Tuesday Night Open Thread

What Went Wrong: David Phelps
The Upcoming 40-Man Roster Crunch

I have not gotten a chance to watch it yet, but Jack Curry recently taped an interview with Joe Girardi and his family, during which they discussed … well, a whole bunch of stuff. His decision to re-sign with the Yankees, his family, Robinson Cano, and more. Check it out.

Once you’ve done that, use this as your open thread for the evening. The Red Sox and Tigers are playing Game 3 of the ALCS right now on FOX (Justin Verlander vs. John Lackey), and at 8pm ET the Cardinals and Dodgers will play Game 4 of the NLCS (Lance Lynn vs. Ricky Nolasco). The Islanders are playing a regular season game and the Nets are playing a regular season game. Talk about any and all games and whatever else right here. Go nuts.

What Went Wrong: David Phelps
The Upcoming 40-Man Roster Crunch
  • hornblower

    Nice people, good interview.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    God damn it Tigers offense.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    The Tigers really do just love to fuck with the Yankees in any and all playoff situations, don’t they?

    Fucking losers.

    • MannyGeee

      They really are the WORST team possible with that kind of talent in the game. Even the dysfunctional Dodgers found a way to not fuck it up with the same malcontents and jack offs that blew up Boston…

      • Mike B.

        Good point.

      • forensic

        They really are the WORST team possible with that kind of talent in the game.

        Yup, it really is amazing. The best hitter in the game, once the best pitcher in the game, still terrific players behind both of them, and yet they still haven’t won a WS and have only reached one in the last 7 seasons.

        You really have to wonder if they were in a real division how often they would even make the playoffs (compared to the three straight years that they have).

  • Mick Taylor

    Should yanks go after Chris Davis when he becomes a free agent in2015

    • forensic

      I don’t know if it was clear from your question, but he’s not a free agent until after the 2015 season. So, there are still two seasons to really evaluate what he is.

      Obviously, he’s always gonna have power (though no one really has 50+ homer power year-in, year-out anymore), since he always has, but is he suddenly this .280/.370ish type of hitter who can allow you to ignore his contact issues or is he more of a Granderson type with a sub. .250/.300ish type of line, with no speed of course.

      At that point, there’s only one year of Tex left so they could probably work around him if needed for that one season.

      I just think there’s a big difference between the two types of hitters I mentioned above. We’ll see what happens over the next two seasons.

      And obviously, if he is that much better hitter, then there’s no guarantee that the Orioles don’t try to extend/re-sign him before he even hits free agency (though he is a Boras client so that’s more difficult).

  • Mike B.

    I have ALWAYS thought the same thing!

    • Mike B.

      What Kramerica said, just to clarify.

  • nyyankfan

    Well I just saw Yadier Molina not bust ass down the 1st base line on a ground ball. Guess that means he can’t be a Yankee either bc that’s why most you bastards don’t want Cano back.

    • Farewell Mo

      After all why should a professional athlete be expected to run hard for 90 feet 3-4 times per day. Totally unrealistic expectation

    • forensic

      As one of the more outspoken members of the club that despises his lack of hustle, I have to say ‘huh?’.

      Nobody that I know of has ever said they don’t want him back because of that. I still want him back.

      I reason I wouldn’t want him back is if it takes some absurd 10 year and/or $250+ million contract that will very possibly leave the organization in a very bad spot for the last bunch of years of the contract.

  • BWillFan51

    The Nets played a pre-season game, you dummy.