I don't have much to say about that pathetic performance by the Yankees, not only in last night's embarrassment but the entire ALCS. Well, I do, but I don't want to go over it now. The wound is still too fresh and I might call someone a gutless bitch or something.
But like I said a few days ago, only Robinson Cano (Maybe Pettitte, Mo, Wood and Berkman, too.) doesn't deserve blame for this one. Although Cano was also invisible last night. Most of the decisions Joe Girardi made this October left me and my other fans I've spoken too shaking their heads. I'm starting to wish the Cubs job was still open.
Here's a statistical look at the disastrous ALCS for the Yanks. It should give you a good idea of what went wrong---everything!
Rangers: .303/.378/.512, 9 SB
Yankees: .201/.300/.370, 2 SB
Rangers: 3.06 ERA, 1.47 WHIP
Yankees: 6.58 ERA, 1.19 WHIP
Anyway, expect an offseason of chance, because that's what happens when the Yankees don't win. Cashman is already looking ahead:
“It’s not something that’s on my mind right now. We’ll deal with that stuff this winter, and winter is upon us. Now we’ll start that whole process of assessing what our needs are, begin negotiating with the guys to try to bring those guys back, and then look at the trade and free agent market.”