• Aroldis Chapman

    Posted by on December 28th, 2015 · Comments (16)

    Another high character guy…not.

    What, No Cito Culver?

    Posted by on December 21st, 2015 · Comments (3)

    No Ty Hensley or Dante Bichette Jr. either.

    Greatest Yankees Position Players Of The Late 70’s

    Posted by on December 14th, 2015 · Comments (8)
    Rk Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    1 Graig Nettles 26.4 1975 1979 30-34 777 3218 410 747 137 457 .261 .330 .454
    2 Thurman Munson 22.3 1975 1979 28-32 709 3050 362 852 56 417 .304 .346 .417
    3 Willie Randolph 20.7 1976 1979 21-24 559 2401 335 560 13 183 .273 .365 .362
    4 Mickey Rivers 15.0 1976 1979 27-30 490 2117 289 598 34 209 .299 .324 .422
    5 Chris Chambliss 14.6 1975 1979 26-30 774 3208 377 857 73 411 .287 .328 .428
    6 Roy White 12.7 1975 1979 31-35 631 2601 325 616 51 246 .274 .356 .400
    7 Reggie Jackson 11.4 1977 1979 31-33 416 1724 253 428 88 296 .285 .371 .524
    8 Bucky Dent 7.8 1977 1979 25-27 422 1445 141 309 15 121 .240 .292 .319
    9 Bobby Bonds 5.0 1975 1975 29-29 145 626 93 143 32 85 .270 .375 .512
    10 Oscar Gamble 4.7 1976 1979 26-29 146 510 64 123 28 89 .272 .350 .503
    11 Lou Piniella 4.5 1975 1979 31-35 537 1945 206 528 32 243 .294 .333 .419
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 12/14/2015.

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    Yankees should have a day this year where they bring back Puff, Willow, Mick, Chambliss, Roy, Reggie, Bucky, Oscar and Lou.

    A lot of these guys are in their mid 60’s or early 70’s.   And, they will not be around forever.  It was the late 70’s team that put the franchise back on the map.

    Starlin Castro

    Posted by on December 8th, 2015 · Comments (24)

    Castro will be 26 years old next year and is owed like $41.4 million over the next 4 years. The Cubs have elected to replace him with a player who will be 35 years old next year and they will pay him $56 million over the next 4 years.

    So, the Cubs, over the next four years, are replacing Castro with a player who is NINE YEARS older and who will make $15 million more (over that span).

    Why would the Cubs do that? Sounds like they couldn’t wait to get rid of Castro…fast enough.

    By the way, Castro’s lifetime OPS+ is 97 (meaning below league average). And, his lifetime OBA outside of Wrigley Field is .318 in 1,935 PA.

    Granted, the Yankees did not give up much to acquire him. But, the question is: Is this their best option at 2B next year and beyond?