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Mikewastaken

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  1. Short of more Glasnow-type situations I wonder if there will be a rash of blister injuries cropping up now as guys work to grip the ball differently. Again for me this all goes back to Manfred being a moron. If you want to address an issue this deep and divisive, you do it over the course of an offseason and you involve all stakeholders. You take your time and you take steps that all sides can live with. The potential for unintended consequences by doing it has Manfred has done is enormous - from injuries to pace of play to labor relations. Rest assured this situation will do absolute wo
  2. Rob Manfred is a turrrrible leader/executive. Constantly seems to have the wrong instincts on decision-making.
  3. Cashman seems to get a kick out of hitting on reclamation projects and while Rougned has been a pleasant surprise (at least he brings some energy to the team) that's not really a credible move for a supposed championship contender. I do tend to agree with @knifeparty on managers but I think you can judge the ambitions of this team by how long hitting coach Marcus Thames is employed. Even if the lack of runs isn't totally his fault, you can't say you're serious about winning if you just keep him on while this continues on into June. The team needs a shakeup and you can't fire the whole ba
  4. Guy is dodging some bullets so far this year. Long may it last
  5. By releasing him (as opposed to him retiring) aren't the Angels still responsible for the rest of his contract? They're just freeing up a roster spot.
  6. And only two of them are still in the league smh.
  7. Yeah all things considered he's, uh, not the biggest embarrassment in that lineup at the moment.
  8. He will then continue to be DTD for approximately the next 11-12 months.
  9. He's the second youngest position player on the team with barely a full season's worth of major league games total under his belt coming into this season. The organization gave every indication he was the clear starter and three weeks in he has precisely 7 more plate appearances than Brett Gardner. Gleyber, who I would argue has been more of a liability so far, is at 64 PA to Frazier's 41. I guess I just don't trust the Yankees to develop talent right now. Look at Sanchez, Judge, Torres, Frazier. None of them have taken the step forward you would want and you could argue all of them have
  10. To a certain extent I am not worried about the Stantons/Judges/LeMahieus, they know what they are doing and will probably get back on track. It's Torres and Frazier who are young enough where it might get in their heads for an extended period, and/or they change something extreme in their approach that really backfires. I can't think of a player this screwed around by the Yankees since Joba Chamberlain.
  11. Chicken or the egg, isn't it. Knowing this team his most likely path back to regular time is through injury.
  12. We know he is capable of hitting. What the Yankees don't seem to care about finding out is whether he is capable of getting himself out of a slump. Malpractice imo.
  13. Yeah I was careful with my qualifiers lol. He's not gonna stay this way but the longer he stays hot the better chance he has of a really special season.
  14. Yeah I think as long as he stays healthy he probably grows into the season. The payoff could still be good but it's not going to be immediate.
  15. Best player on the planet right now, and stands a nonzero chance of keeping up something like this ridiculous pace.
  16. This thread makes me glad I don't sign my dogs to long term contracts
  17. I interpret that as room for more bad news.
  18. *Glances at Aaron Judge *Glances at the shotgun over the mantle
  19. I dunno man, I would say the dudes with a $300 million vested interest in a positive outcome are the ones more likely to play fast and loose with any facts currently available. It is possible for the following to be true - people who do or do not own him in any leagues, and are or are not fans of his, can appreciate that a partial dislocation of the shoulder socket doesn't bode well for his availability this season, let alone his effectiveness.
  20. I mean, neither does he have the Mendoza-line floor. I absolutely agree he is a good reclamation project but his last two years are negative WAR. Gio's was nearly 6. The Yankees acquired him because they can think they can turn him around like they did with Urshela, not replace the guy.
  21. I'm pretty sure even Michael Scott would not be surprised by this development.
  22. That was already baked in to his value though, or should have been.
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