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So Stanton couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat the first few weeks of the season. Last week he found his groove and had a few games with three hits....then Saturday he's on the bench. Does a full time DH really need a day to rest especially when he's finally showing signs of life and Monday is an off day? Or is this a case of trying to get others who are struggling more at bats?
 

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So Stanton couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat the first few weeks of the season. Last week he found his groove and had a few games with three hits....then Saturday he's on the bench. Does a full time DH really need a day to rest especially when he's finally showing signs of life and Monday is an off day? Or is this a case of trying to get others who are struggling more at bats?
imma yuge fan of mr stanton, who i feel can mimic or surpass nelson cruz's outstanding hitting career, despite most of mlb thinking that 'cruz won't repeat last year's production.' (insert any season for nelson's last 1/2 dozen or so.)
actually, mr cruz didn't start whacking 40+ homers a year until he was 33, eight seasons ago. giancarlo is currently 31.
as far as gametime for the entire squad, it's the 1st week of may, and coming off a season when no one played much in addition to the usual process of going thru the roster to see who has what, gametime is a silly discussion. check back on this one in july.
 
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So Stanton couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat the first few weeks of the season. Last week he found his groove and had a few games with three hits....then Saturday he's on the bench. Does a full time DH really need a day to rest especially when he's finally showing signs of life and Monday is an off day? Or is this a case of trying to get others who are struggling more at bats?
It feels like over-managing. Yes...it makes sense to rest Stanton periodically....but don't do it when he is hitting well.

It feels like treating judge and Stanton with kid gloves is pointless...they will pull a muscle sitting on the bench. Play them when they are hitting and healthy. Seems obvious.
 

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hey, look! yanks just put up a 7-3 stretch! imagine that. up at the top now for homers, too. and ol luke, last season's homer champ, hasn't even sniffed the on deck circle yet. like the newer 3ball thinking in hoops, feels like the newer baseball change to long ball plus lights out bullpens is a real thing, too. can the bomber/ flamethrowers do that? gee, i wonder. not. and apparently, mr. chapman is, well, mr. chapman. so far, throwing 100+ easy, and currently, unhitable. who knew?
gerrit cole is the best pitcher in baseball.
and as far as team batting averages right now, the yanks are around middle of the pack (why can't any team hit?). of course, their obp is highly superior. fire the hitting coach, fire the manager, fire the gm, fire the bat boy.

dang, 'fire the bat boy.' that's sum good mulch, right thar. lol.
 
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Odor has been a nice addition, adding Higgy to the lineup as well. Gotta trade Sanchez especially if hes not in the lineup and won't be back next year, dont care what we get back hes is addition by subtraction. Were stuck with Hicks for this year unfortunately just bat him 9th.

The pitching is fine, Cole is money.
 

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Odor has been a nice addition, adding Higgy to the lineup as well. Gotta trade Sanchez especially if hes not in the lineup and won't be back next year, dont care what we get back hes is addition by subtraction. Were stuck with Hicks for this year unfortunately just bat him 9th.

The pitching is fine, Cole is money.
mr sanchez is a perplexing question. i've always liked and supported him, but his factual record of the past few seasons is clearly not good. on the udder hand, he and mr judge both have around 120 homers in around 470 games, which is nothing to sneeze at. count me in the group that has zero idea for the way forward with him. overall, mlb has almost no catchers that can hit a homer. a very odd situation.
 

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and now, mr kluber, he of two time Cy Young Award winner, shortest 6'4'' guy that i've ever seen, and 10 k's yesterday, is tossing donuts. nice.
and oh, the old lefty closed the game with a 102 mph pea right down the middle.
yankees win, tthhhaaaaa yankees win! back to even steven. that was quick.
 
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and now, mr kluber, he of two time Cy Young Award winner, shortest 6'4'' guy that i've ever seen, and 10 k's yesterday, is tossing donuts. nice.
and oh, the old lefty closed the game with a 102 mph pea right down the middle.
yankees win, tthhhaaaaa yankees win! back to even steven. that was quick.

Kluber looking good, spotting the ball effectively. Let's get away from the Orioles and Tigers before we get all excited though. Astros, Nats and Rays yet again should be a better barometer as to where our Yanks will be.

And Cole is the, well 2nd best pitcher in baseball. DeGromm has a lead on all for now.
 

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Kluber looking good, spotting the ball effectively. Let's get away from the Orioles and Tigers before we get all excited though. Astros, Nats and Rays yet again should be a better barometer as to where our Yanks will be.

And Cole is the, well 2nd best pitcher in baseball. DeGromm has a lead on all for now.
nope. mr 72-53 seems just like felix hernandez, he of the amazin ability to consistently not win.
mr cole is 3 years younger, and already has crossed 100 wins. and oh, mr cole has more strikeouts too. in his last full season, he only struck out 326, while pitching in the american league with a dh. let me know when felix2 ever comes even close to 300 even tho he pitches in the nl.
winning ain't everything, it's the only thing.
 
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nope. mr 72-53 seems just like felix hernandez, he of the amazin ability to consistently not win.
mr cole is 3 years younger, and already has crossed 100 wins. and oh, mr cole has more strikeouts too. in his last full season, he only struck out 326, while pitching in the american league with a dh. let me know when felix2 ever comes even close to 300 even tho he pitches in the nl.
winning ain't everything, it's the only thing.

That’s a fair point of view from a fans perspective. But right now, as we speak, Degromm is better. It’s close enough to discuss but from a players perspective I promise you they’d rather face Cole. And I love the fact we have him don’t get me wrong hes phenomenal.
 

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imma yuge fan of mr stanton, who i feel can mimic or surpass nelson cruz's outstanding hitting career, despite most of mlb thinking that 'cruz won't repeat last year's production.' (insert any season for nelson's last 1/2 dozen or so.)
actually, mr cruz didn't start whacking 40+ homers a year until he was 33, eight seasons ago. giancarlo is currently 31.
as far as gametime for the entire squad, it's the 1st week of may, and coming off a season when no one played much in addition to the usual process of going thru the roster to see who has what, gametime is a silly discussion. check back on this one in july.
Nelson Cruz is da shizz.
 

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That’s a fair point of view from a fans perspective. But right now, as we speak, Degromm is better. It’s close enough to discuss but from a players perspective I promise you they’d rather face Cole. And I love the fact we have him don’t get me wrong hes phenomenal.
as usual, perfect timing. apparently now, 'mr bestest ever,' according to the zabars crowd, gotham tv, and the entire 'everything but winning' mentality, is broken. expect a period of catscan/mri watching stuff from ny media in the days (weeks?) ahead. that day he eventually picks up a ball should be good for a tickertape parade, followed by predictions of his going 25-2 the rest of the way.
 
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as usual, perfect timing. apparently now, 'mr bestest ever,' according to the zabars crowd, gotham tv, and the entire 'everything but winning' mentality, is broken. expect a period of catscan/mri watching stuff from ny media in the days (weeks?) ahead. that day he eventually picks up a ball should be good for a tickertape parade, followed by predictions of his going 25-2 the rest of the way.

Him and May of the Dodgers. Be careful celebrating the hard throwers eventually wilt many times, try to stay away from providing bad mojo!
 

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Him and May of the Dodgers. Be careful celebrating the hard throwers eventually wilt many times, try to stay away from providing bad mojo!
i'm not celebrating anyone's injury. not my style. i only mentioned it in the context of cole is better than degrom, and ability to actually pitch is part of that.
yanks won again, now 2 games over, and the complete opposite of pert near every post found here just a few short weeks ago. o ye of little faith. or patience.
 
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Interesting take from Alex Cora on the reception that the Astros received from Yankee fans this week. I appreciate that he does not make excuses. He will, of course, be greeted rudely by Yankee fans when the Sox come to the Stadium, but I think that has more to do with him wearing the Sox uniform than what he did in Houston. At least Cora paid his penalty, the Astro players paid nothing.
 

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