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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the New York Yankees?
I love those NYY! 17 21.52%
I hate the MFY! 40 50.63%
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nDiGqloDSY 4 5.06%
Hey, I'm Giuseppe Franco, and I wouldn't put my name on this product if I didn't believe in it. 7 8.86%
I don't own the company. I don't know anything about it. 4 5.06%
Gary Busey *is* the face of baseball 7 8.86%
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:49 AM
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What possible advantage could there be to making this announcement during Game 4? Seems like they had 10 more days to play everyone off each other behind the scenes before this decision even needed to be made.
You can say that Alex's announcement was his biggest hit of the postseason.

I read that Alex broke the news by leaving a voicemail to Cashman. At least he is consistent. He also mailed in his last four Octobers.
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And the Homeless Hall of Famer will attend another team in his hopeless quest to win a World Series.

Good riddance.
yeah, those years with A-Rod were terrible for the "if we don't win the WS, we might as well be the worst team in baseball" Yankee's.

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Old 10-29-2007, 09:30 AM
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You can say that Alex's announcement was his biggest hit of the postseason.

I read that Alex broke the news by leaving a voicemail to Cashman. At least he is consistent. He also mailed in his last four Octobers.


Not sure I get it. He's not young, I don't see anybody offering him long-term money. The Red Sox don't need him, especially since leaving NYY makes their main divisional opponent weaker. NYY has promised not to sign him. I'm not sure who is going to pony up more cash than what he was getting? Especially for an aging star who is a regular contender for the regular season MVP.
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Not sure I get it. He's not young, I don't see anybody offering him long-term money. The Red Sox don't need him, especially since leaving NYY makes their main divisional opponent weaker. NYY has promised not to sign him. I'm not sure who is going to pony up more cash than what he was getting? Especially for an aging star who is a regular contender for the regular season MVP.

It's not about the money.




Okay, but seriously? He was never going to be a success in New York. Every year, if the Yankees didn't win the WS, the blame fell on A-Rod, when , if it wasn't for him, they probably wouldn't even be in the playoffs. Basically, nothing's good enough for New York, they're a bunch of spoiled little fans, who ***** and ***** every year that they're not the greatest thing in baseball.

I suppose they have a right to ***** though, with the money they spend, they should be right up there with that other Evil Empire...

I'm putting a 30% chance on A-Rod suiting up for the Yankees next year. Because seriously? Who are they going to replace him with? Who are they going to spend the money on? Cabrera? Santana? Atkins?


Wait, that last one's not a bad idea.

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Not sure I get it. He's not young, I don't see anybody offering him long-term money. The Red Sox don't need him, especially since leaving NYY makes their main divisional opponent weaker. NYY has promised not to sign him. I'm not sure who is going to pony up more cash than what he was getting? Especially for an aging star who is a regular contender for the regular season MVP.
Even with the steroid mess, I don't think SFG regret having Bonds around as an aging star and regular season MVP. ARod doesn't (yet) have the steroid thing hanging over him and could have a similar effect in the right market.
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Even with the steroid mess, I don't think SFG regret having Bonds around as an aging star and regular season MVP. ARod doesn't (yet) have the steroid thing hanging over him and could have a similar effect in the right market.
How about San Francisco? I hear they're in the market for a hometown favorite that everyone else hates.
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Will the Yankees get draft picks when someone else signs ARod?
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ARod will either have a steroid scandal, or he will age faster than Bonds did. And, Bonds did ok when he got to the post-season. The fact that the rest of the team struggled to help him get to the post-season was the bigger issue. And, I don't know what Bonds made, but I bet it was a fair amount less than ARod. Could be wrong on that, though.
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Okay, but seriously? He was never going to be a success in New York. Every year, if the Yankees didn't win the WS, the blame fell on A-Rod
You'd have a better argument if you point out which years he played well in the playoffs and still got the blame.
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ARod will either have a steroid scandal, or he will age faster than Bonds did. And, Bonds did ok when he got to the post-season. The fact that the rest of the team struggled to help him get to the post-season was the bigger issue. And, I don't know what Bonds made, but I bet it was a fair amount less than ARod. Could be wrong on that, though.
So Bond's teammates couldn't get him to the post season, but when they did, he was good.

A-Rod got his teammates to the post season, but when they weren't successful, it was his fault.

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