Hello WIN METHOD fans and followers. I apologize for not posting more this past season. I have been extremely busy traveling to many countries and interviewing many players. Finished now and home for a great Christmas with family and friends. Hal Steinbrenner and I have extended our proprietary deal for another season. As you all know after two ten year deals with Mr.S., Hal and I have agreed to proceed one year at a time. I am getting a little old for all the travel and all the time involved. I will truly try to post more in 2016.
The 2016 season will be an interesting season for the YANKEES. A transition is underway that was started several seasons ago and may be coming full circle. A few years back, after several very expensive costly contracts that have either ended or are ending soon that led to very costly payrolls, and the team getting very little return for the monies spent, the YANKEES decided to go full out on acquiring young players. My interviews were concentrated on possible draftees and acquisitions through various routes. Many of those chosen and selected by the YANKEES over the past years are at the point of paying returns at the big league level. You all know the names as you see them making their major league debuts. 2016 will be a blend of the old and the new, making for a very interesting 2016 season. There are so many question marks for so many. The question marks are different for each player. How well will the newcomers perform? How well will they be able handle the pressure in New York and the majors? How will others return and perform from various injuries? How will the elders of the team hold out? Will the injury bug keep biting this team to the degree it has in the past seasons? So many ifs. All will be answered during spring training and the upcoming season. Always being optimistic and dealing with the pitfalls and roadblocks ahead, the 2016 team will be competitive, a likely playoff team, and if things don't go to far off the tracks a force to contend with during the playoffs.
To the dismay of the stat frauds out there, the 2016 season, like every season in baseball history will be decided by wins and only wins. No one or two individual player stats will determine the best teams and players. That is always determined by who wins the most with every player on each team contributing to the success of each team. Wins are earned by players executing when it counts to build runs, prevent runs, and defeat the opposition each game over the 162 played.
The front office so far this off season hasn't done anything stupid by signing high dollar long term contracts. The 2016 YANKEES will move forward with the contributions of their young and upcoming players who will get the opportunity to prove themselves at the highest level.
As always, LETS GO YANKEES. A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very happy, healthy NEW YEAR to all.