Via David Schoenfield today -
The Yankees are 23-13, tied for the second-best record in the majors behind the Rangers. They are doing it with that lineup mostly filled with freely available talent — heck, throw in designated hitter Travis Hafner in that group if you want. It’s a remarkable achievement, considering offense is half of the equation. Do we credit Brian Cashman and his staff for astute moves and finding the right needle and thread to patch things together? Or did they merely find the needle in the haystack?
One strike of good fortune for the Yankees has been the schedule. The only AL East team they’ve played more than one series against so far has been the struggling Blue Jays. They’ve played just three games each against the Orioles, Red Sox and Rays, meaning they have 48 games left against those three opponents — 38 percent of their remaining schedule.
The most remarkable thing about this team, however: Once they get the lead, they win. They’ve lost just one game all year after they’ve taken the lead.
Maybe we should wait until June 3rd and see where the Yankees are then, before making a call on this?