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Old January 31 2014, 06:08 PM   #466
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I think people worry too much. They have the cash. They just need to flex it. Hopefully their cheap streak is over.
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Old February 1 2014, 02:21 AM   #467
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And that's why people hate the Yankees. They're there only team above having to make sound management decisions because of how much money they have.
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Old February 1 2014, 02:56 AM   #468
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And that's why people hate the Yankees. They're there only team above having to make sound management decisions because of how much money they have.
Sounds like their problem
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Old February 1 2014, 03:18 AM   #469
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And that's why people hate the Yankees. They're there only team above having to make sound management decisions because of how much money they have.
They' missed the playoffs what, twice in the last 19 years?

What's not sound about that?
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Old February 1 2014, 04:07 AM   #470
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And that's why people hate the Yankees. They're there only team above having to make sound management decisions because of how much money they have.
They' missed the playoffs what, twice in the last 19 years?

What's not sound about that?
Well one could argue that with their payroll advantage, if their management was truly sound, they would be in the World Series practically every year. When you are spending that much more then the competition they should win, and that could be considered a failure of management.

Not that I totally agree with such a statement, but the argument should be made.

Also, what I think Aldo is trying to say as well, and I don't want to put words in his mouth, is this is why the Yankees and their fans are hated. It's easy to be a Yankee fan. They're team is great every year, but its not about how they're that much better at the game then anyone else, its just cause they can throw more money at the problem. They don't have to go through what any other fanbase does.
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Old February 1 2014, 02:57 PM   #471
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Any team with money is going to be able to use it. Why is this a uniquely Yankee-oriented problem? They're not the only team with a big payroll.
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Old February 1 2014, 04:15 PM   #472
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Because the Yankees (and now the Dodgers) don't hold back with USING the advantage. Plenty of other teams with big payrolls, Red Sox included, but they at least pretend to have a budget, they let people go because of salary demands, and rarely completely blow away the market for a player. Happens on occasion, but it's the rare occasion when the Yankees AREN'T just pulling out the checkbook to fix a problem. To the point where you really don't have any home-grown players to cheer for anymore. Jeter and Gardner? Maybe some fungible bullpen arms, no idea there.
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Old February 1 2014, 06:06 PM   #473
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The Yankees are heads and shoulders above the rest of the league in revenue and a gives huge support for a salary cap. That's the problem with the Yankees' behavior of "I'll just buy the best the free agents in the market rather than attempt to build a team intelligently." It's the competitive imbalance that has caused every other league to create a salary cap. Do you want that?
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Old February 1 2014, 06:20 PM   #474
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I'll go on later, but it's the players that don't want a salary cap, not the owners.

(and if you were a player, you wouldn't want one either)
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Old February 1 2014, 07:47 PM   #475
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Because the Yankees (and now the Dodgers) don't hold back with USING the advantage.
Nor should they.
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Old February 1 2014, 07:57 PM   #476
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Because the Yankees (and now the Dodgers) don't hold back with USING the advantage.
Nor should they.
Well in that case they should be the favorite to win the World Series every year by a fair margin.
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Old February 1 2014, 08:39 PM   #477
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Tom Servo wrote: View Post
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Because the Yankees (and now the Dodgers) don't hold back with USING the advantage.
Nor should they.
Well in that case they should be the favorite to win the World Series every year by a fair margin.
And they have been
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Old February 1 2014, 08:42 PM   #478
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I'll go on later, but it's the players that don't want a salary cap, not the owners.

(and if you were a player, you wouldn't want one either)
Steinbrenner wants a salary cap?
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Old February 1 2014, 08:43 PM   #479
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Because the Yankees (and now the Dodgers) don't hold back with USING the advantage.
Nor should they.
Well in that case they should be the favorite to win the World Series every year by a fair margin.
But that's not the case, is it?

By your logic, The Yankees have to win every year.
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Old February 1 2014, 08:47 PM   #480
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I'll go on later, but it's the players that don't want a salary cap, not the owners.

(and if you were a player, you wouldn't want one either)
Steinbrenner wants a salary cap?
Don't know, but it' the player's union that doesn't want one.

If I was an owner, I'd want one.
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