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    Quote Originally Posted by ERoyal248 View Post
    I would of liked to keep Johnson, but he got demoted to Single A earlier in the year, so i'm not shocked by this.

    If he can turn it around, probably an Adam Dunn type player.
    He may get a chance in AA.



    AAA Colin Curtis (turns 26 in February-- Top 40 Prospect): plus glove, average to above average wheels, good hitting POTENTIAL, but he has yet to deliver

    AAA Greg Golson (turned 25 in September): plus wheels, plus-plus glove, shaky hitting -- like Johnson, a former 1st round pick (Phillies)

    AA Damon Sublett (turned 25 in September): hard to tell, as he hasn't been able to stay healthy --can also play 2B

    AA Dan Brewer (23): decent hitter, but not much power (can rack up doubles and triples, though), plus glove, plus wheels

    AA Austin Krum (turns 25 in January): plus glove, plus wheels, shaky hitting

    Advanced A Melky Mesa (turns 24 in January --Top 15 Prospect): plus glove, plus-plus arm, plus power, above average wheels -- could have a bright future if he keeps lowering his K's

    Advanced A Zoilo Almonte (21 -- Top 45 Prospect ): some power potential, decent speed --really needs to step up with Abraham Almonte (Top 25 Prospect) and Slade Heathcott (Top 10 Prospect) right behind him

    Advanced A Ray Kruml (25): See Austin Krum


    It could play out like this:

    Colin Curtis vs. Greg Golson in spring training for 1 reserve OF spot with the Yankees.

    AAA:
    Curtis/Golson loser, Dan Brewer, Minor League Free Agent (probably someone with a little major league experience)

    AA:
    Austin Krum, Melky Mesa, Zoilo Almonte in the OF, Cody Johnson DH/OF, Damon Sublett backup or released

    Ray Kruml could get Zoilo Almonte's spot in AA if the Yankees decide Almonte needs more time in Advanced A (Almonte played 1/2 of 2010 in Class A and 1/2 in Advanced A)
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    Lightning quick run at my list of top Yankees prospects early in the trading period:

    AAA: Scranton
    AA: Trenton
    Advanced A: Tampa
    A: Charleston
    Short Season A: Staten Island
    Rookie League: Gulf Coast League Yankees

    1. C Jesus Montero 11-28-89 6'4" 225# Bats RH
    .289 BA 453 AB 21 HR 75 RBI 2010 Scranton
    Just how often do catchers with Mike Piazza offensive potential come along? Will be the Yankees primary catcher in 2011.


    2. LHSP Manny Banuelos 3-13-91 5'10" 155#
    0 W 4 L 2.51 ERA Tampa/Trenton 2010
    Power arm and best bet to reach his ceiling of the Yankees pitching prospects.


    3. C Gary Sanchez 12-2-92 6'2" 195# Bats RH
    .329 BA 173 AB GCL/Staten Island 2010
    Hitting potential rival's Montero's. Above average defensive tools.


    4. RHSP Dellin Betances 3-23-88 6'8# 245#
    8 W 1 L 2.11 ERA 85.1 IP
    Best arm in the system just needs to stay healthy.



    5. RHSP Andrew Brackman 12-4-85 6'10" 240#
    10 W 11 L 3.90 ERA 140.2 IP Tampa/Trenton 2010
    3rd member of "the killer B's" has top flight potential as future Yankees closer or in the rotation. Signed a major league contract as Yankees 1st rd. pick.... has to be in the majors for good in 2012 or be exposed to waivers.



    6. C Austin Romine 11-22-88 6'1" 195# Bats RH
    .268 BA 455 AB Trenton 2010
    Dropped a bit in this year's rankings, a testimony to how much talent our top 5 possess. Developing hitter with plus defensive tools.


    7. CF Slade Heathcott 9-28-90 6'1" 190# Bats LH
    .258 BA 298 AB Charleston 2010
    Blazing speed. 5 tool potential.


    8. RHSP Adam Warren 8-25-87 6'1" 200#
    11 W 7 L 2.59 ERA Tampa/Trenton 2010
    Would rank higher on most teams. Great stuff and great control.


    9. SS Eduardo Nunez 6-15-87 6' 155# Bats RH.289 BA 464 AB Scranton 2010
    .280 BA 50 AB Yankees 2010
    Should win the utility IF job for the Yankees to start 2011.


    10. 3B Brandon Laird 9-11-87 6'1" 215# Bats RH
    .281 BA 531 AB 25 HR 102 RBI Trenton/Scranton 2010
    Hoping to see him in the majors backing up the IF and OF corners some time after the all star break.


    11. 2B Corban Joseph 10-28-88 6' 168# Bats LH
    .283 BA 492 AB Tampa/Trenton 2010
    Excellent hitter just needs to keep improving his D to shoot up my list.



    12. RHSP Ivan Nova 1-12-87 6'4" 210#
    12 W 3 L 2.86 ERA 145 IP Scranton 2010
    1 W 2 L 4.50 ERA 42 IP Yankees 2010
    I look for him to be in the majors to start the season. Rotation or pen depends on whether Lee/Pettitte are signed.



    13. 2B David Adams 5-15-87 6'2" 190# Bats RH
    .309 BA 152 AB Trenton 2010
    Missed most of the season with a broken ankle. Would be in my top 10 otherwise.


    14. RHSP David Phelps 10-9-86 6'3" 190#
    10 W 2 L 2.50 ERA 158.2 IP Trenton/Scranton 2010
    Tends to be underrated, but his stuff and numbers can't be overlooked. Should be Scranton's ace if Nova is in the majors.


    15. OF Melky Mesa 1-31-87 6'1" 165# Bats RH
    .260 BA 446 AB 19 HR 74 RBI 31 SB 2010 Tampa
    2010 Florida State League MVP and fantastic defender.


    16. 3B Brad Suttle 1-24-86 6'2" 215# Bats S
    .272 BA 514 AB 80 RBI Tampa 2010
    Caught fire in the 2nd half after missing 2009 with injury.



    17. SS Chris Culver 8-26-92 6' 185# Bats S
    .251 BA 203 AB GCL/Staten Island 2010
    2010 1st rd. pick.


    18. RHSP Brett Marshall 3-22-90 6' 195#
    4 W 2 L 2.57 ERA 84 IP GCL/Charleston/Tampa 2010
    Fantastic return to form after Tommy John surgery. Poised to be Tampa's ace to start 2011.


    19. C JR Murphy 5-13-91 6' 190# Bats RH
    .255 BA 330 AB for Charleston 2010
    Still learning the position, but showed promise in his 1st full season.


    20. RHSP Graham Stoneburner 9-29-87 6'1" 190#
    9 W 8 L 2.41 ERA 142 IP Charleston/Tampa 2010
    Looks to have a major league future. Pen or rotation? Power arm will find a spot.




    21. OF Mason Williams 8-21-91 6' 150# Bats LH
    2010 4th rd. pick


    22. RHSP Bryan Mitchell 4-19-91 6'2" 175#
    2 W 2 L 3.94 ERA 45.2 IP GCL/Staten Island 2010
    Has the upside to jump into my top 10 very soon.


    23. RHSP Hector Noesi 1-26-87 6'2" 175#
    14-7 3.20 ERA Tampa/Trenton/Scranton 2010
    Live arm will be hard pressed to overtake Yankees elite prospects. Trade candidate.


    24. OF Abe Almonte 6-27-89 5'9" 205# Bats S
    Missed most of 2010 with a torn labrum. Premier CF with power and speed potential.


    25. RHSP Rafael DePaula
    Can't let myself put him higher until he pitches stateside.


    26. RHSP DJ Mitchell 5-13-87 6'2" 165#
    13 W 4 L 4.00 ERA Scranton/Trenton 2010
    Quality arm faces a ton of competition for a shot at the majors. Trade candidate.


    27. RHSP Jose Ramirez 1-21-90 6'1" 155#
    6 W 5 L 3.60 ERA 115 IP Charleston 2010
    Ready to jump to Advanced A Tampa and I look for him to move up several spots on my list in 2011.


    28. C Kyle Higashioka 4-20-90 6'1" 190# Bats RH
    .225 BA 320 AB for Charleston 2010
    Very disappointing season as a hitter last year, but too talented to not improve. Strong defender.

    29. OF Ramon Flores 3-26-92 5'10" 150# Bats LH
    .303 BA 234 AB for GCL Yankees/Charleston/Tampa in 2010
    Can't look for power at his size, but he is a promising hitter.


    30. SS/2B Angelo Gumbs 10-13-92 6' 175# Bats RH
    .192 BA 26 AB Gulf Coast League Yankees 2010
    2010 2nd round pick


    My top 10 are pretty much set in stone, but I can make arguments for rearranging the order a bit for 6-10. Numbers 11-16 are so close that I could almost pick names out of a hat to determine the order. That is nearly the case with 17-27 and there were a few prospects it was difficult to leave out of the top 30. The Yankees minor league system is in baseball's top 5 to 7.
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    Update: Vazquez to receive Yanks’ only arb offer
    By Benjamin Kabak

    Contrary to initial reports, the Yankees will offer arbitration only to Javier Vazquez ahead of this evening’s midnight deadline. We had originally heard that the Yanks planned to offer it to Kerry Wood as well. The decision not to offer arbitration to Wood belies the Yanks’ concerns that he would have accepted and thus would earn far more than the team wants to pay their set-up man.


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    Jeter wants 150 million over 6 years.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

    Unless he gives in soon, I've lost a lot of respect for him. 3 years for 15 million per year is definitely a fair deal, considering he's probably only worth 7-10 a year.

    I'm disgusted that he would demand so much....is he not rich enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunYouOver View Post
    Jeter wants 150 million over 6 years.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

    Unless he gives in soon, I've lost a lot of respect for him. 3 years for 15 million per year is definitely a fair deal, considering he's probably only worth 7-10 a year.

    I'm disgusted that he would demand so much....is he not rich enough?
    Wow,thats a whole lot of chump change.I think we will be parting ways with Derrek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunYouOver View Post
    Jeter wants 150 million over 6 years.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

    Unless he gives in soon, I've lost a lot of respect for him. 3 years for 15 million per year is definitely a fair deal, considering he's probably only worth 7-10 a year.

    I'm disgusted that he would demand so much....is he not rich enough?
    Jeter's agent Casey Close said this wasn't the case and that some newspaper took what was said and spun it around.

    Why wouldn't you pay for franchise's all time hits leader what he wants ? to stay in New York and don't act like he isn't worth the money now he wasn't worth the $189 million he just got over ten years.

    This just shows how classless the Yankees really are their willing to pay A-Rod $250 million over ten years and Sabathia $161 million over seven years then Mark Teixeira gets $180 million over eight years lets not forget the greatest one ever ... A.J. Burnett $82.5 million for five years hows that working for ya ?

    But Derek Jeter who is a LIFE TIME Yankees great something none of those guys can ever say and all of you say he's asking too much he is going to get to 3,000 hits do you want to watch him do it in another uniform ? like say BOSTON ? don't say he won't go there because the front office is disrespecting him and is probably pissing him off and fans like you probably are too.

    You asked if he was kidding you with his "Demand"

    No are you kiddin me with your lack of respect towards a legend when you've had no problem with paying him a bunch of cash he wasn't worth in the first place

    What a JOKE

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    I forgot to mention that Jeter has a fist full of rings while

    Burnett - 1 ( well 2 but one with New York)

    Rodriguez - 1 ( finally)

    Teixeira - 1

    Sabathia - 1

    Cano - 1

    Swisher - 1

    Gardner - 1

    But yeah a total of $675,000,000 in free agents just in those four is money spent the right way ... but not $150 to perhaps the greatest Yankee ever

    Whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1snake_fan View Post
    I forgot to mention that Jeter has a fist full of rings while

    Burnett - 1 ( well 2 but one with New York)

    Rodriguez - 1 ( finally)

    Teixeira - 1

    Sabathia - 1

    Cano - 1

    Swisher - 1

    Gardner - 1

    But yeah a total of $675,000,000 in free agents just in those four is money spent the right way ... but not $150 to perhaps the greatest Yankee ever

    Whatever
    Are you really trying to talk smack about not winning the World Series with Yankees fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1snake_fan View Post
    Jeter's agent Casey Close said this wasn't the case and that some newspaper took what was said and spun it around.

    Why wouldn't you pay for franchise's all time hits leader what he wants ? to stay in New York and don't act like he isn't worth the money now he wasn't worth the $189 million he just got over ten years.

    This just shows how classless the Yankees really are their willing to pay A-Rod $250 million over ten years and Sabathia $161 million over seven years then Mark Teixeira gets $180 million over eight years lets not forget the greatest one ever ... A.J. Burnett $82.5 million for five years hows that working for ya ?

    But Derek Jeter who is a LIFE TIME Yankees great something none of those guys can ever say and all of you say he's asking too much he is going to get to 3,000 hits do you want to watch him do it in another uniform ? like say BOSTON ? don't say he won't go there because the front office is disrespecting him and is probably pissing him off and fans like you probably are too.

    You asked if he was kidding you with his "Demand"

    No are you kiddin me with your lack of respect towards a legend when you've had no problem with paying him a bunch of cash he wasn't worth in the first place

    What a JOKE
    Yes, your post is a joke.

    Your rant basically says the Yankees should pay Jeter a ton of money for what he's done and handsomely reward him for a milestone. Ok.

    Wade Boggs got his 3000th hit as a Devil Ray. Not including the World Championship he won with the Yankees after he left Boston, how do you think his 3000th hit is remembered by Sox fans? Do they care? I know this scenario doesn't compare to Yankees/Jeter, what with Jeter winning all those World Titles with us and all, but you see how a milestone down the road is a mere footnote to the overall legend, especially when he's done plenty for the franchise.

    Carl Yastrzemski has 3000 hits as a lifetime Sox player. If Jeter got his 3000th hit as a Sox, and we're talking about both players, you'll throw out stats, we'll throw out results. Big difference. You know where you can put that milestone and those Sox milestones that led to how many titles in his career?

    Jeter may get his 3000th hit on another team, as Boggs did. In the end, he'll still be a 5 time World Champion as a Yankee, have his number retired, have his greatest moments on Yankeeography, appear in about 15 Old Timers games, perhaps be be in the Yankees booth and, most of all, STILL be considered ONE of the greatest Yankees of all-time.

    Quote Originally Posted by #1snake_fan View Post
    But yeah a total of $675,000,000 in free agents just in those four is money spent the right way ... but not $150 to perhaps the greatest Yankee ever
    Let's get one thing straight. There is no "perhaps" that Babe Ruth is and always will be the greatest Yankee of all-time. This is why our fans can debate letting legends go while you do whatever you do over there, like watching World Series titles of long ago... according to you

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    Coming from the guy who hates Ortiz, Papelbon, and Buchholz, among others....... atta boy Snake, keep it up.

    I'm ignoring the Jeter negotiations in the papers. Every baseball fan should be fully aware all kinds of nonsense is thrown around to grab attention. Reality dictates that if Jeter were coming off a huge season (as A-Rod did prior to getting his new deal), the offers would be much higher. Did Varitek get a raise in his last contract? No. Bernie Williams? No. Never, ever, ever in the history of big contract negotiations has one side immediately accepted the other's initial offer.
    Didn't work that way with Rivera, Posada, or Pettitte in recent years..... though I'm sure Snake would tell us that trio were "bit players" on the Yankees.

    Jeter would be lucky to get 3 years/$36 mil. on the open market. The fact that his initial Yankees offer was higher than that..... and with common sense dictating that he'll end up getting more than the initial offer..... makes Snake's griping laughable.


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    Yanks ink a pair of pitchers to minor league deals
    By Joe Pawlikowski

    Brian Cashman is all about the small moves so far this winter. Today he continued adding bit pieces. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have signed RHP Brian Anderson and LHP Andy Sisco to minor league deals with spring training invites. Both could be bullpen options for the 2011 team.



    Sisco was taken in the second round of the 2001 draft, and then selected by the Royals in the 2004 Rule 5 draft. His 2005 debut went well, but he was never able to replicate that success. After bouncing around for a bit he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2008, but made his return only in 2010. With the Giants AA team he again flashed his strikeout stuff, but he still walks a ton of guys. Still, a 6’10″ lefty is going to get plenty of shots. Rosenthal reports that he’s back to throwing 95 in winter ball.

    While these moves won’t make huge waves, they are solid long shots. Anderson has always had the talent, but couldn’t put it together as a hitter. Sisco was also highly regarded — he was the No. 53 prospect in baseball before the 2003 season and No. 77 before 2004 — but command issues have held him back. If one of these guys can come through, it will be a huge score. Even if neither of them do, there’s little risk here. Good on the Yanks for bringing a few more high upside relievers to camp.
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    I've been intrigued by Sisco since his Royals debut. Anderson..... maybe AAA depth, but that's it. Sisco has a shot to make the team in spring training.
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    [QUOTE=DevilSpawn;3533884]Yes, your post is a joke.

    Your rant basically says the Yankees should pay Jeter a ton of money for what he's done and handsomely reward him for a milestone. Ok.

    Wade Boggs got his 3000th hit as a Devil Ray. Not including the World Championship he won with the Yankees after he left Boston, how do you think his 3000th hit is remembered by Sox fans? Do they care? I know this scenario doesn't compare to Yankees/Jeter, QUOTE]

    seeing as your right and it doesn't compare to the Yankees / Jeter your a moron for mentioning it cause no one gave a damn about Boggs not just Red Sox fans

    All I was saying was treat you legends with the Respect they deserve and seeing as your willing to pay everyother Jackass what they want you should pay Jeter.

    You act like I should care that Boggs went to New York ... I don't give a rats ass he went to New York then Tampa Bay who gives a damn ?

    oooh a broken down UN wanted Wade Boggs won a World Series with New York ... oooh i'm gona go cry

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    Sorry snake but I was upset that Botha went to Yankees, along with Clemens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1snake_fan View Post
    seeing as your right and it doesn't compare to the Yankees / Jeter your a moron for mentioning it cause no one gave a damn about Boggs not just Red Sox fans

    All I was saying was treat you legends with the Respect they deserve and seeing as your willing to pay everyother Jackass what they want you should pay Jeter.
    So let me get this straight. Respect is overpaying someone for what they did, even though they already got paid for it?

    The contracts of the players you mentioned earlier is up front payment for what they expect them to do, which is win rings. Not to mention that their ages at the time of the contract all fell into the late 20s to early 30s range.

    Jeter will be 37 in the middle of next season. If he was turning 32 it may be a different story because this, like all contracts in all sports, is about what the player is going to do.

    The respect comes later in the form of the plaque in Monument Park, Derek Jeter Day, retired #2 jersey, ect... all of which will come regardless of the outcome of this negotiation. The same goes for Mariano who, even though he has lost a hair of his awesomeness, is still 40. He and Jeter COULD decline at any moment, especially at their financial height of their contracts if it's back loaded.

    I rather both be here but if they go, we move on and welcome them back with the above accolades. If they win a ring in Boston, so be it. Weird, but so be it. Any other place won't be as weird, including Queens.

    Quote Originally Posted by #1snake_fan View Post
    You act like I should care that Boggs went to New York ... I don't give a rats ass he went to New York then Tampa Bay who gives a damn ?
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilSpawn View Post
    So let me get this straight. Respect is overpaying someone for what they did, even though they already got paid for it?

    The contracts of the players you mentioned earlier is up front payment for what they expect them to do, which is win rings. Not to mention that their ages at the time of the contract all fell into the late 20s to early 30s range.

    Jeter will be 37 in the middle of next season. If he was turning 32 it may be a different story because this, like all contracts in all sports, is about what the player is going to do.

    The respect comes later in the form of the plaque in Monument Park, Derek Jeter Day, retired #2 jersey, ect... all of which will come regardless of the outcome of this negotiation. The same goes for Mariano who, even though he has lost a hair of his awesomeness, is still 40. He and Jeter COULD decline at any moment, especially at their financial height of their contracts if it's back loaded.

    I rather both be here but if they go, we move on and welcome them back with the above accolades. If they win a ring in Boston, so be it. Weird, but so be it. Any other place won't be as weird, including Queens.


    Exactly.
    I know how old he is but he's still Derek Jeter the only Yankees player to wear that uniform and get 3,000 and you make seem like that doesn't matter and to me that speaks volumes if Dustin Pedroia ( I know a long way away from now) but if he gets anywhere neer 3,000 and he has a contract that is coming up in Boston I would want thwem to sign him to anything he wants to make sure he stays in Boston

    I wasn't hating when I posted on this page about Jeter's contract I was just saying that they should pay him. I understand he isn't worth what he wants anymore but he's still Jeter

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    I heard the SF Giants is meeting with Derek Jeters agent.It looks like they are getting ready to offer Jeter a mega contract.Anyone with more information on this,how much are they offering.

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