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doublem23
06-16-2008, 07:39 PM
Of course, Hank Steinbrenner whines like a crybaby, but the more important question is... Is the Yankees run over?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3446851

getonbckthr
06-16-2008, 07:43 PM
With Wang I didn't think they were gonna make it. Now they have no shot.

JB98
06-16-2008, 07:54 PM
Yanks are no better than the third-best team in the AL East. Boston, Tampa Bay and Toronto all have better pitching staffs, IMO.

jabrch
06-16-2008, 07:58 PM
This is probably enough for them to not go nuts and give up big parts of the farm for Sabathia.

Huisj
06-16-2008, 08:30 PM
Wow, Steinbrenner sounds like the biggest whiner ever--he's even topping his previous whining sessions. A rule from the 1800s? Come on. I bet some rules like 3 outs in an inning, 9 innings in a game, batting orders, positions, and how to score runs were also from the 1800s. What a lame argument.

RKMeibalane
06-16-2008, 08:40 PM
http://sportswrap.berecruited.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/hank.jpg


"Why the **** doesn't the National League have the DH?"

gogosox16
06-16-2008, 08:42 PM
http://sportswrap.berecruited.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/hank.jpg


"Why the **** doesn't the National League have the DH?"
Is that Hank?

Frater Perdurabo
06-16-2008, 08:46 PM
Hank is a whiner, but he's also right. The NL does need to get with the program and adopt the DH.

JB98
06-16-2008, 08:47 PM
Hank is a whiner, but he's also right. The NL does need to get with the program and adopt the DH.

I agree. I hate National League rules.

Frater Perdurabo
06-16-2008, 08:52 PM
I agree. I hate National League rules.

Critics bring up the double switch and the fact that removing it removes one "mental" aspect of the game.

But a wiser WSI-er than I once quipped, "I'd rather watch Jim Thome hit than watch Dusty Baker think."

DSpivack
06-16-2008, 08:55 PM
They had been playing better lately, but this is a huge loss, to say the least.

gogosox16
06-16-2008, 08:56 PM
I think that baseball should go back to a 2 division league for AL and NL and have 1st and 2nd placed teams make the playoffs and have a format like...

2nd in division 2 vs. 1st in division 1

and

2nd in division 1 vs. 1st in division 2

and so forth...

thomas35forever
06-16-2008, 09:19 PM
Hank's the one that needs to grow up. Then again, it's the Yankees. They're entitled to have everything the way they want it.:rolleyes:

JB98
06-16-2008, 09:20 PM
Critics bring up the double switch and the fact that removing it removes one "mental" aspect of the game.

But a wiser WSI-er than I once quipped, "I'd rather watch Jim Thome hit than watch Dusty Baker think."

Back in the day, my comment was always this: "Who would you rather watch hit? Harold Baines or Jim Deshaies?"

The argument still stands. Just insert a current DH and a current weak-hitting pitcher.

chisoxfanatic
06-16-2008, 09:31 PM
If Tampa and Toronto were to finish 1-2 in the AL East, how weird would it be to have a playoff bracket that didn't include the Yankees OR Red Sox?! :o::D:

It would be all the more perfect if our boys were able to make it to the Fall Classic and run the table!

chisoxmike
06-16-2008, 09:37 PM
Yankees are done.

Marqhead
06-16-2008, 09:39 PM
So the rules should change because a professional athlete doesn't know how to run properly? Boo-hoo.

There are better reasons for the rule change.

SluggersAway
06-16-2008, 09:46 PM
Do NL GM's consider a pitcher's batting average when drafting/signing/trading for them? I never hear it discussed, but it seems they should. Do NL pitchers work on their swing a lot?

I pay very little attention to the National league.

soxfanatlanta
06-17-2008, 07:23 AM
If Tampa and Toronto were to finish 1-2 in the AL East, how weird would it be to have a playoff bracket that didn't include the Yankees OR Red Sox?! :o::D:

It would be all the more perfect if our boys were able to make it to the Fall Classic and run the table!

:praying:

I really hope Tampa makes it; we need some new blood from the AL East.

Oblong
06-17-2008, 07:56 AM
The "strategy" element is overrated. Anyone can pull a double switch. When Leyland was at his press conference being introduced as Tiger manager a writer asked him about coping with the "AL not being as hard to manage" and he called it out. He said in the NL your pitching decisions are made for you based on what guys are due up. He says it's harder in the AL to manage your bullpen because you have to think about it.

Another reason I like the DH is that it helps give a slugger another day off without taking him out altogether. I just think it leads to better baseball.

nug0hs
06-17-2008, 11:11 AM
Wang hasnt been placed on the DL yet, and I really need that to happen ASAP for my Fantasy team so I can go out there and get someone to take his place...anyone have any ideas as to when they will DL him? By the start of tonight's game?

spiffie
06-17-2008, 11:13 AM
I'm one of the two "yep" votes, for the same reason I picked the Braves every year for a long time. When a team does it every year, I need to see them not do it once or twice before I leave that bet. Even with everything going on the Yanks are one hot streak away from being a playoff team, and they have the offense to mash their way to some wins in a row if they get any pitching.

btrain929
06-17-2008, 11:17 AM
Wang, my fantasy team thanks you :angry::angry::angry:

palehozenychicty
06-17-2008, 11:56 AM
If Tampa and Toronto were to finish 1-2 in the AL East, how weird would it be to have a playoff bracket that didn't include the Yankees OR Red Sox?! :o::D:

It would be all the more perfect if our boys were able to make it to the Fall Classic and run the table!

They have excellent starting pitching like us, but I doubt their offense will be enough to overtake the Red Sox or Tampa. They have even more issues than us.

SOXPHILE
06-17-2008, 01:00 PM
If Tampa and Toronto were to finish 1-2 in the AL East, how weird would it be to have a playoff bracket that didn't include the Yankees OR Red Sox?! :o::D:

It would be all the more perfect if our boys were able to make it to the Fall Classic and run the table!

ESPN and the rest of the east coast media would crap all over themselves, and not know what to do, thinking it was Armageddon.

ondafarm
06-17-2008, 01:03 PM
If Tampa and Toronto were to finish 1-2 in the AL East, how weird would it be to have a playoff bracket that didn't include the Yankees OR Red Sox?! :o::D:
. . .

OMG, what would ESPN do?

whitesox901
06-17-2008, 01:10 PM
I voted no, but then I realized, the yankees always seem to make the playoffs....

aryzner
06-17-2008, 01:39 PM
OMG, what would ESPN do?
They would have 2 options:

1.) Cease operations.

2.) Talk about WHY the Yankees and Red Sox did not make the playoffs this year and disregard the rest of baseball entirely.

downstairs
06-17-2008, 02:13 PM
I don't know... they're over 500, only 5.5 out of the division lead and 3.5 out of the wild card. If they can stay steady until near the trade deadline, what makes you think Hank and company won't find a lot of good pitching?

spiffie
06-17-2008, 02:17 PM
OMG, what would ESPN do?
That's easy. Have the Red Sox and Yankees play a best of 13 series for the REAL World Series title. They could run ads telling the public that instead of watching no-names like Scott Kazmir, Carlos Quentin, Roy Halladay, and scrubs like that, tune in to watch superstars like JETER!, PAPI!, MANNY!, A-ROD! all from historic Yankee Stadium and legendary Fenway Park.

skottyj242
06-17-2008, 02:36 PM
So the Yankees are Wang-less until September? :D:

gobears1987
06-17-2008, 02:39 PM
So the Yankees are Wang-less until September? :D:I too remember the infamous "Yankees insert Wang into rotation" thread.

areilly
06-17-2008, 02:51 PM
I don't know... they're over 500, only 5.5 out of the division lead and 3.5 out of the wild card. If they can stay steady until near the trade deadline, what makes you think Hank and company won't find a lot of good pitching?

I don't know if they have the chips to make a move, unless Mark Shapiro and whoever's in charge in Seattle really REALLY want to shed salary as fast as possible.

Lip Man 1
06-17-2008, 03:15 PM
I don't care if MLB keeps the DH or not, but I do think both leagues should play by the same rules.

And it is a fact that every pro league in the world, sans the N.L. uses the DH as does most amateur leagues and the NCAA.

Lip

doublem23
06-17-2008, 03:22 PM
I don't know... they're over 500, only 5.5 out of the division lead and 3.5 out of the wild card. If they can stay steady until near the trade deadline, what makes you think Hank and company won't find a lot of good pitching?

They have nothing to trade? :dunno:

mrfourni
06-17-2008, 05:07 PM
OMG, what would ESPN do?

Talk about the Patriots and Giants

sox1970
08-02-2008, 02:07 PM
Wang will not be back in the regular season. Good for us.