Yay for the Giants – Now It’s Our Turn

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on winning the World Series! And thank you for beating the Texas Rangers! The better, and more likeable team, truly won. I didn’t watch much of this World Series, since FOX was being all obnoxious. But I did watch the last game. Their on-field celebration after that final strikeout of Nelson Cruz brought a smile to my face…and just a slight tear to my eye. But I shouldn’t mope about the Yankees – this was the Giants’s year to shine.

I have to say, I don’t mind the Giants. In fact I kind of like them. They were indeed the underdogs, and they showed everybody how good they really were. They were the best this year. One player whom I REALLY adore is the Giants’s rookie catcher, Buster Posey. That dude is adorable. When the Giants let Bengie Molina go, (to the RANGERS…how ironic) they must have known how special Posey was.

            San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey celebrates after defeating the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

 Aww

Yep, Buster Posey sure is something else…but I think my Yanks have their own Buster Posey. And his name is Jesus Montero.

Jesus Montero…tore it up in triple A Scranton-Wilkes Barre this year with a .289 avg, 21 HR and 75 RBI after what was a slow start. He’s been the Yankees’s most prized prospect for a little while now. He’ll turn 21 later this month.

I wonder if he has a place on this team next season…

Jorge Posada is clearly slowing down – in 2010 he posted his worst numbers. But clearly, the Yankee fans don’t want to see him go just yet.

Francisco Cervelli, the love of my life, put together a nice season, but he was incredibly streaky. I hate to say it, but I’m not stupid, so I’ll admit it: Cervelli is not an everyday catcher.

But neither is Jorge Posada.

What are the Yankees to do?

I say, BRING UP THE KID, ALREADY!!! The Yankees have claimed that they wanted to get “younger.” Doesn’t a hot 21-year old Venezuelan catcher make sense?

                             

                                                             Cuuuuute ;)

The young catcher worked for the Giants, it’ll probably work for the Yankees, too.

But at one point this past season, Jesus Montero almost wasn’t a Yankee. He was part of the package that would have been traded for Cliff Lee. But instead, the Seattle Mariners screwed the Yankees over, and sent Lee to the Texas Rangers for the player they were dying for: Justin Smoak. Justin Smoak, or Jesus Montero? Hm….Jeez that’s a tough one.

Whatever. Their loss.

Yankee fans were stunned when they heard that Cliff Lee was not going to be on their team in 2010. I was stunned, but pleasantly surprised. I didn’t want to have to give up the phenom, Jesus Montero, for Lee. Sure, I knew he would hurt the Yankees in the postseason, but it was a risk that I was willing to take.

But now that the Giants have officially beaten the Texas Rangers in the World Series, baseball is over….and you know what that means…

FREE AGENCY!!!!!

Oh yeah. Now it’s our turn to shine. I believe that the Yankees will sign Cliff Lee this offseason. That will make everything better. 2010 may have been a slight disappointment for Yankee fans because they didn’t win, but maybe that’s okay. Maybe it’s a sign of better things to come. Maybe not getting Cliff Lee this year was the best thing that could have happened for the Yankees. I mean, let’s say the Yankees had Cliff Lee and say that they made it to the World Series to play against the Giants. The Giants OWNED Cliff Lee this year! So even if we had Cliff Lee this year, there was no guarantee that we would have won.

And hopefully, in 2011, the Yankees will  have Cliff Lee AND Jesus Montero! It’ll be the best of both worlds!

Wouldn’t that be something? Hey Giants: Enjoy being the World Champs. You guys had an amazing season, and I think you’ve earned a lot of respect from fans throughout the nation. Congratulations.

But don’t get your hearts set on repeating.

In 2011, it’s NEW YORK’S turn to shine.

I LOVE YOU, YANKS!!!

8 Comments

The Giants were indeed a great team this year, worthy to be called champions. Buster Posey is the Rookie of the Year in the N.L. hands down. I also loved that Renteria won the MVP–he was an excellent choice.

And thus, once again the season is over. :( But hey, baseball will be back before we know it! And the Yankees will once again be strong next year. I couldn’t agree with you more on Posada–after next year, he’s probably gone, which is bittersweet. I’m right there with ya on Montero, too; good kid, hope he can shine in the spring and make the team.

But it was a good season, Virginia! 2011 we reclaim the crown (I hope, anyway! lol)

http://martelli.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/11/congrats-to-giants-the-2010-world-series-champions.html

You’re conceding that Cervelli isn’t an everyday catcher? Wow. That must have been hard for you, knowing how you love him! It would be great if Montero showed up at spring training and blew everybody away. I’d like to see him in the Bronx next year. Cliff Lee too, of course.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Virginia,
You just love catchers ha? Jesus Monteros is cute so is that other guy, what is his name? just kidding ;=)
Hot Stove season! and then soon we will be saying “Pitchers and Catchers reporting!”
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

You do know that the Phillies may sign Lee, plus his wife likes Philadelphia and not New York …. LOL

-peter
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

I’ve heard good things about Montero. The only bad thing I’ve heard in regards to Montero is… well, Posada.
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

Yup, I’d go with the hottie…lol I will be curious to see where Lee lands…should be an interesting off-season!

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

We really have a tough catching situation…in a few years, both Montero and Austin Romine could be stars, and we have them both!
http://bronx-awesome.mlblogs.com/

already puruing Lee. If that happens i’m ready to give you guys the trophy. but it had to be nice to see a new team win right? hahaha
http://pittpeas.mlblogs.com

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