"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Monday, September 8, 2008

A look at the standings

Want to laugh (or cry, depending on your outlook) this morning. Let's take a look at the standings update:

AL East

Tampa Bay Rays
85-56
--
Boston Red Sox
84-58
1.5
Toronto Blue Jays
76-66
9.5
New York Yankees
76-67
10.0
Baltimore Orioles
63-78
22.0

Wild Card
Boston Red Sox
84-58
--
Minnesota Twins
78-65
6.5
Toronto Blue Jays
76-66
8.0
New York Yankees 76-67
8.5

Since the last look at the standings, the Yankees went 4-3. They gained (!) 2.5 games in the AL East standings and gained 1.5 games in the wild-card standings.

The Rays' magic number to eliminate the Yankees in the AL East is 11 (down four from last week). The Red Sox magic number to eliminate the Yankees in the wild-card is 12 (down eight (!) from last week).

7 comments:

raven said...

They're on the fourth spot qnd Cashman still has a job?
That's amazing.

kongon said...

Next to Torre successfully leading the team to first round eliminations, I had been blaming Cashman for the team's woes of the past few years as well. It got me thinking: he was responsible for putting together the team. He should be responsible for running (read: MANAGING) the team as well. Take him out of the front office and into the dugout.

raven said...

He passed on Santana but had no back up plan when IPK and Hughes faltered mightily.
He signed bench players who couldn’t hit.
He boosted about the farm he built for this team but couldn’t call up one single major-ready hitter when Jeter, A-Rod and Posada went on the DL.
This team sucks and Cashman is responsible for that.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Cashman was too attached to the farm system to make trades. The Nady trade was a breath of fresh air.

Anonymous said...

Anyone like Wilson Betemit at first base next year? Ever since this team has stacked itself with superstars, it has done nothing but force the team into early playoff exits. Signing Texiera would just be yet another step in that direction. Betemit could probably produce a .260, 15 hr, 80 rbi season or so, and get the Yanks back into the role player mentality. As it is, he probably has the most clutch late inning hits on the team this year, including the breakup of the no-no.

Rob Mejia said...

Anybody who wants Wilsob at 1B next year should be castrated and fed to piranhas.

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