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 Posted: Wed Oct 7th, 2015 07:51 pm
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If Bret "The Hitman" Hart ever needs a stunt double, he has one in Colby Rasmus.
The Houston Astros outfielder didn't waste any time removing his shirt and slapping on the goggles following his team's 3-0 win over the New York Yankees in the wild-card game - showing off a striking resemblance to the retired wrestler.
Colby Rasmus: Wild Card Heavyweight Champion. (h/t@JeromeSolomonpic.twitter.com/c17d1lUNUq
— Chris Reed (@birdbrained) October 7, 2015
Yo pic.twitter.com/Wix3MkluJY
— Brian McTaggart ⚾️ (@brianmctaggart) October 7, 2015
While Rasmus won't go down as the best there is, the best there was, or the best there ever will be, he did hit a solo home run off Masahiro Tanaka in what proved to be the eventual winning run Tuesday.










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lobo316 wrote: If Bret "The Hitman" Hart ever needs a stunt double, he has one in Colby Rasmus.
The Houston Astros outfielder didn't waste any time removing his shirt and slapping on the goggles following his team's 3-0 win over the New York Yankees in the wild-card game - showing off a striking resemblance to the retired wrestler.
Colby Rasmus: Wild Card Heavyweight Champion. (h/t@JeromeSolomonpic.twitter.com/c17d1lUNUq
— Chris Reed (@birdbrained) October 7, 2015
Yo pic.twitter.com/Wix3MkluJY
— Brian McTaggart ⚾️ (@brianmctaggart) October 7, 2015
While Rasmus won't go down as the best there is, the best there was, or the best there ever will be, he did hit a solo home run off Masahiro Tanaka in what proved to be the eventual winning run Tuesday.











Judging by his ink, I'd say Rasmus did some time in the state penitentiary.  



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lobo316 wrote: Most fans predicted the Yanks would not make the playoffs before the season started. No offense was the main concern, but only one team in MLB scored more runs than the Yankees.The gritty Yanks contended for the division until injuries to Texeira & age finally catching up to A-Rod. 
They played far better than they had a right to.
I'm in agreement here and I was one of them who predicted last place.

Negatives for next year:
Bad Contracts-CC, Ellsbury (WTF-I never liked this guy to begin with!), Headley
Blocking Bird at 1B
Lower bullpen depth-other than Miller, Dellin, Wilson, they were very shaky.
Overworked bullpen-Girardi killed Chasen Shreve
Starters health-Tanaka is likely hurt, Pineda always on DL, Eovaldi hurt, CC a drunk (but he pitched his best on the sauce!)
Girardi maxed out this team.  They are frustrating to watch sometimes and he does a lot of stupid strategical moves, but he did get this team to overachieve IMO.
Did I say the Ellsbury contract? Might be the worst in baseball. Crashman should be fired for that and the Headley deals.  I'll give a pass on McCann.

Positives:
Young talent-1B-Bird, 2B-Refsnyder, OF-Heathcott, Mason Williams,
Better talent on the way-SS Mateo, OF Judge, LHP Clarkin, RHP Kaprellian, 3B Jagielo
Trades worked out-DD at SS (sucked in the beginning of the year), Eovaldi



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When I dropped off this thread, my buddy Tony and I spent the rest of the night texting obscure Yankees back and forth as we watched the game implode in front of us. There were references to Ken Brett, Dennis Sherrill, and Dave Revering, not to mention the vaunted pitching staff of Tim Leary, Andy Hawkins, Wade Taylor, Dave Lapoint, Jeff Johnson and Scott Kamieniecki, backed up by Dave Eiland and Chuck Cary.  It was pretty funny to see how many bad Yankees we could come up with. 

It really isn't that bad now compared to those days.



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khawk wrote: Jays had the worst one-run game record of any division winner in I think History...15-28 or something like that.

So, you could be right, unless that pattern changes in the post-season.

I looked it up and your Jays record is correct.  The Yankees were 23-24 in 1-run games but most of the losses were in the 2nd half when the bullpen started to suffer too.  They were 4-9 in extra inning games and lost their last 5 in a row.  The Jays, for what it's worth, were 8-6 in extra inning games. 

The Astros are 27-22 in 1-run games and 5-4 in extra innings.  The Royals are 23-17 in 1-run games and 10-6 in extra innings.

I like the Royals chances coming out of the A.L., but the N.L. overall is much stronger and several N.L. teams should be able to win it all.

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What do the Yankees have coming up through the minors? The team has relied on big signings for a few years now, but the mid 1990s revival that led to four World Series triumphs in five years and then two more AL pennants in the next three years was largely buiilt on homegrown talent.

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tamalie wrote: What do the Yankees have coming up through the minors? The team has relied on big signings for a few years now, but the mid 1990s revival that led to four World Series triumphs in five years and then two more AL pennants in the next three years was largely buiilt on homegrown talent.Quite a bit, surprisingly.

C-Gary Sanchez, AAA, has played in the Futures game and has a top-pedigree for a  bat but reminds some of Jesus Montero.  That may be working against him.  JR Murphy will be a slightly better than average hitter but great defender, much like Joe Girardi.

1B-Greg Bird-already in the majors

2B-Rob Refsnyder, already in the majors

SS-Jose Mateo, Single A, most SB's in the minors this season, their new top prospect

3B-Eric Jagielo, AA and was hurt this season but was a first rounder two years ago.  Should be ready by 2017.

OF-Slade Heathcott, already in majors
      Mason Williams, AAA/Majors-came up this season and restored his status
      Aaron Judge-AAA, he and/or Mateo are the top prospects and he is similar to
      Giancarlo Stanton, but he whiffs a lot!
      Ben Gamel/Jake Cave-basically the same guy as Gardner/Ellsbury (Then again so
      are Heathcott and Williams, they should try to trade Gardner and Ellsbury)

SP-James Kaprellian-, short season, RHP, 1st rounder from UCLA this season
     Ian Clarkin-AA, LHP, 1st rounder two years ago, was hurt this season
     Ty Hensley, High A, another guy who got hurt early

Relievers-a virtual mill of them as evidenced this season. 

That Ellsbury signing was the single dumbest signing of Crashman's career.  The guy is always hurt and wasn't worth anywhere near that investment.  The Headley deal is the kicker. That guy could have been had on a two-year deal and the idiot gave him 4.  Now we're stuck with that mediocre player when we have a younger and better player coming along.



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HBF wrote: tamalie wrote: What do the Yankees have coming up through the minors? The team has relied on big signings for a few years now, but the mid 1990s revival that led to four World Series triumphs in five years and then two more AL pennants in the next three years was largely buiilt on homegrown talent.Quite a bit, surprisingly.

C-Gary Sanchez, AAA, has played in the Futures game and has a top-pedigree for a  bat but reminds some of Jesus Montero.  That may be working against him.  JR Murphy will be a slightly better than average hitter but great defender, much like Joe Girardi.

1B-Greg Bird-already in the majors

2B-Rob Refsnyder, already in the majors

SS-Jose Mateo, Single A, most SB's in the minors this season, their new top prospect

3B-Eric Jagielo, AA and was hurt this season but was a first rounder two years ago.  Should be ready by 2017.

OF-Slade Heathcott, already in majors
      Mason Williams, AAA/Majors-came up this season and restored his status
      Aaron Judge-AAA, he and/or Mateo are the top prospects and he is similar to
      Giancarlo Stanton, but he whiffs a lot!
      Ben Gamel/Jake Cave-basically the same guy as Gardner/Ellsbury (Then again so
      are Heathcott and Williams, they should try to trade Gardner and Ellsbury)

SP-James Kaprellian-, short season, RHP, 1st rounder from UCLA this season
     Ian Clarkin-AA, LHP, 1st rounder two years ago, was hurt this season
     Ty Hensley, High A, another guy who got hurt early

Relievers-a virtual mill of them as evidenced this season. 

That Ellsbury signing was the single dumbest signing of Crashman's career.  The guy is always hurt and wasn't worth anywhere near that investment.  The Headley deal is the kicker. That guy could have been had on a two-year deal and the idiot gave him 4.  Now we're stuck with that mediocre player when we have a younger and better player coming along.

The Yankees have had so many overhyped prospects that it's impossible to take any of this seriously.  Bird did very well replacing Teixeira in high-pressure games and might be the real deal, and they seem OK with young relievers, but other than that I want to see these guys do it for 2-3 years in the majors before anointing anyone "the future".  The last homegrown player who has had any staying power at all is Gardner, and he never developed into the leadoff hitter he should've and has become a competent-at-best everyday player.  And he's the absolute cream of the crop since the Core Four days.  Guys like Refsnyder, Heatchott, and Mason could very easily be hitting .220 in the majors 2 years from now and be bench players, and that's a best case scenario since many Yankees prospects are out of the game entirely very quickly.



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HBF wrote: That Ellsbury signing was the single dumbest signing of Crashman's career.  The guy is always hurt and wasn't worth anywhere near that investment.  

I could've told you that at the time it was made.  Many in these parts were screaming about the sky falling when he Ellsbury went south, but most that follow didn't.  I for one wasn't sorry to see him go...just like in NY, he's always hurt and never seems to rise up to expectations.  He parlayed his one really, really good season in 2011 into that obscene contract.  Have fun with him for the next six seasons.  

On a side note, I look at Ellsbury's 2011 season in the same way I look at Brady Anderson's 1992 season.  Ellsbury was unbelievable in 2011, but his numbers so far exceeded his career averages, that I have to wonder if he didn't have a bit of "help" throughout the course of the year.



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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: HBF wrote: That Ellsbury signing was the single dumbest signing of Crashman's career.  The guy is always hurt and wasn't worth anywhere near that investment.  

I could've told you that at the time it was made.  Many in these parts were screaming about the sky falling when he Ellsbury went south, but most that follow didn't.  I for one wasn't sorry to see him go...just like in NY, he's always hurt and never seems to rise up to expectations.  He parlayed his one really, really good season in 2011 into that obscene contract.  Have fun with him for the next six seasons.  

On a side note, I look at Ellsbury's 2011 season in the same way I look at Brady Anderson's 1992 season.  Ellsbury was unbelievable in 2011, but his numbers so far exceeded his career averages, that I have to wonder if he didn't have a bit of "help" throughout the course of the year.
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srossi wrote: HBF wrote:

The Yankees have had so many overhyped prospects that it's impossible to take any of this seriously.  Bird did very well replacing Teixeira in high-pressure games and might be the real deal, and they seem OK with young relievers, but other than that I want to see these guys do it for 2-3 years in the majors before anointing anyone "the future".  The last homegrown player who has had any staying power at all is Gardner, and he never developed into the leadoff hitter he should've and has become a competent-at-best everyday player.  And he's the absolute cream of the crop since the Core Four days.  Guys like Refsnyder, Heatchott, and Mason could very easily be hitting .220 in the majors 2 years from now and be bench players, and that's a best case scenario since many Yankees prospects are out of the game entirely very quickly.
Agree on them being overhyped. But the last time we appeared to have this much coming up that are performing as they progress was from 1990-94, so this is a very good sign that the system has improved. I am optimistic about this versus the past.



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