## Numbers Never Lie: The Yankees are in Trouble

By Alex Everett The funny thing about baseball is that what we expect to happen doesn’t always happen. As I posted in my last article the Mets were the only team with a positive run differential (+11) and a losing record (79-83). Using Dr. Stan’s formula to predict winning percentage (Winning Percentage = .000683*(runs scored …

## Met Fans Should Be Optimistic for 2015

As said in the previous blog posting by Dr. Stan “The Stats Man”, the Mets were the only team in 2014 with a winning season and a losing record.  A winning season means the subtraction of their runs allowed from their runs scored for the 2014 season was positive. This difference is called their run …

## A Sabermetric Look at the 2014 Playoff Teams

In a previous blog I talked about two important sabermetric formulas. Bill James’s Formula is Win% = (Runs Scored)2 / [(Runs Scored)2 + (Runs Allowed)2] and Stan “The Stats Man” Formula is Win% = 0.000683*[(Runs Scored) – (Runs Allowed)] +.50. James’s formula is called the Pythagorean Formula for Baseball and Stan’s Formula is called the Linear Formula …

## The Baseball Gods Gave Derek Jeter Their Own Gift

As a life-time Yankee fan I was very concerned about the weather for Jeter’s last home game at Yankee Stadium which was scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25. Wednesday night’s weather forecast for Thursday called for afternoon and evening heavy rain. Would Jeter’s final home-game be cancelled? If cancelled would it be made up? It is …

## Two New York Teams Going in Opposite Directions (Part 4)

In Part 3 of this 4-part blog we looked at the impressive Mets young pitching staff. We  now look at the future Mets positional players. We begin with the infielders. At first base the much improved 28-year-old Lucas Duda has14 HR and 49 RBI at the break. It looks like the Mets made the right …

## Two New York Teams Going in Opposite Directions (Part 3)

The strength of the Mets is their young pitching staff. Assuming their young pitchers can stay healthy, the Mets will have one of the best and youngest starting rotations in baseball over the next 5 years. Here is the way I see the future Mets starting rotation beginning in 2015. Returning from TJ surgery, the …

## Two New York Teams Going in Opposite Directions (Part 2)

Having just finished analyzing the Yankee’s pitchers and infielders, we now turn our attention to the Yankee outfielders and catchers. In the off season the Yankee acquired Carlos Beltran to play right field. He has already broken down at the age of 37. The starting outfield now consists of Ichiro Suzuki, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brett …

## Two New York Teams Going in Opposite Directions

The All-Star game represents the symbolic half-way point in the MLB season. The half-time break is always a good time to evaluate your baseball team’s future. In a previous posting I declared there would be no baseball in October in New York. Nothing has changed my mind. But, what I would like to talk about …

## The Yankees and Pine Tar Version Two

In my home office I have a picture of George Brett being restrained by teammates at home plate.  The incident occurred in a game between Kansas City and the Yankees played in 1983. There was a rule in baseball that if the pine tar on your bat was too high you would be called …

## A New Week of Strange Happenings in Yankee Land

On Wednesday, April 16, in the day-night doubleheader against the Cubs the Yankees shut out the Cubs in both games. This was the first time since 1987 that the Yankees swept a doubleheader with two shutouts. Tanaka had his best game as a Yankee pitching eight shut-out innings allowing just two bunt singles in the …