Can Yankees overtake red Sox this year?
Both teams are tied for 1st place at the moment. So it is possible.
NY hasn't overtaken ANYBODY in years. This is the 21st century & they were a 20th century team, so to answer to your question is no, they will probably not overtake the Red Sox this year, or the next year, or the year after that, or the year after that.
They won 100 games and still finished second, got whooped in the ALDS. The answer is no.
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