Saturday, September 25, 2010

WIN METHOD PLAYOFF CHOICES 2010

Here are my choices and why for the first round playoff roster for the World Champion NEW YORK YANKEES. We are looking for the best twenty-five players who could be of the most value to help the team WIN through the first round of the American League playoffs.
Starting with the pitching staff, probably the most important position on any team. I go with eleven pitchers...1. CC Sabathia, 2. Andy Pettitte, 3. Phil Hughes, 4. AJ Burnett, as the possible starters. 5. Mariano Rivera, as the closer. 6. Boone Logan, 7. Royce Ring as the lefty relievers. I choose Ring to give Girardi somewhat more flexibility in the spot lefty reliever spot. 8. Joba Chamberlain, 9. Kerry Wood, 10. David Robertson, as the right handed relievers and 11. Ivan Nova as the possible long reliever if needed and or spot reliever.
For catcher, I would carry just two, 12. Jorge Posada, and 13. Francisco Cervelli.
At first base, it would be 14. Mark Teixeira, and 15. Lance Berkman.
At second, third, and short my selections are 16. Derek Jeter (the best baseball player in MLB over the past decade and a half), 17. Robinson Cano, 18. Alex Rodriquez, 19. Ramiro Pena, and 20. Eduardo Nunez, the last two for base stealing speed and late defensive prowess at third base.
Finally for the outfield, 21. Brett Gardner, 22. Nick Swisher, 23. Curtis Granderson, 24. Marcus Thames, and 25. Greg Golson. Golson for late inning defense and the ability to steal in a crucial situation.
In my view, this group of twenty-five offers the best pitching, hitting, defense, speed, and flexibility in order to cover any aspect of any game depending on any situation.

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Erica Nuyens said...

WIN METHOD, you have better player talent knowledge than anyone in baseball. I therefor think you roster would be second to none. Love ya.

Sharon/NC said...

I like your choices WIN METHOD. Just as long as Austin Kearns is not on the team. They have to get rid of him. I may even lose my faith in Girardi if he puts him on the post season roster.

Nick Polito said...

i can go with that roster. But we need to finish business to get into the playoffs with a WIN or two.

Stan the Man said...

This could be a big game for the Yankees, considering Moseley goes tomorrow.

Will Butler said...

Yes Kearns K's yet again first time up. I agree, adios amigo.

Redsoxfan6 said...

2 down, 4 to go.

YankeeMike said...

Oh well, just look at all the joy we are bringing to the Yankee haters.

George W said...

One win against the bosux and one win against Toronto is all we need to finish off the season. Preparing for the playoffs is paramount right now. Moseley tonight, then on the road for the final six games.

Ben Baugh said...

How much would it irk the bosux fns if we lose all six games to the bosux but win the three games against Toronto to clinch the playoffs. How sweet.

Giambino said...

I am wondering if Nova will be on the post season roster considering his lack of MLB experience. Girardi may wish to go with Gaudin or Mitre for the long reliever role.

Sean Smith said...

You may be right Giambino. I would think Girardi will do what he thinks best. He has the inside info, none of us have. But WIN METHOD is likely very close.

Linda Rice said...

It would be really nice to win this game tonight and put an end to everything.

Teena/Bronx said...

That would be to easy Linda.

johnsondc said...

Also, Moseley could be pitching for a post season roster spot tonight. I f he pitches real well, it may be hard to leave him off.

Steve said...

Girardi it appears is giving everyone an audition.

William Mensom said...

The playoffs will be the big WHEN. Pitching and hitting WHEN it counts the most will carry the day while the also rans are watching on TV.

Robert Mandell said...

Girardi decided to go with Hughes tonight. Very interesting. Surely setting up his playoff rotation.

WIN METHOD said...

WOW! What a game with the game winning walk off RBI from yet another YANKEE home grown talent.

Gus Papa said...

That just about officially clinches the playoff berth. Yes WIN METHOD, it was a wow game. Everything was top notch but for Mo.

Carl Hooks said...

It wasn't easy, but it was a win, and we are in the playoffs again.

Cory said...

On to Toronto and then Boston to conclude the 162 game season. Preparation leads to victories.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

CC, Andy, AJ. then CC, Andy if needed in the first round.

Frank Sergi said...

Lets start playing like World Champions. Never mind, wail until next week.

Steve said...

I see AJ is tuning up for the payoffs. He should lose his starting spot to Hughes.

Warren Hammond said...

Burnett will probably get one more start to get himself straight. What an enigma.

Donnie Bell said...

I realy wonder if Burnett is a legitimate head case. When he is interviewed, he speaks intelligently and well. But on the mound, he is all over the place.

Paul Hirschman said...

OK so we win tonight and it's over with.

Colby Jackson said...

CC to clinch it officially tonight.

Bert Jackson said...

CC wins, the Yankees win. On to the playoffs.

Yankeeforever said...

Now is the time to get everyone as healthy as possible for the second season and make the final roster decisions. If Pettitte can be ready for next week all should be fine. Andy may be the key to everything.

Jerry Curcio said...

Vasquez slated for tonight. His audition?

johnsondc said...

That means Andy will get only one more start and that would be this weekend in Boston. Lets see what shakes out.

Gus Papa said...

My thoughts. I would rather be the wild card and get the Twins in the first round.

Sandro Icavor said...

It looks like Javy Vazquez has cemented his faith and should not be on the post season roster.

Teena/Bronx said...

Nice game from the pen after Vazquez is lifted. Bye bye Javy.

Phil Jenkins said...

The smoke must be coming out of the ears of Yankee decision makers on the playoff roster and rotation. Hit the right buttons guys.

Al Ashton said...

Rest and recoup today, our future is in our hands and we will determine our fate on the field.

Lloyd Jennings said...

Andy will probably fill the two slot behind CC if he shows enough in Boston.

Steve said...

There is an added advantage of having Pettitte pitch game two> If the series goes five games, 1 CC 2 Andy 3 Hughes or Burnett 4 CC on three days rest 5 Pettitte on full rest. If a team can beat CC and Pettitte twice in one series they deserve to win.

Norm P said...

No matter what Girardi decides certain factions will take pot shots at him. No matter what the outcome, the result is decided on the field by the players.

Billy Morgan said...

And the result is decided by WINS. Nothing else matters, only which teams WINS the required games first.

Vctor Gandozi said...

Hope the rain doesn't affect the Yankee plans this weekend. But if it does, I am sure they will work around it and play whatever hand they are dealt.

RLA said...

Time for the core four to start putting rings on their other hand.

Giambino said...

All things consideredd, it has been a great weekend in Boston so far. We WILL be ready for the playoffs.

Erica Johnston said...

Should be an interesting first round of playoffs.

Tom Loughlin said...

I can't wait to see the playoff roster. Go Yankees.

RLA said...

It would be great to win the first round in three straight. Better yet, how about an eleven game win streak.

Cory said...

On to the playoffs. Lets shine and take it all.

Les Kirkman said...

Our game two pitcher hasn't even been announced yet.

Phil Jenkins said...

The Yankee bad September will make for a great October. great teams respond to bad times. But were they really bad times or just Girardi getting guys healthy who had nagging injuries, testing and auditioning the staff, and preparing for the playoffs which any sane fan knew was in the bag before September started. None the less, go Yankees.

YankeeMike said...

All we need is some timely hitting. WHEN we hit will determine how the series goes.

Larry W said...

CC wins game one and we are off to the races.

Will Butler said...

WINS, nothing else matters. The first team to eleven is the champion.

Steve said...

You play 162 games to see which eight teams win the most to get into the playoffs. then you advance through the playoffs only by winning. With the first team to win 11 games becoming the best in baseball. But all you hear is stat frauds saying how good their individual stat players are, who are home watching the best players and teams fight for the World Series.

Gus Papa said...

Just a little disappointed with playoff roster. I can't believe Kearns is there. Maybe I will be surprised.

Giambino said...

I agree Gus. I don't know why Kearns is there, but as WIN METHOD has said,..the manager on the field has insight and info we do not. I would have rather had Nunez than Kearns. And Ring over Mitre.

Al Ashton said...

The Rays go down to the Rangers. We better be sharp tonight.

Bert Jackson said...

Go Yankees. Go CC. Dominate.

Carl Joyner said...

Can the bullpen hold up??????

Deb F said...

Lets go Mo. Lets go Yankees. Three more outs.

Eddie OConnor said...

The best bullpen in baseball gives us three shutout innings and the win for CC.

Fred Slube said...

Mo looked good and gets the save, again.

Gus Papa said...

One in the bank, ten more to go.

Harry Beisenett said...

Lets get game two with Andy. How about that rotten call from the umpires on Golsons catch. Six umps and they can't get it right.

Izzy Hernando said...

I'm tired and have to get up for work. I wouldn't miss a pitch, no how no way. Go Yankees.

Jerry Curcio said...

Bats woke up just in time. CC gutted out the win without his best stuff. Bullpen did its job.

Kevin Gilchrist said...

Nice to take the first game on the road. Sweep would be great right now.

Les Kirkman said...

Lets get an easy win with Andy in game two.

Maryann Davis said...

Sparkling defense from Jeter. Some hits WHEN it counted. Clutch pitching from the relievers WIN the game for the Yankees. Do it again, guys.

Norm P said...

Andy could be the key to the playoff drive. If he does what he does best, we can win it all.

Ollie said...

Pettitte will come up big. He thrives on big games.

Phil Jenkins said...

Hits WHEN they count carry the day. Stat frauds are crying in their pablum.

Quay Oh said...

A win today could lead to a sweep. Go Yankees.

Robert Mandell said...

WIN METHOD, you only missed a couple of playoff roster selections. And the ones that Girardi selected instead of yours will likely get no fact time during the series. Go Andy.

Stan the Man said...

WIN Andy. Mow them down. Your turn today Arod. Lets do it. 28 in 10.

Vctor Gandozi said...

Almost game time. Rays look dead in the water.

Teena/Bronx said...

Pettitte does it. The Yankees win. Sweep with Hughes Saturday.

Warren Hammond said...

Great win. The entire game could have turned on Jeters great defensive play to turn a DP in the first inning. Jeter made a leaping catch of a ball headed towards centerfield, came down on the bag at second to nip the hard sliding runner, avoided the take out slide and threw a strike to first for the DP. Best defensive shortstop in baseball.

YankeeMike said...

Andy goes seven solid innings. The bullpen gives us two more shutout innings and we take two in Minnesota.

Zhaire said...

Granderson has sure come up big so far in the playoffs. Best bullpen in baseball continues to shine.

johnsondc said...

Very nice win. Yes, winning WHEN it counts.

Walt demmings said...

Another great game from the World champion Yankees. That's five innings of shutout ball from the bullpen so far.

Linda Pardo said...

Come home, take the day off, then finish off the first round with a sweep tomorrow. 28 in 10.

Alex Antonius said...

Greatest baseball blog ever.

Dave Mitchell said...

One game at a time. One win at a time. Nine more to go. Lets streak it out.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Lets keep it going Yankee fans. Anyone going to Saturday night game, get loud, make noise and welcome the World Champions home.

Tom Loughlin said...

Petttite was Pettitte, that's why we won. Everyone in the batting order is contributing in some way, from top to bottom. Getting enough runs WHEN it counts.

bigbadwolf said...

Did anyone else see CC's comments when one of the dumb reporters asked him about the weakness of the YANKEE pitching staff other than CC. CC said.... that the second starter, Pettitte had the most wins in post season history than anyone in all of baseball. the third starter had 18 wins, and the bullpen was the best in baseball with the closer being the best in baseball history. If you think that is weak then you guys have problems.

Mike Smith said...

I saw it bigbadwolf. CC laid into the reporters very succinctly while being polite.

Steve said...

I didn't see it, but I heard about it. Awesome. The sportswriters create situations in their minds to give them something to write about. Real jerks, like the talk forum flunkies.

Benny Pake. said...

Good stuff guys. I detest the baseball talk forums. you have some of the dumbest people in the world posting on those sites. worst of all, almost everyone there is some kink of stat freak.

Norman Knowles said...

A win tomorrow and a sweep could give us a great chance to have the pitching staff rotation just the way Girardi wants it, and allows some nagging injuries to heal.

will-i-am said...

OK, tonight we can seal the first round. Lets go Yankees.

Robert Mandell said...

Lets win it all for George.

johnny said...

Go Yankees. Win.

WIN METHOD said...

Hi johnny. You are a great YANKEE supporter. Always remember, winning is why you compete. Nothing wrong with giving your best and losing. Most of us,do lose more often than we win. Even the best lose more than they win, but they win more than other competitors. Ask your dad.

Fred Slube said...

Big game from Phil Hughes tonight. He is still learning and will be a big time consistent winner.

Deb F said...

End it tonight guys and end it big time. Throw strike Hughes and let the Yankee bats take charge at home.

Hans Vogel said...

End it tonight. Then prepare for the next series. Nine more wins, wins it all.

Ben Baugh said...

Rock and roll guys. Make the bleacher creatures very happy. 28 in 10.

Teena/Bronx said...

What a nice game from Hughes and the Yankees. Sweep is at hand.

Pete H said...

SSSWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPP! Three down and eight to go.

William Mensom said...

Nice easy win for a change. great pitching and timely hitting. Go Yankees.

RLA said...

Time to relax and enjoy and wait to see who we play down the road.

Gus Papa said...

What a solid pitching staff. Girardi has done a fantastic job setting up this team in September.

Steve said...

enjoy guys, but there is more work to be done. But you all know that. Eight more wins does it.

Linda Rice said...

Great baseball, great blog, great fans here. Thanks everybody for being so positive so often. No whining.

Yankeeforever said...

Great game from Hughes. Strike one, strike two, strike one strike two. What a job the Yankees have done bringing this kid along. He is only 24 and has many productive big time years ahead of him with a strong healthy arm.

Vctor Gandozi said...

Great observations Yankeeforever. I agree. we also get a week off before our next series. Come back with strong well rested arms and bats ready to explode.

Erica Johnston said...

What a pleasant weekend. With a week off before the action starts again WIN Yankees.

Steve said...

If the Rays win today, wouldn't that mean a Lee/Price rematch in game 5 and then either of the winning teams ace would not be able to start the next round against the Yankees? Sorry, I know we WIN METHOD fans don't think that way, but it is a fact of life.

Victor Gandozi said...

If there is a game five, then either ace would need to start on three days rest in game two of the ALCS or start game three on five days rest. Lets not count any chickens at this point. Each game is one at a time and we need just to win.

YankeeMike said...

You guys called it. There will be a game five in Tampa. Rest and prepare team.

Stan the Man said...

Since Lee had something to prove and beat Price last out, I think the reverse is true this time and Price will defeat Lee. Very WIN METHOD of me.

Robert Mandell said...

Both teams are real good. We will have our hands full with either. Go Yankees. 28 in 10.

Benny Pake said...

As long as we play as a team, we will be fine. Everyone contributes.

Sean Smith said...

We are in the catbird seat. Just play well, concentrate, no over confidence, and win.

Maryann Davis said...

Eight more wins fans. Root root root for the Yankees. 28 in 10.

johnsondc said...

Today we find out who we play friday. The best team and players will win.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

It also means indoor or outdoor games at the winners home park. I see AJ is slated to pitch game four with CC, Andy, and Phil going in games one, two, three and if needed in games five, six, and seven.

Carl Hooks said...

One game at a time and don't count any chickens before they are hatched. 28 in 10.

Tom Loughlin said...

OK Texas, Tampa, who wants to place us. Hsve at it guys and the best team will win.

Harry Beisenett said...

Texas wanted it more and they earned it, stealing victory away from a mentally sloppy Rays team. On to Texas and the ALCS.

Linda Pardo said...

We now know who we play. Prepare, get ready, dominate and take charge. Four more win to get to the WS.

Sam Fields said...

28 in 10 guys, that's the goal.

Giambino said...

Likely a new roster for the ALCS?

Victor Bruno said...

Tomorrow we take the next step to 28 in 10. We are the Champions.

Mike Smith said...

Yes Victor, we are the champions, and will be again.

Sandro Icavor said...

Just keep throwing strikes and bring the bats and all will be fine. Is a sweep possible?

Linda Rice said...

Yankees are going with same roster for ALCS. No changes.

Billy Morgan said...

When you sweep a series, why change anything.

David Stern said...

CC with the extra rest should be strong and dominant. Go Yankees.

Warren Hammond said...

I can't wait for the series to start. I'm pumped.

Hans Schroeder said...

The New York Yankees are world renown and are the champion of champions. Congratulations.

Maryann Davis said...

Lets go Yankees. Lets go Yankees.
D e r e k J e t e r. D e r e k J e t e r. Hip hip Jorge. Hip hip Jorge. Mr. Sandman send me a save.

johnsondc said...

OK WIN METHOD fans. give us your predicted scores for tonights game.
Mine is Yankees 6-2.

bigbadwolf said...

5-3 Yankees.

Gus Papa said...

Yankees 3-1

Carl Hooks said...

Yanks 3-2.

Sharon/NC said...

1-0 Yankees.

William Mensom said...

Yankees 4-2

Giambino said...

The Bronx Bombers 7-0.

Alex Antonius said...

I'll go with 8-4 Yanks.

Zhaire said...

4-3 Yankees with Mo getting the save.

Bert Jackson said...

3-2 Yankees.

YankeeMike said...

5-1 Yankees.

Carl Joyner said...

Try for the Yankees 3-0.

will-i-am said...

NYY 5-2

Deb F said...

7-5 Yankees.

Erica Nuyens said...

Lets try 7-3 Yanks.

Redsoxfan6 said...

I'll be the rat. 4-3 Rangers.

Teena/Bronx said...

The grinch bosux fan strikes. I'll go with the Yankees, 7-2.

Steve said...

6-1 Yankees.

Frankie Sergi said...

New York 4-1.

Stan the Man said...

2-0 Yankees.

Gus Papa said...

6-3 World Cahmpions

Ben Baugh said...

I just got home and saw all the score post. I will go with Yankees by 5-3.

Sandro Icavor said...

Yankees 6-2

Erica Johnston said...

No other choice but the Yankees 4-1.

Izzy Hernando said...

New York big time 12-2.

Jerry Curcio said...

Yankees 3-2.

Vctor Gandozi said...

Yanks in four straight. Game one 6-0.

Linda Rice said...

Yanks 2-1.

Mike Smith said...

Go Yankees 3-2.

WIN METHOD said...

I guess I have to join the fun.
The World Champion New York YANKEES 5-1.

Norm P said...

One game at a time, one win at a time. 7-1 Yankees.

Kevin Gilchrist said...

Yankees, 5-0.

Benny Pake said...

Yankees 4-3.

Paul Hirschman said...

Someone has to be crazy. Yankees 10-8

Harry Stavris said...

The good guys from New York 4-0.

Linda Pardo said...

Less than an hour to the action and a Yankee win by a score of 6-2.

Quay Oh said...

My Yankee team and CC 8-0.

Linda Pardo said...

2-1 Yankees in a nail biter.

RLA said...

Yanks by a score of 4-2.

Harry Beisenett said...

Let the game begin and end with a CC shutout. 3-0.

Robert Mandell said...

Rock 'em Yankees. 9-3.

bigbadwolf said...

Not a good start for CC and the Yankees.

Steve said...

Two more chances or we are down one game.

Steve said...

Big time comeback. Canwe hold it with Texas having two more chances.

Giambino said...

What an inning. Come on Yankees.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Woods does his job. Lets get Mo and insurance run.

Vctor Gandozi said...

Jeter tried for the insurance run, but 2,3,4 couldn't deliver him. Mo time.

Steve said...

Mo does it. Yankee bullpen throws five scoreless innings to win game.

Tom Loughlin said...

A lot of when hitting by the Yanks in the 8th inning. Tough game for the Rangers to lose.

RLA said...

Wow, what a comeback, with many big at bats in the eight for the team win.

Bert Jackson said...

A never give up win. super start for us in the ALCS. Texas already has a must win game tomorrow.

johnsondc said...

Kudos to Zhaire whose prediction was a one run 4-3 score. but also added a Mo save. To Deb F. who had the closest score at 7-5. And finally Linda Pardo who called a nail biter game. The ladies have it.

bigbadwolf said...

This game and win defines WIN METHOD baseball. How many different players contributed for the win! This type of win buries the stat frauds and their ignorant BS.

Phil Jenkins said...

OK everyone get some sleep and lets do it again tomorrow.

Fred Slube said...

The Yankees rule. What a complete team.

Linda Rice said...

I have to calm down before I will be able to sleep.

Warren hammond said...

Now for Hughes to finish off the road trip in grand style. Here's my prediction. Yankees and Hughes 7-2 as Texas finally scores a run off Hughes for the first time this year in Texas.

Tom Loughlin said...

Did anyone see the dugout shot of CC last night after he was taken out of game. He was silently fuming. He will be the real CC next out against Texas, if needed.
My pick for todays game is Yankees 10-1.

Linda Pardo said...

Yanks 6-0. Hughes keeps his scoreless innings going. And thanks for the shout out.

Alex Antonius said...

What a lovely finish last night. Best is the quick turn around today. Just eight hours to game time. Go Yankees.
score Yankees 5-2.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Four down, seven more to go. One game a day. Yankees 9-1.

Gus Papa said...

Yankees but closer than many think, 4-3.

Redsoxfan6 said...

I almost had you guys last night. I'll take the Rangers again, 3-2.

Zhaire said...

Yankees 10-2.

Tom Loughlin said...

Yankees 6-0.

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