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Old 03-24-2009, 11:59 PM
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Default Re: Wall Street's House of Cards

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Most of these guys were well past their prime when they signed on pretty much as role players (Boggs, Howe, Sierra).
That's the point. Most "role players" that other managers put on the field aren't former all-stars, League-MVP or Cy Young vote-getting caliber of players. They're usually flawed veterans w/ political/psychological baggage, injury cases, young phenoms who failed to adjust to big league pitching, or just plain mediocre. You might call Boggs a "role player" but he also finished in the top-20 in MVP voting for both of the years prior to the '96 championship and is one of the best pure hitters in the history of the sport. The Yankees' payroll that year was nearly double the league average. All that experience and talent, even past its prime, translates on the field, and certainly meshed well with Torre's managerial style. As a fan of the Astros, I would've gladly traded several of our everyday starters for any one of those Yankee "role players"
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