• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA
AL East Division3rd4th5th3rd
American League 10th12th11th7th
Power Rankings
It sounds weird that anyone could be under the proverbial radar while playing for the Yankees, but I do feel like Masahiro Tanaka (7-2, 3.15) is having a great year and doing just that.
The perfect opportunity for the Yankees to fall out of contention and maybe (hopefully?) become sellers seemed like a four-game series with the Indians. Instead, the Yankees won three.
Remarkably, this year marks the first time Carlos Beltran has ever been an AL All-Star. He was on the NL team after being traded from the Royals to the Astros in 2004. In all, he's been to eight All-Star Games for the NL in parts of 10 season and this is his first AL trip in parts of 10 seasons.
Just lingering in contention while legit-looking contenders anxiously hope they fall out, so the bidding can begin on the likes of Carlos Beltran, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and more.
Carlos Beltran has 18 homers, CC Sabathia has a 2.20 ERA and they are still two games under .500.
We keep hearing rumors about how they're going to be selling this coming trade deadline, but they are 6 1/2 games out of first and 3.5 out of the second wild card. They are also only playing the Rockies and Twins until June 27 (three more against the Rockies, seven against the Twins). Then again, they lost to the Rockies on Tuesday, illustrating that nothing is ever easy.
Starlin Castro's career high for home runs in a season is only 14, but it always seemed like he had a bit more power to tap into. So far this season, he has nine. Seeing him work into the 20-25 range wouldn't be all too surprising.
CC Sabathia hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his eight starts and has a 2.85 ERA. Good for him on the bounce-back, given what he went through last year.
That team that started 9-17 is now sitting an even .500 and riding a six-game winning streak.
I look forward to arguing for Carlos Beltran to make the Hall of Fame due mostly to the close-minded backlash. No, it's not close-minded if you disagree. It's close-minded if you start screaming no before even considering the case. And people will do that. Lots of them.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
2016 Team Leaders
AVGDidi Gregorius , SS.276
HRStarlin Castro , 2B21
RBIDidi Gregorius , SS70
OBPBrett Gardner , LF.351
SLGDidi Gregorius , SS.447
RBrett Gardner , LF80
SBJacoby Ellsbury , CF20
WMasahiro Tanaka , SP14
ERAMasahiro Tanaka , SP3.07
WHIPMasahiro Tanaka , SP1.08
KMichael Pineda , SP207
SVDellin Betances , RP12

Latest Yankees Video