The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders ended yet another disappointing season this past Monday. Nik Turley led them out on a high note as they defeated the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in a battle to determine last place in the International League North Division. Finishing at 68-76, they finished two games up on the IronPigs and fifth place in the division for a second straight season.
It wasn’t entirely the RailRiders’ fault. Their parent club in the Bronx has already used well over 50 players this season. It left very little stability or familiarity for Hall of Fame manager Dave Miley to work with for the season. Any time they seemingly got in a groove, another New York Yankee would get hurt and another RailRider would head to the Bronx.
Yankees’ fans did get to learn a few things this season. Unfortunately, the biggest lesson they learned is that most of the aspiring talent for the future of the pinstripes is below Triple-A. Which means Miley must be chomping at the bit for 2015 to start and all of the new elite prospects.