All Star break is here and the New York Yankees finished at .500. For the first half of the season, the bombers have been nothing more than a mediocre team, winning some games and losing one in terrible fashion. Inconsistently can best describe the Yankees overall, especially with an old roster being what they are. Here is the midseason report on the Yankees so far.
Offense: C – They haven’t exactly wow anyone offensively. After a short stretch of instant scoring from Sterlin Castro earlier in the season, the team revert back to struggling against any opponent, including below average pitchers. They are ranked 18th in battling average at .252, 21st in runs at 372 and 23rd in on base percentage at .313.
If you look in the dictionary for the world mediocre, you”ll find a picture of Alex Rodriguez with the Yankees. Any fan would say that this team is hard to watch. It’s almost like the bullpen should come into the game early because this offense can score at will. Maybe improvement for this offense needs be address by the front office after the all-star break.
Defense and Pitching: C – Pitching wise, they are who they are because of inconsistent play from the starters. If it’s C.C. Sabathia or Masahiro Tanka on the mount, none can’t factor to them being a dominate ace. The only thing any Yankees fan can expect from them is going at least five innings to get the bullpen ready on finishing the game off strong.
But sometimes Joe Girardi doesn’t even do that. When the lead starts to go away or they can’t catch up, the combination of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman are in effect. They all might be tired before the end season, which puts more pressure on the infielders and outfielders.
Defensively, the infielder in tact with each other as far as making bang-bang plays. In the outfield, two out of three positions are good, but the right field is very suspicious. If Carlos Beltran plays, they lack speed and intensity, which makes opponents want to pull their bat to the right side. Either way, the Yankees are average on defense and pitching. General Manager Brian Cashman has a lot of work to make this team as buyers or sellers.