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Old 11-05-2009, 09:10 AM   #161
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good pitching beats good hitting (baseball)= defense wins championships(football). They both same the same thing and those were motto's ingrained in my head growing up. It obviously isn't fact, its opinion but great D and great pitching go farther than having just a great offense.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:15 AM   #162
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And that was my point about the payroll. I wasn't talking free agency, although the yanks pick up the players with the higher salaries. I was talking base salary.

Yankees $201,449,189
Pirates $48,693,000
The highest-paid player is still the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, making $33 million, a $5 million raise from 2008.

And you can't tell me that this only started "the last few years". They have been spending the most for a long while.

No, you can't buy a championship, but how many years have the yanks missed the playoffs with NO chance to compete for it. That is my point.
You're right, they should just stop spending so much money. It's JUST NOT FAIR!

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:05 AM   #163
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If you don't think pitching is what ultimately wins championships then you don't really know what you're talking about. Fact.. And yeah, that was a retarded thing to say. This is what you said in a nutshell: well, if the Red Sox put together a better team they would've won more championships
No, that's not what I said.

You sound like Tim Mcarver. another idiot.

And you are STILL missing the point. See you keep wanting to bring this my team vs. your team smartassology to this discussion, and that's not about. I know it was a bit silly of me to get in the middle of your Hatfield and McKoys banter with a Saux fan, but my point of defending what he said is consistent to all baseball teams, And that "in a nutshell" is why I brought the Braves into this. Yes, pitching is important and can keep you IN games, but isn't the end all, be all. That, you see, would be one dimensional. You still need runs to win. I realize your pride won't let you admit that.

Actually, I knew this was going to be a waste of time with you. Just another reason the yankee my wankees are so universally hated. Loud mouth, wise ass fans.

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #164
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You're right, they should just stop spending so much money. It's JUST NOT FAIR!
Typical. Some teams don't have the money, so they should just give up.

The point is they drive up salarys, so other teams can't afford their own talent.

Glad to see it finally paid off for you.
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Typical. Some teams don't have the money, so they should just give up.

The point is they drive up salarys, so other teams can't afford their own talent.

Glad to see it finally paid off for you.
If you look at the top 20 salaries in the MLB the Yanks have I think 6 of those players (two are home grown). So 4 out of 20+ players (there are a couple ties) hardly sounds to me like they're the ones driving up the price. People hate the Yanks because they can afford to sign MORE F/A's than anyone else not because they drive up the cost.

But again, what would you expect them to do? I'm glad they put the money back into the team. How many owners pocket more of the profits?
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I'm glad they put the money back into the team. How many owners pocket more of the profits?
I couldn't argue against that. That is basically what Lemieux did to save the Pens. He knew the profits would eventually come. And to follow that analogy, if the Pens end up losing some of there stars, it will be solely because of money. To the previous point I was making, they can only keep a finite number of high dollar players. Because when you have a "budget", once the money is spent...that's all there is.

A simple case of have and have nots.

I'm not sure you can argue the point though when your admitting that 6 of the 20 highest paid players are on your team. What is that? Potentially 67% of your starting lineup. 30% of the entire league. Just sayin'

And listen, I stated earlier in the thread that I had no dog in this race. It really dosen't matter to me one bit. I'm just trying to rationalize to you why it is that the yanks are a love 'em or hate 'em team. It's probably nothing you haven't heard before, I know.

I also have no problem giving props to fans who are level headed and have earned some respect, but I will, however not offer the same for those who demand it.

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I couldn't argue against that. That is basically what Lemieux did to save the Pens. He knew the profits would eventually come. And to follow that analogy, if the Pens end up losing some of there stars, it will be solely because of money. To the previous point I was making, they can only keep a finite number of high dollar players. Because when you have a "budget", once the money is spent...that's all there is.

A simple case of have and have nots.

I'm not sure you can argue the point though when your admitting that 6 of the 20 highest paid players are on your team. What is that? Potentially 67% of your starting lineup. 30% of the entire league. Just sayin'

And listen, I stated earlier in the thread that I had no dog in this race. It really dosen't matter to me one bit. I'm just trying to rationalize to you why it is that the yanks are a love 'em or hate 'em team. It's probably nothing you haven't heard before, I know.

I also have no problem giving props to fans who are level headed and have earned some respect, but I will, however not offer the same for those who demand it.



For the record, I would LOVE to see the Buc's stop trading away all of their home grown talent. It's a shame.
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For the record, I would LOVE to see the Buc's stop trading away all of their home grown talent. It's a shame.
NO! They should trade them all to the Red Sox!!!!!!
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