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New York Yankees Will Not Get to the 2011 World Series

Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:20 am
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The New York Yankees have won 27 World Championships and have lost 13 times having participated in a total 40 World Series contests. That is an amazing number considering there have only been just over 100 World Series contested since 1903. There was no World Series in 1904 and 1994. That boils down to the "Iconic" New York Yankees having participated in nearly 4 of every 10 World Series played! Even more amazing the Yankees have won 25% of all World Series played!

All this being said the New York Yankees will not be in the World Series in 2011. They just do not have the pitching to get past the Detroit Tigers. Even if they did slide by the Tigers they could not defeat either Tampa Bay of the Texas Rangers, not enough starting pitching. 

This has been the problem throughout the 2011 season. The Yankees have been fortunate that the rest of the American League East had their own difficulties, specifically the Boston Red Sox.

C.C. Sabathia is beginning to wear down even though he is only 31 years old. Conditioning is essential to a pitcher. Look at the Tigers Justin Verlander and then look at Sabathia. 

Even more disconcerting is the rest of the New York Yankee starting rotation. Boy do they miss Andy Pettitte. He may well have been able to win game 3 against the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander.

Do not expect anything from A.J. Burnett, a zero positive to the Yankees. I do not see how Joe Girardi has stayed with Burnett this long, poor decision on his part.

The Yankees will need to rebuild in 2012. They will not win their division with the current rotation. Moreover the Yankees are getting old. Alex Rodriguez is finished. The days of steroids and injuries have made A-Rod a money pit for the Yanks!

Derek Jeter, as great as he is and has been, will be  entering his 17th season with the Yanks in 2012. Time and age do make a difference. The Yankees will be rebuilding around Robinson Cano. I see Cano as the future Yankee shortstop, maybe not in 2012 but certainly by 2013. Cano has the skills required to be a shortstop. Jeter will probably swith positions with Cano and take second base. There is just no other place for Jeter in the future except DH. I do think Derek Jeter still has the skill to play second base.

Where will the New York Yankees get two top notch starters? Perhaps through some expensive purchase of top pitchers from other teams, no particular name/s comes to mind. This is why the Philadelphia Phillies will win the 2011 World Series, they have three number one starters, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and  Cole Hamels and do not forget Roy Oswalt!

The New York Yankees did it with "spit and glue" during the 2011 regular sesaon, the playoffs are a whole other story.

 



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