What is going on with the New York Yankees?
Entering the 2021 MLB season, the Yankees had the second shortest odds in Major League Baseball to win the World Series, behind only the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yankees World Series Odds
As we enter the midway point in June, the Yankees have tumbled down the odds list and now sit fourth at +900. The Dodgers (+300), Chicago White Sox (+700), and San Diego Padres (+700) are all listed higher than them on the latest oddsboard at WynnBET.
To be honest, they should be happy they’re still in the top five.
New York is on a 2-8 skid through its past 10 games, including getting swept by the Red Sox at home over the weekend.
The Yankees’ woes haven’t been due to their pitching, as many may have expected heading into the season. Instead it’s their offense that has been atrocious. They rank 27th in the Majors in runs scored per game, averaging only 3.72. They also rank 25th in batting average (0.228), and 26th in hits per game (7.43).
That's surprising to see from a lineup including the likes of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and DJ LeMahieu.
Even with a winning record of 31-29, New York sits in fourth place in the stacked American League East behind the Tampa Bay Rays, Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees still have time to turn things around, but they’ll need to make some significant moves if they want to start living up to their pre-season hype. One move they could make is letting go of their manager, Aaron Boone, who has constantly been out-managed in more than just a handful of games this season.
Next up for New York is the Minnesota Twins. The three game series is set to begin on Tuesday night in Minnesota. With the Twins faltering even more than the Yankees this season, this could be the perfect time for them to turn things around.