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Rob Neyer Chat 11/24

Harrison (New Jersey): Rob - if you're the Yankees, why would you want to be tied for 4+ years to a player who may not be able to hit, doesn't have a long term position and can't be benched/dropped in the lineup because of his name and reputation? How can people criticize the Yankees for trying to manage their organization rationally? Rob Neyer: You might have noticed, Harrison, that some significant percentage of baseball fans are not significantly rational.Fans are (for the most part) rational, Rob. But that doesn't mean the only thing we want to maximize are wins. For that matter, that's not the only thing the Yankees want to maximize, either. From: http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/35669
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