Crazy idea I had for the Yankees at first base - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to New York Yankees

Crazy idea I had for the Yankees at first base

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

bernie

Postby Bostonboy » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:20 pm

playap5th wrote:i love bernie one of my fav yankees ever but at first base? You're right crazy idea. i dont think it would work out, its a nice gesture but at the same time we are trying to win a championship here, its been overdue for a while!

it might have worked before the new additions...look what it did for yaz's career
Bostonboy
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 211
(Past Year: 8)
Joined: 20 Nov 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: massachusetts

Postby ReginaldVelJohnson » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:26 pm

Yeah, I didn't know they signed Mientkiewicz before I posted this.

Still interesting; I think it could have panned out possibly.

I'll miss you Bernie.
I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class... especially since I rule.
ReginaldVelJohnson
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 384
Joined: 6 Jul 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Chicago, IL

Postby Stejay » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:16 pm

Williams is easier to say than Mientkiewicz
Image
Stejay
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 269
Joined: 1 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Cleveland,Ohio

Postby Callahan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:26 pm

Stejay wrote:Williams is easier to say than Mientkiewicz


Spell, too. Although you did both admirably. ;-D

I do not want Bernie here. I love you Bernie, please just ride off into the sunset. ;-D ;-D
[i]"I think if Norman Rockwell were alive, the guy that he would paint more than anyone else would be David Eckstein." ~McCarver[/i]
Callahan
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 151
Joined: 18 Nov 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Calla Bryn Sturgis

Postby Stejay » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:41 am

I agree Callahan
Image
Stejay
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 269
Joined: 1 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Cleveland,Ohio

Postby TheFantasyGuru1 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:45 pm

I love Bernie as well, he's a great career with the Yanks, but I think it might be time for him to retire. The Yanks don't own him anything, they are trying to win a championship and they are doing what they feel is best for them. I sure hope Bernie doesn't sign with another team.
TheFantasyGuru1
Little League Legend
Little League Legend

User avatar

Posts: 19
Joined: 30 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Basketball

Re: Crazy idea I had for the Yankees at first base

Postby northjersey78 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:05 pm

ReginaldVelJohnson wrote:What do you think of this idea for the Yankees at first base?

Bernie Williams.

He wants to play another season or two, but there's no spot for him in the outfield or as a DH. He's a switch hitter (better from the right), which is what the Yankees want, because they're lefty-heavy. He'd be a better hitter than Mientikiewicz, Phillips, Phelps or Lee.

The question of course, is defense. Bernie still has a good glove and is fairly athletic (former CF), the problem is he is slow and has no arm; but he wouldn't need speed or a great arm as a first baseman. I think if he was approached about this, he'd do it. He wants to play badly, and only for the Yankees. He has said in the past he'd take "whatever role they have for me." The Sheffield experiment was a failure, but he didn't have much time to learn (whereas Bernie would have the offseason and spring training), nor was Sheffield ever the defender that Bernie Williams was. I think he'd be better than Giambi, at least.


Never going to happen. The guy is an aging outfielder. They have 2 or 3 viable options at first, of all which are guaranteed to have better defensive skills than Bernie.
http://www.newyorksportstown.com

Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Rangers, Devils, Isanders, Knicks, Nets, Rutgers
northjersey78
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 363
(Past Year: 9)
Joined: 19 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: North Jersey

Previous

Return to New York Yankees

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Apr. 23
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Arizona at Chi Cubs
(12:10 pm)
San Francisco at Colorado
(2:20 pm)
Texas at Oakland
(3:10 pm)
Houston at Seattle
(3:35 pm)
Kansas City at Cleveland
(3:40 pm)
LA Angels at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Toronto at Toronto
(7:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Baltimore at Baltimore
(7:07 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
NY Yankees at Boston
(7:10 pm)
St. Louis at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Minnesota at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
San Diego at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact