A November to remember

RAB Live Chat
Yanks decline to offer arbitration

Allow me to take time out of this busy, busy Hot Stove Day — something happened! Mike Hampton signed with the Astros! — to thank everyone who stopped by RAB last month. While the news, outside of a Nick Swisher trade, was slow, we had more unique visitors and more page views than any other month in this site’s 22-month history. We had over 281,000 visitors and 444,000 page views, and we just want to thank everyone for stopping by and contributing every day.

Over the next few days and weeks, we’ll have some announcements about some upcoming plans and a new t-shirt design as well as Hot Stove coverage as it happens when it happens. Don’t go away. And as always, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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Yanks decline to offer arbitration
  • Mike Pop

    Soon you will rule Yankee Universe

  • Patrick

    I found you guys last month and you guys do a great job. Keep it up.

  • Jack

    You’re welcome. Now where’s my check?

  • Chip

    Any idea on where you guys rank among MLB blogs? I’d imagine you’re up there

  • A.D.

    Hampton is coming back to a Houston that isn’t the pitchers park that he used to pitch in for them

  • radnom

    We had over 281,000 visitors and 444,000 page views, and

    That seems kind of odd…that is an average of less than two page views per person, and factoring in the fact that most of the regular contributors probably average a large number of page views a month, does this mean most of those visitors were linked here once and never came back?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Bastard Sox fans.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Tough to say. Those are actually pretty good page view-per-visitor numbers. Take a look at a site like Deadspin, and the splits are much worse.

      • radnom

        Huh…thats really interesting actually.

        I wonder if most of those one hit wonders are linked from an aggregate news site (mlbtr.com, for example), or other Yankees’ blogs.
        Congrats on exanding though.

      • Ed

        How do RSS readers fit in to the stats? I read the articles from Thunderbird and only hit the site for comments.

  • Alex K.

    Shirt idea.

    “The 2009 New York Mets – Hey, We Won’t Shoot Ourselves.”

    Nothing to do with NYY, comedic value though.

  • pat

    With great power comes great responsibility Michael. I think the great Bishop Desmond Tutu first said that.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I think Moe Howard said that first.

  • jsbrendog

    you are welcome for the 150,000 hits I myself contribute while i am at work all day and the 10,000 more on my train home rom Penn.

    keep up the good work. this is my go to blog.

    with the shirts this time i’ll know to get one size bigger than I wear cause my save the big three tshirt was too small when it came even though it was an xl…barely covered my bigfoot man stomach

    • JT

      those t-shirts were the down fall to the big three… now referred to as the drunk driver and 2 busts, one more so than the other…

  • Scott of 3 Kids Tickets

    Yankees decline to offer arbitration to all free agents according to the Ledger….

    -Scott

    • http://jobatheheat jobatheheat

      whered you hear this. Ledger?

      • JT

        also heard it on 20 update on wfan

  • JT

    WTF they are a bunch of idiots……….

  • http://jobatheheat jobatheheat

    Why not offer Abreau .Dont understand. Maybee we have less money then we thought. Some one would def pick up Abreau. He is type a Right.