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The 2012 season for the Yankees certainly did not end the way any fan wanted it to. Derek Jeter’s ankle injury and some pretty abysmal batting averages from key guys helped the Tigers sweep the Yankees and created a lot of questions in the
The right side of the infield will remain the same as Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano will not only be relied on to play solid defense, but they will most likely be hitting 3-4 in the lineup. However, the left side of the infield is full of some question marks. Derek Jeter is returning from his ankle injury, while Kevin Youkilis will fill in at third base at least until Alex Rodriguez returns.
Taking a look at that lineup, the biggest weakness seems to be age and speed. It is no secret that the Yankees are really starting to show how old they are, but there is not a lot they can do at the moment to change that. Jeter had a great regular season last year and put up some impressive fantasy baseball numbers but his ankle injury could make it tough for him to ever get back to that level again. Ichiro and Youkilis might be starting to break down, and
The catching position is also a little worrisome, because not only do they not have any dependable hitters there, but the pitching staff will have to get used to them calling the games. Gary Sanchez is still not ready to be the catcher of the future for the Yankees, so they will have to rely on some veterans to get the job done.
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