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Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello
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Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello


  • With the season’s end nearing, it is time to start thinking ahead. The Yankees are looking strong for the postseason with a little over 3 weeks remaining. There is also more than enough time for the AL East Championship hunt to take a few more dramatic turns. However, thinking about the possibility of the Yankees playing in their first ever Wild Card one-game playoff has me excited and petrified all the same. When analyzing the situation, I actually think the Yankees profile better as a team that needs to win one game over an entire series. They can roll out ace Masahiro Tanaka and also rely on their elite bullpen in a “win or go home” scenario. This could be a legendary game for fans. On the flip side, a 7 game series seems like a greater obstacle based on the lacking of starting pitching depth.
  • I saved Mark Teixeira’s quick hit for the second bullet point because I didn’t want to lead with negativity. Not having Tex for the remainder of the season and playoffs is a huge loss. Veteran leadership and a huge bat missing in the heart of the order doesn’t cripple the Yanks but certainly is a significant road block in their path to a 2015 World Series championship. It will be exciting to see Greg Bird rushed into a big game playoff scenario and he looks really good for a youngster but that still doesn’t make Teixeira’s loss any easier to swallow.
  • Toronto’s offense showed why they are so scary last night in the first inning. You blink your eyes and two home runs later the score is 5-0 in the first. They are a high powered offense that can strike against anyone. If the Yankees were to play them in a playoff series, do the Yanks have the starting pitching to stop these guys? Will we hold them down enough in order to get to our strong bullpen? Those are a few tough questions to ask ourselves…

About the Author

Bryan Revello is the Editor in Chief for New York Sportscene. A New York Yankees analyst and enthusiast, he can be heard talking about the New York Yankees on the Spadora on Sports radio program. Questions or comments can be sent to

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