Here in late July, the New York Yankees hold the best record in baseball, and with 67 games left in the season, they are in prime position to win the American League East. The Yankees don’t have to be great, but they do need to stay the course and win more games than they lose the rest of the way.
A 94-win season should capture the American League East division crown in 2012, which means the Yankees need to go 37-30 the rest of the way. The Bombers have plenty of tough games left against division rivals Toronto, Tampa Bay and Boston, as well as midwestern road trips to Chicago and Detroit.
A thorough examination of the Bombers and their results to date, as well as their obstacles ahead, have allowed for some forward thinking and prognostications. Here, without further ado, are four bold predictions for the Yankees in the second half of the 2012 MLB season.