Look what people have to say about Larry Mahnken's commentary!
"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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December 8, 2003
Yankee Arbitration Offers by Larry Mahnken
Thanks to NTNGod at Baseball Primer for making these updates, the Yankees have offered arbitration to:
Andy Pettitte (Duh)
David Wells (Who has already said he would decline arbitration, and will likely re-sign with the Yankees)
Gabe White (Who the Yankees want back, and are likely to re-sign)
John Flaherty (The key to the 2003 AL Pennant)
They have declined to offer arbitration to:
Roger Clemens (Why the heck not? I mean, he's retiring, but he might change his mind next spring. Might as well take the pick)
Jeff Nelson (YES!)
Antonio Osuna (No surprise here, he didn't do anything in the second half. There wouldn't be room for him anyway)
And they've re-signed Ruben Sierra to a 1-year $1 MM deal. Curious, since he can't pinch-hit for Nick Johnson anymore (Gollum, gollum). I'd say this is an okay re-sign.
Basically, unless they lose Pettitte (which I think is highly unlikely), they're not going to get any draft picks from anybody, and they've given up several high picks signing Type-A free agents. Yeah, it all makes them better than they would have been, but... that farm system is going to stay pretty crappy. --posted at 12:49 AM by Larry Mahnken / |