Friday, November 2, 2007
How Did The Yankees Make The Post-Season?
Seriously, our starting pitcher on Opening Day was Pavano. Our big sign was Kei Igawa -- a disaster from the start and I said so. Why pay $50 mil for a guy you HOPE will be a number five starter rather than $100 mil on a guy you think could be an ace but would still be great if he's your number three? And of course Roger Clemens won six games despite all the babying in the world. Really, how the heck did we make it to the post-season with that pitching? Who gets the credit? Torre? A-Rod? The spark of Andy Pettitte, who was great all season? Wang's 19 wins? The team? They never should have made the post-season with that pitching and it is always pitching that will kill you when you get there. You aren't going to score ten runs in the post-season games, which is why big bats are far less important than big arms. We were lucky to get there and if we'd faced Boston I'm certain they would have kicked our ass. But we're going to be better next year.