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Any ordinary team would not be surprised to find themselves below .500 this late into the season. However, the New York Yankees are no ordinary. They are a bunch of start-studded names trying to justify their prestige status. So far, the team has failed in every goal they set prior to the commencement of the season.

Meanwhile, after being swept by Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, the Yankees slipped below .500 with a 60-61 record. It’s the first time in the past 30 years that the team fell to such a low this late into the season. Naturally, in all likelihood, the Yanks seem to miss the playoff this year. However, the manager Aaron Boone is not yet ready to concede defeat.


Aaron Boone Cites Baseball History To Keep Yankees Playoff Dream Alive

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone speaks to reporters before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Ashley Landis – staff, ASSOCIATED PRESS

The 2023 MLB season could not get any worse for the New York Yankees. With less than two months to go into the season, the team has fallen out of the .500 ball club. However, the manager Aaron Boone is yet to concede defeat. In an interview with Charles Odum of the Associated Press, Boone said that the sport of baseball of filled with examples of teams achieving the unthinkable. He has first-hand witnessed a lot of teams making unlikely runs. While he is not suggesting that the Yanks stand in a position to emulate that, it is, after all, a possibility. The team needs to fix its own house and get back on the winning moments.

Aaron Boone believes that the New York Yankees have a lot left in the seasons to make a difference. The unit can very much turn things around. Having said that, Boone isn’t exactly wrong with the bold approach. For starters, the AL-East division remains the most competitive division of MLB. Moreover, despite being below .500 and being the bottom placeholders, the team is just 6.5 games away from the playoff wildcard spot. With close to 40 games still left on the schedule, the playoff dream is indeed achievable. But it’s easier said than done. To turn the dream into reality, the Yanks will have to do something they have never done before, which is to come together as a unit and perform up to standards.

Bombers’ Latest Roster Move Hints At Carlos Rodon’s Return

Carlos Rodon
Carlos Rodon in the Yankees dugout during a game against the Orioles last week. Getty Images

Carlos Rodon, the New York Yankees’ prized starter, landed on 15-day IL due to a low-grade hamstring strain. While the early signs pointed towards prolonged absence, the pitcher worked his way to ensure return at the earliest. He will be eligible for activation on Tuesday. Ahead of that, the Yanks have made a roster move to make space for Rodon into the rotation, apparently.

On Thursday, the New York Yankees optioned RHP Randy Vasquez back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Vasquez came in as reinforcement and opened against the Braves on Wednesday. He allowed two runs in three innings but could help the team win. While Randy Vasquez has been impressive so far, his time has not yet arrived in the major league.