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  1. #3451
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Melancynic View Post
    Yeah, I said before and agree that the NL and PNC help a lot but Searage, who has a history of revamping older or ineffective/stagnating pitchers, is a major factor. It's more than just moving to the NL that saw AJ Burnett turn back the clock and post sub 3.00 ERAs, while striking out 10 per 9 and 200 in a season. Or Liriano having 3 awful seasons before going to PITT and having 3 excellent seasons. Or Happ being completely rebuilt. Searage is up there with Duncan, Cooper, etc. in terms of legit gurus IMO.
    My first thought whenever discussions like this come up is Curt Young and the A's staff. I don't know how they ................ing do it, but Colon, Kazmir, and Rich Hill (partial credit) were major reclamation victories. Perhaps more importantly, the number of decent or better SP who leave that place in FA and subsequently experience a career nosedive over the next two or three years has been staggering.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Twins throw Wild Pitch while trying to intentionally walk a batter also run to score. Thanks Twins.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    With 2 outs, Boone Logan gave up walk off homerun by Charlie Culberson in the bottom of the 10th inning. The win clinched the NL West for the Dodgers.
    If they ask who was our star, give them 25 names, and if you forget our names, just tell them we were Yankees.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Jesus Montero busted for PEDs again: https://twitter.com/BrendanKutyNJ/st...99629238501376

    Apparently it was amphetamines, not HGH or steroids. So dumb. It's really not that hard for a professional baseball player to get an exception for amphetamines. You basically just need a doctor to say you need it to focus.
    David Ortiz tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonMuntz View Post
    Jesus Montero busted for PEDs again: https://twitter.com/BrendanKutyNJ/st...99629238501376

    Apparently it was amphetamines, not HGH or steroids. So dumb. It's really not that hard for a professional baseball player to get an exception for amphetamines. You basically just need a doctor to say you need it to focus.
    Did the Jays call him up when the rosters expanded?
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    Did the Jays call him up when the rosters expanded?
    I'm not sure.
    David Ortiz tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonMuntz View Post
    Jesus Montero busted for PEDs again: https://twitter.com/BrendanKutyNJ/st...99629238501376

    Apparently it was amphetamines, not HGH or steroids. So dumb. It's really not that hard for a professional baseball player to get an exception for amphetamines. You basically just need a doctor to say you need it to focus.
    Geez, didnt learn the first time....He was supposed to be everything Gary Sanchez is now. Now at best he is a platoon DH/bench player
    The real reason why the Yankees keep winning is cause the other team can't stop staring at the damn pinstripes

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by BronxYanks45 View Post
    Geez, didnt learn the first time....He was supposed to be everything Gary Sanchez is now. Now at best he is a platoon DH/bench player
    Not to mention AAAA player.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Good story on Andrew Miller and his trusty slider ...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/sp...-playoffs.html

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Kuroda retiring at the end of the Japanese Series.

    Loved this guy during his brief stint here.

    I wonder how he would have fared had he pitched his whole career in MLB. I think he's a very good bet to top 50 WAR, and would have had an outside shot at 60-65. The former puts him around Oswalt, the latter around Halladay.


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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

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    Kuroda retiring at the end of the Japanese Series.

    Loved this guy during his brief stint here.

    I wonder how he would have fared had he pitched his whole career in MLB. I think he's a very good bet to top 50 WAR, and would have had an outside shot at 60-65. The former puts him around Oswalt, the latter around Halladay.
    Video of his last appearance:

    http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2016/11/06/...dbpr=241544156
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Really nice article in the Times the other day about Curtis Granderson. I didn't see it posted elsewhere on the site.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/sp...randerson.html

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Nova signs a 3 yr/26MM contract with the Pirates. Probably can now afford exterminators to come to his house to control those pesky cockroaches.



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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Austin Jackson signs miL deal with the Tribe.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Former Yankee Mark Teixeira joins ESPN as a studio analyst and could begin in spring training.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Sorry to hear that Mark has become a Red Sox fan.
    That's our second Arby's in town. Some say it's better, the fries are curlier, though I wouldn't know. I'm loyal to the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Sorry to hear that Mark has become a Red Sox fan.
    nice.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Stephen Drew is the opening day starting 3B for the Washington Nationals.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by freebubba View Post
    Stephen Drew is the opening day starting 3B for the Washington Nationals.
    Only because Rendon is injured.
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

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    Only because Rendon is injured.
    I get that, but still...

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by freebubba View Post
    I get that, but still...
    Still what? Drew was their utility infielder last season.
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    Still what? Drew was their utility infielder last season.
    I knew that, too, and I was amazed he had a job. Just figured there would be a cheaper option. Though I was surprised to see that he actually hit pretty darn well last year in limited action, and probably would not have made the original post had I realized that.

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Looks like our ole pal Ben Gamel was called up to the Mariners and is getting regular playing time in RF while Mitch Haniger is out. I kept hearing his name while watching MLB network highlights, though the highlights were for him watching home runs sail over his head.
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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    Looks like our ole pal Ben Gamel was called up to the Mariners and is getting regular playing time in RF while Mitch Haniger is out. I kept hearing his name while watching MLB network highlights, though the highlights were for him watching home runs sail over his head.
    He is tearing sh*t up -

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...60&position=OF

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    Re: The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    seems to be very patient + pulling everything with success
    always reasonable

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