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

Capuano exits game with a strained quad

It took seven pitches into today’s game for the first Yankee pitcher injury to happen.

Starter Chris Capuano was covering first on a ground out in the first against the Red Sox and strained his right quad as he stepped on the bag. The Yankees immediately removed him from the game.

Obviously it’s too soon to know what the recovery timetable will be but we’ll let you know when we find out.

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Spring Training Game 10: The Red Sox are here

This afternoon the Yankees will be hosting the Red Sox at Steinbrenner Field in their first matchup of the Spring. The game is at 1:05 p.m. and will be shown on YES locally and on MLB Network nationally.

Here are your lineups:

Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
Beltran RF
McCann DH
Rodriguez 3B
Jones 1B
Pirela 2B
Romine C
Culver SS

Capuano LHP

Betts CF
Holt SS
Craig DH
Brentz LF
Nava RF
Vazquez C
Cecchini 3B
Shaw 1B
Bianchi 2B

Kelly RHP

Bryan Mitchell, Andrew Miller, and Dellin Betances will be pitching in relief.

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Matsui joins the Yankees front office

This is pretty cool.

According to the Associated Press, Matsui will work with Cashman and player development vice president Gary Denbo. His job will require him to spend most of the season traveling in the team’s minor league system where he will discuss hitting with managers, batting coaches and players.

The Yankees will formally announce this move during a press conference tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.

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Spring Training Game 9: Yanks at Orioles

The Yankees are traveling to Sarasota to take on the Orioles. Today’s game is at 1:05 p.m. but will not be shown live on TV. It will be tape delayed and shown on MLB Network later tonight.

Here are your lineups:

Gregorius SS
Young CF
Headley 3B
Teixeira 1B
Murphy C
Pirela DH
Drew 2B
Judge RF
Flores LF

Whitley RHP

Esmil Rogers, Chasen Shreve, and Jose Ramirez are scheduled to pitch in relief.

Machado 3B
Hardy SS
Davis 1B
Jones CF
Wieters DH
Young RF
Snyder LF
Lavarnway C
Schoop 2B

Chen LHP

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Spring Training Game 8: The Yanks welcome the Rays

The Yankees are welcoming the Rays into Steinbrenner Field this afternoon and today marks the Spring debut of Michael Pineda. The game will be shown live on the YES Network at 1:05 p.m.

Rays lineup:
Nick Franklin SS
Desmond Jennings LF
James Loney 1B
Evan Longoria 3B
Steven Souza Jr. RF
Kevin Kiermaier DH
Alexi Casilla 2B
Bobby Wilson C
Mikie Mahtook CF

Nathan Karns RHP

Yankees lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Carlos Beltran RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Stephen Drew 2B
Didi Gregorius SS

Michael Pineda RHP

Nathan Eovaldi, David Carpenter, and Justin Wilson are scheduled to pitch in relief.

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IIATMS Top Moment #18: “Get your tokens ready!”

A lot of Yankee fans are guilty of looking back at the most recent dynasty years with pinstriped glasses on which means they tend to forget the bad and only remember the good. And I’ll admit, I’m guilty of this as well at times.

For instance, the 2000 Yankees, the final championship group of the aforementioned dynasty, actually lost 14 out of the last 18 games of the regular season and that stupor included an ugly seven-game losing streak to end the season. To say that some weren’t confident in their ability to snap out of it in time for the playoffs was an understatement. It was actually kind of scary to watch unfold in real time and during one particularly awful three game stretch – two against Tampa Bay and one against Baltimore – the Yankees lost 11-1, 11-3 and 13-2. And who started two of those games? Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens.

Why do I bring this up?…

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Spring Training Game 7: Who’s on third? You know who.

The Yankees are welcoming (some of) the Washington Nationals into Steinbrenner Field this afternoon and Alex Rodriguez is making his Spring debut at third base which marks the first time he’s played third since Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte were still on the active roster. The game will be shown on YES and John and Suzyn will be calling it on WFAN.

Here are your lineups:

Michael A. Taylor CF
Kevin Frandsen 3B
Ian Desmond SS
Tyler Moore LF
Kila Ka’aihue 1B
Mike Carp DH
Jose Lobaton C
Clint Robinson RF
Wilmer Difo 2B

Doug Fister RHP

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Garrett Jones 1B
Chris Young RF
Jose Pirela 3B
Nick Noonan SS

Adam Warren RHP

Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances and Luis Severino are scheduled to pitch in relief this afternoon.

Enjoy the game!

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Spring Training Game 6: John and Suzyn are back

Today’s game will not be televised locally but it will be on the radio. That’s right, today marks the Spring return to the airwaves of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman! But remember, Yankee games are now on WFAN which is 660AM and 101.9 FM. I may actually give in and listen to them this afternoon.

The Yankees are in Kissimmee to play the Astros and here’s your lineup:

Didi Gregorius SS
Chase Headley 3B
Stephen Drew 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Austin Romine C
Kyle Roller DH
Tyler Austin RF
Ramon Flores LF
Mason Williams CF

Scott Baker LHP

Here’s the Astros’ lineup:

Jose Altuve 2B
Robbie Grossman LF
George Springer RF
Chris Carter 1B
Luis Valbuena 3B
Jed Lowrie SS
Jason Castro DH
Hank Conger C
Alex Presley CF

Dallas Keuchel LHP

Here’s the rest of the Yankee players going to Kissimee: J.R. Murphy, Greg Bird, Cito Culver, Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela, Jake Cave, Slade Heathcott, and Aaron Judge.…

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Spring Training Games 4 and 5: Two games for the price of one!

I consumed one cup of coffee this morning and was still confused about the whole concept of a day-night split-squad event which is what the Yankees have today. Look, it’s Spring Training for all of us.

The first game is against the Phillies in Clearwater at 1:05 p.m. and the second is at home tonight against the Pirates at 7:05 p.m. The afternoon game against Philly will be televised but not until 9 p.m. on MLB Network.

Here’s the lineup for the first game:

Gregorius SS
Headley 3B
Drew 2B
Teixeira 1B
Bird DH
Sanchez C
Flores LF
Judge RF
Heathcott CF

Mitchell RHP

As for the second game, Carlos Beltran is scheduled to make his debut in right field, Alex Rodriguez will be DHing again and Chris Capuano is scheduled to start. Feel free to discuss that happenings in that game, if you have the means to watch or listen to it, in this thread as well.


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