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Brian Cashman discusses state of the Yankees with wild card game nearby

 

Brian Cashman doesn’t want the Yankees to lay the groundwork for a potential ALDS matchup with the Red Sox.  They just haven’t reached that checkpoint yet.

With nine regular season games remaining, the Yankees’ general manager enjoins his staff and players to focus solely on preserving and securing home-field advantage for the American League Wild Card game on October 3.  After all, the Oakland Athletics will stand in their way before Boston can.

“We’d like to put ourselves in the best position possible to fight through anything that comes our way,” Cashman told reporters on Friday at Yankee Stadium.  “Limiting travel would be a benefit, but we’ll see how it plays out.  Got a lot of good teams we have to play, and Oakland obviously has been resurgent for quite some time now.  They’re certainly taking a good shot at it…

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