With the conclusion of the first two months of the season the New York Yankees find themselves within striking distance of first place in the AL East division. That spot is currently occupied by their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox.The fact that the club has stayed so close to the top is an accomplishment in itself. By now everyone has heard about the “patchwork” lineup made up of aging veterans and “green behind the ears” call-ups. Still, it is amazing that this team everyone had predicted would be lying dead in the basement is actually very much alive.Without a single everyday player at the top of any category, and only Hall of Fame reliever Mariano Rivera leading the league in a pitching category (saves, with 19), somehow the “Bombers” have kept it all together.The heart of the...

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