Last week I asked Pinstripe Alley readers if it was time to adjust our expectations for this Yankees squad. Although the team has stumbled early, one Yankees fan encouraged everyone to keep the faith. Another reader revealed that they entered the season with low expectations, while a third pointed out some reasons to remain optimistic. The good news is that the team played better over the weekend, aside from Sonny Gray’s outing. Hopefully the series win against the Blue Jays is a sign of better things to come, but that remains to be seen. That brings us to this week’s prompt:
What can the Yankees do to improve right now?
It’s certainly too early for scoreboard watching, but it’s difficult to ignore the hot start the Red Sox are off to (aside from being no-hit on Saturday). The Yankees simply have to start playing better. So far, we’ve seen everything from shaky defense, to injuries, to the bullpen’s collapse. Giancarlo Stanton has gotten off to a slow start, and Gray has been roughed up two outings in a row.
Enough with the negativity, let’s focus on solutions. What can the Yankees do to improve right now? Calling up Gleyber Torres was a good first step, but what else can they realistically do? If you’re done with Gray, who do you want to take his spot in the rotation? Should Brian Cashman start working on a trade for a pitcher? If yes, who? Head over to the FanPost section and let us know what improvements you’d like to see the Yankees make before things get out of hand. 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 27th) for your post to be considered.