Open Thread: RAB Fantasy Baseball League Final Update

ALDS Notes: A KLaw preview, Mitre and the umpires
RAB on the radio

Well, technically it’s the first update, but that’s neither here nor there.

For the third straight year, I won my league’s regular season title, but fell short in the playoffs. This time it was out of sheer stupidity though, not because I had an inferior team. I forgot to set my lineup one day during my matchup in Round One of the playoffs, and missed out on this Zach Greinke start. The ERA and WHIP wouldn’t have mattered, but the five extra strikeouts would have tied me in that category, and given me the win that week. It’s not as bad as the Rafael Furcal Stolen Base Incident of 2007, but it sucks none the less.

Anyway, RAB regular A.D. won the league, beating Jamal G., another regular. So congrats to him. Here’s the team I drafted, and here’s the team I finished the year with:

C: Russ Martin
1B: Derek Lee
2B: Brian Roberts
3B: A-Rod
SS: Gordon Beckham
OF: Jason Kubel
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Julio Borbon
UTIL: Carlos Gonzalez
BN: JD Drew
BN: Rafael Furcal
BN: Brad Hawpe
BN: Casey McGehee
BN: Conor Jackson (DL)

SP: Felix Hernandez
SP: Zach Greinke
SP: Josh Johnson
SP: Freddy Garcia
SP: Sean West
SP: Jered Weaver
SP: Gil Meche (DL)
RP: Ryan Madson
RP: Matt Thornton
RP: Kiko Calero

Power pitching wins, folks. I struck gold with Felix (5th round), Greinke (7th), and Johnson (11th), and Weaver was decent for a 16th rounder. I picked up Garcia and West late in the season when I needed strikeouts and they were starting on a Sunday. Madson and Thornton racked up the holds (the league used Saves+Holds, not just Saves). Assuming Greinke wins the Cy Young, I will have had three of the last four Cy winners on my fantasy team (I traded for Tim Lincecum early last year, and grabbed Cliff Lee off waivers in April).

Don’t read too much into the outfield alignment, I played the matchups pretty much every day and could have had Drew or Hawpe starting. That’s just how I had my roster set yesterday. My first rounder – the uberslumping Jimmy Rollins – was jettisoned along with Aubrey Huff in a trade for McCutchen and Furcal. I had a mid-season outfield crisis and needed the help, plus I had Beckham starting at short. I shuffled in guys like Jack Cust, Kosuke Fukudome, Matt LaPorta, Scott Hairston, and David Murphy all summer until Borbon and Gonzalez stabilized things.

Did you know Derrek Lee finished the year with a .972 OPS, 35 homers, and 111 RBI? I almost traded him for Edwin Jackson in early August. A-Rod was the man, as usual, but Martin hit for zero power all season. Regardless, it was a good team and I won my final six regular season matchups.

Final standings for the league are after the jump, but feel free to use this as your open thread for the night. Brett Favre takes on the Packers in Minnesota on Monday Night Football, and you’ve also got the Rangers and Devils facing off in New Jersey. There’s also a new House on, which is where I’ll be. Talk about whatever you want, just follow the guidelines and be nice.

  1. RAB Mike A. (159-97-20)
  2. Team A.D. (159-103-14) – League Champ
  3. New York Highlanders (149-109-18)
  4. Bulletproof Tiger (145-121-10)
  5. Team Jamal G. (138-118-20) – Runner Up
  6. Team Thomas (127-127-22)
  7. Rafi Silverman (126-128-22)
  8. Team McCarty (130-132-14)
  9. Team CalvinBall (121-137-18)
  10. Forging Genius (120-138-18)
  11. Team Ney (118-141-17)
  12. Dirty Mark Sanchez (117-142-17)
  13. Congressman Mondesi (105-155-16)
  14. Team Manimal (95-161-20)
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  • Dela G

    For the third straight year, I won my league’s regular season title, but fell short in the playoffs.

    Man, you sound like a Dallas Maverick Fan in 06 and 07 who swore to me that the mavs would steamroll to championships…

    • Dela G

      well i shouldn’t have said “sound like” but i bet it felt that way

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

      ’06 was a great year for us heat fans. :)

      • pat

        wtf drew? Skins Yanks and Heat?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    ***Obligatory “Did A-Rod choke again?” Post***

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      In all seriousness, have you heard much of that stuff this year? I haven’t. Maybe it finally set in how valuable he is when it looked like we could lose him for the year back in Spring Training. Also, off the top of my head I could name 4-5 games that he won almost single handedly this year, with the most recent one being yesterday vs the Rays. Beckett-Burnett, First pitch 3 Run HR, and his other walkoff vs MIN are some others.

      He had a wonderful season and to Alex’s credit, he finally had a nice quiet season off the field. All the drama that constantly surrounded him (much of it self inflicted) seemed to finally be gone this year.

      • http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/ Joey H

        Another thing worth looking at is how he wasn’t afraid to draw that base on balls. He wasn’t showcasing his 5 run home run swing every time in a big spot. People fail to realize how big of a rally killer that can be. Sometimes the more quiet contribution is the best one.

  • Dela G

    Hey Mike, i bet you would get a kick out of this:

    So today in class, my professor was talking about something, and then he then said “and that’s the fallacy of the predetermined outcome” and i literally almost choked on my water. I totally thought this was michael kay talking to me… haha

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I would’ve burst out laughing.

      • Dela G

        i almost did. I couldn’t believe my ears

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Professor: Why are you laughing?

        Dela G: Well there’s this blog, see, where we talk about basebal, the Yankees really. And we get realy into the indepth statistics of the game. It’s fascinating really. Anyway, aboout the fallacy of the predetermined outcome…

        [Watches social life cumble and die before his eyes]

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Oh please, that’s nothing.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            I’m being nice.

        • Dela G

          haha rocky road you are very funny

          i like

  • Frankie

    What do you all make of the Miguel Cabrera incident that happened this past Saturday morning.

    Apparently the guy got home ant 6:00am and a fight with his wife ensued. Police showed up and he blew a 0.26

    We all know how he played that evening.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Very stupid, 0.26 is twice as much as what Joba had (0.134) too. That’s nuts.

      • pat

        Yea except, ummm Joba was driving a car

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          We know. We didn’t say that what he did was any worse than Joba, just that what he did was nuts. And it was regardless of Joba.

        • steve (different one)

          Yea except, ummm Joba was driving a car

          true, but….it was also the offseason, not the night before your team plays a must win or your season is over game.

          Joba’s infraction was worse from a, you know, “real life” POV….but if we’re just talking baseball, Miggy’s actions are beyond inexcusable.

        • Steve2

          yea and homie was beating his wife

    • Jose

      Link for anyone who wants to read it:

      http://www.freep.com/article/2.....ullarticle

    • A.D.

      This has nothing to do with my greatness.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Anybody else watching Devils-Rangers?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      GO DEVILS

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Amen.

        I still say Devils-‘Canes last year was quite possibly the best (and most heartbreaking) series in hockey history.

      • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

        Ew.

    • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

      Of course I am.

      For those of you who don’t have Versus, the feed is here:

      http://www.ustream.tv/channel/team-teal-channel

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I’m going to the Knicks game on Nov 4th and the Rangers game on Dec 6th, YAY ME!

      • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

        People still watch the Knicks?

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          idk I hate basketball to be honest, but hey, cheap tickets + high school field trip = who cares. Not often do people go to sports events for school field trips.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I’m going to try and follow hockey this year. Someone convince me to root for his or her team. Go.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Devils! They have the best goalie in league history in Marty Brodeur, the best GM, and an MVP candidate in Zach Parise. They’re always in coontention for the cup, sort of a small-market Yankees, if that makes any sense. Besides, we need more fans.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          I did go to a bunch of Devils games in middle/high school…

          Any Rangers fans want to make the case?

          • Johan Iz My Brohan

            Sean Avery sez haii

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              There’s the clincher. Now you have to be a Devils fan.

          • yankeegirl49

            Before the Devils were around, Yankee fans were just about always Ranger fans. They go together..

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              But the Devils ARE around. And they’re always really good.

              • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

                Yea, and whenever the Devils play the Rangers in Jersey, it’s a 50/50 split in fans. Think that would ever happen at MSG?

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  That’s why we need Matt!

                • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

                  You also need a farm system.

                  Granted, Lamoriello is probably one of the best GMs in the game.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Not one of the best, THE best.

                  If we’re going on a need basis, the Devils need fans more than the Rangers.

                • scooter

                  The rookies on D (Gilroy and DelZotto) looking pretty good so far

                  Gilroy puts the Rangers up 3-2

                  Reasons to like the Rangers over the Devils:

                  1) Rooting for King Henrik instead of Uncle Daddy
                  2) Original cheers:
                  Ranger fans – “Let’s Go Rangers”, “Potvin Sucks”, “Uncle Daddy”

                  Devils fans – steal “Potvin sucks” chant and make it “Rangers sucks”

                  3) The Rock is OK… the Garden is the Garden

                  4) Newark vs Manhattan – ’nuff said

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Devils can win w/o Brodeur, they won w/that Clemson dude or something last year.

          • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

            Plain and simple, if you go to a Devils regular season game that isn’t against the Rangers, the place is empty. Sure, the arena is nice, but they don’t have many real fans.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Which is why we need Matt’s help.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        FACT: The Devils play a defense first system that is like watching linoleum curl.

        FACT: The Rangers play an aggressive, fast-paced, risk taking, offense first system that is extremely entertaining.

        Watching the Devils will deter you from hockey. Watching the Rangers will bring you in.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Zach Parise has become one of the more exciting players in the league.

          • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

            Who will not come anywhere near his numbers last year because Jacques Lemaire is his coach.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Jacques Lemaire won a Stanley Cup, that counts for something.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          I agree Mike, but some people love watching defense.

          It’s like Soccer, to me its the most boring shit on the planet, and yet there are probably 10 Soccer fans for every 1 Baseball fan worldwide.

    • Brian

      Go Devils!

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Anybody else think that if the season ended today Eli would be very much in the running, and perhaps the favorite for, MVP?

    • andrew

      Gotta go with Brees from the NFC. or Adrian Peterson. Eli is certainly in the discussion though, but I’d probably have him at #3 right now. Eli has a history of 2nd half collapses, so lets give him more than 4 weeks.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        2nd half semi-collpase last year, and I don’t care as long as he picks it up come playoff time. Still, this is the best I’ve seen him play since that playoff run in 07′.

        • andrew

          I’m with you on that.

    • http://twitter.com/JamalG_BB Jamal G.

      1. Peyton Manning
      2. Drew Brees

      3. Everyone else

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Brees had that one insane game then he’s just been very good.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

    I had Pujols and Hanley but I lost in the finals in my league. ;_;

  • Nels

    Does anyone know if the Tigers/Twins game tomorrow is going to be blacked out on mlb.tv?

    • chriskeo

      I believe it will be like the rest of the postseason, but don’t quote me on that. But it will be nationally broadcast on TBS.

      • Nels

        So the postseason isn’t blacked out like most nationally televised games are?

  • Nady Nation

    For all those in support of Molina catching AJ in the playoffs: how do you feel about the possibility of AJ matching up with Verlander in Games 2 and 5 of the DS if the Tigers win tomorrow night? Runs will certainly be at a premium in those games, so I’m not sure why anyone would be willing to put an automatic out in the lineup against one of the best pitchers in baseball, in exchange for the chance that AJ might throw a good game with him behind the plate.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Stats from a smart poster on lohud:

      the real facts as they relate to AJ is that, from May 27th through July 27th, in 11 starts, he put up the following numbers:

      W 8
      L 2
      Innings: 69
      Earned Runs: 16
      ERA 2.10

      The catchers in those 11 games:

      Posada: 8
      Cervelli: 2

      Cash: 1

      with this string of success I can’t buy into any theory that says AJ can’t pitch to Posada. His best year, 2008, where he won 18 games, he pitched to Rod Barajas 25 times and Greg Zaun 12 times-neither of these guys is going to be nominated for a Gold Glove in the near future.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Didn’t Mike post those numbers here the other night?

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Maybe the lohud poster is Mike. He calls himself MG.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Forgot we had Kevin Cash……

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        -Since were cherry picking stats, AJ’s 4-2 and has had a 3.40 ERA with Molina over the past 6 starts, which is equally meaningless. Full season numbers tell the story, and they all point in Molina’s direction.

        -Jorge is 1-11 in his career facing Verlander, which is Molina-like.

        -Nobody scores much off Verlander, he’s one of the best pitchers in all of Baseball. Therefore RUN SUPRESSION is at a premium. When facing a great pitcher, you want to match zeros with him, that’s why your #1 starter often gets weak run support, since he usually faces the opposition’s #1 starter. Trying to outscore a pitcher like Verlander is a fabulous way to lose a Baseball game.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          No, full season numbers mean nothing. cERA means nothing.

          Ask any scout or baseball guru, anyone, and they laugh when you mention cERA. We’re not outscoring Verlaner, we’re making sure our best lineup is in the game when he pitches.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            I didn’t mention cERA, you did. It’s a flawed stat. I’m looking at his game logs and splits from this season.

            http://www.baseball-reference......;year=2009

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t cERA just catcher ERA, as in, the ERA of of a cther, through his career? So looking at his splits w/A.J. is looking at his cERA splits, which is a stat that is more or less denounced completely as useless.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                cther is catcher, obviously.

              • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                Yeah, exactly. They also have ‘By Catcher’ splits on BR, which is at least more specific than the over generalized and meaningless cERA. But both of those numbers are bad because they don’t normalize for the opposition.

                But other splits get interesting, like K/BB ratio. What’s most persuasive to me is you can pick any number you like, and they all get worse with Posada than they do with Moina across the board.

                There’s also the other stuff. The Ortiz blowup, the clubhouse rumblings, some of AJ’s post game comments, there’s seems to be a lot of smoke here both anecdotal and statistical.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Then it’s time they learn to work through them, or else they’re being petty and selfish and not maximizing their team’s chances to win.

                • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                  They tried all through August, and AJ pitched horribly.

                  Ballplayers are like anyone else, they’re people and they don’t all have the same ideas about things. It’s like asking a Democrat to pitch to a Republican.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Then how come from May to July they had no problems? Isn’t it possible that Posada, by virtue of at least at first catching more games with Burnett, caught him first during one of his good streaks, then during one of his bad streaks?

                  It’s the playoffs. Work it out. And the democrat and republican analogy doesn’t work because they don’t alwys share the same goals. A.J. and JoPo do.

                • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                  “Isn’t it possible that Posada, by virtue of at least at first catching more games with Burnett, caught him first during one of his good streaks, then during one of his bad streaks?”

                  That’s an excellent point and you may be 100% right. But I just don’t want to risk it at this point of the year. 3 ABs from Jorge isn’t worth risking a blowup by AJ to me.

                  BTW-Of AJs worst outings this year where the opposition scored 6 runs or more, 5 of 6 were with Jorge. It seems like things can spin out of control at times with those two.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  You risk an A.J. blowup at any time, if he does blow up I want Posada in the lineup to at least try and hit my way out of it.

                • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                  Right, but I just want to minimize that possibility. Nothing is ever guaranteed.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            “We’re not outscoring Verlaner, we’re making sure our best lineup is in the game when he pitches.”

            I’m sorry, but this sentence makes no sense whatsoever. I’ve read it 5 times and its made less sense each time.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              All right, here goes:

              By “outscoring” you made it sound as if I thought we’d “pund” him for five or more runs because our best lineup was in. I assumed you didn’t just mean “score more runs” since “scoring more runs” is the goaal of baseball, in very game, rgardless of the pitcher.

              So you want the lineup on the field that maximizes your chance of scoring more runs, right? Molina is not in that lineup.

              I understand that you believe that A.J. pitches better with Molina, but you know what? Now is the time for them to meet, make a game plan, and work past that, or else both are looking at their own selfish issues instead of giving the team the best chance to win.

              • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                When facing a team’s #1, your main goal is to suppress runs, since no matter who you play you don’t figure to score many. That’s the whole idea of having a #1 starter, to match him up with the other teams best pitcher.

                Ideally would you like you best lineup? Yes, but it’s not your first priority.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Your priority should be to put the best team on the field, pitching and hitting wise. S unless they’re both more selfish thnan I thought, A.J. and Posada will (or at least should) work out their problems for the greater good of the team.

                • pete

                  Jorge can hit HRs, molina cannot.

                  There is nowhere near enough evidence to say that Molina/jorge increases/decreases the likelihood of an AJ blowup. Most of AJ’s career shows that he has always been prone to randomly blowing up. In a matchup against verlander, we need as many HR hitters (hitters at all, tbh) as possible. If AJ brings his a-game, the only chance the tigers have is if the yankees don’t bring their a-lineup. I don’t like the idea of verlander being able to pitch around Cano or Swisher to get to Molina in a tight spot.

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

      The Yankees have probably looked at that and though if AJ feels more comfortable throwing to Molina then thats what you have to go with.

      With AJ hes prone to blowups regardless of whoevers pitching. They should have kept having Posada catch him.

      • Nady Nation

        I don’t see why you have to go with it though. The Yanks should tell AJ to suck it up. They’re paying him $82 million, and he’s thrown several good games to Posada. Jorge’s bat is crucial to this lineup, especially when you’re facing playoff caliber pitching and you’re talking about the absolutely massive offensive downgrade from Jorge to Molina.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          “The Yanks should tell AJ to suck it up.”

          They did, actually. For most of August he threw to Jorge and pitched to an ERA over 6.

          Here’s some other pitchers who have reportedly had problems with Posada over the years:

          -Roger Clemens
          -Mike Mussina
          -Randy Johnson

          All HOF type pitchers, who got to the point where they wouldn’t throw to him and now we can AJ to the list. The common denominator here isn’t AJ, it’s Jorge.

          BTW-CC Sabathia has only thrown 15 of his 35 starts to Jorge. Why is nobody talking about the fact that CC has has different Catcher far more often (Jorge-16/Molina-10)than AJ has?

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            …Did you see my post before? You point to a time where he struggled with Posada catching, I pointed to a time where he was Ace-like with Posada catching.

            Posada was the primary catcher in the playoffs, regardless of the pitcher, all those years. A.J. better not be selfish and work out his issues, or he’s being petty and compromising his team’s chances to win.

            • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

              Yeah, I did. I just replied, check it out.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                Saw it.

          • Nady Nation

            Those pitchers seemed to fare pretty well in the postseason when they knew it was best for the team having Jorge catch. How many of Moose’s outstanding playoff games during the ’01 run did Jorge catch? Ditto Clemens during his postseason tenure here. Ever think that maybe AJ just slumped in the month of August?

            • Nady Nation

              Also, if HOF pitchers were able to suck it up and pitch to Jorge in the postseason, why can’t AJ?

    • steve (different one)

      how do you feel about the possibility of AJ matching up with Verlander in Games 2 and 5 of the DS if the Tigers win tomorrow night?

      you misspelled “Pavano”

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Did you know that E-I-E-I-O is actually a gross misspelling of the word “Farm”?

      • Nady Nation

        I don’t get it. Am I missing something?

        • steve (different one)

          yes, there is a very strong possibility that the Yankees are going to play the Twins and all this hand-wringing over Molina taking 2, maybe 3, ABs against Verlander will be for naught.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            Yeah, I’d be surprised if Jorge didn’t start against any of the Twin pitchers. For me, the whole idea is matching zeros against a great pitcher like Verlander.

            Unless the two of them simply don’t want to work together anymore, but I don’t think it’s that bad.

          • Nady Nation

            Right, which is why I said IF the Yanks play the Tigers. And if the series went 5 games, that could be 5-6 very big ABs vs. Verlander in a short series. I wouldn’t have as big of a problem with Molina catching aganst Pavano naturally, which is why I asked IF the Yanks play the Tigers

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    I was just blown out again in my fantasy league thank to Adrian Peterson’s commanding score of 9.

    • Steve H

      Are you in the future?

      • pat

        hahah

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        That one flew over my head. I don’t get it.

        • Steve H

          Adrian Peterson hasn’t played yet, how were you already blown out based on what he did?

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Click.

            That was the sound of the lightbulb clicking on in my head.

            • Steve H

              lol. Though I wished you were in the future and could have told me if I’m going to win or not. Close game, I have Harvin and Grant, opponent has Favre/Pack D.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Wow, my stupidity just clicked. I was fooled because ESPN was acting like the game was over (which, considering the blowout nature of the score, it is for all intents and purposes). Oops.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    I really hope the Dodgers upset the Cards in the first round, although with Wainwright and Carpenter pitching, I doubt it.

    This has nothing to do with me liking the Dodgers (although it would be fun to beat Torre and Manny), more that I would hate facing Wainwright and Carpenter in a row like that.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I would actually feel sorry for St. Louis if they lost, they did so much this season, acquiring top-notch talent, superb pitching, etc… it would suck for them to lose. I actually want a Cards-Yanks WS.

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

    You should have traded him to me asshole. Then I wouldn’t have gotten absolutely raped by Rafi at the deadline.

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

      I’m Dirty Mark Sanchez, btw.

  • Moshe Mandel

    As a Packers fan, I cannot believe it has come to this.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      No kidding, I hope Aaron Rodgers crushes Favre and can get my fantasy team another win, I’m 3-0 at the moment.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Just want to say, this is my last day posting until the Yankees get out of the playoffs. Blogs are gonna be insane come playoff time, and I want no part of it.

    It’s not particularly important, but I thought it worth mentioning on an open thread.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Spillover Thread Count prediction: 5

      The World Series (if the Yankees get there) will be worse.

      • JGS

        how many did the 15-inning sox game have?

        • andrew

          I think it got up to 7 or so.

          • Jose

            5 spillover threads. So, including the original thread, that is 6 threads for a single game. Wow.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

              Yeah, that’s the record. Original game thread plus five spillovers.

              http://tinyurl.com/ycrat9o

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, I just found out A-rod homered twice yesterdatand got to 30/100 (too bad it wasnt 35/100 but whatever, this was hard enough). Awesome.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Was the rock you were living under nice?

      • Salty Buggah

        nah, I was in NY for the weekend. No time whatsoever to catch upto Yanks news. Didn’t even have time to use my computer.

        • 27 this year

          you were in NY city?

          • Salty Buggah

            yea, went to go visit my family. I had my Twitter updates on and I knew he got 100 RBIs but I never saw the tweet that said he got 2 HRs, especially with the 2nd one being a GS (because Twitter doesnt/cant text all of the tweets)

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              They have newspapers in New York. TV, too!

    • Steve H

      Kissing Josh McDaniels’ rings yet Salty?

      • Salty Buggah

        Nope. I never disliked him. In fact, I wanted him as the coach after Shanny got fired. I still don’t like Orton much, though he has been decent and hasn’t thrown any picks, which is important. However, I absolutely LOVE our D. I had no confidence in it last year late in games but now I do. It’s kinda like the confidence I had in the offense last year. However, I am still not as confident for late in games in the offense. The defense’s turnaround is key though.

        • Steve H

          Yeah, funny how the D has turned out, hire an offensive coach and the D dominates(with a good hire there). Orton has played well, and if the D keeps it up and Orton continues to play mistake free football they won’t be going away any time soon. Yesterday was Orton’s best day, still can’t believe he hasn’t thrown a pick or fumbled.

          • Salty Buggah

            To me, it wasn’t that funny. The under the radar signings we had combined with the players we already had and the switch to the 3-4 and the hiring of Nolan, I had a feeling that the D would surprise some people. It has even surprised me and I actually had some expectations for it.

            • Lanny

              The broncos have been great in beating those power houses of the nfl in cincy, oakland, cleveland and dallas. real super power.

  • Moshe Mandel

    How do you call tripping and diving on the same play? It makes no sense.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Minnesota’s center went to my high school.

    • Jack

      Aaron Kampman went to mine.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Nice; Steve Young also went to mine. Apparently he (on the down low) paid for the football field’s lights a few years ago.

        • Jack

          Bah. Can’t top Steve Young. All we have is lineman. Casey Weigmann, Jared Devries, and Brad Meester along with Kampman.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    I applaud Lundqvist. He’s heated up and is playing crazy good.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Nights without Yankee games are so fuckin’ boring.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

      Can’t get into Favre and AD vs the pack

      • Steve H

        I’m into it, with the mute on of course.

        • Lanny

          Your loss missing Gruden.

  • RCK

    I won my fantasy league.

    It was my first time playing, too!

  • Tom Zig

    anyone going to the game on weds?

    • A.D.

      Yes!

  • A.D.

    I want to thank all the little people that helped me get here today, especially the guy who traded Longoria for Tex & CC & Sandoval for Hill & Zambrano. Critical.