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New York Yankees Need To Come To Grips With Who They Are & Break Down Roster

Where Are The Yankees Right Now?

After a hold your breath 8-6 win over Buck and Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees are now 26-29, good enough for fourth place in the AL East. They trail the division leading Boston Red Sox by a cool 6.5 games.

Stale, tired and boring; these are just a few of the descriptions of the 2016 Yankees. Most importantly, though, they’re simply old.

At the current moment New York ranks 23rd in the big leagues with an average age of 29.3. Last season they were in the top three in terms of age, but, unfortunately, it’s much more than just a number. The problem is that at every starting position (aside from shortstop and second-base) an over-priced aging veteran is clogging up a spot a youngster can prove his worth.

These seven individuals comprise the rest of the starting lineup. All are age 32 or older. The only reason Rob Refsnyder is now playing is because of injuries that we all knew were going to come. Assuming Greg Bird never got injured, fans would’ve suffered through the sin of seeing him start the season in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

What the Yankees need to do is admit they aren’t the team of the past who assured themselves a playoff berth simply by shoveling out the money.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com