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Old 01-23-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Overpaid....Yes great stats in the *** league but that's a far cry from MLB. Time will tell!
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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Every team want's to win and they all are willing to pay to upgrade their line up, but when the Bombers do it, everyone acts like little cupcakes, lol.

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Every team?? Ummm..no. Yankees have deeper pockets than any other team although there are a handful catching up. Only Yankee fans don't ....I'm sorry BANKEE fans don't see it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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I find that there is more parody in baseball than there is in the NBA. Who will make it to the Finals? Why, the Heat, Spurs, Thunder, or the Pacers (and that'd be something of an interesting breakthrough). Last year, it was 3 of those teams.

In baseball? I can come up with a good 5-10 teams that one could easily see making a run at making it to the World Series, and teams do it much more uniquely.

As a fan of small market baseball, I also don't have a problem with the Yankees potentially blowing a large chunk of money on one unknown commodity. It leaves other resources up for grabs for us bottom feeders, and it's always fun to root against someone or something.
But there is a simple reason for that. One superstar in basketball makes your team a contender automatically . In baseball 1 superstar is a small cog still.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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But there is a simple reason for that. One superstar in basketball makes your team a contender automatically . In baseball 1 superstar is a small cog still.
Exactly....it's those resources which not only allow several superstars to sign as free agents on the same team at max value, but most importantly re-sign their homegrown superstars when they reach their peak value.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: San José, CA
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But there is a simple reason for that. One superstar in basketball makes your team a contender automatically . In baseball 1 superstar is a small cog still.
That's what I love about it. The same is true with football. You need a team that is built as a a cohesive unit with a mix of general and specialty talents that coalesce. So when someone says that baseball is unfair because the Yankees spend so much money, I don't agree. There is plenty of parody in baseball, and more importantly, plenty of potential parody.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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It did for Frank Tanana back in the 70's, he pitched the same amount of innings at the same age.
And there is only a one letter difference in their names....
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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The BANKEES are back! After a 4 year hiatus where the farm system is producing nothing but weeds, the BANKEES decide to buy their way back into a pennant race spending 155 Million on a guy who has never thrown a major league pitch. Only the deep pockets of the BANKEES can do that and spend a half BILLION dollars in a 3 month span.

Seriously, MLB is a joke. There are like 7 or 8 teams buying players and 23 or so who hope they can build through the minor league system..catch lightning in a bottle one time and then watch as all their good players go to the a handful of deep pocket teams...
You also have a bunch of those 23 teams that don't use the revenue sharing $$$ to reinvest back into the team for making them better. Now that is also a crime.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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You also have a bunch of those 23 teams that don't use the revenue sharing $$$ to reinvest back into the team for making them better. Now that is also a crime.
Agree
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Every team?? Ummm..no. Yankees have deeper pockets than any other team although there are a handful catching up. Only Yankee fans don't ....I'm sorry BANKEE fans don't see it.
As a Yankee fan I can say that you are wrong. The AL East by far is the most competitive in all of baseball and just because they spend doesn't mean that they have deeper pockets than all. The Dodgers can spend just as much if not more but they don't have to. It's pretty much between them and San Fran. The AL East has an improving Orioles team that is competitive, a Jays team that hangs around and you never know, a well run Rays organization, and of course the Sox who will do whatever it takes as well. They just realized that all of their previous purchases took them nowhere so they dumped them on LA.
Now I do agree that simply purchasing a team of all-stars rarely works and I hate when its done. It also takes away the feel of being 'your team'. I'm a big Jeter fan but not too many guys on the team have the fell of TRUE YANKEES. Sometimes outsiders can come in and live up to that role. Paul O'Neill, David Wells, and Dave Winfield for example all started their careers elsewhere but they felt like Yankees. Alex Rodriguez even if he never did PED's never has felt like a true Yankee and obviously he hurts our team chemistry. He has always been more interested in individual goals rather than team goals. When Gene Michael re-established our minor league system when "George" was suspended, he gave guys like Jeter, Posada, Mo, Bernie, and Andy a chance to grow. We do have a few pieces that can be the future that are currently in the minors like Gary Sanchez but sometimes you need a guy like McCann in front of you so a guy like Sanchez can have a few years down there. For now, we have a pieced together team with potential to win but a lot of the pieces are older so it will be different in a few short years. So we will see how they go forward after that.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Fact is the Yankees play in a massive market. New York City has more than nine million people. Now combine that with Jersey City and Newark which each have 250k people. And add the rest of the densely populated northeast Jersey, Upstate NY, Connecticut, and Long Island. That's a whole lot of people who come to ballgames and tune into YES.

If you want your Royals or Astros to do well stop watching college football and go out to the ballpark and cheer on your team.
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