Yankee Jinx

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are they related? I think opie may have mentioned it once before.
 

UsedLadBag

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I want the two minutes of my life I wasted reading this thread back.
 

mik3

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I didn't notice that. Openly admitting they buy their talent and give away all their top prospects in high profile trades to leave the farm system barren.
#4 ranked system in baseball, #1 pitching system in baseball in this year's mid-season rankings.


And, Red Sox fans making fun of where players become legends?

Aren't you guys having an election for the president of red sox nation? You know, that garbage you have to pay for to be a 'real' fan.
 

ceeps04

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I didn't notice that. Openly admitting they buy their talent and give away all their top prospects in high profile trades to leave the farm system barren.

This isn't 1991, check the calendar and perhaps the box score.:action-sm
 

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#4 ranked system in baseball, #1 pitching system in baseball in this year's mid-season rankings.
I'd like to see some stats to back that up. I think the Angels, A's, Braves, Marlins, and Dodgers farm systems have been the most highly rated, since 1991 at least.

This isn't 1991, check the calendar and perhaps the box score.:action-sm
I don't get it. You're saying it's only since 1991 since they've haven't been "buying" championships? Babe Ruth was drafted by the Yanks? ;)
 

askewcore

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I don't get it. You're saying it's only since 1991 since they've haven't been "buying" championships? Babe Ruth was drafted by the Yanks? ;)
No, he's saying its not 1991 when Steinbrenner traded away all the Yanks young talent, like Buhner and JT Snow and countless others. Gene Michael stopped doing that when George got banned from baseball for a few years and then guys like Jeter, Posada, Bernie, Mariano and Pettite helped the Yankees shit on everyone for a couple years. Your attempt at an insult is outdated, played out, and makes you look silly. To say the Yankees have/had a poor farm system just proves you know nothing. Wang is a Cy Young canidate, Hughes and Ian Kennedy are both legit starters and maybe you heard about this guy named Joba Chamberlain. Cano and Melky are homegrown players. They still have Jose Tabata and Austin Jackson in the minors who are expected to be studs. JB Cox (worst name ever) is going to be solid, Brett Gardner is highly regarded, plus they have all the young talent they picked up from the D-Backs in the Johnson deal. About a month or so back the Yanks would consistently run out this lineup: Damon, Jeter, Abreu, A-Rod, Matsui, Posada, Cano, Cabrera, Phillips. The nights Pettite was on the mound 6 out of the 10 starters had never played for another team and the pitcher was home grown. Good thing they trade away ALL their major league talent before they blossom huh? :icon_roll

Plus, your a Dodger fan, not only does your team stink, but your city bought their entire franchise from Brooklyn.
 

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It's just funny that he's a dodgers fan talking about misuse of prospects and buying players.

Two words, Juan Pierre. 9mil a year for a .331obp leadoff guy.
 

askewcore

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It's just funny that he's a dodgers fan talking about misuse of prospects and buying players.

Two words, Juan Pierre. 9mil a year for a .331obp leadoff guy, center fielder with a little league arm.

Fixed it for ya. :action-sm
 

iSpeakEloquent

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the yankees stopped buying championships when.....

well they really haven't in this era. 96-00 were mostly the 25 man roster of role players at the time. They started buying superstars in 01 with giambi and so on and guess what they havn't won shit. This year thanks to injuries and george's health they have finally got back to using young guys from the minors and its paying off (best record in baseball in the 2nd half).

hottest team in the AL-Yankees
hottest team in the NL-Rockies

can't wait to play some mid october baseball in denver....ugh
 

Angelfuck

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^agree 100%

now can you explain to me wtf the mets problem is? :( besides being supernaturally disposed to cracking under pressure
 

hehateme

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You guys are missing the obvious jinx.....his name, is Don Mattingly...

Think about it...

The first year that Mattingly wasn't playing, Yankees win the world series.
The first year that Mattingly came back to the Yankees as a coach, Yankees lost the world series...and haven't won since....

MATTINGLY IS AN ALBATROSS....kill him, and the Yankees will win again.....
 

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from another thread I posted.



10 reasons why the Red Sox will collapse
Yahoo Sports ^ | September 21, 2007 | By Anthony Olivieri

The sky is falling on Red Sox nation - again.
The Boston Red Sox celebrated their first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. Just three years later, they are conjuring up memories of another historic campaign - 1978.

The Red Sox have lost five of their last six games - many in excruciating fashion - to see what was a 14 1/2-game lead on May 29 shrink to just 1 1/2 over the rival New York Yankees in the American League East.

Boston squandered a 14-game advantage to New York in late July 1978 en route to the Yankees' second straight championship. Granted, this campaign, the Red Sox have the wild card to fall back on.

But as the noose tightens in New England nearly 30 years later, here are 10 reasons why it will be deja vu - all over again.

10. Big Papi's health - David Ortiz has been limping around with a myriad of injuries to his shoulder, knee, quadriceps and hamstring. With his team needing a lift, the clutch slugger may not be able to provide it. Ortiz had his chance to knock out the Yankees with the bases loaded in the ninth inning against Mariano Rivera on Sunday, but the aching All-Star just could not get around on the fastball.

9. Earth to Manny - Manny Ramirez is a surefire Hall-of-Famer, an RBI machine and one of the best pure hitters in baseball. But his space-cadet routine finally may be wearing thin in Beantown. He has a strained left oblique muscle, which has sidelined him since August 28. But prior to the injury, the 35-year-old Ramirez was in a fog. Without him in the lineup or with his head in the clouds, Boston's lineup becomes easier to attack.

8. Hideki Okajima's arm - Okajima was a Rookie of the Year candidate and one of the best relievers in the American League. His unorthodox delivery - specifically his head motion - confused hitters, making him the perfect bridge to star closer Jonathan Papelbon. But Okajima's arm is tired, and he will be shut down for five days. It's September, the AL East is on the line and one of your best relievers is not available? That's the real head-turner.

7. The Smug Race - There is no doubt baseball fans in New York and Boston border on the intolerable, wearing cockiness on their sleeves. But Red Sox nation has taken it to a new level after the 2004 World Series title. However, the Red Sox have done nothing since their historic championship to warrant gloating - failing to make it past the division series in 2005 or even into the postseason last campaign. Maybe Boston's rabid following is getting just a bit ahead of itself. Could it be that the Red Sox just are not that good?

6. Fall of the Dice-K - Daisuke Matsuzaka has just two wins since July 29 and looks to be out of gas. If you listened to the hype machine prior to the season, the much-heralded former World Baseball Classic MVP was somewhere between Tom Seaver and a righthanded Sandy Koufax. In fact, he was supposed to be better than that. But in reality, he has been John Burkett with a little more velocity. In the final days of the season, Matsuzaka - and his golden arm - need to show what all the fuss was about.

5. Papelbon - The luster is off one of the best young closers in baseball. There is no argument here that Papelbon will be a force in the AL for years to come. But in 2007, the mystique is lost - mainly against the rival Yankees. The 26-year-old has a miniscule 1.96 ERA and just 15 walks in 55 innings. But as Rivera's past exploits have shown us, a closer's season is defined by the big moments. Papelbon is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA and five walks in seven frames against New York this season.

4. The Pink Hat Factor - The Red Sox always were the loveable losers, but not anymore. With a swelling fan base, they have become the chic club to root for with fans sprouting up all over the country. Red Sox nation has an immigration problem with most newcomers not knowing Johnny Pesky from Johnny Damon. All the good will built up from the baseball gods? Gone.

3. Eric Gagne - The newly acquired reliever would be higher on the list, but his effect on the Red Sox will diminish - simply because he will no longer pitch in big spots. Or will he? General manager Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona seem insistent on throwing Gagne into the fire. He is responsible for at least five of Boston's losses since joining the club at the July 31 trade deadline. And Epstein may continue to try to prove Gagne's worth - and himself right - at the team's expense.

2. The Yankees - Holding the best record in baseball since the All-Star break, it is all coming together for New York. The Yankees have steamrolled through the competition, including taking five of six from the rival Red Sox since late August. Boasting the league's most dangerous lineup, New York also has fixed its bullpen problems with the addition of rookie phenom Joba Chamberlain. Robinson Cano has broken out of his first-half slump, and Alex Rodriguez continues to post MVP-caliber numbers. If New York continues to play like this, Boston's play is irrelevant.

1. Harsh Reality - Simply, they are the Red Sox and these things happen. History does not lie. As much as the 2004 World Series title was supposed to erase all the bad memories, 100-plus years of suffering just does not disappear. Ask any die-hard Sox fan. It is never easy. Get used to it, Boston.
 

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No, he's saying its not 1991 when Steinbrenner traded away all the Yanks young talent, like Buhner and JT Snow and countless others. Gene Michael stopped doing that when George got banned from baseball for a few years and then guys like Jeter, Posada, Bernie, Mariano and Pettite helped the Yankees shit on everyone for a couple years. Your attempt at an insult is outdated, played out, and makes you look silly.
So I guess the signings and contributions of David Cone, Dwight Gooden, Wade Boggs, Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neil, Tim Raines, Joe Girardi, Randy Johnson, David Wells and Roger Clemens had nothing to do with their dominance in the late 1990's?

To say the Yankees have/had a poor farm system just proves you know nothing. Wang is a Cy Young canidate, Hughes and Ian Kennedy are both legit starters and maybe you heard about this guy named Joba Chamberlain.
Sure I'll Wang your Chung tonight, but it's way too early to start casting HOF ballots for the rest. Hughes is barely over .500 with 4.50 era (Yes, I know he beat the DEVIL RAYS tonight).

Cano and Melky are homegrown players. They still have Jose Tabata and Austin Jackson in the minors who are expected to be studs. JB Cox (worst name ever) is going to be solid, Brett Gardner is highly regarded, plus they have all the young talent they picked up from the D-Backs in the Johnson deal. About a month or so back the Yanks would consistently run out this lineup: Damon, Jeter, Abreu, A-Rod, Matsui, Posada, Cano, Cabrera, Phillips. The nights Pettite was on the mound 6 out of the 10 starters had never played for another team and the pitcher was home grown. Good thing they trade away ALL their major league talent before they blossom huh? :icon_roll
First, BJ Cox would be worse name ever.
Second, although he technically "played" for the Astros, Pettite was paid by them for a few years.

Plus, your a Dodger fan, not only does your team stink, but your city bought their entire franchise from Brooklyn.
Yeah, the team stunk this year, especially at the end, but on your other point, you should check your internets. Walter O'Malley "brought" the team to L.A. because the city of NY would not allow him to build a proper park for "Dem Bumbs." Maybe they were pissed that the Dodgers finally beat the Yanks in '55.

Jeter
Rivera
Posada
Chamberlain
Wang
Cabrera
Cano
Hughes
Shall I go on?
No, I think that's about everyone.:action-sm
 

mik3

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Cool, now go cry as the Dodgers sign 2008's equivilent of Brett Tomko to block Clayton Kershaw.
 

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It's just funny that he's a dodgers fan talking about misuse of prospects and buying players.

Two words, Juan Pierre. 9mil a year for a .331obp leadoff guy.
First, he bats second.
Second, he had 60+ steals
Third, he throws like a girl.

But I'll see your Juan Pierre and raise you a Pedro Martinez for Delino DeShields. Or even a Mike Piazza for a player to not be remembered later.