Friday, October 7, 2016

Recapping 2016: For The First Time in Yankees History….

The New York Yankees made a bit of history in 2016 but it’s not the kind of history the team probably wants to be remembered for. This wasn’t a Yankees team setting a franchise record for home runs, wins or even RBI. Nope. This team was too busy setting another record. A record that has never happened in Yankees franchise history. For the first time ever in the 113-year history of the Yankees the team failed to throw a complete game in 2016. The binder says hello.

In 2004, 2007 and 2008 the New York Yankees put up just one complete game in each of those three seasons while last year the staff managed three complete games. In 2016 the rotation managed none. The Yankees staff did set a record for most strikeouts in a single season this season as well so you have to take the good with the bad but after 1123 years you figured the team would be running out of firsts to accomplish.

If this doesn’t tell you that at least an arm or two need to be added next season then I don’t think anything will. Dellin Betances is begging for it right now. 

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)