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The Once and Future King

It is done. George King with the scoop.


1 williamnyy23   ~  Dec 4, 2010 1:06 pm

Can't wait to see the creative option!

2 Paul   ~  Dec 4, 2010 1:10 pm

Damn, that would be a great NoMaas photoshop especially if you keep the hair.

3 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 4, 2010 1:31 pm

a dime bag gets sold in the park, Jeter wants IN!

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 4, 2010 1:45 pm

and now I put on the King of New York dvd...like I have anything better to do on a brick-ass Saturday afternoon

5 Mattpat11   ~  Dec 4, 2010 2:14 pm


Now sign Cliff Lee

6 monkeypants   ~  Dec 4, 2010 2:18 pm

Deal looks pretty favorable for the Yankees...I thought hat they would cave in and hand out some more money along with a fourth year, especially if the money was deferred (as it is in the current deal, according to mlbrumors).

Now, let's hope for a nice bounce back year from Jeter.

And oh yes, hopefully the Yankees hold firm and don't make some crazy offer for Lee.

7 The Hawk   ~  Dec 4, 2010 2:28 pm

Sounds like a fair deal. I've seen people on TV laughing about paying Jeter, throwing up his stat line from last season. I mean come on, it was one season. If he doesn't have a markedly better go at it in 2011 I'll be surprised.

Great, bad movie.

8 Mattpat11   ~  Dec 4, 2010 2:48 pm

[6] I'll say it again, I have no idea how this team contends for a title without Lee.

9 The Hawk   ~  Dec 4, 2010 3:01 pm

[8] Well, they did it last year, right?

10 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 4, 2010 3:06 pm

[8] oh they certainly **can**, its just that having him would increase the odds that they do.

I know I'm in the extreme minority on this, but I don't think its impossible that AJ pitches respectably next year. He'll always be inconsistent, but last year was his first truly bad year. He's a headcase, but I don't think 15 wins, 200 IP, and an 4 ERA is out of the question. So you put that with what you can expect from CC, the continued development of Hughes, and if they re-sign Pettitte...thats certainly a front 4 that can win a championship. Not saying they would, but its not impossible.

11 monkeypants   ~  Dec 4, 2010 4:06 pm

8) i said no "crazy" deal for Lee. They'll make him an offer and if he signs, they will be much better next year. But I really, really hope we don't see some sort of 7 year, $150 million offer for him.

12 The Mick536   ~  Dec 4, 2010 4:11 pm

The watch up the ass rapp was his best. Just saw The Funeral. Vastly underrated. However, Christopher Walken starred in Gigli, easily one of the worst movies ever made and, if there was a disqualifying movie for an achievement award, assuming he qualified for it, Gigli would be it. He was in some stupid movie involving an undertaker, too. And a ping pong movie. He should fire his agent. But the watch, that was superb.

13 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 4, 2010 4:40 pm

Yay .... Christmas comes early to the Jeter household (but not to any groundball pitchers the Yanks might sign)

14 Mattpat11   ~  Dec 4, 2010 4:49 pm

[9] They crashed and burned when their pitching couldn't hold the Rangers below six runs.

[10] I really think we've seen the best days of AJ Burnett. I don't know if he'll be awful next year (I think he'll be awful the last two years) but I'm not sure he's more than a back end of the rotation contributor. As inconsistent gets older, it gets bad. Then we have Sabathia, 39 year old Pettitte and a Phil Hughes who seemed to stop developing last year somewhere around July. Those Texas games where Hughes and/or Posada refused to make any adjustments and just kept going for the high and away fastball was incredibly depressing.

15 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 4, 2010 5:33 pm

[14] Burnett, your guess is as good as mine really. But as far as Hughes I really don't think its fair to say that he "stopped" developing. He won 18 games his first full year as a starter and he's 24 years old, if nothing else last year was a hell of a jumping off point.

But they can and did contend for a title without Lee, and I think they could do so again next year if they had to. Now, that doesn't mean that getting Lee wouldn't do wonders for their odds of winning the Series...it would. But they could certainly still be "in the hunt" without him.

16 The Hawk   ~  Dec 4, 2010 5:36 pm

I found The Funeral to be laughably bad.

17 The Hawk   ~  Dec 4, 2010 5:40 pm

They got to the ALCS. I'd say they were in contention.

18 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 4, 2010 5:41 pm

[0] Love the film..but am alone in thinking Walken is not a very good actor? Or perhaps better to say, he never shows his range..Johnny in "The Dead Zone" was a brilliant performance, but generally he is always the same...

Jeter signed..yawn...wake me in March?

Go Go Knicks!!

19 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 4, 2010 5:44 pm

[18] they're fun again!! I think I'm gonna try to hit a game this week

20 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 4, 2010 5:49 pm

[19] Seems like a fun season so far. Wish I could see more games on tv here, really want to see Blake Griffin in-game action, not just highlights. Such a shame he's on the Clippers..

21 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 4, 2010 7:13 pm

Jack Curry:

"Jeter’s contract includes a point system in which he earns points for winning the Most Valuable Player Award or finishing in the top six in the voting, for winning the Silver Slugger Award, for being named MVP in the World Series or the League Championship Series, or for winning the Gold Glove. If and when Jeter notches any of those incentives, he will earn an undisclosed amount of points. After three years, those points will translate to a dollar amount, which will be added to Jeter’s salary in 2014. Jeter can earn as much as $9 million in incentives,"


I'll be SHOCKED if Jeter achieves any points in the next 3 years . . .

22 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 4, 2010 7:16 pm

Berkman signs a one-year deal to play LEFT FIELD for Cardinals ...

Wow ... that's .... daring defensively, and given his problems with lefties, renders him a part-timer.

23 cult of basebaal   ~  Dec 4, 2010 7:43 pm

[22] Good for Fat "PeElvis".

Playing LF on his reconstructed knees seems like a terrible idea; even *if* he is adequate out there, the strain on his rebuilt knees might not be worth it.

In an any case, I wish him luck; he didn't play all that much after coming over last year, but the comments he made and the willingness he showed to make adjustments made me like him ...

24 monkeypants   ~  Dec 4, 2010 7:52 pm

21) is that a sarcastic shocked? Jeter just won the GG, for what it's worth. I would not be at all surprised if he picked up another GG and maybe a Silver Slugger (if he has a nice bounceback year, given how weak the SS field in the AL is).

25 Bruce Markusen   ~  Dec 4, 2010 8:06 pm

Now that Jeter and Rivera have re-signed, hopefully the Yankees can get around to actually improving the team. Aside from Cliff Lee, the shopping list should include bolstering the bullpen (preferably a good left-hander) and the bench (which won't have Berkman or Kearns).

26 RIYank   ~  Dec 4, 2010 8:40 pm

[25] Yeah, I'm hoping they don't spend money on the bullpen, though. K-Wood aside, they haven't done well with their money in that department, and I don't expect them to do well if they try this year.
I'm sure you're right that spending a few million on the bench would be money well spent, but it's so damn hard to get excited about it.

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