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Yankees set up for repeat calamity

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07:36 AM ET 02.17 | Here we go again? The Yankees are set up for the same calamity this year that befell them a season ago. They have areas of real fragility and little in the way of strong second-tier options. In 2013, as they used a franchise-record 56 players. ... The Yankees began the offseason with voluminous holes and budgetary constraints on how much could be laid out for 2014. They went big for Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka. The result is the Yankees have a terrific top 15 players on their roster. However, the farm system still isn't ready to help much, the depth remains iffy and the frontline is brittle enough to suggest the Yankees are going to need way more than 15 really good players, even if the plague doesn't hit again to cause the need for 56.

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February 17, 2014  08:07 AM ET

yes indeed, the yankers are a hot steaming mess of a franchise right now...meanwhile the red sux seem to be much better than thier nemesis.....but alas for both those prima donna franchises, this year, toronto will finally fulfill promise of last year, baltimore got better in the off season , and the rays can always be counted on to rub everyones face in it each year....should be a fun season...

February 17, 2014  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

yes indeed, the yankers are a hot steaming mess of a franchise right now...meanwhile the red sux seem to be much better than thier nemesis.....but alas for both those prima donna franchises, this year, toronto will finally fulfill promise of last year, baltimore got better in the off season , and the rays can always be counted on to rub everyones face in it each year....should be a fun season...

your posts are more of a calamity!

February 17, 2014  08:43 AM ET

I guess a half a billion dollars doesn't get you what it use to.

February 17, 2014  08:51 AM ET

We'll be fine.
It all starts with a #3 starter and we have plenty of those

February 17, 2014  09:05 AM ET

NY Post story seems a bit pessimistic.
Yankees will be a lot more competitive this year than last.
They will still lose the AL to the Red Sox, however.
;-)

February 17, 2014  09:20 AM ET

The flip side is that if they could still win 85 game last year with a lineup filled with washed up veterans and bottom feeders and sub par years from guys like CC, then it does not take much to improve.

No team has a farm system that could have filed all the gaps they had last year. The Red Sox supposedly have all these young pitchers but they went out and had to sign the Dumpster and trade mid season for Peavy. They were fortunate regarding injuries last year. good for them. But any team gets enough injuries to its starting line up early in the season and they are dust....

February 17, 2014  09:33 AM ET

Here we go. The same old tired stories from the NY media, I guess they ran out of things to write about Tanaka. Maybe they should let the season start before writing this crap. Right now every team is 0-0 and we'll have better idea of how they will do in late March.

February 17, 2014  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

yes indeed, the yankers are a hot steaming mess of a franchise right now...meanwhile the red sux seem to be much better than thier nemesis.....but alas for both those prima donna franchises, this year, toronto will finally fulfill promise of last year, baltimore got better in the off season , and the rays can always be counted on to rub everyones face in it each year....should be a fun season...

Can't wait for the big spending Rangers to get slapped around by low budget A's. It's must watch TV.

February 17, 2014  09:42 AM ET
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I guess a half a billion dollars doesn't get you what it use to.

Tell that to the teams that paid out $320 million for Cano, Granderson and Hughes.

February 17, 2014  09:45 AM ET
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I guess a half a billion dollars doesn't get you what it use to.

I beg to differ and I am salivating like a Pavlov dog to try some of that Manhattan Calamity Chowder they're talking about!!!

February 17, 2014  09:51 AM ET
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Can't wait for the big spending Rangers to get slapped around by low budget A's. It's must watch TV.

Sith, don't waste your breath.....I'm pretty sure he and 'Bush Is Right' both say what they do for shock value, contrary to his moniker I find it hard to believe ANYONE is as stupid as these two and the drivel they post.

February 17, 2014  09:53 AM ET
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Can't wait for the big spending Rangers to get slapped around by low budget A's. It's must watch TV.

I don't know about that ... I think the A's over achieved last year.

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February 17, 2014  10:07 AM ET

I think the rumors of the Yankees demise are greatly exaggerated.

February 17, 2014  10:10 AM ET
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Tell that to the teams that paid out $320 million for Cano, Granderson and Hughes.

Agreed, fiscal irresponsibility is limited to the Big Apple, Philly has that albatross Howard contract...

<sighs>

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February 17, 2014  10:13 AM ET
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I think the rumors of the Yankees demise are greatly exaggerated.

They usually are, but it is fun to dream.

February 17, 2014  10:13 AM ET
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So, the 2014 DLFL draft order was established over the weekend and I am pretty shocked that there has been practically no discussion regarding it.1 Lex-LOU-thor 2 WWJ 3 JFK Jr4 AllStarz 5 Clem6 Slink 7 Atro 8 Mondo9 Killswitch10 Schad11 Need More Cowbell 12 Sith13 Looka 14 Bad Dawg 15 Utz 16 Moose17 FMSD 18 ChiSoxDiscuss.

Um...........I get shafted again? Meh.....................whatever.

 
February 17, 2014  10:14 AM ET
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I don't know about that ... I think the A's over achieved last year.

But that's 2 years in a row for the A's. Maybe they're just better than most think.

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