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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. ...

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