Originally Posted by BRabbiT
i think the same yankee team destroys a different opponent in the same circumstances.
TEX just had their number (imo).
The team was flawed. Their pitching was awful for a long stretch of the year. BJ Burnout had one of the worst years ever for the Yankees, and Pettitte was hurt for almost the entire second half. Hughes is still too young, and has never pitched that many innings so his arm is not strong enough to go deep in the postseason.
Their offense should have been better, but they had injuries too. Arod missed a large chunk of the year with leg problems. Teixeira got hurt late in the year and has been awful for 2 straight postseasons. Jeter has taken a huge step back. Who knows if he can still be a .300 hitter anymore. Posada is old now and awful behind the plate. Cervelli, his backup, is not a legit major league player. He should be in the minors.
The Rays would have beaten us too.
They have a lot of work to do to fix this team.