It’s May 28 and Derek Jeter is hitting .211. Can he still make a run at .300 or is this already a lost season?
JC examines the relationship between the size of a team’s market and its ability to win games.
Studes looks at the unbalanced schedules of each team, and how they might affect the pennant races.
Ben and Larry discuss Derek Jeter, Boston’s hurting stars, and exactly why the back-and-forth atop the division doesn’t mean much in May.
Larry responds to some of your comments about last week’s column. Sorry, nothing from Buster Olney here.
With the Red Sox and Yankees occupying the top two spots in the American League East, like usual, Ben and Larry are both happy with where their teams are through about 20% of the season.
A week after “The Sweep”, Ben and Larry check in with the Red Sox and Yankees.
Joe gives Dusty Baker and Bud Selig some advice.
The Yankees are 9-11 after 20 games. How the hell did that happen?
Larry says Yankees fans should get angry, but shouldn’t panic, while Ben just revels in the glory of a Red Sox sweep in the Bronx.
After tweaking an old Bill James study, Bryan unearths some interesting facts about the Opening Day rosters this season.
Hmmm… what ever could Ben and Larry have talked about this weekend?
The Yankees’ Mike Mussina and Kevin Brown reached the 200-win plateau in back-to-back games. Matthew compares their very different careers, and takes a glimpse at their chances of reaching 300 wins.
Despite the fact that the Red Sox and Yankees are a combined 8-7, Ben Jacobs and Alex Belth (who fills in for Larry Mahnken one more time) are not really worried about their favorite clubs.
George Steinbrenner and the Yankees are spending over $180 million this season in an attempt to win their first World Series of the 21st Century. Will they succeed, or will their fans have to suffer through yet another year of not being able to gloat that much? Larry takes a look.
Ben talks to Alex Beth, who is filling in for Larry, about whether or not there’s any reason to be concerned about either the Yankees or the Red Sox this early in the season.
A sleepy Aaron’s diary of the Yankees/Devil Rays opener in Japan.
Craig has some notes as the season opens and hopes begin to be dashed.
Ben and Larry are ready for the season to start, even if it is starting unfathomably early in the morning.
Matthew examines Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame case and finds some interesting results.