I know it's been a very long time since I posted anything here, but I thought I'd drop by for a quick note. I have watched about 10 Yankee games this season and I'm pretty sure that they are not going to make the playoffs this year. It's all about pitching, defense and clutch hitting. The Yankees have very little of these. The bullpen is an absolute disaster, the starting pitching is mediocre to terrible. The failure rate with runners in scoring position is astronomical and the defense, while not particularly error prone, is far from stellar. That's about it. They are not terrible, but I don't see them winning more than the 89 games they won last year.