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Yankees in contact with Crawford

Posted on: December 3, 2010 9:51 am
Edited on: December 3, 2010 9:52 am
 
The Yankees have been in Crawford contact with Carl Crawford, as ESPN 's Buster Olney reports.

While New York is full up in the outfield, no winter would be complete without New York talking to all the top available free agents. Crawford, the top position player on the market, is expected to wait out Cliff Lee's signing as it could impact his own market.

Should the Yankees fail to sign Lee, the scuttlebutt has then turning to Crawford instead. They could shift one of their outfielders to a backup role, or more likely, swap the player for a starting pitcher.

You also can't rule out both Crawford and Lee signing with New York, but it's not known whether the Yankees have the resources to import both.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 10:45 pm
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

yeah george was a great person. Illegal campain contributions, rubbing elbows and hiring known mafia   goons to follow and get dirt on his own players. This was really a classy guy.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 12:12 pm
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

ARod batting average has dropped every year since 2007, his OBP has dropped every year since 2007, his slugging % has dropped every year since 2007.  He has missed 24, 38 and 25 games in the last 3 years.  You have him signed for SEVEN MORE YEARS as the highest paid player in baseball.  His contract is an absolute joke.

Sounds like a Yankee hater...Arod still produces. Actually, I know this guy..he lies, puts words in peoples mouths, defelcts conversations to avoid when he is wrong and avoids questions when he knows he is wrong....yep a real loser.




To the guys saying the Yankees losing 40 or 50 million a year -- Uhh, who owns the TV contract?  The Yankees. 

you still talk out your A$$...no idea..."the Yankees and Nets decided to part ways, with the Nets being sold to a group led by real-estate developer . This sale did not include the Nets' ownership stake in YES, which remained with the pre-merger owners of the team. In 2004, YankeeNets was renamed , which owns the Yankees and YES as separate companies. Therefore, the Yankees technically do not own YES. The Yankees, however, receive a rights fee from YES that is somewhat higher than MSG previously paid. In 2007"


I give props to the Steinbrenners for bold business moves, giving them the resources to spend like they do, but this would only work in a city the size of NYC.

Or Arlington Texas, Boston ,Atlanta....

Please explain how Verlander can't win a big game, yet has won the most games in baseball since coming into the league. 

I can't speak for the other poster but it seem obvious from your statment that the other poster said a BIG GAME not games in general. So Verlander could the winningest pitcher in baseball history but the other poster believes that verlander can't win a big game. I can only think the other poster is suggesting that Verlanders post season stats are awful...1-2 5.83 era in 4 starts.


CC is a great pitcher, but the guy had 7.4 runs PER GAME scored when he pitched last year. 

 You said it...CC is a great pitcher and he can't control his run support...he is a great pitcher period.






Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:57 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

I'll take Texeira's bat and glove over Gonzalez. Let's call Arod (at this point in his career) and Youkilis a tie at 3rd, so really what do the Yankees need to smoke? 



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:56 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

The owners are virtually united behind a salary cap. The only team firmly against it is the Yankees


except that's not at all true. A cap would not only mean a limit on spending but also a minimum amount that needs to be spent..which the highes revenue teams in baseball, marlins, royals, pirates, A's and rays are opposed to.

 




Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:46 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

eat your heart out, red sox get gonzalez. what happened the yanks missed out on this one? take that and smoke it.
Idiotic comment.  Why would the Yankees try and get Gonzalez when they have Tex (who is just as good as Gonzalez) locked up for 6 more years???  



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:38 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

and you wonder why football is americas favorite pastime,,,this is crazy,one team can get every player worth getting,,this has been going on for years and years and it's sickening,,,salary cap time people,, baseball would be so much more enjoyable to watch knowing that every team is playing on an even plain and not just a select few can have the run at the store,,,or even better split the league and call it the "haves and the have nots"




And yet baseball has had a greater diversity of playoff adn championship teams than football.

I suppose the Pats, Colts and steelers are the haves while the Lions, Rams, Browns, Raiders, Bills and 49ers are the have nots.




Since: May 27, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:28 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

The owners are virtually united behind a salary cap. The only team firmly against it is the Yankees because they are the only ones who would be affected by it. But the owners for some reason are scared out of the minds by the players' union. My God, let them strioke, or lock them out. Then come back with a system similar to the other professional sports



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:17 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

eat your heart out, red sox get gonzalez. what happened the yanks missed out on this one? take that and smoke it.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2010 9:45 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

Can some of you salary cap whiners please explain when and how exactly is baseball going to adopt and implement a salary cap??  Since the players association and most of the owners don't support one, how is baseball going to convince them otherwise???? 



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2010 6:49 am
 

Yankees in contact with Crawford

and you wonder why football is americas favorite pastime,,,this is crazy,one team can get every player worth getting,,this has been going on for years and years and it's sickening,,,salary cap time people,, baseball would be so much more enjoyable to watch knowing that every team is playing on an even plain and not just a select few can have the run at the store,,,or even better split the league and call it the "haves and the have nots"


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