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1 Just Fair   ~  Nov 14, 2008 9:05 pm

Word to big-bird. I second that. : )

2 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Nov 14, 2008 11:10 pm

Oh man, Tom Tom Club, that's a bullseye for me. This tune was stuck in my head for most of the past week.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 14, 2008 11:50 pm

I watch WAYYYY too much Nickelodeon to let this one go by... anyone think that dog looks like (and may have inspired) these three?




4 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 15, 2008 12:17 am

Sad weekend.....Fire Joe Morgan is no more....This is awful.

5 thelarmis   ~  Nov 15, 2008 1:10 am

[3] oh, boo! i check their site every single day. today was the first time i haven't checked in ages and i was just about to when i saw your comment. i noticed they hadn't posted since 10/29. i guess they're taking the "joe morgan got demoted" line that nomaas threatened when torre got fired/left...

i agree that it is awful. they seem open to emails and possibly posting once in a while. i will definitely email them, no doubt! i'm pretty sure i read EVERY post they ever put up (even though their shit sox fans!).

funny, witty, intelligent, baseball savvy in a sabermetric sense, and honestly, i gotta say, i LOVE how great they are with the English language. that site is a big reason i even recently bought a 'grammar for dummies' book. and my mom is an english teacher!!! i get confused on further/farther, whoever/whomever, when to use a semi-colon -- FJM, were all over that shit, along w/ the humor and baseball stats.

fire-joe-morgan and nomaas, are not for everyone, but they were both for me, every single day. dylan's "the times they are a-changin'" was recently referenced here at the banter (i believe, in reference to the election) and when i read evil empire's post (jeb, is that you?!), i was listening to dylan's "comeback" acoustic album "good as i been to you" and the stellar song "step it up and go" was on. i guess FJM 'stepped it up and went!

there's been a lot of change to my baseball this offseason, thus far, and i'm expecting more to come, though it's not easy to brace oneself for. as long as Bronx Banter sticks around, i'll be aight...

6 thelarmis   ~  Nov 15, 2008 1:11 am

WAHOO!!! the clock is fixed!!! thanking you, alex & cliff : )

7 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 15, 2008 9:57 am

Is anyone a little queasy about the Yankees big splash? It's exciting to got after CC, but 2 FA pitchers might be overkill, and 3 is nuts.... especially when all but CC have serious issues.

Once again we are back to overpaying and long contracts.
Cashman has a tough job. He has a lot of dough, but trying to win now, and rebuild, and rebuild fro long term dominance, is a tall order.... especially with a farm system that is just starting to come together.

In 2010, and more likely 2011, we should be seeing real talent at all levels of the farm. and have some MLB talent to start the next dynasty. While not winning for 2 more years might be unacceptable for most fans, I want to see the rebuilding effort continue to be a priority.

Lose a draft pick for AJ? For Lowe? Doesn't make sense to me.
CC, Wang, Andy, #4 by FA, Joba,/Phil, the kids should be good enough.
We need a bat of 2. Not Manny or Dunn.... but guys like Holliday, Crawford and others who can ACTUALLY run a bit, catch a ball, and tie their showlaces.

As I read this news about the Yankees dominating the FA market.... well, something just doesn't smell right.

8 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Nov 15, 2008 10:41 am

CC, Andy, and "#4 by FA" is three free agent pitchers. It is extremely unlikely that they'll sign three of the big names without either Pettitte or Mussina being one of them, and if they do, they won't bring back Pettitte or Mussina. I don't doubt the money the Yankees are throwing at Sabathia, but I think a lot of the speculation about how much money the Yankees have to throw around beyond Sabathia is misguided and uninformed. I've heard estimates that the Yankees have as much as $80 million coming off the books, but my accounting shows something closer to $65, and that was before they spent roughly $9 million on Marte and Swisher for 2009. So $56 million minus $25M for CC . . . that's $31M, that's just a pair of $15.5M pitcher contracts before the payroll starts going up.

9 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 15, 2008 4:31 pm

[7] Cliff, let me clarify. First, while Andy is technically a FA, well, ya know, I'm not considering his as such. I consider him a Yankee. My gut tells me the Cashman may want CC AND another, highend, expensive #1/#2 type guy.... like AJ/Peavy/Sheets, etc.

My feeling is bring back Andy for a year, Moose if he will come back, and CC. If we need another SP, and don't feel we have it on the farm, then get a backend rotation guy who will not be a huge commitment in eith $$ or years.

You, just like I, have read about getting CC, AJ AND Lowe. This makes me a little sick.

10 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Nov 15, 2008 6:21 pm

I really don't think they'll get three "new face" free agent pitchers. It'll be CC + Other + Andy, or Other + Other + Andy. Not CC + 2 Others. Meanwhile, one thing that's gotten overlooked is that I think Lowe would like to go back to the Red Sox. If they want him (they might not), he might not even glance at the Yankees other than to leverage Boston.

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