The Yankees have been simmering up the hot stove the past couple of days, here are some links to all you need to know about the goings-on of the Bronx Bombers:
- Wang not tender. The Yankees have decided not to tender a contract to Chien-Ming Wang, making him a free agent. I can see why they did it, but I’m sad to see the sinkerballer (most likely) go. He was a solid ace for a couple of years, but running the bases that one time in Houston did him in. I hope he has a long and fruitful career, just not for an AL East team outside of New York.
- Apparently, contrary to popular belief, the Yanks have NOT made an offer to Johnny Damon. I don’t know if this is a ruse by Scott Boras or not, but if Damon thinks he’s getting more than a two-year deal he’s kidding himself. Granted he can still hit but he can’t play the field to save his life. I say good riddance.
- Swish Dog is going to be on ‘How I Met your Mother.’ It’s a pretty solid show, I just hope he doesn’t rock the mohawk.
- A-Rod and Kate Hudson have broken up. I guess we can expect another October bed-shit from him now that his magical poon is gone. Damn, I was just starting to like new A-Rod.
- Sayonara Godzilla. It’s looking more and more likely that World Series hero Hideki Matsui will end up with the Angels next season. He’s stricken with the Damon Curse: he can still hit but can’t play the field. Although, Damon is physically able to play the field but just sucks, whereas Matsui literally can’t play the field due to his bum kneees.
- About four months until the Yanks are introduced as WFCs on Opening Day in Beantown. I would kill a man to be at Fenway on that glorious April day.
- Brian Bruney = Jamie Hoffmann.
- Interesting-ass article from River Ave. Blues on how The Boss wanted to trade Mo and Jorge way back in the day. Wow, I wonder how different the late 90s would have played out for the Yanks sans Mo and Georgie. I shudder to think.
Elsewhere in the Majors, the Phils are on the brink of acquiring Roy Halladay in a three-team trade. They would, however, have to give up Cliff Lee in order to pull off that deal…the same Cliff Lee that won two World Series games and was unhittable in the playoffs. So just to recap: the Phils are giving up a proven postseason stud for a pitcher who, despite being arguably the best pitcher in the game, hasn’t thrown a pitch in the playoffs. You can never argue against acquring a pitcher of Halladay’s caliber, I just think it foolish to give up Cliff Lee (not to mention your top three prospects). The Red Sox have reportedly picked up John Lackey and are working on signing Mike Cameron. Holy shit, Beckett-Lester-Lackey would be a sick rotation, maybe not as sick as CC-AJ-Pettitte but still nothing to scoff at.