Monday, September 1, 2008
How do the Yankees Make the Playoffs?
For those of you wondering what the chances are of the Yankees making the playoffs, I did some quick number checks. If the Red Sox play .500 baseball for the month of September, and the Twins go 15-10 which seems possible given their 6 games against the Royals, the Yankees would have to go 20-6 on the month just to match them. That means that they would need to go 21-5 to beat either of those teams in that situation OR have the Red Sox play under .500 AND the twins do worse than 15-10 in September. For those hanging on to hope, at least the Yankees took a right step in that direction by winning today. At this point it's not just about how good the Yankees play, it's about how good the other teams play, and to be honest, they don't need to play that good to beat out the Yankees. But who knows? Maybe there will be a Mets like collapse by both the Red Sox and the Twins, and maybe the Yankees remember how to play this game I know called baseball. I suppose anything is possible.