Open Thread: Yankees on Broadway

What Went Wrong: CC Sabathia
Cabrera & Posey take home MVP honors

The Yankees are coming to Broadway. Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo of “Lombardi” and “Magic/Bird” fame announced a theater project today that will be created in collaboration with both the team and MLB. “It is a thrill that two iconic American institutions — the Yankees and the Broadway Theater — are joining together,” said Yankees CEO Lonn Trost. “Just as generations of fans have been captivated in their seats at Yankee Stadium, theatergoers will be able to experience the same drama and joy. We look forward to opening our archives to the process and sharing our stories.”

I’m not a big theater guy but that sounds like it could be pretty neat. Anyway, here’s your open thread for the night. The NFL game is the Dolphins at the Bills, plus both the Knicks and Nets are playing. Talk about whatever you like here, just don’t be a jerk.

What Went Wrong: CC Sabathia
Cabrera & Posey take home MVP honors
  • Pat D

    Interesting tidbits from the MVP voting.

    First of all, someone put Raul Ibanez 10th. Not sure how that happened because ballots were due prior to the playoffs.

    Also, the two NY guys who voted were Feinsand of the Daily News and George King of the Post. Feinsand didn’t have Cano in his top 10, while he had Jeter 3rd. King also had Jeter ahead of Cano. Meanwhile, Cano finished 4th overall despite getting little love from the two guys who see him every day. Weird.

    • MB923

      Feinsand is a moron

      • Mike E

        He left Cano off the ballot, with his WAR ranking #2 in the AL, because he didn’t hit with men on base. Except that he hit .316/.399/.558 in those positions. I’m far from mad about this, but isn’t it unbelievable that these people have their opinions published and get lots of money for doing so?

        • Ethan

          What’s even worse is that some people listen to those opinions.

          • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

            No different than Fox “news” – people believe what they like.

            • NYY

              MSNBC Anyone? Rick Maddow really does a stand up job on there along with Chris “Thrill up my Leg” Matthews. Please…

    • jjyank

      Well judging by all the flak that Cano takes here on RAB, I can’t say I’m terribly surprised.

      That said, I strongly disagree with the fact that Jeter was more valuable than Cano. Sorry, Eddard.

    • vicki

      jeter-love is blinding.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    MVP voting is idiotic.

  • MB923

    Jeter finished 7th. Had he finished 6th, he would have made $2 million.


    By joining broadway, the yankees show that they just want to help husbands across america get more blow jobs.

    • jjyank

      Haha, nice one. Funny, because it’s kinda true, at least in my experience. The only time I ever went to a Broadway show with a non-family member was with my (now ex) girlfriend, and she…appreciated me going with her. I’ll leave it at that.

      • Cris Pengiucci

        Yes, I too have been on the receiving end of … well, let’s just say an enjoyable evening … after agreeing to see a Broadway show.

      • Dan Gold

        Do tell

  • Fack Youk

    One can only imagine the sounds and bodily functions produced by John Sterling upon hearing this news

  • vin

    Miguel Cabrera – 166 wRC+
    Mike Trout – 166 wRC+

    Trout did play fewer games due to the Angels keeping him AAA out of ST. However, Trout was a beast in the field, and on the bases. Stupid RBIs are stupid.

    • jjyank

      I think you’re pretty much preaching to the choir on here.

      • vin

        It’s more venting to the choir.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I like when people say that Cabrera deserved to win because “led his team to the playoffs” when the Tigers won fewer games than Trout’s Angels.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        He’s so valuable, he forced the White Sox, Twins, Indians, and Royals to be in the Tiger’s division and suck.

  • Rooting for U.S. Steel

    So supposedly Selig is reviewing the Marlins/Jays trade:–mlb.html

    Trust him? Of course not. This is in reaction to fan noise, not out of genuine concern for the best interests of baseball — whatever those are.

    • Mike Axisa

      Selig reviews every trade in which more than $1M changes hands, this isn’t really the news the MSM is making it out to be. There’s no reason for him to veto the trade.

      • Rooting for U.S. Steel

        Mmmmaybe, but not every $1MM+ trade results in reporters asking the commissioner whether an owner should continue to run his franchise.

        But you’re right: Fan ire alone isn’t a reason to veto a trade. And RAB posters have made some interesting arguments about its balance.

  • Rooting for U.S. Steel

    Oh, and JJYank: Only one Broadway show? I live just off the Times Square/Theater District. Check the listings: There’s gotta be something that appeals to you. A new Monty Python adaptation, maybe?

    And besides, I owe you a beer.

    • jjyank

      I’ve been to a few, just mostly with my parents. One with my grandma, a couple with various uncles/aunts. Just one with a girlfriend though haha. I’m not opposed to it at all. I’ve actually seen the Monty Python one with my parents, it was great. Kinda hard now that I don’t live in commuting distance now. And yes, friend, you owe me a beer! I’m not going anywhere, whenever you’re in the DC area.

  • Phil

    Thinking about the Yanks acquiring Gincarlo Stanton..first they take Nolasco off their hands saving the Marlins $11.5M ..then offer Nova, Phelps Warren (3 starting pitchers) then top prospect tyler austin and maybe CoJo and Austin Romine

    Is that enough???

    • Need Pitching & Hitting


    • Mattchu12

      It’ll be Mason Williams, Gary Sanchez, Ivan Nova, David Phelps, Adam Warren, and virtually anyone else that the Marlins want. And I’d say yes.

    • Bo Knows

      Not even close

      it’ll literally take every top prospect in that system to pry Stanton away

      My guess would be at least Sanchez, Williams, Austin, Slade, Phelps,Nova and one or two more guys just to get the conversation started

    • MannyGeee

      “Thinking about the Yanks acquiring Gincarlo Stanton..”

      Yeah, you and everyone else… refocus your sights on a guy like LoMo, at least he’s fallen out of favor with the club (allegedly) so there is a theoretical chance.

  • Flyer7

    I dont trade Phelpsie so say Nova, Warren, Marshall,Cervelli, Noonie, CoJo or Adams and a lower level prospect

    • Knoxvillain

      Not happening. It would be awesome to have Stanton in RF next year but the Yankees don’t have the pieces unless they want to completely gut the system.

      You’re talking Nova, Phelps, Sanchez, Williams, and two more prospects AND paying all of Nolasco’s salary. And Nolasco sucks which makes it even worse.

    • MannyGeee

      Who are you getting for that sack of nothing? ONE prospect out of the bunch, one Fringe prospect, and a bunch of meh behind it.

      Although that is the kind of prospect Loria would go for, so what do I know.

  • pete from NH

    If the Yankees trade A-Rod and eat a bunch of his salary does that count against the luxury tax? if not it would seem that maybe a deal with Tampa for Shields could be a win-win. Yankees get a much needed starter and payroll relief, Tampa gets a bat cheap (along with some low cost Yankee prospects).

    • jjyank

      Whatever the Yankees eat will count against the tax. That proposed trade with Tampa will literally never happen.

      • pete from NH

        thanks for the clarification. seems we are stuck with this awful liability.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      The money still counts against the luxury tax.

  • Chuck

    What is everyone’s thoughts on Kuroda right now?

    • pete from NH

      how much faith do you have in Hughes, Nova and Phelps? Even if CC and Andy come back strong at the front of the rotation I think you need to sign Kuroda for a year.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      He’s pretty much a must sign because other than Greinke who will demand huge money that the Yankees won’t pay, no other available pitcher is really in his class.

    • MannyGeee

      i think he’s *dreamy*

  • Ethan

    Don’t think anyone saw this on last nights open thread cause I posted pretty late but I have a buddy who’s playing for team Thailand in the WBC with Johnny Damon. Thought that was pretty cool and worth sharing!

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      What an awesome experience. Was your friend a minor league player?

      • Ethan

        Nah he played some college ball. Yeah this guy and his brother are playing for the team. They emailed Damon about playing (cause he’s half thai) and he said he would be up for it. My friend’s brother was batting clean up behind damon. Just a really cool story!

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

    Mark Feinsand is classic. Someone called him brain damaged for not having Cano in his top 10 in MVP voting despite finishing 2nd in the league in WAR and his response was that “WAR means little to me.”

    And this is a guy who writes about baseball for a living. Can’t make this stuff up.

    • Knoxvillain

      In all honesty, most of these voters are morons to begin with. I can’t comprehend what goes through these people’s mind when they vote on anything. Remember, these are the same people who voted for Ichiro for the ROY but not Matsui because he already played in Japan.

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

        It’s so painfully obvious that he must have something against Cano personally because I can’t believe anyone could be that utterly ignorant in his own supposed field of expertise.

        • Knoxvillain

          It’s probably because he plays for the Yankees. It just proves that most awards are a joke to begin with- along with the writers and voters.

          • The Big City of Dreams

            It’s probably because he plays for the Yankees


            It has to be something else because Hughes plays for the Yankees and he loves Phil.