In The End, $197 Million Yankees Won As Many Playoff Games As $81 Million Orioles

Yankees swept in ALCS by Tigers

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The New York Yankees season is officially over. Detroit swept the Bombers in four games in the American League Championship Series by a combined score of 19-5 (-14 run differential — sorry, I couldn’t resist).

The AL East champs hit .188 as a team during the postseason and skipper Joe Girardi benched Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher. Their ace, CC Sabathia, was charged with five earned runs over 3 2/3 innings pitched in the elimination game four while the lineup combined for just two hits.

New York eliminated my beloved Baltimore Orioles in five games during the ALDS. In the end, their payroll difference of $116,533,290 earned the Yankees just two more regular season wins (95, 93) than the O’s and the same number of postseason victories (3).

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

2 Comments

  1. MGW

    October 19, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I still contend that the “Elderly Yankees” spent all their energy trying to thwart off the Orioles in September after losing a 10 game cushion to them. Then the tough 5 game playoffs with them and the Geritol must have ran out for the Yankees.

    Gee, that’s too bad!

    • spy

      October 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Funny , I thought the Absorbene Junior and the Ben Gay ran out……………….I enjoyed watching Detroit way too much……………..