Saturday, November 17, 2012

WIN METHOD...2012-2013 winter


It has been a long time WIN METHOD fans since my last post.  It was a tough ending to the 2012 season.  None the less a pretty successful season.  The YANKEES had the best record in the American league.  Made the playoffs, advanced through the first round and then kaboom, the season was over when Derek Jeter went down with a broken ankle in the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers.   I have been overwhelmingly busy for the past months.  Attended every game since August.  An extraordinary amount of interviews since the YANKEE season ended.  There is rumor of several deals, acquisitions, and players being let go.   In reality, the YANKEES are the best team in the American League East right now, and with a little tinkering and the right moves could be even better in 2013.  As many of you WIN METHOD fans know and have suggested, the elimination of Alex Rodriguez from the roster would go a long way in making the 2013 YANKEES stronger.  However, that may not be as easy as we would like.  We can only hope, and as always we we play the hand we are dealt.  With CC Sabathia and Derek Jeter having recent surgery, lets hope both are ready to start the season.   The YANKEE pitching is strong front and back.   The bats are still there, while that may change to some degree, the lineup should be strong.  If Rodriguez remains a YANKEE, we can only hope he will be dropped significantly in the lineup, and at best gone completely.   Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano are likely to both be gone, but losing neither will hurt the team.   One of the YANKEES elite minor league-rs will make an impact in 2013 and help the team.   The YANKEE organization is looking at several acquisitions, but it takes two to make a deal, and some deals are better off not made if too much mast be given away.  Some of the rumored players the YANKEES are supposedly looking at have no chance of being YANKEES because they are not WIN METHOD.   So don't worry fans, there will not be any more Afraud mistakes.   



Last month I also was lucky enough to celebrate my 70th birthday with my wife, two sons, two daughters, two daughter-in-laws, and three grand children.  The celebration was done in a YANKEE baseball theme and motif and was an exceptional surprise.  I am a very lucky man.  Above is a picture of the apropos cake.   WIN METHOD marches on.

I will try to keep you all abreast of any doings over the coming winter and I will again be attending the winter meetings.  There is only so much I can tell you without jeopardizing possible maneuvers by the powers that be.   The Steinbrenner sons have appeared to see the WIN METHOD light and things may get better for the YANKEES in 2013.   After all decisions have been made, it is still the guys on the field who make things happen, and if those guys play WIN METHOD baseball, and play for the team to win, all will go well in 2013.  Maybe we got all the injuries out of our system in 2012.

Thank you all for the support, comments, and posts.  You WIN METHOD fans are the most knowledgeable fans in baseball and know that individual stats do not determine the best.  Only WINS and winning can do that.








1,390 comments:

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Gabe Hooks said...

Lets go Yankees in 2013. Best to all.

Victor Tinzik said...

Made it. Merry Christmas

Lee Askew said...

Hope ya'all had a great holiday.

Mickey Morch said...

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

jimbo said...

Just 2 months till spring training.

Dimitri Ikoff said...

Can't wait for another season.

Dave Merick said...

Happy holiday all.

Wally Jenks said...

Lets roll 13.

Kornejo said...

Best of 2013 to all Yankee fans.

AAA said...

Ibanez is gone. I think the Yankees weren't expecting a duplication of last years heroics.

Jen Vitter said...

The WIN METHOD blog is fantastic. I'm a novice fan trying to keep up with my baseball nut husband. This blog shows me how.

Eddie OConnor said...

Hope everyone has a super new year.

Erica Nuyens said...

Have a great NEW YEAR in 2013. Love ya,

evan donohue said...

Looking forward to a good 2013 for all.

RLA said...

Happy New Year.

jimbo said...

Go Yankees in 13.

Len Carmino said...

Great blog here guys.

BIGTIMEYANKEE said...

Happy New Year!!!!!

johnsondc said...

Stay away from the cliff Yankee fans.

YankeeMike said...

2013.......the year of the Yankee.

Sharon/NC said...

Everyone have a great new year.

Victor Tinzik said...

A super New Year to all.

KevMac said...

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

Will Munro said...

It's been a good off season for the Yankees so far.

Carl Hooks said...

Let the New Year begin.

George W said...

Yankee lineup is stronger without Afraud and the pitching is very strong from top to bottom.

Alex Antonius said...

Is it baseball season yet? Go Yankees!

will-i-am said...

The new year is coming, spring traininga is around the corner, and the Yankees will keep on rolling along.

BIGTIMEYANKEE said...

Happy New Year.

bigbadwolf said...

New year hours away. All the best to Yankee fans everywhere.

Yankeeforever said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013. The year of the YANKEES. 28 in 13.

Dan Glover said...

Have a great new year.

Jeff Cobb said...

Happy New Year.

Warren Hammond said...

Time grows short. Happy New Year everybody.

Linda Pardo said...

Party time. Happy New Year.

sid greenberg.nyc said...

It's a New Year. May it be a great one for all.

Cory said...

Happy New Year

Quay Ho said...

Happy New Year and may 2013 be a Yankee year.

Walt Derring said...

Let the new year begin.

Gabe Hooks said...

28 in 13.

Claude Reeves said...

Baseball is around the corner. Lets look alive.

Eddie OConnor said...

Still a deal out there?

Chen Cho said...

I had thought there would be a deal coming. However, I do like the team as is right now.

AAA said...

The Yankees led by Jeter will have another playoff year.

will-i-am said...

BASEBALL BASEBALL BASEBALL

Izzy Hernandez said...

Belated Happy New Year.

Laura Koehler said...

I agree 28 in 13.

Walt Belamy said...

I hear Jeter is coming along fine.

Teena/Bronx said...

All's quiet in the Bronx.

Tom Loughlin said...

We will still do some kind of deal.

Maurice Gaudeaux said...

Here's to a winning 2013 for everyone here.

Deb F said...

Afraud still hasn't had surgery yet. With luck he will miss the entire season.

bigbadwolf said...

The longer Afrauds out the better off the team.

Ted Lilly said...

No mo Arod!!! No mo Arod!!!

Ravi Maragh said...

The longer it takes for Afrauds surgery, the better for the team.

will-i-am said...

Goodnight Arod.

Mike Smith said...

Happy belated New Year.

Quay Ho said...

No Afraud no black hole in the lineup. That says it all.

Linda Pardo said...

The season gets closer every day, thank God.

Lou Lis said...

A decent low cost right handed bat at several positions.

Andy K said...

The addition of Russ Canzler is not bad.

Wes Westrum said...

Slowly but surely the 2013 Yankees get stronger and stronger.

johnsondc said...

Welcome Russ, you have to be an upgrade over Afraud.

will-i-am said...

I tend to agree. Looks like a good low cost investment.

Eugene D said...

Seven more weeks fans and a real sport is back.

Chuck M said...

Seven weeks is not soon enough Eugene.

Dan Evans said...

Right now the Yankee starting lineup is best in baesball defensively with Jeter, Tiexiera, Gardner, and Ichiro leading the way. Followed by Cano, Granderson, and Youkilis not far behind.

YankeeMike said...

It is going to be a very good season for the Yankees.

Seth Greene said...

Solid team, solid season.

Victor Tinzik said...

There's nothing to warch without baseball.

Yankeeforever said...


Can't wait for the season. Am going to get down to Florida for a spring training game in March.

Raj Patel said...

Great baseball blog.

bigbadwolf said...

Welcome Raj, and you are right in you comment.

Tom Loughlin said...

I love our lineup and the blend of power and speed.

Sharon/NC said...

One more piece will be added before spring training.

johnsondc said...

If anyone wants to view a horrendous waste of effort. Go goolgle Hall of stats. OH how meaningless.

Lou Lis said...

I agree Sharon.

DebF said...

Went to Hall of Stats. What a joke these stat frauds are.

Warren Hammond said...

Hall of stats is a total waste and a product of a useless mind.

BIGTIMEYANKEE said...

I'll stick with the WIN METHOD where the best win in reality and are not created by convoluted man made up stats.

Luke Key said...

WINS and winning will always determine the best. Anyone who says or thinks otherwise is foolish.

AAA said...

We may make a deal yet, but at what position?

Yankeeforever said...

Catcher? RH outfielder? multi-purpose utilty?

jimbo said...

Is anyone out there better than what we have?

Paul Jekovic said...

jimbo...yes if we trade away some of our talent. Which may not be the best plan.

Chen Cho said...

I think we are fine with what we have now.

RLA said...

Just win guys just win. Afraud is down and out, we have it made.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

I did the hall of stats thing. they define the dumbing down of America over there.

Jed,NJ said...

Nice job the HOF voters no electing anyone to the HOF this year.

Quay Ho said...

No steroid cheats into the HOF.

Ned Loftus,Daytona Beach said...

This is a great blog.

Almira Handu said...

Stay away Afraud.

Eugene D said...

Biggio probably should have been voted in for his individual 3000 hits.

Vinny Ferrero said...

I agree Eugene. If a hitter achieves 3000 hits in his career it is close to a pitcher getting 300 wins in his career. Although the 300 wins mean much more to a team.

Tomas Velez said...

The fraud goes under the knife next Wednesday.

Izzy Hernandez said...

Good luck Afraud. Hope all gors well. Take the season off.

Dan Evans said...

Just over six weeks to baseball life.

Hector Lopez said...

Very nice sentiments Izzy. That would be fine with me.

Victor Gandozi said...

I foresee a very good season with this Yankee team right now.

Norm Getz said...

Word is Jeter is coming along fine and is working out.

Linda Pardo said...

I love the Yankee team as is right now. Very solid.

Laura Koehler said...

Winning rules and always tells who is best.

Tommy Yang said...

Great blog.

MomanRick said...

Will be fun to see who earns the catcher position.

Victor Bruno said...

Jeter is still the lynchpin of this team.

Rick Merenick said...

Hall of Stats = stat frauds.

Patricia Piper said...

Ifeel it in my bones. There is a deal to be had.

Frank Sergi said...

As long as it helps the team I will support any deal.

Callie,CA said...

I like this blog.

Carl Hooks said...

Jetes walking boot is off. Making great progress and is in great shape.

Lee Askew said...

Beautiful. Take it easy Derek. then come back and do what you do best. Be the best player in baseball for another season.

will-i-am said...

It looks like our only question mark position is catcher.

AAA said...

The catcher spot will be earned this spring.

Warren Hammond said...

Love reading this blog and the comments from its fans.

Eddie OConnor said...

Cerveli will probably get the honor.

Alex Antonius said...

To start the season the catcher position may be the teams weakest.

RLA said...

However gets the nod, he will have to earn it.

Chen Cho said...

Romine may need some more experience, but I am rooting for him.

Teena/Bronx said...

Romines lost season this past year may what will be the issue that holds him back right now.

Tom Loughlin said...

No moves today.

RLA said...

When you do look at the starters, the lineup is very solid. Yes, catcher is the big ?????

johnny said...

About six weeks to trining.

YankeeMike said...

Any lineup without Afraud has to be a plus.

Eugene D said...

You got that right YankeeMike.

Allie Singh said...

Have a positive outlook for the upcoming season.

Gus Papa said...

Hey get your peanuts and crackerjacks here is growing closer.

Gene A said...

Soriano signed by Nats. We get a nice compensation pick. Another good one for WIN METHOD.

Stan the Man said...

We saved a lot of money not signing Soriano. The best of all is we have better to cover his role.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Don't forget we also have Sanchez slowing developing in the wings. You never know when BOOM! someone is ready when least expected.

Laura Koehler said...

Jeter has started baseball related training. Go Jeets go.

Tomas Velez said...

All the reports from Afruds doctors claim hip had nothing to do with steroids. We shall see what happens when and if he gets back. My sad prediction is more crash and burn and more excuses.

Cory said...

Re Afraud, when pigs fly.

Zhaire said...

One way or another, this is going to be an interesting season.

jimbo said...

Get well Arod.

Laura Koehler said...

some competition for catcher and dh doesn't hurt.

Harry Stavris said...

I want Romine to earn the catcher spot.

bigbadwolf said...

I've been thinking. We challenge stat frauds, they lie and they deceive. we ask them to come here and defend their fraudulent premises, formulas built on deceit and lies. Do they come? Of course not, they have nothing but themselves and their lies.

will-i-am said...

Hey wolfie, have you seen the hall of stts cite? It's worth a laugh.

RLA said...

Sarcasticaly I now make a comment as a stat fraud would......duh!

Victor Tinzik said...

We are still the best in the AL East for 2013.

William Mensom said...

The stat frauds are justing spitting into the wind.

George W said...

We still have the best in baseball, Derek Jeter, leading us.

Tom Loughlin said...

Four weeks till spring training.

Ann Gallagher/PA said...

Can't wait Tom.

Yankeeforever said...

Come on stat frauds. Come and argue your views.

sid greenberg/nyc said...

Our pitching will be much better than many think it will be.

Karl R said...

I wonder if a deal is to be made it will mean surrendering one of our several starters.

johnsondc said...

I wonder if Zoilo Almonte can make the team..he is real close to being ready for the big time.

Domenic said...

Forgot about Almonte. Doesn't he switch hit?

Eric Dunne said...

LETS GO YANKEES. It's never to early.

Raul Gomez said...

Yankeeforever....the stat frauds have their head buried in the sand.

Deb F said...

Yes Dominic, Almonte is a switch hitter and he will positively be playing in the Bronx in 2014 if not at some time this year. He is just blossoming.

Victor Gandozi said...

How many more quality players are coming along.

Erica Johnston said...

Here is a fact for WIN METHOD fans to chew on.. If you pose an opinion but are unwilling and unable to defend it outside of your own kind, you are a fraud with a fraudulent opinion.

Tom Loughlin said...

You have to be talking about the stat fraud community. WIN METHOD fans have gone to their sites countless times and challenge them and defeat them with common sense and logic. Not once has a stat fraud come here and defended their position successfully.

Gus Papa said...

One of the biggest problem with the stat frauds is their man created value system they use to reach their conclusions. That is su;re lunacy.

bigbadwolf said...

Stat frauds are only comfortable when they are 10 to 1 against an opponent. Singularly they are gutless.

Frank Sergi said...

The WIN METHOD blog is a knife in the heart of stat frauds.

YankeeMike said...

Gus, anytime someone puts an arbitrary value on something, it becomes a meaningless value.

Izzy Hernandez said...

Come on frauds, show us what you got. We have your crying towels ready.

will-i-am said...

Go WIN METHOD fans, go.

Cory said...

Three weeks until spring training.

AAA said...

Still no one to defend meaningless individual stats.

Dan Evans said...

All's quiet on th;e trade front.

RLA said...

The season is getting closer and so is another playoff season.

Paul Jekovic said...

No move is better than a bad move.

Ray from Boston said...

The frauds ain't coming here any more. They have no game, they live on deception and lies.

BIGTIMEYANKEE said...

Word is Jeter is about q week ahead of rehab scheduke.

Teena/NC said...

Great new re Jeter.

Expect nothing from the stat frauds.

There may be no upcoming trades. I think we are solid as we stand.

Carl Hooks said...

Wins and winning is what determines the best. Nothing else. Anybody who tries to say otherwise is a fool.

George Thompson said...

I have visited and read countless baseball blogs, the WIN METHOD blog is undoubtedly the best by far. Kudos and congratulations.

WIN METHOD said...

Thank you for your kind comment George and welcome to the WIN METHOD blog.

bigbadwolf said...

Nice George, welcome.

Tyler Swain said...

Great stuff here people. LETS GO YANKEES.

Ted Lilly said...

We still have the best team in the AL east. But are we good enough to win it all?

Oliver Moore said...

Low expectations at the catcher spot is good. We may very well be pleasantly surprised.

johnsondc said...

It is nice seeing so many people posting here more and more. Welcome to all new comers.

Ann Gallagher/PA said...

I think this is going to be a surprisingly successful season for the Yankees.

Tony Gigante said...

On several stat fraud forums they are tending to bask Youkilis. What utter ignorance.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

The stat frauds only look at meaningless stats and complain why didn't the Yankees get this guy or that guy.
Why do they keep this guy or that guy. The frauds have no idea what it takes to win. Winning is the goal not individual stats, and it takes much more than individual stats to be a winner.

sid greenberg.nyc said...

Look for Joba to be lights out this season.

Yankeeforever said...

Dead on correct Vlad. Winning is not determined by what one or two individuals accomplsih for themselves, it is determined by what 25 men accomplsih for the team.

William Mensom said...

Guys, the concept of the team winning is what the stat frauds can't comprehend. They try to come up with values for each event in every game at every separate point in the game and claim they know how good players are. They just don't understand that not every game has the same value because every single situation in every single games is ALWAYS different. They are fools.

Oscar Vivant said...

OMG what a great blog.

Linda Pardo said...

Can't wait for this season to start. No Arod will make it a great one.

BIGTIMEYANKEE said...

The Yankees have been consistently the most solid team in baseball since Jeters arrival.

Ken Shepard said...

The Yankees since Jeters arrival have made the playoffs every single year but one.

Giambino said...

Jeter is a first ballot HOFer and in a class by himself.

Chen Cho said...

And you know how Jeter and his team mates accomplished getting to the playoffs. With wins.

Patricia Piper said...

Smile, less than three weeks to spring training.

will-i-am said...

With Youk at 3rd, Jeter will not have to cover as much ground as he had to with the afraud statue next to him.

Ted Lilly said...

Less than 3 weeks to spring training.

Zhaire said...

The thing that scares me is if afraud tries to upset the applecart late in the season. Chuck him, and pay him to stay away.

Tom Loughlin said...

With spring training comes warmer weather.

Les Osaka said...

Number one baseball blog in Japan.

Carl Hooks said...

Go Yankees in 2013. Bring home number 28.

evan donohue said...

Wake wake stat frauds. Wins and only wins will always determine the best players and teams.

jimbo said...

Not one stat fraud shows his face here. Proving how meaningless they are.

Fred Slube said...

16 days to go.

Bob Behan said...

We need to have far less injuries this year. Last year was ridiculous.

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