New York Yankees: 10 Things We Learned About the Yankees This Season

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New York Yankees: 10 Things We Learned About the Yankees This Season
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Since winning the World Series in 2009, the Yankees have yet to get past the ALCS; they have a combined two American League Championship Series wins in the past three years.

With the most recent sweep by the Detriot Tigers fresh in the minds of many New York fans, it might be tough to look past their playoff struggles and see what the 2012 Yankees really did.

The Bombers won the American League East Pennant with an American League leading 95 wins. They scored the second most runs in baseball with 808 and led all of baseball with 245 home runs.

On the mound, New York ranked 12th in the league with a 3.85 team earned run average and closer Rafael Soriano tied for third most saves in baseball with 42.

But the numbers only tell one side of the story, and if we solely look at these numbers it looks like the Yankees were a consistent team with a powerful offense capable of putting up runs.

Obviously in the playoffs this was not the case, with New York combining for only 22 hits and six runs in the ALCS.

So what can we learn out of this season that had more ups and downs than a roller coaster?

A lot, actually and in fact with contracts expiring and players getting older, the Yankee Universe is starting to change.

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