Archive for Administrative Stuff
This completely slipped my mind until just now, but today (Wednesday) is RAB’s sixth birthday. The time just flew by and I speak for myself, Ben, and Joe when I say none of us expected the site to turn into what it has. We’ve met a ton of cool people and made many great friends during these six years, and we owe it all to you. Thanks for reading and hopefully there are many more years to come.
Just a heads up, I’ve (finally) launched our 2013 Draft Order page. It’s available at all times through the Resources tab, which is right under the street sign in the banner. Free agency officially starts tomorrow, and I’ll keep the page updated all winter as draft picks change hands via free agent compensation. The new rules are kinda complicated, so check back often.
It’s been a while since we’ve updated the RAB Shop, but we’ve got two new and simply designs for you. Both play off some rather popular Yankees-related Twitter hastags — #untuck for whenever Rafael Soriano nails down a win (and untucks his jersey) and #HIROK for whenever Hiroki Kuroda is generally awesome. That’s more often than not, obviously.
Click the image above for a larger view of both designs, but like I said they’re very clean and simple, and both come courtesy of RAB graphics guru Tyler Wilkinson. These aren’t just limited to t-shirts either; you can get coffee mugs, onesies, messenger bags, hats, all sorts of neat stuff in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes. Check out our shop with this link or at all times via the nav bar above. The link is right below the street sign in the banner.
The All-Star break is over as the Yankees look to build upon their excellent first half and continue to increase their lead in the AL East. To get the second half going here’s are some great ScoreBig make-an-offer deals for the next two series in the Bronx from our partners, TiqIQ. These make an offer deals can’t be beat and tickets can sometimes be had for as low as $10, and you don’t have any pesky service or shipping fees to worry about. Just name your price and avoid all the hassles. To see all our ticket inventory, click here: http://tiqiq.us/CSl
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Check out this these deals for these upcoming games in the Bronx (Note: Additional deals are available for all games):
- Yankees vs Angels on 7/13: Save 32% and offer $75 for 3-star seats (List price: $110.64)
- Yankees vs Angels on 7/14: Save 14% and offer $167 for 5-star seats (List price: $195.00)
- Yankees vs Angels on 7/15: Save 16% and offer $126 for 4-star seats (List price: $149.56)
- Yankees vs Blue Jays on 7/16: Save 54% and offer $33 for 2-star seats (List price: $71.72)
- Yankees vs Blue Jays on 7/17: Save 52% and offer $54 for 3-star seats (List price: $110.64)
- Yankees vs Blue Jays on 7/18: Save 61%% and offer $12 for 1-star seats (List price: $31.69)
Despite having dropped their last two, the Yankees are in the midst of a torrid hot streak and pull into CitiField for the 2nd half of the 2012 Subway Series looking to stay undefeated against the Mets this season. With both NYC teams still in contention entering the first weekend of the summer, the average ticket price for this series is a pretty steep $176/ticket. But thanks to our friends at TiqIQ and their partnership with ScoreBig, we have a special offer that can net you some solid savings on top of ScoreBig’s already discounted inventory. By clicking the image above and signing up for ScoreBig, for this weekend only, with a purchase of $200 or more you’ll save $50 off your transaction in addition to ScoreBig’s initial discount. Plus, as with all ScoreBig deals, you won’t be subject to any ancillary service or shipping charges like you would be with other sellers. So act fast: you’ll only have til Noon on Thursday to Make an Offer on tickets for Friday night’s game and deals for this weekend’s games end at Noon on Friday.
Hello all! Just wanted to give you a quick update on our plans for Saturday’s Drink Up!
I have received word from The Big Hunt that they will be open Saturday at 5 p.m. So, let’s shoot for about that time or after (barring the game doesn’t go 22 innings). We do not have anything too organized there, but I have asked them to save a table or two for us, so it’s all pretty informal.
If using WMATA’s Metro from Nationals Park, you can take the Green line to L’Enfant Plaza, transfer to the Yellow or Blue lines to Farragut West and then walk. Or you can take the Green line to Gallery Place then transfer to the Red Line to Dupont Circle and walk. The walk from Dupont is slightly shorter, but because of the WMATA’s weekend work, the ride on the Red Line may take much longer.
Hope to see you all there! Even Mike!
Hi all … a blog post from me is a rarity, but a blog post about getting together for drinks should make total sense.
As mentioned prior to the season, we here at RAB HQ are heading to the lovely land of taxation without representation next weekend, Washington D.C. The Yankees will be in town to the play the Nationals, and the plan right now is to enjoy some baseball and hang out with some of you great people after the game. If you like beer, and I know I do, you’ll love The Big Hunt. It’s a great bar right in Dupont Circle, which is centrally located in the greater D.C. area and about 15 minutes from the ballpark.
Interested? Let us know. We’ll do it up real nice and try to meet up after the game on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Just a heads up, I created a new 2012 Draft Pool Tracker page that we’ll use to keep tabs of the Yankees’ draft spending in the coming weeks. It’s a work in progress, but all the draft spending rules and penalties are there, ditto the team’s draft picks in the top ten rounds. I’ll add post-tenth round picks as they impact the draft pool. The page is available via the Resources tab (under the street sign in the banner) at all times.
We added a new feature to the site today, the Bullpen Workload page. It’s available at all times via the Resources tab, right under the “AVE BLUES” in the street sign. The idea is simple, we’re going to keep track of the Yankees’ relievers recent workloads – in terms of pitches thrown — to help give us an idea of who’s available on a given night, who’s not available, who’s been overworked, who’s been buried, stuff like that. I added some select Triple-A pitchers who have a reasonable chance of being called up the big leagues to the table as well. Hope you find it useful.
Full Disclosure: The idea came from Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, a fantastic Dodgers blog that gets RAB’s highest level of recommendation. It’s run by a fellow handsome guy named Mike, so check it out.
Last week I asked you to vote for this season’s Prospect Watch, and nearly 3,300 responses later, we have our answer. Low-A Charleston center fielder Mason Williams received 31% of the vote and will have his season tracked and highlighted in our sidebar. Last year’s Prospect Watch prospect — Manny Banuelos — finished second with 27%. Gary Sanchez was a distant third at 17%.
Williams, 20, hit .349/.395/.468 with 28 steals in 298 plate appearances for Short Season Staten Island in 2011. I ranked him as the club’s second best prospect before the start of Spring Training while Keith Law (#34), Baseball America (#85), and Kevin Goldstein (#99) all consider him one of the game’s 100 best prospects. Williams is a contact-oriented speed guy, so I wouldn’t expect a ton of homers this summer. Double-digits would be a pleasant surprise. The minor league season starts tonight, and I think we’re all hoping Mason raises some hell right away.