The talk in the world of the New York Yankees may be surrounding Gary Sanchez but there’s far more happening right now including another Orioles loss and Manny Machado.Another day, another loss for the New York Yankees. The 1-4 Yankees have a lot to think about in regards to their performances.
One of those things to think about is the future. While the Yankees have the future pretty much set right now with players like Greg Bird and Sanchez. However, they have their eyes set on someone else.
And that someone else might just have their eyes set on the Yankees.
That’s right. Manny Machado, the Baltimore Orioles All-Star third baseman, spoke with the New York Post about keeping his free-agency options open.
"Don’t look ahead" Manny Machado warns. But he knows the Yankees are waiting for him #NYY https://t.co/Dy35BuYws3
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) April 8, 2017
Get the rumor mill started because any talk about Machado going to the Bronx will be magnified tenfold. Machado knows the fans are talking and it sounds like he’s open to what might come down the line.
Oh man, that 2019 Yankees lineup will be incredible if that happens. Just have to wait and see.
Of course, there can’t be all good news. Greg Bird was scratched from yesterday’s lineup due to a sore ankle. The injury is a result from a lingering soreness after fouling a ball off of it in spring training.
The level of concern for him is quite low, especially since Bryan Hoch reported that x-rays were negative for Bird.
Yankees say Greg Bird saw an Orioles team physician who felt no CT scan was necessary on his right foot.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 8, 2017
Concern for James Kaprielian and his elbow? Yeah, that is much higher. The New York Daily News reported that general manager Brian Cashman commented the concern level is “high.”
“I would say that it’s high because I’m concerned about the fact that this has gone on since last April,” Cashman told reporter Mike Mazzeo.
Well, injuries happen, as we’ve seen with Sanchez in last night’s loss to the Orioles. You lose games and you lose players. That’s the baseball season for you.
Even though yesterday’s loss was yet anther heartbreaker, a milestone was reached yesterday.
“The New Guy” aka Matt Holliday hit an opposite-field single in the first inning for his 2,000th career hit.
Matt Holliday's 2,000th career MLB hit comes as a member of the @Yankees!#YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/o23OudNUq2
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) April 8, 2017
Congratulations to Holliday and we’re hoping for more milestones to come this season. Here’s hoping the Bombers can straighten out their season before it gets out of hand.