• The Yankees Are 14-20 In Their Last 34 Games

    Posted by on June 27th, 2013 · Comments (56)

    That’s not very good, right?

    Comments on The Yankees Are 14-20 In Their Last 34 Games

    1. Mr. October
      July 1st, 2013 | 4:46 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Right now, with all the problems the team is 42-39. Where would they be if they’d had Granderson and Tex the whole season? 44-37? That’s IN THE RACE.

      They’re 1.5 games out of last place and trending in the WRONG DIRECTION while the G.M. is telling one of those injured players to “[S]hut the f**k up” about a medical clearance he had not officially received, that he would receive several days later anyway, publicly.
      If Cashman had done a better job, the team would not be 1.5 games out of last place today despite the injuries to Teixeira and K-Gran – those injuries are not the main reason they’re behind what’s about to become 4 teams in July.

    2. Ricketson
      July 1st, 2013 | 5:12 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Oh, come on. They didn’t offer Martin the deal until the off-season of 2011-2012. If you’re going to argue, use at least a minimum of common sense, will you?

      I honestly can’t make sense of what you’re talking about: the team knew for years that they did not have an established starting catcher under contract for 2013. They offered Martin a one-year contract in 2011 for 2012. In 2013, they’re going with Stewart and Cervelli in a lineup that is struggling offensively after passing on Pierzynski… You’re saying that none of this at the catcher position was avoidable or foreseeable for a team with $200-35 million to spend from 2009-13?
      There was no way of getting around Stewart and Cervelli (and it was bad enough having had Martin for 2 years) in 2013? O.K…

    3. Evan3457
      July 1st, 2013 | 7:19 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      They’re 1.5 games out of last place and trending in the WRONG DIRECTION

      That’s certainly true.

      while the G.M. is telling one of those injured players to “[S]hut the f**k up” about a medical clearance he had not officially received, that he would receive several days later anyway, publicly.

      Not really relevant.

      If Cashman had done a better job, the team would not be 1.5 games out of last place today

      Probably true, but also true of any team that doesn’t win it all.

      despite the injuries to Teixeira and K-Gran – those injuries are not the main reason they’re behind what’s about to become 4 teams in July.

      And I’m not claiming that. I’m claiming that the totality of the injuries IS the main reason for their problems. And it is.

      What I’m saying about the injuries to Tex and RRBIGrand is that they came too late for anything effective to be done to fix them without paying a preposterously punitive price, and that those injuries exacerbated a deteriorating situation, possibly beyond repair this season.

    4. Evan3457
      July 1st, 2013 | 7:24 pm

      Ricketson wrote:
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      I honestly can’t make sense of what you’re talking about: the team knew for years that they did not have an established starting catcher under contract for 2013. They offered Martin a one-year contract in 2011 for 2012. In 2013, they’re going with Stewart and Cervelli in a lineup that is struggling offensively after passing on Pierzynski… You’re saying that none of this at the catcher position was avoidable or foreseeable for a team with $200-35 million to spend from 2009-13?
      There was no way of getting around Stewart and Cervelli (and it was bad enough having had Martin for 2 years) in 2013? O.K…

      What I’m talking about is this, among other sources: https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/statuses/172882805360037888

      If they offered Martin a 3 year deal in the off-season of 2011-2012, then they must have thought he might sign such a deal, and therefore, did not KNOW in June 2011 that they’d be without an “established” catcher for the 2013 season.

      The lineup is struggling offensively partly because Cervelli has been out and has been replaced half and half by Stewart and Romine. This, by itself, has probably cost the Yanks about 7 runs.

      But at the time Martin was let go:
      1) Jeter was assumed to be back by May, at the latest.
      2) Tex and Granderson hadn’t been injured.
      3) Youkillis hadn’t been signed, much less injured twice.

      These things were not known at the time Martin was let go, and Pierzynski wasn’t signed.

    5. Mr. October
      July 2nd, 2013 | 2:04 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      It was known for quite some time that Posada would be retiring in 2010-11; make all of the excuses you would like, but nonetheless the team is with Stewart and Cervelli at catcher and lacking offense. They even had a chance at Pierzynski as recently as this winter for one year when the $189 million payroll limit for 2014 was still in effect, and passed for some reason.
      I don’t believe a team with the financial resources the N.Y. has should find itself in this “position” at catcher in 2013, especially when the team was vulnerable to injury and declining production that both come with age on the left side of the infield. Bats are easier to find for other positions if necessary.

    6. Ricketson
      July 2nd, 2013 | 2:27 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Granderson is a left-handed hitter.

      Ricketson wrote:

      And thankfully we’ve almost seen the last of him…

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      I only wish we could all say the same about trolls like you.

      I don’t think enough has been done to honor the kontributions to gender equality Kurtis Granderson has made as the first female Major League baseball player.
      Mr. October wrote:

      Bats are easier to find for other positions if necessary.

      Agreed.

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