Another day, another ‘The Yankees Are Doomed’ article

Call me crazy but I think that February 13 is way too early to declare the 2013 season a lost cause, don’t you?

Not according to John Harper of the New York Daily News who is already throwing dirt onto the Yankees’ grave. In his piece, which ran this morning, the headline predicts the doom and gloom: “Alex Rodriguez recovering from hip surgery, fighting more PED allegations and Yankees aging and injured roster just more reason to write off Bombers in 2013.”

So dramatic!

  • The Yankees are old. Check!
  • The Yankees are doomed. Check!
  • It’s the end of an era. Check!

The article is really about the perception of the club. Executives and scouts were saying all winter how the Yankees were vulnerable and that this may finally be the year they don’t make the playoffs. Haven’t we been hearing this nonsense for the past ten years? And the only time people were right was in 2008. As recently as 2010, there were sports personalities throwing dirt on the grave of the Yankees, some even went so far as to say that they wouldn’t make the playoffs while they were in the lead for the Division at the time.

And there is a brief mention of A-Rod and the Biogenesis scandal because that’s what the headline was about. You have to pull the audience in and trick them into reading an article that almost has nothing to do with the headline. That could be the headline writer’s fault and not Harper’s but it’s still silly just the same.

No one knows what’s going to happen this year. Is there a chance the Yankees miss the playoffs? Of course there is. There’s a chance a lot of teams will miss the playoffs but how about waiting until games are actually played before burying the team? What a concept!

5 thoughts on “Another day, another ‘The Yankees Are Doomed’ article

  1. Mike

    Looks like someone isn't up on his PECOTA projections. I think 92 wins might be a tad optimistic, but c'mon they are closer to 92 wins than last place in the AL East barring some unforeseen disaster like everyone putting up career worst years or tons of injuries.

  2. uyf1950

    .The Yankees are old. Check!
    .The Yankees are doomed. Check!
    .It’s the end of an era. Check!

    .The Yankees win another division title. Check!
    .The Yankees make another postseason appearance. Check!

  3. Edmund_Dantes

    Hey,maybe it's a superstition thing.If they don't write the Yankees off every year,they might stop winning :D

  4. Mister D

    This might be the year they finally miss the post season? Have we forgotten 2008, or what followed in 2009? I am about 50/50 on them making the post season – still better than most teams. I won't be concerned though until they start missing it for multiple consecutive seasons. The Yankees are in the tough position of trying to rebuild while they compete, under new CBA terms that restrict both spending and farm building. It is not an enviable position to be in, but Lord knows they've been written off before.

    • Edmund_Dantes

      Yes,it's a tought spot but every team is playng under those same new rules. What it really means is they need better development personnel in the minors. Too many "prospects" are regressing.

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