Over a year ago, the New York Yankees were World Series champions, an honor every team in baseball strives for each year.
To become the best team in baseball, like the Yankees have been considered many times before, it takes hard work, dedication and composure on the field. All of these characteristics and more were seen by the Yankees in 2009, which resulted in their victory.
Unfortunately, the Yankees were missing all of those qualities last season, which deprived them of another World Series title.
With pitchers allowing multiple runs and batters reluctant to hit, the Yankees didn't have a bad season, just an unfortunate series, which led to their 2010 demise.
There are not many differences this year from the 2009 team (minus of course Matsui, Damon and Pettitte). Although the Yankees are not considered one of the favorites to win this year, the Yankees have proved multiple times in the past that the impossible is always possible.
Here are 10 things that need to happen for the Yankees to return to the World Series.