Right now, the New York Yankees find themselves in a tie atop the AL East with a 35-25 record. But by the time October rolls around, they will not be so fortunate.
The Yankees are always expected to be in postseason contention, so it takes a little bit of digging to discover that the Bronx Bombers are playing over their heads.
Their elder statesmen are delivering uncharacteristically strong production that cannot be expected to hold up over a full season. When the run production starts to slip, there will be no one left to bail out the shoddy rotation. And to top it all off, the remaining schedule will be not be forgiving for New York, especially compared to the competition the rest of its division will face.
As well as the Yankees have played up to this point, here are 10 reasons they will be on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.