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Is this the year Yanks are too old?

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08:16 AM ET 05.21 | Yankees hitters couldn't get much going Sunday, which has become a trend this season. Once again, it was Alex Rodriguez who seemed to epitomize the Yankees' hitting woes, popping out to right on the first pitch from [Johnny Cueto] to end the third after the Reds righty had walked the previous two batters, then doing the same, also on the first pitch, after Robinson's Cano's leadoff double in the sixth. ... They're the oldest team in baseball and, right now, they're playing old. It may be a reach that A-Rod, with his sapped power, is starting to resemble Mantle in '65, who went from 35 homers the previous year to 19 and hit only 63 more in his career. But as Girardi said, the histories of these players all say they're going to hit, but you wonder when, and wonder if.

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May 21, 2012  08:24 AM ET

and never went away ??

:))

May 21, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Morning gents.

May 21, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Well its definitely not the year they're too young.....:)

May 21, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well its definitely not the year they're too young.....:)

Morning Sarge.

May 21, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Morning gents.

Morning clem, and all

May 21, 2012  08:52 AM ET

A-rod needs some sort of controversy to be able to hit again. When he got caught banging the stripper and Madonna, he was raking.

May 21, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Couldn't happen to a more deserving team.

May 21, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Morning clem, and all

Gary, the Sox have won 8 out of their last 10 games. May be safe to remove the bag, no?

May 21, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Morning Sarge.

Good morning Clem.....a bit soggy here in NYC..

May 21, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Morning clem, and all

Morning Gary.

May 21, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Gary, the Sox have won 8 out of their last 10 games. May be safe to remove the bag, no?

Absolutely not yet!

May 21, 2012  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Absolutely not yet!

man, you guys are tough.

May 21, 2012  09:04 AM ET

they will be fine--- stop panicking

May 21, 2012  09:09 AM ET

It's a combination of getting too old and the contracts being too long.

May 21, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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Gary, the Sox have won 8 out of their last 10 games. May be safe to remove the bag, no?

No, it isn't safe yet. The last time I took it off, they rattled off 6 losses in a row.

May 21, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Absolutely not yet!

Haha, perhaps it will come off when they work their way up the standings.

May 21, 2012  09:22 AM ET

I will never understand in sports why these owners keep giving these guys 9 or 10 year contracts, especially when they're in their 30's! I saw the A-Rod deal he signed a few years ago, and you knew father time would catch up to him by the late 30's (like 95% of baseball players), but then you see the Angels give Pujois a 10 year contract at 31 years old! Now that contract has nothing to do with how Pujois is hitting now, but its just ridiculous to pay some 40 year part time player 25-30 million dollars at the end of that deal. If I were an owner, I wouldn't go over 5 years for any player in sports, as after that is a huge risk.

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