Perfect '10? Tough to top '09 for Yanks

Yankees can repeat, but don't bank on another year of outrageously good fortune

Updated: April 30, 2013, 2:14 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

They can buy the best players and they can buy a certain level of performance and they can certainly buy enough wins to keep them in contention year in and year out.

You can even make the case that, every so often, the New York Yankees can buy themselves a World Series championship.

But there is one thing not even George Steinbrenner's checkbook can buy: the kind of luck the Yankees enjoyed last season.

That is why, even though the team might look better ...

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