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  • Originally posted by SDL View Post


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    Sizemore does look awefully good. I just hope he can stay healthier than whats-his-name usually did . . . .
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    • Red Sox fans are always the most fickle of people when their stars leave......in contrast to the ovations Yankee fans give for the former stars when they come back.

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      • Originally posted by epaddon View Post
        Red Sox fans are always the most fickle of people when their stars leave......in contrast to the ovations Yankee fans give for the former stars when they come back.
        Sometimes to the great dismay of the owner [see Reggie Jackson, 1982].

        Hey, the Yankees haven't even played yet and they have a half game lead on Boston!


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        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
          Sometimes to the great dismay of the owner [see Reggie Jackson, 1982].
          The pitch was right down the middle . . . (Big whoop.)
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          • I can only recall two instances when New York fans in general booed someone who had accomplished much in their time in New York but who jumped ship for money and power elsewhere and both were coaches. The Ranger fans booed Mike Keenan endlessly when he first came back to the Garden after breaching his contract and leaving after the 1994 Cup and Knick fans to this day only think of Pat Riley as "Pat The Rat".

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            • Originally posted by epaddon View Post
              I can only recall two instances when New York fans in general booed someone who had accomplished much in their time in New York but who jumped ship for money and power elsewhere and both were coaches. The Ranger fans booed Mike Keenan endlessly when he first came back to the Garden after breaching his contract and leaving after the 1994 Cup and Knick fans to this day only think of Pat Riley as "Pat The Rat".
              I may be wrong, with the recent exception of Robinson Canó, I really can't remember a star player leaving the Yankees for another team, (especially Boston), willing to pay MORE than New York would. The Yankees, since the George Steinbrenner era, have been notorious for paying their star players over the market value to ensure keeping them. (They've always had a virtual endless supply of money sources to do it). That's the reason their star players stay put.

              The Red Sox, however, usually set a fixed value on players like Damon. Ellsbury, etc. and refuse to pay over that amount and are willing to let them go.
              So when those new Yankee, ex-Red Sox players visit Fenway Park, the fans treat them like the money-hungry traders that they are. - - :joking: +
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              • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                [INDENT][FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4][COLOR="#FF0000"]I may be wrong, with the recent exception of Robinson Canó, I really can't remember a star player leaving the Yankees for another team, (especially Boston), willing to pay MORE than New York would.
                Um.....how about MIKE TORREZ? He was arguably the "star" pitcher on the Yankee staff in 1977 with his long relief in Game 5 of the ALCS and winning two games of the World Series and he sure got a big contract from the Red Sox that off-season! (but all for the best he helped pitch the Yankees into the World Series again in '78!)

                But I really don't think the Red Sox have any business with the size of their payroll (not to mention their 2011 contracts experience) acting like they win by playing Moneyball. They only won when they started to have ownership act more like Yankee ownership and spend more to bring in more.

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                  • Ken

                    First off, Reggie's clip isn't about the homerun -- it's about the fans reaction to it. Second, players leave the Yankees for more (and sometimes less) money all the time. I do think GMS3 had a tendency to overpay and, thus by comparison, made the Red Sox look miserly. But let's face facts. The Red Sox, under Henry's ownership, are a BIG MARKET team and spend like one too (2014's 4th largest opening day payroll). The Sox just thought they could spend that money better elsewhere and made a baseball decision. That's life. Get over it. [They were probably saving their "Mike Trout Money" but got burned (re-signed with the LAA for 3 more years).]

                    If a Yankee I like "moves on..." Well, I'll probably still like him... most days. Even if he plays for Boston.
                    Oh, and if a player I despise becomes a Yankee... I'm pretty certain I'll still despise him [i.e. "The A-Rod Rule"].

                    Besides, if you gotta' love that Wade Boggs managed to get a ring... Even if it was with the Yankees.

                    That said some players stay... regardless of the money.
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                    And, all other things being equal, if someone offered you 1.5 times what you make now to do the same job elsewhere... You're not taking it? Don't be $illy.
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                    • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                      Ken

                      First off, Reggie's clip isn't about the homerun -- it's about the fans reaction to it. Second, players leave the Yankees for more (and sometimes less) money all the time. I do think GMS3 had a tendency to overpay and, thus by comparison, made the Red Sox look miserly. But let's face facts. The Red Sox, under Henry's ownership, are a BIG MARKET team and spend like one too (2014's 4th largest opening day payroll). The Sox just thought they could spend that money better elsewhere and made a baseball decision. That's life. Get over it. [They were probably saving their "Mike Trout Money" but got burned (re-signed with the LAA for 3 more years).]

                      If a Yankee I like "moves on..." Well, I'll probably still like him... most days. Even if he plays for Boston.
                      Oh, and if a player I despise becomes a Yankee... I'm pretty certain I'll still despise him [i.e. "The A-Rod Rule"].

                      Besides, if you gotta' love that Wade Boggs managed to get a ring... Even if it was with the Yankees.

                      That said some players stay... regardless of the money.
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                      And, all other things being equal, if someone offered you 1.5 times what you make now to do the same job elsewhere... You're not taking it? Don't be $illy.
                      I agree with most of your comments. But when was the last time a talented Yankee star at the hight of his career jump ship and signed with Boston? I don't remember that happening, maybe, {correction}, I'm sure you'll come up with something that'll prove me wrong.

                      Lastly, "... some players stay... regardless of the money".
                      At what point & salary did Jeter settle for less than his market value and stayed in New York?
                      Last year at 39 he made $17M at a rate of $1M per game played? This year at 40 he'll make $12M?

                      Pick out when he '$ettled for less' to stay in NY...


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                      • Originally posted by epaddon View Post
                        Um.....how about MIKE TORREZ? He was arguably the "star" pitcher on the Yankee staff in 1977 with his long relief in Game 5 of the ALCS and winning two games of the World Series and he sure got a big contract from the Red Sox that off-season! (but all for the best he helped pitch the Yankees into the World Series again in '78!)
                        Ya, can't begin to thank you enough for Mike Torrez. (I think he was still on Yankee payroll in 1978 anyway . . . ) -
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                        • Duh!

                          Once upon a time, Jeter was offered more from the Mets.

                          Hmm, I also remember "somebody" once telling that Nomar was better that Jeter too. Hey, guess which one's going in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot! [Hiya Ken! ]
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                          • What a f**king memory!

                            Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

                            Hmm, I also remember "somebody" once telling that Nomar was better that Jeter too. Hey, guess which one's going in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot! [Hiya Ken! ]
                            That's amazing. I remember that debate we had too! It had to be over 10 years ago . . .
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                            • Oh, Ken, I think you should also remember how in the 1998-99 off-season Bernie Williams, just after winning the batting title, was *this* close to signing with the Red Sox when it seemed like the Yankees were going to sign Albert Belle. Fortunately, George came to his senses at the last minute and realized that he hadn't been appreciating Bernie enough and Bernie stayed with the Yankees for a contract pretty much the same as what the Red Sox offered him. If Bernie had gone though, we would have given him due credit and applause his first time back at the stadium in '99.

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                              • Originally posted by epaddon View Post
                                Oh, Ken, I think you should also remember how in the 1998-99 off-season Bernie Williams, just after winning the batting title, was *this* close to signing with the Red Sox when it seemed like the Yankees were going to sign Albert Belle. Fortunately, George came to his senses at the last minute and realized that he hadn't been appreciating Bernie enough and Bernie stayed with the Yankees for a contract pretty much the same as what the Red Sox offered him. If Bernie had gone though, we would have given him due credit and applause his first time back at the stadium in '99.
                                Good point, which I had forgotten. But, to me, there's no guarantee how the New York fans would have reacted to him if he chose to sign with hated rival over the home town team.
                                See, I just can't remember a actual instance of a Yankee"star" crossing the 'line' to become a Red Sox. -
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