MLB opens Thursday afternoon with the same display of silliness that occurs every season. Over the winter it seemed we discussed ways to improve the game ad nauseam – we’ve come to the point that numerous changes are being implemented in the minor leagues to see their impact (if any) and feasibility in actuality. Well … Continue reading Hey MLB, Fix THIS:
Month: March 2021
Can Gio play SS? It’s complicated…
I’m a skeptic by nature. My default reaction is to question and be dubious more often than not about pretty much everything. Some call this having a “glass half empty” mentality and some call me a “Debbie Downer”. Others just think I’m an a-hole. But you know the carpenter’s credo – measure twice, cut once? … Continue reading Can Gio play SS? It’s complicated…
The value of versatility
I think when we discuss players who can play multiple positions - versatile players, or “super-subs” as they’re often called – we have a tendency to underestimate their value to a team over the course of 162 games. Of course it’s good to be able to give regulars days off now and then, and having … Continue reading The value of versatility
Roster question for you, Yankee fans:
We’re getting down to roster crunch time in spring training. This normally would mean I’d do some homework and have some thoughts for you, but today I’m turning the tables – I’m confused by something and I need your help. Here are some quick thoughts and then I have a question for you: Since 2015… … Continue reading Roster question for you, Yankee fans:
Your argument is ridiculous, MLB
I’m normally low man on the outrage over changes to the game list. The game has been under construction three times as long as the Goethals Bridge has been for crying out loud. And whether all the old angry men who yell at clouds want to admit it or not, most of the changes have … Continue reading Your argument is ridiculous, MLB
What NYY loses with Britton out:
I never want to see an athlete injured. It’s a loss for the athlete, the team, the league and the fans. That said, when I saw a report of another Yankee injury, my heart dropped assuming it was one of the players on the roster who can win an MVP. I’m not embarrassed to admit, … Continue reading What NYY loses with Britton out:
Phew -we dodged another Zimmer.
Luckily, from a human perspective, Aaron Boone is going to be healthy. Also fortunately from a baseball perspective, it doesn’t appear he’s going to miss too much time from the Yankees dugout. Although a manager’s in game strategic decisions may not have a huge impact over the course of 162 games, his presence and ability … Continue reading Phew -we dodged another Zimmer.
The NYY opening day roster:
If it’s true that the Yankees intend to start the season with only 13 position players on the roster, there are going to be some players that we’d expect to see on a big league roster get squeezed out, which leaves some interesting decisions left to be made. Some legit MLB players are going to … Continue reading The NYY opening day roster:
Will the real Mike Ford stand?
Similar to Mike Tauchman who we discussed in our last piece, Mike Ford had a great 2019 for the Yankees and a…well, umm…horrible 2020. There’s really no other way to say it. Ford posted a .350/.559 OBP/SLG line with an OPS+ of 136 in 2019 (Judge was the only Yankee with a better OPS+). He … Continue reading Will the real Mike Ford stand?