Yankees Miraculously Clinch Playoff Spot Despite $200 Million Payroll

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Despite a lack of big name talent, and a paltry $200 million payroll, the New York Yankees are back in the playoffs. By virture of their 6-5 victory last night over the Angels, the Yankees have clinched a wild card birth, and will most likely win the AL East.

"This just shows you what a hard working organization can do," said manager Joe Girardi. "My hat goes off to guys like Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Damon, C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira who have payed their dues in our minor league system and are now getting their chance in the big leagues. It's really amazing, with the roster we have, and the low salaries give out, that we can win a baseball game 63% of the time. Remarkable."

In addition to clinching a playoff berth, the Yankees have given American baseball fans further opportunity to hate the Yankees.


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