MLB Roto Standings

After last night’s win, the Yankees’ record now stands at 26-16, a total of 42 games.  25% of the season is over, which makes me a sad panda.  Other analysts and pundits are handing out awards, and some teams are already talking about the playoffs, so I put together a review of my own, analyzing...
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Javy’s Abbreviated Return

After a disastrous start to the season, Javier Vazquez had a little spring vacation.  He was skipped in the rotation, and finally returned against the Tigers in Detroit on May 12.  He pitched well, going 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 ER, walking two and striking out six.  Despite this, the Yankees opted...

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Game in National League ballpark results in National League score

The Yankees beat the Mets 2-1 on the strength of six strong innings of one-hit, shutout ball from Javier Vazquez. I was watching the game at Bleecker Heights...

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Checking in on Jeter’s plate patience


I have written about Derek Jeter‘s lack of plate patience this year a number of times, as such a change in a hitter’s approach can often be predictive for older players, indicating that a decline is ahead. For Jeter, that could very well be the case...

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Taking inventory, slump edition

Yesterday’s loss was the Yankees’ third in a row. In each of those games the Yankees scored six runs, made late-inning comebacks to cut into the deficit, and came up short.

Here are some observations from the last...
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Discussion: Has The Subway Series Lost Its Luster?

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For many years, the Subway Series between the Yankees and Mets has been a series that I have circled on the proverbial calendar. No matter the relative fortunes of the two teams, it has always been fun to watch the teams meet to determine intra-city supremacy. Some of...

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Revisiting The 2000 Subway Series

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With the Subway Series upon us, I thought it would be fun to take glance back at the 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets, a 5 game series that was actually a lot closer than that. Here are the key players with their WAR in that...

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