Author Archives: @Jason_IIATMS
Way back before the new Stadium was complete, I noted that the new stadium seating pricing was essentially shifting the pricing curve for the primary market nearly on top of the curve of the secondary market. This would, if done successfully, eliminate or drastically the profits for the secondary markets. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the economy fell into the crapper and scenes like the one to the right were all too common.
Things are improving attendance-wise at the Stadium, notes NJ.com’s Marc Carig:
The Yankees drew 3,765,807 fans to Yankee Stadium in 2010, leading the Majors in home attendance. The team also averaged a Major League-best 46,491 fans per game. The Yankees have led the American League in home attendance in each of the last eight seasons and have topped the AL in combined attendance (home and road) in each of the last 12 seasons.
Since things have improved a bit since 2008 and the Yanks are indeed trying to close the widest gap (they say) on the spread between their pricing and the demand at the secondary market levels.…
And then there’s the requisite Lupica-hating on the Yanks:
The only starting pitcher the team has developed since Pettitte is Hughes. The closest they have come to developing a reliever is Joba. You would think that the Yankees – who constantly brag on their farm system – would have developed more pitchers than this by accident. The Red Sox have a lot of fancy, store-bought pitching, too, you bet they do. But they have also developed Jon Lester and Clay Buccholz, two of the best arms in the whole sport.
The only pitching that the modern New York Yankees know anything about is somebody else’s pitching.
Oy. Why let facts (and spelling: Buchholz) get in the way, eh Mikey? Maybe Nova and the Killer B’s down on the farm aren’t ready to step up yet and perhaps they never will. However, with Cano and Gardner more than established as bonafide players (if not *superstars* in the case of Cano) and the hopeful emergence of Jesus Montero, I’m just fine with what the farm system has produced.…