• Stat Of The Day: Yanks Team Of The Decade

    Posted by on January 18th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Neil Paine, over at B-R Blog & Stat of the Day, takes a look at “Maximum Likelihood Teams of the 2000s.” Doing some heavy math, Neil makes a case for the Yankees being ‘the team of the last decade.’ Good stuff. Check it out. As Neil states:

    Shifting our attention back to the other end of the spectrum, the battle for #1 overall wasn’t especially close going into 2009, and the Yankees blew it wide open by winning their 2nd title of the decade. They finished the 2000s as the only team with more than 1,000 combined regular-season and playoff wins, an MLB-best 8 division titles, and an MLB-best 4 pennants as well. Many would argue that I forgot to include an additional column for their record-shattering payroll, their advantage in which mirrors their lead in the ratings… But whatever the reason for their success, you have to acknowledge that — by the numbers, at least — the Yankees were the decade’s most accomplished team (and this is coming from a very committed Red Sox fan).

    Comments on Stat Of The Day: Yanks Team Of The Decade

    1. YankCrank
      January 18th, 2010 | 11:17 am

      The late 90′s and entire 2000′s were very kind to us Yankee fans.

      It’s weird putting on YES and seeing Tino’s Centerstage, seeing how much he’s aged when it feels like he was winning World Series such a short time ago. Now, we’re only about a month from spring training and I don’t feel we’ve had enough time to enjoy all the success that came with the ’09 team.

      Time flies when you’re on top, doesn’t it?

    2. Corey
      January 18th, 2010 | 12:02 pm

      The late 90’s and entire 2000’s were very kind to us Yankee fans.

      It’s weird putting on YES and seeing Tino’s Centerstage, seeing how much he’s aged when it feels like he was winning World Series such a short time ago. Now, we’re only about a month from spring training and I don’t feel we’ve had enough time to enjoy all the success that came with the ‘09 team.

      Time flies when you’re on top, doesn’t it?

      —————-
      Not for me, I hate the offseason.

    3. 77yankees
      January 18th, 2010 | 1:12 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      Now, we’re only about a month from spring training and I don’t feel we’ve had enough time to enjoy all the success that came with the ‘09 team.

      That’s what happens when the season almost ends on Thanksgiving.

      In a way, though, baseball’s in the news year round now, with all the winter meetings, trades, free agent signings, awards, Hall of fame voting, and the occasional steroid admission.

    4. January 22nd, 2010 | 8:32 am

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