Re: Yankees far from dead !!!
posted at 9/15/2013 6:27 PM EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
In response to Hingham Hammer's comment:
In response to SFBostonFan's comment:
Keep in mind the yankees have been around since 1903 and the Rays since 1997. And the yankees never won anything in their first 16 years of existence either! Actually, I think it took them more like 20 years to win a WS!
Even with a sweep today the nail in their post season coffin will not be hammered in for 2 more weeks. Out of their last 12 games, they have 3 series of 3 games each with the Jays, SF Giants & last Houston, which are all last place teams. Also they have 3 games with the Rays. NY could sweep 9 games with the last place teams or even 2/3 for 6 victories then the battle between them & Tampa could decide a WC spot.
We have 5 games left with the Orioles with the last 3 against them. It may come down to that last series when we can decide their fate(old wound opened remembering they knocked us out 2 years ago.
I fear Tampa the most in a playoff as in a short series pitching can dominate & Price & Moore always seem to quiet our bats and sometime 3-4 runs is good enough for them. Balt plays us tough too so I feel the Yankees, especially with that thorn Gardener out(Jeter too), would be our easiest opponents. Any thoughts ???
Tampa is the last team I want the Sox to meet in the playoffs. Their hitting goes from good to bad and back, but as you said their pitching is nasty. My preference order would be:
Keep in mind that the Yankees have 27 World Series championships. The Rays have none, despite their pitching.