The MLB postseason begins in a few days and all three American League divisions are still to be decided.
If Bud Selig and Major League Baseball wanted to make the end of this season more exciting than last year, they are doing their job. Since the beginning of September, the Orioles have been no more than three games behind the first-place Yankees.
As of Sunday, the Yankees and Orioles are tied for first place with three games remaining in the season.
However, with the season winding down, the Yankees look like an afterthought to win the World Series. Over the past month, the Yankees have struggled with converting with runners in scoring position and their starters have given up more than their fair share of runs.
Because of their struggles in recent weeks, the Yankees enter the playoffs as underdogs; a position they are rarely in. Although, this may be the position they want to be in. Being the underdog allows them to fly under the radar and avoid the pressure the New York media brings.