100 wins for $180 million? According to Gothamist's trusty calculator, that's just little over $1 million a game, clearly a bargain. Now that the Yankees have won the AL East for the seventh season in a row, it's all a matter of what they will do in the playoffs. Will they make it to the World Series, will they lose in the ALCS, or will lose in the ALDS? If all goes well, the Yankees could even win the World Series, something they have not done since 2000.
Last night's 6-4 victory against the Twins came on a 9th inning on 2-run home run by the most senior member of the Yankees, Bernie Williams. Javier Vazquez was less than stellar in his final start before the playoffs, giving up four runs in 7.2 innings, including two home runs. Lucky for him, his teammates really know how to hit. Hideki Matsui hit his 31st home run of the season (he had 16 last year - talk about adjustment!).
What it all comes down to for the Yankees is pitching. People say that pitching wins championships and the question mark on the Yankees is their starting pitching. Mike Mussina, Jon Lieber, Kevin Brown and Javier Vazquez. It's still unknown who those four will face on Tuesday, but they will have the home field advantage.
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