Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Yankees Season Ends

Last night the Yankee season ended with a lack luster 3-0 loss to the Astros in the Wild Card game. The Yankees blew a big AL East lead and held on to the Wild Card game. The Yankees had a good year however just could not manage to go further in the playoffs. I predicted the Yankees to make the playoffs but hoped that they would make a longer run. In the end the age and the injuries caught up to the Yankees. The Yankees had some young pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Luis Severino emerge as two strong starters. The Yankees also witnessed some young infielders Greg Bird and Rob Refsnyder make major impacts. Of course Andrew Miller and Dellin Bettances had excellent years in the bullpen. Alex Rodriguez came back from his year out of baseball and had a 33 home run season. The Yankees made the playoffs but fell short of their World Series goal.

Stay with us all year as we will talk MLB playoffs and the offseason.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth

At times it wasn't pretty lately but the Yankees did it. They are back in the playoffs. They hung on and clinched a wild card spot. The Yankees hope that home field advantage is next. The Yankees truly are a remarkable team. They battled so many injuries all year and still battled to this spot. So many people wrote them off and they kept pushing. Their are so many reasons why they got to this point and so many reasons why they can go even further. The bullpen was a dominating force led by Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances. Brian McCann had a great year leading the team in many ways. The young players like Greg Bird , John Ryan Murphy and Luis Severino steeped up also.

Greg Bird filled in for Mark Teixeira so well. Dustin Ackley has been excellent since getting healthy and everything is just going right. Of course many doubted the pitching staff and it has held up. Many doubted the veteran players and they held up. No one could have imagined Alex Rodriguez would hit 33 homers and he did. He was so vital to this team providing offense and leadership. This Yankee team will be considered under dogs in this postseason but that's just how they like it. This is a special group.

By Peter Vitella