JohnnyA wrote:If Pettitte is your second best pitcher ... you've got problems. Yankees will not win the world series with that rotation. Add into the equation a dodgy bullpen ...
Yankees have become basically all hitting no pitching. That rarely succeeds in the offseason. As the season has wore on, their shortcommings have become apparent.
We'll see. BTW- the bullpen has had several recent additions, so to say they have a "dodgy bullpen" (not sure what it means, but I know its negative) is stupid. They have replaced Benitez with a trustworthy Nelson, and have added Gabe White and Felix Heredia.
Also, Pettite is better than anyone the M's can throw at you other than possibly Moyer and he's better than any Red Sox not-named Pedro, so to even say that Pettite is no good is also stupid. Other than the A's staff, I think the Yankees easily have the best starting pitching in the AL- Boston has Pedro, Lowe and then who? Wakefield? Seattle- Moyer, and then Piniero and Garcia, which is no match for the Yankees starters and any of Central teams has a lesser rotation.
Clemens and Wells will get no better, and Contreras and Weaver aren't likey to strike the fear of God into hitters.
And who does
"strike the fear of God into hitters"? You took two players who are unlikely to even start in the PO and made that statement. Does any other team have a 5th or 6th starter that can "strike the fear of God into hitters"? Obviously not. Clemens and Wells are old, so duh they won't get better, but I'd much rather have one of them than whoever Boston's/Seattle's/Chicago's/KC's/Minnesota's 3rd or 4th starter is. Make sense?