Sunday Night Open Thread

Update: Yankees likely to re-sign Ichiro
Indians to sign Mark Reynolds

Here’s your open thread for this fine evening. The late NFL game is the Lions at the Packers, plus the Knicks are playing as well. Use this thread to unwind and talk about whatever you like. Enjoy.

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Update: Yankees likely to re-sign Ichiro
Indians to sign Mark Reynolds
  • http://toyankeesbaseball.wordpress.com/ Matt

    Dodgers with a $250M+ payroll next season? I would not be surprised, the off-season is still young

  • Big Member

    big member is here for part 2 of his offseason analisation. yeserday, i acuired secret news from my inside souces that cano wont give yanks a home town discount. well folks big member was not surpised. its oblivious that robie is an underachiver he never runs to bases and only hits when he feels like it. he ashamed yanks during the home run derby and pays with no grit. mike axisa has already analised a potentional cano to cardinals trade but i have better solution….

    Cubs get: Robinson Cano
    Yankees get: Alfonso Soriano

    for those of you who are not true yankee fans or jsut have memory problems, soriano was a great yankees player before “genious” cashman traded him to the cubs for arod. why the sorgasm big member? thats because soriano hit 32 HR and 108 RBIs last year. what did alex do? Oh yeah 18 HR and 50 RBIS. good job cashman.

    well back to the trade. mike says that cardinals would want robie. well the last time i checked cubs and cards had a rivary and cubs would lunge at the oportunity to get robbie.

    wow big member but that gives a hole in 2b….not. soriano used to play great at 2b for yanks. he wont have a problem switching back to 2b if joe asks him nicely. if yanks dont geta chance to sign a RF, soriano can just play 2b on the oufield grass. granderson is pretty fast and can cover most of CF/RF and soriano will use his OF expertise to help him out.

    finaly, alfonso can convince his brother rafael to come back and pitch for the yanks for a smaller salary. rafael would jump at the chance of playing with his brother and it would only take a few million to sign him.

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      thanks for the analisation, sir.

    • Anthony

      “alfonso can convince his brother”

      lol

      • brian

        All of you are confused they traded him to texas for arod not the cubs. Trade cano for good prospects to the cards or trade for the rockies ss

        • Jacob

          Yea I want the rockies ss too, I like how on the back of his jersey is says ss and not a last name

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I love how someone comes on here with all sorts of righteous indignation over a Big Member post, then suggests the Yankees work to acquire Troy Tulowitzki.

            • Jacob

              And they don’t even know his name either.

            • MannyGeee

              He must be new here…

              Yes, and then trade for the Mariners Pitcher Guy.., heard he has some sort of royalty in his bloodlines?? Check in on him cash…

              • Robinson Tilapia

                DEY SHOULD TRADE ROBBIE CANO FOR DAT GUY ON THAT DAT TEAM, MIKE.

                • Jacob

                  I WANT DA PLAYER FROM THE TEAM THAT DOES SPORTS

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    TRADE EM FOR WHATSHISNAME DA GUY WITH DA BAT AND DA GLOVE AND DA HAT

                    • Jacob

                      YEA AND GIVE EM DAT DUDE WHO DOES DA STUFF ON DA PLACE THEY PLAY DA SPORT

    • Dollaz

      U R AN IDIOT

      • G

        Don’t you dare speak to Big Member that way. He is a legend.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I don’t see what the problem is here. Ken Rosenthal WISHES he had these scoops.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        Jealous, much? You wish you had his sources.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      My favorite part is where Soriano and Granderson play a hybrid of CF, RF and 2B between the two of them.

    • NYinTX

      Great joke account or greatest joke account? Discuss.

    • Carmine

      God I love your analisations Big Member

      • G

        Yeah it’s some good work, but I’d prefer the opinion of a professional Analrapist. Get Tobias Fünke on the phone.

        • MannyGeee

          I was wondering when someone would make the leap to Analrapy! Upvote anything Arrested Development.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I like your thinking.

      I think Rafael would absolutely follow his brother back to the Yankees. Even beyond that, though, I think Robbie Cano would absolutely notice the Yankees being nice to other Dominicans and would return for to the Yankees for a steep discount.

      • MannyGeee

        Thought they were cousins?

        #Aren’tyouguysallrelated?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          We’re all Mexican.

    • Charlie

      Cano for Soriano??
      How soon they forget.
      Unbelievable.

    • Reggie C.

      I love it. You sir think outside the box!

    • Salvy The Beast

      Soriano was traded to the Rangers, not the Cubs. At this point, if Sorano bent down to get a grounder he would suffer a miniscus tear.

    • LitFig

      The idea that people are taking the time to correct the info on this post speaks to a complete lack of sarcasm on their part.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Unbelievable, isn’t it?

        • Jacob

          YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE?

      • Anthony

        Its hilarious lmao

    • Jacob

      +1 for your expertise Big Member.

    • jesse

      Can’t wait for part 3. Excellent analisation.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      But if we trade Cano for Longoria and move A-Rod to second we get the added bonus of using his sister Eva to distract the opposing players. We won’t need to worry about that with A-Rod anymore since he’ll be at 2b, away from the distractions by the stands.

  • Terry

    I’ll take the other scenario with the Cardinals instead. Been there, done that with Soriano. That was a great trade at the time. Arod was near the top of his game at SS.. Moved to 3B to appease Jeter.

    • RetroRob

      He moved to third base to fill the opening the Yankees were filling.

    • MannyGeee

      Not sure if serious or if not aware of analisations…

  • Pat D

    The Giants are topping themselves by being both Jekyll and Hyde multiple times in the same game!

  • The Real Greg

    And the Dodgers agreed to a contract with Ryu Hyun-jin. 6 years $36 million. Otherwise known as pocket change

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’s ironic that a team from a health-conscious area like SoCal would not care one bit about the celery cap.

      • Preston

        Celery is a negative calorie food, you can take in as much as you want without gaining weight. You can even eat all of Boston’s celery.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          It’d probably have crabs.

  • Alkaline

    Alright. How ridiculous is this. I lost in NBA 2k13 to a guy because he had Reddick who made TWENTY 3pters (32 attempts). This is why I can’t find any sports games I like.

    • Jacob

      I love the my team feature, but I got into a game with a guy who had like all 80 overall classic players, he spends alot of time one that.

    • Danny

      Sorry, I’ll sit Reddick next time …

  • http://twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    Any other Knicks fans around these parts?

    • Jacob

      yes sir as I posted below before I saw this

  • Jacob

    The Knicks are playing D like it is last season or the year before, PICK IT UP AND SMACK THE SHIT OUT OF THEM.

  • Kvothe

    Heyman reporting that Mark Reynolds close to signing with Indians. Looks like we “win” Youk. woo.

    • Jacob

      Screw Heyman

      • Robinson Tilapia

        It’s official, via MLBTR.

        Never thought Reynolds was the best fit for the Yanks. Whatever.

        • Jacob

          I wasn’t the biggest fan, but I don’t like heyman either.

        • Tom

          Apparently the Royals are close to trading Wil Myers to the Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis (and there may be some additional players involved)

          I know the Royals want pitching, but they trade one of the top prospects (and potentially the best hitting prospect in the minors) for 2 years of Shields and a reliever? While Wade Davis is talked up as a starter, by the advanced stats he was one of the worst starters in baseball his last 2 full years as a starter.

          Seems awful light on the Rays side.

          • Tom

            ^ Not meant as a reply.

    • Aera

      Haha you beat me to it. Unless there is a third mystery team lol.

      • Kvothe

        Mystery Team has been very quiet so far this winter. Wouldn’t be surprised if they’re planning a big move behind the scenes. Maybe a Josh Hamilton signing or a big three-team trade.

    • http://twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

      or Reynolds will play first for them…

      • Jacob

        He will but chisenhall is going to play third

    • RetroRob

      I wouldn’t assume the Yankees win Youkilis. He still may sign with Cleveland.

      • Preston

        Yeah, there are plenty of AB’s for both at 1B, DH and occasional 3B.

  • Jacob

    Carmelo continues to not make shots, started in miami I do believe.

    • http://twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

      he didn’t play against Miami.

      • Jacob

        Fml I meant bobcats my bad

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      Even when he’s not shooting well though, he still gets to the line. He has a bunch of stitches in his left hand too which may be affecting his stroke.

      • Jacob

        Yea the guy is playing amazing this year and possibly but he was also missing the other night before the stitches.

        • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

          Looks like he finally realized there’s more to basketball that just scoring.

          He’s not a great pure shooter anyway, more of a slasher.

          • Jacob

            I remember being a stupid little kid(yes it was only three years ago don’t ruin it) being super upset about the trade even though melo is and was my favorite player, I loved galo and how he represented the italians

            • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

              I felt the same way. I thought Gallo was gonna develop into a poor man’s Dirk Nowitski.

              He’s above average and still pretty young but nowhere near that level.

              • Jacob

                He is still a very valuable piece, could be a very big difference maker

  • The Real Greg

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the two other teams interested in Youkilis are the Mariners and surprise, surprise, the Dodgers.

    • Jacob

      I have also heard dodgers saying they are not interested

      • The Real Greg

        Mariners would probably have him play first base instead of Smoak.

        Dodgers would have him play third.

      • MannyGeee

        This just in… dodgers want EVERYONE right now… Getting in on any available swinging dick, Like a bunch of drunk sluts in a limo on their way to a bachelorette party.

  • cnp6

    mlbtr confirms the Indians signed Reynolds…1/$6

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      Better shot for Youk!

  • Jacob

    That is some class right there from ty lawson going over to kidd and apologizing for that elbow.

    • http://twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

      loved Melo jokingly offering his headband to JKidd.

      • Jacob

        Did you see the mark on kidd’s head? he needed the headband

  • RetroRob

    Dodgers also sign pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu today for $36M over six years. They won the posting rights for him at about $26M, so a $62M investment.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      At least the idea that the Yankees are trying to buy championships should be put to rest with the Dodgers going buck wild.

      • MannyGeee

        And the angels, marlins, and blue jays before them, and the Red Sox before them! It’s a pandemic.

  • Jacob

    I am really surprised by how the nuggets are 10-10 this year.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      With all that young talent, you’d think any year now they’d make a move to become one of the better teams in the west.

      • Mike HC

        It is not like they have any elite talent though. Just a bunch of young, good players. Solid team, not one of the best though.

        • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

          Yeah but I would have thought that guys like Gallinari, Lawson, McGee and Anthony Randolph would have taken the next step to become closer to All Star caliber players to go along with Iguodala and Faried, who is a beast.

          They all have seemed to have reached a little bit of a plateau though they’re all still pretty young

          • Mike HC

            I don’t really see any of them taking the next step to stardom. A couple of them could surely blossom to all star level, but even an occasional all star player is not propelling them to the elite in the west.

            • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

              They definitely don’t have that one go-to superstar to carry them at this point.

          • Jacob

            Yeah they have some real good talent that alot of teams should be envious of, if even 3 of those players can put it together I smell a dynasty

  • Tom

    Apparently the Royals are close to trading Wil Myers to the Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis (and there may be some additional players involved)

    I know the Royals want pitching, but they trade one of the top prospects (and potentially the best hitting prospect in the minors) for 2 years of Shields and a reliever? While Wade Davis is talked up as a starter, by the advanced stats he was one of the worst starters in baseball his last 2 full years as a starter.

    Seems awful light on the Rays side of the deal.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Shields (and Davis) for a prospect? This Myers better be something. That sounds like a whole lot for the RAYS unless there’s more on the MiLB end coming over.

      Will be glad to see Shields out of the division.

      • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

        Shields never scared me. This is a steal for the Royals. Damn!

        • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

          Err I mean *rays Still Damn!