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  1. #2581
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadyOne View Post
    Not sure who’s a fireman, or what you’re referring to, but ok. And do you know I’m not a team owner for sure?

    Mistake on the nickname. And, yes, I know for sure you're not a team owner.


    Seager brings power? I guess your definition of power and mine differs. Got me. I should have said left handed contact hitter with some pop.

    And the “it’s not my money, so why should I care” excuse is lame. If you’re even a casual fan of sports, you are aware that what guys cost matters a lot. If you told me that the team would spend 500M, then sure, buy everyone. But that’s obviously not the case, as proven by these exact conversations we are having. So us overspending on guys now may cause us to not be players later, when the right guys come up. And did us overspending year after year in the past guarantee anything? No

    Thank you for overstating the obvious. No, nothing is guaranteed. Overspending goes with the fact that half the guys in the league crumble when they play for us. There's a premium attached to coming here because of the pressure. So if we want to be players we have to dig deeper. The truth is we have more than enough resources to go get it. And right now, spending big would get us over the hump.

    The only time we really dominated recently, was when George couldn’t do as he pleased, and we built from within. Then used our resources to go get what we needed when it was there. Just because guys are there, and there’s someone out there willing to back up the brinks truck for them, doesn’t mean it’s smart to do so. The early 90s were a perfect storm of us sucking for years, George being banned and Stick Michael taking over and building from scratch. I don't have a problem with doing that all over again... but how?

    I could care less personally. Buying a bunch of mercenaries, and then complaining about them and how overpaid they are later, isn’t desirable to me

    We need some mercenaries. I don't see a Core Four on the horizon.
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    Someone looking for the fireman?

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    He is talking about the one and only, pure trash: Ereck Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyskilla View Post
    His stern face can give that impression but I don't feel that's the case. New York isn't an easy place to play at, so honestly I can see his confidence at an all-time low for him.

    I don't think he's a bust. I think he just needs the right motivation to pick himself up & play harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinkotheclown View Post
    Great assessment. "This is the Yankee way. It always has been". They start preaching that now and by the time we're long gone, it will be.
    It really feels like we've been steadily brainwashed into believing saving-money-for-the-owners is the true win.
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    We need a positivity infusion from dayners81 and we need it now!!! C'mon 'Day' please give us something to at least think about.

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    BTW the Braves payroll last season was 173 and I’m pretty sure they won the World Series???

    And the San Diego Padres won the off season last winter, how’d that turn out for them in 2021?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jango2000 View Post
    see above
    So basically, your response was “just because”

    Got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnermjr1296 View Post
    BTW the Braves payroll last season was 173 and I’m pretty sure they won the World Series???

    And the San Diego Padres won the off season last winter, how’d that turn out for them in 2021?


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    they got in the playoffs last year only because they played in the worst division in the national league and won 88 games.. but once in they had players rise to the occasion like freeman and soler..

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny ny View Post
    they got in the playoffs last year only because they played in the worst division in the national league and won 88 games.. but once in they had players rise to the occasion like freeman and soler..
    How bout the team they played the Astros? What was their payroll? How bout the Rays the team that was in first place in our division? What was their payroll?


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    Looks like Stinky going to sign with the Birds


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    Quote Originally Posted by drt1010 View Post
    Good idea. I think the new CBA will address the cap and luxury tax penalties. I have a feeling the MLBPA might feel the resetting of the penalty is enough of an insensitive for ownership. They would oppose anything that lowers or limits payroll. I don't blame them for the position, it's a huge pie and players want and deserve their share.

    That said, where does it end? What is sustainable? Will we see $100M per season players? Will ownership interest in the teams be part of contracts moving forward? As interest in BB wanes from young fans will TV deals be as lucrative?
    I will say you guys should be doing more investing in FA and adding payroll in trade. Cohen is presumably doing this at a relatively thin profit margin (if any) because he doesn't even own a % of the network in which Met games are broadcast from. I agree with you that the line has to stop somewhere but the Yankees and the YES network make a ton of money in revenue. I know that's shared with other entities besides Hal Steinbrenner but I can't believe the Yankees operate at a loss even if they were to jump payroll from this specific point. There has to still be meat on the bone. They are too profitable.
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    Lutege coming back


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    And per Jack Curry we’re tendering a contract to Gary


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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFanAlways View Post
    We need a positivity infusion from dayners81 and we need it now!!! C'mon 'Day' please give us something to at least think about.
    David Cone gave a great interview yesterday that says it better than i can. Your gonna hear the same thing from me that i have been saying all along. Regardless of what we think as fan the Yanks can't spend on everyone like they did 20 yrs ago. The penalties are 2 much when it starts costing picks and IFA money.

    The 2 richest franchises in the Dodgers and Yankees were the primary teams for Seager and neither valued him at the money he got. Texas overpaid to get him. He's injury prone, is going to need to move off SS in the very near future.

    Everything i've heard and been told is they are still in on Freeman and that they expect to get most of their upgrades on the trade market. The only spec that is untouchable is Volpe, everyone else including Peraza and Dominguez are available in the right move.

    Everyone might hate this, but it's not even Dec1 and we may have to wait till the lockout is over before we see them make big moves. If anyone thinks they aren't doing anything because they haven't been active the last 2 days is a little impatient. R-E-L-A-X they are going to make moves. A mega deal with the A's remains a very realistic solution to most of what they want to get done this off season.

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    They CAN spend, they just choose not to. Hal doesn't give a flying **** about anything other than making money.

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    get me freeman and i will be happy...

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