Jul 4, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (L) right fielder Chris Young (24) and third baseman Chase Headley (R) react to Yankees 3-2 walk off victory in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
The first place New York Yankees. That sounds nice, doesn’t it? The problem is that it doesn’t help me. For over a season and a half, I have used the Bronx is Boiling to target that which the Yankees have done wrong each week, and right now, I don’t have much to complain about. Well, except that they haven’t given me anything to complain about!
Perhaps I will take a different angle. There are 81 games in the book heading into Sunday’s afternoon bout and that means that the Yankees are halfway through the season. The Bronx is boiling and I need to blow some steam.
AND THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN!
The Yankees aren’t running away with the American League East, but they are looking better than the other teams. Last week I discussed some trade deadline rumors that began circulating that many feel will improve this team.
Many reacted that now is not the time to mortgage the farm system that the Yankees have worked so hard to replenish. While I do agree whole heartedly with that, it still seems like the Yankees Way is to wheel and deal. If they find the right piece, preferably a long-term fit as opposed to a hired gun for the playoff run, we need to remember that to get something of value often takes something of value. It doesn’t mean the Yankees have to sell the house, but some pieces may be on the move.
Let’s just hope that the Yankees realize that they do still need to move forward and indeed make some tweaks if they want to return to the post season after their two year hiatus.
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