Ben Maller: “The Yankees are in some serious trouble. I have a sneaking suspicion that Thursday night is a date that will be looked at as a point of demarcation on the Yankees 162-game schedule and I would expect more aftershocks between now and the playoffs. A casual baseball observer would say the Yankees are invincible but when you pull out the magnifying glass you see the Yankees are a paper tiger with major systemic issues in their starting rotation.”
After one of the most embarrassing days in New York Yankees history Thursday night when the team was beaten to a pulp, 19-3, by the rival Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park, Ben Maller says the massacre is a preview of more pain to come.
Despite heading in Friday’s action with the best record in baseball, Maller is not buying into the Yankees as a realistic World Series contender, and called the suddenly struggling Yankees a ‘Paper Tiger’.
With 60 games still to play in the regular season, Maller believes the starting rotation will continue to erode as the staff appears completely rudderless during a season in which ace Luis Severino and All-Star set-up man Dellin Betances could miss the entire season.
Check out the audio below as Maller thinks American League contenders have no fear of a harmless and unimposing cast of characters including the likes of Masahiro Tanaka, JA Happ, James Paxton, Domingo Herman, and CC Sabathia.