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  1. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    13 May '09 15:07
    How much did they spend this year?

    Pathetic.

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  2. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    13 May '09 15:57
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    How much did they spend this year?

    Pathetic.

    P-
    they just got arod back and texiera hasn't heated up yet. Once they do, it's lights out.
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    13 May '09 17:22
    Originally posted by uzless
    they just got arod back and texiera hasn't heated up yet. Once they do, it's lights out.
    It's already lights out, know what I'm say'n?

    NY needs to quit spending money on big names with zero production, that's not how they used to win.

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  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    13 May '09 17:23
    Originally posted by uzless
    they just got arod back and texiera hasn't heated up yet. Once they do, it's lights out.
    BTW, this is an MLB thread, not Hockey if you were wondering.

    Not sure if you just wandered in by mistake.

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  5. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 May '09 17:48 / 1 edit
    Yeah. It's a shame that the season has to end in the middle of May. If only there were still 130 games left, I'm sure they'd have plenty of time to turn it around.

    Oh well.
  6. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    13 May '09 18:39
    Originally posted by sh76
    Yeah. It's a shame that the season has to end in the middle of May. If only there were still 130 games left, I'm sure they'd have plenty of time to turn it around.

    Oh well.
    It's Ovah!~

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  7. 13 May '09 18:47
    Originally posted by uzless
    they just got arod back and texiera hasn't heated up yet. Once they do, it's lights out.
    The problem isn't the bats. The team ERA is the worst in the Major Leagues. They need better pitching.
  8. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    13 May '09 19:37
    Originally posted by Ullr
    The problem isn't the bats. The team ERA is the worst in the Major Leagues. They need better pitching.
    Bring Back Joe Torre, Now!

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  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 May '09 23:37
    Originally posted by Ullr
    The problem isn't the bats. The team ERA is the worst in the Major Leagues. They need better pitching.
    They need better hitting too.

    They're playing terribly right now and look like a bad team.

    However, anyone who seriously thinks that it's "over" after 32 games (not that I think you really do, Philabibit) hasn't seen very much baseball in his life. Teams that look awful in May turn it on and have great seasons. Happens all the time.
  10. 13 May '09 23:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    It's already lights out, know what I'm say'n?

    NY needs to quit spending money on big names with zero production, that's not how they used to win.

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    Yankees have always spent a lot of money -- and its been a key part of all their championships since the free agent era began in the 1970s, and they've been contenders in almost every season during this period (not counting the four bad years in the early 90s when George was in exile due to the Winfield issue).

    One problem is that these newly signed players almost always get off to bad starts -- Texeira, Burnett, and Sabathia have all continued this trend. You've just signed a monster contract - you're coming to New York - you're playing for the Yankees - the expectations are enormous - you want to show everyone that you're worth the money - and you end up trying too hard.

    Another problem with the big contracts is that you end up with an older team with lots of veterans -- so while you have a lot of players with a track record of success -- these are also players who are on the back side of their career and players who are likelier to get hurt and stay hurt longer.

    But teams that go with youth face the opposite problem -- you have a lot of players who haven't yet shown they can play at a high level -- or they've only done so for a short period of time. While its fun when these teams succeed like Tampa Bay did last year, more often than not, these teams don't do well.
  11. 14 May '09 23:01
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Bring Back Joe Torre, Now!

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    You are a closet Yankee FAN! Open the door and be free!
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    15 May '09 21:12
    Yanks are at .500; time for the thread to go into hibernation?
  13. 18 May '09 01:32
    Yanks have a 5 game winning streak....just warming up
  14. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    28 May '09 15:00
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    How much did they spend this year?

    Pathetic.

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    Tied for first place, baby.

    Not so -ovah- anymore, is it?
  15. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 May '09 17:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Tied for first place, baby.

    Not so -ovah- anymore, is it?


    What is up with the Jays?

    Lost nine? Keep it up and we'll need a Toronto Blue Jays Under .500 watch thread.