• Happy New Year!

    Posted by on December 31st, 2006 · Comments (5)

    I would like to wish all the readers of WasWatching.com a very happy and healthy new year. And, may all your resolutions for 2007 come true!

    Comments on Happy New Year!

    1. Raf
      December 31st, 2006 | 10:13 am

      A happy and healthy new year to you and your family too, Steve.

    2. baileywalk
      December 31st, 2006 | 10:36 am

      Sorry to turn a feel-good holiday thread into a baseball one, but I had been hoping Johnson would basically be a Diamondback again by ’07. And now I wonder if he will be traded at all. The deal seems likely to happen, but the D’Backs’ tightwad ways are going to kill this deal (I can just tell). Randy Johnson didn’t want to come to the Yankees. He was comfortable in Arizona. The reason he left is that the D’Backs owed him 40 million dollars in deferred money — which is INSANE. Now that he’s interested in going back, they want to somehow include that money in a new contract. And that’s absurd. Why should the Unit not get paid for his past performances and basically be playing for money he already earned?

      I think the bottom line is that if the Yankees want to shove this through, they will have to give up AT LEAST ten million of Randy’s salary and the D’Backs will have to unlock the chain around their wallet and give Unit an actual one-year extension (wherein he gets paid for a change).

      This almost has the feel of something about to fall apart.

      “Daily News” had an interesting theory: Cashman wants as many young pitchers as possible not only because they keep a team competitive, but because Zito’s 126-million-dollar contract means Johan Santana will be on the market soon and they need some arms not named Philip Hughes to pry him from the Twins.

    3. Garcia
      December 31st, 2006 | 10:50 am

      Yankees in ’07.

    4. rbj
      December 31st, 2006 | 12:51 pm

      And same to you Steve.

    5. Paul
      December 31st, 2006 | 7:04 pm

      Happy New Year to Steve and everyone.

      Thanks, Steve, for a stimulating blog and for allowing for many diverse points of view.

      Looking forward to participating next year too.

      Best wishes to all.

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