• 8-1

    Posted by on March 3rd, 2018 · Comments (5)

    Yeah, I know, it’s only Spring Training. But, damn, the Yankees look like no one can beat them. If the Yankees have any problem, they have TOO many good players. (Nice problem to have!) Seriously, there’s guys who won’t make this team who deserve to be playing in the Major Leagues. This team may end up winning two-thirds of their games this year. Maybe more?

    Comments on 8-1

    1. Greg H.
      March 4th, 2018 | 12:16 pm

      Trying not to get to ahead of things myself, but yeah. This offense could be something special.

      Off topic, I watched the NESN feed of yesterday’s game and they take the gold medal for absolutely the worst coverage of any game I’ve ever seen. They spent the entire tie talking about anything except the baseball game. Had zero idea who was hitting and pitching most of the time. What garbage.

    2. March 4th, 2018 | 3:24 pm

      And the Yankees bullpen is DEEP too – even the guys who won’t make it, if called up, will help out.

    3. Evan3457
      March 4th, 2018 | 8:57 pm

      They’re called “exhibition” games for a reason.

      Spring training matters for only two purposes: To see which key players get hurt (and how badly)/see which key players have recovered from past injuries or failed to recover, and for the 2-3 spots on any roster which have genuine competition.

      Everything else is almost meaningless.

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      The Astros were 15-15 in last year’s exhibition season, the Cubs were 13-18, the Dodgers were 18-17 and the Giants were 16-13, for example.

      In 2016, the Cubs were 11-19, the D’backs were 24-8.

      In 2015, the Mets were 19-12, and the Royals were 20-10, but the Athletics had the best record at 22-11. The A’s were 74-87 that year.

      And so on.

    4. Raf
      March 5th, 2018 | 10:40 am

      @ Steve L.:
      Yeah, AND they have Kahnle and Robertson for a full year. Between those two, Green, Chapman and Betances, they can have starters go 4 innings.

      I am curious to see how Boone will deploy his relievers. Not that it’s uncommon to have guys in their roles, but maybe one of the reasons Boone was hired to manage was to feature out the box managing, I wonder what lengths the Yankees will go to demonstrate that point.

    5. clintfsu813
      March 5th, 2018 | 2:06 pm

      @ Raf:
      Really like what I’ve seen from Heller so far. I think he may be first man up when needed.

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