Two Secret September Weapons Stashed Away At Triple-A

The Yankee bench has been incredibly productive this year. We’ve all seen Andruw Jones, Eric Chavez, and Raul Ibanez hit as well or better than anyone could have expected of them. Nix, Wise, and Stewart haven’t been as good, but no one is complaining as long as the Yankees are in first place. During the...

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The Yankees’ surprising lack of demand for pitching

It’s sort of difficult to remember now, but once upon a time this rotation seemed like a huge liability to the Yankees’ playoff chances. C.C. Sabathia was solid but unspectacular for the most part, and seemed to be chronically battling spotty command of his fastball. Hiroki Kuroda was inconsistent, seemingly equally capable of turning in a strong seven innings or getting shellacked early by the opposing offense. Ivan Nova traded more strikeouts for a colossal increase in his home run rate, and Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia were downright awful.

Things began to turn around with the return of Andy Pettitte, however, and at the moment the team’s starters are pitching about as well as could be expected on both an individual and team level. As the Yankees head back to Oakland, the same place they began to turn the season around a little less than two months ago, their starters’ collectively rank fourth in the A.L. in ERA, seventh in FIP, second in K/9, second in BB/9, and second in xFIP.…

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Keep Doing The Damn Thing, Boys

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

With all the negative storylines that have dominated the Yankee talk this year, it would be easy to think they were having a down season.  They traded away their best prospect and lost the pitcher for whom they traded him for...

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A-Rod’s best and worst months

Quickly, if you will, take a guess at Alex Rodriguez‘s worst month this season. Got that? Great. Now, think of what you think his wRC+ and Iso were in that month. Done? Fantastic. Repeat that process for his best month.

If you want me to do it for you, I will. A-Rod’s worst...

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