New York Yankees 2010 Baseball Playoffs

Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:47 am
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The New York Yankees along with probably the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are the three teams that Major League Baseball cannot do without. Baseball would be an afterthought if there were not the Yankee/Red Sox rivalry. OK, for those of us that can remember the old Brooklyn/LA Dodger/Yankee World Series from the 50's and 60's, they meant a great deal to Baseball in terms of fans and money.

Little has changed in the past 50 years in Baseball. Players come and go, names change, but rivalries do not end. Last night the Red Sox & Yankees made it interesting to watch. Sorry, the Tampa Bay Rays just do not make the cut!

My concern is that the New York Yankees have looked old at times this season. The Yankees have looked tired and old for sure in September. The "core" players, Jeter, Posada, Pettitte and Rivera, have seen their best years, no insult intended. Players do get old, just as Mays, Aaron & Mantle did.

I just do not see the Yankees getting past Minnesota or Texas or the Rays for that matter. Pitching is key in the playoffs. The only certainty the Yankees have in their pitching is Sabathia and Pettitte if they are capable and healthy?

Forget A.J. Burnett and Javier Vasquez they are not even close to the big time. Phil Hughes has to get his head clear of bogeymen, he has the physical tools, but probably not the psyche for the Yankees. I cannot see myself watching the World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays representing the American League.

Lets hope the Yankees have something left to at least make it to the World Series. The Phillies will beat them handily. Roy Halladay and company will be the dominant pitching staff. I see the Philadelphia Phillies winning it all in 2010!

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