About Stacey Gotsulias

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

Quick hit: Sanchez wins the AFL All-Star game MVP


For the second year in a row, a player in the Yankees organization has won the Fall Stars Player of the Game award in the Arizona League’s Fall Star Game. Last year it was Greg Bird, and this time, it was catcher Gary Sanchez who finished 1-3 with two RBI – those two RBI coming off a game-tying, line drive home run that also plated Jurickson Profar of the Rangers.

He also threw out two would-be base stealers in the game and played behind the plate the entire game for the West team which won the game 8-3 over the East.

Sanchez said after the game, “I wasn’t expecting it, because other hitters did a good job, too. But I took it, and it’s something I really feel good about.”

The 22-year-old Sanchez doing very well in the AFL this year, leading the league in home runs with six, and he’s batting .328/.353/.688 with 17 RBI through 15 games for the Surprise Saguaros.… Click here to read the rest

Rosenthal: Cashman open to anything this offseason

In an article published last night for Fox Sports, Ken Rosenthal wrote that Yankees GM Brian Cashman is “open to anything” this offseason. So what does that mean? According to a rival official, “Sounds like the Yankees are shopping everyone.” And another added, “Except for Severino.”

Hmmm. Obviously, the declarations from those two officials may mean nothing. The Yankees may not do much of anything this offseason. But on the other hand, Cashman saying that he doesn’t anticipate Severino, Bird and Judge being traded may also mean nothing because Cashman’s recent history -when he traded Shane Green, Martin Prado and Manny Banuelos for Didi Gregorius, Nathan Eovaldi, and Chasen Shreve  – proves that anything is, in fact, possible.

Either way it’s way too early in the offseason to know what’s going to happen even though prognosticating can be a lot of fun.

Some upcoming dates of note:

  • The GM meetings start Monday in Boca Raton, FL and end November 12.
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Quick hit: Prince Fielder wins AL Comeback Player of the Year

MLB announced their Comeback Player of the Year awards earlier this morning. Prince Fielder won the AL award and Matt Harvey won the NL award.


Oh, I’m just kidding. Fielder is a very deserving winner of the AL award. Alex Rodriguez was the runner up.

Fielder hit .305/.378/.463 with 23 home runs in 158 games this past season after missing most of 2014 following neck surgery. Before his injury in 2014, Fielder played in all 162 games four out of five seasons, and he played in 161 games in 2010 when he was still with the Brewers.

A-Rod hit .250/.356/.486 with 33 homers this past season after missing all of 2014.

Anyway, congratulations to Prince Fielder on an award that was well-deserved. And congratulations to Alex for making this into a debate on social media. Yes, some people are actually mad that he didn’t win the award. I know, I can’t believe it either. Even more amazing is that most of the people who are upset aren’t even Yankee fans.… Click here to read the rest

Random thoughts now that the season is really over

Now that we’ve had a few days to recover from the end of the season – and yes, I consider the last game of the World Series the end of the season, not the last time the Yankees play a game – I felt like writing out some thoughts that I had about the playoffs, about the season and about baseball in general.

The post will be in its usual bullet point form this morning because my mind is all over the place this week.

  • Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals and their fans on their championship. That was a quite a series.
  • We kept calling them the relentless Royals on social media and that moniker fit them very well.
  • It was amazing to watch that team make comeback after comeback.
  • And congratulations to the Mets and their fans. They have nothing to be upset about or embarrassed about, honestly. I’m not being a jerk here.
  • The team went much further than anyone could have imagined and they have a lot to look forward to with that core of starting pitching and with Familia as their closer.
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Quick hit: Happy Anniversary, Joe Torre!

20 years ago today, this happened:


Well, the cover was printed the next day, but the Yankees announced the hiring of Joe Torre on November 2, 1995.

It’s amazing to think of what was to come and how his tenure would turn out considering all of the negativity that surrounded the news of him taking the Yankees managerial job.

Here’s how Torre did, in case you forgot:

  • 4 World Series titles
  • 6 World Series appearances
  • 2 Manager of the Year awards
  • Leading the team to the playoffs every year he was manager
  • 1173-767 record

Was his time with the Yankees perfect? Nope. But he did have a hand in providing a lot of us with many special memories and considering the tone of that back cover, Torre definitely got the last laugh.

He’s now in the Hall of Fame and even more importantly (just kidding) his number was retired by the Yankees and he has a place in Monument Park!

Happy Monday.… Click here to read the rest

Sunday night open thread 11/1/15

It’s November! How the heck did that happen? Doesn’t it seem like this year is flying by?

It feels like just yesterday when we were all lamenting the end of the Yankees’ season.

Anyway, I figured I’d post an open thread for the night, just in case you wanted to talk about some stuff, like baseball, because that’s actually still going on. Although, the season may end tonight if the Royals win, but on the flip side, it may actually be extended if the Mets and Matt Harvey can get their act together, not make any silly errors, and win which would take the series back to K.C. for Game Six.

Either way, it should be a good one tonight.

So feel free to post your thoughts in this thread.

Oh, and in case you missed it last night, Kevin Millar is really creepy and he freaked out poor A-Rod during last night’s FOX pregame show. Here’s a link to the video.… Click here to read the rest

Flashback: October 31, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Andy Pettitte! On this day, back in 2009, you hit an RBI single and helped the Yankees win Game 3 of the World Series!

Oh, and happy Anniversary to you as well, Nick Swisher! You also had a nice night six years ago in Philly when you returned to the lineup after being benched in Game 2 and went 2-4 with a home run!

And to you too Hideki Matsui, you hit a pinch hit home run in Game 3 to give the Yanks an 8-4 lead.

I was at a Buffalo Wild Wings watching this game with my brother. It was a fun night. … Click here to read the rest

Video: A-Rod talks about the World Series and working for Fox Sports

Alex Rodriguez went on the Michael Kay Show yesterday afternoon and he discussed what’s happened so far in the World Series, what he thinks the Mets should do in order to get back into it and he talks to Michael Kay and Don LaGreca about he prepares for his new gig as a baseball analyst for Fox Sports.

And an added bonus video, former Yankee Jason Giambi called into Dan LeBatard’s radio show and revealed that not only did Derek Jeter wear the infamous gold thong but that it helped him snap out of a long hitless streak.

Personally, I think that a site like Grantland needs to do a longform oral history about the gold thong. … Click here to read the rest

Quick hit: The Gold Glove finalists were announced

The Gold Glove nominations were announced today and the Yankees have a few guys in the running for some hardware! The awards themselves will be announced on November 10.

Congrats to Tex, Didi and Brett on their nominations. … Click here to read the rest