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"Same s**t different year" "Yeah, I am gonna go ahead and say Benintendi is overrated as hell" - MLB world reacts to New York Yankees having a worse record than Kansas City Royals since June 24

Manager Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees yells at home plate umpire Tripp Gibson.
Manager Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees yells at home plate umpire Tripp Gibson.

After a strong start to the season, the New York Yankees and Aaron Boone are in freefall. It's been rough for the Bronx Bombers since the trade deadline. For the mighty Yankees, a two-game or three-game losing streak is cause for concern. Lose five in a row, and it's time to panic.

Since June 24, the Kansas City Royals (19-22) have a better record than the New York Yankees (18-21). For anyone not familiar, the Royals aren't even trying and actually traded their best player *to* the Yankees during this span of games.
@SleepyCashman @Jared_Carrabis The Royals have a better record since June 24th than the New York Yankees. The lowly Royals beat the even worse Red Sox team. Pathetic!

After getting swept by the St. Louis Cardinals, the Yankees are 18-21 since June 24. The team has not looked the same since the All-Star break. The Kansas City Royals, who are in the midst of a rebuild, have a better record (19-22) in that period.

Same shit different year

The fact that the Royals recently traded their best hitter to the Yankees only adds to the misery of Yankee fans.

Yeah, I am gonna go ahead and say Benintendi is overrated as hell. twitter.com/Jared_Carrabis…

Brian Cashman has to take some responsibility for underwhelming trade deadline transactions. Cashman did add Andrew Benintendi, Frankie Montas, and Scott Effross to the roster. All of those players have had slow starts to their Yankee careers. Another acquisition, outfielder Harrison Bader, will not be able to play until September.

@CaseyStern @Jared_Carrabis At least the Yankees hung on to their top prospects, because that’s what really matters 🙄

Furthermore, the Yankees lost one of their top starting pitchers, Jordan Montgomery, in a trade to the St. Louis Cardinals.

@Jared_Carrabis Yes the Yankees are not a good ball club right now

That move came back to haunt them almost instantly when Montgomery pitched five scoreless innings against them in a 1-0 loss.

The New York Yankees were swept for the first time this season after losing to the Cardinals on Sunday

Pitcher Domingo German of the New York Yankees leaves the mound after giving up his first hit.
Pitcher Domingo German of the New York Yankees leaves the mound after giving up his first hit.

The Yankees have lost five in a row for the first time this season. They have lost six of their last seven games and, for the first time this season, have lost back-to-back series.

The Yankees were a season-high 38 games over .500 on July 8 (61-23 record). Since then, they are 9-16, and 70-39 overall. With today's 12-9 loss to the Cardinals, the Yankees have lost a season-high 5 straight & have been swept in a 3-game series for the first time this season.

Boston Red Sox fans in particular are taking immense pleasure in the downfall of the Yankees. Even though their team is currently in last place in the American League East, fans are taking solace in their rivals' misery.

Since April 7th, the Boston Red Sox (54-56) have a worse record than the Baltimore Orioles (56-52). For anyone not familiar, the Red Sox were supposed to be a division contender while the Orioles were projected to be bottom feeders twitter.com/jared_carrabis…
So the Red Sox won the series against the Cardinals, and the Yankees are on pace to lose the series. Using this logic, the Red Sox are better than the Yankees. Boom.

For most fan bases, a 70-39 record at this stage of the season and a 9.5-game division lead would be exemplary. For Yankees fans, though, this is a script they have all read before. A season that began with so much promise seems once again to be floundering at a critical stage.

The New York Yankees have not won a World Series since defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009. Every year, the team has star talent, one of the largest payrolls, and a deep roster. They get their hopes up only to collapse. There is still plenty of baseball to be played, but Boone and the Yankees need to make adjustments quickly.

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Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt
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