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The New York Yankees will not be postseason-bound in 2023 and the captain is just not blissful.
The Yankees have been formally eradicated from postseason rivalry Sunday, following a 7-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. This was extra of a formality, contemplating the Yankees are 78-77 and 6.5 video games out of the third wild-card spot, however it’s nonetheless important because the Bronx Bombers haven’t missed the postseason since 2016.
With the misplaced season now confirmed, outfielder Aaron Choose weighed in on the state of the crew and is aware of that the group wants important enchancment to achieve new heights in 2024.
“It is not going to occur in a single day,” Choose mentioned, per Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. “So we acquired to hit the bottom operating, particularly when the season ends. We have got so much to work on, loads of issues to vary and loads of stuff happening round right here that must be fastened.”
Choose declined to elaborate on the feedback, stating that it ought to “keep in-house” however the points on the crew aren’t too tough to diagnose. The Yankees rank second-to-last in batting common in 2023 and twenty fourth in runs scored. This comes regardless of enjoying at a ballpark known for producing dwelling runs.
An enormous cause why the crew would not rank even decrease is Choose. He’s one in every of simply two gamers on the crew to hit above .250 on the season and the one participant to hit greater than 30 dwelling runs. This comes regardless of lacking a couple of third of the season, and the lineup’s points have been laid naked in his absence.
The Yankees spent a lot of the season within the basement of the AL East and have risen to fourth place, however that is nonetheless manner under expectations for a crew that gained 99 video games and the division and reached the ALCS in 2022.
That does not imply there weren’t some positives within the Bronx this season. Ace Gerrit Cole delivered one other wonderful season on the mound and younger gamers Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza and Jasson Dominguez acquired see time on the sector.
Nevertheless, the division seems as tough as ever going ahead and a fast turnaround will likely be wanted for this group to achieve its potential.