Brokeback Catcher

No. Seriously. He’s straight. Also, according to Newsday, Mike Piazza would like to be a Yankee. Over at Bronx Banter, Cliff Corcoran thinks it’s a good idea. But don’t get Steve Lombardi, at Was Watching, started.

Our take: Brokeback is fine. Broken down not so good. Pass.

6 comments… add one
  • On a much more interesting note, Theo’s new title is, oddly enough, same as the old title.
    Maybe they needed to save money on business cards.
    But, FWIW – are the Yankees ever going to actually try to sway from signing these older, on their last leg, trying to compile numbers, nearly forty year old jersey sellers?
    Try getting younger and faster. If you need a catcher, try getting one that is, you know, under the age of 37 and can actually still reach second base with the pickoff.

    Brad January 24, 2006, 6:27 pm
  • Cashman’s response—”We’re fairly set. Our designated hitter spot is taken by Bernie Williams and Andy Phillips. But I’ll keep an open mind”— seems to be a polite “no thanks,” and an indication that things have, in fact, changed. Even more encouraging is the suggestion that Andy Phillips—ANDY PHILLIPS—might actually get some serious playing time at DH. This may or may not be a good thing, but it’s certainly a shift in business practice. But we’ll see if Joe actually puts him in there.

    YF January 24, 2006, 6:51 pm
  • Yeah, I mean the Yanks wouldn’t want to actually take a chance on someone who has NOT been in an all-star game.
    What’s the worst that happens – they save a dollar or two?

    Brad January 24, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Ok, I’ll bite. I don’t think, if the money is not too outrageous, it would be a bad signing. Say he catches a few games here and there, he’s certainly preferable to Stinett or Flaherty for that matter. And if he plays most of his games at DH, he could be a decent DH option (maybe platooning with Bernie who is better from the left-side) given that he’ll be better rested. There are worse things than taking a chance on a former hitting monster who wants to stay closer to the New York night life, especially if the team taking the chance is the Yanks.
    Brad, talking about aging veteran former all-stars, I believe Loretta and Lowell fit that description. And since the team’s season hinges on a couple of veteran former all-stars (Foulke and Schilling) returning to form, let’s hope the strategy also pans out for Beantown.

    Nick January 24, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Isn’t Lowell only 31 years old?

    Brad January 25, 2006, 8:14 am
  • yeah, but he’s a veteran and based on last season, I’d saying he’s aging faster than others.

    Nick January 25, 2006, 9:59 am

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