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      08-08-2012 10:11 AM #31327
      Though they lost, last night was pretty damn entertaining at least. They really need to put together like a 7-3 run though. Theyve been really mediocre the last couple of weeks. Really since they got Ichiro.

      When will Andy be back? Two more weeks?

      Get Grandy outta the lead off spot for chrissakes.
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      08-13-2012 01:27 PM #31328
      CC on the DL.......and they pick up Derek Lowe.

      I don't see this team winning in October. They may get there, but I don't see them pulling off a visit to the WS.

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      08-13-2012 10:38 PM #31329
      Quote Originally Posted by GS Audio View Post
      CC on the DL.......and they pick up Derek Lowe.

      I don't see this team winning in October. They may get there, but I don't see them pulling off a visit to the WS.
      Ummm D lowe just tossed 4 shut out innings and Phelps 5 innings of 2 run ball against one of the best teams in baseball....But yea I dont see them winning the WS

      IMO though CC is completely precautionary but he hasnt been good in the postseason since 09 anyway.

      Kuroda is key.

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      08-14-2012 09:43 AM #31330
      Im more concerned about the lack of clutch hitting and the way that translates to the playoffs, than I am the pitching.

      Swish with a big night last night.

      Dlowe... veteran experience. I like the addition.

      This team had basically been on cruise control for a long while when you think about it...so maybe they get to the playoffs and they play with some fire.
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      08-14-2012 02:33 PM #31331
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      Im more concerned about the lack of clutch hitting and the way that translates to the playoffs, than I am the pitching.
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      I agree. I would be less concerned if CC "aced" up in the playoffs though.

      But yea some how I see more then a lose or 2 in the postseason where we lose a 1 run game with a stat line that looks something like this.

      2 solo shots and 1-8 with RISP.

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      08-15-2012 09:39 AM #31332
      Kuroda ranks 8th in the AL in ERA. Of the top 10 pitchers only Verlander gets worse run support. Kuroda ranks like 35th in RS.

      Guy should be better then 11-8

      He is having the best season of his career at age 37 moving from the NL west to AL East. To me thats evidence that switching leagues isnt as a big a deal as it use to be.

      BUT.

      Then there is AJ Burnett who is 14-4 with a low 3 ERA who now has the Pirates a team that hast been over 500 in years leading the wild card race

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      08-15-2012 10:03 AM #31333
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      Kuroda ranks 8th in the AL in ERA. Of the top 10 pitchers only Verlander gets worse run support. Kuroda ranks like 35th in RS.
      no kidding JV is the best pitcher in the leauge and we give him nothing in return.....

      when is Pettitte due back??..I havent heard anything recently
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      08-15-2012 04:03 PM #31334
      The setback means, not for the 1st week of September anymore, though they havent released a time table.
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      08-15-2012 04:46 PM #31335
      Melky good job bro

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      08-15-2012 07:21 PM #31336
      Wow! He was in the competition for a batting title!
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      08-15-2012 09:27 PM #31337
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      Wow! He was in the competition for a batting title!
      good for the Dodgers...thy are bound to run away with the west now


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      08-16-2012 06:53 AM #31338
      **** LA

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      08-16-2012 09:41 AM #31339
      A rod .275 15hr

      3rd baseman since Alex went down. .408 7hr

      Chavez is playing real well.

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      08-16-2012 04:10 PM #31340
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      A rod .275 15hr

      3rd baseman since Alex went down. .408 7hr

      Chavez is playing real well.
      Yet another reason we are in first

      I hate to say it and I do get pleasure disagreeing with you guys

      But I really think the yanks are built for October this year. I could give my reasons but I will only say just one. DEPTH! This team has it

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      08-16-2012 05:13 PM #31341
      Yep, hats off to Cashman there. Ive never been his biggest fan, but his scrap heap pickups have carried the team this year.
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      08-16-2012 09:23 PM #31342
      Depth is nice but outside of 2 stars [Jeter and Cano] our others stars arent very bright.

      Aside from HR Curtis pretty much stinks compared to last year. He basically hits a HR or K's..and he k's A LOT.

      BA down 30 points OBP down 40 SLG down 80..OPS down Over 100.

      He has almost struck out as many times this year as he did all of last year with what 40 games left?

      Teix a shell of what he was in 09.

      Will the shell of Arod be healthy in time?

      Will Chavez stay healthy?

      Our Catcher is hitting uner .200

      Our 40 year old back up outfielders are hitter 200-250

      Everyone in that lineup is capable of a HR..Problem is they are solo HR for the most part.

      I would feel much better if I knew CC was going to be 09 CC noy .10 or .11 CC.

      I would feel much better if Andy were healthy and the best closer in postseason history was on our side.

      I would feel much better if we had Gardner and not a platoon of 40 year old outfielders.

      Can we win sure. It wouldnt shock me.

      But neither would getting swept would shock me.

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      08-17-2012 04:26 PM #31343
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      Depth is nice but outside of 2 stars [Jeter and Cano] our others stars arent very bright.

      Aside from HR Curtis pretty much stinks compared to last year. He basically hits a HR or K's..and he k's A LOT.

      BA down 30 points OBP down 40 SLG down 80..OPS down Over 100.

      He has almost struck out as many times this year as he did all of last year with what 40 games left?

      Teix a shell of what he was in 09.

      Will the shell of Arod be healthy in time?

      Will Chavez stay healthy?

      Our Catcher is hitting uner .200

      Our 40 year old back up outfielders are hitter 200-250

      Everyone in that lineup is capable of a HR..Problem is they are solo HR for the most part.

      I would feel much better if I knew CC was going to be 09 CC noy .10 or .11 CC.

      I would feel much better if Andy were healthy and the best closer in postseason history was on our side.

      I would feel much better if we had Gardner and not a platoon of 40 year old outfielders.

      Can we win sure. It wouldnt shock me.

      But neither would getting swept would shock me.
      And with all those key injuries we still own the best record in the AL. Imo your only as good as your depth and the yanks have it. Not to mention there isn't much competition this year..we pretty much shut down the best offense in baseball and every team is playing with key men on the DL. Would I feel better with a healthy Pettitte and Mo on the mound sure,but it's not going to happen but I still love the chemistry this team has. Yanks are this good despite the injuries despite grandy not hitting despite CC not on his game,yeah in a season where the Pittsburg Pirates have a better record than the Yankees in August anything less than another trip to the WS and I would be shocked and disappointed

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      08-18-2012 09:53 AM #31344
      Quote Originally Posted by nastybags View Post
      And with all those key injuries we still own the best record in the AL. Imo your only as good as your depth and the yanks have it. Not to mention there isn't much competition this year.
      Best record or being one of the best teams in baseball during the regular season doesnt necesarily make them a great playoff team.

      The last 6 times they made the playoffs their record was very good in the regular season. 4 of the 6 they got bumped in the first round.

      5 solo HR will beat the horrible Red Sox during the regular season. They wont beat Verlander in October that way.

      You're last point is your best argument. Which is why I wouldnt be surprised either way. Bumped in first round or WS Champs.

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      08-18-2012 07:18 PM #31345
      My point about having the best record was we would have home field in the ALCS which I can't remember but last time the yanks were there vs Texas we didn't I'm pretty sure and that makes a huge difference imo. And with the addition of the 2nd wild card spot who knows what's gonna happen this year,but I like the Yankees chances,we are the team to beat.

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      08-18-2012 08:55 PM #31346
      Texas had homefield.

      Yankees won game 1 in Texas and got crushed at home 8-0 and 10-3.

      They are back to back ALCS champs. IMO its fair to say they should be favored.


      Todays game.

      Yet another solo HR and unable to manage even 1 base hit with a runner in scoring position...0-9

      Granderson has 21 solo hr lol.

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      08-20-2012 10:25 AM #31347
      Kuroda is the man.

      Era under 3. First time since 06 the Yankees have 3 guys with 12 wins and Nova has 11

      Now the bad.

      Yankees hit 8 homers in the series..all solo shots.

      Sat and sun they were a combine 1-17 with RISP.

      They need to stop swinging for the fences

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      08-20-2012 10:56 AM #31348
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      Yankees hit 8 homers in the series..all solo shots.

      Sat and sun they were a combine 1-17 with RISP.

      They need to stop swinging for the fences
      they have two bad games with RISP and all of a sudden they have to stop hitting HRs? since the ASG they're correcting their early season issues with RISP. its not an issue. and guess whats weird, HRs win games too.

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      08-20-2012 11:53 AM #31349
      Quote Originally Posted by rlsib16 View Post
      they have two bad games with RISP and all of a sudden they have to stop hitting HRs? since the ASG they're correcting their early season issues with RISP. its not an issue. and guess whats weird, HRs win games too.
      Oh clearly they corrected it with their 1-17 showing over the weekend and being ranked 9th in the al in BA with RISP as well as 9th in the AL risp 2 outs.

      Did anywhere in my post say they should stop hitting HR?

      Not sure why everyone gets so defensive about this issue. Ofcourse HR win game but so does a basehit with a guy on 3rd.

      The team is pretty 1 dimensional. Thats not a good thing.

      Those solo shots are going to be much harder to get against playoff pitching and without that short porch when games are on the road.

      It is cool that they can do it against guys with 5era etc though.

      To further my point to how I think its effecting the team.

      Lester had 0 control. He walks Jeter on 4-5 pitches. He quickly gets to 3-0 on Swisher. Swisher takes a huge hack at ball 4 because he is trying to jump out to an early lead. Rather then just take the pitch and keep the line moving. I see far more of those swings this year then I ever have.
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      kuroda is the new el duque

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      08-20-2012 12:20 PM #31351
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      Did anywhere in my post say they should stop hitting HR?
      yea you did.
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      They need to stop swinging for the fences
      they went up against the 2nd best team in the AL this week and won 3 out of 4 against what could be a playoff matchup while hitting HRs and with RISP and suddenly two bad games with RISP where they went 1-1 against a non-playoff foe and the offense is doomed? they were real bad most of this season with RISP and they have turned it around in the last couple of weeks. the season counting stats obviously will not instantly show this.

      but like you said, if hitting HRs wins games and so does base hits with runners at 3rd, what does it matter how the runs get on the board? they haven't faced pitchers with 5+ ERAs for all 72 of their wins so its not like they can't beat good pitching. they may be 1 dimensional but thats still a top 3 or 4 offense in the AL.

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      08-20-2012 12:36 PM #31352
      Quote Originally Posted by rlsib16 View Post
      yea you did.


      they went up against the 2nd best team in the AL this week and won 3 out of 4 against what could be a playoff matchup while hitting HRs and with RISP and suddenly two bad games with RISP where they went 1-1 against a non-playoff foe and the offense is doomed? they were real bad most of this season with RISP and they have turned it around in the last couple of weeks. the season counting stats obviously will not instantly show this.

      but like you said, if hitting HRs wins games and so does base hits with runners at 3rd, what does it matter how the runs get on the board? they haven't faced pitchers with 5+ ERAs for all 72 of their wins so its not like they can't beat good pitching. they may be 1 dimensional but thats still a top 3 or 4 offense in the AL.
      Do you have the actually post all star game numbers? I dont but would love to see them.

      Its not all of the sudden. They also went up against a possible playoff opponent in the A's and got swept in 4 1 run games. I think they were like 5-25. With 4 solo shots in the mix.

      IMO they have a good regular season offence. To me it matters how they score because again its easier to get base hits off playoff pitching then it is HR.

      If the stats are significantly different since the AS game than that could change my mind.

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      08-20-2012 04:07 PM #31353
      Teams with good pitching (starting and relief) and good CLUTCH hitting WITH the ability to manufacture runs USUALLY win championships. This team has more of the former and less of latter. So yeah, while I think anything is possible in the playoffs... Im more in G60s camp. This team struggles to hit sac flys for chrissakes.
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      08-20-2012 05:00 PM #31354
      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit View Post
      Do you have the actually post all star game numbers? I dont but would love to see them.

      IMO they have a good regular season offence. To me it matters how they score because again its easier to get base hits off playoff pitching then it is HR.
      im trying to find them but haven't been able to. i know they mentioned them during the MY9 game on Friday and the ESPN game last night but will have to keep looking to find them.

      and of course the second part is true. its always easier to get a base hit off a pitcher than a HR, no matter who is on the mound. the Yankees just are better at the latter than every other team in baseball so I see that being a plus in the playoffs.

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      08-20-2012 05:21 PM #31355
      Quote Originally Posted by rlsib16 View Post
      im trying to find them but haven't been able to. i know they mentioned them during the MY9 game on Friday and the ESPN game last night but will have to keep looking to find them.

      and of course the second part is true. its always easier to get a base hit off a pitcher than a HR, no matter who is on the mound. the Yankees just are better at the latter than every other team in baseball so I see that being a plus in the playoffs.
      And since getting hits with RISP is something they do worse then most teams in the AL I consider that a minus in the playoffs.

      Its just shocking to have 30 more HR then any other team in the AL and 50 more then the Rangers that its still the Rangers who score more runs.

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      08-22-2012 09:17 AM #31356
      Another couple of solo shots from the offense and not much else combine with an Ivan Nova start. The lead is down to 4....wasnt it like 9-10 games 2-3 weeks ago?

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      08-22-2012 11:05 PM #31359
      Whats that another game with a solo hr and an ofer with risp?

      Lets add to that small 2 game sample size shall we?

      Since Friday

      Risp 6-41 sorry this might be since sat

      Solo hr 15

      Hr with runners on. Zero

      Men lob....52

      Lead was about 10 games now its about 3. They are probobaly 10 in ba with risp. So its not a small sample by any means. You guys let me know when i shoukd worry.

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      08-24-2012 10:37 PM #31360
      Tampa always goes on a hot streak where they win like 17 out of 20. They are not gonna play on that level for the rest of the season,yanks just need to hang in win their games they won't get knocked out of first. Not with CC back on the hill

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