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Old 12-09-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NJ
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First overall draft pick? Are you insane? This is a team that had 85 wins despite the fact that every single player in the lineup except for Cano spent time on the DL list. It's gonna be really hard to fall all the way to the bottom of the league. Even the 2009 Mets didn't get the first overall draft pick, and the 2009 Mets were beyond atrocious. Worst case scenario I would think is a 78-84 record.
What about best case scenario? If Jeter and Tex come back fully healthy and productive, then the Yanks will have a formidable offense with the dynamic duo of Gardner and Ellsbury finally adding the much needed element of speed to this offense. Speaking of Gardner, I really hope they don't trade him. We've already lost a bunch of power hitters and I think it's important to retain as much speed as possible. Anyways, I think best case scenario is around 97 wins and a division title.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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I'm glad we didn't try to go over 10/240, as this is the smart option in the long run, but you have to admit, the next three to four years are going to suck. Once it's 2019 or 2020, and Seattle is paying 24 million to an aging DH, then we can all have a good laugh. But in 2014 and 2015, it's gonna be painful, no doubt about it. Cardinals could afford to lose Pujols because they have best farm in baseball. Yankees don't have that luxury, so I expect that instead of playing like post-Pujols Cardinals, we're gonna be playing like post-Fielder Brewers. In the long run though this is definitely right choice
When you have a payroll like the Yankees do, your "farm system" includes half the teams in MLB.

They are in the playoffs about 9 out of 10 years and so if they have an off year they will shortly be able to spend their way back in no time.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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That deal is a bit much. It would have been better for Cano just to have a three-year deal with extra incentives, and then have an option later on. He's only going to be good a few more years.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Well, Yankee Stadium is a bandbox, so almost anywhere would be worse. It's LF and CF that were a little on the lengthy side at Safeco, but those fences were moved in by 4-12 feet prior to last season.
Left center field was the only fence moved significantly..almost 17 feet..the rest where moved 4 feet..
We shall see what Cano does in Seattle, but think they overpaid for this guy, and it's his character what
matters.
Too many big league guys getting that FAT paycheck and go on the decline. Who can blame em.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Also, just to warn Mariners fans, Cano sometimes goes on month-long stretches (once or twice a year) where every ball he hits is either a slow tapper back to the mound or a bouncing groundball straight to the second baseman. It does get frustrating, so watch out
Also to warn M's fans on those slow choppers to the mound he NEVER runs. People taking a casual stroll on a Sunday morning move faster than Cano does on those choppers. You could throw the ball into RF and probably still throw him out at first.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Also to warn M's fans on those slow choppers to the mound he NEVER runs. People taking a casual stroll on a Sunday morning move faster than Cano does on those choppers. You could throw the ball into RF and probably still throw him out at first.
lol yeah. I always wondered why Girardi didn't just bench him for his attitude on some days. It didn't even matter how important the game was. He never ran hard on a routine ground ball.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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lol yeah. I always wondered why Girardi didn't just bench him for his attitude on some days. It didn't even matter how important the game was. He never ran hard on a routine ground ball.
Well now you will have Brian Roberts running hard when he makes outs. Good trade off for all those hits and home runs.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Well now you will have Brian Roberts running hard when he makes outs. Good trade off for all those hits and home runs.

I don't know if Brian Roberts can make it to first base
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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lol yeah. I always wondered why Girardi didn't just bench him for his attitude on some days. It didn't even matter how important the game was. He never ran hard on a routine ground ball.
Probably because Girardi wanted to win games. Not stand on principle, lose, manage in front of an empty stadium and get fired.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Probably because Girardi wanted to win games. Not stand on principle, lose, manage in front of an empty stadium and get fired.
A majority of fans would have supported the decision to bench Cano. His lack of hustle probably cost us some runs and more importantly, the message sent by Girardi would have been valuable for someone apparently immature as himself. Now, if he didn't feel the pressure in NY to perform at a high level, I can only imagine how he will do in Seattle. Anyway, I think it's a bit of a hyperbole for a decision like that to cause a manager to get fired and lead to an "empty" stadium.
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