Here's the best take on yesterday's game I've come across. Personally, I still foolishly believe that the Yanks are a lock for the play-offs. What I no longer foolishly believe is that they are a lock for the World Series. They just haven't shown the dominance/fight that last year's team had.
If you needed more proof that all athletes are douche bags, let me introduce you to one Stephen Strasburg. Stephen had some strong words for the Nationals' first round pick, Bryce Harper, because Harper has yet to sign a deal with the team. Never mind that Strasburg himself refused to sign until the last possible second in order to get the most possible money; Harper's refusal to sign so far is apparently evidence of his lack of desire to play on the Nationals. What a douche.
With Javy now throwing in the mid 80s, Cashman's failure to land a starter at the trade deadline is looming ever larger. I can understand not wanting to meet the price on Dan Haren, but they messed up on Cliff Lee. It doesn't matter that Cash went to bed thinking he had a deal in place. There is no deal in place until it's in place. It's as simple as this, "Hey, Zduriencick. If by chance you get another trade offer between now and tomorrow morning, call me and we'll see what we can do." If Javy can't get over his dead arm (he didn't in 2004) and Burnett can't find consistency, we're going to need MLB to reschedule the playoffs so that we don't need a fourth starter again.