• Hensley Meulens

    Posted by on November 18th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    Must see TV:

    I am still pissed that Girardi was dismissed. But, it would be interesting to see what Bam Bam can do.

    Game 7

    Posted by on October 21st, 2017 · Comments (5)

    In my lifetime, the Yankees have only won Game 7 once – the Boone home run game (and I was there for that one). I just missed the McCovey liner game by one month (since I was born in November ’62). I don’t remember 1964. But, I sure did suffer the pain of 2001 and 2004. So, in the last 20,000 days, the Yankees are 1-3 in Game Sevens. (The Yankees did win Game 5 in the ALCS back in 1976 and 1977 – before that was a seven game series. But, if you’re going to count Game Fives, then the Yankees are also 5-4 in Game 5 of all the ALDS that they have played too.) In any event, if the Yankees do win tonight, it will be a pretty big deal.

    Game 6

    Posted by on October 19th, 2017 · Comments (8)

    There are 34 times in his career where Justin Verlander pitched 5 innings or less and allowed 4 earned runs or more.

    Basically, he gets rocked 1 out of every 11 starts. Hey, he ain’t God, man!

    Seriously, Yankees, do your thing. Keep the game close and get to their bullpen. Win it in six!!

    I’m A Believer

    Posted by on October 13th, 2017 · Comments (27)

    Been away on business and crazy, insanely, busy lately.

    In any event, I am now a believer.

    Never thought that they had a chance after Game 2 of the ALDS. Now, they have won me over.

    Yes, Houston is a super team. But, I think the Yankees can beat them.

    This team has a ton of character guys. It’s actually amazing how many…Todd Frazier, CC, Gardy, Robertson, Didi, Headley, Judge, Holliday, Bird…and many others. It’s an easy team to like…

    Feels like 1996. Go Yankees!!

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Posted by on October 7th, 2017 · Comments (15)

    Man, Game 2 of the ALDS in Cleveland was a crusher. To play for THAT LONG and not get the win. Brutal. And, Ronald Torreyes getting caught on the back pick at second? Inexcusable.

    Know what? It’s been a nice run. But, seriously, the Yankees are not in the same class as the Indians or Astros right now. Maybe in a couple of years it will be different. But, now? That’s a negative, Ghost Rider.

    Post-Season Predictions

    Posted by on September 30th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    No one asked. And, this is not scientific. But, here are my post-season predictions: Yankees over Twins. Diamondbacks over Rockies. Indians over Yankees. Diamondbacks over Dodgers. Astros over Red Sox. Cubs over Nationals. Astros over Indians. Diamondbacks over Cubs. Astros over Diamondbacks.

    Yankees In 2017 Post-Season!

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2017 · Comments (8)

    Hey, that’s some rebuilding year!

    Seriously, the Yankees were much better this season than I ever expected. It’s been fun.

    Know what? I like their chances in the post-season. For sure, they can beat the Twins. And, once you get into the real playoffs, then they have a shot. Of course, they need all the big guys to show up and play well. You can’t have the studs pulling an A-Rod.

    Show Of Hands

    Posted by on August 25th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    It’s August 25th and the Yankees are 3.5 up in the wildcard.
    Show of hands…who expected this?
    Girardi deserves manager of the year.

    Aroldis Chapman

    Posted by on August 19th, 2017 · Comments (2)

    Maybe it’s time for a third pitch?

    The Last 60 Games Of 2017

    Posted by on July 31st, 2017 · Comments (2)

    Yeah, I know, we’re already into the last 60. But, in any event, how many of their last 60 games in 2017 do you think the Yankees will win?

    21

    Posted by on July 23rd, 2017 · Comments (7)

    So, “a couple of guys” told the Toddfather to forget about wearing #21.

    The 21 thing is interesting. Not retired. Not assigned either. I suspect the Yankees are waiting for Paulie to make the Hall via a committee, and that’s a reach. Or, maybe they are waiting until he hits 20 years as a Yankees broadcaster and then it will be like the Scooter – he’s a Yankee for life and they are retiring the number to honor it? It’s just odd that they have been sitting on it for so long. Obviously, they’re waiting for something before making a final decision on it.

    This One Stat Says It All

    Posted by on July 15th, 2017 · Comments (17)

    The Yankees (45-42) have now lost 19 of 26 games since they were 15 games over .500.

    Pretty soon it’s going to be a .500 team. Then, it’s going to be a team under .500. It will be the first time since 1992 that the Yankees finish under .500. But, that’s OK…

    If you’re not going to win and/or contend, might as well go for the draft pick.

    In the meantime, watch and enjoy the young kids who are doing well. See if Judge can hit 62 homers and set the Yankees record as a rookie. See if Severino and Montgomery can continue to develop into our version of Smoltz and Glavine.

    Root for Ellsbury to be a monster in the second half – so that the Yankees can eat his money and give him away in the winter.

    There’s lots of stuff to get into over the rest of the season. Just don’t expect it to be wins.

    23-29

    Posted by on July 5th, 2017 · Comments (8)

    That’s the Yankees record this season since May 9th.

    Sure, injuries is part of it. But, Castro was coming back down to earth before he got hurt. In fact, Castro and Gregorius are basically just league average hitters, despite their batting average, and would not be hitting in the heart of the line-up of a good team. Don’t even get me started on the production that the Yankees get from first and third base.

    Still too many guys over 32 pulling this team down. And, the pitching is a mess sans a few bright spots.

    If Judge ever goes into a deep and prolonged slump, it’s going to get even worse.

    Dustin Fowler

    Posted by on June 30th, 2017 · Comments (1)

    Terrible. When the greatest day of your life becomes a living nightmare. My heart aches for this young man. I hope he has a full recovery and is back in the bigs next year.

    25-25

    Posted by on June 26th, 2017 · Comments (2)

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    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
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    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.

    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
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    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.

    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.

    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.

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