Open Thread: 2/13 Camp Notes

Pettitte undecided about pitching beyond 2013
Yankees acquire Shawn Kelley for Abe Almonte
The new Spring Training hats aren't half bad. (Photo via the Yankees)
The new warm-up hats aren’t half bad. (Photo via the Yankees)

Some notes from the first workout for pitchers and catchers down in Tampa…

Here is your open thread for the evening. Both the Knicks and Nets are playing, so talk about those games or anything else here. Have at it.

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Pettitte undecided about pitching beyond 2013
Yankees acquire Shawn Kelley for Abe Almonte
  • Mike HC

    Went to the Comedy Cellar last night in Manhattan. Best comedy club in New York. And randomly, out of nowhere, Chris Rock rolls up and does over an hour of brand new, ridiculously funny material. Greatest night of comedy ever for me.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Very cool.

    • MANNYGEEE is being serious… BECAUZE HE’Z IN ALL CAPZ!

      Awesome. You could end up telling your grand kids about that, no joke. A generational talent.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Just like Abe Almonte.

  • vicki

    look how warm and happy they are. three weeks from today, tampa. get ready.

  • Bob Buttons

    Giants signed a new kicker. Tynes is gone??

    • Bob Buttons

      Just to clarify I’m asking whether that means they won’t be re-signing Tynes, not whether Tynes is still on the roster.

      • Pat D

        This is protection in case they don’t sign Tynes or someone else, nothing more.

  • joe one-leg

    brett gardner yea or nay? and why go

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “Yay,” and that was one of the best tracks off Pearl Jam’s “Ten.”

      • Pat D

        Really? I thought that was not one of the best. I like that song, but I’d put at least 4 others ahead of it.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I think it’s probably pretty hard to say anything off that album wasn’t damn good.

          My senior year of high school was a very good one musically.

          • Pat D

            Yea, definitely their best album. Then again, I only listened to the first three. The combination of my disappointment in Vitalogy, my utter hatred of their “Last Kiss” cover, and that I mistook Matchbox 20 for them around 1997/1998 made me abandon them.

            • joe one-leg

              yup i feel the same way about gardy

              • Pat D

                Your question was about as clear and concise as Marco Rubio’s speech.

                • trr

                  (stops to sip water)

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    More like a belly flop.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              I continued to buy every one. There’s been a few very good ones along the way, including the last one.

              I also still have an opened vinyl “Vitalogy.”

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Also, Ten, Nevermind, Little Earthquakes. All my senior year.

    • https://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Am I the only one who doesn’t understand the question?

      • Havok9120

        No. No you’re not.

        Which is probably why we did a 5 comments on Pearl Jam. Not that you need a reason.

    • MANNYGEEE is being serious… BECAUZE HE’Z IN ALL CAPZ!

      If only because I am not sure what the question is and ‘nay’ required expansion… So lazy says YAY!

  • 28 this year

    Whats the age cutoff where international players count against your cap and don’t count? If anything, we might see players start faking older ages if they are 19 or 20 in order to get more money since they are unrestricted FAs? I mean, I doubt it but its still funny how there might be an incentive to be older rather than younger.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      To be exempt from the cap, a player must be at “least 23 years of age and have played as a professional in a league recognized by the Commissioner’s Office for a minimum of five seasons”

      • MANNYGEEE is being serious… BECAUZE HE’Z IN ALL CAPZ!

        Sign ALL The Mustielliers!

        • Govin

          Then we could have the three Mustiellers One for all and all for one.
          snap I think I’m ready for some baseball games

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike?

          #newedition

          • MANNYGEEE is being serious… BECAUZE HE’Z IN ALL CAPZ!

            Don’t forget Ralph and Johnny Mustiellier…

  • Tom Zig

    The combined age of the pitchers here is like 150 years old.

    • Govin

      I care more about their combined era strikeouts innings and all those other snazzy statistics. do you know how many strike outs they have combined….I kinda was hoping you knew because I’m to lazy to look it up.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Divided by 12 pitchers, that would make them old enough for freshman year of high school.

  • jjyank

    Anyone an Aesop Rock fan? I love him. Just downloaded the Hail Mary Mallons album with him and Rob Sonic. If you’re a fan of hip-hop with unorthodox beats and deep, heavily metaphorical lyrics, I highly recommend it. The dynamic between Aesop and Sonic reminds me a bit of old school A Tribe Called Quest with Phife and Q-Tip.