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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees throws for the putout at first in the first inning during their game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on September 7, 2014. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: What Will Life Without Derek Be For The Yankees?

So as we mull over this year, let us also take a premature look at next year in anticipation of life without Jeter in 2015.

09/08/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Where Are The Bombers? Yanks’ Offensive Struggles To Linger Beyond ’14

Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann are in decline. It’s as simple as that.

09/04/2014

The Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Beltran in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 14, 2014, at Yankee Stadium. (Credit: Getty Images)

Yankees’ Ellsbury Sits Out Saturday With Sore Ankle

Ellsbury was injured when he slid into Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro in the ninth inning of New York’s 6-3 win Friday.

08/30/2014

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

Ellsbury, Headley Go Yard, Yanks Fly Past Blue Jays 6-3

Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night.

08/29/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees after scoring in the third inning on a double by Mark Teixeira against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Big 3rd Inning Lifts Yanks To 8-4 Win Over Detroit

The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in an eight-run third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.

08/28/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 26:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees singles against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on August 26, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Top Yanks 5-2, Snap Bombers’ 5-Game Winning Streak

Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers snapped New York’s five-game winning streak Tuesday night, beating the Yankees 5-2.

08/27/2014

Shawn Kelly's simple purchase on Amazon.com is being credited with pushing the Yankees toward the postseason. (Photo: Twitter)

Yankees A Different Team Since Kelley Donned The Horse Head

The old adage says a ballplayer should always respect a streak — no matter how ridiculous the circumstances.

08/26/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 25:  Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 25, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Yanks Pour It On, Rout Royals 8-1 In Makeup Of June Rainout

Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1.

08/26/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Make No Mistake, The Yankees’ Once-Mighty Empire Is Crumbling

With 44 games remaining, the Yankees do not possess the fear-inducing aura of Bronx Bombers teams of recent vintage. And unless the front office changes its philosophy, it’s only going to get worse.

08/13/2014

Brett Gardner runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Brett Gardner Keeps Mashing, Adds Another Homer To Career High

Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks most players have power. They just have to “learn how to use it better.” Brett Gardner must have been taking notes.

07/30/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees gets a hit in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds during their game at Yankee Stadium on July 19, 2014.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Pop-Fly Single Gives Yankees 3-2 Win Over Reds

Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday.

07/21/2014

The Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury, right, celebrates his two-run homer against Cincinnati with teammate Brian McCann on  July 18, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury, David Phelps Lead Yankees To 4-3 Win Over Reds

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer, and David Phelps pitched the Yankees to a fast start in the second half, leading New York to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

07/18/2014

Third base coach Rob Thomson #59 celebrates with Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees after Teixeira hit a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 9, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ellsbury’s Homer In 14th Gives Yankees 5-4 Win Over Indians

Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-out homer in the 14th inning gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

07/10/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Ellsbury, Yanks Take Early Lead, Hold Off Twins 9-7

Jacoby Ellsbury homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees took a huge lead, then held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Sunday.

07/07/2014

David Robertson, right, and Brian McCann celebrate the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Despite Mediocre Play, Yankees In Position To Seize AL East

The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.

06/18/2014

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