The New York Yankees Still Own The Big Apple

Frank Franklin II, AP
Frank Franklin II, AP

Despite a rocky 2015 that saw the Mets capture the NL Pennant, it is the New York Yankees who still own the majority of the hearts in NYC.

By Robby Sabo

Did we, as a baseball society, skip years I’m unaware of?

Did we suddenly fast-forward to a time that is witnessing the New York Yankees as a sub-.500 club?

Unless I’m very wrong, I don’t think we did.

The Yankees finished with an 87-75 record a season ago, making the postseason as the first wild card team. OK, so while they were easily handled by Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros in the AL Wild Card Game, the point still holds true: The Yankees qualified for the playoffs.


In searching for the last time the Bronx Bombers finished with a losing record, you’d have to scroll all the way down to the 1992 campaign (76-86).

Let’s not be delusional, though. We all know why we’re here.

The rise of that team from Queens is the reason for such a controversy.

With the New York Mets shocking the world by capturing the NL Pennant last fall, much has been discussed about the landscape of New York baseball.

Let’s slam on the brakes.

One season doesn’t change a city’s colors so drastically and so quickly. There are many reasons for this, even coming from a guy who saw this Mets success coming prior to the 2015 season:

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