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(New York Daily News)   NY tabloids continue A-Rod jihad. "Clad in black shades and a black baseball cap that did little to hide his crushed ego, vanity and pride, A-Rod came to visit the only objects of beauty he has produced recently - his two daughters"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 42
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2012-10-22 04:13:58 PM
Nobody seems to like this guy.
 
2012-10-22 04:26:53 PM
I wonder what he'd get if he opted out now.
 
2012-10-22 04:28:38 PM

beantowndog: I wonder what he'd get if he opted out now.


He's owed 100 million dollars, why on God's green Earth would he ever opt out.
 
2012-10-22 04:56:24 PM
Yankee fans truly believe they should be in the World Series every single year, don't they?
 
2012-10-22 05:12:37 PM
Wow, that actually was in the article. Even for the newspapers here, that's taking it a bit far.
 
2012-10-22 05:36:30 PM

mitchcumstein1: beantowndog: I wonder what he'd get if he opted out now.

He's owed 100 million dollars, why on God's green Earth would he ever opt out.


I think it was a hypothetical. If he wasn't owed the 100 million and was in the last year of his contract, what would he get in a new contract if he chose to opt out?

Probably 5 years/$25 million (or about $5 mil a year) -- my guess
 
2012-10-22 05:48:56 PM

Grote-Man: mitchcumstein1: beantowndog: I wonder what he'd get if he opted out now.

He's owed 100 million dollars, why on God's green Earth would he ever opt out.

I think it was a hypothetical. If he wasn't owed the 100 million and was in the last year of his contract, what would he get in a new contract if he chose to opt out?

Probably 5 years/$25 million (or about $5 mil a year) -- my guess


On ESPN Kurkjian said one exec said, 1 year/$5 million. I think that's horseshiat, but he said it.

I don't think he could get anybody to give him 5 years at this point.
 
2012-10-22 05:54:21 PM

Nadie_AZ: Yankee fans truly believe they should be in the World Series every single year, don't they?


People have to take out mortgages just to afford the "cheap seats," then spend their life savings on a hot dog and a flat Pepsi. If you live in NY, it's either that or pretending you like the Mets. I guess they at least expect some sort of effort.

But while the Yankees might have purchased themselves a rain delay on a rainless afternoon, they still couldn't buy their way out of being swept by a real baseball team.
 
2012-10-22 07:03:37 PM

Nadie_AZ: Yankee fans truly believe they should be in the World Series every single year, don't they?


No, we expect the club to field a perennial playoff team. What happens in the playoffs happens. What we don't enjoy is watching every hitter on the team but Ibanez and Ichiro decide to swing at everything known to man. Add that to the fact that tickets cost $40+, parking is $35, a beer is $10, a hot dog is $7, and a f*cking water is $5, you might understand why fans would get pissed when a bunch of millionaires can't hit score a run.

The Tigers' pitching was good, but the Yankee hitters helped them out a lot.
 
2012-10-22 07:16:28 PM

WTF Indeed: Add that to the fact that tickets cost $40+, parking is $35, a beer is $10, a hot dog is $7, and a f*cking water is $5, you might understand why fans would get pissed when a bunch of millionaires can't hit score a run.


Now THIS I can understand.

It is frustrating to see some similar costs at Spring Training. I'm watching 5 guys wearing number 99, why do I have to pay top dollar to see them not catch and not hit? Little League is free and the candy stand is a few bucks, tops.
 
2012-10-22 07:37:30 PM
Don't follow Baseball, but a little more than a month to recover from a hand injury (presumably involving broken bones) seems unrealistic. My teenage daughter took almost 6 months to recover completely from hand surgery.
/Grew up in NYC, so I know how harsh the tabloids can be.
 
2012-10-22 07:47:58 PM
Wow, have we forgotten about the 2009 World Series already?
 
2012-10-22 07:49:56 PM
Man they are desperate to blame A-Rod for their collapse in NY.
 
2012-10-22 07:50:37 PM
His poor performance really stood out, what with the rest of the linup batting in the mid .400's in the postseason.
 
2012-10-22 07:54:52 PM
How the mighty have fallen
 
2012-10-22 08:00:59 PM

Generation_D: Nobody seems to like this guy.


I think he's a weird form of misunderstood passive-aggressive. The guy's very polite and says all the right things when a microphone's in front of him so he's not socially inept, but when it comes time to back words with deeds, he's dickless. I say "misunderstood" because I don't think he's deliberately deceptive; I just think he's oblivious to the concept of integrity. The guy will slap at the 1B's glove in front of tens of thousands of people and live cameras and honestly wonder why anyone remembers the next day. It depends on the hater, but people who do hate two-faced pussies tend to hate them even more than assholes. At least with an asshole you know what you're dealing with; you gotta be disappointed by a pussy several times before you realize everything that comes out of his mouth is crap.
 
2012-10-22 08:10:42 PM
HA HA AN A-ROD THREAD IS THE NLCS THREAD
 
2012-10-22 08:15:04 PM
NO NLCS thread. Only a butthurt New York thread.

Yep this is FARK alrighty.
 
2012-10-22 08:16:01 PM

Grote-Man: mitchcumstein1: beantowndog: I wonder what he'd get if he opted out now.

He's owed 100 million dollars, why on God's green Earth would he ever opt out.

I think it was a hypothetical. If he wasn't owed the 100 million and was in the last year of his contract, what would he get in a new contract if he chose to opt out?

Probably 5 years/$25 million (or about $5 mil a year) -- my guess


No one would give him a 5 year deal right now
 
2012-10-22 08:17:29 PM
Where the FARK is the GAME 7 thread?!?!?!?
 
2012-10-22 08:20:20 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Where the FARK is the GAME 7 thread?!?!?!?


Eother there isnt one or its on FARK US.
 
2012-10-22 08:20:37 PM

Rex_Banner: No one would give him a 5 year deal right now


I certainly wouldn't think so either, but if a majority of GMs around the league are STILL placing a stupidly high value on closers (just as an example), then I can't be surprised by anything anymore.
 
2012-10-22 08:22:26 PM

mikaloyd: Pray 4 Mojo: Where the FARK is the GAME 7 thread?!?!?!?

Eother there isnt one or its on FARK US.


Bleh. Farkus can blow me.
 
2012-10-22 08:25:26 PM
Hell, not to dovetail into something TOO random, but I'm still utterly flabbergasted Cliff F*cking Pennington was flipped for an above-average major leaguer.
 
2012-10-22 08:26:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-22 08:48:13 PM
One, as a Tigers fan who doesn't care about the Lions in MNF or the debate, I'd rather watch/talk about the NLCS. I say lets threadjack and if this BS happens during the World Series, I'll submit a headline that says 'Good things about Yankees/hipsters/liberals/boobs/funny story about Florida' and we'll use that as a WS thread since it will be auto greenlit.
 
2012-10-22 09:00:17 PM

Killer Cars: Rex_Banner: No one would give him a 5 year deal right now

I certainly wouldn't think so either, but if a majority of GMs around the league are STILL placing a stupidly high value on closers (just as an example), then I can't be surprised by anything anymore.


Ya know, the Pennington deal actually makes your point pretty well. I mean, look at these two numbers:

.272
.278

One of those is Alex Rodiguez's 2012 batting average. The other is Cliff Pennington's 2012 OBP. Or how about these numbers:

130
126

One is the number of hits that A-Rod had in 2012. The other is the numer of total bases that Pennington had in 2012. And THIS nets a guy who has been worth 12 WAR over the last three seasons?
 
2012-10-22 09:16:05 PM

Rex_Banner: And THIS nets a guy who has been worth 12 WAR over the last three seasons?


In fairness, it was technically Pennington PLUS the corpse of Heath Bell for Young.
 
2012-10-22 10:28:42 PM

Nadie_AZ: Yankee fans truly believe they should be in the World Series every single year, don't they?


Yes, because that's the objective in competitive sports. And when you pay ridiculous prices to sit a mile away from the field to fund a $200 million team, you want some return on your investment.
 
2012-10-22 11:13:12 PM
Many disliked A-Rod before this year. When he came to the Yankees, that pretty much put him in the reprobate category.

When such a figure finally publicly falls...well, schadenfreude was borrowed into English for a reason...
 
2012-10-22 11:15:52 PM

GreenAdder: Nadie_AZ: Yankee fans truly believe they should be in the World Series every single year, don't they?

People have to take out mortgages just to afford the "cheap seats," then spend their life savings on a hot dog and a flat Pepsi. If you live in NY, it's either that or pretending you like the Mets. I guess they at least expect some sort of effort.

But while the Yankees might have purchased themselves a rain delay on a rainless afternoon, they still couldn't buy their way out of being swept by a real baseball team.


Some of us aren't pretending. And in our defense, we are the classier of the two groups. Whereas Yankees fans are insufferable and threw a knife at Wally Joyner in the outfield, we never made it past batteries, and Rocker deserved it.

Plus our pitchers have never thrown bats at the opposing team's star player in the World Series ;)
 
2012-10-22 11:39:55 PM
To this Angels fan, the Yankees look old. CC, Pettite, Pay-Rod, Jeter, that lying scumbag Mark "Please tear an ACL" Teixeira and Cano are all over 30, the outfield talent is pretty mediocre, they don't have a very dominant starting rotation and Mariano Rivera isn't there any more.

Most teams would think "OK, time to rebuild, let the next generation of players get a chance" but of course being the Yankees doesn't allow for that. Since I don't follow the Yankees, do they even have any players in the farm system that can take over at 3B, SS, the outfield or the starting rotation?
 
2012-10-23 12:28:36 AM

cookiefleck: mikaloyd: Pray 4 Mojo: Where the FARK is the GAME 7 thread?!?!?!?

Eother there isnt one or its on FARK US.

Bleh. Farkus can blow me.


Aaaaaaaaah!
theewingtheory.com
 
2012-10-23 01:24:21 AM

Yanks_RSJ: Nadie_AZ: Yankee fans truly believe they should be in the World Series every single year, don't they?

Yes, because that's the objective in competitive sports. And when you pay ridiculous prices to sit a mile away from the field to fund a $200 million team, you want some return on your investment.


OK, I do feel in an odd way I'm obligated to help you out here.

(Disclaimer: I'm drunk, and just got my NFL picks screwed-over because I thought that Stafford was due for a 3-4 TD game. Bye bye $500)

I agree with your reply. I do. This isn't a matter of Yankee fans/KC Royals fans. This isn't a matter of one team being able to spend more money than another.

This is one of my major issues with sports. Everyone can agree that most Jughead sports fans will blindly support their team no matter what. While I jokingly and playfully refer to myself as Tawmee from Quinzee, I can't stand people like that.

I could be mistaken, but I don't know many other Sox fans on Fark who murdered that team the way they deserved to be killed. But the chicken and beer thing was a distraction from the real issue...ownership.

Same thing with hockey. You would be hard-pressed to find an American who has more love for the game of hockey than myself. Especially the Bruins. But I will say in the most respectful way. "FARK JEREMY JACOBS"!!!!

Owners, moronic fans, people who invest their lives into a team...and then biatch when said team doesn't care about them back is laughable.

I understand your angst Yanks, and that's because I had to endure watching 36 innings of this Red Sox season, and the Sabrett hot dogs aren't flying off of JJ's concession stand at Bruins games because that cheap Fark is leading the charge to bite his nose off to spite his concession earnings.

You and I both don't like Cowherd, I've gathered that. He did have a good point the other day though...when George owned the Yankees, it was spend at all costs to win. Now that the kids are running the team, its about getting a premium for tickets, how many hats and apparel can they sell, and how much more can we smear the NYY logo-feces across America.

While all that sounds insulting at first glance... at least the Steinbrenners aren't running a crappy soccer team which is seeming to take priority, a NASCAR team, not to mention degrading one of the last standing original baseball parks by trying to rape and pillage every single last dime out of it by selling Fenway bricks, and charging even more than Yankee fans pay to sit in an antiquated fossil. But that is the price of admission to sit with the Northeast elite and sing Sweet Caroline in the 7th.
 
2012-10-23 01:26:07 AM
A-Rod making millions is capitalism at its best!
 
2012-10-23 02:27:21 AM
yankee fans are the farking worst
 
2012-10-23 06:12:24 AM

Yanks_RSJ: Nadie_AZ: Yankee fans truly believe they should be in the World Series every single year, don't they?

Yes, because that's the objective in competitive sports. And when you pay ridiculous prices to sit a mile away from the field to fund a $200 million team, you want some return on your investment.


I guess you're not part of the 1%, eh?
 
2012-10-23 09:51:35 AM

lacrossestar83: yankee fans are the farking worst


New York sports media is the worst.

Yankee fans just say "Fark A-Rod."

This guy tries to jerk himself off in the process.
 
2012-10-23 10:12:09 AM

fatalvenom: OK, I do feel in an odd way I'm obligated to help you out here.


That was very well put-together for a drunken rant.
 
2012-10-23 10:52:47 AM
Any article that biatches about A-Rod in the postseason, but leaves out the MLB record holder in offense futility, Robertson Cano (don't ya know), is just looking to biatch about A-Rod.

/old meme is old
 
2012-10-23 01:12:27 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Any article that biatches about A-Rod in the postseason, but leaves out the MLB record holder in offense futility, Robertson Cano (don't ya know), is just looking to biatch about A-Rod.

/old meme is old


This is actually what worries me about Cano. He seems to be developing symptoms of Andruw Jones Syndrome.
Tremendous raw talent, and if he put forth the effort and commitment to match, he'd be a no doubt HoFer.
 
2012-10-23 10:58:06 PM

The Bestest: ThatGuyGreg: Any article that biatches about A-Rod in the postseason, but leaves out the MLB record holder in offense futility, Robertson Cano (don't ya know), is just looking to biatch about A-Rod.

/old meme is old

This is actually what worries me about Cano. He seems to be developing symptoms of Andruw Jones Syndrome.
Tremendous raw talent, and if he put forth the effort and commitment to match, he'd be a no doubt HoFer.


Really?

I know this thread is kinda dead, but Cano was, at worst, the 3rd best player in the AL this year. If you want to go by WAR, he was ahead of Cabrera. If you have a problem with a 313 avg and 33 hr from your second baseman because of "effort and commitment," every other team in baseball would be happy to take that problem off your hands.

/He did suck in the postseason.
 
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