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Sizing Up the Opposition (1 of 3)

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One of our resident Red Sox fans, Frank Malzone, recently suggested that the Yankees'  recent acquisitions merely make the Yanks competitive with the Red Sox and Rays.

The Yanks finished 6 back of Boston and 8 behind Tampa last season.

Before I compare rotations and lineups, I wanted to check out the teams' overall performances against each other.

 

NYY v. TB 11 7
NYY v. Bos 9 9
TB v. Bos 10 8

So the three teams pretty much played each other dead even over the season; the Yanks went 20-16 against the others.  9 of those losses were save situations- if the new additions turn 2 of those losses into wins we're two games closer to the playoffs.