The RAB Radio Show: March 16, 2011

Yankees on Felix's no-trade list
Opening Day payroll currently at $189M

Cliff Lee already ticked off Yanks fans by snubbing them in favor of the Phillies. That’s fine. It’s part of the game. But insulting the Yankees using criteria that is actually more critical of the Phillies? This, sir, means war.

And we couldn’t get through the radio show without mentioning Manny Banuelos. I’m clearly baiting Mike here.

Also, new theme music!

Podcast run time 29:09

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Intro music: “Die Hard” courtesy of reader Alex Kresovich.

Yankees on Felix's no-trade list
Opening Day payroll currently at $189M
  •!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I hope Cliff Lee never wins a World Series. Please.

  • mike_h

    guys i’m not digging the new theme music. The problem is the old theme music was used since the winter meetings and I’m kinda used to it.

  • the Other Steve S.

    So, is it Ban-way-los or Ban-u-ay-los?

    I am a midwesterner so I read a lot more than I hear.

    • CU Tiger

      According to Michael Kay (and apparently Manny himself) it is Ban-u-ay-los

  • mbonzo

    Did Joe get a new mic?

    • Mike Axisa

      Both of us did.

      • mbonzo

        Yup, you sounded different too; Definitely sounds like higher quality mics.

  • mike_h

    Good show today, my comments:

    1. I hope Cliff Lee never wins a World Series, he clearly liked the Phillies more than Texas and even more than having to play in NY
    2. Keep Manny in AA this year then in 2012 AAA so we can have him start in 2013
    3. Colon is really good, I’d pencil him in as the #5 starter and Nova in AAA or as the long man depending on Mitre or Joba’s status

  • Pacer

    I like dthe old intro music better

    • canadian tuxedo

      No offence to the old intro song but I think the new one is much, much better

      • Tom Zig


  • Tom Zig

    Guthrie has 39 HBPs in his career, 32 of which came from 2008-2010

    10 are vs the Yankees (3 in 2008, 5 in 2009, 2 in 2010)

  • J_Yankees

    “but i felt some of the Yankees guys are getting older”

    Maybe it’s the bit of Cliff Lee apologist coming out in me, but i don’t look at this quote as something to get really angry about.

    He didn’t say “Hot Damn the Yankees are so f’ing old that’s why i didn’t go there. Look at their decrepit asses.” or “Oh man look at the youth we have on this Phillies team unlike the Yankees.”

    Too much being made of it, IMO.

  • JoeyH

    The line of the podcast “It’s not my money, I couldn’t give a shit!”- Mike. Gotta love RAB.

  • bakekrukow412

    You should have used the beginning of “Runnin’ With the Devil” by Van Halen for your intro music.

  • Juke Early

    In Cliff “Hillbill”Lee’s defense, his wife probably told him what to say…