Projected vs. Actual: Starting Pitching edition

You know the drill. Let’s run down some of the Yankee pitchers and see how they did compared to their projections.

To say this rotation was a surprise would be an understatement in the extreme. Coming into the 2011 season, it was easily the weakest part of the team. Despite that, the Yankee starters had...

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Predicting The Postseason Roster, Take 3

This was my last stab at the postseason roster, compiled about a week ago:

Everyday Players

C Russell Martin
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
CF Curtis Granderson
LF Brett Gardner
DH v. LHP: Andruw Jones

Bench

Eduardo Nunez
Jesus Montero
Eric Chavez
Chris Dickerson
Jorge Posada

Starters

CC Sabathia
Ivan...

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Transitioning into the postseason; some observations

Over the past few days, we’ve been privy to some pretty enthralling baseball. As the final days of the season come to an end, the Sox, Rays, Cardinals, and Braves having taken center stage as they desperately fight for October admittance. With all of this added mania, I’ve found myself watching even more baseball than...

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Yanks drop second straight game to Tampa Bay

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

I admittedly haven’t been watching much baseball since the Yankees clinched their playoff spot last Wednesday, and so I didn’t see a single inning of last night’s 5-3 loss to the Rays. This feeling...

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Game 161: Yankees 3, Rays 5

Russell Martin got the Yankees on the scoreboard in the top of the third with a solo homer.  The Yankees had a chance to take the lead as Brett Gardner drew a walk and stole second.  With two outs, the Rays intentionally walked Cano.  Alex Rodriguez walked to load the bases, but Mark Teixeira flew out, ending the threat.

The Yankees rallied again in the top of the fifth as Gardner and Nunez hit back-to-back singles, putting runners on the corners.  Curtis Granderson hit into a double play, but allowed Gardner to score, tying the game at 2-2.  The Pinstripes continued their rally in the sixth, as Rodriguez worked another walk and Teixeira doubled.  A RBI double from Nick Swisher put New York ahead 3-2, but once again they missed a chance at extra runs.  Jorge Posada was intentionally walked, loading the bases with no outs.  Martin followed with a grounder to third, which turned into the perfect triple play ball as Longoria fielded it while standing on third and sent it around the horn to end the inning.  …

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