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2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2013 - 5:05PM #41
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Feb 11, 2013 -- 4:22PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 3:01PM, yank0428 wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 11:40AM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 10:04AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Feb 10, 2013 -- 8:51PM, bomberhojoe wrote:

I will take a whole team of hustle guys any day.




Hustle = heart ... one of the reasons I don't understand Tex's earlier comments ... hope his statements were taken out of context somehow.




Mo, from all I know about Tex (and I have read many articles about him) he is not the type to not give his best.  I think they (Tex and the coaching staff) have decided he will be a better player if he concentrates on his strengths.  And with that perhaps more opposite field hits will come.   




Bomber nobody is questioning his hustle. It's his inability to make adjustments like most players do as they age. He used to hit .280 , now the last 3 years .250. He's only 33 . He said he tried but I watch all the games and never saw him make an attempt to go the other way. It's frustrating watching him pull it into the shift when you see all he has to do is stick his bat out and he has a double. He can help win some games that way and he doesn't attempt it. He's not Ted Williams. Maybe they will stop with the shift if he did. I just think he's thick in the head.




Some people have called him selfish, questioned his desire to win and his work ethic.  I have seen nothing but evidence that he is unselfish, gives his all and works extremely hard.  I get your frustration, but considering some of the Yankees who only hustle when they feel like it, I feel Tex has been unjustly represented because of his honesty.




I agree BHJ.... Tex's being honest and he is overpaid. They all are.


I don't get how anyone on a message board can judge a players work ethic and desire to win.... We have no idea how hard it is to play this game and how much "heart" any player posses... it's just ridiculous to say someone has no heart or they lack the desire. I remember someone tried to say Cano is selfish and wouldn't play if he got a hang nail.... which is completely untrue since he's played in almost every game since 2007.
Baseball is a grind.... Tex's defense has been stellar.... he plays his game. I don't expect him to be Ted Williams so I'm not disappointed. I would love to see him not so pull happy.

2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2013 - 5:07PM #42
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Feb 11, 2013 -- 4:22PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 3:01PM, yank0428 wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 11:40AM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 10:04AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Feb 10, 2013 -- 8:51PM, bomberhojoe wrote:

I will take a whole team of hustle guys any day.




Hustle = heart ... one of the reasons I don't understand Tex's earlier comments ... hope his statements were taken out of context somehow.




Mo, from all I know about Tex (and I have read many articles about him) he is not the type to not give his best.  I think they (Tex and the coaching staff) have decided he will be a better player if he concentrates on his strengths.  And with that perhaps more opposite field hits will come.   




Bomber nobody is questioning his hustle. It's his inability to make adjustments like most players do as they age. He used to hit .280 , now the last 3 years .250. He's only 33 . He said he tried but I watch all the games and never saw him make an attempt to go the other way. It's frustrating watching him pull it into the shift when you see all he has to do is stick his bat out and he has a double. He can help win some games that way and he doesn't attempt it. He's not Ted Williams. Maybe they will stop with the shift if he did. I just think he's thick in the head.




Some people have called him selfish, questioned his desire to win and his work ethic.  I have seen nothing but evidence that he is unselfish, gives his all and works extremely hard.  I get your frustration, but considering some of the Yankees who only hustle when they feel like it, I feel Tex has been unjustly represented because of his honesty.




Tex is only 33 or going to be 33, it's from from an old man.  You don't have any evidence that he is unselfish, running hard down the first baseline because he hit the ball into the shift AGAIN isn't selfless, it's selfish because he could easily squibble a ball down the left field side for a hit every time until they get rid of the shift.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2013 - 5:13PM #43
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Feb 11, 2013 -- 5:07PM, Yankees wrote:


he could easily squibble a ball down the left field side for a hit every time until they get rid of the shift.




If he could do that, he would. He can't, so he doesn't.

2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2013 - 5:16PM #44
paterson
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   It is not easy to hit a baseball...period. It looks a lot easier on television than it is in real life. But Tex has to go into the season with a better goal than hitting 250...because he can!

2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2013 - 5:48PM #45
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I've never accused Tex of being soft, never accused him of not hustling but those comments last week accepting a 255 average at 33 years old (actually since he's 30) were stupid. Sorry, anyone think Jeter would of hit 315 last year if he took that approach? Anyone think Youk is accepting of being a 212 hitter. Tex can drive the ball the other way with power, he has chosen to be a dead pull hitter always going for the long ball and all too frequently pulling outside pitches into the shift. If your down 2 in the bottom of the 9th, a solo homer does little good.

2 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2013 - 1:21PM #46
bomberhojoe
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Feb 11, 2013 -- 5:07PM, Yankees wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 4:22PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Some people have called him selfish, questioned his desire to win and his work ethic.  I have seen nothing but evidence that he is unselfish, gives his all and works extremely hard.  I get your frustration, but considering some of the Yankees who only hustle when they feel like it, I feel Tex has been unjustly represented because of his honesty.




Tex is only 33 or going to be 33, it's from from an old man.  You don't have any evidence that he is unselfish, running hard down the first baseline because he hit the ball into the shift AGAIN isn't selfless, it's selfish because he could easily squibble a ball down the left field side for a hit every time until they get rid of the shift.




So does that make Cano selfless, because he NEVER runs hard down the line? I may have no proof Tex is unselfish, but you have none that he isn't.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2013 - 5:40PM #47
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Feb 11, 2013 -- 4:35PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 4:31PM, JoeGNJ wrote:


BHJ, I always felt he "babied" himself when it came to injuries. I look at Jeter and then I look at him and I cringe. He gets a hang nial and he's wincing. That, and the failure to even attaempt to go the other way, is whats gotten him into my doghouse.




I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one Joe.  I think Tex is right up there with Jeter in playing through injury and giving his all.





BHJ ... I think you need to look at Tex a little more realistically ... his reactions are fragile.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2013 - 7:45PM #48
bomberhojoe
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Mo, I respect your opinion a great deal.  But I don't think fragile when I think Tex; Arod and Gardner maybe, but not Tex. JMhO.
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2 years ago  ::  Feb 13, 2013 - 2:05AM #49
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Feb 11, 2013 -- 5:13PM, HeatMiser wrote:


Feb 11, 2013 -- 5:07PM, Yankees wrote:


he could easily squibble a ball down the left field side for a hit every time until they get rid of the shift.




If he could do that, he would. He can't, so he doesn't.




Can't or won't are two different things.  Tex won't go the other way.  He used to be an all around hitter prior to being a Yankee.  Now every at bat he is thinking home run.

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2 years ago  ::  Feb 13, 2013 - 6:45AM #50
YankeeLoon
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Another year....same arguments and topics.   Never felt this aloof about this team or this sport.
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