Is That Champagne I Smell?

Creator/Editor SG at the second-tier Yankee blog, Replacement Level:

I still think the Yankees are the favorites to take the wild card, which I don’t really care about. To me, winning the wild card is the cheap way into the postseason, and even if they do get in, they get the Angels in the first round.

If it is the cheap way into the postseason, then how do you explain this?

I thought the Yankee fans ridiculed the Red Sox for doing the same thing when they won the wild card in 2004?

Oh, and you probably have Clevelnd in the first round. But still, the Yankees are by no means a lock to appear in the ALCS.