Thursday Night Open Thread

147 players, 13 Yankees officially become free agents
Mailbag: Trout, Pineda, Lynn, Kelly, Halladay

Well, this is it. The first official open thread of the offseason. Got another hundred or so of these to go before pitchers and catchers report in mid-February. I haven’t the slightest idea what the Yankees will look like by then.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Bengals and Dolphins are the Thursday NFL game, plus the Rangers and Knicks are playing as well. Talk about any of that and more right here. Go nuts.

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147 players, 13 Yankees officially become free agents
Mailbag: Trout, Pineda, Lynn, Kelly, Halladay
  • Pseudoyanks

    Looks like a cold cold winter.

  • Preston

    I know they signed Guerrero, but I can’t believe the Dodger’s declined Mark Ellis’s option. 5.75 MM for one year of him seems like a steal. He would have still had trade value, plus defender at 2b with close to league average offense for cheap.

  • Captain Turbo

    I like Cashman fine but we really need to get Les Grossman as our new GM.

    • Farewell Mo

      I’d even take Les Nessman as GM

  • YankeesrockYankeesrock

    Free agent targets:
    Jason Vargas
    Roy Halladay
    Brayan Pena
    Cheap options with upside

  • Bavarian Yankee

    I wonder what those people (here) think that said I’m crazy when I told them last offseason that the BoSox will be contenders in 2013 :D

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Only the platoons guy and guys with generic male first names are allowed to make such claims. It’s in the comment section guidelines somewhere.

    • Pat D
    • WhittakerWalt

      Anybody can make a preseason prediction. Sometimes they even come true. Nobody ever comes back at the end of the season when they’re wrong.
      “I SAID THE ASTROS WOULD WIN 100 GAMES? How goddam stupid was I?”

      • Captain Turbo

        Point, set, match.

      • Bavarian Yankee

        see, that’s the difference between me and anybody. My predictions always come true :coolface:

        watch out for my latest predictions ;)

  • Jd

    Same thing they said then. “Hey Bavarian. Go eff yourself!” Somewhat jokingly of course.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Ubaldo Jimenez just voided his option and is now a free agent. Potential target (round 2), or does he always have an awesome contract year then implodes again when he moves to a new city?