⚾️ NY Yankees: Best Team in Baseball

New York City is in the midst of one its longest title droughts ever, and neither the Knicks or the Rangers could put a stop to it. But with the best team in baseball currently playing up in the Bronx, title hopes are as alive as ever. Let's catch up on NYY 🤞 (3 min read)

Yankees Are Red-Hot

Despite having eight franchises across the four major sports, it’s now been over 13 years since New York City last experienced a championship parade. The Knicks saw their season end just short of the ECF, the Rangers were two wins away from a trip to the Stanley Cup Final…can the Yankees be the team to finally bring a title back to the Big Apple? 🍎

  • We’ve officially hit the dog days of summer in the MLB, and with 60+ games under each team’s belts, the Bronx Bombers currently boast the best record (42-19) and the best run differential (+107) in the league 🔥

  • This team has had its fair share of postseason struggles lately, but if the current odds are any indication, this could be the year that changes. The Yankees are +170 favorites to win the AL, and they have the second-best World Series odds at +500

Pitching is a big reason why the Yanks have been so successful so far, which is not something many New York fans expected after it was announced 2023 AL Cy Young winner Gerrit Cole would miss the first few months of the season 🤕

  • Their ace is scheduled to start his rehab assignment today, and his return should provide a massive boost to a rotation that has already been quite good without him 😳

  • Thanks to a nasty bullpen as well, the Yankees currently lead the MLB in ERA (2.78, the only team below 3), and all five of their current starting pitchers have an ERA below 3.50

  • Rookie Luis Gil has been particularly impressive, and his historic month of May had him bringing home all kinds of hardware ⬇️

As you can see from the above tweet, pitching ain’t the only story up in the Bronx. There’s a pair of outfielders suiting up in pinstripes who are absolutely mashing the ball right now, and it’s no surprise to see them both at the top of the odds board for AL MVP 🏆

Since a slow start to the season, your new MVP frontrunner Aaron Judge has been on one of the most ridiculous hot streaks you’ll ever see. Just take a look for yourself ⬇️

Then there’s Juan Soto, the AL batting leader with 17 dingers added on top, just for fun. He’s been getting it done all year long, and he keeps endearing himself to the Yankee faithful with heroics like this 👇

Last month truly couldn’t have gone much better for this team, and they’ve kept it rolling to kick off June with a sweep of the Giants. They’re back home at Yankee Stadium this evening to take on the Twins, a team they’ve dominated over the past decade. Check out how the lines are shaping up 👇

  • Probable Starters: Luis Gil (NYY) and Bailey Ober (MIN)

  • Spread: Yankees -1.5

  • Moneyline: Yankees -168, Twins +142

  • Over/Under: 8.5 Total Runs

Trivia Question: In the four major sports, what was the last New York team to win a title?

For My Parlay Gurus

It remains to be seen if Luis Gil can keep up the dominance he’s been putting on display recently, but I certainly won’t be betting on that to change tonight. Gimme the home team and the under in this one 👇

  • Yankees ML vs Twins: -168

  • Under 8.5 Total Runs: -110

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Trivia Answer: The Giants’ Super Bowl victory back in 2011 was the last time a New York team brought home a championship

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