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Tonight on “A Show of Their Own” we’ll be talking to Eric Marinbach. Eric has been featured in ESPN the Magazine for this extensive bobble head collection (900+ bobbles strong). Also, the show has moved from Monday nights to Sunday nights… so I hope you all will tune in tonight at 9 EST. To listen to the show click here.
Final Whisper: After the show tonight I’ll post a new blog. I had a revelation today and I want to share.
Baseball Nerdish as Always,
Cashman to NY Post:
“Being the Yankees’ GM is easy.
I just listen to A Show of Their Own for all the answers!”
So, I’m pretty sure Brian Cashman or Mark Teixeira is a fan of “A Show of Their Own.” Last night, I asked for Tex to sign with the Yankees as my Yankees Christmas wish on air (Click HERE to listen). The next day, Tex is in pinstripes! Now Cashman, if you would just steal Grady Sizemore from the Indians, I’d be in a pinstriped heaven!
Ok, I’m sure the Yankees and Tex don’t get their career advice from a twenty year old chick in North Carolina, but I can dream right?
It really looked as if the Red Sox would end up with Tex. I know John Henry said the Red Sox wouldn’t be a factor, but he did leave the offer on the table, which, to me, seemed like he was bluffing. Every Yankees
specialist fan I’ve spoken with said I should give up on Tex being a Yankee, but I prayed hard and a Christmas miracle transpired.
I plead my case for Tex last night on the air. Honestly, Tex is the only guy who made sense. Bobby Abreu is gone and he took his big bat with him. We had no one to fill the number three spot in the line up. We needed a big bat to protect A-Rod our clean up guy. I mean who would have been number three? I’d die if Manny ever donned the pinstripes!
Maybe Xavier Nady – Not a bad choice, but Tex is an upgrade. Nady did well last year, but then had a period were he sort of fell off the face of the earth for a stretch towards the end of the year (but what Yankee didn’t).
Hideki Matsui – yea right, unless he returns to Godzilla form, but then he’d better serve as a 5 or 6 guy. Maybe even a number 7 guy. I’m not so sure Matsui will be with the big team all year, I say he lands on the 15-day DL at least once next year.
Jorge Posada – I actually started to laugh as I typed this one. Posada is too slow, he’s a catcher, come on. He’ll fill the 6th spot in the order.
Robinson Cano – Even though he’s been working in the Dominican this winter, he’s still not a viable number 3 guy. At his peak I see him as a 5 or 6 guy. This year, I think he’ll see a lot of time in the number 8 hole.
Nick Swisher – I’m not even sure why he’s a Yankee to be honest. Trade bait now I guess. It seemed odd to me that the Yankees would have signed Swisher to play first base all year. The man said himself that he didn’t have much experience at 1B, but he’d try. Great, “try” that’s what we need coming back from a crap year and going into a new stadium, a guy to “try” to play 1B. Swisher didn’t actually say “try,” but that was the gist of his little speech. Anyway… (sorry I go off on tangents a lot) Swisher would be lucky to bat 9th in the Yankees line-up.
Mike Cameron/ Melky Cabrera / Brett Gardner – which ever guy we go with here, will bat 9th Maybe Cameron bats 7th or 8th, but not 3rd. It’s my belief that the Yankees will stick with Melky in CF until the CF
savior Austin Jackson is ready to take over full time. Melky had a bad year this year, but I don’t think anyone should be counted out after one season. If he was in his late 30s or early 40s and he had such a bad year, I’d say sure get rid of him, but he’s only in his 20s. Keep the Melk Man, he’ll deliver… at some point. It’s also stupid of Cashman to trade for Cameron. Cashman keeps saying he wants to make the Yankees a younger team, but Cameron is no spring chicken. Why try one mediocre CF for an older mediocre centerfielder? If Cashman is going to talk the talk, he needs to walk the walk. I think the only reason the Yanks contemplated the trade was to appease CC. CC should have no say though. I don’t think CC demanded Cameron, but the Yankees knew they are buddies. Why does CC’s friendship with Cameron matter more than Cano and Melky’s friendship? Cano and Melky have been Yankees longer than CC. In my opinion CC has something to prove. Don’t get me wrong, I love CC and think he was a great acquisition. I also like the Cleveland Indians, so I know a thing or two about CC.
I’m not even going to bother writing Derek Jeter or Johnny Damon. If you think Jeter or Damon are 3 slot guys, then… I don’t know, you’re insane.
The Line-up Card
So, I’m going to go ahead and write it down, Girardi feel free to use this…
1 Damon – LF
2 Jeter – SS
3 Teixeira – 1B
4 Rodriguez – 3B
5 Nady – RF
6 Posada – C
7 Matsui – DH
8 Cano – 2B
9 Melky -CF
I’m happy about the pitching staff this year. I think this is the first year in a while where I feel confident in our starters AND our pen. A 10 million dollar deal is on the table for Andy Pettitte. He hasn’t accepted the offer yet and (although I love Andy) I hope he rejects the offer or the Yankees pull the offer. I know Pettitte has done a lot for the Yankees over the years, but he’s getting older, he’s worried about his elbow and back and frankly, so am I. It’s time for us to move on and go with the Young Guns.
Girardi… you can use this one too!
In Other Yankees News…
Ex-Yankees Pitcher, Chris Britton recently signed with the Padres. I really hope this guy does well with the Padres. I hear he can hit bombs so hopefully that will manifest into something out west. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Charlotte, NC in 2007. He was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. He’s like a big teddy bear, super fun guy. Chris Britton and Ruben Sierra are the two nicest baseball players I’ve met. Very fan friendly guys they are. Anyway… just wanted to say Good luck Chris!
Final Whisper: BIG thanks to Michelle Damon!!!!
Without her, CC may have went back to the Brewers or some other team that’s not the Yankees! So Michelle, thanks for showing Amber Sabathia that it IS possible to raise a loving family in the New York area and showing her the way to Saks!
Baseball Nerdish as Always,
I feel like reading a book now…
Welcome! I just wanted to drop a little note and welcome everyone to my site. Since this is my first official blog as “The Yankee Baseball Whisperer” I wanted to take this time to explain my site and what I’m all about. First off, my name is Brit. I’m a junior at Wingate University; studying broadcast journalism. I am a baseball fanatic and I LOVE my New York Yankees… I’ve been a Yankees fan since I was 2 years old! I host an internet radio sports talk show called “A Show of Their Own.” I’m live every Monday at 9pm EST at www.blogtalkradio.com/ashowoftheirown I’m an aspiring sports writer and I hope to one day work with the Yankees. Ok, so I plan on taking Michael Kay’s job. This past year, I was honored to be able to participate in the Fancaster Experience with the Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees Single-A team). I came in 3rd place, which was sad, but great since I was the only girl and I’m only 20. So, now that the introduction is out of the way, I would like to explain a little about my site. First of all, I’m not your ordinary sports writer. I’m still coming into my own as a writer so you will see many different writing styles in my blogs. I like for my blogs to be more of a discussion rather than an essay, I have a more personal style of writing. If you are a female on my site don’t be offended when I say “you guys” — I call everyone guys even the high school girls I coach in basketball, softball, and volleyball. I’ve been blogging about the Yankees for a little over a year now and I’m happy to bring you all a new site dedicated to only Yankees Blogs. The majority of my blogs will be about the Yankees, but I also blog about things going on in the “wide world of sports.” At the end of each blog will be a “final whisper” section which will sum up my thoughts on the issue at hand.
The Final Whisper: Thanks in advance for all of your support! If you are a blogger, fan, athlete, or have an interesting point of view and would like to be a guest on A Show of Their Own, please email me at: ASOTObrit@yahoo.com
Baseball Nerdish as Always,