Discussion in 'General Discussion Archive' started by Party Rooster, Sep 27, 2007.
I guess they want to make sure that Opie keeps rooting for the Mets and the Sawks.
are they related? I think opie may have mentioned it once before.
I think that was a "bit."
"where players become legends"
I want the two minutes of my life I wasted reading this thread back.
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.
This isn't 1991, check the calendar and perhaps the box score.
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.
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?
And this doesn't count the fact that Austin Jackson out-performed Cameron Maybin at high A this year.
Shall I go on?
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 Your attempt at an insult is outdated, played out, and makes you look silly.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.
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.
Fixed it for ya.
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
now can you explain to me wtf the mets problem is? besides being supernaturally disposed to cracking under pressure
The mets need more hispanics.
Daaaamn....You just been pwnd!!!
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.....
from another thread I posted.
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?
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).
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.
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.
No, I think that's about everyone.
Cool, now go cry as the Dodgers sign 2008's equivilent of Brett Tomko to block Clayton Kershaw.
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.