Peoria Unified School District
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Well it’s almost time for the
second half of the season, and the Yankees are in relatively good shape.
Would I like a bigger lead over Boston, who have had a ton of injuries so far?
Sure. Would I like a bigger lead over Tampa Bay, who could add a
big piece at the trade deadline to make things even closer? Sure.
But overall, I can’t complain about the position that we’re in. Two of
our biggest players (A-Rod and Tex) have not hit like we expected them to.
If they pick it up in the second half, that will make a ton of
difference. We didn’t need Cliff Lee. We don’t need to make any major
moves. An arm for the bullpen would be nice, and maybe a bat off the
bench, but we’re one of the deepest teams in the game. While we can’t
reasonably expect Andy Pettitte to keep up his pace, and Sabathia’s going to
lose eventually, there’s no reason our second half can’t be as successful as
the first half was.
A-Rod has shown signs that he’s about to go on a tear, and hopefully his thumb
injury turns out to be nothing. If A-Rod can put the team on his
back for a little bit, we might be looking at a large lead before the end of
August. Here’s to a second half that eclipses the