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McCann: yea or nay?

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1 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Nov 6, 2013 10:25 am

I'm thinking "yea" - love his combative side, calls a good game. And his name doesn't start with Saltima........

2 rbj   ~  Nov 6, 2013 10:39 am

Put me in the anybody but A.J. Pierzynski camp.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 6, 2013 10:46 am

1) Yeah but do you want the Yanks to fork over a $100 million contract to him on top of what they'll have to pay Cano?

4 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 6, 2013 10:53 am

Wherever he ends up, he'll always be Brian Fucking McCann...

5 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Nov 6, 2013 11:29 am

[3] If A*rod is off the books, for sure. And speaking of the devil, it looks like he's going to drag out his "appeal" so long that uit will tie the hands of the Yanks' management in terms of salary cap space and free agency.

6 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Nov 6, 2013 12:18 pm

Giving a lot of years to McCann or any 30-year-old catcher smells to me like a recipe for regret. A couple of years of the old fire, then you're rolling the dice on long odds. I'm down on long contracts for anyone, including Robbie, and behind the plate that concern doubles.

Saltalamacchia is looking for "security"? Should we interpret that to mean "winning" is an itch he's scratched already? How nice for him. That's like walking into a job interview and opening up with a question about vacation days.

It just leaves such a hole in my gut that this team can't develop a catcher of its own. Great home-grown catchers are a quiet mainstay of the franchise, from Dickey through Jorgie.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 6, 2013 3:19 pm

A recipe for regret. That's a keeper.

8 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 6, 2013 5:00 pm

The Yankees need to stop buying their way out of problems, because all they buy is more problems, just further down the road. In essence, free agent acquisitions are time-shifting the Yanks' problems, not solving them. They won 85 games last year with one of the worst offensive performances out of the catching slot I've ever seen, and I lived through the Cerone/Skinner years of the late 80s. How much worse can Romine/Murphy/Cervelli (who was really good in a limited sample last year) be over last year?

Stick with the kids; say no to McCann.

9 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Nov 6, 2013 6:31 pm

[8] Problem is, however, a severe lack of power at so many positions. We need some jack out of the C.

10 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 6, 2013 8:06 pm

we McCann do without such a contract.

11 The Mick536   ~  Nov 7, 2013 1:15 pm

[8] And I lived with Doc Edwards, Jake Gibbs and Bob Schmidt. With you in wishing one could be grown on the farm.

Nobody on the free agent list strikes me as demonstrably better, over the long run, than the drek that ended the season, somehow, with 85 wins. Up in the air about Granderson. Looks like a Cubbie to me. And Robie needs to figure out whether he wants to be a big star or play on a winning team. Get some draft picks and rebuild.

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