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Winter Meetings Open Thread 12/9/14: Please be a better day than yesterday.

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Day two of the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Former Yankees closer David Robertson has been signed by the Chicago White Sox. Hopefully today will yield better offseason news. Pitchers and catchers report in 72 days.

No revolving door? Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
No revolving door? Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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It's Day Two of the Winter Meetings, currently taking place in San Diego this year. Thus far, it has not exactly been the best of times for the Yankees. For the second year in a row, they have let an elite homegrown player walk without making all that much of an effort to keep them. David Robertson is on his way to the White Sox. Perhaps the cost to keep him, or the draft pick, will ease the pain of losing him. Perhaps...

Comments of the Day

Spider-Ham would rather be Batman than the Yankees' GM. Bold choice.

When asked to provide a walk-up theme for Brian Cashman, Darth Mahbles goes with the Dark Side.

Speaking of the Dark Side, LTL thinks that Troy Tulowitzki joining the Mets might not benefit his health all that much.

Perhaps we need more baseball players in togas. Also, Andrew brings up a good point.

You know, these two posts seem kind of ironic now. Perhaps they won't later on today.

Yankees fans do love to hear the lamentations of Red Sox fans.

It's safe to say that I did not take the news of losing D-Rob very well.

GIF of the Day

We have two GOTDs from yesterday, because they perfectly show the difference a day can make during the Winter Meetings.

This is how Yankee fans felt at the beginning of the day, with thoughts of Milbetrob making us drool with anticipation and glee.

This is how Yankee fans felt at the end of the day, with thoughts of D-Rob on another team making us sad and angry.

Honorable Mod Mention

It's Roxy again, because we need a pic of her to keep our spirits up on days like today!

Fun Questions
  • D-Rob: Should the Yankees have matched the White Sox offer?
  • Whom do you have as the new Yankees closer: Betances, Miller, or other?
Song of the Day

Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls

As always, please link us your Song of the Day.

Please use this as your Open Thread for discussing the Winter Meetings. What are you hoping to see from the Yankees today now that D-Rob is off the table? Which team do you think gets Jon Lester?

Farewell David Robertson. Thanks for everything, and best of luck.