Looking back at the winter that brought Joe Girardi and Alex Rodriguez back to the Bronx.
Ben and Sam discuss how the postponement of Game Four hurt the Yankees, talk about how terrible at baseball Hunter Pence appears to be and whether he’s always looked like that, and conclude by revisiting the widespread anti-Cardinals sentiment among baseball fans and examining their own emotional allegiances.
Ben and Sam discuss Joe Girardi’s decision(s) not to pinch-hit for any of his left-handed hitters late in Game Three of the ALCS.
The Yankees put up a good fight but became Justin Verlander’s latest victim, forcing them to face elimination tonight.
Are narratives bad for baseball analysis?
The Yankees’ manager is known for his use of a stat-packed binder, but in practice, he makes many of his moves on faith.
PECOTA expects the Yankees to live to fight at least one more day.
Ben and Sam catch up on the Yankees-Tigers ALCS and Ben’s beat-writing adventures, then talk about why players and stats disagree about the difficulty of pitching on short rest, and Jim Leyland’s comments about closers.
The Yankees pull off another exciting comeback behind Raul Ibanez, only to lose both Game One and Derek Jeter a few innings later.
Can the Yankees rebound to take Game Two without their star shortstop?
The Yankees finally drive a stake into the heart of the Orioles behind another strong effort from CC Sabathia. Ben breaks down the series inside.
The Yankees and Orioles go long again, and the tensest of series heads toward a tense conclusion.
Ben and Sam discuss Game Three of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS, the decision to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez, and A-Rod’s future in New York, then talk about why the Stephen Strasburg debate won’t go away.
In the defining move of his career, Joe Girardi went with his gut. It worked.
Yet again, the Yankees have the edge on paper, where we all know the games are played.
In which the Orioles prove that they can win one-run games in October, too.