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The RAB Radio Show: December 14, 2010

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How many ways can you spend $23 million? Mike and I aren’t going to stop until we figure out every conceivable option. We’re talking about the available payroll and how the Yankees can use it to their advantage, absent a viable free agent option.

We’re also talking about the flexibility that Russell Martin brings and what he could mean for the 2011 team.

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  • Mike HC

    When you lose out on top free agents, it is no consolation to hear about how “competitive” the offer was.

  • Yanko

    How much would it cost to send AJ to a baseball acadamy to re-learn how to pitch? What’s the price for Phil to learn a better changeup this offseason? How about Joba getting another chance to start? Cant the Yankees improve on what they have instead of throwing away money not-spent on Lee?

    • mbonzo

      AJ already reworked his mechanics this offseason.

      • Yanko

        What is the source? “already reworked” before Christmas is kind of early to declare “AJ already reworked his mechanics this offseason” considering the Yankees are paying him ace money. With a season he had last year, I want to hear that Aj is working constantly and will continue to work constantly for the remaining of the offseason to make him a better pitcher. Phil needs another pitch (develop a slider?) or a better cutter/change. This off season is about a shitty AJ contract and shitty Joba handling over the years. No one would cry front end starter if AJ and Joba could get through 6/7 innings now and again. Cash and co need to look within. Joba and AJ are rotting in mediocrity and my confidence in Phil is going in Joba’s direction.

        • mbonzo

          http://bleacherreport.com/arti.....xtensively

          Aj and Joba are mediocre and Hughes is heading that way?
          Sorry but each of those players have a top 10 pitch.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

            Dude. Bleacher Report is not a reliable source for anything.

          • Yanko

            Yea, Joba’s slider isnt fooling anyone anymore. He cant even throw it for a strike, this is what used to get swings and misses. Which one of AJ’s pitches is a top 10? I must have missed a blog post on here or is it also news? Cmon man, you cant be defending Aj, can you be?

    • The Real JobaWockeeZ

      AJ is what he is. I don’t think it’s possible to kill Bad AJ. Phil should improve like what elite pitching prospects do. They hate Joba so he’s a 6th inning reliever.

      A this point we shouldn’t depend on improvements. Though I’m sure they’redefinitely doing all they can so they can improve.

  • mbonzo

    I’d love to see the Yankees somehow manage to come under the Luxury tax cap, and use that $23m they woulda used to sign Lee, and the $60m they would have paid in luxury tax on international signings and draft signings. Darvish would be the first guy to get.

    • mbonzo

      I don’t know why I said Darvish would be the first… sign everyone.

  • Jobu

    Does anyone know of an android podcast player that will play the RAB radio show? I cannot find it on Listen or several others I have tried.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

      I’m not sure, but I have an Android so I will work on it.

      • Jobu

        Thanks

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I really hope they give Joba another chance at the Rotation before blowing the farm on a pitcher who isn’t as good as Cliff Lee.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Joe, the reason why you hated the offseason: The Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford and Cliff Lee turned down the Yankees.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Also, I can see Felix being available soon. The Mariners blow ass, and they’re miles away from contention despite what Dave Cameron thinks. Maybe not now, maybe not in July, but I think that by next July the rumor mill will be running.