The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox haven't even played each other yet and the Yanks have already played 42 games. With the Red Sox currently on top of the American League East is one of the bigger surprises of this young season the 19 games between them and the Yankees loom large in deciding the outcome of the division. ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney cautions fans of the two teams to not get tunnel vision because there's no shortage of competition in the AL East.
Last week when ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney made his weekly appearance on Levack and Bahl here on 1045 The Team, he accused me(Levack) of living on "Bitter Boulevard." Here we are a week later and the New York Yankees appear to have found their stride winning four of the five games since Buster told me to enjoy the Yankees because they are for real. Buster covers all the latest headlines in Major League Baseball including how seriously the recent COVID-19 issues could effect not only the Yankees but all of baseball.
In ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney's weekly call with Levack and Bahl he made it very clear that New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez is not only catching on thin ice, but that ice may also have already broken. Buster also shared his thoughts on if the Yankees have turned the corner, Is Fransisco Lindor in real trouble with the Mets, and were the Angels wrong to DFA Albert Pujols.
The New York Yankees' terrible start to the 2021 season has been a bit shocking to most of us. The debate has been what is truly wrong with the team. Is it the pitching, is it the hitting, or is it a problem with the leadership? Last night when General Manager Brian Cashman traded outfielder Mike Tauchman to the San Fransisco Giants it appeared that maybe the front office blames the construction of the lineup. ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney feels that trade is only the beginning of a "course correction" for the Yankees.
If you're a New York Yankees fan and you're like me you're probably trying to keep a level head right now through this rough start but it might be time to panic. ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney says there are not only real concerns the Yankees need to address but there's also an old "friend" that could end the Yankees AL East hopes early.