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  • #76
    Originally posted by jeter2 View Post
    I like CC he should be back. that contract he has is great but he's being greedy he should sign with the Yankees. he's a horse I can count on him anytime. Nova he's a rookie he'll be good in the future. I don't like aj I don't trust him yea he did alright in the postseason but I don't like the guy. You have to agree with me about aj Burnett.
    You are not allowed to use the word greedy with that screen name.

    CC gets something like the Phil gave Lee or what the Yanks offered Lee.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
      You are not allowed to use the word greedy with that screen name.
      No offense meant by this, because I think you add a lot of intelligent discussion to this forum, but your whole "I don't like Jeter" act is getting extremely tiresome. You don't like him, we all get that. I don't think he's perfect either. No need to keep going out of your way to reinforce it. Again, no offense, but it's hard to sift through your posts to find out your thoughts on other subjects, when you keep repeating what we already know. Maybe I'm overreacting, and if so, I apologize.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by YankeeDJW View Post
        No offense meant by this, because I think you add a lot of intelligent discussion to this forum, but your whole "I don't like Jeter" act is getting extremely tiresome. You don't like him, we all get that. I don't think he's perfect either. No need to keep going out of your way to reinforce it. Again, no offense, but it's hard to sift through your posts to find out your thoughts on other subjects, when you keep repeating what we already know. Maybe I'm overreacting, and if so, I apologize.
        I just found it amusing that someone with Jeter as a nametag would criticize anyone on the team as greedy.

        It's a business the players will get what they can.

        You don't like that fine but don't blast some players and give others a free pass.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
          I just found it amusing that someone with Jeter as a nametag would criticize anyone on the team as greedy.

          It's a business the players will get what they can.

          You don't like that fine but don't blast some players and give others a free pass.

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          Idk why you hate jeter. He's one of the greatest Yankees of all time he has three years left on his contract so deal with it. You can bash him all you want. but you have to respect the man.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by jeter2 View Post
            Idk why you hate jeter. He's one of the greatest Yankees of all time he has three years left on his contract so deal with it. You can bash him all you want. but you have to respect the man.
            I don't like him anymore because he is a greedy egomaniac. I don't want to hear complaints about CC looking for a pay day after Jeter acted like he did last year.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
              I don't like him anymore because he is a greedy egomaniac. I don't want to hear complaints about CC looking for a pay day after Jeter acted like he did last year.

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              Are you sure we are talking about the same Jeter? CC is under contract and making 23M and has an option Jeter was up for a new contract and took less and making 16M this year. I too am a big fan of Jeter and felt the contract was fair. I give yoiu 4 years but the last year is only 8M. What do you think of ARod at 27.5M? It's a buisness like that post earlier. I don't understand why YES is saying keeping CC is top prioity. If he opts out shake hands and wish him luck. Let's not make the same ARod mistake. (no more Jeter because he is a hall of famer) How about Albert? Did he make up for that error or what.

              Clipper

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              • #82
                Originally posted by clipper View Post
                Are you sure we are talking about the same Jeter? CC is under contract and making 23M and has an option Jeter was up for a new contract and took less and making 16M this year. I too am a big fan of Jeter and felt the contract was fair. I give yoiu 4 years but the last year is only 8M. What do you think of ARod at 27.5M? It's a buisness like that post earlier. I don't understand why YES is saying keeping CC is top prioity. If he opts out shake hands and wish him luck. Let's not make the same ARod mistake. (no more Jeter because he is a hall of famer) How about Albert? Did he make up for that error or what.

                Clipper
                I agree. CC is a great pitcher but he is already overpaid. if he opts out tell him to try his luck on the open market. I doubt anyone offers him close to even his current money.
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                • #83
                  Originally posted by clipper View Post
                  Are you sure we are talking about the same Jeter? CC is under contract and making 23M and has an option Jeter was up for a new contract and took less and making 16M this year. I too am a big fan of Jeter and felt the contract was fair. I give yoiu 4 years but the last year is only 8M. What do you think of ARod at 27.5M? It's a buisness like that post earlier. I don't understand why YES is saying keeping CC is top prioity. If he opts out shake hands and wish him luck. Let's not make the same ARod mistake. (no more Jeter because he is a hall of famer) How about Albert? Did he make up for that error or what.

                  Clipper
                  CC can opt out and likely get at least what Lee got. He's younger and has a better career to date with much less injury history.

                  Now if the Yanks offer CC twice what Lee got for twice as long and CC says he is offended then I will agree.

                  I do agree A-rod is overpaid but the circumstances were not good for replacing a player of his caliber at that position and time. That was horrible negotiation still on Yanks part.

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                  • #84
                    Phillies declined Oswalt and Lidge. I feel Oswalt is a better option than trading Montero.

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                    • #85
                      Watching the Cardinal lose reminds me of our inability to get key hits. They left RISP and was 1-12. You have Albert in the 3 spot (won one game) but the 4 spot have to produce. Tony and Joe just don't adjust and then make pen mistakes. I feel 2 games (second and last night) could have been avoided. Carpenter should have got the W. I just don't think we have a great manager that adjusts - yes he's better than Joe Torres. Again I don't blame A Rod because he was hurt. (I know Tony is good but Washington looks better)

                      and I agree - this should be on the other post about playoffs.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by clipper View Post
                        Phillies declined Oswalt and Lidge. I feel Oswalt is a better option than trading Montero.
                        I think Oswalt on a one year plus a vesting option makes a ton of sense. I am guessing he will want 2 years but maybe since he has spoken of retirement, a 10 plus 10 vesting on 18 starts?

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                        • #87
                          I'd definitely take Oswalt for one or two years. I wouldn't be against also signing Burhle to a similar contract. Better to have too much pitching than too little. CC, Burhle, Oswalt, Nova, Hughes/Burnett. That's a solid rotation right there.
                          The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

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                          • #88
                            And at the very least, Burhle(sp) and Oswalt would probably be better than Colon and Garcia. I am a bit gun shy when it comes to
                            NL pitchers moving to the AL east however.

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                            • #89
                              I want to keep Garcia though.

                              I think

                              CC
                              Buehrle
                              Oswalt
                              Garcia
                              Nova

                              will do just fine.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by The Korean View Post
                                I want to keep Garcia though.

                                I think

                                CC
                                Buehrle
                                Oswalt
                                Garcia
                                Nova

                                will do just fine.
                                That rotation would get the fewest K's in history.

                                I'd much rather keep Colon. Maybe he burned out but he showed something before he did. Garcia was just constantly hoping for some luck.

                                I might offer Garcia arbitration to get the pick. And he would add depth. But ideally he'd decline.

                                Want to see if Hughes comes into camp in shape. Still more promise than Nova.

                                Here is how I see it to start the year:
                                CC
                                Aj
                                Oswalt
                                Nova
                                Hughes

                                Even if we get yu I want to give him a month in AAA.

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