Friday, May 4, 2012

WIN METHOD MO

By now most YANKEE fans have heard the terrible news about the greatest closer in baseball history, Mariano Rivera.  Mo tore his right ACL shagging flies in the outfield in Kansas City before last nights game.   Rivera will have to decide to come back or not.  He was thinking of retiring after this year.  My wife and I just had lunch with Mo in Baltimore in early April.  I am so sad and I am shedding tears as many YANKEE fans will.  I hope Mo decides to return and leave baseball from the mound as he deserves.  You are loved Mo.  In life, one never knows what will happen, but we must play the cards we are dealt and move forward.

What will the YANKEES do to replace Rivera for this season.  They have decisions to make.  We will all have opinions, here is mine.  Robertson becomes the closer.  I would move either Phelps or Hughes to the bullpen as setup man along with Soriano.  I would tell Soriano he needs to step up big time.  Joba may be back for the second half of the season.  Starters would be CC, Kuroda, Nova, Pettitte, (Phelps or Hughes) or someone who may be ready to step in.  Adam Warren is a possibility.  Mitchell to the bullpen.  Play for six innings from the starters and finish off the seventh, eight, by any of the group or combinations of the group with Robertson closing it out.

Have a team meeting and a no feeling sorry for yourselves wake up talk.  Jeter will lead the way, he always has.  The lineup needs to step up and stop taking big dollars for not producing.  Yes, Arod, you are the number one culprit.  But there are other right now.  Grind out every day every game and make the playoffs.  Damn it, play WIN METHOD baseball.   You can't win every game, but you can win enough to move to the second season.

We are YANKEES and we are WIN METHOD.  We are the best.  Lets hear it fans........


LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

599 comments:

1 – 200 of 599   Newer›   Newest»
Erica Nuyens said...

I was sadly waiting. I knew you would post WIN METHOD. Sorry for the loss and my best wishes for Rivera. Fans, we can all shed a tear, but we must over come the obstacles thrown at us. We can and we will.

Alex Antonius said...

Give them a win one for Mo speech Jeets.

Zhaire said...

Get well and take care Mariano.

bigbadwolf said...

Take care MO.

YankeeMike said...

Get well Mo. Don't rush it. Come back strong.

Carl Hooks said...

You will be missed Mo.

Xman James said...

The best closer ever. Take it easy.

Deb F said...

Sorry about Mariano. Great post WIN METHOD.

will-i-am said...

Sad stuff. Very sad. A big downer.

Eddie OConnor said...

Mo is the greatest. Get healthy.

Victor Gandozi said...

Say a prayer for Mariano everyone.

Felix Lopez said...

Rotten luck for Mo and the Yankees. Best wishes Mo.

Tom Loughlin said...

Come back Mo and finish your career walking off the field.

Giambino said...

No question Yankee management has some decisions to be made. Lets hope they are the right ones and work out.

Stan the Man said...

Take car Mo.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

New York isn't the same without you. Get well Mariano.

Hank B said...

Take care Mo.

Ray from Boston said...

What a rotten thing to happen to a great guy. Get well Mariano Rivera.

Ike Holt said...

Sad news. Get back Mo.

Ken Sheperd said...

Come back Mo, come back.

Paul Jekovic said...

The rest of the season starts tonight. One win at a time. Miss you Mo.

Guy Limon said...

Stand tall Yankee fans.
Mariano would want it that way.

Nick Polito said...

Miss you Mo, more than you can imagine.

Steve said...

Best wishes Mo and good luck with your recovery.

Mike Smith said...

Start the train rolling CC. All hail Mariano Rivera the best closer in the history of baseball.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Salute Mo. And a bow. Get better.

William Mensom said...

The best thing we can do for Mo is make the playoffs. Move in that direction tonight.

Phil Jenkins said...

Just goes to show that you never know when something stupid can happen to any one of us. Best wishes Mo.

Jed,NJ said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Don't give up Mo. come back.

MomanRick said...

A sad accident. I think Rivera will come back.

Oliver Moore said...

Start the chant. Lets go Yankees.

Linda Rice said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Rick Puetzer said...

Mo says he will come back in 2013. LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO YANKEES.

Mickey Morch said...

A quote from Rivera. """"""""I'm coming back. Write it down in big letters. I'm not going out like this," he said. "This has me thinking, I can't go down like this. If it takes two, three, four, five, seven more (seasons), whatever it takes.""""""

You were right WIN METHOD.

LETS GO YANKEES

RLA said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Take care Mariano. Take it slow and we will see you when we see you.

Phil Jenkins said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Maurice Gaudeaux said...

Half hour to game time. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

johnsondc said...

2-2 after one. Tex HR with Jeter on. CC gives up 2 in the bottom of the first. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Stan the Man said...

After a bad first inning CC has taken control. But the Yanks aren't scoring either. 2-2 after 5.
LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

johnsondc said...

Jeter again with his second hit of the game a 2 run HR as Yanks take 6-2 lead in the 7th. LETS GO YANKEES

johnsondc said...

CC goes solid 8. Robertson strikes out 3 to close out the 9th, Yankees win 6-2. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Bev F said...

Nice win for Mo. Jeter is unreal. LETS GO YANKEES

Victor Bruno said...

Now to put a good streak together. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Bob Behan said...

Good win, but any win is good. Kuroda tonight. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Deb F said...

LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO. Your turn Hiroki, get it done. Wake up bats, wake up.

Patricia Piper said...

With what is all going on with the YANKEES right now, Jeter just simply continues to be awesome. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

yankeeforever said...

For a Yankee fan this blog is the greatest there is. Second to none. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Pete H said...

Good luck Mo. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Quay Ho said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Saul L said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

We need to step up as a team. Everyone.

Xman James said...

Lets go Hiroki, keep the line moving. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Eugene Rico said...

A 5-1 loss last night. What can you say. LETS GO YANKEES

Robert Mandell said...

Come on guys, get your head out of the sand and play some baseball.

AAA said...

Hughes today. Another chance to step up. Get on board Phil LETS GO YANKEES

Mark D said...

Hate to lose 3 of 4 to KC. That will happen if we don't win today. We need to win.

Tony Gigante said...

Jeter with a booming double off the right center field wall on first pitch. Then the next three batters can't even advance him one base. Does he have to steal 3rd and home to score. Hughes gives up a run as I write. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!

Saul Irving said...

1-1 after 2. Ibanez with a hit when it counts.

Cory said...

Jeter sets up inning with his second hit of game and Cano finally delivers a grand slam. Swisher also homers and Yanks lead 7-1 still batting in the 3rd.

Andrew J said...

Yanks 7-1 after 3 1/2. LET GO YANKEES

Jack Gordon said...

7-2 Yanks after five.

Giambino said...

Hughes goes 6 2/3 innings for the win and leaves hitting 93-95 consistently on the radar gun. LETS GO YANKEES

will-i-am said...

Afraud lives up to his name with a meaningless 3 run HR in the 8th inning of a game the Yankees had in hand. What a bum.

Domenic said...

10-4 final with Soriano and Wade throwing the 8th and 9th. Looks like Girardi has made the smart decision and will go with Robertson as the closer.

Stan the Man said...

We need some semblance of revenge for the first three games of the season in Tampa. LETS GO YANKEES

Nick Polito said...

Day off. Lets see if yesterdays bat wake up carries thru a top Tampa pitching staff. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Ty Keel said...

It would be nice to sweep the Rays but I would be very happy with 2 of the 3.

Sharon/NC said...

Phelps to go in game 2. Nova, Phelps, CC.

Benny Pake said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Yankeeforever said...

Sweep Tampa payback time.

Ted Lilly said...

Take all 3 games and exact revenge.

Steve said...

Nova and Shields tonight.

Al Ashton said...

Nova for the Yanks and Shield for the Rays today. LETS GO YANKEES.

Verne 666 said...

Take the first one guys. Concentrate Ivan. LETS GO YANKEES

Verne 666 said...

Win the first game guys. Concentrate Ivan. LETS GO YANKEES

johnsondc said...

Payback time. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Steve said...

Yanks up 3-2 coming to bat in the 7th. Nova has been brilliant. Ibanez 2run homer and Grandyman a solo homer.

RLA said...

Ibanez hits his 2nd HR of the game in the 7th for a 4-2 Yankee lead. LETS GO YANKEES

Steve said...

Soriano in for the 8th and allows a run to make score 4-3 Yanks. Robertson may get a chance to close it out in the 9th.

Giambino said...

Tex with rbi in the 8th for an insurance run. 5-3 after 8.

Steve said...

Robertson closes out the 9th the hard way loading the bases before getting the 3rd out and earning the save.

Tom Loughlin said...

Nova with the win. Robertson with the save. Ibanez with 2 home runs. The Yankees with the win. LETS GO YANKEES.

Yankeeforever said...

Game one in the books. Sweep.

bigbadwolf said...

Nova throw an excellent game and earns the win for the YANKEES. David Robertson gets his first after Mo save pitching a scoreless ninth. LETS GO YANKEES

Zhaire said...

A fine win last night and today we have David Phelps making his second major league start. A win today would be super. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Jack Gordon said...

The WIN METHOD has to be the best evaluation tool. It consists of no nonsense, has no made up formulas, no possible pitfalls and judges players on just why the game of baseball is played. Simply the best.

Paul Hirschman said...

Would just love to see Phelps take this game tonight. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

AAA said...

Come on guys. Keep on scoring and winning.

Harry Stavris said...

1-0 Yanks after 2.

Tom Loughlin said...

Yanks leading 1-0 coming to bat in the 7th. Phelps, Logan, Wade have shut the Rays out for 7 innings.

Carl Hooks said...

Soriano with a shut out 8th. Yanks coming to bat in the 8th leading 1-0. Robertson for the close again?

bigbadwolf said...

Robertson blows the game allowing 4 runs in the 9th. Ah what pressure can do and it can never be measured by statfraud stats, but only by the WIN METHOD. Robbie will be better after tonight.

WIN METHOD said...

Hey there fans. Give David Robertson a few games to settle into the closer role. As WIN METHOD fans we know that pressure is one of the biggest aspects of discerning talent in players. An aspect that no stat or conglomeration of stats can evaluate. Only the WIN METHOD can and does that. Only winning and wins can do that. And in the final analysis it is over time that the best of the best are determined. When Mariano took over for John Wetland a good time back, Mo blew several saves at the beginning. Look what he turned out to be. Evaluate Robertson on his body of work, not a few games. His future is ahead and it will be WIN METHOD.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Thanks, after last night I needed that. Mo blew a 9th inning game in Tampa to start the season. It happens to the best.

Tomas Velez said...

CC will just have to win the series for us and we will move forward.

David Stern said...

Robertson will do fine.

evan donohue said...

Get em CC.. LETS GO YANKEES

Erica Nuyens said...

Right on WIN METHOD. Love ya,

johnsondc said...

The degenerate stat frauds on the talk forums are ripping David Robertson. What fools they are.

Gus Papa said...

I really want this game tonight, even if it is just to show the Rays they can't run rough shod on us.
LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Victor Gandozi said...

One hour and it's rubber time. Odd how CC and Price match up so often.

William Mensom said...

It is estimated Afraud has cost the Yankees 3 to 4 games so far this year with his inablitly to hit WHEN it counts. Afraud has just enough HRs and RBIs not to look like a total disaster. But we know that it is not how manu but WHEN a player delivers that makes a difference. Afraud continues to be the black hole in the middle of the lineup.

Stan the Man said...

2-2 after 2. Nunez errors in 1st and 2nd allow 2 unearned runs for Rays. Granderson solo HR and Stewart RBI single for the Yankees in the 2nd.

Roger D said...

Down go the Rays. Yanks win 5-2 as CC is impeccable.

Deb F said...

Good effort from CC.. Looks like Cano may be on track.

Paul Jekovic said...

Nice win. Now the Mariners in for three games. Play one at a time. LETS GO YANKEES.

Stan the Man said...

I did some homework. There are four pairs of 1-2 combinations that fit the bill as the best in baseball
Listed in order:
1.Sabathia/Nova 44-13. 2.Veralnder/Scherzer 44-18. 3.Kennedy/Hudson 41-19 4.Hallady/Lee 39-17.

No question CC/Nova, the best in baseball.

George W said...

If Cano gets hot we should be able to do some damage this weekend against the M's.

Phil Jenkins said...

Scheduled tonight Hernandez vs. Kuroda. Welcome back Jesus Montero.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

It would be great to take tonights game.

Teena/Bronx said...

Lets welcome Hernandez to the Bronx. Then beat him.

Jorge Hernandez said...

M's- Yanks 1-1 after 4. Arod with a major base running blunder cost Yanks a run at minimum.

Steve said...

Montero homers off of Kuroda giving the M's a 2-1 lead in the 6th. Then Ibanez slams dancing queen Hernandez for a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 6th. Yanks lead 4-2 after 6.

Carl Hooks said...

Andruw Jones 2 run HR in 8th for a 6-2 Yankee lead. Robertson not needed for the 9th.

Warren Hammond said...

Off to a good start taking first game last night. This afternoon ex Yankee Noses faces Hughes. Start a streak for yourself Hughes and keep the train rolling.

Erica Johnston said...

Do it Phil. Win us game two today.

MomanRick said...

We are getting some hits WHEN they count and that means we get WINS. Keep it going guys.

Quay Ho said...

Robertson did come in and get the final two outs last night on only six pitches.

Al Ashton said...

Do it Phil, back to back dominations and wins. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

will-i-am said...

Get it done Phil. Lets clinch this series today.

Stan the Man said...

Yankees with the whooping sticks out today. Pound Noesi for 4 runs in the 2nd and lead 4-0 after 2.

Paul Jekovic said...

Yanks up 5-0 after 6. Hughes in complete control.

Cory said...

Hughes 7 2/3 one run ball in an outstanding performance.

Laura Koehler said...

6-1 Yanks after 8. Hughes with another win. If Hughes is back we are in great shape.

Mike Smith said...

Final 6-2 as incompetent umps give a run to the M's. No big deal, but it could be in a close game.

Sam Long said...

Super game from Hughes and the Yanks with hits when the counted agian. Go for sweep tomorrow.

Gus Papa said...

Solid win for Hughes and Yankees. Pettitte starts tomorrow. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Izzy Hernandez said...

Welcome back Andy. Good luck. You have Jeets behind you.

Victor Gandozi said...

Bring out the broom day. Time to sweep. Pettitte on display. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Rick Merenick said...

I was told about this blog. I have read it from start to finish. I love it. I am sold. I am now a fan.

johnsondc said...

Welcome Rick. You are now a winner who knows the difference between winning and losing.

Stan the Man said...

Get win number one today Andy. LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Sharon/NC said...

Go get them Andy.

Steve said...

No score after 3.. Chavez with the only hit of game so far.

Tony Gigante said...

M's up 2-1 after five. Good game between two older pitchers who know how to pitch.

Claude Reeves said...

We need some runs. 4-1 M's after 6.

Dan Geddes,TN said...

Yankee bats silent. M's up 4-1 after 7. Two more chances guys.

johnsondc said...

Yanks get one in the 8th. 4-2 M's. One more chance.

Carl Hooks said...

No sweep. M's win it 6-2 as Rapada gives up 2 in the 9th.

Victor Gandozi said...

Big positive, Pettitte looked pretty good.

Bert Jackson said...

On to first place Baltimore.

RLA said...

Keep winning series and we will be fine. 2 of 3 is great and will make the playoffs. Just win.

Linda Rice said...

Nova slated to go for the Yankees tomorrow in Baltimore.

Yankeeforever said...

Chance of rain up and down the east coast this week. Two nights in Baltimore should be fun.

Teena/Bronx said...

The Orioles aren't patsies anymore. WIN METHOD was right again.

Lee Askew said...

The first place O's. I hate two game series and we have two in a row. Baltimore and Toronto.

Dan Evans said...

Win another Ivan.

Bert Jackson said...

We're playing in the rain. Nova vs Hamel.

Gabe Hooks said...

Yankees O's in a seesaw ding dong battle in the rain in Baltimore Yanks up 7-5 after 7.

johnsondc said...

7-5 Yanks after 8. Yank relievers have struck out 5 Orioles batters in a row in 7th and 8th.

Lou Lis said...

Final 8-5 Yankees as Soriano pitches the 9th for the save.

Carl Hooks said...

Hard fought win last night. Yankee pen was solid again. CC tonight for the two game sweep.

Eugene D said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Win it CC. Just wins.

Sharon/NC said...

Last nights game was played in a steady rain from start to finish. Normal for yanks at O's.

Jack Gordon said...

No losses CC. Keep winning.

Andrew J said...

Rock and roll CC. Everybody hits.

Dean Koonce said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Saul Irving said...

Yanks can't tough Orioles Chen. O's up 4-0 in the 7th.

Giambino said...

Yanks go down 5-2. CC loses first of year. Robertson on 15 day DL with oblique strain. From the frying pan into the fire.

Roger D said...

CC wasn't terrible but he wasn't really good last night. the bats stunk. Split in Baltimore on to Toronto for another two game series.

Bev F said...

It should be Hughes and Kuroda in Toronto.

Nick Polito said...

Playing .500 on the road is tolerable. But we can do better.

Gene A said...

Hughes is first up tonight.

AAA said...

Come on Phil. do it again. WIN.

johnsondc said...

Lets go Phil. LETS GO YANKEES

Rick Merenick said...

Hey guys, it's Kuroda tonight and Hughes tomorrow.

Stan the Man said...

Kuroda being pounded by Toronto. Jays up 5-0 after 3.

Lon Chechov said...

Toronto 8-1 final. Kuroda looked terrible. We need Hughes to show up tonight to split the series.

Tony Gigante said...

Jeter was out of the lineup last night for a total day off and the team looked lifeless.

bigbadwolf said...

I found this today. By Zachary D. Rymer in bleacherreport. About Derek Jeter who many consider the greatest shortstop of all time and what the next great shortstop prospect will have to do. """""Most important of all, the next Jeter will have to win. He'll need to be the cornerstone player of a very successful franchise for a long time.""""""

Linda Rice said...

No question Jeter is the best.

Hughes needs to be the stopper tonight.

Eddie OConnor said...

We need a big game from you Phil. Be the hero.

Lee Askew said...

Just have to play .500 ball until everyone gets back healthy. that is the beauty of a 162 game season.

Bjorn Johansen said...

LETS GO YANKEES Lets go Hughes. Get that win tonight. Back to 2010.

Bert Jackson said...

Game time. Lets win it Phil. LETS GO YANKEES

Steve said...

It's going to be a great night for the Yankees, Afraud is out of the lineup completely. YES!

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Hughes hung in there and did well, but wasn't good enough. Yank bats have been horrendous to many times. A bad loss and a 1-3 road trip.

will-i-am said...

Maybe we can do better facing an inferior nl team this weekend. the Reds are in town for a weekend series.

RLA said...

Pettitte gets his 2nd start tonight and we need a win. Andy delivered in the past, can he still do it?

Gus Papa said...

With the AL East as competitive as it is, we are able to stay in contact while playing hurt.

MomanRick said...

We haven't been playing WIN METHOD lately. And Afraud looks like he may be totally washed up.

Pete H said...

Even with guys down, everyone else needs to step up their game. LETS GO YANKEES

Al Ashton said...

C'mon Andy. We need a win.

Giambino said...

1-0 Yanks after 6. Pettitte has been brilliant. Game should be a blow out. Arod fails again, bases loaded no out and can't produce. Get the bum off the team.

Stan the Man said...

Andy finished the 7th leading 1-0 and now it will probably be up to the bullpen.

Giambino said...

Pettitte comes out for the 8th and goes a 1,2,3 inning. 8 innings of shutout ball. WOW!!!!!!!

Harry Stavris said...

Soriano for the 9th?

Steve said...

Yanks score 3 in 8th. for 4-0 lead. Logan in instead of Soriano because not a save situation.

Giambino said...

Logan gets Red 1,2,3 in 9th. Yankees win.

Alex Antonius said...

What a great game from Pettitte and what a lift it has to give the team.

Cory said...

Pitching staff ranking now 1CC2Nova3Pettitte4Hughes5Kuroda.

Zomg said...

WIN METHOD <3

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Pettittes back. Super game.

Deb F said...

When you are great you are great and Andy is one of the greatest.

YankeeMike said...

Nova it's your turn. Learn from Pettitte. Shut them down and win.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Please drop Arod to the bottom third of the lineup. For the good of the team. He's done, washed up, kaput.

Victor Gandozi said...

There is talk of dropping Arod in the batting order.

Lee Askew said...

Reds up 2-1 after 3. Martin with a HR for the Yankee run.

Warren Hammond said...

Red 5-3 after 5. Nix solo HR.

Al Ashton said...

Still Reds 5-3 after 7.

Stan the Man said...

Yankee ninth inning rally falls short as Granderson grounds out with the tying and winning runs on 2nd and 3rd. Reds win it 6-5.

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 599   Newer› Newest»