The article of course was written before the Markakis news. I don't think the injury is as lethal as some do, but I'm not quite sure it would've been written. Before that I would've tended to agree with the article. All that said, looks like Teixera might be out the rest of the year, so that evens things out somewhat, although the Yankees definitely have a bigger margin for error. Can you imagine if the Orioles would've lost the equivalent of Riveria, Pineda, Arod, Gardner, Texeria (I'm sure there are others I'm missing) for the same amount of time. That's why money doesn't buy you titles like some think, it helps and it makes for more of a margin of error.