At 39-39, and eight games back of the division leading Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees are doing little to change the mind of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), which dumped the team's Northeast-reaching regional sports network, YES, over the winter.
"The baseball media's obsession over whether the team will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, along with the dismissive reaction of Bombers brass, provides absolutely no motivation for Comcast suits to cut a deal to carry the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network," said New York Daily News' Bob Raissman. "The cable operator dumped YES from its systems in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania last November.
"Then there's the on-field product," Raissman added. "It's terribly inconsistent, at times unwatchable. It's hard on even the most loyal pinstriped eyeballs to sit through three innings, let alone nine. And it's even harder to imagine [Manager] Joe Girardi's crew finding a path to the postseason. When the main focus is on the buying and selling angle, or if even making it to the one-game wild-card playoff is worth it, you've got problems."
You can read Raissman's full NY Daily News story here.