(10-14-2012 08:01 AM)jacobystealshome Wrote: oh for god's sake, no it isnt. he's an old player with multiple championships. i wont even bother with comparing this to real tragedies, so let's keep it within the baseball sphere: a prospect coming up and getting hurt before he can make an impact or make a good living...that's a tragedy. Tony C getting beaned in the eye was a tragedy. dave dravecky coming back from cancer only to have his arm break while pitching in his comeback was a tragedy. ryan westmoreland is a tragedy
the fact is this:
The stress of moving more than 2 steps to jeter's left for the first time in a decade was simply too much for his body to take
he has had a great career. he'll most likely be ready for spring training. he has won multiple times.
there are hundreds of injuries every year. almost none of them are tragedies. and that includes jeter
im sorry he got hurt - one of the few modern yankees i begrudgingly respect (along with mariano). id rather see the tigers beat the yankees with jeter, so yankee fans wouldnt be able to use it as an excuse
(10-14-2012 06:58 AM)stera8 Wrote: Jeter getting hurt is a tragedy, not just because he was batting well but just being the soul of the team. As for replacing him, I would assume they will put Nunez (activating him to be on the roster) at SS. Giradi said in the post game interview that Alex wouldn't be a viable option at the position because it has been so long.
This is Arod's time to step up and shine. He has become a better teammate and this is just his time. He is my least favorite yankee but he will always get blamed for his attitude but you can see he has changed. It is just annoying so much money and he is doing horribly. As you said, same with Granderson and Cano.
I drove my girlfriend home in the 8th (luckily I got back for the 9th) but John Sterling on the radio brought up a good point. Alex got replaced because their is Chavez who can hit but also he is a gold glove third baseman. You're not going to sub in Gardner or Nix in for Granderson or Cano unless you have to (which proved to be in the later innings)
What to do? Granderson needs to start getting on base...not even homeruns because those have been his only hits it seems.. He needs to run those bases. Cano just needs to be Cano. ARod needs to step up and lead. The first and second inning killed me (you must have been pulling your hair out at the game)
Lets just hope if/when batting turns around that pitching doesn't go sour.
(10-14-2012 04:59 AM)aprirr Wrote: I agree with the small ball concept. Cabrera is a liability at 3rd base that the Yankees need to exploit by dropping bunts down the line when anyone gets on. Can anyone actually bunt consistantly, though? Haven't seen too much of it from the Bombers.
(10-14-2012 06:43 PM)mgruber2 Wrote: I watch most of the Tiger games during the course of the season and while he may not be a Gold Glove 3rd baseman Cabrera is FAR from a liability!