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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:15 pm

Yoda wrote:
Cobra_Kai wrote:
Yoda wrote:
lol you are a typical Yankees basher who has no idea what he is talking about. maybe you'll learn something.


And you're a typical Yankees fan who thinks the sun rises and sets in the Bronx. This isn't 2000, and the Yanks aren't the ruling dynasty they once were. This Yankees team is getting old and brittle, and regardless if they problems are due to injury or not, the problems are still there. I'm not "bashing" the Yankees, because, as I stated earlier, I couldn't care less about them - I'm neutral the whole way. As a non-participant, outside observer, they just aren't that great anymore. I'd put them in the same category this year as Texas or Milwaukee - and maybe even a little below the Brewers at that.


Blah blah blah. They are in a far better position this year than they were in 07. You can count them out but they will be right in there.

Anyone counting the Yankees out in the second half of the season is a fool. They will hit better in the 2nd half and will score more runs. A-Rod was out for a while, Cano has stunk so far and Matsui has been hurt. All very good reasons why they have been in the middle of the pack. The Wang injury hurts as does Hughes, but Mussina and Pettitte have held up well and Joba has the makings of a true stud. As much as it pains me to say so, the original argument here that the Yanks are average (did I read correctly that they might not even be as good as the Rangers???) is laughable. I don't agree with Yoda on much, but I agree with him here...they will be in the run for the division down the stretch. Count on it.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby North 9 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:23 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:The Wang injury hurts


You bet it does. Ouch! :-b
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:55 pm

markj11 wrote:Is Adam LaRoche too obvious?


I'm surprised that this was the only mention of LaRoche. This guy is one of the best 2nd half players in the majors. LAst year he batted close to .350 in July and August and just below .300 in September. I'd have to go check his stats to make sure.

I just made my usual rounds the other day in every league picking this guy up and on cue he begins to go 7-11 in his last series. This guy is a second half player.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:56 pm

Oh and I like Jimenez and Harang to have a rebound 2nd half also. Jimenez is a great dynasty league pickup if he is available in your league.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby rjforlife » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:37 pm

Are you talking about Ubaldo? Because I think its hard to predict a guy with 34 career starts and a 4.37 career era to have a good second half. He has been improving of late but I just dont think he is the kind of player we are talking about here.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:40 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:Anyone counting the Yankees out in the second half of the season is a fool. They will hit better in the 2nd half and will score more runs. A-Rod was out for a while, Cano has stunk so far and Matsui has been hurt. All very good reasons why they have been in the middle of the pack. The Wang injury hurts as does Hughes, but Mussina and Pettitte have held up well and Joba has the makings of a true stud. As much as it pains me to say so, the original argument here that the Yanks are average (did I read correctly that they might not even be as good as the Rangers???) is laughable. I don't agree with Yoda on much, but I agree with him here...they will be in the run for the division down the stretch. Count on it.


Very well put. The AL East race should be a dandy down the stretch. Hopefully, ESPN actually mentions it this year... O:-)
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:53 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote: don't agree with Yoda on much, but I agree with him here...


I get a good chuckle whenever I see someone post this. :-D
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:04 pm

Yoda wrote:
RedSoxNation04 wrote: don't agree with Yoda on much, but I agree with him here...


I get a good chuckle whenever I see someone post this. :-D

I'm happy to entertain... ;-)
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby NZ Eff » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:48 pm

The Yankees offense truly is pathetic. Damon would have 120 runs on the Red Sox this season.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:53 pm

North 9 wrote:
RedSoxNation04 wrote:The Wang injury hurts


You bet it does. Ouch! :-b

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