It’s safe to say the weaknesses of the New York Yankees have been exposed this week, but there’s still plenty to be positive about.
Last week, the offense disastrously went 4-for-57 with runners in scoring position, left 52 runners on base, and have four games out of the six games played.
Alex Rodriguez even saw his average dwindle to .100 after going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts on Saturday to inadvertently cause mass panic across the Yankees’ fan base.
If this was a football team, being concerned is perfectly acceptable. But this is baseball. Teams, players, and fans have their fair share of ups and downs and that is just part of the game.
A team can kickoff the season playing .500 ball in the first month but can still end up hoisting the commissioner’s trophy in October (FYI: the 2009 World Champion Yankees started 14-16).
One game, week, or stretch doesn’t make or break a baseball team especially in April.
If you’re one of those fans who want to throw in the towel and call this season a lost cause, here are reasons why you should avoid hitting that panic button and remain optimistic about the 2016 New York Yankees.