First Half Review
The Yankees finished the first half with a excellent 62-33. It was a bit overshadowed because they trail the Red Sox by 4.5 games. Aaron Judge and Luis Severino have dominated again, Giancarlo Stanton has fit in great, Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar have emerged as Star rookies and the Yankees bullpen led by Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances have been great. Some of people’s fears from spring training have been real as the starting pitching has not been very good. Sonny Gray has been terrible and Masahiro Tanaka has been inconsistent and injured. Domingo German has been very inconsistent.
The Yankees will not stand pat and they will look to acquire pitching at the trade deadline. The Yankees will look to add a starter and potentially even a relief pitcher as the season progresses.
The Yankees are set up to have a big second half. They have one of baseball’s easier second half schedules as they played a very hard schedule in the first half. The Yankees beat a lot of talented teams and will look to beat up on some weaker ones in the second half. The Yankees will also get Gary Sanchez back who just hit 190 in the first half and battled an injury. It could be a very big second half for the Yankees especially if they land some big arms.
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge have met expectations and they can carry the Yankees in the second half.