The race for the AL East isn’t technically over, but the Red Sox maintain a 9.5 game lead in the division at the time of this writing. Although the Yankees are the second best team in baseball, it looks like their only route to the playoffs will be through the Wild Card Game. Maybe Boston will collapse down the stretch and let New York back into the division race. For now though, it looks like the Yankees are destined to play one of the teams in the AL West.
That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
Which team is the best Wild Card matchup for the Yankees?
The Astros have been on top of the AL West for most of the season, but the Athletics have come on strong recently. The Mariners are trailing by a handful of games, but they are within reach. One of these teams will win the division, and the other two look set to duke it out for the second Wild Card spot. Which team would you rather see the Yankees face? Do you think Seattle is the weakest link? Would it be more satisfying to beat Houston? Head over to the FanPost section and share your answer. Don’t forget to explain why you’d prefer facing one team over the other. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (August 24th) for your post to be considered.