Weekly Mailbag: Market Inefficiencies, Backup Catcher, and Didi!

Weekly Mailbag: Market Inefficiencies, Backup Catcher, and Didi!

I admit it: I’m going through baseball withdrawal.  There’s something about the first week of November and seeing the first snow flurries (I’m in the Northeast for my day job) that make baseball seem very far away.  Luckily, we’ve all got our SSTN community right here to help ease the pain.

This week, we’ll talk about market inefficiencies, the backup catcher situation, and Didi!  Let’s get at it:

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The Strangest Yankees Team Ever

The Strangest Yankees Team Ever

For the Yankees, 1982 was one of those years, like 1965, when the bottom fell out. From 1976-1981 they won their division five times, the American League pennant four times and the World Series once, but the team that dropped the 1981 World Series to the Dodgers in six games, after winning the first two games, was old and changes to be made. The early 1980s was also when George Steinbrenner was at the height of his erratic, bullying and intimidating behavior that had produced some very good Yankees teams, but had made Steinbrenner one of the most reviled people in sports. Yankees fans knew that Steinbrenner would not sit idly by and do nothing during the World Series, but they could not have known just how incomprehensible Steinbrenner’s moves would be.

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