i really enjoyed watching our staff this year. They impressed me a lot and impressed me even more in the playoffs. CC while awful on his last start was pitching with bone spurs and pitched like a stud in 2 Very important ALDS games. Proved to some of us who've forgotten that he is our real ace(at times i did wonder). Fatty or not he's clutch and proven to be a big time asset and worth every penny.
Phill hughes actually had a solid year, would have had 2 solid playoff starts too if it wasn't for his back acting up. Hughes proved he can pitch a full season into the playoffs. The first time he's done that this well.
I really enjoyed watching Raul play. That was a bright spot in the playoffs. He's helped bring back the attitude that new yankee stadium or not there is an aura and mystique still present. Can never count the Yankees out.
In a season entering with low expectations, losing mariano was huge however we didn't even notice it. Making the transition into next year possibly without Mo a little easier. The fact that Soriano was able to hold down the closer role as well as he did proved to some of us that there is a life with out mo.
A season that ended somewhat prematurely was actually still quite enjoyable. And if i had to go back and do it again i would. Watching bostons demise was epic. The fact that we didn't choke was amazing. Seeing Texas get beat by oakland was lovely.
But back to the point let the off season begin! If there was only some way we could trade for james sheilds. Too bad tampas smart