Sunday, January 18, 2015

Moneyball: The Yankees Are Doing it Wrong

This was an interesting graphic that I stumbled upon and just had to share with the class. Looking at the above graphic can be a bit overwhelming but don't worry I will walk you through it. All the teams on the right side of the vertical line should at least contend in 2015 while the teams to the left of the vertical line probably will not. All the teams above the horizontal line are considered "aging" or old not only on the 25 man roster but in the upper levels of their farm systems. If your team lacks the MLB ready prospects you will be higher on the line and if your farm is stocked with young talent you will be on the lower end of the spectrum.

Looking at the graphic the Yankees should contend in 2015 but, even after all the trades, still have a lot of work to do to get younger. Personally I think the Yankees are far from "hella old" but it's not my graphic.

Nationals and Tigers World Series in 2015?


  1. I wasn't going to respond to this, but it is a slow day. This was clearly made by a Yankee hater. I'm tired of hearing the anti Yankee analyst's biased opinions on who has a good farm system and who doesn't. First of all, Boston is at the bottom with an average age on their 40 roster of 27.7. The Yankees are "hella old" at 27.9. And before anybody reminds me that prospects are included, I'll address that too. Who in the hell has the Red Sox produced since Pedroa? They have the most overrated prospects in baseball. Lavarnway, Middlebrooks, and Bradley Jr? Please. None of them can or will make it.

    1. You can keep going with Mookie Betts and about 15 other prospects that played last season alone. It was def. a Yankee hater, what can you do. Slow day.


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