Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Position in which the Yankees now find themselves

As of 2 AM on 9/17/2009, the Yankees' magic number to clinch a playoff spot--not the division, but just assurance of at least a wild card--is four.

Make no mistake, all eyes are on the division and anything less would be considered a collapse, but the Yankees now have a very real chance to go into Anaheim with a postseason berth already locked up.

Given the Yankees' struggles in Anaheim, this is not insignificant.

The series with the Seattle Mariners won't be easy; unlike last time the Yankees have to face Felix Hernandez, but I don't think it's a stretch to say that the Yankees would like to wrap up an October berth sooner rather than later.


live chat reminder

Given Thursday's off day, I figure it would be a good evening for a live chat. Let's go with an 8 PM start time.