Great NYDaily News
analysis by Joel Sherman on the operations, recent foibles, and state of the Yankees. The column closes with this..."The dynastic Yankees won many games by just showing up. They actually maintained their aura in losing the 2001 World Series because it was hard to fathom how they nearly won while being badly outplayed by Arizona. But starting in 2002, when the Angels smoked the Yankee rotation in the Division Series, the Yanks have lost a layer of invincibility annually. No longer are teams intimidated when the Yanks are in the opposing dugout.
The strongest mystique of all, The Curse, is even dead, and so it appears are the days of the Yankees as a super team."