Okay, now I’ve ‘gotta admit… sometimes I even think it’s unfair.
But hey… it is the Yankees, would you expect anything different?
Now, if you haven’t already heard of the news that has rocked the baseball world today
then you must live under a rock, but nonetheless I’ll reiterate it here
for no other reason than because it sounds that good: Mark Teixeira will be a New York Yankee… Although some prophesied this move beforehand, I, on the other hand, did not think this was going to happen, but apparently there is no limit
whatsoever to the amount of money the execs will spend this Tex-Mas. However, now that it’s being reported that the
Yanks sealed the deal [with 180 million dollars], what does this deal
mean? The way I see it [something I should never say, as the way I see
things isn't always so normal] is that this means:
1. I will now have to learn how to spell the guy’s name without looking it up anymore.
The Yanks will not be going after Manny Ramirez… unless they are
seriously out of their minds and/or enjoy getting people angry with
their flagrant displays of their wealth, while people are losing their
homes, losing their jobs or having a hard time finding one [namely,
me], or worse… and knowing Hank, that enjoyment is a definite
3. According to Peter Abraham,
this move could mean we won’t be seeing the return of Pettitte, with it
not leaving much room for Andy, unless the Yanks can trade one of their
extra hitters… which just blows. It may be just me but I’d rather
have Old Reliable.
4. I’m going to have to figure out a more unique nickname for Mark than the widely used “Tex”/”Teix”… I’ll get back to you guys on this one.
5. People are going to hate a lot more
than usual [yeah, that's still possible] if the Yanks make it to the
postseason or farther in ’09. [Note: I use the word "if" only because
the confidence people
mistake for cockiness attribute that Yankee fans possess has got us into
trouble in the past... and of course by "past" I mean the past 8 years.]
6. I honestly don’t know what else this means but I felt like there should be more than 5 reasons this move is big news…
P.S. I would like to thank Jane for writing one of the best articles on being a Yankee fan I’ve possibly ever read… All I can say after reading it is amen.
won’t be official until both sides sign on the dotted line, but
apparently one undisclosed source is stating that the last vacant spot
in the 5 man rotation Yankee fans are looking forward to seeing in ’09 will be filled by Andy Pettitte… eventually.
This “source with knowledge of the pitcher’s intentions” is sure of it,
calling it “inevitable”, and although it’s hard to believe unnamed
sources these days.. I’m saying it’s inevitable too. From my
understanding, the only problem is the money… surprise surprise. The
Yanks don’t want to pay more than $10 million [even though they'll give
CC $9.5 million for not doing a thing] and Andy doesn’t want to take a $6
million pay cut…
I say just give him $12 or 13 million and make it a damn done deal already.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this:
might as well equal this:
Wearing that interlocking NY logo feels good doesn’t it?
‘Cuz it sure as hell looks good.
now that the papers are signed and these pups have had a chance to
sniff around the house a bit, it’s time to get back to business and ask
the big questions still on mind of Yankee fans [...or just me]:
Will Manny ever cease to be a topic of discussion during the off-season
or near the trade deadline? Seriously, let me know if that’s possible.
Will Boston give up their attempts to make bigger signings than us
already? Even if we throw aside the whole debate about which team is
better, it’s pure fact that our bank account is bigger and players,
whether they admit it or not, all want to be Yankees.
3. Will the Yanks empty said bank account? With all this talk surrounding Manny and Teixeira [doubt either will be in NY anytime soon but w/e] I’m wondering if the Yankees have ever heard of a budget.. or the phrase “insufficient funds” for that matter. Then again, it must be pure joy to be able to sign checks with that many zeros on them.
Will the lineup have more than one guy under the age of 30 on Opening Day?
I’m not sure, but this veteran situation seems oddly familiar… guess
that whole youth movement died, and I’m thinking it’ll be buried if
Leche gets shipped off.
And last, and most importantly…
5. Will CC wear a uniform that fits him? CC: You’re young, but not that young. The baggy look can barely be pulled off by teenage boys.
now that both CC and A.J. have been checked off the growing list of
things Hank wants for Christmas, attention is slowly being turned back
to that rumored deal for Mike Cameron in exchange for Melky Cabrera…
but, as it goes, apparently the Brewers don’t just want Leche.
They also want this guy:
Remember him?… Yeah, me neither.. but I’m pretty sure he suckked.
to the Post, the Brewers think that baseball and Vegas are the same
thing, deciding to take a gamble on a guy that I thought drowned a
while ago.. but since he’s still alive and the Yanks obviously don’t
mind shipping Melk off, I say: sweeeet. The Brewers can have Kei for free
if they want. I’m not too excited about seeing The Melk Man leave
though, if this deal does indeed go through. He’s a cool dude. Putting
the sunflower seeds box on his head was just.. classic.
I forget which movie I’ve heard this in but I’ll say it: “Heyyyy Kansas City.” Nuke
LaFarnsworth is now a Royal.. I kid you not. I’ve grown fond of Farnsy,
but if that isn’t something to laugh at, I don’t know what is.
- Supposedly the Yanks are going after Teixeira, and although I highly doubt that’ll happen, I’ve got one thing to say: We’re in an economic crisis guys. At least act like you don’t have all the money in the world.
“Uhh.. C!” – “Yes, two C’s on the board.”
“I would like to buy a vowel. A!” – “You got it.”
“I’ll spin again… J!” – “And we have a J. Would you like to solve the puzzle?”
“Nahhhhh, not yet. This game is fun. Hehe.”
so the shopping spree continues. Though this news was already
anticipated, the Yanks have indeed sealed the 82.5 million dollar 5
year deal with that other pitcher referred to by primarily his first
two initials, A.J. Burnett. However, despite throwing $240 million at
the two newly acquired arms, the game is far from over. With rumors of
the Yanks possibly aiming for another arm, with Andy’s future in
pinstripes uncertain, and of Mike Cameron possibly playing in NYC, the
roster is still in for some changes.
the fact that I know, all too well, that a team on paper means nothing,
I’m still salivating at the sight of this: Wang, CC, Joba, A.J.,
Pettitte/??… How many days until Opening Day again?
Believe it or not, a team actually signed Wilson Betemit. Which one you
ask? The only one led by a crazy s.o.b. Ahh, yes, those White Sox. One
piece of info: you know that thing players swing with? Yeah, Betemit
isn’t so good with that. Good luck
About those rumors of a Manny in New York, I’m thinking that really
won’t happen, but if by some miracle it does.. prepare to witness a
again for the near month absence, although there wasn’t much news to
speak of in Yankee Universe anyway [until today], but alas, a recap of
1. Sabathia Signs The Dotted Line
about eff-n time. I get that this decision for CC was a life choice and
not just a deal, but c’mon.. the pinstripes, the new Yankee Stadium,
New York City, 7 year job security.. oh, and 160 million.. how is it
humanly possible to say no to that? What’s funny about the deal though,
besides the fact that economy is drowning and people were losing their
jobs while CC was thinking: “Hmm.. $160 million.. sounds good I guess,
but gotta check with the wife,” is that this story breaks at the same
time the Mets sign K-Rod, and was it not hilarious that the other New
York team signs a guy who just broke the record for saves last year,
and still, they don’t have the story of the day? Ahh, always second best.. I applaud the effort though.
2. A Drumroll For Burnett Please
course, it wouldn’t be a real off-season without more than just one
huge deal. The Yanks have supposedly offered Burnett 5 years, with the
amount attached unknown, and A.J. could be making his decision soon. I
know that a great team on paper doesn’t mean squat, as that was sure as
hell proved this past season, but I can’t help but imagine what the
Yankee rotation will be looking like in ’09.
3. Speaking Of ’09
passed by the new Yankee Stadium semi-recently and honestly, saying
that it’s absolutely gorgeous doesn’t even do it justice. I don’t know
about everyone else but just looking at it once makes me forget about
the whining from everyone about it’s price tag.
Honestly, I haven’t been keeping up as much as I should be lately, so you guys are going to have to fill me in on what’s going on lol.
will definitely be making a better effort to keep posting from now on.
Been tied up a little, but I’ll try more to not let the blog die.
Side Side Note: Big congratz to Jeff & Allen at Red State Blue State for coming out on top for most visited Fan Blog this year.