I love science. Not like, Bill Nye the science guy fake science. But like, real person science. Kip Thorne science.
In fact, during college I had an extremely difficult decision to make: What do I want to do with the rest of my life? In the end, it boiled down to two options… Be an astrophysicist with a focus in subatomic particles…. Or cover sports. Hopefully I made the right decision!
Last week I wrote that acquiring Sonny Gray would have to little to no consequence for the Yankees in the 2017 playoffs. My argument was the Pinstripes lack the top-level starting pitching to match up with the Astros, Indians, and Red Sox over the course of a five or seven-game series.
In response the Yankees acquired both Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia at the deadline. Now in the 2017 interim, I don’t think either of these moves greatly improves the Yankees odds of reaching the World Series. In the end, neither Gray nor Garcia, skyrockets confidence come playoff time.
Judging by the comments New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman made about the Boston Red Sox this off-season, which were echoed by Red Sox GM, Dave Dombrowski about the Bombers following MLB Trade Deadline Monday, it seems that in one form or fashion the Golden State Warriors will win the AL East crown.
The Texas Rangers have placed Yu Darvish on the trading block, and his top-of-the-rotation stuff could alter pennant races from east to west. The Yankees happen to need a starter pitcher, so Brian Cashman, will Yu make the move?
When you play for pay you better be ready to be accountable for your performance. Here are comments and letter grades (I remember them from my days in St. Gregory’s elementary school) for the Yankees season-to-date efforts or lack thereof.
Following their 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday, June 12, the New York Yankees were 38-23. They had won six in a row and had made it through a 10-game stretch against American League East foes (Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles) with a 7-3 record. The Bombers were in first place in the division, four games ahead of Boston. Wow, who saw that coming? Unfortunately, as the old saying goes, that was then, and this is now.