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Old 06-03-2005, 12:16 PM
shadyridr shadyridr is offline
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The Yankees have averaged only seven hits a game over the past six games. Don't know what firing Mel will do. One would think perhaps Mattingly might be in jeopardy.

It's just not a very good team. It happens. They've made the post-season every year since 1995.

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They're just in a hitting slump. Every team goes through them. Before this stretch I believe they were 1st in RS and among the leaders in most offensive categories. Its their pitching that's gonna suck all year.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:03 PM
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Neither are really worth a [censored].

You would think someone at the Yanks could realize that last year was a miracle year for Womack. Even then, for a fast guy his OBP really sucks. His career OBP isn't even .320.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:12 PM
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The Yankees are in trouble and it's been a long time in the making. I believe the problem this time can't be fixed by the Steinbrenner method of hiring and firing. The telling moment was last season when they couldn't get Randy Johnson for the stretch run because they had no prospects and no farm system to tempt the D-Backs.

There is a limit to what they can spend, and the amount of money being spent on useless contracts is building. They are old, injury prone, and lack any semblance of team chemistry. All that being said, they are still one of the best teams in the game with their roster of purchased talent. That will fade unless they constantly restock with free agents.

I think we are entering a period of several years of .500 baseball for the Yankees while they clear the contracts of some of their worst mistakes, groom some home grown talent, and get drastically younger at every position. Steinbrenner's money creates the illusion that everything is fine, but this pattern of mismanagement just isn't sustainable.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:22 PM
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And I'll be loving every single minute of that "rebuilding" period. [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:24 PM
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The only way to make the Yankees better is to get a new person who signs/fires players. Like an actual GM, not like Cashman.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:29 PM
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You would also have to have a new owner to achieve this.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:45 PM
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Neither are really worth a [censored].

We're both right!
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Old 06-03-2005, 02:18 PM
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http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/womacto01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cairomi01.shtml

Cairo's better and younger.

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[img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]I wont disagree with the younger part but according to those links their career percentages are VERY similar.
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Old 06-03-2005, 02:20 PM
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You don't know what you're talking about. Halsey is overrated. He is pitching in an easy division in the National League. If he came back to NY right now, his ERA would be over 5.

I do agree with you that we should not have let Vazquez go. Trading for Randy Johnson was definitely a stupid idea, when Vazquez was only 28 and had proven that he could pitch in NY the first half of the season. God I wish we had him back. I wish we had Lieber and a healthy El Duque back as well.

But true Yankees fans will persevere. We've been through much worse than this: 1982-1995, for example. I just hope that this is not a repeat of 1965.
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Old 06-03-2005, 02:24 PM
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after seeing the kc sweep, my hopes have diminished quite a bit. i think that could very well have been the nail in the coffin.

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Never knew you were a Yankee fan.
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