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    Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced that 2017 first-round draft pick Clarke Schmidt will make his first MLB start Sunday against the Marlins.

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    Gerrit Cole, on Tuesday became just the second pitcher in postseason history to strike out 13-plus batters without yielding a walk. Tom Seaver also did it in 1973.

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    Found this interesting about Britton:

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/unique-...192713710.html
    I'm just here for the baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chancellor View Post
    Found this interesting about Britton:

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/unique-...192713710.html
    Scott Boras
    If I whisper my wicked marching orders into the ether with no regard to where or how they may bear fruit, I am blameless should a broken spirit carry those orders out upon the innocent, for it was not my hand that took the action merely my lips which let slip their darkest wish. ~Daniel Devereaux 2011

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    Hal Steinbrenner apologized to Yankees fans today for not winning the World Series this year.

    I laughed.

    1996-2000 left town a long time ago - and that dynasty ain't never coming back
    entering 37th yr in 12-team NL 5x5 - in 2021, after a year off
    won in 2017 15 07 05 04 02 93 90 84

    2021 37th-year Rotissierie keeper candidates
    SP - Scherzer 44-S1, Marquez 10-S1, CSmith 1-O, Cueto 1-S1, Samardzija 1-S1
    RP -
    INF - C Realmuto 13-O, 1O Belt 10-S1, 1O Cooper 10-S1, SS Crawford 9-S1
    OF - CDickerson 17-S1
    FARM - HRamos, Baty, Niedert, JOrtiz
    have first pick in mid-April farm draft

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Scott Boras
    Very smart guy. Used to be in a fantasy league with the guy who was responsible for building most of the arb cases for Boras. In this case, I suspect if the Yankees take the option, Britton will be very happy. I LOL'd pretty hard at the part about the Yankees needing to watch spending in 2021 due to the pandemic.
    I'm just here for the baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Jude View Post
    Hal Steinbrenner apologized to Yankees fans today for not winning the World Series this year.

    I laughed.

    1996-2000 left town a long time ago - and that dynasty ain't never coming back
    It's this arrogance -- that any season without a title is an abject failure -- is why they're hated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    It's this arrogance -- that any season without a title is an abject failure -- is why they're hated.
    I hear you, though in his defense, if I'm starting with access to the most (or at least 2nd most) money in baseball, and the roster they had, setting the expectation of a title isn't unrealistic.
    I'm just here for the baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    It's this arrogance -- that any season without a title is an abject failure -- is why they're hated.
    Shouldn't this be the attitude of every team? If not, what are they playing for?

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    not when leagues have 30 to 32 teams.

    The Bill Russell Celtics won most of their titles in a 9-team NBA with several franchises that couldn't get out of their own way. GM Red Auerbach once admitted that he got the Rochester Royals to pass on Russell in the draft by getting the Celtics owner to guarantee a bunch of Ice Capades dates at the Royals owner's arena, among other shenanigans.

    so yes, for those Celtics, not winning the title could be seen as an abject failure.

    but if every GM in the modern era had that attitude, their suicide rate would skyrocket from such an impossible goal.

    winning a pennant means something. so does winning a division title, or reaching the postseason.

    for the Yankees, not reaching the postseason - yes, that's an abject failure.

    but after endless years of crapshoots, well - we know it's a crapshoot.
    entering 37th yr in 12-team NL 5x5 - in 2021, after a year off
    won in 2017 15 07 05 04 02 93 90 84

    2021 37th-year Rotissierie keeper candidates
    SP - Scherzer 44-S1, Marquez 10-S1, CSmith 1-O, Cueto 1-S1, Samardzija 1-S1
    RP -
    INF - C Realmuto 13-O, 1O Belt 10-S1, 1O Cooper 10-S1, SS Crawford 9-S1
    OF - CDickerson 17-S1
    FARM - HRamos, Baty, Niedert, JOrtiz
    have first pick in mid-April farm draft

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