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Grading the New York Yankees: Pitchers

more than Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia was the biggest offseason acquisition for the New York Yankees last year. The Bronx Bombers have always had good hitting, but what they really lacked since last reaching the World Series in 2003, was a true ace to lead the staff through the postseason.

Take a look at the Yanks' ERA in the playoffs from 2004 to '07: 4.64, 4.40, 5.56, and 5.89.

Enter Sabathia.

The big lefty went 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA in five quality starts this postseason, leading the staff to a 3.26 ERA in the playoffs.

That's how you win a championship.

In Part One of this series, I graded New York's position players . Part Two evaluates the pitchers' performances in 2009.


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