LADY AT THE BAT: Lady's Choice 2013, Part 1: The New York Yankees

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lady's Choice 2013, Part 1: The New York Yankees

It's that time of year again. Prediction time! We will start this year's version off by focusing solely on the New York Yankees. 

For the first time in a long time the Yankees are not the favorite to win the American League East. Their new fiscally conservative attitude along with their age and mounting injuries make it hard for many people to believe they will be one of the last teams left standing, let alone the last team  However, their strong pitching staff and the fact that they have "been there" and "done that" make it hard for many people not to pick them to go deep into the playoffs. 

My new colleagues and I reflect both of these opinions. Here are our predictions for the 2013 New York Yankees:

Christina Brown: First Wild Card; World Series Champions

Vivianna Velazquez: AL East Champions; World Series Champions

Bernadette Pasley: Second Wild Card: American League Division Series Appearance

What do you think? 

Coming up later this week: The remaining AL divisions and the NL.


Uncle Mike said...

There are so many question marks in the AL East. Can the Yankees possibly overcome the injuries? Can the Red Sox rebound from a horrible season (and a horrible end to the previous one)? Can the Rays possibly keep it going after losing more big contributors? Were the O's a fluke last year, or are they for real? And were the Jays' acquisitions enough to take them from outhouse to penthouse?

Any prediction for that division, right now, can only be a guess. Based solely on tendencies, and knowing that viewing the future as a straight-line projection of the present is always fraught with danger, I'm thinking the Division will be Rays, Yanks, O's, Jays, Sox, with the Yanks getting one of the Wild Cards, but falling in the Division Series. For some of us, even that would be considered a successful season.

Bernadette Pasley said...

I agree Mike. It will be interesting to see what finally develops.