NEW YORK -- To celebrate the return of Alfonso Soriano, the Yankees played clips from the 2001 World Series on the video board. He's not that guy anymore. And they're not that team. You can't blame Yankees general manager Brian Cashman for pulling the trigger on Friday's trade for Soriano, not when his pieced-together team has somehow remained over .500. "We are within striking distance of a playoff spot," Cashman said.