Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reality Sets In

The Good

The Yankees didn't drag this out.

The Bad

It is what it is.  The only realistic scenario for the Yankees to make the playoffs began with sweeping Tampa Bay, something they failed at after the first game of the series.  Now we're technically not eliminated, but we would have to win every game, and have Cleveland and all the other competing teams lose every game.  Possible?  Yes.  Likely?  No.

The Ugly

The Yankees are playing like they've already been eliminated.  A 4 hit shutout by Tampa Bay, combined with another terrible outing out of Kuroda places the Yankees one loss away from elimination, but in their hearts, they've already been eliminated.

Not Last Night

My vote is for the Yankees to take the rest of the season to just swing for the fences.  What do they have to lose? 

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 27hr = $54
Ichiro Suzuki 7hr = $14
Lyle Overbay 14hr = $28
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 7hr = $14
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 15hr = $30
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 6hr = $12
Mark Reynolds 5hr = $10
Brendan Ryan 1hr = $2
Total 136 hrs = $272

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