With 40 games to go, and half a game out of the the playoffs, Steve Phillips declares this season over for the yankees. Making up half a game in 40 days is next to impossible. Just to show some historical prespective, last year at this time, the twins were 6.5 games from 1st place and made the playoffs. 2 years ago, the yankees were 3 games from 1st place, and won the division. So yeah, .5 games does seem like a huge deficit.
Vinny (New York): With a gun to your head, still Seatle over the Yanks for the Wild Card? Yankees are looking pretty impressive, just taking care of most people’s “best team in baseball.”
Steve Phillips: (12:09 PM ET ) The Yanks looked good beating an undermanned Tigers team, I agree with you. But I think the Mariners will hold on and win the Wild Card. Their starting pitching is just good enough and their bullpen in unreal. They have one of the best defenses in babseball, and they are starting to produce on offense. I think it is too little too late for the Yankees to make the playoffs.