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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Manny to NY? Why not?In response to the Yankees' reported interest in Manny Ramirez, Jason at IIATMS says "But three years? On THIS team? With this many 35 year olds who will need to have a day or two in the DH role? Good lord, no!!!!"
Good point! Everyone knows that the Yankees are getting old, but it's worth remembering that, if Manny signs, the opening day starters would look something like this (2009 season-age in parenthesis):
C Posada (37)
1B Swisher (28)
2B Cano (26)
3B Rodriguez (33)
SS Jeter (35)
RF Nady (30)
CF Cabrera or maybe Cameron (24 or 36)
LF/DH: Some combination of Manny, Damon, and Matsui (37, 35, and 35).
That's not a baseball team. That's the cast of "The Big Chill," with Cano playing the Meg Tilly character. Between innings they can listen to oldies and talk about what happened to their vanished youth.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 10:29am
I said “IF” you support this. And if banning me helps you sleep at night go for it… POINT IS The team you support.. doesn’t give a SQUAT about you. Or your family. And they are ruining the game. And I can’t believe you can’t see it… enough said
Posted 12/18 at 12:15 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
I don’t want to ban anyone, H8R. I just want to keep it civil around here and ask that you do the same.
Posted 12/18 at 12:22 AM
According to h8er, Shyster is a Yankee fan. I would like to be first in welcoming you to the Evil Empire. You should be receiving your membership card in the mail soon…also you won’t be needing that heart of yours, so just mail that back to us when you get a chance and we can dispose of it.
Posted 12/18 at 09:16 AM
Jason @ IIATMS said...
Hater, the insults are humorous and I don’t mind them one bit. Really. Keep the ranting.
And do I really care if my team “gives a squat” about me or my family? No, I just want them to win, whatever team it is in whatever city I’m in. I’m a big boy and don’t need my team to care for me. I’ve got that covered elsewhere.
As for ruining the game, I’ll say “prove it”. Show me where the game has faltered as a result. Higher revenues across the board is bad? I’m not saying my hometown team is solely responsible for that but they aren’t the scourge of the industry either. The Yanks can continue to pay and still not win.
And why so pro-Management instead of pro-Labor?
Lastly, and I will ask this again since you seem to be avoiding it: What will you say when/if your hometown team lands Teixeira in a $200m deal? Then what?
Posted 12/18 at 09:29 AM
anthony manorville said...
If the Yankees sign Manny (crazy lazy man)Ramirez this winter…..it will be the biggest disgrace to the Yankee uniform. I can see the Bambino spinning in his grave !! Manny is the biggest waste of talent. Please Brian….say NO NO NO to this overpriced waste.
Posted 12/18 at 01:19 PM
I already said how I would feel.. The same way I feel about the red sox already.. I HATE ‘EM. As well as ALL the money grubbing east coast teams. I relish the days NONE of them make the play offs. And the team files chapter 11
I am a ROYALS fan. Always will be. NOW you see why I am so PEAVED. Yankers get a tax BREAK for their corruptnes. And sign 2 players for what MY team practically pays for the entire team for a year. And you all think its a GOOD thing? Good for the sport.?
Posted 12/18 at 04:38 PM
I’d be more pissed about spending what little money the Royals have on Kyle Farnsworth than to worry about what the Yankees, a team not even in your division, are doing.
Posted 12/18 at 04:42 PM
I completely agree with that. Unfortunately, they don’t ask me before they do stupid stuff.
Posted 12/18 at 09:14 PM