2014 Over/Unders: New York Yankees
As part of our team preview packages, we'll try to peg some pertinent numbers for the season to come. You'll tell us how we did.
As part of our preview of the 2014 season to come, let's roll out a few "over/unders" for each team. That is, we'll assign a number to 10 different categories that, in their own way, will predict one facet of the season ahead. In turn, you, the loyal commenter, will let us know whether you take the "over" or "under" for each category. Stated another way, will the actual figure be higher or lower than the one we've presented? Remember, we're talking 2014 season and 2014 season only.
Let's kick things off with some 2014 over/unders for the New York Yankees ...
Finish in AL East (the “under” would be a higher finish in this case): 2.5
Games played by Derek Jeter: 122
ERA of Masahiro Tanaka: 3.50
ERA of CC Sabathia: 4.00
Jacoby Ellsbury’s home runs + steals: 68
Brian McCann’s home runs at Yankee Stadium: 17
Relievers acquired via trade between Opening Day and July 31 non-waiver deadline: 1.5
Yankees to finish in the top 10 in the AL MVP balloting: 0.5
Now what do you say?
It looks like the Braves are about to be rid of Hector Olivera
The Nationals have traded for a new closer and demoted Jonathan Papelbon
To hear the manager tell it, the front office is working to move the franchise catcher
Billy Burns is expected to begin his Royals' tenure at the Triple-A level
The Nats have dealt for a new closer prior to the trade deadline
Not every team with postseason designs needs to be active leading up to the deadline