I think it’s time to start thinking about how much money A-Rod is going to make on his new contract, once he opts out, after setting the new all-time single season homerun record this season. That one he hit last night had some hang-time, huh?
Nice to see Mussina starting to get on a roll too.
O.K., let’s talk about it now. On May 29th, the Yankees were 14.5 games back of the first place Red Sox. Today, after winning 8 games in a row, New York is now 8.5 games back. That’s an improvement of 6 games in 16 days.
There are 99 games left to the season for New York.
If Boston goes 49-49 in their remaining 98 games, the Yankees will have to go 59-40 (which is .596 baseball) to pass them. Can the Yankees play .600 ball from here? Sure. No question. But, will Boston just play .500 ball from here? If they do, it will be a collapse on their part. And, that’s what the Yankees will need to first first. So, for now, all Yankees fans should still be thinking “Wildcard” and nothing else.