Gary Sanchez traded for Pedro Ciriaco

Granderson's hand has healed; still not ready to swing a bat
Thursday Night Open Thread

Via Jorge Arangure: Gary Sanchez has been traded for infielder Pedro Ciriaco … in the Dominican Winter League, where each player is contracted to play winter ball. The trade has no impact whatsoever on their big league affiliations — Sanchez remains with the Yankees and Ciriaco with the Padres. I just felt the need to freak some people out, sorry.

Granderson's hand has healed; still not ready to swing a bat
Thursday Night Open Thread
  • Tags

    Thanks Mike my day hasn’t been shitty enough and you mess with me like that:)

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    My heartrate was actually elevated for a second there.

    I think I need to re-evaluate my priorities…

    • JU

      I had similar spikes in heart rate… Then my mind was preoccupied with hoping Axisa gets his dick caught in his zipper the next time he takes a leak… Well played though Mike

  • Esteban


  • Really?

    C’mon literally had me tell what the f*ck out loud at work. ‘Preciate that Mike … Thanks.

  • Jim Is Bored

    I’m glad to see some levity back :)

    • jjyank

      Indeed. After the initial “WTF ZOMG” moment I had, this is pretty hilarious.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I tried to rationalize it for about half a second.

        • vin

          LOL, me too.

        • JoeyA

          Isn’t it a little ridiculous/sad/pathetic that people like you & I rationalized this? like, the NYY infield depth is so pathetic that, for a fleeting moment, we were all like “ah shit, really?!”

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Eh, more knee jerk than anything else. I’ve forgiven myself.

            I read “Dominican League” and thought there was another Gary Sanchez in the DSL….but then realized the odds of there being another Pedro Ciriaco were slim.

        • JonS

          I did too. I was like wait a minute…hmm I wonder who the other pieces were. Then I read the rest…

  • Pseudoyanks

    You’re killing me.

  • Joel

    For serious, dude. Not funny.

    But kinda funny.

  • Travis

    Actually Pedro Ciriaco is one of my favorite players, I would be cool with him coming to the Yankees. Just not at that price haha.

  • Leg-End

    Don’t do it to us!

  • jjyank

    You’re a real dick, Mike :P

    I was catching up on today’s threads after getting home from work, and I clicked on the Granderson one before this and say this headline on the link to the right, and did actually freak out for a second.

  • Maris61

    Mike please- I’m 65 years old.

  • J-Money

    You had me

  • Shep

    I wish I read the whole post before breaking my computer.

  • Grgoyldef2

    God I hate you!

  • handtius

    hahahahaha. Dick. That was awesome.

  • LK

    There was a brief moment there where I thought that Cashman may have actually entered late-stage dementia.

    • Jim Is Bored

      I read that as late-stage dalelama. Which may as well be the same thing.

      • Get Phelps Up

        He would have said something a lot worse than STFU to ARod in that case.

  • fabricio

    lmaoooo mike you’re the man

  • SDB

    Oh dear god. My heart.

  • Cuso

    Was that the “rash” decision people were calling for?

  • Tom

    Pretty poor attempt Mike… should have said for McCann or Ruiz (since he was mentioned earlier). Or maybe even Rios.

    I bet that would have had people freaking out.

    You’ve got to setup it up better… and the kicking the tires on Ruiz would have had at least some people going.

    • jjyank

      Those are all April Fool’s joke territory though. Sanchez actually was technically traded for Ciriaco. Would have been pointless to include a random player.

  • forensic

    If he hit for the Yankees the way he hit against the Yankees, maybe it’s worth it…

    • Trevor

      He’s actually not a bad player. He can really really pick it on defense, he’s fast, he’s clutch, and isn’t shabby with the bat.

  • Bo Knows

    The only thing I saw was white rage mixed with a heart attack, after reading that title. I swear you’ve become a troll Mike

  • Paco Dooley

    Mission accomplished – I freaked out

  • Ben

    AAAAXXXXXIIIIISSSSSSAAAAAAA. You SOB…. At first I am like oh wow sanchez was traded, hopefully the big league club improved, and then i am like whaaaa? well done.

  • http://None Bernard

    I say we string Mike up. Wise guy.

  • Mouse

    That was not nice. Us Yankee fans are suffering right now and we don’t need scares like that.

    The sad part of this is that I can totally see the Yankees doing something boneheaded like that out of desperation.

  • Yanke Since 1957

    Nothing to do with baseball, but the Jets have interest in signing Aaron Hernadez in the next week according to ESPN Insider.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If Jimmy Johnson were still around….

    • Dan

      He’d fit well with their value system so I can see it.

  • Dr. TJ Eckleberg

    Time to change my underwear.

  • LarryM Fl

    I’m still numb over the hitting display this PM. But I did walk away with Zoilo is not an out waiting to happen against lefties. He hit two pitches well, one to right and the other to the left field wall.

    How much offense can we really expect with the lineup against lefties. “It is what it is” as was noted by Forest Gump.

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    This was better than the April Fools post. I was halfway to Midtown with my flaming torch by the time I realized.

  • Chris Broussard

    Uh, I can in fact confirm this report. Sources tell me this trade will go down. Skip Bayless Stephen A. Smith shouting match to follow at the top of the hour

    • Robinson Tilapia

      What did God tell you, Broussard?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I thought we all felt that most prospects fail anyway. Why is everyone so up in arms about the possibility? Ciriaco is only a year removed from being a real spark plug for a similarly struggling team.


  • trr

    oh, THAT Gary Sanchez

  • I’m going to Buster that Posey

    I sharted.

    • jjyank

      For your handle, I award you $100,000 internet credits. You may redeem them at any fake internet store to use at your fake discretion.

      In addition, I will also be buying you a fake internet steak dinner. Though you may still be hungry immediately after consumption.

  • Bob Buttons


  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    My heart skipped a beat. Touche, Mike.

  • cnp
    • Bob Buttons

      I loved that episode.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow. Not the kind of shock I was expecting after a simple refresh.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Great trade. Ciriaco’s a decent hitter and can play defense. Plus with a neck like his he can reach higher branches

    /giraffe joked.

    • The Doctor

      80 neck tool?

  • Saket Duggal

    You just freaked me out!

  • Scott Lagano

    Complete BS of a post right here, no need to freak out Yankees fans right now.

  • pat


    • Dalek Jeter

      That’s not…a real place.

      • jjyank


        Sorry, I was picturing Whore Island.

        • Cool Lester Smooth


  • http:/ Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew)

    If I didn’t see this on twitter already I would have been pissed lol

  • BJ


  • The Doctor

    I. Will. End. You.

    • Dalek Jeter


      • The Doctor

        Delete. Delete. Delete.

  • JamieG

    Wow you got me good. Screwed up.

  • Chris

    Axisa, SHUT THE F**K UP!!! (Ala Cashman style)

  • EndlessJose

    That was awful. Sad us Yankees fans are easily fooled by things like this.