Re: ESPN's Jason Martinez:
posted at 10/28/2012 12:27 PM EDT
Been a Red Sox fan since 1967...
Figures that you were a bandwagon jumper even back then.
2 years ago, I said that unless they made some key acquisitions, their age should catch up to them.
Your story every year changes and is incoherent.
The Yankees have won the division nearly ever year since you started talking about them breaking down. This year, they were in the ALCS despite losing jeter, Mo and A-Rod being terrible most of the season. Tex, who is not one of the old men yet, got hurt at year end that started the pitching around the Yankees and the soft belly in the middle.
Shwemp, you don't have a clue.
I never once projected the Yanks to not make the playoffs. I said their aged players were in decline and were likely to continue to do so. I pointed out that their aged players held more important roles to their success than our aged players. I also said that I did not agree with those who claimed that the Yanks would not keep spending to replace or cover for declining players. Keeping Sabathia in the fold was a huge move by the Yanks. Picking up Soriano to "cover for" the aging Mo was expensive but worthwhile. I can imagine if we had signed Soriano to that amount of cash to be Papelbon's back-up and eventual replacement. You'd have crucified Theo, yet you praise Brian.
The fact is, the Yanks are not as good as they were in 2009. Winning the division and 93+ games since then is all well and good, but denying they have declined the past 3 years is typical of your M.O. ...the 3 D's:
Deny, distract, and dishonesty.