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Yankees' midseason report card

Baseball's best record gets examined

Updated: July 15, 2010, 12:48 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

When a team has the best record in baseball, holds a two-game lead over its nearest divisional rival and is the defending world champions to boot, it almost seems silly to break it down to its components and critique them one-by-one.

But a baseball team is nothing if not the sum of its parts, and baseball journalism is nothing if not, well, silly at times. And while the Yankees may be showing the rest of the American League a thing or two, they still have to pass muster with ESPNNewYork.com. In that spirit, it is time for our midseason Yankees report card.

Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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