No Thanks for the Memories

The bloodbath has begun. Travis Lee’s 2005 option has been declined, as has the 2006 option for Paul Quantrill, leaving us to wonder whether he will return for the final year of his contract. Our guess: don’t expect to see him on the 05 roster.

What will the Yankees do at first? Will Giambi ever return to health? Will his offensive numbers justify his poor defense? Will Olerud stay on? Will the acquisition of Beltran leave Bernie and Jason to battle over the DH slot? So much time to mull….

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  • So this is how I looked every year, about two days after the World Series. My team has accomplished little, gagging on the possibility of glory, and my heart is settled on next year. I wonder what contract is going to be exercised, I wonder what free agent is going to be signed. I wonder what the future might hold for me and my gang. I have to say, it must have looked a bit sad, firing up the hot stove even before the champs have gotten their parade.
    No stones to throw here, but YF has given me a nice mirror to my own history.

    SF October 29, 2004, 5:22 pm
  • Just reporting the news.

    YF October 29, 2004, 5:31 pm
  • Leave that to Murray Chass!
    (Actually, today all Murray could pathetically muster was a story about 1986 and the Clemens “begging out” mythology. Good to see Murray can stay on message, even throughout the events of the past 2 weeks)

    SF October 29, 2004, 6:04 pm
  • Don’t worry Capt. Mr. Jeter will no doubt still be with the Yankees and with him and other combined talents you know we are coming out with many goals. Our first being beating the sox on opening day and you know our last will be to have them watch us raise our WS pennant. We have a long way to go … but just have some trust in your team.
    Let’s Go Yankees!

    Lena (yf) October 29, 2004, 8:33 pm
  • Evidently, Manny just pulled out a sign during the parade that says: ‘Jeter Is Playing Golf. This Is Better.’ WTF? What’s the point of taking a swipe at Jeter? I mean, if it was ARod or Sheff–fine. It’s still incredibly lame, but you might see where it was coming from. But Derek? Doesn’t seem very Manny-like.
    It is interesting, however, that even as they’re enjoying their finest moment, they still can’t get their minds off the Yanks.

    Spidey October 30, 2004, 10:47 am
  • Waaah waaah waaah. The sign is accurate. Jeter is “playing golf”, at least symbolically, and yes, winning a title and having a parade IS better. Calm down. New chant: 2000!!!

    SF October 30, 2004, 2:31 pm
  • And to be clear, a fan handed Manny the sign. Do you really think he got a sharpie and took the time to make it himself?

    SF October 30, 2004, 4:14 pm
  • I dunno. Maybe Manny got Sharpie advice from T.O. and planned ahead. Boo!!

    Spidey October 30, 2004, 6:38 pm

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