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2011 New York Yankees Thread

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Ah the old "proper/improper nouns and the correct usages of "your" and "you're" chestnut. Touche' you got me. yankees still suck.

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Had a chance to get to New Yankee Stadium for the first time ever last night. Pretty cool experience though I do miss the old stadium. I also forgot how insane the subway is. Completely spent from working all day, being out all night, and then watching the draft when I got home.

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Hughes is coming back this week. Nova optioned down to AAA to stay stretched out and hopefully refine his stuff a bit better. He didn't deserve the demotion but he is the most flexible to create a spot and he could use the time in AAA to get better. Pendleton is up for Nova now so I imagine when they activate Hughes that Pendleton will go back down, though I'd like to see Noesi get sent down to get stretched back out.

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I was really hoping Jeter would get 3,000 tonight. I was supposed to leave for Cooperstown with a group of friends tomorrow night at 7. Of course when we made these plans we figured he'd have it by now but the injury delayed that so I have to change my plans to staying back and watching the game at home and then meeting up with everyone later that night. I started watching baseball as a kid in 1995, Jeter is one of those guys who I really got to grow up watching, there is no way I'm missing this moment.

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Congrats Derek Jeter on hit #3000!

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simply the best

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CC politely tells all of the All-Star voters where they can stick their ballots

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Really awesome to watch Jeter get 3,000 in a bar full of Yankee fans in Cooperstown! Place went absolutely nuts! Amazing to see a guy whose whole career I've seen from the start accomplish this.

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Gratz to Jeter but Phillies all the way!

That explains quite a bit

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Number one team in the MLB and they have the number player with the most RBI's. It's good to see Jeter get that accomplishment but Phillies all the way!

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Number one team in the MLB and they have the number player with the most RBI's. It's good to see Jeter get that accomplishment but Phillies all the way!

Damn, I wish the Yankees had the uh, "number player with the most RBI's".

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Damn, I wish the Yankees had the uh, "number player with the most RBI's".

Hey smartass they can't have him there players aren't as good Jeter is the only real solid one.

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Im not saying the Yankees are bad, I just personally like the Phillies and as they are 1st and have some of the best players(especially pitchers) in the league they are successful they have the team to win the World Series. I HATE the Yankees and Mets but congrats to jeter on his milestone(not many can accomplish that with one team).

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As usual River Ave Blues always has some great content. During the All-Star break they are doing a post comparing the Yankees players with their peers. Here is the post for infielders. Good read if you're looking to pass some time or if you're like me and already going nuts with no Yankee baseball.

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Damn, another graduate from the "u".

You're a sad, strangle little man... and you have my pity.

Edited by Martyisth3b3st

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I die a little inside every time a Yankee wins something :( I blame my dad for making me a Mets fan :argh:

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I die a little inside every time a Yankee wins something :( I blame my dad for making me a Mets fan :argh:

You can't hate that moment though, no matter who you root for. His dad was pitching to him, just like when Robbie was growing up. Once he hits the 11th his dad says "uno mas" and Robbie replies "love you dad". Next pitch he clobbers for the win? just awesome.

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Where the Yankees Rank Midseason

Hitters:

2nd in WAR (21.6)

2nd in wOBA (.346)

2nd in OPS+ (111)

2nd in Runs/Game (5.17)

2nd in OBP (.340)

3rd in SLG (.444)

2nd in OPS (.784)

1st in ISO (.186)

1st in BB% (10.1%)

t-1st in BB/K (0.58)

1st in HRs (123)

3rd in SBs (81)

1st in wOBA versus LHP (.357)

t-2nd in wOBA versus RHP (.339)

3rd in wOBA with RISP (.332)

Starting Pitching:

4th in WAR (8.7)

3rd in xFIP (3.78)

5th in ERA (3.62)

6th in K/9 (6.66)

6th in K/BB (2.29)

8th in HR/9 (0.93)

3rd in Groundball Rate (46%)

Bullpen:

3rd in WAR (3.5)

9th in xFIP (3.91)

2nd in ERA (3.11)

5th in K/9 (7.86)

7th in K/BB (2.01)

1st in HR/9 (0.55)

2nd in Left On Base % (77.9%)

Defense

1st in UZR/150 (7.50)

2nd in Total Zone Fielding Runs Above Average per 1,200 innings (5)

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Apparently the Rockies have been scouting the Yankees AAA and AA teams. The Yankees are desperate for starting pitching and I wonder if they'd be willing to put a deal for Jimenez centered around Montero and Betances together. Jimenez has been solid since his rough start, though his velocity is down this year. Montero hasn't had as good as a year as we hoped, but he is one of the youngest players in his league. Betances has been great this year but he's still fairly raw, has some control issues, and an injury history. Since Jimenez is on a team friendly contract I'd imagine that a package of Montero and Betances would be the starting point to getting any deal done. I'm not sure if the Rockies would want a mid level pitching prospect like Phelps/Mitchell/Warren/Nova/Noesi and/or a position player anywhere from Nunez/Laird/Joseph to help complete it. It would be a risky trade on the Yankees part but I think its something they should explore.

Another possible trade candidate could be Hiroki Kuroda from the Dodgers whose in the last year of his deal. Not spectacular but it shouldn't cost too much in prospects to get him and with the uncertainty over what you are going to get from Colon, Garcia, and Hughes over the rest of the year he wouldn't be a bad pick up for mid-level prospects.

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