Despite all of the preseason hype proclaiming the Boston Red Sox as the team to beat in the American League East this season, the New York Yankees surprised many by winning the division crown and finishing with the best record in the AL.
All of the Yankees' hard work in the regular season went for naught, though, as they lost to the Detroit Tigers three-games-to-two in the ALDS. A host of poor performances both offensively and on the mound in the postseason has already prompted many to call for sweeping changes in the Bronx.
The truth of the matter is, however, that the Yankees were among baseball's best teams once again in 2011 and only a few moves are necessary this offseason in order to make them World Series contenders in 2012.
Here are five possible free-agent acquisitions that could make the Yankees king of the baseball world for a 28th time next season.