Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

Author Archives: Stacey Gotsulias

Game 94: Jimenez vs. #TANAK

Welcome to this afternoon’s game thread!

Here are the lineups:

ORIOLES
Machado 3B
Paredes DH
Jones CF
Davis 1B
Reimold RF
Wieters C
Schoop 2B
Hardy SS
Lough LF

Jimenez P

YANKEES
Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
A-Rod DH
Teixeira 1B
Beltran RF
Headley 3B
Gregorius SS
Murphy C
Drew 2B

Tanaka P

Enjoy the game!

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A few cool fun facts about the Yankees, Tex and A-Rod

So last night I was looking at the Yankees’ schedule because I didn’t even know where they were playing this weekend – it’s Minnesota and I know, I should know this stuff – and I noticed something pretty interesting. The Yankees have played in eight one-run games so far in July and they have won six of them. And their last last five games have all been one-run games with one loss in those five coming against Seattle on Saturday.

They’ve also played in four two-run games with one loss coming against the Red Sox on 7/11.

The one-run games:

  • A 3-2 victory against Tampa on 7/4
  • A 4-3 loss to the A’s on 7/7
  • A 5-4 win against the A’s on 7/8
  • A 4-3 win against the Mariners on 7/17
  • A 4-3 loss to the Mariners on 7/18
  • A 2-1 win against the Mariners on 7/19
  • A 3-2 win against the Orioles on Tuesday
  • Last night’s 4-3 win against the Orioles

What does this all mean?…

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Quick hit: A-Rod hits a “bomb” for his 20th home run of the season

Yeah…

A-Rod gave the Yankees a nice cushion with this home run in the 5th inning.

Bet you didn’t see that coming!

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Game 93: Gausman vs. Nova

Welcome to tonight’s game thread!

Here are the lineups:

ORIOLES
Machado 3B
Snider LF
Jones CF
Wieters DH
Davis RF
Schoop 2B
Hardy SS
Flaherty 1B
Joseph C

YANKEES
Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
Rodriguez DH
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Beltran RF
Headley 3B
Gregorius SS
Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Some random baseball (and life) thoughts on a Wednesday afternoon

I really love this Yankees team right now.

They’re not exactly world beaters and outscoring everyone by five runs a game and there are times, like last night, when they’re hitting failures are tough to watch, but they did win the game and that’s what matters.

They also look like they’re having fun, they’re relaxed and they’re enjoying each other. They’re not tight asses or businesslike anymore.

You know what else is great? It’s quiet. You’re not seeing as many stories about the Yankees as you would in the past. There isn’t a sideshow happening off the field. The only things happening off the field are group outings and birthday parties. Everything the media is concerned with right now is happening on the field.

Like friend of the blog Craig Calcaterra said yesterday after A-Rod sent his tweet with the picture of the guys at CC Sabathia’s birthday party, “I cannot recall a Yankee season in the past 20 years that has had less controversy or drama about it than this one.…

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Game 92: Chen vs. Eovaldi

Welcome to tonight’s game thread.

Tonight’s pitching matchup finds lefty Wei-Yin Chen up against right hander Nathan Eovaldi. Evo, as his teammates call him, is looking for win #10 on the season.

ORIOLES
Machado 3B
Paredes DH
Jones CF
Davis RF
Wieters C
Hardy SS
Snider LF
Schoop 2B
Parmelee 1B

YANKEES
Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
Rodriguez DH
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Young RF
Headley 3B
Gregorius SS
Ryan 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Quick hit: I adore this team so much

Sure, this is a tweet from Alex Rodriguez but it’s a tweet of a picture that shows a number of Yankee players hanging out and having fun at CC Sabathia’s birthday party last night.

It’s amazing how much Rodriguez has caused this team’s chemistry to implode, isn’t it? Just kidding! As usual, the media got everything about A-Rod’s return completely wrong: The Yankees didn’t fall apart, he wasn’t released, his teammates seem to really like him and they have fun with him, and right now, the team is in first place.

Of course, the big question is will the Daily News’ I-Team launch an investigation into A-Rod and his cigar? Stay tuned.

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Flashback: July 21, 1988

One of the most infamous trades in Yankees history occurred on this date way back in 1988. Principal owner George Steinbrenner, before he was suspended and before he mellowed out a bit, traded Jay Buhner, Rick Balabon, and a player to be named later (Troy Evers on October 12, 1988) to the Mariners for Ken Phelps.

We all know how everything worked out because there have been many articles and blog posts written about the trade. Phelps and Buhner even got together to shoot a video reminiscing about it last year. But, we also know that the best thing to come out of that trade was this moment from an episode of Seinfeld called “The Caddy” that aired on January 25, 1996, a date which happened to be only a few months after Buhner’s Mariners knocked the Yankees out of the 1995 American League Division Series. By the way, Buhner batted .458 in that series because of course he did.…

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Game 91: Hernandez vs. Sabathia

Here’s today’s game thread.

MARINERS
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Kyle Seager 3B
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Nelson Cruz RF
5. Franklin Gutierrez LF
6. Mark Trumbo 1B
7. Jesus Montero DH
8. Chris Taylor SS
9. Mike Zunino C

YANKEES
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Brett Gardner LF
3. Alex Rodriguez DH
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Brian McCann C
6. Carlos Beltran RF
7. Chase Headley 3B
8. Didi Gregorius SS
9. Stephen Drew 2B

Enjoy the game.

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