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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yankees Talking To Several Teams About Robinson Cano: ‘He’s Good And We’re Going To Keep Him’

I guess this is one rumor we can put to bed:

“Brian Cashman called me up this past week and asked what we’d be willing to give up for Robinson Cano, but before I could even answer, he said, ‘Whatever it is, it wouldn’t be enough, because we just love the guy,’” an executive within the Blue Jays organization told reporters.

Good thinking.

RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 05:49 PM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RJ in TO Posted: July 27, 2011 at 07:54 PM (#3886861)
And how do we know it's from the Onion? Because if AA actually got Cashman on the phone, he'd have ended up with Cano, in return for nothing more than a couple middle relievers, and a backup outfielder.
   2. Paul D(uda) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 08:24 PM (#3886908)
I really think that these articles should be marked "Satire" before the headline.
   3. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 08:31 PM (#3886916)
I really think that these articles should be marked "Satire" before the headline.
In my defense, I tried to put "The Onion" in the headline, but it wouldn't fit with the rest. And I thought the second bit--which I was unaware would get cut off on the main page--made the satire clear.
   4. Paul D(uda) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 08:41 PM (#3886928)
In my defense, I tried to put "The Onion" in the headline, but it wouldn't fit with the rest. And I thought the second bit--which I was unaware would get cut off on the main page--made the satire clear.

Yeah, on hot topics it's obvious that this is a joke, but that doesn't show up on the main page. No biggie.
   5. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 27, 2011 at 08:48 PM (#3886930)
Some real news: The Mariners finally won today. Beat the crap out of the MFY at the New Toilet, 9-2. A very satisfying win not least because all of the poop references in the previous sentence allow me to equate this win with the Mariners' fans feeling like they just took a big #### and its name was Philip Hughes. Their long constipation streak has ended. Every Mariners fan has a #### eating grin on his face. Etc. Carry on.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: July 27, 2011 at 08:51 PM (#3886938)
In my defense, I tried to put "The Onion" in the headline, but it wouldn't fit with the rest. And I thought the second bit--which I was unaware would get cut off on the main page--made the satire clear.


On the other hand, that is something that the 2011 Cashman might do.
   7. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 08:59 PM (#3886945)
Mariners' fans feeling like they just took a big #### and its name was Philip Hughes.


2 runs over 6 innings?

I shouldn't be too harsh, when you're a second-division team like Seattle you can never know what the highlight of your season is going to be. For the Mariners this year, it may well be Felix Hernandez beating the New York Yankees in July to move the Mariners within 16 games of .500
   8. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:15 PM (#3886954)
On the other hand, that is something that the 2011 Cashman might do.


I clicked on this thread because that's precisely what I thought. It seems almost inevitable.

If Cashman's treating this year as a piece of performance art (as a buddy of mine claims), he needs pull off a really baroque trade that start with Cano going to Houston and end with the Yankees getting Jemile Weeks, Dan Uggla, Omar Infante, Chris Getz, and Bill Hall. At the press conference, Cashman can refer to Robinson as "Von Cano" and laugh maniacally at inappropriate times.
   9. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:23 PM (#3886962)
I shouldn't be too harsh, when you're a second-division pitcher like Philip Huges you can never know what the highlight of your season is going to be. For Philip Hughes this year, it may well be losing for the New York Yankees in July but only giving up 2 runs to the Mariners, who with the win move within 16 games of .500


FTFY. Also, you forgot to include something about the evils of revenue sharing.
   10. plim Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:25 PM (#3886965)
so, in other words, king felix is going to get traded for robinson cano?
   11. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:47 PM (#3886989)
I shouldn't be too harsh, when you're a second-division pitcher like Philip Huges you can never know what the highlight of your season is going to be.


I think the highlight of the season for most fans of basement-dwelling loser teams like Seattle is sniping at the players on far better teams. Hey, what else are you going to do to put the standings out of your mind?

FTFY. Also, you forgot to include something about the evils of revenue sharing.


Why? Seattle actually has to dig into their own pockets to pay for Jeffrey Loria's new yacht. Obviously revenue sharing is a preposterous scam designed to flood the coffers of well-positioned owners with ill-gotten monies fairly earned by other, better-managed franchises, but I don't see the relevance here at all.
   12. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:53 PM (#3886996)
"The Piehole of David Wells, Red Sox Colostomy Bag"
   13. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:53 PM (#3886997)
Yankees Talking To Several Teams About Robinson Cano: ‘He’s Good And We’re Going To Keep Him’


But not as good as Pedroia.

<ducking>
   14. McCoy Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:56 PM (#3887002)
Robinson Cano for Carlos Zambrano and Alfonso Soriano.
   15. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 27, 2011 at 09:59 PM (#3887005)
Philip Hughes for Felix Hernandez's kid's soiled diaper. Hey, the Mariners got ripped off!
   16. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM (#3887011)
Cano today: 1-for-4, RBI. Decent, but not Dustin Ackley good.
   17. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM (#3887015)
At the press conference, Cashman can refer to Robinson as "Von Cano" and laugh maniacally at inappropriate times.


Question: When is it appropriate to laugh maniacally during a press conference? I may be holding a press conference soon.
   18. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM (#3887016)
Decent, but not Dustin Ackley good.


One more hitless at-bat and that's Mendoza territory. Trade that clown.
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 27, 2011 at 10:20 PM (#3887025)
Question: When is it appropriate to laugh maniacally during a press conference? I may be holding a press conference soon.


Are you about to trade for Vernon Wells?
   20. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: July 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM (#3887026)
Question: When is it appropriate to laugh maniacally during a press conference? I may be holding a press conference soon.


It's inappropriate to laugh maniacally at a press conference when you are saying something like, "We really like Robinson and are sad to let him go." All other times, it's fine. Especially when you talk about Chris Getz's clubhouse presence.
   21. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM (#3887034)
Are you about to trade for Vernon Wells?


No, it's for . . . other reasons. Reasons totally unrelated to my plans for world domination. Of which I have none.
   22. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM (#3887067)
Question: When is it appropriate to laugh maniacally during a press conference?


I think it's when you're announcing the release of your manifesto.
   23. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: July 28, 2011 at 12:39 AM (#3887177)
Thank you. That's the kind of advice I'm looking for.
   24. Bourbon Samurai Posted: July 28, 2011 at 01:50 AM (#3887283)
Clicking on the link led me to this piece of genius.

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