When discussing the question of to what can the Yankees attribute their recent success, I let you know yesterday that Brian Cashman’s General Managing skills are certainly not it. Today, we’re going to talk about the “small ball” myth. Prior to the Yankees 11 win 2 loss recent stretch we have over one hundred years … Continue reading No. It’s not small ball.
Month: April 2019
No, it’s not Cashman. Stop.
Since the Yankees have won 11 of 13 games without, as we all know, pretty much everybody, there has been some chat assigning credit. To whom or what do the Yankees owe their pleasantly surprising recent success? I’m here to tell you this: In spite of what the shills at Simpleton Summer Camp tell you, … Continue reading No, it’s not Cashman. Stop.
SF preview – Your need to know:
So off to San Francisco, the Yankees go for three more games against another crap (maybe – not so fast), last place team following a 6-2 stretch against two other crap last place teams. Looking back, to be fair, I don’t think Kansas City is that bad – at least their lineup has some professional, … Continue reading SF preview – Your need to know:
See the Yankee game yesterday?
If you didn’t, here’s what you missed. And if you did catch the game, here's what the Simpleton Summer Camp crew over at the YES network didn’t tell you. In no particular order: As I posted on social media prior to the game, despite the absurd extent of injured players, the Yankees still put a … Continue reading See the Yankee game yesterday?
Cora 3, Boone 0.
Before we get to how Alex Cora out managed Aaron Boone last night, I have a question for you: For those of you who still believe in "clutch": Which player last night made the play that had the biggest impact on his team’s chances of winning the game? In other words, who had the at-bat … Continue reading Cora 3, Boone 0.
White Sox Preview
I just re-read some work done by Rob Mains (if you don’t follow him, you should) where he reiterated that teams and player performances in April have the lowest correlation to end of season averages than any other month. Basically, there’s a much better than average chance that your favorite team and favorite players aren’t … Continue reading White Sox Preview
Did you see the game last night?
Either if you did or if you did not, here’s what I noticed. In no particular order of importance: At his current pace, Aaron Boone is going to use Adam Ottavino for over 100 appearances and about 115 innings. Someone needs to tell Aaron who John Habyan and Scott Proctor are. Aaron Boone, part 2: … Continue reading Did you see the game last night?
What NYY should be worried about:
Insert Aaron Rodgers voice: R-E-L-A-X. Yes, April games count just as much as September games do despite what Paul O’Neill tells you. But six games is a sneeze in baseball time. If the Yankees have a six-game stretch in June where they win only two, you wouldn’t even notice. (Looks sideways at you, Jack Curry…) … Continue reading What NYY should be worried about: