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Yankees trade for Chase Headley and gave Solarte and Rafael DePaola
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tkf
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7/22/2014  7:02 PM
nyk4ever wrote:solarte is a career minor leaguer who the yankees signed for nothing. he had 2 good months but came back down to earth. headley had a mvp-type year a few years ago but has since been injury-riddled. the yankees are probably hoping he can take advantage of the short porch in left field since he's a switch hitter. great trade for the yanks.

exactly, I like solarte but he really came crashing back down to earth.. if healthy Headley is a better player...

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7/22/2014  7:05 PM
Bonn1997 wrote:Acquiring guys who we think will take advantage of the short porch hasn't been working.

The yankees have had the good fortune of having George suspended when they built that dynasty team with jeter and crew, even going back a little before that with guys like cone and chili davis... but of late since 2009 and even before then, we have been on this quick fix, bad moves type mission.. we need to get younger and more talented at the skilled position. I like Brett gardner a lot, maybe we shouldn't have thrown a lot of money at ellsbury, since he is similar to gardner and honestly not much better if at all..

If Tanaka can stay healthy and not need surgery, I would like to see us get young in starting pitching and position players... Look at what the A's have done..

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7/22/2014  7:06 PM
WaltLongmire wrote:Actually thought Solarte might have some potential.


Troubling stats for Headley, IMO. To me they point to PED usage.

Not the biggest of Baseball fans, but statically, this is more than just an anomaly. Reminds me somewhat of Brady Anderson,
Ken Caminiti, Luis Gonzalez, who all had their big home run years after 30, and played in the 90's and early 2000's.

Only difference is that Headley was 28 when he had his big year, which can be considered his "prime." However, the years before and after his big season,
especially the year after, where he had a similar # of plate appearances, are revealing.

Had 600+ at bats 4 times, and the 2012 numbers are too far beyond his average season to make me think there was nothing wrong.

Does the guy have back, rib, or shoulder problems? (JUST read that he has been taking injections for a back issue recently). These injuries can slow down a player.
Has he had back issues since he started playing?

AT ages 25-26, he was a pretty pedestrian player for a 3rd basemen who got to the plate over 600 times.

The Padres All Star SS was caught doing PEDs while Headley was in SD (2013 season), and there were rumors about Headley during and after his big season in 2012:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Chase+headley+ped+use&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2007 23 SDP NL 8 21 18 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .222 .333 .278 .611
2008 24 SDP NL 91 368 331 34 89 19 2 9 38 4 1 30 104 .269 .337 .420 .757
2009 25 SDP NL 156 612 543 62 142 31 2 12 64 10 2 62 133 .262 .342 .392 .734
2010 26 SDP NL 161 674 610 77 161 29 3 11 58 17 5 56 139 .264 .327 .375 .702
2011 27 SDP NL 113 439 381 43 110 28 1 4 44 13 2 52 92 .289 .374 .399 .773
2012 28 SDP NL 161 699 604 95 173 31 2 31 115 17 6 86 157 .286 .376 .498 .875
2013 29 SDP NL 141 600 520 59 130 35 2 13 50 8 4 67 142 .250 .347 .400 .747
2014 30 SDP NL 77 307 279 27 64 12 1 7 32 4 1 22 73 .229 .296 .355 .651

kind of reminds me of Dan Uggla.. the braves signed him and I knew that dude was juicing.. LOL.. he has been a complete bust for the braves who cut him recently..

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7/22/2014  10:00 PM
SupremeCommander wrote:
Bonn1997 wrote:Each season, it's getting harder and harder to be a Yankees' fan. I wish these Steinbrenners would sell the team.

It's scary how similar the Yankees' and Lakers' situation is


The Lakers have a clean slate pretty soon. The Yankees owe almost a billion dollars to useless players.
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7/23/2014  11:45 AM
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fishmike wrote:after having season tickets and going to playoff games during all those runs I dont even know who's on the team anymore. Zero interest. Ive totally checked out of baseball. Tanaka was nice, but unless you like seeing Jeter's farewell tour there is nothing about that team worth tuning into. They are in Scot Layden mode.

I can't believe you fish, you could sit through 13 years of knicks BS, but your turning your back on our beloved team.

IMO The absence of PED's has hurt the MLB and they don't even know it, Did you see the home run derby, fckng pathetic, one guy made it to the 3rd rnd by hitting 1 home run, real exciting.

The Al east is actually a super tight race, and although I don't watch many games, (maybe a inning here and there) i score watch like the dow jones.

Injuries have hurt this team just like the knicks, also our farm team isn't producing like it did in the 90's.

haha... not turning my back. Just waiting until its worth watching again. Its weird though.. I dont hate anything the Yankees have done, I just dont care. When Jeter got the first hit in the AS game I pumped my fist like it was 96 all over again. It was a nice slice of the past. I love Joe.. think he's a great manager. There is just nothing about that team that has me tuning in.

I understood not paying Cano. He's a postseason pansy and your not getting $250mm from the Yanks with his post season record. But getting McCann and Elsbury and Beltran told me everything I needed to know. Time for another hobby.

The current Yanks remind me of Howard Eisley, Shandon Anderson, Clarence Weatherspoon and Travis Knight. Just overpaid guys who are utterly uninteresting in every way.

This is going to come down to one of the tightest (is that a word)al east races in a very long time. Already after one game the trade impact is evident, dude hits a walk off..what do you have to say now?

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7/23/2014  11:46 AM
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Bonn1997 wrote:Each season, it's getting harder and harder to be a Yankees' fan. I wish these Steinbrenners would sell the team.

It's scary how similar the Yankees' and Lakers' situation is

what do you mean by this?

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7/23/2014  7:53 PM
knicks1248 wrote:
SupremeCommander wrote:
Bonn1997 wrote:Each season, it's getting harder and harder to be a Yankees' fan. I wish these Steinbrenners would sell the team.

It's scary how similar the Yankees' and Lakers' situation is

what do you mean by this?


Storied franchises who seem to be fading because of age and an inability to bring young talent onto their respective rosters.

Also happened to the Yankees in the mid 1960's.

Picking up Boozer at the expense of losing Marshall who, whatever his limitations as a player, seemed to deserve a spot on the Lakers.
No way Lakers can compete in the West, but they have a win now attitude.

Not as bad for the Yankees, since their division is not great, but they are heading toward the same path as the Lakers.

EnySpree: Can we agree to agree not to mention Phil Jackson and triangle for the rest of our lives?
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7/23/2014  7:54 PM
depaola? decrapola
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7/24/2014  4:30 PM
WaltLongmire wrote:
knicks1248 wrote:
SupremeCommander wrote:
Bonn1997 wrote:Each season, it's getting harder and harder to be a Yankees' fan. I wish these Steinbrenners would sell the team.

It's scary how similar the Yankees' and Lakers' situation is

what do you mean by this?


Storied franchises who seem to be fading because of age and an inability to bring young talent onto their respective rosters.

Also happened to the Yankees in the mid 1960's.

Picking up Boozer at the expense of losing Marshall who, whatever his limitations as a player, seemed to deserve a spot on the Lakers.
No way Lakers can compete in the West, but they have a win now attitude.

Not as bad for the Yankees, since their division is not great, but they are heading toward the same path as the Lakers.

I seriously doubt this

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7/29/2014  10:35 AM    LAST EDITED: 7/29/2014  10:38 AM
How can you not follow the Yankees with Sterling doing HR calls like this:
http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2014/07/poll_do_you_like_john_sterlings_home_run_call_for_chase_headley.html

Pineda's coming back any month (or two...or three) now!
Beltran's going back to the OF!
Jeter's better than Yaz now! Take that, DreadSuxNation!!!

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8/3/2014  4:11 PM
Solarte's hitting .320 with a .900 OPS in SD. It's a good thing we gave up on him so quickly!
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8/4/2014  10:51 AM
If the spending and buying is actually pointed to getting us to the playoffs this season, how many 0 fer 40's do you think we can afford to spend on a 27-year old rook? I thought you weren't a proponent of small sample sizes?

Have you really applied for Cashman's job?

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8/4/2014  10:55 AM
I'm not a proponent of small samples. I'd evaluate Solarte based on his whole season. Slumps and hot streaks are inevitable and irrelevant. I pointed out the current hot streak just to indicate how dumb it was to trade him based on one slump.
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8/4/2014  11:00 AM
After the way he flamed out here, I'm glad we got anything for Solarte. Would we be anywhere near the hunt if we continued to spend time shipping Solarte back and forth to the minors? It's not like he's a Soriano or something.


Which reminds me, is Cervelli a better hitter than Soriano, too?

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8/4/2014  11:11 AM
Why would we ship Solarte to the minors? He's having a better season than most of our major league players!
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8/4/2014  11:54 AM
I thought Solarte got sent down when he was in that funk and then brought back shortly before he got traded?
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8/4/2014  12:06 PM
Well then that was a mistake. He was hitting the ball fine during the slump. His strikeout rate wasn't high. He just had a random stretch of bad luck where a low percentage of his balls hit in play resulted in hits.
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8/5/2014  10:38 AM
Bonn1997 wrote:Well then that was a mistake. He was hitting the ball fine during the slump. His strikeout rate wasn't high. He just had a random stretch of bad luck where a low percentage of his balls hit in play resulted in hits.

I don't think professional baseball at this level is all about random stretches of bad luck. So if he was popping out and grounding out into double plays, that was okay?

You are really stretching to find reasons to have Cashman fired, aren't you?
What do you think of his McCarthy pickup now, or is that attributed to someone else? 4-0 looks fairly competent.
Or maybe it's just a random 4 game string of bad luck for opposing hitters...?

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Yankees trade for Chase Headley and gave Solarte and Rafael DePaola

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