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Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Grafixguy, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 #301 of 526
    schlagle

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    True, but with the unbalanced schedule, King Felix faced much weaker opponents in general than CC or Price.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2011 #302 of 526
    dnelms

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    That's why it's an individual award, not a team award. The best pictcher won the award for what he did, not what his team did. Rare that it happens that way, but they got it right for a change.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2011 #303 of 526
    Hutchinshouse

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    Congrats to the Yankee fans.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 #304 of 526
    Kevin F

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    Great news.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 #305 of 526
    mystic7

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    Ever since the debacle that was the 1994 baseball strike I think most sides in contract negotiations realize it's not good to anger the fans. More often than not deadlines are extended. Get something done, Directv! With no NFL this year I don't think you want to lose baseball fans of the Yankee persuasion as well this October.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 #306 of 526
    raoul5788

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    I mostly agree with you and have no real problem with him winning the Cy Young award. The only points against him are the unbalanced weaker schedule and the lack of pressure to win.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 #307 of 526
    jaelae

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    Phew. I do hope an agreement can be reached. DirecTV is just too good to giveup over my cablevision account.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2011 #308 of 526
    tonyd79

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    I am going to disagree with the pressure to win part. Most athletes will tell you they play better when there is competition. Felix's team stunk so he had to keep his own focus. Besides, that should never be a consideration as to performance.

    The unbalanced schedule is more worthy but in this case, the other two guys got to not pitch against their own teams and over about 30 starts, you will probably find we are talking about a game or two difference. Not like Felix pitched in the division of a great offense that played in the World Series or anything like that.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2011 #309 of 526
    tonyd79

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    Make that baseball fans. I watch some games on YES and I am not a Yankee fan.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2011 #310 of 526
    sigma1914

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    Did you just use the AL West offense to support your argument?

    Avg Runs by AL East - 749
    Avg Runs by AL West - 661

    I used avg because it's 4 teams compared to 5.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2011 #311 of 526
    tonyd79

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    Did you remove Seattle from those numbers? How about removing the Yankees for CC?

    Stats can be a nasty thing.

    The only correct method is to take each TEAM that each pitcher faced and weight those numbers versus the number of starts.

    If you are going to claim unbalanced schedule, do it right or don't do it at all.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 #312 of 526
    MurrayW

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    I am a Yankee fan, but I agree that Hernandez deserved the award last year. If you take out the Seattle runs from your average, the AL West goes up to 710. Taking the Yankees out of the AL East reduces their average to 747. A difference of 37 runs or 0.22 runs per game.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 #313 of 526
    drhart416

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    Directv is my only option so this dispute stinks.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2011 #314 of 526
    HIGHWAY

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    i hope they can work it out i need yes.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2011 #315 of 526
    Tom Robertson

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    Generally this would be a good sign. Let's hope for the best for all the YES fans.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  16. Apr 2, 2011 #316 of 526
    Skyboss

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    Seriously? Who cares about the Yankees anyway? Most narcissistic channel this side of Oprah.

    Yankee fans are like Yankees. Everyone has one. :lol:
     
  17. Apr 2, 2011 #317 of 526
    sigma1914

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    You do...you took time to post on the subject. Your typical thread crapping, though.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2011 #318 of 526
    Hoosier205

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    It will get worked out. DirecTV wants to drive home the fact that they take care if the largest market while Dish ignores it.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2011 #319 of 526
    Rich

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    I've been horrified by this. My whole summer is built around the Yankees. I have Cablevision coming to my home Thursday morning to install two HD DVRs. The cost? Just a few bucks more than I pay for CV's cable modem.

    This is all about GREED. Like any other issue, knock it down to it's most simplistic level. The Yankees' management made a huge mistake by overpricing the tickets and seating and now they can't fill up Yankee Stadium on opening day. So they figure they'll make up the difference by overcharging D* for the broadcast rights. It's all about GREED.

    Meanwhile, Cablevision is thrilled to get another foot in my door and is bending over backwards to keep the price down, altho that's not my biggest concern.

    They couldn't negotiate this over the winter? They had to wait for now? This is the Yankees' fault and I'm rooting for D* to come out ahead.

    Rich
     
  20. Apr 2, 2011 #320 of 526
    Rich

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    How would you know about Oprah's channel? Don't tell my you watch that.

    That's an strange statement. What are you trying to say? Are you challenged in some way? Do you enjoy the discomfort of others?
     

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