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2011 New York Yankees Thread

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And so the Yankees season rests on the shoulders of AJ Burnett. May God help us....

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God have mercy.. im still waiting to here the decision to start AJ is, really, just a joke. i can't believe this is actually happening. all i can do is watch.. but cmon dude, put together a nice game for us for once. please.

Lets go yanks, cmon boys

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So, we were all pleasantly surprised by AJ, the offense did its job against the bullpen, and we're headed back to the Bronx. Now let's hope Nova can take us to the promised land.

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and all of a sudden, Girardi's decision to start AJ is brilliant. very pleased with how he pitched yesterday, he definitely did his job. Joe made sure he didnt pitch too long and get in trouble, cant blame him.

and now this series has basically taken a complete 180 degrees. im sooo pumped lets go!

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I know the playoffs are a crap shoot and I've been fortunate enough to see 5 WS titles in my life, but it doesn't make a first round loss after a great regular season any easier to deal with. Literally sick to my fvcking stomach right now.

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I know the playoffs are a crap shoot and I've been fortunate enough to see 5 WS titles in my life, but it doesn't make a first round loss after a great regular season any easier to deal with. Literally sick to my fvcking stomach right now.

You should be...........for following a NY team............... :puke:

Edited by Neutral Zone Trap

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You should be...........for following a NY team............... :puke:

We've had this discussion before so you know my reasoning...they're the local team. Am I not allowed to cheer for a baseball team just because NJ doesn't have one?

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You should be...........for following a NY team............... :puke:

Seriously dude? One if his favorite sports teams just lost in the playoffs and you're gonna troll him with that right now? Come on man.

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All things considered a good season for the Yankees when you think of the huge question marks in their pitching staff at the start. But definitely a very tough loss tonight. Offense just didn't show up tonight in a few situations where they could have blew it open. Girardi did a very good job managing his pitching staff though.

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Seriously dude? One if his favorite sports teams just lost in the playoffs and you're gonna troll him with that right now? Come on man.

Thanks man. I actually want to take this opportunity to thank the Mets fans on this forum for being respectful to me over the years. Its nice to co-exist without any hostility. In fact the majority of my friends who like baseball in real life are Mets fans and I hope they get a chance to experience a WS title at some point. Your fanbase deserves a lot better than what you've got.

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I know the playoffs are a crap shoot and I've been fortunate enough to see 5 WS titles in my life, but it doesn't make a first round loss after a great regular season any easier to deal with. Literally sick to my fvcking stomach right now.

+1.. especially how the game played out.

10 runners stranded. Sickening.

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This was really just a tough series to watch as a Yankee fan. They failed in the clutch time after time after time. Even guys with reputations for coming through like Jeter just couldn't even come close to getting it done. The guys who came through the biggest this series seemed to be the most maligned all year in Burnett and Posada. Cano looked great at times, awful at others. Gardner was a pleasant surprise. Granderson was there when needed. Everyone else....not so much. Swisher was useless, Teix was useless, A-Rod was useless, and Martin was useless. I don't know how Girardi didn't think once about changing the line-up after the whole middle of it proved they were doing NOTHING. I truly hope he is fired in the offseason. Meanwhile, while the pitching wasn't spectacular, it should've been enough to get the job done. Here's to rooting for Texas and whoever wins the Brewers/D-Backs series.

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All things considered a good season for the Yankees when you think of the huge question marks in their pitching staff at the start. But definitely a very tough loss tonight. Offense just didn't show up tonight in a few situations where they could have blew it open. Girardi did a very good job managing his pitching staff though.

Very excited for tomorrow's game. Roy Halladay is a future HOF, but this is the first gigantic game of his career. Very interested to see how he handles it.

I agree with you man, the Yankees really did get lucky with Colon and Garcia this year. I'm on record saying I didn't expect Colon to make it out of spring training and I didn't expect much from Garcia. All Colon did was post a 3.83 FIP 2.9 WAR and Garcia 4.12 FIP and 2.2 WAR.

I was also pleased to see a guy like Nova who I've been following for a few years now excel in his rookie season with a 4.01 FIP and 2.7 WAR.

I know I get on Girardi sometimes (mainly bunting) but I think he did a solid job managing this year.

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+1.. especially how the game played out.

10 runners stranded. Sickening.

Yeah RISPfail makes it all that more frustrating. While I do believe the Yankees are the better team, I have to give the Tigers credit for taking advantage of the breaks when they came to them. Bottom line is they stepped up and the Yankees couldn't.

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Thanks man. I actually want to take this opportunity to thank the Mets fans on this forum for being respectful to me over the years. Its nice to co-exist without any hostility. In fact the majority of my friends who like baseball in real life are Mets fans and I hope they get a chance to experience a WS title at some point. Your fanbase deserves a lot better than what you've got.

Thanks for the very kind words. Obviously I can't speak for every Mets fan, but I really have no ill will towards the Yankees. The two teams aren't division rivals and they don't even play in the same league.

And I agree with DR33, despite the 1st round loss (it's a crapshoot, like you said), it was still a good season; Sabathia proved he's still one of the game's top starters, Granderson's hitting adjustments look to have made him into one of the game's top position players, and there are still tons of other valuable assets on that roster (Cano, Gardner, A-Rod, Teixeira). I have no idea what they plan on doing this offseason, but with their rotation looking like a bit of a project, C.J. Wilson would make tons of sense for them. He'll be 31 next season but he's hitting free agency with not a lot of mileage on his arm and hes a clear ace. The Yanks would be ridiculous with their lineup and a 1-2 punch of Sabathia and Wilson.

As an aside, I can't believe Valverde has been perfect this season despite meh peripherals. Also, people act as if K-Rod has major antics when he closes out games... oof, please, the guy jumps for joy for almost every out he gets. What a tool. He'll blow one in the ALCS; I guarantee it.

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Thanks for the very kind words. Obviously I can't speak for every Mets fan, but I really have no ill will towards the Yankees. The two teams aren't division rivals and they don't even play in the same league.

And I agree with DR33, despite the 1st round loss (it's a crapshoot, like you said), it was still a good season; Sabathia proved he's still one of the game's top starters, Granderson's hitting adjustments look to have made him into one of the game's top position players, and there are still tons of other valuable assets on that roster (Cano, Gardner, A-Rod, Teixeira). I have no idea what they plan on doing this offseason, but with their rotation looking like a bit of a project, C.J. Wilson would make tons of sense for them. He'll be 31 next season but he's hitting free agency with not a lot of mileage on his arm and hes a clear ace. The Yanks would be ridiculous with their lineup and a 1-2 punch of Sabathia and Wilson.

CC is also going to get paid again by the Yankees for being one of the top pitchers. :P I just hope when he opts-out they handle it rather quickly. I'd love to add Wilson to the rotation and I definitely think the Yankees are going to be aggressive in their pursuit. (Not advocating it, but I wonder if Darvish is coming over this year and how much some teams are willing to bid on him)

As you mentioned Granderson's hitting adjustments with K-Long made him one the best players in the league. Teixeira didn't have a year up to par for what he is making but he did mention he is going to work extensively with K-Long this offseason to correct his left handed swing and get less pull happy. Should be interesting to see if he bounces back at the plate next year.

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bottom line is we absolutely played like sh!t this postseason. i wanna start with arod because he has forced me to be pissed off at him. he couldn't buy a hit this postseason, of course was injured on and off this year, and his contract still just glares at me in the face. he played with no passion whatsoever, and i wish something could change.

Jeter, too, played the exact opposite of clutch this season. the stats of how many RISP he has left on is ridiculous. they were hard to watch last night, i was so tired of seeing so much un-clutch at bats.

we did have a good regular season, you guys are right. but thats not what Yankee baseball is built for, we expect success in the postseason.. which, unfortunately, we played sh!tty in

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Even guys with reputations for coming through like Jeter just couldn't even come close to getting it done.

He's been living off that reputation for a long time, since the Mr. November HR. He hasn't had very many big playoff hits in a decade.

Edited by Jerrydevil

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I don't think its really fair to get on A-Rod a whole lot. Yeah his contract sucks and he has struggled to stay healthy for a few years now but it always appears that he is giving it everything he has. I never understood why he gets the reputation that he doesn't care. From everything I've read from the beat writers the past few years, it appears he is one of the hardest working, most passionate guys in the game.

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I don't think its really fair to get on A-Rod a whole lot. Yeah his contract sucks and he has struggled to stay healthy for a few years now but it always appears that he is giving it everything he has. I never understood why he gets the reputation that he doesn't care. From everything I've read from the beat writers the past few years, it appears he is one of the hardest working, most passionate guys in the game.

... and he cant hit a damn ball

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... and he cant hit a damn ball

Which is why he is a career .302/.386/.567/.953 .265 ISO .407 wOBA 148 wRC+ hitter? Even in a down year plagued by injuries he put up a line that most guys in the league would be very happy to do: .276/.362/.461/.823 .185 ISO .361 wOBA 125 wRC+

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Which is why he is a career .302/.386/.567/.953 .265 ISO .407 wOBA 148 wRC+ hitter? Even in a down year plagued by injuries he put up a line that most guys in the league would be very happy to do: .276/.362/.461/.823 .185 ISO .361 wOBA 125 wRC+

it doesn't matter what his career numbers are. the point is he has dropped off this year and cannot hit in the clutch to save his life (this year) im tired of it

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it doesn't matter what his career numbers are. the point is he has dropped off this year and cannot hit in the clutch to save his life (this year) im tired of it

Even in an off year where he battled various injuries he still put up decent numbers. They may not be what are normal for his career and his contract may not be great but the Yankees could still be a lot worse off. Even in just playing 99 games with just over 420 PA he still ranked 4th in WAR amongst 3B in MLB this year with 4.2 and 7th with a .361 wOBA. As for "clutch" I'm not going to get worked up about it. All we can go off of is a real small sample size and its not like he was the only player to not step up.

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the guys sucks in the postseason

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