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    Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    I think the only scary thing about these quotes is really the "by force" comment" if they don't improve. Although, it's a little shocking to hear Hank tell his players to earn their big paychecks. Wonder how the players will take this kind of calling out.


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    "The bottom line is that the team is not playing the way it is capable of playing," Steinbrenner said. "These players are being paid a lot of money and they had better decide for themselves to earn that money."

    "He then paid the much-improved Rays a compliment, saying, the Yankees have "got to start playing the way the Rays are playing. (The Yankees) need to start treating it like when they were younger players and going after that big contract, like they're in (Triple-A) and trying to make the majors. That's the kind of attitude and fire the players have to have."

    "This is going to get turned around," Steinbrenner said. "If it's not turned around this year, then it will be turned around next year, by force if we have too."
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Not the smartest choice of words as usual for Hank but he has the right idea.
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    This is going to get turned around," Steinbrenner said. "If it's not turned around this year, then it will be turned around next year, by force if we have too."
    I hope it doesn't come to this, but I'd be interested to see exactly what Hank would do in this situation....
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Perhaps what he means by "by force" is that he would be a seller at the trade deadline. If we're still languishing near the bottom of the pack by then, he might start eating salaries and dealing players. While it wouldn't be an immediate fix, it probably would help the long term plan anyway. If that's indeed the route we're going, might as well get in with both feet.
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    "By force" hmmm...

    Is Hank going to wrestle Chad Moeller in the clubhouse or something?
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    force as in trade you to sanfran?

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    Good for Hank, this team looks like crap.

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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    While I essentially agree with what he says, anytime the owner acts like the fans (see George Steinbrenner of the 80's) it usually isn't good.
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    I'm going to jump on the "good for Hank" bandwagon with this one -- this team this year is miserable, they are all overpaid and they don't have any passion to win it seems.

    Light a fire under their asses Hank!!!
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    I'm glad Hank said something...I wish I could rip them a new asshole....it's pathetic the way they are playing....going to be a long year
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    I don't think the team is as bad as they are playing now, but I'm not sure if they are a very good team.

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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Quote Originally Posted by tdel23
    I don't think the team is as bad as they are playing now, but I'm not sure if they are a very good team.
    This statement pretty much defines the team itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOBA RULES
    I'm glad Hank said something...I wish I could rip them a new asshole....it's pathetic the way they are playing....going to be a long year
    We definately need to stop making excuses for this team, they are just not good and need to find a way to learn how to hit as a team.

    Now if we can only figure out a way to take Peter Abraham's blog and end his reign by force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey37
    I hope it doesn't come to this, but I'd be interested to see exactly what Hank would do in this situation....
    It means he will open up the yankee checkbook and I cant say I blame him, theres no way he can allow the team we currently have to be the squad that opens up the new stadium.
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Hanky.

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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Thanks Hank... for the diarrhea of the mouth!
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    'Force' as in threatening to kneecap Cano's sister?

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    Did ObeWangKanobe tell Hank to use the Force?
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    I like the comments.

    Damon doesn't hit = Yankees can't win...I think that's the bottom line with this team. It's scary how important he is.

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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Quote Originally Posted by tdel23
    I don't think the team is as bad as they are playing now, but I'm not sure if they are a very good team.
    Well, they are one game better that last year, for what that is worth...
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    With the exception of Jeter, Matsui, and Giambi.. no one in the lineup is "going well"

    The 1 and 3 hitters have been ice cold this week, 9 has been a black hole.. so there goes your offense.

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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee
    "By force" hmmm...

    Is Hank going to wrestle Chad Moeller in the clubhouse or something?
    That mental picture made me laugh so hard I peed a little.
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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Quote Originally Posted by apalradio
    Perhaps what he means by "by force" is that he would be a seller at the trade deadline. If we're still languishing near the bottom of the pack by then, he might start eating salaries and dealing players. While it wouldn't be an immediate fix, it probably would help the long term plan anyway. If that's indeed the route we're going, might as well get in with both feet.
    I don't think that's at all what he means. He may trade some guys but I can't see him being a seller unless things get really bad and he is just looking to gear up for next year.

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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    Quote Originally Posted by apalradio
    Perhaps what he means by "by force" is that he would be a seller at the trade deadline. If we're still languishing near the bottom of the pack by then, he might start eating salaries and dealing players. While it wouldn't be an immediate fix, it probably would help the long term plan anyway. If that's indeed the route we're going, might as well get in with both feet.
    If we became sellers at the deadline, we can unload Damon, Matsui, Farnsworth and possibly Moose (if they all agree to be traded assuming they have NTC's) and get solid prospects back while removing salary going forward. I would not be opposed to this at all if we are around .500 on 7/31.

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    Re: Hank to Yanks - Time to Earn Your Money

    I think Hank means that some of these self-interested superstars will start seeing some bench time if they keep making mistakes and showing poor discipline.
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