As if things weren’t bad enough for the New York Yankees, now they have one of their veterans making some bold predictions.
The Bronx Bombers made a trip to West Point Saturday afternoon to close out a very long and stressful spring training, but it’s what long-time Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte said before the game that has baseball analysts scratching their heads.
“I don’t let my mind go in that direction because I think we’re going to win our division and I expect us to be in the World Series. Bottom line,” Pettitte told ESPN.com. “I think we got the pitching and bullpen to do that and I feel like if people think we’re going to be short on scoring runs, we’re going to figure out how to score enough runs to me. To me, I feel great about our club.”
The Yankees are already without starters Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Michael Pineda to open up the season against the Red Sox Monday afternoon. They acquired Vernon Wells from the Angels on Tuesday to try and help replace the voided bats in the lineup they will be missing.