• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 3/27/09

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    1. March 27th, 2009 | 10:25 am

      Really busy today – so, I won’t be around much. But, here’s something fun to review and discuss

      http://www.observer.com/2009/time-honesty-about-great-derek-jeter

    2. Corey
      March 27th, 2009 | 10:36 am

      i stopped reading when the writer started talking about Jeter’s WBC stats…this is supposed to be spring training for him, why do the stats count all of a sudden? I gaurentee Jeter will do a lot better this year without any hand injuries (like last year)

      side note, good day to be a live

    3. MJ
      March 27th, 2009 | 10:43 am

      The last paragraph from that article:

      “The unpleasant fact that everyone is going to have to start facing up to very soon is that it is Derek Jeter, and not Alex Rodriguez, who could be the albatross hanging around the Yankees’ neck.”

      I feel exactly the same way.

    4. MJ
      March 27th, 2009 | 10:45 am

      Corey wrote:

      i stopped reading when the writer started talking about Jeter’s WBC stats…this is supposed to be spring training for him, why do the stats count all of a sudden? I gaurentee Jeter will do a lot better this year without any hand injuries (like last year)
      side note, good day to be a live

      I agree, the WBC stats aren’t really pertinent to the larger argument about Jeter and his role on the Yanks.

      As far as him having a bounceback season this year, I guess we’ll see. The whole hand injury thing is a bit old for me. Bumps and bruises happen every year. There’s no way to prevent them and Jeter gets hit on the hand or wrist just about every couple of months. It’ll happen again, I’d expect.

      Finally, RIP Corey’s car, long live Corey!

    5. Corey
      March 27th, 2009 | 10:57 am

      Finally, RIP Corey’s car, long live Corey!
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      lol thanks man, i’m so very lucky to have walked away from that in 1 piece…this woman literally made a left turn into my car, thank God I had a witness

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      Bumps and bruises happen every year. There’s no way to prevent them and Jeter gets hit on the hand or wrist just about every couple of months.
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      Ya but, I’d suspect if your hand is in bad shape it’s gotta be pretty hard to grip a bat, let alone swing or drive the ball…

      let me ask you this MJ, would you be happy if jeter sported this line next year:

      .324/.388/.426 ?

    6. MJ
      March 27th, 2009 | 11:13 am

      let me ask you this MJ, would you be happy if jeter sported this line next year:

      .324/.388/.426 ?
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      That’s more or less splitting the difference between 2007 and 2008 and would represent a reverse of downward trends so, yeah, absolutely I’d take it. Do I think it’ll happen, no, I’d expect 2009 to look a bit more like 2008.

    7. Corey
      March 27th, 2009 | 11:14 am

      those are DJ’s second half numbers from last year (after he recovered, i assume, from getting hit on the hand)

    8. butchie22
      March 27th, 2009 | 12:55 pm

      BTW, Aroid is a nightmare not so much in production(though he wasn’t his MVP self last year) but rather in PR and perception. The point I made the other day about the fanbase booing him and essentially blaming him for the Yankee woes is/was very real. As much as I defended Afrod early on, his antics are starting to sicken me and from what is reported in the press, the players hate answering questions about Aclod,too.He has become a distraction and the party hasn’t ended yet with this guy……..

      St Derek? His career is on the downswing no doubt, but will he become a middling player? I can only say that love or hate Jeter he isn’t going out without a fight. He’s never been the greatest shortstop to begin with, but has compensated for it by his effort….which is maximum. That being said, someone must still take Jeter aside in the next off season and at least have a conversation about moving to the outfield. If Jeter is really such a team player, then he will ultimately take one for the team……..

      Corey, you had an accident too? A car slammed into me two weeks ago. My witness couldn’t wait to stop over and take my side. She was very concerned that I would get into a fight with the other driver BUT nothing went down. The other driver wore a Yankee shirt, but acted more like a dopey Met fan! Yes, to the great astonishment of my so-called frenemies on this board, I am in one piece and my car is repaired…. so I’m happy.

    9. YankCrank
      March 27th, 2009 | 1:18 pm

      BTW, Aroid is a nightmare not so much in production(though he wasn’t his MVP self last year)
      —–
      Pedroia
      HR: 27
      RBI : 83
      OPS+: 122

      A-Rod
      HR: 35
      RBI: 103
      OPS+: 150

      That’s some of the actual AL MVPs numbers stacked against A-Rod’s. A-Rod is his MVP-self every year, even when people like you think it’s not good enough or a “down year.” If you expect A-Rod to hit like he did in 2007 every year than you will be let down and start to hate him…which by your admission, you pretty much already have.

      Here’s some advice. Appreciate his outstanding work on the field, and let the ones who read the Daily News care about his personal life. You’re a Yankee fan, don’t stoop to the levels of the a-holes who boo him for irrational reasons.

    10. YankCrank
      March 27th, 2009 | 2:08 pm

      Hey guys general question. I’m looking into bleacher seats but this year they have row numbers instead of letters. IS row 8 the 8th row from the front or 8th row closest to the back?

    11. Corey
      March 27th, 2009 | 3:49 pm

      i’d imagine the rows start with 1…that’d be really strange if the first row was row 250 lol

    12. butchie22
      March 27th, 2009 | 7:38 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      BTW, Aroid is a nightmare not so much in production(though he wasn’t his MVP self last year)
      —–
      Pedroia
      HR: 27
      RBI : 83
      OPS+: 122
      A-Rod
      HR: 35
      RBI: 103
      OPS+: 150
      That’s some of the actual AL MVPs numbers stacked against A-Rod’s. A-Rod is his MVP-self every year, even when people like you think it’s not good enough or a “down year.” If you expect A-Rod to hit like he did in 2007 every year than you will be let down and start to hate him…which by your admission, you pretty much already have.
      Here’s some advice. Appreciate his outstanding work on the field, and let the ones who read the Daily News care about his personal life. You’re a Yankee fan, don’t stoop to the levels of the a-holes who boo him for irrational reasons.

      Crank you must be reading the Butch column from the Night Gallery or the Twilight Zone! You are such a homer it’s not even funny. What part of I like his production do you not understand? Get a grip, NO 1. N02 , where the hell do I compare Wolf Boy Pedroia to Aclod? That was an inapropos example if I have ever saw one….I’ve compared that lazy Yankee second baseman Cano to Pedroia and I’d rather have Pedroia on the Yankees, he doesn’t need a caddy like Cano does and is an MVP.In terms of Aroid, his off the field wackiness is beyond annoying…it distracts from the team even though he is so integral to them .Boo him? What the f%^k are you babbling about? I’ve criticized those that have booed him, read my previous posts. Aroid brings a lot of unwanted attention on the team and it is his own doing. You must also be proud that he admitted to steroid use and gave us a cock and bull story about that,too? As I’ve said there are players off the record who have said that they don’t like answering stuff about Afrod. Arod had something like 73 less at bats as opposed to 2007 and he was down across the board in every stat category relative to 2007, that is what I meant. Compare those 2008 stats to the two years he won the MVP with NYYs not Wolf Boy’s. I notice that you didn’t post a comparison of last year with his MVP years(you will readily see that Arod didn’t have his typical MVP year) BUT that doesn’t matter because Wolf Boy deserved the MVP . As far as I know Wolf Boy hasn’t done steroids either unlike the disgraced Aroid.

      You also have a strange habit of making homerish suggestions in reference to the Yankees…big mistake. I have been in this team’s corner for over 35 years and have never heard such unqualified bunk. If you want your team to win it all, certain criticisms need to be heeded otherwise you will get the team of the last 8 years that hasn’t fufilled their mission statement: winning a World Series. If people didn’t criticize the Yanks, then they would be a happy dick team like the Cubs! Have you ever been to a game at Wrigley Field? The fawning faithful at Wrigley shower such love on that team BUT they are still the Lovable Losers with the dreaded Pale Hose winning one in 05. That’s alright, I like many Yankee fans will continue to rip Cash Man, the players and the front office when they do wrong. It’s in our blood, other people can root for the Yankees like a brainwashed happy dick Midwestern team fan base….

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