The Yankees Are Built for a Deep Playoff Run

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Sports Illustrated

By Tom Verducci Too many strikeouts? Too reliant on home runs? No matter. This is Aaron Boone’s best team to win in the postseason. Aaron Boone’s Wrecking Ball Lineup is cranking out 7.3 runs per game. Aaron Judge is closing in not just on Roger Maris but also Mickey Mantle, the last center fielder to win the triple crown. And this is happening while a rusty Giancarlo Stanton can’t hit a fastball yet, and Andrew Benintendi and DJ LeMahieu remain on the injured list. Go ahead and question what kind of run these Yankees can mount in October. Maybe you don’t see dominant starting pitchers. Maybe …

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