17 games left to play -- plenty of baseball, considering they still have 3 games left with the Blue Jays. But while the Yankees won't admit to chasing the Wild Card, most fans are looking.
That said, I'm still decidedly undecided when it comes to this team and this season. For me, there are two ways of looking at the "glass" that might well be the 2015 Yankees:
Half-full: the Yankees, a team not widely expected to even contend this season, make the post-season as the first Wild Card
Half-empty: the Yankees blow a 7-game lead to the Blue Jays and lose the division
Half-full: the Yankees could beat the Rangers in the Wild Card playoffs
Half-empty: the Yanks could get swept by the Royals in the ALDS
Half-full: the Yankees held onto their elite prospects at the trade deadline and didn't mortgage the future for short-term gains
Half-empty: the Yanks stood idly by at the trade deadline while their rivals improved and the Yanks subsequently fell into free-fall
Half-full: the Yankees have gotten an injection of youth and their future stars -- Bird, Severino, Betances -- have made an impact today
Half-empty: the Yanks were led most of the season by a 37-year old first-baseman and a 40-year old DH, neither of whom can be counted on in 2016
So how do you see the Yankees? I don't think we'll really know until October. And even then, how full will that glass be?