Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:06 AM
I honestly don’t want super excited and celeberate that the Yankees have finished the month of April being in 1st place for the AL East with a record of 15-11! The Yankees did finish the Month of April 2013 being in second place with a slightly better record 16-10 and the Yankees ended up missing the playoffs! I also would like to point out the following:
- The Yankees 1996 finished the Month of April 15-8 and were 1st place within AL East!
- The Yankees 1998 finished the Month of April 17-6 and were 1st place within AL East!
- The Yankees 1999 finished the Month of April 14-7 and were 1st place within AL East!
- The Yankees 2000 finished the Month of April 15-8 and were 1st place within AL East!
- The Yankees 2009 finished the Month of April 12-10 and were 3rd place within AL East!
We all know how the 5 seasons above ended with winning World Series Championships; however these 2014 Yankees are looking like the 2013 in some ways due to injuries! Our opening day pitching starting rotation so far during the month of April have taken two major blows! Ivan Nova is gone for the rest of the season due to Tommy John surgery! Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games due the obvious Pine tar incident and is now having back issues which will result to missing several weeks!
Things I do like about the 2014 Yankees!
I think it’s a great mixture of veterans and young talent!
Derek Jeter is back at being Derek Jeter!
Jacoby Ellsbury can hit, run, score & play the outfield well!
Mark Teixeira & Carlos Beltran are hitting for power!
Masahiro Tanaka throws a lot of strikes!
Dean Anna ,Yangervis Solarte & John Ryan Murphy have a lot of potential!
Ichiro Suzuki can still hit and play very well in the outfield!
Dellin Betances will be used a lot more innings during the season for relief!
David Robertson had certainly filled in the shoes taken over the closers role from the retired Mariano Rivera!
How well can the bullpen preform?
Is Brian Cashman going to make any trades?
Are we going to see more home runs from the Yankees offense?
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