Re: Here they go again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted at 9/16/2013 9:09 AM EDT
In response to Beantowne's comment:
In response to Hingham Hammer's comment:
In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
After watching the Yankees try to play baseball I can't think of a single team in contention I would rather face. Why anyone would think they could somehow turn their game around and become a threat escapes me. The Rays have pitching, the O's hitting,Tigers,Rangers and A's hitting and pitching, even the Royals and Indians are in better shape than NY.
Those who fear NY are living in the past.
Hammer, after seeing the games this week on national TV here in Milwaukee I'd have to agree with you. The Yankees starters are toast right now. Nova's been inconsistant this month at best, Sabathia looks like a shell of his former self in the few times I've seem him on TV, I believe twice against the Sox of late and once on a broadcast against another team which I can't recall, and Kuroda did give a good effort after faltering at the start of his game at Fenway but as good as he looked through July he's been terrible the last two months, I believe 1-5 from August till now.
The Yankees BP is in a shambles, Texiera will never b-back this year, Jeters out. The Yanks can still score runs, but I'd rather see them in a series than the Rays with thier solid pitching staff.
Clearly your seeing what I'am seeing. Yankees are not competitive and unless there are major changes going forward next year will be no different. Yanks farm system isn't producing and long term rich contracts are in place for players whose best days are in the rear view mirror. Couple that with Hal's desire to have a 189M payroll in 2014 it isn't far fetched to see them struggle in the future.
Even with all that the Yanks are still in the hunt thanks in no small part to the struggles of the Rays and Rangers. That said, they're a team on life support and aside from a very favorable schedule are not as comprised a team that has any hopes of playing deep into October.
I wouldn't be so quick to bury them in 2014 just yet...as you saw with our own Red Sox this past year with a solid nucleaus and 190m you can build a pretty good team In one offseason...the yanks have more than 100M at their disposal for next year and that's assuming they stay under 190M...
I understand things can change quickly in baseball. The Sox turnaround was triggered by a cash dump on the Dodgers and a farm system ready to contribute.
Yankees are tied down with large contracts to players that simply aren't as good as they once were. Even before Tex's wrist injury he was showing signs of slowing down.
If the Yanks had anyone in their farm system that could contribute they would be here now.
No, I can't see it. I expect the yankees to struggle going forward.