Over the next two weeks, the New York Yankees will have faced the first-place Tampa Bay Rays for 4-games; the fourth-place Toronto Blue Jays for 4-more; and then the second-place Baltimore Orioles for a trio to cap off the two week run.
It's tough to argue the fact: until somebody, like the New York Yankees, knock off the Houston Astros, the reigning champion still holds the crown. However, this looks to be the year that American League representative in the fall classic will come from New York for the first time since 2009.
Photo Day is one of the rights of spring training in Major League Baseball. Players are all dressed up in brand new home uniforms and the media gets to take some cool images. Last week, Getty Images photographer Mike Ehrmann got some pretty mean faces from a determined 2023 New York Yankees squad. Check them out!
Getting swept in the American League Championship Series by the Houston Astros was many Yankees fans worst nightmare. The magical season that started so well, always had that hint of doubt based on their midseason match-ups, especially the two game sweep by the Astros following the All Star break. Now, how do the New York Yankees move forward? Pinstripes' owner Hal Steinbrenner has a lot to think about.
Friday night may have been the most important game of the 2022 regular season for the New York Mets, actually I think it is Saturday but we'll get to that later. Manager Buck Showalter re-arranged the pitching rotation to start Jacob deGrom in Game 1 in Atlanta, much like you will expect to see in the upcoming playoffs against whomever the Mets face, in whatever series they are in. However, there was much more on the line for deGrom and Mets owner Steve Cohen.
The New York Yankees are rolling. The last thing that fans of opposing teams, like Red Sox Nation, want to hear is that the Yankees starting pitching is on the brink of getting stronger. That is exactly what is happening.