Nov
08

Open Thread: Yankees on Twitter

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I don’t know how many of you out there use Twitter, but it’s turned into the go-to place for up-to-the-second news and information. Not just about baseball either, though that’s mostly what I use it for. Anyway, I wanted to compile a list of all of the Yankee players and prospects on Twitter in case you missed any of them, so here it is…

The Yanks’ 2009 fifth rounder Caleb Cotham was on Twitter for a while, but apparently he deleted his account at some point. Oh well. You can also follow David Robertson‘s wife Erin (@ERob3) and Swish’s better half JoAnna Garcia (@JoAnnaLGarcia). Here’s the full list of MLB players with verified Twitter accounts. I recommend David Price, Will Rhymes, and the king of big leaguers on Twitter, Logan Morrison. Obviously some are more active than others.

As for the individual teams, you of course have the big league club (@YankeesPR), plus five minor league affiliates: Triple-A Scranton (@SWBYankees), Double-A Trenton (@TrentonThunder), High-A Tampa (@TampaYankees), Low-A Charleston (@ChasRiverDogs), and Short Season Staten Island (@SIYanks). They’ll tweet lineups, injury news, signings, stuff like that. If there are any Yankee players or related personnel you know of that aren’t mentioned above, well quit holding out and post them in the comments.

Oh, and follow everyone at RAB too. There’s me (@mikeaxisa), Ben (@bkabak), Joe (@joepawl), Steve (@SteveH_MandAura), and then @RiverAveBlues and @RABFeed. The former is for quick comments, discussion, and random links, the latter automatically tweets a link whenever a new post goes up.

Once you’re done with that, use this sucker as your open thread for the evening. MNF has the Steelers at the Bengals, and that’s pretty much it for sports. Talk about whatever you want, just be cool.

Categories : Open Thread
  • Carlosologist

    Topic of the night: George Steinbrenner, our beloved and hated late owner, has been included on the Veterans Committee ballot for posthumous induction into the Hall of Fame. Who here thinks he makes the cut?

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

      Topic of the 8:30 p.m. post :)

      • Carlosologist

        Ah I see. I’ll save my banter until then.

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

          Ready, set, go.

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

    Billy Ripken you are soooooo stuuuuupiddddd

    Also highly recommended: Travis Snider (@lunchboxhero45). He talks about food a lot. It’s cute.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      First thing I think of every time I hear Billy Ripken’s name is that infamous baseball card. I had a ton of them, just not the one that was worth a lot.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Also, Dirk Hayhurst (of Bullpen Gospels fame) is @thegarfoose. for all your unintentional humor needs, @the_adam_jones (of the O’s).

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

    How about a shout out for RAB readers on Twitter, huh?

    I’m @rebeccapbp, and you are… (let’s get a list going)

    • Carlosologist

      @Carlosological (because some bastard took Carlosologist)

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        Carlosological sounds brilliant for a twitter name. It’s like:

        Carlosological: The Thoughts, Raves and Rants of Carlos in 140 Characters or Less.

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

      @rebexarama

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

      @TomZig

    • VO

      @vinny2942

    • http://www.informedinstigation.com Justin

      @JustinPBG

      It’s mostly links to my website (which is linked in my name). But hey, it’s still there.

    • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

      @SteeeeveO (Because some bastard took SteveO, SteeveO, and SteeeveO)

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

      @AndyinSunnyDB

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

      @jordansmed

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook
    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      @kschmidt2

    • http://www.twitter.com/astrophunq Dax J.

      I’m @astrophunq

    • Big Juan

      @gearcity

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      @Cephster !

    • http://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

      @mattpat11

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      @stophammertime

    • http://twitter.com/AnaMariana42 Ana

      @AnaMariana42

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

      @richardiurilli

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      @firstheart42

    • Salty Buggah

      I’m late but… @OSingh91

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

    @oldhossradbourn
    @ozzieguillen

    Also Granderson is going to be on Martha Stewart tomorrow lmao

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

      Yes. Ozzie and Old Hoss are both must follows. Endless entertainment from both.

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

      the only fake accounts worth following are @oldhossradbourn and @cyborghanson48

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        and @pgammo

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

          ba-dum-ching

      • mbonzo

        and @fakefredwilpon

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        I’m a big fan of Jesus M Christ.

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

        oh, and @veryfakeBR

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

          I don’t follow it but the fake Mariano Rivera Twitter is um… well it’s interesting.

          /talking to myself’d

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        i dunno, i really like @madbum

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

    Betances has Twitter? GTFO. Awesome.

    • Jon in CUO

      That boy is straight up gangsta.

    • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

      Not that awesome, he never tweets. If I remember correctly.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Honestly, I am not a big fan of twitter. What does it offer that face does not. However, I am person that does not really care to share what he is doing at every hour. Hearing that I am in MGT class for the next hour and half sounds like something only my parents would be interested in.

    • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

      Meh, it’s another networking website. Without a lot of the intimacies of Facebook. You can get quick and easy information from your favorite writers/celebs/friends. It’s not that bad.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Twitter >>>>>>>>> Facebook.

      I read a tweet the other day that said Facebook is where you go to lie to your friends and Twitter is where you go to tell strangers the truth. Something like that.

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

        I don’t get it because Twitter is basically only facebook statuses.

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          Right. Except people who update their Facebook statuses 20 times a day are annoying.

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

        This sounds about right.

        I need to go block people I know in real life again…

  • Thomas Tu

    Lol. Dellin is hood. I love it.

  • 28 this year

    did we figure out who Joe’s pitching target is?

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

    He hasn’t tweeted in over a year, but @Burul21 is da Jesus. (unconfirmed)

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    On another baseball forum I post on someone posted this. I’m not sure which part is more unrealistic:

    Joba, Montero and another mid-level prospect to KC for DeJesus and Greinke

    Greinke then flipped to San Diego for Heath Bell and another pitcher.

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

      So we’d be giving up Joba, Montero, and another prospect for David DeJesus and Heath Bell? Unless that SP is Latos gtfo

      • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

        I’m not even sure I’d be willing to do it if it was Latos.

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

          Yeah, I was gonna add that and then I accidentally hit submit. Especially if they think Joba will ever move back to the rotation (a girl can dream okayyyy).

          • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

            If the Yankees do trade Joba I’m still going to follow him because I’ll be he’s back in the rotation with whatever team he goes to.

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

      Sounds great……if you’re NOT a Yankee fan.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        Any trade where the Yankees lose Montero is great for people who hate the Yankees, because the Yankees aren’t supposed to have good prospects apparently.

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

          The “the Yankees are nothing more than a team of hired guns who buy their championships” narrative is easier when they don’t have high-caliber prospects.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Phil Hughes’ facebook account is hilarious. I saw we had a friend in common so I clicked on his profile and looked through some of the public pics. His profile pic (at the time I checked it out) is him in a locker room in a sleeveless, black, heavy metal “Marduk” t-shirt and camo bicycle shorts on with someone’s hand reaching out from behind him and between his legs. I was like…WTF! He definitely seems like a prankster. Just though I’d share that.

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

      I don’t remember for certain, but I believe that the hand belonged to Ian Kennedy.

  • Sean C

    I work second shift (and live in IL) and recently got promoted. I pretty much sit there and make sure everyone on my team goes out and does work. I sit on my laptop and surf the interwebs until all hell breaks loose, and I can only go to ESPN and RAB so often. That said, I can’t WAIT for baseball to start so I can renew my MLB.TV account and get paid to watch Yankees games. Is it fair, probably not. Is it awesome, yes. Does anyone have suggestions for daily Yankee reading (ESPN-NY makes me sick to my stomach with how irresponsible it is in regards to “reporting” about the Yankees…) outside of RAB?

    • YankeesJunkie

      You could motivate your employees in the meantime and hope to watch the Yankees from a higher position.

      • Sean C

        That would indeed be good, but it would move me out of seconds, so I could just watch Yankee games at home. Which would be better. There is much logic to your statement.

        • YankeesJunkie

          True, even though the higher salary might be nice you would have to watch the Yanks at home, or wait till the next day.

  • Carlosologist

    A comedic gem: The Yanks should trade Phil Hughes for Prince Fielder.

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

      …then flip Prince to the Sawx for Lester and Bard. Then flip them to the Marlins for Josh Johnson and finally trade Johnson and Joba for Casey Kelly!!!!!

      • Esteban

        Brilliant!

      • Carlosologist

        Ballsy. I like it.

  • OldYanksFan

    Let the Blood Bath Begin!!!!
    Yankees Likely To Offer Jeter $45-60MM
    … likely to offer Derek Jeter a3-year deal worth $45-60m
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

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

      How is that a bloodbath? That’s first a huge range of offers and not a surprise. If it’s in the upper ends of what Matthews suggested, both sides will be happy. Perhaps they’ll add a fourth year, and the negotiations will wrap up pretty easily.

      • OldYanksFan

        Well… if he gets 3/$60, that’s about twice, or more, then he’s worth. Since AJ is around for another 3 years, and everyone thinks $22m for Cliff will be in there, we have a pretty inflexible payroll for the next 3 years.

        Lets hope nobody gets injured or falls off a cliff.

        ARod: $29.5m
        Teix: $23m
        CC: $23m
        AJ: $16.5m
        Cano: $13m
        Lee: $22m
        Jeter: $20m

        $147m for 7 players. Wowza!

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

          I don’t know this for sure, but all indications are that the Yankees can afford to pay. The bigger concern for me are the years. What will Derek Jeter’s offensive and defensive production look like in 2014 when he turns 40? I can’t imagine it’s going to be all that great.

          • Reggie C.

            Lets hope we don’t find out. If Cashman does his job right, DJ won’t be embarrassing himself 4 seasons from now.

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

              I can imagine Jeter being a starter on the bench in 2014, you know? For appearances sake he’s listed as a starting SS but really he’d only play 60 games or something.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          I’m not sure if I’d call it inflexible, Andy and Posada have large salaries and they’ll be replaced by younger talent in the next 1-2 years. That’s ~26m off the books right there.

    • candyforstalin

      3/52,5m would be just about right.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        Your handle should be a band name. I play guitar/drums/bass/you name it, let’s start a band called ‘Candy For Stalin’, or we can leave out the spaces like the band iwrestledabearonce because apparently that’s cool nowadays.

        • candyforstalin

          it’s just a shameless derivation. you can have it.

    • Reggie C.

      If DJ wants that 4th year, I would want Cashman to hold firm on keeping the AAS to $12 million. If DJ wants to go for the money, then cap the years at 3/ $15 million AAS.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      If he signs a deal for 3 years and 45 million I’ll do the god damn Papelbon dance.

      The only thing you can determine from Matthews shit article was that he has no idea how much money Ryan Howard makes.

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

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....osted.html

    Anyone think the Yankees will be in on this?

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      I don’t see them having need of an infielder any time soon, do you? Regardless of all the “Jeter will move to third!” talk I don’t see it happening in the next year or two.

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

        Is it possible to pull a sign and trade? Good middle infielders are hard to come by and if hes affordable its worth the shot.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          That’s really just a basketball thing, a way to stay under the cap. I don’t see it ever happening in baseball, not with the Yankees infielders anyway.

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

            Yeah but I mean with these foreign players, the biggest thing is the posting rights. If the Yankees could buy it and use it to net some nice talent, that would be using their income in ways beneficial to them.

    • bonestock94

      Oh man, he sounds good. I wonder if he’ll translate in the mlb.

    • Carlosologist

      I think they should be in on him. He’d be an interesting option if for some reason the Jeter negotiations go to shit.

    • candyforstalin

      i like the 22 steals reference. it tells a lot.

    • ultimate913

      The Mets should jump all over that.

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

    I highly recommend @mashmore98 and @jnorris427 for all of your Trenton Thunder needs. Also, you can find me at @tylerwilkinson for Yankees, UConn & sometimes-political rants.

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

    Is Grant Balfour a Type A/B free agent? MLBtr predicted him signing with the Yanks.

    • FIPster Doofus

      A

      • Carlosologist

        I doubt the Rays offer arb. He’d be a pretty good option in Joba’s 7th inning role.

  • JerseyDutch

    Something’s been bothering me. Why are steroids bad but surgery like Tommy John OK? Granted, TJ is used to repair an injury, but it’s technically not “natural,” which seems to be the complaint against steroids. And if TJ is OK to repair an injury, why is it not OK to take HGH like Pettitte did? It just seems like a double standard. If we’re dedicated to eradicating performance enhancement, shouldn’t everything go including surgery?

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

      It ruins the purity of baseball or something like that because no other performance enhancer ever existed before steroids…

    • mbonzo

      I agree. I don’t think steroids do as much as people think. While steroids will increase a players strength and reaction time, it will also impede on their “athleticism”. Although these players can react quicker there is more muscle bulk to move which will make them a slower runner, have slower bat speed, and slow down many pitching motions. This is not my argument though.

      At what point do you call a supplement illegal? TJ is not a supplement but it is unnatural. What about protein, creatine, caffeine? What supplements can we consider natural if HGH is considered unnatural? All supplements are a product of some sort of unnatural process, if you think players get all their protein from eating meat you’re wrong. IMO baseball should allow players to use substances as long as it is permitted by a doctor. If a doctor thinks it will make a player become a better athlete and have a “healthier” body I don’t understand why its a bad idea when the players do it now in an abusive environment.

      Players have been doing supplements and taking drugs to improve their play since the beginning of baseball. The game has changed through time, increasing the amount of games in the season, decreasing the mound height, increasing and decreasing stadium dimensions, Astroturf; all of these are examples of an inconsistent game. If you think Babe Ruth could hit 714 home runs off pitchers like Lincecum, Clemens, or Nolan Ryan and still put up 94 wins as a pitcher, you’re insane. This is a different age for baseball, and although its “cool” to look back and compare Jeter to Gehrig or Bonds to the Babe, its more important to be realistic and prevent baseball players from abusing supplements instead of forcing them to do it illegally.

  • boogie down
    • mbonzo

      Got to 4/20…. awesome

  • Kevin G.

    Soooooooo…. anyone other nerds getting Black Ops?

    • Kevin G.

      *any, not anyone

    • bonestock94

      Nah, the constant glitches and cheating in modern warfare 2 wore that series out for me. When I have time to play I just play halo reach. It’s extremely hard but fun.

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

        All of this. Plus I hate how people just sit around and look down the scope of their weapon for the entire round.

    • Carlosologist

      I’m getting it for Christmas because I’m broke at the moment.

    • Sean C

      I’d get it maybe for the zombie levels, which is a horrible reason to spend $60 on the game.

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

      I have MW2, and I hate it. So no.

  • FIPster Doofus

    The Yankees bought their world championship a couple years ago. Anyone who signed Sabathia, Burnett and Teixeira would have won the World Series. Nothing is stopping them from pushing their payroll to $220-230 million.

    Sincerely,

    Billy Ripken, MLB Network

    • mbonzo

      Billy Ripken is the smartest baseball player with a sub.300 OBP

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Anyone could have won with CC Tex and AJ! Except the 2010 Yankees!

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H
    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      this was the origin of my “Billy Ripken you are soooo stuuuupid” comment