• A Yankees Rorschach Test

    Posted by on August 22nd, 2009 · Comments (5)

    O.K, what do you see here?

    Opp	W	L		Opp	W	L
    CHW	1	3		BOS	5	9
    FLA	1	2		CHW	1	3
    PHI	1	2		FLA	1	2
    WSN	1	2		LAA	2	4
    ATL	2	1		PHI	1	2
    KCR	2	1		WSN	1	2
    	8	11			11	22
    
    Opp	W	L		Opp	W	L
    BOS	5	9		ATL	2	1
    LAA	2	4		BAL	9	3
    BAL	9	3		CLE	5	3
    CLE	5	3		DET	5	1
    DET	5	1		KCR	2	1
    MIN	7	0		MIN	7	0
    NYM	5	1		NYM	5	1
    OAK	7	2		OAK	7	2
    SEA	5	2		SEA	5	2
    TBR	6	5		TBR	6	5
    TEX	4	2		TEX	4	2
    TOR	9	3		TOR	9	3
    	69	35			66	24
    
    TOTAL	77	46		TOTAL	77	46

     

    And, don’t you dare say “A pretty butterfly.” ;-)

    Me? I see that the Yankees are 31 games over .500 as of the close of buisness today. And, I see that the Yankees are 37-9, so far this season, when playing the Orioles, Twins, Mets, A’s and Blue Jays – which is 28 games over .500 (against those five teams). Twenty-eight and thirty-one are pretty close, no?

    Comments on A Yankees Rorschach Test

    1. Tresh Fan
      August 23rd, 2009 | 12:05 am

      In 1962 the Yankees were 96-66 (30 games over .500). Their record against the 3 worst teams in the league was 40-14 (26 games over .500). Twenty-six and and thirty are pretty close, too.

    2. August 23rd, 2009 | 12:24 am

      Yeah, but, the ’62 Yanks didn’t have to play a 5 game LDS and a 7 game LCS to get to the World Series. ;-)

    3. Tresh Fan
      August 23rd, 2009 | 12:36 am

      No, but the 2000 Yankees did. And they were 18-4 aganst the Rangers (71-91) and Royals (77-85) and 69-70 against everybody else.

    4. Evan3457
      August 23rd, 2009 | 7:13 am

      I see the same thing I always see when you do one these: The Yankees have beaten the teams that they’ve beaten, and lost to the teams that they’ve lost to.

      Just about every winning team piles up a big margin of wins against weaker competition, World Series winners do this too: some, more than others.

      Doesn’t mean the Yanks will win it all; doesn’t mean they can’t, either.

    5. Evan3457
      August 23rd, 2009 | 7:17 am

      The Yanks are 32-31 against teams that are over .500, to this point of the season.

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