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"Larry, can you be any more of a Yankee apologist?.... Just look past your Yankee myopia and try some objectivity." - Bernal Diaz
"Mr. Mahnken is enlightened." - cordially, as always,
"Wow, Larry. You've produced 25% of the comments on this thread and
said nothing meaningful. That's impressive, even for you." - Anonymous
"After reading all your postings and daily weblog...I believe you have truly become the Phil Pepe of this generation. Now this is not necessarily a good thing." - Repoz
"you blog sucks, it reeds as it was written by the queer son of mike lupica and roids clemens. i could write a better column by letting a monkey fuk a typewriter. i dont need no 181 million dollar team to write a blog fukkk the spankeees" - yan
"i think his followers have a different sexual preference than most men" - bob
"Boring and predictable." - No Guru No Method
"Are you the biggest idiot ever?" - Randal
"I'm not qualified to write for online media, let alone mainstream
media." - Larry Mahnken
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Could Armando help the team now -- this season? Yes, he probably can. But how much will he help the Yankees down the road? And who will Jason Anderson be playing, and probably doing very well, for?
Mike Lowell. Eric Milton. Hell, I'll even throw Ted Lilly in there. Let's not put Jason Anderson on that list of prospects the Yanks have given up in return for guys who aren't playing anymore or who really aren't that good. Please. I beg of thee. Don't do it.
You misspelled "possibly". Jason Anderson is a relief pitcher. He has talent, and could end up being a very good relief pitcher, but he's still a relief pitcher, and unless he becomes Mariano Rivera, they won't have to regret dealing him.
Trading Mike Lowell was a bad move, but one that seemed to have value at the time. Trading Ted Lilly was not a bad move, but including John-Ford Griffin and Jason Arnold in the deal was. Trading Eric Milton, Cristian Guzman and Brian Buchanan for Chuck Knoblauch was a good move on the basis of his 1998 season alone.
If they had traded Brandon Claussen, I would have been upset. If they had traded Nick Johnson, I would have strapped a bomb to myself. They traded Jason Anderson and two A ball players who have a decent chance of being AAA players for Armando Benitez and the two first round draft picks they'll get when he leaves as a free agent. I'm not going to cry about it. --posted at 11:44 PM by Larry Mahnken / |