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.

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Open Thread – Spring Training Game 15

Today’s game against the Phillies is not on TV. I checked YES’s schedule, MLBN’s schedule and’s schedule and it’s not available on any of them. I also had someone else double check to make sure and I was right so we’re making this an open thread/game thread.

You can talk about the game if you’re able to keep track of it on Twitter or if you’re near a radio and listening to John and Suzyn on WFAN. If you are listening to the radio, provide us with play by play. (Kidding.)

Here’s the lineup you won’t be able to see:

Ellsbury 8
Gardner 7
Teixeira 3
McCann 2
Headley 5
Jones 9
Drew 4
Gregorius 6

Eovaldi 1

Or you can talk about whatever you want in this thread if you can’t keep track of the game. Just remember to be nice to your fellow IIATMS readers.

Enjoy the afternoon!

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Open thread: Yanks win, Yanks lose and Al Rosen passes away

The Yankees beat the Tigers at home, 4-1 and they lost to the Blue Jays on the road, 1-0.


Oh and A-Rod was booed in Dunedin. Some people are acting like this is newsworthy. Some people = the writers who were covering that game. Newsflash: A-Rod’s always been booed. It dates back to pre-steroid admissions so I’m really not sure what the big deal is. If the opposing fans were to chant his name and give him a standing ovation, then it would be newsworthy. Right?

And some sad news to pass on. Al Rosen, who won the American League M.V.P. in 1953 and who served as President and CEO of the Yankees from 1978-79, died yesterday at the age of 91.

From the AP:

Rosen played his entire career with Cleveland from 1947 to 1956. He was a member of the Indians’ 1948 World Series title team — playing only five games that season and getting one at-bat in the series win over the Boston Braves.

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Spring Training Games 13 and 14: A split squad day!

Big thanks to our friends at Pinstripe Alley for tweeting this bad boy out:


As you can see, you have a nice mix of regulars and not-regulars (as of yet) on both squads and you will also see that Al from Miami will be playing in his first road game of the Spring. It had to happen eventually because if he’s going to play this season he’s going to have to deal with the fans on the road being slightly more obnoxious than some of the home fans. See what I did there? I’m just disappointed about that game not being on TV locally but I do understand why it’s not on YES so you don’t have to explain it to me. [UPDATE: The Yankees/Blue Jays road game featuring A-Rod manning 3B Base will be on at 11 PM Eastern on MLB Network. -SG]

Speaking of YES, we get to watch Big Mike (Michael Pineda) take the mound at Steinbrenner Field.…

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Spring Training Game 12: Warren’s audition for the fifth starter?

The Yankees are traveling down to Fort Myers to play the Red Sox. Well, some of them are. Fort Myers is a bit of a hike from Tampa so a lot of the regulars are understandably skipping this trip. Plus it’s a night game. Would you want to be on a bus for two hours after a night game? Probably not especially if you’re making more than a million bucks a year.

Here’s your lineup, second string and relievers courtesy of the Lohud Yankees Blog (I apologize for being so lazy but copying and pasting is so much easier than typing things out.):
Ramon Flores RF
Chris Young CF
Garrett Jones 1B
Brian McCann DH
John Ryan Murphy C
Rob Refsnyder 2B
Slade Heathcott LF
Jonathan Galvez 3B
Nick Noonan SS

RHP Adam Warren

Today’s second string: C Gary Sanchez, 1B Greg Bird, 2B Tyler Wade, SS Cito Culver, 3B Cole Figueroa, LF Jake Cave, CF Mason Williams, RF Aaron Judge, DH Tyler Austin

Today’s scheduled relievers: Chasen Shreve, Jose Ramirez, Jacob Lindgren, Branden Pinder, Nick Goody

Here’s Boston’s lineup (which I had to type out.…

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Spring Training Game 11: TANAK day!

Tanaka vs TOR


Happy TANAK Day! Or should I say night? It’s the first night game of Spring Training and the Yankees are welcoming the Atlanta Braves to Steinbrenner Field for a 7:05 p.m. start.

Here’s the Braves lineup:

Simmons SS
Callaspo DH
Freeman 1B
Gomes LF
Bethancourt C
C. Johnson 3B
Cunningham CF
Terdoslavich RF
Ciriaco 2B

Miller P

Here’s the Yankees lineup:

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

Tanaka P

And from Lohud Yankees:

Today’s second string: C Austin Romine, 1B Kyle Roller, 2B Jose Pirela, SS Nick Noonan, 3B Jonathan Galvez, LF Ramon Flores, CF Jake Cave, RF Tyler Austin, DH Aaron Judge


Today’s scheduled relievers: Scott Baker, David Carpenter, Justin Wilson, Kyle Davies, Wilking Rodriguez

Enjoy the game!

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Home runs, strained quads and a social media freeze out

Good evening!

I just wanted to talk about a couple of things that happened today.

First up, this:

I think it speaks for itself and the guy yelling, “HE GOT IT!” cracks me up every time I watch the clip. Also, notice how the crowd cheers? Yankee fans are outraged about steroids until Alex starts hitting home runs. Then they don’t care.

Next up, Chris Capuano will be sidelined for a while with a grade II strain of his right quad. Capuano suffered the injury in the first inning of today’s game against the Red Sox while running to cover first on a ground out. There’s no definite timetable yet but he will probably start the regular season on the DL.

And lastly, the funniest thing that happened today. The home run above was not referenced on the official Yankees twitter account which is absolutely hilarious.


Oh, the Yankees were trailing 5-3 going into the 6th?…

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