New York Yankees Banking on Big Rotation and Veteran Bats.
The New York Yankees came into this season with literally no reason to be that optimistic. Well, the team had hope for Masahiro Tanaka bouncing back from an injury plagued season but that was about it. On the whole the Bronx Bombers lacked any decent young talent in their farm system and their batting order was looking older than the game of baseball itself. So why are the Yankees only one game back out of the AL East Division lead? To put it simply, the Yankees know what they are doing.
When you have a team of veterans like Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez you don’t get the choice to be bad without a fight, and these two vets have been fueling the Yankee fight all season long stated Yelp.com. Alex Rodriguez has come back from his one game suspension in huge style, leading the way in the early part of the year with his power and clutch hitting. Teixeira has 18 homers and 50 RBI on the season in order to lead the team.
Yet past this clutch hitting we have to look at the Yankee starting rotation. Right now New York is 12th in the American League in team ERA and CC Sabathia is struggling, with a 5.31 ERA. Yet the team should feel rock solid. Tanaka anchors a rotation that is powered by young arms in Adam Warren and Michael Pineda.
If the Yankees keep htiting, this team could be dangerous come October.