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How Yankees Fans at Plymouth Should Cope

By Jacob Hughes
On October 19, 2018

If Red Sox fans are reading this, I advise you to stop reading now and go watch the ALCS. If there happen to be Yankees fans reading this however, stick around. I’m going to introduce a guide that’ll help all Yankees fans cope with the series loss. 


Step One: Relax.

I’m going to be brutally honest here, the future in the Bronx is much brighter than it is in Beantown. Now, I know it sounds weird, but trust me. The $227 million dollar man in David Price is restricting the Red Sox heavily in how much money they can invest into players. J.D. Martinez is playing well above the level of a guy who got five years, $110 million. Mookie Betts is only making $10.5 million this year and is a Free Agent after 2020. If his arbitration case from last season proved anything, it’s that he wants to get paid. 

Not only that, but Craig Kimbrel’s deal is up after this year, and Chris Sale has a $13.5 option for 2019, an option the Red Sox will likely pick up. Now, this means that the likes of Sale and Betts hit free agency in 2020, but that just happens to be a year in which Rick Porcello, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts become free agents as well. Plus, with the Red Sox well over the Luxury Tax, expect most of the Red Sox key free agents to leave once 2020 rolls around. 

Despite the Yankees having plenty of players hitting arbitration after the season, they have enough money to send out two max-contract deals to players if they so wish. Even with the monstrous payday for Aaron Judge looming over the organization’s head, they’ll still be in great shape to re-sign key players and stay below the luxury tax. To put it into perspective, the Yankees can resign every player they have hitting free agency/arbitration this year and still have enough money to sign a max player like Manny Machado or Bryce Harper. The Aaron Judge Mega-deal is also factored in as well. That’s terrifying news for any baseball fan. 


Step Two: Realize just how fortunate your franchise has truly been.

Twenty-seven World Series Championships is just absurd. In a total of 113 total World Series played, the Yankees have gone to FORTY total. From those forty trips they won TWENTY-SEVEN of them. Thats a 68% win percentage in World Series play for the Yankees. The next best percentage in 58% by the St. Louis Cardinals, winning eleven out of nineteen. It’s only been nine years since the Yankees last won a World Series. Before that, the Yankees strung off four out of a possible eight World Series titles, missing only the 1997 and 2002 Fall Classics and losing in 2001 and 2003. 


Step Three: Root against the Red Sox in the ALCS.

If putting all that into perspective hasn’t changed any Yankees fans mind, then turning to the easier alternative isn’t such a bad route. It’s the case with any fan; their favorite team loses to their vaunted rival, so they root against them until the team loses. That’s usually how it works. 


Step Four: Appreciate the sport for what it is.

At the end of the day, we’re all baseball fans here. The talent nowadays is astronomically beyond what it was in previous years. The game is becoming fun again, and the young talent is driving it. It’s becoming “America’s Pastime” again and that very exciting to see. 

However, as of right now, the Red Sox are up 2-1 on the Houston Astros and looking at a potential AL Pennant. Plymouth State Red Sox fans, let us enjoy what we’re witnessing right now.

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