The Yankees today won’t be able to fool themselves, talk about one missed play or one bad pitch that changed the series for them. Based on how poorly they hit this postseason, they were fortunate enough to advance this far.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman won’t be deluded into thinking the Yankees are just one player away from winning it all. In fact, he might decide it's time to blow up the Yankees roster.
The Yankees don't have a hitter as good as Miguel Cabrera. The Yankees don't have a pitcher as good as Justin Verlander. It is the simple truth. Both Tigers stars are under the age of 30.
Where do the Yankees go from here? If they are smart, they’ll shop Robinson Cano this offseason. Cano will turn 30 next week and has been rumored to be seeking a contract near $200 million after his contract expires after 2013 (per Yahoo! Sports). Robinson Cano is the best second baseman in baseball, but not a player worthy of making $20 million per season.
Expensive and aging. Been there and done that.
Once Cano turns 30 next week, the Yankees will have exactly two starters under the age of 30, Brett Gardner and free agent catcher Russell Martin, both of whom turn 30 during the 2013 season.