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Old 12-29-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Amherst
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Don't think there's another Wil Myers to be had. It's either keep Price or get a larger package headlined by two or three very good prospects, rather than one awesome young talent.
They can't afford to pay his salary this year so he's definitely going to be dealt. I don't expect to know the names of any of the prospects they get for him.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Poor Yankees trying to buy another pennant.
Poor 29 other clubs trying to do the same.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Rangers finally cleared that log jam in the middle infield, and Fielder's numbers should be 15-20% better in that ballpark.
But can they teach him to catch a baseball?
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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It's amusing to think that Russell Martin had a better WAR over his age 28-29 seasons than McCann, but not only did the Yanks toss Martin aside, they decided to pay McCann twice as much.
The Yankees apparently consider McCann more durable and think he will not struggle to hit .200. I expect McCann to break the team season HR mark for catchers held jointly by Berra and Posada.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Martin hasn't hit more than .250 since 2008. Over the last three years he's slashing .225/.321/.395. For comparison 39-year old Jorge Posada hit .235/.315/.398 in 2011.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Amherst
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The Yankees apparently consider McCann more durable and think he will not struggle to hit .200. I expect McCann to break the team season HR mark for catchers held jointly by Berra and Posada.
I expect McCann to get his clock cleaned the first time he advises David Ortiz on how fast one should run to first after hitting a homer. Even funnier would be McCann trying to block Gomes from crossing the plate on a homer. There goes the Yankees catcher HR record.....and the ability to swallow whole food.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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I expect McCann to get his clock cleaned the first time he advises David Ortiz on how fast one should run to first after hitting a homer. Even funnier would be McCann trying to block Gomes from crossing the plate on a homer. There goes the Yankees catcher HR record.....and the ability to swallow whole food.
You assume Big Fatty would win that fight because.........? He is a known PED user or he has a higher BMI?
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Amherst
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In a sanctioned boxing match, sure McCann might win against Ortiz. I don't expect a coward like McCann to block a player who's actually bigger or tougher than him. If he did with Ortiz though he'd most certainly receive a left hook before the benches cleared. Gomes would continue to do damage even within a pig pile.

Point is, the two times this season I saw McCann make a fool of himself trying to police the game, the players who just hit homeruns off the pitches he called delayed no longer than what Ortiz does on nearly every single dinger. If his insecurities get the better of him during a Red Sox game, it is my personal opinion that he will get his butt handed to him.

And I have no reason to believe that McCann's BMI is lower than either of those two guys, nor that Ortiz is known to be a PED user. He certainly wasn't taking them this fall when he was destroying the ball.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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It'd be okay to show off after hitting a very impressive homerun, kind of like Caarlos Delgado flipped his bat after hitting a no-doubter for his fourth of the game, or like Yoenis Cespedes was admiring a 462-footer he hit off Jason Vargas. David Ortiz however, stares down very unimpressive homeruns. One time I remember he did a massive bat flip after hitting one into the short porch at Yankee Stadium. The way he flipped his bat you woulda thought it was going to be off the upper deck facade
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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It'd be okay to show off after hitting a very impressive homerun, kind of like Caarlos Delgado flipped his bat after hitting a no-doubter for his fourth of the game, or like Yoenis Cespedes was admiring a 462-footer he hit off Jason Vargas. David Ortiz however, stares down very unimpressive homeruns. One time I remember he did a massive bat flip after hitting one into the short porch at Yankee Stadium. The way he flipped his bat you woulda thought it was going to be off the upper deck facade
I lived in the Bay Area for the entirety of Barry Bonds' career and at least once each season he would get caught at the plate admiring what turned out to be balls which hit the wall rather than going over it. Bonds would then have to race to turn a triple into a double or a double into a single.

Even worse, a couple of times he pulled his arrogant act in the outfield. Balls would be struck toward the left field fence and Bonds would stand like a statue at his position, not even looking up at the flight of the ball, conceding the home run and doing so in such as way as to try and radiate "I know that is gone, no point in even watching it." Then the ball would smack off the wall and Bonds would have to go chasing after it, turning doubles into triples for the opposition.
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