Wednesday, August 8, 2018


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Life is just not good in Yankeeland.  Not good at all.  This is not where we were supposed to be.  But when you consistently drop games to poor performing clubs, make Little League-type errors and don't put your best team on the field, you get what you get and Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman are reaping what they are sowing.  And our record shows it.

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Randy Miller of really hit the nail on the head when he cited "12 biggest reasons Yankees' division title hopes all but over | Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Gary Sanchez, more," in his article on Tuesday.  As I watch the Yankees get bullied by the Chicago White Sox the same day as this article dropped, I can't help but agree completely with his assessment.  Let's add Shane Robinson running out of the baseline to the list.  Wait, why is Shane Robinson even playing?

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Miller spotlights some fatal flaws in the current Yankee game play, which include senseless errors, nonexistent clutch hitting and the ridiculous number of chances the Yankees gave Sonny Gray to turn things around.  He also points out the missed opportunities management made by not prioritizing starting pitching last year or during the off season.

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"The best thing that’s happened to the Yankees in the last week was Sonny Gray getting roughed up again last Wednesday by Orioles and Lance Lynn following with 4 1/3 shutout innings of relief in his team debut.These outings led to Gray FINALLY being demoted to the bullpen and Lynn being inserted into the rotation," states Miller.  And as far as starting pitching, Miller accurately points the finger at the source of these woes.

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"The Yankees’ rotation isn’t close to Houston’s, it’s not on par with Cleveland’s or Boston’s, and this is what could do in the Yankees come October. GM Brian Cashman did the best that he could before the July 31 trade deadline this year trading for J.A. Happ, a 2018 All-Star lefty, and Lynn, a 2012 All-Star righty, but he didn’t get Gerrit Cole from Pittsburgh last winter or Justin Verlander from Detroit last August."

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Boone sits Giancarlo Stanton on the bench instead of inserting him into right field, he plays Shane Robinson instead of calling back Ronald Torreyes and he keeps playing Neil Walker.  He has mismanaged one of the best bullpen's in baseball and he can't seem to teach baseball fundamentals to his rookies, leading to mental mistakes and costly errors.  It is painful to watch.

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As the headline of this piece suggests, the Yankees need a reboot.  This team as is, can't seem to close the deal with sub-par teams never mind elite teams like Boston.  Boston deserves to be a the top of the American League East.  They play great baseball.  They hit to all parts of the field, perform well in all stadiums, not just at Fenway Park and their pitching is stellar.  As for the Yankees, they need a get back to playing fundamental baseball and use the talent they have to win games.  They need their best players on the field every night.  The Yankees need a reboot and that includes the manager.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @suzieprof

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