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9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 6:10PM #11
JonahFalcon
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Nick Punto or Eric Chavez... Nick Punto or Eric Chavez... Nick Punto or Eric Chavez... Nick Punto or Eric Chavez...

9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 6:17PM #12
qwik3457
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Dec 14, 2011 -- 4:37PM, yankeedog1017 wrote:

While Cashman has done nothing this season and probably is vacationing in the Bahamas as we speak, the Red Sox are starting to show their teeth. They just traded spare parts for Mark Melancon (a pitcher we gave away for 2 months of a crippled Berkman) and who had a below 3 ERA and 20 Saves for the Astros last year. They replaced Lowrie with Punto. I start seeing their plan, they will sign Saunders and move Bard to the rotation, that will give them a much better rotation than the Yankees with Lester, Beckett and Buchholz at the front and Bard and Saunders in the back. They will then sign Ryan Madsen and use Melancon and Aceves as their set-up men, while not as deep as the Yankee back-end trio, still very solid. They will also likely add Beltran in RF.

We have not done a thing. Not even strenghten the bench. To think that because we won the division last year we will do it again with the same team is a blunder of mega proportions. We caught lightning in a bottle with the performances of Garcia and Colon, to expect that it will happen again, is a mistake. In addition the Red Sox were down last year, they lost Buchholz and Youkilis and Crawford had a subpar year.

We need to trade for Matt Thornton to solidify the bullpen and then we need to add one or two quality arms to the rotation. I hope we win the bid on Darvish, if not we may need to trade Betances or Banuelos for Gio Gonzalez.

At this point I am worried that we will not even make the playoffs in 2012. This has been the most passive off season I have seen the Yankees have in a long time.

 Cashman let Kennedy, Aceves and Melancon walk away and brought Pavano, Igawa and Mitre our way. He should have been fired a long time ago. He should have let Hughes or Joba go for Granderson and not Ian Kennedy, poor judgement call. He should have resigned Aceves and should have done his homework on Berkman's injured body in 2010. He gave up on Melancon too soon. Most baseball literature prior to 2009 had Melancon perhaps even being Mariano's replacement.



99 44/100ths percent per stupidity.


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9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 6:58PM #13
Based Boardroomjimmy
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this guy is right. Nick punto is the type of player that will push a 3rd place team to 1st. 

9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 8:54PM #14
NYYGuy
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LOL @ this topic

9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 9:38PM #15
grudz
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Dec 14, 2011 -- 6:58PM, Based Boardroomjimmy wrote:


this guy is right. Nick punto is the type of player that will push a 3rd place team to 1st. 





Nick Punto is the type of player that will push a 3rd place team to 5th place.


Nick Punto?  He's one of the worst players in baseball.  Two years ago when he was a Twins regular, he may have been the worst every day hitter in all of MLB.  He's the type of player I dread the Yankees acquiring.  Thank god.  We've already got Ramiro Pena kicking around somewhere.

Grudz
9 years ago  ::  Dec 17, 2011 - 2:23PM #16
JonahFalcon
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I prefer Eric Chavez, thanks.

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