Comments on: Saying Good-Bye Is Never Easy http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/19/saying-good-bye-is-never-easy/ The official Yankee blog of ESPN's Sweetspot Network Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:03:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Mark Smith http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/19/saying-good-bye-is-never-easy/comment-page-1/#comment-12931 Fri, 20 May 2011 02:17:36 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=21035#comment-12931 I feel worse for Glavine than Smoltz. The thing about Glavine's starts were that he was having a tough time clearing 80 mph. He may have thrown some scoreless innings, but the scouting reports weren't good at all. But as you say, it didn't look good, and it probably wouldn't have hurt to give him a few starts to see what there was. And there actually was a suit. Well, Glavine and his agent pushed for one, but the MLBPA actually told them they had no chance.

As for Posada, he is still showing patience and the ability for power. I'd give him a little bit more time to see if the BABiP situation doesn't work itself out a little.

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By: Mark Smith http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/19/saying-good-bye-is-never-easy/comment-page-1/#comment-12930 Fri, 20 May 2011 01:44:47 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=21035#comment-12930 Thanks.

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By: CS Yankee http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/19/saying-good-bye-is-never-easy/comment-page-1/#comment-12924 Thu, 19 May 2011 22:25:11 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=21035#comment-12924 They were all 5 ring guys ('Sada as an extremely limited role in '96). You might be mixing up the "core four" on rings when it refers to the players.

The Braves did Glavine wrong…injured in ST, coming back with 11 scoreless innings of AAA rehab but they cut him to save 1M$ (as it was to kick-in in a few days). MLBPA should have sued for that because it clearly disregarded the contractual intent & the Braves only had Glavine perform AAA starts to clear him from any injury liabilities.

Posada has looked lost (it isn't an easy adjustment to go from a C to a DH), but is a .275 guy in May. They gave him the fourth year because of the market at the time, he has been a proven solid hitter that should translate to a solid (above average) DH. I feel they should give him to the break to get above the Mendoza unless it gets really bad. Ortiz was worse last year until late-June and still had a great year.

About 3-4 weeks too early IMHO. Afterwards they can try JoVa or Jesus in a part-time role, but until that time they need to give him enough rope to either pull the wagon or hang himself.

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By: yankeesfanlen http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/19/saying-good-bye-is-never-easy/comment-page-1/#comment-12916 Thu, 19 May 2011 19:16:13 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=21035#comment-12916 We have to view things, as you say, through a fan's eyes, which are very subjective. I'll miss all the 4 ring guys but the team has to move on.

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By: jay_robertson http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/19/saying-good-bye-is-never-easy/comment-page-1/#comment-12915 Thu, 19 May 2011 19:15:36 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=21035#comment-12915 What you said, especially para 2. I've been a Yankee fan forever; got an autograph from Joe Pepitone when they played up in the Cities – at the first outdoor stadium. !

Players have changed; for a while, they were kinda like the Joe Pispico years of SNL – then they got better, much like the golden resurgence of SNL.

But mainly, I watch them, continue to watch, and love to watch them, because by now, I "know" everyone on the team. At least until they bring up someone from AAA. So last week, when Cerveli hit his Grand Slam, I was cheering and hopping up and down, for HIM. I was so happy for Franco – only days before folks were talking about sending him down or just dropping him. Same with Nova, with his excellent "last game before he's sent down and replaced by Millwood" game. I root for the team, but care about the players. But I have to admit, its getting downright painful to see my old "friends" struggling.

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