So the Yankees are 2.5 games out of first place on the morning of April 25, 2008. They could've cut the deficit to 1.5 last night.
I know it's incredibly early, but 2.5 games is a bigger deficit than people realize. Even though the Red Sox somehow have a two-game losing streak, I expect they'll snap it tonight and they may not lose more than two in a row all year. The Yankees have to capitalize on their opportunities.
Wouldn't it be amazing to grab first place in May and never look back? We haven't been able to do that in four years. I'm tired of being in Boston's rear-view mirror.
At least Farnsworth is injured. With any luck, he'll be out for the season. Also, if Latroy Hawkins isn't DFA'd ASAP I may have to start rooting for another team.