The New York Yankees were MLB’s best team in the first half.
The team, however, has been scuffling for a while now, and while they still hold a healthy division lead, they might be starting to get really worried.
They no longer have the best record in MLB, and the Houston Astros tied them in the American League, too.
They no longer are the best team in New York, either.
“The #Yankees are now 1-7 since the trade deadline and 7-13 since the All-Star break,” SI.com’s Max Goodman tweeted.
The #Yankees are now 1-7 since the trade deadline and 7-13 since the All-Star break.
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) August 10, 2022
They haven’t all been effective in their brief time as Yankees, most notably Montas and the injured Bader, who is sidelined until September.
The Yankees Have Been Struggling For A While
The Yankees’ issues, however, extend well beyond the deadline.
Regression has hit them, and some untimely injuries messed up the starting pitching and bullpen depth.
Other major contributors have visited the injured list, too.
With roster construction and injury issues, the Yankees’ weaknesses have been exposed in recent weeks.