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Thoughts on clubhouse leaks and offseason needs

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With Houston’s 7-2 victory over Atlanta in Game 2 last night, the World Series is level at 1-1. I was hoping Atlanta would win, and not because it’s the Astros. Rather, because it would be fun to remind everyone what happened the last time they were up 2-0 in the Fall Classic and headed home for Games 3 through 5.

Ah, yes, that’s the stuff. But hey, at least we can remind everyone that the last time there were World Series games in the state of Georgia (1999), the Yankees also took care of business.

Anyway, I’ve come around to accepting the possibility of the Astros winning the title this year. Obviously, it was never my first choice coming into October, but I’ll be able to be happy for Dusty Baker if his club pulls this off. He absolutely deserves a ring with his body of work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m openly rooting for the Astros, but the world won’t end if they do win it all.

So, with that, allow me to share some of my Yankees-related thoughts. A lot of this is going to be about a certain article that you presumably read (or read snippets of) this week, so brace yourselves. I’m not going to link to it here, but if you really want to look for it, it’s not hard to find.


Thoughts After a Busy Day in Yankeeland

Yesterday was a very busy day in Yankeeland. The busiest it will get until the Winter Meetings, most likely, or until they make a big splash in free agency. First, the Yankees re-signed Aaron Boone to a three-year contract with a fourth-year option. Then, after that was announced, Brian Cashman and Boone both addressed the media for their end-of-year press conferences.

Lots going on! Much of it was significant, too. Let’s get to some thoughts, shall we?

Thoughts After An Excruciating Season with a New Beginning

It’s the off-day before the postseason begins. I didn’t think the Yankees would get in, but here we are anyway. With that all said, we don’t need any more of a recap of what went down this weekend. If you’re here, you know.

So let’s get right to some scattered thoughts today, shall we? This will kick off our playoff coverage and hopefully be the start of a very fun month here at Views.

Thoughts before rubber game with Toronto

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The sun came up again this morning, meaning that the Yankees will play their biggest game of the season yet again tonight. Is everyone having fun yet? Stressed out? Just a little bit of nerves for all of you, I’m sure.

The Yankees magic number sits at three entering tonight’s rubber match against the Blue Jays. If they win out, not only will the Bombers clinch, but they’ll also ensure a home game in the Bronx for the Wild Card game. They could still get that without winning the next four games, of course. Here are the current standings:

Seattle eliminated Oakland last night, so the possibility of a five-way tie is no more. There’s still a chance for some madness with three or four-way ties now, and you can see how things could shake out by reading Jay Jaffe’s piece over at FanGraphs from yesterday. My head’s spinning from reading it, so I won’t even try to summarize. Just take a look for yourself. But before you do that, here are some thoughts entering tonight’s game with Toronto:

Thoughts Before the Yanks Hit the Cornfield

Happy Thursday, everyone. The Yankees will play the Field of Dreams game tonight against Chicago. Andrew Heaney will be their starter. Just like MLB drew it up, I’m sure. I am already sick of the production and it hasn’t even started yet. Oh well. It’s fun to do something else, though hopefully MLB heeds the advice of local Iowans to lift the blackout restrictions, which really punish fans in states like Iowa. They are blacked out from six teams despite having no team in the state. Want to grow the game? That seems like a good start.

Anyway, let’s get to a few thoughts today about all that’s going on in Yankeeland.

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