One word comes to mind when thinking of the 2011 New York Yankees: failure.
Stop right there. I know what most of you are thinking and no it's not because AJ Burnetts' self loathing, cry baby act or Joe Girardi's managerial incompetence.
The Yankees failed because the YES network is now playing nightly reruns of Yankees Classics instead of 2011 Yankee playoff games.
Oh, and did I mention it's October?
With a team payroll coming in at a measly 197 million dollars, two wins against a lousy Detroit Tiger squad in the ALDS won't cut it.
Time to go back to winning.
In 2009, the Yankees made a splash, no tidal wave, in free agency by landing the likes of C.C. Sabathia, Mark Texiera and A.J. Burnett.
Cha ching, cha ching, the Yankees bought their 2009 World Series rings and were once again, on top of the world.
Now two seasons removed from their World Series run, the Yankees are in desperate need for a trip to the bank.
Let's take a look at five key free agents that the Yankees must land to get back to their reign of baseball dominance.
Changes have to be, and will be, made to get No. 28.