The New York Yankees were in the midst of a historic season, one that would have made the 2016 season the first of the team’s 40-year dynasty.
But the Yankees have now been left in a very awkward position with the franchise’s first World Series berth since 1998.
In a season in which the team finished with the best record in baseball, only the Houston Astros managed to qualify for the playoffs, the team suffered a disappointing 3-12 record.
With the exception of the final week of the season, the New Yorkers only won two of the last eight games, all losses coming by a combined score of five runs or fewer.
The team was also the most disappointing in baseball in 2016, going 1-5 with an overall record of 31-70, with five of those losses coming to the Washington Nationals.
The 2016 season saw the team go through some major changes, including the firing of general manager Brian Cashman and the hiring of new general manager Billy Eppler.
Epplers hiring, along with the team being placed on indefinite suspension, led to the team struggling to win games.
The Yankees’ first round playoff appearance came in the 2017 ALDS against the Minnesota Twins, a team that the team was supposed to have a very good chance of winning.
The team came up short in the first two games, losing both in extra innings.
The Yankees also came up empty-handed, losing their final two games of the year, including a one-run loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in the third round of the playoffs.
While the Yankees are now in a position where they are forced to choose between winning the pennant or fighting for a World Series title, the franchise has managed to hold on to some important players.
The most notable of those players is superstar slugger Andrew Miller, who is currently playing in the Dominican Republic.
Miller is currently batting .328 with seven home runs, 26 RBI and 10 stolen bases in just over 200 plate appearances.
Miller has been an integral part of the New Jersey Nets franchise since he signed with the club as a free agent in 2010.
In his five years with the Nets, Miller has scored over 1,100 runs and racked up more than 40 home runs.
The New York Jets, a franchise that was known for its gritty, defensive mentality, also saw an uptick in production this year as well, as they finished the year with a record of 41-36.
The Jets were led by defensive stalwart Damon Harrison, who hit over 400 career home runs while also batting over .300.
The defense and leadership skills of Harrison were integral to the Jets’ success during the 2016-17 season.
The 2017 season saw a big jump in production for the Jets as well.
They had a total of five players hit over .350, led by quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
Sanchez was a key cog in the offense, and the quarterback was the team leader in every facet of the game, from throwing the ball to rushing the passer.
Crabtree was a big part of that team’s success, as he finished the season with 572 receiving yards and five touchdowns, and had a career-high six touchdown receptions.
The 2018 season saw another big jump for the team, as the Jets posted their best record since 1999.
They finished the regular season with a 12-5 record, with four of their wins coming by double digits.
The 2018 team also had the best offense in the National League, as quarterback Josh McCown finished the campaign with 2,053 passing yards and 18 touchdowns.
McCown was also named the N.L. Offensive Player of the Year.
The next step in the rebuilding process for the Yankees is a World Championship.
The franchise is currently looking at a 2018 World Series run with the hope of winning it.
The New Yorkers roster is filled with quality players, including shortstop Giancarlo Stanton, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, and catcher Derek Jeter.
The roster includes plenty of talent and a proven track record of success.
However, the Yankees also have to consider the fact that they have to find a way to contend in the upcoming season, with their current roster being comprised of the most talented players in the N., as well as the best pitching and fielding staff in baseball.
If the Yankees fail to win a World Championships championship, it will be a huge disappointment to the fans.
The organization has had its ups and downs this year, and it will no doubt be one of the hardest-fought teams to win in the division.
If the Yankees don’t win the division title, they will have to move on to the World Championship Series, as a potential playoff team.