I often take predictions with a grain of salt, particularly when it comes to predicting what will happen in the short-series, little-room-for-error crunch of October in Major League Baseball, where a team is even more defined by how good its starting pitcher is on a given day.
Still, it can be a lot of fun to make predictions. So after giving this a lot of thought, I’m prepared to offer my 11 predictions for the New York Yankees heading into the postseason.
Why 11? Well, for a division champion, it still takes 11 wins to hoist the big trophy with all the flags on it. So consider this a prediction-a-day approach.
As a caveat, it should be pointed out that these predictions are made on the assumption that the standings won’t change, that the Yankees will win the American League East and be the No. 2 seed in the AL playoffs. Some of these predictions are serious… others, not so much. So enjoy!