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Tag: 2017

Requiem For A Joe

The Yankees declined to re-sign Joe Girardi Thursday, ending a decade’s worth of managing the team capped off by a totally improbable run that went all the way to game seven of the ALCS. This offseason, he’s not alone in looking for a job after successful years with a successful team.

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Punching The Ticket

In 2015 I went to the AL Wild Card game with my brother. We were excited, maybe the Yankees could pull this off! Sure they had stumbled into the postseason like somebody doing a treadmill program who decides he’s ready to actually run outside (no of course that’s not autobiographical why would you think that?) but hey, they were still here! The last Yankee postseason game I went to, I got to witness Derek Jeter snap his ankle in half, so it had to go better than that, right?

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At The Break: Quick Looks Back And Forward

Oh whoops I had a whole week to write a retrospective on the first half and a preview of the second half but baseball is back tonight and I am bad at time management lol. It’s my lunch break so lets go read some of my musings about the team prior to Opening Day, and then I’ll predict what happens in the second half.

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The Antihero Tanaka

Hey do you guys remember the salad days of Spring Training? Back when Greg Bird was batting .451/.556/1.098? And Masahiro Tanaka had a 0 ERA? Those were good times.

Here are Tanaka’s current numbers:

6.34 ERA, 5.18 FIP, 4.08 xFIP, 4.03 SIERA, 4.78 DRA. A whopping 2.07 HR/9, good for 4th worst in the sport, behind only Bronson Arroyo, Ricky Nolasco, and Jordan Zimmermann.

Yeesh. Not very good company.

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So About These 2017 Yankees

Two seasons ago I wrote a Fanpost for Pinstripe Alley titled “Did The Yankees Punt On 2015?” As is customary when it comes to headlines that end with a question mark, the short answer is “No.” Re-reading it now is like opening a weird time capsule and I hope I never have to write anything about Stephen Drew ever again, but the point is that I thought the 2015 team could be sneaky good and then ended up watching them play in the Wild Card game (they lost but let’s move right on from that.) I have a feeling the 2017 iteration of the team is being undersold as well.

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