Saturday, August 6, 2016

WIN METHOD --- FINAL 2016 RUN -- UPDATES - LOOKING BACK

This post is going to have quite a bit of news in it.  We will look back at several revelations, the draft, the up and coming stars, the future.  This is going to be a pretty long post, fans.

First off, I think it would be a good thing for most of you to go back to the beginning and reread all the blog posts.  I think reading the WIN METHOD  blog from the beginning is a must for any and all new comers here.  It will give you a great perspective on the WIN METHOD and just how great it is.

Now here is a post I made ten years ago on a YANKEE thread in a baseball talk forum.  Of course I got bounced from that forum, one of so many.  Bounced by people who cannot accept challenge to their foul, corrupt, misleading, and false stats.  Trying to get the WIN METHOD philosophy out was a challenge when having to deal with so many very ignorant people.  However I found many people at all the forums who wanted something more about baseball than just bad statistics.  Why didn't the players with great individual stats help lead their team to wins.  What was wrong.  I got several suggestions to create a blog about the WIN METHOD.  Create the blog and we will come I was told.
I created the WIN METHOD blog two years after the post I will now insert here, and the WIN METHOD blog was started eight years ago.  Nothing is edited and the following appears here now just as it was posted ten years ago.

""September 2006.
To discuss the WIN METHOD you must put aside your previous beliefs about what determines the qualities of a ‘best player’. The WIN METHOD is used by only one team in baseball. The WIN METHOD is designed to select players who meet the qualifications of the WIN METHOD and the needs at any given time of the team. The purpose of the WIN METHOD is to find players who MUST want to play for the team. They MUST want to win the World Series. And they MUST put individual achievements as secondary goals. The one on one interview process asks many questions, the answers given may then bring forth other questions. The WIN METHOD more than anything, is interested in getting into the psyche of the player. I have interviewed players and they don’t even know why they are being interviewed. These interviews have consistently gotten the best results. It is similar to you being interviewed for a job, only you do not know it. We interview soon to be free agents, sometimes as far as a year or more ahead of their free agency. College prospects are interviewed, prospective minor leaguers, and players in different countries. The inroads made in Japan in the past two years will reap benefits for a long time.

Getting to the nitty gritty. The WIN METHOD nor I make any deals or trades or any signings. The WIN METHOD is an evaluation tool as to whether or not a player will help the team succeed. NOT INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS BUT TEAM SUCCESS. Not every player signed has been a WIN METHOD selection. As you gentleman feel, there are people with the YANKEES who feel the same. Stats, stats, stats. I have gotten many reasons why a player does not want to be a YANKEE. My question right after that gets some fantastic responses. The question I ask is “Tell me why you don’t want to win and be the best.”
Think of the WIN METHOD as a scout giving a report on the players he is scouting. 

The entire idea of believing in the WIN METHOD is a matter of personal psychology. Do you want to believe a player is best because of what he achieves for himself or best for what he achieves for the team. But a team is 25 players. Yes, and when they win they are the best 25 players, be it for a game, a series, a month, a season. Being a baseball fan for over 50+ years, preceding free agency, when players where signed by scouting or acquired by trades, I often wondered why did a player achieve more when he was traded to one team or another as compared to who he was playing for. As time passed I realized players achieved more because they where in situations they preferred and thrived on. Others did worse because they where not in situations they where satisfied with. I started talking to players relatively consistently in the seventies after I met with Mr.S. He helped fund my work.
In the nineties I and the WIN METHOD where ready. Mr.S. and I made a ten year deal, which was just recently renewed for ten more years. Getting back to basics. The WIN METHOD became most feasible with the onset of players being allowed to sign with whomever they wished. The magic words “whomever they wished”. Some poster in a recent thread stated Pedro Martinez would never play for the YANKEES and would rather play on the dirt fields in the Dominican Republic. Fine, then ask yourselves, why on earth would the YANKEES want to sign him? Why would any team want to sign him if he would not be in a situation he was happy with? Getting to our psychological difference in looking at players. The statisticians and the stat fans feel the best players are the ones who attain the gaudiest of individual stats, whatever they may be. And it makes no difference if the player or his team wins. Now the difference, the WIN METHOD people believe that winning is why baseball is played and winning makes for who is best. Right, the TEAM wins. That is the point and the goal of the game. NOT INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS. The team consists of 25 players and the 25 best players win the World Series every year. The WIN METHOD is based on stats also. Just a different way of judging them. ‘A’ hits 50 HRs in 600 ABs. ‘B’ hits 40 HRs in 400 ABs. As stat people, you can see the stats in two perspectives. Who is best. Depends on how you wish to see it. The WIN METHOD sees everything in the terms of WINS. The team wins because of what its players do to help the team win. And the team doesn’t need to have any player in the top of any individual achievement category. It may have a statistical leader, but it doesn’t make a difference either way. The only category the team wants to lead in is WINS. Making the playoffs and moving on through the playoffs. The best players achieve this for the team and therefor themselves. In essence you guys measure a player on his individual stats, the WIN METHOD people measure a player on his ability to allow ateam to WIN. A difference in psychology. Another WIN METHOD issue, is the selection of players who can perform WHEN it counts, in clutch situations, under pressure, under the spotlight. Not everyone can do this, and some fail dismally. It is never how much, but far more important, WHEN you achieve as a player.

I do realize you will belittle, demean, and be unable to accept or comprehend. Have fun. Many do comprehend, accept, live it in their lives filled with success.""


The blog started slowly, and I realized I needed to try to kick  start it a little.  How.  I announced some two major YANKEE signings before anyone in the press and or talking heads knew of them.  On November 15, 2008 I announced that CC Sabathia would soon be a YANKEE.  On December 11, 2008 it was announced officially that CC would become a YANKEE.  Here is a link ==  http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=3759182.
To make a point that I had the information no one else knew about and did not just make a luck guess, I posted on December 19, 2008 that Mark Teixeira would sign a YANKEE contract.  That one no one expected.  Four days later the YANKEES announce to the world that they had signed Mark Teixeira to an eight year deal.  Here is a link == http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=3790141.
Many fans started coming to the blog, those who loved winning and wins and the WIN METHOD built the blog to what it is now, the best baseball blog in the world.  Those who did not agree with winning and wins determining the best teams and players (the stat frauds) went their own way to live and play in the fantasy world.   In the past year the WIN METHOD has grown so exponentially I won't bore you with the stats, but just say we are well on our way to one billion views world wide.


In early July the YANKEE management made the decision to trade/deal some chips for young talent that the YANKEES could use.  The YANKEES traded Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians for four players.  The piece the WIN METHOD wanted was pitcher Justus Sheffield.  He is now a YANKEE.  Hate to say this, but Clint Frazier is not WIN METHOD, but by no means to the degree of the great baseball fraud Alex Rodriguez aka afraud,  Lets hope the move to the YANKEE will help Frazier mentally and lets hope he will help the team.  I will monitor his progress.
In dealing Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs the YANKEES got a fine haul of four players and I am particularly happy with the YANKEES reacquiring  my special WIN  METHOD pick from several years back, Adam Warren.   The other three acquisitions will all make an impact on the YANKEES down the road.


Now here is some of the best news I can give you from this Junes draft.  The YANKEES were lucky enough to draft as their number one pick a nineteen year old in Blake Rutherford.  Blake is going to be a very special major league WIN METHOD player in the mold of Derek Jeter, and yes I will say it, maybe better.  Here is information about Blake which is what separates many players. === Before the Yankees came calling, he had a commitment to UCLA since he was a high school freshman out of Simi Valley, California.
"UCLA was a real big thing for me," he said. "It weighed on my mind, but the Yankees were my dream team. To hear them call my name was a dream come true."
Rutherford said he sees himself as a center fielder, though he already has been moved around in the outfield. He also said he expects physical and mental challenges as the grind of a season kicks.
"I'm hanging in there," he said. "The training staff has been great.… The biggest transition is the mental aspect. You have to be mentally strong. I think that's something that kind of separates you." ===  The YANKEES got a gem.  
More good news.  Another pick from a year ago is quickly moving up the minor league levels for the YANKEES and in my opinion will turn into another WIN METHOD gem. Pitcher Chance Adams is going to be very special.  Chance will be a big part of the rotation.
The YANKEES have tons of talent, both in the field and on the mound.  Injuries have slowed too many players to name here, but their time will come and the YANKEES will be a major force to reckon with for many years to come.  The future is oh so bright.  Do not be surprised if things develop well for the minor talent the YANKEES will not have to go crazy in the free agent market with many stars coming out in the next few years.  Maybe there will be a need for one piece if needed.
Yankees down the road with 2016 injuries, Bird, Mitchell, Clarkin, Kapreilian,DeCarr, German, Lindgren, Rumblelow, and others.
Look for Aaron Judge on the YANKEE roster in 2017 with Sanchez, Bird, Refsynder. Louie Louie, and more.

This season isn't over yet, but we learned a lot about many youngsters and they got the time to play everyday in the minors and that can only help to make them better.  I f we do not make the playoffs, sure is is a disappointment, but you have to take the bad and turn it into a positive.

Mark Teixeira has announce he will retire at the end of this season and lets all thank Mark for his time and his contributions during his eight years as a YANKEE which does include a World Series championship.   Mark put up with and played through countless injuries and gave his best all the time.  So long Mark, thank you, and good luck in your future endeavors.
I hope I did not forget anything and I must thank all of the WIN METHOD fans from all over the world who come here everyday and help make this blog the best it can be.   Wins and winning will always determine the best teams and the best players and don't ever let a stat fraud tell you differently.  All the stat frauds have are excuses and they love to blame the other guys.  They say they want to win, but only if it is their fantasy team in the world of make believe. 
LETS GO YANKEES






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Warren Hammond said...

You weren't kidding about length WIN METHOD, but a great post.

Erica Nuyens said...

Thank you for all you do WIN METHOD, love ya,

Teena/Bronx said...

You were right bigbadwolf. Another Jeter. WOW!!!

YankeeMike said...

I always like reading a WIN METHOD post, so inspiring and uplifting.

Victor Grandozi said...

Rutherford is just 19 years old and may be two years away. Will look for him and track him.

Stan the Man said...

All hail WIN METHOD the greatest talent evaluator in the world.

Ben Rosen/Israel said...

Shalom WIN METHOD. You are one of a kind and a special man.

Victor Bruno said...

Lets go Yankees and lets go WIN METHOD.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

Some powerful information and selections. Unfortunately there is no way to allow for injuries and major setbacks to any of the players.

Sammybigdog said...

Always number one in my book. Been here for a long time now.

White Knight said...

Lets win tomorrow and take this series. Just play together.

Lou Lis said...

Tanaka tomorrow to win this series and knock off another division leader.

johnsondc said...

The Yankees have announced an 11am news conference for this morning regarding afraud.

Jill Byrnes said...

WIN METHOD, you sure make the Yankee prognosis appear bright.

jimbo said...

To touch on the new conference today regarding afraud. I hope afraud does the right thing. The right thing in my mind may be far different than what others may think. I think you all likely know where I am coming from and what I am hoping for.

Glen Corbett said...

There seems to be almost a whole entire team of good MLB quality youngsters in the Yankee system and some will arrive at the top year after year.

jimbo said...


Sunday 8/7 1:05pm

Masahiro Tanaka (R)

vs. Indians - Carlos Carrasco (R)



1. Brett Gardner (L) LF

2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF

3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B

4. Brian McCann (L) DH

5. Chase Headley (S) 3B

6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS

7. Rob Refsnyder (R) 2B

8. Aaron Hicks (S) RF

9. Austin Romine (R) C

No afraud today...ever again?

Sol Hormel said...

Some of the Yankee kids are so young. Development time will vary for each.

White Knight said...

Love the newest post from WIN METHOD. The future looks bright. Sitting here waiting for the Yankee news conference and hoping for the best for the team.

bigbadwolf said...

afraud will play his final game on this Friday August 12, 2016.

johnsondc said...

Will stay on thru Dec/2017 as player instructor/coach. Just make sure the kids are constantly drug tested.

Steve said...

We are blessed. And gain a roster spot.

Dan Evans said...

afraud is really choked up. I bet he is surprised how he got away with getting paid so much by cheating the game from the very beginning. It is sad.

Yankeeforever said...

afraud says Hal Steinbrenner asked him to quit and reached out to him. Good job by Hal. You have to pay him, but at least he is not on the roster anymore.

KevMac said...

We can now move forward as a WIN METHOD team, the cancer is cut.

Teena/Bronx said...

What scares me is afrauds enthusiasm at touching the youngsters of the future.

Raul Vasquez said...

I wonder if the Rays pitcher Friday night will try to lay one in there for afraud to put out of the park?

Izy Hernandez said...

Interesting how afraud demeanor changed so quickly, now he is smiling and joyous.

will-i-am said...

Conference over. Bye bye afraud.

Victor Grandozi said...

Finally the long afraud nightmare comes to a conclusion.

jimbo said...

Game time.

Billy Tedder said...

It is so nice to know afraud will be gone. No more black hole in the lineup killing rally after rally and not producing when it counts.

Wilsonsway said...

The stat frauds are soiling their pants raving how great afraud was. Stat frauds love individual stats, lying, cheating, and drug use.

candycane said...

Yanks up 1-0 after 2.

candycane said...

2-0 Yanks after 4.

Eddie OConnor said...

This is usually the inning, the fifth, Yankee starters do stupid things and cost themselves the game.

Sal Mineo said...

Two out rbi double when it matters gives Yankees 3-0 lead after five.

candycane said...

Yanks up 3-0 after 6.

Tony Manchu said...

Tanaka comes out to pitch the 7th on 100 pitches. Gives up lead off double on one pitch and is taken out. Oh my!

Steven Fischer said...

Wilsonway
I don't think stat frauds love lying cheating and drug use...

Phil Jenkins said...

3-1 Yanks after 7 as Warren gets out of the 7th allowing just the one run charged to Tanaka.

Dan Evans said...

Clippard in for the 8th.

Wilsonsway said...

Steven Fischer, Fair point. Love may be the wrong word. Accept is a better word.

jimbo said...

Clippard gives up run in 8th and Betances comes in to get 3rd out. Yanks lead 3-2 mid 8th.

candycane said...

Yanks up 3-2 after 8.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks up 3-2 after 8. Betances to close it out.

jimbo said...

Betances saves it.

will-i-am said...

Theeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees Winnnnnnnnnnn.

Wayne Littlebear said...

We take another series from a division leader and this was a second time against the Indians.

Patricia Piper said...

Teixeira comes up big defensively and offensively keying the win.

Quay Ho said...

Good day for the Yankees. Two wins. The game and afraud on the way out.

Ron Francis said...

Off day tomorrow. I hope Girardi doesn't use afraud in Boston. But who knows.

Roger Muldoon/Ireland said...

I'm not big on cheating, so I never liked afraud.

Augie DeFonce said...

Now to take the bosux series.

Robert Mandel said...

Severino listed to start in Boston Tuesday.

Cal Fuerst said...

Lets see now. The Yankees got 5 hits and the Indians got 8 hits. Meaningless. The Yankees scored 3 runs and the Indians 2. The Yankees got the hits when they mattered to win.

Lets see now. The Mets got 5 hits and the Tigers got 11 hits. Meaningless. The Mets scored 3 runs and the Tigers got 1. The Mets got the hits when the mattered to win.

Bye bye stat frauds.

Alex Antonius said...

Cal, better yet, bye bye afraud. You will not be missed by the fans who know better.

Steven said...

It is weird though how our recent lack of success has coincided with the Yankees worst statistical seasons over the last decade. Just a coincidence though, means nothing.

Benny Pake said...

I just hope afraud doesn't play in Boston. And if he does he will get a full scale booing he has earned for cheating the game of baseball and the fans.

jimbo said...

Steven, you dreamer you. The Yankees players have not produced when it mattered to win games. You do not win enough games, you do not go to the playoffs. Not complicated except for stat frauds.

Walt Bellamy said...

You know you are a fraud when you do not talk wins and winning, but try to use stats to define a team and the players.

Steven Fischer said...

Jimbo
Pretty sure I didn't say a single thing in opposition to that. Why am I a dreamer?

jimbo said...

Steven Fischer, worst statistical seasons is gibberish. Wins and losses are all that matter.
I think I was pretty clear when I said the Yankees players have not produced when it mattered to win games. You do not win enough games, you do not go to the playoffs.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Off day today. Five more days until afraud the fraud is gone.

Gil McKenzie said...

Here is another for the stat frauds. Yesterday the Nationals got 2 hits and their opponent the Giants got 2 1/2 times more hits. The Giants didn't score a run for the game and the Nationals on just 2 hits did score a run to win the game. Again, it is when and not how many.

Philip Stein said...

Actually, people who enjoy and appreciate stats deplore the users of performance enhancers because the numbers are distorted and cheapened. But I wouldn't expect that kind of distinction to be grasped here.

Philip Stein. said...

Mr. McKenzie: that's well within the bounds of normality. At most it could be called a mild anomaly. But over the long haul, hit production will be correlated with run production, which in turn (along with runs allowed) will be correlated with winning percentage. Not perfectly -- but to a high degree.

NJYANKEE said...

You use drugs to cheat and raise your performance and then take money because you cheated make you an embarrassment. That defines Alex Rodriguez, afraud, and he deserves no accolades nor acknowledgements for anything he accomplished via cheating. He is a disgrace and anyone who accepts his deeds is a fool, ignorant, and or a cheat.

Jack Gordon said...

Philip Stein wrote """""Actually, people who enjoy and appreciate stats deplore the users of performance enhancers because the numbers are distorted and cheapened. But I wouldn't expect that kind of distinction to be grasped here."""""

Your statement is patently false. You constantly see people lauding cheaters and 'all they have accomplished and done for baseball.' Their records are generally accepted, but I don't think by many if any here. The cheaters are paid vast sums of money after cheating, and don't have to give it back. It's like robbing a bank, and getting caught and being allowed to keep the money. You are so off base with your comment Philip, it is sad.

Gil McKenzie said...

Philip Stein, Typical baloney. Always excuses. There has never been an excuse used here at the WIN METHOD blog for wins and winning and determining the best teams and players. We don't care if you win by 1 run or 10 runs, if you get 0 hits and win or 20 hits and win. By god, there was even World Series winning team with negative runs. You end with "Not perfectly -- but to a high degree." The difference between stat and the WIN METHOD is the WIN METHOD is perfect.

Brian Cowley said...

Louie Louie, Eovaldi, Pineda listed for the bosux series.

Steven Fischer said...

Gil
I'm sure the "win method" is perfect in regards to defining the best teams (i.e. whoever wins the World Series is the best team - I won't argue at all against that.

However, you can't argue that winmethod is "perfect" as a player evaluation tool. Their have been a number of failed Yankees draft picks and signings.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

Shysters come here spewing stats and their benefits, evading the truth of their false results, lauding players who fail to lead their team to the promised land, and then blame their teammates for not helping. The WIN METHOD lauds all players for their part in helping their team succeed.
As WIN METHOD posted. Read this blog from the beginning and see the difference between fraudulent stat fraud lies and the honor and truth of the WIN METHOD.

Gil McKenzie said...

Steven Fischer, I am pretty new here, I don't recall WIN METHOD saying the WIN METHOD was a perfect player evaluation tool, but that it was the best available tool.

bigbadwolf said...

Gil McKenzie, I think there may be a bit of ambiguity here. The WIN METHOD is also the best player rating tool and that may be confused by some as also being evaluation tool. The WIN METHOD when speaking of evaluation of players has been usually meant to acknowledge the players of the winning team as the best, but based on their contribution to their team. In other words the 25th bench utility player is not better than a starter on another team, but he is the best 25th bench utility player in baseball.

Steven Fischer said...

Fair. I feel like extremes are thrown around here far too often.

I.e. to call stats useless, is untrue. Joe Girardi uses stats in order to make some of his lineups and pitching decisions (i.e. will put a righty into the lineup who typically hits lefties better when a lefty is on the mound). So to call stats useless, it's not really true.

I'm also not sure that stats are "lying". Again, it's just data. I don't see why we get so emotional over it. People can use, or not use it, as they please.

Phil Jenkins said...

I would think that since WIN METHOD created the WIN METHOD and he is the only person who uses it, (there may very well be other teams and people doing similar), and WIN METHOD is only used by the Yankees, the success of the Yankee team since its inception is second to no other team in baseball. That makes it the best.

bigbadwolf said...

Steven Fischer. If I recall, it has been stated on this blog that everyone uses stats to a degree. When we rip stat frauds here, we are ripping the use of stats as saying who is the better player because a player achieves many or more. Achieving many or more does not make a player the best. The player may be the best but it is not because of the numbers he attained personally. To use stats to say a player hit the most HRs is fine. Or a pitcher had the most K's is fine. Etc. To use stats to the extent that a player may do better against a certain pitcher is fine. Casey Stengel used a right/left lineup 60 years ago. Stat lie when people use them to say the player with the most HR's or the pitcher with the most K's are the best.
I think most everyone who comes here realizes this, it is common sense. I do not understand why you are unable to look at the WIN METHOD this way.

Eddie OConnor said...

bigbadwolf, you may be speaking to deaf ears, a contrarian, or fill in the blank.

Steven Fischer said...

bigbadwolf
I am perfectly able. I appreciate you note that stats are used to some degree, I think when people here say that stats are useless, they are taking it too far. Pretty much all I was saying.

John Hartnett said...

Steven, it has been said many times throughout the blog that stats are used by people. Just don't use them to say who is a better player. If you want to say a player is a great hitter because his ten year career average is .340, and has been to the playoffs four times. I would agree. If you try and tell me he is a better player than the ten year career average hitter of .280 who has been to the playoffs eight times, won three pennants and won two World Series, I would disagree. I would always take the winner. Wins and winning determine who is best.

Steven Fischer said...

Ok, I don't think we're really arguing anything. That's perfectly fine view point.

It's been said that stats are used by people, but it's also been said that stats are useless. Bigbadwolf recently said the scouts and stats are useless (something along those lines). I just think that's extreme, but it sounds as though you agree.

Deb F said...

I hope the fans in Boston boo the heck out of afraud. And don't let up.

Benny Pake said...

Deb F, afraud may not play in Boston, but if he does he will receive what he deserves, derision.

candycane said...

afraud will get a subdued and polite ovation at the Stadium. What happens if he K's will be interesting.

will-i-am said...

We move forward by winning the sux series.

Paul Hill said...

Most fraud fans have given up but we can still reach the playoffs. And the playoff roster could have Sanchez, Judge, and more on it.

Cole/NJ said...

Yes we can reach the playoffs Paul, yes we can.

Yanks23245 said...

Sweep the bosux. Let it be, let it be.

Swen Jorgenson said...

I am really looking forward to these games in Boston the next three days. Louie Louie.

Sharon/NC said...

Please Joe Girardi, please don't put the fraud in the lineup and hurt the teams chances this series.

Ted Lilly said...

Sharon,NC --- I agree. I don't think Girardi ever wants to use afraud again and Friday can't end soon enough, and the fraud, only loved by the most ignorant, corrupt, and cheaating fans in the world.

Warren Hammond said...

I could just imagine Hal and afraud meeting-------
Hal, Good morning afraud, just want to let you know I am kicking you off the team
afraud, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
Hal, we will give you a send off Friday at the Stadium and then that's it.
afraud, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
Hal, you will get paid all the monies you are due for this season and next.
afraud, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
Hal, We will also pay all monies you are due for next year, thank God your last, and we will name you special advisor and whatever.
afraud, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
Hal, you are out of here after Fridays game, and do not have to show your lying face until spring training next season, but you don't really have to show your face, and it is best if you don't show your face and stay away from all the young players you are trying to contaminate.
afraud, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
Hal, good bye and get out of my office.
afraud, good by, I'm so wonderful.

Teena/Bronx said...

Warren, you made my day. That is so so funny.

Alex Antonius said...

Fantastic Warren. Love it.

Zack Norris said...

That sounds like afraud. ""I'm wonderful""

Ben Rosen/Israel said...

Good job Warren. Hilarious.

Patricia Piper said...

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Priceless.

Cal Fuerst said...

Love it, you should get paid for it Warren.

yankeeclipper21 said...

Louie Louie to show his stuff tonight.

Five stars for Warren. You must have bugged Hals office.

Domenic said...

Take the series in Boston.

And say good riddance to afraud.

Makes for a good week.

Chad Greene said...

afraud never heard the phrase about drugs....just say no. Great parody Warren.

Eddie OConnor said...

I just see afraud sitting across from Hal with a big smile on his face, knowing he has gotten away with highway robbery and defrauding the game of baseball. And then thanking Hal as Hal kicks him off the team.

White Knight said...

Nice Warren. I really did laugh out loud.

jimbo said...


Tuesday 8/9 7:10pm

Luis Severino (R)

@ Red Sox - Rick Porcello (R)



1. Brett Gardner (L) LF

2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF

3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B

4. Brian McCann (L) DH

5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B

6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS

7. Chase Headley (S) 3B

8. Gary Sanchez (R) C

9. Aaron Hicks (S) RF

No afraud. Spread the good news. Warren, Hal was great.

Sue Gordon said...

afraud turns my stomach. Glad he will be gone. Cheating turd.

Oscar Hron said...

Lets go Yankees, take the sux series.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Four more days and afraud is kaput.

Hector Lopez said...

Do it Louie Louie. Your time to shine.

Steve said...

Warren Hammond, i just read you post. Fabulous. Posters here have been asking the Yankees to chuck afraud for an awful long time now. Finally he is chucked.

KevMac said...

Take tonights first game guys. Louie Louie lead the way.

Linda Pardo said...

I have been uplifted with what the Yankees have done the past two weeks. I can't wait to see some more of the youngsters.

Victor Bruno said...

Swwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeppp.

jimbo said...

WIN METHOD baseball time.

candycane said...

Yanks up 1-0 after 2.

candycane said...

2-2 after 4.

will-i-am said...

bosux lineup producing when it matters and take a 5-2 lead after 5.

candycane said...

Yanks down 5-2 after 6.

Sal Mineo said...

Louie Louie roughed up and pulled in the fifth.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks down 5-2 going to 9th.

Stan the Man said...

Yankees load the bases with two out in 9th with winning run at plate in Ellsbury. Ellsbury walks and makes it 5-3 with bags full and Teixeira up. WHEN WHEN WHEN. Teixeira strikes out looking.

jimbo said...

Final 5-3 loss, but went down fighting.

Todd Griffin said...

it is always when you produce that determines wins. bosux produced, Yanks did not.

Steven Fischer said...

I mean, but it's really how many runs you produce compared to the other team. Literally that's how a win is determined.

Jack Bauer said...

Yep, a tough loss last night. We had our chances. Recoup tonight.

Fred Slube said...

Steven, take your factual statement a step further. It has been shown here countless times how losing teams outhit the winning teams. Emphasizing the point it is not how many nor how much but when the hit(s) are produced. The losing teams lineup BA for the game is .300. The winning teams BA for the game is .200. Meaningless, it is only the win that counts. Going back to your statement ""it's really how many runs you produce compared to the other team. Literally that's how a win is determined."" True, but you don't need to score 10 runs to win if your pitcher pitches a shutout or gives up just 1 or 2 runs.

Phil Jenkins said...

Eovaldi starts tonight. We need the win.

Bob Behan said...

Hitting when it counts is vital. So is pitching when it counts. Preventing runs when runners are in scoring position also helps win games. ERA is not real indicator of a pitchers ability to pitch well when it counts. Giving up runs when your team has a good size lead means nothing except it does raise a pitchers ERA. There is no question wins determine the best and it is very much all 25 players on the team contributing to those wins.

Jeff Miller said...

Lets get some hitting and pitching when it counts for the rest of the season guys.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

3 more days and afraud is gone. Things are looking brighter.

William Mensom said...

I find it amazing that MLB allows these guys to cheat and lie, and then make money off of their cheating and lying. MLB execs should be embarrassed, but if they are making money they just look the other way, make excuses, or ignore.

George W said...

Warren Hammond, I enjoyed your post re Hal and afraud.

Sal Mineo said...

MLB could do themselves a whole lot of good by just having a room at Cooperstown for the acknowledgement of all the stats put up by all the cheaters in baseball and segregating them from the clean players. Clean and dirty should not be commingled.

Linda Rice said...

Hear hear Sal. Sad to say baseball is not the only institution that rewards lying and cheating.

jimbo said...

Wednesday 8/10 7:10pm
Nathan Eovaldi (R)
@ Red Sox - Drew Pomeranz (L)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Chase Headley (S) 3B
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Gary Sanchez (R) DH
8. Austin Romine (R) C
9. Aaron Hicks (S) RF
Another day another dollar, another game without afraud. Your the man Joe G.

Swen Jorgenson said...

Lets go Yankees, even the series.

Carl Hooks said...

Something to ponder. We only demean stat frauds and afraud here. Soon there will be no more afraud.

jimbo said...

Game time, lets go Yankees.

Larry Matthews said...

Scoreless after one.

Stan the Man said...

Something happened to Eovaldi, did not come out to pitch 2nd inning.

candycane said...

0-0 after 2.

Paul Hill said...

Eovaldi left game with elbow pain. Headed to NY to see doctors.

candycane said...

Yanks down 2-0 after 4.

Steven Fischer said...

Something to ponder. Most other forums and blog don't need to demean anyone. They focus on baseball. That'd be cool.

candycane said...

Yanks down 4-1 after 6 and have used all bullpen but for Warren and Betances.

will-i-am said...

Steven Fischer, I will be semi polite and not say your post is an out and out lie. So I will just say you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

will-i-am said...

afraud coming in to pinch hit in 7th and gets well earned standing boooooooooooovation.
Yanks down 4-2 men on 1st and 2nd no outs When it matters spot. Pop fly to right.

Steven Fischer said...

It's funny you followed that up with another demeaning post.

I have no incentive to lie, it's an observation. This blog focuses 50% on demeaning Arod and calling stats and people that use them stupid and 50% on baseball. Most other places are baseball and news around baseball.

White Knight said...

Ellsbury and Headley with big hits when it matters tie game 4-4 and still batting in 7th.

Domenic said...

Steven....I don't think anything anyone says can demean afraud any worse than he has done to himself with lying, cheating, more lying, and more cheating.

jimbo said...

Teixeira walks to load bases with 2 out and Castro coming up. WHEN

jimbo said...

Castro doubles for 2 runs. 6-4 Yanks mid 7th as Didi pops up for 3rd out.

will-i-am said...

Steven Fischer, being polite again, again you post errantly and have no idea what you are talking about. To make what you call an observation, one would have to conclude you are blind.

Phil Jenkins said...

Yanks hanging with Clippard in 7th. Only have Warren and Betances to get nine outs. Clippard gives up leadoff single and Warren is coming in.

Deb F said...

No matter what, this team has given their all tonight and win or lose should be proud.

Steve said...

Come on Adam. Show us why you are WIN METHOD special selection.

Bud Light said...

Warren K's Hill, and then K's Leon for two outs.

Steve said...

Yes, Warren gets third out. 6-4 Yanks after 7.

Yanks23245 said...

Sanchez leads off the 8th with HR for 7-4 lead.

Steven Fischer said...

Will-I-am
Disrespectful and classless response.

Congrats to the rook on first homer

jimbo said...

Yanks tack on 2 more runs in 8th for 9-4 lead.

will-i-am said...

Steven Fischer, thank you, from you I take that as a compliment.

Steve said...

Warren pitches a 1,2,3 8th. WIN METHOD Warren gets all six men he faces, leaving the 9th inning for Betances.

candycane said...

Yanks up 9-4 after 8.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

I'm going to say it anyway. No jinx. What a nice win.

jimbo said...

Betances 1,2,3 9th with 2K's for the save. Really good win. Yes we can, and will.

will-i-am said...

Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees Winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Yankeeforever said...

Final very nice win. 9-4 come back from down 4-1.

RLA said...

Try to win this series tomorrow. How many pitchers from Scranton will be on the shuttle?

Bud Light said...

We got to work around afraud again. At least he didn't hit into a double play.

YankeeMike said...

I hope Pineda can throw a big game and give us some innings. Whatever, Hopefully Girardi will pull a few more rabbits out of the hat.

Steven Fischer said...

Why are you getting so worked up anyway. Do you think the demeaning stuff is an important part of this blog? You wouldn't rather this blog, or any other, focus more on baseball?

Carmen DaSilva said...

After a very strong come from behind win last night a chance to take this series today. Lets go Yankees.

bigbadwolf said...

Steven Fischer, It was your comment """""Something to ponder. Most other forums and blog don't need to demean anyone. They focus on baseball. That'd be cool.""""" that brought on the responses. As stated by others, your comment is patently false.

Victor Grandozi said...

Wouldn't it be great if last nights win created a swell of momentum.

Hugh Frazier said...

Just keep winning series and all will work out in the end.

Steven Fischer said...

Great, it's not patently false - I won't muddle the blog and post links, but there are other baseball forums I go to well the talk is strictly Yankees baseball, player update, moves etc. There's no piling onto single players or ridiculing of people that have different opinions.

Even still, it doesn't make demeaning posts any better cause "some other forum" is doing it. That's a pretty lame excuse.

Here's some fun history:

On Wednesday, Gary Sanchez became the 14th player in Yankees history whose first major league home run came at Fenway Park, the Elias Sports Bureau notes. The big names on that list include Lou Gehrig (1923), Elston Howard (1955) and Don Mattingly (1983).

Not bad company

yankeeclipper21 said...

Pineda in another big outing tonight. Shut them down Big Mike.

Gus Papa said...

Steven, you keep beating the dead horse you rode in on.
1. It is patently false.
2. You are welcome to post links to baseball talk forums. We could use some laughs. Please do.
3. afraud deserves nothing by derision for what he has done to blacken baseball with cheating and lies, just like he has done to his family. Only fools and/or people that would do what he did praise him.
4. You are always welcome to your opinion. However when you say something stupid be ready to accept the ridicule. The is no political correctness nor fantasy baseball, just the truth.

Steven Fischer said...

Boy - everyone's so friendly around here!

Steve said...

Steven Fischer, I hope you are not thinking of the nyy forum.

Chad Greene said...

Yes we can make the playoffs. Only the garbage has given up.

Nancy Groh said...

Chad Greene, I agree whole heartedly.

johnsondc said...

First report on Eovaldi elbow is 'inflammation of elbow'. Eovaldi to be shut down for two weeks.

Cole/NJ said...

johnsondc, that should open a start or two or three for some of out minor leaguers to start on the big team.

Mark Wagoner said...

Continue the big hits guys. Lets go Yankees.

jimbo said...

Thursday 8/11 7:10pm
Michael Pineda (R)
@ Red Sox - Eduardo Rodriguez (L)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Chase Headley (S) 3B
4. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH
5. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Gary Sanchez (R) C
8. Austin Romine (R) 1B
9. Aaron Hicks (S) RF
afraud the black hole hole cancer in the clean up spot tonight.

Lori Kelly said...

I can only pray the afraud goes out with a bang, so he can give the stat frauds something to BS about. If he goes out big let it at least help the team to win and take this series. Lets go afraud. If I hold my breath I may die.

Greg Stone said...

The goal is for the team of 25 to win. The Yankees have played under a handicap all season and are still in contention.

Benny Pake said...

Girardi showing too much class batting afraud cleanup.. I would have batted him 9th.

Zhaire said...

This whole scenario should never have happened. afraud should have been kicked out long ago.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Two more days of afraud. Then the birds will sing.

jimbo said...

Game time.

candycane said...

Yanks down 1-0 after 2.

candycane said...

1-1 after 4.

Stan the Man said...

Yankees trail 2-1 after 5.

candycane said...

Yanks down 2-1 after 6.

Marty Hall said...

bosux intentionally walk Headley to load bases to face afraud with one out. afraud hits 15 foot grounder for rbi out. But Yankees take 4-2 lead mid 8th.

Stan the Man said...

Yanks rally for 3 runs in top of 8th for a 4-2 lead.

jimbo said...

Cessa with a perfect 8th. Yanks up 4-2.

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