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    Re: Yankees interested in Danks

    Post by sox55 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:29 pm

    rmapasad wrote:
    ONCE AGAIN, TATTOO COMPLETELY MISREPRESENTS THE LOGIC BEHIND DUMPING DANKS AND DUNN AND ANY OF THE OTHER HIGH PRICED STIFFS,
    BOARD MEMBERS THAT DON'T FEEL COMPELLED TO OVER EXPLAIN THE BLATANTLY OBVIOUS DON'T WANT DANKS GONE BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN SOME MAGICALLY ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION
    WE WANT DANKS AND DUNN AND COMPANY GONE BECAUSE THEY SUCK.
    NOT ONLY THAT, WE ARE FULLY AWARE THAT THE IMMEDIATE REPLACEMENT MIGHT SUCK EVEN MORE.
    HOWEVER, WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT SUCKING A LITTLE OR SUCKING A LOT STILL MEANS YOU SUCK.  SO IF YOU ARE GOING TO SUCK, SUCK WITH SOME KID THAT MIGHT SURPRISE INSTEAD OF SUCKING WITH A PROVEN SUCKER WHO WILL CONTINUE TO SUCK,
    AND IF YOU CAN'T IF YOU UNDERSTAND COMPREHENDE THAT, THE KARK HAS 2 WORDS FOR YA
     
    Calling Danks an "overpaid mediocrity" was at least reasonable.   This last post is just bullshit.  Danks was one of the top 50 pitchers in majors between 2008-2011 - that's indisputable. It's the reason he got the contract from Kenny.  Problem is Kenny paid him like he was one of the top 20 or 25.  After Danks got hurt,  he's only in top 50 - 100 now. 

    Still, he deserves credit for rebounding and battling.  His very  good Quality  Start % (70%), is same as Buehrle's   Granted, when he's off, Danks gets the shit kicked out of him. But he's not been off that much - only 4 times in 20 starts.  Not sucking in 16 of 20 starts means he doesn't suck.  Otherwise, no team in their right mind would be scouting him for a trade right now.

    Danks might actually have some upside if he can convert into a Mark Buehrle finesse type. He's had some real flashes of that in the last 2 months.  But his last start v. Houston was also a red flag. He ain't there yet, and he may never get there.  Which is the frustration about this guy - he begins to show something, then falls back again.

    Sox may decide they want to dump his salary, which is fine.  If they aren't going anywhere for next 2-3 years, might as well do so as cheaply as possible.  But to say that there is no difference between Danks and a bunch of incompetents is plain ridiculous. Danks has at least shown he can pitch at the major league level respectably for decent stretches, even after surgery.  He gives some reason for hope, even though he also has red flags. 

    The Rienzos, Johnsons, and Axelrods are nothing but red flags. They couldn't hack it in the majors, and now they can't even handle AAA anymore.  And none of them have been blocked from the Sox rotation this year - the # 4 and # 5 spots have been wide open and it's been a revolving door of stiffs in and out.  All Danks' departure will do is increase the opportunities for more stiffs to shuffle in and out.  But it will save money and if he can bring a semi-decent prospect in return, that would be enough rationale to move him.
    He also pitched in what was possibly the greatest regular season Sox game I ever attended, Game #163, "The Blackout Game". 
    I thought that he would be THAT pitcher from that moment on.
    NOPE.............GoodBye

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    Re: Yankees interested in Danks

    Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:40 pm

    If it makes Tattoo happy, the KARK admits that there will probably be a season where Dylan Axelrod is better than John Danks.

    Now isn't it time for you to realize that when many on this board call Danks a worthless piece of crap its because we are frustrated fans, not some asst GM preparing a power point presentation about the pros and cons of John Danks

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