Apr
13

Open Thread: The spoils for the victors

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Take a good, long look at that beauty. That’s what you get when you win the World Series.

The Yankees and the Balfour jewelry company teamed up to bring the team a hand-crafted ring made of natural-finished white gold. The NY logo is diamond-clustered, and it rises up from a diamond-lined baseball diamond. On one side, Yankee Stadium is engraved on the ring while the other features the Yankees logo and a nod to tradition and unity.

In addition to the new rings the Yanks handed out today, Balfour and the Bombers announced an upcoming museum exhibit set for Opening Day 2011. The jeweler is going to produce replicas from all 27 World Series rings in franchise history and display them along with information about the details of each. This bling-filled display will go up at Yankee Stadium next year.

Meanwhile, Joe, Mike and I hit up Opening Day today to watch the Yanks beat the Angels 7-5 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score indicated. We’ll have our extended recap up later tonight. For now, I have pictures. The full set of my photos from the ring ceremony is available here on flickr. Below are a few of my favorites.

Mariano admires the ring

Number 42

A-Rod salutes the crowd

A-Rod Waves

A group hug with Hideki

Group Hug

After the jump, I’ve embedded the full slide show. Use this thread as your open thread. In local action, the Mets and the Rockies play at 8:40 p.m., and there’s a new episode of LOST tonight. Have it. Be good to each other.

Photo Credit: The photos of the ring are courtesy of the New York Yankees. All other photos by Benjamin Kabak.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    That ring is absolutely gorgeous.

    In other news, starting IPK in fantasy baseball was a bad idea: 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 2 K.

    • bexarama

      I was watching that game and even when he wasn’t necessarily getting hit he just looked bad… poor kiddo.

    • Accent Shallow

      Maybe he’s not going to eat the NL West alive.

      /too early to tell

  • Zack

    Ridiculous ring, I had class earlier so I get to watch the encore now.

    And good to see Gene Monahan made it to the stadium.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      1050 ESPN Radio said that the team gave Hideki a fake gag ring first, then gave him the real one later.

      That’s awesome. I want to see the fake ring. What did it say?

      • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

        Chad Jennings said it was a fake version given out before the last day of Spring Training.

        http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....-emotions/

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Didn’t they do that to Swisher too?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

          You don’t give Nick Swisher a fake ring. Nick Swisher gives YOU a fake ring.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            Silly me, I should have known.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Yeah, they did. Suzyn and John knew in advance, and kept waiting for a reaction out of Swish that never came.

          But the more I thought about it, that’s juts pure Swish right there. He’d be happy with a ring that came out of a Cracker Jack box, he’s such an upbeat guy.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    The Yankees should trade for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. I’d love to see them try to fit his name on the side of that thing next year.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      Maybe Jon Van Benschoten will catch fire and make a midseason appearance with the big club this year.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      They already gave a few rings to Snuffy Sternweiss, I don’t think you can top that one for silly names.

  • pat

    Love the detail of the stadium on the side.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      I love everything except one part. I’m not totally comfy with the “Stienbrenner Tradition” thing on the side. I know they want to honor George and reflect the new ownership, but it seems out of place to me.

      • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

        This particular ring says “Steinbrenner” because it’s George’s ring. Each ring has it’s owner’s last name on it.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Ahhhhh.. gotcha. Sorry about that, I thought it was on all of them.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Do teams ever make a point to do a mini ring-ceremony for former players who return with their new teams but who aren’t there for the official ceremony? Just wondering if they’ll do something like that for Damon, it would be a nice touch.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      They were going to have Johnny back for the ring ceremony, but Scott Boras told Cashman, “If Johnny’s not going to get TWO rings of solid platinum instead of white gold, don’t bother inviting him.”

      • Joe West’s Sense of Self-Importance (formerly Not The Rays)

        my favorite joke of the year to date.

        • dkidd

          meanwhile, agents for elijah dukes made it known their client would show up for a cock-ring made of scrap metal

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        tl;dr

        /V’d

        • V

          You’re doing it wrong.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    nice, I was there too–anyone else think Torii Hunter has lost a step or five in the outfield?

    • bexarama

      He looked absolutely awful in the field today

      • bexarama

        also I’m terribly jealous

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          :-p

          The Utz Lucky Seat winner was two rows in front of me. Apparently the prize is just a big bag of potato chips

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

            Does it come with guacamole?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    TSJC, your main man, D’Angelo Mack, just went yard.

  • Salty Buggah

    Is there any way to watch the ring ceremony again for out-of-state people like me?

    • Brad Toughy

      mlb.com video has it. I didn’t see it live, but the MLB.com video is about 30 minutes long or so, I’d just hit that up.

      • Salty Buggah

        Really? The one I found on Mlb.com was 3 minutes. Do you have the link?

        • Brad Toughy
          • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

            Thanks! Now I can procrastinate for another thirty minutes when I should be studying for my Italian test tomorrow.

            • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

              Is the audio in this video all messed up for you?

              • Brad Toughy

                Yeah, it fades in and out, which isn’t all that terrible when it’s Kay or Sterling, but the audio is there for the good parts.

          • Salty Buggah

            Thanks! Like Richard, I will now procrastinate on writing my essay too. Oh well, it’s time well spent.

      • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

        Where is this? The only one I can find is just three minutes long.

        • Brad Toughy

          I’m looking for it. I ran across it as I was just letting the video highlights run randomly.

  • Brad Toughy

    Fantasy advice – start any pitcher against any team that participated in the 2005 World Series.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Ahhhhhh, I really need to stay away from Twitter and Facebook until I catch up on 24.

    /Glaring at the person who spoiled the fact that a certain somebody died last night

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Yeah, that was a rough one.

      Without spoiling it any further, be on the lookout for a certain very wealthy elderly gentleman who makes a quick cameo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Ivan Nova’s picture looks a little like Carmelo Anthony

  • Dylan

    Did anyone notice they reduced the length of the Y in the yankees NY logo? Seems ridiculous to alter THE logo on a ring.

    • pat

      More room for ice.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      That was one of the five best comments of all time.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        oiswudtietc

  • pollo

    WELCOME TO THE LAND OF FAME, EXCESS

    AM I GONNA FIT IN

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

    My new three round mock:

    Round 1.
    1. Rams - QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
    2. Lions - DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
    3. Buccaneers - DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
    4. Redskins - T Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
    5. Chiefs - S Eric Berry, Tennessee
    6. Seahawks - T Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
    7. Browns - CB Joe Haden, Florida
    8. Raiders - T Bruce Campbell, Maryland
    9. Bills - QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
    10. Giants TRADED FROM Jaguars - ILB Rolando McClain, Alabama
    11. Broncos (from CHI) - WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
    12. Dolphins - DT Dan Williams, Tennessee
    13. 49′ers - T Trent Williams, Oklahoma
    14. Seahawks (from DEN) - RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
    15. Jaguars TRADED FROM Giants - S Earl Thomas, Texas
    16. Titans - DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
    17. 49′ers (from CAR) - OLB Sergio Kindle, Texas
    18. Steelers - G Mike Iupati, Idaho
    19. Falcons - EgRsh Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
    20. Texans - CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State
    21. Bengals - S Taylor Mays, USC
    22. Patriots - TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
    23. Packers - EgRsh Brandon Graham, Michigan
    24. Eagles - OLB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
    25. Ravens - C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
    26. Cardinals - T Anthony Davis, Rutgers
    27. Broncos TRADED FROM Cowboys - EgRsh Jerry Hughes, TCU
    28. Chargers - RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
    29. Jets - DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
    30. Vikings - CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama
    31. Colts - T Charles Brown, USC
    32. Saints - OLB Daryl Washington, TCU

    Round 2.
    33. Rams - DE Everson Griffen, USC
    34. Lions - RB Jahvid Best, California
    35. Buccaneers - CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers
    36. Chiefs - WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
    37. Eagles (from WAS) - S Nate Allen, South Florida
    38. Browns - QB Colt McCoy, Texas
    39. Raiders - DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida
    40. Chargers (from SEA) - DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
    41. Bills - RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi
    42. Buccaneers (from CHI) - WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
    43. Dolphins - WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame
    44. Patriots (from JAX) - EgRsh Ricky Sapp, Clemson
    45. Broncos - G Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts
    46. Giants - DT Brian Price, UCLA
    47. Patriots (from TEN) - CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State
    48. Panthers - DT Tyson Alualu, California
    49. 49′ers - CB Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
    50. Chiefs (from ATL) - T Rodger Saffold, Indiana
    51. Texans - RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
    52. Steelers - CB Chris Cook, Virginia
    53. Patriots - WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
    54. Bengals - EgRsh Nawa’akoa Misi, Utah
    55. Eagles - DE Corey Wooton, Northwestern
    56. Packers - T Selvish Capers, West Virginia
    57. Ravens - TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
    58. Cardinals - ILB Brandon Spikes, Florida
    59. Cowboys - S Chad Jones, LSU
    60. Seahawks (from SD) - WR Taylor Price, Ohio
    61. Jets - G Jon Asamoah, Illinois
    62. Vikings - QB Tim Tebow, Florida
    63. Colts - DT Lamarr Houston, Texas
    64. Saints - DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina

    Round 3.
    65. Rams - OLB Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
    66. Lions - T Edwin Veldheer, Hillsdale
    67. Buccaneers - DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas State
    WAS pick forfeited
    68. Chiefs - ILB Sean Lee, Penn State
    69. Raiders - WR Damian Williams, USC
    70. Eagles (from SEA) - OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State
    71. Browns - WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
    72. Bills - T Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
    73. Dolphins - OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina
    74. Jaguars - G Zane Beadles, Utah
    75. Bears - S Major Wright, Florida
    76. Jaguars TRADED FROM Giants - QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati
    77. Titans - WR Brandon LaFell, LSU
    78. Panthers - WR Mike Williams, Syracuse
    79. 49′ers - S T.J. Ward, Oregon
    80. Broncos - ILB Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas
    81. Texans - DT Arthur Jones, Syracuse
    82. Steelers - EgRsh Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech
    83. Falcons - WR Eric Decker, Minnesota
    84. Bengals - TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida
    85. Browns (from NE via OAK) - RB Joe McKnight, USC
    86. Packers - CB Jerome Murphy, South Florida
    87. Eagles - G John Jerry, Mississippi
    88. Cardinals (from BAL) - EgRsh Brandon Lang, Troy
    89. Cardinals - CB Amari Spievey, Iowa
    90. Cowboys - ILB Patrick Angerer, Iowa
    91. Chargers - DT Michael Neal, Purdue
    92. Browns (from NYJ) - EgRsh Lindsey Witten, Connecticut
    93. Vikings - S Reshad Jones, Georgia
    94. Colts - CB Donovan Warren, Michigan
    95. Saints - RB Ben Tate, Auburn
    96. Bengals (comp) - WR David Reed, Utah
    97. Titans (comp) - CB Javier Arenas, Alabama
    98. Falcons (comp) - DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina

    ——————

    I think the Jags are targeting Thomas and thus looking to move down, and the Giants are eager to get above the Broncos to be able to snag McClain (who won’t be there at 15). They give the Jags a 3rd rounder (which is actually a win for the Giants on the trade value chart).

    The other trade? The Broncos trade Brandon Marshall to the Cowboys for their first rounder (after the Boys realize that all the LT prospects they’re interested in will be gone.)

    ———————

    Have at it.

    • pat

      Price falls to the 2nd round? Me likey.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

        I thought you would. Getting McClain and Price would be a coup. He’s falling because he apparently bombed his Pro Day.

        http://www.giantsgab.com/2010/.....t-pro-day/

        • pat

          Hours and hours of gametape >>>>> One bad workout.

          I’d pop a surefire 1st rounder mid 2nd because he looked out of shape a few months after the season ended. That’s how we landed Hakeem the dream, (albeit late in R1 not R2). He looked a little rotund during his UNC pro day. Scouts doubted his drive, turns out he was nursing a sprained ankle and the gmen got one of the steals of the first round.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

            Oh, absolutely. The combine/pro day process is drastically overrated and causes countless teams to needlessly dock and downgrade oodles of quality kids every year, to the team’s own chagrin.

            Other franchise’s errors = your gain.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        McClain AND Price!?! The two biggest holes of the G-men are hopefully fixed with those two.

        Now I’ve heard the Giants rarely trade up but if it’s for McClain I can’t complain.

        Price would be high quality icing on the icing on the damn icing.

        Piggybacking of the football with the Jets acquisition of Santonio Holmes I think they are the best team in the AFC East.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

          Piggybacking of the football with the Jets acquisition of Santonio Holmes I think they are the best team in the AFC East.

          Hells yes. Posted previously, but I like it so I’m posting it again:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGc0YryVYcI (safe)

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      You know a great place for your final mock draft?

      mystiqueandaura.com

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

        Done. I’ll graphics it up and shit.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Sweet. Looking forward to it.

        • Reggie C.

          You gotta let us know in the open thread on the night before you post your final mock.

          Are you sure McClain isn’t going to look pedestrian in a Tampa 2 scheme? I’ve read McClain would have serious enough trouble making the adjustment so to justify actually passing on McClain outright or simply trading down for Weatherspoon.

          One last thing, between Kindle and Odrick … would you still go Odrick or is the need for a real pass rusher too great?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

            I’d go Kindle, but he won’t be there.

    • Rick in Boston

      This mock draft: arousing for Browns fans.

  • Esteban in Bariloche, Argentina

    I have a friend that HATES nick johnson. He thinks that Nick Johnson’s game winning walk was pure luck, and that he’s a garbage baseball player because he has never hit above .300. Is there any hope?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      No. I’d consider euthanasia.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      A batting average guy? The chances are slim.

      • Accent Shallow

        Even so, he’s a .272 lifetime hitter. That puts him in “average player” territory. It’s not like he’s Adam Dunn or Rob Deer or something.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          /sarcasm’d?

          • Accent Shallow

            Clearly Johnson is a well above average player. But if you were to evaluate him solely by BA, it’s tough to come to the conclusion “he sucks”, since a .272 BA is pretty average. For reference, the 2009 AL hit .267.

            So while a huge amount of his value comes from his on-base abilities, it’s not like he’s someone like Dunn or Deer, who BA makes them look worse than they are.

            • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              Ahhh, ok.

    • bexarama

      is your friend named SGBL or dalelama?

      As others have said, the BA guys are pretty much… hard to convince.

      • Esteban in Bariloche, Argentina

        Oh, yea, he’s also a rampant B-Jobber, so there’s that too.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          I’d just stop talking baseball with him altogether.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

          You should have him killed. No, seriously. It’s the only way.

          • Esteban in Bariloche, Argentina

            do you know anybody that takes care of umm problems?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

              No, but it’s Argentina, it shouldn’t be hard to find some corrupt mafia types who can handle that for you.

              /RacistStereotypeOfAThirdWorldCountryI’veNeverBeenToThatIsn’tReallyAThirdWorldCountry’d

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Your buddy has been drinking too much Mate.

      • Esteban in Bariloche, Argentina

        haha nah, he’s in the states.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Wild guess, he wanted Matsui signed instead.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Anyone watching the 30 for 30 on AI?

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Recording it. I just caught up on the Hank Gathers and Reggie Miller ones last night.

      I know Simmons a while back said once you see the Iverson one, you’ll look at him in a totally different light.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

        AI is one of my 10-15 favorite athletes EVER. His tragedies and shortcomings and flaws make him better to me, for some odd reason.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit
        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          I’ve seriously changed my attitude on Iverson 25 times in his career, but I certainly am a big fan of him (and have no thoughts of changing my mind again). Really looking forward to this 30 for 30.

          • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

            I’m a huge fan of most polarizing sports figures. I’m not sure why, it just always seems to work out that way. I love AI. So far this 30/30 hasn’t changed my view of anything, it is very introspective though. Hard to believe this type of shit went on just 17 yrs ago.

  • Nick

    I’d buy one.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    According to Manion, he was retained by a client six months ago to investigate similar allegations against the 28-year-old Steelers quarterback regarding an incident in a Las Vegas nightclub.

    “[The allegations] were absolutely identical to this Georgia girl’s story,” said Manion. “The outcome was that the young woman did not want to proceed, and we did not take any action. There is a history here — and I can’t say any further because we never proceeded with it — but there is a history here that is just super troubling.”

    http://www.boston.com/sports/f.....ys_he.html

    Big Ben needs to stop drinking. Like immediately, or else he might get traded for a 5th round pick. (yeah white, I mean yeah right)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      Like immediately, or else he might get traded for a 5th round pick. (yeah white, I mean yeah right)

      Heh. I laughed.

  • JSquared

    Ricky Romero is just.. Dominating!

    • Brad Toughy

      Take outings against the ChiSox with a grain of salt.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    ESPN researcher Jason McCallum offers some numbers that underscore Ortiz’ early-season issues. Ortiz has missed 44 percent of his swings this season, more than double the league average (20 percent), while his take percentage — the percentage of pitches taken in the strike zone — is also well above the league average (46 percent to 33 percent). With two strikes, Ortiz has taken a quarter of the strikes thrown to him, compared to the major-league average of 11 percent. Conclusion: He’s missing pitches he should be hitting, and taking pitches he should be hitting.

    I giggled.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      For some reason I get no pleasure out of this. I like Big Papi a lot. Of course, when we play him I want him to k 10 times. I don’t get much pleasure in his demise. Cap’n America on the other hand, I would love for him to go 0 for his next 50.

    • bexarama

      He had another profanity-laden meeting with reporters, I think. He’s so cuddly and lovable.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    It looks like Jimmy Rollins is going to hit the DL so I need to pick up a shortstop. Of course, almost nobody’s available. Should I go with Reid Brignac’s upside or play it safe( r) with Jerry Hairston Jr. (ugh) or Willie Bloomquist (UGH)?

    • bexarama

      Wow, really with the Jimmy thing?

      Can Reid Brignac really be worse than those two guys?

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      This is gonna screw up my team badly. I hope it’s just the 15 day DL.

      • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

        Hopefully. Assuming he hits the DL, I now have Brignac, Matt LaPorta, and Geovany Soto in my starting lineup. This on top of Jayson Werth having hip issues.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Don’t get Bloomquist. Hairston offers the safest option but I go upside. Get Brignac and hope Sean Rodriguez falls off the bus or something.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    Is anyone else weirded out by how quickly the yanks seem (key word) to have settled into midseason domination-mode? I already have that feeling like if the matchup favors the yankees (which most do), then they are not only going to win, but are going to do so with a mechanical ease, seeing 20+ pitches every inning, pushing the starter out after 5 or 6, and finishing up with a crisp 7-2 win. It was how I felt last July-September. I like it.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      I think we’re far from mid-season domination mode.

    • dkidd

      i’m so accustomed to slow starts, i don’t know how to react right now

      watching them play last april was having a dream where you need to run but your legs won’t work

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      They’ve played 7 games against playoff caliber opponents, 6 on the road, and are 5-2. Coming off a title there can often be some early complacency, but it’s clearly not there. I’m hella impressed so far. I love this team.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Nope, not one bit. I’ve been extremely confident in this group since February and LOVE what Cash did this off season. I find very few weaknesses on this team, the only thing that could derail them is age or injury.

      I’ll be surprised if we DON’T win 100+ games this year. This team is better than last year’s group that won 103. Much deeper pitching, bullpen is more settled out of the gate, better defensively, still plenty of punch. Unlike recent teams that were criticized as ‘bully’ offensive teams that couldn’t field or pitch much (04-08) this team is built to win the 1-run game AND the 8-1 game.

      I’m just trying to hold back from comparing this bunch to the 1998 squad, but that’s something that was said about them as well.

      • poster

        As somebody pointed out yesterday, the 1998 squad was awesome, but probably, if you look at the statistics of each individual player of the team and then, w/o knowing the real outcome, extrapolated that out into a full season,they’d be really good but not 114 win good. If you look at the (projected) statistics of each player on the ’10 Yanks, you’d probably come to the conclusion that they’re better than the 98′ Yanks.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Not a single starting position player on the All Star team that year. That’s part of what made them such a fun group to watch.

          Like this team, they had very few weaknesses but they also had a MUCH deeper bench (Girardi/Raines/Strawberry/Davis) which meant that when they gave someone a day off, they didn’t lose much. That’s what Torre credited their outsized success to.

          • poster

            I think this team has more obviously better players. We have potential all stars everywhere…conceivably it could be an all Yankee IF, and a Yankee CF, and two Yankee pitchers (referring to CC and Mo). Our bench isn’t as deep, but our starters are so good that with luck a good bench won’t be as important as it was in 1998, and we could get by well with an okay bench.

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

              Yeah, I’m going to make this into a post soon, going position by position. I suspect this group will be better in the infield, 98 better in the OF (Bernie had a HUGE year) and the starting staffs will be similar. But I’ll have to do some homework first to see if I’m right.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    So Tommie, you have the Pats taking Gresham, but do you still think it’s a bad idea to take a TE? I’m good with it as long as he’s top notch. Then again, the Pats used 1st rounders on Watson and Graham, and while they weren’t Pro Bowlers, they were productive, cheap players for them and overall good value where they were picked. Considering that about 50% of 1st rounders are busts, if you know a TE will be good, I’m ok with using that pick on one.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Your Favorite Pundit’s Favorite Pundit

      My mock is not necessarily what I think is best, but more what I think will happen. I wouldn’t take a TE in Round 1, but Belichick obviously would, since he has on numerous occasions.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I agree that a TE likely won’t be one of the most valuable 32 picks in the draft, but I also can see taking one, knowing that half of the 32 picks won’t pan out. If you can get a TE that is a sure thing, or as sure of a thing there is, I don’t mind taking the TE in the 1st round. There’s certainly not the upside of other positions though.

  • bexarama

    White Sox getting no-hit by Ricky Romero in the seventh. Listening to Hawk Harrelson is a thing of much awesomeness right now.

    • bexarama

      whoah he has 84 pitches and 12 Ks!!!!

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Holy shit.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He must be in tears.

      • bexarama

        When I had the game on, he was taking bets with his co-anchor as to who was gonna break up the no-hitter. Unsurprisingly, it was whoever was up at bat for the ChiSox at the time.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          That dude is such a joke. I know Kay is a homer, but compared to some of the other guys out there, he’s downright neutral.

          • bexarama

            He really is. I’m about the only person that’s entertained by him, though.

    • Reggie C.

      Wow… Ricky Romero really turned it the corner last year. The velocity was in the mid-90s against the Yankees. I keep hope that Bleich is similar to Romero at the end, and adds velocity after the scouts all but closed the book on projection.

      Kid’s at 90 pitches with 2 more innings.

      • Accent Shallow

        I can’t wait for the pants-crapping that’ll happen when a young pitcher is removed from a gem of a game for pitch count reasons.

        Buchholz came within 2-3 pitches of it during his no hitter, I believe. Hughes also would have risked it if he hadn’t gotten hurt.

    • Accent Shallow

      Trying to watch via live look-in on MLB.com.

      Let’s see if it works — so far I’m just getting highlights on loop.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        its on the MLB Network right now.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Doneskis. 2-run jack by Alex Rios

  • dkidd

    john maine would like some of whatever ricky romero is having

    • bexarama

      John Maine just wants some food or something. Look at the guy! Last time I looked at that game there were 2 outs, now it’s 2-0, what the heck happened?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I think he just wants some more pitching talent.

        • bexarama

          haha!

  • bexarama

    No-hitter over on an Alex Rios HR (lol).

  • dkidd

    sucks for romero, but still better than having to pay rios 70M

  • Accent Shallow

    Well, that’s that.

    Gameday thinks it was a changeup high in the zone — who does he think he is, Kei Igawa?

    • bexarama

      It was super high in the zone

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice range by the Rockies’ OFs. Smith got an awful jump but was still under it and Fowler ran for forever to call him off and get it. Impressive.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And is it just me or is that stadium really empty tonight?

      • bexarama

        I was just thinking that.

        Then again, no one was at Camden Yards last night, and it seems fairly crowded tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Montero with the big 2-out 2-RBI single in the 8th to put SWB ahead.

  • bexarama

    David Wright’s highest SLG outside of his home park is at Coors Field? Wow that’s so shocking

    • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com Hangoverologist

      I bet Yuniesky Betancourt would post a .680 SLG in Coors Field. That place is the real bandbox.

      • bexarama

        I would probably slug .600

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        I bet Yuniesky Betancourt would post a .680 SLG OPS in Coors Field. That place is the real bandbox.

        ftfy.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    God, what it must be like to be an Orioles fan. Matusz is on my fantasy team and I’m cursing their manager.

    • bexarama

      I was gonna say, O’s bullpen implosion

      Matusz was the one starting today?

      • bexarama

        nevermind, it wasn’t the bullpen, it was Matusz

        Well two runs with the Rays bullpen? The Os might still catch up.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

          Yeah, he was cruising through seven then began to unravel a bit. Finally, after the bases are loaded the bullpen is brought in.

          Trauma ensues.

        • bexarama

          Well two runs with the Rays bullpen? The Os might still catch up.
          Thank you thank you very much.

          Why the hell is John Maine still in this game? As Seth Smith hits a home run to make it 8-0 in the third.

    • Brad Toughy

      I was facing Matusz in my fantasy league and the bullpen was gracious enough to nix the quality start for my opponent.

  • bexarama

    Dear Ozzie Guillen,

    Please post on your Twitter what exactly you would have said to your team if they got no-hit.

    Love,
    bexarama

    • Frigidevil

      Ozzie’s twitter is the greatest piece of unintentional comedy in the history of the world.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I actually told a coworker about the Ozetta Stone post today; even though he doesn’t like baseball, he found the idea of the post hilarious.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        Nice, thanks. Ozzie humor writes itself.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Ozzie Guillen

      Ju wanna know whut I say? OK, I saw to ju. I tell dem dat ju guys are a bunch a moth******ing p***ies to let dis piece a c**p pitcha who is trowing s**t at ju off dah hook, cause ju swing at S**T! S**T!! Dats what I say.

    • Alex S

      “Ju cannot be Bay Rufe”

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      Oz hit. No wite sok get one hit? I take can hit out of bat wife my players need. Need to play is playing like how they need to play which hit. Play basebal and hit it no hits. I dont no wat to say they will hit but dint hit tonite and need to hit.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist
    • Accent Shallow

      I know it’s tough to pitch in street clothes, but if I had Bernie’s reputation, I’d throw the ball to the backstop, just to mess with people.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Did you hear the moan? Ooooffaaaa, that’s gotta hurt.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    John Maine is getting shat on in this inning.

    • bexarama

      Absolutely. I just kinda feel bad for Mets fans at this point because the ones I know IRL are okay.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I don’t root against the Mets; I may not root against them, but they’re not on my “hated teams” list.

        • bexarama

          This. I watch them a decent amount I admit, for the Metsenfreude and because I like their announcers. I definitely don’t root for them, though. That’d just be… wrong.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Why, though? They don’t affect the Yankees in any real way aside from six games a year. If they were playing anyone but the Yanks in the WS, I’d likely root for them. While it may be funny to see them do poorly, I do like to see them succeed–the more good NY teams, the better.

            • poster

              I hate them. Don’t ask me why. I’ve just always hated the Mets. It’s fun too.

              My “Hate” chart, most hated at top, least hated at bottom (keep in mind you mus be hated quite a lot to make this list.)

              Red Sox
              (small gap)
              Mets
              (medium gap)
              Phillies
              (medium gap)
              Angels

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                I have an irrational hate for the White Sox and Cubs, not sure why. My list:

                Sox
                (gap)
                Angels
                (big gap)
                everyone else

                • poster

                  Phillies didn’t even make the list until last year, but they were SOOO obnoxious (I’m looking at you, Rollins).

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  Yeah, true. The Phillies were my NL team (man crushes on Hamels/Utley/Werth), but not anymore. Phuck ‘em. DUCWIDT?!

                • bexarama

                  This, absolutely. They were my NL team. I loved them. Then they talked sh-t during the WS and ended up looking stupid and yep, phuck ‘em.

                • WIlliam

                  The Rockies are my NL team. It’s official. I really like Tulo.

            • bexarama

              Well, I don’t root for any team’s success other than the Yankees. Are there teams I like more than others? Sure.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Word. I see what you mean.

    • Brad Toughy

      I hope he uses CHoP’s diarrhea excuse.

  • Zack

    Well the Mets game got out of hand fast

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Ozzie Guillen

      Anyone want to start a Manuel firing pool?

      I have May 1st.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Why would you say that, Ozzie?

      • bexarama

        Their upcoming schedule:
        @ Rockies
        @ Cardinals
        vs. Cubs
        vs. Braves
        vs. Dodgers

        If Manuel is still manager after that, I’ll be mildly surprised.

        • bexarama

          also damn, the Mets’ announcers (who I really love) calling out the Mets’ offseason decisions.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            There are times when I can’t tell Hernandez and Darling apart.

            • bexarama

              They have pretty darn distinctive voices.

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

            Yeah, I could listen to Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez any day. Not a big Gary Cohen fan (he hates the Yanks) but the other two are terrific.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

              They should be a stand-up comedy duo.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        No way. He makes it to June.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    It makes me sad that this lack of run support discussion is not including Bert Blyleven.

  • chriskeo

    Who here would not have minded if Matsui hit a solo shot today (pre-9th inning)?

    **Assuming the Yankees would eventually win the game either way.

    • bexarama

      as long as it wasn’t off Andy and the Yankees would have won.

      • bexarama

        actually, I wouldn’t have liked it much because it’d lead to more “OMG Nick Johnson is teh suckzors,” all things considered

  • bexarama

    Someone please give John Maine a milkshake. I want to go to Colorado right now and give him like a Happy Meal and tell him everything is going to be okay.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Is this your new non-Yankee man crush? Last week you had a different one, now it’s John Maine, huh?

      • bexarama

        Oh God no. He is near Lackey-level ugly. I just feel bad for the guy seeing him sitting there in the dugout looking both emaciated and incredibly depressed.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow. The woman in that Darien Sports Shop ad was really creepy.

    Also, I can’t stand when people pronounce it “Dairy-in.” No! It’s “Dairy-Anne!” Say it right!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Those burgers looked pretty good.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      So is Pepe’s pizza that good? Saw it at Mohegan today but didn’t eat there.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        In New Haven? I’ve never had it. People do rave about it, though.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Yeah, I’ve heard it’s legendary, but still didn’t manage to try it.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Yeah, I’m not in New Haven ever so I’ve never had it.

  • bonestock94

    You guys see this?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_....._yank.html

    The caption under hunter’s pic is particularly disturbing..

    • poster

      I’m not so much disturbed at Hunter signing the autograph so much as disturbed that somebody would ask for his autograph after he just witnessed a suicide.,

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        This all over.

  • bexarama

    Luis Castillo just got thrown out at second trying to stretch a single into a double. With an eight-run deficit.

  • poster

    I know the final score of the game, and I’m watching the encore right now. Robertson must get the shit beat out of him.

    • bexarama

      yep

      • bexarama

        well actually – not really. SPOILER ALERT: infield hit, bunt hit, bloop, strikeout, one really bad pitch. He was just terribly unlucky. Best to do it in a six-run game.

        • poster

          Just saw it. DAMN, Abreu crushed that.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          I didn’t see the game either, but JMK did a breakdown of D-Rob’s inning, and it certainly sounds better than the boxscore looks.

          • bexarama

            yeah, I just went to M&A and saw it. Good write-up. All true. The last pitch wasn’t that good, but the guy threw a strike with the bases loaded and a six-run lead. You can’t kill him over that.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So my dad wanted to kill me when I suggested that Kevin Brown is a borderline HOFer.

    • bexarama

      My mom will not believe it. The guy had a career before he was terrible with the Yankees, mom!

    • poster

      Emphasis on borderline. He’s like Ron Guidry except he did it for a bit longer, and Ron Guidry’s best season was so batshit insane it would be unfair to expect Brown to match it even in his best year.

      Brown has longevity and a nice peak, Guidry had an insane peak and very little longevity. Neither have enough of both longevity and peak to warrant the Hall.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Trust me, I emphasized the borderline part and was still met with incredulity. I do think, though, that Kevin Brown has a chance to be his generation’s Bert Blyleven.

      • bexarama

        http://www.baseballprojection.com/war/top500p.htm

        Brown: #34
        Guidry: #100

        I think Brown is borderline too but he’s notably more valuable than Guidry.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      He’s about equal to Schilling, no?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        They’re close in ERA+ (Schil with 128, Brown with 127), but Schilling wins in K/9, BB/9, K/BB, and FIP.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Those numbers are great to predict future performance, but at the end of the day, ERA (and ERA+)is a more important stat to judge what a pitcher has done. Schilling and Brown, over 15+ year careers both played behind good offenses and bad offenses, bad offenses and bad defenses. If I’m signing a free agent, I’ll take a looooong look at FIP, K/9, BB/9. But if I’m comparing 15+ year careers, in the same era, ERA and ERA+ carry more weight for me. It’s not like Brown got lucky for 15 years, so despite a higher FIP had a comparable ERA+, if you know what I mean.

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            Oh, and Schilling>>>Brown, but it’s not a huge gap, despite perception of both pitchers.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Oh it’s definitely not a big gap at all.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            His FIP wasn’t much higher, either. Schilling came in at 3.23, Brown at 3.33. Brown definitely had a much better career than people realize.

            • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              Yeah, the difference is that Schilling shined in Boston, Brown failed in NY. And that’s the crux of one of them getting into the HOF eventually, and the other falling off the ballot quickly (which I think would happen without PED’s being linked to Brown).

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                If Schilling (and Glavine for that matter) gets in, Moose better get in, too.

                • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  +35

                • bexarama

                  Moose better get in period.

                  Glavine is a lock, BTW.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                  Schilling has Moose beat in ERA, ERA+, WHIP, H/9, K/9, K/BB (fun fact–Curt Schilling is the all-time leader in K/BB). they are tied in BB/9

                  Schilling also has 3000 strikeouts, 3 rings, and all the postseason jazz

                  Moose has more wins (though he won 20 just once to Schilling thrice), Cy Young top 5 finishes (6-4, though it becomes 9-4 if you go to top 6) and um…that’s it.

                  Schilling even has more all star appearances (6-5)

                  As much as I hate the guy, and as much as I love Moose and think Moose is a Hall of Famer, Schilling was better

                • bexarama

                  http://www.baseballprojection.com/war/top500p.htm

                  Mussina #24
                  Schilling #28

                  Keep in mind Mussina pitched his entire career in the AL East. Schilling only spent a couple of years outside of the NL.

                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                  Interesting. I didn’t expect that considering Schilling’s ERA+ is 5 points higher. I guess ERA+ accounts for league but not division within the league. 8 times the WS champ was a team in Moose’s division

                  Still–what is this WAR of which you speak?

                  Sincerely,
                  Hall of Fame voter

                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                  and even so, you would think that numbers 24 and 28 of all time should both be considered locks, right?

                • bexarama

                  Yep. Moose seriously better get in, especially if Schilling gets in. And they both should get in. It’s just annoying that Schilling is closer to a lock because of the pro-Sox media and some ketchup.

          • poster

            Hmmm, disregard below, it was my bad. I totally forgot about ERA+.

      • poster

        Schilling: Career 3.46 ERA, averaged 221 IP through 19 years of ML baseball (DAMN, I don’t remember him being around THAT long.).

        Brown: 19 seasons, Career 3.29 ERA, averaged 230 IP per year.

        Brown is much better than Schilling.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          For what it’s worth, Schilling has a 128 ERA+ to Brown’s 127

          plus,

          Brown, postseason: 4.19 ERA, 1.310 WHIP in 81.2 innings, 1 ring
          Schilling, postseason: 2.23 ERA, 0.968 WHIP in 133.1, 3 rings (and teh bloody sock)

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            I think postseason should play some part in the voting, but not too much. They both threw 3200+ innings in the regular season, I don’t think those (relatively) small samples should completely sway voters one way or the other.

            • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

              shouldn’t, but they do. They shouldn’t be compared to one another (Brown had to pitch against the 1998 Yankees), but Schilling being the balls in the postseason in a not-insignificant sample on top of his good but maybe not good enough regular season stats should be enough to put him over the edge

              • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                plus, he will have the Boston hype machine going full force. Jim Rice ain’t got nothing on Curt

                • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  Yeah, I agree. The difference in the voting will be vast, unfairly.

                • bexarama

                  Absolutely. Ugh.

            • bexarama

              I think the postseason could be used as a bonus, but it shouldn’t count against anyone. IMO.

              I’m not excited for the “he shouldn’t get in the Hall because he was a jerk”/”he should get in the Hall because TEH BLOODY SOCK!!!!! He is a part of history!!!!!!!!!” articles when Schilling is eligible.

              • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                I want to see CHB desperately try to keep him out any way he can

                • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  He will go after the low win total, over and over and over. Guaranteed.

                • bexarama

                  CHB hates him?

                  But he was a part of The Greatest Comeback In History!!!! (I love when CHB capitalizes that. Lols.)

                • bexarama

                  actually, CHB *would* hate him for that because it would ruin his dumb ~curse~ thing

                • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  CHB’s hate for Schilling makes Schilling a sympathetic figure. Seriously.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  CHB?

                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                  Curly Haired Boyfriend, aka Dan Shaughnessy

                • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Shaughnessy

                  Known by Red Sox fans (and some players) as being overly negative and critical, he earned the pejorative nickname “Curly-Haired Boyfriend” from former Red Sox player Carl Everett

                • bexarama

                  Dan Shaunawhatever. Some Red Sox player called him “CHB” for “Curly Haired Boyfriend” a while ago for some reason and it stuck.

                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS
                • bexarama

                  ugh, that made me feel bad for Schilling, WTF

          • poster

            Yeah, this whole post was my bad. I completely forgot about ERA+, this analysis is definitely inferior.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              /DFA’d

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Any estimates on how far Johnson’s home run went?

    • bexarama

      I think I saw 421 feet

  • bexarama

    OH MY GOD

    The Mets announcers are gonna take calls to the booth in the bottom of the eighth. If I had a blog (other than M&A), I would liveblog this sh-t.

    • Carl

      tv or radio?

      • bexarama

        the highly entertaining TV guys

        Hey, Jason Bay with his first RBI of the year! lulz

        • Carl

          Thanks!

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      lol… I’m listening.

      • bexarama

        “This team should go to sports therapy because they’re making me go to therapy”

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Getting Brett Anderson in the 16th round (not sure why I waited so long) is great. Among players, in the 16th round, picked before him, Juan Rivera, David Aardsma and Ryan Theriot.

    • Brad Toughy

      How in tarnation did he last until the 16th round? 4-team league?

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        seriously i don’t know what took me so long. 10 team league though.

  • WIlliam

    Posada has the 2nd best triple slash line in the AL! What decline?

    /SSS’d

    • bexarama

      Wow really? Who’s first? Wells? Cruz?

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Cruz–1.783 OPS

  • bexarama

    They just said Andy Pettitte is comparable to Livan Hernandez on SNY. Urge… to… kill… rising…

    Also, Paul Maholm says “Screw you, Buehrle, I’ve got the best play by a pitcher of 2010″:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......id=7430737