Tim Brown has a column looking at the Yankees. I like Brown but this was just a bit more than pretentious preening on his part:
Indeed, assurance and vigor have gone the way of Mystique and Aura, capricious mistresses last seen on Curt Schilling's arm.The Yankees situation can be broken down into two issues - - their position players are getting old (average age 32.1 years old) so staying healthy will be a big question and 2. their starting pitching is iffy at best. Chien-Ming Wang is their number 1 starter but he's iffy when not pitching at home (2.75 ERA at home and 4.91 ERA road ERA last year). Mike Mussina is the number 2 right now but he'll be 39 next year and its an old 39. Then you have the kids - Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy and Phillip Hughes. I've said it before and I'll say it again - if the Yankees aren't able to convince Andy Pettitte to come back for another year - then they'll end up next season behind both the Red Sox and Blue Jays in the standings.