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Old 01-08-2011, 12:39 AM   #376
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Eeeeh, not so happy about the prospects being lost, I don't think this season has any purpose whatsoever except to try and get the next Cubs generation in line, but whatever, I'm beyond caring at this point about 2011 and the season hasn't even started. (I have no idea why I feel that way, and I'm sure it comes off poorly about myself as a fan, but for some reason, I just am not with it at all, at least not atm.)
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:32 AM   #377
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That's not wrong. Sometimes your teams just give you no hope. I haven't really given a shit about the Sixers in a long time. I pay attention, but who they sign and trade has yet to give me any reason to care.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:57 PM   #378
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:52 PM   #379
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But with bad news, always a ray of light and laughter. Thank you Chicago Sun Times:

Today in regrettable mix-ups: The Chicago Sun-Times and “Matt Garza” | Off the Bench

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More so than casual racism, I’m going to chalk this up to lazy editing and a general unfamiliarity with Tampa Bay baseball– the latter part of which can hardly be held against anyone.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #380
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I hope the Yankees don't give up a draft pick for Soriano. Ugh.
Well, Cashman definitely doesn't listen to me.
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Tell me you're not seriously complaining about acquiring Rafael Soriano. Dude. Please.
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Tell me you're not seriously complaining about acquiring Rafael Soriano. Dude. Please.
Sure, that bullpen looks pretty good right now. Just saying that 3/35 and a draft pick in a deep draft is a lot for a setup man, given that they have a pretty good close as is.

That said, if this leads them to put Joba back in the rotation and try to salvage whatever is left there, maybe it would be an ok deal.
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Considering that it looks more and more like andy ape tit won't be returning, I think joba returning to the rotation is likely.

I'd also like to add that joba isn't a starting pitcher.
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Never underestimate the Yankees' ineptitude when it comes to developing pitching. I think it is very unlikely that they will actually put him in the rotation.

I disagree that he isn't a starting pitcher, though. Maybe he is no longer one because of the team screwing up his development. Before his injury and the Joba rules, he had 34 starts with a 3.54 ERA. In any case, what's the harm in trying? It's not like he's an indispensable reliever now or that he has any trade value. All he needs to do is to be better than Mitre to help the team. I'd like to think he can do it...
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It was a good move for Cashman to sign Soriano. The Yanks' fortunes with number one draft picks ain't the greatest. Plus, they now have a contingency plan when Mariano retires or if/when he sustains some sort of nagging injury in 2011/12.
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Papelbon is the Yanks' plan for when Rivera hangs it up.
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Never underestimate the Yankees' ineptitude when it comes to developing pitching. I think it is very unlikely that they will actually put him in the rotation.

I disagree that he isn't a starting pitcher, though. Maybe he is no longer one because of the team screwing up his development. Before his injury and the Joba rules, he had 34 starts with a 3.54 ERA. In any case, what's the harm in trying? It's not like he's an indispensable reliever now or that he has any trade value. All he needs to do is to be better than Mitre to help the team. I'd like to think he can do it...
Well I do agree that the yankees have completely screwed up joba's development, but I think he was screwed because he had the perfect mentality to be a terrific reliever.

I simply don't think he has the makeup to be a starter. He can't possibly pitch with that same volatility and intensity as a starter.
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Well I do agree that the yankees have completely screwed up joba's development, but I think he was screwed because he had the perfect mentality to be a terrific reliever.

I simply don't think he has the makeup to be a starter. He can't possibly pitch with that same volatility and intensity as a starter.
Fair enough. It's an opinion many in Yankeeland seem to share. But since he is a mediocre reliever, I'm willing to take a risk to put him on the rotation.

In other news, shutdown bullpen seems to be this year's run prevention mantra.
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Fair enough. It's an opinion many in Yankeeland seem to share. But since he is a mediocre reliever, I'm willing to take a risk to put him on the rotation.

In other news, shutdown bullpen seems to be this year's run prevention mantra.
Well I think he's a mediocre reliever because of how they treated him.

At the very least, no matter what you think joba should be, most would agree that the "joba rules" and how they treated him were an utter failure.
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