New York Yankees, 2012 AL East Champs


The Yankees are whooping the Red Sox, but they’ve already clinched the AL East title because the Rays beat the Orioles down in St. Pete. It’s their second straight division title, third in the last four years, and 12th in the last 15 years. Things looked a little grim for a few weeks after blowing the ten-game lead, but the division is officially in the bag and a new season starts when the playoffs open this weekend.

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  • Leg-End

    Awesome, the team has really dialed it up a notch when they needed to and this makes me happier about out post season chances.

    Big bucket of win.

  • DERP
    • DERP

      this failed hard

      • radnom

        So unclutch.

        Division clinching game thread, second comment and you choked it away.

  • gc

    For all the talk about RISP fail and how this superstar underperformed or that starting pitcher sucked and what a disaster it was they blew a ten game lead, this team NEVER let first place slip away completely. Everyone was all over Baltimore for how great they were, and they deserve lots of credit for a wonderful regular season, but the New York Yankees never gave in, never relented, and maintained their control until the very end. Like champions.

    Here’s to a great post-season and hopefully #28 in the Bronx when it’s all said and done! :)

  • Rocky Road Redemption
  • vnymfk

    Robby cano MVP!!!!!!! Pop the moet muthafuckas

  • vnymfk

    Robby cano MVP!!!!!!! Pop the moet muthafuckas

  • Jersey Joe

    for a team that had so many injuries, I think Girardi deserves manager of the year.

    • Laz

      No, Look at what the A’s and O’s have done this year with much less talent. The Yankees have a phenomenal amount of talent compared to the other teams in the league, Joe didn’t really show enough going above and beyond to get that.

    • Deep Thoughts

      I’m just scratching my head, trying to figure out how he did it without calling up Ronnie Mustelier.

  • vnymfk

    Robby cano MVP!!!!!!! Pop the moet muthafuckas

  • Manimal

    So we play the winner of the A’s and O’s in the wild card series right?

    • Manimal

      O’s-Rangers, forgot the Rangers choked earlier today

      • Laz

        So much better, I’m happy they don’t have to face The tiger’s front 3 in the short round, It’s also good that they don’t have to face the hot A’s. I would much rather they face the O’s or the Rangers in the short series.

    • anon

      No winner of the Rangers-Os wild card game

  • Tom Q

    The Yankees were challenged hard, but, unlike the Rangers, they bent but never broke. Never lost first place, and now hold it on the only day that matters.

  • forensic

    Congrats Yanks!

    Gonna be rough with no Yanks games the next three days. Rest up and then hopefully right back in the groove on Sunday.

  • Jack

    I just poured a bottle of champale over myself and my roommates. They were not amused.

  • Get Phelps Up

    How long do the Yankees have to finalize their ALDS roster?

    • forensic

      Probably a few hours before first pitch. Certainly Saturday would be the earliest as they have to know who wins the WC game first.

  • Dave the Ox

    Will someone explain to my dim-witted self why the Yankees have home-field advantage and start on the road???

    • Bud Selig


    • radnom

      inb4 25 complaints about the new playoff system/Selig.

  • goterpsgo

    Thank you for not backing into the playoffs!!! I remember back in ’10 when they seem so wilted and then got dismantled by TEX – they had zero punch that year.

    I think they got their mojo back in the nick of time. Now go win #28!!!!!

    New magic number: 11.

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    sweat it out! freddy closes it out!

  • Joe

    What’s the projected rotation for the ALDS?

    • Get Phelps Up

      I’d bet on CC, Pettitte, Kuroda, Hughes.

      • radnom

        Swap the middle two.

  • Laz

    For all of our complaining nothing really changed from the playoff situation of last year. The O’s and Rangers both tied for the wildcard and thus have to have a playoff for it.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Awesome experience! Got to see the clincher! They ran out of shirts, but I’ll just go to Modells tomorrow to cement the memory.

    LETS GET 28!

  • Christopher

    What a classic season. Cashman needs to take a bow for that bullpen and bench, not to forget Kuroda. Girardi needs to take a bow for all the bait and switcheroo due to on-going and frequent injuries. Hello, we lose Mo and win division? The team needs to take a bow for a crappy middle third of a season, followed a real gut check span of games in the relentless O heat. Go Yankees.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    No shocker to me. I called this division over months ago and it came through. AL East Champs, HFA, and now they have their rotation lineup up for the postseason.