A report by MLBTradeRumors.com mentioned MLB.com’s Dick Kaegel said the Kansas City Royals have REsigned catcher Vance Wilson. I must be honest y’all I wasn’t even aware the ex-Metropolitan was still playing baseball.
The Yankees defeated the Phillies tonight 7-3, and won the World Series in six games. With tonights victory the Yankees have 27 World Series victories and 40 pennants.
-Clutchest Pitcher in baseball history=Mariano Rivera
-Only the Yankees fans would go crazy over not winning a World Series in 10 years. In a place like Kansas City, making the playoffs twice in 10 years is an amazing feat.
-I was in Philadelphia earlier today and I was booed heavily (I wore a Yankees jersey)
-I was cursed at by two 80-year-old ladies and challenged to a fight by a teenage girl
-Philadelphia has great food, so they at least have that going for them
-Damaso Marte just skyrocketed his status with the Yankees fans. What a postseason for him.
-This could have been Andy Pettite’s last career game.
-What a postseason for Hideki Matsui. It will be very tough not to bring him back next year….don’t be surprised if the White Sox sign Damon and the Yankees sign Matsui/Bay/Holliday.
-Cano needs to step it up in the clutch.
-The Yankees won the World Series.
-Spike Lee is one impressive fan.
-Alex Rodriguez finally won a World Series.
-The Yankees won the World Series
-Tough loss for the Phillies, even tougher for dirt-bag Jimmy Rollins. (I don’t mind any other player on the team)
-THE YANKEES WON THE WORLD SERIES
1. Robinson Cano had a tremendous year.
2. Relief options such as David Robertson and Alfredo Aceves emerged.
3. Chad Gaudin, Eric Hinske, and Jerry Hairston Jr. were great pick-ups.
4. Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia were worth the money.
5. Andy Pettite was a bargain.
6. Phil Hughes regained his confidence.
7. Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera made a great tag team in Center Field.
8. Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui both came back from injuries in a HUGE way.
9. Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli emerged as capable MLB players.
10. The Yankees made the playoffs, won the division, and had the best record in the MLB!
HONORABLE MENTION: SIDNEY PONSON WAS NOT USED ONCE BY THE YANKEES DURING THE SEASON!(He was on the Kansas City Royals)
*Yankees failures will come tomorrow or Sunday
The Royals Designated Ron Mahay for assignment today. I have wanted Mahay on the Yankees for about 3 years now and I haven’t stopped saying that. He has had an off year this year with his 4.79 ERA and 55 hits in 41 innings. Still, he can help the Yankees. Sure the Yankees would have 3 lefty relievers, but he can be a one-year rental for the Yankees. He can help them for the playoff chase and allow the Yankees to keep Zach Kroenke and Mike Dunn in AAA and maybe send them to the Arizona Fall League.
Also, why hasn’t Damaso Marte been placed on waivers yet? He must be healthy to be placed and he is healthy. If someone claimed Marte he could be gone (with his 4 year contract) for nothing OR one small prospect. Then the Yankees could use a combination of Phil Coke, Kroenke, and/or Dunn as their lefty relievers.
–Josh Anderson was traded to the Royals for cash considerations today. If the Yankees really did want him, I feel horrible for him. Goes from being a Brave to a Tiger to a ROYAL?
–John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny were traded to the Cubs today.
–Jarrod Washburn is apparently available and the Mariners originally asked for one of Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes. Once the Yankees balked at that, they will now look for a B-type prospect.
–David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were two of the names in the infamous 2003 “list.” The reason this isn’t going to be all over my blog today is because-well-this isn’t news. Everyone knew Manny used steroids and everyone basically knew Ortiz did but he never admitted it or was caught. Don’t go quick to call their world series “tainted”, as I would have to agree with Peter Gammons on this one. He said since 1989 all world series can be viewed as “tainted” in one way or another.
-Shelley Duncan was not in the lineup for the 2nd game of a doubleheader for AAA Scranton and appears to be headed for Chicago.