Team Evaluation

Grade: A

August gets an ‘A’ not only for its brilliance but for its representation.

If the Yankees replicate that output for the remainder of the season (30 games), they will finish the season with 87 wins, a total which will almost definitely earn them a playoff spot.

Of course, the starting pitching is vital. Furthermore, continued offensive success is essential. But there is no reason to believe it cannot continue. The Yanks look hungry and, more importantly, they look as poised and determined as ever.

Now, the real fun begins. 27 of their final 30 games are against AL East opponents. Destiny is in their hands, and it starts this weekend with a crucial series in Baltimore.

Emmanuel Berbari covers the New York Yankees & Major League Baseball for ESNY. Interact with him and view his daily work by “liking” his facebook page. He invites you to email any questions, comments, or concerns as well.

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