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4 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2015 - 5:10PM #41
_YaNkEeFaN4LiFe_
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Oct 7, 2015 -- 3:57PM, diehardma wrote:


Oct 7, 2015 -- 3:20PM, _YaNkEeFaN4LiFe_ wrote:


Yankees offense just collapsed as soon as September hit. They were out of gas, they were not the same, and just look lethargic. Even assrod disappeared and he was our best hitter after tex went down. We are still too old of a team and that beltran signing (although he really was the only one who was hiting in september) was dumb in my opinion. Not trading for Tulo who was a yankee fan and jeter was his favorite player was dumb too because I highly believed he would have resigned. What if Toronto makes the WS and what if they win it? Are the Yankees really banking on just signing him as a FA? Why would Tulo want to leave a good young team who will compete for years to come to go to a rebuilding Yankees filled with old players with fat contracts that still have about 2 more years left on their deal? Ugh. I blame penny pinching Hal and Hank Steinbrenner.





The Yankees have the youngest average age out of all 10 playoff teams.


espn.go.com/mlb/stats/rosters/_/sort/ave...


So if the Yankees are too old then every playoff team is too old.




I don't mean as a whole, I mean as in key players. Please if you are not Betances or any other young players who are KEY parts of the team, don't mention this. I DO NOT count rob refnysfer, gregorious, or any other young players as key parts to this team. I rather have older established players like what Toronto has right now becuase they actually are KEY members of their team like Bautista, Tulo, Martin, Donaldson, etc.



Maybe next year Rob will be good as we all expect him to be. But as for this year, our key players were old.

4 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2015 - 5:12PM #42
ru4_nyy
Posts: 3,316


thebiglead.com/2015/10/07/the-yankees-se...



The most vocal of fans who bothered to show up to Yankee Stadium embarrassed themselves last night. This isn’t a hot take. It’s the truth — and one rational-thinking supporters of the holiest franchise in baseball should have a hard time accepting this morning. Not because it’s hard to believe. Because it’s sad.


And no, I wasn’t there. I didn’t need to be. It was plainly evident on television and painfully obvious to the Yankees players fighting for their season’s survival.


Long before the American League Wild-Card game was decided, boisterous Yankees fans decided they’d had enough. They booed veteran Brett Gardner — make that All-Star Brett Gardner — for striking out against potential Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel. Or maybe they were booing manager Joe Girardi’s — make that World Series-winning manager Joe Girardi’s — decision to start Gardner over Jacoby Ellsbury. They booed pitcher Mashahiro Tanaka for the sin of surrendering two solo home runs in five innings to a power-hitting club in a homer-friendly park.



Then there’s Alex Rodriguez. It took all of three hours for the fans’ standing ovation to turn to a cascade of boos as the potential comeback player of the year fanned for the game’s penultimate out. Or perhaps they’d already turned on him when he flew out to center in the game’s most pivotal at-bat. I can’t remember. All the booing kind of blurs together.


Why? I don’t really know.


Perhaps they were under the impression a team that had overachieved for six months and trotted out a lineup with Chris Young, Greg Bird, Ron Refsnyder and Didi Gregorius was a lock to bring home the title. Perhaps they were under the impression the Core Four was suddenly going to emerge from Monument Park, circumvent roster rules and make it like old times again.


Whatever reality they were living in, it wasn’t the one the rest of the baseball world inhabits.


I shouldn’t be surprised.


I was at Game 2 of the 2012 American League Championship Series, the day after Derek Jeter broke his leg. As a Detroit Tigers fan, I was cautiously optimistic with a 1-0 series lead. Tickets were readily available. Front-row seats in the upper deck set me back $19. Upon arrival the place had the feel of a wake. A very angry wake. The sparse crowd that made it out to the Sunday afternoon game seemed more intent on bemoaning their own team than supporting them.


Anibal Sanchez breezed through the order. With every routine out, the frustration grew more palpable. The atmosphere made the impossible possible: I actually felt bad for the New York Yankees. I’d have been sad if I wasn’t so happy.


Many words have been spilled on the loss of mystique that came with tearing down old Yankee Stadium and building the sterile behemoth of a mini-mall just a bit north. Last night it appeared more a factory of misery than cathedral to greatness.


I understand my evidence is anecdotal and one shouldn’t categorize an entire fan base based on the actions of a few people at a disappointing playoff loss. The critical part of my brain gets that. At the same time, I can’t help but wonder what it must feel like for Yankees fans who enjoyed an unexpected run this year to see it melt away in front of a largely petulant crowd.


And I can’t help but think those fans — and the team — deserved better.



4 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2015 - 6:01PM #43
Paterson
Posts: 6,121

   Why should anyone expect a team that paid  $ 155 M for a top of the rotation pitcher, $45 M for a veteran right fielder, $ 154 M for a centerfielder, $96 M for a star catcher, $53 M for a 3rd baseman and $32 M for a top tier closer in the past two years to be able to compete ?

4 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2015 - 8:03PM #44
YankeeLoon
Posts: 17,903
Paterson you didn't get the memo. We overachieved so we should be happy that they didn't finish last. 

Or something like that.
4 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2015 - 9:44PM #45
T15D23A46
Posts: 5,953

While I am commenting on this in another thread, it isn't about simply going shopping on the FA market, especially when we passed up on guys like Scherzer this past off season.


Cashman has to look at every player on this team as a trading chip. When he says his hands are tied, I thought my head would explode. Then why have a GM at all?


We have some promise in some areas, but overall we need an overhaul. 


Oct 7, 2015 -- 3:34PM, _YaNkEeFaN4LiFe_ wrote:


Oct 7, 2015 -- 3:32PM, T15D23A46 wrote:


Tulowitzki is not a free agent until AFTER the 2021 season.


The only way to get him, was via a trade. Problem with him is that he is hurt quite a bit.


He made no impact for Toronto thus far, but regardless, he is not an option.


Here is your shopping list:


www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/09/2016-mlb-...



Oct 7, 2015 -- 3:20PM, _YaNkEeFaN4LiFe_ wrote:


Yankees offense just collapsed as soon as September hit. They were out of gas, they were not the same, and just look lethargic. Even assrod disappeared and he was our best hitter after tex went down. We are still too old of a team and that beltran signing (although he really was the only one who was hiting in september) was dumb in my opinion. Not trading for Tulo who was a yankee fan and jeter was his favorite player was dumb too because I highly believed he would have resigned. What if Toronto makes the WS and what if they win it? Are the Yankees really banking on just signing him as a FA? Why would Tulo want to leave a good young team who will compete for years to come to go to a rebuilding Yankees filled with old players with fat contracts that still have about 2 more years left on their deal? Ugh. I blame penny pinching Hal and Hank Steinbrenner.









Oh god thats the FA list? We are screwed for a long time fellas.





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