Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WIN METHOD 2017 ----- BLOOM AND GROW

Yes WIN METHOD fans, you have spoken, therefore the title of this blog post.  BLOOM AND GROW.  As 2016 nears its end, and the baseball winter meetings are held where deals are talked about and some consummated, and as the 2016 year concludes with the Christmas holidays, and the new 2017 year arrives and it will be a season for the New York YANKEES to BLOOM AND GROW.


After a couple of recent seasons of not making the playoffs, getting older as a team, disappointing the fans, dropping attendance, and overall down years, the YANKEES look like they may be going full bore at getting younger with many of their WIN METHOD selected youngsters being given a real chance to make the major league roster, make the team younger, make the team a contender more consistently and winning the World Series again.  Time for the farm to bloom and grow.


The list of YANKEE prospects is very promising.  Likely not all will make the major leagues, some may be traded away for a piece the YANKEE decision makers feel they need for a certain position.  The best part however is they will all get the chance to bloom and grow and some will make a major impact on the YANKEE team this 2017 season as Gary Sanchez has done already in the last seven weeks of the 2016 season, apparently earning the starting catcher job for the 2017 season.  Look for these names in 2017 and beyond, outfielders Clint Frazier,  Aaron Judge, Blake Rutherford, Dustin Fowler, Billy McKinney, Mason Williams, Jake Cave, Trey Amburgery, and Leonardo Molina. Infielders Gleyber Torres, Jorge Mateo, Miguel Andujar, Wilkerman Garcia, Tyler Wade, Hoy Jun Park, and Kyle Holder.  Catchers Luis Torrens, and Donny Sands.  Pitchers Justus Sheffield, Domingo Acevedo, James Kaprielian, Albert Abreu, Dillon Tate, Chance Adams, Ian Clarkin, Drew Finley, Jordan Montgomery, Chad Green, Dietrich Enns, and Freicer Perez.


Do not forget, Greg Bird returning in 2017 after missing 2016 with major shoulder surgery, other youngsters who have been placed on the 40 man roster or have seen some major league experience, Johnny Barbato, Richard Bleier, Giovanny Gallegos, Domingo German, Nick Goody, Ben Heller, Ronald Herrera, Johnaton Holder, Brian Mitchell, Yefrey Ramirez, Luis Severino, Kyle Higashioka, Rob Refsnyder and Tyler Austin.  There are so many with so much potential.


Some of these guys will become big names, some lesser names but yet accomplished major leaguers, some roll players that help make the team as best it can be,and some dealt away.  Bloom and grow. We wish them all healthy and fruitful careers wherever their career takes them.


Also, look forward to a very special day in 2017.  Mark your calendars,  Sunday, mothers day, May 14th against the Houston Astros, the YANKEES will retire the greatest ever WIN METHOD players number 2 Derek Jeter.  May the YANKEES be so blesses that as the youngsters bloom and grow we have another in the mold of Derek Jeter, the best and greatest major league baseball player in the past three decades.


Never forget that wins and winning always defines the best players and teams in the real world while individual stats and make believe made up formulas created by the foolish stat frauds are only for their fantasy games and fantasy world.


LETS GO YANKEES!  BLOOM AND GROW

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Erica Nuyens said...

Thank you WIN METHOD for the best and most positive sports blog in the world. Love ya,

John Hartnett said...

Lets go Yankees.

Tommy Lee said...

Yes, 2017 looks very promising.

Teena/Bronx said...

A lot of youngsters are looking good and are turning heads.

Love the info about Derek Jeer on May 14.

Saul Irving said...

Next season is going to be big for the Yankees.

Teena/Bronx said...

I forgot the 't' in Jeter. Sorry.

AAA said...

So far so good.

Steve said...

A strong positive outlook by someone who knows baseball and has a great record of being right.

YankeeMike said...

Hear hear Steve.

Deb F said...

Thanks for the 'bloom and grow' WIN METHOD.

Patricia Piper said...

Bloom and grow. That is exactly what the 2017 Yankees are going to do.

Nick Polito said...

As everyone who is WIN METHOD knows, we will bloom and grow with wins.

Hector Lopez said...

Wins is the fertilizer.

Jill Byrnes said...

The playoffs the bouquet.

Wilsonsway said...

One step forward at a time. Bloom and grow.

Hal Moore said...

Wins is the fertilizer.

The playoffs the bouquet.

And the World Series the show winner.

Augie DeFonce said...

I see everyone is in a good mood. Lets go Yankees.

Felix Lopez said...

Augie DeFonce, Everyone should be in a great mood. Much has gone well this fall.

Yanks23245 said...

There sure is a whole lot of wheeling and dealing at the winter meetings. Cashman has kept his powder dry so far.

Dave Matthews said...

Many teams seem to be desperately dealing while we bloom and grow.

WIN METHOD said...

Aroldis Chapman has said he will sign with the Yankees.

YankeeMike said...

That's great.

Steve said...

WIN METHOD beats everyone again on Chapman signing.

Yankeeforever said...

All hail WIN METHOD. The man in the know first.

Gene A said...

Nice WIN METHOD.

Erica Nuyens said...

You're the best WIN METHOD. Love ya,

Tom Loughlin said...

With the signing of Chapman it gives me the impression that the Yankees are all in for 2017 and beyond as they bloom and grow.

candycane said...

Solid bullpen and getting stronger. Thanks WIN METHOD.

sid greenberg,nyc said...

What a great buy Chapman is. We deal him for solid prospects and then resign him for what we would have had to pay him anyway. Brilliant dealing by Cashman.

Carl Hooks said...

Another first for WIN METHOD. The best there is.

jimbo said...

While the stat frauds play fantasy games among themselves, WIN METHOD fans know first in the real world.

Sharon/NC said...

I just hope one or two of WIN METHODs young pitchers can excel quickly and help lead this 2017 team to the promised land.

Elizabeth Kalavsky said...

Lets go Yankees. Show the way WIN METHOD.

Warren Hammond said...

Elizabeth Kalavsky, WIN METHOD always does. Leader of the pack.

Victor Grandozi said...

Slowly but surely the pieces are being put in place.

AAA said...

Victor Grandozi, and they look like winning pieces.

White Knight said...

I have been to countless Yankee forums and blogs. Most I would rate as Ds or Fs. There are a couple of Cs, but this blog is A+. The number one blog I have ever read and or participated in.

bigbadwolf said...

WIN METHOD has been leading the Yankee decisions for a very long time now and his selections and advice have led to the Yankee successes for decades now.

Gail Holden said...

Having Chapman in the fold is great. My regret is the five years, but if that is the only way to sign someone you want then that has to be decided only by the guys who sign the checks.

muchomachoman said...

The stat frauds have no one like WIN METHOD. They have guys that convolute formulas so they can play fantasy baseball. The sad part is they think their fake stats determine winners and winning. Just more dumbing down of America.

Sue Gordon said...

I like getting Chapman. I like The retiring of Derek Jeters number. I like the youth movement. I like the Yankees.

Jed Hough said...

muchomachoman, the stat frauds have liars and frauds and an ignorant following.

Gordie Howell said...

No question whatsoever. The finest baseball and Yankee blog in existence.

yankeeclipper21 said...

Before spring training. Right now Yankee starting lineup:
Sanchez c
Bird 1b
Castro 2b
Headley 3b
Gregorius ss
Gardner lf
Ellsbury cf
Judge rf
Holiday 2b
Very well balanced L/R. Good power and speed.

johnsondc said...

For any skeptics out there, WIN METHOD has called signings before anyone else, talking heads, radio, television, forums, and blogs far too many times to not have inside information from the source itself.

Ziggy Mann said...

yankeeclipper21, Looks about right barring any deals, injuries, or someone getting beat out of their job.

Gus Pappas said...

Going to be a fun spring training. I wonder if Betances has learned to throw to first base yet?

Stanley Chin said...

Come on spring training. Lets go yankees.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Gus Pappas, Betances needs to hold men on also. Concentration and the ability to do two things at once. Hold men on and throw strikes.

Eddie OConnor said...

Well at least Betances doesn't have to worry about the closing spot.

Mark Wagoner said...

With Warren, Clippard, Betances, and Chapman the Yanks have a deep strong bullpen. Add on a couple of others who win a spot and it will be time to rock and roll.

Warren Hammond said...

Just one or two effective starters to make the rotation and we are set.

Izy Hernandez said...

Lets roll! Lets go Yankees.

Gary Shrieber said...

Cashman has been doing a bang up job.

Teena/Bronx said...

Yes it is almost time to bloom and grow.

Yankeelover said...

My first post here. Just left a Yankee forum. Won't mention their name, but this blog is much better and far less filled with idiots.

bigbadwolf said...

Welcome Yankeelover. If you believe in wins and winning you are in the right place.

Chad Greene said...

yankeeclipper21, that is not a bad lineup.

johnsondc said...

Yankeelover, please post often and enjoy the most positive most winningest blog in baseball.

Yankeelover said...

Thanks guys. I just got fed up with the constant bickering and stupid stats all the time. I believe only winning decides who is best.

Andy K said...

Lets see if Cashman has something up his sleeve.

reinvaldez said...

As long as it improves the team, fine.

Jill Byrnes said...

I just hope the Yankees don't give away any of our special prospects for a pitcher that we probably have better in house.

Phil Jenkins said...

There is no reason that one or two of our young oitchers can't crack the rotation this spring.

Wayne Littlebear said...

Montgomery, Mitchell, Severino, Kaprielian, Adams, Green, etc.

Yankeelover said...

Heck, we could have a whole rookie starting staff.

Greg Colinsky said...

Yankeelover, not a bad idea.

Linda Pardo said...

Two weeks until Christmas. Merry Christmas.

Al Ashton said...

We contend big time next season. Bloom and grow.

Yanks23245 said...

Wayne Littlebear, Your etc. can include Littell and Shefield.

Boston Yankee said...

These guys better come to spring training roaring and ready or they will get left in the dust of the performers who want it most.

Cole/NJ said...

Might the youngins light a fire under some of the veterans?

Tony Manchu said...

Cole/NJ.....sad to say but the veterans with their contracts don't usually lose their jobs and sit on the bench. If a team feels a rookie is ready they usually deal their veteran player. Like the Yankees feeling Sanchez is now their catcher and dealing McCann.

Gus Papa said...

Tony Manchu, agree, but their is always a chance of a major injury to a veteran creating an opening for a rookie.

Ivan Norrionkos said...

Bloom and grow with positive vibes WIN METHOD fans.

Victor Bruno said...

I wonder where Rob Refsnyder fits in with this team?

Quay Ho said...

With so many quality youngsters this team is very deep.

Jake Engel said...

Victor B.....Refsnyder may be in a tough spot this spring. His edge may be having ML experience and the Yankees may want the rookies to play everyday in minors.

johnny said...

Lets go Yankees.

Benny Pake said...

Refsynder may not be good enough to earn a position except maybe utility guy if that.

Patricia Piper said...

Wouldn't it be nice to win the whole ball of wax next season.

George W said...

Patricia Piper, and the season after that.

Mark Wagoner said...

Merry Christmas fans.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

I am really looking forward to the 2017 Yankee season.

muchomachoman said...

The Yankees signed infielder Reuben Tejada to a who cares minor league contract.

Gus Pappas said...

When the rookies advance to the majors they will need someone to play in the minors.

Zhaire said...

Merry Christmas to all.

Cory said...

Hicks is an enigma. Lets see what happens to him this spring.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Many questions will be answered this spring.

Todd Griffin said...

Vladimir...Yes, questions will be answered and in a good way.

Bob Behan said...

With a tough year under his belt, Louie Louie hopefully has matured and win a starting rotation spot.

Victor Grandozi said...

Louie Louie will face competition. Put up or shut up time is nearing.

Zack Norris said...

Your performance guys will determine how fast and whether or not you will be a major leaguer.

Alex Antonius said...

Christmas is getting closer, as is the new year, and then spring training.

Merry Christmas to all.

Laura Suarez said...

Wouldn't it be great if Louie Louie has the season we expected this past season.

Augie DeFonce said...

As spring and baseball arrive we WILL BLOOM AND GROW and win.

will-i-am said...

Let it all hang out Augie.

muchomachoman said...

Merry Christmas friends.

Ziggy Mann said...

I am more anxious and optimistic for 2017 than ever.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

Hope we are not over expecting.

Swen Jorgenson said...

WIN METHOD is making the Yankees great again.

Brian Cowley said...

Yes we can and yes we will. Lets go Yankees. Merry Christmas WIN METHOD fans.

Deb F said...

All my kids are getting Yankee shirts for Christmas.

Jill Byrnes said...

Deb F....great gift. That is bringing them up right and showing them the way.

White Knight said...

Winter meetings are over and the Yankees came away with a gem and gave up nothing but $$$.

YankeeMike said...

White Knight.. Yes, we solidified the bullpen again. We upgraded at catcher with Sanchez. And then there is a boatload of rookies chomping at the bit.

Guy Padikian said...

As long as we come up with a couple of starting pitchers that are effective, we will be fine.

Benny Pake said...

Guy P.....we will have many starters to choose from.

Billy Tedder said...

Merry Christmas Yankee fans.

Linda Rice said...

Ten days to Christmas. Shop till you drop. Merry Christmas.

Cole/NJ said...

As one of the fast food chains claims. The Yankees have the meat.

Erica Johnston said...

The goal is to win it all.

Warren Hammond said...

Everyone have a merry and joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

Artie S said...

Joy to the world the Yankees are going to be a force to reckon with.

Perre Jadot said...

For the Yankees the winter baseball meetings were a resounding success.

Sammybigdog said...

The Yanks are slowly blooming and growing.

Lori Kelly said...

Merry Christmas to all, even the stat frauds, may they see the light of WIN METHOD.

candycane said...

Two months and it will be time to crank up the baseball talk. Merry Christmas.

bigbadwolf said...

This is my take on Jorge Mateo. He's just going through some growing pains. He has to learn how to be a professional and go out there and compete everyday and once he gets that to go along with his tools he's going to be an exceptional player.

Bobby said...

http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2016/12/yankees_prospect_jorge_mateo_out_to_prove_doubters.html#incart_river_index

Did you steal that out of this article bigbadwolf?!

Stanley Chin said...

bigbadwolf...that could possibly be said for any very young player. The ones that mature well could be said to bloom and grow. The others can be quality, but of a lesser grade and so on down the line to the ones that wither and rot on the vine.

Al Ashton said...

Stanley Chin, very nice response.

Chad Greene said...

Bobby, it looks like Denbo and bigbadwolf are on the same wavelength.

Bobby said...

Haha ok, it was taken word for word out of the article. He pretty clearly took it right from there.

Steve said...

Ha Ha Ho Ho! You must surely be a stat fraud schmoe.

Brian Cowley said...

Bobby must be a big time reader of the WIN METHOD blog, since he was so quick to comment on the bigbadwolf comment. Very demonstrable of stat fruads and their ilk.

johnsondc said...

I wonder if Bobby was so quick to notice that WIN METHOD was first in the world to post Chapman signing with the Yankees, and yet wouldn't acknowledge.

Alex Antonius said...

Nick Goody has been DFA,d.

Bobby said...

Uh okay, pretty odd responses. Don't really care all that much just thought it was fairly obvious it was taken from there.

You guys are a fun group!

bigbadwolf said...

Bobby, Hope you believe that wins and winning determine the best teams and players in baseball.

Larry Matthews said...

When you see the quality of the players the Yankees have had to depart with for various reasons you can see just how good the team is going to be in 2017.

Vaughn Wilson said...

One week to Christmas weekend. Get your shopping done. Merry Christmas.

Doug Shoen said...

It was sure nice to see that Chapman wanted to sign with the Yankees. That is always a plus for a team.

Greg Stone said...

Just think about this. The Yankees signed Reuben Tejada ex Mets shortstop to a minor league deal. He started for the Mets.

Yankeelover said...

I am so glad I came to this site. Merry Christmas to all WIN METHOD and Yankee fans.

bigbadwolf said...

We are glad you are here Yankeelover.

Tony Manchu said...

Lets bloom and grow baby. Oh yeah. Merry Christmas.

Steve said...

Merry Christmas to all the great Yankee and WIN METHOD fans. Each one of you knows more about baseball than a barrel of stat frauds.

Domenic said...

One week and it will be Christmas Day. Merry Christmas everyone.

Vinny Ferrero said...

Just two months and camp 2017 is rolling.

Sharon/NC said...

The season can't start soon enough. I've got high hopes.

johnny said...

Lets go Yankees.

Ty Keel said...

Last week to shop. Merry Christmas to all Yankee fans.

Quay Ho said...

Everyone have the most Merry of Christmas's and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Linda Pardo said...

Just bought and shipped my last gift on line a few minutes ago. All done. Merry Christmas.

Zhaire said...

2017 is the time to bloom and grow to a championship.

Andrew J said...

All peaceful on Yankee front. So far so good. Cashman has done well in not giving away anyone and obtaining Chapman.

Guy Padikian said...

Lets assume no changes. Possible opening day projected lineup.
Ellsbury cf
Gardner lf
Sanchez c
Bird 1b
Holliday dh
Castro 2b
Gregorius ss
Judge rf
Headley 3b

Jack Bauer said...

Guy Padikian, I would think that the lineup could be adjusted for right or left handed pitcher and ball park.

Yanks23245 said...

That lineup has a four player turnover.

Norm Jackson said...

If you want to right handed lineup you can go Hicks in the outfield and Austin at first base.

Bud Light said...

And there is always Refsynder.

yankeeclipper21 said...

Looks like a good enough team to compete for the division and five the kids one more year to bloom and grow.

RLA said...

Merry Christmas everyone.

Victor Bruno said...

Getting a couple of solid reliable starters from the kids may be the key to the season.

Steven Sands said...

Merry Christmas!

Yankeeforever said...

Victor Bruno, I think you are right. And I would rather go with our youngsters than trade for some other teams castoff.

George W said...

Me too guys. Go with our own. There will be a gem or two in the crop.

Gil McKenzie said...

If you trade away chips for a player for now, the future slips away.

Arthur Addison said...

Merry Christmas to all my fiends and all posters here at the WIN METHOD blog.

yankeeclipper21 said...

I can't find another blog or forum with as many nice people as there are here and so many acknowledging so many holidays.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

bigbadwolf said...

We are the best in the world.

johnsondc said...

And the WIN METHOD blog is also blooming and growing every day.

Nancy Groh said...

You can plant the same seeds in the same soil but the flowers do not all bloom and grow at the same rate.

Tim Hergenraeder said...

Sounds like our minor leaguers will be blooming for a couple or several seasons.

Ty Keel said...

Tim, hope so.

Patricia Piper said...

Four days to Christmas and I wish everyone here and the families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. May everyone get what they need and want for Christmas and the New Year. My one wish is for the 2017 Yankee team and players to BLOOM AND GROW beyond everyones expectations.

Dane Ostroff said...

2017 the year for bloom and grow.

Ben Rosen/Israel said...

My best for this holiday season to everyone at WIN METHOD.

Norm Jackson said...

Lets bloom and grow while others wither on the vine.

Teena/Bronx said...

My favorite rookie is Blake Rutherford. Lets go and bloom and grow.

Erica Nuyens said...

Merry Christmas to WIN METHOD and all his followers and baseball friends. Love ya,

Augie DeFonce said...

shopping time is getting shorter by the minute. Merry Christmas.

Boston Yankee said...

The good is as each day passes we get closer to baseball.

Kenny Shepherd said...

Three more days to Christmas and another day closer to baseball. Merry Christmas.

KevMac said...

OK, as soon as the first of the new year passes it will be time for all Yankee players to kick their physical and mental regimens into high gear to be ready for spring training.

Vinny Ferrero said...

KevMac......then during spring training, everyone starts to bloom and grow.

Xavier Young said...

To all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Artie S said...

Merry Christmas fans.

Erica Johnston said...

Love this blog and all the fans here. Merry Christmas everyone.

Stan the Man said...

There is talk of Tanaka opting out of his contract after this season. The talk is from stat frauds who know little to nothing. Tanaka will stay a Yankee.

Tony Gigante said...

Stat frauds leave a bad taste in my mouth, something like sour milk. Yuck!

Steve said...

Stat frauds seem to like to make imaginary trades in their little minds. They have no idea what they are talking about, they have no influence, and they know nothing in general. I wish them all for Christmas the wisdom to see the light of wins, winning, and the WIN METHOD.

Chad Copely said...

Merry Christmas......to all WIN METHOD fans.

Izy Hernandez said...

Feliz Navidad

bigbadwolf-johnsondc-WIN METHOD said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Victor Grandozi said...

Thanks guys and likewise here. Merry Christmas and lets try for a championship new year.

Jed Hough said...

Merry Christmas to all at WIN METHOD.

Cam Howe said...

Merry Christmas to all those who have made this site the best in the baseball world. Truth, facts, wisdom, and integrity.

Carmen DaSilva said...

Merry Christmas to all posters here and Merry Christmas to the entire Yankee family.

candycane said...

Steve, great post. Nailed it.

Carl Yukovich said...

Looking for a huge 2017 season and making the Yankees great again. Merry Christmas everyone.

Yankeedoodledandy said...

Everyone, if you are traveling for the holiday, have safe travels. And Merry Christmas.

Mark Wagoner said...

Bloom and grow is our goal.

Donald Blazina said...

Chapman was a solid addition. Chapman loved New York and wanted to play here. Wanting to play here and being able to perform are true WIN METHOD.

Jill Byrnes said...

Yes, Merry Christmas to all and to all a Happy and Healthy 2017.

Oscar Hron said...

Just 2 days left and only one more to shop. Good luck last minute shoppers. Merry Christmas.

Vladimir Tinzik said...

Merry Christmas to the all so many outstanding posters here at WIN METHOD.

Fred Slube said...

Joy to the world, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Christmas Day is almost here. Merry Christmas to all.

Raul Vasquez said...

Feliz Navidad.

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