The Yankees are relying on their pitching this year, but is it really an elite staff, or does the team's wretched offense make them look good? I look at some quick and dirty stats to compare the Yanks to the rest of the AL on the Pinstriped Bible.
Of course, the part that matters isn't that the Yankees be better than a lot of teams, they only really have to be better than the other teams in their division. Sadly, Boston's fall to the cellar last year seems to have been on a bungee cord, and they're right back on top. Not only is their pitching superb, but they're on top of the league in OPS+, runs scored, and OBP.