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9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 4:16PM #21
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Trade is probably even, neither player is that great but if Melancon can get his control in order then Boston gets the better end of the deal.

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9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 4:18PM #22
Joeybagadonutz
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Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:27PM, BigGuy wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:24PM, luvdayanks wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:20PM, BigGuy wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:14PM, luvdayanks wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 2:49PM, qwik3457 wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 1:46PM, hampfan wrote:



So...the Yankees should've traded Nunez...and...uh...Warren or Phelps...for Melancon?


Or should they have traded David Robertson for Lowrie and Weiland?


?




I didn't say that. We don't need a reliever, obviously. It just that right now we have a mediocre rotation and several over-the-hill hitters in the lineup. A boring team. If we don't do anything--trade a Swisher, say, or go after a Darvish full tilt--then we'll suffer for it. The Rays and Blue Jays have better rotations and hungrier, younger hitters. Don't underestimate the Sox either: they're bound to get a one-year energy-boost from the Valentine fool, don't think not. And then there's Detroit, Texas and the Angels to face sooner or later. Standing pat this winter, roughly speaking (that is, not counting the addition of a minor-league-caliber lefty, say, and hoping, again, for the best), won't work, nor will it pack fans into the Stadium. Working to come under the luxury tax limit is counter-productive for a team like ours. Uncle George knew that doing something SIGNIFICANT in the off-season meant stimulating fans' curiosity and/or hopes, i.e., improved attendance. I don't see it happening--not yet, at least. IMO, of course. You're entitled to yours.





It is better not to do anything than to do something stupid in order to give the appearance of doing something.






WHY??? Just because! Let's get rid of Swisher 30/90 and make a deal for, uh, uh! Let's make a deal for Gardner, and Tex and anyone. Yes, Let's Make A Deal just to say we're the Yankees and we're going to make a deal dammit! 




lol  Geez,  Monty Hall.  I wish I had his money.





I wish I had his hair, and I'm glad I don't have his sport coat.Smile




lmao.  I just noticed the coat. 


I was a huge Melancon fan when he was in the Yankee farm system, but he always pitched like he was scared or something when he got limited chances in NY.  He and Kennedy were my biggest disapointments.   I was glad to see him pitch well last year for Houston, but I can't see him as a closer at this point in his career in the AL East.  I see him more as a 7th or 8th inning guy.  I still think they need a closer and a starter.




I don't know I guess we'll have to wait and see, but isn't Bard in the rotation as of now? They have no closer at the moment so Melancon looks like he'll at least  be an option in an open competition for the job.

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9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 4:40PM #23
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Dec 14, 2011 -- 4:18PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:27PM, BigGuy wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:24PM, luvdayanks wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:20PM, BigGuy wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 3:14PM, luvdayanks wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 2:49PM, qwik3457 wrote:


Dec 14, 2011 -- 1:46PM, hampfan wrote:



So...the Yankees should've traded Nunez...and...uh...Warren or Phelps...for Melancon?


Or should they have traded David Robertson for Lowrie and Weiland?


?




I didn't say that. We don't need a reliever, obviously. It just that right now we have a mediocre rotation and several over-the-hill hitters in the lineup. A boring team. If we don't do anything--trade a Swisher, say, or go after a Darvish full tilt--then we'll suffer for it. The Rays and Blue Jays have better rotations and hungrier, younger hitters. Don't underestimate the Sox either: they're bound to get a one-year energy-boost from the Valentine fool, don't think not. And then there's Detroit, Texas and the Angels to face sooner or later. Standing pat this winter, roughly speaking (that is, not counting the addition of a minor-league-caliber lefty, say, and hoping, again, for the best), won't work, nor will it pack fans into the Stadium. Working to come under the luxury tax limit is counter-productive for a team like ours. Uncle George knew that doing something SIGNIFICANT in the off-season meant stimulating fans' curiosity and/or hopes, i.e., improved attendance. I don't see it happening--not yet, at least. IMO, of course. You're entitled to yours.





It is better not to do anything than to do something stupid in order to give the appearance of doing something.






WHY??? Just because! Let's get rid of Swisher 30/90 and make a deal for, uh, uh! Let's make a deal for Gardner, and Tex and anyone. Yes, Let's Make A Deal just to say we're the Yankees and we're going to make a deal dammit! 




lol  Geez,  Monty Hall.  I wish I had his money.





I wish I had his hair, and I'm glad I don't have his sport coat.Smile




lmao.  I just noticed the coat. 


I was a huge Melancon fan when he was in the Yankee farm system, but he always pitched like he was scared or something when he got limited chances in NY.  He and Kennedy were my biggest disapointments.   I was glad to see him pitch well last year for Houston, but I can't see him as a closer at this point in his career in the AL East.  I see him more as a 7th or 8th inning guy.  I still think they need a closer and a starter.




I don't know I guess we'll have to wait and see, but isn't Bard in the rotation as of now? They have no closer at the moment so Melancon looks like he'll at least  be an option in an open competition for the job.




They're talking Bard to the rotation, but he's going to have some serious innings issues next year.  They're hot for Bailey from the A's.  Either this is a cheaper route or they aren't done yet.  I don't think Melancon is ready to close in the AL East.  I've never seen him as more than a setup guy.

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9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 9:26PM #24
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Posts: 13,163

Aceves to close???

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