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What are you talking about? You must be kidding me. We know the team is going to go 24-2 in the last month of the season. Cano’s going to hit .700, Pavano’s going to start 20 games during the month and win 19 of them (and then explode in the 20th, we all know he’s being held together by thread). In fact, the team is going to perform like the baseball equivalent of the Dream Team.
You say that they’re seven games back and they only play the Red Sox three more times? We all know Dice-K is really just succeeding on smoke and mirrors and that Beckett is going to be nursing that shoulder for the rest of the year. And Papelbon sure as heck is looking vulnerable. I mean how many closers give up runs to the Yankees these days? Delcarmen and Okajima are bums. They’ll be lucky if they make it to next year the way they’re pitching right now.
And those Twins? Do you really think a team that is starting Nick Punto can win over the long run? Regression, regression, regression. They’re going to regret letting Livan Hernandez start so many games. And starting Gomez and Delmon Young all of the season. And letting Chad Bradford pass through waivers.
And those Yankees. Do you really think there’s going to be a MLB playoffs without Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. You must be fooling yourself. So don’t joke around about the Yankees chances. After all, it aint over ’til the fat lady sings, and I haven’t seen a fat lady sing lately.
Will the Yankees make the playoffs?
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