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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, 12:19 PM
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You're right. He's the only one that deserves any blame.
I blame hime for not being able to picth. I mean you want Babe Ruth like money (adjusted for inflation) you damn well better be able to hit and pitch in the post season.
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Bonds pretty much sucked in every post season prior to 2002 and he was in quite a few of them.
I'll believe you, I didn't look it up, just went off of the other posters info
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This move made them look even more self centered and classless then everyone already believes.
You are correct and I didn't think that was possible.

I won't say the Yankees will be better without A-rod - they proabably won't. It is hard to replace MVP production, especially at a position of relative scarcity and its not like the Yanks have a heir aparent ready to step in.

Still I think with the core of offensive players they have and the stock pile of young arms they've acquired and developed, I wouldn't be too quick to write off the Yanks in '08 just yet.

Oh and Seattle and Texas both showed pretty big improvements in records the year following an A-rod depatrure. Hope that trend continues.
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He was bad in the postseason in 2005 and 2006 only, a grand total of 29 at-bats over 9 games. The whole "A-rod chokes in the playoffs" thing is ridiculous.
He was horrible in last 4 games against the Red Sox in 2004. He had NO RBIs in last 4 games. His teammates did nothing here, but he did not get the job done. No solo HR in 4 extra innings of Game 4, nothing late in Game 5 and with chance in Game 6 pulled that sissy slap at first base. This year he was no good either. Going 54/150+ and then getting 1 HR and 1 RBI is not good. In total, 1 RBI in last 60 post-season ABs.

Stats aside, he has NO favorable memorable post season moments and he has had opportunities. Unsung players with fewer opportunities have come through - Womack, Counsel, Renteria, Millar, Roberts, Mueller, Brosius, Boone. Rather than use "choke", how about ARod has not shown the ability to carry his team in the playoffs to the same level as the regular season.
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0-18 w/RISP his last 18 post season opps. Yeah his teammates didn't pick him and as I snarkily commented earlier he can't be blamed for the pitching, but be had chances in just about every series the Yanks lost to be a difference maker in the outcome with just a single on several occasions or no booting a ground ball and the reality was when the lights were brightest, Alex did not shine.

It might just be small sample size and who knows maybe his next post season he blows up an sets a post season record for most HRS, he has the talent. But my hope is wherever he lands, he puts up great regular season numbers but gets to watch the post season from the comfort of his own living room as his team fails to even make the post season.
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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.
Bonds was awful in the playoffs. He'd put up great numbers in the regular season and start thinking about the offseason starting October 1st.
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The Yankees officially offered their managerial job to Joe Girardi on Monday morning and he is expected to accept it, a source has told 1050 ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Don Mattingly and Tony Pena that they will not be getting the job.
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Dodgers reportedly will offer Grady Little a buyout and interview Joe Torre.
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So are the Yankees really only paying him about $2M a year or is it $6M per? Don't you think that would be a little annoying after the highly publicized offer to Torre was so much higher.
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