Andy Pettitte Expects Yankees to Make World Series, Win AL East Despite Early-Season Injuries

Yankees Dodgers BaseballAs if things weren’t bad enough for the New York Yankees, now they have one of their veterans making some bold predictions.

The Bronx Bombers made a trip to West Point on Saturday afternoon to close out a very long and stressful spring training, but it’s what longtime Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte said before the game that has baseball analysts scratching their heads.

“I don’t let my mind go [thinking the Yankees will be bad] because I think we’re going to win our division and I expect us to be in the World Series. Bottom line,” Pettitte told ESPN.com. “I think we got the pitching and bullpen to do that and I feel like if people think we’re going to be short on scoring runs, we’re going to figure out how to score enough runs to me. To me, I feel great about our club.”

The Yankees are already without starters Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Michael Pineda to open up the season against the Red Sox on Monday afternoon. They acquired Vernon Wells from the Angels on Tuesday to try and help replace the bats in the lineup they will be missing.

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