Why the Yankees' World Series Win May Have Saved MLB

Andrew FletcherCorrespondent INovember 9, 2009

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees bats against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees won 7-3 to win the Series 4 games to 2.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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As a citizen of Toronto, Canada, I am thrilled that the New York Yankees have won the World Series.

People around me have asked, "Shouldn't you be booing the New York Yankees because they knock out the Toronto Blue Jays from the playoffs every year?"

To those people I have responded, "It was necessary that the Yanks won their 27th World Series in order to save the league."

The Yankees' win means there will be no need for them to go out and buy the best players in the world in order to further strengthen their team.

Yes, there have been complaints about this for years—that the Yankees have limitless money and can get any player they want or need.

This year, there isn't going to be that need to change the structure of the team, as they have delivered on their promise to the city of New York to win the World Series.

This will open up the player market this offseason and allow for other teams to pick up free agents.

Yes, it may help the other big guns like the Boston Red Sox, but an equal number of better players on two teams is a lot more exciting to watch.

This year, the New York Yankees were one of the most pressured teams in all of professional sports.

Last season, they walked out of old Yankee Stadium on the last day of the regular season having not made the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

Over the offseason, they picked up various big names, including CC Sabathia (P) and Mark Teixeira (1B), who provided extra grunt for the team.

After a poor April, the Yankees strung several wins together and set the major league record for most consecutive games without recording an error.

The fans expected nothing less than the World Series, and that's what the Yankees brought them.

Now, we look to this offseason as we begin to hope that they will not need to buy out the league.

Maybe it would allow other teams like the Toronto Blue Jays the chance to get back into the hunt for the American League East title.

Not likely!