• How Bad Will This Year’s Limp Home Be?

    Posted by on April 15th, 2016 · Comments (10)

    In their last 99 games of 2013, the Yankees went 48-51.

    In their last 108 games of 2014, the Yankees went 55-53.

    In their last 63 games of 2015, the Yankees went 30-33.

    It’s a fact that the Yankees have not finished strong in the last 3 years. And, we’re not talking about a week or a month here. It’s more like the last 2-3 months of the season.

    Why will this year be any different? You tell me.

    Comments on How Bad Will This Year’s Limp Home Be?

    1. KPOcala
      April 15th, 2016 | 3:21 pm

      To be fair, Tex’s late season injuries (2 out of 3, right?), Jeter being useless in his final year, Ell’s “unexpected injury”, Garner playing hurt, may have been a little contributory. On the plus side, more “seasoned youth” in the rotation, deeper bullpen, Castro, and maybe a much better bench. Maybe. Funny the pundits, and ownership point to the youth in the rotation, but three of them can be free agents after next year, and CC is probably toast. And if AROD’s central nervous system goes middle-age…… How will they handle THAT? Stay tuned….

    2. KPOcala
      April 15th, 2016 | 3:24 pm

      PS, nice move the Red Sox made withe Giant Panda. At least Cashman had enough sense to stay away from him, LOL!

    3. redbug
      April 16th, 2016 | 11:07 am

      Forget the end of the season. Judging by the 1st nine games, this is going to be a long, dull season.

    4. Evan3457
      April 16th, 2016 | 1:41 pm

      redbug wrote:

      Forget the end of the season. Judging by the 1st nine games, this is going to be a long, dull season.

      Way too early to judge.

    5. redbug
      April 16th, 2016 | 5:21 pm

      @ Evan3457:

      10 games now

    6. Evan3457
      April 18th, 2016 | 2:37 pm

      redbug wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      10 games now

      Again, still way too early. The Astros were 3-7 after their first 10 games, 5-8 now after 13 games. The Orioles and White Sox have significantly better records. The Rockies are 7-5 and the Mets are 5-6. Anyone care to bet those teams will wind up with better records than the Mets and Astros?

    7. LMJ229
      April 20th, 2016 | 6:46 am

      I just hope that if this becomes a lost season they call up guys like Judge and Sanchez and play them on a regular basis.

    8. April 20th, 2016 | 10:47 pm

      Sanchez is off to a terrible start. And, Judge’s OPS looks good. But, his BB/K ratio says he still needs time in AAA.

    9. redbug
      April 21st, 2016 | 5:41 pm

      Here’s George King’s take on the season through last night:

      “Thirteen games into a 162-game season certainly doesn’t provide enough data to make an educated prediction where the Yankees are headed. However, the body of work so far has shown enough alarming trends to believe this bunch is in dire need of an early booster shot.

      “Gregorius running the Yankees out of an inning was inexcusable. The lack of clutch hitting is lethal. The starting pitching is pedestrian at best. The fielding is shoddy and that doesn’t account for balls not gotten to because of a severe lack of range. And the manager admitted he doesn’t have an answer for the hitting woes.

      “All of that adds up to an odor that makes horse manure smell like Paris in the spring.”

    10. Greg H.
      April 23rd, 2016 | 11:17 am

      @ redbug:I like the Paris in the Spring line.

      Can’t disagree it’s been pretty disgusting. However as Jeter used to say, they’re on a one-game winning streak. I’ll take it as a Passover blessing that they might finally be delivered out of Egypt.

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