Here’s my monthly piece for BaseballReflections.com about the Yankees. The theme? Which 10 players were the most important for the Yankees in the playoffs.
In other news, I don’t get why some are bent out of shape over Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira getting Gold Gloves. The awards seem pretty well-deserved to me. There have been years where Jeter got a Gold Glove without really having a terrific year defensively. This was not the case this season. Not only was he great with the glove, but he did it at the age of 35 – ancient for a shortstop.
As for Teixeira, while he certainly wasn’t a top 10 hitter in the postseason this year, he was great defensively, both in the playoffs, as well as the regular season. Too bad for the Red Sox that they passed on signing him.
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