• BigBlueAL

    I mentioned this last night. You really think the Yankees are gonna be motivated to win games to finish 3rd ahead of the Blue Jays??????

    They will be fired up I would hope when Moose pitches to try to get him 20 wins this season, but other than that I wouldnt be surprised to see this team stumble down the stretch, especially the final week playing on the road. Maybe in their final homestand they will hopefully at the least send out the old Stadium in fashion with some wins, but if the Yanks are gonna finish 3rd it will probably take Toronto playing somewhat poorly down the stretch….

  • Ivan

    Hey it’s a transition year.

    The Yankee FO while are gonna be dissapointed but at the same time are not gonna really go crazy and knew this was a possibility.

    09 is really the target year.

  • huuz

    who cares. i’d rather finish in last place…if we’re not going to make the post-season.

    • Joe

      Why would you want to finish in last place?

      • Ivan

        The only thing I care about is this, finishing 1st or second, and not finishing last.

        I can really give a fuck about 3rd or 4th.

      • 27 this year

        I guess to get a better draft spot? idk

  • Ivan

    I’ll be honest, does it really matter. Once you finish below second, does it really matter. 3rd and 4th wow huge difference. At this point you just watch yankee games for the heck of it and see if they finish the season strong.

  • Steve

    “Toronto tied for 3rd with Yanks”

    WOOOO-HOOOO!!

    OUR DRAFT PICK JUST GOT ONE NOTCH BETTER!!!!

    BTW-Lets be honest, who cares at this point. Play the kiddie-poos.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    I expected the Rays to tank in June. Glad to see my intuition was right but three months premature.

  • huuz

    assuming that losing does not affect your bottom line, and i suspect that it won’t (for this year), then the only reason i’d rather finish in 5th place in the AL, instead of 14th is pride. a team still misses the playoffs, and there is no other benefit to 5th.

    since pride doesn’t yield any tangible results and finishing lower provides a higher draft pick, i’d rather finish in last place, IF the Yanks are unable to make the playoffs.

    if there is a counter argument for why 5th place is great, i’d like to hear it…

  • RustyJohn

    Going to the game tonight- the Yanks make it out here not very often- so how shitty is it to be witness to Sidney Ponson pitch the only game I will see in person this year? Pretty shitty- At least call up Hughes or IPK so there can be some mild interest.

    Instead I get to be witness to Ponson getting bounced in the 3rd and Ryan Rowland Smith shutting down the Yanks line-up. Make it interesting- bring back Graeme Lloyd for a day so we can have the all-Aussie game this evening.

  • E-ROC

    I hope Joe Girardi makes a last minute change in the rotation and have somebody not named Ponson pitching.

  • Hybrid Moments

    It will be really embarrassing if the Yankees finish in fourth place. Third is bad enough but when you consider the talent that the Yankees have its pretty laughable that they’re this far out of the postseason race.

  • Steve

    If we keep this up, our draft picks might be protected by the end of the month.

    Then we can sign EVERYONE!

    • 27 this year

      We would lose the second round pick for the first guy, and then the third round pick for a second signing. You wouldn’t lose nothing, you just won’t lose your first rounder.

      • Steve

        That’s fine, we still have our 1st (Cole) and 2nd (Bittle) rounders from this year.

        We are going to have a gazillion picks this year. I say we lose on purpose, and nab Pedro Alvarez when he re-enters the draft next year.

        • yankeemonkey

          It’s doubtful the arbitrator will rule that way. Most likely he’ll issue a sharply worded rebuke to the MLB and apply the ruling to future cases.

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          unfortuantely, the draft class sucks, so it doesn’t matter who you pick they might not be good anyway.

          • Steve

            I hear that every year. I’ll take my chances with 9 of the first 90 picks.

            • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

              where did you here that about the last few years? this year was pedestrian but this year is ugly…like 2000 ugly…like the 2000 were freakin’ David Parrish was our first rounder…and he’s out of baseball

              • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

                that should read “this year was pedestrian but next year is ugly…”

  • yankeemonkey

    Ugly line for Wakefield tonight…Of course considering Boston is facing Texas pitching, that game is faaaaaar from over.

  • Reggie C.

    Imagine sitting not so pretty in 4th place by tomorrow morning. Wow…..

  • Haggs

    The Yanks battle for fourth place on the day Joe Torre’s team takes over first place (albeit with a 72-70 record). Awesome.

  • Yankees=warriors

    I would say none of the team officials care anyways.
    Why else are they still pitching Ponson tonight? If they’d learned anything from Rasner’s start they would have made the change already. Instead, they’re going to “try their luck” with Ponson, and end up burning the bullpen again.
    Seeing how obvious this is, it must be that they just want the draft picks like us.

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  • mustang

    Once again what does it matter 2nd, 3rd,4th or last this is all garbage time now. When they been in the playoff for so long does anyone really think it’s going to matter to them.