Having successfully dispatched the Cleveland Indians in the American League Wild Card Series, the Yankees now face a showdown with the Rays in the ALDS. Things went about as well as possible for the Bombers at Progressive Field, and they’ll need that kind of play if they want to advance to the Championship Series. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
What’s the Yankees’ biggest strength in the postseason?
In year’s past, fans would never have pegged starting pitching as the Yankees’ top strength. Now, though, they have a formidable one-two punch in Gerrit Cole and Masahiro Tanaka. Their endgame bullpen options also rank among the best in the bracket, with Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton, and Chad Green rivaling any late-inning triumvirate. And then there’s the lineup. Goodness, the lineup of doom, ready for the playoffs, features the game’s best power hitters, the 2020 AL batting champion, and a base-on-balls machine. They have so many different ways to beat their opponents that it’s tough to pick just one strength. When you think you have an answer, head over to the FanPost section and clue us in. 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 9th) for your post to be considered.