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Readers' Thread: The Start

March 31, 2024

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Happy Easter!


For today's Readers' Thread, please share your thoughts on the start of the season for the Yankees.


What has you optimistic? What has you concerned?


Enjoy!

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12 Comments


jeff
Mar 31

This Yankee team is better than any other Yankee team in the last 10 years, mainly because of the addition of Juan Soto and his approach (not swinging at pitches out of the strike zone and making pitchers throw a lot of pitches), plus the addition of multiple left handed hitters, something the Yankees were missing in recent years with all the right handed power they had in a home stadium that favors left handed power hitters more.


Taking nothing at all away from this great Yankee team for this great start, I think the Houston Astros, last season and this season, are very overrated. The Astros peaked when they won their last World Series over Philadelphia two seasons ago…


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jjw49
Mar 31

Good start but it would appear Judge isn't 100% and his core issue could be a problem for him long term . He definitely was late on several fast balls last night. Verdugo in LF is an adventure, and Rizzo so far doesn't look like he has found his stroke yet. Very early, but I like the look and feel of the team so far.

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fuster
Mar 31
Replying to

the fastballs appeared to be belt-high and about 97mph

not all that unlikely for a healthy lad to be late

early in the season.


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Alan B.
Alan B.
Mar 31

Surprised, but not surprised about Cabrera. Wasn't getting guys like him back on track at the plate the point of moving away from the analytical hitting coach?

Very surprised about starting the SWB Shuttle already

Still not happy about how they prepared the starting pitchers for the season.

Isn't it nice to be 3-0 and Judge has basically done nothing.


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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Mar 31
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Very nice to be 3-0, but Judge's 2-for-12 makes me wonder if he's still in "core sore" mode, or if "toe maintenance" isn't working. At least they have him in center where he's less likely to slam into any walls, so that's one thing to feel relieved about.

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Mar 31

W/L record, great. Soto, great. Cabrera, delightful surprise great. Volpe, great. Wells, great. Bullpen overall, great.


Lefty starters, worrisome. Torres, Rizzo, Verdugo, worrisome. Judge, very worrisome (is he still hurt?). Holmes, angina-inducer.


A lot is going great, but there are material worries.

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fuster
Mar 31
Replying to

sometimes it makes excellent sense to pick the fights that you can win and avoid challenging the opposition's best hitters.

obviously a strategy known to be effective, teams have long been concerned with "protecting" their best hitters by bracketing them with other superior batsmen,


the reason that I DID want Snell was that he walked the guys that he thought he should walk and then left them stranded.

walk 5 guys/game while striking out nearly 12 and ending the season with an ERA of 2.25

and you've mastered your position

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etbkarate
Mar 31

Every team will have 3 game winning streaks, and losing streaks. Too soon for me to back off my pitching worries. But, I'll take the 3 wins over the asterisks any day!

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fuster
Mar 31
Replying to

Take Five?

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