Are the 2009 New York Yankees better than the 1998 Yankees?

Court Zierk@CourtZierkCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2009

Are the 2009 New York Yankees better than the 1998 Yankees?

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    MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Mark Teixeira #25, Alex Rodriguez #13, Derek Jeter #2 and Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees celebrate a win over the Minnesota Twins in Game Three of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at the Hubert H. Humphrey M

Catcher

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07:  Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees walks off the field after defeating the Minnesota Twins in Game One of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 7, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Pho

First Base

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees bats against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 8, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Second Base

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees rounds third base after he hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Daisuke Matsuzaka #18 of the Boston Red Sox during the game on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx bo

Shortstop

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    11 Oct 1998:  Infielder Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees in action during the American League Championships Series game against the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O.

Third Base

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    MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 11: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees follows the flight of his solo home run in the 7th inning against the Minnesota Twins in Game Three of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Octobe

Left Field

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    ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Johnny Damon #18 of the New York Yankees looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on September 22, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Center Field

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    26 Aug 1998:  Bernie Williams #51 of the New York Yankees swings at a pitch during a game against the Anaheim Angels at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Angels defeated the Yankees 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello  /Allsport

Right Field

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    BRONX - APRIL 10:  Paul O'Neill #21 of the New York Yankees at bat during the game against the Detroit Tigers on April 10, 1999, at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Tigers 5-0. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Designated Hitter

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09:  Hideki Matsui #55 of the New York Yankees bats against the Minnesota Twins in Game Two of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 9, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Gett

Starting Pitching

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    17 Oct 1998:  Pitcher David Wells #33 of the New York Yankees in action during the 1998 World Series Game 1 against the San Diego Padres at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Padres 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello  /Allspo

Closer

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    MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 11: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees follows through after throwing against the Minnesota Twins in Game Three of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 11, 2009 in Minneapolis,

Relief Pitching

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    18 Oct 1998:  Pitcher Jeff Nelson #43 of the New York Yankees in action during the 1998 World Series Game 2 against the San Diego Padres at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Padres 9-3. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello  /Allspo

Bench Players

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    14 Jun 1998: Tim Raines #31 of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Indians 4-2.

Manager

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    19 Oct 1998:  Manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees looks on during a workout prior to Game 3 of the 1998 World Series against the San Diego Padres at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 5-4. Mandatory Credit

Overall

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09:  The New York Yankees celebrate Mark Teixeira's (not pictured) walk off home run in the eleventh inning against the Minnesota Twins in Game Two of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 9, 2009 in the Bro
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