With a quarter of the MLB season already gone, here’s how the New York City baseball awards would shake out if there was such a thing.
By Robby Sabo
If there’s one positive to the New York Rangers getting the ouster from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it’s that baseball season in New York City is officially and finally upon us.
There’s no question that the 2015 MLB season has already been one to think extra hard about – as it concerns the New York Yankees and Mets – but now, it’s on.
51 games down, 111 games to go.
The Yankees currently sit tied for first in the horrid AL East with a 26-25 mediocre average. As amazing as it sounds, the production they’ve received from guys like Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have been all-world compared to what was expected.
Because their remarkable positives so far outweigh their few negatives, there is a major need for pessimism the rest of the way.
Cross town in Flushing, the New York Mets shot out of the gate quicker than anybody could’ve expected. A 13-3 start fueled thinking that there was already a new team in the city.
Then reality hit.
While Sandy Alderson’s ridiculous wealth of pitching will keep his 2015 Mets in the race all season, the cold hard reality that the lineup and bullpen has a ways to go.
The Washington Nationals have already caught and past the Mets. Fear not though, a 28-23 record, only a half-game out of first in the NL East isn’t too shabby.
On the eve of the first day of June, we take a look at the current New York Baseball Awards watch:
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