Why the Yankees are fortunate to avoid the Wild Card Game

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Why the Yankees are fortunate to avoid the Wild Card Game
Why the Yankees are fortunate to avoid the Wild Card Game

In an effort to get more teams to care about the postseason, the MLB added the Wild Card Game in 2012, which created a second wild card spot. While that sounds fun on paper, it also comes with risk. There's a chance that a 95-win team could be bounced due to one unlucky game against an 85-win opponent. In a one-game playoff, it's possible that Mike Trout goes 0-4 as Austin Romine goes 3-4, and that's it. There are no do-overs; one team's season ends on one bad game. The Yankees have made the playoffs five teams since the one-game playoff was instituted, and this year is only the second time that the Yankees were able to avoid playing in the one-game playoff. By winning the division for the first

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