Should the Yankees now focus on the Wild Card? 9

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With the New York Yankees loss to the Boston Red Sox last night, they are now six games behind the Baltimore Orioles and four games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League standings. The Yankees plans for an American League East title are going out the window–but they still have a chance to make the playoffs if they shift their focus from the AL East…to the AL Wild Card.

Sure, the Yankees haven’t been performing well this season but believe it or not, the second Wild Card is in their reach. Before yesterday’s game, they were only 3.5 games out of the Wild Card spot and if the Yankees can get on another hot streak, then it’s entirely possible for them to win the second Wild Card┬áspot.

Sure, a one-game playoff isn’t ideal for the Yankees considering everything is on the line, but with the Yankees losing and the Orioles surging, they’re running out of options. The key to the Yankees focusing on the Wild Card is getting the most out of their players, and the Yankees playing like the Yankees, but if they can get on a roll in Boston and have a winning home stand against the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees winning a Wild Card spot could actually be a possibility.

9 thoughts on “Should the Yankees now focus on the Wild Card?

  • Roy

    What is the the difference in focusing on the Wild Card vs focusing on the division? Will the Yankees play differently depending upon what they're focusing upon?


    This is painful "reporting". Lets Focus on the 2nd Wild Card Spot rather than Winning the East…Are you kidding me? If my memory serves me correctly (sarcasm) both get you into the Post Season. While I'd obviously prefer avoiding a 1 game Playoff in the event of "only" getting a Wild Card spot, I don't think Joe Girardi is in the clubhouse telling his Team, "Hey boys, lets forget about Division & just set our sights a little lower." You play to Win every day, & if there's enough W's after game 162, then you move on…regardless if it's a Division Title or one of the 2 Wild Card spots.

  • Anthony defranco

    Once they get some pitching back I think we're better then any team in the east we have to try to win every series it's all about pitching and WiNning one Run games we still have best

  • Anthony defrannco

    PinadAWee need are pitcherS any yank fan wild card we want it all I've Been Yankees fan since9years old we want a ring MLB Hate the yanks Harold Banes how the hell is he and wid thing his English he shouldn't be on live tv. He says ain't every there all Yankee haters they were never good enough to play in newyork

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