The Boston Red Sox completed the first half of the season with a 68-30 record, the best in the Majors. It will take everything the Yankees have in the second half to stay within striking distance and not allow Boston to pull away. That’s why trading young talent to get Manny Machado makes no sense. The Yankees downfall right now is starting pitching. Once you get past Louis Serverino and CC Sabatbia, what other starter do you have confidence in?

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