All along we have been beating ourselves up wondering why a team that has had the proven talents of Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mariano Rivera, Robinson Cano, Ichiro Suzuki, CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte hasn’t brought us more than one championship over the past five years. In fact, we’ve only managed to win once in the past twelve years. That represents the longest dry spell for this franchise since the “dark” era of the mid-to-late eighties.I thought last season we had one of our best chances. We won the most games in the American League (95) and in spite of losing the greatest reliever in the history of the game to a leg injury early on, we had squeezed whatever talent we could out of Rafael Soriano to enter the playoffs with a rock-solid relief...

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