Hank Steinbrenner: "Rest assured" Yanks will make playoffs
Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner isn't too worried about the Red Sox coming on too strong, or he expects the Rays to fade.
Steinbrenner told the New York Daily News he was confident the Yankees would make the playoffs - though he acknowledged winning the division may be tough - and play into October to defend their title.
"Obviously, we're in the toughest division by far in baseball,'' Steinbrenner said. "So it's going to be a struggle down to the wire. We'd like to win the division, but I think we can be rest assured we're going to get the playoffs, then it's a matter of what we do from there."