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New York Yankees: Ranking 8 Most Vital Players to 2012 World Series Run

it comes to the New York Yankees, people usually don't think twice about tossing around the phrase "World Series favorites" on any given year.  

Somehow, someway, the Yankees almost always seem to vault themselves into the playoffs by season's end, and 2012 will be no different.

The Yankees seemed like a sure-fire second-place team in 2011, with the potential to fall to third place if the pesky Rays could manage to keep winning.  Those Rays did in fact keep winning, against all odds, but the Yankees were not the team left out of the postseason, as they took home the AL East title with the much-hyped Red Sox heavily underachieving and collapsing down the stretch.  

Remember, this was a Yankees team that despite having an ...

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