Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 32
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    637
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Shibumi19 View Post
    And that's what's frustrating about the Yanks' offense. You know that many of the teams that play the Yankees will employ a shift of some sorts because they know that's where the ball is going to go, so why still insist on hitting the ball there? Like with Teixeira, he can see the shift, yet he won't hit the ball the other way. Guys in the league that hit for good average and get high OBPs tend to hit the ball all over the place, make the defense spread out and not anticipate where the ball will land.

    And you can see it, too, with the way the Yanks' players were swinging: they still try to pull on the ball, even when the pitch was to the outside part of the plate. That's damn impossible, and if they did hit the ball, it went to either SS (for RH hitters) or 2B (for LH ones).
    Don't know if you recall, but Prince Fielder (left handed brute of a man) came up with Miggy on second in Yankee Stadium and hit the ball the other way to drive in the run. Perfect example for Tex and the rest of the pull happy team.

  2. 10-22-2012, 08:00 PM

  3. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    7
    vCash
    1500
    Are you serious? Dude if Bernie was so.successful, why was he sent back down to AA after he hit .216 that first year? Why was Roberto Kelly considered the better prospect? Why was Bernie always lauded for not stealing enough and not hitting enough with power? Bernie became good with time. DJ was only being counted on to hit .250 and supply good defense. I'm sorry but your information is flawed.

  4. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    2,150
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by kreiderisabeast View Post
    It will be more of the same. Old farts who can't get it done in the post season. Eventually, the team won't make the post season because they are too old.

    Cashman has little brain power and the Yanks scouts are terrible. The front office and scouting staff needs to be canned. They have stunk for years. Only the payroll has saved the front office, incompetence.
    The Yankees have only rebuilt once in my lifetime (early 90's when George was suspended). And going over things, I don't see too many times before that they did either. The only reload.

    So, keep that dream up. Rebuilding teams don't pay the bills and the fans in NY won't tolerate it.

    You also don't rebuild teams that get bounced from the playoffs... you rebuild teams that are eliminated from the playoffs in early sept. (like boston this year)

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    21,344
    vCash
    1500
    the only minors guys i see that can have some sort of impact on the club would be david adams and cojo, i still need to see more of mustellier but he can easily replace andruw jones, also zolio almonte, i like his makeup and style of play.

    i also agree id play romine as the catcher, i just rather not make drastic moves until we are in a better position to either make sound trades, sign FA or develop guys, we are just tied with all these contracts . Main goal should be to be under 189 by 2014 if we arent then we are going to be screwed

  6. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    7,007
    vCash
    1500
    What we need right now is more guys like Michael Pineda.
    "I'm an administrator. I'm a good listener. I would not pass myself off as an evaluator of talent"

    - Brian Cashman, GM of the Yankees

  7. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    784
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by infernoscurse View Post
    too bad we dont have a great young opposite field hitting stud like Jesus Montero
    X ten

  8. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Barren, Desolate Wastes of Angband
    Posts
    3,596
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by infernoscurse View Post
    too bad we dont have a great young opposite field hitting stud like Jesus Montero






    But we sure do have a broken down, intoxicated, unproven 9th starter to fill the void.........


    And so, a new era begins.....

  9. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,687
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by theslick1 View Post
    Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter were both successful in the minors.

    Melky Mesa has not been able to consistently hit like either of them.

    There are a lot of "can't miss" guys who "miss." But the number of guys who have mediocre minor league careers, then make it in the majors is small.

    If you're worried about Melky Mesa becoming the next Jay Buhner or Fred McGriff, don't.
    Quote Originally Posted by nolayankeefan View Post
    Are you serious? Dude if Bernie was so.successful, why was he sent back down to AA after he hit .216 that first year? Why was Roberto Kelly considered the better prospect? Why was Bernie always lauded for not stealing enough and not hitting enough with power? Bernie became good with time. DJ was only being counted on to hit .250 and supply good defense. I'm sorry but your information is flawed.
    I was hoping you were right. I didn't know, so I looked.

    Duh.

    Bernie Had real good minor league seasons at 21, 22, 23, right before he came up. Jeter was better at 20 and 21.

    Fail.
    Solarte, oh, oh!
    Solarte, oh, oh, oh, oh!

    [Nel blu, dipinto di blu
    Felice di stare lassł
    Nel biu, dipinto di blu
    Felice di stare lass]

  10. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Creepyville, USA
    Posts
    26,229
    vCash
    1500
    Michael Pineda currently weighs 330 lbs.
    Leo's Thought Of The Day


    Message to Hal: SIGN EVERYONE.

  11. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    holly pond, al
    Posts
    25
    vCash
    1500
    330... how tall is this guy?..

  12. #26
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    In the Middle of the Map
    Posts
    14,383
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by wyseguy78 View Post
    330... how tall is this guy?..
    6'6" I think?

    Eric Berry Strong

  13. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Creepyville, USA
    Posts
    26,229
    vCash
    1500
    Moo.
    Leo's Thought Of The Day


    Message to Hal: SIGN EVERYONE.

  14. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East of the Sun, West of the Moon
    Posts
    16,985
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by nolayankeefan View Post
    Bernie Williams hit .216 when promoted to Triple A, and the Yankees only wanted Derek Jeter to him .250 when he first came up. Just because a player doesn't light the world on fire, doesn't mean they wont out to be good if not great. Shane Spencer, Ricky Ledee and Kevin Maas were considered can't miss major league talent, and scouts were drooling over Todd Van Poppel when he first came up. I would rather take a chance on our home grown players than to see them become the next Jay Buhner or Fred McGriff with another team.
    Spencer, Ledee, and Maas were never considered anywhere close to cant miss prospects.
    John Maeda@johnmaeda

    Knowing the overall *shape* of an idea, argument, situation requires as many facts, models, opinions as you can take/make to see a whole.

  15. #29
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    queens, ny
    Posts
    2,112
    vCash
    1500
    the core four was a once in a generation phenomenon

  16. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    2,150
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by nolayankeefan View Post
    Here's a bright idea, use the farm system players. We played Bernie Williams when he was considered nothing more than a 4th or 5th outfielder, but we played him and he produced. Its time to do that again.
    Ummmm, this is still the New York Yankees... Rebuilding is NOT in the list of options. You think cashman is hated now, if he goes into a rebuilding mode in NY, someone will probably cause him physical harm.

    Just listen to comments on this forum... the number of people that Hate playerX, even though they are playing very well... Montero is the only young guy that they have not totally knocked down and that is because of what COULD BE. If he hit in NY like he did for Seattle, they would have been running him down too...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •