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Good post, YF. My sentiments exactly.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on The Best Team Money Can Buy at YFSF
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Granted, DW. But it does play a role in determining the benefits of signing a player at all costs versus avoiding stupid contracts.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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Great point, Nick, and I look forward to Pinto's take on this. Great signing by the Yanks, as Paul says..but not DOOOOOOM for the Sox either.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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Hey, as others suggested, the Tigers were supposed to have a monster lineup too. That didn't happen. And sure, Sabathia is awesome..but he has an ERA over 7 in the postseason! And Burnett? one season with more than 215 innings, with no post-season experience. Sure, we have concerns going into the season. Who doesn't? Why assume the worst? And I again, I think it is great the Sox didn't offer a stupid contract to a first baseman. A great first baseman, sure, but one who has hit more than 40 homers only once in his career and has only limited postseason success (granted, in a small sample). You look on the dark side, I'll look on the bright side, and the reality is somewhere in the middle! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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Looks as though Sox fans are going to be pretty divided over this deal. I think it was smart to NOT offer a no trade clause, especially in a deal that approaches 200 million over 8 frigging years. I'm happy. Go figure.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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Geez, people, why the bloody h are we writing off the season already? Because the Yanks signed some free agents? Big deal! Yes, they will be an awesome team, a great team, but that doesn't mean the Sox will suck! Do you honestly believe that because they signed Tex and the Sox didn't, we are doomed? One player makes that much difference? Again, Yanks fans rejoiced when they got A-Rod, thought it guaranteed championships. Nothing is guaranteed. I'm as pessimistic as they come, but really, I'm happy with what we have going into the season. If that means I'm silly, oh well. Go Sox.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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I grant that Tex's postseason at bats are limited, but all 7 hits he got were singles. For a guy being paid 20 million, that is not enough. To me, it's a consolation; to you it isn't. That's fine. And what makes you think that those two players would aign with the Yanks? What makes you think the Yanks could afford them? Do you forget the 1980's? They did so well signing those big names then, didn't they? And signing A-Rod, and Clemens, and Giambi...how did that work out? Why get upset? The Sox still have a great team, it will be a fun year, and when the Yanks lose, it will be even better. If they don't lose, well, they were SUPPOSED to win, right?
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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Just because they are the favorites doesn't mean they will win. They have been the favorites a number of times over the past few years, and it got them nowhere. Again, look at how these players have performed in the playoffs and consider that if any team ever had pressure, this one is it. If and when they burn out, it will be a flame of light and power, beautiful in its glory and wonderful in its destruction. The Sox can only take care of themselves, and it will work out. I love Theo for staying away from a bad contract.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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Hey, it sucks...but upon further reflection, we have seen A-Rod, Sabathia, and Tex in the playoffs over the past few years..and they didn't exactly dominate, ya know? Hate that they got him, but much rather have that money spent elsewhere. Mauer is a free agent soon...Holliday too I think.. And, as I think others have noted, how can they justify their request for partial public financing for the stadium, after this half a billion spending splurge?
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on BREAKING: Yanks Sign Teixeira at YFSF
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Sometimes I miss TBS..mostly when Timmah opens his mouth.. but only sometimes..
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Shut up, Buck
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Damn...dive, dive, dive..
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one down...
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Good inning...now, another 3 up 3 down..did what the Yanks couldn't and knocked out the big guy..
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Gotta agree with Buck and Timmah...Sox are really working the counts tonight..
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how far do we ride Beckett tonight?
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Julio, make it 9..
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agreed, stuck, just hate to see outs like that..TEK!
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Time to rock the pen..
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tough one on Lowell there, but dang, nice move, Francona..
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yes yes yes yes...2 and 0...HIT!
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...Good....take the pitch..he's lost the zone..
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Can Kielty come through. Signs point to...
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Bases loaded..no outs! :) Black Hole of the Order up...
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Green light?
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