There are two times where it is particularly difficult to have general conversations about a sports team — when everything is going right, and when everything is going bad. For the former, it feels like any conversation has to walk a fine line between outright gloating, since there are minimal flaws to break down and there’s nothing to critique beyond asking how long such a run is sustainable. For the latter, great care has to be given not to devolve into just complaining, since every problem seems to bleed into one another.
Unfortunately for the Yankees, they’re in the latter category right now, and have been for some time. There are positives to highlight, but they’re few and far between and have already been broken down since ... well, there’s just not much to it beyond the pitching. In the same vein of thought, there is a lot going wrong, but so much of it has been covered ad nauseam. So perhaps you have a new, interesting angle from which to look at this team from. Whether you do or do not, send in your thoughts for a chance to be featured in this week’s Yankees mailbag.
Answers will run on Friday morning. All questions received by the night of June 10th will be considered. You can leave your submissions in the comment section below or by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com.