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5 Reasons Being a Wild Card Would Be Better for the New York Yankees
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For much of the season, pundits have been discussing how much added value comes with winning a division title in 2012 with the addition of a second wild-card playoff team in each league.

So the conventional wisdom goes, winning the division means more than it has since the wild card entered the baseball lexicon for the 1995 postseason. It was originally supposed to begin with realignment in 1994, but the players’ strike wiped out the postseason and delayed implementation for a year.

This piece takes a contrary view and takes a look at some potential advantages for the New York Yankees should they enter the playoffs as a wild card rather than as champion of the American League East.

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