Originally Posted by ineverFTF
Ok. Actually no! The yankees players have no loyalty other than to an enormous pay check. The yankees offered joe mauer (one of the best catchers in the league) almost triple what he makes playin for the Twins. Know why he rejected them? Cause he is loyal to his home state.
In any case NY is faaaaaar more liberal than MN will ever be so
And where is Mauer now? Is he even playing? I know his stats suck... LOL
If you have absurd Yankee money, you can buy all the firearms and exceptions to laws you want. Yankees members have the strictest code of ethics and conduct in all of baseball courtesy of George "The Boss".
And I do not believe there was an "official" offer to Mauer that was publicized and backed up by confirmation.
Hate all you want. My gal was born and raised on Long Island. When I met her I was not a fan either. Then I was shown the error of my ways and shown the history and legacy of the franchise.
The Yankees are one of the FEW teams that spend their money on their team. Period.
Players who are "great" in other cities, would NEVER be welcome in pinstripes.
Ichiro spent 12 years a loser in Seattle. Now he has a chance at a ring.