Monday, March 30, 2009
Spring training is just about over and the regular baseball season is ready to start. The YANKEES are concluding one of their best spring trainings ever. Much of that do to the loss of Alex Rodriquez (a non WIN METHOD player), and the continued development of some of the best WIN METHOD talent under contract. The longer Alex is out of the lineup, the better the chance of the team to win the AL East division. I talked with the YANKEE players and discussed how to handle Arods return to the lineup. How they must minimize the distraction, the controversy, and play their WIN METHOD game. Play around Arods lack of team play and ignore his antics. This is a very deep squad, with many players who could be starting for many other teams, riding the bench at one time or another. The outfield, the catchers, and the DH will be rotated with everyone getting a chance to contribute. Shortstop is the most solid position on the team, and barring injury will be the heart and soul of the team. Look for the team to get off to a decent start and keep moving forward into the playoffs. That is the goal of the WIN METHOD team. Individual stats are secondary and meaningless, except for the non WIN METHOD players, the stat frauds, and fantasy games. Remember fans, for winning baseball, it is WHEN you produce, not how much or how many you attain for yourself. Except for pitchers of course, we want them to earn as many WINS for themselves as they can, because a WIN for a pitcher is a WIN for the TEAM.