The 5 Unsung Heroes of the New York Yankees

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The 5 Unsung Heroes of the New York Yankees
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When the majority of experts were asked before the season who the winner of the AL East would be, the answer was becoming redundant.

The Boston Red Sox, obviously.

Fast-forward to late September, and it's the Yankees on top. Those same experts said the rotation wouldn't hold up, but the surprising performances of Ivan Nova, Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia have kept the team going through a number of injuries. 

Nova, Colon and potential-MVP Curtis Granderson can easily be defined as the heroes of the Yankees this season, and rightfully so. But there are other players and coaches that have played just as important of a role in the Yankees' success and don't seem to get enough of the credit for their superb work.

Here are my five "unsung heroes" for the probable AL East winners.

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