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What went wrong for the Yankees in the postseason

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MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

This week at Pinstripe Alley, we’re conducting our annual post-mortem of the Yankees’ season. Unfortunately, this year once again features an early exit from the playoffs. We’ll have top-to-bottom coverage, but first, we want to open the door for you to weigh in. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:

What went wrong for the Yankees in the 2020 postseason?

All things considered, the Yankees made the Wild Card Series look easy. Things went off the rails in the ALDS, though, and that’s where the Yankees’ postseason run abruptly ended. Many will find fault with the club’s decision to bait-and-switch the Rays, pitching Deivi García for only one inning before turning the ball over to an ineffective J.A. Happ. Some will point to that as indicative of a larger problem, the Bombers’ recklessly thin pitching staff. I suppose one could even make the case for the lineup sitting too one-dimensional, with lots of right-handers and few contact bats. Head on over to the FanPost section and let us know. We’ll pin the best answer to the front page on Friday.

How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.

Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (October 16th) for your post to be considered.