New York Yankees=Overrated

Now that we are officially in spring training, I am going to give my two cents on a subject I have thought about a lot. That is the New York Yankees. I think they’re overrated. The Yankees made a blockbuster trade earlier in the off-season. Trading young catcher Jesus Montero, the Yankees acquired Seattle Mariners pitcher Michael Pineda. This was a bad trade. Pindea was good, but not great, with the Mariners. The Mariners are a pathetic team playing in a pitcher’s ballpark. I think this is going to be a big bust. Pineda is going from the pitcher friendly AL West to the AL East, a division with three contenders and he will have to pitch against the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays. Seriously? Moving aside from that, the Yankees are old. They finally got rid of AJ Burnett but who knows what will happen in that rotation apart from CC Sabathia. The Yankees got an ancient shortstop, a declining third baseman. The Yankees have a great second baseman in Robinson Cano. They have Curtis Granderson. Apart from that, the Yankees do nothing for me. Montero is going to make an immediate impact for the Mariners. The Red Sox on the other hand have two of the best pitchers in the game when they aren’t eating chicken in Josh Beckett and Jon Lester. They also have Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez which makes three legitimate MVP candidates. I think the Rays are a sleeper team. They have so much young talent that I think too many people are overlooking. The point is that two of these teams will make the playoffs. The Red Sox will and the Rays will.