A number of people have asked me how the Yankees starters have performed against better offenses, so I compiled the relevant numbers for the 5 Yankees’ starters with the most innings pitched. I used wRC+ to determine the 7 best offenses in the AL (Bos, NY, Tex, Det, Tor, TB, KC) and the top 6 [...]
Joe Girardi is expected to finalize the Opening Day roster tomorrow, so I thought today would be a good time to predict what his roster will look like. Of course, most of the roster has already been announced, so this should be a fairly simple exercise. Here is my first try at [...]
With Opening Day just two weeks away and players being cut on a daily basis, the makeup of the Opening Day roster is becoming exceedingly clearer. Let’s take our first stab at predicting the final 25 that the Yankees will take north with them:
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Joel Sherman checks in with a thought that is right on the money:
The Yankees’ plans for their playoff rotation should look like this:
Ride CC Sabathia, hope for Andy Pettitte and turn the rest of the games into a version of tag-team wrestling.
The leash traditionally is short in the postseason for a [...]
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Imagine the following situation:
There is a team with the best record in the major leagues. Their ace is pitching incredibly well, with 2 consecutive months of ERA’s below 2.31. He shows no signs of tiring, and actually seems to be getting better as the season moves [...]
The headline is an obvious statement, but I had yet to see an actual number put on the gap between starting and relieving until now. Tom Tango said the following:
The replacement level pitcher as a starter has a .380 win%. Move that starter to relief, and his win% goes up by about .09, [...]
The following table is a breakdown of the 2009 Yankees’ collective numbers for their starting pitching staff with regards to overall pitch selection and pitch effectiveness. The numbers are then ranked in relation to the rest of the American League. All data – pitch type and pitch type value – was provided by FanGraphs.
When the Yankees won 4 out of 5 World Series Championships, there was something of an aura around them that they could do no wrong. Many felt as if they were the organization that always made the right moves and, no matter what they did, each transaction was hailed as another savvy deal and one [...]
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