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2017 Yankees Season & MLB in General

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Rich

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    Geez, the NYC pundits are really wacky. Day after the Wild Card victory the pundits were glorifying Girardi, today they're crucifying him. What he did yesterday was awful. What he did was typical of what I've seen him do for years. Sabathia stunk out the first inning then settled down and was breezing with 77 pitches. He walks a batter, the next guy lines out. Here comes Joe. This is a real WT* MOMENT. What was he thinking? Then he doesn't challenge a bad call. The batter is hit by a pitch...the replay shows he didn't get hit. Joe doesn't challenge the call. Why? Because he didn't want to get Chad Green "out of his rhythm"! WHAT! WHY? Sanchez knew the batter wasn't hit, I could see that on the replay. But he just stands there like a deer in the headlights. Our Joe, at his best. I hope Hal Steinbrenner was watching this...I hope our Joe gets fired. We're toast, because of his goofy decisions. About taking Green "out of his rhythm": Green had walked a guy, the next guy hit a double...WHAT RHYTHM IS HE TALKING ABOUT??? HE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF TAKING GREEN OUT OF THE GAME!!!

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  2. AZ.

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    A lot of second guessing in my book!

    I dont understand how someone can say what to do after the fact....I mean the Indians are the best team in baseball and have 102 win season.....What are they saying they got lucky 102 times?.....There a damn good team, and Yankees are a good team, they will need to play flawless baseball from here on out!.....Can they do it? IDK.....But never count any team out!
     
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    The Yankees are a surprisingly good team that would have stood a much better chance in the playoffs if the manager would see what everybody else does. This isn't second guessing, that "hit batter" call should have been reviewed. That's pretty simple. Can they win this series? Of course they can. Will they? I doubt it. Have you listened to the NYC sports radio talking heads today? I'm not alone in my criticism of Girardi, for a change. He must do better and he ought to be listening to his coaches more than he does.

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    Yea, and as soon as they start whinning, I turn it off.....I give a very small blame on coaching....NY is a brutal sports market, and for the most part its overblown and second guessing....

    My over all point is they lost the day before also.....The Indians are a VERY good team.......Let second guess the first game also?....The players must play, and had some opportunities that they squandered....Thats all.
     
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    One more time: I don't think what I wrote was "second guessing". I knew he made a mistake immediately. It was visible to everyone but Girardi. You can keep repeating yourself, you have that right. You're not gonna change my mind.

    Here's some articles from today's Daily News, some of them written by Girardi fans. The first is by Mike Lupica, first real criticism of Girardi by him that I can recall: Joe Girardi’s worst managerial moment rivals Grady Little’s

    Here's another by Mike Mazzeo, a sports writer for the News, who covers the Yankees. Don't recall any negative articles about Girardi from him either: Girardi a day after replay blunder finally admits: 'I screwed up'

    And this from John Harper, the respected baseball writer of the News, and this is the most scathing article I've seen him write: Girardi better hope starting Tanaka in Game 3 isn't next blunder

    If Girardi had just fessed up instead of trying to BS his way out, I wouldn't be writing this. I'm tired of people in high office lying and not admitting mistakes, I don't think it has a place in sports and certainly not anywhere near the Yankees.

    The writers above are not "talking heads", they write for a living and I respect their opinions. If folks want to call all this "second guessing", go right ahead.

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    WOW!!! They did it! I expected a great game from Kluber, I expected a loss. Didi. Didi. Anybody miss Jeter?

    Now for the Astros, another scary team. I hope Judge wakes up. I hope Joe finds a DH. I am so tired of Ellsbury. Who would have thought the DH position was gonna be this bad?

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    That was really great for them. However, I don’t know if they can pull off two upsets in a row. I do think Cleveland was a little inflated on how good they where this year because of that giant win streak they had. Similar to the Dodgers, everything just went perfectly for them for to long. The Dodgers though, even though their season looks like a yo yo as well, where actually much more consistent when you consider the injuries and sitting of players during their big losing streak, by comparison anyway.
     
  8. Rich

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    I watched the last playoff game the Dodgers played, good looking team. Look at the cities in the playoffs: NYC, LA, Houston and, I hope, Chicago. Top four cities in the country, I think. Could it be any better?

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    Nope, and this is absolutely excellent for the networks showing these playoffs..
     
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    You know they'd love to see the Yankees against the Dodgers or Cubs. That would be huge.

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    I so want them to win, but Yanks won't beat Houston with their DH's (Headley and Ellsbury) going 0-for the playoffs, so far, and Judge 1 for 20 with 16 strikeouts in the 2-spot. May be time to start DH-ing Holliday (no playoff appearence yet).

    And Cleveland's staff has shown the rest of the league just how vulnerable Judge is to the curve ball. I'd hate to see him go 0-for Keuchel and Verlander in the first two games. It wouldn't surprise me to see Girardi move him down in the lineup.
     
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    Hey, remember 1969? The Mets didn't belong on the same field as the Orioles...

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    Keuchel looked like Bob Gibson last night. Hopefully Sevi's on vs. Verlander today. Expecting this one to be another nail-biter.
     
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    One thing I've noticed this year is: The first game of a series in another state always seems problematic. They don't hit in many of those games. Don't know why. Didn't hit last night, didn't hit in Cleveland first game. Verlander has problems with the Yanks. As long as nothing upsets Severino early he should be OK.

    Gotta wonder what happened to moving up in the box when facing a junk-ball pitcher. I kept an eye on the way the Yankees batted last night and didn't see anyone moving up in the box. Best way to beat a pitcher with wicked, moving pitches is to get closer to him. Beat the "break". Another lost art.

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    Two 2-1 losses! Did not see that coming. CC tonight. Gray tomorrow...I hope Joe has the sense to put Sanchez at DH and let Romine catch him. I have no doubt they can beat the Astros, if Altuve and Correa aren't in the lineup. Altuve deserves the MVP award, I don't care how many HRs Judge has. I watched Judge struggle thru six weeks of...not much hitting. The last two games...nothing. Sanchez nothing. Didi nothing. I finally heard something intelligent this morning on the Fan: Put Torreyes at DH! There you go! Put a pure hitter in a hitter's position. I'd rather see him playing second but that would put Castro's big salary on the bench, a big no-no with the Yankees. That'll never happen.

    Frustrated, I sound? Frustrated, I am!

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    Headley was 6 for 15 vs Verlander going into that game. I would have batted him second to get him at least one more at bat, and moved everyone down in the line-up by a spot or two. Headley almost hit one out. Had he been given another plate appearance, who knows?
     
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    Verlander had one of those rare days where he did everything well. Gotta hope that doesn't happen again. Hope we get to see him again, that would be good. Just have to hope he has a bad day.

    Judge really had himself a game last night, offensively and with the glove. Good for him. Doesn't change my mind about Altuve being more deserving of the MVP award.

    About the MVP award: Not sure what the criteria are for the voters, but Most Valuable Player should mean, to me, the player that was most valuable to his team. Was Altuve as valuable to his team as Judge was? Would the Astros have made it this far without him? The Yankees would not be in the playoffs without Judge doing what he did in the first half and again in September, is that enough for him to be MVP? Be a shame for Altuve to lose, but I can why they would vote for Judge.

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