The Yankees have had their ups and downs in 2017, but they seem to be back on the upswing late in the season. After successfully sweeping the Mets in a four-game series. the Yanks find themselves with a 3 1/2 game lead on the first AL wild card spot, the largest such lead that they (or any) team has possessed since mid-June.
Given how tumultuous the AL wild card picture is, with the Angels holding the second wild card while four other teams sit within 1 1/2 games back of them (and the Rays, Orioles, and Blue Jays all continuing to lurk three games behind), a 3 1/2 game lead for the first wild card is comparatively huge. That puts them four games ahead of the Royals, 4 1/2 ahead of the Twins, five up on the Mariners and Rangers, and 6 1/2 ahead of the Rays, O’s, and Jays.
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Those were created three years ago when Bud Selig suggested that Hank Aaron was the true Home Run King. I agreed with him. Kind of. This is a similar situation.
Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds worked out like super hard and were constantly drinking protein shakes, give or take. Unless they were both ‘roided to the gills. Either Adam Shaheen Jerseys
way. And Giancarlo Stanton will have played in one of the highest home run eras of all time, with a suspect baseball that just might be different.
There are other parts to this story, though.
And Stanton probably hasn’t really needed the extra 2 Josh Hamilton Jerseys
or 3 percent of distance that the changed balls might offer. They’re all tremendous in their own right, and if Stanton hits 62, my stars, give him all the credit he deserves. That would be an amazing accomplishment.