This was far easier than I thought it would be. I had my coffee(s), opened 20 tabs on Baseball-Reference, Fangraphs, Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Savant and prepared to dig into bWAR, fWAR, wRC+, OPS+, BWARP, DRC+, xFIP, K%-BB%, SIERA in addition to games played, innings pitched and a few others. Two stats I did not … Continue reading 2019 MLB Awards
This is what the Yankees would be putting on the field next Friday night if I were the manager (with notes, comments, and caveats below): DJ – 2B Judge – RF Sanchez – C Stanton – LF Voit – DH Encarnacion – 1B Gleyber – SS Garnder – CF Gio – 3B This is … Continue reading Yankees post-season lineup:
Once again, because there are no meaningful games this weekend we have to delve into trivial stuff for discussion points. Trivial perhaps, but also fun if you’re a baseball fan. Using Fangraphs, (it’s a beautiful Friday afternoon, I’m not going to spend it with 20 tabs open across every baseball site – we’re keeping it … Continue reading 2019 Yankees: Best and worst.
Normally I wait until the off-season to start discussing and analyzing topics other than day to day game happenings. Who’s Hall of Fame worthy, end of season award winners and possible free-agent signings are things better saved for the winter. But if you’ve watched a Yankee broadcast recently then you’ve noticed as I have, that … Continue reading Ready for October (and the offseason)
Since the Yankees’ have clinched the AL East, we can all step away from the big picture, relax, and enjoy some of the lighter, more trivial aspects of baseball: Like debating who the league MVP award winner should be. When I say trivial, I certainly don’t mean it in a condescending or sarcastic manner – … Continue reading AL MVP (Yankee fan edition)
I was sent a link to an article yesterday about Mike Tauchman’s injury, how the Yankees’ training staff “blew it” how bad the Yankees training staff has been this year and how it needs to be overhauled. I posted a quick thought on Twitter last night, but 280 characters aren’t really enough for this discussion … Continue reading Yankees training staff: good or bad?
I know Aaron Boone is going to take some heat for his bullpen management or mismanagement as some will say, but he’s managed the games against Baltimore and Detroit in the right manner this season (despite last night’s debacle): If you have a lead against a team that you are clearly superior to, use the … Continue reading I’m cool with Boone
As usual, I’m going to ask you to bear with me as I make my point in a somewhat circuitous manner. Yes, we still talk baseball here but the timing of my thoughts today requires me to use a personal NFL anecdote. A short version of a longer story: I’m a former Jets season ticket … Continue reading Baseball is dying (…?)
The title is pretty clear, so in no particular order... Mookie who? I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating because two of this weekend’s games are on national TV so it’ll surely come up again: Despite what you hear, Mookie Betts is NOT a great defensive outfielder. Frankly, he’s at a minimum, the 3rd … Continue reading NYY vs BOS, random thoughts: