In spite of this being one of the team's most turbulent seasons, the New York Yankees remain within striking distance of a spot in the American League playoffs.
How they play in September will determine the Bombers' fate.
With all of the injuries to key players (as well as their replacements), and the circus surrounding MLB's investigation into the use of PEDs by third baseman Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees have had to battle more than just their opponents on the field of play.
Yet, here they are.
Can the team wake the ghosts of 1978 and make a miracle run in the final month of the regular season?
This article will take a look at three reasons the Yankees can, and will, make the 2013 playoffs.