The Yankees managed to squeak out 1 win this weekend, but let’s be real. They got ragdolled by the Orioles, just like they’ve been getting ragdolled by the Orioles all season. With 14 games remaining and 5 separating them from the 2nd Wild Card spot, The Captain offered up this insight on the team’s standing:
“We need to continue to come out and play well, and more importantly to win games. We’re at the point now where playing well isn’t good enough.”
At the most basic level, I agree with what Jeter’s saying. The Yankees do need to win games if they want to keep up the facade that they’re in playoff contention and they can’t be content to just play well. There are no moral victories to be had here. Factoring in all the context that comes with the Yankees’ present situation, however, this statement is borderline idiotic.
What are we talking about when we talk about the Yankees CONTINUING to play well, Derek? …