Domenic is a staff writer for It's About the Money, and the host of the It's About the Money Stupid podcast. By day, he is a mild-mannered real estate attorney on Long Island, and an aspiring intellectual degenerate.

Author Archives: Domenic Lanza

Game 101: Sabathia vs. Gallardo

Here’s your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

New York Yankees Texas Rangers
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Delino DeShields, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Elvis Andrus, SS
Alex Rodriguez, DH Prince Fielder, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Adrian Beltre, 3B
Brian McCann, C Josh Hamilton, DH
Carlos Beltran, RF Ryan Rua, LF
Chase Headley, 3B Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Didi Gregorius, SS Adam Rosales, 2B
Stephen Drew, 2B Robinson Chirinos, C
CC Sabathia, SP Yovani Gallardo, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 100: Tanaka vs. Lewis

Here’s your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

New York Yankees Texas Rangers
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Delino DeShields, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Rougned Odor, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, DH Prince Fielder, DH
Brian McCann, C Adrian Beltre, 3B
Carlos Beltran, RF Mitch Moreland, 1B
Chase Headley, 3B Josh Hamilton, LF
Garrett Jones, 1B Elvis Andrus, SS
Didi Gregorius, SS Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Stephen Drew, 2B Robinson Chirinos, C
Masahiro Tanaka, SP Colby Lewis, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Game 99: Capuano vs. Perez

Here’s your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

New York Yankees Texas Rangers
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Delino DeShields, CF
Chris Young, LF Rougned Odor, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, DH Adrian Beltre, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Prince Fielder, DH
Chris Young, RF Elvis Andrus, SS
Chase Headley, 3B Mitch Moreland, 1B
John Ryan Murphy, C Ryan Rua, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Brendan Ryan, 2B Robinson Chirinos, C
Chris Capuano, SP Martin Perez, SP

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Game 98: Nova vs. Harrison

Here’s your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

New York Yankees Texas Rangers
Brett Gardner, CF Rougned Odor, 2B
Chris Young, LF Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Alex Rodriguez, DH Prince Fielder, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B Mitch Moreland, 1B
Brian McCann, C Adrian Beltre, 3B
Carlos Beltran, RF Josh Hamilton, LF
Chase Headley, 3B Elvis Andrus, SS
Didi Gregorius, SS Leonys Martin, CF
Brendan Ryan, 2B Robinson Chirinos, C
Ivan Nova, SP Matt Harrison, SP

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Game 89: Tanaka vs. Montgomery

Let’s start the second half off with a bang, ladies and gents. Here’s your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

Seattle Mariners New York Yankees
Brad Miller, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Kyle Seager, 3B Brett Gardner, LF
Robinson Cano, 2B Alex Rodriguez, DH
Nelson Cruz, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Seth Smith, RF Brian McCann, C
Austin Jackson, CF Chris Young, RF
Dustin Ackley, LF Chase Headley, 3B
Logan Morrison, 1B Didi Gregorius, SS
Mike Zunino, C Rob Refsnyder, 2B
Mike Montgomery, SP Masahiro Tanaka, SP

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The IIATMS ‘At the Break’ Awards

The All-Star break represents many things. For teams and fans alike, it is both the artificial halfway point of the season and a sorely needed four day respite from the daily grind. For folk like us, it is the most acceptable of arbitrary endpoints in the Major League Baseball season, giving us carte blanche to draw bold conclusions about the year to-date. Or, at the very least, as good a reason as any to muse on the season thus far.

With that in mind, we decided to hand out some imaginary awards for the first half of 2015; though, to be fair, these are imaginary versions of the already imaginary versions that we give out at the end of every season. Such is life outside of the BBWAA. In addition to the standard award fare (being MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year for both leagues), each writer voted for three Yankee-centric awards – Offensive Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, and the ignominious Least Valuable Player.…

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Game 86: Pineda vs. Buchholz

Chase Headley is sitting once again with inflammation in his right knee. So far as I can tell, there is no timetable for his return – though, with the All-Star Break a scant few days away, the team may simply be giving him an extended break.

And Carlos Beltran is expected back immediately after the break.

Here’s your game thread for this evening. Tonight’s lineups are:

New York Yankees Boston Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Mookie Betts, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Brock Holt, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B David Ortiz, DH
Brian McCann, C Hanley Ramirez, LF
Garrett Jones, RF Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS Mike Napoli, 1B
Stephen Drew, 2B Alejandro De Aza, RF
Cole Figueroa, 3B Sandy Leon, C
Michael Pineda, SP Clay Buchholz, SP

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Game 85: Tanaka vs. Chavez

A few quick notes:

Here’s your game thread for this afternoon. Today’s lineups are:

Oakland A’s New York Yankees
Billy Burns, CF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Stephen Vogt, C Brett Gardner, LF
Ben Zobrist, 2B Mark Teixeira, DH
Josh Reddick, RF Brian McCann, C
Billy Butler, DH Garrett Jones, 1B
Ike Davis, 1B Didi Gregorius, SS
Brett Lawrie, 3B Chris Young, RF
Mark Canha, LF Stephen Drew, 2B
Marcus Semien, SS Cole Figueroa, 3B
Jesse Chavez, SP Masahiro Tanaka, SP

Enjoy the game!

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Mid-Season Returns on Some Former Yankees

Just under two months ago, I checked-in on ex-Yankees that had packed their bags and headed for greener pastures over the winter. Many of the numbers at that point were best viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism, given how long it takes certain metrics to stabilize. At this point, however, we have reached the halfway point between the actual middle of the season (81 games) and the artificial mark (the All-Star break) – and that means that we can begin to trust integral numbers like strikeout, walk, and home run rates.

This time around, I decided to take a gander at a few players that left the Bronx the previous off-season, as well. And, no, I did not do so strictly to make fun of Robinson Cano – that merely played a significant role in my decision.

Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
.253/.292/.373, 36 R, 6 HR, 29 RBI, 2 SB, 86 wRC+, 0.4 fWAR (346 PA)*

Ouch. Cano has been awful thus far, with the low baseline of second base production and his still solid defense keeping him (barely) above replacement-level.…

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