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  1. But that belief is based on faith, is it not? No...

    But that belief is based on faith, is it not? No real evidence that he would have taken that much less money. How much can you say we did not negotiate in good faith when we offered the 2nd largest...
  2. Don't care about the closer role. The guy has...

    Don't care about the closer role. The guy has been an elite or near-elite reliever since 2009. I have no reason to think pitching one inning later will destroy that talent. Obviously there is...
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    So I guess that it is good for the Cubbies to be...

    So I guess that it is good for the Cubbies to be starting a second century without a championship? Or to let the Mets flounder in the game's biggest market? Or for the A's and Rays to compete while...
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    He's played 40-odd games in 2 seasons, which...

    He's played 40-odd games in 2 seasons, which isn't much better. As for Jeter, he's mediocre, not worth the money they are paying him if he wasn't *Derek Jeter*, but at least he doesn't have bad hips....
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    The difference is Joba was ALWAYS a starter...

    The difference is Joba was ALWAYS a starter before the Yankees brought him up in relief. He had the makeup and stuff to be successful as a starter. DB doesn't. He admits it. He has gone on record...
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    There's other factors here beyond the salary....

    There's other factors here beyond the salary. That's a sunk cost whether ARod plays or not. Sure a miracle may happen and wipe him off the books (another ban, someone taking his contract, retirement)...
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    Some of us can multi-task. :p

    Some of us can multi-task.
    :p
  8. It wasn't aimed at you, it was aimed at Greater...

    It wasn't aimed at you, it was aimed at Greater Baseball Wisdom in general. But since you brought them up:

    1. Agreed. There seem to be a lot of servicable relievers out there, and getting into...
  9. Going to be tough because salaries didn't get to...

    Going to be tough because salaries didn't get to $100m until relatively recently. I thought Zito might beat Wells, but he's got about 33 WAR.
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    But why was the comparison even brought up? When...

    But why was the comparison even brought up? When Junior retired I didn't feel the need to say that he was no Willie Mays.
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    Yes, that's been the narrative for some time....

    Yes, that's been the narrative for some time. That he started using when he went to Toronto and brought that culture with him when he was traded to NY.
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    Exactly. And as much as my Yankees-bias makes me...

    Exactly. And as much as my Yankees-bias makes me stand by Ruth as the greatest ever, the truth is he would never be that good today. But just taking Ruth into 2014 wouldn't be fair to him, because he...
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    One of the top 10 at his position, and a no doubt...

    One of the top 10 at his position, and a no doubt Hall of Famer.
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    So you dislike Jeter because your friends are...

    So you dislike Jeter because your friends are ignorant? I would get it if Jeter was always boasting how awesome he is, but he doesn't. I can't honestly recall him ever holding himself over another...
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    He also played against far inferior competition,...

    He also played against far inferior competition, but he also had far inferior medicine to keep him on the field. Like trying to compare Gehrig and Pujols, it is a fun but futile exercise because...
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    The trick, as always, is determining what Cashman...

    The trick, as always, is determining what Cashman is responsible for. The roster problems are largely a holdover from Plan 189, and just as it took a couple of years to do that damage, it was going...
  17. The brain behind bullpen management just seems so...

    The brain behind bullpen management just seems so lacking to me. All anyone seems to worry about is the closer. Can you imagine someone saying "it's ok for the Yankees to lose CC because they have...
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    Remember no one was counting on much from CC or...

    Remember no one was counting on much from CC or Pineda given recent health, and health issues were always questions about Teix and Beltran, so I think those were all factored in to some degree in...
  19. And he would still have the same owner, and I...

    And he would still have the same owner, and I assume Randy Levine. The provide the framework that Cashman has to work within, and I don't see how it would be any different with Eppler. More likely I...
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    The problem with that statement is that there...

    The problem with that statement is that there aren't many people as well known as A-Rod period, let alone in baseball. Are there even 10 other players in the last decade as well known as he is?
  21. Thread: Team Direction

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    Sometimes that's true. Sometimes players just get...

    Sometimes that's true. Sometimes players just get tired of being shipped from place to place. Regardless, I don't see nearly as many teams giving NTCs as the Yankees do. It is not as if the Yankees...
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    So you'd prefer to think his offense is unnatural...

    So you'd prefer to think his offense is unnatural and running the risk of ban for PED violations than that he's doing this under his own power?
  23. Thread: Team Direction

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    The only problem with that is they are giving...

    The only problem with that is they are giving players large salaries over 5+ seasons with no-trade clauses. That limits flexibility and makes it hard to put in the kids. For the next 2 or more...
  24. Thread: Bryce Harper

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    This. 21 year old boys tend to be immature jerks....

    This. 21 year old boys tend to be immature jerks. I'll lay money down that he'll grow out of it. He is also (most likely) 6-7 years away from reaching his peak.
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    What's with the limits?

    What's with the limits?
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