The most recent discussions and current events in MLB have us all soured a little bit, but let’s not let that distract us from what was a very pleasant surprise of a 2020 season. I was admittedly more than a little skeptical when it started, but what potentially could have been some combination of a … Continue reading End of season recap: Great stuff, baseball.
We have much to discuss, you and I, so let’s skip the preamble and get right to it. Here was the situation in which Kevin Cash found himself last night that will be discussed for the rest of our baseball lives: Elimination game, bottom of the 6th, his team in the field leading 1-0, with … Continue reading Kevin Cash and Blackjack: your new opinion
If you plan on watching the game tonight without the mute button on, I have some information for you. Me? I never plan on hitting “mute”, but the assault on my senses takes me there more often than not when I listen to John Smoltz speak about baseball. See also; Kay, Michael. See Also; O’Neill, … Continue reading Smoltz vs. Reality
Given recent reports regarding the Yankees’ desire to lower payroll, all Yankee fans need to begin bracing ourselves for the likelihood that D.J. LeMahieu will be calling someplace other than the Bronx “home” next season. I’m not going to get into the potential loss of DJ today - we all know how good he is. … Continue reading The Yankees’ next SS:
The Chicago White Sox recently parted ways with former manager Rick Renteria (if you missed my two cents on that silliness, you can check it out here - Correlation vs. causation and Rick Renteria.) Recent reports have indicated the White Sox are now interested in bringing former White Sox manager, and current grumpy feckless dinosaur, Tony … Continue reading Tony LaRussa?!? Come ON, 2020…
A quick note on former Cubs, and now former White Sox manager Rick Renteria: Rick was hired by the Cubs in 2014, and was handed a crap roster that won 66 games in 2013. With essentially the same players, the Cubs improved by seven games in ’14 under Renteria. Then Theo Epstein stacked the Cubs’ … Continue reading Correlation vs. causation and Rick Renteria
Unlike most seasons, there isn’t too much to analyze about the Yankees’ season coming to an end last night. Despite the non-baseball related oddities, the on field action and results were pretty straight forward both yesterday and for the season as a whole. As a result, we’re going to have a pretty quick recap for … Continue reading Relax NYY fans. All good, except…
Last night in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Giancarlo Stanton grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, dropping the Yankees’ run expectancy from .94 to .12 with one swing. For those with a disdain for math, that’s a pretty significant drop with one swing of the bat. After the swing, Stanton clearly ran with less … Continue reading We’re still doing this, folks?
I, like you I would imagine, was a little surprised by the announcement that Deivi Garcia would be starting game 2 of the ALDS for the Yankees. The curiosity about the choice has little to do with Garcia obviously, as he’s been as advertised. It has more to do with skipping Masahiro Tanaka, who as … Continue reading Garcia over Masahiro? Yes.
“What are they going to say now?” - Carlos Correa The “they” to whom Carlos refers is presumably everyone on the planet who has, or had, an issue with the Houston Astros cheating in 2017. Departures from what's considered normative behavior that contributed to the team winning the 2017 World Series and individual players winning … Continue reading Hi Carlos. Here’s your answer.