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5 Things That Have to Happen for the New York Yankees to Reach the World Series
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Jesus Montero will be a crucial piece to the Yankees puzzle upon being called up

With the trade deadline come and gone, baseball fans across North America were dumbfounded to see a blank space under the New York Yankees' deadline acquisitions.

While many thought the Yankees, with question marks hovering over their DH situation and the stability of their starting rotation, would be one of the more active teams in this year's deadline free for all, GM Brian Cashman seemingly sat at his desk with his arms crossed while the Yankees trade rumours were washed away by the persistent efforts of other teams.

A deadline that could have seen the Bombers' rotation bolstered with the additions of Ubaldo Jimenez, Doug Fister, and/or Erik Bedard, and one of several qualified hitters to fill the DH spot, arrived and passed with New York's lineup remaining in the same questionable position they were in before trade discussions began.

Cashman obviously has confidence in the lineup he has but, with all due respect to him for keeping the farm system intact and not mortgaging it for an overpriced pitcher, things in the Bronx will have to change if he wants his team to be world champions in 2011.

Here are five things that will need to happen if the New York Yankees want to succeed in this year's postseason.

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