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2012/2013 New York Yankees Off-Season Thread

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  • Originally posted by White Knight View Post
    Pettitte started here, and Ruth became a star hitter here first, plus he played over 10 seasons in NY. But, if this was 1927 and we had internet, you're damn right I would be calling Gehrig the Truer One.
    Ruth led the league in HR in 1918 and 1919 as a member of the Red Sox. In 1919 he shattered the HR record, and was easily the best hitter in the league. He was already a star hitter before coming to the Yankees.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    • I would not go more than 5 years or 100 mil for anybody, especially a player over 30 yrs old. Cano would get 5 yrs at 16-18-20-22-24 mil, 100 mil total. I would also not give any player an opt-out. The players union and agents have grown too strong. Thanks, marvin miller.
      Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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      • When will Jeter step up and say "I'll play 3B". If Yanks really believe that Nunez is their future SS, then lets see him play every day. Anything to keep youkilis away.
        Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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        • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
          When will Jeter step up and say "I'll play 3B".
          Don't hold your breath.
          My top 10 players:

          1. Babe Ruth
          2. Barry Bonds
          3. Ty Cobb
          4. Ted Williams
          5. Willie Mays
          6. Alex Rodriguez
          7. Hank Aaron
          8. Honus Wagner
          9. Lou Gehrig
          10. Mickey Mantle

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          • FWIW, Youkilis' career line in New Yankee Stadium is .233/.337/.397

            He was always a great hitter at Fenway park and pretty "meh" everywhere else.
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
              So the Yanks have let True Yankee go before????

              If Cano wants an A-Rod contract then they should let him go too. I have always liked him but we see how those deals end.

              I would move him to third now but they won't.

              Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I997 using Tapatalk 2
              I'm not saying I agree with it, I'm just saying the Yanks usually do things that way. If Cano wants 10 years, 275 million trade him now. He's not that good. Almost no one is.
              Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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              • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                I would not go more than 5 years or 100 mil for anybody, especially a player over 30 yrs old. Cano would get 5 yrs at 16-18-20-22-24 mil, 100 mil total. I would also not give any player an opt-out. The players union and agents have grown too strong. Thanks, marvin miller.
                Then Cano will be wearing a new jersey in 2014.

                I do not necessarily disagree with you, especially for a 2b, a position that has aged poorly overall. But someone will make him a big offer.

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                • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                  When will Jeter step up and say "I'll play 3B". If Yanks really believe that Nunez is their future SS, then lets see him play every day. Anything to keep youkilis away.
                  That's not his job, it's management's.
                  Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                  • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                    When will Jeter step up and say "I'll play 3B". If Yanks really believe that Nunez is their future SS, then lets see him play every day. Anything to keep youkilis away.
                    Agree with the Giambino on this one. He wouldn't move for A-Rod, he won't move for Nunez.

                    He should, but he won't. I really am not certain how he would do at third. His reaction time is not the best, but it would require less range and he has the arm for it. If it goes well, when A-Rod comes back, maybe he can play RF. It sounds better than our alternatives, including Youk.

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                    • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                      The players union and agents have grown too strong. Thanks, marvin miller.
                      I'll never understand comments like this one. Would you rather the Steinbrenners pocket the extra money? Why should players not earn as much as they can on the open market?
                      My top 10 players:

                      1. Babe Ruth
                      2. Barry Bonds
                      3. Ty Cobb
                      4. Ted Williams
                      5. Willie Mays
                      6. Alex Rodriguez
                      7. Hank Aaron
                      8. Honus Wagner
                      9. Lou Gehrig
                      10. Mickey Mantle

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                      • Ronnie Mustelier?

                        Ok. I know he is not going to be a star but he can play (at least fake) 3B and RF. He is RH. Hits with power (.497 SLG in two minor league seasons). Gets on base (.378 OBP). Why not give him a shot?

                        http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=mustel000---

                        I would feel better about him at 3b or in a platoon in RF with Dickerson than I would with Chris Stewart catching.

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                        • Ladies and gentleman, we have entered the Josh Hamilton talks!

                          http://tracking.si.com/2012/12/07/ya...?sct=mlb_t2_a4
                          Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                          • Double post.
                            Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                            • Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                              Ladies and gentleman, we have entered the Josh Hamilton talks!

                              http://tracking.si.com/2012/12/07/ya...?sct=mlb_t2_a4
                              I also heard this on sports talk. Texas is going in another direction with Upton (trade) and it's not a long term contract (great at 3 years). This will impact Ellsbury and Cano. BoSox are trying to trade Eallsbury now for pitching (tried to get Cliff Lee and sure they talk to Rays). This would be nice for me but not Hal. Brian has to get approval.

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                              • I think the Yankees need to treat ARod as pretty much lost for the season. 4-6 month recovery time is a wide window, but I'm assuming four months is if you're in your 20s while six is more where he's at in age. I saw Ryan Howard and Chase Utley come back after their recovery times were up near the AS break and neither looked strong the rest of the way. Major surgery to the lower body can be a killer on a player - especially and aged one.
                                "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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