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Yankees 2017: It’s Time To Reckon With The Inconvenient Truth

March 20th, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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The Yankees have reached an inconvenient truth about the team that will take the field on Opening Day. And it’s probably a good idea that we all hop on board and stop the harping, at least for the 2017 season.

The Yankees trio of returning veterans Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Chase Headley have borne the brunt of much criticism, some from this writer at times, for their burgeoning contracts and blockage of “Baby Bombers” who, at another time, could easily break into the Yankees lineup.

And it’s likely that all three feel the pressure of someone sneaking up behind them and they must know that they are living on borrowed time with the Yankees.

I don’t have to like it and neither do you. But at the same time, we need to accept the inconvenient truth as reality, at least for 2017.

And each must also know that they have not played up to the expectations the team, the fans, and more than likely, themselves have set for them individually over the past two or three years.

What’s different this year, though, is that the bar for the team, especially in light of its preseason record and performance, is set higher than before and …

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Tags: Billy McKinney, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Editorials, Gleyber Torres, Jacoby Ellsbury

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