It is the first day of the Major League Baseball postseason today.  Finally, after that lengthy 162 game season, we have some high pressure playoff baseball.  There are so many intriguing matchups which includes two of our biggest regional sports teams of interest, the New York Mets and the New York Yankees.  The Mets host the Padres in a best of three National League Wildcard format which is brand new for the MLB.  The Yankees have a first round bye and will host the winner of the Rays and Guardians AL Wildcard series.

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The Yankees had an incredible first half finishing with a 64-28 record.  That then changed into playing below .500 baseball and a 99-63 overall record entering the ALDS.  Obviously Aaron Judge had a historic season hitting 62 homeruns with 131 RBIs.  He led the team and the American League in almost every offensive category except batting average, but he still hit .311.  The Yankees will host the first two games at Yankee Stadium which will be the first home playoff games for the franchise since Game 5 of the 2019 ALCS.  It will absolutely be rocking.

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We were joined by our good friend Tim Kurkjian from ESPN as we are every Friday right here on Big Board Sports.  Tim seems to think the Yankees biggest concern is the bullpen as they are entering the playoffs "without having bullpen certainty".  He likes their offense and starting pitching to propel to at least the ALCS vs the Astros.  Below is our full interview with him.


I'm not sure how confident I am with this Yankee team, but they most definitely have the talent on paper to make a deep run.  It has been 13 long years since the Yankees have reached and won a World Series.  Maybe that will change here in 2022.

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