Back of the Envelope 2019 Yankees Projected Wins: Version 1

Back  of the Envelope 2019 Yankees Projected Wins: Version 1

The Yankees are getting close to being a complete team.  The potential Machado signing is still a possibility but otherwise, the Bombers seem mostly set.

I thought that it might be fun to do a back of the envelope analysis of the projected win total for the 2019 Yankees.  I am using the wins above replacement (WAR) player methodology.

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Blog News: Site URL May Be Temporarily Outdated; "StartSpreadingTheNews.Blog" Will Return

Dear Readers of SSTN,

We have received some messages from some of our loyal readers about how certain internet browsers mark our website as “Not Secure”, and we are currently looking into fixing this issue with both our domain-host (Hover) and site-host (SquareSpace), while also not interfering with the day-to-day operations of this blog both on the inside and for our readers.

We understand how seeing that this page is “Not Secure” is not something that you would particularly want to appear on a website, and might lead to weariness. However, we can assure you that due to our nature of not requiring any site-profile credentials (usernames or passwords) or credit card information (as we have nothing to sell or buy) in order to read our work, that you should not fret over continuing to visit our website.

(Side-Note: If you are sent to a website that asks for you to pay to read our articles and perspectives, please contact our site administrators, as this is most likely a scam by some unaffiliated third-party. We pride ourselves on being a free-to-access Yankees blog, and will do what is in our power to make sure the aforementioned never occurs.)

In our recent contact with SquareSpace, they have given us a few different potential options of ways to take care of this problem to ensure that our site is restored to being a “secure” website. However, that may mean that some minor-changes may be taking place over the next short period of time (usually after 11:00 PM EST on days changes occur) as we look to correct this issue.

As of writing this, the current URL to the blog is currently listed and being transferred back to it’s previous name, “http://www.itsaboutthemoney.net/”, but it should be reconnecting to the usual domain of “http://www.startspreadingthenews.blog/” within the next 24 hours.

Thank you all for your patience as we look to solve this request.

My Best,

Ethan Semendinger

Layout, Marketing, and Design Manager of SSTN

Prospect Profile: Deivi Garcia

The Yankees have a fair number of right handed pitchers taking up room on their top 30 prospects lists. One of their younger top pitching prospects finds himself a bit outside the box, in ways that make him an intriguing player to follow. Deivi Garcia was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2015, when the Yankees weren’t allowed to sign international players for less than $300,000. They signed Garcia for $200,000 and the small hurler has managed to impress.

Name: Deivi Garcia
Birthdate: May 19, 1999
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 163

Starting his professional career in the Dominican Summer League, Garcia struck out 61 hitters in under 50 innings. He held opposing batters to just a .149 average, striking out ten in 4.1 innings in a game against the Rockies’ DSL team. He started 2017 back in the DSL before being promoted to the Gulf Coast League, playing for the Yankees’ West team. In a little less than a month, the young pitcher was promoted again, heading up to Pulaski.

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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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