Yanks pitching cracks Tampa, takes series

August 17, 2014 | 10 comments | in Featured | by SJK

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On Saturday, it was Shane Greene (10 K) and the bullpen that helped snap a 5-game Bomber losing streak. On Sunday, it was Hiroki Kuroda and the same usual suspects in the bullpen that gave the Yankees their 2nd win in a row, and a series victory over the Rays.

VOTE: Will Cashman be back?

August 15, 2014 | 22 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

This isn’t a vote on whether you personally want him back or not, it’s predicting whether Hal will bring Cashman back.

Here’s some context from NorthJersey.com:

Disappointed by the lack of bang for his buck, Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner singled out an “inconsistent” offense that needs to “step it up and they know that.” In acknowledging the lengthy injuries to key members of his starting rotation, Steinbrenner lamented to the Wall Street Journal among others Wednesday that “a lot of money” was invested in the offense, as well, “and they have been as a whole, inconsistent. It’s been a problem and it needs to change.”

Steinbrenner also sidestepped a question about GM Brian Cashman’s future. The GM’s contract expires at year’s end. “We’ll be talking about that soon enough,” Steinbrenner said.

Accept it

August 13, 2014 | 35 comments | in Featured | by SJK

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Ho hum

August 13, 2014 | 20 comments | in Farm System | by SJK

Another 2-4 day for Refsnyder at Triple-A.

And a couple doubles for Kyle Roller.

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Here’s some offense

August 12, 2014 | 8 comments | in Farm System | by SJK

From Monday night’s Scranton game…

1B/DH Kyle Roller hits his 15th HR at Triple-A:

Rob Refsynder also homered in this game.

It’s 0600 hours, what does the O stand for?

August 11, 2014 | 33 comments | in Featured | by SJK

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O my god, the Orioles are much better than the Yankees.

RIP Robin Williams

NYY offense ranks 24th in WAR

August 11, 2014 | 11 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

Per Fangraphs, the Bronx “Bombers” offense ranks 24th in the bigs in Wins Above Replacement. The club’s 10.4 WAR ranks ahead of only the White Sox, Mariners, Rangers, Padres, Phillies, and Astros.

In 2013, the club also ranked 24th in WAR.

Cashman’s recent offensive acquisitions have not worked out, albeit the sample size is still small.

Chase Headley has been around league average, which we guess is “better” than what we’ve been used to this season. He’s hitting .242/.333/.379 as a Yankee.

Stephen Drew has been awful, hitting .171/.216/.257.

Martin Prado has also been bad, with a line of .182/.250/.303.

Meanwhile, the Yankees’ GM refuses to call up 2B Robert Refsnyder from Triple-A, who is hitting .301/.393/.474 at Triple-A. He’s the best hitter in Scranton.

Even 1B/DH Kyle Roller is continuing to smoke the ball at Triple-A, hitting .279/.374/.487 with 14 HR. He’s hit 23 HRs between Double-A and Triple-A this year. He strikes out a lot (27.8%), but with this Yankees offense, what’s to lose by trying out some of these minor league guys.

Hitting Guru Kevin Long: Just gotta tip your cap to the pitching

August 10, 2014 | 19 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

And when the Stadium still rocked & rolled…

August 9, 2014 | 4 comments | in Yankees History | by SJK

One of the greatest sporting moments I’ve ever seen. Still brings a tear to the Sensei’s eyes.

Best part about Paul O’Neill…

August 9, 2014 | 2 comments | in Yankees History | by SJK

That hair.

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