The Yankees are a disappointed 7-7 and sit quietly in the 3rd seed of the AL East.
It is obvious they are not living up to expectations (certainly not New York expectations either) with their success last year and million dollar acquisitions.
Talent may not be this issue, especially when it comes to baseball.
Baseball can be a tough sport considering all the mental factors that go into it.
Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, and Miguel Andujar have batting averages well below .250 with Stanton striking out 25 times or about twice a game.
Hitters have slumps it happens, and the only way to get through a slump is to keep playing.
Injuries have played a factor as well, with guys jumping on the DL and having to bring in talent from the lower leagues.
There is still one thing no one has mentioned about the Yankees not putting up the numbers we want.
That is new Manager Aaron Boone.
Sure he was the guy that hit the late home run in 2003 to beat the Red Sox in the ALCS game 7 to head to the World Series but do we really remember anything else about him that was special?
The answer is no, he had an average baseball career and an average broadcasting career.
I understand sometimes managing a team can be easier than playing but I haven’t seen a lot of managing or coaching really.
The Yankees look like a team full of nourishing talent with no one to lead them in the right direction, like a softball team with the best players but they all play to hit home runs to excite the crowd, even though winning excites them more.
I would like to see how Aaron Boone is going to shake things up and light a fire under their “you know what” to get the team rolling in a winning manner.
This is getting disgusting, especially when the Red Sox lead the East and the other New York team is even better.