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The Yankees Will Win The World Series

By Keith Cousin
10/28/09

OK, OK, so the Bronx Bombers didn’t sweep the Angels; but they should have. I don’t want to go into all the reasons Joe Girardi was his own worst enemy in at least one of those Yankees’ losses. No hard feelings, they still won the American League title, 4-2.

So, without further delay, and without going into too many details or supporting research, I will now offer a World Series prediction. The Yankees will win. I’m thinking it’ll take six games at the most (probably less but I’m hedging due to my last prediction). Here’s why:

1. Three is enough. The Yankees have three top flight pitchers, CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Andy Pettitte, for crunch time performing (all you need in the Championships) and no one is throwing better than CC. After Cliff Lee, the Phillies have Pedro Martinez, who is far from his old self.

2. The offense will be less offensive. The Yankees have hardly hit lately. Wait until Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Hideki Matsui really swing the bats with authority. Yankee pitching can walk Ryan Howard and take their chances with Raul Ibanez and Jayson Werth.

3. YANKEES spells relief. New York has a far superior bullpen including arguably the greatest closer in baseball history, Mariano Rivera. The 8th inning duties are well-handled by Phil Coke and Phil Hughes. The Phillies have Brad Lidge, who has struggled all season.

So, with these points taken into consideration, the Yankees will win the World Series. They are a team of destiny and resistance is futile (geeky Star Trek reference). Yes, the Borg (another geeky Star Trek reference) of the American League will crush all in its path on route to its 27th World Championship Title. Of course, it shouldn’t be called the “World Series” anyway because it certainly doesn’t include teams from all over the world, but that’s a different argument for a future time.

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