Friday, November 29, 2013

Chris Stewart Drawing Trade Interest From Teams

Chris Stewart is drawing trade interest from more then one unnamed team before Monday's non tender deadline for the Yankees. Stewart is going through arbitration for the first time and is expected to earn somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million. The Yankees are also discussing a contract with Stewart to be the backup for Brian McCann so this reports seems to be all over the place.

Stewart is definitely the odd man out on the Yankees 40 man roster it is just whether we will get something for him or not at this point. Personally if we got an A Ball type pitcher to replace Ben Paullus for Stewart I would jump for joy. We have this weekend to send Stewart off so let's hope someone takes him off our hands as a capable backup catcher.

What I Am Thankful For: YOU!

In the finale of my look at what I am thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving I give you my Black Friday thankful list. I am going to keep it kind of personal but I am also going to keep it Yankees related if I can. I am thankful for each and every one of you reading this. Yesterday I thanked my wife because this blog would not be what it is today without her well the same could and should be said about you guys.

We have about 400,000 views something I thought was simply unattainable when we first started with this project and the numbers continue to grow everyday. We're sitting right around 1,800 Twitter followers and growing which makes me happier then the views do because I love talking Yankees baseball with you guys and girls. I just want everyone to know that you ARE appreciated by everyone here at The Greedy Pinstripes and we love you guys, and we thank you for making our lives better and our jobs more worth doing by stopping by and reading our stuff, commenting on our stuff, and chatting with us on Twitter.

I'll end this mushy Christmas spirit taking over stuff here by just thanking you once again and promising that we will not let our foot up off the gas and we look forward to another great season in 2014. Everyone be safe, be full of leftover turkey, and be loved. 27 more days until Christmas.

This Day In New York Yankees History 11/29

On this day in 1965 the New York Yankees traded Phil Linz to the Phillies for infielder Ruben Amaro. Over the next three seasons Amaro got famous for playing the harmonica on the team bus and playing in only 165 games before retiring after seven major league seasons.

On this day in 1966 the Yankees traded third basemen Clete Boyer to the Braves for outfielder Bill Robinson and a player to be named later.

On this day in 1976 the Yankees got their drink stirred when they signed Reggie Jackson to a free agent contract worth five years and $3.5 million. Reggie would help the Yankees win four division titles, three American League pennants, and two World Series championships in his tenure thus becoming Mr. October.