This past week was a bit of a mixed bag of things we don't like, like Yankee losses and Giant injuries. Let's hope this week is a bit better.
Yanks: The Yanks will finally get a day off on Thursday, having completed their stretch of 16 games in a row. Tex will probably be back at some point, but it's doubful Bird is going anywhere, so it will be interest to see how they get him his AB's. Today, they're sending CC out to try to get a split with the Indians... the Indians. Ugh.
Down on the farm, Aaron Judge is heating up. Judge had been scuffling after they gave him that week off a few weeks ago, but last night he went three for three with a homer and a double - which would have been a homer in YS - and a stolen base. He's been a little like Gardy in the respect that it takes him a bit to adjust to a new level. If he's made his adjustment, he could start pounding on the door. The thing; however, is that the Yanks don't need to put him on the 40 yet this year, and so may choose not to, since they have so many other prospects who will need it.
Giants: the Giants looked bad again last night, but they still won, and I don't think they were particularly trying to. The OL looked better throughout the game, which was a relief. When Eli was in they were just working on their deep game - which they couldn't hook up - and Eli's dumpoffs, some of which looked good. Andre Williams looks bigger and faster, and Shane Vereen looked explosive in and out of his cuts. Nice.
On the downside, they had more injuries to Safeties, and Beason got dinged - must be football season. Devon Unga is a guy who's starting to pop up at Mike. The young DL's also did some good things.
Rangers: The Rangers still probably need to make a trade, but that might wait till camp. It's a shame that they whiffed on all three of the big collegiate FA's, the goalie and and both D's, this offseason.
Knicks: The Knicks will continue to be the subject of rumors, because they are the Knicks. Last week the rumor was Jamal Crawford, we'll see what this week brings.
So that's where we are. The Yanks must keep winning and the Giants must continue getting ready. The Rangers and the Knicks are still chilling. I hope it's a great week for all of you.