Thankful

This post is a cliche, and I don’t care.

–I’m thankful for the fact that I can write for this great blog. I love being able to share my thoughts with you at a moment’s notice just because I want to. I’m thankful for my fellow writers. They challenge me to be better at this every...

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Derek Jeter: Where Is The Love?

Over the last few days, the Yankees have lobbed a number of verbal grenades in the direction of Derek Jeter. One surprising thing about the entire saga has been the amount of support the club has gotten in this battle with the Yankee captain. I expected many more indignant fans to rip the Yankees and...

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Projecting the 2011 Yankee Payroll

Tuesday was a big day for the Yankee Hot Stove. The biggest rumors surrounded top Yankee target Cliff Lee. First, it was rumored that the Yankees were considering offering Lee $115...

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Pre-Holiday Thoughts on Jeter

That said, if anything, I think Casey Close may want to tamp down his rhetoric a bit. For all the talk about how the Yankees may or may not be insulting or devaluing Jeter, if anything the harshest words have come from Close. Everyone associated with the front office has acknowledged Jeter’s value to the franchise above what he does on the field, and the fact of the matter is that the Yankees have made Jeter an offer that is larger than what anyone else is likely to offer. I assume that Close is aware of that, so doing things like calling the offer “baffling” can’t do anything but hurt Jeter. It’s not going to get him a 5 year, $100 million deal by any stretch.

Ultimately, I think there’s a problem here of perception versus reality. I was talking to a friend the other day and reiterated that I thought it was crucial not to significantly overpay Jeter, to which he rather indignantly responded that they overpay everyone else, so why would they stop with Jeter of all people?…

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On the Arbitration Offers (Or Lack Thereof)

Yesterday, the Yankees declined to offer arbitration to all of their free agents (Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Lance Berkman, and Kerry Wood) except for Javier Vazquez.

We can quite easily say that offering to Vazquez was the riskiest thing the Yankees could have done. He had, by far, the worst year of the five and made...

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