Lets start this with some great news. A pure WIN METHOD draft selection in the recent MLB draft, the YANKEES were wise enough and fortunate enough to draft North Carolina native Adam Warren. A fantastic WIN METHOD pitching prospect and a player to watch develop. Adam Warren is a hard nose kid who wants to win and puts winning and his team as his top priority. Look for Adam in the Stadium in a few years.
After a rough patch, the YANKEE train seems to be rolling again. The playoffs and the second season are the goal. Choo choo.
The skuttlebut regarding Alex Rodriquez and his lack of consistent performance this season are taking two directions. First the minor one, his hip surgery has slowed his ability and may be the problem. Second, his use of steroids and corrupting the game is catching up to him (this can happen at different ages to different players) and he may be on a downhill trend in the future. This is not good news for the YANKEE team, who in ARod may have made one of their worst signings of all time.
WHEN WHEN WHEN...WIN METHOD fans, you all know how much the WIN METHOD talks of when a player produces compared to how many he produces. Last nights game is a very good example. First of all, we all believe that no player should give up an at bat. The WIN METHOD agrees, but here is the difference between producing WHEN it counts as opposed to not counting very much, if at all. The YANKEES scored five runs in the eight and ninth innings in their 9-1 win over the Mets yesterday. For the stat frauds and fantasy game players, that was great news if the had those players who produced in a relatively meaningless situation. That is the crux of producing WHEN it matters and when it does not matter. The pressure of producing late in the game in games that mean the most is pure WIN METHOD, and defines the great players. Producing in the late innings of a game that has for all intents and purposes has been decided, does not mean much to the WIN METHOD, but it surely pads stats of individual players and makes the fantasy players happy. Remember fans, it is never how much or how many a player attains for himself (except for pitcher wins and saves), but WHEN a player produces for his team. WINS and winning is the goal and the result that determines the greatness of teams and players. The best players create the best teams. The WIN METHOD always acknowledges the winners and best players.