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Domestic Violence Project offering Yankees memorabilia

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 12, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I mentioned one Yankees-related charity auction yesterday, and that one had bids well in the thousands of dollars. For some folks, this one might be a little more realistic.

The Domestic Violence Project is holding it’s seventh annual fund raising auction with a ton of Yankees memorabilia. The list ranges from a Reggie Jackson autographed baseball to an Eduardo Nunez autographed bat to game-worn J.R. Murphy batting gloves.

The auction is done through eBay. Here’s the full list of available items.

 
 

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183 Responses to “Domestic Violence Project offering Yankees memorabilia”

  1. Chip December 12th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Repost on declining attendance:

    Also you have to take into account that technology is so much better that some people would rather buy a really nice TV and not have to deal with drunken fans, bad weather or parking or trains to the stadium.

    When the Giants moved to the new stadium my pop was so frustrated with the new seating deals that he used the money he paid for season tickets on a drop down projector, screen and great surround sound for his house – I’m sure that there are plenty of people doing something similar.

    My point is that there are so many other things than quality of play that are influencing gate sales.

  2. Tar December 12th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    The Yankees are lucky the Mets have sucked for so long. Because if they were contenders the Yankees would be in big trouble.

    Funny but a strong Met team is good for Yankees fans.

  3. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Jerkface December 12th, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    The Sox got a ton of people to come out to Fenway last season, and they flat out sucked and everyone hated them.

    The Sox also have a smaller capacity to worry about and have been scamming attendance for years with brokers to keep their little sellout streak going. If the Yankees brought in the same amount of people Boston did they’d have a quarter of the stadium empty every game.
    —————–

    Sure, Jerkface, Fenway is smaller, and we all know about the Fenway ticketing. But New York is a significantly bigger market, so the Yankees should be able to get more people into their park. My point is, the Sox somehow still got a significant amount of people into the park when they sucked. Maybe a lot of the hardcore baseball fans dropped out, and you’re left with more of the “pink hat” and tourist crowd. Shouldn’t the Yankees also have those markets still coming out?

    Fact is the Yankees were the best team in the AL. Winning is what draws the crowds, right? I think there are many more significant factors than “boredom” keeping people at home. Money chief among them. Maybe culture or technology contribute a bit too…I’d say probably more so than boredom.

    Of course, that’s just speculation.

  4. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    erkface how’s this look:

    the difference between having a payroll of $210M from 2013 through 2016 (the end of the current cba NOT counting revenue sharing:

    $210M payroll
    2013: $210M(payroll)+LT(.4*31M=$12.4M)=$222.4M
    2014: $210M+$10.5M=$220.5M
    2015: $210M+$10.5M=$220.5M
    2016: $210M+$10.5M=$220.5M
    total:$883.9M

    2013:$195M(payroll)+LT(.4*$16M=$4M)=$211M
    2014:$189M(payroll)
    2015:$189M
    2116:$210M+LT(.17*$21M=$3.57M)=$213.57
    total:$$802.57M

    the total savings (again, NOT counting revenue sharing)=$$81.33M over 2013-2016

    savings from salary reduction=$57M total from reduction in LT=$24.33

    how’s that look?

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 12th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    LGY – I’m quoting Francesa. If Romine doesn’t have good offensive skills, then he doesn’t.

    Tar – same. I think what you say makes sense though especially because he lost so much of the season due to injury. I would absolutely love to see some of the kids brought up and put into the Yankee lineup. Since I don’t have problems with the Yankees losing, I’d b absolutely willing to let the kids cut their teeth at the Stadium. What better way to get experience than to get it, right? :)

    ***********

    This is just philosophical, but there are certain things that just don’t make sense to me about the way fans react to losing. Anyone can answer this if there is an answer, but doesn’t it make fans appear to have the loyalty of alley cats if they only way they’re going to show up is if they have a winning team?

    And you can’t pass it off to sheer disgruntlement with the organization (we’ll fix them! we won’t go to games.) If a losing team is a formula for attendance going down, how about a team made up of every one of your (generic your) favorite players. What if the Yankees hypothetically got every player you thought they should, and the team still put in losing seasons? Losing seasons, by the way, appear to be those where the Yankees don’t win it all. Or what if every year the Yankees went one and out in the postseason but year after year went out and got the fan favorites and the team STILL lost?

    If losing is a formula for fan attendance to go down, then the only conclusion could be that you’re (generic you are) a bunch of front runners. Otherwise, how to do explain the lack of loyalty to the players based on turning against them when they don’t have the kind of season you want?

    And has anyone figured out that in punishing the organization, you’re really punishing the guys who are out there giving it their all and had nothing to do with the composition of the team?

    Do you root for the Yankees or do you root for winning? I think it’s tough for some of you to make an argument that you root for both if you talk about walking away from the team because it’s not to your liking or because the team isn’t winning – or because the team is “boring”. Truly, I don’t get it.

  6. blake December 12th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    blake says:
    December 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    People go to Fenway just to go to Fenway though…..you won’t see Yankee fans signing Sweet Caroline in the 7th inning of games in June if they are in 4th place

  7. Chip December 12th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Kev-

    Fenway is also Fenway – it’s like Wrigley. People go to games there because they feel like it’s something every baseball fan should do. The New Stadium doesn’t have that.

    Heck, I live 20 minutes away from the Stadium but have been to more Yankee games at Fenway than I have in New York the last two years.

  8. Tar December 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Clapton can still do it! Almost 70 and still a big hairy monster. :D

  9. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    That’s at least what they try to sell, Fenway for Fenway sake. That whole area is a pit, in my opinion.

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    RadioKev – absolutely agree with you. The Yankees had no way of knowing that the economy was going to tank when they decided to build a new Stadium. Built into building the new Stadium was the unequivocal realiy that ticket prices were going to be jacked up to help pay off some of the debt involved with building the Stadium. That’s common sense. So it became a confluence of unfortunate events. By the way, Fenway is hardly filled anymore for all of its games.

  11. Jerkface December 12th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    how’s that look?

    I dunno, I think you left some math work out of that post. They’re paying 50% tax in 2013 btw.

  12. Chip December 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    That’s at least what they try to sell, Fenway for Fenway sake. That whole area is a pit, in my opinion.
    —————

    Area around Yankee Stadium ain’t exactly a place you want to hang out around.

  13. Jerkface December 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Fenway is actually nicer outside than inside.

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 12th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Fenway is Youklis-level ugly. What a gross little place. And I would think that no matter who played there. Ugly is ugly. An yeah beauty is in the eye of the beholder because I know that I’ve read here that some people think Fenway is beautiful or a really nice park. The color green they have is hideous. Someone had to work hard to make a shade of green that putrid.

    JMO of course.

    :D

  15. mick December 12th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    The Who?

  16. Chip December 12th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Like I said, it happened in my father’s house and I’m sure it’s happened in a lot of houses – the decision to spend a few hundred bucks on a new TV and sound system and watch all the games in your living room or spend that same money to go see some of the games live dealing with drunk fans, bad traffic and overpriced hot dogs and beers.

    It doesn’t mean you don’t like the team or don’t think the team’s exciting. It’s the other crap that goes along with going to the game that people are finding they can live without.

  17. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    i thought the 2013 LT % was 40% over $$179M

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    “Fenway is actually nicer outside than inside.”

    With that I totally agree. The area around Fenway is pretty nice.

  19. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    thank god they’re saving the old guy for last…

  20. Jerkface December 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    2013 is 50% for the Yankees. It was 42.5% for 2012. Threshold is 178.

  21. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Do the Yankees have debt from building the Stadium?

    If they do, they might make up for it by not having to pay rent.

  22. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Area around Yankee Stadium ain’t exactly a place you want to hang out around.
    ———

    Let me romanticize about the homeland! ;)

  23. pat December 12th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    George insisted YES be part of the general cable package and not a premium service for the majority (all?) of Internet providers. The Yankees get paid for every cable subscriber, not only the ones who watch YES.

    The Yankees have a system set up that they would have to work hard to not make money.

  24. Jerkface December 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Do the Yankees have debt from building the Stadium?

    If they do, they might make up for it by not having to pay rent.

    They pay 1 dollar in rent and have I think 50 million in nice low interest bond payments which they also get to deduct from their revenue sharing pool.

  25. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    pat December 12th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    George insisted YES be part of the general cable package and not a premium service for the majority (all?) of Internet providers. The Yankees get paid for every cable subscriber, not only the ones who watch YES.

    The Yankees have a system set up that they would have to work hard to not make money.

    —————-

    Amen.

    Btw, you just brought back some fun memories of ‘the year without the Yankees’ as it was known in my house..

  26. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Tar, maybe Clapton can be our righty power bat? :)

    Trisha, Francesa said Romine had power. :roll: lol. He has a career .408 SLG.

    Outside the Stadium is fine on gamedays.

    Chad, great cause: Domestic Violence Project in Trenton. I got my autographed Hughes cap, Montero rookie card, and Betances and Banuelos baseballs through the auction to help support the great work of DVPI.

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 12th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    “Do the Yankees have debt from building the Stadium?”

    I’m pretty sure I read that there is beaucoup debt.

    “If they do, they might make up for it by not having to pay rent.”

    I think if that were the case, you wouldn’t see the ticket prices jacked up. Is there anyone who didn’t think ticket prices were going to be raised when the new monster was built?

    I loved the old place, and I just don’t think that all of “modern conveniences” that the Ys threw into the new stadium are conducive to keeping fans in their seats. Opening Day at the new place saw lots of high rollers staying in the glassed-in rooms, eating and watching the game from that venue. And then there’s the Mohegan Sports Bar. Too many distractions IMO.

  28. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    They pay 1 dollar in rent and have I think 50 million in nice low interest bond payments which they also get to deduct from their revenue sharing pool.

    —————-

    I’m not 100% sure what this means.. girl brain, remember?

    Because I’m reading this like they only paid 50 million for the Stadium.

    Explain it to me like I’m a 4 year old…girl.

  29. Jerkface December 12th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Because I’m reading this like they only paid 50 million for the Stadium.

    Explain it to me like I’m a 4 year old…girl.

    They pay 50 million each year for the bonds used to finance NYS. The Yankees have the least amount of debt in MLB.

  30. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    i wanna put out my prediction for tonight before it’s too late:

    Sir Richard Starkey will play with Sir Paul McCartney tonight.

  31. Chip December 12th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Outside the Stadium is fine on gamedays.
    ===========

    Yes, 81 days out of the year it is probably the safest place in all of New York for 4 hours; but the point still remains that the area is a hole.

    Part of the idea when they built the new stadium was that all the infrastructure that went with it would help revitalize the area – like what Camden did for Baltimore – but that never happened.

  32. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I dunno trisha.. they could have just jacked up the prices because the place is shiny and new and has all that stuff you mentioned, so they knew they could get away with it. I dunno that it was 100% necessary to have a full section of $1,000 seats for 82 games a season. The Yanks made money at the old place too… tons of money… without prices that high. So I’d imagine they rake in a ton more per seat now. I mean, it could be a product of what they paid for it but my understanding (as little as that might be) is that they got a sweetheart deal from NYC.

  33. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    81* ugh.. (my followup to Billy Crystal’s 61*)

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 12th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    YF, maybe he said good offense, and not power. I know he was complimenting both his offense and defense. Now I don’t know anything about his offense. Just passing on what Francesa said.

    YF, I know you of all people have to be able to feel the pain of having Pukey on the team. Just abhorrent. He’s total punk.

  35. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    They pay 50 million each year for the bonds used to finance NYS. The Yankees have the least amount of debt in MLB.

    ————

    Ohhh…

    Oh.

    *sigh*

  36. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    another diva…

  37. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    That is not a diva.. the JLo Yankees are obviously imparing your judgement mick.

    It’s okay.. it’s only a matter of time before I get the Yankee Fan Reintegration Program off the ground, and can offer you some assistance.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Shame – the economy, IMO, is the biggest killer of all. When the banking crisis happened, I remember something about bailed-out companies no longer being allowed to spend money on luxury boxes, something like that. I think a bunch of things went into the drop in attendance. If companies can no longer buy luxury box seats, a lot of those seats will remain empty. Then just the economy in general is keeping a lot of people away from games I’m sure. Should I eat tonight, or take in a Yankee game? Lots of obstacles to making it an enjoyable/affordable experience, from what I read, including the price of parking. It’s what I read anyway. I watch the games from the comfort of my home. :)

  39. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    not you shame …alicia keys

  40. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    im going to admit, im not a bronx guy. but i can tell you that back in the ’70′s the area around old yankee stadium was way crazier and way more dangerous than it is today.

    just like the rest if nyc.

  41. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    i mean, lets face it, nyc was a sh*thole in the ’70′s…

  42. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    ‘put your cellphones in the air” is a quote from a song?
    what has this world come to?

  43. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I know what you mean mick… and that is no diva… your vision of greatness is beginning to become skewed by the JLo Yankees.

  44. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    i remember when ppl lit matches or lighters or even candles at concerts…good old daze

  45. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    what are these jlo yankees you speak of? shame…

  46. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    people who support and encourage mediocrity and failure are just enablers .

    enabling is not fan loyalty.

    think of money as a potential vote.

    spend it on what and who you think is doing a good job.

    don’t spend it on someone doing a bad job.

    unless you want to encourage that behavior.

  47. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    wake me when The Who come on…

  48. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    DO THE JAY-Z SONG

  49. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    empire state of mind would have been apropos.

  50. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    trisha – The economy hurt them on some level but the boxes are sold out. $1000 a seat in a good economy for a regular season ballgame is still pretty outrageous.

    They built it on the backs of the taxpayers in a bad economy.. I don’t think they charge $1000 a seat because they have to. I think they do it because it makes them an insane profit. I can’t convince myself they did charge that much because they have to.. and I don’t necessarily care that they charge that much, that’s their prerogative based on the market.. but they better be one hell of a baseball team to expect people to pay that much just to walk in the door.

    They can’t charge Barbara Streisand admission and give you JLo.

  51. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    people who support and encourage mediocrity and failure are just enablers .

    enabling is not fan loyalty.

    think of money as a potential vote.

    spend it on what and who you think is doing a good job.

    don’t spend it on someone doing a bad job.

    unless you want to encourage that behavior.
    ————

    That’s just the most entitled load of crap ever.

  52. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    jagger said “next time it rains in England, have a concert for us” or something of that ilk.
    he also stumbled onto the stage…

  53. mick December 12th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    tell that crap to the met fans who frequented the polo grounds then shea in the 60′s…

  54. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    how drunk was steve buscemi?

  55. blake December 12th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Alecia was starting to lose her voice but she’s like mike Trout level talented

  56. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    “That’s just the most entitled load of crap ever.”

    feel free to enable .

    it’s a free country after all .

    i give my money to people i think deserve it.

    hal don’t deserve it.

  57. blake December 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Alicia

  58. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Trish, lol. Absolutely re: your second point. But I guess we will have to learn to love Youk. :mad:

    As for Romine, he has some power. However, he is not a catcher in the Yankee tradition, if you get my drift. I once thought he could be a 15+ HR guy, and still could but I wonder if his back troubles have taken their toll. Interesting to see how he hits going forward. Expected him to be an above average bat at the C position…

    Mick J. & Co. looking pretty good.

    Where’s Jay-Z? Empire State of Mind!

  59. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    “people who support and encourage mediocrity and failure are just enablers .”

    That was a fantastic post. Good job.

    (now I’m an enabler)

  60. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    …then i enabled the hell out of the ’90 yankees…..sorry….

  61. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    abandonment

    the act of giving something up.

  62. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Talk about an old group…are you guys watching the Who? This is sadder than watching Jonsey last season.

  63. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I’m watching Alicia. Where’s the Who?

  64. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    since they seem intent on having every old white guy you can remember on stage, where are paul simon and bob dylan tonight?

  65. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    If you filter out the usual stuff, randy is correct in making this core economic point: no one is obliged to consume a product from which they derive no benefit. So if watching/attending Yankee games ceases to be fun or rewarding, don’t watch or go.

    And the reason that ticket prices are high is because the business entity that is the Yankees think the prices are at the level that will provide the highest profit margins. That is also pretty simple.

  66. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    radio, i was trying not to insult them but im with you…

  67. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    supporting a losing team getting better and supporting a losing team getting worse are two different things.

    but as i said , it’s a free country.

    spend your money where you want.

    but it is a vote for who you give it to.

    and what they are doing.

  68. Bronx Jeers December 12th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    This concert is kind of like a replay of the 9/11 concert and The Who kicked all the old bands asses that night as well.

  69. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    YS Guy,

    The show was going reasonably well until this…

  70. pkyankfan69 December 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    The Who still have a ton of energy on stage but unfortunately Roger Daltrey’s voice is shot, it has been for a few years now.

  71. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    “I’m watching Alicia. Where’s the Who?”

    You are watching a delayed broadcast? The Who just finished their 4th song or so.

  72. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Guess it’s for charity, who am I to criticize…

  73. Tar December 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    SHould have put an O”Neill tribute on the screen. :D

    YF you seem to be about 30 minutes behind

  74. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    “supporting a losing team getting better and supporting a losing team getting worse are two different things.”

    How long has it been since the Yankees had an actual losing team? 20 years? Losing in the ALCS doesn’t count.

  75. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    “If you filter out the usual stuff, randy is correct in making this core economic point: no one is obliged to consume a product from which they derive no benefit. So if watching/attending Yankee games ceases to be fun or rewarding, don’t watch or go.”

    nick in sf-

    it’s just like how you support all kinds of local indie food establishments in your daily routine .
    you are casting a vote for them.

    personally i think it’s a good way to think when spending money.

  76. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    1992 yankees went 76-86. last yankees losing team, 20 years ago. don mattingly, bernie williams and jim leyritz were on that team.

  77. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    mgr was buck showalter

  78. G. Love December 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    claptrap, sweet claptrap…

  79. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Melido Perez had a sub 3 ERA and Steve Howe served part of his suspension – - – - I think Tim Leary also at something something on the mound in Camden Yards – - – -

  80. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    “How long has it been since the Yankees had an actual losing team? 20 years? Losing in the ALCS doesn’t count.”

    figured you were smart enough to infer that supporting a winning team getting worse because of a lack of trying is as bad as supporting a losing team getting worse. just goes without saying.

    the yankees have clearly thrown in the towel as far as trying the way they usually do.
    hal has quit on trying to excel.

  81. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    did he just say ‘have a f*in beer?’

  82. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Yes – instead of tea – – - -

  83. blake December 12th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    “hal has quit on trying to excel.”

    I would think he uses excel quite often for his spreadsheets…..of course he might be an apple man

  84. NYY_Girl_Penny December 12th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I just want to see a Yankee team that is fun to watch and they were very dull these last couple years. Worst then dull. It also sucks that they didn’t plan very well to have an exciting team knowing years ago they’d be in this situation and it seems they are punishing fans because of their mistake of Arod contract. BUT THE WORST OF IT ALL IS I am not happy with the new owners and a fear they are going to destroy the awesome yankees. None of the Steinbrenners have a care about the game of baseball in the slightest !! It makes me nuts. They own the YANKEES !!! yet the go to barely any games ?? SMH, they’re a disgrace. I don’t like owners, gm or manager at all. Girardi is just a do boy, yes boy whatever you call it doesnt matter, nor does his stinly baseball career, he’s insincere and lies, I dont like that one bit.

    i just want energy and passion, hunger and appreciation to be a yankee. it’s just very sad.

  85. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    i knew dave silvestri from coverning mizzou baseball. he was on the 92 team.

  86. Tar December 12th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    “of course he might be an apple man”

    It’s ok they have a Mac version.

  87. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I think Habyan and Sanderson were also there – the jerk that was Mel Hall was there – - – -

  88. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    “figured you were smart enough to infer that supporting a winning team getting worse because of a lack of trying is as bad as supporting a losing team getting worse. just goes without saying.”

    First, thanks for prefacing that subjective judgement with an insult.

    The 2011 Yankees won 97 games and then lost in the ALDS.

    The 2012 Yankees won 95 games and then lost in the ALCS.

    So from 2011 to 2012 the team won two fewer games in the regular season but advanced one more round in the postseason. So it’s debatable at best whether they’ve gotten worse so far.

  89. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    personally im a linux guy (cause it’s free…)

    Libre!

  90. ron December 12th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    So if the yankees are great the next 5 years,some here aren’t allowed to cellebrate.
    I am a yankee fan.
    I don’t pick,and choose wich day i am,or am not,and to what degree.

    Lets wait,and see first,and if they mismanage,then decide.
    We are talking about a team dropping from 220 million to 189 million.

    But the rays with their 70,or so million dollar payroll can do no wrong to some.

  91. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    “1992 yankees went 76-86. last yankees losing team, 20 years ago. don mattingly, bernie williams and jim leyritz were on that team.”

    yeah, and my buddy carl taylor was calling me just for the hell of it at three in the morning from the yankee bullpen phone when he’d go for a stroll around yankee stadium. he was the yankee bullpen catcher and slept on the trainers table his first year there.

    what’s your point? the yankees were on the upswing then. not exactly the way they are now.

  92. ron December 12th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I like girardi as a manager,and fear him leaving,but he is a big reason the team is boring.

  93. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    This article isn’t very sensible: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....eam-121112

    YankeeSource has spoken!

  94. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    dont get all huffy randy, someone asked when was the last time the yankees had a losing team and i threw it up there.

  95. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I just completely love that they can’t get this censor thing right :lol: … so sad that Janet Jackson’s nipple didn’t pop out during a charity performance lol

  96. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    ys guy-

    just staying in practice .

    gotta keep the game face on :)

  97. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    92 was not an upswing – the 92 offseason going into 92 was – the 93 season showed the arrival of O’Neill and Key and Boggs – - – -

  98. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    “I’m watching Alicia. Where’s the Who?”

    You are watching a delayed broadcast? The Who just finished their 4th song or so.

    Tar December 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    SHould have put an O”Neill tribute on the screen.

    YF you seem to be about 30 minutes behind
    __
    How strange! I am watching the Who now. Some channel called Fuse. I guess it is delayed. I better steer clear of Lohud or I will learn prematurely about Paul M., who jammed with whom and all the encore surprises. :(

  99. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Although the expansion draft was tough losing Charlie Hayes – and then Ausmus and then Carl Evert – - – -

  100. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    The Indians are in “aggressive pursuit” of Nick Swisher in the wake of the Shin-Soo Choo trade, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden (Twitter links). Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News says the Red Sox, Phillies, Mariners, Rangers, and Orioles have interest in the free agent switch-hitter as well.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#fqVY66vHbWHkRLCu.99

  101. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    bernie ‘the king’ and buck were there, so even though we didn’t know it at the time, it was the start of one of the best upswings in baseball history.

  102. blake December 12th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    @mlbtraderumors: Indians In “Aggressive Pursuit” Of Nick Swisher http://t.co/P1Ni6d8z #mlb

  103. The Return of Stoneburner December 12th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    It took getting rid of Mel Hall to help Bernie – - – -

  104. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    yankeefeminista, it’s much closer to live on AMC, among other places. You can flip over after the Who if you want to catch up, you’ll miss Kanye West too. Unless you want to see Kanye West. then you need to stay where you are.

  105. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    “Madone, what the f*ck is this sh*t?” – My dad when Kanye hit the stage.

  106. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    i knew you were ’92 fan randy…as far as bad teams go there turned out to be alot to like on that team…

  107. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    chicago guy wearing #23 in MSG……

    dont think i like that…..

  108. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    ys guy

    i do wish the yankees had kept showalter in the organization. he’s a quality baseball guy.

    the yankees will get my interest again when they shake up management and ownership.

    i don’t see anything good coming out of the present mix of ownership and management.

    they’re not likely to implode this year, but they’re just going sideways at best and not setting things up for the future.

  109. Bronx Jeers December 12th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I love how at rap concerts there will be all this sound and no one on the stage is actually doing anything.

  110. blake December 12th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    “they’re not likely to implode this year, but they’re just going sideways at best and not setting things up for the future.”

    They should be competitve in 2013 barring major injuries…..but I think they easily could miss the playoffs if they don’t do more to the offense….

    However the real issue is what happens after 2

  111. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Snarky live commentary on the concert from the Guarian, UK newspaper:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/musi.....elief-live

    “Roger Daltry unbuttons his shirt, reminding us of his athletic youthful physique. And also causing us to wonder just exactly how much testosterone exactly is burbling back stage? Is Eddie Vedder arm wrestling with Jon Bon Jovi? Are Billy Joel and Pete Townshend showing each other their favorite websites? Is Dave Grohl practicing his handsomeness? Did Keith Richards make Chris Martin cry? Does anybody else wish that Biz Markie (a New Jersey native!) was invited to this thing?”

    “Inspired by the forthcoming performance, Commenter Holzy has suggested some surprise musical mash-ups and dream line-ups – One Direction performing Velvet Underground, anyone?”

    “I’m not actually watching the concert, but I hope they also play “I Love a Rainy Night.”

  112. blake December 12th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    However the real issue is what happens after 2013 when half the team is a FA and payroll is slashed…then what?

  113. RadioKev December 12th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    A-Rod likes Kanye’s sneakers.

  114. Bronx Jeers December 12th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I gotta admit though that Pyrex is some high quality kitchenware.

  115. Tar December 12th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    “I love how at rap concerts there will be all this sound and no one on the stage is actually doing anything.”

    It’s all tracks. It’s going to make for a quick change over.

  116. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Nick, if I switch will I only miss Kanye? I am definitely a half hour behind.

  117. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I hope people aren’t calling to ask for their money back. :neutral:

  118. UpState December 12th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Lotta MSG people hitting the bathrooms for the past 15 minutes.

  119. Bronx Jeers December 12th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Nick, if I switch will I only miss Kanye? I am definitely a half hour behind.

    ————

    It feels like he’s been on for a half hour. WTF?

  120. Tar December 12th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    YF

    After the WHO switch.

  121. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    PYREX ROCKS!

    I’m a restaurant guy…

  122. Tarheel In NYC December 12th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    How did Kanye get so much stage time? Or is he just simply refusing to leave the stage?

    “F**k y’all, I own this b*tch!”

  123. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    YF, I don’t know the exact timing, but Kanye went on for a long time and just finished, so if you switch now you’ll be current and nothing else has happened. Now it’s Brian Williams having brain spasms in the phone room.

  124. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    And now it’s very unfunny live routine from a couple SNL guys; more time to switch and miss the crap.

  125. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    guys name is west and he wore #23 at MSG. so i hate him twice…

  126. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I feel bad for anyone whos following me on Twitter right now lol.. cannot get over Brian Williams.

  127. UnKnown December 12th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    @mlbtraderumors: Indians In “Aggressive Pursuit” Of Nick Swisher http://t.co/P1Ni6d8z #mlb

    ———-

    Could be a tough sell to get Joanna to live in Cleveland.

  128. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Tarheel, I have been meaning to email you. Hope you are doing well!

  129. Shame Spencer December 12th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I will donate to 121212 just because they brought me one of the greatest moments on live television: Brian Williams saying Big P*ssy in both English.. AND French.

  130. randy l. December 12th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    “bernie ‘the king’ and buck were there, so even though we didn’t know it at the time, it was the start of one of the best upswings in baseball history.”

    agreed.

    as far as liking that team, it was also probably the yankee team i had the most personal connections with. clete boyer, carl taylor, tony cloninger were all working there. tony bartirone was the traveling secretary. i was on the yankee bench one night around that time at fenway pregame when showalter called everyone in the clubhouse to vote on how to retaliate for a yankee hit they night before. the team voted to drill mo vaughn. howe was going to warm up with another reliever and he was going to come in just to hit vaughn. it was fun knowing this before the game. i can’t imagine the yankees letting someone like me on the bench for a few hours before game time now. things were loser then.
    they never did drill him because the game was a one run game. also remember one night at another game at fenway mell hall calling bernie “bambi”. bernie didn’t say a word , but if looks could kill.
    the good old days.

    the yankees will regroup. i just don’t see it happening under hal.

  131. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Nick, I’m on a channel that has Billy Joel on. Am I current? :)

  132. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    “Hopefully after this performance, West will hook Roger Daltry up with a pleather skirt.”

  133. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Yankees represented!!
    thanks billy!

  134. UpState December 12th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Palladia.

  135. Bronx Jeers December 12th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I like how the Yankees get mentioned in a post-apocalyptic song.

  136. Tar December 12th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    “Hopefully after this performance, West will hook Roger Daltry up with a pleather skirt.”

    I was more hoping for a “Pyrex hoodie”. No more unbuttoning for Roger. :shock:

  137. Nick in SF December 12th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Yes, BJ is on his second song, which he dedicated to Jesus Montero. :shock:

  138. Bronx Jeers December 12th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Is Randy ” Moving Out” on the Yankees? Stay tuned…

  139. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    randy thats a great story.

    One of my ‘regulars’ is mike shappard who built Seton Hall University baseball and coached vaughn and biggio, im gonna tell him!

  140. yankeefeminista December 12th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Nick, Billy Joel would have if he had seen all the bombs Montero hit in NYS.

  141. Ys Guy December 12th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    …taking me back to my LI days, sleeping outside the colesium for islander playoff tickets…….

  142. randy l. December 13th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    ys guy-

    i was oblivious to how close i was to things then. i gave a tee shirt before the game to billy connors that said “location, location, and location” i had one made for carl taylor because he was telling me that always when we worked out preseason in florida. connors saw it and wanted one. he came out pregame wearing it and the XXL size barely fit over his watermelon belly. thanked me for the tshirt. pretty funny.
    if i had a do over i’d probably have tried a little harder to use the connections. at the time i really didn’t think of it that way. it was just what i was doing. i was having a pretty good time in life and wasn’t really trying to make anything happen.

    i’ve actually still got some of those location , location, and location tshirts somewhere.

  143. jacksquat December 13th, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I’ve been checking out the RH corner outfield free agents, and after Hairston and Ross it’s pretty bleak. Those two want and are going to get more than one year contracts, so they are probably not options. The next level down is like Juan Rivera. Might be best just to give Mustelier a shot.

  144. Nick in SF December 13th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Mick Jagger
    ?
    @MickJagger
    #121212concert had a great time at#madisonsquare really good crowd and wonderful atmosphere now home watching #indiavsengland #testmatch

  145. Nick in SF December 13th, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Is Nirvanapocalypse almost here?

  146. jacksquat December 13th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Mustelier reminds me of Puckett, short, thick, can run a bit, hits for average, some power… give him a shot.

  147. Ys Guy December 13th, 2012 at 12:40 am

    i spent the last hour and a half mocking the fact that all these old acts were playing excactly what you expected them to play…….

    then paul comes out and plays Helter Skelter!

    thank you Sir! may i have another!

  148. trisha - true pinstriped blue December 13th, 2012 at 12:42 am

    “I am a yankee fan.
    I don’t pick,and choose which day i am,or am not,and to what degree.”

    :D

    For love of the game – and the team.

    I am so with you ron!

  149. Bronx Jeers December 13th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    thank you Sir! may i have another

    —————–

    Well …not exactly a burn burner now is it?

  150. G. Love December 13th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Paul looks great but Ringo looks different, no?

  151. Bronx Jeers December 13th, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Wasn’t this guy in the Beatles or something? His face rings a bell but I don’t recognize the music.

  152. J. Alfred Prufrock December 13th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I read a posthumous interview with George Harrison a couple of weeks ago. He said he sees John all the time and that they’re just waiting for Paul and Clapton to die so they can hang out. Pretty wild. He did make fun of Ringo, too.

  153. Ys Guy December 13th, 2012 at 1:01 am

    i liked helter skelter, hated that wings tune, then i acually like ‘my valentine’ though it was too mellow for this late in the show, and blackbird…eh….

  154. Ys Guy December 13th, 2012 at 1:03 am

    wow.

  155. Ys Guy December 13th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    knew he’d do the bond song…

  156. J. Alfred Prufrock December 13th, 2012 at 1:11 am

    He looks & sounds good. Think he’s a vegetarian.

  157. Ys Guy December 13th, 2012 at 1:14 am

    that old man’s doing pretty damn good, imo…

    i saw ray charles at the hollywood bowl 9/6/2001 the day before i moved back to new york.

    he was the same age as Sir Paul is now i think.

    it was awesome!

  158. bardos December 13th, 2012 at 3:01 am

    The history of the Yankees since Highlander days is (like everything else) one of passing through phases. The Babe Ruth phase, the DiMaggio phase, the 50′s Stengel phase, various ownership phases… all these mark an era. In hindsight it is easy to name the eras and phases. But when you are living through one and not out the other end it may be harder to define. My take is that we are in a kind of “post-George CBS phase” at the moment. Could be downhill for a few years.

  159. blake December 13th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    @YahooNews: Police foil terrifying plot to kill Justin Bieber: http://t.co/OFyZ82Rd

  160. Yankee Trader December 13th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Braves GM Wren encouraged by Dominican trip

    7:34 pm December 11, 2012, by Carroll Rogers

    While the Braves wait to see if they can work out a fit for a left fielder and leadoff hitter on the trade market, general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez spent four days in the Dominican Republic getting a closer look at some of their internal options.

    Those options were Juan Francisco @3rd moving Martin Prado back to LF.
    Also watched Julio Teheran their #1 prospect and Randall Delgado pitch, both who will be in competition for #5 starter out of ST.

    The point is that the Braves are looking for a left fielder with speed who can bat leadoff. Rumors of interest in Dexter Fowler and Emilio Bonifacio. Rockies are not trading Fowler and Bonifacio is the Jays 2nd baseman 9th hitter who along with Reyes will be tormenting the Yankee catchers on the basepaths.

    So, once Ichiro is signed on what now is believed to be a one year deal, will Brett Gardner be in play for the Braves?

  161. Yankee Trader December 13th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Only the 1st paragraph are from the Atlanta Journal article.

  162. blake December 13th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    “So, once Ichiro is signed on what now is believed to be a one year deal, will Brett Gardner be in play for the Braves?”

    I dunno….the Yankees need Gardner at the moment so they’d need to add an outfielder first before trading Gardner…,,and you’d also need a better return for Gardner than Granderson because he’s controlled longer.

    I’m sure the Braves would have interest…..not sure they’d give up enough to make me trade him though

  163. raymagnetic December 13th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Guess he wasn’t a Belieber :shock:

  164. Yankee Trader December 13th, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Blake-

    The Braves could afford to give up pitching. The DBacks could use one more starter with Daniel Hudson out. The Yankees would love Justin, not Bieber, Upton, patrolling RF.

    Make a 3 team trade happen.

  165. Yankee Trader December 13th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Braves Top 10 Prospects: 7 are pitchers

    1. Julio Teheran, RHP

    2. J.R. Graham, RHP

    3. Christian Bethancourt C

    4. Sean Gilmartin LHP

    5. Lucas Sims, RHP

    6. Mauricio Cabrera, RHP

    7. Alex Wood, LHP

    8. Evan Gattis, LF/C

    9. Zeke Spruill, RHP

    10. Jose Peraza, SS

  166. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    “Make a 3 team trade happen.”

    Uhm…..off the top of my head

    Yankees get : Upton
    Braves get : Gardner
    Dbacks get: Teheran, Nova , Mason Williiams

    I think Atlanta would just cut the Yanks out and go after Upton themselves though…..

  167. AAA December 13th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I think Atlanta would just cut the Yanks out and go after Upton themselves though…..

    ================================

    Not so sure. They could use a lead off type and Gardner almost certainly is a better budget fit.

    However, I don’t think they’d give up Teheran to get him.

  168. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    We’ve heard reports that the Mets turned down Mike Olt for Dickey…..how about the Yanks get involved there to try and get Olt?

  169. AAA December 13th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    We’ve heard reports that the Mets turned down Mike Olt for Dickey…..how about the Yanks get involved there to try and get Olt?

    =================================

    What do you offer them that approximates the NL Cy Young winner?

  170. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    “However, I don’t think they’d give up Teheran to get him.”

    Probably not….they might would if either the yanks or Dbacks added another player to them ….that’s a tough one to work out

  171. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    “What do you offer them that approximates the NL Cy Young winner?”

    Well apparently they don’t value him as they should as they turned down Olt for him and they won’t offer any more than 2/20 for an extension…..I dunno….maybe Austin and Phelps of nova if we get Olt

  172. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Yankees : Olt
    rangers : Dickey
    mets: Austin and phelps/ Nova

  173. Duh Innings II December 13th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    How ’bout this trade?

    Teixiera and Gardner to the White Sox for Konerko and Rios.

    The 2013 Yankees Starting Nine / Battting Order:

    Ichiro LF L (replaces Gardner) re-signed for 2013 only
    Jeter SS R in a likely walk year as I doubt he’ll exercise his $8M player’s option for 2014
    Cano 2B L in his walk year
    Konerko 1B R in his walk year
    Granderson CF L in his walk year
    Rios RF R (replaces Swisher) signed through 2014 for $23.5M ($13M for 2013, $12.5M for 2014) with a $14M team option ($1M buyout) for 2015
    Ibanez DH L then A-Rod if/when he returns re-signed for 2013 only
    Youkilis 3B R signed for 2013 only
    Romine C R under control through 2018

    Rios costs $12.5M in 2014, A-Rod $25M for $37.5M plus Sabathia’s $23M for 2014 = $60.5M in guaranteed salaries for 2014, $35.5M if A-Rod hopefully realizes he’s finished and retires after 2013 not legally steals another $86M from the Yanks through 2017.

    Assuming the Yanks don’t sign Ichiro through 2014 which would be stupid to do because he’s too old to give two years to, Sabathia, Rios, and A-Rod would be the ONLY Yankees under guaranteed contract after 2013 if this trade was made, Sabathia if A-Rod retires after this season (a possibility if he doesn’t play at all in 2013 as he’d be a checkstealer Yankee fans would crucify if he came back in 2014 for $25M he would be nowhere close to being worth.)

    If Dewayne Wise who stole a dozen bases when he was picked up by the Chi-Sox in 2012 was re-signed, the bench could be Stewart (backup C), Nix (backup 2B/SS/3B), Wise (backup OF), and either Nunez or Dickerson (no need for a backup 1B as Youkilis could be that.)

  174. AAA December 13th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Yankees : Olt
    rangers : Dickey
    mets: Austin and phelps/ Nova

    =======================

    If I’m the Mets, I’d rather have Olt, but I’m not especially high on either Phelps or Nova. Bottom of rotation guys for me. Mets could think higher of ‘em.

    I’m kinda shocked they actually turned down Olt for Dickey.

  175. Yankee Trader December 13th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    How about Gardner, to Braves, Hughes to DBacks, and Upton to the Yankees as the principals, with other names included like Delgado and Pastornicky[SS] of the Braves and Mustelier, Marshall of the Yankees.

    I just think that teams looking for a leadoff hitter/CF’er will be interested in Gardner than one year of Granderson whose only five tool quality not in decline are the homeruns. The Yankees might have to wait until during the season to trade him, hoping his value goes up.

  176. Duh Innings II December 13th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Romine, Cervelli, or Stewart at C in the #9 slot.

    I’d go with Romine with Stewart being his veteran mentor which could set him up to be a pitching coach or manager when his playing career is over.

  177. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    “If I’m the Mets, I’d rather have Olt, but I’m not especially high on either Phelps or Nova. Bottom of rotation guys for me. Mets could think higher of ‘em.”

    He’s blocked at 3B and 1B with the Mets so unless they think he can play a corner OF spot good enough he’s not a great fit with them…..

  178. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I hope Cash is taking to Towers because KT often does deals that are unusual or where he values guys differently than others would.

    The fact that he took Didi as his “SS” suggests that he is looking for long term pieces and the players don’t necessary have to be finished products…..now he might want more finished products for Upton but we know he knows the Yankees system we and we know he likes mason Williams

  179. Yankee Trader December 13th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I’ve got to go soon, but it’s looking like Ichiro will be coming back on a one year deal. With all the homeruns the Yankees have already lost, I believe they will be getting more phone calls on Gardner than Granderson.

    If they can parlay losing him[Gardner] in trade, ideally a right-handed power corner outfield bat would hopefully be in the deal coming to the Yankees.

    With that I need to go.

    Until later. have a great day.

    Ichiro for another 12M one year signing?

  180. blake December 13th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    @mlbtraderumors: Dodgers Could Move Punto, Uribe http://t.co/dCq4sAne #mlb

    If uribe gets released he could be a utility option in guess…..

  181. Shame Spencer December 13th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Morning folks!! :arrow:

  182. roselora December 13th, 2012 at 9:30 am

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  183. randy l. December 13th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    blake-

    barring injuries,yankee pitching looks pretty good . i’m guessing the yankees are going to take billy beane’s approach where they play the first third of the year to see where they are, the second third to fix the problems , and the last third to put on a push.

    in other words, no one really knows how much of a drop off the loss in power will cause. there has to be some. but with baltimore’s amazing ability to have a good record when they were scoring less than they were giving up, the yankees may not implode because of a weak offense. on the other hand they might because girardi isn’t showalter.

    i’m just observing that this team is going to have to play some games for us to see what they look like. obviously they are a built as a”pitching wins” team. this will be a test of that philosophy.
    my gut feeling is that the team will hang around the .500 mark for a considerable time in the early season while the pressure builds for some offense.

    if they sign ichiro they will have a pretty good defensive outfield which will help the potentially strong pitching. what the yankes aren’t doing is offering any excitement to go into the season with. it’s more of a “same old, same old” with “old”being the operative word.

    i’m not sure hal can withstand the pressure in this social media world. blogs like this are all over his lack of spending. it’ll take awhile for people like my father to notice that the yankees offense is kind of pathetic. of course he’s 90 . he’ll need to see the games begin before he forms an opinion. lots of people will, but lots of people won’t.

    i do think that hal will go into the season to see how bad the fan backlash is before acting. i get this feeling hat everything will be on a delayed reaction mode for the yankees instead of taking the game to other teams. the yankees will be reacting to how other teams are doing.

    that’s really the downsizing that’s happened. the yankees are no longer the big bad yankees. they are the wait and see yankees. not exactly inspiring.


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