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#61 halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:10 PM

275 million dollars is still a lot of money, and when its tied up in your 3b when he's 42 years old, you better hope its a smart investment.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:13 PM

Jeter's knee was pretty messed up at that point iirc.


oh i agree, but jeter refused to sit out enough regular season games to attempt to let it heal.

jeter's range, which was already terrible, got worse and worse as the season went on. They really have to consider moving him to center field by 2009.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:30 PM

oh i agree, but jeter refused to sit out enough regular season games to attempt to let it heal.

jeter's range, which was already terrible, got worse and worse as the season went on. They really have to consider moving him to center field by 2009.


Center? How about 2B?
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:42 PM

Center? How about 2B?


Joking? Robinson Cano will be playing HOF-level 2B for the Yankees for another decade.

The shortstop to center field transition is not that common but should be. Robin Yount did it. Jeter is terrible on ground balls and his strength, supposedly, is pop-ups.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:10 PM

Joking? Robinson Cano will be playing HOF-level 2B for the Yankees for another decade.

The shortstop to center field transition is not that common but should be. Robin Yount did it. Jeter is terrible on ground balls and his strength, supposedly, is pop-ups.


I just think it's odd to put a player with bad range into CF. That struck me as strange. I know Yount did it, but it's still a very unusual move.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:27 PM

I really never understood why fans get so upset with the money thing. To most teams the posada and a-rod contracts are ridiculous but to the Yankees they wont even feel it. I mean they make the money for salary back in ticket sales alone. They sell out tons of games I mean were not talkinga bout the Devils here. Then add in the concessions, merchandise, and now the multi billion dollar yes network and its just a drop in the hat. They play by the rules of the game and its good for TV.


But then you cant blame all the fans that think the yanks are continually trying to buy their championship ... :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:53 PM

Ya know, I was thinkin' ... with the big deals for Posada and A-Rod, the Yankees have their DH spot sewn up from 2009 to 2017.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:11 PM

Arod just got 10 years, 275 million, and people are talking like HE and Boras got hosed by the lack of a market. 275 million dollars???? thats ridiculous. Long live a dysfunctional yankee clubhouse.


What's more there's another $30 million in 'marketing achievements' hidden in there, more like incentive clauses for milestone HR's that he can easily get. The contract will almost certainly be worth over $300 million total when it's all said and done, including the eight million he got from Texas for opting out of the contract.

Bora$$ does it AGAIN, A-Rod is laughing all the way to the bank. And the Yankees may have their team back (on the field) but they look like weenies after all their tough talk by negotiating with A-Rod like two weeks after they said they wouldn't, and giving him another $80 million on top of their original offer after he cost them the $20 million Texas subsidy to boot. Because of a phony baloney apology the Yankees pay another $100 million than they originally offered. I'd kiss the Yankees butt too for that money :rofl:

Edited by Hasan4978, 16 November 2007 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:23 PM

What's more there's another $30 million in 'marketing achievements' hidden in there, more like incentive clauses for milestone HR's that he can easily get. The contract will almost certainly be worth over $300 million total when it's all said and done, including the eight million he got from Texas for opting out of the contract.

Bora$$ does it AGAIN, A-Rod is laughing all the way to the bank. And the Yankees may have their team back (on the field) but they look like weenies after all their tough talk by negotiating with A-Rod like two weeks after they said they wouldn't, and giving him another $80 million on top of their original offer after he cost them the $20 million Texas subsidy to boot. Because of a phony baloney apology the Yankees pay another $100 million than they originally offered. I'd kiss the Yankees butt too for that money :rofl:


I completely agree with you. Isn't it strange that there are all these stories out there saying that Boras got put in his place by Hank Steinbrenner but there's hardly any stories killing the Yankees for handing A-Rod a boatload of cash after saying they were done with him? It's odd.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:56 PM

What's more there's another $30 million in 'marketing achievements' hidden in there, more like incentive clauses for milestone HR's that he can easily get. The contract will almost certainly be worth over $300 million total when it's all said and done, including the eight million he got from Texas for opting out of the contract.

Bora$$ does it AGAIN, A-Rod is laughing all the way to the bank. And the Yankees may have their team back (on the field) but they look like weenies after all their tough talk by negotiating with A-Rod like two weeks after they said they wouldn't, and giving him another $80 million on top of their original offer after he cost them the $20 million Texas subsidy to boot. Because of a phony baloney apology the Yankees pay another $100 million than they originally offered. I'd kiss the Yankees butt too for that money :rofl:


You math is a little fuzzy there Has. Remember the Yankees extension offer was on top of the 3 years/$80M that were still on the original deal. Those come off now so you can't compare the offers strictly like that. From what I had read the Yankees had planned to offer him 5/150 as an extension. So it would have been 8/230 or 8/210 (avg value $26.5M) if you deduct the Texas subsidy. Now it is 10/275 (avg value $27.5M) it is pretty similar.


ETA: as I said earlier in this thread, the Yankees said they wouldn't chase him and they didn't. They offered him a similar deal money wise to the extension they offered him pre opt-out. This was an excellent job all around by the Yankee management. If they had caved to Boras and offered a $350M contract that would be different, but they are bringing him back at their price.

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:23 AM

You math is a little fuzzy there Has. Remember the Yankees extension offer was on top of the 3 years/$80M that were still on the original deal. Those come off now so you can't compare the offers strictly like that. From what I had read the Yankees had planned to offer him 5/150 as an extension. So it would have been 8/230 or 8/210 (avg value $26.5M) if you deduct the Texas subsidy. Now it is 10/275 (avg value $27.5M) it is pretty similar.


ETA: as I said earlier in this thread, the Yankees said they wouldn't chase him and they didn't. They offered him a similar deal money wise to the extension they offered him pre opt-out. This was an excellent job all around by the Yankee management. If they had caved to Boras and offered a $350M contract that would be different, but they are bringing him back at their price.

Would you please explain that to us again come july or maybe august of this coming year? ah never mind I'll bump this tread for ya next year.
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:57 AM

the yanks bid against themselves and lost. who else was gonna give him 25+??? anyone?? especially for 10 years. this contract is INSANE.
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:47 AM

the yanks bid against themselves and lost. who else was gonna give him 25+??? anyone?? especially for 10 years. this contract is INSANE.


I am certain Anaheim would have and if Lowell had gone elsewhere you know Boston would have. Plus then you have wild card teams like the Cubs and even the Junior Varsity who desperately need something positive after their epic collapse. I don't think anyone was going to offer $350M like Boras floated but I am sure all of those teams would have bettered the Yankees offer.


Would you please explain that to us again come july or maybe august of this coming year? ah never mind I'll bump this tread for ya next year.


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Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:06 PM

I am certain Anaheim would have and if Lowell had gone elsewhere you know Boston would have. Plus then you have wild card teams like the Cubs and even the Junior Varsity who desperately need something positive after their epic collapse. I don't think anyone was going to offer $350M like Boras floated but I am sure all of those teams would have bettered the Yankees offer.




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