The New York Yankees have had a very uncharacteristic season.
Normally an American League powerhouse, New York sits in last place in the American League East with a record of 55-51.
The Yankees are 10 games back of first place in the division, though they are only 3.5 games out in the Wild Card race.
Last year at the trade deadline, they owned a record of 70-34 and were playing at a 109-win pace.
On Twitter, Paul Hembekides of ESPN pointed out a troubling fact.
Since last year’s deadline, New York is just 84-80.
In addition, hitters besides Aaron Judge are slashing just .225/.293/.377 with a .670 OPS, while pitchers other than Gerrit Cole are 35-42 with a combined ERA of 4.60.
At the 2022 trade deadline, the Yankees were 70-34 (109-win pace). Since, they're 84-80.
Over that span…
…Yankees aside from Aaron Judge are slashing .225/.293/.377 (.670 OPS).
…Yankees starters aside from Gerrit Cole are 35-42 with a 4.60 ERA.
— Paul Hembekides (Hembo) (@PaulHembo) August 1, 2023
This is certainly a concerning trend for the Yankees, who were predicted by many to be a clear contender in the American League this year.
However, things have not gone according to plan.
And with things going as poorly as they have been for New York, Judge and Cole have been left to essentially carry the team by themselves.
New York heads into Tuesday’s trade deadline having lost two consecutive games.
The Yankees also have just a +5 run differential on the season.
The AL East is currently a three-team race between the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays, with the Boston Red Sox lurking in the shadows.
The Yankees aren’t out of it just yet, but things have not been trending in the right direction, and it stands to reason why they are in this position now.NEXT: Yankees Starter Has Harsh Assessment Of Latest Outing