They’re not this bad:
First and foremost, the unit that’s giving them the most problems right now is right playing in a way that is reflective of their true talent level. The Yankees have struggled to score runs in every postseason game they’ve played so far, but they did have the league’s best offense during the season, and there’s plenty of room for realistic improvement in the near future. Most of all there’s Robinson Cano, who’s one of the very best hitters in baseball but mired in an 0-26 streak at the plate. He could catch fire at any time, and we all know how dangerous the Yankees can be when that happens. Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher may be lost causes, and losing Derek Jeter hurts a lot, but there’s still thunder in the Yankees’ lineup, and it seems highly unlikely that they could be this impotent for two whole playoff series.
Pitching, pitching, pitching:
Remember when great starting pitching won you championships?…