The news surrounding the New York Yankees, and really all of baseball, is Alex Rodriguez. It seems that we might finally know how this whole Biogenesis investigation will end up on Monday. The “Bronx Bombers” will finish a three-game series Sunday against the San Diego Padres before flying to the Windy City for a series with the Chicago White Sox. While all of this A-Rod drama has been going on, the team has fallen 3.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians in the American League Wild Card race. The season is winding down, and they need to turn things around fast.
Some good news for the Yankees is they now have Curtis Granderson back. The left-handed hitting outfielder has only played in 10 games this season, but manager Joe Girardi is hoping that he can add some pop in the lineup that currently ranks 24th in the league in home runs. Despite the amount of injuries the Yankees have had to deal with this season, they still have a group of players they can put on the field. Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Granderson are as good a group of 2-3-4 hitters as any other combo in baseball.
With less than two months remaining in the season, games become more and more crucial. Having the Yankees in the playoffs always seems to make things more exciting. In order for them to get there, they will need to put the A-Rod situation behind them and hope for a clean break. If they can, we can look forward to seeing them in October.