5 New York Yankees Who Have Been Disappointments
Five New York Yankees Who Have Been Disappointments
It has been a roller coaster of a season for the New York Yankees. The season got off to a rocky start as the team lost four of its first six games. At the end of April, the team was six games over .500. At one point, to the surprise of many, the team was 12 games over .500. Even though this was in mid-May, the team performed better than anybody anticipated. At the beginning of the season, experts were saying that the Yankees would be lucky if they finished higher than fourth place.
The team started off with Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez on the DL. Key contributors such as Lyle Overbay and Travis Hafner stepped in. Joe Girardi was credited with finding ways to win with his depleted lineup. The Yankees were receiving praise from baseball experts, and things were going well in the Bronx.
However, things have not been going so well for the Yankees lately. In their last 10 games, the Yankees are 3-7. The bats have been silent in this stretch as the team has scored more than three runs only three times. The pitching has not been as strong as it was at the beginning of the season, and the Yankees have also fallen out of first place.
Up to this point in the season, there are a few players who I noticed are not doing very well. These are players who are capable of playing very well, but they have not shown it. Here is a list of five New York Yankees who have been disappointing so far this season.
Penciled in as Derek Jeter's replacement, Eduardo has not shown what he is capable of this season. He is hitting .200 with no home runs and 4 RBIs. With the emergence of David Adams and Nunez currently on the DL, the Yanks should consider releasing Nunez.
Although he has only played in 18 games, Romine is supposed to be the catcher of the future. He is hitting a very disappointing .158, and he does not have a home run yet. Hopefully he picks things up soon.
He's supposed to be the Yankees' ace but he hasn't shown it. His record is only 5-4, and he has an alarming 3.71 ERA. These are not the type of numbers an ace should be producing.
I am still waiting for him to break through. He has not shown much with the bat so far this season. He is hitting .262 with only 10 RBIs. I really want for him to start hitting because I've always liked Ichiro.
He got off to a great start, but hit .221 in the month of May. He hasn't hit a home run since May 15. Maybe he's living up to his reputation of starting the season strong but cooling down after the first few weeks.