The Yankees have now lost six games in a row and stand at .500 – as they hit the official first one-third mark of the season. But, worse than that is the way this team is going about their business.
I’ve seen shit fights in the monkey cage at the zoo that are better organized than the way this club is playing in the field. And, the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree had more life to it than this team is showing now.
Look at the players on the bench during the game. It’s a funeral in the dugout. Look at Torre’s body language when they show him on T.V. He looks like a Slinky that’s been twisted and pulled too many times.
This squad needs an injection of aggression – and in a hurry. Many times, complacency needs to be interrupted via an angry response to an occurrence. But, this team cannot afford to wait for something on the field to perhaps stir it on. Management needs to send a message to this team. And, it should be something loud enough to hit a nerve and make them switch their channel from flight to fight.
A little less “back on the heels” and a little more “attack!” would be a welcome sight at this point. It’s time to start pushing people around as opposed to being pushed around. And, since no one on this unit seems to have what it takes to be the one to set the example, maybe it’s time for an import?