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

Thanks, Derek

Here’s Derek Jeter final at bat and of course, he got an RBI single.

Final career numbers:

Slashline – 310/.377/.440/.817
Hits – 3,465
RBI – 1,311
Home Runs – 260
Doubles – 544
Triples – 66
Stolen Bases – 358
Walks – 1,082 walks
Games – 2,747 games
World Series Rings – 5
Wonderful Memories for Yankees’ fans – Countless

Thanks, Derek.

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Quick hit: Thanks a lot, Yanks!

I was in my dad’s hospital room watching the Yankees/Rays game last night.

My poor dad, who had been asleep for most of my visit, actually had his eyes open so he was also watching the Yankees’ feeble attempts to get runners on base and score. At one point, he rolled his eyes and I’m pretty sure that if his arms weren’t strapped down – to prevent him from pulling out his lines – he would have waved his hands in disgust like he does when he’s healthy and at home.

Anyway, my dad watched the Yankees’ eighth and ninth innings and he just looked completely irritated and frustrated. So thanks a lot, Yankees, I actually saw a glimpse of my real dad for the first time in a while and it seems like your awful play brought it out.

Some of my thoughts from last night’s debacle:

  • The team is just boring to watch.
  • Even if it it’s not hit in a traditional 6-4-3 or 4-6-3 fashion, Derek Jeter will always seem to hit into a double play at the absolute worst time.
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Game 140: McCarthy vs Duffy

Here’s your game thread:

ROYALS
Lorenzo Cain CF
Omar Infante 2B
Alex Gordon LF
Salvador Perez C
Eric Hosmer 1B
Josh Willingham DH
Carlos Peguero RF
Mike Moustakas 3B
Alcides Escobar SS

YANKEES
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter DH
Martin Prado 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran RF
Chase Headley 3B
Zelous Wheeler LF
Brendan Ryan SS
John Ryan Murphy C

Enjoy!

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Keep On Fighting

Hi guys, it’s Stacey. Long time, no see.

In case you don’t follow me on Twitter, don’t listen to the podcast and didn’t hear the news, my dad is fighting to survive in a New York City hospital and because of what’s been happening with him, watching baseball and more specifically, writing about it, has taken a bit of a backseat in my life.

Until this morning.

My dad is the one who introduced me to baseball. He took me to my first games, he taught me how to score and if it weren’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be writing about baseball so it has been hard for me to sit and watch games knowing he’s in a hospital bed with lines stuck into his body and tubes shoved down his throat. The thing that upsets me the most is that this is a man who has never been seriously ill. He worked for 42 years, never took a day off and the most he ever had wrong with him was a bad cold.…

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Oh Captain, My Captain: Yankees 3, Rays 2

This game looked like it was going to be one of those heartbreaking, walk-off contests that end up making Yankee fans wish they hadn’t tuned in at all but it actually turned out to be a much needed win for the boys from the Bronx.

Sure, poor Shane Greene‘s really strong start was wasted when Shawn Kelley gave up the tying run in the seventh but Dellin Betances came in to pitch the eighth and did Dellin Betances stuff, the Yankees scored their third run in the top of the ninth and David Robertson closed out a game for the first time since Jesus was a boy. Yankees win, the Yankees win!

It was a typical 2014 Yankees game in the sense that they scored two runs early, couldn’t do more than that and then allowed the opposing team to tie the game in annoying fashion late in the game but it was an atypical result because old man Derek Jeter stepped up and knocked in what ended up being the winning run.…

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Game 121: How about some runs today boys!

Hey guys, it’s going to drizzle during this afternoon’s game so… oh wait, they’re playing in a dome. Don’t mind me, I just get a kick out of seeing a weather report for a game that’s being played indoors.

So we maybe Shane Greene can keep the Rays from scoring more than zero runs and maybe the Yankees can score one or two against Drew Smyly? And maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow morning 20 years younger and 30 lb. lighter…

Here are your lineups:

YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter DH
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran RF
Chase Headley 3B
Martin Prado 2B
Francisco Cervelli C
Brendan Ryan SS

RAYS
Desmond Jennings CF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Matt Joyce LF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Yunel Escobar SS
Vince Belnome DH
Curt Casali C
Kevin Kiermaier RF

You’ll notice that there isn’t a DH next to Beltran’s name today which means he’ll be playing right field in Tropicana Field and if you recall he had a bit of an incident the last time he played there.…

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Game 120: McCarthy vs. Cobb

Oh goody, a series in Tropicana Field.

Here are your lineups:
YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran DH
Chase Headley 3B
Stephen Drew 2B
Martin Prado RF
Francisco Cervelli C

RAYS
Desmond Jennings CF
Ben Zobrist LF
Matt Joyce DH
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Logan Forsythe 2B
Yunel Escobar SS
Curt Casali C
Kevin Kiermaier RF

Pitching matchup: Brandon McCarthy vs. Alex Cobb

If the Yankees want to even try and sniff the playoffs, they need to take at least two out of three this weekend.

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Game 119: The Return of Big Mike

Michael Pineda returns to the Yankees’ starting rotation tonight. Let’s hope all goes well and that if he’s using pine tar, he’s hiding it well. Although, Buck Showalter spoke with reporters earlier today and said he wouldn’t care if Pineda used pine tar, in fact, he seems to be encouraging other pitchers to do the same.

I don’t trust him. I think it’s a trap.

Anyway, here are your lineups:

YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran DH
Chase Headley 3B
Stephen Drew 2B
Martin Prado RF
Francisco Cervelli C

ORIOLES
Nick Markakis RF
Chris Davis 3B
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Delmon Young LF
Steve Pearce 1B
Ryan Flaherty SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Nick Hundley C

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Rainout Open Thread: 8/12/14

As you all know by now, tonight’s game has been postponed – the makeup game is in September – so in lieu of a game thread, we are posting an open thread.

Feel free to talk about everything under the sun. You know the sun. It’s that big yellow ball of brightness that is usually in the sky. It seems to be absent here today.

Just be nice, respectful and have a good night.

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