Gary Sanchez traded for Pedro Ciriaco


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.

Categories : Asides, Whimsy


  1. Tags says:

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

  2. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    My heartrate was actually elevated for a second there.

    I think I need to re-evaluate my priorities…

    • JU says:

      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

  3. Esteban says:


  4. Really? says:

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

  5. Jim Is Bored says:

    I’m glad to see some levity back :)

    • jjyank says:

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

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I tried to rationalize it for about half a second.

        • vin says:

          LOL, me too.

        • JoeyA says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

  6. Pseudoyanks says:

    You’re killing me.

  7. Joel says:

    For serious, dude. Not funny.

    But kinda funny.

  8. Travis says:

    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.

  9. Leg-End says:

    Don’t do it to us!

  10. jjyank says:

    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.

  11. Maris61 says:

    Mike please- I’m 65 years old.

  12. J-Money says:

    You had me

  13. Shep says:

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

  14. Grgoyldef2 says:

    God I hate you!

  15. handtius says:

    hahahahaha. Dick. That was awesome.

  16. LK says:

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

  17. fabricio says:

    lmaoooo mike you’re the man

  18. SDB says:

    Oh dear god. My heart.

  19. Cuso says:

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

  20. Tom says:

    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 says:

      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.

  21. forensic says:

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

    • Trevor says:

      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.

  22. Bo Knows says:

    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

  23. Paco Dooley says:

    Mission accomplished – I freaked out

  24. Ben says:

    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.

  25. Bernard says:

    I say we string Mike up. Wise guy.

  26. Mouse says:

    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.

  27. Yanke Since 1957 says:

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

  28. Dr. TJ Eckleberg says:

    Time to change my underwear.

  29. LarryM Fl says:

    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.

  30. W.B. Mason Williams says:

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

  31. Chris Broussard says:

    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

  32. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.


  33. trr says:

    oh, THAT Gary Sanchez

  34. I'm going to Buster that Posey says:

    I sharted.

    • jjyank says:

      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.

  35. Bob Buttons says:


  36. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    My heart skipped a beat. Touche, Mike.

  37. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  38. Dalek Jeter says:

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

    /giraffe joked.

  39. Saket Duggal says:

    You just freaked me out!

  40. Scott Lagano says:

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

  41. pat says:


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

  43. BJ says:


  44. The Doctor says:

    I. Will. End. You.

  45. JamieG says:

    Wow you got me good. Screwed up.

  46. Chris says:

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

  47. EndlessJose says:

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

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