A whole new chapter was added to the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox bitter rivalry Thursday.
The Red Sox signed all-star outfielder Carl Crawford to a 142 million dollar deal forcing the Yankees to make a move.
Instead of just signing Cliff Lee, Brian Cashman came up with an ingenious plan.
Signing Lee would only improve the Yankees. Cashman wanted to make a move that would improve the Yankees and hurt the Red Sox at the same time.
Cashman's response: drafting Daniel Turpen in the MLB's Rule Five Draft.
The rivalry of rivalries just got taken to a whole new level.
Turpen is a 6'4" Goliath, a 215 pound tank that can mow down batters at the plate like a John Deer.
He humbly boasts a fast ball that accelerates faster than a Maxximus G-Force at 94 miles per hour.
Last season, he absolutely shut down opposing batters. No one could touch him as he produced a 4.3 ERA.
Nolan Ryan who?
At the young age of 24, he's not even at the top of his game yet. It's almost impossible to dream of him getting any better than he already is, but he has no ceiling.
A few months into next season, C.C. Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez will all be jumped in terms of the greatest Yankees pick up of the past decade.
The Yankees just slapped the Red Sox organization right in the face.
Babe Ruth left Boston a curse that lasted for 86 years. The curse Turpen leaves could, should, will last a life time.