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"They Bought the Pennant "

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Tonight - farm hand Chin Ming Wang goes for his 19th

    Robby Cano and Derek Jeter race for the batting title

    Melky Cabrera plays key roll

    All home grown

    So much for idea that Yankees have poor farm system
  2. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Johnny Damon -- bought
    Bobby Abreu -- bought
    Alex Rodriguez -- bought
    Jason Giambi -- bought
    Gary Sheffield -- bought
    Hideki Matsui -- bought
    Randy Johnson -- bought
    Mike Mussina -- bought
    Jaret Wright -- bought

    Granted, no one's farm system is good enough to win any title on its own without free agent help. The Yankees' farm system has gotten better in recent years, but Philip Hughes might be the only significant prospect close to a Bronx promotion anytime soon.
  3. fever_dog

    fever_dog Active Member

    don't forget giambi
  4. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Damn, how I could forget the guy that's dogging A-Rod out to reporters?
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Better they get the money or Steinbrenner?
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member


    How much is Jeter getting paid?

  7. I don't know if you can count A-Rod. They traded a pretty good homegrown guy to get him.
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    The 'buying a title' is common misrepresentation put forward by anti-Yankee people during their recent successful years.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I'm not a Yankees fan but the thought that the Yankees buying the pennant is a one unique to them is ridiculous. Look at the Houston Astros last year and the year before. They had Pettitte and Clemens (not home grown in the Astros' farm system, at least), Bagwell, Beltran, Kent and more. They grew Berkman, Biggio and Ensberg (I believe), but even their catcher came from the outside.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The AL East is for sale.

    Buying the WS ain't so easy.
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    The Yankees outspend the next highest team by an ARod.

    Yes, it is unique to them in that NO ONE has ever spent so much money, or outspent the second-highest payroll OTHER than the Yankees.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Jeter and all the other legitimate farm guys got that designation until they started making $18 million a year.

    Then, they are bought, since 75 percent of the teams can't spend that jingle to keep their kids.

    What I would do to see the Yankees... for just one year.... have to have the same payroll as the 29 other teams.

    No Jeter.
    No Johnny Damon.
    No Posada.
    No Rivera.
    No Bobby Abreu
    No ARod
    No Jason Giambi
    No Gary Sheffield
    No Hideki Matsui
    No Randy Johnson
    No Mike Mussina
    No Jaret Wright
    No Wang

    They would be able to keep Melky and Cano.
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