of kids to trade away. i dont have the time to do it tonight.

                  A) Bullshit, and
                  B) We won’t want to hear it later. We want to hear it now.

                  Later will be a different era, and everything will have changed. No way to know if we’ll be interested.

              • Steve H

                and if that’s the best team you can put together, you are horrible. Aybar over Utley?

                • alex gonzalez

                  i forgot about him

                • Steve H

                  So Aybar is your #2???

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Oh, you forgot about Utley?

                  Well, then, I’d ask you to retype your list now that Utley’s back in consideration, but that first list was typed minutes ago. It’s a totally different era now, no way to go back and compare the two, everything has changed.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              He’s a better player than Posada. 2 WS rings in five years means it must be true.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Batshit insane.

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

            wainwright, sabathia, carpenter, verlander, and feldman.

            One of these things is not like the other things…

            • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

              16 wins Mike.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                Bingo.

                Feldman’s WAY better than the rest of those fewer-win-having assclowns. Not all stats tell the whole picture, but wins tell the outcome of the game. Which is important.

                Q.E.D.

            • Zack

              cc isnt an ace?

            • alex gonzalez

              sabathia is a lefty?

          • Jack

            And how, pray tell, would you make this happen?

      • V

        Well, you’re obviously a loser, since you have no wins, loser.

        • alex gonzalez

          not having wins does not imply loosing.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            L-O-S-I-N-G

            • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

              ag was spot on. A lack of wins does not imply loosing.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                Touché.

  • Scooter

    7 one-hit innings for Nova – 84 pitches

    He’s going to have to get protected on the 40-man anyways after the season – do you give him a taste of the majors after the AAA season is over?

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Shit, would have been a run. Bad luck.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Hmmmmm . . . . Peter Abraham leaving LoHud for Boston JUST BEFORE the playoffs?

    Coincidence? Or are they hiring him so they can pick his brain? Give up state secrets that Tito can nefariously use against us?

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      He’s going to tell the Red Sox all the pregame rituals of the Yankees.

      • Scooter

        Pete’s handing over Giambi’s G-string – which he’s been wearing
        (There’s a nice mental image)

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Gee, thanks.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Tito-Hey Pete, what you got for me? How do we get these Yankees off their game?

        Pete A-Ice cream in the clubhouse. Drives Girardi batshit crazy, trust me.

        Tito-Hmmmmm. . . I know where to get some ice cream.

        Pete A-Make sure its loaded with artificial ingredients. That’ll send him over the edge.

        Tito-Thanks Pete. You did a great service to your nation.

        • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

          Heh. The ALCS, the Yanks walk into the Boston away clubhouse. There’s all this Turkey Hill Ice Cream all over the place. Girardi just goes apeshit.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ General Girardi

            Turkey Hill? T..Tah..TURKEY HILL?!?!?!?

            HAVE YOU EVER READ THE INGREDIENTS LABEL ON THAT CRAP!?!? GET THAT RADIOACTIVE SHIT OUT OF MY CLUBHOUSE THIS INSTANT!!!

        • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

          I watch L O S T and that scenario clearly looks like it’s going to end with the delivery guys leaving palettes of Ice Cream in the middle of a dark clubhouse, and as soon as they close the door behind them, Pete steps out from the shadows with an evil grin on his face.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Sit down, Lowell.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Ok. This is sort of a big “if,” but if we could somehow land 20 tickets or so to one of the Royals/Yankees games — Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid conflict with Yom Kippur — would there be interest in a RAB game at the stadium? Otherwise, we’ll definitely do this next season.

    • alex gonzalez

      everyone could meet the wonderfully talented alex gonzalez.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yeah, I’m definitely not going now.

        • alex gonzalez

          well i probably can’t go anyway. especially if i cant meet you.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I can’t do that.

      I’m in for 2010, though.

    • Greg G.

      Ben – don’t think I would be able to make it this year (I’m in PA, so weekday games are tough)…but if you did this next year and gave some advance notice, I’d be really interested.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Can’t do it. =(

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      Heh, meeting in person would be pretty fun. The conversations would be so much different.

      I’m down for next season!

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ General Girardi

      An entire 2 rows of RABers. That’ll be like the bar scene from Star Wars, but wearing Yankee jerseys.

      I’m in.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Joe, I love you but stop stealing my posts.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Um, isn’t a parsec a unit of distance, not time?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Captain America please take that option next season, waste a roster spot. Then we test how ‘loyal’ red sox fans really are.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      He has a player option? Wow.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        I think/hope so… read it somewhere… ?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yes, he has a player option, and Posada does not. Just one more example of how the SuperCaptain is better than Jorgie.

        /alexgonzalez’d

  • gio

    WARNING.

    TRACK.

    POWER.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Tied Game … Billy Wagner Blow time!!!!

    • Jack

      Nope, too easy.

  • Dela G

    thank god… victor martinez missed a HR by about 2 feet

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Here’s how you know your career is in the shitter: Reggie Willits is pinch hitting for you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-HaIGTCOgQ gio

    Random question: Can the writers fuck up the AL Cy Young voting and prevent Greinke’s record from winning it?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Question: Can the writers fuck up the AL Cy Young voting?

      Answer: Does the Pope shit on Catholic bears in the woods?

      • Jack

        Only if they pay for it.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I have no faith in the getting the AL CY right.

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

      Yes, yes they can.

      See Colon, Bartolo.

      • Greg G.

        Man, that still pisses me off. I wanted Rivera, but I could’ve understood Santana. But Colon?!?!?

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Santana should’ve won it, no doubt. You could also make a case for him in ’07, as well.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Ugh.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    BI is adding a premium content area.

    http://www.baseball-intellect......intellect/

    I wish them well.

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

    Why can’t the Yankees get pitchers like Brett Tomko?

    http://tinyurl.com/mkxm5a

  • Dela G

    billy wagner walks the lead off man

  • Tom Zig

    angels take the lead!

    Better not fuck up the calls tonight, umps

    • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

      and Fuentes don’t fuck it up.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      or else…what?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        We’ll release the dogs, or the bees, or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Bravo. Very creative.

          • Marcus

            Quote from the Simpsons. A good quote, mind you, but a quote nevertheless.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Sac bunts ftw!

    • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

      +1

      haha

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      That’s just bad baseball.

  • Chris

    Why can’t the Yankees get pitchers like Billy Wagner?

    • Greg G.

      Felix Heredia says hi.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I don’t want his ass on this team.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    That was a stupid play. Why the hell would you not have Mike Napoli, who is slugging .588 off of lefties, pinch hit there?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Scioscia got this thing against Italians. Hates ‘em.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Loves working in nuclear power plants, though.

        • Greg G.

          It’s like there’s a party in my mouth, and everyone’s invited.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Look, the best prime minister was Pitt the Elder. That’s it.

            • Greg G.

              I still like him better than Steinbrenner.

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

              LORD PALMERSTON!

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                PITT THE ELDER!!!

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

                  All right Boggs, you asked for it!

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  I set you up for that one. As soon as we started down this road, I was like “JoePow is gonna use those magic admin powers to trump me.”

  • Dela G

    ANGELS TAKE TEH LEAD!!

    I HEART BLOOP SINGLES

    4-3 HALOS!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    SUCK IT WAGS

  • Tom Zig

    Why not put in Fuentes?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Perhaps mixing and matching? Fuentes did throw a lot of pitches last night too, no?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Perhaps Fuentes blows chunks and everyone knows it?

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Touche.

        • Greg G.

          Oh, no you di’int.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Here’s the 147 mill man.

  • Dela G

    who is this angels reliever throwing 99?

    wow

  • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

    Hey Fuentes, don’t fuck it up.

    Thanks,
    Drew

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Moot.

  • Dela G

    oh god, fuentes is in…

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Big Papi is going to hit a deep TRACK, WALL!

  • Free Mike Vick

    K

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    “A closer’s best attribute has always got to be a short memory.”

    No, that should be his second best attribute. His best attribute should be the ability to get guys out.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Oh, you are just begging for the B-Jobbers aren’t ya?

      That fat drunk POS don’t know what he had for breakfast.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I’d wish you good luck, but you wouldn’t know what to do with it if you got it.

  • Dela G

    FUENTES K’s ORTIZ!

  • Dela G

    cmon fuentes

    let’s not start this shit

    one more fucking out

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I dunno, I think he didn’t went around there.

    Sincerely,
    Umps at Fenway

  • Tom Zig

    Herrreee weee gooo.

  • Greg G.

    Oh look, there’s two out, time for Fuentes to put some runners on.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Why not just hit with Youkilis now…?

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Ugh

  • Dela G

    BALLGAME OVER!!

    RED SOX LOSE!

    • scooter

      Magic number – the Scooter

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        NOPE

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Told ya the Sox are in their heads.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Yeah, I’ve noticed that lately, although they are scoring a few runs, they are not racking up many hits.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Today, we spell redemption: B-R-I-A-N.

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

    Magic Number = 10

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Ten!

  • Greg G.

    Magic Number = 10. Love it.

  • Greg G.

    Hey TSJC…nice Magic # photo, eh?

    :-)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Great minds think alike.

      Non-great minds think like alex gonzalez.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Disgraceful.

      The Scooter is rolling over in his grave like a cannoli right now.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Who’s greater, Rizzuto or Chambliss?

        They played in different eras. No way to tell.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Has Chis Chambliss ever wished Rosie McGowan a happy 85th birtday? Huh?

          Answer-No

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Neither one was any good, they were just motivated by their pitchers.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Have you seen Ron Guidry’s tRA? Amazing.

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              Psh, he’s got nothing on Ed Lopat and Vic Raschi.

      • scooter

        From Rispoli’s, no doubt

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    That picture is an approximation of what the Yankees are going to do to the competition in the playoffs: deck some fools.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      This playoffs is gonna make House Party look like House Party 2!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Aaaaaaaand Ransom strikes out with the winning run on third in the bottom of the ninth. To extras they go in SWB.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Jacory Harris is the balls.

  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    The U is just murdering G Tech.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      They’re beating them in a football game, too!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Wayne Brady like a muhfucka.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    How in the fuck did Rick Sutcliffe beat Gooden out for the ’84 Cy Young? Wow. That is just an awful, awful mistake.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
    • scooter

      Bigger question – how did Rick Sutcliffe beat out ANY former baseball player to get a gig on ESPN?

  • aj

    Matsui 8 million for one year in this market?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Methinks lower.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Methinks Tokyo.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I need Shannon Sharpe on the sidelines to grab the phone and say “Get the National Guard, because we are murdering the YellowJackets!”

  • Steve H

    This sucks. I have been offline for about an hour and of course the era has changed, at least once. I feel I can’t even bring anything to the table conversation wise.

    • scooter

      Eras were made

    • Greg G.

      “…at least once…”

      Very nice touch.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Well, frankly, you couldn’t do that anyway.

      http://www.hiyoooo.com/

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    So I guess when Magic #2 comes around it will be a photo of Snuffy Stirnweiss.

    http://www.yankeenumbers.com/p.....=%3D%2C%2C

    So disappointed in you guys.

    • Greg G.

      I’m pulling for Mike Gallego.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I’ve been looking for a good Mike Gallego pic for days now. Nothing.

  • Tom Zig

    Did Terry francona really put Rocco Baldelli in to pinch hit for JD Drew? (I was in class)

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    BACK UP THE TRUCK

  • Tom Zig

    Are we gonna get a spill-over open thread?

    • Tom Zig

      Well that answers my question

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Let’s move this party to an overflow thread. It’s getting too crowded in this one.

    And yes, Baldelli PHed for Drew with Youkilis on deck. Manager of the year if the game mattered.

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