It was midway through the season when I said on Bleacher Report that I wanted a Phillies-Yankees World Series. At that point, I stated that the Yankees would win in six games. Now that I am here, I want it all. Sabathia, Pettitte, Rivera, Rodriguez, Jeter, Damon, and Posada. Lee, Hamels, Martinez, Howard, Utley, Ibanez, and Werth. There is more name power in the Yankees lineup. But letÆs look atásome numbers. Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, and Jose PosadaÆs combined average is .299, buoyed by JeterÆs .344 regular season batting average. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Raul Ibanez, and Jayson WerthÆs combined average is .275. Advantage, Yankees. Power numbers? The four Yankees have 94 home runs and 329 RBI. Phillies' four have 146 home runs and 426 RBI. Not even close. The power ...
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