Biggest Bust Evah?

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    Still, it's only their second time missing the playoffs since 1993.

     
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    Good point andre, however what team spent the most from 2010 to 2012, but failed to make the playoffs?

    Sox4ever

     
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    I dunno...hiring Bobby Valentine was a good way to blow 189 million dollars.

     
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    Still, it's only their second time missing the playoffs since 1993.

     




    So what?  What about THIS season?

     

    1993 had only 2 teams

    There are five teams now

    and......the disaparity of the yankees payroll vs the rest of the league has grown enormously since then as well.........

    This is the biggest flop I've ever seen for a team.

    One season is one season.

    You can't be expected to make the playoffs in baseball every year no matter how much you spend.  Too many bad things can happen.  This was the year they happened to the Yankees. 

    The biggest flops are the Angels IMO.  People thought when they got Pujols they were going to be serious contenders.  Then they got Hamilton too. 

     

     

     
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    I just don't happen to agree with focussing on one season, unless it's a situation where the team spent a ton of money on supposed upgrades and fell way short of expectations.


     

     
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    Yeah, but they can spend 230 million because their revenues are by far the most.

    I understand the hate for the Yankees, but I really don't think they're the alltime laughingstock this year.

     
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    Sabathia is struggling.  Pettitte and Rivera are done.  A-Rod's out the next year plus.  Jeter may be back next season, but at SS?  Granderson and Cano may not be back.  And there's next to nothing in the farm system.  Four more BA top 100 prospects having garbage to average seasons in the minors. 

    This isn't a fluke.  It's going to take a while for the Yankees to be good again, and I don't know if the FO has the nerve to speed things along, which means absolutely s*cking for a while, instead of fielding a team just good enough to give their fans false hope.

     
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    Let's not forget - the Yankees started the season 30-18, so since the end of May, they are 4 games under .500.  

     

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    I dunno...hiring Bobby Valentine was a good way to blow 189 million dollars.




    There ya go.

     
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    Yeah, but they can spend 230 million because their revenues are by far the most.

    I understand the hate for the Yankees, but I really don't think they're the alltime laughingstock this year.

     




    No team has ever spent that much money, that much relative money and in a year with 5 teams or 33% of the teams make the playoffs and do not.  I can't think of a bigger flop than this one.

     



    I can't think of a bigger flop than that one. And there's no stories about the clubhouse either.

     
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    Can someone please tell me what the Yankee players were eating and drinking while they tanked their season? I'm sure that had something to do with it, but you can't find that information anywhere. They're just focusing on Mo's farewell tour, and not addressing any of their problems. Guess they just try to keep it positive.

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    I dunno...hiring Bobby Valentine was a good way to blow 189 million dollars.




    And it only hurts when I laugh about that ..... OWWWWWW

     
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    Good point andre, however what team spent the most from 2010 to 2012, but failed to make the playoffs?

    Sox4ever

     



    The Sox never spent $230 million dollars and missed the playoffs

     



    No, but they spent much more than that over 3 seasons and never made it.

     
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    very embarrassing for the yankees organization.  this is the first season in awhile that they havent been able to purchase a spot in the playoffs.  hopefully it is the first year of many they will spend sitting at home watching on tv.

    but i really want to know:  who is going to be the face of YANKEES UNIVERSE now that Joba is a FA???  hahahahahahahaaha

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    I just don't happen to agree with focussing on one season, unless it's a situation where the team spent a ton of money on supposed upgrades and fell way short of expectations.


     

     




    The spent 230 mil - the most ever by a team and like 50 mil more than any other team in the league....so for 2013 and ONLY for 2013 IMO they are the laughing stock of baseball

     



    I totally agree. $230M and no playoff is unreal, however, I'd take making the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years over our 1 out of 4 anyday of the week.

    I still think it is more obscene to spen over $660M in 4 years and make the playoffs just once than spend $230M in 1 year and not make it. (BTW, the Yanks spent about $860M over 4 years and made the playoffs 3 times)

    NYY: $290M per playoff trip

    BOS: $660M per playoff trip

     
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