New York Yankees fans are known for their passion and their intensity with which they follow the team.
This often leads to them being a bit anxious while waiting for certain situations to develop.
The team is 28-9, with the best record in MLB, yet some fans are already calling for a new closer amid Aroldis Chapman‘s struggles, or for a new starting outfielder, since Joey Gallo and Aaron Hicks are underperforming according to expectations.
In many cases, you need to give the player some time to work through his struggles: pitchers need innings, and hitters need at-bats.
But above all things, they need confidence, and the rumblings from the stands and, especially, social media usually don’t help.
Fans Should Enjoy The Team And Let Things Play Out
WFAN Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti addressed this situation in a generic tweet.
“Plenty of time to worry about problem areas that might hurt the Yankees in October. Team has time to address them. For now, I hope you enjoy how special 28-9 is. Doesn’t happen all the time. Don’t try to fast forward to October, just let it happen,” he said, and he is right.
Plenty of time to worry about problem areas that might hurt the Yankees in October. Team has time to address them. For now, I hope you enjoy how special 28-9 is. Doesn’t happen all the time. Don’t try to fast forward to October, just let it happen.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) May 19, 2022
It is extremely early for the Yankees to mortgage the farm for a star reliever or outfielder (or shortstop, or whatever position one thinks they could need) when there is plenty of time left for any struggling stars to work things out.
Slumping players who are deemed detrimental for the team’s success on the field will eventually be replaced, or see some competition, but now is probably not the time.
After all, it’s not like the team is doing badly in the standings: they have the best record in the majors.