Nov
01

Open Thread: World Series Game Five

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Faceplant. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Okay, it’s time for the Rangers to put up or shut up. Their backs are up against the wall, Cliff Lee is on the bump, they’re playing at home … no excuses, they have to win this one. I know Tim Lincecum’s a tough matchup, but dammit do your stupid little antler and claw tricks and win. If the baseball season ends tonight, I will never forgive them. I’m not ready for baseball to go away. [/end rant]

Here’s tonight’s open thread. Aside from the World Series, you also have Monday Night Football (Texans @ Colts) and hockey (both Rangers and Devils). Talk about whatever, just be cool.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    after what Greenberg said today, eff ‘em. Go Giants.

    (Because I’ve said this the Rangers will now win the Series. :/)

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      At first I was rooting for an epic 7 game series, but after what Greenberg said I hope the Giants absolutely destroy the Rangers tonight on their home turf.

    • Guest

      1000 times this. Pretty classless comment coming from anyone, much rather a CEO. Let’s not even begin to imagine the sh*tstorm if Levine (or heck, Lucchino) said anything remotely similar.

      Let’s go, big time Timmy Jim. Git ‘r done.

    • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

      I feel the same way.

      Fuck Da’ Rangers.

    • Kevin G.

      I can’t wait to see what the Yankees do in retaliation after the World Series.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Take away their best pitcher. Greenberg’s response when that happens will undoubtedly be infantile. The guy’s a fucking loser.

        • JAG

          Over/under on complaints about competitive balance/Yankee overspending/salary cap after that happens? 4.5?

    • ChrisR

      I was thinking the samething

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

    Baseball never goes away, it just transitions from one part of the season to another.

    Go Giants!

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

      This year it’s even better with the 15 day waiting period after the World Series now being five days.

  • ultimate913

    So what’s this crap about Chuck Greenberg(Rangers owner) calling Yankee fans an embarrassment?

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

      “I think our fans have been great,” Greenberg said. “I think particularly in Game 3 of the World Series they just blew away anything I’ve seen in any venue during the postseason. I thought Yankees fans, frankly, were awful. They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good. So I thought Yankees fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason. I thought they were an embarrassment.”

      a. Well the other team you played was the Rays. They have no friends so you know, yeah.
      b. Bashing the fanbase of a team you beat over a week ago while down 1-3 in a series? That’s bush league, bro.
      c. Just… wow.

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

        and by “friends” I mean “fans”

        • FIPster Doofus

          Well, they don’t have any friends either, so it’s all good.

          As for Greenberg’s bullshit, someone should tell him the Rangers’ fan base isn’t exactly a high-quality one. The Rangers filled their ballpark to 63 percent capacity in 2010, finishing behind 11 non-playoff teams and a below-average 16th overall.

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

            In fairness to the Rangers, summer in Arlington isn’t exactly the most comfortable time of the year to sit outside for a while.

            • FIPster Doofus

              Good point. However, I still think a ballpark should be filled to more than 63 percent capacity over a season when the team that plays in it is a winning one.

      • Yanko

        MLB: It’s similar to what Kristen Lee, the wife of Rangers left-hander Cliff Lee, said about her experience at Yankee Stadium. She previously told USA Today that Yankees fans cursed at her and threw beer at her during Game 3 of the ALCS.

        “The fans did not do good things in my heart,” Lee told the newspaper. “When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it’s hard not to take it personal.”

        So, is Kristen Lee going to block Clifford’s path to Pinstripes or is she singing a different tune when Cash unloads 130 million dollars on her dude?

        • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

          I think it’ll be 150 million. and she’ll definitely be singing a different tune.

      • candyforstalin

        it makes you wonder what is it that he’s trying to accomplish here.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        The NYC area has nine professional sports teams. The DFW area has four. The Yankees are number one in New York. The Rangers are, at best, number two in DFW.

        Jealousy makes people say stupid things.

        • vin

          You’re selling the Mavericks short.

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            That’s why I said “at best.” I don’t know enough about the NBA to know if the Mavericks are more popular than the Rangers.

            • CS Yankee

              As far as winning, it would have to go like this down in the DFW area;

              1) Cowboys
              2) Stars
              3) Mav’s
              4) Ranger’s
              4b)Southern Methodist University
              4c) The Art Institute of Dallas

              • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

                You forgot TCU, they’re pretty good at winning these days.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        And as a huge Yankee fan, I’d say the same about the Rangers fans if I was at their stadium. You mean all sports teams have some fans who are assholes? Whoopdedoo, Greenberg, get off your high horse. Go make some hand claws and antlers to make yourself feel better.

      • CBean

        Considering most everyone I spoke to in Texas last week admitted to never even having bothered to watch a Rangers game until this postseason, I’m not sure he really has a leg to stand on in calling the New York Yankees fanbase apathetic.

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

    Between Dallas Braden, Chuck Greenberg, Jack Z, C.J. Wilson, Mrs. (Kristen?) Lee, and the entire existence of the Angels, the AL West is turning into a giant pain in the ass.

    • Carlosologist

      You mean it wasn’t already?

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

      I still adore CJ Wilson but dang was he whiny today.

      • UWS

        Oh? What’d CJ say? I saw him whining on twitter about fans booing Hamilton, is that it?

        /fellow CJ fan

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

          Yeah, he was just being super whiny. And then he retweeted something that was like, “Other fans boo Hamilton because he’s such a good player.* It’s not an A-Rod/Bonds type booing where you’re angry at them for disrespecting the game.**”

          * True.
          ** Um.

          • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

            I don’t know who to attribute this rebuttal to…

            Yes because doing drugs to help your team win is disrespecting the game meanwhile doing drugs to get high isn’t.

            • UWS

              Well, I think CJ’s point was that Hamilton’s heroic* recovery should somehow give him immunity from the opposing fans. Like, really, CJ? I love ya, but don’t be a fucking crybaby.

              *Give him credit for the recovery but it’s not like it wasn’t his own damn fault for getting himself all screwed up in the first place.

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            Those who did steroids are EVIL!!!!!!1!!!11 and those who did heroin and coke are, awwwwww heroes.

      • Pasqua

        CJ Wilson = “Straight Edge” = Self-Righteous Douchebag

  • Scotty

    I live in DFW and it is truly a man who knows his 15 minutes are about up nationally and is doing anything he can to stay in the limelight…get back to .500 or below where you belong Mr. Greenberg.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    A. Norv Turner
    B. Wade Phillips
    C. Brad Childress

    1. Wendy’s
    2. Burger King
    3. McDonalds

    Who ends up where?

    • CS Yankee

      LOL

      The big three of losing games,,,the big three of gains (pounds)

  • Carlosologist

    Let Greenberg talk all the shit he wants. He’ll shut his fucking mouth when we sign Cliff Lee. That’s why you don’t fuck with the Yankees: They’ll just buy your best and make you look like an idiot.

    • UWS

      I’d have preferred “beat your best”, but yeah.

      • Skye

        I would have prefer “beat ‘em” too, but since that didn’t happen, what about “buy ‘em and then beat ‘em”? =/

    • FIPster Doofus

      I expect Greenberg to whine about payrolls after the Yankees sign Lee. After that, a bunch of columns will be written nationally either bashing or defending him. And after that, everyone outside of Texas will forget Chuck Greenberg even exists.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Lincecum, Fuck yeah!

    Greenberg, Fuck no!

  • Rob Has No Innings Limit

    Did anyone else read Greenberg’s comments and feel like they were reading an excerpt from the “Burn Book” in Mean Girls?

    In a few hours, it’ll be back to Physics class for you, Chucky.

  • Poopy Pants

    Seriously, who cares if he said that? Many Yankees fans DO act like assholes and pure trash.
    Most games I’ve been to consist of drunk Jersey idiots yelling ‘YOU SUCK!’ every time Jeter, Teix or A-Rod walk to the plate. Many Yankees fans are garbage.
    Maybe he shouldn’t have said it (who’s to say?), but it’s absolutely not important that he did say it.
    I wish people would stop with the fake outrage over words that aren’t important.
    He didn’t murder a child.

    • Poopy Pants

      And I’m rooting for the Giants.

    • UWS

      Don’t you think it’s pretty dumb for a CEO (a CEO!!) to badmouth fans of a team that’s been eliminated over a week ago while his own team is busy pissing away the World Series?

      /DNFTT, I know

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

      They do, but there’s a pretty big difference between some assholes on the internet saying it and the fucking CEO of a team.

      • UWS

        Mr Greenberg should sit in the bleachers at Fenway for a Yankees-Sox game sometime. His ears might fall off.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      What is your position on the role of government in supporting innovation in the field of biotechnology?

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        IETC

    • Rob Has No Innings Limit

      Yeah, point is, he’s the CEO of a professional baseball team. He should be conducting himself with the dignity and class befitting his organization and position.

      Not like, yanno, a whiny little bitch.

    • Yanko

      I am a Yankee Fan. For a CEO to come out and badmouth an entire fanbase of any team is as unprofessonal as it can get.
      I though the Rangers team actually has been acting like a bunch of amatures. Molina banging his chest(wtf?), Ron Wash pumping more fists in a dugout than Cervelli does during a cornhole game, and since they have never been here, I understand how they would act like they have never been here, but maybe not to this extend. They are still a team build with baseball professionals, but they sure act like a bunch of amatures. The owner, the CEO, the Manager, the Catcher. Bunch of punks trying to bash the class organization is unreal. Dont defend this ass. Fans are Fans, what is this game without? So f you MR. Greenburg

  • texas sucks

    Hank will fire back before the end of the week book it.
    Hal will sit back and watch ( and sign cliff Lee) Girardi and Cashman will send the scouts to Texas and we will destroy them next year.
    Yankee fans will throw airplane liquor bottles at hamilton.

  • a plethora of pinatas

    I don’t know why he’s bashing Yankee fans in general. It’s not like ALL the fans in the stadium were acting that way. Yeah, the Ranger fans were soo classy when they were chanting,”Yankees suck, Yankees suck.” Give me a fucking break! We’ll sign Lee and the Rangers won’t make the playoffs next season. End of story.

    • FIPster Doofus

      “I don’t know why he’s bashing Yankee fans in general”

      Because he’s a loudmouth, peabrained Texan who’s using up the last of his 15-minute honeymoon before Lee leaves and the Rangers’ bandwagon fan base goes back to not caring.

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        the Rangers’ bandwagon fan base goes back to not caring.

        They won’t go away, only because with or without Cliff Lee, the Rangers are better than any of those shitastic teams in their divison.

        • FIPster Doofus

          I think the Angels could rebound if they do what’s assumed – which is to sign Crawford – and make a couple other upgrades. Their pitching rotation also sets up pretty nicely with Weaver, Haren, Piñeiro and Santana. The A’s, if they add a bat or two, should improve from 81 wins and also contend for the division.

          The West ought to be a much tighter, more respectable division next season as opposed to the cake walk it was for the Rangers this year.

  • texas sucks

    RAB guys where is the thread for this?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

    Since it came up on twitter today, who would be your top 10 Yankee prospects?

    I’d do a Montero-Banuelos-Brackman-Betances-Sanchez top five with a mix of Noesi, Adams, Heathcott, Murphy and Laird or Phelps.

    What about you?

    • mbonzo

      1. Montero
      2. Banuelos
      3. Betances
      4. Sanchez
      5. Romine
      6. Heathcott
      7. Brackman
      8. Adams
      9. Noesi
      10. Murphy

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

      Betances has to go ahead of Brackman, and maybe ahead of Banuelos as well. He had a lights out year, was healthy and ahead of schedule from the TJS. His ceiling is equal to that of Brackman and he’s 3 years younger and further along in his development. I may even put Banuelos ahead of Brackman as well. His velocity jump raises his ceiling some, and he has great polish at a very young age.

      I guess my top 5 would be Montero, Betances, Banuelos, Brackman Sanchez. Romine and Nunez are (apparently) so close to the bigs they have to get some love as well.

      • mbonzo

        I agree that Betances goes before Brackman, but Banuelos and Betances have performed very similarly and Banuelos is 3 years younger. I’d agree that Betances has a higher upside because of his height and size, but Banuelos competing so well at 19 is unbelievable. He’s also a lefty who throws mid 90′s and only listed at 155 lbs, he could very well keep developing size and velocity. For that reason he’s above Betances on my list. Brackman was so low because I don’t think he’s had the breakout year he needs to prove his talent. Nunez doesn’t deserve to be a top 10 prospect unless he can replicate his first half 2010 numbers in 2011. Who knows if 2009 and early 2010 were just lucky seasons for the SS.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I did this for the non prospect nerds.

      1. Jesus Montero (20/AAA) C- He’s the youngest player in AAA at age 20 and completely mashed. Overall batting line is .289/.353/.517 (.870 OPS). That may not be the sexiest line ever but he’s only 20. Oh and he was a complete black for the first couple months adjusting for AAA pitching. I think his line after the ASB better speaks of his abilities. .351/.386/.684 (1.080 OPS). But his bat was never a question. And as you all heard ad nauseum is that is glove is bad. Personally I think he can do fine being a C/DH for the future. He’ll be below average but the bat is worth it. Even if he doesn’t catch the majority of games in his career I believe his bat will still make him quite a valuable player.

      2. Manny Banuelos (19/ A+/AA) SP – The best prospect out of the Killer B’s in my opinion (Killer B’s being Banuelos, Betances and Brackman) Out of all three ManBan may even have the lowest ceiling but the highest floor. Not to his discredit though because the ceilings of Brackman and Betances are quite huge. But Banuelos has two plus pitches in his changeup and curve. What limited Banuelos prior to the 2010 season was his fastball. He has great control with all of his pitches including his fastball but it lacked velocity. Some days Banuelos would sit in the 88-90 range where others he could stay at 90-91. This year he seems he has improved it greatly where he had starts sitting at 93-95 touching 97 on a couple occasions. He’s a small dude being at 5’11 but he’s still only 19 years old. He may still grow a bit more getting a better frame. But if he maintains this spike in velocity he could be a force to be reckoned with.

      3. Austin Romine (21/AA) C – Perhaps the reason why the Yankees were willing to give up Jesus for Cliff Lee instead of waiting 3 months in FA. He’s got an average glove that can let him stick at catcher long term. His bat ain’t no Jesus but then again not much are. As a 21 year old in AA he posted a .268/.324/.402 batting line; respectable for a catcher. However last year he pulled the completely opposite of Jesus Montero, mashing early in the season and wearing down. His wOBA by month are as follows:

      April: .395
      May: .365
      June: .318
      July: .276
      August: .243
      September: .406

      He made insane production early on. It’s his first year of fully starting at catcher so he must have gotten tired. It’s no excuse but he’s got potential. And FWIW he played in a huge pitcher’s park with a wOBA of .269 home and .366 away in AA. For perspective Jesus Montero’s wOBA in the same park is .278. I believe in Romine. His bat can be above average for a catcher but with average defense. Lots to like.

      4. Gary Sanchez C (17/GCL/SI) – You can never have too many catching prospects. Sanchez has been described as Jesus Montero 2.0. Great bat (.353/.419/.597 in the GCL) and susceptible defense. It’s too early to project his defense since it’s 17 and could possible grow a lot more. FWIW his defense at this point compared to Jesus when he was at this age is a little bit better. Might not mean much but we’ll see how Sanchez grows. A potential Jesus Montero bat with the ability to stick at catcher is amazing. Let’s see how close he comes.

      5. Dellin Betances (22/A+/AA) SP – Betances remains somewhat as a lottery ticket. High upside and high risk. Much of that comes from injuries prior to 2010 with his large frame being 6’8’’. He’s got a plus pitch in his fastball which he sits at 93-95 and can ramp it up to 96-97. It has ‘plus life’ with it as well. He’s got a very good curve as well at 81-83 MPH with a good 12-6 break. Command is decent but needs work. He was able to cut his walk rate in half this year being a 2.4 BB/9. He’s also got a sexy 6.67 SO/9. His ceiling is a true number one guy but his floor is relatively low. His injury concerns and his shaky mechanics keep him below Banuelos in my opinion.

      6. Slade Heathcott (19/A-) CF – The 2009 first round pick of the Yankees truly has 5 tools though his power was absent. Regardless he had a decent year with a .258/.359/.352 line. He has a good batting eye with a 12% BB rate. He strikeouts a lot but should cut them down with improvements on his swing. The power or lack of it isn’t concerning just yet and he could provide some decent pop down the road. His defense reportedly looks great. Swiped 15 bags in 76 games but needs to improve his baserunning as he got picked off/caught stealing 10 times.

      7. Andrew Brackman (24/A+/AA) SP -Brackman took a huge jump this year. He was terrible last year but mostly due to him coming back fully healthy from TJ surgery. He was able to cut his walk rate nearly one thirds of what it was last year(6.4 BB/9 to 2.5 BB/9) and retained a high strikeout rate (8.1 K/9). A lot of groundballs for him too with a . Very similar to Betances with a good fastball and curve with a decent change. Fastball sits at around 94 and peaks at 97. Curve varies from time to time due to mechanics from his also large frame (6’10’’). Still has ace potential.

      8. Hector Noesi (23/A+/AA/AAA) SP – Doesn’t share the upside of other Yankee prospects but he still has a chance of being a mid to back end starter. He’s got a plus fastball in the 90-94 range with a curve that’s getting there. Decent change as well. He’s very close to being major league ready and there’s always value In these guys despite not having an ace ceiling.

      9. Graham Stoneburner (22/A-/A+) SP – Another 2009 draftee. Stoneburner has two plus pitches in his fastball and slider which he made a huge jump in. He had an average slider last year but this year it has been described as a true plus pitch from Kevin Goldstein. Good job at limiting walks and getting those strikeouts. Worst case scenario is that he becomes a reliever but should move up the ranks fast regardless.

      10. Jose Ramirez (20/A-) SP – The Yankees top sleeper took huge strides this year in becoming a top prospect for the Yanks. He was able to get a 3.33 FIP in 115 IP last year. Uses a fastball changeup combination both of them being plus pitches. Strikesout a lot of batters (8.2 K/9) but has a decent walk rate (3.3 BB/9) He’s one of my fave prospects in the org.

      http://www.pinstripealley.com/.....s-for-2011

      Linky for the next 10.

  • texas sucks

    did I hear right today about Jeter to 3rd in 2012 and Nunez to
    SS????? Arod to DH??

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      Stop listening to Francessa.

      • Rob Has No Innings Limit

        Advice that has lasted through the ages.

      • vin

        I think it came up in a Bill Madden article today for the Post.

        I don’t really mind the plan if you replace Nunez with Tulo.

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

          Yeah, if the real plan is to make a trade of some sort then you have to say “we’re happy with our hotshot prospect” for negotiating purposes. Putting Nunez at SS in 2012 sounds a lot like “Bubba Crosby is our CF” to me.

          • mbonzo

            What do you think about signing Mark Reynolds to be a utility player this year? I know he’s not close to the best fielder, in fact he’d probably be the worst infielder we have, but there is no doubt that Jeter and Arod are going to spend some time on the bench or DHing. Reynolds posted one of the lowest BABIPs this year but still hit 32 home runs. Kevin Towers is no stranger to the Yankees and wants to develop pitching on the Diamondbacks. Yankees have excess pitching! Reynolds is also due a lot of money for a guy striking out so much, $5 million in 2011 and $7.5 Million in 2012, something the Yankees would barely blink at. He’s a perfect buy low candidate, and he might have some success with Long in the strike out department. Even if he doesn’t, hes a much better option this year than Thames, and lines up perfectly with Cashman’s vision of getting younger.

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

              1. Reynolds isn’t a free agent, you have to trade for him.

              2. http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....lds-36130/

              • mbonzo

                1. Woops, yea meant trade for him, my bad.
                2. Ok, I must have read this and forgotten about it, its almost word for word what I said but with better elaboration. Consider this my citation.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Greenberg has “apologized:”

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....k_gre.html

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

      I’d like to accept his apology, but frankly I’m too apathetic to care one way or the other.

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

        Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go kick my dog, beat my wife and physically attack a random stranger.

        • Skye

          Stop being so embarrassing.

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

            I can’t help it, I’m a Yankee fan. Were all an embarrassment to the game of Baseball.

            • UWS

              Would you say that we Yankee fans have, in fact, murdered baseball history?

            • Skye

              Wait…I take it back. you’re not embarrassing at all! I can’t fathom why I said that. Please accept my apology.

              And yes, Bud Selig is holding a gun up to my head as I type these words.

  • mbonzo

    Greenberg shouldn’t have said what he did but there is some truth to it. If you sit in the rich people section, which I’m sure he does, you are surrounded by business people, the only ones who can afford the $1,000+ seats. These are your apathetic fans, the ones who are only at the game because their boss told them they could go. The post-season fans were not loud at all, but the Yankees were losing most of the time, so I don’t think there was much of a difference between regular and post season cheers.

    As for violence, I only ever see violence in the grandstands or bleachers. I have never seen 2 Yankees fans fight, and I have never seen a Yankee fan throw the first punch. Every time I’ve seen a fight, its been by a fan of the opposing team purposefully and aggressively attacking fans trying to cheer the Yankees. These fights only last 10 seconds at most before security gets involved. I’ve been to other stadiums and the same things goes on, the expensive seats are quite and people fight for a few seconds.

    He is just pandering to Lee’s wife’s insinuations. He’s trying to get an upper hand in the trade talk and make this an issue with the media. The Yankees FO won’t comment on it now because they can’t talk about Cliff Lee much til he reaches free agency. If you want to see who has better fans, all you have to know is that the Yankees had 1.2 million more fans attend home games this year than Texas. A CEO trying to fix a team coming off of bankruptcy should be trying to replicate the Yankee’s fan base model, instead of criticizing it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    So there are two choices here.

    The Yankees can respond to Greenberg’s comments by unleashing Randy Levine and Hank Steinbrenner on him.

    OR

    They’ll have Cashman or Hal respond with something to the effect

    “The Yankee organization is deeply disappointed in Mr. Greenberg’s comments about our fan base. As you all know we are an organization that prides itself on class. We have had few to none violent incidents at the stadium this year. We even increased the security for the ALCS. Surely Mr. Greenberg is referring to isolated incidents. We hope that a few bad apples don’t spoil the bunch.”

    I hope it’s the latter.

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

      I hope it’s the latter too.

      (And then Cliff Lee walks onto the podium in pinstripes, wearing whatever number he’s gonna wear. BOOM.)

      • UWS

        Or better yet, ignore the fool and let him embarrass himself in national media.

      • candyforstalin

        i’m not sure that that’s not exactly what he’s after.

    • Kevin G.

      I think the former would be highly enjoyable.

      Well, for me at least.

      • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

        Oh it would be funny. But it would make us no better than Greenberg. The Yankees are better than that.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Or 3. Yankees ignore him and the Rangers never play above .500 ball for the rest of Greenberg’s life.

  • ultimate913

    Cliff Lee did not strike out Chuck Norris with 2 pitches. Chuck Norris was batting and struck Cliff Lee out with 1 pitch, in one at bat.

  • doc

    This is Greenberg’s way of trying to convince Lee to stay in Texas. Why would anyone want to play in Texas when you can play in Yankee Stadium?!?! Let’s Go Giants!!!

  • first time lawng time

    I know you guys want the baseball season to continue and an epic world series, but I want to sluaghter the Rangers. I want Cliff Lee to get the loss, I want him to have a meltdown, and I want it to happen in the Ranger’s home field.

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

      That seems to be the prevailing sentiment

    • Betty Lizard

      +1

      And I want to see tears–TEARS!–running down the Rangers’ cheeks as they sit in the dugout.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        BROKEN ANTLERS! CRUSHED CLAWS! BLOOOOD!

        Ummm, ahem.

  • texas sucks

    long night
    Both these guys are ON!

  • texas sucks

    any chance we can get Cody Ross in the offseason and throw him in the outfield platoon?

    • FIPster Doofus

      Doubt it. He’ll be able to get more money and playing time elsewhere.

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

      Nah–he’s older than Granderson and only a month younger than Swisher, will be on the wrong side of 30, and despite this postseason, really isn’t that good (career .323 OBP and decent but hardly remarkable defense).

      Pass

  • texas sucks

    Wow that looked like Lee’s wife with the antlers on?

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

    Steven Goldman at Pinstriped Bible and out EJ over at TYU both recently made the case for NOT signing Lee. The crux of their argument is the team will have loads of money tied up in aging, unproductive players in a few years. In 2013, you could have a 38 year old Alex, 35 year old Lee, 39 year old Jeter, 36 year old Burnett and 33 year old Tex eating up 100+ mil of your payroll.

    So how many years you give Lee?

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

      Since Lee isn’t about ‘stuff’ as much as he is command and control, I think he’ll age well. Being a lefty in Yankee stadium doesn’t hurt either. I’d prefer 4, but will go as high as 5. If it gets past 5, I start burning up the phones for the trade market.

    • ZZ

      6 years.

      Too many things in Yankee land are analyzed based on player acquisitions and team construction only on a 1 year basis. That is not how the Yankees operate though.

      Pettitte likely has one year at most left and younger pitchers like Betances, Brackman, or Banuelos are going to need to be incorporated into this team as soon as 2012. Acquiring Lee is key to comfortably incorporating those pitchers.

      An extra year or two is inconsequential to the Yankees at the back ends of their free agent deals as long as they get the expected production at the front. They can absorb that type of money at the end if necessary, which I don’t think will happen with Lee.

      Over the long run, they may actually end up saving more money by signing Lee than not signing Lee. It allows them to incorporate young pitchers patiently and stay away for mid tier FA pitchers who are the ones that end up burning you.

      I have no issue with the Yankees go 6 with Lee and that is what it probably will be.

  • texas sucks

    As I predicted the Freak is on, this game will end in the bullpens and that means Texas Rangers your season ends tonight.

  • JerseyDutch

    Anyone know the ratings on last night’s game? Did it beat the channel with the scrolling TV schedule?

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Giants, crush those Texans.

  • ZZ

    The Yankees have a plaque the size of Texas out in Monument Park celebrating GMS who said and did a lot of things worse than Greenberg today.

    This is certainly not the first time an American CEO has acted unprofessionally.

    Lets save the moral outrage Yankee fans. Ranting and whining about Greenberg’s ranting and whining just gives more play to this non story.

    • JerseyDutch

      The Boss was one of us so it’s okay.

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

      So….you’re saying that you apathetic about his comments?

      • ZZ

        Heh. lol.

  • texas sucks

    Lee needs to get bombed so we can get a discount this off season!

  • first time lawng time

    Heard about Greeneberg (I though Nolan was the owner. lol oops)…let’s take his quote apart piece by piece.

    I thought Yankee fans, frankly, were awful.
    Really? That’s awesome. I’m sure the Rays owner, Yankees owner, and Giants owner think your fans with their stupid claws and antlers are awful….Noone gives a crap about your opinion….focus on your possible WS exit.

    They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good
    I want proof of them being violent. I’m pretty sure that even if there were a few violent fans that is an EXTREMELY small sample size. Apathetic as in showing little emotion? Well that’s generally what happens when your team is losing a series and is pitching/hitting horribly. Kinda hard to get into it. (and really, there were no fans acting in between? Yeah OK)

    So I thought Yankee fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason.
    Let’s see what fans you’ve seen this post season: Rays are non existent, Giants, the team you are facing now, and the Yankees. You are pretty much comparing one team to another. Yankees to Giants. Small sample size. You can’t compare apples to oranges…they’re different.

    I thought they were an embarrassment
    1. Embarassment to what?
    2. Who are you to be judging other teams’ fans?
    3. In my opinion your claws and antlers make you and your fans look like uneducated dumbasses (well, it is Texas). That, in my opinion, is embarassing.
    4. Why do you care how Yankees fans are acting? Why aren’t you criticizing Phillies fans (who I think are the worst)?
    5. Where were your fans and claws and antlers crap when your team sucked for the past decade?

    So basically, your team is on the verge of elimination and your criticizing Yankees fans. That makes perfect sense. What do the Yankees have to do with you right now? Worry about your team facing elimination instead of how the Yankees fans acted when their team was facing elimination.

    • ZZ

      Noone gives a crap about your opinion

      Clearly you do.

      • first time lawng time

        I don’t care that he thinks their an embarassment. I care that he’s announcing it to the world and acting like a dumbass when his team is on the verge of elimination. Really unclassy.

        It’s hypocritical. He’s calling Yankees fans an embarassment, yet he’s acting like an embarassment to his organization.

        • first time lawng time

          They’re not their.

        • ZZ

          So you care that he is embarrassing the Texas Rangers organization?

          Doesn’t that benefit the Yankees?

  • Mike R

    Is it bad that I’m literally dreaming of seeing Cliff Lee in Yankees pinstripes.. The guy is cooler than the other side of the pillow. You wouldn’t even know this guys pitching a World Series must win game tonight. I don’t know who seems more cool under pressure Lee Or Halladay who didn’t even seem to realize he pitched a playoff no hitter.

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone else think that all this Cliff Lee love will disappear (or not be as much) if he signs with the Yankees?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      That’s a given.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      So I’ve missed 40 minutes of this game, and we’re almost done with the 3rd inning?

      • swishers fauxhawk

        Reply fail.

    • JerseyDutch

      We’ll soon see how fickle the fans and the MSM are.

  • texas sucks

    bummer I like to see Molina bang on his chest and see the fat roll like a tidal wave.

  • first time lawng time

    Lincecum in a bowtie….

    Wow…he looks so goofy!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Lincy getting squeezed.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Wow, that was disgusting.

  • texas sucks

    Lincicum is a FOD Friend of dorothy

    • nsalem

      and you are a homophobe who can’t spell.

      • texas sucks

        call em like I see um dude. did I say it was bad to be a FOD.
        Whatever floats you boat I always say.

        • nsalem

          I call it like I see it too.

  • Mike R

    I also just heard something of the Rangers CEO releasing comments saying how the Yankees fans were awful… It’s a CEO like that who can single handedly set an organization back. They should be worried about game five of the World Series, not bashing Yankees fans after beating them more than a week ago. Give me a break If Cashman came out and said that Rangers fans were a joke with their “Claws” and “Antlers” being pretty much bush league I could only imagine how much shit he’d get. Thankfully the Yankees are not that stupid neither is Cashman. If I was a free agent I certainly don’t want to sign with a team that resorts to bashing fans of a team they beat when they should be worried about WINNING A GAME! Pathetic and classless by the Rangers CEO.

    • first time lawng time

      I still don’t understand the point of him saying that. Did he just randonly say it or was he questioned about the Yankees fans?

      I mean either way it was stupid and unclassy for him to say.

  • texas sucks

    This kid Posey is nothing wait until you guys see Yankee Jesus.

    • texas sucks

      Posey is a better defensive catcher but Montero will be hitting bombs the likes of Arod in his prime.

      • Shaun

        Heck he might be hitting them like Barry in his….ahem his chemical prime.(but of course Montero won’t need the juice to do it)

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Wow, great AB by Posey.

  • texas sucks

    Lee has everything working tonight. He is better than Sabathia!

    • texas sucks

      Sabathia can opt out in 2012 ….right? If so that leaves Burnett and Hughes as the only viable pitchers no thanks! Sign Lee.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Reportedly he has no intentions of using his opt out clause.

        • texas sucks

          You can not count on it? He can always change his mind. I say get the insurance and Sign Lee by 2012 you can have Man Ban, Brackman,Betance ready to compete for a spot.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Source? I don’t think he will use it, but where did you read those intentions from?

  • first time lawng time

    What is it with people bashing the Yankees this year and starting drama? (I know it’s like that every year, but it seems there’s so much more drama this year compared to last year.

    Let’s see what’s happened:
    1. Dallas Braden and his mound
    2. Dallas Braden’s Grandma
    3. Only the Yankees have flaws…they’re the worst 95 win team ever!
    4. Yankees better watch out..Red Sox aren’t dead yet
    5. Jeter’s a cheater
    6. Mrs. Lee and the so called incidents
    7. Yankees fans are an embarassment

    Am I forgeting anything?
    Numbers 3 and 4 are mostly in reference to everyone bashing the Yankees and acting like they’re pathetic when every other team was either just as bad or worse.

    • texas sucks

      this just In
      The RedSox are Dead!

      • mbonzo

        Peter Gammons thinks they still have a chance.

    • UWS

      Dude, this happens every. Single. Year.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Exactly. The bashing will never subside. It comes with the territory of being the most recognizable franchise in pro sports.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Pistachios are using keyboard cat and Lewis Black in their commercials. Impressive.

    • JerseyDutch

      Maybe I’ve read too many Tom Clancy novels, but that looks like a secret message to activate a terrorist cell.

    • Jose the Satirist

      They are about 6 months late with keyboard cat. Those kinds of memes die too quickly. By time they are mainstream they are no longer as amusing.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Probably more than six months, actually, but keyboard cat selling pistachios > most other commercials.

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

        I’m not trying to be rude here, but 6 months? Try a few years.

  • Mike R

    Big Time Timmy Jim really gets overlooked with Lee pitching as great as he has.. This guy is no fucking joke obviously after winning two Cy Youngs.. Dude blatantly looks like a stoner too which cracks me up. Guy really has awesome stuff, a complete pitcher at age 26.

    • MarsRedRover

      Yeah he looks like he stepped out of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Dude.

  • MarsRedRover

    I am just happy that the Yankees are never far from anyone in MLB’s thoughts no matter what other important crap is going on. Even when we’re not there. We’re there.

    Hush little baby don’t say a word
    And never mind that noise you heard
    It’s just the beasts under your bed
    In your closet in your head

    Bahahahah.

    -Evil Empire’d

  • Mike R

    It’s amazing how bad Hamilton looks at the plate compared to how good he looked versus the Yankees.. Apparently the Yankees should literally take all the tips they can from San Fran in order to pitch to him next year..

    • texas sucks

      it is becoming more apparent that Texas was stealing our signals. how else can you explain the freak 2 strike hits???

      • UWS

        Luck + pitchers’ inability to execute their pitches?

    • mbonzo

      Tip #1: have Tim Lincecum in your pitching rotation.
      Tip #2: have Matt Cain in your pitching rotation.

      • UWS

        That.

        • texas sucks

          No way any team hits like they did us on Two strikes without knowing what is coming and where to swing. Posadas signals were not hard to read.

          • Jose the Satirist

            They did. Get over it. It is foolish to try and blame failure on things like stealing signs with no evidence whatsoever.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Can someone please tell me why the blame is always on the catcher? If the pitcher doesn’t put the ball where the catcher wants it, who’s at fault?

            • Jose the Satirist

              Posada.

            • texas sucks

              Because Jorge was easy to read. he doesn’t try to hide the signals or set up late like you are seeing in Frisco.
              He telegraphed the pitches and where the location was.

              • Ray the Anti-Handle

                Whatever floats your boat.

                • Jose the Satirist

                  I think his boat has a few holes in it.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                My point is that it doesn’t matter who the catcher is if the pitcher doesn’t/can’t hit his spots and execute.

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

                  Not unless you’re talking about Jose Molina vs. Jorge Posada. Then it’s all on the catcher.

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    Well, obviously, Mike. I thought that was implied!

                • mbonzo

                  but..but…Joe Mauer knows how to handle a young pitching rotation. How do you explain how the Twins do so well each year? You think Liriano could pitch so well without Mauer? HAHA funny. Give the man a million gold gloves. Best catcher in baseball…/s

              • Ray the Anti-Handle

                OK, here’s a serious reply. Honestly, have you seen Cerv? The guy is the most fidgety, overexcited catcher I can think of. He will literally set up by standing up on high pitches.

                The Texas Rangers just hit and pitched better. Get over it.

          • mbonzo

            They had a .400+ Babip. Sure there was luck involved, luck is part of baseball, and its time to own up to the fact that the Rangers outplayed the Yankees. Don’t make excuses for the Yankees being outplayed.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        Tip #3: have Madison Bumgarner in your pitching rotation.
        Tip #4: while you’re at it, throw Jonathan Sanchez into the mix.

        The Giants rotation is just unreal this year. Imagine if Timmy pitched in ’10 like he did in ’08 and ’09.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Holy shit. What a stud.

  • texas sucks

    Hamilton,Elvis Cruz Vladdy Molina all knew what was coming and where the pitch was headed?

    • ZZ

      No.

  • texas sucks

    Molina and Trainor hit us? Where are they now. Yankees got played. I hope Girardi learned from it. I would love to see cerveli dumped in a trade and a defensive catcher signed.

    • Pasqua

      Texas was hot and outplayed us by leaps and bounds. Now, Texas is cold. Shit happens.

    • UWS

      1. Please use the reply button.

      2. Anything can happen in a 6-game stretch, it’s the definition of SSS. Rangers hit a ton of bleeders, duckfarts and balls that just barely squeaked through. Giants pitching is best in the majors, it’s no surprise they’ve owned the Rangers.

      3. Yanks got outplayed, plain and simple. Accept it and move on. Or, you know, look for conspiracy theories. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

      • Jose the Satirist

        I think the Rangers were stealing signs from the grassy knoll in CF.

        • UWS

          IETC

    • ZZ

      What happened to the Yankee lineup between the ALDS and ALCS?

  • Pasqua

    “Who’s gonna get the ‘L’?” Rather negative, Mr. Buck.

    • JerseyDutch

      He started drinking at 1 o’clock this afternoon, so…

  • CBean

    I actually would enjoy it quite a bit if the Rangers lost in Arlington.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ugh. Fuck Cruz.

  • UWS

    So close ;_;

  • Mike R

    It’s amazing how incredibly lucky Cruz gets out there in right field. First off he’s lucky that first ball didn’t get by him with the worst dive in history. Second off with that fly ball and almost every fly ball hit towards him the guy needs a fucking map to figure out where the balls gonna be.

  • Carlosologist

    Posey got me excited for nothing. :(

  • FIPster Doofus

    This game is really doing all it can to make up for an otherwise undramatic, crappy series.

  • texas sucks

    Freak give up a hit? get the pen ready?

  • Leo in Houston

    This game will go to Texas. Their backs agaisnt the wall, their shirt tails on fire and the bill collector’s at the door. They want to win and they need to win. The Giants, on the other hand, don’t have to win and might even rather win in San Francisco. As Archie Bunker would say “ipso fatso the Rangers will win”.

  • Carlosologist

    So when the Giants clinch tonight, who’s World Series MVP? There’s really no clear-cut candidate.

    • texas sucks

      Ross,Posey,Huff take your pick.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    It’s the 7th inning.

    The game’s only been on for an hour and a half.

    • JerseyDutch

      Somewhere Joe West is tapping his fingers together and proclaiming, “Excellent!”

  • Stratman9652

    Don’t blink or you’ll miss an inning. Damn I might get to bed at a decent hour tonight.

  • texas sucks

    Yankees should have changed their signals like SF does. I can not read Lincicom’s pitches for shit as Hamilton swung for a curve and got heat.

    • Stratman9652

      /beating a dead horse

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Yes, you can’t read Timmy’s pitches. Man, what a great catcher Buster is.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        Also, he didn’t get heat if you consider 85 mph changeups and sliders “heat”.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          *unless you consider

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Dang, the Rangers turned that threat into a 7 pitch inning. Impressive.

  • rek4gehrig

    I’m loving Buster

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

    This game is entering epic territory.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s like the pitchapocolypse.

      /pissing off Joe’d

  • Stratman9652

    Uribe RBI, book it.

    • Stratman9652

      I’ll take a base hit.

  • texas sucks

    love the Ross he is what Gardy should have been this postseason.

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

      Gardy was never gonna go on a power binge.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Come on…Giants.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Bunting

  • All Star Carl

    This game feels like another Giants game.

    Giants will win.

  • Carlosologist

    The investment better not get hurt busting his ass on a bunt.

    • UWS

      Hahahaha I was just thinking that.

  • texas sucks

    nice bunt huff ??? and Lee is like a cat off the mound.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Let’s go, Pat the Bat. Time to be a hero.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Hey, Pat:

      Losers whine. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.

      • texas sucks

        what movie is that from?

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          The Rock.

          • texas sucks

            Ah Nick Cage movies are the roxer/

      • murakami

        What happens in your world if the winner IS the prom queen?

  • FIPster Doofus

    I don’t like bunting with Huff (or anyone, really). He’s their second-best hitter.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    That’s the first hard-hit ball Burrell’s had all series.

    • rek4gehrig

      I was thinking the same thing. He’s been awful. C’mon Pat.

  • texas sucks

    go old school here and Squeeze.

    • rek4gehrig

      Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…I like that.

      • texas sucks

        Ross has speed do it

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Oh, how I’m going to enjoy watching Cliff Lee pitch in the Bronx a year from now.

  • UWS

    What they chanting?

    • rek4gehrig

      Yankees suck?

      • Hall and Nokes

        nice

  • Stratman9652

    Pat, studies show if you keep your eyes open your chances of hitting the ball increase by a factor of ten.

  • texas sucks

    horrible should have squeezed there.

  • UWS

    Damn you, Burrell.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yeah, who could have foreseen that?

  • FIPster Doofus

    And that’s why ya don’t bunt.

    /J. Walter Weatherman

    • rek4gehrig

      And that’s why you pinch hit for Burrell

  • rek4gehrig

    Well well well…I could’ve predicted that.

  • texas sucks

    Renteria MVP

    • texas sucks

      bow to me I called this.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Yeesh, Burrell is such a douche.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Nice.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Edgar!

  • Mike R

    And would ya look at that…

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Renteria!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    And Edgar will be going home to fuck the prom queen.

  • rek4gehrig

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • texas sucks

    I called it

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    EDGAR RENTERIA??????

  • UWS

    Well, I’ll be…

    Renteria for MVP?

  • rek4gehrig

    Welcome to the Bronx, Mr. Lee

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

    Holy. Shit.

  • Stratman9652

    So that answers that whole MVP question….

  • mbonzo

    Damn I wanted him to throw up a claw after that HR.

  • CBean

    HA! awesome!

  • Leo in Houston

    If Giants win Renteria gets MVP.

  • Yanko

    F Cliff Lee

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Renteria, paid by and sponsored by Red Sox Nation.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Renteria off of Rentapitcha!

  • Carlosologist

    OMG
    JIMP
    WTF

    AHHHHHHHHHH

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    God I hate Burrell so much…

  • JerseyDutch

    Fuck you, Rangers!

    (too bitter?)

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Aww, that was an adorable manhug.

  • texas sucks

    No Joy in Dallas this week LOL

    • texas sucks

      No Rangers
      No Cowboys
      Where will the dallas bandwagon fan go?

  • texas sucks

    Once I saw GWB in the stands I knew the Giants would win,

    • rek4gehrig

      lady needs to take delay tactic lessons from roland tynan

  • Gonzo

    That made me smile.

  • texas sucks

    So does that knock lee down to 18 mill a year.

  • Carlosologist

    Cliff Lee cannot return to Texas, like ever. We’ll accept him with open arms and a blank paycheck.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup…persona non-grata right now

  • ultimate913

    I’ll just leave this here…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=5731229

  • Frank

    Just wondering- if Lee winds up losing 2 games in this WS, does his price drop back down?

    • JohnnyC

      Yes, but not for the Yankees. They’ll bid against themselves like they always do.

      • Gonzo

        Bra….vo….

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Oh, Vlad. So predictable.

  • Leo in Houston

    It aint ova

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Easy there, Lincy.

  • rek4gehrig

    This is good. Give them a little bit of hope and then…..

  • Stratman9652

    I guess they figured they would have to use up the fireworks sometime…

  • texas sucks

    Freak got smoked on that one.

    • texas sucks

      Signals again?

      • Stratman9652

        Of course! Thats the only way you can get a home run is to steal signs! Wow some people cling to the dumbest ideas.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Big Timmy Jim.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    So are Cliff and Timmy determined to send this pitching duel to the shitter?

    • Carlosologist

      That’s what they did in Game 1. But let’s hope the Giants wrap this up.

  • CBean

    Ok Timmy, one’s ok. But let’s stop that right now.

  • Betty Lizard

    I like Vlad Guerrero. And when he strikes out or bobbles the ball, and old Arthur Kopit play comes to mind, except that instead of “Oh Dad, Poor Dad” it’s “Oh Vlad, Poor Vlad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad.”

    OK, that’s all.

  • murakami

    I don’t want Lee.

    He’s 32 years old.

    Re-sign Andy, AJ hopefully has a better year, PJH will be on regular inns, and CC will be recovered. Hire a pitching coach who will get Chamberlain back on track as a starter, have guys like Noesi and Nova in the mix, and away we go.

    Enough of spending on other people’s 30-plus pitchers and blocking our own system guys.

    • ChrisR

      If that 30 plus pitcher can bring us a championship or two, I wouldn’t mind

      • murakami

        Yeah, God knows we could have used him in 2009…Oh, wait

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          That’s a strawman argument and it does nothing to make his statement invalid.

          • murakami

            My point is, Cliff Lee doesn’t mean we win the WS. We won without him last year. Equating Cliff Lee with the Yankees winning another WS also implies the opposite, that they CANNOT win it without Cliff Lee, but in fact, they did that very thing, last season.

            There’s no straw man anything in that, friend.

            Cliff Lee is a good pitcher. He’s also an old pitcher, or at least, he WILL be during MOST of his tenure with the Yankees.

            Passing on him does NOT mean we are doomed not to win, nor does signing him guarantee jackshit.

    • texas sucks

      Andy may be done. he would not pitch in game 2 because of back issues. time to build for another run before Arod and Jeter are done.

    • Carlosologist

      The Yankees have pretty much decided Joba is a reliever. Lee will age well because he’s never relied on hard stuff, just command and control.

      • murakami

        So the narrative goes.

        “The text is foolish”.

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

      That’s way too many question marks for a team like the Yankees.

      • murakami

        Gimme a break. You don’t think a 32 year old pitcher who had back problems this season is a risk?

        This is what I mean – the idea that Cliff Lee is some kind of sure thing. He’s not. And I don’t to pay him for his dotage while young arms in the system get blocked and traded off.

        It’s a joke that Joba got banished to the bullpen for all eternity while Javier Vazquez couldn’t get out of the fifth inning.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          He’s a more sure thing than prospects. Also, Javy was the team’s best or second best starter for a stretch during the season.

          I love prospects as much as the next guy, but Cliff Lee is a different type of beast. He’s the guy you want your best prospects to turn into.

          Now, number of years on the contract is another issue, but that doesn’t take away from what Lee brings to the team.

          • murakami

            Javier Vazquez is 31 years old. Who cares? Joba Chamberlain had a stretch in 2008 where he was one of the best pitchers in baseball. At age 23.

            Lee is an excellent pitcher, that’s not the point. He’s 32, that is the point.

            The same argument has been made about Halladay, control pitcher, pounds innings, injury resistant. Tell it to Phillies fans.

            The number of years IS the issue. If you told me we could sign Lee for a year, of course that would be immensely attractive. You’re willing to pay this guy and have him block someone like Banuelos, through Lee’s 3-4-5-6th year, and the YOUNGEST he’ll be during that stretch is 34. No thanks.

            Further, a guy went 8 innings to pitch his team to a 3-1 WS lead yesterday – a guy who was considered a “bust” who didn’t know where the ball was going, who lost velocity, etc, just last season.

            • Ray the Anti-Handle

              If all you have as a rebuttal to Javy’s great stretch is “he’s 31″ and “Joba did it in 2008″, you’re arguing with, yet again, a strawman. My point was to rebut your blanket statement that Javy “couldn’t get out of the fifth inning.” Nothing more, nothing less.

              • murakami

                Dude, your fetish with the term is actually boring.

                I can see you’re one of these people who doesn’t really discuss, but anally tries to find quibbles and goes into moral police mode.

                Not interested, frankly.

        • ZZ

          No murakami, YOU give me a break :mad: :mad: :throwstable: :mad:

          • Poopy Pants

            Nell Carter? Is that you?

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

          Cliff Lee is way less of a risk than your rotation, which is:
          - CC
          - Andy, who’s old and achy
          - AJ, who you’re trusting to make a huge rebound
          - Hughes, who had a solid year but who’s still a young guy adjusting to the AL East
          - Joba, who had a meh year when he started in 2009

          I figure if Andy comes back for 2011, that’ll be his last year almost for sure. I’d love to see Joba starting too, but it can wait until Andy retires. Having guys like Nova and Noesi is great for backup, but there’s pretty much nothing I saw out of Nova in the bigs this year that makes me want him in the starting rotation to begin with for next year, sorry to say.

          • murakami

            I’d rather use the money to sign Carl Crawford.

            Nova isn’t going to front-end the rotation, so in context, I would disagree with you and say he has a pretty live arm. I happen to like Noesi quite a bit.

            This past season was an aberration, even for AJ, so I don’t think it’s a leap to expect he will improve. I also think AJ using his changeup is an entirely different pitcher, and he used it to good effect in Game 4.

            Andy got hurt, but when he was healthy, he was even better than in 2009.

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

              I’d rather use the money to sign Carl Crawford.

              Okay. I wouldn’t, considering our outfield. I assume you want to trade Gardner, Granderson, or Swisher? For what? You don’t seem to want to trade them for pitchers.

              Nova isn’t going to front-end the rotation, so in context, I would disagree with you and say he has a pretty live arm. I happen to like Noesi quite a bit.

              Okay. I still don’t want them as even the fifth starters unless someone’s hurt next year. That’s just me.

              This past season was an aberration, even for AJ, so I don’t think it’s a leap to expect he will improve. I also think AJ using his changeup is an entirely different pitcher, and he used it to good effect in Game 4.

              I support AJ a lot, and I expect him to improve, but depending on him is just something you can’t do. And Game 4… where he gave up five runs in six innings?

              Andy got hurt, but when he was healthy, he was even better than in 2009.

              Agreed. He was just really, really achy after he came back. Maybe it was just the long season and postseason in 2009 catching up to him. Hopefully he decides to come back and gets nice and healthy over the offseason.

              • murakami

                Rebecca,

                Crawford is a much better player than Brett Gardner. The cry is that Gardner is “cost effective” and is kind of a poor man’s Crawford. Well, you get what you pay for. I would not mourn Gardner being dealt. Have no desire to deal Granderson, who was brilliant at times in CF, nor Swisher, w/his switch/OPS and improved defense in right.

                Crawford, in our park, would hit 20-25 homers. He’s also probably the best defensive corner outfielder in baseball.

                Nova would be a safety valve. I like his arm, I guess we just don’t agree about his ability.

                AJ’s was a quality start, until the homer. Joe should have come to get him after Vlad got on. He pitched well otherwise, was hitting 95, and had his changeup going 4-5 times. AJ hadn’t pitched in 17 days. The manager needed to come get him, because he was losing velocity fast. I’m not going to be result-oriented and declare his start a failure. I liked what I saw and see no reason why AJ won’t have a better season.

                I have nothing against Lee and his silly wife. I just don’t want to pay them for the next six years.

                I was all for CC, because CC was 28 years old. We likely won’t be paying CC when he’s 37.

                With the surplus of promising arms we have, and the veterans we already have in our rotation, we can afford to work in some younger pitchers over the next couple of years and if we are really interested in building a pitching-centric empire that has a chance to go to the WS over multiple seasons, we need to keep that door open for the guys we’re developing.

    • Leo in Houston

      Totally agree. Stop signing older pitchers for mega bucks and see them go down hill drastically in two years.

      • murakami

        We’re unfortunately outnumbered, as everyone has that True Believer fervor in their eyes.

        I thought the Yankees should have viewed 2009 as house money, let Joba work back into the rotation, keep a guy like Vizcaino in the system, etc. Would have preferred to keep Mark Melancon as well.

        You don’t build pitching empires by signing guys heading into their twilight, even remarkable guys like Lee and Halladay. You win multiple championships when a core group of young players come of age together. Sure, you make a key trade or signing (CC was such a signing, but CC was 28 years old).

        • ZZ

          Gimme me a break murakami! House money!!!

          Anyway, you are really dumb if you think the Yankees will ever or should ever treat a season as house money.

          • murakami

            We disagree. :)

        • Poopy Pants

          Vizcaino? Serously? Did you mean someone else?

          • murakami

            Well, I don’t know who you are referring to, but I’m talking about Arodys Vizcaino, who was sent in the Javy deal.

        • Shaun

          Joba hasn’t done anything to prove he’s worth a starting job. I never wanted him there anyway, and considering how untrustworthy he is, he should never be a starter. Also don’t spout that crap that the yankees ruined him, it was 2 yrs ago that’s no longer on the yankees that’s on joba. (who also looked like he gained 30 lbs of lard)

          Give any of the Killer B’s, Warren or Phelps a shot before Joba
          Especially Banuelos, who at his worst is going to be a 2/3 starter and at his best could be the second coming of Pedro Martinez

          • murakami

            No?

            Had a 2.65 FIP, peripherals were solid, and had quality starts for two months in 2008. Purely as a starter that yar, SO/BB 2.96. That’s very good. Teams had only a 71 OPS+ against him, and a 1.30 WHIP, and 10.2 K/9.

            In seven of his 12 starts, he went six innings or more. That’s not a huge sample size, but that’s certainly enough to have people wondering why the Yanks folded on him so soon.

            With the return of his velo, and the fact that he had a pretty decent season, I would say that there is some evidence that taking another look at Joba the Starter would be worthwhile.

    • Carlosologist

      Lincecum starts the eighth, with Wilson ready to go in the pen.

      • Carlosologist

        What the hell? reply fail.

  • Hall and Nokes

    omg if Kinsler had gotten thrown out again.

    • Stratman9652

      Washington would have duct taped his foot to the base.

  • murakami

    I have always liked Vlad. He has a certain dignity about him.

  • Leo in Houston

    Can’t far behind hitters.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Rip out their souls, Lincy.

  • murakami

    Margaret’s got this.

  • UWS

    Tiny Tim’s got this.

  • Graig not Craig

    Nolan frowns and a shot goes down.

  • Shaun

    big time timmy jim

    • Mike R

      Best Nickname ever? I Think so.

  • Leo in Houston

    Nolan doesn’t look as happy as he did in NY.
    I wonder how Cliff Lee’s wife is being treated.

  • Ryan

    Poll: Bengie Molina without his shirt on looks:

    Muscular

    Normal

    Gross

    • texas sucks

      when he hit the HR at YS and Beat his chest. his fat rippled like the wave.

    • Graig not Craig

      I am comfortable not knowing.

    • Stratman9652

      Most. Lopsided. Poll. Ever.

      • Ryan

        Lopsided poll or body?

        • Stratman9652

          Take it as you wish.

      • Ryan

        What were they chanting?

    • JerseyDutch

      Like a rotten pear that’s been sitting in sun too long

  • Mike R

    To reply to anyone who asked if Cliff Lees price has gone down after 2 potential loses.. I’m sure it has gone down, but he only really got beat up in game one. I’ll still take Cliff Lee 10 times out of 10.. The Rangers need to be able to score more than capable of scoring 3 runs even if Lincecum is on the mound

  • texas sucks

    Bigger cheats the Phillies or the Rangers.

    • UWS

      Let. It. Go.

    • FIPster Doofus

      How are either of those teams cheats?

      • texas sucks

        phillies were caught with a camera lens in the bullpen by the bullpen coach earlier this year.

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

          And they still had the best record in the league after MLB made them get rid of it in mid-May.

          • UWS

            Obviously they switched to a more sophisticated method of cheating. Duh!

            • Shaun

              sadly they might have, you remember after they got busted they basically went into a month long crap session basically starting the next game.

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

                and then they shat all over August and September, so, yeah.

      • Stratman9652

        Because they steal signs don’t ya know! Obviously thier hitters are so inferior they must be cheating to get any sort of wins.

        Obviously you havent seen this guy beating this dead horse all night. Nobody has agreed with him yet, but he keeps on going. Like the Energizer Bunny of trolling.

    • Graig not Craig

      New England Patriots

    • Poopy Pants

      How many of their players pretended to be hit by a pitch in order to get to 1B?

  • texas sucks

    Seeing Posey really has me wishing Montero makes the team from ST and gets some at bats to show what he can do.

    • Leo in Houston

      Montero might have a better bat than Posey BUT catching and managing the pitchers Montero is sadly short. I would trade Montero and any two minor league pitchers for Posey.

      • texas sucks

        he can not be worse the Posada was this year? And Pena is there to Tutor him.

        • All Star Carl

          Pena Girardi and Posada.

        • Esteban

          Why can’t he be worse than Posada?

    • Reggie C.

      This isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Unlikely but still possible.

      • ZZ

        How is it unlikely Montero makes the team out of spring training?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Nelson is an animal.

  • texas sucks

    6 outs and done.

  • Graig not Craig

    Why have they shown that “sounds of the game” twice? It is a guy yelling “Yeah!” For goodness sake – who cares? Let us hear something more interesting. Put the “sounds of the game” mic on Nolan or Greenberg. We want to hear the pain in their voices as they watch their World Series hopes and dreams circle the drain.

    • Poopy Pants

      If you listen past the first 2 seconds, you can hear the other guy saying ‘he called it, he knew it’.
      Renteria called his HR.

      • Graig not Craig

        Still not as entertaining as Nolan and Greenberg weeping and gnashing their teeth as the only hope for the bankrupt Rangers franchise winning a world series this century dies a slow painful death.

      • texas sucks

        Renteria = 2009 Matsui

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Paging the Chris Russo household…

    • Hall and Nokes

      ONE TIME!

    • Graig not Craig

      Wonder if Mad Dog will have much of a voice left tomorrow for his monologue.

      • JohnnyC

        Russo was the last person to believe Bonds was using steroids and the first person to accuse Alex. Says it all, doncha think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Lincecum should put his hair in a pony tail, that would be badass.

    • texas sucks

      Dye it blue like Katie Perry

  • Carlosologist

    Four outs away.

  • texas sucks

    Cliff lee before the WS 6 years 22 mil
    After WS 5 years 19 mil

    • Reggie C.

      How about 5 yrs / $22 million?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Matt Cain looks like John C. Reilly.

    • Carlosologist

      I knew I wasn’t the only one who though this.

    • Carlosologist

      I am extremely happy. I feel so proud of myself for sticking with the Giants from March to November.

      • Carlosologist

        Again with the reply fail.

      • Graig not Craig

        I am proud of myself for sticking with the Giants since the 7th inning.

        • Mike R

          As am I!

        • murakami

          LMAO at your username.

          You’re probably too young, but Bill Chadwick, in the NY Ranger booth during Craig Patrick’s reign as GM, used to refer to him as Graig Patrick.

          Hilarious.

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

      what has been seen……. cannot be unseen

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Gritbeard…commence!

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

    Apology or not… Go Giants!

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....Id=rss_tex

  • Mike R

    I guess no one told Texas there 3 outs away from losing the World Series?

    • Graig not Craig

      This is the last hurrah for the DFW Metroplex. The Cowboys will give them no reason to cheer. Let them yell. They will be quiet soon as they walk out to their cars next to their big-haired wives with black mascara tears streaming down their heavily made-up Mary Kay faces. They’ll get in their pick up trucks and put on their cowboy hats and drive back to their two-bedroom ranches in the suburbs. Let them yell. The silence will come soon enough.

  • Erica

    Mmmm, The Beard is warming up. Whee. This is pretty sweet.

  • Poopy Pants

    I really want someone to hold up a sign that says ‘Surf’s Up’ when Brian Wilson enters the game.

    Great song.

  • Esteban

    .21 cents for a gallon of gas in 1954 would be $1.66 in 2009 dollars.

  • Mike R

    Pat Burrell is god fucking awful. Impressive that the Giants are going to win the World Series with such a shitty offensive player potentially winning his second World Series after going 1/27 In WS Play..

    • Poopy Pants

      The Yanks won despite Teix and Swish sucking in the WS in ’09.

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

        and Cano.

  • texas sucks

    hey Greenberg
    Tough break you had in the series facing the Giants young staff, better luck next year getting the 1st WS championship.

    Hank Steinbrenner

  • Stratman9652

    OK who didn’t see that coming?

  • Tarik

    Tomorrow’s Headline: Despite Burrell’s Best Efforts, Giants Win Series

    • Stratman9652

      I lol’d.

  • UWS

    I demand many closeups of Sad Nolan Ryan Face.

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

    three outs, do the thang beard.

  • Carlosologist

    Get the champagne on ice!

  • first time lawng time

    LOL I’m such a dumbass.

    I turned on the game looked at the score and saw Texas had 1 and was like oh damn. Game over for SF, no way they’re scoring off Cliff Lee. Then I looked at SF’s score and saw they had 3 and was like yeah!

    Stupid story. Just thought I’d share.

  • CBean

    Dear God, sending your closer in when you’re 3 outs away from winning the World Series is not a questionable move you idiots.

    • first time lawng time

      Please tell me someone did not say that.

      • Mike R

        Good ole’ Timmy McCarver..

        • first time lawng time

          LOL I swear he gets dumber by the minute.

          • Poopy Pants

            He obviously has dementia. Even Joe Buck gives him looks of pity.

  • first time lawng time

    That Texas fan looked apathetic…that’s embarassing!

  • texas sucks

    How is SF going to afford Lincicum and Cain in a few years?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    See you next April, MVP.

  • Carlosologist

    Two outs to go.

  • Esteban

    OMG a hitter struck out looking. Will Hamilton get criticized like A-Rod did?

    • Erica

      That’ll be the day.

    • Poopy Pants

      Will A-Rod get criticized the way Beltran did?

    • murakami

      Beltran sure did.

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

      To be fair, A-Rod didn’t get criticized the way Beltran did, or Ryan Howard did. And he shouldn’t have, because of the situations, so it’s all good.

  • Erica

    1 out.

  • Carlosologist

    I’m pretty fucking excited right now.

    /wants to go to SF right now

  • first time lawng time

    So SF is one out away from winning the WS apparently.

    I’m confused. I THOUGHT THE RED SOX WERE STILL IN THIS?!?!

    • Erica

      THE RED SOX ARE STILL IN THIS, YES. Don’t you worry!

    • UWS

      They are. This is just an exhibition series.

  • UWS

    1 more. Fear the Beard.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    feels good for Texas to feel the hurt we did, that is all

    • Camilo Gerardo

      mmm, woodknocking*

  • texas sucks

    Done finished Kapoot fuck you Texas.

  • JerseyDutch

    Can’t wait for the Beard salute.

  • cjc

    I don’t get it why not walk Hamilton?

  • Stratman9652

    So last strike of the year… kinda sad.

  • Carlosologist

    Texas, you fucking deserve to be outclassed. Peace, see you all in April.

  • first time lawng time

    As much as I want SF to win, I’m still going to get sad watching a team celebrate that isn’t the Yankees.

    I love the Giants, but it’s not the same.

    • murakami

      No, it’s not.

      But I can feel their joy and feel glad for them.

      You have to feel happy for the guys on this roster whom no one wanted.

  • texas sucks

    there laughing at you there all going to laugh!!!!!!!!!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    SIT DOWN!

  • Mike R

    Will the last person in Texas please turn off the lights?

  • UWS

    Woooooooooooo!

  • Esteban

    Good for the Giants. I’m happy for them.

  • texas sucks

    Thank god GWB showed up

  • Boy Jorge

    Wow, Texas looked old this Fall Classic.
    They really brought nothing to the table after winning the ALCS.

    • Graig not Craig

      This is what they said about the Yankees in the ALCS. They got beat by superior pitching. Good pitching makes even young players look old I guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    If Kendry Morales was there, he would have broke his leg.

    • Gonzo

      Excellent!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    wowwwwwwww who would had thought the giants would had won the world series at the beginning of the season.

    • first time lawng time

      I did.

      No seriously, I was watching Quick Pitch and they were showing a replay of a game Lincecum was pitching, and I thought, “I bet SF is gona win the WS this year.”

      100% serious.

      • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

        wow

    • Carlosologist

      They were .500 at the break. They won the World Series. I’m so fucking proud of this team. NL team for life!

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone else feel sad watching some other team celebrate?

    Then again I see the look on Texas’s face, but still.

    • Boy Jorge

      Feel sad? Um, no.

    • rek4gehrig

      Nope.

  • texas sucks

    Washington needs a 8 ball.

    • Alex S

      and a line of coke

  • Erica

    GIANTS!!!

  • murakami

    Well done!

    Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants and their fans.

    Also, congrats to those NY Giants fans who lost their team and still hung with the transplanted editions all through the years.

  • Graig not Craig

    “And for the first time since 1954, the Giants are World Champions!” Joe Buck wrote that one last night in his hotel room. Took him three hours.

  • ChrisR

    Congrats SF, hope you’re ready to defend that title against the Yankees :)

  • Leo in Houston

    No joy in Dallas…Houston can sing and dance(along with NY).

  • Kit

    Nicely done, Giants.

  • JimAbbottFan

    But remember, it’s because Texas couldn’t hit is why the Giants won, those lucky scrappy, gritty, misfits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Paper beats rock
    Rock beats scissors
    Scissors beats paper
    Beard beats Claws and antlers

  • Mike R

    I wish the Yankees were out there celebrating.. But Texas outplayed us but really couldn’t do shit verse the Giants.. Gotta tip your hat to the Giants.. At least a classy organization won the Series.. Grats

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone think the Yankees could have beaten SF?

    • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

      It is a Yankee blog so i would say at least 90%

  • Alex S

    congrats san fran

    • Alex S

      and Bengie Molina

  • It’sATarp

    Headline for tomorrow:

    “Mysterious Smoke Cloud Looms over SF after Giants WS win”

    • first time lawng time

      “Mysterious Smoke Cloud Looms over SF after Giants WS win” But the Red Sox are Prepared to make a Comeback behind Manager of the Year Terry Francona…Don’t Count them out Yet Folks.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Plus were about to pass prop 19, so it will be legal

  • texas sucks

    Giants vs Yankees would have been epic.

  • first time lawng time

    Wait…so can we all finally say the Red Sox are dead now?

    • JerseyDutch

      Don’t count them out yet.

  • JerseyDutch

    Good job, Giants. Suck on an antler, Texas.

  • rek4gehrig

    I smiled. I laughed. For SF. Great win.

    • Gonzo

      I did the Wilson cross forearm finger point thingy at the end.

  • brazilian fan

    i can tell you something. im a yankee fan, so i might be biased, but this cheer from the giants isnt anywhere close to the yankees last year.

    Yankees even losing is better then this second tier teams,

    • ChrisR

      I was thinking the samething, the Yankees last year looked much more excited

      • first time lawng time

        I noticed that too, but remember they were at home when they won. Meaning, they could party with the fans and stuff.

  • first time lawng time

    Congrats SF!

    Now that the free agency bonanza will begin…PLEASE DON’T RETIRE AP!

    Fuck Jeter…if I had to choose between the 2, I want Pettitte.

  • Graig not Craig

    Posey. What a rookie. Feel free to remove your catchers gear for interviews.

  • Ryan

    Is the Ranger organization finished talking about the Yankees now? Will they be badmouthing the Giants?

    • Graig not Craig

      If Cliff wants a ring he needs to follow the money trail to the Big Apple.

  • Anthony Murillo

    Chuck Greenberg looks like such a huge idiot.

    Congrats to the Giants. I don’t know about you guys but I really am looking forward to this offseason. Here’s to ripping the hearts out of Greenberg and Ryan and sign Cliff Lee. Here’s to Ninja Cashman doing impressive work and making the 2011 roster a force.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    BREAKING: Emergency medics arrive at home of Chris “Mad Dog” Russo

  • Alex S

    damn MLB is quick with the merchandise peddling

  • rek4gehrig

    How many more days until pitchers and catchers report? :-(

  • Stratman9652

    Other than the Yankees, I can’t think of another team I’d be happier to see win it. They seem like a great bunch of guys and they totally deserve this.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yup and no superstars.

      • first time lawng time

        But I thought only teams that buy the superstars won?!1

        AST COAST BIAS!!!11!

      • Stratman9652

        I think some superstars were born this series.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Tim Lincecum isn’t a superstar?

  • brazilian fan

    Man pitching relly rules
    they won with an infield that would be bench on the yankees any giving day.
    i’m sick

  • Ryan

    Will they be playing the next 2 games anyway since the Rangers owner guaranteed it?

    • Graig not Craig

      Nothing he says is true. Yankee fans rule and the Rangers are DONE.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Edgar Renteria channeled his inner Hensley Meulens on that swing of the bat.

  • brazilian fan

    Ready for some lee next year fellas?

  • JimAbbottFan

    This is some intense trophy ceremony.

    • brazilian fan

      lol

  • Ryan

    Didn’t take long for the curse of the Bondsino to break.

    • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

      Bonds was the curse. Once he was gone, the team could win.
      It only makes sense that they could never win with a guy OPSing 1.400+

  • Stratman9652

    MVP? Brian Wilson’s beard.

  • Graig not Craig

    Alex Trebek is the GM of the Giants? Who knew.

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

    Congrats, Giants. I really disliked their whole hipster schtick coming into the playoffs but as they wore on I got all sniffly over their “we’re a team full of guys no one wanted” narrative.

    Let’s all smoke some pot and be gay.

  • brazilian fan

    im horrified to see this tremendous joy on the trophy celebration.

  • Graig not Craig

    Edgar Rent-a-fielder is MVP

  • brazilian fan

    So business like, I think if the yankees cheered like that it would be absurd

  • murakami

    I am glad for Renteria.

    All that bullshit he had to listen to in Boston.

    You go, Edgar!

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I made the joke before, but wasn’t really sure if this was still true. Are the Sox still paying him?

      • rbizzler

        No, Sabean gave him a 2-yr 18 million dollar deal that just expired.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          Thanks. The Sox have gone through so many shortstops, I can’t even remember when they got and dumped Renteria.

          • rbizzler

            No worries, the Sox have gone through a decent amount of SS’s over the past few years.

            Ironically, everyone crapped all over Sabean when he signed Edgar to that deal as he set the market for mediocre, aging SS’s right out of the gate in free agency that year.

            In hindsight, 9 million a year for Edgar was still a joke, but winning an improbable WS erases all/most of that second-guessing.

      • Gonzo

        No.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Hey Fox, don’t bother coming back with your baseball coverage anymore if you’re going to continue playing your NFL theme song for MLB games. That’s almost as egregious as employing McCarver.

  • bonestock94

    Lee will have to find solace in a 9 figure Yankee contract, oh well.

  • ChrisR

    Ok, where is the Machine that Brian Wilson promised

  • CBean

    I miss baseball.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Congratulations, San Francisco Giants.

  • Jon in CUO

    Pat the Bat, 2010 WS: 0-13, 2 BB, 11 K

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Awwwwful.

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

      Pat has two World Series rings and one World Series hit.

  • Graig not Craig

    Brian Wilson is always in character.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Pat Burrell line for the series:

    0-13, 11 K

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Woops, missed it above.

      • Jon in CUO

        Give the man his two walks!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Chris Rose, Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest should have a douche-off.

  • bonestock94

    Too bad Cody Ross has one more year of arbitration left. I would have loved to see the retarded contract that would have come out of his performance.

  • V

    29 runs for the Giants. 29 hits for the Rangers.

  • yungsta

    Did our check for the WS trophy get lost in the mail? SF Giants must have won the lottery to get it.

    • bonestock94

      I know right. Bigger payroll than ever, but we won’t see “THE YANKEES ARE BAD FOR BASEBALL!!11!1!” articles this year.

      • AJ

        Just wait in case they get Cliff Lee on a huge contract. Those articles will flood the newspapers regardless of the Giants’ win.

  • AJ

    Did anyone else think Brian Wilson looks like Zangief from Street Fighter?

    http://www.flyingomelette.com/.....angief.jpg

  • UWS

    “It’s shiny.”

  • rbizzler

    I have secondary embarrassment for the Rangers fans cheering right now behind the Fox guys.

    Maybe they think that they are still lined up to play the Red Sox in the Uber-Series starting next week.

  • Pat D

    Well, now that’s it over, might I humbly submit FUCK YOU, TEXAS RANGERS!!!

    FUCK YOU, GREENBERG AND RYAN!!!

    And while I’m getting the bitterness out of my system, FUCK YOU, TBS!!!

    Now, on to more important things. Cliff Lee, your next stop is Yankee Stadium. Just have Kristen call up Amber and make sure Amber sets her straight. Have Kristen talk to Mark Teixeira’s wife while you’re at it, too. Then remind her that you’re the one with the talent and that the extra $20-30 million the Yankees throw at you is enough to change her mind.

    And if that’s not convincing enough, just remember what our (The Evil Empire’s) top recruiter once warned:

    “Join us, or die.”

  • GermanYankee

    damn, Renteria is a player made only for the World Series. U don’t need him all year long but u better have him on your World Series roster.