E.J. Fagan been blogging about Yankee baseball since 2006. He is a Ph.D. student at University of Texas at Austin.

Author Archives: EJ Fagan

What Does Soriano's Re-emergence Do For The Postseason Bullpen?

When the Yankees signed Rafael Soriano, I suggested that despite the horrible contract, Soriano was such a good reliever that he should be used as a fireman. Then he got injured, and we all know what happened. I know that the injury shook my confidence in Soriano’s abilities, but I know the potential...

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A Postseason Roster Without Cervelli

We don’t know what Francisco Cervelli’s health is like right now. Concussions are highly unpredictable. That said, I hope that Cervelli chooses to sit out the remainder of the season. After four concussions, he will at some point be risking permanent damage with any quick return. No matter how severe or minor his concussion, there...

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Game Thread: Yankees at Orioles 9/8/2011

Same matchup, different location. The Yankees are sending the following lineup to the field:

SS Jeter
CF Granderson
1b Teixeira
DH Rodriguez
2b Cano
RF Swisher
3b Chavez
C Cervelli
LF Gardner

SP Nova

Montero sits while Alex gets a half-day off. Martin also sits. The good news? No rain! Let’s play ball.

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Could Posada Lose His Postseason Roster Spot?

We don’t yet know how prepared for the postseason Jesus Montero will be. For now, the Yankees are going to try him at DH, and his initial debut has been enormously positive. However, the Yankees seem to recognize that Montero is their best bet at DH right now (and has been for some time, if...

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Yankees Should Adapt the NJ Devil's Ticket Price Innovation

In April, I looked at the Yankee ticket pricing system, determining that the one-price-any-game system was inefficient, and in part a cause of early-season Yankee attendance woes. At the time, the Yankees were averaging about 41,000 tickets sold per game, and tickets to weekday games were practically being given away on Stubhub. After...

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Looking At Short Season Statistics

I’m back! My summer in the woods was fantastic, as always. I will now be writing regularly for the blog yet again. While I am away every summer, I always miss short-season baseball. I’m now presented with a nice, robust sample of number for two full Yankee teams to analyze. These statistics can be useful,...

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Signability Cases In The 2011 Draft

I’ve been struggling with finding the best way to write this post for a few hours. The Yankee draft was initially disappointing to many Yankee fans. They didn’t spend much of the first 15 rounds signing high-ceiling, tough-sign guys to throw money at. I speculated, along with many other fans, that while the Yankees might...

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Game Thread 6/8/2011 New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

Some business before the lineups:

The Yankees roster took some hits today. Jorge Posada is out while his son goes under a surgery. Luckily, Mark Teixeira is playing through the pain and manning 1st base today. He’s a tough cookie. Russell Martin is out with a stiff back. Joba Chamberlain is out with a flexor injury...

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Open Thread: Draft Day 3, And Some Thoughts So Far

UPDATE: 3:13 PM: I said two days ago that I expected the Yankees to approach signability guys with the Powell Doctrine – overwhelming force – in the middle rounds. They didn’t do a ton of that yesterday, but as Levine from Scout.com has been reporting on twitter, the Yankees haven’t touched a single...

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