• Since April 29th, 2013, Yankees Are 41-43

    Posted by on August 3rd, 2013 · Comments (6)

    That’s not exactly getting the job done, is it?

    In fact, if not for that 6-1 run against the then totally sucky Toronto Blue Jays during the period from April 19th through April 28th, this Yankees season would be even worse. Further, the Yankees Pythagorean W-L record right now is: 53-55.

    Are the next two months going to be any better? Is 2014 going to be any better? How?

    Comments on Since April 29th, 2013, Yankees Are 41-43

    1. redbug
      August 3rd, 2013 | 9:25 am

      I think Jeter, Granderson and Sori will improve the offense. Not enough to make the playoffs, but they’ll be better than a .500 team.

    2. August 3rd, 2013 | 9:35 am

      redbug wrote:

      I think Jeter, Granderson and Sori will improve the offense. Not enough to make the playoffs, but they’ll be better than a .500 team.

      They should hit better. But, if CC and Andy don’t help Kuroda, then it might be tough to be better than .500

    3. Raf
      August 3rd, 2013 | 10:02 am

      @ redbug:
      @ Steve L.:
      The offense is the reason the Yanks are where they are in the standings; they’re near the bottom of the list in runs scored. Their pitching is near the top (though outings like last night won’t help), their defense is around league average, according to defensive efficiency.

      Speaking of defense, is it me or has Nuñez improved with the glove?

    4. Evan3457
      August 3rd, 2013 | 11:59 am

      Raf wrote:

      Speaking of defense, is it me or has Nuñez improved with the glove?

      The Eye test says yes, the advanced defensive metrics say no.

    5. August 3rd, 2013 | 2:38 pm

      The thing that has disappointed me this year has been the starting pitching. We all knew the hitting was not going to be there. The real bad news in all this is the fact that theYanks made no moves to either improve or trade away talent that might have given the team something to build from going forward. Things are getting bad, and this could get ugly in very short order. I wish I could see some long term plan here. This year the team has stayed close enough to the surface to give the appearance at first glance of a contender, What really concerns me is the fact that next year a record might 41-43 over an 84 game might seem like an overachievement. I remember growing up in era when the team goals centered around hitting 100 homers and finishing at .500.

    6. Ricketson
      August 4th, 2013 | 8:12 pm

      Raf wrote:

      The offense is the reason the Yanks are where they are in the standings

      Raul Ibanez has been one bright spot: 24 home runs and 5 within the record for home runs at age 41 set by none other than Ted Williams. Oh that’s right: he wanted to sign with the Yankees, but Hafner was offered a contract instead.
      Who put this offense together? Unforeseeability applies to both Ibanez and Kuroda, does it not?

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