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.








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Donna2 said...

Yanks win 5-3.

AAA said...

Yankees win the hard way. Kelley earns the win and Robertson earns the blow.

bigbadwolf said...

10-6 start is much better than the idiot pundits and analysts thought. But they are not WIN METHOD.

Yznkeeforever said...

Another series won. Bo for the sweep tomorrow.

Gabe Hooks said...

A win is a win, but we had to struggle with what should have been an easy win.

Harry Stavris said...

Nova will go for the sweep tomorrow.

George W said...

Isn't that four series in a row now.

Deb F said...

would be super if Nova throws a big game tomorrow.

Frank Sergi said...

Come up big Ivan, don't be the one with the short stick.

Ann Gallagher/PA said...

Complete the sweep and head south.

Deb F said...

It would be nice to sweep this series at this point in the season. Can't express enough the WIN METHOD selections of Youkilis and Hafner. Even Overbay too.

Felix Lopez said...

OK Nova, Hughes stepped up, threw hard and threw strike, your turn now.

Hal Zorn said...

Nova with a shaky 32 pitch first inning. Jays score one.

AAA said...

Jays touch Nona for another run in second. Lead 2-0.

Sean Smith said...

Yanks with 2 in the top of the 5th lead 3-2 as Jays come to bat. See how Nova responds with the lead.

Steve said...

3-2 Yankees after 5.

Tom Loughlin said...

Yanks take 4-2 lead on a WIN METHOD run in the sixth. Single, wild pitch, sac bunt, sac fly.

Steve said...

Nova crashes and burns. Yanks down 6-4 after 6.

AAA said...

Phelps with nothing in relief. Yanks down 8-4 after 7.

Warren Hammond said...

Nova continues to struggle and doesn't seem to want to trust his stuff nor throw strikes.

Bert Jackson said...

Final. Toronto wins 8-4. On to Tampa an d try to take another series.

Les Osaka said...

I t may make things very interesting around the rotation if Pineda comes back and is effective this season.

Will Steele said...

Sabathia, Hughes, Pettitte scheduled for the Tampa series.

Eugene Rico said...

Tampa....dome....three games....no rain-outs....CC starts us off tonight.

Linus Walsh said...

Take this series.

YankeeMike said...

This should be a good series. Go Yankees.

RLA said...

Good time of year to have the option of playing under the roof.

Cory said...

Lets take game one guys. Go Yankees.

Saul Irving said...

CC gets hammered in the first. Yanks down 5-1 after 4.

Paul Jekovic said...

Yanks put down without a whimper 5-1.

Try to get even tomorrow.

Bob Behan said...

Two consecutive losses and no fight in us tonight. We need to get off the loss wagon.

YankeeMike said...

With one run on two hits there is not much chance of winning. CC with one bad inning. Hughes tonight to get even.

Harry Stavris said...

Interesting how the baseball Gods work. Hughes gets the chance at being the stopper tonight.

Deb F said...

Much upside for Hughes tonight. Now if he can only put his foot in the door and move on from there.

johnsondc said...

It has been stated. You play 162 games.. You will lose 40 no matter what you do and you will win 40 no matter what you do.. It is the other 82 that will determine your season.

Lou Lis said...

I see another lose borum crashed and burned. The fanatic is no longer contaminating the world. There were some real dumb fans over there. And it was a foul forum where cursing and personal insults were the norm.

Billy Tedder said...

Can Hughes throw a string of games together like his last one?

Ted Lilly said...

Get even tonight. Be sharp Phil.

Jen Vitter said...

Go Yankees

Vinny Ferrero said...

Get even guys. Do it Phil.

Stanley Chin said...

Game time fans.

NJYANKEE said...

Down 1-0 after 2.

Steve said...

1-1 after 6. Hughes has it again.

johnsondc said...

Hughes leaves after seven strong innings tied 2-3.

Donna2 said...

Drob pitching the eighth.

Stan the Man said...

Ichiro 2 out bases full single gives Yanks 4-2 lead in the 9th. Mo coming in for the save.

Steve said...

Mo saves another. Yanks win and even series. Rubber game tomorrow night with Pettitte going.

Mike Smith said...

Another very good effort from Hughes. Just what we need.

Walt Drummond said...

Great to see Hughes with two A+ outings in a row. Best was seeing Mo surrender a meaningless run.

Allie Singh said...

Series deciding game tonight. can Andy keep winning.

Lee Askew said...

Lets get the win and take another series.

Victor Bruno said...

Do it Andy. Make a splash as you end your career as the best left-handed pitcher in baseball the last 20 years.

MomanRick said...

Keep winning guys and keep playing WIN METHOD baseball.

BIGTIMEYANKEE said...

Earn the win tonight. Once again, good pitching and timely hitting.

William Mensom said...

Definition::::: sabermetrics is the manipulation and configuration of formulas to fool people into believing in false outcomes.

AAA said...

So right William, so right.

Felix Lopez said...

Time to win another fame.

Mike Smith said...

No score after one.

Bob Behan said...

3 complete 0-0

Steve said...

Rays score twice in 5th for a 2-0 lead.

Steve said...

Yanks down 3-0 after 8.. One last chance.

Steve said...

Yanks lose it 3-0. Head home for four with Toronto.

Yankeeforever said...

Andy out-pitched and goes down 3-0.

bigbadwolf said...

We lost the Tampa series, but we are hanging tough even with some subs for our regulars being down. Have been getting solid pitching. Will will overcome.

Domenic said...

Toronto in town for a four game series. Goal should be a minimum of three games won.

jimbo said...

SWEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!

Eugene Rico said...

Rotation should be Kuroda, Nova, CC, and Hughes.

jimbo said...

Start it off Hiroki, get us back on track. Wins are all that count and the only thing that counts.

Izzy Hernandez said...

Nunez is getting raves today on a defensive play he made last night. A play Jeter has mad tens of times and done without fanfare.

Nick Polito said...

11-9 in our first 20 games is fine. Sure making fools of the naysayers.

Ty Keel said...

Start off right tonight guys. WIN

Rahm Mahood said...

Keep it going Hiroki. Stop the losing at one.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Down 2-0 in first as Hiroki gives up 2 run HR.

Stan the Man said...

4-3 Yanks after 3. Wells solo HR and Cano 3 run HR.

Jerry Curcio said...

Cervelli jack gives Yanks 5-3 lead after 4.

Mickey Morch said...

Ball game over. The Yankeeeeeeeeeeeees Win. 5-3. Kuroda solid after shakey start. Joba, 7th, Robertson, 8th, Mo 9th. Nice win.

Stan the Man said...

Yankees sin 5-3, Mo with another save.

Victor Gandozi said...

Nice to take the first game of the series. Novas turn tomorrow. He has been the weak link. Produce Ivan, produce.

Quay Ho said...

Beautiful job by Joba, DRob, and Mo. When it counts.

Ben Rosen--Israel said...

Now if Nova can give us a solid winning effort things will be even brighter.

Zhaire said...

The best baseball blog I've ever come across.

Alex Antonius said...

Come on Ivan. Get some confidence.

Randy Wilson,CO said...

12-9 start is splendid. Keep it going. Plus we have player out rivals, bosux, O's, Jays, Rays, + Tigers and Indians.

Teena/Bronx said...

Re Derek Jeter...This man is a gamer..a true player..an honorable man that all should look to as an example of how to face uncertainty, disappointment, failure and change with class.

Ron Francis said...

Very nice Teena.

Maurice Gaudeaux said...

Agree Teena. Jeter has been the face of MLB for over a decade now. Not many like him, talent wise and character wise.

johnsondc said...

Nova has every opportunity to win tonight. He his pitching against a Met cast off the Jays just picked up on waivers.

Billy Tedder said...

Get it going Ivan. Don't be the broken cog.

Eugene Rico said...

Stand tall Nova. Earn your spot.

Deb F said...

Do it Ivan. Show you belong here.

Cory said...

Three hours to game time and another win..do it guys.

Victor Gandozi said...

Get another win.

will-i-am said...

Nova with a 1,2,3 first, but Cervelli out of game from a foul tip off his bare hand on the first batter.

sid greenberg.nyc said...

Nova out of game with unspecified injury as of now. Hurt while pitching.

Linda Rice said...

2-2 after 3 and we have our starting pitcher and catcher out of the game with injuries.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks up 4-2 after 4.

Saul Irving said...

Cervelli hand broken. Romaune likely call up. Nova sore elbow.

Steve said...

Up 5-3 after 7.

Stan the Man said...

Gardner dinger gives us 6-4 lead after 8. Mo in to try for 8th save.

Saul Irving said...

Mo struggles but gets the save. Yankees win 6-4, but lose Nova and Cervelli.

Sharon/NC said...

Tough way to win and lose two men.

bigbadwolf said...

Cervelli wrist is broken. Romaine likely call up.

Rahm Mahood said...

How many more bodies do we have to sacrifice. Tough way to win.

Domenic said...

How many more bodies can we lose. Likely Phelps/Warren combo will fill Nova rotation spot.

William Mensom said...

Just more pressure on our staff to perform at their best and consistently. A heavy burden. But that is why these guys are WIN METHOD. The best of the best.

Les Osaka said...

If this season doesn't prove to everyone in the world how great the WIN METHOD is, nothing ever will. Please take into account half of the people out there are dumbed down, fantasy world, stat fraud, idiots.

bigbadwolf said...

William Mensom, you are the wise sage of the WIN METHOD blog. Your insight and wisdom is appreaciated.

Mike Smith said...

We know Cervelli is our for about 2 months. Hopefully Nova is not real bad, like Tommy John.

Carl Hooks said...

What tough luck for Cervelli. Won the starting catchers spot and gets hurt. Mad Yankee fans not miss Russell Martin.

Allie Singh said...

Rebound today CC. Get the win for the team.

Victor Tinzak said...

Good thing we have a solid minor league system with many future WIN METHOD stars.

Laura Koehler said...

Win today for Francisco

Billy Tedder said...

Lets go Yankees.

Kris Hollins said...

Toronto leading 1-0 after three.

Kornejo said...

Yanks down 1-0 after 3.

RLA said...

Hafners 3 run homer ties game 3-3 after 4. The bad is Nunez and Stewart each allowed Jays a run with sloppy defense.

Andy K said...

Yanks down 4-3 after 6.

sid greenberg.nyc said...

Hits when they count by Wells and Hafner put the Yanks up 5-4 after 7.

Saul Irving said...

Yankees win it 5-4.

RLA said...

Theeeeeeee Yankeeeeeeees Winnnnn.

Gus Papa said...

Joba pitches the 9th and earns the save and Sabathia gets the win going 8 hard fought gutsy innings. 5-4 Yanks

Cory said...

Yanks take third straight from Jays 5-4. Joba in for the save.

Alex Antonius said...

The Yankees are winning playing the ultimate WIN METHOD baseball. Girardi is pulling all the right strings.

Claude Reeves said...

Hafner with four RBIs today. All big.

Linda Rice said...

Jeter on the bench these past three games surely hasn't hurt. The captain is the leader.

Phil Jenkins said...

Chance for a four game sweep tomorrow.

Eddie OConnor said...

Yankee fans have to be pretty darn proud of the way this team has played and performed so far this year.

Linus Walsh said...

Keep it going Phil.. give us another gem today and earn the win.

Andy K said...

Don't fall asleep guys. Get the sweep.

will-i-am said...

SWwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Erica Johnston said...

Do it Hughes. With Nova down time to take another step up.

Patricia Piper said...

Would love to see romaine catch todays game.

Stan the Man said...

Stewart is catching. Lets get the win.

johnsondc said...

Hughes 1,2,3 first. Hitting 94 on the gun.

George Thompson said...

Yanks down 2-1 after six. Only two hits off Dickey.

sid greenberg.nyc said...

Overbay tow run Ballantine blast gives Yanks 3-2 lead after seven. time for some R & R.

Giambino said...

7 pitch 1,2,3 8th for DRob.

will-i-am said...

Yanks win 3-2. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Saul Irving said...

Mo with a 1,2,3 9th. Yanks win it 3-2.

johnsondc said...

Another perfect WIN METHOD win. Production when it counts. No waste.

Victor Grandozi said...

Things are going right. Just hang tight when things go bad. It happens to every team at some point during the season.

RLA said...

Very enjoyable weekend for Yankee fans.

Teena/Bronx said...

Nice weekend sweep of the Jay. Astros come to town for three games tomorrow. Sadly rain is in the forecast.

Patricia Pipier said...

Rain rain go away, the Yankees need to play.

Rick Merenick said...

Don't forget, that is now three straight quality games from Hughes.

Giambino said...

Very likely rain-out for Monday game.

Bob Behan said...

Quietly, Mo has nine saves.

Steve said...

We were looking for .500 ball for April. I think we surpassed that number quite handily.

Mike Smith said...

Play around the rain, even if it means a double header one of the days.

Stanley Chin said...

Pettitte goes if there is a game tonight.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

No letups in the Houston series guys. Play winning baseball. TEAM

AAA said...

Make it five team, keep it rolling Andy.

Lou Lis said...

This time Andy doesn't have to break a losing streak. He can keep the win streak going.

will-i-am said...

Finish out April on a win streak of six.

NJYANKEE said...

Go Yankees, you are doing great.

Steve said...

Go Yankees. Five in a row.

jimbo said...


there will be a game tonight and we will win.

BIGTIMEYANKEE said...

Game time.

Steve said...

Pettitte with his worst inning of the season allows 3 first inning runs.

Eddie OConnor said...

Pettitte has nothing tonight. Yanks down 5-0 after 4, and are not swinging well so far. So much for playing the worse team in baseball.

RLA said...

8-0 Astros and still batting in the 5th.

Cory said...

9-1 Astros after six.

Steve said...

We lose 9-1. No pitching, no hitting, no win.

johnsondc said...

If a loss can be WIN METHOD, this was it.

will-i-am said...

Yanks go down 9-1. Try again tomorrow.

Zhaire said...

Kuroda tomorrow to get us back on the winning track.

Ben Rosen--Israel said...

We got rained on last night. Astro hits, 17 of them.

Rahm Mahood said...

A touch of baseball WIN METHOD reality in last nights game?

Eddie OConnor said...

Last nights game is just one of the forty a team is sure to lose no matter what.

Ned Loftus,Daytona Beach said...

Hiroki Kuroda to even the series tonight.

Cory said...

Revenge today for yesterdays whooping.

Giambino said...

Make amends guys. Hiroki rules.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Start another win streak guys.

Linda Pardo said...

Finish April with a bang.

Kris Hollins said...

Are we ready for Yankee baseball.

Mike Smith said...

Yanks score first. 1-0 after one.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks up 2-0 after 3, but Kuroda has toughed out 3 innings throwing 70 pitches, and has been in trouble.

AAA said...

Yanks score two more in the 5th and lead 4-0 after five. Kuroda settled down in the 4th and 5th and is still going in the 6th.

KevMac said...

After struggling thru the first three innings, Kuroda pitches a sparkling 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. Yanks lead 4-0 coming to bat in the 7th.

Warren Hammond said...

Yanks with 3 in the 8th take 7-2 lead into the 9th. Kelley in to close it out and earn Hiroki Kuroda another win.

Steve said...

Kelley can't close out the 9th. So Mo gets a chance at a save.

Claude Reeves said...

M o with a five pitch save to earn his 10th save and the Yankees the win. 7-4.

Domenic said...

Yankees close out April with a win and try for the series win tomorrow night with Phelps starting.

Ben Rosen--Israel said...

Gutty performance by Kuroda. Now for the series taking win today to start May.

Eugene Rico said...

Phelps now bets another chance to prove he be be a rotation starter. His performance will dictate his future.

William Mensom said...

16-10 is a great start to this Yankee team. Thank you WIN METHOD, the best talent evaluator and the best evaluation tool in baseball history.

YankeeMike said...

I second that William.

Erica Nuyens said...

Hear, hear William. Love ya, WIN METHOD.

will-i-am said...

Phelps needs to step it up and take advantage of this opportunity.

Andy K said...

Game time. WIN

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