Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dock Ellis' LSD no hitter.

Ok, so I'm in the slow department on this but tonight is the first time I have heard this story. As someone who has taken massive amounts of LSD in my teens (explains alot, I know) this REALLY is quite the achievement!

Check out this video that was sent to me by fellow Yankee tweeter @jaydestro. I love it. Enjoy bitches!

Nick Johnson....



What a looker.


xoxo
M

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

R.I.Y.P. Matsui

I am very saddened by the news that Hideki Matsui is now Angel :( Surprised not shocked. Good luck Godzilla!!! Thanks for the memories.

xoxox
M

Damon to start looking around...me no likey!

This from MLB Trade Rumors

1:41pm: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News had even more quotes from Damon today. Damon noted that reports about his demands are hearsay, although he indicated he expects a multiyear deal.

10:42am: Talking to George King of the New York Post, free agent outfielder Johnny Damon said:

"I am going to start looking around. Teams are getting better and there are teams interested. I can’t wait forever and I am sure [the Yankees] are trying to figure things out. I have to be ready."

Joe Pawlikowski of River Ave. Blues breaks down the situation, explaining why he expects Damon to eventually re-sign on a two-year deal. Chances are no team in baseball will see Damon as a good three-year risk, especially at $10MM+ per year.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Olney: Yankees begin contract negotiations with Johnny Damon.

Watching Sportscenter now and Buster Olney is reporting that the Yankees are currently negotiating with Damon. I'm confident this will get done relatively quickly.

Also, in shocking news, Barry Bond's agent has acknowledged that Bond's baseball career is over. It's ok kids, wipe the tears from your eyes, time will heal your pain.

Pffff.

UPDATE: NY Post's Joel Sherman tweets : "Neither #Yankees nor Boras camp describe active negotiations on Damon, and so no quick resolution is ancitipated"

xoxo
M

Another year of sexy Andy.

I have tried to fight my inner sexual feelings for Andy Pettite but I'm not holding back anymore. I think he's downright sexy, okay? There, now it's all out in the open. I think the whole "I'm a great christian guy" thing stopped me before, but I'm over it now. Andy can get it.

Wow, I feel better already!

The Yankees and Andy reached a one year deal bringing him back to NY for one more season. This from ESPN.com :

INDIANAPOLIS -- Andy Pettitte asked himself all the important questions: Was he ready to prepare for another long year? Could he top last season? Was his family on board?

And then he decided -- rather quickly, too -- he indeed wanted to pitch again for the New York Yankees.

"I didn't want to regret not playing," he said.

Pettitte and the World Series champions agreed Wednesday on an $11.75 million, one-year contract. The deal represents a raise for the 37-year-old left-hander, who made $10.5 million last season and helped the Yankees win their 27th World Series title.

"I wanted to get this decision made," he said on a conference call. "It's nice to get it wrapped up."

Pettitte became the first pitcher to start and win the clincher in all three postseason rounds. After beating Minnesota and the Los Angeles Angels in the AL playoffs, he defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on three days' rest in the sixth and final game of the World Series, earning his fifth championship ring.

The year ended so well, it prompted Pettitte to wonder whether it was time to retire.

"There's no doubt it did," he said. "What else is there to do? Why even continue to play? Why would you go back? How could you finish any better?"

But, he just wasn't done. And with the backing of his wife and family, he had his agent call the Yankees during Thanksgiving weekend.

"Let's do it another year," Pettitte said.

Pettitte was 14-8 with a 4.16 ERA in 32 regular-season starts, and 4-0 with a 3.52 ERA in five postseason starts. His 18 postseason victories are a major league record.

A two-time All-Star, Pettitte pitched for the Yankees from 1995 to 2003, helping them win four World Series titles and six AL pennants, before spending three years with his hometown Houston Astros. He returned to New York in 2007 and admitted to using human growth hormone after the Mitchell report was released that December.

Pettitte had a $5.5 million base salary last season and earned $3 million in bonuses based on innings and $2 million for staying on the active roster the entire season. He missed $750,000 bonuses for 200 and 210 innings, finishing with 194 2/3.

New York originally offered him $10 million last December but cut the guaranteed amount after it agreed to big-money contracts with CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira.

Because the season lasted so long, Pettitte said he would consider pushing back his throwing program for two weeks. He usually starts around Jan. 1.

The move was the third of the winter meetings for the Yankees.

They got center fielder Curtis Granderson from Detroit as part of a three-team, seven-player deal that sent right-hander Ian Kennedy to Arizona, and lefty reliever Phil Coke and outfield prospect Austin Jackson to Detroit.

New York also dealt reliever Brian Bruney to Washington for a player to be named -- the first pick in Thursday's winter meeting draft.

Pettitte's return doesn't mean the Yankees will end their pursuit of Roy Halladay. A baseball official with knowledge of the Yankees' plans told 1050 ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand the team is "still in on it" in regards to Halladay


I think we all agree in Yankeeland that this is a fabulous move by the evil empire :)

xoxo
M

Cashman kicks off meetings with guns blazing.

Well its my favorite time of year bitches! No, not Christmas....winter meetings!

Brian Cashman and the Yankees clearly had goals to reach right away and they have begun to do so at rapid pace.....this from AP:

INDIANAPOLIS -- Curtis Granderson is all set to put on the pinstripes. Only one thing to settle: What number does he wear for the New York Yankees?

The World Series champions landed yet another All-Star, getting the speedy center fielder from Detroit in a three-team trade Wednesday that included Arizona.

Granderson has worn No. 28 for nearly his entire career. But Joe Girardi may well take it next season -- the manager might bump up one digit to show he's now focused on winning the Yankees' 28th title.

"Of course, he's the man," Granderson said on a conference call. "He's the one that makes everything go. He's going to definitely have first dibs on it and if he chooses to take it, hey, I'll step back."

A day after the three teams reached a tentative agreement on the seven-player swap, they checked all the medical records and completed the first major trade of the winter meetings.

Arizona acquired All-Star pitcher Edwin Jackson from Detroit and right-hander Ian Kennedy from the Yankees.

The Tigers came to Indianapolis looking to shed payroll and did exactly that -- they got lefty reliever Phil Coke and outfield prospect Austin Jackson from New York, plus touted young pitchers Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth from Arizona.

"The Granderson piece is something we're really happy about," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "We're not a finished product. We have areas of need."

Granderson takes over for Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner in center for the Yankees. Cashman said the trade doesn't necessarily preclude them from re-signing free agents Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui, the World Series MVP.

"We're still fluid in our discussions," Cashman said.

At 28, Granderson was a first-time All-Star last season when he had 30 home runs, 71 RBIs and 20 steals. The lefty's batting average has fallen from .302 in 2007 to .280 in 2008 to .249 last year.

Granderson hit just .183 against left-handers and struck out 141 times overall. The Yankees plan to bat him second vs. righties and near the bottom of the lineup against lefties.

Anything is fine by him.

"It's a good change. Change has always been good," he said. "Everything is going to be a first again. I've got to go in and meet the clubhouse guys, got to meet new teammates, a new coaching staff. Where do I park? Where do I come in at?"

Tigers manger Jim Leyland gushed about Granderson earlier in the day.

"I think, in my opinion, Curtis Granderson is one of the things that's all good about baseball in today's baseball world. He is one heck of a player. He has a great face. He's very bright. He's very articulate. He's everything that's good about baseball," Leyland said. "He's the total package."

Detroit missed the playoffs after a late collapse and hoped to cut costs after a big attendance drop at Comerica Park. Granderson is owed $25.75 million through 2012.

"It was a business decision," Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "We were in a position where we just need to, based upon our situation right now, make some adjustments."

The three teams began serious talks in the last month and the trade evolved. The Tigers started out by asking for two of the Yankees' prized pitchers, Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain.

Edwin Jackson, a 26-year-old righty who is eligible for salary arbitration, was 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA in 33 starts for the Tigers. He held opponents to a .247 batting average in 214 innings.

Kennedy, who turns 25 on Dec. 19, impressed when he came up from the minors at the end of the 2007 season, going 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts. He's been slowed by injuries the past two seasons.

Kennedy strained a muscle near his right ribcage and had bursitis in his right shoulder blade in 2008, when he was 0-4 with an 8.17 ERA. He pitched in only one big league game this year, when he was sidelined by surgery May 12 to remove an aneurysm from beneath his right biceps.

"We feel the addition of two starters will solidify our rotation," Arizona general manager Josh Byrnes said. "Edwin Jackson is a young All-Star who has continued to improve in recent years, and Ian Kennedy is a former first-rounder with a history of success and a tremendous feel for pitching."

Coke was 4-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 72 relief appearances. He gave up two runs in 1 1-3 innings in the World Series.

Austin Jackson, 22, was regarded as one of the Yankees' top prospects. He hit .300 last season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with 23 doubles, four homers, 65 RBIs and 24 steals.

Scherzer, the 11th overall pick in the 2006 amateur draft, is a 25-year-old righty who went 9-11 with a 4.12 ERA in 30 starts for Arizona last season, striking out 174 in 170 1-3 innings.

Schlereth, a 23-year-old lefty, was the 26th pick in the 2008 amateur draft. He made his major league debut this year and went 1-4 with a 5.89 ERA in 21 relief appearances with 22 strikeouts in 18 1-3 innings. He is the son of former NFL offensive lineman and current ESPN football analyst Mark Schlereth.


I like this move although I know some of you don't. Of course I am going to miss Phil Coke, you all know how much I wanted to sink my teeth into the young man! Good luck Phil, you have amazing potential.

So what happens to Melky and Gardner? Whats your take?

xoxo
M

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Im still here....I've been here

Hi y'all,

So number 27 was pretty amazing to witness. I wish I could have blogged to you all how happy I was but I have been very busy helping out at the salon and bartending.

I was going to update after the parade with pictures from there but unfortunately shortly after I arrived I was given the news that a very, VERY close friend of mine had passed away. Needless to say I was out of there.

Life ever since that day has been chaos, lots of working, seeing friends new and old and lots of sleepless nights. Some days are good and some days can be very low. Thus I was not really into this blog, sports or much else. But I have been feeling better and working through things. I plan to continue with this blog and I thank all of my faithful Yankee fans who support this site.

Go Yankees CHAMPIONS OF BASEBALL!!! Vooooot Vooot!

Love you guys, check back soon ;)

xoxoxo
M