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Yankees Prefer Experience and Consistency over Power in Search of Title Run

class="p1 ui-droppable">Many have pegged the New York Yankees' prolific activity this offseason as a reaction to their poor 2013 showing. This past season saw an impotent Yankees offense and a championship for the rival Boston Red Sox—both motivating factors for the team's acquisition of Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.

But the transactions also reflect an adjustment to the several seasons that preceded 2013, in which the Yankees mashed their way into the postseason only to flame out at the plate in October. It seems that Yankees management is intent on not only making the 2014 playoffs, but also on bringing a new offensive formula with them.

Let's examine the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In both seasons the Yankees won ...

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