Sunday, August 9, 2015

Quick Hit: Good Problems & Pitching Logjams

The New York Yankees are in the middle of a dog fight in the American League East division with the revamped Toronto Blue Jays. What once was thought of as a given, the fact that the team would run away with this division, is now the farthest thing from that with 11 games remaining head-to-head including this afternoon's game and the lead in the division for New York dwindling. The great news for New York is that reinforcements are on the way, they just have to hold on for a little bit longer.

The Yankees may have a bit of a logjam in the starting rotation in September when Michael Pineda returns off the disabled list, which is the best problem to have in the Major Leagues. Adding Pineda back into the fold with Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, Nathan Eovaldi, Ivan Nova who has pitched better than his record would suggest and CC Sabathia who takes one step forward and two steps back would give the Yankees a strong rotation overall. Not only is that rotation one not to be messed with in September but it would be one to be feared in October.

It's the best problem to have, the team just has to hold on until Pineda gets back.

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