New York Yankees Will Miss the Postseason for the First Time Since 2016

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge in 2019
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge in 2019. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (10190951c)

The New York Yankees’ disappointing 2023 campaign came to an end. Sure, they have several more games to play, but they have nothing to play for since they have been eliminated from the postseason contention.

The Yankees suffered a 7-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday that saw them fall to a 78-76 record. This meant they now had no chance of catching the last wild-card spot in the AL, which is currently in possession of the Toronto Blue Jays (87-69).

Speaking with reporters after the game, the Yankees manager Aaron Boone used several expletives to describe the way missing out on the postseason feels.

“That’s what you work hard toward all year round — the wintertime, spring training, on through the season — for an opportunity to play in October and compete for a championship,” Boone added.

The last time the Yankees missed out on the postseason was in 2016. In the following six years, they never had less than 91 wins (excluding the shortened 2020 campaign) in the regular season and were only once one-and-done in the playoffs while reaching three AL Championship Series.

The New York team will now look to at least finish the season with a winning record. The last time the franchise didn’t have a winning record was in 1992.

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