March 26, 2007
Dayn Perry On Recent Yankees October Failures
Dayn Perry at FOX Sports takes a look at "Why don't the Yankees win titles anymore?"
In summary, Dayn says:
In any event, it's reasonable to assume that the Yanks are enduring their title drought in part because of the fact that they're not catching the ball and whiffing the opposition as they once did and in part because of the fact that the cosmos haven't smiled upon them in a few years. It's a little of both. If the Yankees are to return to the top of the MLB mountain, then they'll need to focus on what they can control — bettering the defense and adding pitchers with strikeout chops.
While I can understand that, I think it's also just the quality of the Yankees pitchers post-2001 and the types of hitters that the Yankees feature in their line-up these days.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at March 26, 2007 10:04 AM
I think chance has a large part in it
95-97, Yankees went 15-10 in the PS, against other good clubs.
98-00 they were an incredible 33-6 against other good clubs
01-06, they actually had a winning record 27-26 against other good clubs.