wrveres wrote:Seems to me that the Yankees have all the talent in the world, and look what it has gotten them .. ?
The Phillies were much more talented than the Braves this year, look what it got them ...
The Cardinals had much better talent than anybody in the NL .. what did it get them ..
The WS was represented by the White Sox and he Astros, two teams with little talent and a ton of chemistry ..
As for good v bad ... if you have a mix, your chemistry is bound to horrible, but if you have a team of Bad Boys, there is a great chance of them having good chemistry and functioning well together
The Yankees haven't had the pitching talent required to win. I guarentee if the Yankees offensive stars were replaced with pitching stars they'd have won at least one more championship. If the Yankee payroll was made up of Johan Santana, Roy Oswalt, Roy Halladay, Andy Pettitte and Mark Buehrle instead of Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Gary Sheffield and Jason Giambi, they'd probably have a ring.
Instead, the money was spent on offense and overrated pitching like Pavano, Wright and Brown.
You won't find many World Series champions that didn't have a very good pitching staff. Teams packed with offesne (New York, Philadelphia, Texas, Baltimore, etc.) usually don't go very far.
I'll agree with the other about Chicago and Houston as well. They had plenty of talent. They didn't have many name players, but they were amazingly talented none the less. Each team's pitching was absolutely amazing. Further proof that you don't need to spend all of your money on offense to win. Pitching is the most vital aspect of a team.