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How Are Yankees Staying in Thick of the Playoff Race with Gutted Roster?

class="ui-droppable">The New York Yankees have had a long, strange trip through the 2014 season.

Think back to the All-Star break: Whichever metaphor you prefer—underwater, sinking, stuck in the mud—they had become a representation of the overspending, injured, mediocre ballclub in the 21st century. Having lost 10 of their final 16 heading into the break, they were eyeing baseball's second half at 47-47 with just one of their five Opening Day starters remaining healthy—their 39-year-old, too. Pitching had never been the problem, either.

The front office appeared caught between haplessly believing in this 2014 team and more rationally becoming sellers given a lost cause. The non-waiver trade deadline came and went last Thursday, ...

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