A lot of people have decided to take the Yankees seriously after the last two weeks. Since starting the season 13-15, the Yankees have gone on a tear, winning 12 of 14. One can argue that many factors are involved, including but not limited to, the return of Alex Rodriguez and his impact on the batting order, the stability of the starting rotation and the bullpen are just a couple of examples.
Here is a big one: the Yankees franchise record streak of 12 straight games without an error. Although its amusing to think such a storied franchise would only have a 12-game streak be a record in anything, its important because it is obviously leading to wins.