Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 9/7/12
Well, almost.It's September 7, 2012. The Yankees are in a flat-footed tie with the Baltimore Orioles. A tie that feels more like a 5-game deficit, one the Yankees cannot overcome. This team is on life-support. It's nearly time to perform their last rites.Don't call me a pessimist. I am NOT a pessimist. I am a REALIST. The Yankees ARE not getting it done and they WILL not get it done. Here's why:1) The pitching stinks. The starters are a mess. CC Sabathia has not distinguished himself this season.  Hiroki Kuroda has fallen off the pace. I need not mention the rest of the rotation, and don't even get me started on the bullpen. Counting on David Aardsma? His rehab start last night was less than effective. Andy Pettitte? Who's to say he'll be Andy Pettitte if and when he finally returns?2) The offense is isn't built for the stretch run, let alone the playoffs. You CANNOT depend on the home-run this time of year, but the Yankees are not adept at manufacturing runs. They're making it soun...
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