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Postby Stand Pat » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:51 pm

he hasn't attempted a SB in nearly a month. chalk it up to a slump, or are the yankees not giving him the green light? :-/
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Postby blankman » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:12 pm

Most simply, I think he just doesn't feel the need to run. Previous to Cano's slump, he had three guys behind him that had a great likelihood of driving him in. Cano hit lots of doubles, so he probably didn't see the need to run when he could score on most of those.

Perhaps the biggest reason is the risk- you don't want to take the bat out of Sheffield's or Alex's hands by getting caught. Now this generally hasn't stopped him in the past, so it may not be the case.

As a team, the Yankees really aren't running very much right now, with the only exception being Womack when he plays. Other than his most recent SB, Alex hadn't stole one in awhile.

There's likely something else contributing, but I haven't yet noticed it.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:35 pm

Jeter is not running because the scores have not dictated it nearly as much as in the past. Last season he ran more as did Arod as the Yanks were playing more close games imo. They were also in games longer and even when down were not buried by the 5th inning.

This season we have seen a lot of blowouts each way. If you are up 5 you are not going to run. If you are down 5 in the 3rd because Leiter or Henn or Bozo the Clown was on the mound, you are not going to run and risk losing a baserunner with Sheff and Arod due up.

The score and the pitching is dictating how much running Torre is doing more than anything else imo. Even last season, Torre had his guys running mostly in game situations, not just for the sake of running up numbers.
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Postby blankman » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:40 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Jeter is not running because the scores have not dictated it nearly as much as in the past. Last season he ran more as did Arod as the Yanks were playing more close games imo. They were also in games longer and even when down were not buried by the 5th inning.

This season we have seen a lot of blowouts each way. If you are up 5 you are not going to run. If you are down 5 in the 3rd because Leiter or Henn or Bozo the Clown was on the mound, you are not going to run and risk losing a baserunner with Sheff and Arod due up.

The score and the pitching is dictating how much running Torre is doing more than anything else imo. Even last season, Torre had his guys running mostly in game situations, not just for the sake of running up numbers.


Thats what I was missing. Very good point.

There just haven't been many situations for him or anyone else to run in that would be worthwhile.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:41 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Jeter is not running because the scores have not dictated it nearly as much as in the past. Last season he ran more as did Arod as the Yanks were playing more close games imo. They were also in games longer and even when down were not buried by the 5th inning.

This season we have seen a lot of blowouts each way. If you are up 5 you are not going to run. If you are down 5 in the 3rd because Leiter or Henn or Bozo the Clown was on the mound, you are not going to run and risk losing a baserunner with Sheff and Arod due up.

The score and the pitching is dictating how much running Torre is doing more than anything else imo. Even last season, Torre had his guys running mostly in game situations, not just for the sake of running up numbers.


Agreed. The team either is so far behind that you can't gamble away baserunners by stealing, or the offense goes on such a rampage that there's no need to steal.
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:10 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
TheYanks04 wrote:Jeter is not running because the scores have not dictated it nearly as much as in the past. Last season he ran more as did Arod as the Yanks were playing more close games imo. They were also in games longer and even when down were not buried by the 5th inning.

This season we have seen a lot of blowouts each way. If you are up 5 you are not going to run. If you are down 5 in the 3rd because Leiter or Henn or Bozo the Clown was on the mound, you are not going to run and risk losing a baserunner with Sheff and Arod due up.

The score and the pitching is dictating how much running Torre is doing more than anything else imo. Even last season, Torre had his guys running mostly in game situations, not just for the sake of running up numbers.


Agreed. The team either is so far behind that you can't gamble away baserunners by stealing, or the offense goes on such a rampage that there's no need to steal.


Yeah, and unlike some players, Jeter doesn't worry about padding his stats. He's too much of a team player.
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Postby blankman » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:22 pm

Another reason, as mentioned by the announcers tonight, Cano sees some of the fewest pitches per at bat in the majors. He puts the ball in play very early in the count that Jeter just doesn't have the opportunity to run.
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