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Yankees: WIN a dream experience with Derek Jeter

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You could spend the day with the Captain of the New York Yankees.

WIN A PRIVATE PRE-GAME LUNCH WITH DEREK JETER ON JUMBOW.COM

Support the Turn 2 Foundation Signature Program, Jeter’s Leaders by Donating $10 for a Chance to Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience with The Captain.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 9, 2014 – Jumbow.com, an online platform that uses crowd funding to benefit charities, and the Turn 2 Foundation today launched a campaign that will give a lucky fan a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Derek Jeter. Donors can pay as little as $10 for a chance to win an unbelievable package that includes a private lunch with the “Captain” and VIP game tickets with proceeds supporting Turn 2′s signature program, Jeter’s Leaders.

This campaign will raise money for Jeter’s Leaders, helping to offset the costs of initiatives and events organized by the program’s participants throughout the year.

“I’m really excited the Turn 2 Foundation and Jumbow have partnered to create a campaign that will support the Jeter’s Leaders program,” said Derek Jeter, who created the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996. “To be able to say thank you to the fans who have stood behind me throughout my career while knowing this will also help further the mission of Turn 2 is a real win-win.” Continue reading ‘Yankees: WIN a dream experience with Derek Jeter’ »

Yankees Masahiro Tanaka vs. Blue Jays Marcus Stroman tonight

Eagles - Back

Eagles – Back (Photo credit: ElCapitanBSC)

Tonight, the New York Yankees (35-33) begin a 15-game, AL East home stand, and their first opponent happens to be the division leading Toronto Blue Jays (41-30).

The Blue Jays will be sending rookie Marcus Stroman to the hill to face Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka. Here is all you need to know about the two righties.

MASAHIRO TANAKA:

And what other pitcher could the Yankees want on the mound to start this pivotal series then their 25-year old, Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka.

Looking at Tanaka’s stats might make you drool, as the righty has been way better than advertised thus far in his first season pitching in the Bigs.

(All stats courtesy of baseball-refernce.com and MLB.com) Continue reading ‘Yankees Masahiro Tanaka vs. Blue Jays Marcus Stroman tonight’ »

Yankees: You guys are driving me crazy

Jeter connects for a hit against the Tampa Bay...

Jeter connects for a hit against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let’s be honest, this season scoring five runs or more for the New York Yankees (35-33) is an infrequent occurrence.

This makes the days when the Bronx Bombers bats actually manage to go from cold to warm necessary to win.

That is why yesterday’s 10-5 loss of the rubber game to the Oakland Athletics (42-27) extra painful, as starter Vidal Nuno put the team in an eight run hole before the fourth inning even started.

Call me a baby, a brat, a sore loser or just a typical Yankees fan, but this team cannot get a darn break.

After splitting the first two games against the A’s, the Yankees could have really benefitted from winning a series vs. a top team like the Oakland.

But the odds were stacked against the Yankees from the get-go because of how good Oakland have been consistently playing, the Yankees anemic offense and that Nuno was on the schedule to start. Continue reading ‘Yankees: You guys are driving me crazy’ »

Yankees: My not nice series prediction vs. Oakland

The Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athl...

The Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics baseball and Oakland Raiders football teams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The truth, we are told, sometimes hurts and this weekend, Yankees Universe will have to face some.

As the New York Yankees brooms might have worked in Seattle this week vs. The Mariners, but the real test will be this weekend as they face the tough, AL leading Oakland Athletics (40-26) for a three game set.

The A’s took two of three games from the Yankees in the Bronx less than 10 days ago, and the one loss came with Tanaka on the hill.

My prediction is the Yankees will get swept by the Athletics, and here is why.

Yankees Pitching:

Unfortunately, Tanaka, and Chase Whitley will be watching, and not starting during this series at O.co Coliseum. The two don’t walk batters at all, and the A’s are walking machines leading the AL with 280 on the season.

Instead, the Yankees will have to win behind the shaky arms of David Phelps, Hiroki Kuroda and Vidal Nuno, which only makes the task that much harder. Continue reading ‘Yankees: My not nice series prediction vs. Oakland’ »

Yankees: What do you think? Because I do not know.

New York Yankees

New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

Even after beating the Seattle Mariners last night 3-2, the New York Yankees are not a good team.

Heading into the season, I was looking forward to getting the good old days when watching a Yankees game was not a chore.

After going 85-77 and missing the post season last year, Yankees ownership (aka. Hal Steinbrenner) went on a spending spree to a tune of $400 million bucks this past off-season to make sure that no repeat occurred.

But with a third of the 2014 season behind them, the Yankees are in remarkably worse shape as I pointed out in yesterday’s post..

With each passing week, my hope that the Yankees can turn things around is dwindling.

I do believe that this Yankees team is not playing up to their potential yet, but maybe I have been brainwashed with the idea that spending a ton of dough meant automatically getting better. Continue reading ‘Yankees: What do you think? Because I do not know.’ »

Yankees: Batting vs. top three AL teams

Just how bad are the New York Yankees bats?

Comparing the Yankees team batting stats vs. the top three AL East teams, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers shows what they are not doing.

(all stats courtesy of baseball-reference.com)

2014 Yankees vs. Top 3 AL Teams - Batting Stats
TEAM
BatAge
R/G
G
PA
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SB
CS
BB
SO
BA 
OBP
SLG
OPS
TB
GDP
SH
SF
LOB
NYY32.74.0262237321462495449812512324591824550.2530.3150.3820.697819501016438
TOR294.91642446219231457311411892992992174520.2610.3310.4450.77697646912446
OAK29.55.19632507219132755210914763093572744470.2520.3380.4190.75791752416472
DET30.34.49592224201826554711976125843201613880.2710.3250.4280.75286346428387
LgAvg294.326223912139270542109115825636132014690.2530.3210.3950.716845501119441

The Tigers have not been playing well the last three weeks, but the weakness of the AL Central allowed them to go on a seven game losing streak without sliding out of first place.

So, the Blue Jays and A’s have the elite line-ups, and clearly it shows where the Yankees are not. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Batting vs. top three AL teams’ »