As of COB today, the Yankees are in 3rd place in the AL East, with a record of 37-34. This means New York has 10 games left until they hit the half-way mark for the 2005 season.
These 10 games are: One with Tampa Bay, 3 with the Mets, 3 with the Orioles, and 3 with the Tigers.
Come July 3rd, when these 10 games are complete, if the Yankees have a record of 40-41, or worse, what do you think will happen? I think we all know the answer to that: Changes.
Now, what if it’s 41-40, or 42-39, is there really much difference between 40-41 and 41-40 or 42-39? Not really. We’ll probably see changes here as well.
The only thing that might prevent some changes would be if the Yankees win 7 or 8 out of the next ten. But, what are the odds of that happening, based on their play to date?
I’m pretty sure that Cashman & Co. realize this as well. And, they’re probably thinking “Why put off for tomorrow, what you can do today?”
Therefore, expect something to happen within the week.