The New York Yankees are currently holding onto first place in the AL East for dear life. With a few more clutch games like the previous two, they should be able to make it to the playoffs.
But that's where the real test begins. The Yankees have enough to get into the playoffs, but the question is: Do they have enough to succeed there?
Right now, the answer is no. Everyone knows their pitching is suspect. It has been for some years now. People thought this year would be different when it first started, but here in September we're seeing the same old Yankee pitching troubles.
Despite not having elite pitching, the Yankees have always managed to get by with a little help from their offense. The Yankees aren't called the Bronx Bombers for nothing. Lineups in years past featured several 100-plus RBI guys and many with double-digit home runs.
This year, it's a different story. The Yankees offense has had struggles for the entire season. And yet, they're second in runs scored and first in slugging percentage.
The Yankees offense might be good enough to get them into the playoffs. It's just not good enough to get them far into the playoffs.