###Official New York Yankees Thread###

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  1. NY8123

    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Love em' hate em' you all know you want Miami to win like them year in and year out. Couldn't believe there wasn't a thread here about the Yanks.

    Give some props to Jeter this season, boys on fire out of the gates.
     
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    who could possibly hate the Yankees?
     
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    Everybody who doesn't like them lol.
     
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    Go Evil Empire!!!

    Man, I get so many questions about being a Dolphins/Yankees fan in California it's ridiculous. :lol:
     
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    Probably about as many as I get being a Dolphins/Yankees fan from NY lol. They only half understand me. Lol.
     
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    Kuroda with a solid outing but man Darvish was just a lawn mower last night, wow.
     
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    Saw this thread. I'm also a yankees/dolphins/lakers/sharks fans. Friends always give me flack but these were the teams that i first saw on tv when i was young. Sad that Pineda got hurt and out for the year while Montero is catching and slowly raisng his stats

    Rotation that was thought to be a strength is crumpling with pineda out and hughes ineffective. Man that self-imposed salary cap prevented them from signing darvish.
     
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    Man a Yankees thread on a dolphins forum that is great.
     
  10. CalDolFan10x14

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    Ugh...we need some damn starting pitching. :/ Other than Nova and CC, we are very mediocre in this area. Garcia shouldn't even be on this team!

    Thank goodness for our hitting and bullpen!
     
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    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    It always seems like pitching gets better in pre-season only to crumble out of the gates. I have no idea why the hell the rotation cannot have two solid starters, Nova has pitched well but I ask myself how long it is going to last and Kuroda pitches one great game and then a spotty one, I hope he finds the same rhythm that Wang did.

    CC and Mo, without em' the team is buried right now, I hope the Andy man can give us a solid number three when he comes back.
     
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    I miss Wang...that dude was a model of consistency. Shame he got hurt.
     
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    WTF? Shagging fly balls.....really. I mean really.
     
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    He's been doing it his entire career, it's a shame his career may end like this but I can't blame it on shagging fly balls.
     
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    Yep. Coulda just as easy happened with him walking down stairs or something. It was just a freak accident. You cant keep him in a bubble.
     
  16. DuderinoN703

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    Awkward way to have your career end if that's what's going to happen
     
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    Ugh, what a shame. If it is indeed the end of his career, it's been a hell of a ride. An end of an era perhaps. This just goes to show he worked his *** off doing what he loved even if it meant putting himself in harms way. Who closes for us now? DRob? I think he's earned his chance.
     
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    Id assume so. He seems to be the obvious option.
     
  19. NY8123

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    Yeah I know Junc. I have watched him shag balls. I know he's done it is entire career but it doesn't make make it any easier to swallow. Love him or hate him to watch a hall of fame player potentially come to an end like that is just ....Meh....hard to swallow. Kinda like Marino's last playoff game. Leaves a horrid taste.
     
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    Sorry to see Mariano Rivera get hurt like that...hopefully that won't be the end of his career.
     
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    It is a shame to see the best closer possibly ever go down like that. Hope he has a speedy recovery!
     
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    Pettitte gets the loss but he looked decent his first start after a one hiatus. Let's see if he can carry over the 20 games or so he will pitch.
     
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    What was once a strength this season, now looks like a medical ward! :bobdole:

    http://www.cbssports.com/general/bl...obertson-on-disabled-list-with-oblique-injury

     
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    Up and down, up and down. I fear it is the season ahead, the pitching just isn't good enough right now.
     
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    and then the pitching wakes up in the last 10. WTF? I don't understand it with the Yanks. They're on then they're off.
     
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    ...and back ON again! Hell of a job sweeping the first place Nats in their own stadium. 9 straight wins and the Yanks aren't even playing their best right now, I feel. Let's just hope this continues into the second half of the season. More good news...DRob should be making his return soon.
     
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    Make it 10!
     
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    I like everything but the hitting with runners in scoring position. That is a major concern right now with the Yanks.
     
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    So the question remains doest the evil empire have enough pitching and hitting to do it in the post season or will the teams weakness be exploited by superior post season pitching?

    League leading team wins and HR's belted, 9th in ERA. Let's see if the Yanks can make a run on 100+ win season and grab number 28!
     
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    I think they have enough pitching assuming CC and Pettitte are healthy for the stretch, I worry about the bats in october as it's been the bats that have derailed hopes most of the last decade.
     
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    I worry about that nifty little stat I heard on ESPN the other day, the one that showed the Yanks record when hitting a homerun verse not hitting a homerun in a game. It was a drastic fall off in production, I cannot remember the stat exactly but it was somewhere on the order of .800 winning percentage when hitting a HR verse .200 when not hitting the long ball in a game. The point being made was whether they could drive enough runs in during the post season to threaten for a World Series win.

    I kinda gotta agree with the commentators and say, they need RBI's in every fashion not just off home runs.
     
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    I am on the fence about A-Rod guys, as bad as that sounds does the injury that takes him out of the line up hurt or help the yanks?

    I wonder who/if they sign before the trade deadline? Chavez? Headley? Nunez? Stick with what they have in the system?

    I think given A-Rods numbers you don't go after a guy like Headley, you stick to what you have or find a decent value player to serve as depth at 3rd like Nunez etc...the stats say that A-Rods absents will not lead to a lack of production or lack of wins.
     
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    I've been hearing they might not go after a big name at 3rd base since Arod is supposed to return in about a couple months...in time for the postseason. Not only that but Chavez had been doing a decent job as his backup. One name going around is Ty Wiggington.

    All that being said, I can't wait for this weekend's homecoming again the Sox. I hope we sweep them and really ruin their chances at a playoff spot. Even through the injuries, Boston has to be one of the most disappointing and underachieving teams this season (along with Philadelphia). I'm still laughing that they thought hiring Valentine was going to turn that around. :lol:
     
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    It obviously hurts a little, but its not crippling. A-Rod at this point is a league average hitter. I mean, thats sounds blah and it really is when youre paying the guy 30M, but given the staggering lack of 3rd base production around the league it could be worse. You have to take his positional value into account.

    Thats the main reason I cant see us adding a 3rd baseman. If he was an OF, then yeah it would be easy to add someone. You cant just go out and get a decent 3rd baseman for cheap though. The position is in demand. Anyone they would probably get is no better or not much better than Chavez, so why bother? I dont think the position has ever been this dry in recent memory.

    Still cant believe we are paying A-Rod 30M :bobdole:. Any retard could have told the Yanks that the contract was doomed to be a disaster.
     
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    Yeah...Arod is grossly overpaid for the production he had been putting out.
     
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    I agree everyone hammered Jeet last season about his lack of production and decline but man, I wouldn't have predicted that A-Rod would have declined so fast. If anything I would have given him a shot at being more productive longer based upon two things, 1) his power is much better than Jeter and that usually leads to more sustainable number for RBI's and 2) the range at third base isn't as big as the range needed to play short stop.

    30mil a year is way too high for a player putting up A-Rods numbers. It was clear when the Yankees signed him they assumed he would challenge for the homerun lead at some point in his career. I don't see that happening at this point, 120 (roughly) more dingers at 38 years old (his regular season is over this year basically so he will 38 when he resumes) isn't reasonable.
     
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    A-Rod will never hit 30 HRs in a year again, so that record really is pretty much impossible.
     
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    I agree. The only shot he has at it would be to at DH. Get off the field and DH.
     
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    I'm a Dolphin/Steelers/Lakers/Heat/Red Wings/Celtics/Yankees/Duke Basketball/Alabama Football/Manchester United/Anderson Silva/Floyd Mayweather/John Cena fanatic.
     
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    11-1 now. Cano just hit a grand slam. After the last few days of futility this :feelsgoodman:
     
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    This seems like so long ago. Man.
     
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    And the Yanks come alive again for a stretch. I hope the right pitching staff shows up in the post season, one second they look like a grade A staff and the next total ****.
     
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    Damnit, NY! You jinxed us! :lol:

    Ugh, Tampa Bay is closing in on us fast. No bueno!
     
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    Pitching is going to kill the Yanks in the post season.
     
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    What started out as a 10 game lead for the Yankees in the AL East not too long ago, is now down to just measley 1 game, and we STILL have 2 more games in Tampa Bay and 4 in Baltimore this week. This is not looking good :bobdole:

    EDIT: And a month n a half later...a 10 game lead has vanished. Age catching up, injuries piling up, and our mediocre starting pitching (besides CC) is rearing it's ugly head at the worst of times. Sigh...guess it's gonna be a hard-nosed battle now.
     
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    Tell me about it. This is just disturbing, not only has the lead vanished so has the lock on a playoff spot. If the Yanks don't start playing again not only are they in trouble of not wining the division they could very well miss the post season.
     
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    No need to panic, they will be fine.
     

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