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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LETS GO YANKEES! Great post WIN METHOD. Love ya,

One game at a time, one win at a time.

The playoffs is goal one.

Win it all. There is nothing to stop us.

Great post, always positive. Nice WIN METHOD.

Here's to a great season.

The baseball forum Yankee fans in name only almost all have the Yankees struggling all season with many not seeing the Yankees achieving 90 wins. They will be proven wrong again as always.

Go for 100.

It is so right that wins define the best and other stats are insignificant in the big picture.

The playoffs and then a march to the World Series.

I like the 93 wins with 15 and 16 win months from the previous blog entry.

Hopefully Jeter will lead his team and go out on top.

lets get our first win tonight.

Rock and roll time. Let the season commence.

Dereks final season. Lead the way Captain, lead the way.

Jeter gets hit by pitch in first at bat. CC must retaliate.

Very sloppy first inning by Sabathia.

Yanks down 4-0 after 1.

CC has nothing and looks like he is pitching batting practice.

Yanks go down 6-2. CC was good after first two inning.

One game at a time. Good way to get a groove going and a reality check. You have to earn wins.

Not a good start for CC or the Yankees but the season is long.

No team is going to roll over and no win is easy. Teams win because of everyone on the team. Hitting and pitching WHEN it matters wins the day.

Get even tonight.

Even tonight seires tomorow.

Lets go guys, the season has started. Everything counts now.

Same Yankee lineup different starter tonight.

Yanks down 2-0 after 5.

Yanks get one in seventh but trail 2-1.

Yankee lineup has been futile when it mattered most tonight. Down 3-1 and one more chance.

You don't score runs, you do not win. Solarte with a great pinch hitting at bat that could have turned the game, but hit ball right at someone. team is looking good, just not doing what needs to be done to win right now.

We really need to win tonight and get everyone pulling in the same direction.

Two losses at the beginning of the season always looks worse than two losses in the middle of the season.

Earn the win tonight guys.

Ivan Nova in stopper role tonight.

Be the man Ivan.

Yankees take first lead of season. Up 2-1 after 3.

Nova struggling and grinding. Leads 3-2 after 5. saved by 4 Jeter DPs. Still the best defensive shortstop in baseball.

Warren and Kelly brilliant in relief as Yanks lead 4-2 after 8.

Solarte with a great game. Maybe just the shot in the arm the Yankees needed.

David Robertson coming in for the ninth as Mo's closer replacement.

Three up three down for Robertson. Yankees win 4-2.

Final Yanks 4-2.

Nice to get win number 1.

Good gut win last night from Nova. Jeter still brilliant on defense turning four double plays.

Tanaka tonight to even slate.

Jeter makes the toughest plays look easy.

This rotation is great. We used three guys and still have Tanaka and Pineda to go before we go around again.

Warren looked fantastic last night. i remember when WIN METHOD posted that Warren was his special selection for the Yankee draft.

When you have five starters like the Yankees do, then you don't need to call anyone an 'ace'.

The pitching staff matches anybodies 1-5.

Tanaka on stage and in the spotlight tonight.

Just about Tanaka time.

Yanks up 4-3 after 3 in one heck of a crazy game.

5-3 Yanks after 5. Tanaka looking very strong after shaky and unlucky first 2 innings.

Yankees and Tanaka through 7 lead 5-3. Tanaka looks good.

6-3 Yanks after 8.

Ballgame over. 7-3 win.

Yankees win 7-3. Tanaka first MLB win.

After evening their record at 2-2 the Yankees will send their 5th ace to the mound this afternoon in Toronto to try for their 3rd win of the season.

Nice to see some hitting from the team yesterday. Go Pineda.

Lets keep moving forward today. We want at least 15 wins in April.

With the Yankees being so deep, no matter how long Teixeira is out they will not miss a beat.

No world on Tex injury and how long will be out.

Tex on 15 day DL. Romaine called up.

Yanks down 1-0 after 2.

Yankees down 1-0 after 5. Pineda has been pretty good.

Pineda leaves after 6 very strong innings trailing 1-0.

Yanks trail 1-0 after 7. Two more at bats for the win.

Phelps, the only Yankee reliever to give up anything this year puts the Yankees in a big hole allowing 2 HRs and 3 runs in the 8th as the Yankees now trail 4-0 after 8.

The Yankees had their chance but couldn't deliver when it mattered most. Beltran the biggest culprit today.

The Yankees have not hit a HR so far this season. One of only two teams without one so far.

Final, Yankees lose it 4-0.

Series even, need to win tomorrow to have an even road trip. CC goes.

At least Pineda looked good.

CC tomorrow in the rubber game. Will be interesting to see how he rebounds.

CC needs to put forth a big time effort tomorrow. So far he has started the worst of the five aces.

A win and a solid game from CC would be uplifting.

Step up CC. Take the torch and carry it.

Let go Yankees

Yes baseball is back. A nice relaxing Sunday afternoon watching the Yankees.

Soriano has not done done thing in the lineup. He alone can carry a team for a week when hot.

The YANKEES playing solid WIN METHOD baseball score three runs in first inning giving Sabathia a cushion to work with.

CC gives up a lead off HR. Yanks lead 3-1 after 1.

Gardner hits first HR for Yanks extending lead to 6-1 in 4th.

6-1 Yankees after 5. CC dealing.

CC gives up three runs after two out and nobody on in the sixth. yanks lead now 6-4.

Warren with a 1,2,3 7th, and then Kelly with a 1,2,4, 8th allowing one hit and the yanks hold lead at 6-4 after 8.

Warren, Kelly and Robertson get job done in last three innings and the Yankees win 6-4.

Robertson gets save and CC the win as Yanks win 6-4.

3-3 road trip. Home opener tomorrow.

One HR in six games. ?????

Kuroda to make his second start in Yankee home opener tomorrow.

Home opener. Go Yankees.

Todays home opener may be in doubt with the movement of rain on the horizon.

Hope the game gets played.

Hopefully we can play and keep the rotation on track.

Game starting on time. Hopefully rain will hold off until the Yankees win it.

No score after one.

Yanks score first 1-0 after three.

Jeter leads Yankees to a 4-1 lead after 5.

4-2 Yankees after 7.

Yankees win home opener 4-2. Warren for the hold again in the 8th and Kelly for the save in the 9th.

The rain held off. So close Phillies rained out just 9o miles away.

Much team play by the WIN METHOD built Yankees winning the day.

The Yankee pitching has been very very good with the bullpen even better.

Nova in tomorrow afternoons game.

Teixeira and Robertson both on the DL. We are deep and we will overcome.

WIN METHODS special pick Adam Warren a few years back has turned into a gold mine for the Yankee relief corps.

Fans go back and reread PURE WIN METHOD, June 27,2009.

Game tine, go get em Ivan.

Nova shelled in first inning, down 3-0 with Yanks yet to bat.

Yanks down 4-1 after 3.

Yankees dwon 7-4 after five. Nova had nothing and looked terrible.

Nuno gets hammered, Yanks down 11-4.

Trounced 14-5.

Tanaka will make his second start tomorrow as the Yankee try to win the rubber game of the three game series with the O's.

It may soon come to pass that Tanaka becomes the go to guy of the staff.

A win tonight takes our second straight series.

Tanaka will pack the stadium tonight.

Tanaka may quickly ride to the top of the Yankee starters.

Show then how to win Tanaka.

Tanaka gives up 3 run HR in 2nd.

Yanks trail 3-2 after 3.

3-3 after 6 1/2. Tanaka one bad pitch. Yanks up in home 7th.

3-3 after 7. Tanaka leaves with a no decision.

Adam Warren does his job again in the eight, but then Shawn Kelly crashes and burns in the ninth. O's up 5-3 with last chance for Yanks.

Yanks go down fighting scoring one and losing 5-4. Tough loss.

The bosux are in town tonight and the Yankees will start Pineda in game one.

We haven't hit on all cylinders yet. Watch what happens then.

Keep positive fans. It is a long season and a few games does not tell the real story. that will be told as the season progresses and the final chapter is written and we win the division.

Time to explode guys. the bosux are here.

Pitchers duel in the Bronx. 0-0 after 3.

Yanks 4-0 after 6.

Yanks win 4-1. Phelps with a big outing in relief.

Very nice game from Pineda last night. The rotation has now completed two turns and as of this ever changing instant it would be Tanaka, Pineda, Kuroda, CC, Nova.

CC needs to win tonight and pitch like he should.

Every day a starter can move himself up or down in the pecking order. And in the end we will find out how each earned their spot.

Very soon the Yankee starters and the Yankee lineup are going to put things together at the same time and propel the team to the top of the division with a very long run of wins.

candycane....can we start by sweeping the bosux.

One game at a time, one win at a time, and when it is all over have enough wins to make the playoffs.

CC with another chance.

Lets get ready to rumble.

CC sailing along then crashes in 6th allowing 4 and Yanks trail 4-1 after 6.

CC and Yanks go down 4-2. One bad inning again for CC. three games in a row.

Kuroda on tap this afternoon for game 3 of 4. A few runs wouldn't hurt our chances.

2-2 after 2. Beltran 2 run HR.

McCann and Soriano with Ballantyne blasts in the 4th for a 4-2 lead after 4.

Home runs from McCann and Soriano in the fourth give the Yankees a 4-2 lead.

Yankees have three HRs today. First time this season. Lead 4-2 after four.

McCann the Man has awoken. Hits second HR of game in 6th with a man on for a 6-2 Yankee lead and still batting.

6-4 Yanks after 7. Warren in again for the 8th inning.

Warren with yet another 1,2,3 inning. Simply brilliant. One more inning.

The Yankee bats are alive with the sound of music. Five homeruns today. Johnson, Beltran, Soriano, 2 for McCann. 7-4 after 8. Kelly for the save?

Warren 1,2,3 8th and a hold, Kelly with a 1,2,3 9th for the save. Yanks 7-4.

Theee Yankeeeeees Winnnn.

Yanks 7-4 final. Take the series tomorrow.

If the bats get hot, we roll.

Lets put a win streak together. Nova for Sundays game. Needs to do a lot better than last time out. A Lot.

Nice to see some big home runs from some guys who had yet to produce. i look for big things as these guys get to know each other and NY.

Solid game from the Yankees. I love the positiveness of the WIN METHOD and to pick a guy like Warren and post it is a tribute to joek.

We want to take this series.

Nova goes tonight. The dreaded espn Sunday night game.

Nova needs to pitch like he is supposed to do. Hope he is no overwhelmed by the talent of the other four starters.

Maybe yesterday was breakout day for the lumber,

Lets go Nova. Don't be the odd man out.

Adam Warren has been simply fantastic and may right now be the most under-rated arm in baseball.

Go Yankees.

Beltran tow run home run gives Yankees 2-1 lead after three.

3-1 Yanks after 5.

3-2 Yanks after six. Cervelli out, hamstring pull.

Phelps labors thru the 8th and leaves the bases loaded as Yanks cling to a 3-2 lead.

Kelly in for the 9th.

Kelly gets another save. 1,2,3.

The Yankees hang on for a 3-2 win.

Nice taking 3 of 4 from the sux.

Sweet win for the Yankees and Nova.

Off day. The Yankees get their first day off since the start of the regular season.

Enjoy the day off. Heal the injured.

The Cubs come to town tomorrow night. We will have Tanaka waiting for them.

Tanaka and Pineda will finish the third round of the Yankee rotation.

Win each series. That is always the goal.

Keep on winning guys.

Time to put several wins together.

Possible rain situation tonight.

Yes Teena, the rain has arrived and looks like it will last awhile.

Tonights game has been canceled and rescheduled as a double header tomorrow. Good heads up Teena, sid.

Two tomorrow after they shovel the snow.

If they play tomorrow, it will be cold.

One heck of a horrible day here and it isn't over yet.

Latest updates. It will be a day/night double header tomorrow. 1PM and 7PM. Tanaka in first game and Pineda in game two. Cervelli on the 60 day DL. Sizemore and Murphy called up. Greene back down.

Freezing in NY. Injury type weather for two games.

Lets win 2.

After Tanaka dazzles the Cubbies in game one Pineda will blow them away in game two.

Everybody will play today between the two games. Murphy will catch one of the games, all infielders will play and all outfielders will play. With some luck we may not see all the bullpen.

No team is as deep on the major and minor league rosters as the Yankees. Many pieces to fit for any scenario.

Take two today, one game at a time.

Sunny and chilly start to game one. Ground crew blow dries ice and snow off tarp to start game.

Beltran 1st inning blast gives Yanks 1-0 lead.

Yanks up 2-0 after 4.

First game over. Yanks win 3-0. Tanaka 8 innings 0 runs 2 hits 10 Ks.

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