Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snowed In

Okay, try as I might, I can't think of any Yankees' Classic Moments that would have to do with snow, except on those occasions in which a game has been snowed out, and those are hardly classic occasions!

I do have to say, there's about ten inches on the ground right now; there is so much snow on my car that I can't actually lift the trunk to get to my scraper. Ooops.

As of right now, it looks like Johan Santana might be headed to the Sox. Please keep a few things in mind:

1) No matter what, Santana still has to approve the deal.

2) It's not that the Yankees don't want Santana, but Hughes AND Kennedy? No dice. Even a casual fan could see that.

3) We took a step in the right direction yesterday, trading Tyler Clippard for reliever Jonathan Albaladejo from the Nats. Albaladejo had posted a WHIP of .62, which is slightly Joba-like. Clippard had a few good starts for the Yankees early in the year, but he has been overshadowed by Phil, Joba and Ian, and even Horne and Sanchez, who are still in the minors.

It looks like a good move for both teams.


  1. Why not take the chance with youth?

    We've got A-Rod for 10 years. That's a LONG time. We'll have a lot of these good vets for a long time. As good as Santana is, will he be as good playing for the Sox?

    Or even the Yankees?

    We saw Hughes come in to relieve Wang in the PLAYOFFS. We lost the series, but we saw some terrific stuff from both Hughes and Chamberlain.

    What if, 5 years down the line, we have 3 20-game winners.

    We just don't KNOW how things pan out. Injuries, mental fatigue, family and personal issues.

    We can look back in a year and say "If only we got Johan we'd have won it all." Or if we do, and we lose, it'll be "What a waste, as usual Yankees get taken to school, fire Cashman/Girardi/Hank/Janitors!" or whatever.

    Pettite, Wang, Mussina, Hughes, Chamberlain.

    Those are five really good pitchers to have in a rotation. Any. Way. You. Cut. It.