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Hope this is finally the year they have a bad record but knowing them it wouldn't surprise me if they contend.

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Hope this is finally the year they have a bad record' date='[/size'] but knowing them it wouldn't surprise me if they contend.

It sounds like you are waiting for a Yankees collapse.

But while the Yankees have not "collapsed", I think that they have declined.

The Yankees collapsed in 1989, after having had 6 consecutive winnings seasons from 1983-1988. They proceeded to have 4 consecutive losing seasons from 1989 through 1992 before George Steinbrenner was kicked out of baseball for two years, which allowed Gene Michael and Buck Showalter to rebuild the franchise back into contenders.

The Yankees went 85-77 in 2013, 84-78 in 2014, and 87-75 in 2015. They did not make the postseason in 2 out of 3 of those seasons, and they got KO'd in 1 game by the Astros in the one season in which they did make the playoffs. Subsequently, I think that an argument can be made that the Yankees have been declining already. The question is, will that decline continue in 2016 ???

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Hope this is finally the year they have a bad record but knowing them it wouldn't surprise me if they contend.

Thank god. Their fan base needs to be humbled by a losing season. That and we need to say this to Yankee fans. If any of you guys won't do it' date=' I'll do it.

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It sounds like you are waiting for a Yankees collapse.

But while the Yankees have not "collapsed", I think that they have declined.

The Yankees collapsed in 1989, after having had 6 consecutive winnings seasons from 1983-1988. They proceeded to have 4 consecutive losing seasons from 1989 through 1992 before George Steinbrenner was kicked out of baseball for two years, which allowed Gene Michael and Buck Showalter to rebuild the franchise back into contenders.

The Yankees went 85-77 in 2013, 84-78 in 2014, and 87-75 in 2015. They did not make the postseason in 2 out of 3 of those seasons, and they got KO'd in 1 game by the Astros in the one season in which they did make the playoffs. Subsequently, I think that an argument can be made that the Yankees have been declining already. The question is, will that decline continue in 2016 ???

Thank god. Their fan base needs to be humbled by a losing season. That and we need to say this to Yankee fans. If any of you guys won't do it, I'll do it.

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Yes I am. I want them to have a horrible season. I'd love to see it so bad! All the money buying nothing but a losing season, all the yankee fans leaving the stadium sparse (though that would probably take a few years unfortunately). I want them be completely insignificant for at least a season.

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Yes I am. I want them to have a horrible season. I'd love to see it so bad! All the money buying nothing but a losing season' date=' all the yankee fans leaving the stadium sparse (though that would probably take a few years unfortunately). I want them be completely insignificant for at least a season.[/quote']

I want MY team to spend money on players. If the team has it better it's spent on the players to give their fans a winner. It absolutely makes me nuts that the Orioles spent less 100M a few years ago, yet came up almost 150 this year. Makes me think ownership/ Angleos has made tankers full of money, and so much at the expense of a better Orioles team. THat pisses me off. So I don't begrudge them from spending what they earn. Better product for baseball and less money for the Steinbrenner family.

Yankees have had 3 down years according to another poster. 3 winning seasons and a playoff appearance, Brief. So did we. Same sport, same league, same result. It can't be bad for them and good for us.

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I just can't see a world where you can count on Tex and A-Rod for another year. Ellsbury is bound to get hurt. Sorry I don't buy it

Hasn't this been said the last 5-6 years? I'll believe it when I see it. They've posted a winning record every season since 1995.

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I want MY team to spend money on players. If the team has it better it's spent on the players to give their fans a winner. It absolutely makes me nuts that the Orioles spent less 100M a few years ago, yet came up almost 150 this year. Makes me think ownership/ Angleos has made tankers full of money, and so much at the expense of a better Orioles team. THat pisses me off. So I don't begrudge them from spending what they earn. Better product for baseball and less money for the Steinbrenner family.

Yankees have had 3 down years according to another poster. 3 winning seasons and a playoff appearance, Brief. So did we. Same sport, same league, same result. It can't be bad for them and good for us.

The Orioles are not your team.

You bleed about as much orange and black as Earl Weaver bled pinstripe blue.

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Hope this is finally the year they have a bad record' date='[/size'] but knowing them it wouldn't surprise me if they contend.

It sounds like you are waiting for a Yankees collapse.

But while the Yankees have not "collapsed", I think that they have declined.

The Yankees collapsed in 1989, after having had 6 consecutive winnings seasons from 1983-1988. They proceeded to have 4 consecutive losing seasons from 1989 through 1992 before George Steinbrenner was kicked out of baseball for two years, which allowed Gene Michael and Buck Showalter to rebuild the franchise back into contenders.

The Yankees went 85-77 in 2013, 84-78 in 2014, and 87-75 in 2015. They did not make the postseason in 2 out of 3 of those seasons, and they got KO'd in 1 game by the Astros in the one season in which they did make the playoffs. Subsequently, I think that an argument can be made that the Yankees have been declining already. The question is, will that decline continue in 2016 ???

Yes I am. I want them to have a horrible season. I'd love to see it so bad! All the money buying nothing but a losing season' date=' all the Yankee fans leaving the stadium sparse (though that would probably take a few years unfortunately). I want them be completely insignificant for at least a season.[/quote']

Watching an aging, overpaid, underachieving team win between 83 and 88 games and miss the playoffs and/or get KO'd from the playoffs in one game is almost as good as watching them have a losing season.

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Why are people talking about the Yankees in an Orioles' thread? :confused::mad:

Inferiority complex.

Doubtful Yankee fans have any feelings towards the O's.

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Inferiority complex.

Doubtful Yankee fans have any feelings towards the O's.

They do. They're happy we don't suck anymore, and if anyone is going to beat them, better it be the guys who didn't win for a while than Boston or Tampa.

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