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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Wes Karlson said...

May 2014 be a year to remember.

Erica Nuyens said...

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

Dan Evans said...

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

AAA said...

The playoffs is goal one.

Yanks23245 said...

Win it all. There is nothing to stop us.

Izzy Hernandez said...

Great post, always positive. Nice WIN METHOD.

Rahm Mamood said...

Here's to a great season.

NJYANKEE said...

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.

Eddie OConnor said...

Go for 100.

Zhaire said...

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

Benny Pake said...

The playoffs and then a march to the World Series.

Lou Lis said...

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

Patricia Piper said...

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

will-i-am said...

lets get our first win tonight.

Roger Downs said...

Rock and roll time. Let the season commence.

Warren Hammond said...

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

Stan the Man said...

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

Hector Lopez said...

Very sloppy first inning by Sabathia.
Yanks down 4-0 after 1.

Steve said...

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

Steve said...

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

Gus Papa said...

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

Tony Kanchu said...

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

Swen Jorgenson said...

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.

YankeeMike said...

Get even tonight.

Tom Loughlin said...

Even tonight seires tomorow.

Sharon/NC said...

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

Stan the Man said...

Same Yankee lineup different starter tonight.

Ron Francis said...

Yanks down 2-0 after 5.

candycane said...

Yanks get one in seventh but trail 2-1.

will-i-am said...

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

bigbadwolf said...

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.

Teena/Bronx said...

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

Fred Slube said...

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

Cory said...

Earn the win tonight guys.

Lee Askew said...

Ivan Nova in stopper role tonight.

Nick Polito said...

Be the man Ivan.

Steve said...

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

Steve said...

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

Steve said...

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

Deb F said...

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

Steve said...

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

Steve said...

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

AAA said...

Final Yanks 4-2.

Tom Loughlin said...

Nice to get win number 1.

Sean Smith said...

Good gut win last night from Nova. Jeter still brilliant on defense turning four double plays.
Tanaka tonight to even slate.

Sharon/NC said...

Jeter makes the toughest plays look easy.

Raji Mahood said...

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

Boston Yankee fan said...

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

Deb F said...

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

A;fred Ashton said...

The pitching staff matches anybodies 1-5.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

Tanaka on stage and in the spotlight tonight.

Warren Hammond said...

Just about Tanaka time.

Stan the Man said...

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

RLA said...

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

will-i-am said...

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

Tom Loughlin said...

6-3 Yanks after 8.

Ron Francis said...

Ballgame over. 7-3 win.

Chad Greene said...

Yankees win 7-3. Tanaka first MLB win.

Linda Pardo said...

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.

Harry Stavris said...

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

jimbo said...

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

Hector Lopez said...

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

Mitch Tuchman said...

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

johnsondc said...

Tex on 15 day DL. Romaine called up.

Jack Gordon said...

Yanks down 1-0 after 2.

Mike Smith said...

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

Linda Rice said...

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

Karl Rinker said...

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

Stan the Man said...

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.

Patricia Piper said...

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

Gene A said...

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

AAA said...

Final, Yankees lose it 4-0.

Lou Lis said...

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

Warren Hammond said...

At least Pineda looked good.

Carl Hooks said...

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

White Knight said...

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

Patricia Piper said...

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

John Tremko said...

Step up CC. Take the torch and carry it.

johnny said...

Let go Yankees

Chen Cho said...

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

Greg Hanes said...

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

WIN METHOD said...

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

Stanley Chin said...

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

Quay Ho said...

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

Billy Tedder said...

6-1 Yankees after 5. CC dealing.

will-i-am said...

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

Cory said...

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.

Tom Loughlin said...

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

AAA said...

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

Gus Papa said...

3-3 road trip. Home opener tomorrow.

Tony Gigante said...

One HR in six games. ?????

sid greenberg,nyc said...

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

NJYANKEE said...

Home opener. Go Yankees.

Teena/Bronx said...

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

Stan the Man said...

Hope the game gets played.

Donna S, Oslo said...

Hopefully we can play and keep the rotation on track.

Teena/Bronx said...

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

Carl Hooks said...

No score after one.

Paco Duran said...

Yanks score first 1-0 after three.

Tom Loughlin said...

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

Eddie OConnor said...

4-2 Yankees after 7.

RLA said...

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

Teena/Bronx said...

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

Erica Johnston said...

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

Izzy Hernandez said...

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

Ted Lilly said...

Nova in tomorrow afternoons game.

Jerry Curcio said...

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

bigbadwolf said...

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

Deb F said...

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

Benny Pake said...

Game tine, go get em Ivan.

Dan Evans said...

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

Stanley Chin said...

Yanks down 4-1 after 3.

RLA said...

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

RLA said...

Nuno gets hammered, Yanks down 11-4.

Benny Pake said...

Trounced 14-5.

Sal Mineo said...

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.

Ben Rosen/Israel said...

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

Jen Vitter said...

A win tonight takes our second straight series.

KevMac said...

Tanaka will pack the stadium tonight.

Lou Lis said...

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

Billy Tedder said...

Show then how to win Tanaka.

Dan Evans said...

Tanaka gives up 3 run HR in 2nd.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks trail 3-2 after 3.

will-i-am said...

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

will-i-am said...

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

Eddie OConnor said...

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.

Stan the Man said...

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

Andy K said...

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

candycane said...

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

White Knight said...

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.

Pete H said...

Time to explode guys. the bosux are here.

Teena/Bronx said...

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

Cory said...

Yanks 4-0 after 6.

Gus Papa said...

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

johnsondc said...

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.

Izzy Hernandez said...

CC needs to win tonight and pitch like he should.

White Knight said...

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.

candycane said...

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.

Linda Rice said...

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

Sal Mineo said...

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

Dave Matthews said...

CC with another chance.

AAA said...

Lets get ready to rumble.

Swen Jorgenson said...

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

Todd Starnes said...

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

Teena/Bronx said...

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

Steve said...

2-2 after 2. Beltran 2 run HR.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

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

Ted Lilly said...

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

Quay Ho said...

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

Sal Mineo said...

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.

Steve said...

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

Stan the Man said...

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

Deb F said...

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?

RLA said...

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

Steve said...

Theee Yankeeeeees Winnnn.

Eddie OConnor said...

Yanks 7-4 final. Take the series tomorrow.

Alex Antonious said...

If the bats get hot, we roll.

Dan Evans said...

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

NJYANKEE said...

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.

White Knight said...

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.

Hector Lopez said...

We want to take this series.

Robert Mandell said...

Nova goes tonight. The dreaded espn Sunday night game.

Victor Grandozi said...

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

Tommy Lee said...

Maybe yesterday was breakout day for the lumber,

Patricia Piper said...

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

Vinny Ferrero said...

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

johnny said...

Go Yankees.

Linda Rice said...

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

Steve said...

3-1 Yanks after 5.

RLA said...

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

Tom Loughlin said...

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

Stan the Man said...

Kelly in for the 9th.

will-i-am said...

Kelly gets another save. 1,2,3.

Steve said...

The Yankees hang on for a 3-2 win.

Alex Antonius said...

Nice taking 3 of 4 from the sux.

candycane said...

Sweet win for the Yankees and Nova.

Ray Moore said...

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

Lee Askew said...

Enjoy the day off. Heal the injured.

Zhaire said...

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

AAA said...

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

Warren Hammond said...

Win each series. That is always the goal.

Ben Rosen/Israel said...

Keep on winning guys.

Swen Jorgenson said...

Time to put several wins together.

Teena/Bronx said...

Possible rain situation tonight.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

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

bignadwolf said...

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

NJYANKEE said...

Two tomorrow after they shovel the snow.

Vinny Bruno said...

If they play tomorrow, it will be cold.

Teena/Bronx said...

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

Carl Hooks said...

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.

Eddie OConnor said...

Freezing in NY. Injury type weather for two games.

AAA said...

Lets win 2.

Alex Antonious said...

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

Paul Hirschman said...

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.

Ted Lilly said...

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

Stanley Chin said...

Take two today, one game at a time.

George W said...

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

Val G said...

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

RLA said...

Yanks up 2-0 after 4.

Yanks23245 said...

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

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