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The 2017 Yankees as told by PECOTA

Baseball Prospectus released its PECOTA projections to the world last week, predictably igniting arguments across the country. Why are the Dodgers so high? Why are the Cardinals so low? Won’t someone think of the Royals? While the rest of the baseball world fought over such trivial matters though, we skipped right to the good stuff. By […]

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A beginner’s guide to running on Gary Sanchez

While Gary Sanchez’s bat was making daily headlines last summer, his arm was quietly blowing up radar guns across the league. Sanchez caught 13 would-be base-stealers during his two-month major league stint, and his 41-percent caught-stealing rate was good for fifth in all of baseball (minimum 30 attempts). Sanchez became a Statcast star, routinely firing off […]

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The future outlook for Hall of Fame Yankees

Last week the Baseball Writers Association of America announced their Hall of Fame Class of 2017 election results, naming Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez Cooperstown’s latest inductees. All three are truly deserving candidates, and two of them even spent some time in pinstripes! Unfortunately, Raines’s veteran presence on the Yankees from 1996-98 is outweighed […]

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The Yankees’ hidden problem

Writing about baseball in mid-January can be a chore. There are no games to analyze and rarely any big news to break. The process of generating ideas is typically reduced to hours of leaderboard sorting in hopes of finding a thread that might just lead to something interesting. It was that process that led me to […]