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From: bigstein@newyorkyankees.com

To: flunky@newyorkyankees.com

Re: New York State Filings

Sent: 5/1/05,10:34pm

Brian:

Here’s a link to a site that I have become pretty familiar with over the years – I am a good Boss and I like to keep my people informed of what they can do once they are on their own.  It might be good to get familiar with it since there is a month or two lag before you can start taking advantage of the benefits, if you ever need them.

Best,

George

11 comments… add one

  • Thanks, boss. I’ve forwarded that infor on to Mel and Luis.

    Cash May 2, 2005, 8:46 am
  • From: bigstein@newyorkyankees.com
    To: flunky@newyorkyankees.com
    RE: Re: New York State Filings
    Oh, and Brian, would you happen to have your friend Theo’s e-mail address? Just thought I’d say hello.
    George

    MJL in L.A. May 2, 2005, 12:56 pm
  • Yep. The memo worked. I just heard on the FAN (WFAN 660AM) that Johnson out for his next start and will probably be put on 15-Day DL tomorrow after MRI (groin pull). Bernie was benched and Tony Womack is sent to left field (Matsui to center. Sean Henn (Trenton) is going to fill the spot in the rotation, and Cano (spelling) from Trenton is going to second. My question is this: Why send Womack to Left when he has never played there, and it’s not like LF in Yankee stadium is an easy place to be. Also, why break up a good DP combo when you could just send Crosby to center or LF? Steve Karsay has been placed on assignment and has 10 days to be given a job or he’s free to all the rest (not that anyone wants him). These moves are very questionable to me. The pitching I understand, if Johnson is hurt you have to bring up someone, but moving Womack to LF is making no sense. Suddenly I’m not so worried about Halama starting tomorrow becasue it looks as if the Yanks have some real problems in the near future. But, there might be a reason I work in a chemistry lab and not as a baseball manager!

    Brad-SF May 3, 2005, 1:43 am
  • the answer to your query is that torre still wants an outfielder on the bench (crosby). with sierra out and tino/giambi both sucking, he has to use phillips for dh/1b duty. that leaves just woemack and sanchez. thin bench = big problem.

    YF May 3, 2005, 10:37 am
  • Womack has played the outfield before. He played RF and CF for both Pit and Ari. I am not worried about his defense. If manny can play out there I am sure Womack can handle it. Offensivley that is another issue. I belive Cano will do well and perhaps provide a spark. And as for Johnson the move is just a precautionary move. He will be fine. I belive this will be a temporary fix there is a move on the horizon the signs are all there. Boy for a minorleague sytem that dosen’t have any player’s in it there seem’s to be plenty of talent coming up to help.

    Bob May 3, 2005, 12:11 pm
  • Those minor leaguers sure looked great today in Tampa Bay. They do deserve somewhat of a pass since they were down six in the fisrt. As far as Johnson being fine is a stretch. In Torre’s interview tonight, he said he feels better holding Johnson out of two or three starts rather than risking 6-8 weeks. Suddenly, a slight pull has turned into two or three starts? Does not sound fine to me.

    Brad-SF May 3, 2005, 11:28 pm
  • Brad in what part did the callups have with Brown sucking? Just curious. And Johnson is fine matter of fact he is pissed he is not getting the start. Maybe you should spend more time worrying about your own teams problam’s. I would also like to bring up Wang VS Alvarez. You said Alvarez is a better prospect well where is he if he is so much better why is he not up with all the problems they are having. Please tell us how good he is when he has proven something.

    Bob May 4, 2005, 9:40 am
  • Brad and Bob are at it again!

    Nick May 4, 2005, 1:04 pm
  • I am not sure Abe Alvarez is such a great prospect, to be honest. However, the main reason he is not up is because the Sox are anticipating Wade Miller coming back, and they also signed John Halama as a long man who could spot-start. Last night that signing paid off, though I wouldn’t necessarily want to rely on Halama for too many filler starts. My guess is that the Sox’ management hopes that role is intermittent, as well. Alvarez may be good, who knows, but we are all hoping we find out later rather than sooner, as his appearance would mean that the Sox’ staff is in even worse shape than it is now.
    As for the Yankees’ rookies, it’s pretty silly to give them any credit or any blame for their one game of work. To say they looked “ok” is as premature as to say they looked “out of their league”. Wang looked excellent this weekend, but he’s a starter and the focus of the game – it was hard not to notice. Positional players are harder to judge. More will be seen the next two nights of rookie pitchers. But to assess Cano’s proficiency at 2nd or Womack’s in left is totally premature. The sample size is way too small.

    SF May 4, 2005, 2:52 pm
  • I agree SF, but Alvarez is pretty damn good. Now Bob, I was out for a couple of days, but the story is still the same. Hopefully after seeing Halama and Gonzales do a fine job in Detroit you understand why there was no need to call up Alvarez. You remember the past couple days right? The painful misery should not have escaped you yet, but if so I’ll remind you – Boston takes three of four from Detroit (a winning team) which makes it six of the last seven. New York loses three of four to Tampa, which also makes it six of seven. I guess my problems did not really surface this week – Oh, Youk batting .450 for the series, and no errors. How is that even possible when he has terrible defense and can’t hit the ball? How did Cano fare with the leather this week? And the bat? Like I said before, I’ll give him a pass on the long series. I like him. Something about him screams “role player”, which everyone knows The Boss wont have around, but it’s nice to see one of those on that team. Bob, you’re like a bad hook-up I just want to get out of my apartment, but just can’t see the writing on the wall. You are in denial, and that I totally understand. For years I walked around in a haze thinking great things about mediocre teams, only to be let down in the end. You can’t live your life this way, it’s not healthy. At least it’s not to the point you have to expain trading Shea Hillenbrand for Kim. Be thankful for what your team has given you. Listen, I’m really sorry I was so correct this week. If it helps you, I’ll say I was wrong and you were right- we won’t even tell anyone.

    Brad-SF May 6, 2005, 3:57 am
  • I just want to express my gratitude for those RED SOX for making my X-MAS and New Year, which by the way is watched through out our beautiful nation, on TV, in the Big A-ple (for A-Rod), for the Johny Damon aquisition. Babe Ruth IS still alive, and…WELCOME to the new curse. As for Damon, WELL, you look different, and I hope you like those other rings. WElcome to the ELITE, and props to you from yourf fellow brothers here in Orlando. Look me up when you’re back in town.

    Anonymous January 8, 2006, 3:20 am

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