Author Archives: Michael Augustine

Grading the Yankees through 42 games

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the world of average baseball.  Most of the Yankees are not the players we thought they were.  Granted, we are 42 games into the season with 120 still left…but in the words of the immortal Hunter S. Thompson, “Its time, I thought, for an agonizing reappraisal of the whole situation”.  ...

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Pettitte and Swisher’s return brings excitement back to Yankees

Last weekend, the Yankees got back two players who should help inject life and fight back into the team. Andy Pettitte, with his glare of steel and nerves of the same, roused the Bronx in a way I don’t believe I’ve heard in years.  When it was over, The House That George Built shook with a ...

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Where is the Yankees hunger?

I’ll start right off by saying I don’t feel good about the 2012 Yankees.  I’ve felt this way many times before and, more often than not, I’ve been wrong.  I’m not one for snap judgments on a game or team whose season lasts 162 games; especially after just 28, but something doesn’t feel right. As I ...

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The Yankees April retrospective

The 2012 New York Yankees have gotten off to a decent start through the first month considering they are one of six teams in the American League with a record over .500.  As a team, they are batting .273 and lead the league in home runs with 37 (lead by Curtis Granderson’s eight).  The Texas ...

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Grading the Yankees first 16 games

After 16 games (roughly 10 percent of the season) gone, let's take a look at the progress report for the 2012 Yankees.  Each batter must have at least 10 games played to qualify for a grade.  All stats present are as of 24 April. Derek Jeter- A+ ‘El Capi-tan’ is hitting .411 with a 1.080 OPS, scored ...

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A look at Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez

Of all the high-priced talent and personalities who may or may not live up to their reputations on the 2012 Yankees, one player in particular seems to incessantly enrage the fan base.  Any moment he takes the field, the fans see him as an accident waiting to happen.  Debuting with the Yanks in 2010, Eduardo ...

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Venditte on the doorstep to the majors

If you have the opportunity to take in a minor league game involving the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (or the Empire State Yankees for the 2012 season), you may notice something that will cause a double take.  Should No. 58 trot out to the pitchers mound, you might want to pay attention because you might see something ...

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An explanation of what happened to Michael Pineda’s shoulder

Michael Pineda, the man whom the Yankees gambled on to be the frontrunner of their youth movement, has begun his 2012 season with the Yankees with a stumble out of the gate. Traded from Seattle for highly touted prospect Jesus Montero, he will begin his Yankee career on the disabled list with shoulder tendonitis.  This injury ...

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