Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Since I am still on the blogging DL with a tear in the sheath tendon in my right wrist.
Yes, it is the same injury that kept both Yankees Mark Teixeira and Blue Jays Jose Bautista out for a full season but mine is a minor version case in comparison.
So, instead of reading my opinion on how the New York Yankees are doing, I am going to give you articles, blog posts etc.
But in all honestly, I have already written over, and over, and over again about the 2014 Yankees main issue since this season started; and it hasn’t changed. That is their complete, and utter lack of offense.
As I have said forever, whoever tells you that pitching wins in baseball can watch this years Yankees to prove that situational hitting and scoring runs is as important for teams to win.
Mark Teixeira, John Hirschbeck (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
First off, my sincerest of apologies for my lack of posts over the last 10-days, but it is not without reason.
Basically, I am on the bloggingDL for at least another week as I have a sheath tear in my right wrist. It is the same arm that kept me on the blogging DL four years ago when I had elbow ligament repair surgery due to sever tennis elbow.
My injury is in the same kind that kept New York Yankees Mark Teixeira out for the entire 2013 season, but hopefully mine will not end in surgery like his did.
The doctor says that rest, rehab and ice should heal the minor tear, so that entails staying off the computer and keeping my wrist in a splint.
If my next MRI goes well, it is possibly I could be back to posting as early as the end of next week.
Since my wrist is doing a tad better, I am going to try to share any articles that you might enjoy about the Yankees and MLB.
Amid a season where nothing has seemed to go their way, the New York Yankees finally received some well deserved luck the last two evenings in the Bronx.
1)On Monday morning, news broke that the Yankees had traded Yangervis Solarte and pitching prospect Rafael De Paula to the Padres in exchange for their All-Star third baseman Chase Headley.
And the trade paid off immediately, as 30-year old Headley delivered the walk-off hit in the bottom of the 14th, putting an end to another painful, offensively anemic game at Yankees Stadium vs. the AL basement dwelling Texas Ranges that concluded, 2-1.
The trade makes sense as it gives the Yankees improved stability at the hot corner even if it cost them fan-favorite Solarte. Solarte was a great surprise out of Spring Training, and the fun lasted through May. But unfortunately due mainly to an anemic offense and the slew of injuries, the Yankees lost the luxury of allowing a player some wiggle room to slump.
And with Headley becoming a free agent after this season, he is just a rent with an option to buy for the Yankees. This means his future in pinstripes is TBD by the Yankees.
If you headed into the All-Star Break wondering how you stomached watching 92 games of your favorite MLB team underperform, but couldn’t stop starring in disbelief at their 47-47 record playing in a dreadfully weak division…odds are you might be a New York Yankees fan, like myself.
True, the Yankees have suffered tremendous injuries, losing 80% of their Opening Day starting rotation.
But please tell me how pitching injuries would give comfort when the Yankees so obviously suffered from an anemic offense that at times looked like they couldn’t have scored runs if they were hitting a tennis ball?
The answer is you can’t that is unless you frequent with ‘the Yankees can do no wrong’ types and then nobody cares what you think anyway because you are crazy.
Admittedly, I am the first fan to throw the Yankees under the bus in tough times, but this season is different because this 2014 team doesn’t have the same stink like they did last year.
And during the All-Star Break last week, I couldn’t shake the idea that even amid all the wounded this season’s Yankees can play a lot better baseball; and I mean the kind that competes in October. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Stop faking us out’ »
Right now, the Yankees are 47-47, five games back in the AL East compared to 3.5 games in the wild card. This leaves the Yankees in striking distance to get a postseason berth, but things have to improve.
The Yankees will have to get better without ace Masahiro Tanaka for at least the next six weeks, but if Shane Greene’s arm continues to impress it could soften that blow a tad.
But what seems most vital is that Brain McCann and Carlos Beltran start hitting like they are capable of doing, as the offenses lack of homers especially in Yankees Stadium is disturbing.
Right now, I believe the Yankees have the talent to get to October and will get there in 2014 but what do you think?