Monday, May 8, 2017

Next Few Years Should Re-Ignite Red Sox-Empire Rivalry

Believe us, we hate to admit this, but the 2017 Yankees are a pretty good ballclub. Infused with a shot of talented youth—and just enough of a mixture of resurgent veterans—they sit atop the AL East. We have long believed that recent versions of The Bronx Embalmers went further than they should have due to the managing skills of Joe Girardi. Now that he actually has some real talent to play with, the Yankees are even better. Think about it—their core is pretty much signed through 2020 (Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks, Greg Bird, Ronald Torreyes). Even some of their re-vitalized "veterans" aren't all that old (Starlin Castro, 27; Didi Gregorius, 27). With even more accumulated talent in the minors, The Pinstriped Posers will probably contend for a while. And if the Yankee owners (Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dumber) sign Manny Machado and Bryce Harper down the road—look out! The Red Sox are well-stocked with athletic and talented youth as well for the next few years—so the once-glorious rivalry is likely to live again.