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DJ LeMahieu/ State of the team

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So the Yankees over the last 10 + years have stacked their lineup with hitters that strike out a lot, can't hit for average, and can not produce runs in any way other than slugging. So we finally get what I consider to be one of the best hitters in the game (DJ) and they have not offered him the deal he deserves ? Cut the bullsh*t of this extending the qualifying offer and give this guy what he deserves now because he is simply the best player on the team by a large margin. Oh and while they are on that get another real starting pitcher to complement Cole like maybe Bauer who made it clear he would come to the Yankees. While Cashman has constructed a solid lineup the guy never makes the one good FA signing needed in our starting rotation to win big playoff games. Of all the top level teams we have the worst starting staff by a large Margin. 

The reason why the Yankees can't get over the hump and win a playoff series when it counts is because this team simply can't hit the better pitchers they face in these situations. Watching our big hitters constantly strike out gets infuriating in big games. The reason the 96-2000 team was so good was because they made contact with the baseball and could manufacture a run when needed late in a game when in a tough pitching duel. This current team can not do that. Waiting for the three run homer year after year equals no world series year after year. While Cashman values big home run hitter's and a bullpen he has consistently ignored starting pitching and has ignored a true shut down starter until he finally signed Cole. 

The Yankees need to sign DJ, Sign Bauer and maybe add another hitter that can hit for average not bat .130 like Sanchez a guy who not only is terrible on defense but now forgot how to hit which was the only reason he was behind the plate. Kyle Higashioka is a real catcher who played fantastic and can handle a staff (which is what we need more than Sanchez crappy average) Sanchez should be traded and we need to bring in a hitter that can actually make contact with the baseball.

The Yankees's probably can't get out from under that terrible contract of Stantons but if this team was able to dump him and dump Sanchez let Gardner retire they could probably replace those guys with players who actually make contact with the baseball. 

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The problem with the Yankees, as was so evident in the playoffs, is that the decisions are made not by baseball people, but by a bunch of statistical nerds.

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On 11/6/2020 at 8:27 AM, section314 said:

The problem with the Yankees, as was so evident in the playoffs, is that the decisions are made not by baseball people, but by a bunch of statistical nerds.

Sabermetrics? Isn't that the direction Cohen wants to go in?

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6 minutes ago, 32EBoozer said:

Sabermetrics? Isn't that the direction Cohen wants to go in?

Yes, and it depresses the sh*t out of me.

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39 minutes ago, section314 said:

Yes, and it depresses the sh*t out of me.

Why? Do you prefer "passes the eye test" evaluations? I don't lean one way or the other.... Just win baby!

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The Yankees have the chance to sign both LeMahieu and Bauer from the Reds which would put them in a position to finally win a WS and as he has done the past 10 years Cashman will **** this up. he's been passing on top notch pitchers up until Cole and with all the injured starters you would think he would have added Morton who is ALWAYS a Yankee killer and he let that get away as well . Cashman has no choice but to have a contending team with the way the Yankees farm system has been and the top notch scouts we have but the guy never makes the right big move to secure a WS 

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Cashman going to **** this up .

Insult's LeMahieu with sh*tty QO 

Won't sign Bauer will stick with his oft injured pitching staff behind Cole rather than having Cole, Bauer, Severino, German, Montgomery/Garcia

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5 hours ago, Smashmouth said:

Cashman going to **** this up .

Insult's LeMahieu with sh*tty QO 

Won't sign Bauer will stick with his oft injured pitching staff behind Cole rather than having Cole, Bauer, Severino, German, Montgomery/Garcia

I think they resign Lemaheiu

 

no idea about Bauer.  Supposedly Bauer and Cole don’t like eachother so it might not be good for the clubhouse and the Yankees like to avoid drama

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On 11/11/2020 at 8:36 PM, Smashmouth said:

The Yankees have the chance to sign both LeMahieu and Bauer from the Reds which would put them in a position to finally win a WS and as he has done the past 10 years Cashman will **** this up. he's been passing on top notch pitchers up until Cole and with all the injured starters you would think he would have added Morton who is ALWAYS a Yankee killer and he let that get away as well . Cashman has no choice but to have a contending team with the way the Yankees farm system has been and the top notch scouts we have but the guy never makes the right big move to secure a WS 

Bauer would be a great signing.  Let’s see if he and Cole get along

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Not sure why they don't get along but most of your WS winners have a 1-2 punch in their pitching rotation and the Yankees have not had that for 10 years. Severino never proved he could handle the post season and Tanaka has done well but not well enough. Bauer and Cole would be very hard for any team to deal with similar to Verlander/ Cole when they had that going for a year in Houston when Idiot Cashman whiffed on that as well 2x . He also Whiffed on Morton knowing full well if Morton went to a contender he always gives the Yankees hitters a really hard time and he did again this year. Never been impressed with Cashman he inherited the late 90's team built by Michaels and from then on he never made the big pitching signing he needed to make other than Sabathia 

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On 11/19/2020 at 1:23 PM, Smashmouth said:

Not sure why they don't get along but most of your WS winners have a 1-2 punch in their pitching rotation and the Yankees have not had that for 10 years. Severino never proved he could handle the post season and Tanaka has done well but not well enough. Bauer and Cole would be very hard for any team to deal with similar to Verlander/ Cole when they had that going for a year in Houston when Idiot Cashman whiffed on that as well 2x . He also Whiffed on Morton knowing full well if Morton went to a contender he always gives the Yankees hitters a really hard time and he did again this year. Never been impressed with Cashman he inherited the late 90's team built by Michaels and from then on he never made the big pitching signing he needed to make other than Sabathia 

I tend to agree with this. There are few GM's in pro sports who have done less with so much more than everyone else.

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I miss when how I used to care about baseball. Used to love it. I just can’t anymore unfortunately.  

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On 11/19/2020 at 7:23 PM, Smashmouth said:

Not sure why they don't get along but most of your WS winners have a 1-2 punch in their pitching rotation and the Yankees have not had that for 10 years. Severino never proved he could handle the post season and Tanaka has done well but not well enough. Bauer and Cole would be very hard for any team to deal with similar to Verlander/ Cole when they had that going for a year in Houston when Idiot Cashman whiffed on that as well 2x . He also Whiffed on Morton knowing full well if Morton went to a contender he always gives the Yankees hitters a really hard time and he did again this year. Never been impressed with Cashman he inherited the late 90's team built by Michaels and from then on he never made the big pitching signing he needed to make other than Sabathia 

look if Bauer and Cole are ok then go for it.

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On 11/30/2020 at 3:59 AM, maury77 said:

What do you guys think of the Lindour speculation?

Good move if it happens.  Moves Gleyber back to 2B where he is better

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