Why I Now Believe the Yankees Will Win the AL East

Because of articles like this:

Baseball Prospectus’ Playoff Odds Report, checked daily by baseball diehards this time of year, lists the Yankees with just a 8.87 percent chance of reaching the postseason and a 1.20 percent chance at winning the division. That’s far lower than the Mets’ chances (43.1 percent) and those of long shots like the Cardinals and Marlins. Put it this way: The Rockies, who are fourteen games under .500, have a better chance of winning their division than the Yankees. Or, in other terms, according to bookmaker Paddy Power, the odds of the Yankees winning the American League East are nearly equal to those of John Edwards being picked by Barack Obama as his vice-president.

Every time someone writes off the Yankees, Derek Jeter’s intangibles grow another inch.

8 comments… add one
  • Every time someone writes off the Yankees, Derek Jeter’s intangibles grow another inch.
    Really? I thought his intangibles grew an inch any time some B-list Hollywood actress gave him the time of day…

    SF August 11, 2008, 6:03 pm
  • gross

    Sam-YF August 11, 2008, 6:16 pm
  • Let’s not attempt to disparage the most “intangible” aspect Derek Jeter’s game here. It’s not going to work.

    doug YF August 11, 2008, 6:32 pm
  • I’d like to think that with the position players the Yankees have and with the karmic qualities that must be gathering around the old Stadium, that the Yankees will pull of a remarkable turnaround and surge in the late weeks of the season. It’s just that it’s kind of hard to look past who is on the pitching mound.

    IronHorse (yf) August 11, 2008, 6:39 pm
  • And here I was thinking that the Yankees playoff odds improved because Evan Longoria was placed on the DL alongside Carl Crawford.

    stuck working August 11, 2008, 6:51 pm
  • “Really? I thought his intangibles grew an inch any time some B-list Hollywood actress gave him the time of day…”
    I thought that was A-Rod.

    SoxFan August 11, 2008, 8:47 pm
  • um…no. we’re finished.

    krueg August 12, 2008, 10:55 am
  • Yeah, hate to say it but Jeter draws A-list Hollywood trim, not B-list. Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johannson…

    Atheose August 12, 2008, 1:42 pm

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