Pride, Power & Pinstripes

Discussion in 'Sports' started by ST-DocLizard1, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. ST-DocLizard1

    ST-DocLizard1 Serial Monogamist

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    (12-9) The road trip was a wash at (3-3) vs. Jays & Rays. Now back home, three long balls were enough to stay ahead and get a win last night. Pitching seems to be erratic especially in the first few innings for some members of the rotation. This 10 game home stand may be helpful in sorting out some of the bugs. We'll see.
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    ST-DocLizard1 Serial Monogamist

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    (13-9) Working on a streak of two in the Bronx. C.C. on the hill today looking for win # 4.
  3. OuttaMyWay

    OuttaMyWay I shook his hand!!!!1!!

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    :lol3

    Adding to the Yankee legend.
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    ST-DocLizard1 Serial Monogamist

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    (15-9) A sweep in the Bronx over the Jays brings us to a three game set with the Astros. Kudos to Hafner & Overbay with the long balls at the right time. Pettitte on the hill tonight.
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    ST-DocLizard1 Serial Monogamist

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    (15-10) Pettitte got shelled last night: 10 hits/7 runs over 4.1 frames. Hopefully the Bombers can bounce back.
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    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    nuthin? really?

    well ol'rite.
  7. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Mo's last season ceremony in the Bx - awesome

    Metallica playing Sandman - Priceless

    Come on Yanks get a wildcard
  8. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Yankees say eat me to Red Sox

    Ellsbury the latest pilfer - McCann a few weeks back

    Someone is sleeping in Beantown or maybe they watching Brady down the road...
  9. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    You're on crack. The reported contact for ellsbury is horrendous for the Yankees.. Bosox are laffffiiiiinnnggggggg....
  10. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    I will admit he had an awesome year....but it will be a long term contract with Damon results....

    The Sox want him, but not at 20 million. His agent is one of those patient ones who allows the feeding frenzy to build.

    I expect the Yank's will get one or two good years and then be wishing they had the money instead.

    Fortunately, they have plenty of money.....if it was Cinci, or almost any other team, trying to make a deal like this it would be devastating.
  11. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Always been a fan of Ellsbury (minus the injuries) but it is not a good deal IMO, but not a horrible one. The length of the contract concerns me, more than the money. Granderson wasn't going to be cheap and we freed that money so you can take that off the contract, since every team needs a centerfielder.
    My guess is they know they won't get Cano back:cry and wanted an offensive spark to replace him. If we can afford him, McCann and Cano I like our offense.
    Not sure if the Sox are making good off season moves though, so that makes me happy. Pierzinski?
  12. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Don't know much about Ellsbury in terms of his health, but he's been a great OF & hitter for the Sux.

    I guess giving a guy 30, that long term deal with that kinda coin is a Big bet.

    But the Yankees need pitching & to resign Cano. We'll see what happens
  13. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    he did have an awesome year. in 2011.

    it's a horrendous deal. they're giving elite player money to a good player, to try and get an elite player for fewer dollars. makes no sense. he's a center fielder that's pretty much exactly like their current center fielder (who will make ~$4M next year), with more stolen bases.

    as for offensive spark he's had 2 above average years of ops+ in 7. he did have 32 home runs in 2011, but had 30 total in the other years from '08-13.
  14. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    The Red Sox are not too upset...now that the Yanks have opened the bank..."yeah we were at 5 for $100M" sure you were.
  15. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Granderson $4 million?:roflHe will be in the mid teens money wise. My guess is the difference between Ellsbury and Granderson will be less than $5million next year. Not chump change but not insane. The problem is the length of contract.
    Oh and the short porch in rightfield will help his homerun numbers.
  16. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    gardner (grandy is nothing like either of these players). throw out that crazy outlier year (2011) for ellsbury and they're the same player except for stolen bases. you can expect them both to hit mid 700s ops, get good doubles and triples with single digit home runs, and flash some leather in the outfield.
  17. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Sorry, I did misread your post....But Ellsbury is more solid than Gardner and you wouls still need to replace Granderson with some spark.
    Actually didn't really misread it, Grandy was their centerfielder
  18. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    How is ellsbury more solid?

    As for grandy, he only played a little in center last year, and wouldn't have played any if he didn't get hurt in spring training. That and he's not coming back.
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    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    another redsuck in pinstripes. This is giving me a migraine.

    :puke
  20. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    Hmmmm, we let Cano go, but we give an almost similar, at least annual salary wise to Ellsbury? Granted for less years....but I am confused....a consistent big bat who can play defense, for single digit power that can steal bases?

    Other than greener grass theory, I fail to see the logic on this one. At worst he spends his final few years as DH, and probably a darn good one too.

    I am liking Cherington's decisions more and more.