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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    I know that I'd like to work for the next 17 years and make 9.5 million....
    Especially considering how much of that time he spent sitting on the bench, spitting sunflower seeds.

    I would be remiss if I didn't make at least one reference to him as Miguel "Joel" Cairo.
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    I know Jason Giambi is always going to be linked to the juice...but the guy still has an amazing eye...even last year, he still had a .372 OBP in limited action. Some guys just know how to get on base.
    Clogging up the base paths in Colorado?
    Mariano Rivera was so great he was able to close a Denny's.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Roger Clemens is at Astros camp in Kissimmee as a special instructor:


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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    I know that Pavano's a running joke here, but his spleen injury was almost fatal:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/191498721.html
    Pavano, 37, said he jammed his midsection on a shovel handle and didn't realize he had lacerated his spleen until four days later. By the time he finally had surgery to remove the spleen, on Jan. 19, doctors first had to remove 6 1/2 liters of blood from his chest cavity.

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    By Saturday night, Pavano's blood count had dropped dangerously low, and one of his lungs collapsed, he said. Alissa called her doctor in Florida, seeking another opinion, and he urged them to find a trauma center. "He said I was on borrowed time," Pavano said. "So we went to Hartford Hospital. That's the No. 1 trauma center in the area."
    Doctors there gave Pavano a blood transfusion and performed splenic embolization, blocking the blood supply to his spleen.

    "I was hours away from going into cardiac arrest and probably wouldn't even be here," Pavano said.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Good grief, poor guy. I'm sorry I scoffed!

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Fan in Boston View Post
    According to B-R, he made a bit over $9.5 million playing baseball. You've got to figure he's pretty happy with the way things worked out for him
    Yeah, that's not a horrible existence. Exist on the fringes of major league rosters for 17 years and earn about $600K a year to do it.

    The so called 'scrubs' in MLB are safely ensconced well into the upper 1% of the country in terms of income and they have all kinds of stories to tell their grandkids forevermore...not too shabby.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldee5 View Post
    Just a picture of AJ Burnett makes me suppress a shudder. I don't care how good he is for the Pirates, I'm incredibly grateful he's gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldee5 View Post
    A mere picture of AJ Burnett makes me suppress a shudder. I don't care how good he is for the Pirates, I don't miss him a tiny bit! Martin looks weird in that uniform, though.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Miguel Cairo had a 17-year major-league career. That's kind of amazing.
    His 2004 season for us was not too shabby - .292/.346/.417.





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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    A couple of former Yankees now with the Indians, Giambi and Swisher.





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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by nyyfan61 View Post
    A mere picture of AJ Burnett makes me suppress a shudder. I don't care how good he is for the Pirates, I don't miss him a tiny bit! Martin looks weird in that uniform, though.
    I for one forgive a lot of his suck for Game 2 of the World Series

    and he was also a good dude
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldee5 View Post
    A couple of former Yankees now with the Indians, Giambi and Swisher.




    Can't fully explain why, but Giambi was always one of my favorites.
    "Baseball is about hope, not confidence." -- rajah

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    wtf giambi is on the indians
    always reasonable

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by awy View Post
    wtf giambi is on the indians
    I know right! Amazing that the dude is even still playing.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0


    CAPTION: Feb 22, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez (10) poses for a picture during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
    2/22/2013 7:16:28 AM

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldee5 View Post
    Great news. That ensures that we won't have to listen to him broadcast even a single inning.
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Great news. That ensures that we won't have to listen to him broadcast even a single inning.
    Indeed. Can you imagine those poor Marlins hitters having to listen to him all season long.
    Pardon, for us.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Former Yankee ("The Mets abused him!"), no doubt, future Yankee (say, 2016?), and current Met, Pedro Feliciano, has a small hole in his heart.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...sed-hole-heart


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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Miguel Cairo had a 17-year major-league career. That's kind of amazing.
    Even more amazing is that the Yanks signed him 3 times.


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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...239_story.html
    Drummer Chad Smith and slugger Bernie Williams lobby for music education

    Before he became a rock-star drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith was a Michigan kid with a hankering for banging on things around the house.

    Retired New York Yankees slugger Bernie Williams was a boy in Puerto Rico, mesmerized by his father’s guitar.

    Both of them went to public schools that nurtured their passion for music. And now both of them are in Washington, headed to Capitol Hill this week to lobby for music education for kids across the country.
    I'm only linking this as a Bernie sighting because seeing Bernie in his second career always puts a smile on my face. I realize it's in a political context but a political discussion is not my intent here.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    This is definitely cool. If it were the U.K., we'd be calling him Sir Hideki.
    http://web.yesnetwork.com/news/artic...9564&oid=36019
    During Hideki Matsui's career in Japan, he was honored quite often: three times the Central League's Most Valuable Player, and nine times an All-Star. Now, he's about to add another honor to his trophy case, this one the highest any Japanese celebrity can receive.
    Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, announced Monday that Matsui and one of his idols, former Yomiuri Giants slugger Shigeo Nagashima, are set to receive the People's Honor Award, a national distinction awarded to athletes, entertainers and other cultural figures. According to Japanese media, the honor is akin to receiving knighthood in Great Britain.
    Also of interest in the same article:
    Matsui is also expected to be honored at a retirement ceremony held by the Yomiuri Giants on May 5, a tribute to his uniform number both in Japan and in the United States. According to the Journal, speculation is that he will follow in Nagashima's footsteps and eventually become the skipper of the Giants himself.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    From today's Rays' opener against the Orioles at Tropicana Field
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wieters...0024--mlb.html
    Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer, who's beginning his 65th season in pro baseball, was joined by his family for the ceremonial first pitch. The 82-year-old former Cubs and Red Sox manager is in his 10th season in the Tampa Bay organization. His son, Tom, a scout for the San Francisco Giants, delivered the pitch.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Russell Martin still with a .000 batting average. Nick Swisher at .214
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Not quite a former Yankee, but a former farmhand..

    Orioles minor league pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been suspended for 50 games by MLB after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug, tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com and Baseball America. The test revealed two banned substances, Crasnick tweets: "Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone."
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/0...-ped-test.html
    Don't tease me, you know what I do for a living.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Messerwhitescooter View Post
    Russell Martin still with a .000 batting average. Nick Swisher at .214
    still early, but should be interesting if trend holds
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