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#1 Maxman

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:02 PM

Me.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:23 PM

Yankees and Red Sox will be lucky to make the playoffs this year. Neither team improved that much in the offseason.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

Yankees and Red Sox will be lucky to make the playoffs this year. Neither team improved that much in the offseason.


The Yankees play so well at home (lead MLB in home wins last year) if they play decent on the road, it will be hard for them to not make the playoffs. That said I am betting on them making it, they have concerns, Jeter's recovery scares me but I think the starting rotation keeps them in it even if they don't have a catcher.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

The Yankees play so well at home (lead MLB in home wins last year) if they play decent on the road, it will be hard for them to not make the playoffs. That said I am betting on them making it, they have concerns, Jeter's recovery scares me but I think the starting rotation keeps them in it even if they don't have a catcher.


All the Yankees did was get older and added no real improvements. The Rays, O's and Toronto all got significantly better. I wouldn't be shocked if neither Sox nor Yanks makes the playoffs. How the Yankees have done at home in the past means nothing for this next season.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

All the Yankees did was get older and added no real improvements. The Rays, O's and Toronto all got significantly better. I wouldn't be shocked if neither Sox nor Yanks makes the playoffs. How the Yankees have done at home in the past means nothing for this next season.


The Yankees have done well at home for recent history. They are bringing back the same starting rotation. It absolutely means something for this season.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

Since when have the Yankees stood pat with the team they had in February? They haven't improved? Yet.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

The Yankees have done well at home for recent history. They are bringing back the same starting rotation. It absolutely means something for this season.


That's not a good thing. Pettitte and Kuroda are both 40 or near it. Nova and Hughes are very average if not below. How much longer can CC hold up? They are replacing A-Rod with Kevin Youkilis and Swisher with what? A full season of Ichiro who looked pretty old last season? If Jeter doesn't come back right on time that line-up becomes much less complete. All I am saying is don't be surprised if the Yankees finish 3rd or 4th. The AL East is as tough as it comes.

And yes #27, they could improve, if Steinbrenner gives Cashman some money to work with. Don't expect that though.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

The Yankees are the oldest team in MLB. At some point logic and MLB history dictates that's not going to be a good thing. Best case scenario is some young guys step up-Romine, perhaps Betances. And even better; somehow they get rid of Rodriguez an his contract once and for all. And win 85-90 games, which is probably the ceiling,
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

That's not a good thing. Pettitte and Kuroda are both 40 or near it. Nova and Hughes are very average if not below. How much longer can CC hold up? They are replacing A-Rod with Kevin Youkilis and Swisher with what? A full season of Ichiro who looked pretty old last season? If Jeter doesn't come back right on time that line-up becomes much less complete. All I am saying is don't be surprised if the Yankees finish 3rd or 4th. The AL East is as tough as it comes.

And yes #27, they could improve, if Steinbrenner gives Cashman some money to work with. Don't expect that though.


I just looked it up, out of the last 114 seasons the Yankees only missed the playoffs 2.3 times. I am going with history on this one,

Replacing ARod who produced nothing and seems done with Youk is a good thing though. Nova is trying to win the 5th starter spot, so that isn't a huge deal. Andy is rested and was excellent last year. CC is the one guy that if he breaks down can hurt their chances big time.

I am so glad Swisher is gone as well. He puts up decent regular season numbers but is invisible in the postseason. Seems to me like he is a good hitter against bad pitching.

At any rate...baseball is back! :)
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

The Yankees are the oldest team in MLB. At some point logic and MLB history dictates that's not going to be a good thing. Best case scenario is some young guys step up-Romine, perhaps Betances. And even better; somehow they get rid of Rodriguez an his contract once and for all. And win 85-90 games, which is probably the ceiling,


Romine stepping up would be nice, I fear it is too soon for him though.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

I just looked it up, out of the last 114 seasons the Yankees only missed the playoffs 2.3 times. I am going with history on this one,

Replacing ARod who produced nothing and seems done with Youk is a good thing though. Nova is trying to win the 5th starter spot, so that isn't a huge deal. Andy is rested and was excellent last year. CC is the one guy that if he breaks down can hurt their chances big time.

I am so glad Swisher is gone as well. He puts up decent regular season numbers but is invisible in the postseason. Seems to me like he is a good hitter against bad pitching.

At any rate...baseball is back! :)


What? At best, it is a push. A-Rod's 'nothing' looks eerily similar to Youk's season...minus the almost 40 points in BA.

At best, for the Yankees and any team in the East, only a Division championship can be won this year. I would not be surprised if every team finished over .500, but with less than 88 wins.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Rumors of the Yankees demise have been greatly exaggerated.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:26 PM


What? At best, it is a push. A-Rod's 'nothing' looks eerily similar to Youk's season...minus the almost 40 points in BA.

At best, for the Yankees and any team in the East, only a Division championship can be won this year. I would not be surprised if every team finished over .500, but with less than 88 wins.

That's a little crazy to say if you mean no AL East team can win a play-off series.  Everyone in the division except the Bird's and the Sox IMO has a good enough roster to have a team that could be 10-15 games over at the trade deadline.  The Sox are not far off of that possiility as well.

 

The moves made at the trade deadline could easily change the entire outlook as to who is the favorite in the AL come post season.

 

I think Youk and Ichiro have big seasons but Swisher's power will be missed. Expect the Yanks to add a big at in July and send either Gardner or whomever is DHing to the bench.

 

February prediction:  Nats and Angels.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

Yankees improved by A-rod missing 3+ months :D


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

The Yankees are the oldest team in MLB. At some point logic and MLB history dictates that's not going to be a good thing. Best case scenario is some young guys step up-Romine, perhaps Betances. And even better; somehow they get rid of Rodriguez an his contract once and for all. And win 85-90 games, which is probably the ceiling,

oldest?

 

the oldest team is the Reds or "Red Legs"


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Since when have the Yankees stood pat with the team they had in February? They haven't improved? Yet.

Cano is in his prime son...watch him carry us


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

That's a little crazy to say if you mean no AL East team can win a play-off series.  Everyone in the division except the Bird's and the Sox IMO has a good enough roster to have a team that could be 10-15 games over at the trade deadline.  The Sox are not far off of that possiility as well.

 

The moves made at the trade deadline could easily change the entire outlook as to who is the favorite in the AL come post season.

 

I think Youk and Ichiro have big seasons but Swisher's power will be missed. Expect the Yanks to add a big at in July and send either Gardner or whomever is DHing to the bench.

 

February prediction:  Nats and Angels.

 

They can if they face each other like they did last year.  ;)

 

I think the AL East is going to be a dog fight. 

 

I think the Yankees and Rays will continue their current string of play. 

 

I think the Orioles will still be good, but not as good as they were last year.  The law of averages will catch up to them in one run games. 

 

I think the Jays are better, but i am not entirely sold on their new 'all star' team.  It did not work for the Phiilles, Marlins or Sox.  They will be better though with better talent and a return to health.

 

As far as the Sox go, I think their pitching will be a lot better, but the offense remains to be seen. 

 

While 88 games might be low, with 76 division games on every teams schedule, I do not see a high 90 win total for anyone.  Again, just my humble opinion.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Cano is in his prime son...watch him carry us

Cano's 2 best pals-Melky Cabrera and Alex Rodriguez. I don't much care, but jump to your own conclusions.  Further the guy pulled a Claude Rains in the playoffs. Think his contract situation (he's repped by Boras)  will get ugly. In short if you had to pick a guy  not to pin your hopes to it's Cano. 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Cano's 2 best pals-Melky Cabrera and Alex Rodriguez. I don't much care, but jump to your own conclusions.  Further the guy pulled a Claude Rains in the playoffs. Think his contract situation (he's repped by Boras)  will get ugly. In short if you had to pick a guy  not to pin your hopes to it's Cano. 

What choice do the Yankees have? 

 

It is not like they have an abundance of talent on the farm that can step in tomorrow...or 2014 that can hit .300 with 20+ HRs.  He is really the only one on the current roster that can do it.

 

At the very least the Yankees know what they have in Cano.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

Yankees and Red Sox will be lucky to make the playoffs this year. Neither team improved that much in the offseason.

 

LOL.

 

The Yankees finished 26 games ahead of the last place Red Sox in 2012.  To imply that they're in similar boats is beyond absurd.

 

The Sox have since regressed, while the rest of the division improved.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

LOL.

 

The Yankees finished 26 games ahead of the last place Red Sox in 2012.  To imply that they're in similar boats is beyond absurd.

 

The Sox have since regressed, while the rest of the division improved.

The Yankees are older.  The Sox got rid of Bobby.

 

The boats are closer than you think.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

LOL.

 

The Yankees finished 26 games ahead of the last place Red Sox in 2012.  To imply that they're in similar boats is beyond absurd.

 

The Sox have since regressed, while the rest of the division improved.

The Yankees haven't improved.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

The Yankees are older.  The Sox got rid of Bobby.

 

The boats are closer than you think.

 

 

Sorry, but you're way off the mark again.

 

26 games is an enormous gap.  

 

Bobby V was not the primary reason the Sox sucked last year.  It was the players.  They've replaced Adrian Gonzalez with Mike Napoli, Mike Aviles with Stephen Drew, and Cody Ross with Shane Victorino.  Meanwhile, in the rotation, you've replaced Beckett and Cook with Lackey and Dempster.  LOL at "improvement".  If you believe that's going to close a 26 game gap, you don't pay attention much to this game.


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