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Offline whytev

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #50: August 27, 2014, 11:25:48 PM »
You have to temper the enthusiasm some when you realize that he is strictly a rental.  No way he's back 2015.   If Walters turns out to be a star, then five years from now we may see this deal somewhat differently.   Still, I would not have hesitated to make the deal.

Non-contending teams don't rent.  Years of putting together a team and getting to the point of where you are contending can't be held up by an injury.  I don't want Espinosa starting in the post-season.  This is huge.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #51: September 01, 2014, 11:01:20 PM »
Nice time for a thread bump.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #52: September 02, 2014, 12:24:22 AM »
I think Cabrera is back in2015. He has contributed. The organization does not want Esi at 2B.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #53: September 02, 2014, 02:39:52 AM »
Not just Phil Wood, I have seen it many places that the Yankees are going to go after Cabrera to replace Jeter.  We wont be able to afford to keep him so enjoy his brief time here.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #54: September 02, 2014, 11:12:01 AM »
I'll enjoy him while he's here. Help us win a ring and then go get your money.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #55: September 02, 2014, 11:20:08 AM »
I love this guy and would hope we'd keep him.  Remember the play where he's running into second and it looked like he had his teeth knocked out or was suffering a concussion?  The next minute, he was back out at his position.  He's tough and he's real real good.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #56: September 02, 2014, 11:35:23 AM »
OPSing .778 since coming to the team

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #57: September 02, 2014, 11:43:29 AM »
he's making himself some money now, I wonder if they consider signing him and dealing desmond

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« Reply #58: September 02, 2014, 11:54:05 AM »
he's making himself some money now, I wonder if they consider signing him and dealing desmond

What would be the point of that? Who would then play 2nd? Please don't say Espi...

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #59: September 03, 2014, 08:37:44 PM »
I love this pickup so much

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« Reply #60: September 03, 2014, 08:56:27 PM »

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #61: September 03, 2014, 09:03:34 PM »
Who knows what the Yankees will do? Ever.

This year, they spent a staggering amount and have a second or third-place team. The Mets are building up -- they have good young pitchers and three or four solid position players. Would hurt the Yankees with the fans who switch between competing teams, and the Yankees have been top team in NY since about 1995. Maybe the Steinbrenners decide to build through draft and development. Buying free-agents has not worked.


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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #62: September 03, 2014, 09:19:07 PM »
Who knows what the Yankees will do? Ever.

This year, they spent a staggering amount and have a second or third-place team. The Mets are building up -- they have good young pitchers and three or four solid position players. Would hurt the Yankees with the fans who switch between competing teams, and the Yankees have been top team in NY since about 1995. Maybe the Steinbrenners decide to build through draft and development. Buying free-agents has not worked.



They won a world series five years ago, not exactly an epic drought

Offline whytev

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #63: September 04, 2014, 02:34:20 AM »
Who knows what the Yankees will do? Ever.

This year, they spent a staggering amount and have a second or third-place team. The Mets are building up -- they have good young pitchers and three or four solid position players. Would hurt the Yankees with the fans who switch between competing teams, and the Yankees have been top team in NY since about 1995. Maybe the Steinbrenners decide to build through draft and development. Buying free-agents has not worked.

They'll overpay for him and he'll play great. But they will overpay. And he'll have a ring already.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #66: September 18, 2014, 01:24:29 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/as-nationals-get-ready-for-nl-playoffs-ryan-zimmermans-return-brings-roster-questions/2014/09/17/f2d20e0c-3e74-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

29-17 since they traded for him.

Meanwhile, Zach Walters hitting .172/.235/.410 with a 35% K rate

he's been a solid replacement for Danny, but i'll still take Zimmerman over .229 / .315 / .403 (.212 / .288 / .385 in September).

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #67: September 18, 2014, 01:58:33 PM »
he's been a solid replacement for Danny, but i'll still take Zimmerman over .229 / .315 / .403 (.212 / .288 / .385 in September).

I agree. But is he as bad as a Zimmerman who still needs 100 ABs

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #68: September 18, 2014, 02:20:59 PM »
I agree. But is he as bad as a Zimmerman who still needs 100 ABs

that's a tough one.  Zimm's return from the DL last time resulted in around a .200 average for the first 30 games or so before he finally heated up.  However that was a thumb injury so it more directly impacted his swing.  I still think Williams plays Zimmerman if he's healthy.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #69: September 18, 2014, 02:54:21 PM »
I would really be amazed if there isn't ALOT of platooning through the playoffs.  Let's assume Ryan is ready for fulltime.  There's no reason not to have many share positions and have those not starting be ready for pinch hitting.  LaRouche, Cabrera, Desmond, Espinosa, and Zimmerman should share the platooning roles.

that's a tough one.  Zimm's return from the DL last time resulted in around a .200 average for the first 30 games or so before he finally heated up.  However that was a thumb injury so it more directly impacted his swing.  I still think Williams plays Zimmerman if he's healthy.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #70: September 20, 2014, 09:08:26 PM »
Another key AB by Cabrera

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« Reply #71: September 20, 2014, 11:57:19 PM »
Another key AB by Cabrera

Best trade deadline pick up and it isn't even close.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #72: September 29, 2014, 04:34:11 AM »
Anyone else follow this guy on instagram? He pretty clearly missed the No No because he went to his kid's game. Or at least that is how the timing looks. 

Father of the year!

http://instagram.com/p/tgBTx2Nd6d/

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #73: December 30, 2014, 11:50:06 AM »
Farewell, Asdrubal. You did what you were asked to do, and nobody missed Walters yet.

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Re: Always Appreciating Asdrubal
« Reply #74: December 30, 2014, 12:05:37 PM »
Aw I liked Drubie, I hope this doesn't mean we get stuck with Stephen Drew somehow now :(