NY Baseball Midterm Report
I’ve always been a big Yankees fan, but my “work” (as some people jab me about) has caused me to be less “analytical” about baseball in general for the past two years. No more Fantasy Teams, no betting, in fact, hardly attended any games (except for one or two..)!
But what are your outlooks for the second half of the season, for both the Yanks and the Mets?
New York Yankees
Many folks believe this will be the first year (in like what, 100?) that the Yankees don’t make the playoffs. Judging by the way they’ve been playing recently, I think they have a strong chance of making at least the wild-card spot. Tampa Bay is faltering and Boston isn’t playing up to par either. Depending on how the three top AL East teams do this week, the Yankees have a fairly good chance of making some real progress come this weekend, when they square up against their most-hated rivals.
TB has Oakland and Kansas City this week, and you can chalk them up for perhaps three or four wins. Boston has Oakland, who NY just swept, so expect them to take at least two out of three (depending on how angry Oakland is.) So come this weekend, the Yanks square off for a meaningful three-game series in Boston, where taking at least two of three is paramount.
(And what’s the deal with Joba Chamerlain getting such little run support?)
How do you think this week will pan out?
New York Mets
The Mets have been playing great ball the past month (going on a 10-game winning streak), while the rival Phillies have not, gaining four games in the standings and tying them for first (as of today).
The two teams match up for an important three-game series this week, then the Mets meet up with contender Florida, while the Phils play mediocre Atlanta.
What do you think the standings will look like this time next week?