• 25-25

    Posted by on June 26th, 2017 · Comments (0)

    That’s the Yankees record in their last 50 games. I think we may be lucky if they can match that, at best, over the next 50 games.

    Then again, that’s pretty much what everyone expected this season – about 84 to 87 wins. So, we really can’t complain.

    A Season Of Two Streaks

    Posted by on June 21st, 2017 · Comments (2)

    Yankees have lost their last 7 games in a row. From April 9th through the 17th, they won 8 games in a row.

    Outside of those two streaks, they are 30-23 this season.

    They still might win 90 games this season. But, it’s not looking good.

    Signing Manny Machado

    Posted by on June 19th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    Between the financial commitment and his temperament, the team that signs him will regret it…in an A-Rod fashion. Pass.

    6 In A Row?

    Posted by on June 18th, 2017 · Comments (1)

    That’s not good.

    Of course, if they take 7 of their next 10, all will be forgiven.

    Ben Gamel

    Posted by on June 17th, 2017 · Comments (1)

    Dude is killing it. OPS is .888 in 199 PA.

    15-8

    Posted by on June 17th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    That was the Yankees record in April this year. Since then, they are 23-19.

    Love this team and most of the things that are happening; but, the water is seeking it’s own level. It’s coming folks.

    At Close Of Business June 9th…

    Posted by on June 10th, 2017 · Comments (10)

    The Yankees have the 4th best record in baseball and the second best record in the American League.

    There’s still a chance that they end up an 87-win team. But, it has been an amazing start to the season. And, it’s not chump change…we’re talking a third of the season.

    As is often the case, August will be a test. If they are still in a good position come September 1st, then it’s time to get some serious expectations.

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Posted by on June 7th, 2017 · Comments (2)

    Like every Japanese import pitcher, the bloom is starting to come off the rose. Hiroki Kuroda was probably the only exception.

    25

    Posted by on June 3rd, 2017 · Comments (0)

    Why are the Yankees sitting on uniform #25?

    All these years, 21, I get it. But, now their doing it with 25?

    Nobody wants it?

    10-12 In Their Last 22

    Posted by on June 3rd, 2017 · Comments (0)

    Don’t look out the window.

    As You Sow, So Shall You Reap.

    Posted by on May 27th, 2017 · Comments (17)

    Karma is a bitch.

    Reality Sets In

    Posted by on May 24th, 2017 · Comments (5)

    Lost 8 of their last 13. Also, the warts are starting to show. And, that includes the premature stupidity of the Judge’s Chambers.

    Jeter Day

    Posted by on May 14th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    There’s only two SS in all of baseball history with 12+ seasons where they qualified for the batting title and had an OPS+ of 110 or better: Derek Jeter and Honus Wagner #justsaying

    Aaron Hicks

    Posted by on May 9th, 2017 · Comments (0)

    What a difference a year makes, huh?

    21-9

    Posted by on May 9th, 2017 · Comments (2)

    This is just the 17th time in Yankees history that the Yankees have won 21 of their first 30 games of the season.  And, it’s just the 5th time since 1959!  Enjoy it!  You don’t see this very often…not even in Yankeeland.

    Results
    Rk Tm Year #Matching W
    1 NYY 1939 24 24 Ind. Games
    2 NYY 1958 24 24 Ind. Games
    3 NYY 1928 24 24 Ind. Games
    4 NYY 1998 23 23 Ind. Games
    5 NYY 2003 23 23 Ind. Games
    6 NYY 1950 22 22 Ind. Games
    7 NYY 1932 22 22 Ind. Games
    8 NYY 1923 22 22 Ind. Games
    9 NYY 1953 21 21 Ind. Games
    10 NYY 1926 21 21 Ind. Games
    11 NYY 2000 21 21 Ind. Games
    12 NYY 1936 21 21 Ind. Games
    13 NYY 1927 21 21 Ind. Games
    14 NYY 2010 21 21 Ind. Games
    15 NYY 1951 21 21 Ind. Games
    16 NYY 1942 21 21 Ind. Games
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    Generated 5/9/2017.

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    Yankees Are The Best Team In Baseball

    Posted by on May 6th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    Numbers don’t lie – although the home cooking sure helps. Question is: Can they keep it up? It’s not crazy at this stage to say they could still end up as an 86-win team. Pineda and Severino need to keep it up. And, Adam Warren can’t keep going the way he’s been throwing. Also, I know that Castro is due to crash soon. He always does.

    MLB Detailed Standings
    Rk Tm W L W-L% Strk R RA Rdiff SOS SRS
    pythWL Luck Home Road
    1 NYY 18 9 .667 W 3 5.6 3.9 1.7 0.7 2.4 18-9 0 12-3 6-6
    2 WSN 20 9 .690 W 3 6.3 4.6 1.7 0.3 2.0 19-10 1 9-6 11-3
    3 CHC 16 13 .552 L 1 5.0 4.4 0.6 0.8 1.3 16-13 0 7-7 9-6
    4 BAL 18 10 .643 W 2 4.4 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.1 15-13 3 9-3 9-7
    5 PHI 12 16 .429 L 4 4.6 4.4 0.2 0.8 1.0 15-13 -3 7-5 5-11
    6 CIN 15 14 .517 W 3 5.0 4.8 0.2 0.7 1.0 15-14 0 9-9 6-5
    7 STL 14 14 .500 W 1 4.3 4.3 0.0 1.0 1.0 14-14 0 9-8 5-6
    8 MIL 15 15 .500 L 1 4.9 4.8 0.2 0.6 0.8 15-15 0 7-10 8-5
    9 TBR 15 16 .484 L 1 4.3 4.2 0.1 0.6 0.7 16-15 -1 10-6 5-10
    10 BOS 15 14 .517 L 2 3.8 3.9 -0.1 0.8 0.6 14-15 1 11-7 4-7
    11 LAD 16 14 .533 W 1 4.6 3.6 1.0 -0.4 0.6 18-12 -2 10-6 6-8
    12 ARI 18 13 .581 W 1 5.0 4.0 1.0 -0.5 0.5 19-12 -1 12-5 6-8
    13 PIT 13 16 .448 W 1 3.9 4.4 -0.5 0.9 0.4 13-16 0 7-6 6-10
    14 CHW 15 13 .536 L 1 4.1 3.6 0.5 -0.3 0.2 16-12 -1 6-5 9-8
    15 CLE 15 13 .536 L 1 4.4 4.2 0.2 -0.2 0.0 15-13 0 6-6 9-7
    16 MIA 12 16 .429 L 2 4.5 4.6 -0.1 0.1 0.0 14-14 -2 5-6 7-10
    17 NYM 13 15 .464 W 2 5.0 5.5 -0.5 0.4 0.0 13-15 0 5-10 8-5
    18 TOR 10 19 .345 W 1 4.0 4.6 -0.7 0.6 0.0 12-17 -2 4-8 6-11
    19 HOU 20 10 .667 W 1 4.9 3.8 1.1 -1.2 -0.1 18-12 2 12-6 8-4
    20 DET 15 13 .536 W 1 5.0 5.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 14-14 1 9-7 6-6
    21 MIN 15 12 .556 W 1 4.7 4.2 0.5 -0.7 -0.2 15-12 0 8-8 7-4
    22 COL 18 12 .600 L 1 4.6 4.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 15-15 3 7-7 11-5
    23 ATL 11 16 .407 L 2 4.6 5.4 -0.9 0.2 -0.7 11-16 0 5-6 6-10
    24 SEA 13 17 .433 L 1 4.8 4.7 0.1 -0.9 -0.8 15-15 -2 8-5 5-12
    25 TEX 13 17 .433 W 2 4.6 4.5 0.1 -1.2 -1.2 15-15 -2 8-8 5-9
    26 SDP 12 19 .387 L 3 3.7 5.1 -1.4 -0.3 -1.6 11-20 1 6-7 6-12
    27 LAA 15 16 .484 L 3 3.9 4.5 -0.6 -1.1 -1.7 13-18 2 9-5 6-11
    28 SFG 11 19 .367 L 1 3.4 5.0 -1.6 -0.2 -1.8 10-20 1 6-8 5-11
    29 KCR 10 18 .357 W 1 2.9 4.2 -1.3 -0.7 -2.0 9-19 1 8-7 2-11
    30 OAK 12 17 .414 L 1 3.7 5.0 -1.3 -1.0 -2.4 10-19 2 7-7 5-10
    31 Avg 14 14 .500 4.5 4.5 14-14 7-6 6-7
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    Generated 5/6/2017.

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    Lynn, Ichiro…And Judge?

    Posted by on May 4th, 2017 · Comments (0)

    Yes, we’re talking simultaneously winning the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year.

    Well, sure there’s still 85% of the season to be played. So, yeah, there’s that. But, if the season ended today, it could happen.

    What A Difference A Year Makes

    Posted by on May 3rd, 2017 · Comments (3)

    Not being one to Judge…

    Standard Batting
    Year Age Tm G PA AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
    2016 24 NYY 27 95 84 10 15 4 10 9 42 .179 .263 .345 .608 60
    2017 25 NYY 23 94 80 23 24 10 21 13 25 .300 .404 .725 1.129 205
    2 Yr 2 Yr 2 Yr 50 189 164 33 39 14 31 22 67 .238 .333 .530 .864 129
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    Generated 5/3/2017.

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    20 Games Into 2017

    Posted by on April 28th, 2017 · Comments (1)

    You could make a case that the Yankees are the best team in baseball at this early part of the season. How about that? You really couldn’t ask for a better start to the season.

    MLB Detailed Standings
    Rk Tm Lg G W L W-L% R RA Rdiff SOS SRS
    pythWL
    1 NYY AL 20 13 7 .650 4.9 3.2 1.8 0.4 2.2 14-6
    2 WSN NL 22 16 6 .727 6.3 4.8 1.5 0.5 2.1 14-8
    3 CHC NL 21 12 9 .571 5.2 4.2 1.0 0.6 1.5 12-9
    4 PHI NL 20 11 9 .550 4.8 4.2 0.6 0.9 1.4 11-9
    5 MIL NL 23 12 11 .522 5.2 4.5 0.7 0.7 1.4 13-10
    6 CIN NL 22 10 12 .455 4.7 4.8 -0.1 1.0 0.9 11-11
    7 BAL AL 20 14 6 .700 4.0 3.5 0.5 0.3 0.8 11-9
    8 ARI NL 24 15 9 .625 5.5 4.3 1.3 -0.6 0.6 15-9
    9 STL NL 22 11 11 .500 4.0 4.4 -0.4 1.0 0.6 10-12
    10 MIA NL 20 10 10 .500 4.6 4.2 0.4 0.2 0.6 11-9
    11 TBR AL 23 11 12 .478 4.4 4.3 0.2 0.4 0.6 12-11
    12 CHW AL 20 11 9 .550 4.1 3.5 0.7 -0.2 0.5 12-8
    13 LAD NL 23 11 12 .478 4.2 3.5 0.7 -0.1 0.5 13-10
    14 CLE AL 21 12 9 .571 4.8 4.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3 11-10
    15 NYM NL 21 8 13 .381 4.1 4.6 -0.5 0.8 0.3 9-12
    16 BOS AL 21 11 10 .524 3.7 3.8 -0.1 0.2 0.1 10-11
    17 COL NL 23 14 9 .609 4.7 5.0 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 11-12
    18 HOU AL 22 14 8 .636 4.3 3.7 0.6 -1.0 -0.3 13-9
    19 PIT NL 21 9 12 .429 3.4 4.7 -1.3 0.9 -0.3 7-14
    20 ATL NL 20 8 12 .400 4.0 4.6 -0.6 0.3 -0.3 9-11
    21 MIN AL 21 10 11 .476 4.2 4.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.5 11-10
    22 DET AL 21 11 10 .524 5.0 5.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 9-12
    23 SEA AL 23 10 13 .435 4.7 4.6 0.2 -0.8 -0.7 12-11
    24 TOR AL 22 6 16 .273 3.5 4.6 -1.0 0.2 -0.8 8-14
    25 TEX AL 22 10 12 .455 4.7 4.2 0.5 -1.4 -0.9 12-10
    26 SFG NL 23 8 15 .348 3.3 4.3 -1.0 -0.2 -1.2 9-14
    27 SDP NL 24 9 15 .375 3.4 5.1 -1.7 0.1 -1.6 8-16
    28 LAA AL 24 12 12 .500 3.5 4.1 -0.6 -1.3 -1.9 10-14
    29 OAK AL 22 10 12 .455 3.8 4.5 -0.8 -1.3 -2.1 9-13
    30 KCR AL 21 7 14 .333 2.6 4.1 -1.6 -0.9 -2.5 6-15
    31 Avg 10 10 .500 4.3 4.3 10-10
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    Generated 4/28/2017.

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    Clay & Cody

    Posted by on April 26th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    Very cool that Cody Bellinger is wearing #35, like his dad. Of course, Clay has two rings. So, Cody has some catching up to do in that department.

    Tito Polo & Stephen Tarpley

    Posted by on April 24th, 2017 · Comments (2)

    Right now, Ivan Nova is looking better.  But, there’s still time on the clock.

    Yanks With Most HR In Teams 1st 15 Games Of Season

    Posted by on April 20th, 2017 · Comments (3)
    Results
    Rk Player Year #Matching PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
    1 Alex Rodriguez 2007 10 Ind. Games 49 43 17 16 2 0 12 27 6 10
    2 Babe Ruth 1921 7 Ind. Games 30 27 12 13 2 0 7 13 3 2
    3 Graig Nettles 1974 7 Ind. Games 32 28 9 12 1 0 9 16 3 5
    4 Robin Ventura 2002 6 Ind. Games 23 22 7 9 1 0 6 13 1 4
    5 Mark Teixeira 2011 6 Ind. Games 27 22 8 8 0 0 6 15 3 2
    6 Jorge Posada 2004 6 Ind. Games 26 21 8 9 1 0 7 16 4 2
    7 Joe Pepitone 1969 6 Ind. Games 27 26 8 12 3 0 6 14 1 2
    8 Bobby Murcer 1969 6 Ind. Games 28 27 11 13 1 0 7 16 1 4
    9 Mickey Mantle 1956 6 Ind. Games 27 23 11 11 0 0 7 13 4 4
    10 Lou Gehrig 1933 6 Ind. Games 28 23 11 10 0 0 7 14 5 2
    11 Yogi Berra 1956 6 Ind. Games 28 25 7 13 2 0 6 15 3 2
    12 Roy White 1971 5 Ind. Games 25 20 8 10 0 0 5 6 4 3
    13 Mark Teixeira 2015 5 Ind. Games 25 21 6 5 0 0 5 7 4 3
    14 Alfonso Soriano 2003 5 Ind. Games 27 25 8 11 2 0 5 11 1 4
    15 Bill Skowron 1959 5 Ind. Games 27 23 8 9 1 1 5 12 4 3
    16 Bill Skowron 1960 5 Ind. Games 21 20 5 8 2 0 5 10 1 1
    17 Babe Ruth 1929 5 Ind. Games 23 17 10 9 1 0 5 13 4 2
    18 Babe Ruth 1932 5 Ind. Games 25 21 9 10 0 1 6 16 4 4
    19 Babe Ruth 1933 5 Ind. Games 24 15 7 7 1 0 5 12 9 1
    20 Babe Ruth 1934 5 Ind. Games 23 20 7 8 0 0 6 10 3 4
    21 Alex Rodriguez 2006 5 Ind. Games 25 21 9 11 1 0 5 11 4 1
    22 Jorge Posada 2001 5 Ind. Games 22 21 7 11 2 0 5 15 1 3
    23 Jorge Posada 2003 5 Ind. Games 22 15 6 5 0 0 5 10 4 5
    24 Paul O’Neill 2001 5 Ind. Games 23 22 5 9 1 0 5 10 1 1
    25 Mickey Mantle 1961 5 Ind. Games 22 20 8 9 0 0 7 15 2 3
    26 Aaron Judge 2017 5 Ind. Games 21 18 8 10 0 0 5 10 3 3
    27 Derek Jeter 1999 5 Ind. Games 21 15 9 9 1 1 5 8 5 2
    28 Mel Hall 1992 5 Ind. Games 22 20 7 9 0 0 5 10 1 2
    29 Travis Hafner 2013 5 Ind. Games 19 17 7 7 1 0 5 9 2 3
    30 Curtis Granderson 2011 5 Ind. Games 20 18 8 7 0 0 5 7 2 3
    31 Lou Gehrig 1929 5 Ind. Games 24 22 9 12 0 0 7 13 2 4
    32 Lou Gehrig 1932 5 Ind. Games 25 19 8 9 0 1 5 9 6 1
    33 Joe DiMaggio 1941 5 Ind. Games 26 24 10 13 3 0 5 13 2 0
    34 Clete Boyer 1962 5 Ind. Games 26 22 11 13 2 0 5 11 3 1
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    Generated 4/20/2017.

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    Yes, Travis Hafner.

    Most Wins @ Home To Start A Season

    Posted by on April 17th, 2017 · Comments (1)

    Can’t ask for much better than this year.

    Results
    Rk Year #Matching W
    1 1951 7 7 Ind. Games
    2 1949 7 7 Ind. Games
    3 2017 6 6 Ind. Games
    4 2011 6 6 Ind. Games
    5 1987 6 6 Ind. Games
    6 1981 6 6 Ind. Games
    7 1958 6 6 Ind. Games
    8 1953 6 6 Ind. Games
    9 1945 6 6 Ind. Games
    10 1932 6 6 Ind. Games
    11 1927 6 6 Ind. Games
    12 1923 6 6 Ind. Games
    13 1922 6 6 Ind. Games
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    Generated 4/17/2017.

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    No Thanks

    Posted by on April 11th, 2017 · Comments (9)

    Michael Pineda could go 25-3 with an ERA of 1.74 this season, and, I would still let him walk away as a free agent at the end of the year.

    Kaprielian Out (Again) With Elbow Pain

    Posted by on April 6th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    Move over, Ty Hensley, Ian Clarkin, Jeremy Bleich and Andrew Brackman. Company is coming!

    13

    Posted by on April 5th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    This dude was one when I started this blog.
    He’ll be 13 in a few weeks.
    He now plays games on a major league sized field.
    Where does the time go?

    Meredith Marakovits

    Posted by on March 31st, 2017 · Comments (4)

    Meredith Marakovits has been the clubhouse reporter for the YES Network for six years now – including this season.

    Kim Jones had the job for seven years before Marakovits. Perhaps 6-7 years is the lifespan for a personality in this role?

    Of course, if and when the Yankees relieve Marakovits, they’re going to take heat for it – as many will say the dismissal was due to her getting fat.

    It may make sense for the Yankees to replace her with a very old and ugly dude to eliminate any claims that the whole thing was appearance-driven? And, yes – no pun intended – I am available.

    Austin Leyritz

    Posted by on March 31st, 2017 · Comments (0)

    I saw that the Orioles recently signed Jim Leyritz’ son, Austin, to a contract. I wonder if that was a favor from Buck? Austin is not a highly rated prospect.

    April 1st Vs. June 1st

    Posted by on March 30th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    Via the Post

    The Yankees are going ahead with their youth movement, and that means Aaron Judge will be the right fielder over Aaron Hicks.

    Joe Girardi announced the Opening Day roster on Thursday. Luis Severino was named the fourth starter, and Jordan Montgomery, Chad Green and Luis Cessa will compete in the minors for the fifth spot, which the team won’t need until April 16.

    Bryan Mitchell, Chasen Shreve and Jonathan Holder will join Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Tyler Clippard, Adam Warren and Tommy Layne in the bullpen.

    Perhaps the biggest surprise was Judge. Hicks now becomes the team’s fourth outfielder.

    “That was a very tough call,” Girardi said. “We thought Judge won the competition.”

    And Girardi made it clear Judge will be there on a regular basis and not in a platoon.

    “Our plan is to play him every day,” the manager said. “And play Hicks against left-handers.”

    The race is on! Will Severino still be in the rotation June 1st? Will Judge still be in right at that time? We’ll see…

    Best Relief Pitcher In Baseball 1991-92

    Posted by on March 28th, 2017 · Comments (0)

    RIP, Todd.

    Results
    Rk Player WAR From To Age G GF W L W-L% SV IP SO ERA FIP ERA+ Tm
    1 Todd Frohwirth 5.8 1991 1992 28-29 116 33 11 6 .647 7 202.1 135 2.18 2.97 183 BAL
    2 Duane Ward 5.8 1991 1992 27-28 160 81 14 10 .583 35 208.2 235 2.37 2.14 176 TOR
    3 Greg Harris 5.5 1991 1992 35-36 123 37 15 21 .417 6 280.2 200 3.33 3.76 128 BOS
    4 Jeff Montgomery 5.5 1991 1992 29-30 132 117 5 10 .333 72 172.2 146 2.55 3.00 161 KCR
    5 Steve Farr 5.4 1991 1992 34-35 110 90 7 7 .500 53 122.0 97 1.92 3.01 212 NYY
    6 Dennis Eckersley 4.4 1991 1992 36-37 136 124 12 5 .706 94 156.0 180 2.42 2.27 156 OAK
    7 Mark Eichhorn 4.4 1991 1992 30-31 135 49 7 7 .500 3 169.1 110 2.55 2.65 160 CAL-TOR
    8 Jeff Russell 4.2 1991 1992 29-30 127 102 10 7 .588 60 145.2 100 2.53 3.81 157 TEX-OAK
    9 Mel Rojas 4.1 1991 1992 24-25 105 39 10 4 .714 16 148.2 107 2.18 2.90 163 MON
    10 Carl Willis 3.8 1991 1992 30-31 99 30 15 6 .714 3 168.1 98 2.67 2.83 156 MIN
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    Generated 3/28/2017.

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