Francesa: Yankees A 'Winning Team That Was Incomplete'

Mike's On
October 10, 2018 - 5:00 pm
The New York Yankees dugout reacts during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium.

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The Yankees' 2018 season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night after falling to the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, in Game 4 of the ALDS. 

New York won an impressive 100 games on the season, but it wasn't enough to take home the AL East crown as the team's arch rival racked up an astounding 108 wins.

Despite the high win total, it would be difficult to consider the team's 2018 campaign anything but a failure after entering the season with World Series hopes.

WFAN's Mike Francesa had some choice words for the Yankees Wednesday, and even took a slight jab at the Red Sox as Boston prepares for their ALCS matchup against the Houston Astros.

"I thought going into this series, and I thought all year, that the Yankees were a winning team that was incomplete, and I actually even thought the Red Sox, with 108 wins, were an incomplete team," Francesa said during the open of Wednesday's Mike's On. "I never thought they were dynamic. I think Houston, as an example, is far more complete than the Red Sox are. And I thought the Yankees could take advantage of the Red Sox bullpen, and if [Chris> Sale was off his game, that would be enough for them to get by this series. Sale really wasn't off his game. He did his job. He came in and did his job again last night. It was a nice move to put him in... 

"I think Cora had a good series. And you could tell that there was a time there where Cora was flying without a net in the 9th inning because he had nobody warming up, and he had nowhere to go and had already pitched Sale in the 8th inning. So it was kind of a tricky situation. And you knew Stanton was going to play into the middle of this. You just knew it. And his at-bat was as abysmally bad as most of his at-bats have been in big spots."