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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:48 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink |  

    Gonna need sweep LT.

     
    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 1:00 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Its a 6 gamer, right? 4/6 will get us back on track. Still a lot of games left.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 1:41 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, just saying it would be nice to sweep those nasty Red Sox, lol!

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:50 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        CS, where you from and what’s your Yankee history?

        • CSTracy10

          CSTracy10 3:07 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Born and raised in Northern Cali but my dad’s side of the family is from back East and were all either Cubs or Yanks fans. What really did it for me though was I was a Yankee growing up (little league team) and I played short stop so Jeter was my hero.

          How about you?

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 4:01 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I think the Mick, that Irish Son of a gun had a lot to do with it, CS. Lol.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:06 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink

              D**n Straight, Sean.

              Mickey Mantle
              Wilt Chamberlain
              Joe Montana

              They all established my fav teams for me.

            • tate793

              tate793 10:00 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink

              C’mon, Tom. I thought Jerry West was your dude. Remember, “stop on a dime”?

              As for the Yankees, Graig Nettles was one of the best 3rd basemen ever to play., Thurman Munson was a AReal “pitcher’s catcher”. I like the role players throughout the Yankees history -- DiMaggio, Randolph, Clete Boyer, Jesse Barfield, Alfonso Soriano, Don Mattingly, Paul O’Neill, Mickey Rivers, Chris Chambliss, Wade Boggs.

              Not so big on the Mantle’s, Maris’s, Jeter’s, Rickey Henderson, Bernie Williams, etc.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:15 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink

              LOL, Tate. Became a Lakers fan when they traded for Wilt. Was a Wilt and Warriors fan and then 76ers fan even though I grew up in LA listening to Chick and modeling my game after Jerry. Pretty hard at 5-9 to model my game after Wilt although I was a center at 5-8 in 7th grade. Just never grew much after that.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:05 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Born in Southern Wisconsin, dad was Chinese cook and mom American waitress. Fell in love with Mickey Mantle as a rookie and been Yankee fan ever since. Born on the 7th, MM’s #. Still remember Don Larson’s perfect game, Mantle and Maris, and all. Grew up in Socal listening to Vin Scully but always pinstripes. Need great game from Sevvy tonight. This is a must game.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 4:47 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink

              I was on the New York Yankees Little League team. So of course, Mick. Parents took me to St. Louis to see the Lakers vs Hawks, of course Jer and Elg.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:22 PM on August 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not a good sign when the first two outs from a ground ball pitcher were high pop ups. Dang, I thought Sevvy was going tonight. And thought we were going against Sale. So some hope

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:07 PM on August 10, 2017 Permalink |  

    Hey LT, we got 4 hits in our first 7 hitters tonight! One more than the other nite. Seannie, yo boyz R hurting us, lol!

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:24 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink |  

    Hey LT. What are your thoughts on Hosmer (1B) and Moustakas (3B) sign for next year?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:56 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We have Bird and Torres. Spend for pitchers.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 5:17 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Spend, spend until we can’t spend no more! Lol

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:20 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yep!

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 5:35 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah, I didn’t see many young-ish 30 or under as Free after this season. That’s why I was thinking Hosmer and Mous, pretty nice bats. Beats the heck outta ours. Who knows if Bird will ever be the same. We are the Yankees, spend boys!

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:07 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink

              Bird will be fine and will be back by September. He is the real deal too. Lots of ways to use cap space in MLB too.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:12 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      8-5 and that monster is warming up in the Pen.

      Love Betances, not so much when he always shuts down the Jays! Lol

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:35 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Coop is havin a nite. Feel bad for the Rook pitcher.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:47 PM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Life’s really good when you make the Majors, strike out the Judge and your beautiful Wife and Fam are there to see it, Deej. #Lifeisgood :)

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:01 PM on August 8, 2017 Permalink |  

    U lose LT by going 3-21 in your first 6 hitters.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:20 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink |  

    LT or anyone. Will Bryce Harper get a 10 year 50 Mil a year deal after next season?

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:23 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Cubs are gonna be bidding with ya, DJ. My boy getting his dollars up. :)

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:32 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Outfield is not where I would spend money if I were the Yankees.
      We need starting pitching. That should be our priority. Period.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 5:35 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Corner Outfielders Wheels usually come off around 30 and they fall off a cliff. Same logic with WR in Football after age 35.

        When the Wheels fall off, game over.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:40 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We are already set in the outfield with RF Judge, CF Hicks, and RF Frazier and several good outfielders in the minors like CF Estevan Florial. While we have some possible #2 or #3 starters in the system, we don’t have any aces.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 5:44 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Jays will listen to offers for Stroman, Tom. High energy NY kid, seems like a great move for both sides.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:49 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              Good one, Sean. Stroman would be great for Yankees. Young, controllable, and good. Not sure if we’re willing to trade more of our prospects at this point though.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 6:39 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              Kershaw is up same as Harper along with Michardo. Not saying the Yanks have to have Harper, but I wonder if he’ll get a half billion for 10 years from whoever?

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:43 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              Problem is baseball is so up and down you’re not sure where you’re going to be in 5 years. How many of these long term deals work out? Yankees spent years trying to get out of contracts. We have position players. I would focus totally on starting pitching.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 6:40 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, agree with pitching LT.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:41 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Kershaw for sure!
          We need a pair of Aces!

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 6:46 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Can you believe how Headless is showing up?!

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:47 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              He’s been hot for over a month, DJ.
              Our bats will start heating up soon.
              Two great pitching jobs last 2 games.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 6:48 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              I’m not sure why we play T Fraizer? Batting .200.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:59 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              We had to move Headley to first because you wanted us to get rid of Carter so we needed Frazier at 3rd. 18 Homers YTD. Still need Castro and Hicks back in the lineup. And Sanchez needs to learn to play D as catcher.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:03 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              Lol. You are correct on all that, but what about that Andujar kid (3B) that went 3/4 and was gone? Hicks and Castro healthy would be great!

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:14 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink

              18 home runs!

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:30 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink |  

    I know this wouldn’t work, but would you trade Ball for Irving straight up today?

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:35 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t think I would. Lonzo is such a unique player that I truly believe he represents the future more than Kyrie. I would trade Ingram straight up in a heartbeat and slide KCP over to the 3 though. We still have Corey Brewer, Deng and Kuzma there, too. Lonzo would feed Kyrie and he would eat like he never has before. Again, hypothetical.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 4:05 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        U makin me hungry!

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:12 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nope! Lonzo has transcendent upside while Kyrie is one dimensional scorer.
        Lonzo is controllable for 7 years. Kyrie just for 2 and then could leave.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:13 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Ingram for Kyrie? Yes, he is really more of a shooting guard.
        Of course, we would have to include Deng to balance salary.

        • John M.

          John M. 4:35 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Deng for Irving! Salaries match, and Luol, being of distinguished character, would happily play with LeBron:) I wouldn’t touch someone who, after signing a lucrative long-term deal, wants out midstream because he needs more limelight.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 5:13 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I think part of it is he’s sees LBJ gone after this year,Love a year older and ..

    • mclyne32 (Director) 8:50 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 11:43 AM on August 7, 2017 Permalink |  

    Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, trades and such, let’s wait and see how well our current group performs. With all the expectations and glowing of our guys, I would expect at least 41 wins.

     
    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 1:15 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree DJ. Even if we add two max players we won’t be ready to contend until a couple of the kids are ready. It would be extremely difficult to build a true contender through free agency and trades. Even the super teams had stars on their roster. The Celtics had Pierce, the Heat had Wade and the Cav’s had Irving. The Warriors and Spurs did it the right way. Develop a core and then add to it.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:37 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      LOL, DJ. Kind of like your patient approach with the Yankees?

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:53 PM on August 4, 2017 Permalink  

    LT, I think our Yanks are tanking, lol. We probably should have been sellers. Gray looked pretty good. Wish the hitting coach would teach Judge and Sanchey to stop swinging at balls outside and low. Holliday and T Fraizer are pretty much worthless.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:10 PM on August 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We’re slumping but there is a long way to go still. We need to get healthy and we’re st years ahead of schedule. Perspective, DJ.

      • John M.

        John M. 12:17 PM on August 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend about hitting. It went something like this: He said, “You know, I’d see these guys swing at pitches down the middle, and I’d think, ‘how’d they miss those?’ Then I went to a game and sat close enough to see pitchers in the bullpen warming up, and I thought, ‘How do they hit any of them?'” Toughest thing to do in all of sports.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 2:43 PM on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          True.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 4:38 PM on August 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yup. Elbows were not designed to explode. Happens to 1 in every 5 pitchers in any level of Baseball.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:59 PM on August 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Another give-away LT. Why were they so up on TFraizer? Liked his .200 batting? And of course Holly will surely start hitting in late Sept. It’s a joke. But I ain’t laughing. I know it’s just 1/162, over and over and…

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:13 PM on August 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can’t keep blowing scoring opportunities like the last two games for sure, DJ. Sonny Grey debuts tomorrow. Looking forward to enjoying a win. Still tied for first in the loss column. Getting Castro and Hicks back should give us a real boost and Bird before end of season will be last pre-playoff kicker. All these losses will be long forgotten when we win it all.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:13 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink  

    One, two, walk, walk, 3. No walk-off tonite. :( Another one-run loss. Super managing by JG. It’s not how many hits you get (Holliday), it’s when you get them (Huge double-play). Sick of losing, but I guess we really are close to mediocre. Still may make the PO’s though.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:01 PM on July 31, 2017 Permalink  

    LT, nice trade for Gray (I hope). At least move Holiday down to 8th. He’s a strikeout machine. : (

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:35 AM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey, DJ. Sonny is young, under control, keeps ball in park. He will be our #2 starter after Sevvy. Great trade! No need for a first baseman,. Headley has it covered until Bird returns later this season. Yanks win #27 this year.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 9:49 AM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Headley has really started hitting, helps! Hope everyone isn’t putting too much pressure on Lonzo. Second coming of Magic? I hope so, but a lot to put on his shoulders.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:23 PM on July 30, 2017 Permalink  

    Second and third, no outs and can’t score, ugh! Get Holliday the heck outta there!

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:33 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink  

    The main thing about Warriors is:

    KD35-Best shooter in the NBA
    Steph-Second best shooter in the NBA
    Klay-Third best shooter in the NBA

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:10 PM on July 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Well that was awful LT! Least we got another .200 hitter thru trade, wow! Who’s running this team? I know, Jimmie and Mitch, lol!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:38 PM on July 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Still a long way to go, DJ. I love the game plan though. Instead of going to the bullpen in the 8th, we’re going to bring in relievers in the 6th. Yankees going all in on this year.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 3:02 PM on July 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Betances is a monster. Reminds me of Tom Henke. Henke was called Terminator.

        Should Betances be Exterminator, Tom? Lol.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:49 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink  

    Any reason that no one talks about Matt Thomas, shot lites out. I know Summer League, but range is great. Gotta keep Kuzma and Blue, I think. Some talk about Thomas Bryant, but he hardly played.

    And I probably misunderstood earlier comments, bashing Kobe? Still? That 7 Finals and 5 Rings Kobe. Only player in NBA history with 30K points and 6K assists. All NBA “D” many, many times.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:56 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DJ, in your opinion, why, don’t you think that, Phil Jackson coached team, never was able to acquire a premiere PG?

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:06 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      All the great PGs of the late 80s and early 90s Magic, J-Kidd, Penny Hardaway, John Stockton, Kevin Johnson, Tim Hardaway weren’t made for the Triangle.

      NBA, called Kobe inefficient. In the Triangle, he was relegated.

      When Pau was acquired, Kobe became, alongside CP3 and LeBron, one of the three best Pick andRoll ball handlers.

      The Triangle is an archaic, relic of an Offensive System, that’s why no HOF PG ran the Triangle. GP don’t count.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:07 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m sure Matt Thomas earned an invite to camp with his great shooting. I spent some time trying to figure out how we could sign him because I would love to have his shooting off the bench. The problem, DJ, is we already have KCP, Clarkson, and Hart at shooting guard and after signing Thomas Bryant, we will only have two roster spots and one point guard under contract. Williams and Ennis would be the logical signees.

      Once again, the question arises whether it makes sense to trade Randle and Clarkson now to get off their contracts for next year and open up rotation spots for Kyle Kuzma and maybe another elite 3-point shooter like Matt Thomas. What remains unspoken but probably discussed is how the subpar shooting of Randle and Clarkson isn’t an ideal fit for the team the Lakers are building around Lonzo Ball.

      Moving Randle would open up a roster spot for Kuzma while trading Clarkson would open up a roster spot for a player like Matt Thomas. who shot 45% from deep on 6 attempts per game. Any deal would likely depend on being able to dump Deng’s contract so who knows when the right deal will come along but there’s a good argument to be made that the offensive template we saw in summer league is not the best fit for Randle and Clarkson.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:09 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I was wondering the same thing about Matt Thomas. He has such a pure shot, but he’s “only” 6’4″, so is he Kyle Korver or is he Jimmer Fredette or just a nice Summer League player? I see him in the G League.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 4:20 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I loved Matt Thomas in summer league but I think he’s a got a rough road ahead of him to make anything but our G-League team. He could be a combo guard/small forward in some line ups. We’ll see who gets the training camp invites and roll with that. Just not a lot of roster spots left, either.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 4:30 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Is there a limit to how many players you can invite to training camp..?

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 4:45 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Used to was 20 player max in the offseason, not sure if that got bumped up in the new CBA.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 5:02 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Then no harm in bringing this dude in to see what he can do..

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 5:56 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Could be a Mark Price? Just like ti see him get a chance. Blue seems to be a decent fit. Like Kuzma too. Be interesting to see how Clarky and Randle would react to competition. And yes I know it was just Summer League, but that’s all this group had to play against so far.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 7:12 PM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I would agree, but in terms of him making the team there are precious few active roster spots left and a two-way deal hanging in the wind.

          Also they might be waiting to see what kind of market develops for them post summer league hype machine. Might be he gets a more serious offer elsewhere.

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