Should the Yankees sign Greg Bird to an extension now?

Credit to @emichael888 for this article idea

So Eric and I think the Yankees should give Bird an extension of 4 years at 24 million with 2 club options at 8 & 10 mil which would bring the total to 42 mil over 6 years and he should take it. Here are our reasons…

1. It’s high risk, high reward. If Bird is what we all believe him to be, then it’s a steal for the Yankees, if he ends up being a bust or just too injury prone then it isn’t a big money commitment. We don’t lose very much. He can always still be a back up since he won’t be making a lot.

2. With how his injury history has been so far (He also had injuries in the Minors) so why not take the safe bet if you’re Bird. He’s only 25 so a 6 year deal would take him until he’s 31 or 32 and can still get one big contract. If I were Greg Bird I’d be wary of betting on myself so I’d take the guaranteed money.

3. The Yankees would be crazy not to do this because the upside for Bird is amazing! Dude could for real hit 40+ bombs and drive in 90+ RBI’S a year. If he isn’t durable, well we haven’t lost very much except a bit of money. You don’t usually extend guys like this but Bird is different.

4. Factoring in buying out his Arbitration years… He’d probably get between 1-4 million next year maybe 5 mil???. So 24 million sounds about right, It’s right at the 6 mil range but it’s less than 7-8 a year which would still be a steal.

Note: extensions do not take affect immediately so it wouldn’t mess with the Luxury Tax & we would still be under it for the 2018-19 off season.

I feel like this is a good thing to do for the Yankees? And for Greg Bird. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

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Check out the new logo for Thor Ragnarok 

Via twitter Kevin Feige unveils a logo For the upcoming Thor Ragnarok in honor of Jack Kirby.

Thor Ragnarok will be released November 3, 2017.

Netflix “Death Note” Review

  It seems like movies nowadays for better or worse are following the trend of recreating classic books or films. Even Anime’s are not  exempt from this as earlier in the year “Ghost In The Shell” was remade into a live action film with mixed reviews. Not to be excluded from the trend Netflix attempts to cash in by making a live action “Death Note” movie set in the United States.

  

  With most of these Anime adaptations largely being misses instead of hits ( I did like the Ghost In The Shell Movie ) will “Death Note”be the one to be that breaks the trend and be a critical success? Unfortunately that answer is a big no.  Not only did I not enjoy “Death Note” it maybe the worst film I have seen this year. First of all let’s get pass the whitewashing by moving the location to the United States that’s the least of this movie’s problem. This movie just doesn’t work! 

  Almost everything about this movie is bad to the point it’s almost unwatchable. The issue starts with the main character Light Turner, a young teen dealing with the death of his mother and bullies who literally has the “Death Note” fall in his lap. This causes him to see the ever charismatic yet terrifying Ryuk ( played exceptionally by Willem Dafoe) which leads Light on a journey for revenge and justice. But the justice comes on his terms.  The problem with Light in this version is he never seemed to be the cerebral assassin that he is in the anime.  He never even got close to being the guy who could hold the world hostage and have a legion of followers. Even more disappointing is we never got the mental battle between Light and L.

 

  At its core the biggest problem with the movie is that it doesn’t get the point of what “Death Note” is supposed to be. At its core”Death Note” is a battle of wits and morals. It’s  Sherlock Holmes verses Moriarty, the ultimate battle of egos as two great minds try to out do each other.  A battle of wits between Light and L in which only one would make it out alive. Unfortunately they choose to make it a really bad love story instead of a cerebral thriller. The story between Mia and Light simply did not work as it was not compelling and it was very evident by the end of the movie.

Overall the movie was disappointing from beginning to end and Death Note deserves better.

Score 1.0 out of 10


First Look At The Wasp

Here is the first look of Evangeline Lilly as Wasp in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp Film.

Preacher “BackDoors” Review

  After the big reveal of last week that the Messiah of Herr Starr’s group is a bumbling idiot it seems fit that they would be looking for a new one. It’s also fitting that the they would want Jessie to be there new leader since he got a glimpse of Jessie’s power first hand. The conversation between him and Jessie was just as good as the previous episode as both characters have great chemistry together. Pulling out all the stops to show why Jessie should join him, including letting him hear all of his prayers to God. In particular the ones thanking God for killing his father. But it didn’t work as Jessie made in stick it where the sun don’t shine. That decision may come back to bite em because they released the Killer of Saints.

    

  On the Jessie side of things, it seems that everything is finally taking a toll on everyone. The lies and everything that comes with it, including that the Killer of Saints is still very much a threat. It seems the one thing that everyone needed at this point was a vacation. Jessie was almost all for it until he got another lead on GOD and ran off again but this time no one was willing to help. Tulip went on a trip to melt the guns of the Killer of Saint to no avail and Cassidy came to the realization that he has feelings for her. I wonder how will this play into future episodes as we are only 2 episodes away from the season finale.

    

  The show finally got back to the story with Eugene and Hitler. The show continues to amaze me on how well of a job they have done to make Hitler a sympathetic character.  Giving a backstory of a man who was kicked around until he just lost it.  Before he was nothing but someone who lack a spine but with one bad day it all changed. All of it lead up to the big moment where Hilter helped Eugene escape before they found out that he didn’t belong there. All in all a solid episode that’s hopefully leading to a big finale.

Score 8.0 out of 10

Game of Thrones “The Dragon and the Wolf” Review

So ends a great season….

   This season of Game Of Thrones has went by at a incredible pace. With each episode having moments that were essential not only to this season but to the whole series. Many of the questions we’ve been asking since season 1 were getting answered in mere moments. Alliances were born and then immediately taken away.  With all that said biggest question about tonight is will the show stick the landing on a excellent season.

   

   When you start off an episode with Daenery’s army at the front gate of  Kings Landing, you know the show has a lot to tell. The show continues to give us great small moments including Braun and Tyrion and the Hound and Brienne. But the biggest moments occurred when we got everyone together. The Hound and the Mountain face off left chills down my spine. Also a nice touch by Daenerys flying in with her Dragon just in case they tried something. It was most certainly a power move.  The conversations had were interesting to say the least as each side brought up there issues. One issue I did have was that Euron seemed out of place in this meeting as he jumped around doing his Jack Sparrow thing. The reveal of the night walker seems to convince her until the discovery of the fact that Jon Show will not be neutral if there is a battle between the two because he pledged allegiance to Daenerys.

    This lead to one of the most powerful moments in the series as we get the conversation between Cersei and Tyrion we always wanted. The excellent point was brought up that Tyrion inadvertently destroyed the Lannister family with the death of his father. This one event made it easier for their enemies to conspire against them as Tywin was the one to be feared. This conversation lead to the major moment when Cersei decides to assist in the “Great Battle”. Or so it seemed as she has no intention to help out as she plans to take the land while everyone is at war. Jamie was clearly not going for this and it seems as Jamie and Cersei relationship is over to say the least as she even considered having him killed.  Another great moment was the conversation between Jon and Theon as he finally has the conversation with him that was needed. Jon gave him just the talk that he needed to get him back into the saddle. Finally giving us a Theon we haven’t seen since almost the beginning of the series.


   LittleFinger is out doing his LittleFinger thing manipulating Sansa into believing that her sister is out to get her. He is also trying to put himself into position to be the King of the North. Plotting putting the wheels in motion for Sansa to kill Arya. But it seems as if LittleFinger ‘s plan backfired as all of his crimes come to light.  If seems fitting that the Stark kids would be the downfall of LittleFinger. It was great that even Bran even played a part into it. The best part about it is that in doing so she took control of the Veil. The final moments were great as it was Arya to deal the killing blow. Bran proved useful as he revealed the truth about Jon Snow. In the worst kept secret Jon Snow is the Heir to the Iron Throne and also had sex with his aunt. That’s correct! Danaerys and Jon are a thing now. It will be interesting to see how it plays out going into the final season.

   Just as it seemed we wouldn’t get any action this episode we get the big finish.  We get to see the wall come down and boy it did. What a great moment seeing the dragon take down the wall. In mere moments the Wall comes down and everyone is in imminent danger as the White Walkers are coming and there is nothing that can stop them. Overall a great ending to a great season.  Hopefully we will get the final season sooner than later.

Score 9.0 out of 10

A Joker and Harley Quinn movie is being developed 

A Joker and Harley Quinn movie is being developed that will be connected to the DCEU. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in talks to write and direct the film. The duo is best known for the film Crazy, Stupid, Love.