Thursday, November 20, 2008

So long, Moose ...

Mike Mussina, coming off his first 20-win season, has decided to retire. He'll probably win another Gold Glove and "American League Comeback Player of The Year," so I guess it's a nice way to go out. Never got a ring, but got to pitch in the World Series in 2001 and 2003. His relief appearance in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS was totally huge, and frankly, I never thought he had it in him to turn it around last season and pitch so well. Yanks have called press conference for today at 4 p.m. Should be carried live on YES and WFAN. Here's a link to pretty good Lupica column from today's NY Daily News:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Yanks target Sabathia

Rumor started yesterday that the Yanks were not going to mess around in the Sabathia sweepstakes. Rather than dance around and play coy, the plan was to blow everybody out of the water, right out of the gate, and find out now if he really wanted to be a Yankee. Today, on the very first day free agents could be made offers, the Yanks have reportedly offered him a six-year, $140 million dollar contract. Sweet! I love this approach. "If you want to be a Yankee, here is the offer. We know and you know that nobody will match it." This is how they should always approach this stuff. Get it done now, or not, and move on. Don't be played. Here is the story from the NY Post:

'The Banner' gets signed by ‘The Chosen One’ Nearly 30 years ago, my friends and I gave Don Mattingly our own special nic...