Captain Rougie's Musings

Captain Rougie
Captain Rougie writes about the Yankees
Created 08 Oct 2021
  • Dissecting Joey Gallo... And His Struggles in Pinstripes
    11 Dec 2021 • 7 min read
    The Joey Gallo experience in pinstripes hasn’t been very successful so far. That’s not refutable. He posted a 95 wRC+ in 228 PA as a Yankee, but that was only 58 games. He also started to see things c...
  • What Happened to Gary Sánchez?
    06 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Gary Sánchez came out of the gates guns blazing in 2016 after his late-summer call-up in August for good. He hit .299/.376/.657 with 20 HR and a 170 wRC+ in 53 games. However, he was bound to come dow...
  • Corey Seager Isn't A Consolation Prize
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Look, I totally get it: Carlos Correa has won over the hearts of many Yankees’ fans, including yours truly. He’s the best shortstop (and player) in the upcoming free-agent class. I’m not debating that...
  • Anthony Rizzo Isn't The Right Answer For The 2022 Yankees
    26 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Like everyone else, I definitely loved having Anthony Rizzo on the Yankees for the last two months of the season. He was a great clubhouse leader and I felt way more comfortable having a lefty hitter ...
  • Yankees' Catching Options for 2022
    20 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    There are a number of different avenues the Yankees can explore this offseason in hopes of having better production out of the catching position. GM Brian Cashman talked for a few minutes about Gary S...
  • How To Build A Good Offense
    19 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    I’m going to show you what things the Yankees need to improve on and what things they need to be looking for (or looking for a lack of) on the offensive side this offseason. I got into a few Twitter a...
  • Blockbuster: Trade for Matt Olson AND Sean Manaea
    11 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Since I literally live on Twitter, I stumbled upon a deal that would make perfect sense for the Yankees. They obviously had trouble with getting both offense and defense from the first base position i...
  • Stop Connecting the Yankees to Marcus Semien
    11 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    It wouldn’t be right for me to just bash on Marcus Semien completely because he definitely has been a very good player. He hit 45 HR with a 131 wRC+ for the Blue Jays this season after signing a one-y...
  • My Case for Trading for Byron Buxton
    09 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    The Yankees’ offense was bleak in 2021, sporting a 101 wRC+, as six other American League clubs had a higher team wRC+ this year (Houston, Toronto, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Boston, and Oakland). Only five ...
  • An Appreciation of Wandy Peralta
    09 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    In order to tell the tale of Wandy Peralta, we have to start in March 2019. The Yankees were in need of an outfielder after Aaron Hicks went down with a lower back strain before Opening Day. They had ...
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