Author Archives: Curtis Clark

Interleague play: good or bad?

The Yankees start up the second round of interleague games in the Subway Series against the Mets. After that series, they travel to Atlanta for a three game set against the Braves (June 11-13).  I will be in attendance of for each game of that series and will share some of that experience in a ...

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Starting pitching woes: it’s not time to panic

Through 26 percent of the season, the Yankees starting pitchers’ earned run average (ERA) sits at a whopping 4.88. That’s good for the 26th worst earned run average in the league. There are four teams with ERA's worse than that of the Yankees. The list, accompanied by their records, is: Kansas City (4.92, 17-25), Boston ...

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So Far, Not Great for Yankees Kuroda

Watching Hiroki Kuroda instills some confidence in me. Why that is, I don’t know, but just know that it does. I think it has something to do with the consistency he brings. He surely doesn’t have the most electric arm in the league, let alone on the Yankees, but he has located effectively and pitched ...

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Considering the Yankees Major League trade chips

The Yankees have plenty of trade chips in the minor leagues, but at the Major League level there really isn't much other teams' would be interested in. Usually it's because contracts are too big for other teams to take on, but even the players with reasonable contracts are hard to trade and get fair value ...

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What if the Yankees aren’t serious about the $189M budget

What If? There’s been a lot of hubbub about the Yankees shrinking their payroll to around $189,000,000 by 2014. There’s a lot that comes with this decision, such as the future contracts of Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, and more. Look, if the front office is serious about this move, and it really ...

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What to do with the Yankees DH situation

I wanted to focus on our Designated Hitter situation, both currently and what it might be after Brett Gardner comes back, and figure out if it is really best to trot out Andruw Jones on a regular basis against lefties. I also wanted to focus on how our current DH production matches Jesus Montero’s production ...

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AL East Power Rankings

Power rankings this early in the season are a little misleading because only about seven percent of the season has been played. I like to say, “You can’t win the season in April and May but you sure as hell can lose it.” It’s nothing too groundbreaking, but it can help us look at how ...

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Forget Retirement, What if Mariano Struggles?

I've decided that I have been spoiled. Not by material goods but by the Yankees. Through numerous accolades and world championships, nothing has been more impressive than seeing one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Mariano Rivera. I don’t think there is anything Mariano Rivera can’t do? Think on it and let me know ...

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