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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
First Pitch: Nothing can go wrong
By Andrew Marchand
TAMPA, Fla. -- My big takeway so far is this -- nothing can go wrong.
This could be a typical, 95-win season, but this Yankee team is not built for speed bumps. An injury to the big starters --
-- could derail them.
not being Robinson Cano or
not being the 2012 Derek Jeter could throw them off.
They are fragile. Last year, they lost Pettitte for an extended period, but it didn't matter because they had the offense to carry them. This year, I don't think that would be the case.
I'm not confident in
taking over for
in right. At third,
looks slimmer, but he is a 120-game guy at this point in his career. Who is playing those other 40 games at third?
The bullpen should be good because I believe
will be fine, while
form a strong setup combo.
If everything goes their way, then I would think there could be another 95 wins. But, you look around the clubhouse and you see a lot of question marks.
Wallace Matthews has you covered in the Yankees clubhouse. Doors swing open at 9:25 a.m.
QUESTION: Who would you have as Youkilis' backup?