Just confirmed by WIN METHOD, YANKEE pitcher Andy Pettitte will return to the YANKEE rotation as a starter for the 2011 season. This is great news for the YANKEE fans who know baseball. Andy has been the most dominant left handed pitcher in baseball over his career and the pitcher with more post season wins than any other pitcher in baseball history. Winning at the highest level makes a player the best of the best.
In other news, the YANKEE roster for the start of the 2011 season will look something like this. 1. Derek Jeter ss 2. Nick Swisher rf 3. Mark Teixeira 1b 4. Alex Rodriquez 3b 5. Robinson Cano 2b 6. Curtis Granderson cf 7. Jorge Posada dh 8. Russell Martin c 9. Brett Gardner lf. The two and six spot could easily be flip flopped. Changes will be allowed for rival pitcher, player rest, and who is hot and who is not.
It is great to see the three fantastic Gold Glove winners in the infield for the YANKEES. Led by Captain Derek Jeter at shortstop. Jeter still has overwhelming range, sure handed skills, and is the best in baseball at charging infield rollers, turning the double play, going into the hole, and snagging popups in ever direction. Cano is still developing his skills at second base and is a most smooth, fluid, and talented commodity. Then their is Mark Teixeira at first base. Snags the hottest shots both to his left and right and one hops throws from his infielders better than anyone in baseball.
As the season begins the YANKEES start with the best bullpen in baseball. With the best closer in Mariano Rivera, the best eighth inning setup man in Rafael Soriano, and a combination of David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Boone Logan, and Pedro Feliciano for the sixth and seventh innings, the YANKEE pen is second to none.
I would like to take a minute to brief any newcomers to the WIN METHOD blog about the WIN METHOD. The WIN METHOD evaluates players on how they perform by helping their team WIN. The object of baseball is to WIN games. The more games any team WINS, the more likely they will advance to the playoffs. To advance through the playoffs, each team must WIN rounds of games, and the team who does this the most WINS the coveted prize, the World Series. Playing for the team is the crux of the WIN METHOD, not playing for ones own personal stats. Personal stats are used by stat frauds who accept losing over winning as long as their selected player(s) do more for themselves than for the team. The WIN METHOD does not really care what a player achieves for himself, it can be a little or a lot. The most important fact must be, did the team WIN. The team WINS with the contribution of every player on the team contributing during each and every game. This can be accomplished in a myriad of ways. Hitting, defensively, pitching (both starters and relievers), base running, intangibles, etc. It is never a matter of how much or how many a player earns for himself, but did the team earn the WIN. WINNING IS WHY BASEBALL IS PLAYED. The use of any other measure is for frauds of the game.