The thing about this article, Cashman constructed a better team than we’re seeing. If there weren’t injuries, if Jeter and A-Rod, Grandy and Tex, AJ and Javy played the way they were expected to, we’d be doing even better. We’d be a lot more than just OBP. We’d have slugging, speed, pitching, bullpen and Mariano. We’d be amazing.
We still have a winning record, last I checked, against every team but Tampa. Playoffs are always a crapshoot, even last year or in 1998. There’s no getting around that.
Plus, I think some bullpen guys are doing better in the second half. AJ is doing better lately, and he was a ticking time bomb last year too (he had a bad game against the Angels). A-Rod and Tex are perking up now. Jeter probably has a lot to play for. Pettitte’s rehab seems good. He’s had some rest, and that helped him last year.