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07-18-2007, 07:44 AM
Wow! If I'm the Red Sox I'm not looking back anytime soon because those MFYanks are only 8 down and still have almost a month before they play a team above .500
Well I wasn't born until Dec of '78 so I didn't witness the collapse back then but could we be seeing it happen again? Or is this just a good run by the Yanks that will halt once they start playing teams above .500 in the middle of August?
07-18-2007, 07:49 AM
If they collapse like last year (remember the Red Sox had a great first half last year but did nothing at the trade deadline and floundered out of the playoffs) it might happen. As with last year , a trade for the Yankees for a bat or a pitcher might help them get back in it.
07-18-2007, 08:23 AM
Anything is possible, of course, but be careful not to read too much into one hot week by one team and a cold streak by the other. Seems like everyone was doing this a month ago, only to see the lead go back.
For some perspective right now Boston is on pace for 98 wins. If Boston goes .500 the rest of the way, the Yanks have to play 45-27 .627 for the rest of the year. If Boston can get it a bit in gear and play .600 ball for the rest of the year, the Yanks would need to become a .710 team. Possible, of course, but they are still a long way back.
FWIW they are going to have to win 69% of their remaining games just to make the playoffs should the wild card leader (CLE) continue on their current pace.
07-18-2007, 10:02 AM
The Yankees do not have the horses. They simply aren't a very good team.
07-18-2007, 02:20 PM
The Red Sox were hitting on all cylinders in April and May with a few exceptions(Manny, Pedroia, and Drew). Due to the cyclical nature of BB some of those guys are coming down to earth. I'd love to see them come back to the pack.