In your face, Koji, in your face

September 4, 2014 | 11 comments | in Featured | by SJK

In your face family guy NoMaas Yankees Koji Uehara

Kevin Long: “I’ve done everything I can”

September 4, 2014 | 24 comments | in Mediot Observation | by SJK

Lots of articles lately from the MSM about how the offense needs to improve and even ones that question Derek Jeter. The Yankees offensive failings have been a two-year issue and Jeter has been poor all season, so we’re not sure why the MSM has decided to grow testes now — but we guess it’s better late than never.

In the latest foray into the Yankees’ offense, our old friend Tyler Kepner of the NY Times interviewed “hitting guru” Kevin Long:

“I can give them routines, I can help them with some flaws, we can work and work and work, and yeah, when you don’t see results, it wears on you,” Long said before the game. “There’s some sleepless nights. There’s some nights when you feel like you’re not doing everything you can. And at the end of the day, I know that I am.”

Yet he questions himself on those long and restless nights because he cannot just give up. Something is bound to work.

“I try to come up with more ideas, try to be more proactive,” Long said. “And sometimes it’s a matter of backing off the throttle. Do I not give them as much information? There’s all different things that spin through your head. Are you more forceful as a coach? Do you scream? Do you yell? Do you tell them, ‘Enough’s enough’?

“There’s different avenues, and this year I’ve exhausted quite a few of those,” he added. “A lot more than usual.”

McCann goes 4-for-4 against Boston, receives greeting card

September 3, 2014 | 3 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Brian McCann NoMaas Yankees Ecard Greeting Card

You will pay no attention to this loss

September 2, 2014 | 23 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Hal Steinbrenner NoMaas Yankees Derek Jeter Hypnotize
“And you will purchase Derek Jeter collectibles.”

RIP Captain Intangibles

September 2, 2014 | 19 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by Wade Garrett

Did he die?

ESPN NY:

The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that the team will wear a patch of Derek Jeter’s final-season logo on all player hats and uniforms from Sept. 7, the day that the shortstop will be honored at Yankee Stadium, through the end of the season.

Ah, but of course:

The baseballs with Jeter logos that will be put in play on Sept. 7, and the uniforms used in the game and throughout the rest of the season will be sold by Steiner Sports, company president Brandon Steiner said.

Steiner also has an exclusive autograph deal with Jeter and has been selling more than 200 Jeter-signed products, including game-used jerseys that retail for $25,000.

Leading up to Jeter’s final games, an even greater flow of merchandise has hit the shelves. New Era is selling a three-cap box of Jeter hats for $150. The hats, which are available only at Yankee Stadium and official Yankees stores, are limited to 2,014 sets.

New Era Cap president Pete Augustine told ESPN.com that the company, which has been making hats since 1920, has never celebrated a player like this.

RE$PECT. If Jeter is as humble as everyone thinks he is, couldn’t he put a stop to some of this? This is just going overboard now. Even Jeterites have to agree this is getting ridiculous.

Derek Jeter now below-replacement level…wow

September 2, 2014 | 20 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

Per Fangraphs, Derek Jeter is now a below replacement-level player with a WAR of -0.1. Only Carlos Beltran has been worse for the Yankees on a full-season basis with a -0.2 WAR (Soriano was worse).

Remember, a replacement level player is essentially someone who can be readily picked up on the open market at a major league minimum salary — think of a minor league free agent, a Four-A minor league lifer, a non-roster invitee at spring training, etc — a scrub, for lack of a better term.

Retirement can’t come soon enough for The Captain.

Yanks once again can’t get over the mountain

August 31, 2014 | 9 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Lose 4-3 to Toronto on Sunday.

NoMaas Yankees Four-Run Mountain
RE2PECT the .620 OPS

*Props to @noobsbt for the graphic inspiration

Yankee coaches hold closed-door meeting after 1-hit stinker

August 31, 2014 | 8 comments | in Featured | by Louis Winthorpe III

Larry Rothschild Kevin Long NoMaas Yankees

Will “no-surgery” Tanaka strategy prove to be a big mistake?

August 30, 2014 | 12 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

ESPN NY:

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka’s attempt to return from a torn elbow ligament without undergoing Tommy John surgery hit a roadblock Friday when the New York Yankees announced he would return to New York ahead of the team with what was termed as “general soreness” in his pitching arm.

“I want to be a little bit cautious. I haven’t been throwing for a couple of weeks and then I started throwing again and built up the number of pitches that I’ve been throwing,” Tanaka said through his interpreter, Shingo Horie. “I think that’s the reason why there’s a little bit of extra soreness in the arm itself.”

“He’s not going to throw a bullpen for about maybe a week,” Girardi said. “But as I’ve said, if you shut him down, it’s surgery. It’s not like it’s going to be, ‘Well, let’s see how it is next year.’ We’re going to proceed and it’s either going to be he’s healthy or he needs surgery.”

Brian Cashman NoMaas Yankees Family Guy Prostate Exam
“Trust me, I’m a doctor.”

Ellsbury, errors help Bombers win in America’s Hat

August 30, 2014 | 0 comment | in Featured | by SJK

It got ugly in the 7th inning as both teams each committed two errors, but it was the Canadian mistakes that proved to be fatal. Jacoby Ellsbury gave the Yankees a permanent lead with a 2-run shot, although he injured his ankle later in the game. It was a critical win for NY as they cling to wild contention.

Jacoby Ellsbury Canada Blue Jays NoMaas Yankees
In Canada: 2-5, 2-run HR, 3B

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