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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: ATTENTION EVERYONE – New Community Standards

    Big news - our revised Community Standards are finally online. Please access them on the footer of the page, towards the right-hand edge..... The main point of differentiation between NYYFans and most other sports forums is the sense of community that has been fostered here, since our site was founded many years ago. In order to maintain this atmosphere, we must hold posters to certain basic expectations when participating here..... To this end, we will be conducting a relaunch of our...

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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Message Boards for Other Teams: A List

    Since there have been a couple queries about message boards for other teams in the past couple days, I thought it might be useful to have some sort of list of good fan sites around the MLB. My goal is to have only two or three sites per team--it's not meant to include every forum out there. I also prefer to post forum sites over blogs, although if a blog has a game thread or is really, really good, I'll include it. Thanks for all the suggestions! Edit: Updated on 8/3/11-- New input...

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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NYYFans.com T-Shirts for Sale!

    Please see this thread for details: http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?p=5924926#post5924926. :)

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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: NYYFans.com partners with The Ticket Network; Get your MLB tix right here at NYYF!

    The following announcement is specific for the Yankees, but tickets to all MLB games, in additon to all other sporting, concert, or show events are also available. Check out http://tickets.nyyfans.com to see if we have tickets to the event you're looking for. ----------------------------------------- So you want to see the Yankees, ay? Are you frustrated by the lack of quality seats available from the Yankees Box Office or Ticketmaster, don't want to take out a second mortgage to buy...

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  1. Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    People seem to like it in JC, so we'll see how this goes in here. We'll start with this. http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/3820301.html

    SoCal Pinstriper
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  2. The Red Sox Thread

    Now that the Community Standards are back online, we can re-start a discussion of the Red Sox. As per those Standards, any posting in this thread must be done in a civil manner. That means a genuine discussion without baiting, trolling, flaming or mocking using words or pictures etc. That doesn't mean you can't state your opinions of a player or the team, but do it in a respectful manner. Repeated warnings for those who don't comply will result in the loss of access to the Around the Majors...

    Bub
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  3. The New York Mets Thread

    I decided to start a Mets thread because there have been a collection of smaller Mets threads in ATM and I think it would be best if we just had a larger thread to cover all things Mets. Two things about them strike me today... 1. Pelfry looked pretty good last night. 2. I have a feeling the Mets fans across the nation are beginning to sweat a little bit because right now the Braves are mashing. Ok. Go ahead, start discussing.

    NYDCYankee
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  4. The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    2008...lets get the ball rolling. From Rotoworld today: The Pirates also signed BHKim...imagine being cut over that guy....

    yanksphan
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  5. Could a Trade Deprive Manny Machado of the Triple Crown?

    Manny Machado leads the AL in batting average and RBI and is 1 behind Mookie Betts in home runs. Imagine if Machado leads MLB in all three categories but doesn't win the Triple Crown because he gets traded to the NL.

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    07-16-18 07:17 AM Go to last post
  6. Are lefties at a disadvantage with the new shifts?

    On ESPN Scott Boras was defending Harper average (.217) and blaming the new shifts we are seeing. Made the following statement that it's unfair towards lefties, especially power hitting lefties. Makes some valid points. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23991198/scott-boras-sticks-client-bryce-harper-numbers-dipped-contract-year "I've certainly come to the conclusion that shifting is grandly discriminatory in the game against power left-handed hitters. The reason for that is, you see...

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    07-11-18 02:35 PM Go to last post
  7. Around The Rest Of The League - Game Action

    Jesus, Schwarber just butchered two balls in LF, part of a big inning for the Marlins.

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  8. Does The 26th Man For a Doubleheader Have to Be One Player?

    Does the 26th man for a doubleheader have to be one player going up and down? Can the Yankees activate Tanaka, have him serve as kind of the 26th man, and send somebody else down after the doubleheader who would have gone done to activate Tanaka if there wasn't a doubleheader?

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    07-08-18 07:48 AM Go to last post
  9. The Hunt For Shohei Ohtani

    It's on. He's being posted this offseason. The quickest way to go from a middle of the pack team to a contender would be by signing an ace-caliber pitcher for under $3M. Almost unfair to the teams that miss out on him.

    THEBOSS84
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    time to move on@@@@
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    06-28-18 02:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Baseball Prospectus Says Shifts Are Bad Defense

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23724818/to-shift-not-bullpen-shuttle-mlb-next-big-thing links to https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/40088/baseball-therapy-how-beat-shift/ which says shifts are bad defense because they increase walks more than they decrease singles. It has a lot of statistics. It says: "When asked about it, pitchers often talk about how The Shift made them uncomfortable. It was rarely put into words further than that, perhaps because pitchers didn’t want to...

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    06-24-18 07:29 PM Go to last post
  11. Can we just talk about Mike Trout for a second?

    Dude puts up one GREAT year after another. He's unreal. Will go down as one of the all time greats. It's a shame he's being wasted on the Angels tbh I just can't get over his consistent greatness. And it's like he's even getting better.

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  12. Is Joe Girardi waiting in the wings?

    Since the Mets are horrible and the manager usually gets blamed, does anyone wonder if Joe is a possible replacement?;)

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    06-06-18 08:10 AM Go to last post
  13. Gerrit Cole the one who got away

    Oh well. Should have been more aggressive to get him. Instead we are stuck with Sonny.

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  14. Does The Ground Rule Double Rule Apply to Reaching on an Error?

    Gardner reached second when the ball went through the first baseman's legs and got stuck under the wall, although I thought the ball could have been pulled out. What is the text of the ground rule double rule in terms of applying it to reaching on an error, which isn't a double?

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    05-25-18 09:53 PM Go to last post
  15. Offense down throughout Major League Baseball

    The average slash line for a major league hitter this year: .245, .317, .405, .723 The “tanking” epidemic has hit baseball and hit it hard. Look at the lineup that the Rays are trotting out tonight. There are about 10 franchises actively trying to win. The rest are just using their big league club as an avenue to develop players. It sucks for guys like Adam Lind who couldn’t get a job despite coming off a year in which he hit .300.

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    05-23-18 07:50 PM Go to last post
  16. My Punishment Proposal For Players Who Test Positive For PEDs

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23512723/robinson-cano-seattle-mariners-suspended-80-games-violating-joint-drug-agreement is titled "Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games by MLB." Michael Kay said that the only way to eliminate PEDs is to give a lifetime ban for a first positive test. I have a proposal that is not a lifetime ban, but is much bigger than the current 80 games. I propose that after a first positive test, players can never make more than the MLB minimum. Therefore...

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    05-22-18 07:29 AM Go to last post
  17. Wildcard Teams, Length of Games, & Radical Change Suggestion

    I don't think it's fair for a one-game playoff deciding which of the 2 wild card teams make it to the divisional best-of-five series. My suggestion is to have a best-of-three series. 3 days (Tues/Wed/Thurs) in a row at the #1 seed's home ballpark. This is to eliminate any extra travel issues. The revenues generated for all games are equally divided between the 3 organizations. The wildcard team with the better record is the "home team" for the 1st & 3rd games. Consequently, both divisional...

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  18. Legalized Sports Betting and MLB

    With the recent SCOTUS decision and the prominence of New Jersey in the discussion, I think this is threadworthy. Here is some material: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/us/politics/supreme-court-sports-betting-new-jersey.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22847790/nba-mlb-preparing-profit-supreme-court-ruling-new-jersey-gambling-case

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    05-16-18 10:15 AM Go to last post
  19. Too early to start talking about the one game playoff?

    I personally think with Cano out, the playoff teams are already set in the AL. The only question is weather or not the Yankees or Red Sox face Ohtani. I’d still take the Yanks or Sox at home against Ohtani in a one game playoff, but by no means am I confident. Very possible that a 100 win team gets bounced in the Wild Card round, whether it be against Verlander, Ohtani, or Paxton.

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    05-15-18 03:03 PM Go to last post
  20. 2013 MLB Draft Redo, Judge vs Kris Bryant

    So far the only All Stars to come out of that draft are Kris Bryant, Aaron Judge, and Corey Knebel. Should also be noted the Yankees have first rounders Clint Frazier (#5 overall) and Billy McKinney (#24 overall) still in the organization. Kris Bryant and Aaron Judge are pretty similar players at this point, but gun to my head I’d still probably take Bryant.

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    05-12-18 09:07 PM Go to last post

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