Every spring, baseball analysts far and wide entreat those around them to beware of the small sample size. The dreaded SSS is labeled Public Enemy No. 1, and the term “stabilization point” suddenly becomes en vogue. I’m not here today to beat you over the head about small sample sizes, though. Sure, don’t draw completely surefire conclusions from what’s happened so far. Enjoy this Yankees season for what it’s been so far, that is, a brilliant stretch of performance over a somewhat short span.
Rather, with the Yankees approaching the quarter-mark of the season, I decided to rewind things one year, and see what we felt about the Yankees this time last year.