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New York Yankees: 5 Predictions For September

New York Yankees: 5 Predictions For September

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The New York Yankees are in the midst of the American League Playoff race. With one month to play, a lot could happen for the franchise. Here are five predictions for the club in the month of September.

5. Pitching Will Continue To Get Headlines

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5. Pitching Will Continue To Get Headlines

Brandon McCarthy- New York Yankees
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Pitching has been the sole purpose the Yankees are still in contention for the wild card slot. They will continue to throw the ball well and keep the team in close games for the month of September. They will be even better if the Yankees experiment with the six-man rotation with the team having only one day off this month.

4. Masahiro Tanaka Will Not Pitch

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4. Masahiro Tanaka Will Not Pitch

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Speaking of pitching for the Yankees, don't expect Masahiro Tanaka to make a grand return this year. The team has been receiving great news on the ace, but they are still wary on the condition of his pitching arm. Expect the team to take it easy with the hurler and make sure he is ready for 2015.

3. The Offense Will Not Be Consistent

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3. The Offense Will Not Be Consistent

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The offense has not been able to piece together anything all season. The same thing will happen in September. The best offensive stats for the team are all mediocre. It will be a long month for those watching the team swinging the bats.

2. There Won't Be A Dry Eye In The Derek Jeter Farewell Month

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2. There Won't Be A Dry Eye In The Derek Jeter Farewell Month

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The Yankees are having Derek Jeter day Sept. 7, and for the rest of the month, the team will wear a commemorative patch for the remainder of the season on their jersey's and hats for the captain. All month, fans will be reminded that his playing days are numbered with every passing series. Sept. 25 might be the saddest day all month for Yankees' fans.

1. The Yankees Won't Make Playoffs

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1. The Yankees Won't Make Playoffs

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The Yankees are closer to the Rays than they are to the Tigers in the Wild Card race. With their season long struggles with the bats, the team will not be celebrating a lot after baseball games this month. For the second straight season, the Yankees will not make the playoffs and will be sending off another legend in a style they are just simply not used to, no baseball in October.