No there has been no miracle, the Yankees are not back in the race but I am back to blogging. After my long journey through Portugal and my arduous first week of school I am back to the grindstone. Though, suppose I should have just stayed across the Atlantic with the way the Yankees are playing.
It's a shame that things turned out this way, but you could see it coming with the way Cashman was building the team. It's an impossible task to build a team while you are trying to win a World Series. The problem with what Cashman is doing, is that they really didn't move the kids along that much.
Phil Hughes couldn't stay healthy again, Ian Kennedy let his ego get in the way and Joba's shoulder problems ruined his innings build up. The Big Three weren't the only ones who regressed as both Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano took big steps backwards.
The best thing the Yankees will come away with this off-season is a huge chunk of cash as the payroll should drop by close to $80 million. I'm sure a lot of that money is going to head in CC Sabathia's direction and if the Yankees manage to sign him their rotation is going to look pretty solid with Chien-Ming Wang and Sabathia at the top of the rotation.
But until Joba joins the rotation again in June, there wont be much behind those two unless the Yanks decide to drop more money on Ben Sheets or A.J. Burnett.
Either way, Joe and I will be heading to the Bronx for one final game on Friday night. Unfortunately, this will be the third time that I have to watch the tragedy that is Sidney Ponson take the mound. But regardless of Ponson and the sad disgrace that is the Yankees right now, I am going to enjoy Yankee Stadium one last time and I'm going to enjoy watching Joe have to cheer for the Yankees to help his Sox against the big bad Rays.