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#1 Vinnie

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:17 PM

No link right now, just announced during the game vs. the Mariners. :clap:
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:24 PM

He's in the booth now with Michael Kay & Al Leiter.

Interview coming in the bottom of the 8th.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:30 PM

Thinks he can get into a game by the end of May.

Tremendous. The Yankees needed this shot in the arm.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:34 PM

Ironic that I hear about this from Doc on NBC of all places haha.

What a surprise, I knew this was going to happen since like March :lol: The Red Sox had no real need for him and the Astros are a crappy team, so the Yankees were really the only place for him and with Pettite there as another added incentive to boot.

It'll be interesting to see how much of a sweetheart deal he got though :P

Edited by Hasan4978, 06 May 2007 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 03:03 PM

Welcome back to NY Roger! This is great news!
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 03:34 PM

Woot!
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 04:20 PM

Eh
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:26 PM

Yankees needed someone to stabilize the back of the rotation. Igawa/Rasner/Karstans was not going to get it done. Better to sign Clemens than give up prospects for Jon Lieber or someone of that ilk.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:29 PM

Nice! They may not keep onto a lead! They also may be able to win some games!!
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:05 PM

Hopefully this will be a turning point in the season.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:31 PM

...$4.5mil/month? Wow.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:16 PM

Eh



Double eh.


I can't find it in my heart to root for his guy. When we got out of the Ranger game, I was sickened.


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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:49 PM

Hopefully this will be a turning point in the season.

Yes. Turning straight for the crapper. :P
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:48 PM

Welcome back to NY Roger! This is great news!

^^^you should have seen him when they announced it during the sabres/rangers game. he started jumping up and down and cursing all the sudden. i was so confused.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:18 AM

Lets get ready to buy another championship !

Pride and Tradition ! :rolleyes:
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 04:49 PM

Lets get ready to buy another championship !

Pride and Tradition ! :rolleyes:



Yankees buy a LOT...but you act like the Met$$$$$$$$$ are the Royals :rolleyes:
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 04:57 PM

Yankees buy a LOT...but you act like the Met$$$$$$$$$ are the Royals :rolleyes:



The Mets are a small market team who play in a back water burg that can barely afford to pay for lights to play night games. How can they be expected to compete with a team that plays in New York City?
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 05:26 PM

The Mets are a small market team who play in a back water burg that can barely afford to pay for lights to play night games. How can they be expected to compete with a team that plays in New York City?



:rofl:
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 05:28 PM

The Mets are a small market team who play in a back water burg that can barely afford to pay for lights to play night games. How can they be expected to compete with a team that plays in New York City?


yeah they don't have any free agents or high priced players on their team, except for about the entire team.

BP says Clemens is only worth 1.5 more wins than Igawa, but I don't buy it - Igawa stinks. Hopefully Clemens' ERA is around 3.5-ish.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 05:53 PM

The difference between the Mets and Yankees is about $100 million now after the Clemens fiasco, among other philosophical differences. I'm certainly not complaining about our payroll (granted the Mets have had years where their payroll has been in the middle of the pack, I'm not sure when's the last time the Yankees were out of the top three in payroll), but it's still not on the same planet as the Yankees or Boston. Forget the Mets though, the rest of the teams in that division really don't have a bucket to take a dump in payroll-wise compared to those two teams.

Where I get on the Yankees is twofold, one Ca$hman basically has done nothing right with the pitching staff in the last five years, they're now spending over $100 million (total contract value) combined on Igawa, Pavano and Clemens, and these are back of the rotation starters! I actually thought he did a good job finally cutting some of the fat this offseason, but the first losing streak and the Yankee$ are back to throwing money at every problem.

Two, they basically come off looking like they're kissing the guy's feet and other parts of his anatomy. I mean come on, $26 million (salary plus luxury tax costs), AND he gets to clock in his own hours? On the strait-laced Yankees that don't allow facial hair? Not to mention the whole sideshow that is yesterday, that's really feeding his ego and going way over the top for attention.

Even a good Clemens isn't going to save the bullpen that much, he's about a 5-6 inning pitcher at this stage of his career. I don't even think they really needed the supreme mercenary to make the postseason, hell they'd won five out of their last six and had gotten their big three starters back in gear. If that's the case you're basically paying him all this money on a handful of postseason starts you hope he'll be able to make after he turns 45 :P

Edited by Hasan4978, 07 May 2007 - 06:03 PM.

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