Yankees Eliminated From Postseason

Cliff Lee has signed with the Phillies, which means the Yanks have been eliminated from the postseason, and it's only December 14th.

Here are things Yankees fans can look forward to in 2011:

  • Moral Victories: The juggernaut Red Sox come into Yankee Stadium and do not sweep the Yanks. That's a moral victory.
  • Books: It's time to take a crack at Proust.
  • Lower blood pressure. AJ Burnett gets ahead in a count 0-2. He then proceeds to throw 4 pitches in the dirt. A walk. Jeff Mathis is now on first base. The good news is you don't care. You didn't even notice.
  • The New York Mets: Hilarious any day of the week, and they make you feel strangely better about yourself.
  • Watching friends who are Sox fans care so much about other guys dressed up in ridiculous outfits swinging wooden sticks at balls: I mean, how funny is that? Those guys over there are screaming and getting all worked up and it's just a freaking game! Ha! I'm going to do something real, like run in a marathon or write a novel or a memoir about the time I rooted for a team that mattered and I felt something and even the lows felt good and I was involved and I cared so much, so very much. And now this! Oh, I can't stand it! Life was so good then…

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  • Ah yes, I awoke at 4:45 this morning, flipped my b-berry directly to espn.com, and wanted to crawl back under the covers…
    However, as you point out Nick, one can always take solace in not being a Met fan. It is truly extraordinary the degree to which no matter how bad things get in Yankee-land, they always get worse in that other borough. Seeing that starting rotation in the NL East together with the AL East-quality line-up that the Phillies have built has got to make every Met fan sick for the next 3-5 years.

    IronHorse (YF) December 14, 2010, 7:05 am
  • Halladay
    Lee
    Oswalt
    Hamels
    Literally the greatest rotation in the history of baseball.

    Atheose - SF December 14, 2010, 7:07 am
  • So if you’re Cashman which option do you pursue next:
    A. Trade for Greinke
    B. Sign Carl Pavano, the next best free agent pitcher
    Sorry YFs, I know you guys probably feel like you just got hit by a train.

    Atheose - SF December 14, 2010, 7:16 am
  • Also, the worst part about all this is that now whenever an agent says “There’s a mystery team involved offering X more years!” people will have to take him seriously.

    Atheose - SF December 14, 2010, 7:34 am
  • Sorry for the quad-post, but this picture is too good not to share:
    http://js-kit.com/blob/L4asVTVwUStE2aLLhPk9fb.jpg

    Atheose - SF December 14, 2010, 7:49 am
  • “Literally the greatest rotation in the history of baseball.”
    Maddux
    Smoltz
    Glavine
    Avery
    That’s three HOFers. I don’t see Oz or Lee getting there. And the Yankees stil beat ‘em. Sure, Avery got hurt but Hammels isn’t a sure thing either.

    George Shapirro December 14, 2010, 9:05 am
  • “Sorry YFs, I know you guys probably feel like you just got hit by a train.”
    Not really. They won 95 games last year. I’d actually rather see them really commit to youth, not this half-ass nonsense we saw in 2008. With Lee aboard, it would have been impossible to do so.

    George Shapirro December 14, 2010, 9:07 am
  • “Sorry YFs, I know you guys probably feel like you just got hit by a train.”
    Not at all. It’s December 14 and now we have all the money in the world to do anything, and not just now, but over the next several years.
    I wanted Lee, because I’m THAT guy but as long as we get Pettitte back, and Rothschild gets AJ’s head right? We’re good. Not to mention, Cashman has to have something up his sleeve still…
    I was surprisingly not upset last night because after all the waiting, it didn’t seem he really wanted to pitch in NY.
    I’m also liking this sudden “underdog” status. Everyone is annointing the Sox and now the Phillies. Cool.

    krueg December 14, 2010, 9:55 am
  • “…I was surprisingly not upset last night because after all the waiting, it didn’t seem he really wanted to pitch in NY.
    I’m also liking this sudden “underdog” status. Everyone is annointing the Sox and now the Phillies. Cool. …”
    well said krueg…but, i didn’t want lee because [as you say] it didn’t seem like he wanted us…we don’t need another pitcher whose head and heart isn’t in it…he’s clearly more comfortable in the nl where he can pitch to pitchers 4-5 at bats per game…

    dc December 14, 2010, 11:57 am

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