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2011 New York Yankees: Why the Yankees Are Still the Beasts of the AL East

you're a fan of the New York Yankees, the 2010-11 off-season must have felt like one, long nightmare.

First, the dreaded Boston Red Sox landed stud first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in a trade with the San Diego Padres. Then, just a couple days later, the Red Sox swooped in, seemingly out of nowhere, and signed outfielder Carl Crawford, a player the Yanks were reportedly courting.

 

If that wasn't enough, the final stake was driven through the collective hearts of Yankee Universe when ace pitcher Cliff Lee spurned the Yankees' six-year $140 million contract offer and, instead, took less money to return to his old stomping grounds in Philadelphia.

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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