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Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

Posted on: January 31, 2011 5:20 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2011 9:09 pm
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Freddy Garcia Although Kenny Williams was hoping to bring Freddy Garcia back to the White Sox, the right-hander tells Venezuelan newspaper Lider en Deportes that he won't be returning to Chicago (with the translation from MLBTradeRumors.com's Nick Collias ):
"I would love to stay in Chicago because I like the city and I have friends here, but I don't think I'm going to come back," Garcia said. "In any case, I appreciate them for trusting me last year; however, a team like New York would be ideal, and would match up with this stage of my career."
The White Sox reportedly could give Garcia more than the $1 million he made last season when he was 12-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 28 starts. Garcia's 157 innings last season were more than 129 he pitched in 2007-09 combined.

The Yankees, of course, are still looking for starting pitching, although the interest seems to be coming more from Garcia's side than the Yankees.

The Nationals are also looking to add starting pitching, although they are unlikely to fit into Garcia's discription of "a team like New York" -- unless he means the Mets.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE: Freddy Garcia has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees, reports FOX Sports. Garcia should be in the lead to serve as the No. 5 starter, but will have to fight off Bartolo Colon and Sergio Mitre. Shouldn't be too much of an issue.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2011 1:54 am
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

For what, showing you can't read and comprehend.

Oh, the irony.

Try reading your post, particularly your last paragraph, and then read mine again.  If you don't get it, then read it again.  If you still don't get it, then just quit.  My response is above your level of intelligence.  Don't get your feelings hurt.  Just move along.



Since: Dec 10, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

I understand how difficult it must be to read words and comprehend what is being said.  Wait, I don't unless you are a moron.  What does anything you replied to have anything to do with what I said.  I said nothing of parity or anything relating to it.  I stated the fact that one team makes the playoffs 12 of 13 years and good reasoning for that.  That was the ONLY discussion point regarding that.  I stated nothing about intrinsic differences between football and baseball.  Also, never brought up the ridiculous NBA in anything, where something like half the league makes the playoffs.

Reading and comprehession is apparently a lost art in itself. 

There are a lot of differences and issues in itself with salary caps and the other crap you brought up.  I wasn't bringing up THAT discussion, but you felt you needed to. 

Way to go.  Props to you.  Ohhh, you got me.  You are so smart.  Yay!! horray for you.  For what, showing you can't read and comprehend.  Awesome, you should feel so proud!  




Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 8:54 am
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

BronxNYY- absolutely great posts.It's nice to see that there are a few people on these boards with functioning brain cells.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

This is the main reason why NFL popularity has risen far above MLB in the past 20 years. 



This is also a tired and old fable.

If baseball were played once a week every Sunday, for only 16 weeks out of the year, every game would sell out as well, followed by the same type of sensationalism and hype currently associated with the sport of football. 

The sports of baseball and football are apples and oranges, and as different as night and day.  One is an intense and sparingly showcased, modern day gladiator arena spectacle, the other is a leasurely past time that extends from spring through fall, and goes on and on seemingly throughout the entire year.  The unique characteristics to each sport lends to a different type of fan following.  Listen, I love football, but people who attempt to bring down the popularity of baseball by comparing it to football strike me as being totally clueless.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees


It's not a difficult thing to figure out.


Aparently it is.

For all of the equality that you and the rest of these sports geniuses who rant about what a "cap" has done for the NFL and NBA, it is indisputable that despite a "cap" in MLB, there is more parity in MLB than either of those sports.  A more varied mix of MLB teams make it to the playoffs every year than in either of those sports.  Not only have a greater variety of MLB teams made it to the playoffs, but they have gone on to win the World Series as well.

I wouldn't want to rain on your parade, my friend, but those "supposed" caps that you speak of in the NFL and NBA ... are nothing but smoke and mirrors.  Do a little research, and learn the business of sports financing and management rather than repeating everything you hear from the haters in the peanut gallery.  You will be amazed at what you will find.

... or not. 

Ignorance is bliss, after all.



Since: Dec 10, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

Yeah, it takes so much talent being a GM that goes out and spends $ on highly rated free agents.  Who has Cashman brought in that was not a top rated player for a lot of $?  Yes, he has done so well.

The comment about 5th rated minor league system is as ridiculous and contradicts all the other statements regarding "hater's" and reporters writing on the demise of the team.  That is also a prediction from writers you complain about you knob!  It means nothing.  What are the stats that some rating of a minor league system means anything at any time?! 

How's it amusing when people talk about salary cap and free spending?  It is a rational and logical argument on how well teams do, for the most part.  It's doubtful the Yankees would be in 12 of 13 playoffs if there was a salary cap.  It's an easy argument to say if they did not bring in CC and Tex, there was a good chance they would not have won the WS last year!  It just further proves the point that spending $ and having no limits to salary spending can ensure you have playoff sucess.  Atlanta had to make personnel moves based on $ and it finally caught up to them and needed to rebuild.  Took them several years to get back to the playoffs.  The Yankees get 2 big free agents by spending $ and win the WS.

It's an easy argument to say Jeter might not have been back this year had there been a salary cap.  He may have choosen to play for another team for more $ or stayed for less.  You really will never know.

The idea of a salary cap is to ensure teams build, re-build, contend, etc. on a fair monetary level.  The NFL finally started this within the past 30 years and it's even more difficult to predict teams that will win it all from year to year.  There is a sense of equality and everyone's team has a chance to win it in any given year.  This is the main reason why NFL popularity has risen far above MLB in the past 20 years.  It's not a difficult thing to figure out. 



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

 am a life long Yankee fan,and I basically agree with everything you said except for giving Cashman total credit for the last 13 years.I think that's a bit of a stretch,although he certainly has been part of the process,and the comment about the minor leagues is undeniable.

I was making more of a point that a bone head GM would not have had the type of sucess that cashman endured for 13 years. While at times he has been over ruled, he has also voiced his opinion against certain signings....Steve Karsay was not a cashman signing, Cashman did not want to bring him in but was over ruled, same goes for Farnsworth, Sheffield (really wanted Vlad and George over ruled him). Every GM has good and bad signings...but the truth about Cashman is, he is a very good GM and people tend to forget that he signed Tex at the last minute, he made the trade for Kerry Wood last year which was a big help. He did not trade Hughes for Santana and so on and so forth. I cannot say that Cashman deserves all the credit, but then again what GM over a 13 year period with his success does...in fact what GM has been as successful as he has the last 13 years?

Let's not under play the difficulty of rebuilding a farm system while remaining a contender each year.



My favorite hater arguments are: 1. They buy titles; 2. There needs to be a salary cap; 3. All of their recent titles are PED tainted.They are a constant source of amusement.

I agree with you...every team has purchased players....is there a single team that has won a championship that has not signed a free agent or made an in-season trade to improve their team?



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

I am a life long Yankee fan,and I basically agree with everything you said except for giving Cashman total credit for the last 13 years.I think that's a bit of a stretch,although he certainly has been part of the process,and the comment about the minor leagues is undeniable.My favorite hater arguments are: 1. They buy titles; 2. There needs to be a salary cap; 3. All of their recent titles are PED tainted.They are a constant source of amusement.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

I really hope the Yankees at least make the playoffs this year.  So many "psychic" Yankee haters have aleady predicted the Yankees are "done" and "will not make the playoffs".  What will all your excuses be if the Yanks make the playoffs this year?? Oh yea, you'll just start whining about salary caps and the Yankee payroll. 


Garcia actually had a somewhat decent year last season.  The Yankees or their fans aren't expecting him to pitch like Cliff Lee.  I can see Garcia being a serviceable 4th or 5th starter and with the high powered Yankee offense, he just needs to go 5-6 solid innings and keep the team in the game. 



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Garcia agrees to deal with Yankees

Yankees are going to decline over next few years.

Really? And this of course must be based on your very next comment.


Not all players want or can handle the pressure of New York.

Yep. This proves that the Yankees will decline over the next few years. I bet you said something similar when the Yankees did not make the playoffs and followed that decline with a World Series win.

Then you have the most obvious glaring difference with the Yankees.  When George died, so did the Yankees

Because George made the Yankees win....this comment is as useless as you.

 Yeah he wasn't "running" the Yankees before he died. but, I think that has alot to do with it.  

So, you first state an definative with the "obvious glaring differance" but now you admit that George was not running things and you only think it had a lot to do with it. Man you Yankee haters really reach when trying to say something negative about the franchise....this post just got silly.


Hal doesn't get the respect that George had. 

And even if this was true....it means what?


 Not to mention one of the biggest bonehead GM's out there.  

Oh yes, the same bone head who has put together a Yankees team that has gone to the post season 12 out of the last 13 seasons and has appeared in 6 World Series winning 4 of them. Not to mention, he has built the Yankees farm system back up to being ranked 5th best in all of baseball in 2011.

This post went from silly to stupid....quickly.





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