November 28th, 2012 by Jane Heller

Next up better be…

I’ll feel a lot better when Mo’s deal is done.

Beyond that, it’s sounding like Russell Martin could go elsewhere for more years and $$, but if it’s between the Yankees and the Pirates would he really take Pittsburgh?

B.J. Upton for $75 million? I didn’t see that coming.


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8 Responses to “Progress!”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    Obviously I’m happy about Andy and looking forward to Mariano. I’m not that enthused about re-signing Russell Martin…I don’t really think he contributes that much to the team. We should definitely shop around.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    When you look around the majors though, Diane, who jumps out as being a better catcher? (Not counting Mauer and other unavailables?) Martin didn’t hit, true, but the pitchers seemed happy with him and he’s a surprisingly good baserunner for a catcher. I’d take him back.

  3. barbara says:

    i love andy so i am very happy that he is back. one of these days, he will be too old, but hopefully not this year.
    i don’t know if am supposed to leave this on the other blog but while i’m here, i want to let you know i just finished your book– it may make me late for work because i didn’t want to put it down.
    i love your writing. you can make any subject interesting and not too painful. you are such a lovely writer. even a topic as heavy as caregiving kept me wanting to keep reading. i did not know that you had been going through all of this. basically, i know you as the obsessed yankee fan who makes me laugh and keeps me sane and created this yankee community and the great writer. i can’t believe you keep this blog going when you are going through so much. i can’t believe how upbeat you are. i can’t believe how strong you and michael are and how lovely that you fall asleep holding hands. i could go on and on, but i’ll stop with thank you for sharing your wisdom. i am touched.

  4. Jane Heller says:

    How flattering that you found the book so readable, Barbara. Thanks for sharing the kind words. I’ve been hearing from so many people how “entertaining” the book is, despite the subject, so I feel great about that. And yes, I continued to blog during Michael’s various medical crises because it was a nice outlet for me. As for upbeat? What else can we be, right? (Btw, if you’re moved to do it and have the time, I’m encouraging people to put their thoughts about the book on its Amazon page as a Customer Review. Those reviews from “real people” really do help define the experience for others.)

  5. Bob Cerv says:

    Most of my comments are inane, but I’ll try to be brief.

    Agree with you about Russell Martin, Jane. Always liked him. Some positions are OK with light hitting, even though you’d love more. I think of Jesus Flores with the Nats, how he held down the catching over most of the summer despite batting near the Mendoza Line, and how it’s alright if they handle the pitching staff. Plus Martin CAN run well, a rarity for catchers. Pittsburgh sounds illogical, but maybe not; they’ve started strong each of the last two seasons, then faded badly…maybe due to the catching? (I know, who cares.)

    Welcome back, Andy. For as long as you can. Same with Mo.

    As for your book, Jane…continued good luck…Amazon IS a great way to promote…and I hope to get a copy of one of those old-fashioned “printed” versions from Santa this year (or else I’ll buy my own)!

  6. Jane Heller says:

    The book is only available in an old-fashioned print edition, Dave. The ebook doesn’t come out until just before Christmas or possibly early January. Customer reviews on Amazon are great, although the piece in the Wall Street Journal the other day was sweet too.

  7. Freya says:

    Mo signed today – on his 43rd birthday!!

  8. Jane Heller says:

    Yay. Very happy when that piece of news was confirmed, Freya. He even took a pay cut.