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Posted in Analysis Mets 2021 Steve Cohen

Mets: Making The Case For Restraint Before Speeding Up Next Year

The Mets and Steve Cohen, in theory, have the wherewithal to erase and harvest the top of the free agents’ board. But maybe there’s a…

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Yankees 2021 Arbitration Albatross
Posted in Analysis Yankees 2021 Yankees Luxury Tax

Yankees: Arbitration Settlements Figure To Pile On Team’s Payroll Woes

The Yankees will soon be exchanging numbers with 13 arbitration-eligible players. Following another “failed” year, do they all deserve raises? Already in a luxury tax…

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Mets: Let the good times roll (Photo: AP/New York Post composite)
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On Why The Mets May Have The 2021 Free Agent Floor All To Themselves

The Mets, in contrast to most teams, will enter the offseason with few fiscal constraints. How far will they go in the free-agent market? Soon,…

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Yankees Spring Training 2021
Posted in Analysis Yankees 2021 Yankees Luxury Tax

Yankees: Making The Case To Stand Down – The Class Of 2022 Is Loaded

The Yankees have already been installed as the 2021 AL favorite to reach the World Series without any additions. So why not stand down? The…

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Yankees Luxury Tax Goal 2021 (Photo: Bronx Daily Digest)
Posted in Analysis Yankees 2021 Yankees Luxury Tax

Yankees: How To Spend Or Hoard $63 Million In “Surplus” Payroll In 2021

Yankees GM Brian Cashman has his marching orders from his boss – no luxury tax this year! Still, there’s room to add talent – but…

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Posted in Analysis Mets 2021

Mets: Sorting Out The Outfield Requires Zero Mistake Decisions For 2021

While the Mets outfield is loaded with talent, the key remains in placing their players in positions where they are most likely to succeed. The…

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Analytics Gone Wild (Forbes)
Posted in Analysis Yankees 2021 Yankees Analytics

Yankees: Robotic Slaves To Analytics Does Not Make A Team

The Yankees’ separation from the Rays is wider than the final 2020 standings. The Rays use analytics, but they are not robots like the Yankees….

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Yankees And Didi Gregorius In Better Days (NY Times)
Posted in Analysis Didi Gregorius Yankees 2021

The Yankees Definitely Have The Attention Of Didi Gregorius, But Still…

Yankees runaway Didi Gregorius, other than a catcher, tops the bill of team needs in the field. But is the fence too broken to be…

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