2004 Yankees a team for the ages?
Now that A-Rod is in the Yankee fold, talk has begun that this Yankee lineup could be the most devastating ever.
Updated: February 17, 2004, 12:48 PM ETBy Jim Baker | MLB Insider
Now that Alex Rodriguez is in the Yankee fold, talk has begun that this Yankee lineup could be the most devastating ever. Considering what has come before in this storied franchises history, that is going to be a tall order to fill.
Let's take a look at the five Yankee teams that finished with the best records, going in reverse chronological order:
APThe 1998 Yankees had a strong lineup from top to bottom.
Runs per game: 5.96
League runs per game: 5.01
% over league runs scored: 19%
Games over/under Pythagorean projection: plus 6
Weakest link: leftfield combo
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Red Sox trade Lester to A's for Cespedes
- Source: Cardinals get Lackey from Red Sox
- Athletics send LHP Milone to Twins for Fuld
- Presidential farewell: Jeter honored by Bush