New York Yankees: No Excuses As ALDS Dawns

Posted: 5th October 2009 by Dan Hanzus in MLB
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We can get all worked up into a lather about how the ALDS is a crapshoot, but at the end of the day, sanity must prevail here. The Yankees have no business losing this series, regardless of opponent. New York has certainly struggled in this setting in recent years, having been bounced rudely from the first-round in '05, '06, and '07. But all the evidence points to a different result in 2009. Consider these irrefutable facts: a) The Yankees completed the regular season with a record of 103-59. Had they shared a division with the Tigers and Twins, they would have ended the season with a 17-game lead in the standings. b) Having clinched the division 10 days prior to Wednesday's Game One, the Yankees will have a rested roster and a pitching rotation set exactly to their liking. The Twingers, o ...

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