Some indict New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone as a catalyst in the team’s demise this season. Having lost eight of their last 10 games, the Yankees are currently struggling to find their potential, which we know they have buried under their inadequacies on offense. After being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays and losing their last five games, scoring no more than four runs in any of the contests, the Yankees are fighting to return to normal.
Boone has offered generic reasons for their struggles, and whether it be a lack of motivation or strategic differences, the team needs to find a way to put their best foot forward before they fall so far behind that the playoffs begin to dwindle. While I believe the Yankees will make a comeback and be just fine, they canâ€™t afford to show such a weakness, especially with the team considered to be a World Series caliber squad.
Per the Yankees PR:
Yankees have dropped at least 10 of their first 15 games of a season for the eighth time in franchise history and first since 1997 (also 5-10) â€¦ have finished with a winning record in each of the last three such seasons (96-66 in 1997; 79-76 in 1972 and 93-69 in 1970).