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Live video chat today at 11

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 29, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Our latest video chat will be today at 11 a.m.

I’m in Cleveland with the Yankees. But thanks to internet magic, you can go to our Pro Talk Live page and get your questions answered.

Hope to see you there at 11.

The chat is sponsored by Friedrich Air Conditioning.

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32 Responses to “Live video chat today at 11”

  1. i-know-nothing May 29th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Anyone know how many HR’s the yankees have hot home and away this year.. I am curious to see the difference.

    seems to me they are hitting no matter where they are.

  2. i-know-nothing May 29th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    hot/hit (above)

  3. Steve B (Wouldn't it be cool if AJ's ERA was 3.14) May 29th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    INK:

    45 at home in 23 games

    32 on the road in 24 games

    Also worth noting they’ve allowed 42 homers at home and 26 on the road.

  4. Trevor May 29th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I believe 45 @ home and 33 on the road.

  5. Al from BK May 29th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I believe its a lot more at home just because of the ballpark. However they have been hitting everywhere as they are 2nd in the AL in runs scored.

  6. i-know-nothing May 29th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    wow.. but that to me doesn’t represent a so-called ‘jet stream’ albeit there are far more at home, but there is also a short porch.

    I dunno, that was what I was getting at..

    Interested to see so metrics with visiting teams HR ration as well.

    thanks everyone.

  7. i-know-nothing May 29th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I cannot type today at all..

    “interested to see some metrics from visiting teams ratio as well”. is what I meant.

  8. Steve B (Wouldn't it be cool if AJ's ERA was 3.14) May 29th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    “However they have been hitting everywhere as they are 2nd in the AL in runs scored.”

    Yup. Yankees are 3rd in the league in road homers with 32 in 24 games. Rays have 35 in 29. The league leader is Texas who has hit 39 homers in 23 roadies. Was surpsied to see the Rangers equally as homer-ific on the road as they are at home.

    Yankees lead the AL in homers allowed (tied with the mighty O’s), which is where the home yard has hurt them some with 62% of the homers they’ve allowed coming at the Stadium.

  9. Steve B (Wouldn't it be cool if AJ's ERA was 3.14) May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 am

    * surprised

  10. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    “Yankees are 3rd in the league in road homers with 32 in 24 games.”

    The it follows that having a homer-friendly home park hurts us.

    A homer friendly park makes it easier to hit home runs, which will disproportionately help the weaker home run hitting team.

  11. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    From last thread,

    “I hope the Yankees have a spot for him after next year.
    He will be the starting SS next year but not beyond.
    Maybe he can become the super utility guy and DH.”

    You don’t know what you’re talking about bro, Jetes can still field his position. According to UZR he’s league average at SS this year, same as last year. His really bad stretch of fielding occured from 2005-2007.

    He’s always been about average in the field but that three year stretch he was awful. For the last 2 seasons he’s back to being average. If you remember, before the 2008 season he changed his conditioning to improve on lateral movement. That has obviously paid big dividends and improved his fielding.

    If Jeter can continue this level of production (.840 OPS, average fielding) his highest value will be at shortstop. There is no need to move him.

  12. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Correction: “Then it follows…”

  13. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Patrick-

    Take a look at this article – you need to go all the way to the end for the kicker:

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....ds-part-1/

    I can’t speak for the methodology one way or the other. But I always find these things interesting.

  14. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    That’s pretty funny Wave.

    Jeter has played a lot of innings at shortstop and OVERALL he’s been below average. Beyond that, the article doesn’t break down his play on a year-to-year basis.

    We know that Jeter has never been a plus defender. The fact that he’s been average (according to UZR) for the last two years is a huge accomplishment for him. Pretty laughable that I am applauding an average performance, but that’s Derek Jeter.

    When people talk about moving him off SS they forget that the reason Jeter is so valuable is because he’s a great hitter… for a shortstop. If he can provide average defense and continue putting up numbers with the bat he gives the team the most value at shortstop. Move him to DH or LF and he loses a ton of value.

    Would you rather have a LF/SS combo of Damon/Jeter or Jeter/Ramiro Pena?

    I know that you know all of these arguments, this is more for the benefit of others that want to move Jeter.

  15. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Patrick, I sometimes wonder whether positioning accounted for the 2005-2007 Jeter defense.

    It seems pretty suspicious because those really low UZR ratings vanished when the coaching staff changed.

  16. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Interesting theory, I never thought of that.

  17. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 am

    So I heard the Hudson was in Texas :lol:

  18. Sean Serritella May 29th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Looks like they cut Pete off at the end of the chat.

  19. YankeeFan4Eva May 29th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Pete Never answered my question. I wanted to know if he wanted a Pie to his face because he looked hungry…

  20. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don’t you think the joker laughs at you?)
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:34 am
    Not to mention he will be the ALL-Time Leader in hits for the Yankees – Yes THE NEW YORK Yankees! – WHEN he reaches 193 hits this year. WOW just WOW. (at the ripe old age of 35)

    (thanks Brandon that was a little unpositive of me)

  21. DT May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Man, it’s hot in here.

    Someone turn on the Friedrich AC.

  22. philinhouston May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Pete, great job on the live video chat today, throughly enjoyed it and as always you field those questions quite well. Now if you could just get that lame brain Seth Everet on XM MLB 175 Power Alley to stop saying Joba should be in the Pen, he’s like a friggin broken record…………..

    Thanks again Pete, you are whats right about sports writing

  23. xxx May 29th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I was going to ask him what he thinks about all this OPPC nonsense (but I was pretty sure he wouldn’t touch that with a 10-foot pole).

    It just doesn’t make much sense to spend so much time discussing what the Debbie Downers have to say. Half the blog is spent on this ridiculous back-and-forth.

  24. sevrox May 29th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Seth Everett is one of the worst on-air personalities I’ve heard – he tries to come off as a controversial ‘mad dog’ russo type – rather listen to a whiskey’d Sterling than that mutant.

  25. Avi May 29th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    What does OPPC stand for? I’ve seen it all over the place, I feel like an idiot for not knowing what it is.

  26. sevrox May 29th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Ohio Pork Product Council

  27. Avi May 29th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I don’t get it. What is that?

  28. DT May 29th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    “What does OPPC stand for? I’ve seen it all over the place, I feel like an idiot for not knowing what it is.”

    OPPC = Official Positive Posters Club.

    It was a tongue-in-cheek group formed to combat all the bridge jumpers, negative nellies, the sky is falling chicken littles, and trolls who inhabit the game threads.

    Of course, negative nellies hate the OPPC. When the Yanks fall behind 2-0 in the 2nd inning, no one wants to hear someone calmly say “This game is far from over”.

    Their constant whining about the OPPC is one good reason why it will never go away. Whiners need something to whine about.

  29. Avi May 29th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the explanation. And I’m definitely a member of OPPC.

  30. ellen May 29th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Avi – I think it’s the Official Positive Posters Club, or something to that effect.

  31. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    “Whiners need something to whine about.”

    I would like to propose banning use of the word “whine” on this blog. The reason, it’s an endless loop and it hurts my head.

    Complaining = whining.

    Complaining about whining = whining about the whiners.

    Pretty soon, someone will whine about my whining about the whiners whining about the whining.

    Stop the madness.

  32. Terry from NH May 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Actually Naughty By Nature did a song “down with OPP” without the C.. lol

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