• 96 In 18

    Posted by on February 17th, 2018 · Comments (2)

    PECOTA has the Yankees winning 96 games this season. And, all things considered, I think that is a reasonable projection.

    Of course, things can always go wrong. Stanton could miss 50 or more games with an injury. Judge could have a sophomore jinx. Tanaka’s elbow could blow out. Bird could prove to be injury prone. There’s probably 20 things that COULD go wrong. But, if MOST things do go well, this Yankees team should win more than 95 games this season.

    The last time I was “this excited” about a Yankees team heading into a season was probably Spring Training of 2001.

    Actually, that 2001 season started a helluva six year run for the Yankees where they were a beast and they really got fat on some weak teams – averaging 98.7 wins a season. Yes, almost 99 wins a year for 6 years! But, of course, there were no rings during that incredible run. And, that’s why most don’t even think about it.

    Anyway…

    96 in 2018 is a fair expectation. Anything less than 94 is a failure. Maybe it could be closer to 100? But, 96 has a nice…well…let’s hope it has a ring to it.

    The Toddfather

    Posted by on February 6th, 2018 · Comments (4)

    Mets got him really cheap. Maybe the Yankees think they can get Moustakas cheaper?

    Happy 20th Cashiversary!

    Posted by on February 3rd, 2018 · Comments (6)

    Today is Brian Cashman’s 20th Anniversary as the Yankees’ GM.

    If it was up to me, I still would have fired him after the 2008 season.