Monday, January 5, 2009

Reluctantly, Neyer concedes

I am sure this must have been thru gritted teeth:

What if I told you that a team with unlimited financial resources won 89 games, and then acquired the world's greatest pitcher and the American League's greatest first baseman? Is that something you'd be interested in? I'm fairly sure it's going to interest the oddsmakers. It has been so long since the Yankees have won a World Series that it's now fashionable to look for reasons why they'll continue not winning. It's really not that complicated, though: The World Series favorite should be the best team in the American League, and right now that perfectly describes the New York Yankees.
Lest you be confused, Neyer's a Royals fan so picking the Yanks must have been tough, not just due to the sheer volume of money spent but that the team wasn't constructed organically or elegantly.


tadthebad said...

Neyer has picked the Yanks several times in past seasons, hasn't he?

Jason @ IIATMS said...

Reluctantly, I am sure.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

I'm still not so sure the Yankees are the best team in the AL East. However, I would like to say the Rays, Red Sox, and Yankees are the three best teams in the AL as of now.