The focus in Yankee-land is going to be on left field until the team addresses the last opening on its roster or the season begins. Yankeeist has been as involved as any other site...
The easy answer is shown above, but as a Catcher who’s turning 38 this year we’ll need a plan B. That’s where it gets to be an interesting debate.
First, let’s establish who our 1-4 hitters are. There shouldn’t be much debate about this:
This off season, we’ve heard the oft-repeated line that ‘next year’s FA class is better’ and that it makes sense to sit back this season, to have money available for the bumper crop of star players available next year. But is that true? Are the players who will become available good fits for the Yanks...
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These are the aggregate pitching statistics for the Yankees and Red Sox expected rotation (which includes Joba as #5 on the Yankees, and Buchholz as #5 on the Red Sox). As you can see, over the last two years, these numbers favor the Yankees rather heavily. While the bombers have a slight edge in ERA, they have a much larger edge in FIP (which happens to be a lot more useful in projecting future ERA than….well….ERA.
And while it’d be pretty easy to leave it at that, here are the numbers for the two rotations over looks backs of 2-4 years.…
When the Yankees traded for outfielder Curtis Granderson, we all assumed he would be manning center field every day and Melky Cabrera would be the left fielder, with Brett Gardner and Jamie Hoffmann on the bench as the extra outfielders. Now, with the trade of Melky Cabrera for Javier Vazquez, it would seem that Brett...
[image title="Montero" size="full" id="13510" align="center" ]I hope everyone is having an excellent holiday season. Mine has been a bit busy, and I wasn’t planning on writing today. However, some of the comments here and from other bloggers regarding Jesus Montero’s top-5 BA rating (which is a bigger deal than most people realize) have planted some...
So, let’s get this straight.…