Thursday, August 18, 2005

Anyone have a crowbar to beat me with?

This is from today's NY Post....

The Yankees are moving closer to signing Ruben Rivera to a minor league deal, with an eye on seeing if he can help them upgrade center field defensively when the rosters expand next month.

"It is something I will probably do," GM Brian Cashman said of signing the 31-year-old Rivera to a minor league contract. "I am not opposed to it. His season is over and he is free."
Rivera could be a defensive upgrade over Bernie Williams, Tony Womack and Bubba Crosby if he is the same outfielder the Yankees had in spring training camp 2002.

Of course, that was the year he was cut after swiping a Derek Jeter bat from Jeter's locker and selling it for $2,500.

Jeter has no problem with Rivera returning.

"He has been to my house since then," Jeter said.

Did you check the silverware closet, Captain?

To quote Nancy Kerrigan, "Why??????????????"

Here's what Imperial Council member Strong Island Rob had to say;

no freakin idea. i don't have a big problem with crosby as a late inning replacement, his range is good. besides, once september comes, they can call up kevin thompson and/or kevin reese, both of whom are good CFs at Columbus. they arent top prospects or anything but neither is rivera.

I agree. And at least they're not kleptos.


Blogger Kat said...

UGH, I just lost my lunch! Put me in CF, or maybe grab the first person you see on your local street corner for christ sake! Wake me when it's over.

4:32 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Maybe he's changed. He's had a few years and now he's going to have every player, coach, batboy, etc. watching him hardcore. I don't get the move, but I'm guessing it's just a bandaid, and that bandaid will be ripped off by December when they sign another centerfielder.

5:12 AM  
Blogger June said...

I thought it was a glove?! IIRC isn't he related to mo?

5:42 AM  
Blogger Darth Marc said...

He's Mo's Cousin. Stealing from teammates is the worst thing you can do outside of Shtooping their wives/girlfriends....

Palmiero was good for that...

5:56 AM  
Blogger June said...

i remember a little while back, when rr was with i think the rangers, the first time rr came back to ys after his little incident, michael kay was incensed at the ny post quote from rr, which was something like, "i don't hold any hard feelings against the yankees". Kay spluttered: "that's great! takes a big man not to hold a grudge against people you robbed!" LOOOL

6:28 AM  

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