I thought I would continue my 10 thoughts series with the hated Yankees. Don’t worry, I’ll go back to Boston teams soon with the Celtics.
10 Thoughts: Yankees
Thought #1: Prediction: Javier Vazquez does not even make the Yankees postseason rotation.
Thought #2: Notice how I just assume they are in the postseason?
Thought #3: As I stated before. Randy Winn…. Wow
Thought #4: It makes me laugh every time I read about the “Joba rules”. It is so stupid. Why does he have to have certain rules? He’s a pitcher, just like CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Phil Hughes.
Thought #5: So the Yankees finally gave up on Ian Kennady. About time. Kei Igawa is next.
Thought #6: Is Nick Swisher their starting RF? He had a good season in 2009, but I would not expect a repeat of that. Amazing, most of his HRs came on the road!
Thought #7: AJ Burnett has a sick curveball. I sat behind the plate at a Red Sox-Jays game in 2008, and wow does he have a curve!
Thought #8: I was so bummed when the Yankees got Granderson. He is such a good player. They gave up Jackson, their top prospect, but Granderson is damn good!
Thought #9: Fun fact: The Yankees top prospect is C Jesus Montero.
Thought #10: I hate the Yankees.
First thought is Yankees, right? Right.
Alex Rodriguez NYY $275,000,000
Derek Jeter NYY $189,000,000
Mark Teixeira NYY $180,000,000
CC Sabathia NYY $161,000,000
No shockers there. But you may not know the rest of them.
Miguel Cabrera DET $152,300,000
Todd Helton COL $141,500,000
Johan Sanatna NYM $137,500,000
Alfonso Soriano CHC $136,000,000
Vernon Wells TOR $126,000,000
Barry Zito SFG $126,000,000
Carlos Beltran NYM $119,000,000
Intersting names, huh? Also interesting that there are no Red Sox up here. What that tells me, is that the Red Sox do not pay for big time names, and the Yankees do. And that’s why they are World Champs.
Los Angles Angels @ New York Yankees
John Lackey vs CC Sabathia
– The Angels have eliminated the Yankees in the playoffs twice since 2002
– CC Sabathia had an ERA over 7.00 vs the Angels this season
– At 73-63, The Angels are the only team with a winning reaguler season record vs the Yankees since 1996
– Mark Teixara is facing his former team, the Angels, who were bumped by the Red Sox in the 2008 ALDS.