Category Archives: 2009 Season Reviews

2010 Player Previews: David Robertson

2009: David Robertson was called up on April 16th, 2009 before the Yankees 1st series in the New Yankee Stadium and saw some action in a 10-2 loss (2IP 2 Hits 3 Ks), but all Robertson was really expected to be was a clean up guy who would come in during blowout wins or losses ...

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The 2009 Bullpen in Historical and Statistical Perspective

Following up on my comparison between the terrific 2009 rotation with those of the late 1990s, this post assesses the sterling 2009 bullpen and gauges its performance along side the late 1990s dynasty. As with the rotation, the 2009 bullpen compares rather favorably with most years, including the tremendous 1998 team. As with last week’s ...

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2010 Player Previews: Mariano Rivera

2009: The greatest closer of all time and, in my opinion, the greatest relief pitcher ever, Mariano Rivera was again reliably outstanding in helping the Yankees clinch their 27th World Series title. Sporting an ERA below 2 for the sixth time in the last seven years, and for the ninth time in his incredible career, ...

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2010 Player Previews: Francisco Cervelli

2009: In 2009 Francisco Cervelli was undoubtedly the Yankees regular season MVP, ok so he wasn't MVP but he was a fan favorite. Every season the Yankees fans adopt a rookie who they fall for and treat like gold no matter how he performs and this past year that guy was definitely Cervelli. Francisco got ...

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2010 Player Previews: Alex Rodriguez

**NOTE**- This article is an updated version of my previous article "Álex Rodríguez Set for a “Down” Season?", which gave a projection on A-Rods 2010 season. 2009: Going into the 2009 season Álex Rodríguez had two procedures on his hip the, first was to drain a cyst in his hip while the second was to repair ...

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Assessing the 2009 Yankees Rotation in Historical, Championship Perspective

Peter Menking has done a terrific job breaking down the current rotation, including today’s post on Joba Chamberlain, to provide readers with a good glimpse into what they may expect from a strong 2010 rotation. In turn, I figured a look back at last year’s championship staff would allow a worthwhile comparison between last ...

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2010 Player Previews: Derek Jeter

2009: The 2009 season was Derek Jeter's 14th full season in the big leagues and many analysts, "professionals", and fans were wondering if Jeter would finally start to show his age. In Jeter's previous 13 seasons he consistently put up star numbers, never having an avg under .290, and always came up in the big moments ...

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2010 Player Previews: Robinson Cano

2009: Robinson Cano was torched after the 2008 season for not caring and goofing off, and led many people to wonder what his future held after his poor season (.271 AVG with only 14 HR). This resulted in Cano going into the 2009 season as the weak spot in the Yankees monster infield. Maybe it was the ...

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