• August 2008 Survey Question #8

    Posted by on August 27th, 2008 · Comments (10)

    Please consider taking the following poll:

    {democracy:27}

    Thanks in advance. And, please feel free to add comments on your opinion in the comments section below.

    Comments on August 2008 Survey Question #8

    1. TurnTwo
      August 27th, 2008 | 8:10 am

      why would it bother me?

    2. August 27th, 2008 | 8:25 am

      Wouldn’t you like the Yankees chances better, tonight, if Santana was pitching for them – instead of Ponson?

    3. TurnTwo
      August 27th, 2008 | 8:30 am

      “Wouldn’t you like the Yankees chances better, tonight, if Santana was pitching for them – instead of Ponson?”

      the the poll should be: Who’s the better pitcher, Johan Santana or Sidney Ponson?

    4. TurnTwo
      August 27th, 2008 | 8:30 am

      *then the poll should be…

    5. August 27th, 2008 | 9:30 am

      Or, maybe the poll should be “Who should your GM have acquired when he had the chance, Santana or Ponson?” ;-)

    6. TurnTwo
      August 27th, 2008 | 10:10 am

      you know thats dangerous territory.

      we’ve all been there before, no point in rhashing that old argument again.

    7. Raf
      August 27th, 2008 | 10:13 am

      Wouldn’t you like the Yankees chances better, tonight, if Santana was pitching for them – instead of Ponson?
      —————–
      I’d like them even better if Wang was pitching for them. Ponson was signed to replace Wang in the rotation.

    8. MJ
      August 27th, 2008 | 12:27 pm

      Or, maybe the poll should be “Who should your GM have acquired when he had the chance, Santana or Ponson?”
      ———————————
      Cashman could’ve acquired Santana when he had the chance. But that doesn’t change the fact that Ponson was signed to replace an injured member of the rotation. That means that Ponson could’ve just as easily replaced Santana had he, not Wang, been injured.

      You’re intimating that Cashman made a choice between Santana and Ponson. That was clearly not the choice the Yanks made in January.

    9. hopbitters
      August 27th, 2008 | 2:43 pm

      It bothers the heck out of me, but not for the implied reasoning. It bothers me because Ponson shouldn’t have a job anywhere in baseball, especially not in the Bronx, where they apparently never learn from previous mistakes.

    10. ken
      August 27th, 2008 | 4:28 pm

      By not signing Johan, the Yankees made an implicit statement that they are: 1-rebuilding, and 2- building a different kind of team than they have since 2000.

      The Yanks would have been a better team in ’08 had they made that trade. There is no arguing that point. But there are new priorities now. We really won’t know for a couple of years how the current plan plays out. But if the perspective is limited to this season then sure, not making the trade was a mistake.

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