Monthly Archives: August 2014

Previewing the Yankees September call ups

#492322015 / gettyimages.com Monday marks the start of September, which means Major League teams are allowed to carry up to 40 players on their active roster for the remainder of the season. Very few September call ups are game-changers, but having … Continue reading

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Does Francisco Cervelli have a future with the Yankees?

#89183978 / gettyimages.com Francisco Cervelli‘s been with the Yankees for quite some time now. Originally signed out of Venezuela way back in 2003, Cervelli broke in with the Yanks in 2008, making him one of just five current Yankees to have … Continue reading

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Searching for the existence of team clutch as a repeatable skill

#453882750 / gettyimages.com As you’ve probably heard by now, the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of outperforming their run differential these last three years. In 2012, they finished the year 93-69, but their +7 run differential suggested they didn’t … Continue reading

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Jacob Lindgren’s a future star reliever… and the future may be now

Jacob Lindgren, this year’s second round draft pick, has been about as unhittable as it gets in his first two months as a professional. After agreeing to a contract on June 14th, the 21-year-old lefty reliever has breezed through four levels … Continue reading

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Is there any hope for Carlos Beltran’s bat?

#453631794 / gettyimages.com Substandard would be an appropriate description of Carlos Beltran‘s 2014 campaign. He was added to be the lineup’s bopper after Robinson Cano‘s departure, but Beltran’s failed to live up to his reputation, batting .235/.292/.420 (94 wRC+) in … Continue reading

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Robinson Cano and the difficulty of replacing a star player

#453170188 / gettyimages.com A few days ago, I saw this tweet: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran: 4.1 WAR, $53M Robinson Cano: 5.1 WAR, $24M Not second guessing, just saying. — Dan M. (@LeftFieldDan) August 14, 2014 When Cano left … Continue reading

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Don’t worry (too much) about the Yankees bullpen

#451668586 / gettyimages.com The Yankees bullpen has really scuffled of late. For the second time in two games, the bullpen cost them the game last night, when Dellin Betances and Shawn Kelley yielded four runs in the bottom of the … Continue reading

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