New York Yankees' 2012 Playoff Odds: Is It Getting Late Early?

Pardon me for conjuring up some Yogi Berra, but is it getting late early for the New York Yankees? The Yankees are just 21-21, tied for last place in the American League East. If the season ended today the Yankees would be going home, even with the expanded playoffs.

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A quick check of a couple of web sites that use past performance to try to figure out future results indicates that the Bronx Bombers (Bumblers?) are in some trouble.

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Cool Standings gives the Yankees, 5.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles, just an 8.8 percent chance of winning the AL East and a 24.9 percent overall chance of making the playoffs.

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Team Standings is only slightly more generous. Team Standings projects the Yankees with a 10.4 percent shot at a division title and a 33.6 percent shot at making the playoffs.

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Yes, I think you can say that projections show it is definitely getting late early in the Bronx.

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