Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Rest in Peace, Johnny Sain.
getting out of bed on such a day would be depressing, knowing the challenges laid out before you.
there goes another great. it seems like baseball has been losing a lot of legendary players lately.
Picking up on the Sheffield conversation in the previous thread:
I was hoping for "He's A Yankee-Daisuke Dandy!" headlines this morning, but instead it's Sheff stewing on the backpages.
I'd prefer Sheff kept quiet at this point, but he has the right to speak his mind.
He is not entirely off-base for feeling squeezed out by the more expensive Abreu and Giambi, and frozen out by Cashman, who did not want him from the start.
Certainly, there will be times next season when the Yankees miss Sheff's slugging -- his self-righteous squawking, and endlessly indiscreet contract negotiations, eh, not-so-much.
I expect Cashman will get substantial talent in return for Sheffield, who, despite his tantrums, is still a valuable veteran slugger.
Out with the bad blood, in with the new blood.
First we'll use Spahn
then we'll use Sain
Then an off day
followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain
by two days of rain.
Apparently, today is a good new for news, a event is taking place in Staten Island. Hopefully, news will be announced and we won't be left hanging.
cash will be there
or marlon anderson??
Yanks down 4-0, 2 from a HR by the Duke . Score 5 in the bottom of the 5th. Sain replaced Noren who had pitchhit for Blackwell. He pitched into the 11th.
"Dodger 11th: Erskine struck out; Cox singled; Reese singled to center (Cox to third); Snider doubled (Cox scored, Reese to third); Robinson was walked intentionally; Furillo grounded into a double play (third to catcher to first) [Reese out at home]...Dodgers 6, Yankees 5."
Who better to have coming up in our half than 3, 4, and 5! "Yankee 11th. Mantle grounded out (pitcher to first); Mize made an out to right; Berra called out on strikes....Dodgers 6, Yankees 5.
Sain took the loss going 6 in relief. Don't see that anymore. 70,536 in attendance. Dodgers went up 3-2 and smelled their first title as they returned to Ebbetts.
Game 6 saw two homers by Duke, one by Yogi, and The Mick's first of 18-it made the winning margin, tying the series and sending it into game 7. The Mick homered off Joe Black in the 6th with the game tied at 2-2 for the run that proved the series winner. Yanks, under Casey, used 3 relievers after Lopat was removed in the 4th for giving up a run. Reynolds(4), Raschi(7),and Kuzava(7) finished up. More like today, eh.
How about that!
i guess there's a good chance that rivera and jeter will. but that cast of characters is astounding.
Happens to the best of 'em.
u think anyone would ever remember sojo, brosius, mendoza, stanton, nelson, chad curtis, etc
if they never won?
too bad the mich aint alive to share his horror stories with a rod. and tell him eventually things turn around. quick. not many guys are hated for very long in yankee land if they produce.
Here's the (tiny url for) the Google-translated story:
As Google puts it, "The question mark is attached to actualization characteristic of Matuzaka acquisition."
OK, I just had an idea. Its crazy, and it wouldn't save the Yanks cash at all - in fact it would add a lot on to the payroll for a while - but how about trading Sheff for Todd Helton? Yes, he's owed $16.6 mil for '07-'10 and then '19 mil in '11 (when he turns 38). And he's another lefty. But he can hit pretty well, and IIRC, his glovework is highly rated. Thoughts?
And if Mark Donohue is reading this, I would love to get his input. Not that the Rockies really need another corner OF, but Sheff could be an absolute monster in Coors . . .
(And no, I don't think Helton is a Hall of Famer or comparable to Mize, but he is a very good hitter.)
we need pitching. and we need a right handed first basemen
maybe if colorado threw in 2 A level prospects but why would we want to help them cut payroll?
makes no sense. we dont need big bats. we need big arms
21 Bama, I dismissed Helton at first too for all those reasons (well, except the Volunteer QB one; I don't think the Vols have ever done anything to Syracuse =). But the more I think about it, the more it grows on me. There are a lot of issues - primarily the Rockies don't need a corner OF, and the Yanks don't need to add another big contract - but its worth exploring.
i dont think they;d touch him with a 10 foot pole.
i think they'd look at much cheaper alternatives like rich aurilia. some right hand hitting. someone they can just give a 2-3 yr deal for.
gain some flexibility. helton doesnt give u that at all. and if he breaks down? ur screwed. let the rockies deal with him
Let's give Matsui a 1b glove in there isn't a cheaper alternative.
I'm all for the Yanks going cheaper and younger, but the 1B pickings are slim on the free agent market, and slimmer in the minors. I went through all the AA and AAA '06 stats and didn't find much available to get excited about.
And BTW, Helton in his career has hit .294/.393/.507 away from Coors. He's not a mile high product at all.
25 I agree completely. Aurilia is 35, and played in the bandbox know as the Great American Ballpark this year. His numbers scream fluke (more than Pavano's did). The team that gives him a two or three year deal will regret it very soon.
Nomar would be nice if the deal is short, but anything over 2 year and it get icky...
and if ur going to simply get a glove man.. Phillips probably isn't far off of that.
I suppose a Wes Helm would be ok, but again, everyone out there is either old /injury prone or very Andy Phillips like.
the yanks are trying to get away from the long deals to deadwood types ie no more giambi types.
someone like nomar gives them flexibility. a 3 yr deal. u can move that if u want.
helton is untradable. the rockies would give him up for sheff in 2 seconds if it gets them out from under his contract.
but they come down to what it always comes down. pitching. and the dodgers should be good next yr as well as the diamondbacks with all their young talent. if they can get a willis they could be good too.
Tulo and Kaz Matsui (if his revival is real to some extend) would make a pretty decent pair up the middle. at least adequet enough compare to the jokes that was Barmes and Carroll.
They have a pretty solid staff in reality with Jennings Francisis Cook and Kim . none of them will blow u away, but all of them are pretty solid. to some extend. the real question is wether their bullpen holds up next year.
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Rah, Rah, Rutgers Rah
rutgers has a fight song???
i didnt even know they had a football program til last yr!
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