Just when it looked like things were heading down, the Yankees found an airstream to give themselves new life. The team took some crucial wins this week, including a sweep of the Blue Jays, to propel themselves back into the AL East race and position for a playoff spot as we head to the back half of June.
This is far from the first time that the Yankees have performed a 180 on their season. For the most part, it feels like their year so far has consisted of two or three sustained runs of terrible play buffered by a few stretches of doing just enough to win nearly every night. From the outside looking in, they look just like any other postseason hopeful — they’re sitting five games above .500 with decent records on the road and at home. There’s still a lot of work to be done to go from hopeful to contender, however, and that’s where it can be tricky to identify just what to do about this team.
Have some key Yankees finally turned a corner on the slumps they’ve been stuck in all year? Is the regression from the pitching staff temporary or a return to the norm? Is there enough prospect capital to make the moves that this team may need to propel them to the top? If you’ve got questions like these, or any other concerns, send them in for a chance to be featured in our Yankees mailbag.
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