Saturday, December 21, 2013

I Think The Yankees Are Targeting Stephen Drew

I called it a few weeks back and now the Yankees may finally be listening as I think New York is finally targeting Stephen Drew, at least according to Peter Gammons. Are the Yankees still after Drew even after signing Brian Roberts? I sure hope so.

I wonder what the "clarity" that Drew needs though. Is it waiting on the Alex Rodriguez decision? Is it waiting on the Masahiro Tanaka decision? Do the Yankees want him to play a position he is not normally playing, like say third base? Is Jay Z trying to get Drew too just to screw the Yankees?

Here's to hoping for clarity soon, either way.

Shin-Soo Choo Signs With The Rangers

If you were among the minority of Yankees fans that thought the team should trade Brett Gardner, and then sign Shin-Soo Choo, it's too late.

"Move over, Chuck Norris. There's a new Texas Ranger in town."

This morning Choo and the Texas Rangers agreed to a seven year contract, worth $130 million. Of course, that is lower than the offer the Yankees reportedly made to Choo before signing Jacoby Ellsbury. Then again, Texas... like Washington... is one of those states with no income tax, so the deal with the Rangers may turn out to be more lucrative.

In Case You Missed It: Carlos Beltran Introduced

In case you missed it here is the introductory press conference for Carlos Beltran.

This Day In New York Yankees History 12/21

On this day in 1927 the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox made a trade that saw pitchers Ernie Shore and Dutch Leonard with outfielder Duffy Lewis go to the Yankees for "relatively unknown players" and $15,000 cash. The group of players included Frank Gilhooley, Slim Love, Ray Caldwell, and Roxy Walters.

On this day in 1995 the Yankees resigned David Cone to a three year deal worth $18 million. Cone and the Toronto Blue Jays flirted around before George Steinbrenner got his man back in pinstripes.

On this day in 2009 the Yankees got hit with a luxury tax penalty bill of $25.69 million after winning the World Series just a month and a half ago. New York was the only team to go over the cap and get the penalty bill in the mail and has been the only team to be penalized in the seven years of the luxury tax's existence.