The season hasn’t gotten off to the best start for the Yankees. After adding Giancarlo Stanton over the offseason, many expected this squad to be even better than last year’s. Between all of the injuries, the bullpen’s early struggles, and Stanton’s slow start, this team is playing .500 baseball. Half of Pinstripe Alley seems ready to hit the panic button (if they haven’t already), while the other half is reminding everyone that it’s a long season.
That brings us to this week’s prompt:
Should we adjust our expectations for the Yankees?
Last year, I would have laughed if you told me that the Yankees were going to make a deep run in the playoffs. That team was supposed to be bad! I didn’t expect much, so I was pleasantly surprised by the results. This year, many people thought it was a given that the Yankees would make the playoffs. They have had some terrible losses early, but does that mean that the team is bad or that they are just playing poorly at the moment? If you are on Team Panic, head over to the FanPost section and explain what you think the rest of the season has in store for the Yankees. Are they showing their true selves or will they be able to bounce back? Alternatively, if you’re on Team Everything Will Be Fine, please share your reasons for optimism. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (April 20th) for your post to be considered.