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Will the Yankees be any good?

Will the Yankees be any good?

PostPost #1 by osforlife » January 19th, 2013, 1:20 pm

The New York Yankees have made the playoffs 17 of the last 18 years. I know opposing fans say this every off-season, but I think this is the year the Yanks finally crack. Basically, their pitching is good enough, they get on-base, and they hit homeruns. Toppled with a terrible bullpen and weak catching situation, I believe they are relying too heavily on injury & aging risks in Rivera, Jeter, A-Rod, Ichiro, and Pettite. Young talents such as Nunez and Pineda should help. This off-season, they've lost homeruns in Chavez, Swisher, Ibanez, Jones, Martin, and half a season of A-Rod. I just see a team with too many question marks.
Obviously, the off-season isn't over yet, but if the season started today, this is how I'd put our standings.
1. Rays
2. Blue Jays
3. Orioles
4. Yankees
5. Redsox
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Re: Will the Yankees be any good?

PostPost #2 by ofahn » January 19th, 2013, 8:39 pm

osforlife wrote:The New York Yankees have made the playoffs 17 of the last 18 years. I know opposing fans say this every off-season, but I think this is the year the Yanks finally crack. Basically, their pitching is good enough, they get on-base, and they hit homeruns. Toppled with a terrible bullpen and weak catching situation, I believe they are relying too heavily on injury & aging risks in Rivera, Jeter, A-Rod, Ichiro, and Pettite. Young talents such as Nunez and Pineda should help. This off-season, they've lost homeruns in Chavez, Swisher, Ibanez, Jones, Martin, and half a season of A-Rod. I just see a team with too many question marks.
Obviously, the off-season isn't over yet, but if the season started today, this is how I'd put our standings.
1. Rays
2. Blue Jays
3. Orioles
4. Yankees
5. Redsox


I think you could make a compelling argument for the Blue Jays to finish from second to last. They acquired a bunch of NAMES, but I have some real doubts as whether those names will translate into wins.
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PostPost #3 by osforlife » January 19th, 2013, 10:39 pm

ofahn wrote:
I think you could make a compelling argument for the Blue Jays to finish from second to last. They acquired a bunch of NAMES, but I have some real doubts as whether those names will translate into wins.

We can make a compelling argument for every team in the division to finish from first to last.
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