Ouch. Who’s the batting coach again?
Gary Sanchez, in terms of his OPS+, is now hitting like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Jason Giambi in their best seasons.
|1||Barry Bonds||4||2001||2004||36-39||Ind. Seasons|
|2||Mark McGwire||2||1998||2000||34-36||Ind. Seasons|
|3||Gary Sanchez||1||2016||2016||23-23||Ind. Seasons|
|4||Sammy Sosa||1||2001||2001||32-32||Ind. Seasons|
|5||Jason Giambi||1||2001||2001||30-30||Ind. Seasons|
Maybe not the company you want to keep?
Com’on Yankees. Just give me four more wins this year. After that, you can do whatever you want.
This team has the potential to be really good in 2018. But, with Cashman and Company at the helm, I am sure they will screw it up.
As far as the rest of this year, now it’s time to play spoiler and have some pride in doing it…
…much like the Yankees chances now.
Austin powers one! Yeah, baby!
Yanks are now 15-9 since A-Rod left. (Just saying!)
If two Martians landed today and asked “What’s baseball?,” I would tell them go watch THIS game. It’s a fun one.
Hands down the Yankees MVP this season?
If not him, who? Didi Gregorius?
Will that be the most important 10 games of the Yankees regular season? What’s the magic number? Have to win at least seven or more? Or, will it come down to running the table?
And, if the Yankees manage to get a home post-season game this year, do they have A-Rod come back and throw out the ceremonial first pitch?
Yeah, I am kidding there…
It’s September 1st and the Yankees are 2.5 games back in the wildcard chase.
I give much of the credit to Joe Girardi. He never stopped trying to win games. He never punted the season.
Of course, they don’t have a snowball in hell’s chance in the post-season. They are not Texas, Toronto, Boston or Cleveland. Those teams have more talent. But, just to be 2.5 back of a post-season berth now, after how the Yankees started this year, is a huge feather in the helmet of General Joe.
I hope that the Yankees, the media, and, the fans, learned from that Joba Chamberlain experience and don’t put expectations on Gary Sanchez, going forward, that are going to impossible to meet.
I mean…if he plays 130 games next year and hits 20 homeruns and bats .280, PLEASE, be happy with THAT.
I want to write “I really hope a guy like Gary Sanchez pays attention to guys like this and learns from what happened to them.” But, then again, they all made A LOT of money doing what they did, right?
Anyway, Sanchez is in a good spot with the Yankees, having catchers like Joe Girardi and Tony Pena on the staff. I just hope he doesn’t turn out to be a jerk. I so badly want to root for this guy.
They must really hate this kid. Haven’t we seen enough of Aaron Hicks already?
No more A-Rod. Revisiting the magic of 1996. And, of course, the Austin/Judge thing – which still has my jaw dropped wide open the day after it happened.
Hands down, the best Yankees day that I can remember in a long time. Maybe since the Boone homer?
The only thing missing was Kang and Kodos coming down in their ship and whisking away Cashman. Now, that would have made it a PERFECT day!
I’m calling it.
I remember all those reports on his poor attitude. Lazy. Slow. Defiant.
Also, a bad defender. Actual liability.
Now, he looks like Johnny Bench. That block and throw out the other day in Fenway made me cry, it was so freaking pretty.
Maturity is a good thing. I would really like to hear more about how this transformation took place. Who were his mentors? What was said that stuck? Stuff like that…
A younger Ken Phelps. Just what we need. No wonder Cashman lusts for him.
So far, this season, the Yankees are 12-5 in games started by Masahiro Tanaka. In games started by anyone else, they are 29-38.
There’s probably 10 teams out there who would want to trade for him. Maybe 15? A smart GM would leverage those teams against each other and get one great package in return. There’s no need to keep him. He’s a free agent at the end of the season. You just going to let him walk in 3 months? Plus, the Yankees are not going anywhere. (Please, stop with those fantasies of getting the 2nd wildcard!) Then again, I did say “Smart GM.”
…was 1982. That season, the Yankees went 79-83, and finished 5th in AL East.
Will the Yankees lose 42 of their first 81 games in 2016? We’ll have that answer later today.
Yup, that’s what the Yankees record should be, today, based on the runs they score and the amount they let up.
And, as bad as their are (37-39), they are better than that record. Credit Joe Girardi. It’s not the first time he’s gotten the Yankees to win more games than their Pythagorean record forecasts.
|1||2016||New York Yankees||37||39||.487||.453||4th of 5||9.0||J.Girardi (37-39)|
|2||2015||New York Yankees||87||75||.537||.541||2nd of 5||6.0||J.Girardi (87-75)|
|3||2014||New York Yankees||84||78||.519||.478||2nd of 5||12.0||J.Girardi (84-78)|
|4||2013||New York Yankees||85||77||.525||.485||3rd of 5||12.0||J.Girardi (85-77)|
|5||2012||New York Yankees||95||67||.586||.584||1st of 5||–||J.Girardi (95-67)|
|6||2011||New York Yankees||97||65||.599||.624||1st of 5||–||J.Girardi (97-65)|
|7||2010||New York Yankees||95||67||.586||.597||2nd of 5||1.0||J.Girardi (95-67)|
|8||2009||New York Yankees||103||59||.636||.588||1st of 5||–||J.Girardi (103-59)|
|9||2008||New York Yankees||89||73||.549||.537||3rd of 5||8.0||J.Girardi (89-73)|
This was a cluster bleep, and, that’s being polite.
It would send a message to the team and the fans, and, a much needed one.
Right now, I am hooked on the College World Series. I stayed up to midnight to watch the whole Coastal Carolina – TCU game last night. And, I am really looking forward to watching the Little League World Series this summer. I’ve been hooked on that for a few years now.
The Yankees? I really don’t go out of my way to watch them now. And, often, when I turn on one of their games, it doesn’t take long for me to click on to something else.
Going to a Yankees game? At this point, I would only go if I had free tickets and they would have to be good seats.
Oh, by the way, it’s June 22nd. That didn’t take long.
If they are willing to take on half or more of his remaining contract, do it and take any warm blooded body in return.
If they are only willing to take on, say, 25% of his remaining contract, do it and ask for a decent prospect in return.
But, do it now while he’s hot and his value is high. He will waive his no-trade to go back to the Bay Area and play for a winner. The stars are aligned. This is what a thinking GM does…
Read the market. Sell high. It’s not rocket science.
For sure, I see Paul O’Neill in terms of the body and actions. Now, the Yankees just need to sign him. And, we have to see what his attitude is like…before we start calling him Warrior Jr.
17-12 at home and 13-18 on the road.
Longest winning streak this year is 6 games. Longest losing streak is also 6 games.
How many times will they win in the next 102 games? It will be between 50 and 60. The question is – low 50′s or high? You tell me.