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Arod's mental outlook?

Postby Yikes » Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:01 pm

recent talks initiated by Arod to try and get himself out of Texas probably soured his relationship with his teammates. Any opinions on whether or not that will be a distraction to him and/or that it would hurt his numbers this year?

Also, isn't Soriano out of favor in NY as well?
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Postby mikcou » Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:41 pm

Yikes wrote:recent talks initiated by Arod to try and get himself out of Texas probably soured his relationship with his teammates. Any opinions on whether or not that will be a distraction to him and/or that it would hurt his numbers this year?

Also, isn't Soriano out of favor in NY as well?


I dont think that either of these problems will hurt their numbers in any way for the coming season...
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:08 pm

I do not think A-Rod was adamant enough about finding a new home to upset his teammates.

What did Alfonzo Soriano do to upset his teammates? My perception of his situation with New York was from the opposite angle. Weren't the Yankees looking to trade him after his dissapointing post-season?
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Postby oulevon » Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:48 pm

How about Manny Ramirez saying he wants to play for the Yankees? That could be bad news in left field with the fans.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:58 pm

oulevon wrote:How about Manny Ramirez saying he wants to play for the Yankees? That could be bad news in left field with the fans.


I'm sure Manny will not be in left field. He will probably be in the Hotel Lobby reminiscencing with Grady Liddle
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Postby trevisc » Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:05 am

he's mentally tough as nails. He's lived up to his fat contract so I don't see this phasing him.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:14 am

wrveres wrote:
oulevon wrote:How about Manny Ramirez saying he wants to play for the Yankees? That could be bad news in left field with the fans.


I'm sure Manny will not be in left field. He will probably be in the Hotel Lobby reminiscencing with Grady Liddle



Manny has wanted to play for the Yanks since before he left Cleveland. This is nothing new and no secret. He grew up in the Bronx. What the fool should have done was take less money to make himself happy. He listened to his agent and took the big bucks and long term deal instead. Nothing wrong with that, but he got himself into an AROD type situation because of it. Only with Manny, it is not so much the ego as it is the immaturity that makes him unhappy.
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Postby Gang Green » Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:22 am

trevisc wrote:he's mentally tough as nails. He's lived up to his fat contract so I don't see this phasing him.


Mentally tough as nails? Did you see his meltdown in Game 3 of the ALCS? That ball wasn't anywhere near hitting him. I agree he'll keep putting up great numbers. But his apparent coolness comes from his brain being saturated with marijuana residue. :-° :-° ;-D
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Postby ramble2 » Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:53 am

Gang Green wrote:
trevisc wrote:he's mentally tough as nails. He's lived up to his fat contract so I don't see this phasing him.


Mentally tough as nails? Did you see his meltdown in Game 3 of the ALCS? That ball wasn't anywhere near hitting him. I agree he'll keep putting up great numbers. But his apparent coolness comes from his brain being saturated with marijuana residue. :-° :-° ;-D


I'm guessing that trevisc was referring to A Rod there. As for Manny, I'm confident he'll be able to maintain the level of mental acuity and concentration that we've all come to know and love.
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:41 am

What about Nomar? That is the bigger problem, IMHO. I remember seeing Millar on SportsCenter. He was asked who he would rather have playing SS for the Sox and he said A-Rod. Then, when the deal didn't go down, he started to spin it.
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