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Which team will Teixeira sign for?

Anaheim
17
19%
Baltimore
7
8%
Boston
38
42%
New York Y
15
16%
Washington
11
12%
Other
3
3%
 
Total votes : 91

Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:11 pm

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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:55 pm

bigken117 wrote:You guys are missing some great posts if you don't read the whole thread ;-7

FWIW, I'm not that upset the Red Sox didn't lose Tex, they didn't need him, as Lowell is plenty fine at 3B, and I was also hoping to see Lars Anderson in a Sox uni. And it doesn't bother me (really) that the Yankees swooped in to outbid the Sox. I commend Theo & co for having a limit and sticking to it. Obviously he's a good player and he would have fit in their line-up nicely, but they didn't think he was worth $180 million. Good for them for not bending over for Boras.

On the surface, the Yankees have had a good offseason. But when you hand out $425 million in contracts, it's kind of hard not to.


You've really gotten into the holiday spirit ken. What with your Lester avatar and your Rondo sig I see that you've donned you "gay apparel" :-)


bygones.

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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby NorthSider2 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:28 pm

instead of the government bailing out car industry, the yankees should take the pleasure and buy it too. ;-7
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:12 pm

The Yankees have a higher GDP than North Korea.
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby ayebatter » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:17 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:The Yankees have a higher GDP than North Korea.



No wonder Kim Jon IL has been so sick. ;-)
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby Tavish » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:30 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:The Yankees have a higher GDP than North Korea.


Is that anything like OBP or OPS? If so then it doesn't surprise me, North Korea hasn't picked up a single decent free agent this year.
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Re: Yankees make "free" agency exciting

Postby thedude » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:10 pm

Overpaid (he is not the second best hitter in baseball) but the Yankees can afford to pay him too much and players are worth more to the yankees than other teams, so it is a good move for them.
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Re: Mark Teixeira future team? (Yankees)

Postby mweir145 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:04 pm

BritSox wrote:Then your issue is with the rules, not the Yankees.

He's had a bunch of people try to explain that to him for 20 pages. It hasn't helped at all.
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Re: Yankees make

Postby jlm53089 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:43 pm

I am going to laugh for so long when the Yankees dont make the playoffs.

Even with all this new firepower they still play in the toughest division in baseball.
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Re: Yankees make

Postby noseeum » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:11 pm

jlm53089 wrote:I am going to laugh for so long when the Yankees dont make the playoffs.

Even with all this new firepower they still play in the toughest division in baseball.


I think that might be a reason the Yankees buy these guys no? That's why the angel's passed also. They are the favorites in the west even without teix. If you want to make it out of the East you better be stacked.

I personally worry a lot more about the rays than the sox. That many young studs with great defense and solid pitching? So many of their core players should only be better in 2009. Yanks had to improve significantly to match up.
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