Sunday, April 8, 2018

Is The Pressure Of New York Too Much For Stanton?

I wouldn't know how to answer that question. It's obvious that Stanton has gotten off to a terrible start in pinstripes. It seems all he does is strike out. In fact, he's the first player in the live ball era to have multiple games with 0 hits and 5 strikeouts EVER. Stanton is already being put in the history books! 

I understand it's only April 8th, but Stanton has been having some really really bad games. I don't think it's the end of the world yet, but I definitely am worried. I also think it's time to move Stanton down in the lineup. 


Drury got off to a hot start, but just like half the team, he was placed on the DL because of blurred vision. Andujar stepped in his place and he's been struggling, but he's only had a handful of games in the majors so I'm not too worried.

Sabathia was also placed on the 10 day DL, but he'll be missing only 1 start which is great news. You can't expect Sabathia to start 30+ games anyways.

Surprisingly, Tanaka is still healthy and dealing. 

Needless to say, it's been an opening week from hell for the Yankees. Oh, and they head to Fenway now.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Boone Or Bust

The first two games went great for the Yankees; Stanton showed off his power, Wade and Austin came up clutch, and of course the pitching performances. Then came Betances. As expected he blew the game. That was Boone's first mistake; leaving Betances in too long. Then the very next day he decides to intentionally walk Donaldson, someone who was struggling all series and had a weak shoulder, to pitch to Justin Smoak. Robertson eventually gave up a grand slam to Smoak and that was the game. It's safe to say Boone has already made a few very questionable decisions. 

Girard's binder was better I guess.

On the bright side, Sonny Gray looked good even though he only went 4 innings. I think now that he's settled into New York he's going to have a big year. 

I only own two Sonny Gray autos, one of them being his first bowman autograph. 

The second one is an inceptionized auto from 2016 bowman inception. For whatever reason he's wearing #72 on this card, compared to #2 in the original card. Fishy Topps business.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ronald Acuna: The Real Deal?

There has been so much hype surrounding Ronald Acuna and the Braves. Acuna had a ridiculous year in AA and AAA, and then continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League. He eventually rose to the #2 overall prospect right behind Ohtani. He didn't make the major league roster due to the extra year of service time, but come mid April there's no doubt that he'll be in Atlanta. 

His card prices have also sky-rocketed, rising to nearly $600 for a BASE chrome auto. He hasn't even played a major league game yet and his prices are already higher than Lindor, Bryant, and many other solidified stars. Fortunately for me, I bought in at a good time and it's sure been fun watching his prices rise. 


Do you think these prices are reasonable for someone for someone who hasn't even reached the majors yet? Do you believe in the hype surrounding him?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Another Gem For Severino

Yesterday was opening day and Severino was lights out, allowing only 1 hit through 5.1 innings. Severino is certainly capable of putting up cy young numbers and he showed that yesterday. Stanton stole the show from Sevy though, hitting 2 home runs in his first game as a Yankee. Today I decided to show off two more of my favorite Severino's. 


It's sure going to fun watching Severino the rest of the season 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Opening Day 2018

It's been almost exactly one year since I last posted. I've still been collecting, but I lost interest in blogging at the time so it was tough for me to write out posts. One year later I'm looking to give it another shot. I'm hoping some people are still following this blog so I have an audience to write to, even if it's just small.

 Anyways... IT'S FINALLY OPENING DAY. There's no better feeling than waking up to a full day of baseball and that's what tomorrow is. Finally. 5 long months of boring winter. Nothing says spring more than baseball. In the time that i've been a Yankees fan, they've never looked this good. 2012 was good, sure, but this team is young and ready for a championship. 2017 was awesome to watch, with Aaron Judge leading the Yankees into the postseason, and absolutely tearing the cover off the baseball. Game 7 of the ALCS was an absolute heartbreaker especially since the Yankees had a 3-2 lead before heading to Houston, but I have even higher hopes for the 2018 Yankees. Judge, Stanton, and Sanchez hitting back to back to back... Is that even fair?

Yes, I still collect Arenado, but during the 2017 National my main focus was Luis Severino and other young Yankees studs such as Gleyber Torres. I have around 70 autos/relics of Severino, but I'll only be showing off two today. They happen to be two of my favorites:


Same card, different numbering. Although I rarely buy Panini, immaculate and national treasures are two exceptions. These cards are too unique to pass up. 

Hopefully there are a good amount of bloggers still around. It's been too long for me to be able to tell who's active and who's not. Let me know if you're still around!