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THE DELUSIONAL YANKEES AND ALBERT EINSTEIN

"The definition of insanity is when  you do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result"

Albert Einstein

It's becoming an almost arduous task to read our local New York papers these days.image Before the All Star Game, they talked about the "crucial stretch" of games before the break against sub .500 teams that would put together a run and put the team in serious contention. That didn't happen and the Yankees are back where they've been all year at .500.

Now, the talk turns to yet another set of "crucial series" against the Red Sox, Orioles, and Giants. And how A-Rod is asking for and is being given a chance to play first base again - and Nathan Evoldi is being given yet another chance to prove himself as a starter next Tuesday against the Orioles......and blah blah blah........

Like I'm supposed to get excited about all this wishful thinking as a Yankee fan?

I don't think so. I'll tell you what would get me excited though......

And that's if the front office could get a grip on reality by acknowledging that the 2016 Yankees are at best a mediocre and (still) very old team with little or no chance of making the playoffs this season.

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And stop treating me like a little kid telling me, "Don't worry son, everything's gonna be all right"......

Because it isn't gonna be all right......

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BRONX CLOSEOUT SALE – EVERYTHING MUST GO

For nearly all teams, but especially the team that George Steinbrenner built, any season that does not result in (at least) a playoff imageberth is a losing season – and there’s no two ways about it.

For the Yankees, assuming 90 wins as a minimum wild card qualifier, this means they would need to finish the season 21 games over .500 (55-36, .655winning percentage). Considering that they haven’t been able to stay even one game over .500 for the past two months, this imageis about as likely to happen as Mexico chipping in to help build the border fence.

Simply put, the Yankees are not a very good team this year. They are not even a good team. They are what they are – a pedestrian .500 team that’s destined to play out the season with little or no fanfare.

To find a parallel Yankees team, you have to go all the way back to the late 1960’s and early 70’s. Put in perspective then, giving up the season with an eye to the future is something that is bound to be met with resistance by Hal Steinbrenner who remains the standard bearer for his father, whether he likes it or not.

Nevertheless, a For Sale sign needs to be placed in full view of everyone and the Yankees must (reluctantly but wisely) begin to dismantle the current team as best they can…….now…..not later….

The problem is this though……..

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