Sunday, March 15, 2015

WIN METHOD 2015...A NEW ERA

This is the hardest blog post I have ever done.  The retirement of all time great and the best player in Major League Baseball for the past twenty seasons, Derek Jeter has hit me hard.  The best player and one of the very first players drafted by Mr.S. (rip) and the YANKEES is gone and the hole he leaves offensively and defensively as the best shortstop in baseball is enormous.  However, we must move on.




The YANKEES for 2015 will be fine and are reloading.  With a very deep and talented starting rotation, albeit a starting rotation with much to prove, do not be surprised if this team performs far above expectations of the pundits and so called talking head experts.  Didi Gregorius has been tabbed to replace Jeter at shortstop, which in reality can never be done.  Didi needs to be himself, do what he does best and must not let the comparisons to Jeter get to him.  Chase Headley has been given the third base position and that may be one of the best moves the YANKEES have made in the off season.   The basic starting team will be McCann c. Teixeira 1b. Drew 2b. Headley 3b. Gregorius ss. Gardner lf. Elsbury cf. and Beltran rf.  The YANKEES have a boatload of very promising minor leaguers, some of which who will undoubtedly be heard from over the 2015 season.


During the off season the YANKEES lost closer David Robertson, but have gotten better and deeper in the bullpen with the maturation of Betances and the signing of Miller.  The closer spot has not been decided and possibly no one will be named.   From start to finish the YANKEE pitching staff will be exemplary and carry the team a long way.  The lineup on the other hand will have to come together and several players will have to step up their game over last seasons effort.   The loss of Jeter, the leader, the captain, will leave a gaping hole that will have to filled by everyone in the lineup stepping up their performance.


Personally, I had an almost non-stop off season with interviews and evaluations.   By my choice I am now on a year to year proprietary deal with the Steinbrenner sons.  But they are not Mr.S.   Hopefully, they will make the decisions that are best for the team, the fans, and winning.


I've noticed the stat frauds are almost non-existent here anymore.  You guys and gals have done a great job beating them off, refuting and disproving their garbage man made formulas that are meaningless and useless.  WINS and WINNING will always define the best players and teams.  I will try to post more often this season and glad you are still here and growing the best baseball blog in the world, the WIN METHOD.


To conclude............LETS GO YANKEES.







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Erica Nuyens said...

Welcome back and thank you WIN METHOD.
Love ya,

bigbadwolf said...

Lets go Yankees.

Stan the Man said...

It's going to be a good season. Lets go Yankees.

Tom Loughlin said...

Eovaldi throws four shutout innings for the YANKEES today. Longest outing by a YANKEE pitcher so far this spring.

Nice to have you back WIN METHOD.

Nick Polito said...

Eovaldi may be the find of the winter.

Deb F said...

We are back in action. Yes, Jeter will be missed. Lets go Yankees.

Phil Jenkins said...

The start of the regular season is just over two weeks away. Lets go Yankees.

Steve said...

The Yankees made their first round of Spring Training roster cuts before Sunday's game against the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field, reassigning top prospect Luis Severino and six others to Minor League camp. Along with Severino, the Yankees sent down catchers Trent Garrison and Juan Graterol, right-handers Nick Goody and Diego Moreno and left-handers James Pazos and Tyler Webb.

RLA said...

No question, there is no one who can replace Jeter. Nice to see a blog again..

Patricia Piper said...

Got a lot of good pitching again today for another win.

johnsondc said...

Do what you have to WIN METHOD. You have done so much for Yankee fans for decades.

jimbo said...

All hail WIN METHOD, all decry stat frauds.

Dan Evans said...

Hal and Hank leave something to be desired compared to the 'boss'.

Erica Johnston said...

Nice post WIN METHOD, hang in there.

George W said...

Very nice spring for many of our minor leaguers. bodes well for the future.

Victor Grandozi said...

Off day today and Sabathia starts tomorrow.

Leah Grant said...

It would be nice to go to the World Series again.

Vladimir Tinzak said...

Winning, that's what it's all about.

Bob Behan said...

CC be the man again.

KevMac said...

I will really be cheering for CC today and hope he has a great season. Comeback player of the year maybe.

William Mensom said...

Welcome back WIN METHOD. You are missed.

will-i-am said...

tonight game on mlb.tv

candycane said...

IF CC and Tanka come back strong, the Yankees will be very tough this season.

Fred Slube said...

Lets go YANKEES.

Carl Hooks said...

It's CC time.

Izzy Hernandez said...

CC so so.

RLA said...

I think CC was a bit disappointing last night. Then again, I may be expecting too much too soon.

Jimmy Thames said...

CC did have increased velocity.

Ian Torley said...

Give CC another couple of outings. It was his first live action in almost a year and after knee surgery.

Benny Pake said...

Tanaka makes his second start of spring tonight.

Cory said...

Tanaka needs to build on his first start.

Stan the Man said...

Tanaka with w solid innings so far.

johnsondc said...

Tanaka finishes night with 3 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 3. Great effort.

Patricia Piper said...

Yankee bats came alive tonight for 12 runs and an easy romping win.

Billy Tedder said...

So far so good this spring.

Jack Gordon said...

Strong effort for Tanaka. Good movement.

Steve said...

The Yankees cut Gary Sanchez, Branden Pinder, Greg Bird, Kyle Roller, and Domingo German assigning them to minor league teams. The real season is getting closer.

Quay Ho said...

Rogers starts tonight and will be trying to earn the 5th rotation spot to start the season.

Tommy Lee said...

I just wish we would cut the cancer, afraud out once and for all. The surgery is expensive but it is far better than living with the cancer.

Quay Ho said...

Rogers came up empty last night. Warren goes today to impress.

Cory said...

Warren is better than Rogeers.

Sal Mineo said...

Adam Warren makes longest start for any Yankee so far going 5 innings and allowing just 1 run to the Tigers today.

Saul Irving said...

Warren looked really good today.

Yankeeforever said...

If Warren could pitch like this afternoon consistently he could be a very big asset.

Ivan Norrionkos said...

If we can only stay away from big debilitating injuries we will be fine.

Alex Antonius said...

If the lineup produces runs we will be a major force in the AL East.

Laura Koehler said...

Pineda starts today. Could he be season opener starter.

Frank Sergi said...

Season starter as of now should be Pineda or Tanaka.

bigbadwolf said...

Just think WIN METHOD.

candycane said...

Pineda K's 6 of 11 outs but gives up 2 runs. Then Yanks score 3 in 9th for a 3-2 win with Lindgren earning the win.

Ty Keel said...

Pineda and the Yanks gave up 2 first inning runs and then 8 shutout innings. Not bad.

Izzy Hernandez said...

No bueno for CC.

candycane said...

The odd thing with CC has been he is striking out so many guys yet getting hit.

NJYANKEE said...

Chris Young with two home runs so far has Yanks leading Washington 6-4 after 6.

Jen Vitter said...

Yanks wind up losing today 7-6.

Raul Vasquez said...

Starters just need to build some innings for the start of the season.

Chen Cho said...

Two weeks and then the games count.

Karl R said...

Rogers goes for Yanks tonight. Will need to improve over last effort.

Wes Karlson said...

Rogers will have to go some to equal Warrens last five inning start.

V said...

.600 ball should make the playoffs.

AAA said...

Rogers gets hammered again.

YankeeMike said...

If spring training competition is the determining factor, Warren wins the rotation spot.

George W said...

Tanaka goes this afternoon and is scheduled to be opening day starter.

Phil Jenkins said...

Tanaka should start the season.

Cory said...

Tanaka and the Yanks face the Mets today. On MLB TV

Linda Rice said...

Tanaka gave up 2 homers, but struck out a bunch in 4 2/3 innings and 59 pitches.
Next outing should be around 80 pitches and then ready for the season.

Guy Padikian said...

Warren goes this afternoon and could cement a rotation spot.

Jill Byrnes said...

This void in baseball season to season is very sad. There is nothing like or as good as baseball.

Sal Mineo said...

Warren goes five innings in just an average start today. Yanks lose it late 6-5.

Yanks23245 said...

All hail the WIN METHOD.

Billy Tedder said...

Pineda starts todays game. The season is around the corner.

Tom Loughlin said...

Would like to see five innings from Pineda today.

Dave Matthews said...

A good solid start from Pineda would be another step in the right direction.

Steve said...

afraud makes a fool of himself on the bases today. First, he could not score from first base on a double down the right field line that the right filed bobbled and could not pick up the ball at the wall. Then on third with one out afraud is thrown out at home plate by ten feet on a deep fly ball to the right fielder. What a waste.

Nick Polito said...

Yanks explode for 7 runs in 5th as Pineda throws shutout ball.

Cy Hall said...

Pineda went five innings and that should be it because game is being help up because of rain in the bottom of 5th.

Alex Antonius said...

It's official, Tanaka named opening game starter.

Lori Kelly said...

Jeter is sorely missed. No doubt about it.

Chen Cho said...

Baker starts today for Yankees.

will-i-am said...

Baker starts for Yankees and gets pounded.

Fred Slube said...

Gregorious hurt his wrist diving for a ball that Jeter easily makes the play on. Will be rested a couple of days.

Saul Irving said...

Eovaldi starts this afternoon and afraud gets a chance to embarrass himself further as he plays first base today.

Eddie OConnor said...

afraud can't make any bigger fool of himself than he has, he has nothing to lose.

NJYANKEE said...

No TV coverage of afraud at first base today. How convenient.

Sean Smith said...

Eovaldi with very strong 4 2/3 innings, 0 runs, 2 hits.

bigbadwolf said...

At least three starters look ready to go. Four if you want to throw in Warren.

Teena/Bronx said...

My starter rotation as of right now.
Tanaka, Pineda, Eovaldi, Sabathia, Warren.

Lori Kelly said...

We are hurting at shortstop offensively and defensively without Jetes.

Zhaire said...

Tanaka this afternoon.

Stanley Chin said...

If the guys perform in the field this team could possibly come together and be a force to reckon with.

William Mensom said...

Without anyone else, Tanaka, Pineda, Eovaldi is a very nice threesome. then there is CC?, Nova? and Warren? plus minor leaguers biting at the bit.

Wayne Littlebear said...

Hey Zhaire. Off day today. Tanaka goes tomorrow.

Rahm Mahood said...

One more week fans.

Phil Jenkins said...

Todays game on MLB at 1 with Tanaka going.

Karl R said...

Game time. Tanaka last spring start, then opening day game.

Stan the Man said...

Tanaka was nothing special today with a so so effort.

bigbadwolf said...

Pretty decent spring so far. No deadly injuries. Now to get ready to win when it counts and play WIN METHOD baseball.

Sharon/NC said...

Yank bats pathetic so far today thru 7 inngs. Just 3 hits with almost all the regulars in lineup.

Augie Defonce said...

Two games today. Mitchell against the Tigers and Pineda against the Pirates.

johnsondc said...

Warren named 5th starter officially. The WIN METHOD fans knew this two weeks ago.

Mike Smith said...

Pineda has looked good through three innings.

candycane said...

Yankees split the two games today. Pineda solid into the 6th allowing just 1 run in game Yanks win 6-2. Mitchell allows e in 5 innings in the 3-2 loss.

Patricia Piper said...

So now we have five official starters...Tanaka,Pineda,Eovaldi,Sabathia,Warren. Lets start the season. Go Yankees.

Mark Waggoner said...

Here's to a great season.

Warren Hammond said...

Hate to say it, but afruad looked decent defensively at 1b today. Struck out twice swinging at garbage however.

will-i-am said...

CC this afternoon in Yanks final Florida spring game.

Raul Vasquez said...

Need to see some improvement from CC today. That would be nice.

Sal Mineo said...

CC gets hammered in 1st inning. 2 walks, 3 hits, 3 runs. Not good at all.

Stan the Man said...

CC doesn't let one inning define him today. Finishes 5 1/3 allowing just 2 more hits and 1 walk for a very solid outing. Threw 83 pitches and he is ready to roll.

Paul Hirschman said...

I like CC going into the 6th and throwing 80+ pitches.

AAA said...

Two more days and big time real sports is back. It's time for baseball season.

Cal Fuerst said...

Big win today in final preseason game.
Eovaldi with one bad inning allowing 3 runs in the first, then zeroes the rest of the game from Eovaldi and everyone else with shutout innings in the 8th and 9th from our two great closers, Miller and Betances,

Linda Rice said...

Lets go Yankees.

Yankeeforever said...

2015 the year of the YANKEES.

Stan the Man said...

Here's to a winning 2015.

Yanks23245 said...

First game in five hours. Let it rip Masahiro.

Quay Ho said...

Start with a win guys.

Steve said...

Leta roll, it's game time.

Nick Polito said...

I have a bad feeling that without Jeter, there will be no leader and no one to hold this team together. And that does not bode well for a great season.

Sal Mineo said...

Tanaka banged for five runs in third.

Chen Cho said...

Yanks down 5-0 after 4.

Andy K said...

0-1 after 6-1 loss. Bullpen five innings allowing just 1 run. Tanaka one horrid inning for the loss.

Walt Bellamy said...

We only scored one run and that is not good. It is only one game.

White Knight said...

Not having Jeter is going to be a giant hurdle to overcome.

Paul Hirschman said...

Off day today with Pineda scheduled for game 2 tomorrow.

bigbadwolf said...

It's only one game and half the teams that played lost their first game. So what.

Erica Johnston said...

Bounce back tomorrow.

Steve said...

If you go to and read some of the baseball forums where the brain dead stat frauds live, you will get the impression that the Yankee season is over after one game.

Laura Koehler said...

The Yankees are not the same without Jeter.

Mike Smith said...

Pineda tonight to try to even Yankee record.

Patricia Piper said...

Lets get our first win.

Cory said...

A place to post where sanity reigns.

Wayne Littlebear said...

Get our first win tonight.

Sal Mineo said...

Yanks down 2-0 after 5.

Sal Mineo said...

Yanks down 2-1 after 7.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks score 3 in 8th to take 4-3 lead.

Sal Mineo said...

Yanks up 4-3 after 8.

Yankeeforever said...

Yanks take lead in 8th with 3 runs. sadly afraud again fails in the clutch striking out with the bases loaded and 1 out.

White Knight said...

Theeeeeeee Yankeeeeeeeeeeees Winnnnn.

Yankeeforever said...

Great game from Pineda. Betances with the win and Miller for the save as Yanks win 4-3.

YankeeMike said...

A novel way to win last night, but the only thing that counts is the WIN.

Cory said...

CC tonight in the rubber game.

Saul Irving said...

How great would it be if CC can give us a winning quality effort today.

Gus Papa said...

We have started Tanaka and Pineda, and can still come with Sabathia, Eovaldi, and Warren. Nice rotation.

Phil Jenkins said...

afraud came up in the 8th in the garden spot. The Yanks had taken the lead, bases loaded, one out, in essence no pressure and he struck out looking.

Victor Gandozi said...

Lets take our first series of the season.

Harry Stavris said...

Lets go guys. Wins and winning, no individual stats mean squat, but wins.

Stan the Man said...

After a 1,2,3 first 5 singles and 4 runs in the second.

candycane said...

Yanks down 4-1 after 5.

Vladimir Tinzak said...

Yankees trail 6-3 after 8.

Sal Mineo said...

Final 6-3 loss. One miserable inning is all it took.

Saul Irving said...

We host the bosux for 3 weekend games..goal must be to at least win 2 of the 3.

Les Nessman said...

CC dug his own grave with his lousy fielding. To win you have to limit big innings in tough spots. Tanaka and CC didn't, the Yankees lost. Pineda did, the Yankees won.

Nathan Riley said...

Eovaldi tonight against the sux to try to get us even.

Wes Karlson said...

Not seeing Jeter like WIN METHOD baseball from this team yet.

Izzy Hernandez said...

Trounce the sux.

AAA said...

The solo HRs don't really mean all that much. A single with two men in scoring position is a lot more valuable. Except for the stat frauds.

Raul Vasquez said...

We need to score some runs for our pitchers.

will-i-am said...

Yanks trail 1-0 after 5.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

Yankees down 3-2 after 6.

Dane Ostroff said...

Headed to the ninth down 3-2.

Carl Hooks said...

Headley homers with two out in ninth to tie game at 3.

Carl Hooks said...

Onto extra innings.

Billy Tedder said...

Yankee bullpen has been great.

Lori Kelly said...

We need to win this game.

Sal Mineo said...

Going to the 12th tied at 3.

RLA said...

Game delayed as Yanks come to bat in 12th at 3 all. Some banks of lights have gone out at the Stadium.

Sal Mineo said...

16 minute delay. Yanks don't score. Going to the 13th.

Sal Mineo said...

I'm beat, but I'm sticking it out. Starting the 15th.

Dave Matthews said...

Ortiz HR off Rogers in 16th puts sux up 4-3 in 16th.

Gloria C said...

Teixeira Lead off HR in 16th ties it at 4. Now win it guys.

Stan the Man said...

4-4 on Tex HR.

will-i-am said...

4-4 after 16.

Rahm Mahood said...

One heck of a game as we start the 17th inning.

Jack Gordon said...

I've been up since 6AM. 19 hours now.

Sal Mineo said...

4-4 after 17.

will-i-am said...

sux take 5-4 lead in 18th.

Walt Bellamy said...

McCann and Beltran double to tie game as Yankees still at bat with one out.

Eddie OConnor said...

5-5 after 18. Wow!

Andrew J said...

Unbelievable.

Sal Mineo said...

sux take lead again by 1 run.

Victor Bruno said...

6-5 sux with Yanks coming up in 19th.

Eddie OConnor said...

Loss, no more magic left. Good night or bad night.

Cory said...

Final 6-5 loss in 19.

White Knight said...

No Jeter is hurting.

Victor Grandozi said...

I missed last nights game completely and just found out the details. What a tough way to lose.

Bobby Behan said...

How many times does a team get a chance to makeup for a loss just eleven hours later?

bifbadwolf said...

Warren gets chance to be stopper today. Warren was WIN METHOD special selection several years back.

Fred Slube said...

Not a good start W/L wise, but there are bright spots and a boat load of minor leaguers that could have an impact this season.

Linda Pardo said...

Warren gets a big chance to shine.

Lou Lis said...

The Yankees have yet to score first in any game so far.

Johnsondc said...

Game time!

jimbo said...

afraud error gives sux unearned run in 2nd, 1-1 after 2.

George W said...

yanks down 2-1 after 5.

Benny Pake said...

The Yankee defense without all time great Derek Jeter has the wheels fall off the wagon and waste Adam Warrens excellent start. Yankees trail 8-1 in 8th inning and todays loss means another series is lost.

Teena/Bronx said...

Hope things get better, there is a long way to go.

Chen Cho said...

Final. 8-4 loss. 1-4 start is not acceptable.

Warren Hammond said...

Tanaka tonight to try to avoid a sweep.

Swen Jorgenson said...

WINS...you can't be the best unless you win.

Sharon/NC said...

Gregarious isn't ten percent of Jeter, offensively or defensively.

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