Yankees are World Series front-runners, and it isn’t even close, MLB insider says – NJ.com

Yankees are World Series front-runners, and it isn’t even close, MLB insider says  NJ.com

New York Yankees’ Martin Gonzalez, left, and Aaron Hicks walk off the field after a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game, Monday, June 20, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla.AP

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You cannot stop the New York Yankees, you can only hope to contain them.

Aaron Boone’s squad owns the best record in baseball (50-17) and a 12-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays (38-29) in the American League East.

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The Athletic’s Jim Bowden told CBS Sports HQ the Yankees are a juggernaut without comparison.

“I think the Yankees win the World Series and look, I know a lot of people are going to say, ‘Yeah, but look at the Mets with (Jacob) deGrom and (Max) Scherzer, and look at the Dodgers’ pitching, and if Milwaukee can get healthy.’ I understand all that. But what we have to understand is that the Yankees’ pitching rotation right now is better than anyone in the sport. And I don’t think you can deny what Nestor Cortes and Luis Severino and Jameson Taillon and Jordan Montgomery are doing on a nightly basis. This team can out-hit you, out-field you. They can out-pitch you, they can out-close you, and they’ve got it all going on in the biggest market in Major League Baseball. Right now, they are the team to beat. There is no doubt about it, and it’s by a distance. You know, normally we don’t look at baseball and say, ‘Well this team is much better than everybody else.’ But in 2022, that has been the case of the New York Yankees.”

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Mike Rosenstein may be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.