What did I predict? HAHA
Well well, what did I towards the beginning of the season? I believe I said that the Red Sox were NOT going to make the playoffs this year. With their hilarious 10-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals today (pushing them 10 games behind the Yanks in the AL East), I'm going to pat myself on the shoulder and say "well done!" Even without Matsui and Sheffield for most of the season, and with Cano out for fairly lengthy periods of time, the Yankees still were able to stay within reach of the Red Sox, and with the addition of Abreu, they finally were able to get to the top.
The Red Sox are all whining now about their injured players. Minus Jon Lester who has cancer (luckily it's very curable so I'm happy about that), they can't talk about their bad luck. The Yankees haven't had 2/3 of their original starting outfield, and yet they were able to manage through the injuries.
What was Theo Epstein doing at the trade deadline this year? Not making a move for anyone really hurt the Red Sox. Cashman once again wasn't afraid to make the deal, and Abreu certainly has proven to be a huge addition to the ballclub. Lidle has made some quality starts as well, and Craig Wilson has given the Yankees some pop when they need it in the lineup, not to mention he can play several different positions in the field as well.
I'm looking forward to the postseason this year. I really believe there's no one in the AL right now who can take the Yankees. The Mets are the only team that worry me at the moment. And even if the Yankees lose in the 1st round, at least I'll have satisfaction knowing that the dirty disgusting Red Sox did indeed miss out on the postseason.