This is the first time since i joined this forum 5 years ago that i have started a thread. The title says it all.
I remember my first post here--a debate about whether the starting pitching or the clutch hitting won the four championships. We went on and on looking at the linescores from every postseason since 1996. This was in the wake of the Kevin Brown game 7 2004 debacle.
Bottom line. Starting pitching, followed closely in this era by lockdown closing, wins titles.
Yes, it's fun to talk about chemistry, ARod and Kate, the Core Four, Thrillas from Gozillas, and all that. At the end of the day, however, a well quoted but often overlooked baseball fact in that it's much easier to throw a ball where you want to than hit it where you want to.
When your guys are studs who can throw the ball where they want to, you win. A lot.
The Yankees have finally realized this.
God help the rest of baseball.