The 2016 Major League Baseball season starts today. The New York YANKEES first game will be tomorrow in New York against the Houston Astros. The starting rotation has been decided, the twenty-five man roster has been decided, and tomorrow the drive for the playoffs will begin. This is not fantasy baseball, played by stat fraud fools who live by meaningless individual statistics, this is real baseball where winning is determined by what all players on each team contribute to help their team win the most often. These contributions are measured by wins and players producing at the right time, when it matters, and not by how much or how many stats they produce for themselves as their team fails.
The injury bug has bitten the YANKEES, as it has bitten every team in one way or another. First baseman Greg Bird is likely out for the season. Pitcher Brian Mitchell may be out approximately three months, and pitcher Andrew Miller with a broken bone in his non throwing wrist may have been the luckiest, and will lose no playing time.
Several YANKEE WIN METHOD youngsters are blooming and growing and are on the roster to start the season, and several more are on the near horizon and will start their season in the minors.
Several years ago the WIN METHOD made a concerted effort to find pitching talent each season and the YANKEES drafted many of these youngsters. The time is here for some of these youngsters and the time for others is just around the corner.
The YANKEE management led by the brilliant dealing of General Manager Brian Cashman have added several new players to this seasons roster and have deepened the bench for 2016. Also, three very possible future stars are so near. Catcher Gary Sanchez, right fielder Aaron Judge, and shortstop Jorge Mateo are getting closer to the major league roster every day. Playing regularly in the minors right now is best for them and their development. But they will soon be heard from.
Remember fans, it is a long season, there will be ups and downs, and as always only wins and winning will be the determining factor on which teams earn playoffs spots and go on to the second season. Let the stat fraud fools play their fantasy games. We will play for real baseball and root for our team to win and root for the contributions of each player to help our team win.
LETS GO YANKEES