How did the Yankees win four in a row, five out of six years, and come within two outs in 2001 of making it five in a row? (Aside from having a balanced team that all hit well and fielded under pressure. And a manager who shielded the players from Von Steingrabber, most always.)
$200m payroll to assemble the best team money can buy.
I was looking at their roster last weekend at the game I was at, they had about 3 "true Yankees" in the lineup - Cano, Jeter, Pettitte.