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I grew up following the Yankees when Joe McCarthy was manager, and he was a rather quiet man who was tough and not known for is personality. The other manager that I was familiar with at that time, also won many pennants, was Leo Durocher, manager of Dodgers and Giants, who was outward and lit a fire under his players; he was known for saying, "Nice guys finish last." Boone fits into today’s image of the all American boy, like actor James Stewart, but I prefer someone like Casey Stengel, who started the platoon system with all the analytics, was extroverted and made me laugh with his comments.
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Surround Judge and Stanton with small ball players at a lower cost.
Prince Hal the Frugal has extended himself to his limit and will not go over the cap, and once he signs Judge to match Stanton and Cole, the supporting cast has to be cost effective; if Tampa can do it, why can’t Cashman follow the same path in Hal’s thinking. I would think that the next step in Cashman’s arsenal is to build around Judge and Stanton with players who can beat the shifts, higher batting averages and play small ball with some speed added. Maybe the next batting coach can induce Gallo to push more balls to the left side, and in the long run, players who keep the line moving do not cost that much.
The five inning game for starters.
Starting pitcher doesn’t give into the hitters and nibbles at the corners, just like Montgomery, Cortes, Taillon and Kluber, and as the pitch count reaches the limit after reaching the fifth inning, in comes the pen throwing gas, and if the Yankees need some rested arms, the shuttle bus from Scranton goes both ways; much different strategy then that of Billy Martin in the "Twilight Zone" of baseball where many pitchers bit the dust from being overworked.
Yankee and Red Sox in 1978, let history repeat!
In 1978, the Yankee were behind the Red Sox at one point by 141/2 games and caught fire and caught them when the season ended; then they defeated them in a one game playoff capped off by Bucky Dents homer. Let see what these Yankees are made of today as they were led by a rather laid back manager, Bob Lemon, not much different then Boone.
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Kept the line moving in the 3rd inning.
I have been harping on the fact that the Yanks have to keep following Ken Singleton’s advice as they did in the 3rd inning that they must keep the line moving or the wheel turning; we need more of this as you can’t always depend on the home run to score.
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Yanks have tougher road then Toronto and Boston on paper!
Look at who the Yanks rivals are playing in all the remaining games compared to them! Toronto plays Tampa, Minnesota, Yankees and Baltimore, and Boston plays Mets, Yankees, Baltimore and Washington. Oakland plays Seattle seven times so they can possibly cancel each other out. The Yankees have Texas, Boston, Toronto and Tampa Bay. I give the nod to Boston to make the playoffs with the home game with their schedule, and Toronto has an easier road then the Yanks. Let see how the Yanks stand after Texas if they wake up and sweep them!
Inconsistency at the plate and on the mound and Yanks couldn't beat Baltimore like their rivals.
The Yanks could only score with the long ball in the last three games, and if they do get runners on base without the long blast, they can’t get seeing eye grounders or find the holes in the outfield to score them, and they needed those higher batting averages to make them more consistent. As for the pitching, the Yanks didn’t have enough dependable starters in April and once the pen was not as reliable, the dye was cast; with all that, the Yanks could not do their job on Baltimore like their rivals, and if they only could, they would be coasting today waiting for the post season.