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2013-09-26 08:08:56 AM  
This sort of thing just feeds their already enormous egos.
 
2013-09-26 08:38:33 AM  
In before assholes who don't root for their own team and hate on others.
 
2013-09-26 08:42:17 AM  
Unless your team has made the playoffs, you can STFU. The Yankees have no team left, you don't need to fear the big bad mean poopy-head Yankees next year. I'm sure your teams will enter into a new era of greatness merely by the absence of the Yankee Scourge. Verily, a golden age of baseball is nigh. Idiots.
 
2013-09-26 08:44:40 AM  
I hope this thread pisses you off
 
2013-09-26 08:45:53 AM  
Yankee fan farkers: I wasn't gonna comment here but I want to ask: please just stay out of this thread. Even the Boston fans don't really care about this (they probably would have loved an ALCS vs the Yankees in their current state).

Let the haters have their little circle jerk. Watch it with disdain from a distance. Keep in mind the last time the Yankees missed the playoffs, they won the Series the following year. So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

See you in October 2014.
 
2013-09-26 08:50:01 AM  
The Yankees will always be the Yankees and, thus, will always have their haters.  However, the presence of ARod on the roster amplifies the hate.  The impending purge of ARod from the MLB will lower the heat.
 
2013-09-26 09:12:10 AM  
The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.
 
2013-09-26 09:17:38 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.


They would let him go. The Yankees are definitely trying to get costs down (as hard as that is to believe.)
 
2013-09-26 09:20:09 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.


30 over 10? There's just no way anyone could take that.

Angels: challenge accepted
 
2013-09-26 09:21:00 AM  

H31N0US: Let the haters have their little circle jerk. Watch it with disdain from a distance. Keep in mind the last time the Yankees missed the playoffs, they won the Series the following year. So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

See you in October 2014.


Yes, if there's one thing the baseball community agrees on, it's the unbelievable brightness of the Yankees' near future.
 
2013-09-26 09:25:12 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.


I'm hoping that's true because then the Yankees will probably tell him to GTFO and then the door would be open for the Braves to eat part of Uggla's contract and trade him to the Yankees thus ensuring that next year we will have a 2nd baseman that can actually hit the ball
 
2013-09-26 09:25:16 AM  

mainstreet62: In before assholes who don't root for their own team and hate on others.


my team sucks the big salami.  I need something to do this time of year.
 
2013-09-26 09:26:11 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Unless your team has made the playoffs, you can STFU. The Yankees have no team left, you don't need to fear the big bad mean poopy-head Yankees next year. I'm sure your teams will enter into a new era of greatness merely by the absence of the Yankee Scourge. Verily, a golden age of baseball is nigh. Idiots.


Mets fans stay out as well because you all know damn well that you would've been rooting for the Yankees anyway
 
2013-09-26 09:26:49 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.


Yeah that is not happening
 
2013-09-26 09:35:30 AM  

Mateorocks: JohnnyRebel88: The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.

They would let him go. The Yankees are definitely trying to get costs down (as hard as that is to believe.)


Partial proof of that is if Ellsbury goes someplace else besides NY.

/Borass will make sure he doesn't stay in Boston.
 
2013-09-26 09:37:25 AM  

thecpt: JohnnyRebel88: The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.

30 over 10? There's just no way anyone could take that.

Angels: challenge accepted


Dogers would do that as well, I bet.

Also, Yankees fans? Shut up. If we have to put up with your 57 national games of the week a year, you can stand one day of our shameful joy.
 
2013-09-26 09:40:44 AM  

jayhawk88: Also, Yankees fans? Shut up. If we have to put up with your 57 national games of the week a year, you can stand one day of our shameful joy.


Aside from TBS' inexplicable love of the Yankees and ESPN.. well, being ESPN, Fox and MLBN have largely stayed away from the Yankees this year.
 
2013-09-26 09:59:11 AM  
Yankees not in the post season makes me happy.
The Royals getting shut out of the post season with 4 games left makes me sad.
At least we got hope for 2014

/Fire Yost
// Sign Beltran
/// Win the central.
 
2013-09-26 10:08:22 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Yankees not in the post season makes me happy.
The Royals getting shut out of the post season with 4 games left makes me sad.


I was kind of hoping the Royals would make it.
 
2013-09-26 10:16:29 AM  
Burnett & Martin applaud the Yanks misery.

/go bucs
 
2013-09-26 10:21:19 AM  

Mateorocks: JohnnyRebel88: The word on the street is that Cano will be asking for 305 million for his next contract.  Have fun with that New York.

They would let him go. The Yankees are definitely trying to get costs down (as hard as that is to believe.)


They have to. They must field a team, and their "brand" is worth too much to damage it by pulling an Astros for the next several years. They MUST have stars they can market, perhaps more than any other team.
 
2013-09-26 10:24:30 AM  
Jesus, how many teams make the MLB playoffs? Regardless, the Yankees have to be HORRIBLY mismanaged to not even make it that far, given their ridiculous spending advantages.
 
2013-09-26 10:28:00 AM  
I just want the Indians to beat Tampa Bay for the wild card. Has an opposing starting manager even been given a standing ovation in Fenway during the playoffs?
 
2013-09-26 10:37:29 AM  

H31N0US: Yankee fan farkers: I wasn't gonna comment here but I want to ask: please just stay out of this thread. Even the Boston fans don't really care about this (they probably would have loved an ALCS vs the Yankees in their current state).

Let the haters have their little circle jerk. Watch it with disdain from a distance. Keep in mind the last time the Yankees missed the playoffs, they won the Series the following year. So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

See you in October 2014.


To be fair, this is the most snide post in the thread and things like this contribute to the Yankee hate you're biatching about.  The "let the peasants hate" attitude is dickish.
 
2013-09-26 10:47:11 AM  
the Super Readers saved the day!

They changed the story; they solved the problem.  They worked together so, "Hip hip hooray!"
 
2013-09-26 10:47:11 AM  

H31N0US: Yankee fan farkers: I wasn't gonna comment here but I want to ask: please just stay out of this thread. Even the Boston fans don't really care about this (they probably would have loved an ALCS vs the Yankees in their current state).

Let the haters have their little circle jerk. Watch it with disdain from a distance. Keep in mind the last time the Yankees missed the playoffs, they won the Series the following year. So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

See you in October 2014.




Stay classy man
 
2013-09-26 10:57:34 AM  

the biggest redneck here: Regardless, the Yankees have to be HORRIBLY mismanaged to not even make it that far, given their ridiculous spending advantages.


You were saying that about Boston last year too, right?
 
2013-09-26 10:58:14 AM  

enik: I just want the Indians to beat Tampa Bay for the wild card. Has an opposing starting manager even been given a standing ovation in Fenway during the playoffs?


Both teams are playing very well right now. I think both are 8-2  in their last 10. I think Tampa holds on to number 1  and hosts Cleveland. Texas is the odd man out.

The Sox look like a team of destiny this year.
 
2013-09-26 11:00:38 AM  

lilplatinum: the biggest redneck here: Regardless, the Yankees have to be HORRIBLY mismanaged to not even make it that far, given their ridiculous spending advantages.

You were saying that about Boston last year too, right?


Well, weren't they horribly mismanaged?  Once they got rid of Bobby V and some of the more disruptive players they got a whole lot better.
 
2013-09-26 11:11:35 AM  

the biggest redneck here: Jesus, how many teams make the MLB playoffs?


The fewest of any major sport.


Regardless, the Yankees have to be HORRIBLY mismanaged to not even make it that far, given their ridiculous spending advantages.

Baseball doesn't quite work that way. The 2013 Yankees season is a weird combination of extremely bad breaks (sometimes literally, see Granderson having one hand broken by a HBP in spring training.. then having the OTHER hand broken by another HBP a week after he returns), deals from the 2009 "spend everything, win now" season catching up to them and just plain being old. Sure, no team currently spends $227M (this year's Dodgers are damn close though), but no team ever had to contend with $91M in injuries at once either. The "ridiculous spending advantage" is somewhat nullified when one of the other big spenders is in your same division.
 
2013-09-26 11:13:20 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Unless your team has made the playoffs, you can STFU. The Yankees have no team left, you don't need to fear the big bad mean poopy-head Yankees next year. I'm sure your teams will enter into a new era of greatness merely by the absence of the Yankee Scourge. Verily, a golden age of baseball is nigh. Idiots.


Aw, poor rich assholes from new york.
 
2013-09-26 11:15:14 AM  
BREAKING NEWS : Yankees become third New York team eliminated from playoffs this month, joining the Jets and Giants.
 
2013-09-26 11:24:37 AM  

lilplatinum: the biggest redneck here: Regardless, the Yankees have to be HORRIBLY mismanaged to not even make it that far, given their ridiculous spending advantages.

You were saying that about Boston last year too, right?


No, but only because I don't pay much attention to MLB. But if they missed the playoffs with giant spending advantages, they were probably sorely mismanaged as well.
 
2013-09-26 11:24:39 AM  
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2013-09-26 11:27:16 AM  

The Bestest: the biggest redneck here: Jesus, how many teams make the MLB playoffs?

The fewest of any major sport.


Regardless, the Yankees have to be HORRIBLY mismanaged to not even make it that far, given their ridiculous spending advantages.

Baseball doesn't quite work that way. The 2013 Yankees season is a weird combination of extremely bad breaks (sometimes literally, see Granderson having one hand broken by a HBP in spring training.. then having the OTHER hand broken by another HBP a week after he returns), deals from the 2009 "spend everything, win now" season catching up to them and just plain being old. Sure, no team currently spends $227M (this year's Dodgers are damn close though), but no team ever had to contend with $91M in injuries at once either. The "ridiculous spending advantage" is somewhat nullified when one of the other big spenders is in your same division.


Which comes from being horribly mismanaged for a good many years now.
 
2013-09-26 11:32:52 AM  
It's like Christmas in September.
 
2013-09-26 11:36:43 AM  

the biggest redneck here: Which comes from being horribly mismanaged for a good many years now.


I'm having a hard time groking your definition of "mismanaged".

There are some genuinely mismanaged clubs out there.. Cubs and Mets probably immediately stand out. Clubs that that make glaring missteps (Angels) and clubs intentionally being run into the ground (Marlins, to some extent the Astros).

The 2009 deals paid off short term in that the Yankees won after a near decade drought. This was important considering the new stadium and struggling to convince New Yorkers that the higher ticket prices were worth it, thus it likely pays off in the long term as well. Mid-term.. the doldrums of the effects, are what we're seeing right now.
 
2013-09-26 11:58:17 AM  

Nothing To See Here: Jets


the Jets are 2 - 1 right now.  Not like they are going 13 - 3, but it's silly to count them out now.

The Giants, on the other hand, suck donkey nuts.
 
2013-09-26 12:05:42 PM  

The Bestest: the biggest redneck here: Which comes from being horribly mismanaged for a good many years now.

I'm having a hard time groking your definition of "mismanaged".

There are some genuinely mismanaged clubs out there.. Cubs and Mets probably immediately stand out. Clubs that that make glaring missteps (Angels) and clubs intentionally being run into the ground (Marlins, to some extent the Astros).

The 2009 deals paid off short term in that the Yankees won after a near decade drought. This was important considering the new stadium and struggling to convince New Yorkers that the higher ticket prices were worth it, thus it likely pays off in the long term as well. Mid-term.. the doldrums of the effects, are what we're seeing right now.


They're not run very well from the top. Given their absurd spending advantages, they should be competing for the crown no less than 8 of every 10 years, and winning it at least half of that time. Completely whiffing on the playoffs is dreadful mismanagement of resources, there's just no other explanation.
 
2013-09-26 12:11:11 PM  

the biggest redneck here: They're not run very well from the top. Given their absurd spending advantages, they should be competing for the crown no less than 8 of every 10 years, and winning it at least half of that time. Completely whiffing on the playoffs is dreadful mismanagement of resources, there's just no other explanation.


Baseball doesn't work that way.
 
2013-09-26 12:12:23 PM  

The Bestest: but no team ever had to contend with $91M in injuries at once either


That's an odd way to phrase it. It's almost like you're suggesting payroll, and the fact that the Yankees have way more of it than other teams, is unfair in some way. Some teams simply don't have $91M on their roster. I mean, by phrasing it that way, you could just as easily say "What chance did the A's have to compete this year? They have a $160M payroll gap with the Yankees."
 
2013-09-26 12:16:53 PM  

WinoRhino: The Bestest: but no team ever had to contend with $91M in injuries at once either

That's an odd way to phrase it. It's almost like you're suggesting payroll, and the fact that the Yankees have way more of it than other teams, is unfair in some way. Some teams simply don't have $91M on their roster. I mean, by phrasing it that way, you could just as easily say "What chance did the A's have to compete this year? They have a $160M payroll gap with the Yankees."


The flipside of that argument is "money doesn't translate into success, one way or the other".
 
2013-09-26 12:17:52 PM  
Three of the teams that made it to the playoffs are three of the lowest payrolls in MLB and MLB/ESPN and the like can't farking stand it. These clowns spend more time talking about the Yankees than any of the teams that actually made the playoffs. I hope the WS is A's vs. Pirates just to watch the coverage on TV. They will have no idea what to talk about.
 
2013-09-26 12:22:37 PM  

keepitcherry: Three of the teams that made it to the playoffs are three of the lowest payrolls in MLB and MLB/ESPN and the like can't farking stand it. These clowns spend more time talking about the Yankees than any of the teams that actually made the playoffs. I hope the WS is A's vs. Pirates just to watch the coverage on TV. They will have no idea what to talk about.


Rays-Pirates would be better. The As are only a "small market" team because they are being run like one (partly due to being screwed over by the Giants).
 
2013-09-26 12:32:24 PM  

The Bestest: The flipside of that argument is "money doesn't translate into success, one way or the other".


Salary reflects a team's ability to pay it more than it reflects the ability of the person getting paid.

You said the Yankees had problems because they had $91M on the disabled list. I'm saying that is a worthless statement. 1/3 of that figure was A-Rod's $30M salary this year. Since his return the team has actually gotten worse, playing only 3 games over .500 last I checked.  He's batting, what? .250? That's not $30M worth of production. So the concept of having 40% of the team salary on the disabled list is pointless and says nothing about the talent level on your team and the expected production. When A-Rod turns 41 and is making $20M, will you still add his salary in as an excuse for not winning if he's on the disabled list?
 
2013-09-26 12:32:53 PM  

llortcM_yllort: The "let the peasants hate" attitude is dickish.


It's not "let the peasants hate" - it's "let the haters hate" - because haters gonna hate.
 
2013-09-26 12:33:46 PM  
Meanwhile, how is this thread 40-some posts old and no mikaloyd?  Maybe his cock exploded from joy and he's in the hospital.
 
2013-09-26 12:34:12 PM  

the biggest redneck here: Completely whiffing on the playoffs is dreadful mismanagement of resources, there's just no other explanation.


Payroll won't help you win in the playoffs. It will only help you GET TO the playoffs. Anything can happen over 5 or 7 games
 
2013-09-26 12:35:22 PM  

The Bestest: The flipside of that argument is "money doesn't translate into success, one way or the other".


The true argument is that no team, regardless of their financial status, can easily replace several starters who miss most or all of a season.

And the reality is that the Yankees payroll is bloated and wasteful.  If they had a roster with 15 $10M players, they'd probably be alright, but they've got almost $140M tied up in 7 guys.
 
2013-09-26 12:39:34 PM  

WinoRhino: The Bestest: The flipside of that argument is "money doesn't translate into success, one way or the other".

Salary reflects a team's ability to pay it more than it reflects the ability of the person getting paid.

You said the Yankees had problems because they had $91M on the disabled list. I'm saying that is a worthless statement. 1/3 of that figure was A-Rod's $30M salary this year. Since his return the team has actually gotten worse, playing only 3 games over .500 last I checked.  He's batting, what? .250? That's not $30M worth of production. So the concept of having 40% of the team salary on the disabled list is pointless and says nothing about the talent level on your team and the expected production. When A-Rod turns 41 and is making $20M, will you still add his salary in as an excuse for not winning if he's on the disabled list?


Decent enough point, but it was just the quickest, shortest thing I could think of. A better indicator would be roster turnover (not counting September callups) and while I don't have the figure in front of me, this year's Yankees have some ridiculously high number.. in the 40s I think.

Also, while A-Rod's return didn't directly translate to team success and he's certainly not "bang for the buck" the sad fact is his return was still a dramatic improvement at 3B, even hitting .250.
 
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