Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, October 28, 2012

San Francisco Giants, unlike the New York Yankees, winning with substance over style - NYPOST

8-3, 2-0, 2-0. Yes, the Yankees are sitting home watching the Series and the Giants are up three games in the World Series because Jeter is the only player on the Yankees who will give himself up and move a guy from second to third.

Before you roll your eyes in boredom and scoff the next time Derek Jeter delivers his theory why teams succeed in the postseason remember this: The Giants are a win away from winning the World Series.

“The teams that are playing the best win,’’ Jeter has said often.

Clearly, the Giants played better than the Tigers in the first three games. Yet, compare the Giants’ lineup with the Yankees’ and Jeter’s belief is dead on.
...
“The Yankees are more concerned with major stars without looking at guys who go the other way,’’ the scout said. “Who goes the other way for the Yankees other than Jeter? Who gives themselves up moving a guy from second to third?

Jim Furtado Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, world series, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Downtown Bookie Posted: October 28, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4286274)
“The teams that are playing the best win,’’ Jeter has said often.


Hard to argue with that.

“The Yankees are more concerned with major stars without looking at guys who go the other way,’’ the scout said. “Who goes the other way for the Yankees other than Jeter? Who gives themselves up moving a guy from second to third?


Which explains why the Yankees finished in last place and failed to make the playoffs.

Oh, wait....

DB
   2. RollingWave Posted: October 28, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4286411)
I am fairly confident that the Giants will miss the playoffs again sooner than the Yankees.

then again, they do play in a craptacular division. (though I guess it helps that they get fewer free wins from the Astros going foward)
   3. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4286590)
Who goes the other way for the Yankees other than Jeter?

The Yankees made a mistake by not trading for an outfielder who is famous for going the other way. If only they had pulled that trigger.
   4. RollingWave Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4286739)
Who goes the other way for the Yankees other than Jeter?


On a more serious note, I'm fairly sure that Cano / Ichiro / Gardner goes the other way above the average of MLB hitters.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Stormy JE
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogIllini rely on student who geeks out on baseball analytics
(15 - 11:21pm, May 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogWeekend OMNICHATTER for May 19-20, 2018
(249 - 11:17pm, May 20)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogOTP 2018 May 14: Political leadership, fans needed to bring baseball to Portland: Guest opinion
(1332 - 11:11pm, May 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(4565 - 11:05pm, May 20)
Last: Tin Angel

NewsblogHow gambling can help make baseball America's pastime again
(103 - 10:53pm, May 20)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogRobinson Cano Reportedly Suspended for PED
(247 - 10:44pm, May 20)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogPirates set to recall outfield prospect Meadows
(4 - 5:05pm, May 20)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(1979 - 4:27pm, May 20)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(2033 - 4:17pm, May 20)
Last: Omineca Greg

Hall of Merit2019 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(116 - 11:30am, May 20)
Last: Bleed the Freak

NewsblogFortnite Addiction Is Becoming a Problem for Major League Basebal
(84 - 12:29am, May 20)
Last: GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag)

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Colorado Rockies
(39 - 7:15pm, May 19)
Last: Omineca Greg

Gonfalon CubsHalf full or half empty?
(66 - 5:40pm, May 19)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogA face that could launch a thousand OMNICHATTER! for May 18, 2018
(105 - 11:47am, May 19)
Last: Perry

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-18-2018
(119 - 7:43pm, May 18)
Last: RMc's Unenviable Situation

Page rendered in 0.1253 seconds
47 querie(s) executed