New York Yankees: What’s Made the Yankees’ Season Special?
As the New York Yankees prepare for the ALCS, it’s important to look at what’s made their season a special one.
New York has overcome injuries to a ton of players. It seems anyone could come off the street and play effective baseball. The power of the pinstripes seems to work on most players.
The bullpen got much-needed outings from Tommy Kahnle, who had a resurgence after spending most of last year in the minors.
This team reminds me a lot of the 1996 Yankees in that they had guys who played the game as a strong unit with Paul O’Neill, Tino Martinez, and Ruben Sierra. Of course, we can’t forget about Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada.
Another bonus about this team is that Alex Rodriguez isn’t apart of it. The former Yankee third baseman wasn’t the most popular player and rightfully so since he used steroids and then lied about it. He also didn’t come across as a blue-collar guy, who respected the game.
Not only are the Yankees providing excitement at every turn they are winning in every way imaginable. Nevertheless, the clubhouse has everyone on the same page rooting for one another.
The Yankees’ rotation isn’t the best ever. However, it has the right amount of veterans who have been to the playoffs enough.
It’s hard to imagine the Yankees losing in the playoffs this year. Unless of course, they take on the Houston Astros.
The Yanks are in sync and move routinely as a unit. Most teams need to look at them and get into this way of baseball living.
This New York team has a flair for the dramatics. It leaves every team longing that they had done a better job.
Luis Severino isn’t afraid to take the baseball every fifth day and the fact that Sanchez went from being a guy who was questioned for his hustle to a guy who has put in the work and played stellar baseball is something to be commended.
The Yankees are on a mission this year. With this team still full of youth, it means that for the next several years they won’t be going anywhere.
What makes this New York Yankees team special in your opinion? Leave a comment below.
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