• Twins/Tigers Vs. Yankees In ’09 ALDS – Who Has What Edge?

    Posted by on October 5th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    How do the Twins and Tigers compare against the Yankees this season – in terms of personnel and performance? Well, here’s my opinion…providing grades on a scale of one to ten…with ten being the highest grade possible…

    Overall Offensive Production:
    Twins: 5.0
    Tigers: 3.5
    Yankees: 10.0

    Overall Offensive Production vs. RHP:
    Twins: 5.0
    Tigers: 3.5
    Yankees: 10.0

    Overall Offensive Production vs. LHP:
    Twins: 6.5
    Tigers: 5.0
    Yankees: 10.0

    Overall Pitching Production:
    Twins: 6.5
    Tigers: 5.5
    Yankees: 7.0

    Overall Starting Pitching Production:
    Twins: 6.5
    Tigers: 7.0
    Yankees: 7.0

    Overall Bullpen Production:
    Twins: 6.5
    Tigers: 4.0
    Yankees: 7.5

    Overall Pitching Production vs. RHB:
    Twins: 3.0
    Tigers: 3.5
    Yankees: 6.0

    Overall Pitching Production vs. LHB:
    Twins: 7.0
    Tigers: 6.5
    Yankees: 10.0

    Overall Defensive Production:
    Twins: 3.5
    Tigers: 8.5
    Yankees: 6.5

    Overall Play @ Home:
    Twins: 5.0
    Tigers: 8.0
    Yankees: 10.0

    Overall Play on the Road:
    Twins: 7.0
    Tigers: 4.0
    Yankees: 9.0

    Overall Play in Close Games:
    Twins: 5.0
    Tigers: 9.0
    Yankees: 10.0

    Hey, if you’re not getting it by now…the Yankees are clearly better, this season, than the Twins and Tigers…and New York should win this ALDS…and have no excuses, if they lose, for sure.

    So, is it hopeless for the Twins and Tigers, should they advance to the ALDS and face the Yankees? Yup, should be…pretty much. Unless…

    …the Tigers’ starting pitching comes up big, and their defense makes great plays behind them, and they keep the score in their games against the Yankees close…well…then…maybe the Tigers can beat the Yankees…or…

    …if the Twins can manage to beat CC Sabathia at Yankee Stadium…then…maybe…they have a shot at pulling out the ALDS against New York. But, the Twins are 3-23 at New York during the regular season since 2002. Yes…two and twenty-three. So, somehow, the Twins, to win this ALDS, would have to figure out a way to win in the Bronx…at least one game…and maybe that game against Sabathia is their best bet…since they do a decent job against LHP.

    But, honestly, the Twins and Tigers are not in the same class as the Yankees, overall, this season. New York really should win this ALDS match-up…whether it’s against the Twins or the Tigers.

    Comments on Twins/Tigers Vs. Yankees In ’09 ALDS – Who Has What Edge?

    1. mondoas
      October 5th, 2009 | 3:19 pm

      I would like to see them play the Twins b/c Verlander is a beast and b/c I want the stealing money thief Pavano to get his arse handed to him. Pay backs are a beyotch!

    2. Evan3457
      October 5th, 2009 | 10:03 pm

      Again: they SHOULD beat either team. In 4 games or less. Will they?

      No one knows. No one. That’s why they actually bother to play the games.

    3. October 6th, 2009 | 10:10 pm

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