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The Yankees Doom Watch

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  • The Yankees Doom Watch

    Las Vegas oddsmakers are setting 86.5 wins as the Yankees over/under for 2013. At that rate the Yankees would be lucky to snag a Wild Card spot. THIS SITUATION IS WHAT SOME SPORTSWRITERS HAVE DUBBED "THE YANKEES DOOM WATCH".
    Of the pre-season magazines only The Sporting News' baseball Annual is sticking with the traditional logic that you don't bet against the Yankees and the magazine predicts the Yanks wil ltake the A.L. East Division title. The Yankees Brian Cashman has set the goal to remain under the 2014 $189 million dollar limit to avoid heavy penalties both financial and to draft picks the Yankees would forfeit. That means that the Yankees relative "penny pinching" will have to continue into the next offseason as well. One of the manifestations of the tightening of Yankee ownerships wallets is the faCT THAT THE YANKEES WILL BE HEADING INTO THE 2013 SEASON WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED EVERYDAY MLB CATCHER. Of course putting the Yankees in the unfamiliar role of underdog might be just the motivation for the team to jell and prove the critics wrong. Certainly Derek Jeter will be motivated TO DO JUST THIS AND SO WILL MARIANO RIVERA and Andy Pettitte, WHO are LIKELY headed into their FINAL major leagues SEASONS AND both WILL WANT TO GO OUT WINNERS.

    -DENNIS ORLANDINI (philliesfiend55).
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 02-14-2013, 07:38 AM.

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    Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
    Las Vegas oddsmakers are setting 86.5 wins as the Yankees over/under for 2013. At that rate the Yankees would be lucky to snag a Wild Card spot. THIS SITUATION IS WHAT SOME SPORTSWRITERS HAVE DUBBED "THE YANKEES DOOM WATCH".
    Of the pre-season magazines only The Sporting News' baseball Annual is sticking with the traditional logic that you don't bet against the Yankees and the magazine predicts the Yanks wil ltake the A.L. East Division title. The Yankees Brian Cashman has set the goal to remain under the 2014 $189 million dollar limit to avoid heavy penalties both financial and to draft picks the Yankees would forfeit. That means that the Yankees relative "penny pinching" will have to continue into the next offseason as well. One of the manifestations of the tightening of Yankee ownerships wallets is the faCT THAT THE YANKEES WILL BE HEADING INTO THE 2013 SEASON WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED EVERYDAY MLB CATCHER. Of course putting the Yankees in the unfamiliar role of underdog might be just the motivation for the team to jell and prove the critics wrong. Certainly Derek Jeter will be motivated TO DO JUST THIS AND SO WILL MARIANO RIVERA and Andy Pettitte, WHO are LIKELY headed into their FINAL major leagues SEASONS AND both WILL WANT TO GO OUT WINNERS.

    -DENNIS ORLANDINI (philliesfiend55).
    It'd be pretty difficult for them to get half a win. Unless you count ties.
    *** Submit your personal HOF as your ballot for the Single Ballot BBF Hall of Fame! *** Also: Buck the Fraves!

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    • #3
      What a coincidence! I predicted 87 wins for them and I had no idea what the Vegas odds were.
      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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      • #4
        The last few seasons have had the Yankees doom watch....... Everyone was ready to jump on the bandwagon of the Yankees have collapsed, they are old, etc. Same thing with Jeter. Yet, they continue to surprise people. Not saying this year could be the year they finally show some weaknesses. But, look at the Red Sox in 2011 when they had that great team on paper...... Now the Blue Jays have that great team on paper...... You can't judge anything on paper......

        Wait until the season and see how the Yankees perform before starting this doom watch.....

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        • #5
          I wouldn't be surprised to see the Yankees come out of the gate a bit slow. IIRC, 22 of their 28 April games are against teams with .500+ records last season. It gets a lot easier in May.
          "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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          • #6
            Aaah. The Yankees always find their way into the playoffs. They're one of those teams.
            Baseball Junk Drawer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
              Las Vegas oddsmakers are setting 86.5 wins as the Yankees over/under for 2013. At that rate the Yankees would be lucky to snag a Wild Card spot. THIS SITUATION IS WHAT SOME SPORTSWRITERS HAVE DUBBED "THE YANKEES DOOM WATCH".
              Of the pre-season magazines only The Sporting News' baseball Annual is sticking with the traditional logic that you don't bet against the Yankees and the magazine predicts the Yanks wil ltake the A.L. East Division title. The Yankees Brian Cashman has set the goal to remain under the 2014 $189 million dollar limit to avoid heavy penalties both financial and to draft picks the Yankees would forfeit. That means that the Yankees relative "penny pinching" will have to continue into the next offseason as well. One of the manifestations of the tightening of Yankee ownerships wallets is the faCT THAT THE YANKEES WILL BE HEADING INTO THE 2013 SEASON WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED EVERYDAY MLB CATCHER. Of course putting the Yankees in the unfamiliar role of underdog might be just the motivation for the team to jell and prove the critics wrong. Certainly Derek Jeter will be motivated TO DO JUST THIS AND SO WILL MARIANO RIVERA and Andy Pettitte, WHO are LIKELY headed into their FINAL major leagues SEASONS AND both WILL WANT TO GO OUT WINNERS.

              -DENNIS ORLANDINI (philliesfiend55).
              The way THAT you CAPITALIZE some WORDS IS VERY STRANGE.

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              • #8
                The single most important reason the Yankees will face a challenging season is their pitching. The only pitcher worthy of his hype is Sebathia, and everyone else represents a set of 'ifs'. In fact, IMO, the only reason the Yanks will win more than they lose is the depth of their pockets with midseason acquisitions to fix the holes which will show up.

                The draft system works after all, as long as we wait long enough.
                Catfish Hunter, RIP. Mark Fidrych, RIP. Skip Caray, RIP. Tony Gwynn, #19, RIP

                A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill.

                Experience is the hardest teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson later. -- Dan Quisenberry.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by abolishthedh View Post
                  The single most important reason the Yankees will face a challenging season is their pitching. The only pitcher worthy of his hype is Sebathia, and everyone else represents a set of 'ifs'. In fact, IMO, the only reason the Yanks will win more than they lose is the depth of their pockets with midseason acquisitions to fix the holes which will show up.

                  The draft system works after all, as long as we wait long enough.
                  Kuroda was excellent last year and has never had a bad seasons since coming to the States. He's old, though. I'll grant you that.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by abolishthedh View Post
                    The single most important reason the Yankees will face a challenging season is their pitching. The only pitcher worthy of his hype is Sebathia, and everyone else represents a set of 'ifs'. In fact, IMO, the only reason the Yanks will win more than they lose is the depth of their pockets with midseason acquisitions to fix the holes which will show up.

                    The draft system works after all, as long as we wait long enough.
                    I couldn't disagree more. I think their pitching staff is fantastic. Hitting is what worries me.
                    Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                      Kuroda was excellent last year and has never had a bad seasons since coming to the States. He's old, though. I'll grant you that.
                      Not for a pitcher he isn't, he's only 38 I think. They decline far later than hitters.
                      Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                      • #12
                        If the East is as close as people say, 87 wins might be enough for the second wild card. If not, then all bets are off.

                        Now I wonder, Doom Watch?
                        "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
                        George Brett

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                          Las Vegas oddsmakers are setting 86.5 wins as the Yankees over/under for 2013. At that rate the Yankees would be lucky to snag a Wild Card spot.
                          These oddsmakers also predicted in 2012 that the O's would be the 2nd worst team in MLB, and the A's would be tied for the 3rd worst team.

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                          • #14
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                            Last edited by ipitch; 02-14-2013, 12:48 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                              Aaah. The Yankees always find their way into the playoffs. They're one of those teams.
                              One year the Pittsburgh Pirates will finish above .500 (although that hasn't happened in 20 years).
                              One year the New York Yankees will finish below .500 (although that hasn't happened in 20 years). It's only 5 seasons since they failed to make the playoffs in 2008.
                              One year the Detroit Red Wings will fail to make the NHL playoffs (although that's something that hasn't happened in 21 seasons ).

                              Streaks are like records. They are made to be broken.

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