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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yankees Enter Their "Bridge Year," : It's called respect. 'And now batting, #2, Derek Jeteeeer'.
    Posted by SNAZZYP[/QUOTE]

    That should be 'And now batting .200, Derek Jeteeeer'. Tongue out
     
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    [QUOTE]Thanks for bumping this thread jack-azz.... good to see that while the rest of us were looking forward to the season opener for obvious reasons you were only waiting for it to play your own game.
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yankees Enter Their "Bridge Year," : Geez. You'll never catch me on that floating fuckah!!! BTW: Ya can't keep a good tcal down :)
    Posted by harness[/QUOTE]

    If I could find a woman who could do that, you wouldn't see me posting as much.
     
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    Re: Yankees Enter Their "Bridge Year,"

    How about the sox winning their first game before we celebrate....
     
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    jesseyeric while it does not really bother me that you don't like my approach  I would only say it is a post meant to be somewhat true, somewhat funny, and overall it should be taken lightly.  What is more is the last thing I ever do is copy or assimilate to style of another.

    heobrien did the right thing (after choosing to participate) and gave a great take on New York - thus I achieved at least one goal and got something worth reading.

    Go Red Sox, and may the Gods of Baseball lay 100 consecutive years of last place finishes for the New York Yankees.
     
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]True dat - it was smiley.
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    [QUOTE]NHSteven spent a lot of time going back three months and finding this thread to bump up. Isn't he against this Beni Smiley for bumping up old threads. I wonder what Harness would think of this since he was adamantly against bumping old threads.
    Posted by pike[/QUOTE]

    Check my post dates; Either you are unaware of the sleight of hand done by a few to push threads up, or you are now officially out of your mind. Either way, you're now on Ignore. Good riddance.
     
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Yankees Enter Their "Bridge Year,"

    Never underestimate the Yanks or Brian Cashman.
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yankees Enter Their "Bridge Year," : Um...I'm hardly a Yankee troll.  I'm a Red Sox fan that happens to look at the baseball world in a rational manner.  I know it's shocking that a Red Sox fan might be able to look at the Yankees as something other than an evil entity, it is possible. 
    Posted by redsoxfan791[/QUOTE]
    You're one of the 20 million fans they have. The approximate population of NYC with its buroughs. RSN VS. NYYU.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yankees Enter Their "Bridge Year," : I didn't see any news articles talking about Felix Hernandez being traded to the Yankees.  Source please.
    Posted by SleeStack1[/QUOTE]
    If you can believe Cash, he said 'no way' on the Cat. But one would never know.
     
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Yankees Enter Their "Bridge Year,"

    Im sorry who ever started this thread should be kicked off this board.  How is a $200 plus payrool team considered in a "bridge year"?  The Yankees will be there in the end and as a true RS fan and true baseball fan, I have watched their young pitchers and I have to say I am impressed so far.  They are going to need them in a couple years because they have so much money locked up into position players.

    Those empty seats in the lower bowl of Yankee Staduim is a bad sign for the financial side of the NY Yanks.  Luckily they have the YES nextwork and that is one of the only reasons they can spend like they do.
     
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    True dat - it was smiley.
     
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    [QUOTE]Thanks for bumping this thread jack-azz.... good to see that while the rest of us were looking forward to the season opener for obvious reasons you were only waiting for it to play your own game.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]My mistake Steven, it was Burrito. My sincere apologies. You do agree - don't you?
    Posted by pike[/QUOTE]

    Yes; apology accepted.
     
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    [QUOTE]Here we have it folks, the money train has come to a grinding halt.  Not that management is unwilling to spend but that an entirely unexpected new development has occurred - players don't want any part of the Apple.   That's pretty misleading.  Based on credible reports only one major free agent (Cliff Lee) spurned the Yankees for another team.  His signing had less to do with NY, than his desire to pitching in Philly--a city he apparently learned to love over a few short months. Andy Petite is doing his best Rocket impersonation and could likely retire. Even if he does not, he is a year older and damaged goods.  Cashman even has gone public that Petite is likely gone. Pettitte has been mulling retirement for a couple of years now.  While the Yankees were hopeful he would return, they haven't relied on it.  I'm sure they're much more hopeful now that so many of their potential targets have come off of the board in recent days. Cliff Lee?  Well we know what happened here. See above.  While it's surprising he didn't go to NYY, it's not as scandalous as the media and most Red Sox fans think it is. Kerry Wood?  AKA "Lights Out" walked without hesitation.  I am not even sure the Yankees were bright enough to try and keep him around. Kerry Wood?  He never wanted to leave the Cubs.  He took less money to go back to the organization he came up with.  The Yankees weren't the only ones who got turned down.  The White Sox offered him $3.5M.  He took $1.5M from the Cubs instead. Carl Crawford?  We can assume here the Yankees never expected the Red Sox to anti up for a second helping of top dollar additions for the 2011 season. Quite certain here the Yankees figured in the end they would just sign a big check (besting Art Moreno) to ink Carl, and were in no rush to do so. Complete blind side here.  it is a Yankee tactic to never make the first offer, they find it more sporting to top offers - letting the other teams do all the work. There isn't any credible source showing that the Yankees had anything more than a passing interest in Crawford.  In fact, they may've met with the Crawford and his agent only to drive up the price on the Sox and Angels.  The Yankees had their guns pointed at Lee.  If Crawford was still on the board when Lee signed with the Phillies, they might've tried to make a move.  That didn't happen, so we'll never know.  All you're doing is speculating. Rivera was an obvious choice to bring back - and the perfect gentleman not to get into the mud pit over the last dollar.  Otherwise the Yankees would have messed this up too. But they didn't mess this one up.  I'm not understanding your complaint. Derek Jeter will forever have a bruised ego, and I have seen more than enough Yankee fans hold it against him for his stance in the negotiations. The Yankees had every right to stand pat with him.  He's not worth the money he and Casey Close believed him to be worth--at least not in terms of on the field value.  Did the Yankees make mistakes?  Absolutely.  The way both sides played the negotiatons out in public was incredibly sad and childish.  Jeter got caught in the middle of a war of words, and got bruised.  That said, if Jeter had been more realistic about his future performance, the negotiations would've gone much smoother.  Still, no one should hold Jeter's stance against him either.  He has every right to request the numbers he requested.  Plus, he kept his mouth shut the entire time.  He was the bystander caught in the midst of the crossfire.  If Yankee fans hold it against him, then they're the ones with the issue--not Jeter. In all the Yankees can make all the trade deadline moves their hearts desire as they will already be 18.5 games out of the race. That's so far from the truth, it's not even funny.  A lot can happen between now and Opening Day.  Lester could tear his UCL.  Adrian Gonzalez could shatter his ankle. The Yankees could make a big unexpected trade.  We don't know.  On paper the Red Sox look like a great team, but the Yankees still look like a lock for 90 wins as well.  A bridge to nowhere?  I doubt it.  Albert Pujols will be their target for the winter of 2011-12. Where will the Yankee play Pujols?  First base?  Nope.  Mark Teixeira owns that spot for the next five years.  DH?  One, why would you waste your DH slot on a Fielding Bible Award quality defensive first baseman?  Second, that's where A-Rod will start playing in a couple of years--if not 2012.  So where does that leave?  The outfield?  Well, ok, but he hasn't played there since 2003, so that doesn't seem like a good fit at all.  Also, I'd be apprehensive about moving a first baseman who's on the wrong side of 30 to a more challenging defensive position, but that's just me.  Forgive me, but I don't see a place for him on the Yankees unless some huge trade occurs. You know I like you Burrito, but this post was way off.  It comes off as being anti-Yankee propaganda.  While I expect this out of SPC1988, I expect more out of you--even if it is posts about how awesome you think you are. 
    Posted by redsoxfan791[/QUOTE]

    Amen, redsoxfan791; although the Yanks are underdogs at the moment. Also, some of these guys are blow hards who tend to disappear when RS fortunes take a downturn; not that I expect this to happen in 2011, so expect their gloat flavored hysteria for a good part of the new year.`As far as 18.5 games behind by the AS break goes, well, that's more than a little silly; not that it's impossible, but I don't even think the awful Yankees of '89-'91 were that far behind at that point in the season; and this team is just a tad better than that.
     
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    [QUOTE]Burrito - when did you become so annoying and why? Your attempts to be like Smiley are sad. At least he is somewhat original in his insanity. This crowning of the Sox which is taking place now better actually happen come Nov., 2011. If not, I fear that the Tobin Bridge will not be able to handle the weight of all the would-be jumpers.
    Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]
    Curious. Which team will have the highest payroll this year? If it's the Sux, can we start hammering them about it this spring? Being in business personally, you spend money to make money. First and foremost, for the Yanks, to win a WS.
     
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