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HBT Daily: The Yankees won’t die

Aug 25, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

  1. jm91rs - Aug 25, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    When is the LLWS mention coming? Props to the kids from Chicago for a great run!

  2. pete2112 - Aug 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    It’s a slow meandering death that will make you think they’ve got a chance only to say psych right at the last second followed by a seven game losing streak…..If only the boss was still alive.

    • SocraticGadfly - Aug 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      Cashman, or Hank Steinbrenner, are Dracula?

  3. randygnyc - Aug 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    That the Yankees are still alive is a good thing. All any fan wants is a chance to compete in the post season. As long as the numbers remain realistic, it keeps the Yankee fans engaged and the haters on the edge of their seats

  4. trbmb - Aug 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    We still have the GM For Life, Cashboy, looming. If he survives and is extended, Cashboy will do what he always does, offer mounds of cash to leading free agents. He will most likely go the Scherzer and Lester route, but needs to totally focus, somehow, in replacing the entire infield. Good luck, Cashboy, the cash man. All the cash in the bank may not work this time.

    • jwbiii - Aug 25, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      The infielder aisles at Free Agents Я Us aren’t very attractive.

      http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/02/2015-mlb-free-agents.html

      • SocraticGadfly - Aug 25, 2014 at 3:22 PM

        Don’t forget you get A-Roid back. If he hasn’t deteriorated due to rust, a 3B with a 110-115 OPS+ and not significantly below league average on D is nothing to sneeze at.

        Or you can chase Sandoval if the Giants don’t resign him, and move A-Roid to short. It would be better than the retiring Apollo, Adonis and Mithra who’s there this year.

  5. chip56 - Aug 25, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    As a Yankee fan I will say that winning an exciting Sunday afternoon game is good. Needing to win it to avoid going .500 in a 6 game stretch against the Astros and White Sox is bad.

  6. ch0psuey - Aug 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Sorry you have to play for such a scumbag team Chase. Stay classy Headley.

    • pete2112 - Aug 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      Said in such a classy manner.

      • ch0psuey - Aug 25, 2014 at 4:21 PM

        Am I wrong? Classy Answer btw.

    • banksatdixie - Aug 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

      1998

      • TheMorningStar - Aug 25, 2014 at 4:48 PM

        1998*

        1998 = An expansion year. 114 wins rings hollow.

      • banksatdixie - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM

        Also, the Yankees beat the Padres in the World Series. Not sure who was talking about win totals…..

      • johnnysoda - Aug 25, 2014 at 6:07 PM

        I don’t remember any expansion teams in the postseason that year (where the Yankees went 11-2).

      • pete2112 - Aug 26, 2014 at 7:37 AM

        @TheMorningStar: Really? So I guess all the non-expansion teams won 114 games that season. Also, I guess we need to go back into the history books to all of the expansion years and place an asterisk to all the teams who won a lot of games in a season.

    • pete2112 - Aug 26, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      So what make the Padres so much different? Please explain why the Yankees are “a scumbag team”.

      • ch0psuey - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

        pete2112 is an angry dwarf…..

  7. lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    This is the perfect Yankee team for most of America. Good enough to stay relevant so there will be enough articles about them for you to spew venom about in the comments. Not good enough to actually win anything.

  8. bigmeechy74 - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    best team in baseball

  9. ctony1216 - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    The Yankees have a negative run differential of -34, but they’re still 6 games over .500. Given their pitching injuries and weak hitting, it’s amazing that they’re still in the race. If the hitting finally comes around, who knows what could happen.

    By the way, the Twins have a -36 run differential, and they’re 14 games under .500.

  10. goirishgo - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Best Yankees team to watch in years. Lots of tough, close, competitive games.

    • gloccamorra - Aug 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      The Padres have had “lots of tough, close, competitive games” but have a losing record and are difficult to watch. See what winning does for you?

      • goirishgo - Aug 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

        I’m not a Yankees fan. Just a guy who likes to watch good games.

  11. sportsfan18 - Aug 26, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Folks thought they were in contention last season until the end too…

    They weren’t.

    They aren’t in contention either this season…

    This team just stumbles and bumbles around where they’re at, 5 or so games above .500 (sometimes better and sometimes worse).

    I don’t think folks can look at them and expect or see or know that they’ll make the playoffs, even the 2nd wild card.

    I mean, here is their record by month

    April 15 wins 11 losses

    May 14 wins 14 losses

    June 12 wins 15 losses

    July 14 wins 12 losses

    Aug 13 wins 9 losses

    YTD 68 wins 61 losses

    Home record 33 wins 31 losses

    Road record 35 wins 30 losses

    They won 5 games in a row twice so far this season. They’ve lost 5 games in a row so far this season.

    Yes, they’ve won 5 in a row right now and they’ve also lost 5 games in a row this month too.

    They won 4 games in a row four times so far this season.

    They lost 4 games in a row three times so far this season.

    They might not be dead yet, but they aren’t exactly alive either.

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