Yes this is a blog about the Yankees on CFoD. Do not despair. This might make some of you cheery. There seems to be a rumor going around that the New York Yankees are being considered the underdogs of the AL East. Yes, I am being very serious.
With a payroll of $206,738,389, I would hardly call them “underdogs”. At least, they really should not be called that. If I were the boss, I would have a fit after investing so much money.
When you think of the term “underdogs”, you most likely think about the New York Mets. Even you have to agree with that. I mean, who else would be the “underdogs” of the NL East?
The New York Yankees are supposed to be big bad wolf of the AL East, right? This year it seems that is far from the truth considering Theo Epstein over in Boston did such a killer job raking in players for his Red Sox. Adding Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez is nothing to sneeze at.
Apparently this seems to stem from the inability to have landed Cliff Lee during the offseason. Now while we are happy the Yankees did not acquire him, I would hardly call them pitiful or without the ability to bring home a championship. They have the heavyweight, literally, CC Sabathia. They spent money on AJ Burnett. Oh wait! He has a little cold.
Well, they have Joba Chamberlain. right? On second thought, he is not the same guy he once was. He might have an identity crisis trying to figure out where he belongs. So how about Pedro Feliciano? Oh crap! He is on the DL for the first time in his career thanks to his rotator cuff. Maybe thanks to Jerry Manuel.
Jorge Posada is still around, but is one misstep away from having a room in the hospital thanks to age. He may not want to slide. It might result in a broken hip and require surgery. That is what happens when you get old. Jeter may want to be careful himself.
However, with all of these question marks, I would hardly call them underdogs.