They had two opportunities to win the series, but dropped the final two games. The Yankees were great this year, better than anyone expected, and this was easily the best non-championship team since at least 2001.
It’s hard to be down, though, after the emergence of a core group that includes Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino and Greg Bird. Next year, the Yankees add Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar and Chance Adams to that list. The future is bright.