My Yankees (yes, they belong to me) couldn’t stand up to the Red Sox this year, whether in the division race or in the division series. Their bats went dead and their pitchers got blasted.
They made nice comebacks in Game 1 and Game 4, but ultimately fell short by mere inches. That’s baseball.
So they’re done for 2018. They won 100 games, not too shabby. Whatever wheeling and dealing they do in the off season (Signing Harper? Trading Bird and maybe Sanchez for De Grom? Who knows?) remains to be seen, but in the meantime, they still look like the 1994-95 era Yankees, a young team solidly stacked with young star talent who will be contenders, if not champs, for many years to come.
Only a couple more pieces of the puzzle for that champion team to come together, I think… a starting pitcher, a hole filled in the formidable batting line up to get more hitting continuity & move away from the feast or famine of homerun versus strikeout that plagues the game right now.
Honestly, even if they had beaten the Sox, I think they’d have fallen to the Astros, who look unbeatable. I’d think the Astros beat the Sox and win it all again, to be honest.
But you never know.
At least now, I’ll watch as a fan of the sport – the pure analyst, accepting any result, not emotionally invested in rooting for any particular team.
“I always thought you were a bit of a pirate at heart,” as Kirk said.
Hmmm….. perhaps the Tantalus field might help the Yankees in 2019….
Aw crap. Wrong universe. Better just sign Harper and trade for a reliable starter.