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Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood

Posted on: July 31, 2010 3:51 pm
Edited on: July 31, 2010 4:22 pm
 

Undeterred by a slim relief market and exorbitant prices, the Yankees have found a deal in Cleveland to acquire closer Kerry Wood.

The deal has cleared the last hurdle, approval by the Commissioner's Office, and Wood is on his way to the Bronx. The Yankees will send a player to be named later or cash to the Indians.

The Yankees also reportedly will cover $1.5 million of the $3.6 million the Indians still owe Wood on his $10.5 million 2010 salary.

The Cleveland closer is the third player scooped up by the Yanks in the past 24 hours, following Houston's Lance Berkman and Wood's former teammate in Cleveland, outfielder Austin Kearns.

Wood simply will add depth to a Yankees' bullpen as they gear up for the stretch run. In 23 appearances for the Indians this season, Wood was 1-4 with a 6.30 ERA and eight saves in 11 opportunities. He recently returned from the disabled list, where he was placed because of a blister on his finger.

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Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 10:29 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood

...... and yet here you are,

an ex-baseball fan typing away on a baseball blog for hours about a baseball team and the baseball sport that you could care less about. 



Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 9:11 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood

I am afraid you are the one that is not listening.  The Yankee$ are wealthy because they play in New York, not because they win.  They would be just as wealthy if they didn't win.  As for bowing down to the Yankee$, I have nothing but contempt for them and for MLB that allows this corrupt financial structure to continue.  I haven't been to a major league baseball game since 1999, and will not until baseball cleans up its act.  More and more fans will become ex-fans like me until the Yankee$ have no one else to play because the other teams have folded. I could care less whether the Yankee$ win or not.  As I said, it is a meaningless championship.  This is such a dead time of the year for professional sports with the only team competition being the farce that is the major league baseball season.  I can't wait for football to start. 



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:53 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood


You're not listening!

Again,

Wealth is a symbol of success. 

Wealth and winning go hand in hand.

The more the Yankees win, the wealthier they get, and the wealthier they get, the more they win.  

In other words, earing, buying, winning etc ... it's all synonymous.

It's good that you give up and bow down to the Yankee overloards so easily though.

We like it like that.




Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:46 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood

The Yankee$ probably will win the championship this year, and next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.  But they are the most meaningless championships in all of sports.  Wouldn't you feel better if the Yankee$ actually earned championships instead of buying them?



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:30 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood


Sounds like one of those "What came first, the chicken or the egg" type things.

Have fun figuring it out.

Meanwhile we'll be winning our 28th World Championship.  




Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:06 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood

It is pretty hard to have a supportive fan base when the fans know before the season even starts that the Yankee$ have bought the season.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:00 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood


... and yet another way to get wealthy would be to have an ownership that actually knows how to run a baseball franchise and a fan base that actually supports their local baseball team.  






Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 7:50 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood

The other way you can get wealthy in MLB is to play in New York.  Why? Because the TV networks give the NY teams exorbitant amounts of money for the broadcasting rights, money which they don't have to share with other teams like they do in the NFL.  They get this money whether they win or not.  Teams in other cities get much less.  For the Yankee$, this allows them to rip off other teams of their star players like a Robin Hood in reverse.  Meanwhile, as interest in baseball whithers in other cities because of the lack of competiveness, the Yankee$ may one day find themselves without many other teams to play.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 7:34 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood


sometimes I do feel pity for you non-Yankee fans.
NOT!!!

Bwahahahahaha Laughing



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 7:30 pm
 

Yankees acquire Cleveland's Wood


They can't win unless they outspend everybody by a gigantic amount. 
Wealth is a symbol of success. 

Wealth and winning go hand in hand.

The more the Yankees win, the wealthier they get, and the wealthier they get, the more they win.  

Have you looked up the definition of winning in the dictionary lately.  If you do, don't be surprised if you see a picture of the New York Yankees. 

Come to think of it ... sometimes I do feel pity for you non-Yankee fans.


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