Originally written on NBC New York  |  Last updated 6/23/14
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The Yankee season ended sooner than many people hoped, so it is now time to start looking forward to the 2012 season. This week, we'll look at five big decisions the team has to make as they prepare for the offseason. For a second we thought about discussing David Ortiz's comments about playing for the Yankees next season. And then we realized that our readers are far too intelligent to get drawn into Big Papi's naked attempt to secure a bigger contract from the Red Sox than he might get if the new regime realizes that they don't need to tie a ton of money up in the designated hitter position for a team that has other problems. It's a good strategy, but anyone who thinks the problem with the Yankees in the playoffs was a lack of players like Ortiz is someone who doesn't know all that much about baseball. So we are just going to stick with the plan we came up with when we decided on this undertaking earlier in the week. That means it is time to discuss Phil Hughes' future with the Ya...
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