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Yankees loaded for a title run ... in 2006

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08:03 AM ET 03.28 | A time machine, perhaps? It is easy to see that the Yankees have several stars whose best years are behind them, but 2006 represents a moment in time when nearly all of these players were at their peak. Ichiro Suzuki led the majors in hits, while Travis Hafner led the American League in on-base plus slugging percentage. [Chien-Ming Wang] was the AL Cy Young runner up. Alex Rodriguez and Mariano Rivera had typically stellar seasons, and Robinson Cano established himself as a star. Derek Jeter had one of the best years of his career, finishing second in the AL most-valuable player balloting to Justin Morneau. ... In 2006, 30 players received AL MVP votes. The Yankees, amazingly, have eight of those players on their 2013 roster.

The Wall Street Journal

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March 28, 2013  08:25 AM ET

dumb article. I've heard this joke in one form or another for several years.

March 28, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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dumb article. I've heard this joke in one form or another for several years.

Funny though lol

March 28, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Those were the days.....

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March 28, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Ya know, overall I can see this team being competitive. Will they make the playoffs? I have no idea, and, I am not as sure of them doing that as I usually am as we approach another MLB season. But, I think they have as good a chance as any other team in the AL of being in the playoffs if eveything clicks. And, once a team is in the playoffs it is sometimes just a matter of who gets hot at the right time that ultimately wins the World Series.

March 28, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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dumb article. I've heard this joke in one form or another for several years.

Sometimes the Wall Street Journal deigns to preach to (or is it reach to?) the masses by writing some esoteric piece of journalism. This appears to be one of those times.

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March 28, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Ya know, overall I can see this team being competitive. Will they make the playoffs? I have no idea, and, I am not as sure of them doing that as I usually am as we approach another MLB season. But, I think they have as good a chance as any other team in the AL of being in the playoffs if eveything clicks. And, once a team is in the playoffs it is sometimes just a matter of who gets hot at the right time that ultimately wins the World Series.

because of all the games the AL West teams get to play against Houston, at least one and a good chance both wild card teams will come from there. Three teams should go 10+ over Houston playing them so many times, play every body else a little over .500 and you are a 88-90 win team.

March 28, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Ya know, overall I can see this team being competitive. Will they make the playoffs? I have no idea, and, I am not as sure of them doing that as I usually am as we approach another MLB season. But, I think they have as good a chance as any other team in the AL of being in the playoffs if eveything clicks. And, once a team is in the playoffs it is sometimes just a matter of who gets hot at the right time that ultimately wins the World Series.

Yes and you also see Obama as a good President, perhaps it's time to get your oculars checked out there................

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March 28, 2013  09:36 AM ET

You guys need help getting to page 2, don't you ...

March 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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You guys need help getting to page 2, don't you ...

So it would seem.

March 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET

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