Re: Hank Steinbrenner whines about Playoff system.
You know, I always think I see the demise of the Yankees coming, but this time I really think we're nearing the day. Consider:
1. Aging starters (Mussina & Pettitte, their rotation anchors this year, are old. And Pettitte may retire.)
2. Young starters scuffling. Hughes and Kennedy went backwards this year. Joba may have to stay in the pen to save his arm.
3. Rivera is another year older.
4. Rumor has it CC will sign in the NL, Sheets in the south and AJ Burnett in Toronto.
Bottom line -- possible pitching meltdown. Meanwhile, Boston will stay strong, Tampa Bay will too, and Toronto is looking solid. No wonder Cashman may decide not to return.
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