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Yankees Postscript: How to Make a Dynasty

all the cards now on the table, and the trophy safe in Derek Jeter's arms, the overwhelming majority of fans are going to remember 2009 as the year Alex Rodriguez broke out in October, and call that the Reason they won. And in the grand scheme of things, they won't be completely wrong—but they won't be entirely right, either.

Over the fifteen postseason games that the Yankees had to play to win their 27th world championship, they got thirteen starts of six innings or more out of their three starting pitchers. The last two were the shortest starts, surely a sign of impending fatigue at the end of a long road, but there can be no doubt that Andy Pettitte would have gotten Pedro Feliz to end the sixth inning if Joe Girardi had left him in.

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