THE YANKEES ARE GETTING OLD!!! Both of you have to think of this when considering the run production and pitching that they have. A-Rod, Jeter, Mariano and Posada are past their prime. All of them have shown signs of age this season. Jeter alone has lost 70 points off his batting average this season. Signing crawford would be a GREAT move. He would bring speed and fielding on the field and energy both on and off of it. As for a DH, there are many options for the Yankees. Adam Dunn would be a great fit in the DH position, leaving the catching to posada for one more year. If you cant get dunn, A.J. Pierzynski signed to a short term contract is a smart move. The possibilities are endless for the new york yankees and they should definetly sign Crawford
Those guys have nothing to do with Crawford. If anything, getting Crawford would make it WORSE for those guys, because there is no room for Crawford in the outfield, so someone would have to DH. That takes the DH spot away from the "aging" guys, which is silly. Adam Dunn...strikes out WAY too much. And A.J Pierzynski is so obnoxious, and why the heck would the Yankees get him anyway? They have a TON of catching depth with Cervelli, Montero, and even the up and coming Austin Romine.
There is no room for Carl Crawford on the Yankees. Just because he's out there doesn't mean the Yankees have to get him. And just because the Yanks have money doesn't mean they have to waste it.
You do realize that the Yankees outfield are ages 25, 29, and 29 right? Argue all you want about the age of Posada, Jeter and A-Rod, but Carl Crawford doesn't play those positions. He is an outfielder. A year ago, Yankee fans might have told you that he would be a fit, but after a solid season from Gardner, a good last couple of months from Granderson, and Swisher having a career year to solidify his spot, where does Crawford fit in? Crawford is a good player, but he's always high maintenance (see his refusal to play centerfield or bat leadoff), both things no team wants. Also, you could say Swisher can DH, but to invest another 15 million in a hitter when pitching needs that money (Javy's 11 mil and Pettitte comes off the books if he retires), tha'ts just silly. I fully expect Crawford to join the Red Sox, not the Yankees.
Exactly. No need for Crawford - pitching needs help.
when i wrote my previous comment i meant to write it as two seperate arguments. I was talking about run production when i talked about Arod Jeter Mo and Posada, not involed with signing Crawford. I dont think Gardner can be an everyday starter in the MLB. Signing Crawford would make their 2011 starting OF Swisher in RF, Granderson in CF, and Crawford in left. Gardner can be a back up for both Crawford and Granderson. Giving both of them a day off at seperate times can put Gardner in the OF. The Yankees have the money and always spend it if they can
Brad! Girardi is staying. No way the Yankee fans want Torre back after what he said in that little book of his. Montero is ready to hit, not sure about catching though. I'm positive that he will see major league action next year. Improving is always good, but getting Crawford will come with a hefty price. Why should they do that when they have Montero - a rookie sensation - ready to blossom at the Major League level? Yanks definitely need to prioritize with their offseason shopping, and no-doubt pitching comes first. The Yankees will probably overpay Cliff Lee just to insure thay they get him this time.
I love girardi girl but i wasnt offended by torre's book at all. actually i really enjoyed it and i think he still believes he is a yankee at heart. he didnt insult yankee fans or the team just the selfish assholes like damon and arod. i would take torre back anyday!!!!!!!! did his book offend you?
Not true. Still a fan favorite
Torre is retiring anyway. And why the heck would Girardi want to leave anyway?
I am a fan of Carl Crawford's talents, and feel that he could be a great Yankee...but, I don't feel that they should go after him following this season. The dollars and years that he is going to command on the free-agent market might prevent the Yankees from signing a starting pitcher, that I feel they need much more than they need Carl Crawford. Crawford is an exciting player, but overall, I think he may become really, really expensive due to a few top teams bidding for him.
I say, use that money on a pitcher
If not for the Scott Boras factor, I actually could see the Yankees chasing Jayson Werth over Crawford. Since he's right-handed, it would help provide a RH power bat to keep the lineup balanced, since the two primary RH hitters in the lineup, Jeter and Arod are possibly declining, and sure to over the next few years. Plus, Werth is a patient hitter that fits right in with the hitting philosophy most of the Yankee hitters adhere to.
Crawford will be an Angel
Don't get me wrong - Crawford is a beast. But yeah...no room!
Crawford to Angels? Bold prediction, Scott. I bet the Angels feel dumb that they were cheap last year and didn't resign anyone....I could see them going on a spending spree this year, lol.
Yankees need Crawford
Care to explain?
I agree, it always seems like with most people just because they're "out there," they should be signed. That was the case for Giambi, that was the case for Pavano, that was the case for even getting Manny Ramirez in the past few years. Listen, just because they're free agents and the Yankees have money, doesn't mean they will spend it on someone. The perception people have about the Yankees "buying" championships in that sense is wrong, because when you look at last year, everybody fit. The Tex signing made sense. The Sabathia signing made sense. The Burnett signing made sense. The Swisher signing made sense, but became even better than the Yankees ever though. Signing Crawford just doesn't make sense. The Yankees' outfield is already young, and as seen, all three of the outfielders have done their share at being the best on the team. Swish has been great all year, Gardner, once he gets bunting down can easily be a .300 hitter, and Granderson seems to be the only one hitting when the rest of the team has shut down.
The outfield is set. No need to change it.
*sorry, I meant getting Swisher made sense. Technically he was traded for Wilson Betemit, which has to be an amazingly lopsided trade as it is. Point still stands though. Yankees will not get players for the sake of getting them.
The news has been swirled from within. Most people have heard the news that Carl Crawford has been signed by the Boston Red Sox to a 7 year $142 million dollar deal and he might not need a <a title="Short term loans Save Your Budget!" href="http://personalmoneystore.com/short-term-loans/">short term loan</a> for this and many Yankees fans were upset by this news. Some expected that Red Sox would go for Jayson Werth but the plan has been ruined.
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