Red Sox and Yankees are just not good enough to win in 2023
Let’s be honest, neither team is good enough to compete with the top teams in the AL. All six teams currently in a playoff position are all better than the Red Sox and Yankees and who are they going to pass in the standings?
Neither team is going to catch Tampa Bay or Houston, never mind division leaders Baltimore and Texas. It’s going to come down to whether or not they can catch the Blue Jays and that appears unlikely. Boston is 7-0 against them this season and has a three-game series at Fenway coming up this weekend, but even another sweep, can anyone trust them when they play down to their opponent’s level?
New York’s offense is not good enough to win the regular season, never mind the postseason. They showed their true colors when Aaron Judge missed nearly two months with a toe injury as they went from near the top of the AL East to the basement. Their pitching has been inconsistent and their defense has not been that good either and manager Aaron Boone has made some questionable decisions during the season.
If there is one thing that both the Red Sox and Yankees have proven this season is that, despite being just a few games back for a playoff berth, they are not built for October baseball and their GMs seem to feel the same way. Boston and New York usually are trying to get the top talent at the deadline, but this year, they stood mostly pat, and in reality, neither fanbase should be upset or surprised. They are not good enough to compete with the teams ahead of them in the regular season, never mind the postseason.