Jan
15

Report: Yanks offered Montero for Halladay

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Via Richard Griffin, the Yankees offered Jesus Montero to the Jays in exchange for Roy Halladay back when Toronto was still fielding offers for their ace and the former Cy Young Award winner. And that’s it. The Yanks’ brain trust offered a straight up, one-for-one swap, however Toronto turned it down and went on their merry way.

Can you imagine that? It would have been quite the blockbuster, no? I’m not sure how I would have received such a deal. On one hand it’s the best pitcher in baseball in exchange for a Double-A prospect without a clear cut position, but on the other hand, it’s Jesus frickin’ Montero. Wow.

  • Jake K.

    Holy shitballs!

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      My sentiments exactly.

  • pat

    Probably would have been the most conflicted day of my life.

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

      Hope you didn’t consider wearing roller blades that day.

      • Nigel Bangs

        IETC

  • Stryker

    seeing what they got back, i’m sure toronto is happy they didn’t take it.

  • Matt M.

    I think that would have really pushed our payroll over the limit and caused the league to collectively flip out.

    It was bad enough last year when we signed CC AJ and Tex, but we were able to write it off by saying …yea yea yea but we had some bad contracts with pavano and giambi and look!!! we’ve signed these three and our payroll went down!

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

      Well if they said yes, there’d be no Javy.

      • mike c

        or pettitte

        • CountryClub

          I think they still would have signed Andy. Why not? I’m pretty sure Javy and Doc make roughly the same amount in 2010.

          • mike c

            they might have– but they would have been more than set to use phil/joba as 4/5 though plus they might have enough extra to sign a sick bat for the OF too

            • CountryClub

              With the trade for Javy (after signing Andy), I think it’s pretty clear that they werent going into the season with both kids in the rotation.

              But we’ll never know…..

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        you can’t say that…javy could be our fifth starter, with either (or both) joba and phil shipped off for a…i dunno…a young cost-controlled superstar OF’er!

        Joba for Carl Crawford?
        Joba and Gardner for Upton?
        who knows…besides…its a waste of time to make up these stories that just can’t come true…

        • Mike bk

          i hope you mean BJ because it would take a lot more for justin upton.

      • ledavidisrael

        Im not so sure about that. The chance for CC, Halladay, Javy, AJ, Pettite.

        CC and AJ could not throw a pitch next season and we could have a similar rotation to last years.

        While our farm system would be completely dry the players we acquired would be bumping Hughes and Joba to AAA. Increases their value. And gives the team a ridiculous collection of pitchers for the post season. Not to mention the picks we’d get after this season.

        You really don’t think they’d expand the budget for that rotation?? Its so deadly.

        • ledavidisrael

          Could they have offered it before Pettite got his ten million?

          That could still mean that Javy gets traded for.

      • Steve B.

        No Javy ??

        What would be better, Mike ??:

        Roy-CC-AJ-Andy
        OR
        CC-AJ-Andy-Javy ??

        You make the deal to get the best pitcher in baseball…you trade a AA prospect who MIGHT be a Mike Piazza type hitter for the best pitcher in baseball..you make that trade.

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

          He was talking about the payroll, and I was pointing out that if they traded for Halladay, they wouldn’t have Javy’s salary on top of it.

          • Steve B.

            OK…but Montero for Halladay ??

            YOU MAKE THAT DEAL !!!

  • long time listener

    If five years, the idea of this deal will seem crazy. Who knows who will be seen as the crazy one, though.

  • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

    Blasphemy!

  • 5th Starter

    I gotta be honest. I’m glad the Yanks didn’t get Halladay. I really believe he is past his prime and that the Yanks would be over-paying a guy for what he did before.

    • Slugger27

      past his prime??? the past 2 years his ERA has been below 2.8 and his ERA+ has been 152, 155

      hes the best pitcher in baseball, and i bet he absolutely tears it up next year

      • Steve H

        Agreed. If you want to say that you’re glad we kept Montero it’s one thing, but to say he’s past his prime is just false.

      • Mike Pop

        Agreed. But I still have to believe he is indeed past his prime. Even though Roy Halladay past his prime is probably better than 85-90% of baseball players.

        • Steve H

          His ERA+ the past two years was 154. The two years before that he was 131 and his career is 133. He might be past the typical age for a prime, but he’s certainly not past his prime.

      • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

        He may not be the best, but he’s certainly among the top 3, right? It’s him, King Felix, Zach, Lincecum. You could really make a pretty good argument about any of them, but I’d put Felix as #1.

        It’s all academic.

        • Slugger27

          the semantics of it are debatable yes, but halladay is not “past his prime”

          outside of ’05, the past 2 seasons are arguably the best of his career… and he did it when the yankees, sox, and rays all had dynamic offenses

          • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

            Certainly not. He’s still absolutely awesome and has shown no sign of decline.

        • king of fruitless hypotheticals

          top 3, right? It’s him, King Felix, Zach, Lincecum.

          Four. The top FOUR characteristics of the Inquisition are speed, ruthless efficiency, surprise…

          • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

            I meant he was better than one of those guys, putting him in the Top 3. I’d list it as Felix, Halladay, Greinke, Timmy.

            • king of fruitless hypotheticals

              better than one of those guys, putting him in the Top 3. I’d list it as Felix, Halladay, Greinke, Timmy.

              Better than one. And one….also known as two :)

              love you man :)

  • jsbrendog officially approves signing Fernando Tatis

    wow. cashman, balls the size of watermelons

    • mike c

      not really, that trade would be a no-brainer. add hughes or joba then maybe

      • Slugger27

        agreed… montero by himself is more than worth halladay, even if its only 1 year + 2 draft picks

      • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

        I’m not sure what you mean but I am pretty sure jsbrendog means telling Toronto that’s what you’d do takes balls.

        Toronto wanted Montero, the Yankees said okay. But only if it’s only him. One-for-one. That’s hilarious.

        • Slugger27

          yes it wouldve been a steal but i wouldnt say its “hilarious” … given both teams needs id say it wouldve been SOMEWHAT fair, at least a little

          • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

            No I don’t mean that the trade would have been hilarious I mean the idea that it’s what they offered is hilarious.

            As in, holy crap I can’t believe he actually did that because even if it “makes sense” on some level it’s not anything resembling a typical trade offer.

            Toronto probably had to think about it but they have a lot of holes to fill so a one-for-one even for a Montero was not necessarily the best thing to do for them. Especially since even guys like Montero can and do bust hard.

        • jsbrendog officially approves signing Fernando Tatis

          exactly. it takes balls the size of melons to call up toronto and go we’ll take one of the top 5 pitchers in all of baseball who is great right now STRAIGHT UP for this kid who is only 20 at aa who dioesnt have a position but has the potential to be really great.

          it probably went:

          toronto gm: hello
          cash$: cashman here. montero for halladay. what do you think?
          toronto gm: i don’t know if that is enough brian, maybe if you throw in
          click. dialtone
          toronto gm: hello? brian?

          • mike c

            cash$: ONLY JESUS

    • Mull

      No one else finds this funny? Hahahaha what a great comment

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

    That’s probably the only way the Yankees would trade him and I have to figure they offered that with the feeling Toronto wouldn’t take the deal.

    But it’s frickin hilarious that they offered it if the report is true.

  • Slugger27

    wouldve been a steal for the yanks in my opinion…. oh well, javy is nice too

    • A.D.

      Definitely would have been a steal, given one would be down to trade Montero for D’Arnaud, Taylor, and Drabeck.

  • Bill R

    It just shows you how Good Montero is!

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan – Cashman Has No Equal

    As much as it would have sucked to have given up the best hitting prospect we’ve all seen since Jeter, it is Roy Halladay.

    From a Yankees perspective Montero for Halladay is a win, IMO.

    Tough to swallow, but a win.

    • pat

      I hate saying shit like this, but Halladay on the Yanks next year is pretty much guaranteed World Series win. Probably 2011 too.

      • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

        That’s under the assumption they re-sign him.

        • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan – Cashman Has No Equal

          If you trade your best prospect for someone with an expiring contract, you have to sign him.

          And with the Yankees financial resources, it’s likely that would have happened.

          • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

            I hear you, I was just saying’. It would certainly reduce future payroll flexibility. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have Roy Halladay on this team. But I won’t lose any sleep knowing we didn’t book another $20 mil. long-term contract, and we kept one of the best prospects (and our only elite prospect) in the minors.

            • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan – Cashman Has No Equal

              I agree.

        • pat

          I’d bet my entire porn collection that Cashman wouldn’t trade for Halladay and not extend him.

          • andrew

            and that’s saying a lot.

        • Thomas

          I think it is highly likely the Yankees would have signed Halladay after trading for him, because of two main reasons.

          First, as mentioned, the Yankees gave up not only their best prospect, but one of the best in all the minors.

          Second (and I think more important), Halladay only signed a 3 year $60M extension. Thus, the Yankees would not have been stuck with Halladay when he is 38-40, likely far into his decline.

      • Steve H

        If they hadn’t won the 2009 title, I’d have been much more open to a trade like this. Considering that though, I’m glad we still have the Jesus, as irrational as that may be.

    • mike c

      although we could just buy lee next year anyway

  • mike c

    cc/halladay/aj/joba/phil would have been very interesting

    • CountryClub

      Even better: CC/Doc/AJ/Andy/Joba(or Hughes)

      They still would have signed Pettitte.

  • Steve H

    Halladay wouldn’t have been able to handle the pressure. Not of New York, but of being the guy who was traded for Jesus.

    • pat

      Hahahaha ietc.

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

      Huzzah!

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        huzzah…is that one of those made-up statistics, like oozer?

        • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

          That wily heathen Ben Franklin was known to utter the term after calculating the WAR of the French prostitutes.

    • mike c

      i doubt cashman could handle being judas either

  • CountryClub

    You gotta love Cash.

    “You guys like Jesus? He can hit, huh? Well, you can have him for Halladay. But that’s it. You get nothing else!”

  • Abe

    I wonder how Jesus feels about this news. Is he frustrated because he is dominating and yet the Yankees are still offering him up in a trade? Or, does he say to himself ‘Wow, I almost got traded for the best pitcher in baseball for the past 5 years, and I just turned 20 and am yet to make my MLB debut?’ I have to imagine it’s the latter, but you never know.

    • A.D.

      Gotta be the latter, you can’t take something like that personally.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Pfft. Jesus knew about this possibility before Cashman did.

    • pat

      If I were him I’d be pretty stoked knowing the organization thinks I’m good enough to be traded for one of the best players in the whole game.

    • Slugger27

      the 2nd one… if having your name mentioned in a trade involving roy halladay hurts your feelings, your ass is in the wrong profession

      • Abe

        I agree with all of you, and think he probably took it as a compliment. However, part of succeeding in MLB is thinking you are better than the next guy, no matter who it is. Most of these guys have to have tremendous egos. Plus he is god himself.

    • Johnny

      Who cares? He’s a baseball player… Its part of the job.

      Are you worried about his feelings?

      • Abe

        No. But I was just interested so I posed the question. Sorry if that bothered you.

      • jsbrendog officially approves signing Fernando Tatis

        this is a very bo like comment

        • Steve H

          It’s a little more Sal to me. Somewhat Lanny’ish.

  • bobmac

    The fact that Casman has that kind of ceiling in mind for Montero is terrific.I don’t want to trade him.

  • Thomas

    Just wondering what would most people prefer:

    1. Get Halladay (pay him $15.75M plus possible extension) and keep Vizciano, Dunn, and Melky, but lose Montero

    or

    2. Get Vazquez and Logan (pay him about $8.5M net) and keep Montero, but lose Melky, Vizciano, and Dunn

    I’d choose the second one, but I am a big Vazquez fan.

    • A.D.

      2nd

    • CountryClub

      I choose #2…and they can keep Logan too.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan – Cashman Has No Equal

      I choose 2nd just to get rid of Melky, no other reason.

    • vin

      2nd

      Especially considering the Yanks are well-positioned to get two picks for Javy and will probably be in the market for Cliff Lee (they’d lose their 1st rounder on him though).

      • Steve H

        Very good point.

        • All Praise Be To Mo

          We’d still come up overall in that situation, we lose our 1st (hopefully the last pick in the 1st round) for signing Lee. Then we get probably a higher 1st rounder when another team signs Javy. A higher pick + a supplemental 1st rounder + Cliff Lee + $$$ for the 7 million we pay Vazquez to pitch for us this year? Worst case scenario, we get the supplemental and a high 2nd rounder. Show me the dotted line. Ca$hmoney=Genius

    • Slugger27

      theyre both great deals

  • Johnny

    Montero for Halladay is an absolute NO BRAINER for the Yanks.

    I love prospects as much as the next guy, but Montero could be the next Jay Bruce for all we know (not that Bruce has no chance of improving).

    Having CC & Halladay for the remainder of Jeter & Mariano’s career would be fantastic.

    • Steve H

      Jay Bruce is 22 with 43 career HR’s and a 98 OPS+. Don’t think I’m ready to give up on him just yet.

      • Zack

        With a .309 OBP. he’s not a bust yet, but wasnt he a top 5 prospect in the minors before?

        • Steve H

          Yeah, so was Barry Bonds. And Bonds during his 21 and 22 year old season hit .245/.329/.460. Bruce hit .240/.309/.460.

          He’s 1.5 years younger than Joba, and almost a full year younger than Hughes. Give him time.

        • AndrewYF

          Bruce has prodigious power. But he had trouble with the strikeout in the minors, and that looks to have made it to the majors.

          But the kid is 22 years old, and just had back-to-back 20+ homerun seasons (in about 100 games each season). The best is definitely yet to come.

    • Steve B.

      YES !!…finally someone who understands.

      Mike Axisa and the others, still thing that Jesus Montero is the second coming of that other Jesus ;)

      Montero MIGHT be the next Piazza, but he might also be the next Jay Bruce as you say.

      Halladay, CC, AJ and Andy with Hughes or Joba as #5 ??….lock in WS title #28.

  • Steve H

    From the Jays perspective, do you take one of the best prospects in all of baseball, and as close to a sure thing as there is, or do you take a package of lesser players? There is no way all of the prospects the Jays got will develop and hit their peak, so when it comes down to it, would the Jays rather have, hypothetically the 2 guys in the trade who make it, or the one (and only) Jesus. I think it’s a much easier trade to sell if you get a “package of prospects”, but it’s very rare that multiple prospects in a big trade like that work out. The Colon trade is the exception, certainly not the rule.

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

      I’m not going to say The Jesus is not great, but he’s not really as close to a sure thing as there is. His bat is. That’s it. If he moves to 1B, RF or DH, he’s really, really good, but GREAT? Not sure.

      Consider this:

      Best case scenario at Catcher: Mike Piazza.

      Best case scenario at DH: Frank Thomas

      Best case scenario in OF: Manny Ramirez

      Best case scenario at 1B: Miguel Cabrera

      Although Jesus is a top prospect, an unbelievable amount of things have to go right for him to hit any of those best case scenarios, and catcher is the least likely.

      • Steve H

        I think he’ll be great no matter where he plays. If you go back 20 years, and pick the best bat in the minor leagues every year (which will be less than 20 players obviously), I’d assume the majority were great, regardless of position. Even though he’s not the #1 prospect in baseball, he’s probably has the best bat of any prospect in baseball.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        I hope he stays catcher, don’t you?

        • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

          Yes.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        Fine. Manny it is. Move his a$$ to LF time now.

    • Thomas

      I definitely take the package from the Phils, because the Jays didn’t get just a package. They got a quality package.

      They’re package was headlined with two excellent prospects (Wallace and Drabek) and a very good one (D’Arnaud). Wallace is about as sure of a thing as Montero. Both are great, high probability of making it bats (though Montero has a higher ceiling) with some defensive questions (more for Montero). Drabek isn’t quite as sure of a thing as a pitcher and being so young, but his probability to at least be a solid starter is still very high compared to other pitchers and he may be great. D’Arnaud is also a good prospect though probably the highest chance of busting of the four, because he is the worst of the four.

      The key thing is none of they’re prospects are real injury risk/ridiculous potential, low ceiling, like Brackman, Knapp, or Engel Beltre.

      I think the odds are high the Jays get two worthwhile pieces out of the package worth more than Montero.

      • AndrewYF

        They got Michael Taylor, not Brett Wallace, right?

        Taylor might be pretty good.

        • http://deleted RollingWave

          they flipped Taylor to Oakland for Wallace, which is preplaxing, I guses they simply assume big outfielder on turf = disastor.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Think of the guts of Cashman. Best pitcher in baseball for my Jesus. That is how much they valued Montero.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      BALLS THE SIZE OF WATERMELONS

  • Steve H

    Riccardi was not fired as GM of the Blue Jays. He called Ca$h and offered Halladay straight up for Melvin. Riccardi has not been seen or heard from since.

    • ColoYank

      Coincidence? I think not.

  • Bryan V

    I was against going after Halladay the entire time. It was going to cost too much for somebody that is not a necessity. Big money/prospects should be used to fill needs, not wants.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Jesus value = infinity.

    This pleases me.

    • Steve B.

      I think NOT !!

      Pitching and defense win championships….Montero offers NEITHER

  • Brian

    Dumb question, and I’m ready for the usual RAB ridicule, but is it pronounced Jesus (as in Christ) or Jesus (as is “Hey Zeus”)?

    • pat

      HeyZeus.

      • Brian

        Thanks Pat.

        • pat

          Word.

          • mike c

            don’t you dare take his name in vain though

          • Steve B.

            Sentence.

  • phillesfan

    as a life long phillies fan,first congradulations to the yanks,although without the dh they would not have won the series,secondly doc is the best pitcher in baseball,more dominant now than ever before and with the phillies american league offense will win 25 games,but i would still take the yanks rotation over the phils

    • pat

      Dude, we won 2 out of the 3 games played in your building without a DH.

      • Steve H

        Maybe he meant Dominating Hitters?

        • pat

          Or even Dominican Henchmen aka Damaso, Melky, Robbie and Arod.

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

        Take away Utley, and that “american league offense” hit .220-.286-.362 in the series.

        • Steve H

          And with regards to winning a bunch of games in the NL with their AL offense, they’ve had that AL style offense for a few years now, yet they’ve won 93, 92, 89, and 85 games in the past four seasons. Nothing to shake a stick at, but the AL style offense is not leading to total domination of the league either.

        • Mater of all Trades

          .220-.286-.362 without Utley = Epic Fail.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Let’s be fair here. They did have Utley, and their offense did not embarass themselves in that WS. Not to mention, just because the offense didn’t have a great WS does not mean they’re not a great offense (though the Yanks are better).

        • king of fruitless hypotheticals

          …next year, Utley just gets beaned every time. Don’t even walk him.

          Efficiency of pitches for teh win!!1!

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

      as a life long phillies fan,first congradulations to the yanks,

      The word you’re looking for is “congratulations.”

      although without the dh they would not have won the series

      Not true. We would have won. Besides, what kind of argument is that? If I’d said, “without the Cliff Lee they would not have won games 1,5…” wouldn’t you think it was a preposterous thing to say? I’d hope so.

      secondly doc is the best pitcher in baseball,more dominant now than ever before and with the phillies american league offense will win 25 games

      I’m not sure he’s the best pitcher in baseball, though he’s certainly among the best. You could make a perfectly good argument that Felix, Greinke, Lincecum are the best. For shits and giggles, let’s say he’s the best. 25 games, even for the best is fairly optimistic. A pitcher hasn’t won 25 games since 1990, when Bob Welch did it for the A’s.

      but i would still take the yanks rotation over the phils

      Yeah, the Yanks rotation is stronger in the back, but the Phillies should have a good rotation with Hamels, Halladay, Happ and whatever other scrubs you can find.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        You’re also depending on a Hamels bounceback.

        • Brian

          I don’t think the Yanks would have won the series if the Phillies scored more runs than us in Games 2, 3, 4 and 6. Why do Philly fans get dumber and dumber every year? You guys got to play with the DH in the Series, too…and we won 2 games in Philly- without the DH.

          • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

            No need to lump him into a group like that. There are fans from all tams that say dumb things, behave poorly.

            Most Yankee fans are total asshat morons.

            He said something kind of dumb, but that doesn’t mean Philly fans “get dumber and dumber every year.”

            • Brian

              It’s Friday…I should be nicer.

              • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

                It happens. I yelled at some morbidly obese lady for laying down on the 1 train during rush hour. I don’t care that you have diabetes, lady. If you have a genuine medical illness, that’s one thing, but laying down on the subway to take a nap is another. Have some common courtesy.

    • Stryker

      lol roy halladay won’t win 25 games.

  • Steve B.

    Are you kidding ??…you definitely trade Jesus Montero in a New York minute for Roy Halladay !!…A HOF pitcher for a AA prospect who MIGHT be a Mike Piazza-type hitter ??..You don’t think twice. You make that deal.

  • phillesfan

    theres a huge difference in saying without the dh the yankess would not have won as opposed to saying without lee blah blah blah,the best pitcher in baseball encompasses the totality of the pitcher,from his work ethic,durability,influence on the rest of the staff,the intangables,as far as 25 wins,he isnt facing the yanks,sox or any offense in the nl similar added to the fact that many hitters in the nl have never faced his nasty nasty stuff,best is a matter of opinion,mine is that doc is the best pitcher in baseballand jmk learn how to spell linthicum before you start grading papers

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Lather, rinse, repeat. Got it.

    • pat

      Wow, almost incomprehensible.

    • Brian

      Man, that post had less periods than Octomom.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        fewer even :)

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

      theres a huge difference in saying without the dh the yankess would not have won as opposed to saying without lee blah blah blah

      It was to illustrate how silly your analysis was. Your argument is neither sound, nor valid. I merely replicated the argument of irrelevant hypothetical situations (albeit, crudely) with my Lee joshing. Besides, I’m almost certain the DH doesn’t play in games 3,4,5 and to my knowledge, we won two of those games. If you want to compose an argument that appeals to multi-celluar creatures, you could perhaps note the asymmetry in the World Series DH rule; you can’t arbitrarily say, without any evidence (since there is none) that Matsui is the reason the Yankees won.

      the best pitcher in baseball encompasses the totality of the pitcher,from his work ethic,durability,influence on the rest of the staff,the intangables,as far as 25 wins,he isnt facing the yanks,sox or any offense in the nl similar added to the fact that many hitters in the nl have never faced his nasty nasty stuff,best is a matter of opinion,mine is that doc is the best pitcher in baseball

      That’s swell narrative and all, but until you’re able to quantify these things, it’s all opinion. And again, using history as a barometer, it’s unlikely he has 25 wins. Yes, he’ll be extremely good, but it’s been 20 years since someone won 25 games, and there have been quite a few excellent pitchers. It’s possible, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

      jmk learn how to spell linthicum before you start grading papers

      That’s just perplexing. I must say, I’m intrigued.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        I think you spelled Linececum wrong. First c should be after the e, not before.

        No idea what he meant by linthicum, though.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          Except that’s wrong. It is in fact Tim Lincecum.

          In other news, obvious troll is obvious.

        • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

          Here’s how I spelled it: Lincecum.

          Here’s how it’s supposed to be spelled (via Baseball Reference): Timothy LeRoy Lincecum.

          http://www.baseball-reference......ti01.shtml

  • http://theyankeemanager.blogspot.com/ Francis Isberto

    You could see the true value of Jesus Montero for the Yankees. He is almost worth to the one of the best pitchers in the game today.

    The Yankees now should bring Montero up to speed and use him this season.

  • Gleb

    “Timothy LeRoy Lincecum.”

    I lol’d.

  • Austin

    Yankees fans, get off your high horse! That trade offer is a joke and you all know it. Stop pretenting like Jesus Montero is Jesus Christ. The Jays got 3 top prospects for Halladay. Enough said.

    • Steve B.

      I’m a Yankee fan, and I agree with you !!…Montero MIGHT be a Piazza-tpe hitter, but there’s no guarantee. If the Blue Jays offered Halladay for ONLY Montero, the Yankees should have made that deal.

  • max

    i love it when someone is trying to correct someone else and makes an error themselves. it’s even better when it’s as ridiculous as linthicum

    • Steve B.

      I’m a Yankee fan, and I agree with you !!…Montero MIGHT be a Piazza-tpe hitter, but there’s no guarantee. If the Blue Jays offered Halladay for ONLY Montero, the Yankees should have made that deal.

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