the 2023 new york yankees: all rise, again?

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they'll probably win a smiliar amount of games as last year, tho hopefully without the absurd peaks and valleys!

is dj lemahieu back? who the hell is the shortstop? will they trade isiah kiner-falea?

idk the answer to any of these, but i do know that i love wandy peralta

Wandy Peralta striking out Tucupita Marcano in approximately 20 seconds. pic.twitter.com/XgCXwJXOdh

— Lucas (@DBITLefty) March 2, 2023

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Thursday, 2 March 2023 21:36 (one year ago) link

What's a Tucupita Marcano

>is dj lemahieu back?

until he isn't!

>who the hell is the shortstop?

Peraza probably. I could see Volpe moving to 2nd, hype aside and he *probably* needs reps above AA so may as well manipulate his service time while he's getting them.

>will they trade isiah kiner-falea?

To whom and for what is the question. More likely to trade Gleyber and Glyber suffers from the Maxim Afinogenov truism where anyone as good as Gleyber Torres should probably be better than Gleyber Torres

three weeks pass...

gerrit cole's 10 strikeouts (in four innings!) so far are the most-ever by a yankee opening day starter

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 March 2023 18:14 (one year ago) link

Solo hr for Torres

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 30 March 2023 18:16 (one year ago) link

hat trick for lemahieu

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 March 2023 18:31 (one year ago) link

darn gonna be out of town

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Thursday, 30 March 2023 19:06 (one year ago) link

they're interviewing eric adams on yes, it's even dumber than it sounds

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Thursday, 30 March 2023 19:07 (one year ago) link

When he talked about kids needing to put down the gameboy

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 30 March 2023 19:10 (one year ago) link

damn yankees going 162-0 this year tough for the haters out there

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 March 2023 20:46 (one year ago) link

The MTV video games

xpost

Andy K, Thursday, 30 March 2023 20:52 (one year ago) link

promising start to volpe's combo roy/mvp campaign

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Thursday, 30 March 2023 20:53 (one year ago) link

Judge 304 RBIs

calstars, Thursday, 30 March 2023 21:44 (one year ago) link

Cash man about halfway through his transition to emperor palpatine

calstars, Thursday, 30 March 2023 21:49 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/qBK9Mss.jpg

Really enjoying this new yes app

calstars, Saturday, 1 April 2023 00:14 (one year ago) link

Excite for a whole generation of cops and firefighters to worship Volpe

union men!

k3vin k., Monday, 3 April 2023 03:06 (one year ago) link

stanton hit a 485 footer today. pretty far imo

k3vin k., Monday, 3 April 2023 03:07 (one year ago) link

Franchey Schmanchey

calstars, Monday, 10 April 2023 23:16 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/YbfjuGa.jpg

Da fuq

calstars, Tuesday, 11 April 2023 00:09 (one year ago) link

Excite for new folk hero franchy “shane spencer” cordero

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 12 April 2023 00:50 (one year ago) link

Aaron Boone has been ejected and I don't blame him pic.twitter.com/pQYSVRTdpl

— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken2) April 12, 2023



Commentary: jomboy is going to have a field day with this

limb tins & cum (gyac), Wednesday, 12 April 2023 17:39 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/JPkaopE.png

Roflmao

calstars, Thursday, 13 April 2023 22:05 (one year ago) link

brit-oh no

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Friday, 14 April 2023 00:11 (one year ago) link

Who throws a complete game

calstars, Sunday, 16 April 2023 23:06 (one year ago) link

Reader email to Robert Christgau:

Opening Day (with Volpe wearing the #11 once worn by Hector Lopez, etc.), plus the recent death of Joe Pepitone, has me wondering if you’re willing to construct a lineup of your all-time favorite Yankees, limiting yourself to those players who have played during your decades of fandom. You’re allowed a DH even if they weren’t around during their careers. Also one right-handed and one lefty starter, plus a reliever.
— Ben Greene, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

How can I say no? C: Yogi Berra; 1B: Don Mattingly 2B: Bobby Richardson; 3B: Graig Nettles; SS: Derek Jeter (sorry Phil, I’ll never forget you); LF: Dave Winfield; CF: Mickey Mantle (though DiMaggio did hang in there till 1951, I never saw him at his best); RF: Aaron Judge; DH: Reggie Jackson (yah yah A-Rod); RHP: David Cone (fuck Roger Clemens); LHP: Ron Guidry (sorry, Whitey); Relief (duh): Mariano Rivera.

clemenza, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 13:06 (one year ago) link

Most of that seems fine, although Willie Randolph was a much better player than Bobby Richardson (who somehow managed to lead off 162 games for the '61 Yankees and score all of 80 runs--.295 OBP).

clemenza, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 14:12 (one year ago) link

I’d put Munson as C, Henderson and Oscar Gamble in the OF, and Brosius at 3rd

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 16:12 (one year ago) link

No Judge please, too soon

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 16:13 (one year ago) link

Iirc brosius couldn’t hit a lick

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 19 April 2023 16:38 (one year ago) link

There must be a better righty than Cone, no? Great pitcher, but his greatest seasons were almost all with other teams (Mussina comes to mind).

clemenza, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 17:00 (one year ago) link

Iirc brosius couldn’t hit a lick


Only when it counted

“He hit .471 with two homers and six runs batted in the 1998 World Series, and was named the Most Valuable Player. He hit 2 home runs in Game 3 of the World Series, including one off of Padres closer Trevor Hoffman to give the Yankees a 5-3 lead in the 8th helping propel the Yankees to a 3-0 Series lead.”

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 17:07 (one year ago) link

There must be a better righty than Cone, no? Great pitcher, but his greatest seasons were almost all with other teams (Mussina comes to mind).

― clemenza, Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:00 PM (seventeen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

will probably be gerrit cole when all said and done

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 April 2023 17:18 (one year ago) link

christgau was just listing his favorites, anyway, not the all-time best

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 April 2023 17:18 (one year ago) link

Yeah, you're right, missed that--definite difference.

clemenza, Wednesday, 19 April 2023 17:54 (one year ago) link

I got curious and took a look. I’d say for right handed starter of that period, Mel Stottylmyre would be a good choice.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Thursday, 20 April 2023 22:28 (one year ago) link

Dual hatting pitcher / consigliere

calstars, Thursday, 20 April 2023 22:57 (one year ago) link

volpe .250/>>>>>>>.419<<<<<<<<</.375 5 SB in his last 7

With Judge once again pressed into center field duty and Stanton down, right field has been a grab bag, where Cordero has the most playing time (43 PA). Collectively, the five players who have spent time there have hit — and here I’ll urge you to cover the eyes and ears of any small children within reach — .152/.179/.304 for a 25 wRC+. Comparatively speaking, recently released staring pitcher Madison Bumgarner would be an upgrade with his career .172/.232/.292 line and 44 wRC+.

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-loss-of-aaron-judge-only-magnifies-slumping-banged-up-yankees-woes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 May 2023 19:02 (eleven months ago) link

who could've guessed the yankees needed more help on offense

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 2 May 2023 19:06 (eleven months ago) link

Hicks has been awful in left field...some real little league style play a few days ago when IKF (playing center) called him off a fly ball and Hicks nevertheless went in front of him for the catch
not to mention his lazy ass whiff last night to end the game

calstars, Tuesday, 2 May 2023 19:06 (eleven months ago) link

hicks had a great season . . . in 2018. but he's pretty much been hurt or bad ever since, and now he's 33

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 May 2023 19:15 (eleven months ago) link

Team is lost in space…abysmal runs per game, so many injured, no juice

calstars, Sunday, 7 May 2023 17:46 (eleven months ago) link

bader has provided a little juice, including yesterday’s win which was the best of the season

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Sunday, 7 May 2023 17:58 (eleven months ago) link

but yeah, this is a bad lineup, mediocre defense and bullpen, injured starters, a front office too cheap and stubborn to fix any of this, and a manager who routinely makes things harder on his players

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Sunday, 7 May 2023 17:59 (eleven months ago) link

NYY are truly a psychically joyless watch. From the stadium to the hair shit to volpe and judgr (players im otherwise pulling for) idolizing jeter to the point of parody

bader homer!

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Sunday, 7 May 2023 18:14 (eleven months ago) link

farewell to aaron hicks 🫡

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 May 2023 19:32 (eleven months ago) link

when you have a chance to add a talent like greg allen you really have no choice

The Yellow Kid, Saturday, 20 May 2023 19:36 (eleven months ago) link

as uptight as the yankees are about everything, it is strange to me that they will issue uniform number zero

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 July 2023 00:03 (nine months ago) link

Right?

calstars, Tuesday, 4 July 2023 01:49 (nine months ago) link

I love to see them win
As I love to see them lose lol

calstars, Tuesday, 4 July 2023 01:50 (nine months ago) link

The Yankees have officially dismissed hitting coach Dillon Lawson.

Brian Cashman has never fired a coach in-season. He once told me that he doesn't believe in doing so, and that you need to evaluate each season in full. Clearly, he'd seen enough.

— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) July 9, 2023

half the population ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (gyac), Sunday, 9 July 2023 22:49 (nine months ago) link

that’ll fix everything

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Monday, 10 July 2023 02:19 (nine months ago) link

it's a step up from firing the 1B coach, i'll give him that

mookieproof, Monday, 10 July 2023 04:11 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Of all the corporations to sponsor the jerseys…I was not expecting starr insurance

calstars, Wednesday, 2 August 2023 23:35 (eight months ago) link

Domingo German removed from the official roster for ROS over "an alcohol related issue"...

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 August 2023 01:38 (eight months ago) link

he asked the barback why he wasn't getting any buybacks and got punched in the face

calstars, Thursday, 3 August 2023 01:40 (eight months ago) link

jaffe: The Yankees Lose Germán and Rizzo Amid a Miserable Week
The handling of two unrelated matters calls into question the team's leadership, from top to bottom.

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 August 2023 02:20 (eight months ago) link

After getting booed off the field coming out of the game in the fifth, Luis Severino sat down at the very end of the #Yankees' dugout.

A couple players and coaches went over to pick him up.

Severino hasn't moved a muscle since then. He's just sitting in the corner alone.

— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) August 5, 2023

last week he was quoted as saying "I feel like I'm the worst pitcher in baseball," at this point what do you have to lose by giving someone in AAA a shot and letting him rest/work on whatever's going on?

JoeStork, Saturday, 5 August 2023 05:29 (eight months ago) link

absolutely no idea what they're doing on any level

i actually like aaron boone but a half-decent manager might have noticed that rizzo spent the last two months in a fog.

they have judge and they have cole. and then they have like a dozen injured 36-year-olds and anthony volpe (who sucks). i thought carlos rendon was a good signing! but this team is deeply fucked. has there ever before been a $300m last-place team?

i do love the higster tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 August 2023 05:56 (eight months ago) link

I mean, as a hater and loser I’ve never followed them that closely, but I kind of assumed that part of the Yankee machine involved actually working with their players and trying to fix problems as they arose. Now it genuinely seems like an organization that feeds in $300 million to the machine and just leaves it to run.

JoeStork, Saturday, 5 August 2023 06:01 (eight months ago) link

rip

how much would it take to get theo to take over this mess? (he's already a hall-of-famer; why take on something that would only drag his legacy down and make his previous fans hate him?)

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 August 2023 03:35 (eight months ago) link

been a while since he was called a genius, tho -- maybe he needs that boost

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 August 2023 03:37 (eight months ago) link

watched a game last night for the first time in a couple of months...what a mess

calstars, Tuesday, 15 August 2023 13:03 (eight months ago) link

feel like sunday's game may be a must-win for aaron boone

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 August 2023 20:06 (eight months ago) link

that one game last week where he was wearing a players uniform lol

calstars, Saturday, 19 August 2023 20:11 (eight months ago) link

Abreu nailing J Turner with a fastball one pitch after Devers took him deep on a 3-0 count, keep it classy NY

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 19 August 2023 21:40 (eight months ago) link

Tbf I think Abreu simply isn’t very good?

Some very strange bullpen decisions being made by Boone

ydkb (gyac), Saturday, 19 August 2023 21:47 (eight months ago) link

Jesus Christ

Re: The IKF bunt, Kiner-Falefa said that the Yankees’ scouting report said Kutter Crawford has had issues throwing to bases. The intent was to have Crawford throw the ball away and spark a rally.

— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) August 19, 2023

ydkb (gyac), Saturday, 19 August 2023 22:01 (eight months ago) link

that is fucking abysmal

as is telling the media about it

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 August 2023 23:59 (eight months ago) link

it genuinely seems like an organization that feeds in $300 million to the machine and just leaves it to run.

― JoeStork, Saturday, August 5, 2023 1:01 AM (two weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:14 (eight months ago) link

at this point, the best hope is for them to suck as hard as they can until even a guy as shameless as hal feels embarrassed

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:18 (eight months ago) link

hal’s philosophy: as long as the checks roll in, everyone in the organization is doing their job

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:20 (eight months ago) link

honestly as the most casual of yankees fans…I find all the pitchforks out for cashman to be pretty funny. a year or two ago he was the best GM in the league…now they might have their first losing record in THIRTY YEARS and suddenly every decision they’ve made was terrible

k3vin k., Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:22 (eight months ago) link

Do you remember the last time they were under 500

calstars, Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:24 (eight months ago) link

I’m 34, so no! but something tells me they’ll continue to be in the mix

k3vin k., Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:25 (eight months ago) link

a year or two ago he was the best GM in the league

citation needed

i think he's been a v. good GM, and it's not his fault that rodon got hurt, and i suspect that signing judge to the gargantuan contract that will haunt the team for years to come was a decision made over his head

but this is a poorly assembled team, and doing *nothing* at the trade deadline was a dereliction of duty

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:33 (eight months ago) link

i also roll my eyes at the exaggerated dragging of cashman, he was pretty good until about 3-4 years ago

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:44 (eight months ago) link

last 3-4 years have been pretty disastrous tho

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:45 (eight months ago) link

donaldson trade, hicks contract, lemahieu contract, punting the trade deadline, sitting out free agency every other year to get under the luxury tax

that last bit doesn’t depend on the gm, it’ll likely be ownership policy for as long as the steinbrenners own the team, but still, he’s had the job for 25 years and it’s culminated in this. gotta be someone out there who can do better with $309 mil

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Sunday, 20 August 2023 01:53 (eight months ago) link

*screams* ellsbury contraaaaaaaaact

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 20 August 2023 02:11 (eight months ago) link

applies for stadium Cracker Jack seller job

calstars, Sunday, 20 August 2023 02:17 (eight months ago) link

$15 Bud Lite anyone?

calstars, Sunday, 20 August 2023 02:43 (eight months ago) link

I don’t really watch the Yankees as much as I used to since I got MLB.tv and have a choice of games to watch, within my timezone anyway, but the wider Yankee media environment is high art in many ways. It reminds me very much of classic Arsenal fan TV during the bad Wenger days.

The apex of Yankee media is ofc Talkin’ Yanks, which is hosted by baseball video specialist Jomboy and his sidekick Talkin’ Jake. When I tell you these are high art. The best ones to watch are, obviously, when something bad happens. This is even truer when Aaron Boone has to go on - he is contractually obliged to appear on this show which is WILD - and they pepper him with questions. But let’s rewind.

The show has a very specific dynamic. Jomboy takes the role of Sad Dad Who Is Disappointed in the Yankees. Jake is younger, sarcastic, constantly boiling with fury. When Boone is on the show feeding them a line of bullshit, I’m constantly watching Jake. He keeps his face rigidly still, while his eyes SCREAM with fury. He sometimes wears T-shirts on the show mocking things Boone had said. He is the personification of the booing Yankee fan who throws stuff from the stands on the field, except what that person might be like on a day to day basis.

On the normal show, a conversation might go like this:

Jomboy (dejectedly): I don’t know, Jake. I think we thought it would all be ok when Judge came back, but the roster problems…

Jake (sarcastically): well it would have been nice if the front office had thought to pick up an outfielder…or a left fielder…or watching this team wasn’t an exercise in absolutely exquisite AGONY

the producer guy who speaks in a monotone whose name i can never remember: it would be really nice if this yankees team could win a game or just be shot into space

Jake: Watching (other team), you know what I noticed? They play with PASSION. They play to WIN. Like the Yankees team I grew up watching!

Jomboy: (almost on the floor in despair) it used to be the Yankees Way.

I’m telling you guys. It’s art.

ydkb (gyac), Monday, 21 August 2023 16:25 (eight months ago) link

Would love to see a breakdown of sad/mad Yankees media/fans vs sad/mad Mets media/fans this year. As a Mets fan I read the above and think “cute, they feel a sense of sharpness in regards to this seemingly tame season of adversity”.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 21 August 2023 18:40 (eight months ago) link

Matt Olson said that the Braves would watch Frank the Tank meltdowns after beating the Mets, his popularity transcends everything I think

ydkb (gyac), Monday, 21 August 2023 18:49 (eight months ago) link

yankees have missed the playoffs three times in the last 30 years. their fans have no idea how to deal with adversity and they're going to lash out at everyone in sight

eventually they'll turn on judge, simply for not being jeter

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 05:56 (eight months ago) link

Suffering from their own history of success, a tragedy

H.P, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 06:08 (eight months ago) link

Some of them turned on Judge last year when the team slumped mid-season. (Which, to be fair, is common across sports, directing ire against a bad team's one good player.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:46 (eight months ago) link

they did win 99 games last year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:49 (eight months ago) link

they are certainly very bad now

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:49 (eight months ago) link

I garbled that a bit. They definitely weren't bad last year--the parenthetical referred to this year's team--but there was some booing directed at Judge. I forget exactly when; I posted about it in the Judge thread.

clemenza, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:53 (eight months ago) link

I could not possibly feel less sorry for the Yankees than I do right now.

Cashman's success over a 25 year period is incredible, and it doesn't just come down to money. But every time the Yankees have an off-year, I wonder whether he has the motivation to do this anymore. Nobody has ever navigated all the Steinbrenner BS better than him, but how long until he simply wants a break from it all?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 13:29 (eight months ago) link

Going for 10 straight tonight--not since 1913. (They last lost 9 straight in '82.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 23 August 2023 14:47 (seven months ago) link

luis severino is healed

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 01:15 (seven months ago) link

the blessed hands of Cash Man

calstars, Tuesday, 29 August 2023 03:30 (seven months ago) link

Donaldson released

ydkb (gyac), Tuesday, 29 August 2023 18:50 (seven months ago) link

five in a row, eight of 10, back over .500!

this team caught some bad breaks; i think they should run it back in 2024

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 September 2023 03:01 (seven months ago) link


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