Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Yankees Almost Mathematically Eliminated
These players are an embarrassment to the Yankees organization, who too will have their work cut out for them after Sunday's season finale against Houston. No longer can the Yankees rely on having Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte as being "sure things" in the off-season. The Yankees need to build from within and if the organization is committed to staying under the $189 million next year, you will see that it will be a rebuilding period for the Yankees as their farm depth in the higher levels is not Major League ready. Most of their talent is down in Tampa and in Trenton playing for the Double-A affiliate. If the Yankees plan to stay under the magic "189" it will be an unusually empty Yankee Stadium in 2014 and beyond. You can't build a team around a 40 year old shortstop and an aging group of outfielders well beyond their prime.