Tuesday Night Open Thread

Crasnick: MLB investigating Jay-Z for possible inappropriate gift to Cano
No Yankees among major awards finalists

The first day of free agency came and went with a whole bunch of nothing. That’s no surprise, really. Baseball was never like the NFL or NHL, where the majority of the top free agents choose a new team on the very first day. I guess that has to do with the salary cap, no? Sign now otherwise there might not be any money left over later? I can’t see baseball ever going to a salary cap, at least not anything in the next … I dunno, 15-20 years or so. The union is too strong and the league makes too much money.

Anyway, here is your open thread for the evening. The Islanders, Knicks, and Nets are all playing, but otherwise you’re on your own for entertainment. Talk about whatever, go nuts.

Crasnick: MLB investigating Jay-Z for possible inappropriate gift to Cano
No Yankees among major awards finalists
  • BigLoving

    Anyone else read that spot on MLBtraderumors about Randy Messenger?

    • Will

      Sounds like a Ryan Dempster at best.

  • phil

    Signing Brian McCann: 2014 and 2015 full time catcher (age:30 and 31) JR murphy is the backup; 2016 splits time with Gary Sanchez and DHs (age 32); 2017 Tex is gone and McCann Age 33 plays 1st, and DH along with Greg Bird and /or Peter O’Brien. 2018 age 34 plays 1st and dh’s. Gary Sanchez and Jr Murphy are the catchers from 2016 and 2015 respectively.

    • MannyGeee

      Meh… If the team that signs McCann offers him for 4-5 years, they are doing that on the expectation that he will be a backstop for 4.99 of those seasons unless a Gary Sanchez or JR Murphy REALLY make a case to push him out of the lineup.

      Plus, that’s alot of moving parts to throw out there before the deal is even made.

    • Pseudoyanks

      Won’t Alex and/or Tex (or eek, Captain) be DH in ’16?

  • phil

    Sign Mccann, Cano and Brandon ryan:

    Gardner CF
    Mccann C
    Arod 3RD?
    Tex 1st
    Soriano LF/DH
    Almomte LF/DH
    Ichrio/Wells Rf

  • MannyGeee

    So…. is anyone else absolutely floored that #1 The Ms offered arbitration to Morales and #2 that he didn’t accept already? Do you think Morales thinks he got punked? I wonder if Jack Z gets how this whole thing works…

    • forensic

      Well, it’s the Mariners and Jack Z, so I’m certainly not floored that he did that.

      I think he’s just drunk on above average offense. Morales put up their best OPS+ (in 500+ PA’s) since 2009, as hard as that may be to believe. Z’s apparently just begging for anybody to periodically do damage when at the plate.

  • Neil Hollander

    Trade Tex. He’s done and has been .

    • Farewell Mo

      You’d have to eat half his contract before anyone would even consider trading for him.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Has been what?

      • forensic


  • Wheels

    Wow, the Knicks stink. You can’t lose at home to the Bobcats.