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Postby 5 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:13 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
5 wrote:oh relax...even though Boston didn't do ANYTHING, the pig Yank$ still have pitching issues unless you're afraid of that Unit guy or Lidle or Ponson or Jaret Wright. Besides, even if you're down 3-0, you can come back. ;-)


Mussina doesn't pitch for the Yankees anymore? Unit isn't one of the best pitchers of the entire generation? The most dominant closer, arguably in history, isn't still shutting the door on leads? :-? Please stop spouting silliness.


Yes of course the Yankee$ should win but I was merely mentioning Yankee holes...Mussina - not one of them. Rivera - yeah again, not one of them. They're trying to outhit everyone again and that's dangerous.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:13 pm

5 wrote:oh relax...even though Boston didn't do ANYTHING, the pig Yank$ still have pitching issues unless you're afraid of that Unit guy or Lidle or Ponson or Jaret Wright. Besides, even if you're down 3-0, you can come back. ;-)


Obviously the Yankees still have questions about their pitching staff. However, last I checked, so did the Red Sox. Mussina and Wang are pitching great right now. RJ has been as well (outside of that last blowup). Wright is up and down and we'll have to see what Lidle can contribute.

That said, the Yankees rank 5th in the AL among runs allowed; Boston is 8th. The Yankees still have Mariano at the tail end of their bullpen, and Farnsworth and Proctor have been very good so far in the second half. They should get Dotel back soon, and he might contribute something.

The Yankees still have questions, of course, but let's not make it seem like they are pitching-inept.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:16 pm

It will be interesting to see how Abreu does on the Yankees... typically a great player goes to the Yanks and struggles; can a struggling player go to the Yanks and thrive?

Now, I know there are plenty of you who wouldn't say Abreu is "struggling" but, he is and man did they hate him in Philly. "good riddance" is what all the Phillies fans are saying, but that's overshadowed now by their disappointment for still being stuck with the player they now affectionately refer to as "Patricia." My how they change quickly, Pat "the Bat" was one of the Philly fan favorites even going into this year.

This whole time I thought Abreu would do well in the AL, but we'll have to see what happens in NY.
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Postby Steve-o » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:17 pm

Hey. Let's not let this devolve into Yankees / Red Sox thread. Lets here what deal were made.
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Postby nsulham » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:22 pm

Steve-o wrote:Hey. Let's not let this devolve into Yankees / Red Sox thread. Lets here what deal were made.


I can't really speak to the devolving into a Yankees-Red Sox thread point since this IS a trade thread and I was merely voicing my displeasure at my team standing in quicksand and not doing anything but you do have a point.

Like what the Metropolitans did. It's too bad Dirty Sanchez got hurt or that would be one HELL of a back end.

Someone mentioned it earlier but the Dodgers did well to overhaul their team as well.

And of course, anytime you can add three guys like Abreu, Lidle and Wilson for basically nothing, you come out a winner.
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Postby Mashug » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:36 pm

5 wrote:oh relax...even though Boston didn't do ANYTHING, the pig Yank$ still have pitching issues unless you're afraid of that Unit guy or Lidle or Ponson or Jaret Wright. Besides, even if you're down 3-0, you can come back. ;-)


I think teams are in fact afraid of Mussina, Wang and Johnson as a 1-2-3 punch when you know Rivera's there in the ninth. They're also afraid of that obscene "Pig Yank$" lineup when everyone's healthy. But if it makes you feel better, I'll help you out.

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Postby Coppermine » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:41 pm

Mashug wrote:
5 wrote:oh relax...even though Boston didn't do ANYTHING, the pig Yank$ still have pitching issues unless you're afraid of that Unit guy or Lidle or Ponson or Jaret Wright. Besides, even if you're down 3-0, you can come back. ;-)


I think teams are in fact afraid of Mussina, Wang and Johnson as a 1-2-3 punch when you know Rivera's there in the ninth. They're also afraid of that obscene "Pig Yank$" lineup when everyone's healthy. But if it makes you feel better, I'll help you out.

They cheated again. It's not fair, I'm telling.


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Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:49 pm

George_Foreman wrote:If the Pirates could have gotten Linebrink-type talent for Ollie Hernandez, why on EARTH would they have moved him for Xavier Nady? :-? (Which isn't even to mention Roberto Hernandez)

Seriously, is Littlefield really that dumb? I mean, I'm going to be VERY irrate if the Braves could have flipped a replacement-level OF for a quality guy like Linebrink (and some change even!) and failed to do so.


and I am going to be pissed off if KT could of gotten Betemit for Linebrink, and ended up with a SP that couldn't even make the Pirates. Not to mention trading one of the premier setup men in the league to a team that they could end up facing in just two short months. We traded a guy that knows the entire Padre "Book" on the Mets, and now visa versa ..

If Kevin Towers sent Linebrink to NYM for Ollie, and I understand 'buying low' and 'selling high' here, Ollie damn well better win a Cy Young within the next 3 years.

Oh and where is the 3B?

Todd Walker? Why did we get rid of Castilla? At least he could play Defense. Todd Walker hasn't played 3B in a decade and now we are relying on him during the stretch run ....

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Postby byfrcp » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:50 pm

chargerss24 wrote:
bcb wrote:Don't forget the CLee deal. Or Huff.


Deadline trading was fairly boring...the Lee, Huff and Abreau deals were done before today's deadline.


Well every trade was done before today's deadline... :-?
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:51 pm

garf112 wrote:This thread lasted 17 pages before becoming a Yankees-Red Sox argument. I think that is a record. Aside from the Tru thread of course.


Barry holds that record too?
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