2. Yanks Bullpen
What won the Kansas City Royals the AL Pennant in 2014?
The answer is the bullpen.
For the shocking Royals a season ago, it was their dominating trio of Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera who came together and shortened games to such a filthy extent. Manager Ned Yost knew all he had to do was get through the fifth, and even sometimes the sixth inning with the lead to take the game home.
With Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller throwing smoke out of the Yankees pen, anything is possible over these last two-plus weeks.