If you haven’t seen my most recent posts, just a quick reminder: For several reasons, the post-season isn’t the time to break down and over analyze everything. It’s time to simply enjoy the show. So below I have a couple of observations that, had I made them in the regular season, you could rest assured … Continue reading ALCS game 1 recap
We’re going in a slightly different direction with the blog today – this post will be shorter and less analytical than most. I woke up this morning with the intention of doing an exhaustive preview of the ALCS, but there really isn’t anything about Houston or the Yankees that we don’t already know. At this … Continue reading ALCS preview
Needless to say, A LOT happened last night in game one of the ALDS between the Yankees and Twins, so we can’t unpack all of it. But there were a few things on which I’d like to expand… Paxton needs to be on a short leash. I said it in my series preview during the … Continue reading NYY/MIN: What you missed
At this point in the season, there are no secrets. We know who the Twins are. (But Imma’ tell you anyway…) Their pitching staff on a whole likes to be aggressive and throw strikes. It’s almost as if their pitchers are from the 19th century when the point of the strike zone was to force … Continue reading Twins: Your need to know
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?