According to a report, the Yanks have signed Russell Martin.
Phew! Glad we got our big off season acquisition. Now all the holes are filled, right?
Guess, signing Martin is better than nothing.
Does this mean another year in AAA for Jesus?
 I suspect they try and trade Jesus for a pitcher. Who'd a thunk Jesus would not only die for our sins, but would also be traded for a pitcher.
 I certainly hope not.
Can we just go back to development and picking up solid, if not spectacular guys now, please? Maybe we can rehire Bob Watson then and let Cash be El Presidente??
I would think that it's time to put the Money Whip away since players are whipping the Yanks back with Quality of Life considerations (and having been in NYC for quite some time, it's worthy of serious consideration...)
Maybe this means Montero gets traded for a pitcher, maybe it just means that the Yankees are just tired of Frankie Cervelli.
When they announced Montero was going to get his shot, they also let it slip that they were extremely disappointed with Cervelii's attitude and professional commitment.
We shall see.
 I doubt it. Montero should be playing with the Yanks sometime in 2011, either breaking camp with them or getting the call sometime during the season. Personally, I think the Yanks go with 3 catchers this year; Martin, Posada and Montero (who'll be the understudy).
 The Yanks are doing the same thing they've always been doing, mixing development with players acquired by trade and free agency.
Those players concerned with NYC quality of life can live in NJ, CT, Westchester or Long Island.
 I must have missed the Cervelli bad attitude comments. What was said? He always appears to be into every game as far as I can tell. Perhaps he doesn't prepare well? Enlighten me, please.
 Not necessarily; they're spending far more money and making far more questionable choices while trying to maintain both a palyoff-bound team and a colossal financial empire.
 They're spending far more money due to the salary structure being being thrown out of whack. For instance, the highest paid player in
Cecil Fielder - $9,237,500
Kevin Brown - $15,714,286
Alex Rodriguez - $26,000,000
The Yankees have been competitive since 1993, and they've managed to retain their core players, as well as assuming top contracts from other teams (Fielder, Cone, Mondesi, Abreu/Lidle, Brown, Rodriguez, etc). All that costs.
What a great album, Alex. I used to listen to this (particularly the 20 minute track with him and his brother trying to sleep) when I was a kid and got it for my kids on CD. They laugh their heads off.
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