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Predicting the 2012 New York Yankees MLB Playoff Roster
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Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher will help to anchor a powerful Yankee lineup when the postseason gets under way later this week.

The New York Yankees will be in the Major League Baseball playoffs that kick off later this week, but three more games will decide where they'll be playing and how many guaranteed games they'll have starting out.

The Yankees enter play today tied with the Baltimore Orioles atop the division and can clinch the American League East title. They can also find themselves in a one-game playoff to determine the division champion or enter the playoffs as one of the two wild cards.

Needless to say, these next three games will have an enormous impact on the fate of the 2012 Yankees.

Manager Joe Girardi, general manager Brian Cashman and company will need to select a 25-man playoff roster. At this point, many of the choices seem quite obvious. As usual though, the final one or two players could be very close calls and will come down to situational factors, such as who the Yankees opponent is.

Here is one man's take on the 25 players who will be playing postseason baseball for the Yankees in the upcoming days.

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