The baseball calendar has flipped from June to July.
We’re now closing in on the halfway point of the 2022 regular season, and one team in particular has been racking up wins like nobody’s business.
It’s another day and the Yankees still hold the best record in all of baseball at 56-21.
They’ve opened up a commanding 12.5-game lead in the American League East division over the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.
Sarah Langs of MLB.com tweeted a list of the four teams with the largest divisional leads entering July since divisional play began in 1969, and the Yankees are on that list with the 2001 Seattle Mariners, 2017 Houston Astros, and the 1999 Cleveland Indians.
Largest division leads entering July, divisional era (1969):
2001 Mariners: 20
2017 Astros: 13.5
2022 Yankees: 12.5
1999 Cleveland: 12.5
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) July 1, 2022
This Yankees team is built to be a champion.
They may go wire to wire with the way they’ve been playing.
To be in the same company as those three teams is pretty impressive.
To have this big of a lead in the division this early in the season is impressive enough.
The Yankees have checked almost every box that needs to be checked for a World Series contending team.
They’ll probably add some pieces at the trade deadline, but this team has played very well so far this season.
There doesn’t appear to be even a single team that can hold a candle to this Yankees team.
They’re breaking records, winning games, and so much more.
This team is a clear contender for a World Series title and is the team that nobody wants to face, now or in the month of October.NEXT: MLB Insider Shares A Veteran's Take On A Pitch Clock