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New York Yankees: Do the Yankees Have What It Takes to »

The Yankees are among the top offensive teams in baseball, and they have been all year long. The team has socked close to 200 home runs, far and away the top number in all of baseball. Still, questions remain as the month of September draws closer—Is the starting rotation strong enough to make a deep run into October? How dominant is [...]

Andy Pettitte Has to Be Healthy for the New York »

As we get closer to the end of August, the Yankees' playoff rotation is on my mind. It should be a concern of many Yankee fans, so I am going to address it here. My basic point is, the Yankees need Andy Pettitte back and healthy, or they won't get past the first round of the postseason. C.C. Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda are the only locks to [...]

September Looms Large: Who Is Left off the Yankees »

It's a tough question that will need to be answered soon: Who is left off the New York Yankees 2012 playoff roster? Who makes the cut? Obviously with A-Rod and Pettite coming back, two players won't be with the team in October.It's been an interesting season in New York because even though this team has dominated much of baseball, the playoff talk [...]

Should Ichiro Suzuki Bat Leadoff for the Yankees in »

When Ichiro Suzuki was traded to the Yankees on July 23, it seemed like he had New York in the palm of his hands. The deal made perfect sense because of Brett Gardner's injury. In addition, Suzuki was made aware of some conditions he would have to accept that included sitting against lefties, and batting lower in the lineup. Since joining the [...]

October in August: Why This Week’s »

The first-place Texas Rangers, who have reached the World Series in each of the past two seasons, haven't played quite as well as in the previous two seasons.Still, they added some rotation depth at the trading deadline with Ryan Dempster, and they seemed to have weathered a major slump from Josh Hamilton. On August 13th they were 67-46, had won [...]