Sunday, August 28, 2016
No More Miracles in Queens
When the 2016 New York Yankees have a better record than you, it's time to throw in the towel.
It's very sad, because for a while, this was one of the most promising rosters in baseball- that is, before injuries happened. If you could just take a cumulative sweet spot so that everybody could be on and healthy at the same time, we'd be getting somewhere, but...you can't do that. Michael Conforto lost all of his steam, Lucas Duda, David Wright and Matt Harvey are hurt, Jay Bruce isn't hitting and the pitching staff, once mighty, is beginning to slow down.
Asdrubal Cabrera is currently one of the three Mets with more than 100 hits on the season, along with Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker. Those three, along with deGrom and Familia, are definitely not sources of pain. Cabrera, aside from his injury, has actually been a nice fit in New York- Jose Reyes, while taking his place for a while, has moved over to third and is doing a pretty commendable job.
There are pieces here and there- Jeurys Familia is probably one of the best closers in baseball right now, and Yoenis Cespedes is getting right back to home-run-hitting business. But...it's not a full team. A lot of people are struggling, and the momentum and energy that was there...just has left. The chances to get back to the postseason are pretty slim, as the Marlins are momentarily blocking them, which is sad.
Coming Tomorrow- One of the few perennial saviors of the still-out-of-it White Sox