The Yankees are coming of their most important July win in recent memory. That alone shows how much this team has struggled. Entering play today the Yankees are 7.5 games behind the Orioles for first place in the East and 5 games out of a wild card berth. The Yankees have plenty of time to make a run however it’s uncertain if this team has a run in them.
The Yankees may not have a run in them because they have an aging core. The core of the Yankees are veterans getting paid a lot of money for what they did in their prime. This not only affects their play on the field but makes players such as Texeira, A-rod, and Sabathia hard to deal because of the money they are owed. That however is not the only problem the Yankees face.
Their main problem is an inconsistent starting pitching staff. C.C Sabathia has struggled and young starter Nathan Eovaldi was moved to the bullpen after posting an ERA over 5.00. They do have players to trade however that could improve this team going forward. Some players that they could deal include relivers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman as well as soon to be free agent Carlos Beltran. General Manager Brian Cashman has stated he wishes to sell however ownership does not agree. The Yankees are not a team that likes to wave the white flag however they have an aging roster that needs to be infused with new young talented players.
Even though ownership does not want to sell there is a real possibility the Yankees will miss the playoffs for the the third time in four years. Even though it’s painful the time to rebuild is now if they want to compete next year.