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Yankees (11-6) @ Pirates (7-10), Sunday, 4/23/2017, 01:35p ET
(1 Comment - 4/23/2017 1:49:50 pm) Yanks break out the bats to overpower Bucs
(11 Comments - 4/23/2017 1:42:32 pm)

Yankees (10-6) @ Pirates (7-9), Saturday, 4/22/2017, 04:05p ET
(45 Comments - 4/23/2017 3:26:05 am) CC battles, but stuff not sharp vs. Bucs
(3 Comments - 4/22/2017 2:38:30 pm)

Yankees (10-5) @ Pirates (6-9), Friday, 4/21/2017, 07:05p ET
(41 Comments - 4/22/2017 2:01:18 pm)

NY Post: Yankees missed out on A-Rod replacement who’s tearing it up for Brewers
(22 Comments - 4/21/2017 4:27:33 pm) 4 homers back Tanaka in homestand finale
(32 Comments - 4/21/2017 9:54:03 am)

White Sox (7-6) @ Yankees (9-5), Wednesday, 4/19/2017, 07:05p ET
(46 Comments - 4/20/2017 9:19:48 am) Yanks shut out until 9th; win streak ends at 8
(13 Comments - 4/19/2017 3:25:34 pm)

White Sox (6-6) @ Yankees (9-4), Tuesday, 4/18/2017, 07:05p ET
(41 Comments - 4/19/2017 1:34:59 am)


Current Projected

Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
Jeter is King

Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

NY Post: Yankees missed out on A-Rod replacement who’s tearing it up for Brewers

With Alex Rodriguez no longer in the DH picture after batting .200 in 65 games and being released last Aug. 13, the Yankees were in the market for his replacement in the offseason.

Among the hitters they had contact with was Eric Thames, who was looking to return to the big leagues after spending three seasons punishing pitchers in Korea.

“We talked to his agent, but the financial considerations weren’t a match,’’ general manager Brian Cashman said of the 30-year-old Thames, a lefty swinging first baseman/outfielder.

Thames must have gotten a lot more money than Matt Holliday since the financial considerations weren’t a match, right?

Thames, a 39th-round pick of the Yankees in 2007 when he was a sophomore eligible out of Pepperdine who didn’t sign, inked a three-year deal with the Brewers in November for $16 million.

Yeah, $16M over three years for a 30-year-old player who hadn’t done anything in MLB does seem a bit risky.  You could end up with Yasmany Tomas or Rusney Castillo.

In early December, the Yankees signed 37-year-old Matt Holliday to a one-year contract for $13 million to be their DH.

Whereas $13M for ONE season for a 37-year-old coming off the worst season of his career is a good one.

This all makes sense to me.  Why would you want to pay Thames $3M for two more years?

See, even with the Yankees at 10-5, we can find things to complain about if we apply ourselves.

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