VIDEO: Stephen A. Smith Completely Throws in the Towel During Despondent Rant About the Yankees

Anything can happen in October baseball. That's why, as cliche as it sounds, having a positive outlook will do a team wonders. For the New York Yankees, it's a good thing that Stephen A. Smith works for ESPN and not them, because the man was not happy about what transpired in Game 4 of the ALCS.

On his radio show, Smith seemed absolutely defeated when talking about New York's chance at rebounding from its 3-1 ALCS deficit to the Astros.

Smith showed no confidence in the Bombers' ability to defeat Justin Verlander in Friday's Game 5 or Gerrit Cole in a potential Game 6.

The gasbag is making his frustrations with the Yankees known and is not holding back. Smith is even blaming the team's potential postseason exit on GM Brian Cashman for standing pat at July's trade deadline, saying that the pitching staff obviously needed help.

Sure, there are a lot of things to argue, but the bottom line is this team didn't show up when it mattered most: in the late innings of Game 2 and early on in 3 and 4. That's what's going to doom them.