Comments on: Yankees Hot Stove: Ichiro Suzuki Baseball from a lady's perspective. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:11:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: LLP Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:36:59 +0000 Thank you Tom for your suggestion about starting a football bl ike og, maybe someday.

Pitching is solid but in the AL, especially in the East have to hit because there are too many power bats.

Can the O's repeat their success in 1 run games?
They certainly could as O''s were missing some keep players in 2012 playoffs, like Markakis and there pitching staff steadily improved all season so I expect that to continue.

By: LLP Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:29:49 +0000 I can't help but be worried about Mo.

Mo missed the entire season last year and age starts to catch up with players faster past 40. It is just a fact.

Mo's strikeout numbers declined in 2010 and 2011 by 15 or more # of strikeouts. His velocity has gone down and the reason he has survived is because he has pinpoint accuracy on his cutter. If he is off, he will get hit now.

Soriano save the 2012 season, literally and he can take over for Mo when he retires in 2014 for at least 2-3 years.

By: lolo Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:59:26 +0000 You throw out these ideas like "Mo is 43 and more hittable now" and expect some of us to think WOW, I didn't know that. However, lust a little research on your part and you would know that Mo's H/9, WHIP, are actually a little lower than his 18 yr average. Moreover, his BB/9 have actually decreased. He's as good now as he ever was.

And in 2013 we will win 90+ games with good starting pitching, better defense, timelier hitting and HR's.

PLus Cash ain't done yet.

By: Tom Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:39:59 +0000 Do you think Baltimore can repeat their success in 1 run games? Do you think they can give up more runs than they scored and make a run when no one else could?

Red Sox got better than last place in the East, maybe!!! So what?

Upton/Keppinger accounted for 20% of their run production, You don't think it matters? One guy Longo can REALLY do it ALL by himself. You need to start a football blog…………

All Pitching staffs must stay healthy. This is not rocket science.

By: LLP Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:26:38 +0000 Baltimore was even with us last season without Markakis.
Red Sox got better.
Rays traded for Escobar; and Shields was the only Rays pitcher the Yankees could beat consistently. Upton was hurt a lot and too many ups and downs to matter. Longoria can hit enough for the Rays with their pitching.
Yankees pitching is good IF they can stay healthy. Phelps I love but it is a HUGE mistake to not bring Soriano back as insurance and for the 2-3 years after Mo goes on his Chipper Jones tour.
Also, the AL and particularly in the East you need power bats to compete especially the Yankees and they lost too much.
If you think Martin's absence will not affect the team you are nuts. Martin handled that staff wonderfully, and when your ace makes a public plea to bring him back you do it. And CC Sabathia did just that right after they were swept in the ALCS.

How did the Yankees didn't grab Torii Hunter is beyond me? Tigers will embarrass Yankees in 2013, as they also have Victor Martinez back behind the dish again. Letting the team that has eliminated you for 2-seasons get better is not the Yankee way.

By: LLP Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:19:29 +0000 Mo is going to 43 and was hittable unlike when he was younger.

There are 2 reasons the Yankees won 95 games last season:



A team is supposed to get better in the off-season, and the Yankees got worse. How could they let Chavez walk? He said he never even heard from the Yankees?

Yankees will not win with this team and it is all Hal Steinbrenner's fault. He cannot win unless he spends money. Farm system is rotten at the top and maybe a 1/4 of the middle of the line prospects with serious potential will be a star, which is generous. Plus who do you think the Yankees will use in a trade?

Hal wil pay dearly for this as he needs to run the team like his Dad did until the A-rod contract runs out and during that time build the farm system back up so by 2017 they can cut some payroll and bring up some stars of their own.