The Yankees won the division yet again in 2006 online baseball betting season. What a boring and unoriginal story.
Just when you might think of counting them out they go out and spend another $50-$60 million dollars and they’re right back in the thick of things again. It’s easy to win when your owner is a fanatic and has pockets deeper than any other pro club in the country thanks to lucrative TV and licensing contracts.
The Yankees had a good year last online baseball betting season, even by their very high standards. They finished the regular online baseball betting season with the highest win total in baseball, compiling a baseball bet stat record of 97-65. Inside of Yankee Stadium they were almost unbeatable with a baseball bet stat record of 50-31. Their winning percentage of .599 was obviously the highest in the league as well and there were high hopes going into the online baseball betting playoffs. However, the Yankees, much like most teams, just couldn’t hit the Tiger’s pitchers who seemed to throw out of their minds until they got to the online baseball betting World Series.
Last year, injuries got the best of the Yankees and manager Joe Torre did a very good job of simply getting this team to the online baseball betting playoffs. Sure, everyone that place a baseball bet knows that the Yankees have the highest payroll in the universe and they should win, but that’s a given about he payroll and that doesn’t really mean anything in baseball other than Steinbrenner has a lot of money to spend. But even with all that talent last online baseball betting year half of them were crippled during the regular online baseball betting season and with all that money, comes a lot of ego and Torre seems to have the magic touch when it comes to handling this delicate matter. Whatever Torre did, he deserved a big raise for it, but it’s unlikely he got it knowing Stienbrenner.
Stars like Gary Sheffield, who brought in at great expense to add some much needed power to the lineup missed most of the online baseball betting season and when he came back was forced to play first base. Something he was not at all pleased about. And pitching ace Randy Johnson (or the ‘Big Unit’, unquestionably the best nickname in sports) was battling through all kinds of problems, probably related to back problems which the 6’10 giant has suffered from in years. Fans that placed a baseball bet knows that Jason Giambi, another guy depended on for some deep balls was also laid up with injury and steroid allegation and didn’t produce up to his potential either. In a nutshell the big time players that were expected to produce for the Yankees did not and that made Joe Torre’s life miserable.
Needless to say, plenty of moves were made during the regular online baseball betting season as well as this off season. Midway through the 2006 online baseball betting campaign the Yankees acquired the bard hitting Bobby Abreu for a king’s ransom to provide the power that so many other super stars had been brought in to provide. He didn’t have the huge impact that was expected of him, but now that he’s acclimated he should produce some solid stats in 2007 online baseball betting season. Johnny Damon was also brought in at the beginning of the online baseball betting year from the hated Red Sox for way too much money and he produced, but not at the level you’d like for that kind of money, but hey, a fan that place a baseball bet on them knows that the money is just paper to a team like the Yankees.
After a very disappointing 2006 online baseball betting season, ace Randy Johnson was dealt as was Sheffield which was keys moves for the management to free up some cap space to spend even more. Brian Cashman has done a good job and the Yankees will certainly make another big move down the stretch this online baseball betting year to try and get into the online baseball betting post season. However, with a hugely talented AL East this online baseball betting year and the enormous pressure from the New York baseball bet fan base, this roster of traveling all-stars may not be able to get to the post season this online baseball betting year. But with players like Derek Jeter, A-Rod, Giambi, Robinson Cano and the like, you just never know.