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The Bronx Tales: Ships are sinking, and now the time has come. The kids are here to play.

The Yankees season is on life support. Eight straight losses, a sweep by the Red Sox, the playoff chance at zero percent. Scratch that, the playoff chance is at 0.3%. Disappointing to say the least, but I guess not fully eliminated yet?

Jokes aside, this season has been a wash. Per Jack Curry, Aaron Boone said he met with Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman a couple of days ago. He said they discussed the direction of the organization. He admitted that they’re all frustrated by the Yankees’ performance.

I feel bad for Boone. He's not my favorite manager, but he should not be the scapegoat. He has been set up for failure with injuries and team construction. But nevertheless, the season is sure as shit over, and the only logical move going forward is to shelf the starters and call up the kids.

Thankfully, those efforts are starting to happen...

It's sad that we have to celebrate prospects getting called up to provide a spark at the end of the year, but here we are. This could have been something that was done weeks ago, but at least it's happening. I mean, where to even begin with all of this.

I guess the easy way to kick things off is our void of a left field. Now, enter Everson Pereira, who is one of the team's top prospects. Pereira has been raking in AAA, boasting a slash line of 312/386/551 with 8 HRs and 33 RBI in 35 games. If he performs over the next few weeks, he might have a true shot at competing for the left field spot come the new season.

Then there's Oswald Peraza, remember him? Yeah, the highly touted prospect that STARTED IN THE PLAYOFFS LAST YEAR?! Well, he's finally back up after shuffling and being stuck in the minors, and he has been steady as can be. A 273/348/424 line with 14 HRs and 36 RBI in 63 games, he offers the versatility of playing three infield positions.

It's a breath of fresh air but it's far too late. Hopefully Austin Wells makes his way up to the Bronx soon. The harsh reality is that the playoffs aren't happening anymore, and honestly that's a good things. Finishing out of the postseason and with an abysmal record is the only wakeup call that this franchise can face that will ultimately force them to make changes come the fall.


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