• It’s Time For Yankees Fans To Stop Saying “Count The Rings!”

    Posted by on October 29th, 2011 · Comments (6)

    Unless they were born before 1945 or something like that.

    Napoli & The Mick

    Posted by on October 25th, 2011 · Comments (0)

    All tied up.

    The Invisible Fastball

    Posted by on October 21st, 2011 · Comments (5)

    Figured I would share this one here too, since so many there have liked it.

    Wild CC

    Posted by on October 20th, 2011 · Comments (4)

    Think about this when he opts out…

    Gimmie Sevens!

    Posted by on October 15th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    I would be nice for the Brewers and Tigers to win at least one more game in their LCS…and set the stage for two Game Sevens, no?

    Hey, Something Else A-Rod & Alfonso Soriano Have In Common

    Posted by on October 7th, 2011 · Comments (0)

    At least Sori’s came in a win.

    Cano Company

    Posted by on October 2nd, 2011 · Comments (4)

    Don’tcha know.

    Schoolboy!

    Posted by on September 9th, 2011 · Comments (0)

    Happy B-Day Dude!

    A.J. Burnett Set A Major League Record Today

    Posted by on September 7th, 2011 · Comments (2)

    Betcha he makes someone’s heart sing.

    Welcome To The Club, Ivan Nova

    Posted by on September 3rd, 2011 · Comments (0)

    What club?   This one.

    In case you’re interested, here are the Yankees, all-time, to win 15+ games in a season during their 1st or 2nd year in the big leagues:

    Rk Player W Year Age Tm G GS L W-L% SV IP ERA ERA+
    1 Russ Ford 26 1910 27 NYY 36 33 6 .813 1 299.2 1.65 160
    2 Andy Pettitte 21 1996 24 NYY 35 34 8 .724 0 221.0 3.87 129
    3 Jim Bouton 21 1963 24 NYY 40 30 7 .750 1 249.1 2.53 140
    4 Lefty Gomez 21 1931 22 NYY 40 26 9 .700 3 243.0 2.67 150
    5 Mel Stottlemyre 20 1965 23 NYY 37 37 9 .690 0 291.0 2.63 129
    6 Bob Grim 20 1954 24 NYY 37 20 6 .769 0 199.0 3.26 107
    7 Chien-Ming Wang 19 2006 26 NYY 34 33 6 .760 1 218.0 3.63 125
    8 Wilcy Moore 19 1927 30 NYY 50 12 7 .731 13 213.0 2.28 171
    9 Johnny Kucks 18 1956 22 NYY 34 31 9 .667 0 224.1 3.85 101
    10 Whitey Ford 18 1953 24 NYY 32 30 6 .750 0 207.0 3.00 124
    11 Jack Quinn 18 1910 26 NYY 35 31 12 .600 0 235.2 2.37 112
    12 Orlando Hernandez 17 1999 33 NYY 33 33 9 .654 0 214.1 4.12 115
    13 Stan Bahnsen 17 1968 23 NYY 37 34 12 .586 0 267.1 2.05 140
    14 Johnny Allen 17 1932 27 NYY 33 21 4 .810 4 192.0 3.70 111
    15 Tom Sturdivant 16 1956 26 NYY 32 17 8 .667 5 158.1 3.30 118
    16 Ivan Nova 15 2011 24 NYY 24 23 4 .789 0 138.2 3.89 111
    17 Hank Borowy 15 1942 26 NYY 25 21 4 .789 1 178.1 2.52 137
    18 Johnny Broaca 15 1935 25 NYY 29 27 7 .682 0 201.0 3.58 113
    19 Johnny Allen 15 1933 28 NYY 25 24 7 .682 1 184.2 4.39 89
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    Generated 9/3/2011.

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    Mo Rivera Yankees WAR King Of The Hill

    Posted by on August 31st, 2011 · Comments (2)

    Dig it.

    Thurman Munson Was The 4th Greatest Catcher In Baseball History

    Posted by on August 20th, 2011 · Comments (5)

    Well, he was if you look at it this way.

    2011 Yankee & Bosox Have Furious Fives

    Posted by on August 9th, 2011 · Comments (0)

    Read all about it.

    Which five is better than the other?

    And CC Makes 12

    Posted by on August 7th, 2011 · Comments (1)

    Not a list you want your ace on, if you’re the Yankees.

    Jeter Reaches

    Posted by on July 6th, 2011 · Comments (1)

    You could look it up.

    Retired Players With 200 Career HR Or Less And 15+ Games With 2+ HR

    Posted by on June 28th, 2011 · Comments (0)

    There’s just eight to do this.  Three former Yankees made the list. Can you name them before peeking at the answer?

    Brett Gardner Vs. Jacoby Ellsbury

    Posted by on June 23rd, 2011 · Comments (3)

    I brought one of my older debates to a larger audience yesterday.  Thought you would enjoy seeing some of the comments on it there.  Free free to discuss it here too.

    Yanks Really Took It To Texas Last Night

    Posted by on June 16th, 2011 · Comments (0)

    Last night the Yankees became just the 8th team since 1919 to have five homers and five stolen bases in the same game.

    Kevin Whelan’s Wild Debut

    Posted by on June 11th, 2011 · Comments (4)

    And Whelan makes it an even dozen since 1919 to have a crazy day like last night.

    Jeter’s Magic Wand

    Posted by on May 25th, 2011 · Comments (1)

    Captain Presto!

    Jeter’s Modern Day “Slip” Company

    Posted by on May 3rd, 2011 · Comments (0)

    Not too many Hall of Fame careers on this list.  Some close, yes – but, only one “for sure” guy…and that’s Jeter.

    ’11 Yanks Powering Ball Like ’00 Cards & ’09 Rangers

    Posted by on April 24th, 2011 · Comments (1)

    Really, it’s true.

    That Smell From Across Town Is…

    Posted by on April 17th, 2011 · Comments (15)

    …the Mets, at 4-11.

    Think of all the things that Mets fans had to put up with since losing Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. Talk about a franchise falling into the crapper. Wow.

    By the way, for the record, since 1919, the Yankees have started a season 4-11 only twice:

    Rk Tm Year #Matching W L  
    1 NYY 1966 12 0 12 Ind. Games
    2 NYY 1925 11 0 11 Ind. Games
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    Generated 4/17/2011.

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    Yankees Record GIDP Night

    Posted by on April 15th, 2011 · Comments (5)

    They just missed tying the post-1918 high mark by one this evening.

    But, still, it was a Yankees record for most GIDP in a game of 9 innings of less, since 1919.

    Willow

    Posted by on March 20th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    Hopefully, one of these days, Willie will get his propers.

    Nightmare On 161st Street

    Posted by on February 4th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    If Freddy Garcia ends up pitching for the Yankees this season, that would give New York more than (albeit slightly) one-third of the pitchers on this list…having pitched for them at one time or another.   Of course, that doesn’t mean that Garcia pitching for the Yankees this season is a good thing.

    A-Rod’s Remarkable 2009 Post-Season

    Posted by on December 18th, 2010 · Comments (24)

    I’ve written in the past about the singular greatness of Alex Rodriguez’ 2009 post-season.

    And, if my narrative on that was not enough. How about some stats that support just how great it was? Click here to see how A-Rod was a machine during that run. And, click here to see how clutch he was during that post-season.

    Bottom line, there is an extremely strong case to be made that A-Rod’s 2009 post-season was one of the best overall offensive performances by a single player on a team who won a World Championship in the last 30 years of baseball history – if not the best “such season” ever.

    Sure, we all know about Barry Bonds’ 2002 post-season - but, the Giants didn’t win it all that year.  And, David Ortiz was super for the Red Sox post-season of 2004.  But, he didn’t do it day-in and day-out, consistently, for Boston in that run like Rodriquez did for the Yankees in ’09.  Another player to consider would be Troy Glaus in 2002.   He was a monster who carried the Angels that post-season to their ring - but,  he was not quite at the level of A-Rod in ’09.  (It is interesting that Bonds, Ortiz, Glaus and A-Rod are in the team picture here – since they all have been linked to PED-usage in the past.)

    Seeing all this, what would you say?  Was Alex Rodriguez’ 2009 the best overall post-season by a player on a World Series winner ever?  If not, how about over the last 30 years?  And, if not, why?

    Hello Bye Bye!

    Posted by on December 12th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Bones was something, wasn’t he?

    It’s interesting how many of the guys on this list played for the Yankees at one time or another.

    What’s The Difference Between Cliff Lee & Mark Buehrle?

    Posted by on December 10th, 2010 · Comments (20)

    To be candid, really not that much at all.

    Another Record Jeter Will Soon Own

    Posted by on December 5th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    He’ll probably break this record by Opening Day 2013.

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