About Stacey Gotsulias

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

About Last Night: Alex Rodriguez finally gets a hit

Our long national nightmare is over, Alex Rodriguez finally got a base hit. In fact, he hit two! Entering yesterday’s game, A-Rod was 2-10 with three walks and was not looking great at the plate. This, of course, led to some people, mostly dunderheads on Twitter, declaring his career over because as we all know, everything about a baseball season, and a player’s future performance, should be based upon a handful of at bats. But I digress. Here’s Alex’s spray chart for the day. Those are the three balls he hit yesterday—the two line drives were his singles. Next up, Continue reading About Last Night: Alex Rodriguez finally gets a hit

Game 3: Blame it on the rain?

Welcome to today’s game thread. The Yankees are looking to take two out of three from the Astros which would be nice because they haven’t won a series against them since September 2013. It’s time, boys. Here are your lineups: ASTROS Altuve 2B Springer RF Correa SS Rasmus LF Gomez CF Valbuena 3B White 1B Tucker DH Kratz C Fiers P YANKEES Ellsbury CF Gardner LF Rodriguez DH Teixeira 1B McCann C Beltran RF Headley 3B Castro 2B Gregorius SS Eovaldi P Enjoy the game! The Yankees are saying that they hope to start the game by 4:15.

About Last Night: Starlin Castro

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying what Starlin Castro has done in the last two games. (Yes, minuscule sample sizes abound.) So I thought we could take a look at his hits: Where the pitches landed, what pitches he hit, the velocity, etc. Let’s do this. Here’s his run scoring double off Dallas Keuchel on Opening Day: It was an 0-1 cutter, it was 85 mph, it was inside and Castro was able to keep it fair. Yesterday was a much bigger day for Castro who couldn’t stay off the bases. He went 4 for 5 with a home run, Continue reading About Last Night: Starlin Castro

Pack it up, the season’s over

I’m sorry everyone, but the 2016 season is over for the New York Yankees. The reasons? Masahiro Tanaka is awful and throws too many splitters, Dellin Betances can’t throw strikes and doesn’t know how to hit runners in the back in order to get an interference call, Aaron Hicks can’t play left field and turns sure outs into doubles, and both Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley are cooked at the plate. It was a nice run while it lasted—a whole nine innings—but it’s over now. So, here’s a list of things that are pretty awful, but still not as awful as Continue reading Pack it up, the season’s over

About Last Night: Masahiro Tanaka

Welcome back to another season of Yankees baseball and welcome back to our About Last Night feature in which we will examine anything from a single at bat to an entire pitching performance depending on what we feel is the big story from the night before. Or in this case, the day before. Today’s subject is Masahiro Tanaka, who looked strong for the majority of the time that he was standing on the mound yesterday, but was eventually victimized, as he often was last year, by the long ball. Here’s his spray chart from yesterday: There’s not much happening there, Continue reading About Last Night: Masahiro Tanaka

Open thread: 3/28/16

We’re doing an open thread since tonight’s game isn’t being televised and it isn’t on the radio. It’s 2016! What is this nonsense? Anyway, you’re missing out on the Yankees and the Tigers playing each other in Steinbrenner Field. Exciting! In the news today, manager Joe Girardi said that Masahiro Tanaka needs to show him something during tomorrow’s start against the Phillies if he’s going to name him the Opening Day starter. That game will be televised on MLB Network at 7 pm tomorrow night. In other news, old friend Nick Swisher was released by the Atlanta Braves. Between the Continue reading Open thread: 3/28/16

CC Sabathia has a home run problem

CC Sabathia has given up a lot of home runs the past few years. In this post, we’re going to look at how many he’s given up, what the projections say about 2016 and we will try to figure out what will actually happen this season. (Maybe.) Yankee fans hoping for a renascent CC Sabathia in 2016 could be in for a rude awakening When Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees in December 2008, he had already logged nearly 1,660 career innings with his career high of 253 occurring during earlier that year when he split his time between Continue reading CC Sabathia has a home run problem