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

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Teena/Bronx said...

Todays game was a real tough one to lose. Things will get better and turn the Yankee way. Then watch out when we start dropping bombs.

Gus Papa said...

Should've, could've, would've, tough loss.

bigbadwolf said...

I came across this posting from over 4 years ago. from a player who just recently died, but who truly knew baseball.

""""""""02-08-2008, 12:12 PM
Today on their radio/YES TV show Mike and the Mad Dog talked with Yankee first baseman Bill 'MOOSE' Skowron. Skowron was asked about a comparison of Mickey Mantle to Willie Mays. Skowron said that Mickey Mantle was the best team player he ever played with and the difference between players is found by just looking at how many World Series each player played in and how many they won. He further stated this is defined by the WIN METHOD.
Winning is what defines the best players."""""""

Nick Polito said...

CC goes for the series win tomorrow.

johnsondc said...

Good stuff bigbadwolf. The WIN METHOD does rule.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

WIN METHOD knew all those guys from the 50's. That is about when he started building the WIN METHOD. He learned from many winners.

Frank Sergi said...

Do it CC. We need wins right now.

Fred Slube said...

It's hard to win unless everyone contributes. Everyone.

Izzy Hernandez said...

One hour till game time. Lets go CC. Lets go Yankees.

Yankeeforever said...

Pitchers duel. No score after three as Afraud fails again with two on in the third.

johnsondc said...

Yanks up 2-0 after 6 on Ibanez 2 run HR after Afraud fails again and again with men on popping up on the first pitch with Cano on 2nd with no one out.

johnsondc said...

CC unravels and implodes in the 7th, giving up 3 runs. Reds up 3-2 with Yanks coming to bat in the 7th.

Jed,NJ said...

CC give up 3 in the 7th. Yanks down 3-2.

AAA said...

What a rotten inning for CC. 2 home runs, three walks, two with the bases loaded. Yanks down 3-2.

johnsondc said...

Reds cling to their 3-2 lead after 8 as Afraud fails again with men on base in the 8th.

Stan the Man said...

Done, Yanks go down 5-2. Lose series and not looking good. KC in for three games starting tomorrow. The future is still ahead. Afraud needs to be batting in the bottom third of the lineup or chucked from the team. Release him already.

Linda Pardo said...

Another loss. We are playing some really bad baseball.

Victor Bruno said...

Have steroids made Afraud totally useless? It looks like it, he can't come in on bunts, he oles ball hit at him, he has lost his power, and he doesn't hit when needed.

Quay Ho said...

We ain't last yet, but it sure looks like that's where we are headed.

Mark D said...

Things are never as bad as they seem unless you give up. We will prevail. Lets go Yankees.

Lloyd Robbins said...

If the AL East were horses, at this time in the race you would say anyone has a chance to win as they are all bunched and no one has lost contact with the field.

will-i-am said...

Kuroda tonight.

Lou Lis said...

A win from Kuroda would come in handy right now.

Jerry Curcio said...

Have we hit bottom yet??????

Bob Behan said...

The bottom better come soon.

Maurice Gaudeaux said...

Hughes tonight to break the slide.

Yani Ono said...

Just stay close. But do get rid of Afraud.

johnsondc said...

Lets go Yankee fans, lets hear it............LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Victor Gandozi said...

Yankees down 2-1 batting in the 5th. Bottom of lineup loads the bases with no one out and fortunately Afraud is not up, but it is Jeter who singles to tie the game. Granderson now coming to bat with bags loaded and still no one out.

Victor Gandozi said...

Granderson grounds out with all runners advancing. 3-2 Yanks with Cano up. Cano is intentionally walked to fill the bases and to pitch to the disease Afraud with the bags full and one out. Afraud strkes out again accomplishing nothing and not getting the runner in from third with less than two outs. Get the fraud off the team or at minimum move him to the bottom of the lineup. Ibanez up, bags full two out. When a team walks a batter in order to get to your cleanup hitter, you do not have the right person in the cleanup spot. Ibanez strikes out on a 3-2 pitch.

Steve said...

Hughes hanging tough, Yanks up 3-2 after five. Afraud fails again in a big spot and is killing this team.

Saul L said...

Hughes gets KC in the 6th and leads 3-2 with Yanks coming to bat.

Teena/Bronx said...

Hughes comes up big and earns a 3-2 win with the help of Jeter who came up big with the bases loaded to win the game while Afraud fails again with the bases loaded.

Zhaire said...

We needed last nights win and tonight Pettitte can help us take the series. Can't wait till we get Gardy and DRob back.

Phil Jenkins said...

Tough win but none the less a win. Do it again with Andy.

Benny Pake said...

Hopefully the bottom has been hit. Get it done Andy.

Steve said...

Pettitte super again as Yanks pound KC. Even Afraud is having his pad the stats game.

Claude Reeves said...

Final 8-3 Yanks.

Alex Antonius said...

What a blessing Pettitte has been. could make the difference in our season.

Linda Pardo said...

Well we won the series. Now we go West.

Quay Ho said...

Remember Arods 2 HRs last night were off a AAA pitcher and when Arod came up with the bases loaded and no one out and he could ice the game he failed yet again hitting a weak ground ball for a force out at the plate. On the other hand Pettitte was really good again. Nova tomorrow in Oakland after today off for travel.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Two in a row. Can we get a streak going.

Carl Hooks said...

After a travel day we came back to action and won our third straight game behind a great game from Ivan Nova. Afraud still remains useless however. Go for four in a row today.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks-A's 2-2 after 3.

Patricia Piper said...

Yankees leading A's 6-2 after 6. Jeter with another brilliant defensive play saving a run.

Domenic said...

Final 9-2 giving us 4 in a row.

YankeeMike said...

Tex has come alive and right now the only dead bat in the lineup is Afrauds.

Victor Gandozi said...

Can Kuroda produce today? Will the bats continue to carry the day?

bigbadwolf said...

Lets go guys, keep the wins coming. Shape up Kuroda. If you don't win anything this year, you are done.

Deb F said...

We have won two series in a row, but lets sweep this puppy.

Greg Petroski said...

Slowly but surely everyone will be back. Then slowly but surely we will move to the head of the class.

Cory said...

No score after one in Oakland. As i write Andruw Jones leads off second with HR. Then Nix with a double off the left centerfield wall. Stewart pops up a bunt attempt.

AAA said...

Thheeeeeee Yankeeeeeeeeeees winnnnnnn. Five straight. Kuroda brilliant with 8 shutout 4 hit innings. Tex with another rbi. Soriano with the save. Jeter passes Waner for 14th on all time hit list.

Tomas Velez said...

Great win. Five in a row. Kuroda brilliant. Afraud nothing again.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

On to Anaheim to face a team that has been hotter than us.

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Eugene Rico said...

Next six games with Angels and Tigers. Can we win .

Gus Papa said...

I think we have Hughes Pettitte and Nova against the Angels.

Warren Hammond said...

These games will be a big time test for all three pitchers..lets win game one.

will-i-am said...

Come on Phil, keep the line moving.

Giambino said...

Keep winning and take this series.

Steve said...

Jeter leads the Yanks to an early 3-0 first inning lead.

johnsondc said...

Hughes gives up 4 in the bottom of the first. UGH!

Saul L said...

Angels hold 6-5 lead after 5. Hughes not real sharp.

johnsondc said...

Phil Hughes has nothing and blows a 3-0 lead last night as the YANKEE lose to the Angels 9-8 in a game they should have won.

Jed,NJ said...

When your team spots you 3 runs in the 1st inning you can't go out and give it all away and more. Last night is on Hughes. He may be burying himself.

William Mensom said...

We have Pettitte tonight. Lets see how Andy fares against a hot Angels team.

Lou Lis said...

Come on guys, play together and win.

Bev F said...

Dazzle them Andy. Show them who's the boss.

Teena/Bronx said...

LETS GO YANKEES Do it Andy.

Oliver Moore said...

Angels take it to the YANKEES and Pettitte 5-1. 3-0 road trip is now 3-2.

Izzy Hernandez said...

You don't win when you don't hit and score runs. Arod has got to go, one way or the other.

Claude Reeves said...

Nova in a big stopper game tonight to prevent the sweep.

RLA said...

Ivan can be the man again tonight. we need the win.

will-i-am said...

Get us the win tonight. One is better than none.

Linda Rice said...

LETS GO IVAN LETS GO YANKEES

Yankeeforever said...

Has anyone got the guts to kick Afraud off the team?

Steve said...

Granderson with a 3 run HR and Cano with a 2 run HR in 3rd for a 5-1 Yankee lead after 3.

Stan the Man said...

Yankees clinging to a 6-5 lead after seven. It ain't over till it's over.

Zhaire said...

Wow, what a tough win.

Saul Irving said...

Wade and Soriano close out the 8th and 9th for a 6-5 win for Nova.

Claude Reeves said...

Theeeeeeee Yankeeeeeeeees Winnnnnnn.

Now a 4-2 road trip with three games this weekend in Detroit.

Giambino said...

Nova just does it again. Finds a way to win. It is amazing.

Paul Jekovic said...

Jeter may have saved last nights game with a diving stop up the middle of a Pujols single. Unbelievable range from Jeter. It was a long night and work won't be easy today.

William Mensom said...

We have played the Angels 6 times this year, 3 home 3 away and are 3-3. The Angels are a quality team and if you can stay even with the better teams you are holding your own.

Vinny Ferrero said...

We have played cripple all year with Afraud in the lineup. Mo is gone for the year. Robertson has been out. Gardner been down for the most of the season so far. With all this we are in contention and only 1 1/2 games from the top. The outlook is very bright as the season progresses.

YankeeMike said...

Bingo Vinny. Afraud is a statue at third with minimal range and a black hole in the lineup most of the time.

Sharon/NC said...

We haven't had Joba either. Even if he gets back in July or later he could make a difference.

Nick Polito said...

AND we haven't hit when it counts yet and we are still right there.

Bjorn Johansen said...

CC to start the Tiger series. If we can win the series it will make for a very successful road trip.

Hank B said...

Tigers tonight in 12 hours with CC going for back to back wins with Nova again.

Gabe Hooks said...

Win tonight guys and keep winning.

bigbadwolf said...

The Yankees are getting their ducks in a row. David Robertson to be kept on the shelf another two weeks to make really sure he is 100% a go when he gets back.

Steve said...

Game time and Jeter leads off with a line single to center.

Linda Rice said...

Yanks up 5-3 after three. CC has shown little tonight and has thrown 71 pitches in three innings. Yank offense Jeter and Granderson.

will-i-am said...

CC settling down and throws shutout innings in the 4th, 5th, and 6th, 6-3 Yanks.

Mike MacEvoy said...

Game played in rain almost all night. Final, Yanks win 9-4. CC goes 7 earning the win.

YankeeMike said...

5-2 road trip with 2 to go. a positive trip no matter what happens in the next 2 games. Lets win them.

Alex Antonius said...

Same old same old with Afraud. He hits a two run home run in the ninth inning of a game the Yankees had 7-4 control of. What a waste this guy is.

Chuck M said...

Good win and start to this series, now to take the series.

Erica Nuyens said...

It is time for the 2012 draft and I am sure WIN METHOD will come through for the Yankees yet again. Get us a future diamond WIN METHOD. Love ya.

Kornejo said...

Kuroda goes in tonights game. If he just pitches more consistently at his best all will be fine. Would be a nice game to win and clinch the series.

will-i-am said...

Kuroda, this is your chance to go to the WS with this team. After this year you are done. So WIN.

Dave Longley said...

Win this series tonight guys. Everybody hits.

Robert Mandell said...

Keep winning and stay close. We will prevail because we are WIN METHOD.

Hugh James said...

Rain delay in first inning in Detroit.

Al Ashton said...

No score after three.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Tigers up 2-1 after 6. We need some runs. Kuroda pitching well.

Stan the Man said...

The fraud looks pathetic and continues to be a chain around the neck of the Yankees has he fails miserably with men on 2nd and 3rd and he pops out weakly.

Gus Papa said...

Yankee complete ineptness to deliver when it counts costs the team a win. A game that could easily have been won in a rout with just one or two clutch hits. UGH!!!!

Warren Hammond said...

What a downer game. Should've, could've.

Yankeeforever said...

Hughes vs. Verlander tomorrow for the series. Should be interesting.

Sharon/NC said...

Last nights failure to hit WHEN it counts continues to plague the YANKEES and is putting an un-neccesary burden on the pitching staff.

evan donohue said...

After watching last nights game I had nightmares.

Mickey Morch said...

Here is a quote from Joe Torre about Afraud. It explains alot and defines the WIN METHOD. Stat frauds hate statements like this, because they are truth and stat frauds live in a fantasy world of deception and denial.

Mickey Morch said...

Opps, forgot the quote. Here it is.

"...“He was concerned about putting numbers up,” Torre said of Rodriguez on the show. “And that really wasn’t what we [the Yankees] were all about, you know. We were all about, you know, winning games. That was the only statistic that was important for us.”"

Ben Steig said...

Afraud is killing us almost every game.

johnsondc said...

Hopefully Jeter has set the tone of todays game with a lead off home run on the first pitch.

Harry Stavris said...

So far so good. Led by the Captain, Yanks lead 3-0 after three.

johnsondc said...

YES, a 5-1 win. 6-3 road trip, super.

William Mensom said...

Phil Hughes throws what may be very well his best game of his career today beating the Detroit Tigers 5-1 with a complete game and total domination of the Tigers. Has Phil come of age?

Izzy Hernandez said...

What a pleasant Sunday afternoon of Yankee baseball. That's the way Phil.

YankeeMike said...

A starter down for the season, the best reliever in baseball history down for the season, the starting left fielder out a month, the replacement closer out a month, another key bullpen arm out for at least half the season, etc, etc, and we are right in the thick of the pennant race. Great game Phil.

Mike Smith said...

One heck of a game from Hughes. Best ever for him. Now to run a string of several like that.

Lee Askew said...

Jeter set the tone and Hughes played the music. Love it.

Nate Berkus said...

The best kind of win. Beating one of the games best pitchers.

Teena/Bronx said...

The starting staff is looking better and better. Way to go Phil. Everyone enjoy the day off and then take it to the Rays.

Greg Petroski said...

If we only could start hitting more in the big situations. None the less, a very nice win.

bigbadwolf said...

Loved Chavez at third base today. that is where he should be most of the time. He make a play that Afraud could never have made defensively.

Linda Rice said...

A well deserved day off for the Yankees at home. Under the circumstances, great job so far.

Nick Polito said...

6-3 road trips get you to the playoffs. Now if we can only build on that.

Gene A said...

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES
It's nice having a day off.

Gena Douglas said...

Now to keep taking series one by one.

johnsondc said...

WIN METHOD will rule the draft again.

William Mensom said...

The Tampa Bay Rays come to Yankee Stadium for three games starting tonight. James Shields goes for the Rays against the YANKEES Andy Pettitte.

Giambino said...

Should be a good series. Lets go Andy.

Andrew J said...

Take this series guys. This is the competition.

Ben F said...

Game time. Do it team.

Chester A said...

Good game so far. Yanks up 6-0 after four on a Russell Martin grand salome.

Domenic said...

Pettitte throws seven scoreless innings and Garcia a scoreless eighth. Yankees lead 7-0 and put this baby in the win column. YES!

Eddie OConnor said...

It's over. the Yankees and Pettitte win 7-0. Garcia mops up the last two innings.

Quay Ho said...

Do it again tomorrow guys.

Tony Gigante said...

A very very nice win. Nova goes tomorrow.

NJYANKEE said...

Take the series tonight guys. Do it Ivan. Shut them down.

evan donohue said...

Thank you for coming back Andy. Keep on trucking.

Benny Pake said...

Show them how to win Ivan. WIN METHOD hits tonight.

Frank R said...

LETS GO YANKEES

George W said...

Wins are the name of the game, wins puts stat frauds to shame.

will-i-am said...

Yanks up 1-0 after 3 on Tex HR.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks up 2-0 after 5 on a Cano homer.

Victor Gandozi said...

Yankees and Nova win 4-1. the series is won, try for the sweep tomorrow.

Linda Pardo said...

Soriano closes the 9th for the save. Nova was brilliant.

Phil Jenkins said...

Great WIN METHOD win with solid pitching and nice late add on runs.

Jonas Slaught said...

Sweeeeeeeeeep tonight.

Teena/Bronx said...

Just got a couple of tickets. Going to tonights game. Go CC, Go Yankees.

Mark D said...

Enjoy Teena, and get us another win.

MomanRick said...

Time to step up and match your counterparts tonight CC. Price will pay the price.

Giambino said...

Go Teena, win again. CC and Price meet again. CC has to match Nova, Pettitte, and Hughes.

bigbadwolf said...

Everyone get out your broom, and what does a broom do???

LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES

Deb F said...

Rain delay. Hey wolfie, is a mop as good as broom?

RLA said...

Afraud is a black hole offensively and is a cesspool defensively giving the Rays two runs with another error. Rays up 3-1 after 3.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Afraud pathetically strikes out with the bases loaded and one out not scoring a run or even hitting the ball. This man is utter crap.

Mickey Morch said...

5-2 Rays after 8. One more chance.

will-i-am said...

Rays win and avoid sweep. The Yankee loss lays at the feet of the wasted one Afraud. Get this useless terd off the team.

Al Ashton said...

Not very pretty. But we won another series. Now for the Mets.

William Mensom said...

As said many times here, we just have to play around Afraud and try to keep cleaning up the milk he keeps spilling. Lets win another series this weekend.

Teena/Bronx said...

Sorry guys, that was my first loss in four years. Afraud does suck, that is for sure.

Felix Lopez said...

The Yankees will have Hiroki Kuroda on the mound tonight facing cross town rival no-no Santana. Lets go Yankees.

Chuck M said...

We win tonight, we win the series for sure.

Steve said...

Game time. Lets beat up on the Mets.

Steve said...

Three up three down for each team in the first.

Steve said...

Yanks strike first on Cano 2 run home run. 2-0 Yanks after 2.

Stan the Man said...

Cano with first pitch dinger. 2-0 Yanks after 2,

Carl Hooks said...

Yankees using Santana for batting practice as Cano hits second 2 run home run followed by Swisher homer followed by Jones homer for 6-0 lead after three.

Giambino said...

Santana won't have to worry about throwing a lot of pitches tonight. Gives up 4 home runs in first 3 innings. 6-0 Yanks,

Warren Hammond said...

6-0 Yanks after 5. Kuroda hasn't allowed a hit thru 5,

Linda Pardo said...

6-0 after five. Kuroda spotless. First game looks like ours.

Sara B said...

Jeter and Granderson have really cooled off. that's OK, they carried this team for the first two months of the season.

6-0 Yankees after six.

Stan the Man said...

This game turns out to be a laugher. Yanks now up 9-0. See WIN METHOD fans how easy it is to hit when it doesn't matter.

Yankeeforever said...

9-1 final in the books. Go for the series win with Hughes on the mound tomorrow night.

AAA said...

Quick easy night. Kuroda was dominant.

Pete H said...

Give another great game Phil and take this series tonight..

Oliver Moore said...

One win at a time, one game at a time, one series at a time. Right to the top and to the playoffs.

Ray from Boston said...

Get chores done this morning, kick back with some brews, watch Belmont day and then the Yankee game. It's heaven.

will-i-am said...

Do it Hughes, keep on winning. Pound the Mets.

Deb F said...

Lets go Yankees. Keep playing good baseball.

Dominic said...

No set up. Play good ball and win this series tonight. Steady hard strikes Phil.

johnsondc said...

A win for my horses, a loss for the mutts.

Carl Hooks said...

Yanks up 1-0 after one as Derek Jeter the big engine that does scores the games first run after singling to center to lead off the game.

Carl Hooks said...

1-0 after two.

Warren Hammond said...

We got a game. 1-1 after 5. Both pitchers are dealing.

Ty Keel said...

Teixeira two run blast puts Yankees up 3-2 after 6. Excellent Saturday night game.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

One thing about color analyst Tim McCarver, he is absolutely pathetic in his announcing and baseball wisdom. A Real idiot.

Carl Hooks said...

Granderson a solo shot in the 8th for a 4-2 lead. Soriano in the 9th to try for the save.

Tom Loughlin said...

I agree, McCarver is a jerk.

will-i-am said...

Theeeee Yankeeeeeeeees Winnnnnn.

Alex Antonius said...

Soriano earns the save, Hughes earns the win, Yankees clinch series.

RLA said...

The Yanks win 4-2. How sweet it is. Down go the mutts.

Ray from Boston said...

What a lovely day. Just as I wished it could be.

Bert Jackson said...

Andy on the mound to try for the sweep tomorrow. Lets go Yankees.

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