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getonbckthr
07-06-2008, 09:02 PM
Wouldn't it make sense for them to move guys like Mussina, Pettite and Damon and try to move Farnsworth and Giambi? All players have expiring contracts at the end of this season except Damon (09) and don't really figure into the future plans. ALso they are 10 back of the Rays and 5 back in the wild card. I know it isn't a typical move of the Yanks but it would make sense wouldn't it?

Lip Man 1
07-06-2008, 10:29 PM
No because they are the Yankees.

Seriously they will not concede anything because if they were to have anything close to a fire sale, the N.Y. media and fans would absolutely rip them apart.

Plus you have, shall we say, ownership that has large ego's. They'll never allow the franchise to do this if they are within ten games of the top or the wild card. Five games out in the wild card in July is absolutely nothing to a team that has no payroll limitations and can acquire any high priced talent that any other club wants to dump. There ego simply won't allow them to do this even though it may be for the best in a baseball sense.

With their reputation and their history it is simply inconceivable to them to do this.

Lip

Sockinchisox
07-06-2008, 10:33 PM
I don't think the Yankees would ever admit defeat and sell off things. Their fan base would go crazy.

areilly
07-06-2008, 11:16 PM
Wouldn't it make sense for them to move guys like Mussina, Pettite and Damon and try to move Farnsworth and Giambi? All players have expiring contracts at the end of this season except Damon (09) and don't really figure into the future plans. ALso they are 10 back of the Rays and 5 back in the wild card. I know it isn't a typical move of the Yanks but it would make sense wouldn't it?

In purely baseball terms, absolutely but in terms of the weird business and marketing world the Yankees occupy, such a move would border on suicide. My guess is they stand pat while Hank tells the press the Yankees have a team that can win it, and come December their shopping list includes Sabathia and Sheets.

TheOldRoman
07-07-2008, 12:18 AM
The Yankees are not close to being out of it. They have been a much, much more talented (and more expensive) version of the Twins. You can never write them off. It seems like every one of the last 5 years saw them get off to a horrible start, the Bronx panicked, people wrote them off, and then put it together to make the playoffs, despite having horrible starting pitching. The Rays are really good, but they won't stay as hot as they have been. The Yanks are far from out of it.

doublem23
07-07-2008, 12:23 AM
Let's not forget that with tonight's win they're only 4 games out of a play-off spot. They're not exactly in the same waters as the Indians.

palehozenychicty
07-07-2008, 09:51 AM
The Yankees are not close to being out of it. They have been a much, much more talented (and more expensive) version of the Twins. You can never write them off. It seems like every one of the last 5 years saw them get off to a horrible start, the Bronx panicked, people wrote them off, and then put it together to make the playoffs, despite having horrible starting pitching. The Rays are really good, but they won't stay as hot as they have been. The Yanks are far from out of it.


You nailed it on the head. They're still the Yankees.

kittle42
07-07-2008, 10:55 AM
It would be insane for the Yankees to dump anyone right now.

hose
07-07-2008, 06:01 PM
Don't count the Yankees out just yet.

Chicken Dinner
07-07-2008, 06:58 PM
8.5 out and 4 from the WC?