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Old 02-27-2009, 06:00 PM   #151
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:23 PM   #152
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I am a giant frekking Yankees fan and I think we could use help in the 7 and 8th innings.

Unless Bruney has a truly break out year, we're probably gonna clock high 3 (like 3.8) ERA at best from teh bullpen, not counting blowouts where we send in mop up pitchers.

Within the division, Red Sox and Rays probably both have better bullpens, especially in the 7th and 8th innings.

The Rays especially... good god, their bullpen is stacked. They got multiple closer quality relievers pitching in the 7/8th innings... it's pretty sick.
The Rays bullpen isn't anywhere close to as good as you think, and the Yanks isn't as bad as you think.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #153
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The bullpen was just fine last year without Joba and it will be again this year. Either Melancon or Robertson (or both) will be awesome, and Edwar still rules.

If you want to worry about something, worry about how many games Posada can catch or if Cano sucks now or if Matsui will be able to run the bases or if one of the center fielders can hit at least at replacement level.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:49 AM   #154
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i don't see swisher spending the year on the bench. he and nady will platoon. or, more likely, one of them gets traded, because i don't see nady being very happy getting 200-300 PAs.
pleeeeaaase to be trading nady at the tip top of his value and not swisher at the rock bottom of his value if this happens
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:36 AM   #155
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Cano's likely to start slow... he always does. But the guy has a sweet swing.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:29 PM   #156
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Brilliance! My man-crush on Mo has never been bigger.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:37 PM   #157
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pleeeeaaase to be trading nady at the tip top of his value and not swisher at the rock bottom of his value if this happens
I'd rather just keep Nady. Boras will def be lobbying for a trade. Dealing him could possibly mean pushing Austin Jackson through the ranks quicker. I'd like to see him stay in the minors for another full year.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:20 PM   #158
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Gardner with another HR today?

Anyone wants to put up any money on who hits the first dinger at Yankee stadium?
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:54 PM   #159
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:35 PM   #160
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WHY is Brett Tomko getting innings in spring training games?!?!
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:15 PM   #161
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I'd love to see Hughes pwn Team USA right now.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:47 PM   #162
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Hughes says he's throwing a different curveball this year. Sounds good. I remember people saying last year that his curve didn't fool a major league hitters because it was too easy to distinguish from his fastball.

I'm still really optimistic about him. I expect big things when he gets a chance this year. Hopefully that won't come until he gets a few months of work at Triple-A.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:42 PM   #163
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sadly, kennedy is picking up this spring where he left off last year.

come on, ian. you are making it hard to root for you. i don't see any improvement in his pitches.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:45 PM   #164
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I wish they could have traded Kennedy while he still had some value.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:12 PM   #165
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Dear Alex,
Please shut up and just play baseball.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:59 PM   #166
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http://www.drivelinemechanics.com/20...ition-battle-y

extremely good article showing why Swisher should be playing
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:43 AM   #167
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swisher should definitely be starting in right but in his zealousness to prove that manny wouldn't help the yankees he forgets to mention the near 30 runs manny would add by replacing matsui at dh.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:55 AM   #168
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if you are referring to the Jose Reyes comments, please read this

http://www.nomaas.org/

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03.03.2009 Arod offers a compliment to Jose Reyes...OH MY GOD!1!11!

After he saw his Dominican Republic team beat the Florida Marlins on Tuesday, Arod offered the following comment on his teammate, Jose Reyes:

“I wish he was leading off on our team or playing on our team. That’s fun to watch.” (Source)

A simple compliment about a fellow World Baseball Classic teammate, no? Not according to the Journal News' Peter Abraham who delivered this sarcastic diatribe:

Alex Rodriguez told reporters in Jupiter today that he wished Jose Reyes played for the Yankees.

He then sent word through a team PR man that his comments shouldn’t be taken as a shot at Derek Jeter. No, of course not. Reyes plays shortstop. That’s the same position Jeter plays. How could anybody take that as a shot? (Source)

So somehow Abraham takes a friendly comment by Arod and warps it into "AROD WOULD RATHER HAVE REYES THAN JETER." We'll ignore the fact that Jeter doesn't hit leadoff. However, please direct us to the part of Arod's quote where he says he wants the Yankees to trade for Reyes and put him at SS.

This was nothing more than a compliment about a Dominican teammate, and a huge reach by someone who used his platform irresponsibly.


Abraham is milking everything he can from Arod.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:09 AM   #169
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swisher should definitely be starting in right but in his zealousness to prove that manny wouldn't help the yankees he forgets to mention the near 30 runs manny would add by replacing matsui at dh.
I don't know why he even included Manny since there's like no chance they were ever getting him. Bonds would help them over Matsui too, but it's irrelevant. The important thing is that Swisher>Nady.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:31 AM   #170
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I don't mind Peter Abraham when he just reports the news, but when he gets opinionated he often misses the mark huge. Thankfully, he doesn't get opinionated very often.

He's also kinda rude when responding to e-mails, but at least he responds to e-mails, right?
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:18 PM   #171
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Espn breaking Arod having hip surgery out for 10, count um, 10 weeks.



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Old 03-05-2009, 12:23 PM   #172
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I think my biggest question now is who plays third base
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:36 PM   #173
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Espn breaking Arod having hip surgery out for 10, count um, 10 weeks.
yes but only 6 regular season weeks!

here is where being an Arod fantasy owner and a Red Sox fan is problematic
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #174
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wilson bete... oh [censored].
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:53 PM   #175
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the worst part is this is the least clutch part of the season so it's when a-rod shines brightest
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