The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.
Against Papelbon, that’s basically a guarantee.
This is in so much fucking hindsight but…:
“A Yankees official told the Daily News on Friday that the team was “definitely interested” in grabbing Haren, “but not at all costs.” The Bombers reportedly offered Arizona a package of prospects centered around highly regarded pitchers Ivan Nova and Zach McAllister. Arizona asked for Chamberlain to be included and the Bombers refused. The Yanks also did not want to assume all of the remaining $33 million on Haren’s contract.”
Yeah and we also let go of Kennedy who is the only one of the big 3 that is currently worth a damn. Let go of the wrong guy.
Hindsight is 20/20. Phil Hughes isn’t dead.
just his arm.
He’s not dead but outside of the first couple of months in 2010 he’s been mehhh
I’m less concerned about IPK cuz Grandy is raking so we got decent value…but Dan Fucking Haren…and even Roy halladay to an certain extent…goddamn i wish we had a time machine.
Yea Grandy has definitely been a bright spot.
Seeing Roy Halladay in pinstripes would been terrific. The guy is a great pitcher but it didn’t happen and there isn’t much we can do about it.
Phil Hughes may be injured, but he’s not dead. Hughes, when healthy, is better than Kennedy.
And isn’t the talking point that if we’d kept Kennedy, he would either be hurt or suck?
He’d probably be doing what Noesi’s doing right now.
And we got a centerfielder that in the early going looks like an MVP. Those are more valuable then back end rotation starters.
And once again sloppy defense(Martin and A-Rod) and an ineffective bullpen(Joba) will be our demise. For all the talk about the offense those two components of our team have been even worse lately.
and then pop up weakly
I make no guarantee of the outcome.
Or ground out weakly, or fly out, or strike out on 3 pitches, or hit a home run (unlikely).
Adrian Gonzalez looked terrible against Mo.
almost everybody does.
bring up Montero and shake things up already, this team is zombie-like
Hi Mo. I’ve missed you. I prefer seeing you in happier times.
After this guys it’s Price and Shields who is a CG machine now.
Good luck they’re gonna need it immensely.
2011 Yankees = 2008 Yankees.
“Tough for an older team.”
I want to punch you in the face you ignorant slut.
god I’d love to take a baseball bat to Bobby V.’s face
Just to throw in some perspective…even if they lose tonight, the Yanks could leave Tampa in first place.
The Yankees will never win again this season. The ESPN crew couldn’t be wrong. I fully expect 20-142.
But don’t you know, Adam, that since we’ve lost these games, it means we’re going to lose all those games too. It’s a fact. There is no way, no way in hell we beat Tampa. Or anyone else after that, for that matter.
I don’t think most level headed people will get too worried because of how quick the offense can turn it around. Price will be a tough matchup but it’s not impossible to take 2 there. Then we get Baltimore and the Mets. Win or lose this weekend will be long forgotten come August.
Win or lose this weekend will be long forgotten come August.
By then everyone will be focused on the controversy surrounding John Flaherty taking a day off from a YES telecast in order to clear his head because he felt disrespected that he was made the fourth commentator behind Ken Phelps.
9 games in a row in Sea/Oak/Ana. If the offense is still hitting by that time the way they are hitting right now they might score 9 runs combined in those 9 games. Of course with their current luck for sure they will not miss Felix/Haren/Weaver on that trip either.
Add Pineda there too. He’s in beast mode AND the Yankees haven’t seen him.
I think he leads the league in K/9.
Maybe two negatives make a positive in this situation? That’d be cool.
I like how they are discussing save situations that most likely won’t happen.
Bobby V is the only person that could make me miss Joe Morgan.
I find it comical that if Boston wins they are for the first time .500 and destine to run away withthe division by the all star break, but the Yanks ar in horrific shape, still above .500, experiencing the same shit that Boston went through in the beginning, but they will never break out of it because their defense sucks and they are old and crippled.
Jed Lowrie looks like Charlie from it’s always sunny.
Damn, Papelboner so far with a 20/2 K/BB ratio??
Lining himself up for a 3 year, $35MM deal.
bull shit call
WHERE WAS THIS FOR ROBERTSON.
Those calls are for Red Sox only. It’s not their fault that the team that was never going to lose a game got off to a super slow start. They deserve the wider strike zone.
Wow one game within second place in the middle of May!!!
I’m sooooooo jealous of the red Sox!!!
I’m glad the Yanks are giving up just like us. There’s always tomorrow…to lose.
ESPN doesnt show replay of K-Zone after that Strike 3 to Grandy?? Hmmmm
Every pitch to a Yankee player is a strike. It’s a scientific fact.
The 2011 NY Yankees. Where everyday is Old Timers day.
I heard posada is throwing out the first pitch tomorrow night
wow…. this team is starting to annoy me
Whatever…there are slumps in the season. Is how baseball works. All will be forgotten with a few wins.
Absolutely useless Tex, do something besides fucking popping it up in the infield please
ESPN really seems to love adding insult to injury
So this team has defined roles. Jeter hits grounders, Tex hits pop ups, ARod K’s… Potent. Absolutely Potent
Posada sux lol whatevs
They should also burn all of thier equipment, jerseys etc in front of the dugout.
So my game plan for the team: some times between now and tomorrow vs Tampa, they should watch footage from these past games. Let it be a learning experience.
Then they burn the footage play .700 ball the rest of the year and never speak of this homestand again.
I’m so happy with this new version of you. It’s almost worth all these losses to have caused this new, wonderful iteration of FTLT.
Thankyou! And you know what? I feel better, too.
ARod delaying the inevitable strikeout
WTF Mike, you promised us the tying run would come up. I, for one, want a refund.
Wow… just. WOW. Wow.
I guess his HR in final at-bat of the Royals series didnt get Arod back on track.
Terrible series, terrible games. I could not be more disgusted with this team right now. They really need to get their shit together, especially on defense. Stupid errors like Arod’s cost us games
Pathetic. This team needs to get their heads out of their fucking asses.
Nobody is better at celebrating meaningless wins over the Yankees in May than Papelbon.
Enjoy it, douchenozzle. Revel in the majesty that is winning 3 games before Memorial Day that nobody will care about three months from now.
all the games count the same though, right?
Like I said last thread:
Yes, all the games count the same.
No, none of the games count that much. Each win or loss is only 0.6% of the season. Even a solid two weeks of shitty play is only 8.6% of the season.
All the games count for the exact same amount: “Not much”.
but it’s tough to play so poorly against your top competition
The Rays are a better team now than the Sox
lol wut? Better record =/ better team in May.
Both teams are now 8-5 in May, but Tampa has a +12 run differential, Boston has a -2 run differential. Season-long, Tampa’s +28 and Boston is -6.
Both teams got of to horrible starts, both teams have improved and are playing better. But I’m with Freddy, the Rays as a whole are playing better than Boston. Similar offense, but better pitching across the board.
I wouldn’t bet on the team playing further above its true talent level (offensively) maintaining its current pace though. Give me the safer bet here, Boston, the top 2 offense in the game.
Give me the team with the better pitching, particularly in the pitching-dominant era that we’re in. Especially since the Rays still have more quality pitching sitting in the high minors, ready to supplement.
Fair point, not sure I agree though. Boston’s farm is sparse but they have a lot of their top players locked in at cheap salaries, money coming off the books, and a good front office that should be able to rebuild the farm and make smart signings in the future. The Rays have an insane farm but I’m not sure they can afford to build the complete package needed to compete in the AL East. I don’t buy into their offense at all for 2011.
As soon as the Sox trot out Dice-BB and Lackey, we’ll realize they aren’t this good
Boston’s farm is sparse but they have a lot of their top players locked in at cheap salaries, money coming off the books, and a good front office that should be able to rebuild the farm and make smart signings in the future.
That doesn’t really have much to do with who will be better in 2011, though.
Oh, I thought your mention of their pitching in the minors triggered an organizational discussion. Then I re read and realized what you meant.
Then yea, as I said before, I don’t buy into their offense at all this year and I think you need that to get it done in the AL East.
It is. It’s tough to see your favorite team look like ass against your archrival.
It’s easy to forget about it, though, because there’s so, so many games left to play that a bad weekend against your archrival doesn’t prevent you from still dancing on their grave come October.
Games that are really meaningful: Playoff games, because there’s only 7 of them in each series and you can’t afford to have a bad week
Games that are pretty meaningless: Regular season games, because there’s a whopping 162 of them and you can afford to suck ass for more than a fortnight and still post a .600+ winning percentage if you play solidly more often than not
It’d be a lot easier to deal with your team getting swept by their archrival if you didn’t have to deal with their idiot fanbase.
That really is the only reason why these losses piss me off more than any others.
not just a bad weekend against your archrival. but a bad weekend against your top competition in the division (my apologies to the rays).
and it’s not just a weekend. it’s been poor play for 2 weeks now. the team is looking very old, and they’re not suddenly gonna get younger.
Like I said, even a bad two weeks is less than 9% of the season. And luckily for us, before that 9%, we were performing quite well, so we’ve built up some cushion.
A two-week stretch of suckitude is frustrating, but not super-duper meaningful. It doesn’t mean we can’t make the playoffs. If it did, Boston would have already been eliminated from playoff contention; their stretch to open the season was even worse than the funk we’re in now.
I don’t really see how you can say these games are meaningless though. They count just as much in the standings as the games in September
And those games in September are pretty meaningless too, individually. It’s mind-blowing, but it’s true.
A bad game is pretty meaningless. A bad week is pretty meaningless. A bad month is even pretty meaningless, plenty of good teams have bad months (and vice versa).
You need like 2-3 months of play of a certain variety to really have a meaningful impact on the season.
Look on the birght side, at least the Heat lost tonight.
I think, the more games the Yankees lose, the more chance Montero is called up.
Rough series, but hey, there is whole lot of season of baseball left folks.
Everyone except Grandy is in the shitter =\
It’s Tampa Time.
That game gave me blue balls. Slumps are really awful, especially when they include Papelbon fist pumping.
Its quite amazing the Yankees are in second place when Granderson is leading the team in hitting with .281.
This lineup is featuring some of the worst slumping hitters in the AL right now in Arod, Swisher, and Posada. I’ll even put Teix in that mix. No one should be too surprised at this weekend’s outcome.
That just shows you how bad a stat batting average is.
Too many things are going wrong at the same time. (shoddy defense, unclutch hitting, shitty bullpen) The problem really lies in the fact that the starting pitching has pitched way above expectations so far.
please bring up montero
Eh, I don’t even think he’d do well right now based on his AAA stats. Let him force his way up here, don’t hand it to him.
at least D-Rose, Deng, and Noah beat down on those self-preordained NBA champs, the Heatles.
I’m rooting for the Bulls here, but I hope whomever takes the West beats whomever takes the East. I’m firmly on the Mavs/Thunder bandwagon.
28 of the past 31 NBA championships have been won by one of six teams: the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, Pistons, Bulls, or Heat.
Time for fresh blood. Go Dirk (or Darantula).
Fair point, but I’ll settle for anyone but the Heat here. I can’t handle the thought of Lebron with a ring, and I’m not even a big NBA guy.
As long as its not the Heat who wins it all, I really don’t care who wins to be honest. Although I have develop a sweet spot for Durant.
I hope the Heat win just because everyone has completely bought into hating them. Yankee fans are well versed in the annoyance caused by those casual fans who decide they really, really hate your team despite no real rivalry thing.
No way, the Yankees didn’t fabricate hype in ’09 with their mega signings. The Yankees are classy and get down to business, without wall that fluff and bullshit of the Heat.
Big difference here. People hate the Yankees, the same way people hate the Celtics, Lakers, and Canadians. Because they win too damn much and fans wish they had the success of those teams.
People hate the Heat because you have a coward of a player like LeBron saying they are going to win multiple championships despite not even playing a game, and how arrogant the team was.
Like I said above …
Yankee fans are well versed in the annoyance caused by those casual fans who decide they really, really hate your team despite no real rivalry thing.
As a Knick fan, I have established rivalries with both the Bulls and Heat, so I don’t think anyone should be annoyed that I choose to root against either Chicago or Miami (or both) in this scenario.
I can root for Chicago. I never really develop the hatred for Chicago like I did for Miami, Boston and Indiana.
I detest Miami, Boston, Indiana, Chicago, and Philadelphia pretty equally. They’re my five-headed Mt. Rushmore of Knick Rivals.
As a Lakers fan, I have established rivalries with Dallas and Phoenix. Therefore I can root for the Bulls wholeheartedly since they almost never play against each other. Similar to like how as a Yankees fan I can also root for the Giants and Marlins since they play in a different league and won’t conflict with my support of the Yankees.
I don’t why you hate Dallas. Before this season, Dallas and the Lakers didn’t meet in the playoffs in 23 years. I can certainly understand Phoenix however.
And of course LA Lakers fans hate the Celtics.
Wouldn’t you hate the Spurs though?
I like the Spurs. I have a hard time disliking them with all their under the radar stars. The reason I disliked the Mavericks is because of Mark Cuban.
I’d like to see Dirk win one. He has to be the most under appreciated superstar in the NBA.
The guy is probably a top 25 all time NBA player and he deserves a ring to help validate his career.
Rock Bottom. This team has hit rock bottom. They have no one to blame but themselves, almost everyone needs to be held accountable for this disgraceful homestand, and only they can get out of this by ending this bullshit sometime in these next 4 road games. That is all.
Rock Bottom. This team has hit rock bottom.
Then it’s damn good that we had built up enough of a cushion that “rock bottom” still equals “second place in the division, with a chance to tie for the lead two days from now”.
Sure getting swept is not the way to go but seriously, I wouldn’t call it disgraceful. This is baseball, up’s and down’s are bound to eventually happen folks. Get use to it.
This team is 20-18 and in second place in the AL East in mid May. Hardly rock bottom. I mean, have you seen the Twins lately?
I’m not saying it’s time to man the lifeboats but this team is looking more and more like the Titanic every day.
To say that this has been a week of putrid baseball is probably being too kind.
It’s that horrible right now. Horrible enough to annoy me and chase me from Twitter (on Saturday) until they snap out of it.
It’s official – the yanks suck.
Look for alot of empty seats this august/september.
MO MONKEY PUSSY FO’ MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
You know what’s really official? The Yankees are in a bad slump right now. But they are too talented to keep playing this bad for this long. They’ll break out of it. And there have already been a lot of empty seats in Yankees Stadium this year. You know why? Because of fans like you who jump off the bandwagon as soon as the team starts playing like shit for a little while, or doesn’t make that big offseason acquisition. (Nothing personal, just pissed at how things are going.)
That says far, far more about the fans than the team.
The Yanks play is matching the atmosphere at The Stadium- a sterile morgue, almost like a police state w all the security.
Never been as apathetic towards this team as I am this year- aside from Nova occasionally, nothing too exciting. Jeter, formerly my favorite all-time yankee other than Mattingly, was “insulted” by a contract at least 50% longer and richer than any other team would give. Rivera never squeezed the Yankees like he could have. Now Jeter should be treated like any other free agent- if he’s playing like this in August boo him loudly.
My blood barely boiled tonight and that sux bc I still hate Bahston and their fans with every bone in my body. Part of me wants Yanks to lose and rebuild so that they keep all of the young guys who I actually enjoy following in the minors. Of course, I really like Martin and the only strong every day prospects seem to be C.
Goddamn, its just a slump.
So you’ll boo Jeter when he gets his 3,000th hit?
If he’s hitting to a .650 OPS with 3 years left on a massive contract that he kicked and screamed for? Yes- boo him.
I don’t really care about this losing streak- I was bored of this team when it was winning. I’d find them more interesting if Jeter retired and they dumped a lot of their guys with $ for young players. Of course, the first person I’d like to see dumped it Randy Levine- the guy I suspect is responsible (along with Hank) for ARod, Jeter, and Soriano contracts, among others.
Awesome, the ALE ran out of slackers.
And all teams with the talent to keep it up. This could be a great year.
You know, I’m likely taking a month long leave of absence from work sometime in the next 4-6 weeks.
I hope that everyone is out of their collective slumps by that time, so I can enjoy watching baseball.
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