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New York Yankees: 5 Players to Avoid This Offseason
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After a disappointing end to 2012, the New York Yankees will be looking to re-stock on talent and re-align their roster during the offseason.

The Yankees will be altering their traditional top-down philosophy. This is a team that needs to get younger to stay competitive in the division and have a shot at a 28th World Series title.

With age comes experience and production, but also fatigue and inconsistency.

Age cut the Yankees' playoff run short. The team was completely gassed and unmotivated by the second game of the ALCS against Detroit, and lacked the intensity to advance.

The Giants have that youth and intensity. Key guys like Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have pushed their team to a six-game playoff winning streak with a World Series title in sight.

The average age of the Yankees is 31.1, the highest in baseball and something GM Brian Cashman will have to work on lowering over the next few months.

Here are five players the Yankees should stay away from this offseason.

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