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#61 DH26

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:43 PM

Cano doesn't take enough pitches to be a #3 hitter. The 5 spot is good for him right now. I like this:

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Granderson
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Even still with Robbie, he's got the highest OBP on the team (even though it's just bc of his average. I could see him at 3 or 4 on a different team just because of how good he is at driving them in (last year not included)
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

It's only June but it's nice to be back in first place (tie). Hopefully they can get ahead of Tampa and ride it out, I hate the Rays.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:45 PM

It's only June but it's nice to be back in first place (tie). Hopefully they can get ahead of Tampa and ride it out, I hate the Rays.


As long as we make it and the Sawx don't, I'll be fine no matter what place we're in. Really it seems to be just us and whoever else gets into the playoffs from the East for the pennant
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:52 PM

And people kid themselves and say the Yankees don't need another bat. Production from anyone besides Cano has been inconsistant at best.

Also, I hate Jeter leading off. It seems like every game he has 2 or 3 singles without anyone on. It worked last year because we had a consistant #2 in Damon, something we've seriously seriously missed this year.

You know the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Someone g'head and explain to me how this years' team is as good as last years.

Nick Johnson > Johnny Damon ; Thames/Winn > Hinske/Matsui? Fail.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:19 AM

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:14 PM

You know the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Someone g'head and explain to me how this years' team is as good as last years.

You're right it's not nearly as good, but it doesn't have to be. It just has to be better than all the other teams this year, and, right now at least, it is.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:00 PM

And people kid themselves and say the Yankees don't need another bat. Production from anyone besides Cano has been inconsistant at best.

Also, I hate Jeter leading off. It seems like every game he has 2 or 3 singles without anyone on. It worked last year because we had a consistant #2 in Damon, something we've seriously seriously missed this year.

You know the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Someone g'head and explain to me how this years' team is as good as last years.

Nick Johnson > Johnny Damon ; Thames/Winn > Hinske/Matsui? Fail.


That's his job you do realize that right? Typically the #1 and #2 spots in a lineup are supposed to get on base. Then it is up to the #3 and #4 guys to drive them in. They are not RBI guys they are get on base guys.
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:42 PM

That's his job you do realize that right? Typically the #1 and #2 spots in a lineup are supposed to get on base. Then it is up to the #3 and #4 guys to drive them in. They are not RBI guys they are get on base guys.

You're misreading my sentiments. With the team doing this horribly at hitting with RISP, wouldn't we be better served to have Jeter batting second where the probability of him hitting with a man on is slightly greater?
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 11:42 PM

You're misreading my sentiments. With the team doing this horribly at hitting with RISP, wouldn't we be better served to have Jeter batting second where the probability of him hitting with a man on is slightly greater?


The benefits would be minimal at best. Whether Jeter is batting first or second it doesn't make a difference. At most you are really only looking at 1st and 2nd 95% of the time if the first two get on anyway. It is still up to Teixara and Arod to score them.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:29 AM

Any confidence I've ever had in AJ Burnett has fully been erased. 3 home runs in the first inning against the worst team in the NL? Wonderful.
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:53 AM

Any confidence I've ever had in AJ Burnett has fully been erased. 3 home runs in the first inning against the worst team in the NL? Wonderful.


The Diamondbacks have one of the best lineups in the NL; they are tied for the NL lead in homeruns and are 3rd in wOBA. Its their pitching -- their bullpen in particular -- that makes them so bad.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 04:47 PM

The Diamondbacks have one of the best lineups in the NL; they are tied for the NL lead in homeruns and are 3rd in wOBA. Its their pitching -- their bullpen in particular -- that makes them so bad.


But still, AJ's clearly the 5th pitcher right now. He started off Cy Young worthy and somehow has dropped below Vazquez, who's been quite good lately.

And did anyone read the thing on SI.com about Cano? Interesting stuff with long. Apparently there's also supposed to be a big feature in the magazine about him this week.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

Mariano last night...OMG. Loading up the bases and then just basically deciding nobody was scoring and in his 2nd inning no less. Unreal...
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:23 PM

Mariano last night...OMG. Loading up the bases and then just basically deciding nobody was scoring and in his 2nd inning no less. Unreal...

That game was ugly as hell but ended awesome. Crazy night but it was awesome to see C-Grand with the go ahead home run, Mo bat, and get out of that huge jam. Talk about winning a game you shouldn't have.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:33 PM

That game was ugly as hell but ended awesome. Crazy night but it was awesome to see C-Grand with the go ahead home run, Mo bat, and get out of that huge jam. Talk about winning a game you shouldn't have.


hey man, a win's a win. As long as we pick up a game on TB/Bos, it's fine with me.

And I don't know about anyone else, but with US soccer and Joe Torre vs. NYY and the NHL draft, this is going to be a great weekend (except for the lack of a 1st round pick :koolaid: )
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:42 PM

I don't know how you can say this team isn't better than last year's team so far.

On June 26, 2009 we were 41-32, 4 games behind Boston 406 RS 358 RA

On June 26, 2010 we are 46, 27 2.5 games ahead of Tampa...397 RS 294 RA

So the offense is more or less comparable but the pitching? Loads better. We had a revolving door at 5th starter last year. Look at some of the dreck we gave the ball to. This year? It has been great except for Bad AJ making too many appearances lately.


Yes, another bat would be useful. So would another bullpen arm. This team is not perfect.

Of course, adding a bat only makes sense if you are committed to Posada as your every day C. Giving up a lot for a guy who will DH 3 or 4 days a week is not worth it.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

Regardless of last year compared to this year I'd like to see the Burnett issue addressed... a move to the bullpen, less pitches, something because this bullsh!t of giving up a minimum of 5 runs a game has got to stop.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:04 PM

Well at least we know Burnett has balls...in all seriousness though he is in an extended stretch of bad AJ...I'm confident he will turn it around, my only worry is you never know which side you're going to get in the post-season.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

If I look for terrible or awful in the dictionary, do I find AJ? I've never seen a guy start out Cy Young worthy and then turn into the worst pitcher on the staff and one of the worst in the majors. btw, it feels like this game's been on for 6 hours...and we're in the fifth inning
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