Justin Verlander took exception to MLB Network's coverage that said the Yankees are the team to beat in the AL and took to twitter to voice his opinion...
A team that was a win away from the World Series, that just added the NL MVP,and returned essentially every player on the roster should have very high expectations. The Yankees should have World Series or bust expectations, I expect nothing less. With that being said saying the AL runs through the Yankees when the reigning World Series champs are in the AL is a bold claim. Especially since the Astros are returning all valuable pieces and they added ace Gerrit Cole from the Pirates to enhance an already very solid rotation.
I'm not here to say who the better team is for two reasons. One, I'm clearly biased as fuck and will say the Yankees are 100x better than those chumps, they were one win away from World Series in a 'rebuilding year', and they just added the goddamn NL MVP. Two, the champs are the champs until knocked off. They earned that title and they get to keep it until dethroned. That's just how these things work, there's really no discussion to it.Therefore, Astros are still top dawg... for now. Oh, as if that wasn't bad enough being reminded that the Astros are still a speed bump in the Yankees path of glory, Justin Verlander went full salt bae dropping this in the wound shortly after.
I already have drafts saved up on twitter for the moment they get eliminated by the Yankees and I get to throw Justin Verlander's comments right back in his face. My God, I am triggered. Too early in the long baseball season to be getting this worked up over a tweet. Sorry I'll try to be better, just letting you know now; I'll inevitably fail.