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It’s a looooong season and filled with numerous injuries and many good surprises to (the inevitable) terrible disappointments.
There is no one sure-fire pick for World Series champion. There is, however, a few teams that are in that ‘favorite’ position (Yankees, Tigers, Rangers in the AL & Phillies, Braves, Marlins in the NL).
Yes, I realize that the three teams with a shot in the National League are all from the NL East. My reasoning is equal parts, ‘the NL East is going to be the best division in baseball’, and ‘the rest of the NL’s possible contenders are at least a year away from being good enough’.
Conversely the American League has three top contenders (mentioned above) and three secondary contenders (Rays, Red Sox, and Angels) that could easily rise above with the right combination of break out/huge season from a star(s) and injury to a pivotal player. Overall there’s six possible teams that could represent the AL in the World Series this season.
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Simple title, simple post.
AJ Burnett is starting for my beloved Yankees tonight in the most important game of this season for them.
That’s bad if you don’t know. AJ Burnett is erratic in a best case scenario. I’m hoping it’s one of AJ’s happy bi-polar pitching days.
“I’ve been proving people wrong my whole career, it seems like,” Burnett said.
Yes, you have been proving people wrong you whole life. The people who keep insisting you’re capable of being a very good pitcher. I wouldn’t worry though AJ, that number may have finally dwindled to zero after your past two seasons (10-15, 5.26 ERA in 2010, 11-11, 5.15 this season) and your month of August this year when you impossibly posted an ERA of 11.36.
His ERA in August is reminiscent of this seasons Jacksonville Jaguars offense; dismal.
As a Yankee fan, a realistic one, I have no hope whatsoever that Burnett is going to be competitive and so I feel safe in saying…we need a lot of runs tonight. Let’s make it a shootout. I believe the Yankees have more bullets in their gun than the Tigers do.
Lets just hope they aren’t blanks.