Morning Bits: Mets Block Yankees, Cano & Tex flip flop, Postseason, Joba

Today is the last day of the regular season.  Teams to keep a close eye on tonight are Tampa and Boston who are still both tied for the wild card.  Also last night Atlanta lost and the Cardinals won so now they are tied as well.   Enjoy the exciting last day of the season everyone.

and here are your morning links

* Yankees were blocked by the Mets from putting their AAA team in Newark for one season while their stadium got redone.  If you hated the Mets before now you will really hate them for this.

* With only a couple days left in the season Girardi has flipped flopped Cano and Teixeira in the batting order.  Looking forward to hearing what all you think of this move.

* The Yankees are very eager for the postseason to start.

* Joba helps build a walking track in his home state.

AL East Wild Card

Tampa Bay 90 71 .559 46-34 44-37 699 607 +92 Won 4 6-4
Boston 90 71 .559 45-36 45-35 872 733 +139 Won 1 3-7

NL East Wild Card

St. Louis 89 72 .553 45-36 44-36 754 692 +62 Won 1 7-3
Atlanta 89 72 .553 47-33 42-39 638 601 +37 Lost 4 3-7

About Matthew S.

Avid Yankee fan since birth. I have been going to Yankee games with my father since i was young. I have many memories at YSII including many playoffs and world series games. I hope that you enjoy our blog. Comment often.

Posted on September 28, 2011, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Mets really are stupid here. It’s not like Mets fans are going to go to Newark to watch the yankees AAA teams. It would of actually hurt maybe the Yankees where some fans wouldn’t want to go see the major team and pay less to go to see the AAA team in Newark.

    • Matt it really does not matter all that much imo. I am more curious to know if the Somerset Patriots stadium could be a viable option or if that is within the territorial rights. Also how does Lakewood and Trenton fit into the territorial rights of the Phillies?

    • That’s really petty of the Mets.
      Gimme a break! If the AAA Yanks playing in Newark is going to hurt your attendance at CitiField you have much larger problems with your organization.

      It would have been good for Newark – a city that needs all the help it can get. And it would be very convenient for Cashman, Stick, et al with a very short drive from NYC. And would have been great for ME as I work les than 10 minutes from the stadium in Newark.

    • thanks Dan it looks interesting I’m going to ask for it for christmas.

      • Matt the book is great but I meant for you to read that article along with the comments.

        • Interesting topic. I’m not in favor of a salary cap at all. I think most owners have the money they just choose not to use it. But all the point brought up were good.

          what’s your thoughts on the topic Dan.

          • What was said there continues to push my thinking toward limiting contract length to 3 or 4 years. I think 4 years is a good start with all players who sign a 4 year deal available to be traded July 1st in year 3 of a 4 year deal. I like this because if a team wants to take a chance on a high priced free agent they’re not locked into a deal that could doom a team for too many years going forward.

              • Matt for me it has nothing to do with Arod as the Yankees can afford mistakes. Other teams can’t cover up long term mistakes so they don’t take the risk. If contract length was shorter and the player able to be traded at some point then more teams would be in the market for a Fielder or Wilson. It helps on both ends of the deal meaning a team is risking only 2 an a half years if the player stays healthy and productive an if the team falls out of contention the player could be traded to another rising team in need.

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