Is this the end of the New York Yankees dynasty?
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#1 Oct 6, 2008
Cliff Lee for Jeter?
Do you really think for a moment the Indians would accept a past-his-prime prima donna for a 20-game winner?
Johnny Damon won't fetch much in trade either -- he's getting older and couldn't throw even when he was young.
A-Rod is the only person on that team who has real significant trade value, and the Yankees would be shooting themselves in the foot to trade away his offense.
The Yanks are doomed to mediocrity.
#2 Oct 6, 2008
Get a salary cap in baseball, and see how little your stinking Yankees do then. You arent hated because you win, its because you take advantage ofhaving more money than most other teams. You arent respected, and if idiot teams like Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Toronto and Kansas City want to keep trading with you, they are morons too.
#3 Oct 6, 2008
Before making any claims, it would have been nice if the bozos (debaters of the piece AND the commentators above) would have gone to milb.com and checked out the farm system. Do they know (as I do) who is there from Scranton-Wilkes Barre right down through Staten Island? I do. I follow it each day. There is no mention in their debate of players who may be in the Bronx in the next five years like a Zach McAllister, Jesus Montero, Austin Romine or Austin Jackson---to name just four. Rookies brought up this year, like David Robertson or Phil Coke, may develop.
The truth is, none of the above have ANY clue about the Yankees' farm system because a) unlike myself, they don't follow it, and b) before writing, they didn't bother to check milb.com , Baseball America or any place that specializes in minor league baseball.
Not only that, criticizing or giving up on a talent like Phil Hughes at the age of 22 is just ridiculous.
There is a word for a higher institution forcing equal distribution of wealth by the way. It's called communism.
#4 Oct 6, 2008
I am very impressed by your special specialness, Mr. Truth.
I stand by my previous comment that none of the *current* Yanks except A-Rod have trade value for any player who is a significant upgrade.
The kids in the farm system could develop, yes.
But I was responding to the column's suggestion of "trading away a star," and my answer remains the same.
Why don't you run along and see how some 19-year-old is doing in the Arizona Fall League,'kay?
#5 Oct 7, 2008
Salary Cap? Go ahead....the stars will still come to New York to make bigger money with endorsements since their baseball salary would be restricted. The bigger markets will always have an advantage.
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