Jorge Posada vs. Mike Napoli
Mark Teixeira vs. Kendry Morales
Robinson Cano vs. Howie Kendrick
Derek Jeter vs. Erick Aybar
Alex Rodriguez vs. Chone Figgins
Johnny Damon vs. Juan Rivera
Melky Cabrera vs. Torii Hunter
Nick Swisher vs. Bobby Abreu
Hideki Matsui vs. Vladimir Guerrero
A. J. Burnett
X Factor: Angels
Final Tally: Yankees 10 Angels 2
Do I want the Yankees to win and advance to the World Series? Do I think they are going to advance to the World Series? Yes. The only real major advantage the Angels have on the Yankees is history. They are the only team to have a winning record since 1996. In addition, the Angels have ended the Yankees season of '02 and '05 helping extend their World Series drought to an oh so excruciating 9 years.
However, looking at the starting line-ups, the Yankees are pretty loaded. While the short right-field porch has helped them, so has their ever-expanding payroll. They are stronger at every offensive position, with the exception of Center Field. The only Angels pitcher i'm sold on is Weaver and despite Fuentes getting through the ALDS without blowing any saves, i'm not sold on Fuentes getting through the post-season without squandering an opportunity for the Angels to win.
Prediction: Yankees in 4