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08-13-2013, 05:26 PM
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This just popped into my head, but how awesome were the Yankees 1990 amateur and regular drafts?


Rivera was signed by the Yankees organization in 1990 as an amateur free agent in Panama.. The greatest closer ever, 5X WS champion, 13X All Star, All time Saves leader.

Posada was drafted in the 24th round... 5 X WS champion, 5X All Star

Pettitte was drafted in the 22nd round of the 1990 draft. 5X WS champ, 3X all star, winningest pitcher in Playoff history.

If you think about it, in baseball you hope one of your draft picks pan out, The Yankees had 3 all stars, one being the greatest of all time at his position.

Shane Spencer and Ricky Ledee were also drafted, who were good role players. and Ledee turned into David Justice.

Incredible
And yet, you want to continue throwing money at players.

The Yankees are entering purgatory right now. The type of situation the Rangers found themselves in time and time again in the late 90's/early 00's -- not good enough to make the playoffs, and not bad enough to get a good pick. In baseball, its even worse because 1st round picks are stripped if a team outside the bottom 10 starts signing tendered free agents.

The Yankees roster is absurdly old, and there are no ready prospects in the pipeline. The Yankees, of course, have too much pride to tear this Frankenstein roster down and start over....not willing to take their lumps for a couple of years. But in all honesty, the way this team is operating, they'll wind up in this type of purgatory for far, far longer if things dont change.

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08-13-2013, 05:31 PM
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Mike Francesa loves AROD. He always sticks up for him. I dont hate most Yankee fans but Francesa is the type of yankee fan that annoys me
Francesa is far from a Yankees blow-hard, so I don't know why you are refering to him as "that type of" Yankees fan.

He is 100% right on everything he says about A-Rod. Its witch hunt and its unfair.

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08-13-2013, 06:01 PM
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Francesa is far from a Yankees blow-hard, so I don't know why you are refering to him as "that type of" Yankees fan.

He is 100% right on everything he says about A-Rod. Its witch hunt and its unfair.

nah he's a blowhard

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08-13-2013, 06:51 PM
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Francesa is far from a Yankees blow-hard, so I don't know why you are refering to him as "that type of" Yankees fan.

He is 100% right on everything he says about A-Rod. Its witch hunt and its unfair.
Francesa epitomizes the word blowhard. That said, I agree, the whole A-Rod thing is insane.

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Francesa is far from a Yankees blow-hard, so I don't know why you are refering to him as "that type of" Yankees fan.

He is 100% right on everything he says about A-Rod. Its witch hunt and its unfair.
A-Rod brought it upon himself so I have zero sympathy for him.

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And yet, you want to continue throwing money at players.

The Yankees are entering purgatory right now. The type of situation the Rangers found themselves in time and time again in the late 90's/early 00's -- not good enough to make the playoffs, and not bad enough to get a good pick. In baseball, its even worse because 1st round picks are stripped if a team outside the bottom 10 starts signing tendered free agents.

The Yankees roster is absurdly old, and there are no ready prospects in the pipeline. The Yankees, of course, have too much pride to tear this Frankenstein roster down and start over....not willing to take their lumps for a couple of years. But in all honesty, the way this team is operating, they'll wind up in this type of purgatory for far, far longer if things dont change.
Lets just agree to disagree.

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Yankees should make a run at Jose Abreu even with Tex already here

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Yankees should make a run at Jose Abreu even with Tex already here
Spoken like a true Yankees fan.

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Spoken like a true Yankees fan.
and what's wrong with bettering the team?

The rangers already had Gaborik and Callahan, didn't stop them from trading for Nash.

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08-13-2013, 10:11 PM
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Wow, for a while there, I forgot what an offense looked like..

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and what's wrong with bettering the team?

The rangers already had Gaborik and Callahan, didn't stop them from trading for Nash.
The Rangers needed another top-6 forward. The Yankees already have a $180 million first baseman

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A-Rod brought it upon himself so I have zero sympathy for him.

You don't need to have sympathy for him (and not many do, myself included) and he did bring it upon himself but Fire Sather is right. It is a witch hunt. The best thing that can happen to baseball is once A-Rod does go under is for him to take Selig with him.

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The Rangers needed another top-6 forward. The Yankees already have a $180 million first baseman
but we also need some RH power

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How did the "Harvey Show" work out last night, against my Dodgers??

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How did the "Harvey Show" work out last night, against my Dodgers??

aahahahaha
At first I thought you were trying to talk trash, but then I realized you legitimately have no idea how the game turned out because all Dodger fans leave the game in the seventh inning.

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A-Rod has reportedly been tested for PEDs 11 times since 2011 but has never once tested positive, and now he feels "persecuted" by MLB.Tweet*(36)*Share*26*CommentsNew York Yankees*third basemanAlex Rodriguez*plans to sue Major League Baseball if his 211-game suspension is not completely lifted at the conclusion of his appeal, reports*TMZ.

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How did the "Harvey Show" work out last night, against my Dodgers??

aahahahaha
Good enough that he's still better than Kershaw .

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Offense? What is this?

Against Weaver too.

Edit: Soriano is God.

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8-0 Yankees.. 6 RBIs for Soriano.

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Offense? What is this?

Against Weaver too.

Edit: Soriano is God.
healthy Arod, healthy Granderson, and the arrival of Soriano.. Its no longer an AAAA lineup.

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Soriano has 13 RBI in his last 14 innings.

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A-Rod has reportedly been tested for PEDs 11 times since 2011 but has never once tested positive, and now he feels "persecuted" by MLB.Tweet*(36)*Share*26*CommentsNew York Yankees*third basemanAlex Rodriguez*plans to sue Major League Baseball if his 211-game suspension is not completely lifted at the conclusion of his appeal, reports*TMZ.
Very good masking agents...

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Very good masking agents...
The MLB drug testing must suck hard lol

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