Last week, I opened the mailbag requests by noting that the Yankees had put themselves on the cusp of the playoff race. Technically, they’re still in that spot, but only for the weakest option possible — the second wild card. The division race and the rest of the pack separated themselves from the Yanks again after a disaster of a trip up to Boston. Now a matchup at another house of horror in Tampa is realistically all that remains for this team to make a statement before the window to make adjustments is gone, but it’s going to be hard to ignore the rest of the season regardless of the next three games.
This year’s team has confounded me like no other, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. How much of their problems are short-term issues, how many of them are core-related, and how many revolve around the organization itself? What is the best course of action to take at the deadline, and how impactful will this year’s decisions be for the next few years? If you’ve got questions like these, or any other concerns, be sure to send them in for a chance to be featured in our Yankees mailbag.
Answers will run on Friday morning. All questions received by the night of July 29th will be considered. You can leave your submissions in the comment section below or by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com.