Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Special Guest Blogger Juan Lopez aka Johnnyyankee

That's the way it is with the Yankees. It's been two years now that we have become more less spenders than we have always been known to be, and all are asking what's is wrong with Brian Cashman's check book, or better yet, the H brother's one. No free agent signings, nothing to improve the ball club as we have always been known to do, just staying passive.

When we were spending left and right, we were often criticized. We were, according to them, buying championships. If Mr. Big was out there, everyone knew that it would not be long before he was a Yankee.Now that we don't get that super player, or top pitcher, they can't understand what's wrong with the Yankees. So if you are aggressive, you are pummeled, and if you are not you still get pummeled.

When Pujols was signed by the Angels for what eventually will be a big mistake by them, there were no complaints, no one wrote anything about the Angels buying a championship, especially by going after C.J. Wilson also and dishing out hundreds of millions on just these two guys. Had the Steinbrenners done anything of the sort, they would still be getting their butts whipped by the critics.

If I was Cashman and for the sake of everyone's sanity, I would go out and sign Prince Fielder. I would put him at First when the pitcher is a righty and DH Mark. With a left handed pitcher on the mound, I would Dh Fielder and put Mark at first. Yeah, I would do just that, thus getting the best hitter in this year's Free agency, for if one looks at his numbers and age, he would be the top man to sign, not Pujols. Albert's numbers have started to dip and as good as he has been, Prince will for the next few years put up as big, if not bigger numbers than Pujols. With the right field porch of YS, the guy dhing and playing first will finish with over 40 homers. Yeah, why not? He would make a nice Three King's Day since it may already be to late for Santa to bring us Mr. Fielder. By the way, we celebrate Three King's Day in Puerto Rico and in all Latin American countries. Don't throw away your Christmas tree on Dec. 26, for you may find a present come January 6, Three King's Day...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What Me Worry? Guest Blogger Johnny Lopez aka Johnnyyankee

I used to read MAD Magazine all the time and one of the things Mr. Newman used to say was precisely that, 'What Me worry?" Well, we should not worry if Brian Cashman has not done any dealings, besides securing his Ace and bringing back Freddy for 2012. That we didn't go after Yu, probably the last guy any Yankee fan would think Cashman for sure would outbid anyone, so what? That he may turn out to be the second coming of Koufax, so what? What if he turns out to be the second coming of Igawa? Can't take a chance on something like that, besides Bobby V. liked him, meaning that the Red sox would go after him, but did they?

Some here are speculating that the Cuban Cespedes, the 5 tool player that everyone is salivating on, will eventually be Brian's target, once he clears his paperwork. If not, who cares?

What we really need is for Alex to have his usual great season. People forget that last season he was hurt, but he's the same guy that since he joined us has had great seasons, so if he should come back healthy, we wouldn't need to worry about not signing Pujols, Fielder, nor Cespedes. Also, if Tex learns the art of hitting to the left side, and if Swisher doesn't jump off the gate like he did in 2011, our offense will be set. Really, I won't mention Cano, because the kid is great. Sure, there's space for him to get better, but for now he will be just fine.

Why worry then that no signings have been made by us? That the Angels did and some other teams like the Marlins? So what? Lets worry then that all of the above concerning our hitters come through, and that we get great pitching from CC and Noesi, good pitching from A.J., Hughes and Freddy(?) and that our bullpen is as great as last year, that we don't commit so many errors, and MLB will be the ones that will worry about the Yankees. For now, what me worry?

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Monday, October 31, 2011

CC Opts In! TRICK "or" TREAT?

CC Ya Next Year In Da Bronx!

CC Sabathia has decided against opting out of his current contract with the Yankees, a decision that comes as a surprise to many in the industry. However, CC has recently and often expressed his love for New York and the Yankees organization.  Sabathia thanked the Steinbrenner family and said, “my goal the whole time was to be able to finish my career as a Yankee…I look forward to seeing everybody out at the ballpark next year.”

In December of 2008 Sabathia signed a seven-year, $161 million contract, but had the option to opt out of the last four years of the deal.  As a former Cy Young winner and ALCS MVP, Sabathia was a key piece to the Yankees 2009 World Series team, and has been an All-Star each of the last two seasons.  Sabathia has clearly established himself as one of the most dominant pitchers of the decade.

CC and his wife Amber do a significant amount of charity work in the New York area and together have established the PitCCh In foundation.  The foundation aims to aid in the development of inner-city youth by building their self-esteem through education and athletics.  The foundation will host the CC Challenge, an exciting team race through Manhattan, on the 12th of November.  Visit for more details on the event.