Yesterday I wrote about Gary Sanchez from the perspective that Yankee fans don’t have anything about which to worry, despite airing their concerns regarding - altogether now – the best catcher in baseball since the summer of 2016. I’ve come to learn that Yankee fans are 4th degree black belts in the art of getting … Continue reading Gary Sanchez, part 2
Since April of 2017, much has been said about Gary Sanchez. The power at the plate and arm strength were noticed immediately, of course. Somewhere along the line, however, that started to take a back seat or downright forgotten as other less pleasant concerns and topics of discussion arose. Like the passed balls. Lots of … Continue reading Worried about Sanchez? Don’t be.
Tonight the Yankees will be taking on the Astros again, and will be facing Charlie Morton, who made them look silly back on April 30th. In leading the Astros to a 2-1 win, Morton threw 7 and 2/3 innings allowing only 4 baserunners (two hits, two walks) while striking out 10. It wasn’t too much … Continue reading Here’s who you’re watching tonight:
Before we all get too gushy about Brian Cashman, remember he’s the same guy who brought in Brian Roberts, Kelly Johnson, Travis Hafner and Lyle Overbay to save the day not that long ago. That being said, a lot of the Yankees recent great run can be attributed to some key trades by “Cash”. With … Continue reading Man, these trades
On Tuesday night in the bottom of the 2nd, Aaron Judge did something that exemplified why not only is he the second best player in the game, but he’s smart, he's aware, and he hustles. With one out and a runner on first base, Washington catcher Pedro Severino launched a double over and out of … Continue reading See what Judge did last night?
It’s weird to think that a team on pace to win 93 games is underachieving, but the reality is the Nationals are in 3rd place in a 5 team division - technically they’re tied with the 4th place team in the loss column. Underachieving may be too strong a word, but they definitely aren’t where … Continue reading Is Bryce Harper hurting his team?
Who? I’m sure you’ve heard of a slew of prospects you’d like to see and/or discuss. I want to discuss Chris Hess, because he’s an interesting case. And in complete transparency, this is my blog, so we discuss who and what I’d like to discuss. Hess played four seasons of college ball at Rhode Island … Continue reading Player to watch: Chris Hess
Here’s the funny thing about numbers: When you look at the statistical breakdowns of bad teams, it doesn’t really tell you too much. Generally, the players aren’t as good as the players on the other team, it usually isn’t more complicated than that. If you’re the general manager of a bad team, it may point … Continue reading Yanks/Sawx: What to watch for
If you didn’t, here’s the important, take home stuff you missed, that in most cases the Simpleton Summer Camp crew didn’t mention: (With the normal caveat of "excluding David Cone" who was as usual, on point all game long yesterday.) In no particular order… In the top of the 3rd inning of a scoreless game, … Continue reading Did you see yesterday’s game?
I’ve come to learn that the best way to get under a baseball fan’s skin is to tell him or her that a player that they love and feel is a great player, is merely very good. Man that gets peoples’ Wilson A2000’s in a bunch. I’ve never understood this mindset. Hell, I wrote a … Continue reading You overrate Ichiro