Alex Rodriguez will play his last game as a Yankee this Friday

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Yankees Trade Andrew Miller to the Indians

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Hal Steinbrenner Tried to Give the Yankees the Kick in the Ass they so Need Right Now.

Via ESPN:  Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has backed manager Joe Girardi and his coaching staff and has blamed players for the team’s slow start. With New York last in the AL East at 16-22 before its 4-2 win over Arizona on Wednesday, Steinbrenner singled out Mark Teixeira, Chase Headley, Michael Pineda and Luis Severino for criticism. “The first five weeks were disappointing, frustrating, particularly looking at the offense,” said Steinbrenner, speaking Wednesday outside Major League Baseball’s offices. “Clearly not living up to their potential. “When you look at a guy like Mark Teixeira, clearly, he’s not playing to his potential with the bat. “Steinbrenner said Pineda’s decline is “concerning.” “All these strikeouts, and yet he’s given up these runs,” Steinbrenner said. “Whatever technically is wrong with the delivery, Larry [Rothschild, pitching coach] is going to work on, but the rest is up to Pineda to figure out. He’s a professional, and that’s what we expect from him, and that’s what his teammates expect from him.”As for Severino, Steinbrenner said the pitcher has “a confidence issue” and has “to learn how to push through that downturn.”

I absolutely loved these comments from Hal. Since a couple weeks ago when I wrote the blog admitting that this Yankee team stinks they have actually been playing a little bit better than they had been. But it’s still not enough. We are almost two fulls months into the season and even coming of a 7-3 homestand (followed up by dropping 2 of 3 in AZ…) the A.L. East standings look like this:

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