You have to have a good farm team

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  1. cah155

    cah155 Well-Known Member

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    Did howard really just say this about the mets ? All the sudden he's a sports guy? What a joke
     
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    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    It was probably a quote from an article he saw in the paper as he was using them to keep his scrap-booking glue from getting on the floor.
     
  3. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

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    Howard invented the farm team concept, not Branch Rickie.
     
  4. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Most big market teams don't need farm teams anymore. They just reload on big priced free agents. The Mets have to because Madoff hit their wallet pretty big. Their own fault.
     
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    Farm team to Howard is cheap free slave labor.

    Stern broke out his mitt and had a catch too???
    :facepalm:
     
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    Blocking and Tackling and why it's Important, a new paradigm by Howard Stern
     
  7. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    The Mets big spending years coincide with the Bernie Madoff years.
    Wilpons are now chewing down their fans.
     
  8. CrucifiedAGT

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    He is unintentionally correct, as a farm team is actually part of a farm system. I do love that term from the 50's he is using though.
     
  9. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    100 percent incorrect.
    The Yankee dynasty was all about having 5 home grown stars that made no money their first 5-6 years in the majors.
     
  10. Madipuppy

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    He also probably thinks it's one team and not the many levels and teams in the system.
     
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    The Expos were the best farm team ever. The talent that rolled through Montreal is staggering.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Oh yeah definitely but that was a totally different era. Even their so called "superstar signings" claimed by other fans were guys like Brosius who hit .203 in Oakland and no one wanted. Paul O'Niell hit .246 in Cin. But I'm talking about now. It's just reloading and buying teams. Besides the free agent pick up Arod $29,000,000 who would be playing if Selig was never born, the Yankees have just reloaded with other teams players....

    Kuroda-$15,000,000
    Tanaka- $23,000,000
    Sabathia- $24,000,000
    Thorton- $5,500,000
    Brian Mcann- $12,000,000
    Roberts- $10,000,000
    Texiera- $23,000,000
    Beltran-$13,000,000
    Ellsbury- $9,000,000
    Soriano- $19,000,000
    Suzuki- $9,000,000
    Brendan Ryan and Kelly Johnson- $6,000,000

    You will never see the Yankees or big market teams raising homegrown players in the majors and filling out their roster and collecting 40- 50 wins during the rebuilding years. Will never happen. Those days are gone unless you see a salary cap in baseball but the big market owners will make sure that NEVER happens.
     
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    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    A lot of overpaid past their prime duds on that list
    :facepalm:
     
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    as a red sox fan i say good luck to the Yanks with Ellsbury..guy has never had two good back to back years in his career...and every other year is spent on the DL
     
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    Look at those names and salaries. The Yankees are literally the dumbest team in pro sports. Who is green lighting contracts like those?

    Honestly the people in this thread with half that checkbook could come up with a better roster. What a stupid group of baseball men the Yankees must have.

    And you do need to produce at least one top 50 minor league talent per year to be a contender year after year. The Yankees just dont do that, because they are the Yankees. There is no salary cap on scouts and minor league talent development. They don't have much of a plan there, and what little plan they do have is truncated because they are always throwing away premium draft picks to make idiotic FA signings.

    The Angels used the pick the Yankees surrendered to sign Texiera to pick some bum named Mike Trout.
     
  16. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Ellsbury exploded his numbers to hit stats he could never put up or showed talent to put up and then signed for a big contract with the Sox. Since then... nada. 3HR's...8HR's....9HR's....32HR's. :bigthink:.......:snicker:


    Yeah I can't Argue Nemo. McCann is solid and will be but others are just aged players now and some coming off of roid contracts and numbers. Won't replicate unless they start/keep juicing again. but Yankees need big name players and wins to keep fans in the seats. They took a hit in attendance last year with the team they had. Yankees can not afford to lose the fans handing over huge money. Yankees know they have a ton of fair weather fans and if they have a no name team or losses start building up, that place goes empty and the money dries up.
     
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    How come all pro sports, except baseball have caps? Do the yankees not care about profit, just winning?
     
  18. Nemo

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    back to the frugal Mets
    allegedly their farm system is jam packed with studs but they don't want to start their major league marble clocks so they keep them off the varsity team.
    :facepalm:


    Frugal American Mets rented out part of their parking lot to the circus making it near impossible for fans to get to their seats on time for the opening day game......:jj:
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Yankees make more money than God. Their profit is through the roof. Expensive tickets, food, merchandise, parking, etc. Than you have Licensing sales which are huge for the Yankees. Then you have their 1.5 billion TV deal. But they also don't want to lose the fans because the fans PAY for these teams, not the Steinbrenners. Not just the Yankees, look at the Red Sox, Dodgers, Texas, etc. Big markets all do the same.
     
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    Get them thar oxen hitched to the plow!