New York Yankee News: Baseball Outside New York Edition

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout with his head down after he grounded out in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

If you missed the NLDS Game 5s last night, you missed baseball at its best.

Roy Halladay, the best pitcher in baseball, my favorite pitcher to watch work, pitched 8 innings of 1 run ball and lost because Chris Carpenter threw a complete game 3 hit shutout.

Suddenly, the Phillies with their overwhelming rotation and the best record in baseball, are home for the winter.

The Brewers-Diamondbacks game was even more exciting, with a safety squeeze in the top of the ninth to keep the Diamondbacks' season alive, before a walk-off single. They'll meet the Cardinals in the NLCS; the last time they won a postseason series (in 1982) they were an American League team, and they played the Cardinals in the World Series.

Are the Yankees hesitant to add more than a year or two to CC Sabathia's deal? They should be; a Cliff Lee deal ($125M/5Y) would take Sabathia to age 36, mark a $2M/Y raise and a year extension.

After solving the Sabathia question, is CJ Wilson the Yankees' top target?

Is the only way for the Yankees to make the ALCS to play the Twins in the Division Series?

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