Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WIN METHOD 2014 -- A SEASON TO REMEMBER

It has arrived.  YANKEE opening day game for the 2014 season.  This will be an epic season.  Derek Jeter, the last member of the 'Core Four', will play his final season for the YANKEES.  Jeter who has been the best player in Major League Baseball over the past twenty years, winning more games, appearing in more playoffs, winning more pennants and winning more World Series than any player has announced his retirement.  Jeter whose brilliant defense solidifying the middle of the YANKEE infield with far ranging defense, making countless plays look routine, and also making plays in the biggest events that no other shortstop in baseball could make but could only dream of, will play his last season at shortstop.  Jeters retirement will be celebrated by every team in every ballpark he visits throughout the season.  Jeter, who has been the most positive face of Major League Baseball during his career deserves every accolade he gets, why, because he earned it on the field with WINS.  And winning and wins has and always will be the determining factor in the greatest players of any era.  Derek Jeter has been the best baseball has had to offer for the past twenty years.

After last seasons injury plagued year where so many YANKEE players had so many injuries with so many games not played, the YANKEES hung on to a playoff run right up to the last week of the season and still posted a winning record for the season.  The YANKEE players set the record for game time lost by players for any one season in baseball history.   Over the winter, the YANKEES were active in rebuilding the team.  The injured are healthy again, the YANKEES signed several solid WIN METHOD players who wanted to wear the YANKEE uniform and now will get a chance to prove what it means to be a YANKEE.

The WIN METHOD looks for the YANKEES to win at least 93 games this season and that is minimum, but the sky is the limit and 100+ games is not impossible.  Captain Derek Jeter will lead his team to the playoffs and the new crop of YANKEES will follow the leader to the playoffs.

The YANKEE outfield is solid and deep.  The infield anchored by Jeter and Teixeira at shortstop and first base and the addition of Brian Roberts at second base and Kelly Johnson at third base will be brilliant defensively and more than adequate offensively.  Catcher Brian McCann is a major upgrade behind the plate.  The pitching staff, starting with the starting rotation is second to none in baseball, and the bullpen will be more than adequate.  There is no question that the retirement of Mariano Rivera leaves a hole, but hopefully David Robertson who has been groomed to fill Mo's closing spot will not let the team down.  Another great factor in making this 2014 YANKEE team better is the banishment from baseball of one of the biggest liars and cheats in baseball being gone.  The distraction of afraud is gone for 2014.

Don't forget WIN METHOD fans, every player on the team helps in their own way, forget individual stats, it is wins that will determine who goes to the playoffs and all we want to do is win.   So, lets get ready for the comeback ride of the 2014 season.  LETS GO YANKEES!

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Robert Mandell said...

Scary. Just six more weeks till spring camp.

Swen Jorgenson said...

Just to get ready. Lets go Yankees.

Teena/Bronx said...

How soon will it hit Yankee fans that there is no Jeter this season.

YankeeMike said...

It would be nice to land Mocada also.

Tommy Lee said...

Moncada would be another feather in the Yankee cap.

Tom Loughlin said...

Just hibernating, waiting for baseball.

Erica Nuyens said...

We are overdo for a major blog WIN METHOD. Love ya,

Jack Gordon said...

No wonder they play football, basketball, and hockey in the winter. They are all losers.

bigbadwolf said...

Hal Steinbrenner said that the Yankees are still the Yankees and are willing to spend to win and it isn't over till it's over, referring to acquiring more talent before the season starts.

Chad Greene said...

It sure looks like WIN METHOD is right again, like always.

Gus Papa said...

Hal seems to give the impression that he wants to win now.

Sharon/NC said...

Look alive, just over five weeks to spring training camp.

Henry Rios said...

This site is quite possibly the best most insightful baseball blog in the world.

RLA said...

Welcome Henry. Yes this is the best there is. No BS. Just wins and winning.

Cal Fuerst said...

I for one, am not looking forward to seeing Didi play SS for the Yankees and I fully expect him to struggle....mightily. No one, repeat no one can replace the best player in the game over the past 20 years. Particularly defensively.

White Knight said...

Anyone who thinks there is a shortstop in baseball you can match Jeters fetes is a fool.

Carl Hooks said...

Scherzer goes to Washington. Me thinks we saved alot of dollars on this one.

Andy K said...

I think our big signing will be Mocada.

Gene A said...

Just waiting for the OK to sign Mocada.

Wayne Littlebear said...

Looking forward to a playoff season.

Alex Antonius said...

After the past two seasons of injury after injury, things are do to turn around. Look for a big year from the the Yankees.

Teena/Bronx said...

"We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

johnny said...

Lets go Yankees.

Dan Evans said...

Spring training will be a circus with afraud in camp.

Vladmir Tinzik said...

This winter the Yankees are the same or gotten better at every position but one, shortstop. replacing Jeter and getting better offensively and defensively at shortstop was impossible.

Benny Pake said...

afraud is garbage.

Ivan Norrionkos said...

Salutos Yankee fans.

Stash Kusick said...

I agree people. Wins determines the best.

bigbadwolf said...

Welcome to the real world Stash.

Yanks23245 said...

Hoping for a big bounce back season.

Raul Vasquez said...

Stay healthy and win it all in 15.

William Mensom said...

I too, am looking for a rebound season. The enormity and severity of the injuries for the past two seasons has to subside at some point.

Steve said...

The biggest problem this season is going to be dealing with the cancer afraud.

Augie Defonce said...

Looking forward to baseball. There are no real sports over the winter.

Yankeeforever said...

Just imagine, for an instant, that the Yankees suffer no significant injuries this season, players deliver WHEN it counts and matters most, and then roll into the playoffs. How sweet would that be!

Harry Stavris said...

Here's hoping afraud crashes and burns this spring and gets booted.

jimbo said...

Yes, no injuries. How sweet.

Laura Koehler said...

Keep your chin up. Lets go Yankees.

Bob Behan said...

Mocada is on the horizon.

will-i-am said...

Three more weeks and the greatest sport is back.

Paul Hirschman said...

Baseball can't start up soon enough.

Patricia Piper said...

Trying to come out of hibernation. Lets go Yankees.

Gordie Williams said...

Three weeks and all will be well.

RLA said...

Moncada is just around the corner.

Lori Kelly said...

If George was alive there would be no question that Moncada would be a Yankee. Lets see what happens.

Vinnie Ferrero said...

It's February, spring camps open this month and baseball is back.

Lee Askew said...

Happy ground hog day.

YankeeMike said...

Lets roll.

Cy Hall said...

How long will be have to endure the curse of afraud.

Eddie OConnor said...

Lets get Moncada.

Fred Slube said...

Moncada decision should be make before camps open.

Yanks23245 said...

Lets see what Georges sons are willing to spend.

Guy Padikian said...

The Yankees seem to have a well thought out plan this winter, lets see how it ends up.

Deb F said...

We will know soon enough, one way or the other.

Tom Loughlin said...

Get it done Cash.

Gus Papa said...

Still no decision from Moncada.

jimbo said...

It ain't over till it's over.

Wes Karlson said...

The thing with Mocada is we get nothing now, but a chance for returns in the future.

Karl R said...

Two weeks to spring training and the greatest game, BASEBALL.

Vladimir Tinzak said...

Greetings Yankee comrades. Lets win again.

Sharon/NC said...

It's baseball weather in NC today, upper 60's and bright warm sun.

NJYANKEE said...

More snow and ice headed my way. I hate it here.

AAA said...

Mocada is still working out for teams. He is going to try to get every last dollar.

will-i-am said...

The baseball world awaits Mocada decision.

Victor Grandozi said...

Amazing times we live in. Some 19 year old who has never played baseball in America is going to be a multimillionaire. WOW!

William Mensom said...

afruad meets with Yankee brass today and apologizes for all his corruption and foul doings. Now the Yankees can chuck him with a clear conscience.

Mike Smith said...

Moncada said today he will be accepting offers over the next two weeks and will make a decision immediately after. Look for a decision around February 22nd or soon after.

Cory said...

Baseball camps will slowly be opening for all teams in next 7 to 12 days. Baseball is back and the season of dead sports is over.

Ted Lilly said...

Lets get ready for baseball, Yankee baseball.

Gus Papa said...

You can look at Moncada in three ways.
First, he is maybe going to be be great and worth every penny a team gets him for. Second, he is good, a MLB slightly better than average and not worth the large dollar outlay needed to get him, yet no disaster and some will say I told you he wasn't worth it and some will say it could have been worse. Three, he is a bust, barely acceptable and many dollars go down the drain and everybody says I told you so, how could management be so stupid.

Gene A said...

You either take a shot or you don't. sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

AAA said...

Six days.

Jimmy Thames said...

Spring training camps open later this week.

Jill Byrnes said...

Lets get ready for the best sport, it's time for baseball, Yankee baseball.

wll-i-am said...


The two most foul baseball players.....adraud and barry bonds.

Lou Lis said...

Just a few more days till camp opens.

Laura Koehler said...

afruad is a sack of garbage. Out for himself and to hell with anyone who gets in his way. Family, friends, team mates, steroid suppliers, etc.

Harry Stavris said...

Baseball now!!!! YES!!!!!

RLA said...

Yep, I can see it now Oct 28, 2015...Yankee Stadium game 7 of WS bottom of ninth bases loaded Yanks losing 4-1. Drew starts to go to the box.....but wait Giradi calls him back, the lights go out, the crowd is stunned whats going on!!??? Then a single spotlight on the Yankee dugout, out comes A-rod bat in hand. PA guy says, "Now pinch hitting #13 Alex Rodriquez". He strolls to the plate and like Popeye (except no spinach) he pulls out a syringe and sticks it in his arm, the crowd goes wild. He give a "Rock" like arch of his brow and swallows the gummies. Steps into the batters box.......
AND STRIKES OUT

Cory said...

good stuff Harry.

Lon Chaney said...

The world should hear from Moncada any day now.

Lee Askew said...

Moncada could be a bust.

Zhaire said...

That is funny RLA.

Chen Cho said...

LOL afraud.

Andy K said...

Break a leg afraud.

Tommy Lee said...

Let the battle for 25 roster spots begin.

Stan the Man said...

Moncada gives the Yankees a final two day workout makes me think both are serious.

Eddie OConnor said...

Without Jeets, who will tale a leadership role this season?
CC?

bigbadwolf said...

If all goes according to plan, the Yankees could have one of the younger starting rotations in baseball with Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Eovaldi, and Ivan Nova.

Nick Polito said...

Hard to believe that is possible.

Hope it happens.

johnny said...

Lets go Yankees.

johnsondc said...

No no Mon. Moncada signs with the bosux.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

No harm no foul without Moncada. He is going to be a crap shoot which ever way you look at it.

Izzy Hernandez said...

Now that the Moncada BS is over, all we have to worry about is afraud and then go out and win the division.

Vinnie Ferrero said...

I have a feeling everything is going to go right for the Yankees this season.

AAA said...

Wins and only wins will determine the best for 2015.

Ben Rosen/Israel said...

First spring game right around the corner.

Steve said...

Full squad workouts have begun.

Victor Grandozi said...

This team will bounce back big time this season. There are many players who have something to prove to the fans. PRIDE

Kirk K said...

First spring game this afternoon.

Sal Mineo said...

afraud not with team for this afternoons game.

Diane Stahl said...

afruad in todays game as DH and will not play in the field.

Pete H said...

afraud has got to go.

Tommy Lee said...

cut afraud now.

John P said...

Nothing special at camp so far.

V said...

Yanks getting decent pitching in first three spring games.

Eddie OConnor said...

Many young Yanks producing and the pitching has been fine so far.

Jimmy Thames said...

afraud is useless.

Ted Lilly said...

Very impressed with the team so far this spring.

Erica Nuyens said...

Where is WIN METHOD?

Love Ya,

KevMac said...

Good spring so far. A possible solid core of home grown possible for the future.

Alex Antonius said...

Lindgren had a big outing today. One inning, three up three down with two K's.

Eddie OConnor said...

Yankees host the sux in Tampa this afternoon.

Yanks23245 said...

Arod is clogging the Yankee roster.

Ron Francis said...

Capuano goes down in 1st inning with a quad strain covering 1st base. MRI scheduled to determine severity. should back him up a decent amount of time.

Linda Rice said...

afraud with a HR today.

Sal Mineo said...

Tanaka to make first start of spring today. Looking for three innings.

Dawn Ahearn said...

I think they may only be looking for 2 innings from Tanaka tonight.

johnny said...

Go Yankees.

Sal Mineo said...

Tanaka throws 2 perfect innings with 2 K's.

Warren Hammond said...

Next to make debut will be CC next week.

Tom Loughlin said...

Lindgrens' next outing tonight against the bosux.

Augie Defonce said...

The youngsters continue to look good.

Ben Rosen/Israel said...

Pineda sparkling in three innings of work so far today.

RLA said...

Eovaldi goes this afternoon. Pitching rotation starting to look solid with Nova still in the wings.

RLA said...

Yankees down 4-2 after 5. Bats haven't done a thing since 1st inning.

RLA said...

We are playing terrible baseball and things need to turn around soon.

Win Method said...

I wish to express my condolences and the condolences of the entire WIN METHOD family, to the family of Yogi Berra, one of the finest YANKEES that ever wore the uniform, a player who lived the WIN METHOD, a WWII veteran, a man who had an infamous way with words, a humble man, a charitable man, and a man that helped guide me with the WIN METHOD. Rest in peace my friend.

YankeeMike said...

Game rained out tonight.

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