Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by cubsfan6506, Nov 7, 2008.
Ozzie Smith, the Cal Poly Mustang. My favorite SS of all time.
he was a dandy
The cards seem to usually do a pretty decent job reforming players. I hate when i see their name on any free agent pickup. I'm glad I'm not a padres fan, they could be pretty brutal to watch this year.
Yankees Got Teixeira!!! 8 years, 180 million. He stays out of Boston, Swisher stays out of the line-up, and we got arguably the top three free-agents this off-season. Hell to the yea!
Yea, those plucky Yankees are never major players in free agency...
Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn.
Now they'll win for sure! Biggest payroll means victor...eh...nevermind (2008 )
My point is rather 1) He stays out of Boston, and 2) They picked up what I said before the off-season started was their biggest need, another bat to protect A-Rod. The fact they also managed to sign arguably the best two starters on the market as well is just icing on the cake.
Of course all of these acquisitions don't equal a World Series ring. I'm excited the Yankees managed to fill every hole they had in their team while Boston has pretty much the same exact team it did a year ago.
You also beat Boston in getting A-Rod. How's that been going for you?
I love this lying. It's no longer "we got him," it's "we beat the Red Sox" to him. No, it's the Yankees going out and attempting to buy a World Series Ring.
I can't wait for the yankees to finish in third place again.
We didn't beat the Red Sox getting to him - he'd be in that uniform had the Player's Association not prevented A-Rod from restructuring his contract to make the deal work for Boston. When the Yankees heard A-Rod was available they made the deal to get him.
No, it's about fielding the best team possible to win a World Series. What, because New York has a lot more money than the rest of baseball means they aren't allowed to spend it for the sake of "fairness?" And yes, if a rival in your division is attempting to acquire a player that would make them a better team, wouldn't you do anything to prevent said player from joining your rival, whether it's driving up the price or, in this case, signing him? Signing Teixeira, Sabathia and Burnett happened because the Yankees are trying to improve the team from last year's disappointing season. We tried the youth movement in the rotation and it backfired completely, so we signed the best pitchers available to fill that gaping hole. Plus, we had the opening at first base for Teixiera. So, we aren't signing everybody for the sake of signing everybody. We had holes, and we filled them through free-agency.
I have no problem with signing a good player. I do have a problem about fans lying about it and saying it was to prevent another team from acquiring said player. No, it was to acquire a World Series. And we reserve our right to laugh when 2 other teams with lesser payrolls finish ahead of the Yankees. You didn't try the youth movement, but I'm not going to get into that.
Now while it's obvious we have a difference of opinion here, I definitely take issue here with you calling me a liar. We had a hole at first base, and we signed Teixiera to fill it. It just-so-happens the Red Sox wanted the player also which is a significant 'bonus' to the deal. So how you can argue that we got Teixeira and company to "just to buy a World Series Ring" is absurd.
$411 million in one winter. A luxury tax of $30 million (is that more than the Rays, who made the World Series?) Asking the city for $300 million. That's buying the World Series ring. There seems to be a discrepancy in the Yankees money management logic.
Here's to the Sox and the Rays battling it out for 1st, while the AJ and the entire Yankees outfield lingers on the DL and New Yorkers march with their pitchforks to the Steinbrenner's mansion to demand their tax dollars back on their new stadium... *crosses fingers*
Seriously though, as a Sox fan this sucks but my team does the same thing so I can't really complain. No question the Yanks filled major holes, but in my opinion the key signings were CC and AJ, and a big question is will AJ stay healthy. 2 aces is very different from one ace. Considering his history I am confident the reverse will be the case.
And dont forget that before A-rod, the other guy you guys "stole" from us was the supposed "ace" Jose Contreras.
(Not that Tex is in any way comparable to Contreras, just thought it was worth pointing out)
Now the sox just have 20 mil more to spend at the trading deadline.
Sammy's coming back
I hope he can overcome his struggles with the English language. His story is an inspiration to us all really.
Maybe him and T.O can form a charitable organization.
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