Aaron Boone can keep talking about how the Yankees were a tie game in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the ALDS from beating the American League-winning Rays, but the difference between the two teams was much greater than that. The Yankees weren’t going to score a second run in that game if it went 10 innings or 100 innings. The Yankees might be in a championship window, but when you look at the roster construction of the Rays or Astros, the Yankees don’t appear to be close to even winning the AL pennant.
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