AL East Round Up: What’s Left Edition

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New York Yankees

Sep 12, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; General view of a sign in support of New York Yankees shortstop

Derek Jeter

(2) before game one a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Being a game behind the Blue Jays means that the Yankees playoff probability is just 0.7%, Not good. Speaking of not good: Derek Jeter is playing with elbow soreness. Seriously, what is it going to take for the Yankees to pull him? His play has declined…a lot. He’s playing hurt. I know he is a legend and all, but an argument could be made that the reverence for The Captain has cost the Yanks their season. So, what is there to be excited about at the retirement home that is Yankee Stadium?

Well, I suppose the travelling retirement show is something for fans to cling to. The next 2 weeks will be the last games of Derek Jeter’s career. The pomp and circumstance that has followed him this season will finally come to an end. Banged up or not, he will be in the lineup and playing short stop. Even if they have to wheel him out in a wheel chair, he’ll still play. But seriously, this is the last chance to see Jeter play. Fans should be flocking to see this once in a generation player.

Chris Young. For as long as it will last, fans should pay attention to him. He’s having a bit of a renaissance in September. Almost out of nowhere, Young has given the Yankees a late boost. An 11th inning home run here, a steal of home there. Oh, and there’s this:

They may be out of contention, but we all know there is never a dull moment in New York.