Zack Britton makes bold boast about Yankees ahead of Red Sox series
The New York Yankees, just like the rival Boston Crimson Sox, stayed nearly silent at Wednesday’s MLB commerce deadline.
And Zack Britton could not be happier.
Whereas people in Boston (rightfully) referred to as out president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski for failing to improve a third-place Crimson Sox group, the Yankees reliever believes his membership is elite as is.
“I’ve performed in opposition to the Yankees my entire profession,” Britton instructed SNY’s Scott Thompson. “That is by far one of the best group I’ve seen them put collectively since I have been within the large leagues. So I believe we received a very good shot with the blokes in-house.”
In reality, Britton, who spent seven-plus seasons with the Baltimore Orioles earlier than coming to New York on the 2018 commerce deadline, insists the Yankees in full type are one of the best group in baseball.
“Clearly we gotta play higher than we’ve got over the previous couple of weeks,” he added. “But when we do and guys pitch and hit to their potential, play protection to their potential, we’re higher than each group.”
They’re definitely higher than the Crimson Sox, who path New York by 10.5 video games getting into a three-game sequence within the Bronx.
The Sox confirmed indicators of life final weekend by taking three of 4 from the Yankees at Fenway Park however are 1-6 in opposition to their rival this season on away or impartial (London) turf. If that pattern continues, Britton’s Yankees might drive a last nail into Boston’s American League East coffin.
You may argue the Houston Astros are the brand new class of the AL after touchdown stud starter Zack Greinke. However the Yankees additionally ought to get Luis Severino and Dellin Betances again from accidents for the stretch run, so Britton (in contrast to Crimson Sox followers) has cause to be assured in his membership.