There is no kind way to put this other than the New York Yankees stink right now.
Watching them lose again last night, 10-2 to the Seattle Mariners, was mind-numbingly disturbing, as it exposed the Yankees from all directions.
At 29-27, the Yankees are barely hanging on to second place in the AL East and if they want to stay relevant things have to get better fast.
The resolution is not all that complicated; play better baseball.
The Yankees need to score runs; stop making textbook infield errors; and personally I wouldn’t mind never seeing reliever Alfredo Aceves take the hill in pinstripes again. Look, the guy is giving me Sergio Mitre nightmares all right.
Just play baseball like this team is capable of, or the season will be over for the Bronx Bombers come the All-Star Break.
Starting tonight the Yankees will host the AL West leading Oakland Athletics, and personally, I am scared to watch these three games.
Tex missed all of last year after he tore the ECU sheath in his right wrist, which required surgery to fix.
And now Tex’s wrist is aggravating him again, and he has been in and out of the line-up for the last two weeks. And losing Tex is hurting not only the already offensively anemic Yankees line-up, but also his stellar defensive is sorely missed at first base.
With Tex’s injury issues, Yankees fans have started to cry out for owner Hal Steinbrenner to go sign free agent Kendry Morales, who won’t cost any team a draft pick after June 5th.
A week ago, the idea of signing Morales seemed like typical Yankees fan ridiculousness but now it might be just what the doctor ordered.
So, the entire city will be cheering on the New York Rangers who are about to play for the Stanley Cup starting this coming Wednesday night either in Chicago or Los Angeles. The last time the Rangers won the Cup was back in 1994, so they are certainly due for another.
As for the New York Yankees, if they want to win a World Series in 2014 they have to start playing a lot better. This means staying healthy is key, and even though the Yankees are older just watch the San Antonio Spurs and that excuse goes right out the window.