Open Thread: February 22nd Camp Notes


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The latest from Tampa…

This is the open thread for the night. The three hockey locals are in action, but neither of the basketballers. Talk about whatever, go nuts.

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  1. squishy jello person says:

    All three RAB writers are listed in the BP acknowledgements.

    That’s gotta feel kinda cool.

  2. Xstar7 says:

    http://johnsterling.blogspot.c.....e-fan.html (safe)

    I thought this was pretty damn amazing.

  3. mike c says:

    hank was obviously talking about AJ, not st. jetersburg

  4. CS Yankee says:

    Wonder what Larry is saying to AJ in the picture;

    1) “Your this good of a pitcher AJ”

    2) “When you miss by this much, its a few runs”

    3) “This is how much rope you have this year.”

    4) “Your this far you are from Hank calling you out”

  5. My dream: Become the first left-handed thrower to be a starting MLB catcher.

  6. 28 this year says:

    Sorry for posting this like every day but still nada about the RAB Lite fantasy league. Anyone know anything??

  7. NJYankeeFan says:

    Hank Steinbrenner sure is a jackass. First he takes a classless and unnecessary shot at Jeter for being “too busy building mansions” and then he doesn’t have the guts to stick by his statement and says it was a “euphemism.” Maybe he should look up the meaning of the word “euphemism” in the dictionary because it sure makes no sense the way he used it. A loose cannon who’s not too bright is a bad combination.

  8. Big Bertha says:

    It’s a good thing we still have a Steinbrenner around to light a fire under the ball club. That was one thing George was always so good at and the team responded with 4 WS rings in the late 90s. Hank calling out Jeter is just what he needs to turn it around this year. George is probably looking down right now with a big smile on his face.

  9. Matt says:

    Eric Ortiz of nesn.com stikes again. Look at the shit he wrote.

  10. mbonzo says:

    My WAR predictions for the 2011 Red Sox.
    I’ll have the Yankees up soon

    1) Jacoby Ellsbury (CF) 3.0
    2) Dustin Pedroia (2B) 4.5
    3) Carl Crawford (LF) 5.0
    4) Adrian Gonzalez (1B) 5.5
    5) Kevin Youkilis (3B) 4.5
    6) David Ortiz (DH) 2.3
    7) Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C ) 1.0
    8 ) JD Drew (RF) 2.4
    9) Marco Scutaro (SS) 1.9
    10) Mike Cameron (OF) 0.8
    11) Darnell McDonald (OF) 0.1
    12) Jed Lowrie (INF) 1.0
    13) Jason Varitek (C ) 0.7
    14) Jon Lester (SP) 5.5
    15) Josh Beckett (SP) 3.3
    16) Clay Buchholz (SP) 3.3
    17) John Lackey (SP) 3.5
    18) Daisuke Matsuzaka (SP) 1.9
    19) Jonathan Papelbon (CL) 1.5
    20) Daniel Bard (RP) 1.1
    21) Bobby Jenks (RP) 1.2
    22) Dan Wheeler (RP) 0.1
    23) Scott Atchison (RP) 0.0
    24) Tim Wakefield (RP) 0.7
    25) Hideki Okajima (RP) 0.0

    Total Offensive War- 28.2
    Total Pitching War- 22.1
    Total War- 50.3

    • mbonzo says:

      1) Brett Gardner (LF) 3.0
      2) Derek Jeter (SS) 3.8
      3) Mark Teixeira (1B) 5.0
      4) Alex Rodriguez (3B) 4.6
      5) Robinson Cano (2B) 5.2
      6) Jorge Posada (DH) 2.1
      7) Nick Swisher (RF) 3.7
      8 ) Russel Martin (C ) 1.5
      9) Curtis Granderson (CF) 3.9
      10) Andruw Jones (OF) 1.5
      11) Ramiro Pena (INF) 0.3
      12) Eric Chavez (INF) 0.9
      13) Francisco Cervelli (C ) 0.9
      14) CC Sabathia (SP) 5.1
      15) Phil Hughes (SP) 3.3
      16) AJ Burnett (SP) 2.9
      17) Freddy Garcia (SP) 1.3
      18) Ivan Nova (SP) 1.3
      19) Mariano Rivera (CL) 2.0
      20) Joba Chamberlain (RP) 1.0
      21) David Robertson (RP) 0.8
      22) Boone Logan (RP) 0.4
      23) Pedro Feliciano (RP) 1.0
      24) Rafael Soriano (RP) 1.3
      25) Sergio Mitre (RP) 0.8

      Total Offensive War- 36.4
      Total Pitching War- 21.2
      Total War- 57.6

      • The Real JobaWockeeZ says:

        Sorry but there’s no way the Yankees will end up with more WAR than the Sox with their current rosters.

        • Sean C says:

          They will when Jesus comes up and puts up 11 WAR during the second half of the season. Yeah, Jesus is a 22 WAR player during a full season.

          /Hyperbole multiplied by Hyperbole

        • mbonzo says:

          Just because thats what the media is stirring up to try to get more readers/viewers, doesn’t mean its true. Obviously the WARs I predicted aren’t perfectly accurate of the future, but they’re rough predictions based on their past performance and fangraphs predictions. If a few players on the Yankees get injured or have terrible seasons, or if a few players on the Red Sox have insane years, things become more even. Instead of trying to show that the Yankees or Red Sox are a better team, I posted this and gave bearish estimates based on average WAR to show that the teams are very even going into 2011.

          Yankees have a decent chance of having more WAR than the Red Sox, the teams are much more than the main stream media is reporting.

      • AndrewYF says:

        If Pedro Feliciano achieves 1 WAR I’ll eat something previously thought to be inedible. Apply that to Eric Chavez as well.

        • mbonzo says:

          Chavez/Belliard could easily produce a 1 WAR.
          Feliciano is typically a worth .9/.8 WAR a year based on fangraphs. I assume he’ll be more successful this year since he’ll be strictly a lefty guy out of the bullpen instead of having to pitch and get shelled by rightys. I still kept the WAR to 1.

          • bonestock94 says:

            He’ll pitch less though…

            • mbonzo says:

              If you use his 2010 stats versus left handers only he would have had a 1.3 WAR. This is using XFip, Feliciano is not a standard relief pitcher though and doesn’t give up many homeruns on average. Last year was incredible and he won’t have the same luck in Yankee stadium, but his WAR comes out to 2.0 if you just use FIP. He should be somewhere closer to 1.3 v. lefties next year and add in a couple rightys and a 1 WAR is actually below what I’d project him in the bullpen.

  11. MikeD says:

    Yeah, kind of sorry Greinke didn’t make it to the Yankees. The tabloid headlines would have been something.


  12. bonestock94 says:

    LOL, peter gammons blocked me from following him on twitter. I think I made a bad comment once when he bashed the Yankees.

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