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

Sunday Afternoon Open Thread

Waiting for a Sunday Night game is torture.

Here are some things you can do while waiting:

Enjoy your day!

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Saturday Night Victory Thread

The Yankees won!

Shane Greene pitched really well to earn the victory against the first place Orioles – 7.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER/R, 2 BB and 9 K- Brian McCann seems to have remembered how to pitch and David Robertson shut the door in the ninth to earn his 23rd save in 25 tries.

So use this open thread to talk about how great Greene was, or how Robby Thomson has turned into Dale Sveum at third base – so many guys are getting thrown out at the plate this season. The Yankees actually lead the league in that stat.

Or talk about how well Robertson is doing in the closer role.

Or maybe you’d like to reminisce about Disco Demolition Night which occurred 35 years ago this evening in Chicago. I was alive at the time but don’t remember much about it.

And remember to be respectful to your fellow IIATMS readers. Enjoy!

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Game 93: Greene vs. Tillman

Here is your game thread.

I don’t have anything clever to say. Just try to win, guys.

YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Shane Greene

ORIOLES
Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce LF
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Manny Machado 3B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Nick Hundley C

RHP Chris Tillman

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Quick Hit: Sabathia Won’t See Dr. Andrews On Monday

So CC Sabathia has decided to do things the Masahiro Tanaka way. He’s not going to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday as originally scheduled. Instead, he intends on seeing two other specialists first, Dodgers doctor Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic & Rangers doctor Keith Meister, and then he will see Dr. Andrews.

Hopefully all three doctors will have the same diagnosis and it won’t be, “You need to retire now.”

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Masahiro Tanaka Issues An Apology

Masahiro Tanaka has issued a statement apologizing to the Yankees and their fans for getting injured. I know…

“As recently announced from the team, I will be going through some treatment and rehab on my injured elbow over the next several weeks. I give everything I have every time I take the ball. With that, I also know that there will always be a risk of injury when playing this game that I love. Right now I feel that the most important thing for me is to keep my head up, remain focused on the task at hand and devote all my energy into healing the injury in order to come back strong.

 

“I want to apologize to the Yankees organization, my teammates and our fans for not being able to help during this time. I accept this injury as a challenge, but I promise to do everything I can to overcome this setback and return to the mound as soon as possible.”

This reminds me of the 2006 season when poor Hideki Matsui nearly took off his wrist on a sliding catch and ended up missing a big chunk of the summer because of it.…

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Quick Hit: Yankees Acquire Jeff Francis

Per Jerry Crasnick: The Yankees have acquired Jeff Francis from the A’s. Francis, who was designated for assignment last week, was 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA (3.50 FIP) in nine games (13.1 innings). He was acquired along with cash considerations from Oakland for a player to be named later.

Per Donnie Collins: Francis had a 3.33 ERA in eight games in the International League as a starter this season with Louisville. The 6.08 ERA with Oakland came as a reliever.

UPDATE:
The Yankees just announced that they promoted Matt Daley and designated Jim Miller for assignment, no doubt because he prevented us from seeing Ichiro pitch last night! (That’s a joke.)

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Quick hit: Tanaka Has a Partially Torn UCL

Brian Cashman told reporters in Cleveland that Masahiro Tanaka has a small tear in his UCL.

Tanaka saw three doctors who all recommended rehab for his injury. Cashman added that none of the doctors recommended surgery because it’s such a small tear. So for now, Tanaka will have a platelet rich plasma injection next week, start rehab and if that’s successful, he could be pitching in six weeks. But if rehab isn’t successful, he’ll have to have the surgery.

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