New York Yankees: Video
June, 8, 2012
By Greg Newman | ESPNNewYork.com
The best part of New York interleague play? New York vs. New York, Yankees vs. Mets, Johan vs. Jeter, as debated in bars across the Big Apple, will be settled this weekend.
Fans from around the area have weighed in.
From our Hot Button poll: Which N.Y. fans have it best?:
"As of right now, the Mets are overachieving and the Yankees are underachieving. Mets have earned what they have right now. Try cutting down the payrole and starting a bunch of minor leaguers and see where you sit."
- go mets746
Ed.'s note -- The question of what a team has earned is tricky. A team earns where they are by how they play on the field not on how much money the team has.
"I'd take a handful of memorable wins over a mountain of "oh they won again" moments. Don't get me wrong I have respect for the Yankees' greatness but I am happy being a Sox fan. and just for laughs: Go Mets!"
Ed.'s note -- Huh? You would rather win less often? Isn't a win memorable regardless of how many times they have done it before?
"Its always good to be a yankees fan but right now the mets fans should enjoy it while it lasts"
- Christopher Nolan
Ed.'s note -- It's much better being a Mets fan now than it was last season.
"It's still great to be a Yankee fan. At the end of August when they are still in the hunt there will be some excitement about the team going into the stretch. Can you say the same thing about the Mets this year? That will remain to be seen. But you have to be excited about the way that they have played so far."
- Andrew Lestingi
Ed.'s note -- It’s always great when your team is winning.
From Inside the Matchups: Yanks vs. Mets:
"Mets have amazing starting pitching talent imo. I'd like to see them flex their muscles in these games. We'll probably lose these games but it's always good to have some cross-town rivalry, I'd say we take the first game with Johan on our side then lose the next two."
Ed.'s note -- We have one prediction, what's yours? Tell us in the comments. Hey, at least you know we’re paying attention.
June, 1, 2012
By Greg Newman | ESPNNewYork.com
After 50 games, the New York Yankees are in third place in their division. Are the fans worried about not having baseball this October?
From Yanks may not be around in October
"The Yankees will make the playoffs - probably winning the East in the process - but are unlikely to advance very far based on their feast of famine offensive philosophy"
Ed.'s note -- It’s way too early to try to predict playoff series! If the Yankees make the playoffs, which isn't certain right now, their success is likely determined by starting pitching rather than hitting.
"fellow Yankee fans - we need to get our head out of the sand. He is right. The team is not that good. Certainly not good enough to dominate in a vastly improved AL. They are headed to a 85- 90 win season - baring a catastrophy. That likely won't be enough to make the playoffs."
Ed.'s note -- 85-90 wins in the AL East would be pretty good and could definitely lead them to the playoffs. Under the two wild card spot system, 90 wins would have been enough last year.
From Russell Martin says he had odd run-in
"Umps are just big headed individuals who in my opinion are ruining baseball... Time for an automated system of sorts."
Ed.'s note -- Can we please get started on this? Seeing people argue with computers is an awesome activity that would be even greater with managers kicking dirt on a monitor. I also want an official to the pixel definition of the strike zone.
From David Robertson out until mid-June
"Our two best arms .. we still winning without both! ..so go yanks we can do this!!!!"
Ed.'s note -- So much optimism!
"Seems like a couple of weeks ago I was telling my Yankee fan friends that this guy was no Mariano Rivera, and the were calling me stupid. Robertson, at best, will be another Billy Wagner. All stats, no clutch."
Ed.'s note -- He’s only 27; you can’t expect him to be Rivera right now.
From Opinion: Soriano will remain closer
"I'm just glad we have options with Mo out, I mean it was going to come a day where the Yankees would have to deal with Mo being gone. But not many teams can deal with their closer going on the DL (season ending) and have 2 other options when healthy (Robertson). Go Yankees!"
Ed.'s note -- The Yankees have had some bad luck and are in a division where every team is above .500, I would say being only a game and a half out of first in the division would be encouraging.
"Its still early , I'm a rays fan and I think the yanks will get the wc . Look at the mets they r still over .500 and will probably not make playoffs"
- Doug Siravo
Ed.'s note -- Always good to point out that it’s early and we have a lot of baseball left to be played. Wow on the World Series pick! The Texas Rangers look really good.
"yankees will be playing in the postseason in October. no worries"
Ed.'s note -- Antonio isn’t worried, are you? Comment and let us know (hey, at least you know we’re paying attention).