Oh stop being a drama queen troll.
Nothing you've said there is true. These things do turnaround in an heartbeat. The pitching will be completely fine. The hitting will come.
There's more than a few slow starters on the team. When the Yankees are firmly at the top of the division in June, you'll be eating crow while watching your Mets lose their 10th in a row.
>Everyone who makes an out has to down a Guinness?
Sounds like a win win to me. Good game to think of Owl.
Of course the games in April count, but even the best teams are going to lose 50 to 60 games in a year no matter what, so we can't get too bent out of shape over a few losses. The point is not to win every game now (perhaps at the risk of losing a player for the year) but to run the team in a manner that most likely guarantees (1) winning at least 90-100 games by the end of September, and (2) having the team playing its best ball of the year, and being healthiest, in the last 2-3 weeks of September and going into the playoffs.
Whether we like it or not, in this baseball world of relative parity, any team or manager who plays "win at all costs" baseball in April or May is likely to find itself/himself unable to meet those season-long goals, and the losses in October will be just as costly if not more so than the losses in April or May.
Do you expect the Yankees (or any team for that matter) to avoid a 6-6 stretch completely? I don't. It just so happens that this stretch came at the beginning of the year, so its magnified. If it came in June or July would you give it a second thought?
The idea that we can make an accurate assessment of ANY of these starters based on 2 or 3 starts is absurd. I don't see how anyone can do so and call themselves a knowledgable fan of the sport. Its such a long season and so much can and will happen.
>Little too early to make any kind of judgments.
If the Yankees lose tonight, is it still too early to make judgments? Just curious since I want to beat the rest of the board to declaring the season over but do not want to seem too over eager in doing so,
Nothing you've said is accurate. You are just being a drama queen. It's not the first season you've trolled these boards, so you know fine well -- as cleanup rightly says -- the Yankees rarely ever start the season like a bulldozer.
There's no reason to think this season is any different. The pitching will be fixed. The hitting will come.
Being .500 is ok in April. They'll tear up the joint as the season goes on. Happens every year. They will make the playoffs. And hopefully they are hot and have luck in the playoffs.
There's no real reason to be concerned. It's not like they just sent down a reliever for having one of the worst outings in history. As long as the team stays relatively healthy they will be fine.
What do you think of the Angels rotation? Pretty decent right? But the Angels have started the season 4-8.
How about the Phillies rotation? Lots of stars in that one too, but they are 5-7 so far.
Expressing frustration about the current situation is one thing, and that would be fine. However, expressing concern suggests a lack of understanding of the current players on the Yankees, their history, and an understanding of the Twins for that matter too.
The Twins can hit -- they couldn't because Mauer and Morneau weren't doing it, and they had little else -- that has changed. And that's not really a surprise.
Obviously you are entirely focused on being a drama queen because you completely ignore that the Yankees beat the (widely touted as the best team in baseball) Angels -- whom they also rarely beat. And they scored 12 runs off the best pitchers of the Rays.
But no... you have to declare the rotation a bust, and the season over. As always with the quitters and crybabies, it's not what you say, but with the histrionics that you say it with.
Get behind the team. You say you are a fan, so act like one. At least learn something of the history of the players on it.
And another thing... when was the last time we had ANYTHING like this pitching depth? It's more than 15 years, more than 20 likely. I can't think when last the team was this stacked with pitching.
"U obviously can't read."
Well, since I assume you mean "you", you obviously can't write. "Piotching" kind of gives that one away too, don't you think? Kind of ironic that you're calling me out for lack of knowledge when you seem incapable of basic English.
If you think I'm a Sox fan, then you obviously can't read either.
And, while it is indeed true that you didn't explicitly state "that the season is over". Titling a thread with such a whiny thing like "This is a Major League starting Piotching Rotation???" does clearly imply that you think the season is over. That's a logical extension from there.
And let's face it, this isn't the first doom and gloom sky-is-falling thread you've posted... is it?
And again, you whine about the Twins... every MLB team is capable of beating ANY other team. That they had such a losing record only made it only more likely that they would win a game or two against the Yankees. The Twins are not as bad a team as you think they are.
Still you say nothing AT ALL about how great it was to beat the Angels twice. THAT is more important than what happened with the Twins. Where were you during those games? Were you here saying that the team looks like things are coming together? No... funny that, isn't it?