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Jon Heyman
March 26, 2007
MANAGER JOE TORRE 12th season with Yankees PERHAPS YOU'VE heard that these Yankees are different from their forebears. There's now an emphasis on roster and payroll flexibility, and a renewed interest in player development has given the franchise a burst of youthful energy that's been missing since the late '90s--not coincidentally, the era that yielded four championships in five years. After six ringless seasons the changes are being embraced, even by the old guard. "You have to have the right mix of youth and experience, high-salaried and low-salaried guys," says 38-year-old righthander Mike Mussina. "It seems like [G.M.] Brian [Cashman] is getting that balance more than we've ever had. You can't buy the best players every year, no matter how hard you try."
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THE LINEUP
PROJECTED ROSTER WITH 2006 STATISTICS


* New acquisition
(R) Rookie B-T: Bats-throws
WHIP: Walks plus hits per inning pitched
PVR: Player Value Ranking (explanation on page 77)

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