The New York Yankees are 61-57 through 118 games, and with three-quarters of the season behind us, it's time for the Bombers to brace themselves for what is sure to be a chaotic stretch run.
Memories of the early days in Derek Jeter's career will certainly make for some nostalgia-filled nights at Yankee Stadium, but the task at hand is to make the playoffs in the Captain's final season.
Given the rash of injuries this team has suffered both offensively and in the pitching staff, it's remarkable to see that they're floating above .500. The acquisitions made at the deadline were superb, and the timeliness of some of the team's rallies has helped them pick up some close wins here and there.
Each unit has had its share of ups and downs this season. That will happen over a 162-game schedule. Now that we've seen this team for 118 games, though, it's time to dish out some grades that reflect the entire season to date.
Grades are based mostly on overall numbers and consistency, though league standing in certain areas also influenced the final marks.