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Friday, November 13, 2009
My Morning in ExileWater on the moon? "The Lcross Mission" Noah Cross? Water where it should not naturally be? Forget it Jake . . .
I don't know why those kitty cats were even nosin' around for water up there. Don't they know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No?
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 1:15pm
APBA Guy said...
One of your NBC posters had a good observation about Damon: the Yankee’s have $ 32.5M coming off the books in Damon, Matsui, and Nady.
What people are tending to forget is that the Yankees passed on Santana two years ago to position themselves for Sabathia, who signed for roughly the same money and had no injury question marks like Santana did.
I think the Yankees will do the same thing to get Roy Halladay, who is a free agent at the end of this year. Lackey is too injury prone to spend the kind of money that he wants, although they may make a courtesy offer to make sure whoever gets him feels pain in the signing.
Going after Matt Holliday or Jason Bay will also not yield a player of Texeira’s caliber even though Boras wants Tex money, and Bay will be right behind that.
So I think the Yankees will do an Abreu-type
If that 2009 rental is Jonny Damon at $10M plus an option, so be it. The Yankees won’t do $ 15M over 4 years.
And I don’t see the Giants getting Damon for Boras money, not with the Zito and Rowand contract albatrosses around their neck.
If I’m Cashman, I let the Damon thing play and keep the money in my pocket for the real blue-chip guy.
Posted 11/13 at 02:45 PM
Aaron Moreno said...
I don’t think teams are that forward thinking in baseball, especially regarding pitchers. This isn’t the NBA, after all, where you have to plan on signing a star a decade in advance.
If injury history were that big a deal, Burnett wouldn’t have been signed for big money and years. The Yankees will pursue Lackey, at the very least because they can’t trust anyone past #2 in the rotation right now.
Posted 11/13 at 03:05 PM
Johnny Damon must have a pretty short memory. Last year Giambi and particularly Abreu were left to go ride in the sunset with similiar or better numbers.Bernie Williams would have played for tips a couple of years ago but no bites.
Posted 11/13 at 04:35 PM
Chris H. said...
It’s ok to re-use Ocean’s 11 quips, Craig.
Posted 11/13 at 04:52 PM
I like Five Man Electrical Band better…but I’m old.
Posted 11/13 at 06:38 PM
Texas wants Vlad Guerrero just so Guerrero can’t hit against them any more. I think Vladdy’s hitting like .375/.460/.700 against the Rangers. In other words, he’s basically what Pujols does against everyone.
Posted 11/13 at 06:56 PM
What kind of car does Vlad drive? Well, thinking it over, I would have to say, he probably drives a… bitchin’ Camero.
Posted 11/13 at 10:04 PM
If Norrin Radd didn’t win the Silver Surfer award, would Galactus take his revenge by eating the planet? I guess it would depend on if it were pre or post-betrayal. Would The Watcher step in?
BTW, the Surfer is one of the best examples of how much Jack Kirby ruled. When he drew those issues of FF introducing Galactus, Kirby just included the Surfer on his own - he and Stan Lee hadn’t talked about it beforehand. Genius, that Kirby.
Posted 11/13 at 10:30 PM
Dr Paisley said...
“My sister! My water! My sister! My water!”
Someone had to do it.
Posted 11/14 at 03:08 AM
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