New York Yankees

Stadium: Yankee Stadium | Manager: Joe Girardi
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This marks the first time since 1992-93 that the Yankees have missed out on two straight non-strike postseasons. They did continue their winning-record streak, though. They haven't finished below .500 since 1992.
Der-ek Je-ter (clap, clap, clap clap clap).
Going back to his final two starts with Arizona, Brandon McCarthy is 8-4 with a 2.48 ERA in his past 14 outings. He'll hit free agency this coming offseason at age 31. Might be a decent, inexpensive buy.
When they miss the playoffs (yes, when), they are clearly going to be at a crossroad. They can't seriously believe, with this nucleus, that going on another spending spree in the offseason will set them up well for the future, can they? But would the mighty Yankees actually "rebuild?"
They've had seven different pitchers make at least 10 starts this season, a list that doesn't include CC Sabathia or Ivan Nova.
Big juncture for this team. They have Michael Pineda back. They seem to be getting Masahiro Tanaka back and were hot before Tuesday's loss. The schedule isn't easy, though.
The overwhelming majority of my complaints on a weekly basis regard the Yankees. Yankees fans think I hate the Yankees and other fan bases believe I rank them too high. So we're right in the middle at 15 (no, that's actually not why -- it was just a coincidence).
In calling them the "villain" above, please note that they aren't one for me. I'm saying that non-Yankees fans will absolutely call them the villain and I think Yankees fans embrace that. Fun for everyone.
Brandon McCarthy is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts since being acquired. Amazing turnaround.
Brett Gardner is second on the team in homers. It's not just the homers, either. He's on fire. Very good season by Gardner after the shrewd extension by Brian Cashman last winter.
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2014 Team Leaders
AVGMartin Prado , 2B.282
HRBrian McCann , C23
RBIBrian McCann , C75
OBPChase Headley , 3B.328
SLGBrett Gardner , LF.422
RBrett Gardner , LF87
SBJacoby Ellsbury , CF39
WMasahiro Tanaka , SP13
ERAHiroki Kuroda , SP3.71
WHIPHiroki Kuroda , SP1.14
KBrandon McCarthy , SP175
SVDavid Robertson , RP39
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