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New York Yankees: All About Pitching…Sometimes

style="text-align: justify;">Before Game 1 of the ALDS yesterday, I briefly mentioned how I thought the whole “pitching wins in the postseason” narrative is a little flawed. Clearly, pitching – starting pitching in particular – is a gigantic factor in deciding who wins. Tampa Bay certainly wishes they didn’t have to face Cliff Lee yesterday (and maybe I’m being overly reactionary, but after watching him, I’m ready for the Yankees to give him the blank check. With Gardner the Yanks don’t need another outfielder. They just need Lee. So yes, I still think starting pitching is extremely important). But it’s not the only factor, and as an example I cited the great Braves teams of the 90′s, who unquestionably had ...

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