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.

A look back at how the Yankees have fared when Star Wars movies are released

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Since today is the official release date of Stars Wars: The Force Awakens, I thought it could be fun to see how the Yankees have fared on days when the other Star Wars films (original and prequels) came out, because up until this new movie, they were all released, in either late-May or mid-June, for the summer movie season.

Up first, we have the original Star Wars, which was released on Wednesday May 25, 1977. On that day, the Yankees split a twi-night doubleheader at the Stadium with the Texas Rangers. The Yankees won the first game, 3-2, thanks to a Thurman Munson RBI single, a Roy White home run, and a Bucky Dent RBI double. Gil Patterson picked up the win and Sparky Lyle, the save. For the Rangers, Mike Hargrove and Willie Horton had an RBI apiece and Bert Blyleven was the losing pitcher. In the second game of the double dip, the starters, Gaylord Perry for the Rangers, and Mike Torrez for the Yanks, both pitched complete games, but Perry came out on top 1-0.… Click here to read the rest

Quick hit: Justin Wilson traded to the Tigers

Looks like the Yankees made another move early this evening, reportedly trading reliever Justin Wilson to the Detroit Tigers for two prospects.

Wilson, who came over to the Yankees from the Pirates in a swap involving Francisco Cervelli in November 2014, pitched well for the club in 2015. He had a 3.10 ERA (2.69 FIP) in 61 innings of work with a 5-0 record in 74 games. His HR/9 was 0.44, his K/9 was 9.74, his ground ball rate was 43.8% and he had a WAR of 1.5

We’ll update when we get more info about the return for Wilson.

UPDATE 6:36 P.M.:

Hmmmm…. What does that mean? Guess we’ll find out when Cash lets us know what’s actually going on.… Click here to read the rest

Quick hit: A Yankee rumor from the Winter Meetings!

Well, well, well, check this out:

I’m slightly skeptical because Yankee trades usually seem to come out of nowhere and this is not coming out of nowhere, in fact, the Daily News reported a possible interest in Castro a couple of weeks ago.

Let us know your thoughts down below.… Click here to read the rest

Winter Meetings open thread: 12/8/15

It’s been kind of boring down in Nashville so instead, let’s celebrate the birthday of one of my favorite Yankees ever, Mike Mussina.

Happy Birthday, Moose!

Here’s Moose yelling at Joe Torre.

I laughed so hard watching this live. Especially when they showed Ron Guidry‘s reaction to Joe Torre‘s reaction to Moose.

Hilarious.

Here’s Moose pitching relief during Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.

And here’s Moose becoming a 20-win pitcher for the first time (and only) in his career.

Feel free to discuss whatever you’d like in this open thread and remember to be respectful to your fellow IIATMS readers. No name calling.

Have a good night!… Click here to read the rest

Quick hit: So why are they at the Winter Meetings?

Before anyone answers obnoxiously in the comments. I’m not that serious. I get why the Yankees are at the Winter Meetings. Everyone’s at the Winter Meetings and you never know what can happen at the Winter Meetings, but this tweet doesn’t exactly boost ones confidence that something will happen.

Fine. No free agent signings, but how about a cool trade that doesn’t cost a lot in terms of prospects but still helps the team improve a bit? Maybe? Hello? Bueller? … Click here to read the rest

Winter Meetings open thread: 12/7/15

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Welcome to the Winter Meetings open thread!

Let’s recap what’s happened so far:

Just a quick interruption here but I always picture the national writers, like Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, Olney et al, running around the Winter Meetings and pushing each other out of the way to get scoops. Personally, I’m not sure why they even bother when Chris Cotillo of SB Nation gets 95% of them.

  • Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported that the “budget tight” Yankees, you know, the team we all root for, may be interested in Asdrubal Cabrera and that Cabrera might be willing to play 2B. Seriously, what the hell did Rob Refsnyder do to the guys in the front office?
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Yankees non-tender Domingo German

The Yankees announced earlier this morning that they’ve non-tendered RHP Domingo German. This move leaves the Yankees’ 40-man roster at 39 and makes German a minor league free agent.

German came over to the Yankees in the Nathan Eovaldi deal, along with Garrett Jones last winter. The right hander missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but still collected some major league service when he was called up in September and placed on the 60-day DL so the Yankees could use his spot in the roster.

The 23 year old was 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA during the 2014 season with the Marlins’ Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers. He also made the MLB Futures Game as a member of the World team that summer and struck out two batters in a scoreless inning.

According to Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media, German’s agent has said that seven teams have already contacted him about a potential deal and that German is still open to returning to the Yankees.… Click here to read the rest

Some thoughts after a website meltdown and free agent signing by a team not named the Yankees

Good afternoon, IIATMS readers!

I hope you are having a nice week so far. I’m not, but that’s only because my vertigo has been acting up for nearly six days and getting dizzy is getting really old. Oh, and I woke up yesterday morning to this news that this website was possibly lost forever. Years of work gone. Poof! Thank goodness that was a bit hyperbolic and everything turned out okay. Anyway, other than the room spinning out of control any time I turn my head to the right, and the website temporarily blowing up, this week has perked up a bit thanks to some baseball news. The offseason was getting really boring. I realize the winter meetings don’t start until the 7th, but it’s still been a snooze worthy offseason so far.

Then Dave Price to the Red Sox happened.

I was not shocked and I hope you weren’t either. He went where the money was and who could blame him?… Click here to read the rest

Red Sox sign David Price

I love late breaking news on a Tuesday!

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe broke the news first that the Red Sox have agreed to a 7-year, $217 million contract with left-hander David Price and according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, there’s an opt-out clause after year three (2018).

Price, who turned 30 in August, was 9-1 in 11 starts with a 2.30 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays in the second half of the season. Before he was traded and helped lead the Jays to an AL East division title, Price was with the Detroit Tigers where he started in 21 games and was 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA.

Price’s contract is the seventh-largest in MLB history and his deal is the most-ever for a pitcher beating out Clayton Kershaw‘s $215M contract.

Price is now on his third Al East team after being with the Rays from 2008-2014 and the Jays in 2015. Who knows? Maybe after he opts out in 2018, because that will probably happen, he can try and sign with the Orioles!… Click here to read the rest