AL Wild Card spot.
But thanks to sub-par and inconsistent competition courtesy of the Rays, Rangers, Orioles, Indians and Royals, the Yankees are still clinging to life for a coveted postseason berth.
Looking at all the teams above, not one stands out as destined for October.
Many experts are using team’s strength of schedule as a predictor for who should continue to the postseason, but I don’t think this fact lends much in regards to this particular pennant race.
That is because all six teams have been consistently inconsistent all season, so you might have better luck picking the two Wild Cards out of a hat.
But the Yankees have one thing that their competitors do not that can propel them at least into winning one of the Wild Cards.
It has nothing to do with anything physical.
Nor is it based on how many talented or injured players your team might have, as you can’t buy or sell this.
What is it that the Yankees have that no other contending team does?
In other words, the Yankees have to say goodbye to after the last game of this season. Continue reading ‘Yankees have perfect Mo-tivation to fuel Mo-mentum into October’ »