FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS

Monday, August 1, 2016

Twas the night before deadline, and all through this fan...

Any creature with an arm or a glove looked good in a trade for Carlos Beltran...

The stockings of Chi-Town were hung by the scale,
And I feared we would blow our whole new stash, plus Aaron Judge and Luis Severino, on Chris Sale...

The veterans were sleeping, like nuns in Moldova,
As visions of sugar plums competed with a possible deal - any deal, I swear I won't complain - for Ivan Nova..

When I wondered if kids ever call Brett Gardner "baldy,"
Which allowed me this rhyme, (and I like to see him go, I honestly don't care anymore): Nathan Eovaldi...


15 comments:

John M said...

The clock is ticking and none of the must-go guys are gone yet.....argh

ranger_lp said...

Looks like Beltran is going to the Rangers....

I'm Bill White said...

What a great day.

13bit said...

and Nova at the buzzer. doesn't even say yet what we got for him, but I'm happy to see him go. don't let the door hit you on your way out, Ivan. we still have Gardner, McCann and the high-priced lard, but we did okay. the first thing the Yankees have done in two years that made me happy and gave me hope.

John M said...

Ivan went to the Pirates for the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin.

John M said...

Ok, it was two players to be named later. I would've been fine with Lenin.

BernBabyBern said...

It was a 12-pack of Steel City beer for Nova.

Tom said...

we got what we wanted, but I still reserve the right to complain.

I'm Bill White said...

Nova will win 16 games in Pittsburgh one year, but it was still the right move. I wish him well in that delightful city.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Nova will win 16 games in Pittsburgh one year, but it was still the right move. I wish him well in that delightful city.

IBW, I just wrote a note to a work friend who's from Pittsburgh. I said:

Watch the little bastard turn out to be another AJ Burnett:

     Sucked for the Yanks,
     Great for the Bucs,
     Traded for a sack of BP balls.

And it is a delightful city.

I'm Bill White said...

I bet he uses AJ's real estate agent. Or Cervelli's.

Anonymous said...

NOVA WILL WIN IN THE NL...BECAUSE HE IS BATTLE TESTED IN THE AL...... IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT....... THE AL IS TOUGHER, HANDS DOWN, TOUGHER, LONGER LINEUPS.....

Anonymous said...

YANKEES 6 METS 5! .............. EVEN IN THIS ABORTION OF A SEASON, I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW!...HOLY SHIT!!!.... SELLING AND WINNING!!!.... HOLY SHIT!.... I LOVE BEATING THE METS!!!...HOLY SHIT!.....HOLY SHIT!....

John M said...

We're only 6 and a half back. The guys in front of us in the East all look like limp biscuits.

Too bad Atlanta didn't go for the McCann deal. Can't win 'em all.

KD said...

finally glad I ditched Comcast for DirecTV, even with that huge dish on my roof making it look like I'm searching for extraterrestrial life.