YFSF Power Rankings: May 7th

The Sox and the Yankees, who meet up this Tuesday for their first series in the Bronx, are both coming off weekend sweeps. In lieu of a boring game-by-game matchup, I thought it more appropriate to present the first-ever YFSF team power rankings, no statistical backup necessary or "skinny" required.

                       1.  Sox

                       2. Yanks_2

There you have it.

14 comments… add one
  • More like SF power rankings. We suggest an inversion.

    YF May 7, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Wrong.
    Yanks BA: .289
    Sox BA: .268
    Yanks ERA: 3.83
    Sox ERA: 4.56
    Yanks HR: 38
    Sox HR: 38
    Yanks RBI: 170
    Sox RBI: 145
    Yanks Ks: 174
    Sox Ks: 189
    Yanks SB: 19
    Sox SB: 10
    By any objective measure the Sox are playing well above their average, and the Yanks below it.
    My prediction: Yanks win close to 100 games, Sox don’t break 90.
    Get used to third place, Sox fans. The long term trends don’t look good for you.
    Don’t even make my post the pythagorean numbers.

    Joe May 8, 2006, 12:02 am
  • That should be Sox HRs: 30.

    Joe May 8, 2006, 12:03 am
  • My prediction is half the yankees team ends up spending time on the DL.
    Get used to third place? Why’s that? Because Wang and Chacon are going to be mainstays in the yankee rotation for years to come?
    Besides, didn’t Boston just beat NY? I could’ve swore I saw something about that…

    mattymatty May 8, 2006, 12:37 am
  • SF’s rankings seem right… I don’t think they’ve changed since that late, late night at the Fens, Mariano Rivera on the mound, Dave Roberts on second, Bill Mueller at the plate…
    Joe, you obviously missed your fellow YF’s post afraid about the fact the Yankees actually are playing at their peak, the Red Sox are not, yet the standings are essentially tied. That does not bode well for the Yankees… And how can the Sox get used to third place when they haven’t been there all year? It seems the Yankees have more experience in that regard this season.

    Paul A. May 8, 2006, 2:32 am
  • “By any objective measure the Sox are playing above their average”
    Says who? Looking at the stats, maybe they shouldn’t be tied with the Yanks at the moment, but half our team is underperforming. Manny was slumping. Papi is slumping. Wake was getting no run support. Our shortstop is hitting .190. Our center fielder is injured. None of these things will continue throughout the entire year. The Sox just had a 5-1 homestand, with two of those wins coming against the Yanks and Jays, thanks very much. Statistically, they are not up to par at the moment. but that just shows that they can win close games. Did you even look at individual stats for the Sox, or just the team stats?
    And how exactly are the Yanks underperforming? Sheffeild’s been injured, Matsui’s been slumping, I know, but wasn’t Jeter hitting close to .400 for a while? And Chacon and Wang have been solid, if not spectacular. That pitching staff is overperforming, IMO. So please explain that statement to me.

    Laura May 8, 2006, 7:37 am
  • I think at this point we can all take this guy: http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/ a little more sriously than SF.

    Baghdad Bob May 8, 2006, 8:36 am
  • Now who would ever have guessed that some Yankees fans would take the “YFSF Power Rankings” seriously…
    (they’re still right, though!)

    SF May 8, 2006, 8:44 am
  • “By any objective measure the Sox are playing well above their average, and the Yanks below it.”
    Objective? You can not be serious, that isn’t even close to true. For all the reasons Laura listed and more.
    The fantasy world some Yankee fans live in is amazing. Let me guess, you also feel that the umpires conspire against the Yankees too?

    LocklandSF May 8, 2006, 9:06 am
  • Hey SF, you mean the Yankee fans are right or the rankings? I’m gonna go with the Yank fans! lol.

    Ally May 8, 2006, 9:45 am
  • The rankings, Ally, but I wasn’t clear, you’re right.

    SF May 8, 2006, 10:02 am
  • I do love the rhetorical tool, “By any objective measure.”
    It says, “See? I’m the rational one. I have objectivity on my side, and everything I’m about to say, no matter how ridiculous or baseless, is unassailable for the lone and obvious reason that I’m right.”
    That’s a fun trick, Joe. Show us another!

    Paul A. May 8, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • as far as american league thirdbaseman with 100+ AB’s go lowell is leading in OBP and AVG, and is 4th in slugging. while a-rod is looking up at him in all those catagories. so i guess we can safely conclude lowell is the superior thirdbaseman. power rankings in may are fun.

    sf rod May 8, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • There tied for first place and the Sox own the current head to head so why shouldnt Boston be ranked 1st?

    Travis May 8, 2006, 6:26 pm

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