What will a quarter billion dollars buy you? How about last place in the AL East, behind the Rays, Jays and Orioles. Hank Steinbrenner is about to blow a gasket and look for heads to roll if they don’t get things straightened out before long. Of course, injuries to A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Phil Hughes and Jorge Posada aren’t helping things, but the overall production of the club is not there. Look for The Yankees to figure things out and rise to their rightful place near the top of the standings before it is all said and done. If you can buy low on Yankees players, do it.
The defending NL champs are dealing with injuries too. With Troy Tulowitzki, Matt Holliday, Garrett Atkins, Brad Hawpe, and Clint Barmes ailing, the Rockies well known offense isn’t anywhere close to full output. Even with the injuries, the Rox aren’t hitting or pitching well. I’m not expecting a recovery in Colorado and a long 2008 should be in store for Rox fans. But there is one bright light: August and September in Denver are great hitting months. As the summer heats up, so does the Colorado offense. Even with the humidorified baseballs, the Rockies are better hitters last last two months of the season than in the first four months. Get a few Rox hitters at the trade deadline and you won’t be disappointed.