Open Thread: Rest and relax

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The Yankees are off tonight, so I hope that you’re taking advantage of this opportunity to rest and escape from the stress of baseball for a day. I know I am. This season won’t get any easier, but remember, this is supposed to be fun. You can’t treat every game as life and death, otherwise you’ll die a lot of times.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing the Marlins, and MLB Network will bring you tonight’s Cliff Lee-Francisco Liriano matchup at 8pm ET. That should be fun. The Colts and Packers are also on ESPN in preseason NFL action. Talk about whatever, just be cool.

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  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Is Cliff Lee’s nickname of “Future Yankee” official yet?

    • Esteban

      Cliff Lee was not thrilled by what Colin Cowherd said.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Who, aside from Colin Cowherd, has ever been thrilled by anything Colin Cowherd has said?

        • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

          Fact: Inserting the word fact several time in an opinion makes it a fact. FACT!

      • Pete

        A. Who is Colin Cowherd?
        B. What did he say?

        • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

          “Fact: He loved pitching in Philadelphia and was awesome,” Cowherd said. “He has always pitched well in New York and has said he likes it. “He’s elite, fact. He has also, fact, never pitched well in Texas. Fact, he’s not there pitching well again in Texas. Fact. He’s in a contract year. When the deal came down that he was going to the Yankees, he was completely excited, according to three different scources at this network. Fact, against the Yankees this year, who he could end up pitching for, he’s been excellent. Fact, he’s been horrible against Baltimore, the worst team in the sport. Now you tell me, coincidence?”

          • JobaWockeeZ

            /stupid’d

            Speaking of stupid let’s talk about Francesa’s master pan on bringing the Mets back to contention. Check this out, their biggest need isn’t another hitter or someone to shore up their rotation.

            Their biggest need…is a voice. A team leader.

            • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

              K-rod certainly has a voice

            • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

              Their biggest need is a competent front office. IMHO

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Yup. Fire Omar and fire Minaya while you’re at it and you’re set.

                And kill whoever designed ShittyField.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  Honestly, all they need to do is fucking lower the fences. You want a deep field? Fine. But make the fences eight feet like they are everywhere else. Ridiculous.

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

                A competent front office won’t be any good until they get a competent owner.

                In other words, the Mets are screwed.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              They need a consistent message. From top to bottom. They. Need. A. Winning. Message. They don’t need a RF w/an OBP higher than .285 or a consistent 2B. They need a message.

              • Zack

                Or a SS with an OBP over .323, or a 1B and a LF who have an OPS over .750

                How that team is .500 amazes me

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  How that team lost every away series except for 3 this season and is managing to go .500 astounds me more.

                  • Zack

                    Doesn’t that streak go back to last August too?
                    As bad as they are, imagine if they didn’t have R.A. Dickey? (I can’t wait until they pencil him in as their #3 next year)

            • The209

              Not that Fatso needs any help from me, but that’s not really what he said…

              it was more like ‘their biggest need as an organization is having a voice’ to get their fan-base from completely bailing on the team.

              i.e., someone to tell people “we’re doing a, b, and c over the next 5 years” or whatever.

  • Kevin G.

    The Mets are playing the Marlins, and MLB Network will bring you tonight’s Cliff Lee-Francisco Liriano matchup at 8pm ET. That should be fun. The Colts and Packers are also on ESPN in preseason NFL action.

    I am appalled that you forgot to mention that there’s a new episode of Jersey Shore on tonight.

    • Esteban

      Is there anything more important than that? I say no.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        This.

        • Accent Shallow

          Congratulations, you two are What is Wrong with America ™

          • Esteban

            If I’m what’s wrong, I don’t want to be right. I enjoy shutting off my brain and ridiculing guido* culture.

            *Not trying to be offensive and I don’t think being Italian has much to do with being a jersey shore-type guido.

          • thurdonpaul

            that could be the name of a reality show.

            What is Wrong with America

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        The only reason people fear a Nuclear Holocaust is because it would mean the end of Jersey Shore.

  • Carlosologist

    Bryce Harper has a mohawk. Then again so does every ballplayer.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Awesome picture. I wrote about it on TYU but I’ll say it again: it was really great to see the Yankees work closely with kids with disabilities. As always, big ups to HOPE Week and the Yankees.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      HOPE week is one of the best additions since the interlocking NY behind home plate. In both cases, you wonder how they ever played without it.

  • Rebecca from phone

    I’m at the Staten island game. Maquinito (sanchez) homered on the first pitch he saw.

    • Esteban

      Ain’t nothing

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        …but a G (Sanchez) thing, baby.

        • Esteban

          ICWUDT
          Hahaha nice.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I look forward to the day where Montero, Romine and Sanchez will all catch in the majors. Montero will catch 10 percent of games, Romine 70 and Sanchez 20 while raking with the bats of course.

      /dream’d

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        The 1B/DH/C rotation FTW!

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    KLaw chat

    “John (NYC): The Killer B’s. Brackman, Banuelos, Bentances. Who cracks the top 100?

    Klaw: All three.”

    I think I need to change my pants.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Same here. Wow. Who asked that question anyways? Props for promoting Killer B’s.

      Yeah suck on that Boston. Killer B’s >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Casey Kelly.

      • Brad Toughy

        They lose the props for misspelling “Betances” though.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      I just asked him via Twitter if Montero, Romine, Heathcott, Sanchez, and all 3 B’s would be top 100. His response: “No, probably 5 of those.”

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        I think he’d leave out Romine and Heathcott.

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          That was my exact follow up, especially since he recently commented that JR Murphy might be viewed higher than Romine but he hasn’t responded yet.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I can see him leaving of Heathcott ’cause of the K’s and lack of power.

          • radnom


            the K’s and lack of power

            Hmm that sounds a lot like a recent Yankee CF prospect.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              He had a lot of walks, too.

              But, I have a lot of faith in Heathcott developing power.

            • pat

              Ajax wishes he could take walks like Slade.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Over .100 IsoD, ftw!

            • Carlosologist

              Except Jackson doesn’t have Slade’s ability to walk. Slade’s walked 39 times in 66 games. Jackson’s walked 36 times in 117 games. (This doesn’t mean much, but interesting to note)

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Sanchez over Romine?

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

          I dunno…Romine he was pretty high on earlier, around July he was saying that they don’t need to find a long term solution to Frankie’s shittiness and Posada’s injuries since Romine should be ready in 2012. I find it hard to believe that a bad August at age 21 in his first full season catching changes that. I’d keep Romine in my top 100. I mean, he kept Lars Anderson there last year, at least Romine’s been good considering his position and age for the level. I’d have Montero pretty high on the top 100…dunno where Banuelos and Betances would be, Romine probably 40-60 and Sanchez and Brackman towards the end. Mainly due to Sanchez’s age and Brackman’s injury history and age considering the level.

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

    So anyone in or around NYC looking for a roommate, or know of someone (preferably not crazy) who is?

    • Jose the Satirist

      I heard SBGL, mryankee, Hitman, Robert Goulet, touchtoneterriost, Joba or Hughes to the pen, Adrian-Retire21, blazini, Iron Horse, Brazilian Yankee, Bret, Abby, Jim the Jew, Frittoman, and Jake are all looking for a roommate.

      • Apollo22237

        I think living with blazini would be fun.

    • Accent Shallow

      Buddy of mine, big Yankee fan, looking in Hoboken/Manhattan/Queens.

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

        Thanks, but I’m the one looking to move.

  • Sheepmeister

    Montero IBB’ed, FEARED!! First ballot HOF

    /JimRice’d

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      haha. Just came to post this (without the Rice meme).

      IT’S THE 3RD INNING! And he got walked for Juan Miranda!

      /nobodyfuckswiththejesus’d

  • Sal

    Hello folks,first time long time. Re: the Francesa comment. Mike has mentioned the Mets need a leader in the clubhouse, in fact he suggested the franchise back up the truck after the 08 debacle. He was an advocate of dissolving the core, he didn’t think any of the “core” guys had leadership skills and that particular group couldn’t win it all. A large percentage of fans were less than enamored. IMO he’s been very consistent with his concepts of “how to fix the Mets” whether he’s right or not is another story.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Oh I’m sure he’s consistent….consistently wrong.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Sorry if it’s been covered but KLaw says Cano is both the MVP and the best defensive player in the league.

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/34010

    • Fred Lemond

      MVP no. Best defensive player in the league I don’t think so.

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        Excellent rebuttal. I’d like to argue, but your case is air tight.

        • Jose the Satirist

          That is how you debate!

          • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

            I would’ve liked to have seen it condensed to a curt “NO!”

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    When does Noesi start for Scranton?

    • larryf

      I hope next Friday night against Pawwwtucket. I’ll be there for fireworks night and on to the Yanks/Toronto at the Stadium next day.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jason Kubel: The Chubby Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Delmon Young is not impressed with Cliff Lee.

    • Fred Lemond

      Should have walked him

  • Brad Toughy

    Is Ivan Nova more valuable to the Yankees moving forward (i.e. past this season) as a cheap rotation option or as trade bait?

    • Carlosologist

      Trade bait. He was allegedly the centerpiece to a potential Haren deal.

    • larryf

      It remains to be seen. I hope the former. I love the home grown guys and would like to start working on our next core four. I love his changeup. There is 4 years age difference between our current core from Mariano (40) to Jeter (36). That gives us time to solidify the next core….

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Cano, Montero, and Hughes would be the start of a good core next year.

  • Fred Lemond

    our old homie Ian Kennedy 12 ks 1 hit 7 innings.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The start after I drop him from one team. Awesome.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      That’s not possible! 89 MPH!

  • Carlosologist

    Cliff Lee is getting smacked around by the Twins.

  • Esteban

    Ughh, ESPN’f front page is touting GB-IND preseason game as a potential Super Bowl preview. That somehow manages to be more annoying than that stupid playoff preview nonsense we hear every time the Yankees play a good team.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    I spent my off-day pitching a perfect game in MLB ’07 The Show with my career player. Boom.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Nice.

      I once did that in MLB ’05. With Carl Pavano. In the World Series.

    • Carlosologist

      The greatest thing I’ve done in my copy of The Show is strike out the first nine batters I faced in my first start for the Yankees. It was against Baltimore and it was my first start since I was traded from Milwaukee (I was traded for Jake Westbrook). Speaking of the Show, I’ve taken a weird path through the Majors in that game:

      My teams in MLB 10 The Show:
      Colorado – 1 season
      San Francisco – 2 seasons
      Tampa Bay – 3 seasons
      Milwaukee – 1 season
      New York – 1 season
      Toronto – 2 seasons

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’m in the 2012 season of a Franchise w/the Yankees. My lineup:

        1. Nick Johnson, DH
        2. Nick Swisher, RF
        3. Tex, 1B
        4. Rodriguez, 3B (approaching 3K hits)
        5. Cano, 2B
        6. Doumit, C (Jorge retired after ’11)
        7. Granderson, CF
        8. Jeter, SS
        9. Willingham, LF

        Rotation:
        1. CC
        2. Hughes
        3. Chamberlain
        4. Guy I traded A.J. for
        5. Generic MLB 10 player w/Joba’s delivery and arsenal

        The long men in my ‘pen are Bondo and Kaz. Set up guys are D-Rob and Broxton (claimed off of waivers in mid ’11) w/Mo still closing.

        • Carlosologist

          That’s scary good. meep

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Doumit, Cano, and Willingham have been cold all season (in June) but everyone else is playing well.

      • Carlosologist

        And now, my defense allowed a triple on a botched popup (currently playing as a closer for the White Sox). -__-

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Your defense in the show does one of two things on a game-to-game-basis: it either makes the most spectacular plays in the history of baseball or plays like it’s made up of nine Adam Dunns.

      • Carlosologist

        As an added note, my pitcher (LHP for Toronto) has these career marks:

        2.48 ERA
        1764.2 IP
        217 BB (!!!)
        1808 K (!)
        1.013 WHIP
        9.2 K/9
        1.1 BB/9
        8.3 K:BB

        I have 4 Cy Young Awards, 2 WS rings (1 with Tampa and 1 with Toronto), and 4 Triple Crowns (24 wins in 2016). And I’ve done all this as a 27 year old.

    • JM

      in MLB 10 the show i just made a SP and got drafted by the Yankees. They won’t call me up to AAA even though my ERA is 0.14 and my K/9 is like 11

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        You won’t get the call to AAA until you’ve done at least a full year at AA. They make you do a year at each level.

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      I play an old baseball game (MLB 2004) because I’m too much of a lazy ass to learn how to play te show (played one game, lost 22 to 0).

      I’ve played two awesome series in those games. The rosters of the teams are the rosters from 2003, just to clarify. I like just going through the playoffs with teams.

      So once, I go through the playoffs with the Rays. I fall behind 2 games to 0 in the first 5 game series with the Angels, win game three behind the strength of three runs in the tenth against Troy Percival, and take the series.

      I play the next seven game series vs. the Yanks. I win game 1 in extras (I’m the home team) despite blowing a run ninth inning lead.

      I fall behind three games to one. I come back from 2 runs down in the 8th during game 5 at Yankee Stadium and hold a 2 run lead in the ninth. I give up one run with two outs, but throw out Nick Johnson at third base (for some dumb reason down by one run in the ninth he went for a triple and was thrown out. Imagine if that really happened).

      I win game 6 thanks to a big 6th inning, tie game Grand Slam, and then win game 7 by coming back in the ninth inning against Mariano (Brent Abernathie HR) and win on a walkoff suicide squeeze.

      I lose game one of the WS but end up winning in 6 games. In game 6, on the road, I come back from a 6-0 defecit to win 7-6.

      Best. Playoff run. Ever.

      Oh, and my pitching staff had a 6.75 ERA.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        In my other awesome series I played as the also sucky Brewers and came back from a 3 games to none defecit against the Red Sox in the WS. I won gamee 7 1-0 after en Sheets outdueled Pedro Martinez.

        The winning run was sccored in this game on a suicide squeeze.

        And during the series some dude named Hammonds hit for the cycle.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Chad Jennings gave Mike’s “stop freaking out” article a nice little plug over at LoHud.

    Sooo much better than Pete Abe, in my opinion.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Yeah, terrific piece by Mike today. Can’t get that kind of stuff from most newspapers these days, and folks wonder why they’re dying.

  • bonestock94

    Quick survey, probably obvious to most but not me. Would you rather have A. Cliff Lee in 2010 and cruise to a WS Championship, or B. Jesus Montero career Yankee with top tier offensive tools faking it as a catcher.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Both.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Nah, one team is clearly better.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          I’d have Cliff Lee too but if this is from the 2010 standpoint I’d rather keep Montero then buy Cliff Lee the year after.

          But if the question was really, Montero or Lee but if you get one you lose the other, then obviously it should be Lee.

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

            Right, but the Lee deal was all about 2010.

            Let’s try this. Current team has a 25% chance of winning a WS and the Lee team has a 75% chance of winning this year. Is it worth it then?

            • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

              IF you increase the odds THAT much, sure.

              But I don’t think the odds increase NEARLY that much. Maybe a five percent increase in odds.

              • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

                Cliff Lee>AJ Burnett is huge in a short series. Maybe I overdid it, but it’s a big difference.

                • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                  Big? Yeah.

                  An increase of fifty percent? No.

                  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

                    I considered 30/60, but 30 seemed a bit high and 60 seemed a bit light with Lee. But forget the numbers, just call the Yanks a prohibitive favorite with Lee.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      A pitcher of Cliff Lee’s talent is the rarest of commodities. While a top hitting 1B/C/DH is relatively rare as well, you have to consider that you have Posada signed for next season(+) and Romine in the works to take his place. Until Posada stops hitting, it’s an easy call.

      Which is the better team? The one with Posada/Cervelli catching and Clifff Lee as your #2 starter or the one with Posada/Montero catching and AJ Burnett as your #2?

      Not even close. Option #2 is frighteningly bad defensively and horrendously inconsistent. Option #1 wins a ton of games and is built for October. Didn’t people learn anything from 2004-06?

      • bonestock94

        I guess I should have said we get Lee as a FA in option 2 as well. What I was getting at is would you trade away Montero for 1 ring and 3 months of Lee if it he totally lives up to the hype and is a career Yankee. Let’s say Romine supplants him as a catcher and Montero exclusively becomes a 1B/DH? Does the answer change?

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          The Lee deal was all about 2010. Of course they can just sign him as a FA, so when Cash included him in the deal (which he did) he told the world that Lee was worth 6 years of controlling Montero to him. It’s the ultimate win curve move, where one deal makes you almost unbeatable and stacks the deck heavily in favor of winning a WS.

          Another thing, we really should stop referring to Montero as a ‘Catcher’ until he proves he can play there. BA killed his defense in their most recent report, and just because you stick someone there doesn’t mean they can play the position. Until he proves otherwise, he’s a 1B/DH and therefore not a fit going forward.

          • bonestock94

            Just hypothetical questions on my end. But yea it certainly seems like the catcher thing won’t stick, unfortunately.

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

              Oh, don’t mind me ranting. That wasn’t aimed at you, just a general statement.

          • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

            Some flaws here:

            1. We’re going to have an excellent chance of winning in 2011 too. I think we can be reasonably certain of this. And we can get Lee in 2011.

            2. I don’t think one player, however good they are, makes as big a difference as you’re saying.

            3. Preparing for the future, where we’ll also have a chance to win the WS, and getting (keeping, whatever) Montero AND Lee > than increasing our chances (which are already high) of winning the WS this year and weakening our chances in later years w/o Montero.

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

              1-We all know this already. Not what we are talking about.

              2-If you underestimate the impact of starting pitcher, particularly ELITE starting pitching in the playoffs, then we’re not watching the same game. Put another way, if you took CC off this team would it (in your words) noy make that much difference? Lee is every bit the pitcher CC is.

              3-Again, you don’t get your cake and eat it too. The question is Lee for this year, give up Montero. Discuss.

              • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                In a VACUUM, of course I’d do it, but the season’s not in a vacuum. Other years need to be discussed too.

                We’re already in excellent position to make a playoff run this year. The question is, is increasing our odds by, say, ten-15 percent this year worth weakenig our chancce to win the WS in later years?

                I say no.

  • bonestock94

    Checking out those leaked MLB financial statements. The Pirates made a LOT more money than the Rays in 2008.

    • bonestock94

      And the Angels too. Wow.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      MLB should just move one of the Florida teams out. Preferably the Rays.

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        Could not agree more about this.

      • bonestock94

        I wonder if the Rays to CT thing has legs.

        • Esteban

          Would the Yankees and Red Sox fans of CT switch allegiances though? Both fanbases are pretty passionate, I think it would take a generation to generate any real fans.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Yeah, moving them to CT would be the same as being in FLA: a non-loyal fan-base in a not-heavily-populated-enough-area.

            • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

              The non-populated area is sort of half relevant in this case though. Although the physical numbers aren’t there, the advertising in CT (especially in Fairfield County) is crazy because there’s a lot of money to be spent. The UConn football team can sell out a 38,000 seat stadium in the middle of nowhere so a 45,000 seat baseball stadium strategically located would probably draw ok with a winning team.

              It’s also worth noting that after the Patriots fiasco, there will never EVER be any taxpayer money thrown at a sports team again, so any team wishing to come to CT would have to be totally self-financed. Probably not the best scenario for a team like the Rays.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Good points on both ends.

                I wonder where the right place for a baseball stadium in CT would be. I’d like to see an affiliated MiL team (not an independent team like the Bluefish) on the western side of the state.

                • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

                  New Haven would seem like a reasonable place. Meriden is equidistant between Hartford and New Haven so maybe there? You’ve got the Torrington Titans up in the great Northwest!

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    Oh and I forgot about the Rock Cats. They’re still in New Britain, right?

                    I figure New Haven could work but they might be gun shy since the Ravens left for New Hampshire.

          • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

            There’s an insanely high number of bandwagon fans. If both the Yanks and Sox went into a downturn at the same time, they could pull some fans. There is an undying loyalty to the deceased Whalers so there is a definite passionate fanbase to be had, but I find it unlikely.

            Both the Yanks and the Sox would go insane at the loss of some of their media markets too. I’m in Manchester, CT (middle of the state) and I get both NESN and YES.

            • Esteban

              Also, how unlikely would it be to have both teams go into a downturn at the same time?

              • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

                slim/none.

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          As a CT resident I can all but guarantee you it does not.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            +1

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Why would you do such a thing?!?!? Further killing the small market Red Sox territory would make it so unfair to them.

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        The Vegas Rays. Make it happen Bud!

  • Carlosologist

    Fact: Jim Thome is good at baseball.

    • Esteban

      Fact: Bears eat beets. Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        Michael!

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          (waits a beat)

          MICHAEL!

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            I miss when that show was awesome

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Yeah, the last two seasons have just been so bad, borderline unwatchable. Every episode builds a story arc, but then nothing ever comes of it. Looking back, the show should’ve ended after season three.

  • bonestock94

    Nats just blew a good lead in the 8th and 9th vs. the Cards. I’m in a great baseball viewing region lol.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    I wonder if the Charlotte region would be a viable landing spot for one of the Florida teams.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      Modammit, reply fail.

    • Esteban

      That makes some sense, that’s a pretty big a populated area that doesn’t have a team. Are most of them Braves fans you think?

      • Andrew

        I think the Triangle would be a better spot for a team – Ironically the Durham Bulls are Tampa’s affiliate.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    I got home not long ago but this Cards/Nats game is like an embarrassment of awesome pitching no ._.

    • bonestock94

      Extra Innings! Wooooo

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Aceves THEN Noesi on Friday for whomever said they were going to the SWB game tomorrow.

  • Big Juan

    Haha. Buster Olney is ranting about sabermetrics on twitter right now.

  • Sunil

    Yanks claim Manny off waivers? Does anyone think that could be a good move?

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      Wait, what?

      What does that mean? Do we actually have a shot to land Manny?

      Because if so, that’s GREAT.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Maybe in 2003.

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

      Steve (mystiqueandaura.com)
      If Manny gets to the Yankees on waivers, what are they odds they would take him? 1%? What if they never got Berkman, do you think Manny would have been a legitmate possibilty for the stretch run?

      Wallace Matthews
      Zero. That is one thing the GM told me that I believe I can share

      For whatever reason Cash does seem to talk to Wally, so I’d believe what he wrote today.

  • Sunil

    I dont think it could happen. I’m just thinking out loud. I’m getting worried about the yanks rotation getting past tampa then the phillies. Of possible moves I think getting manny would tip things in their favor heavily against anyone.