Four questions and one statement of incredulity about the Yankees.
I’ve improved my DIPS worksheets to now include HR, BB & SO Park Factors for every season since 1969, thanks to Retrosheet. Enjoy!
Larry’s none too happy with the news that the Yankees might not be pursuing Carlos Beltran, after all.
For Larry, the steroids scandal isn’t a big deal.
Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox and their fans on winning their first World Championship in 86 years. As a Yankees fan, having suffered a terrible humiliation at Boston’s hands on the way to losing the ALCS, there is a part of me that didn’t want this to happen, but I knew it was time. […]
Larry takes one last look at the ALCS
The Red Sox have already completed the greatest comeback in baseball postseason history. Whether they finish the series off is yet to be determined, but even if they don’t come through, they may have finished off the myth of their permanent futility, the Yankees’ invulnerability, and Dan Shaughnessy’s career.
A line drive to center and a long drive to right extended the ALCS another day, and gave the dejected Boston faithful something to cheer about. Can they do it again? And again? And again?
Here’s one Yankees fan who’s tired of the C-word. Larry Mahnken tells us how the Red Sox went down 3-0, and dismisses the easy explanation.
Eventually, every son will rise up and best his father. For Pedro Martinez, last night was not his time, as Jon Lieber exceeded expectations and dominated the Red Sox. Now the question must be asked… is this series over?
What was at first a Yankees blowout and a chance at history turned into a near-miracle comeback, a message that the ALCS is going to be very closely fought, and a very entertaining baseball series.
That you know: now find out why — a wholly objective ALCS Preview.
In a vital game for the Yankees, Kevin Brown gave the Yankees all that they needed and more to beat the Twins. Now the series has swung in the Yankees’ favor, and the entire postseason equation might have shifted a little, too.
The Yankees won in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, but if they don’t win tonight, it’s almost certainly all for naught.
The Yankees had a golden opportunity to beat the most dominant starter in the AL this season … and then another, and another, and another.
Larry shows how last week’s trade between the Dodgers and Marlins has illustrated the divide between sabermetrics and traditional analysis.
The results of the 32nd Man ballots for the All-Star Game are in, and it’s Hideki Matsui and Bobby Abreu. It’s great that Abreu, a great player who’s never before made the All-Star team, was selected, but the choice of Matsui was a bit… well, it was predictable, but not really the best choice. While […]
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have played some of the most memorable games in baseball history. Many have been more important, but last night’s may have been the most exciting, most improbable game they have ever played. Larry tries to put what he saw last night into words.
Now that ESPN is tracking Productive Outs, Larry takes one last look at the junk stat.
ESPN, which started tracking DIPS with their regular pitching stats a few weeks back, has now started tracking Productive Outs. Ahh well, it can’t all be progress. For those interested, here are the correlations for some of the stats tracked: Wins to Total Productive Outs: -.316 Wins to Total Productive Out Opportunities: .168 Losses to […]