A win would complete a sweep of the Astros and give the Yankees a final record of 85-77.
Anything short of winning the World Series is considered a failure of a season in Yankee land, but with the circumstances this team faced all year, New York has reason to be proud.
Regardless, for the first time since their big free -agency splash before the 2009 season, the Yankees have a chance to overhaul their team in the offseason.
They will devote a fair amount of time on attempting to re-sign Robinson Cano, but there is the chance the Yankees say no thanks.
If that happens, and with the potential of no Alex Rodriguez on the books for next season alongside a slew of other New York free agents, the Yankees should be major players heading into the free-agent marketplace.
They should be involved in many of the top free-agent conversations as they attempt to fill several holes going into the 2014 season.