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New York Yankees: What to Expect from the Bronx Bombers in ’12

2011 Recap

The New York Yankees cruised to the AL East crown by six games, absolving themselves from the last-day drama and solidifying their shot to bring another title to the Bronx.

It wasn't to be, however, as the second-most prolific run-scoring offense in the American League was shut down by the dual Cy Young/MVP winner Justin Verlander and cohorts as the Detroit Tigers dispatched the Bombers in a five-game series.

It was still quite an offensive show in '11 for the Yankees, whose offense combined for a .788 OPS and led the AL in walks, fortifying the notion that the Yankees are a team who work the count and punish mistakes.

The pitching staff was a bit more uneven, as the rotation was so-so but the bullpen was absolutely ...

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