Amuro Ray's Comments

Posted Wednesday August 07, 2013, About: Cheering for A-Rod HBP irks Girardi
Not saying the Yanks could catch anybody. Just pointing out that making up 10 games in a month has been done before, however improbable it is.
Posted Wednesday August 07, 2013, About: Cheering for A-Rod HBP irks Girardi
Weren't the Rays and Cards 10 games back in the wild card a couple years back on September 1st when they made that historic comeback and caught the Sox and Braves? And I think that was before the 2nd wild card was added.
Posted Wednesday March 13, 2013, About: Chipper in pinstripes?
Cano, Melky, Alfonso Soriano are a few others that I can think of.

The problem is that the good young prospects that the Yankees have all in A ball. Most of them are at least a couple years away.
Posted Friday March 08, 2013, About: True to form, Mo wanted retirement kept quiet
I will always have the utmost respect for Mo. Met him at a fundraising function one time that my company was involved in. We talked for only a couple of minutes, but what I appreciated most was that he talked to me like we were next door neighbors. There was no ego. He was down to earth and genuine. Total class act.

Great baseball player. Better human being.
Posted Tuesday February 26, 2013, About: Damon ready to report in pinstripes
He's not getting into the HOF with or without 3000 hits.
Posted Friday February 22, 2013, About: Yankees consider moving Curtis Granderson out of center field
Good move. Gardner by all defensive metrics is the better fielder.
Posted Friday February 15, 2013, About: New Yankee Youkilis: 'I'll always be a Red Sock'
The question is will the Rays be willing to pony up 100m+ to keep Price.
Posted Friday February 15, 2013, About: How Jordan still earns $80 million a year
Agree. It's like when people argue about players salaries and who should or shouldn't get paid. Somehow fans believe that they have the right to tell their owners how to spend their money.
Posted Friday February 08, 2013, About: Why King Felix's deal will backfire
Wins has basically become an irrelevant stat given how the game is played today.
Posted Monday February 04, 2013, About: Declining Teixeira admits he's overpaid
You're kidding me right? You're saying the level of competition was better 80 years ago versus today?
Posted Monday February 04, 2013, About: Declining Teixeira admits he's overpaid
Hornsby bats right-handed. So naturally he should hit better against LHP. Not that stats from that era are comparable to today's anyway.
Posted Monday February 04, 2013, About: Declining Teixeira admits he's overpaid
Even if he wants to there's no way the Players Union would let him. That would just open a Pandora's box for future contract negotiations. Can you imagine what would happen if teams start putting clauses in the contract that players have to give back X amount of money if they don't reach certain stats?
Posted Friday January 25, 2013, About: Rays officials: MLB has lost faith in Tampa Bay
It doesn't have to be a major market. Just need to find a city that's dying for a pro sports team. Similar to how the Sonics/Thunder moved to OKC and now they sell out every night. Florida is just not a great locale for a pro sports team since most of its inhabitants are from somewhere else.
Posted Wednesday January 23, 2013, About: M's, King Felix talking blockbuster extension
I would too, and I'm sure he would too....unless his agent is Scott....
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Francona's book takes shots at Sox owners
It doesn't matter how smart he is, at some point there's nowhere to hide anymore. Whatever plan he may have in mind, it's never going to return his reputation and achievements that's for sure.
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Francona's book takes shots at Sox owners
I don't agree with that. Tito wouldn't have had Youk shipped out of town because they didn't see eye to eye. Perform is one thing. Respect is another. Tuning out a manager has nothing to do with performing. Players will perform because they're playing for their next contract. Turning out a manager shows that you're playing for yourself and not the team. That's exactly what happened last year. Nobody on that team respected Bobby V and took him seriously. Neither did most of the fans for that matter.
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Francona's book takes shots at Sox owners
That may be so, but we don't know what's going on behind closed doors. There're plenty of people who knew he was guilty and would never just let him fade into the sunset until they hear from his very mouth that he doped. Also, there's no reason to leave him alone when there's so much money to be made off of him.
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Francona's book takes shots at Sox owners
Your average joe manager, Yes. But that shouldn't happen to player's manager who's won 2 WS with the team, at the very least not your core players. Some scrub sitting on the bench? Sure. But a player like Pedroia and Youk? C'mon now.
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Francona's book takes shots at Sox owners
It's better off for him to just admit it now rather then keep letting this drag on. When you keep fighting it, then the spotlight continues to follow you because in people's mind they know you're guilty. We wouldn't still be talking about Pete Rose so much today if he had just admitted to his gambling and take his punishment. Same thing with Clemens, what was the point of that trial other than a complete waste of people's time and taxpayers' money? He wasn't going to change the court of public opinion no matter what the verdict was. In fact, it just made people hate him even more. Had he just admitted to the steroids use right from the beginning and disappear from the public eye, he wouldn't still be receiving as much attention as he does now. ESPN covering that trial like it was the OJ trial was a complete joke.
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Francona's book takes shots at Sox owners
suffer is a strong word. They may have still sucked record-wise, but at the very least the fans wouldn't have turned on Tito like they did Bobby V. There wouldn't be all this tension between the manager and the leaders of the team like Pedroia and Youk. There wouldn't have been a secret meeting between the players where someone had to go behind the manager's back and text the owner about their frustration. You could think Tito's run is over and it was time to move on. All that is legitimate. But last year was an absolute zoo and one of the worst in the history of the franchise. Even had Tito stayed one year too many, there was no way it would've approached the disaster that was last season's. I would've much rather kept Tito for an extra year, win 60 games, and let him walk. Then hire John Farrell this year. The Bobby V signing was just an utter disaster.
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Francona's book takes shots at Sox owners
Had the team not collapsed and missed the postseason, I don't think people would've thought that. Maybe his course has run, but it could not have gone worse than last season. In hindsight, I don't think any Sox fans wouldn't have wanted Tito to manage one more season instead of bringing Bobby V in.
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