• How Many Wins Should The Yankees Have On August 1st?

    Posted by on June 25th, 2012 · Comments (9)

    Looking at the Yankees schedule, and speaking as a Yankees fan, I want to wake up on the morning of August 1st (this year) and see New York with a record of 61-42.

    In fact, anything less than that mark would be a failure in my mind, based on the way they have played over their last 29 games (where they went 22-7).

    What do you think the Yankees record will be after 103 games this season?

    Comments on How Many Wins Should The Yankees Have On August 1st?

    1. Garcia
      June 25th, 2012 | 10:54 pm

      You are determined to be right, anything less means you get to rip ARod, Hughes, Cashman, and Swisher.

    2. June 25th, 2012 | 10:59 pm

      You forgot Granderson and Martin :-)

    3. Evan3457
      June 26th, 2012 | 3:39 am

      Yeah, 61-42 sounds about right to me.

      Worst Case: 55-48
      Avg Case: 61-42
      Best Case: 68-35

      Average of the cases: 61-42

    4. MJ Recanati
      June 26th, 2012 | 9:23 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Looking at the Yankees schedule, and speaking as a Yankees fan, I want to wake up on the morning of August 1st (this year) and see New York with a record of 61-42.

      In fact, anything less than that mark would be a failure in my mind, based on the way they have played over their last 29 games (where they went 22-7)

      Which is funny because you discounted their wins as either lucky (gifted) or against poor competition. Thus, if the Yankees aren’t a good team that only wins based on luck or beating up on bad teams, then your statement that you’d view a record of less than 61-42 a failure makes no sense. You can’t argue that the Yankees aren’t a good team but then expect them to play up to a level you don’t believe in.

      This is an example of goalpost moving.

    5. MJ Recanati
      June 26th, 2012 | 9:23 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      You forgot Granderson and Martin

      And Sabathia.

    6. MJ Recanati
      June 26th, 2012 | 9:24 am

      Garcia wrote:

      You are determined to be right

      Yep. That’s the definition of goalpost moving.

    7. August 1st, 2012 | 9:08 am

      And the answer is: 60-43.
      Missed by one game.

    8. Corey
      August 1st, 2012 | 6:18 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Thoughts on missing it by 1 game? Is it OK to say injuries caused that at least? Or is that just an excuse too..

    9. August 2nd, 2012 | 7:01 am

      Thoughts?

      They are just where I would expect them to be now.

      But, now, the trick is to play well in August – and better than they did in July.

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