Yankees clinch division crown

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

31 thoughts on “Yankees clinch division crown

  1. Ya that Posada guy is pretty legit…

    Yanks only need 2 wins to at least share best record in AL

    I'm thinking if Yanks take 2 of 3 from Sox Tampa makes the playoffs. Just my guess though…

  2. It seems like all I want to do this week is say "I told Ya So" to all the yankee hating analysts. So for a few more days i'll succum to this urge. Before the season espn.com had all their baseball writing staff make post-season predictions. There was a total of 47 would submitted picks. Like a pack of lemmings, all 47 picked the Redsox to win the AL East, and at least 10 thought the Yankees wouldn't even make the playoffs. Oh, i wonder how many will write articles to say they were wrong.

  3. Is anyone worried that the Yankees are essentially a .500 team (52-48) in night games and a sub-.500 team in one-run games (21-23) and terrible in extra innings (4-10)? Because close games, late nights and extra innings sounds like playoff baseball to me. Boston, Detroit and Tampa are better in each category and Texas is better in most.

  4. Yesterday gave me a nice feeling about the Yanks chances this year, not only because they won the Division and have all but sewn up home field. Yesterday was an indication that the team might have that killer instinct that seemed to be lacking last year. At the end last year they backed into the playoffs, but this year they took their playoff spot and made the upcoming series with Boston mean a lot less. They seem to have that hunger that we saw in 2009. Really excited to see what they are going to do in the playoffs.

  5. I can't remember where, but someone did an analysis of one-run games (Rob Neyer?) and statistics show that it's pretty much dumb luck as to who wins them. The night differential is a bit strange though.

  6. I realize that baseball is different than football and that the Yankees did not in fact make sweeping changes to their staff like some thought they should, but I continue to be of the belief that the team that won the division the previous year always has a better chance than a different team unless there’s a huge drop off. While some might have said Colon and Garcia were going to be a huge drop off, the simple fact is we didn’t know. For as much grief as Cashman gets from other teams fans and pundits, he seems to know how to put together a team.

  7. So now we hope that there is a three way tie for WC??? And after using Weaver in the second playoff game in CA, the Angels win?