The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 1: 1921-23

The Yankees Way?  A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 1: 1921-23

I contend that throughout their history, when the Yankees have been successful it is because they have used their great financial strength to acquire the necessary talent in order to build the best teams possible. I contend that has been the Yankees way from the very start of their success and it had defined their successful periods right up until the present day.

I decided to look at this in summary form to test my theory. In this new series, I will examine the various successful periods in Yankees history. I will look at the team’s starting players and find out how they were acquired to see if my perspective is correct.

We’ll begin with their first championship era, 1921-1923.

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Once Again RAB Nails It - "The Yankees Have Changed..." PLUS, My Reaction

Once Again RAB Nails It - "The Yankees Have Changed..." PLUS, My Reaction

While the Yankees never said they’d spend big this off-season, that was the seemingly logical excuse and rational expectation for all their cost cutting the last few years. Yankee fans felt there was an inherent understanding that this off-season was the one where the Yankees would spend big to win again. It looks like that’s not happening. It seems very very clear.

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Free Agent Signing Reaction: Troy Tulowitzki

Free Agent Signing Reaction: Troy Tulowitzki

As most of the Yankee Universe is aware by now, the Yankees have signed former National League MVP, Troy Tulowitzki, to a 1 year contract at the league minimum salary following his release from the Toronto Blue Jays.  Interestingly, there were some very strong opinions regarding this signing on multiple media sources, particularly in light of the fact that this signing is for the league minimum salaries.  I discussed some of my thoughts last week on the Bronx Beat Podcast Episode #175, but I thought that I would expand on my thoughts here.

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Why I Like the Britton Signing

Why I Like the Britton Signing

After thinking about this for a good long while, I like the Britton signing, even if it comes at the expense of David Robertson.  Many of the reasons that I like the deal have less to do with solid statistics, instead, most of the reasons I like the trade are based more on my gut reactions and recent observations of the two pitchers.  

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A Critical Look At The 2019 Yankees Positional Players As Constructed Today

A Critical Look At The 2019 Yankees Positional Players As Constructed Today

The other night I was having a discussion with some baseball fans and we started looking at the Yankees line-up. As we did this, we started to realize that, while we hope things go well (as fans we always hope for the best) there are many more question marks on the team than we realized.

I figured it might be a worth exercise to go around the line-up, position-by-position excluding pitchers for now (as we did the other night) and see where the Yankees’ strengths lie (or not).

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OUCH - Yankees Bringing In Top Dollars And Spending Less and Less on Players

OUCH - Yankees Bringing In Top Dollars And Spending Less and Less on Players

From Pinstripe Alley: “Yankees revenue has increased by an average of five percent per year since the new stadium opened, so using that number we could estimate that the Yankees took in $650 million in 2018. The $193 million spent on payroll represents only $29.7% of that figure. This means that the Yankees quite possibly spent the lowest percentage of revenue on payroll among the 30 teams.”

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