The oldest; the average age is 31.9 years.
Exceeding. This team was projected to fall down, not rise up.
So far the New York Yankees are not the big disappointments everyone, myself included, anticipated.
After taking the rubber game from the Astros last night, the Yankees are officially 17-10 on the season but there are other positives to note thus far too.
– Tied with Braves for most homers in baseball with 38.
– 2nd best slugging percentage in AL with .439.
– 3rd highest OPS in AL at .773.
– 5th in the AL in walks with 88.
– Bats have struck out 180 times, which is the 4th least in AL.
– 400 total bases, which is 5th best in baseball.
– 3rd most wins in AL, 4th best in baseball with 12 in total.
– Have walked 44 batters, which is 3rd least in baseball.
– 3rd most strikeouts in AL with 226 in total.
– 12 total saves is the tied for the best in the Bigs with the Pirates.
– Closer Mariano Rivera should be the first active player to be inducted to the HOF.
What does the above all mean to me?
I can tell you that it doesn’t make the Yankees playoff contenders, as it is only one-sixth of the regular season. But it also lays the foundation that can lead to big things.
Look, I want to believe in this team as much as the next Yankee fan, but I cannot, and will not just yet.
How and why am I still so unenthusiastic?
Up to this point, no one knows if these Yankees are real winners or just survivors yet.
The fact that the makeshift team looks to be in charge all month is preventing me from throwing caution to the wind and thinking this team is October bound. And the non-stop injuries have to hit a breaking point, I would hope.
Bottom-line is the month of May will offer a lot of answers, like it or not.
Below is the Yankees May schedule:
Please print it out as I left the last two columns blank so you can keep track of the Yankees wins-loses, and game scores throughout the month.
|Friday, May 3||vs. Oakland||7:05 PM|
|Saturday, May 4||vs. Oakland||1:05 PM|
|Sunday, May 5||vs. Oakland||1:05 PM|
|Tuesday, May 7||@Colorado||8:40 PM|
|Wednesday, May 8||@Colorado||8:40 PM|
|Thursday, May 9||@Colorado||3:10 PM|
|Friday, May 10||@Kansas City||8:10 PM|
|Saturday, May 11||@Kansas City||7:10 PM|
|Sunday, May 12||@Kansas City||2:10 PM|
|Monday, May 13||@Cleveland||12:05 PM|
|Monday, May 13||@Cleveland||Game 2|
|Tuesday, May 14||vs. Seattle||7:05 PM|
|Wednesday, May 15||vs. Seattle||7:05 PM|
|Thursday, May 16||vs. Seattle||7:05 PM|
|Friday, May 17||vs. Toronto||7:05 PM|
|Saturday, May 18||vs. Toronto||1:05 PM|
|Sunday, May 19||vs. Toronto||1:05 PM|
|Monday, May 20||@Baltimore||7:05 PM|
|Tuesday, May 21||@Baltimore||7:05 PM|
|Wednesday, May 22||@Baltimore||7:05 PM|
|Friday, May 24||@Tampa Bay||7:10 PM|
|Saturday, May 25||@Tampa Bay||4:10 PM|
|Sunday, May 26||@Tampa Bay||1:40 PM|
|Monday, May 27||@NY Mets||7:10 PM|
|Tuesday, May 28||@NY Mets||7:10 PM|
|Wednesday, May 29||vs. NY Mets||7:05 PM|
|Thursday, May 30||vs. NY Mets||7:05 PM|
|Friday, May 31||vs. Boston||7:05 PM|
And if you want to catch a game go get some Yankees tickets as nothing beats a game in the Bronx.