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The Yankee juggernaut

With Randy Johnson coming to town, the Yankees could have the ultimate team in 2005.

Originally Published: December 29, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

When the Yankees met to reassess and retrench after their historic playoff collapse against the Red Sox, some of the voices in the room at the team's Tampa complex warned against overreaction. The Yankees, after all, had won 101 games in 2004, and came within a couple of outs of sweeping Boston in the playoffs.

We'll have an excellent team in 2005, some of them agreed. There is no need to spend tens of millions of dollars and compromise the already weak farm system more than necessary. ...

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