• Yankees 6th Best Team In AL?

    Posted by on May 21st, 2012 · Comments (4)

    A saw a comment left by Sean Forman over at BBTF that said, according to B-R.com’s SRS ratings – which consider strength of schedule and margin of victory – the AL top six are: Texas, Toronto, Baltimore, Tampa, Red Sox, and the Yankees (in that order).

    Rk Tm W L W-L% SRS 6
    1 TEX 26 16 .619 2.4
    2  TOR 23 19 .548 1.3
    3 BAL 27 15 .643 1.0
    4  TBR 25 17 .595 1.0
    5  BOS 20 21 .488 0.9
    6  NYY 21 20 .512 0.8
    7  CHW 21 21 .500 0.6
    8 CLE 23 18 .561 0.3
    9  DET 20 21 .488 0.3
    10  SEA 19 24 .442 0.2
    11  OAK 21 21 .500 0.1
    12  LAA 18 24 .429 -0.1
    13  KCR 16 24 .400 -0.1
    14  MIN 14 27 .341 -1.2
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/21/2012.

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    And,  the White Sox are right behing the Yankees.

    I wonder if Brian Cashman is smoking this in his objective pipe today?

    Comments on Yankees 6th Best Team In AL?

    1. May 21st, 2012 | 7:02 pm

      This club is starting to get that 1965 Yankee feel to it. Players are getting hurt, other players sre underperforming and some may have just grown too old. AROD will be 37 in July if he hit 25 HR’s and drives in 85 that may be AROD at his best. Gardner is hurt and has always tended to wear down as the season went on. Robertson may not be durable enough to close and Russell Martin hasn’t really hit since his first month or so with the Yanks. Jeter is 38, really who knows. Hughes is starting to get the AJ treatment, he left the last start trailing with one out in the 6th and over 100 pitches thrown and yet we get told how well he did. This could get ugly.

    2. ken
      May 21st, 2012 | 9:52 pm

      Look at the bright side: Mariano is out for the year but they don’t need a closer. There are no save situations anymore.

    3. Raf
      May 22nd, 2012 | 7:41 am

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      This club is starting to get that 1965 Yankee feel to it.

      I’ll believe it when I see it. Been through this song and dance too many times.

    4. MJ Recanati
      May 22nd, 2012 | 9:02 am

      Raf wrote:

      I’ll believe it when I see it. Been through this song and dance too many times.

      Yep.

      The New York Times wrote that exact “1965″ article about the 2005 Yankees.

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