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Sizing Up the Opposition (1 of 3)

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.