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Old 10-29-2010, 10:33 AM
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Default Rangers are having OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES!

It's Halloween, when else would these guys be having OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES:

"We're not playing the same," said Nelson Cruz, one of several slumping Rangers. "I don't know what it is. I wish I could tell you. The way we're playing, it's different. It's not us."
Cruz is 1 for 9. Josh Hamilton and Michael Young are each 1 for 8 with no RBIs.


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Whole game was painful to watch last night, especially the 8th inning pitching meltdown!

Rangers are not hitting, pitching or fielding. I think they need to win the next 2 games in a row to have a chance but I hope they get swept.
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After beating the Yankees its easy for a team to let down as bad as the yanks looked a team has to get really up to play em and beating em is a great accomplishment
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Thousands cheer on Giants at San Francisco parade


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no shock... bunch o' fruity stoners out there
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Charlie Samuels, Mets Clubhouse Manager, Reportedly Bet on Baseball

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The allegations against suspended Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels are much more serious -- and numerous -- than initially reported.

The New York Daily News reported Friday that Samuels is believed to have told MLB investigators he placed bets on baseball games, an assertion confirmed by The Associated Press. He also allegedly was taped by law enforcement placing bets on college and pro football games with a gambling ring that had ties to organized crime. Samuels even provided free seats to Mets games -- tickets that would normally run $400 -- to some of those organized crime figures, the newspaper reported.

In addition, investigators are reportedly looking into the possibility that Samuels tapped into Mets financial accounts and sold team memorabilia to help cover his gambling debts.

Neither the Mets nor MLB would comment to the Daily News on the allegations.

The ongoing investigation has its roots in a 2005 probe that ended in Shea Stadium groundskeeper Dominic Valila losing his job after he was found to be involved in a gambling ring associated with the Bonanno crime family. Samuels' assistant, Nick Priore, was also fired in the wake of that investigation.

The Daily News said investigators began poking around Citi Field again this season after the Mets' team store asked Samuels for players' jerseys and he said he had none, even though he should have had a surplus on hand. Bats and balls also are unaccounted for, and there are indications of irregularities involving Samuels' handling of hotel room bookings for the team. In addition to Samuels' clubhouse duties, he also handles the team's travel arrangements.

The 53-year-old New Jersey native has worked for the Mets for 27 years. He previously worked for the Phillies.
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should they, or shouldn't they?

Late Yankees George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin among veteran committee picks for Hall of Fame ballot



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well well well, we'll see who fares well!

The Yankees could make this easy by just shutting up. Jeter could make this easy by just signing, which is still likely. After all, who can turn down $15mil / year!

But if the Yankees wratchet up any more negative rhetoric, I wouldn't be shocked if Jeter just hangs it up.

They torqued off Joe Torre and Bernie Williams before Jet, so why not torque off the face of the franchise?

No, I'm not crying for Jeter, the offer still stands at the highest (or one of the highest, not sure) middle infield contracts in BASEBALL... but still...


NEW YORK — Hank Steinbrenner has a message as the New York Yankees negotiate to re-sign Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.





"As much as we want to keep everybody, we've already made these guys very, very rich, and I don't feel we owe anybody anything monetarily," the Yankees co-chairman said Tuesday. "Some of these players are wealthier than their bosses."
With negotiations moving slowly, the Yankees declined to offer salary arbitration to Jeter and Rivera before Tuesday's midnight deadline. New York also failed to offer arbitration to left-hander Andy Pettitte, reliever Kerry Wood and first baseman Lance Berkman but did make the offer to right-hander Javier Vazquez, unlikely to re-sign following a disappointing season.
By offering arbitration, New York would receive draft-pick compensation if Vazquez signs elsewhere. His agents have been negotiating with the Florida Marlins.
New York has made a $45 million, three-year offer to Jeter, a baseball executive with knowledge of the proposal said, speaking on condition of anonymity because it wasn't made public.
"We've encouraged him to test the market and see if there's something he would prefer other than this," general manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com, without confirming the figure. "If he can, fine. That's the way it works."
Jeter is coming off a $189 million, 10-year contract that was second only to Alex Rodriguez's deals of $252 million and $275 million, both over a decade.
"Negotiating is always a process," Steinbrenner said. "I know he wants to stay. It's going to come down to what's fair for everybody considering all circumstances."
Now 36, Jeter hit .270 with 10 homers, down from a .334 average and 18 homers the previous season. While his RBIs increased by one to 67, his on-base percentage fell from .406 to .340 and his slugging average dropped from .465 to .370.
An off year or the start of a career-ending tailoff? No way to tell.
But without the threat of negotiations involving other teams, there's little pressure for either side to make a deal quickly.
"Do we want to keep Derek? Of course we do, obviously," Steinbrenner said. "Obviously we all want to keep Derek and we all want to keep Mo."
Steinbrenner remains confident deals will be reached to keep the pair.
"I don't think in the end they will be unreasonable," he said. "It's going to come down to what's fair for everybody considering all circumstances."
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Mariano Rivera returns to Yanks, ignores better deal from Boston

By David Brown
The Interwebs recently became fascinated with what Derek Jeter(notes) would look like dressed in every other major league uniform — especially that of the New York Yankees' greatest rival.
But as news breaks of 41-year-old Mariano Rivera(notes) re-signing in the Bronx, details have emerged about the Boston Red Sox's attempt to pry him away as their closer.
Enter Sandman to Fenway Park — as Jonathan Papelbon's(notes) replacement?
It could have happened, if Mo had taken mo' money.
Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated Tweeted around midnight that Boston was among three teams who offered Rivera a three-year contract. Rivera reportedly is on the verge of signing for $30 million over two seasons with the Yankees.
You see, Yankees fans, what happens when the Empire and one of its superstars play nice during contract negotiations? Weird, huh? That's apparently what happens when one side exercises some humility.
Writes reporter Christian Red in the New York Daily News:
[A] deal came together, perhaps expedited because Rivera had recently received a three-year deal and more money (believed to be in the neighborhood of $17 million per year) from another team, according to the source. The source added that Rivera wanted to maintain his ties to the only team he has ever played for, and went with less money and fewer years to continue wearing pinstripes.
"He wanted to stay loyal to the Yankees," the source said.
But, oh, what might have been. Heyman, who said the Los Angeles Angels also offered Rivera three years, went on to say:
#redsox do not trust papelbon. first they shopped him, then, word is they went for rivera
Does that mean the Red Sox would have non-tendered Paps? Does this mean he's definitely on his way out of Boston before the start of the 2011 season?
Further, does this mean The Captain will ease up on his own contract demands and follow Mo back to Yankee Stadium? If Rivera can pass on better offers, then Jeter can do the same to the imaginary offers he's not getting from other teams.
It would allow him to save some face. And the Yankees could be one, big happy family again.
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Yanks, Jeter hammer out new deal


By Jon Heyman, SI.com
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees ended their protracted contract stalemate Saturday, reaching an agreement on a three-year contract with a creative and complicated player option for 2014.
If he declines the fourth-year option, Jeter will be guaranteed $51 million, including a $3 million buyout. If Jeter exercises the option, he'll receive between $56 and $65 million. The amount depends on a points system. He earns points based on if he finishes anywhere among top six in AL MVP voting and if he wins World Series MVP, league championship series MVP, Gold Glove or Silver Slugger Awards.
Both sides made significant compromises the past two days to try to reach an agreement with Jeter.
Several teams courted Jeter, but the Yankees captain never considered leaving the team that drafted him in 1992.
Jeter, 36, is coming off the worst offensive season of his career, with career lows in batting average (.270), on-base percentage (.340) and slugging percentage (.370), although he did score 111 runs, drive in 67 and steal 18 bases. He also made his 11th All-Star team and won his fifth Gold Glove award at shortstop. Jeter enters the 2011 season just 74 hits away from 3,000 for his career.
On Friday, the Yankees reached a two-year agreement with closer Mariano Rivera worth about $30 million.
After settling with Jeter and Rivera, the Yankees will turn their attention to the pursuit of lefty Cliff Lee. Negotiations figure to intensify when the winter meetings start Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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Default The Phillies have won the penant, the phillies have won the penant...

ok, premature, but...

In a shocking turnabout, Phillies land Lee

By Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports 6 hours, 49 minutes ago





Faced with a decision to sign with the New York Yankees or the Texas Rangers, Cliff Lee(notes) has made his choice:
Neither.
The Philadelphia Phillies, who only a year ago dismayed their fans by trading away Lee in the name of organizational depth, rallied to reach an agreement with the ace left-hander and emerge with the deepest rotation in baseball, sources said Monday night. Sources indicated the deal was for five years and $120 million, with a vesting option for a sixth year that would pay him a maximum of $135 million, less than he could have gotten from the Yankees or Rangers.

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at least the yankees won't have to see that stupid grin until the WS.
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I think a major part of Lee's decision was to pitch again in the pitiful hitters league, the National League.

Phillies should be fun to watch this year, hope he does well cause Phillies fans are infamous!
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