Three months ago, I thought that the Yankees would win 90 games this season. Now, looking at the Yankees schedule, and how they’ve played in their first 18 games, I want to change that to 99 wins for the season. The prediction breakdown now being:
That’s right. I think the Yankees will have a big May and June. Then, they’ll play slightly over .500 during July and August – and will close out with a huge September.
Mark it down: May, June, and September – those are the months where the Yankees can make their money this season.
Of course, they also need to keep their head above water during April, July and August to make those 99 wins.
And, 99 wins should be good for another A.L. East crown this year.
Update, 4:43 pm ET, 4-26-06:
Funny, I just went to CoolStandings.com and this is what I saw:
Note that their system now predicts 98.2 wins for the Yankees this season – pretty darn close to 99, huh?