• For Three-Quarters Of 2012 Yanks Near A .500 Team

    Posted by on July 25th, 2012 · Comments (12)

    The Yankees have gone 12-10 in their last 22 games.  Cause for concern?

    For kicks and giggles, here’s how the Yankees season has gone, to date, in 24-game snapshots:

    • 1st 24 games of 2012:  13-11
    • 2nd 24 games of 2012:  13-11
    • 3rd 24 games of 2012:  18-6
    • Last 24 games of 2012:  14-10

    If not for that nice run of 18-6, for the most part, the Yankees have played around .500 ball this season.

    It will be interesting to see how they do in their next 24 games.

    Comments on For Three-Quarters Of 2012 Yanks Near A .500 Team

    1. Garcia
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:19 am

      Holy shit! The team that has the best record in baseball, the best winning % in all of baseball for 3/4 of the season, you just said they are a near .500 team. Not only that, they are 19 games over .500 and you just said they are a .500 team. WWWWWWW TTTTTTT FFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!

    2. MJ Recanati
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:19 am

      A 14-10 record (.583 WP%) would equate to a rougly 94-95 win season.

      If you’re telling us that the Yankees played to an 88-win pace in the season’s first 48 games and have now played to a 108-win pace in their most recent 48 games, that’s fine with me. If the truth is somewhere between 88 wins and 108 wins, we’re talking a win total in the mid-to-high 90′s.

    3. Garcia
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:25 am

      For every season since WW was born-on:
      When the Yanks lose WW, WW Staff and Steve L. are more likely to post more stories that are doom-and-gloom. When the Yanks win, or on a hot streak, WW, WW Staff and Steve L. are more likely to tell us that it’s not that special and it’s still all doom gloom in Yankee land, however, the posts won’t be as frequent as if they had lost.

      Final analysis: WW, WW Staff and Steve L. love it when the Yanks lose.

      What other outcome/conclusion shall I make?

    4. July 25th, 2012 | 10:29 am

      Garcia wrote:

      What other outcome/conclusion shall I make?

      That Steve L. is a Yankees fan who is not afraid and willing to consider that the team is not the greatest baseball team on the face of the earth at every waking moment.

    5. Evan3457
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:45 am

      OK…

      You know what 14-10 is, because MJ pointed out above that 14-10 is 94-68 or 95-67. So that’s not a .500 team, or even close to it. It’s .583, as he said. But do you know what 13-11 is, if you do it all year long? 88-74, and that’s not close to a .500 team, either. It’s .541.

      Even by your own slicing, the Yanks are NOT a .500 team, and not close to a .500 team, for any of your slices.

      But hey, if you just consider the last 6 games, then the Yanks are a .167 team, 27-135!!

      That oughta make you happy, Steve.

    6. 77yankees
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:47 am

      Whatever the Yanks are doing as a whole, they’re doing it better than everyone else.

    7. Garcia
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:49 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      That Steve L. is a Yankees fan who is not afraid and willing to consider that the team is not the greatest baseball team on the face of the earth at every waking moment.

      Right! That’s “exactly” how I’d paint myself. Maybe I just don’t go around inventing and/or re-inventing all these doom-and-gloom scenarios.

    8. MJ Recanati
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:58 am

      Garcia wrote:

      Final analysis: WW, WW Staff and Steve L. love it when the Yanks lose. What other outcome/conclusion shall I make?

      My conclusion is that WW follows the tabloid model of journalism: negativity and logically-flawed but nevertheless provocative stories are the best way to sell papers/spur discussion. As such, Steve is something of a “shock jock” in that he writes things that he knows will get people talking.

      It’s an extremely cynical point of view but it also allows for the fact that Steve is too intelligent a person to actually believe much of what he writes.

    9. MJ Recanati
      July 25th, 2012 | 11:01 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      But hey, if you just consider the last 6 games, then the Yanks are a .167 team, 27-135!!

      LOL, that’s worse than the ’62 Mets or the ’03 (I think it was) Tigers.

    10. BOHAN
      July 25th, 2012 | 2:55 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      Whatever the Yanks are doing as a whole, they’re doing it better than everyone else.

      Best way to put it… If were going to look at the Yankees this way then imagine if the we looked at every other team in baseball this way… Majority of the teams would look like sub par .500 teams most likely…. best record in baseball while dealing with loosing their closer, their # 2 or 3 pitcher, LFer, a setup man, sub par seasons from their 3rd basemen and Catcher….. enjoy it

    11. LMJ229
      July 25th, 2012 | 9:51 pm

      A 14-10 record over 162 games gets you 94-95 wins, which should be enough to win the division. The Yankees have done that in their last 24 games (14-10), exceeded that in the previous 24 (16-8), and were off of that mark by only 1 game in their first two sets of 24 (13-11). I’d say that’s pretty good. And that’s why they are leading the division.

    12. KPOcala
      July 25th, 2012 | 10:10 pm

      Steve, just before the Yankees went on that tear, the pundits were saying that the mettle of the Yanks would be tested because of all the good pitching they would face. I’m surprised that your acting like the Yanks should be playing a season in streaks. What do expect, just win 2/3 every series so that our nerves are soothed? Too much caffeine? ;)

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