The aggressive pursuit of free agents by the New York Yankees has become the norm every offseason.
Now, with the Yankees on the brink of elimination, it's time to start looking toward next year.
Before looking around the league for help, there are some pressing issues to attend to on the home front.
The Bronx Bombers need to decide what to do with aging pillars Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.
Could two of the most polarizing Yankees ever really be allowed to walk?
Meanwhile, the Cliff Lee watch has already started with the lefty giving the Yanks a first-hand look at what he brings to the table.
Here's a closer look at how free agency could shape up for the New York Yankees heading into 2011.