Even though the Yankees played great against the Red Sox, they were knocked out of the postseason for real tonight. How to evaluate….
Not enough offense. The team just didn’t score runs. Period. Yes, Cashman sent our key bullpen guys to contenders, but, relievers aside, the hitters just didn’t hit.
It’s sad to be left out of the postseason and I’d rather not make a habit of it, but it’s not a shock. The 2016 Yanks didn’t have the talent or the talent didn’t perform up to potential.
Will the kids turn us into winners next year? Probably not without the addition of key players. But they were the bright spot in an otherwise dreary season. Just the thought of Gary Sanchez makes me smile.
So it’s time to finish up against the Orioles this weekend and wait to see who plays whom in the playoffs. I usually root for the Dodgers if the Yankees are out of it, but this year? The Cubbies have to be the sentimental favorite.