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10-17-2012, 12:04 PM
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Probably not, but it has been dreadful. The infuriating thing is that the pitching really hasn't been letting the Yankees down, it's just that they can't score worth a damn because every hitter is in a slump simultaneously for some reason.
Exactly. Other than Phelps, the entire pitching staff has been more or less brilliant. It would be pretty cruel if the only way the offense wakes up is if the pitching starts to get shelled.

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10-17-2012, 12:22 PM
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yankees scored something like 50% of their runs in the regular season off home runs. When you get to the playoffs and youre only facing the top 3 pitchers on the best teams in the league, in games where pitchers focus on every single pitch, the home run isnt as prominent. The most knowledgable yankee fans i know predicted it to a tee. They havent scored a run in the first 8 innings of any game this series. Its a shame considering how well the yankees rotation has pitched.

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10-17-2012, 12:30 PM
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yankees scored something like 50% of their runs in the regular season off home runs. When you get to the playoffs and youre only facing the top 3 pitchers on the best teams in the league, in games where pitchers focus on every single pitch, the home run isnt as prominent. The most knowledgable yankee fans i know predicted it to a tee. They havent scored a run in the first 8 innings of any game this series. Its a shame considering how well the yankees rotation has pitched.
Our pitchers have given up more than 3 runs in a game just once this post season out of the 8 games played and our offense has scored more than 3 runs twice, it has been horrible for the pitchers to not get even 3 runs of support after pitching exceptionally well

I don't think anybody expected the Yankee offense to be this bad though, 5 starters aren't hitting over .175, 7 HR's total - 3 of which came from a guy off the bench

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10-17-2012, 05:57 PM
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Granderson and A-Rod out tonight, Swisher back in

Yesterday Girardi was asked if A-Rod was sitting out because of flirting with the women at Yankee Stadium, and A-Rod said don't believe that **** - Randy Levine and Cashman both however would not comment on that issue instead of also taking the 'don't look anything into it' route - meanwhile, Eric Chavez who has been playing in his place and will also be doing so tonight, has yet to get a hit in 12 ABs

Raises some eyebrows and some interesting questions regarding A-Rod's future with or without the Yankees especially when your GM and President aren't defending you

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10-17-2012, 06:18 PM
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The Cards game is on a rain delay. Will they make it official if the rain doesn't stop tonight or continue the game tomorrow?

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10-17-2012, 06:19 PM
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10-17-2012, 06:21 PM
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It should be noted that the conversation first began in a "joking" fashion according to the report, which would indicate that any talks between the two sides are in an embryonic stage. However, the source believes that the chat could develop into serious trade talks this winter. Loria reportedly said, "Alex is Mr. Miami, it would be great if he played here for us." The Yankees president then responded, "You can have him."

A second source with knowledge of A-Rod's thinking said Miami is likely the only place that he would accept a trade to. For his part, Levine refused to comment on the conversation with Loria in an interview with ESPN New York's Ian O'Connor and declined to speculate on Rodriguez's future with the Yanks beyond this year. Rodriguez is owed $114MM over the next five years, not including potential bonuses for home run milestones.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...rod-talks.html

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10-17-2012, 06:23 PM
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Well, this is abrupt. Bad form for that to leak while the Yankees are still in it.

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10-17-2012, 06:36 PM
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How do trade talks start as a joke?

"Hey Lou, would you be interested in giving us Kovalchuk for 3 2nd round picks? lol jk!!!!"

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10-17-2012, 06:54 PM
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How do trade talks start as a joke?

"Hey Lou, would you be interested in giving us Kovalchuk for 3 2nd round picks? lol jk!!!!"
"Hey, Don, did you see that trade proposal on HFBoards today. Pretty hilarious Bergfors, Oduya, a pick and a prospect for Kovalchuk. Pretty funny right?" "So what do you think about it?"

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Oh and ARod was not benched because he was flirting with women. Because you know he was already benched before that.

He was benched because he is having trouble catching up with even mild fastballs and everyone knows it. There is something physically wrong with him.

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10-17-2012, 06:59 PM
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Maybe he could get Cameron Diaz to feed him some sunflower seeds while on the bench tonight.

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10-17-2012, 07:15 PM
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I heard that Miami rumor on the radio this morning. I don't really buy it.

The Marlins have always been a low budget franchise, winning titles with players still considered prospects. Whoever the host was was saying the Yankees would have to absorb like 100M dollars on the contract for a deal to go through, so what's the point?

The Yankees are stuck with him, although I think the Dodgers are a dark horse team if any team would consider bringing him in.

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10-17-2012, 07:20 PM
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The Marlins have always been a low budget franchise, winning titles with players still considered prospects.
That changed this year. Although they probably would've been better off with the prospects.

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10-17-2012, 07:55 PM
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If aroid gets traded I will jump for joy. He is the only Yankees player I have ever disliked.

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10-17-2012, 08:01 PM
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If aroid gets traded I will jump for joy. He is the only Yankees player I have ever disliked.
no one would take him without the Yankees paying the team that gets him. besides, it wouldnt look good on the organization to give someone a retirement contract, only to get rid of them when they struggle

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10-17-2012, 08:29 PM
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I can guarantee the Yankees won't get swept tonight.

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10-17-2012, 10:33 PM
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How do trade talks start as a joke?

"Hey Lou, would you be interested in giving us Kovalchuk for 3 2nd round picks? lol jk!!!!"
It's the Marlins. Everything is a joke.

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That changed this year. Although they probably would've been better off with the prospects.
I'm still expecting the fire sale any day now. The Marlins hold one every time the team gets too successful.

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10-17-2012, 10:34 PM
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Jokes don't win 2 World Serieses in a 7 year span

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And just as many titles as the Yanks since the new millenium with about 1/4 the payroll.

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no one would take him without the Yankees paying the team that gets him. besides, it wouldnt look good on the organization to give someone a retirement contract, only to get rid of them when they struggle
Normally I would care, but I dislike him that much that I'd rather see him off the team. I know we would have to eat a ton of his salary, but who knows what prospects we could get them to throw in. Frankly I dont even care, as long as I don't have to watch him anymore.

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Jokes don't win 2 World Serieses in a 7 year span
And serious teams don't dismantle the World Championship squad to make a quick buck. I have no respect for Marlins ownership.

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Jokes don't win 2 World Serieses in a 7 year span
The funny ones do.

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And just as many titles as the Yanks since the new millenium with about 1/4 the payroll.
you are seriously THE most bitter fan I have ever come across. it really is hilarious.

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10-18-2012, 08:44 AM
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And just as many titles as the Yanks since the new millenium with about 1/4 the payroll.
Sounds familiar to the Boston Red Sox too, no? In fact they've won as many World Series in their small existence as the Red Sox had in a 90 year span. Go figure.

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