No Soriano means no juggernaut

With Alfonso Soriano no longer around, the Yankees' offense isn't as good as it was expected to be.

Originally Published: May 21, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

The Yankees added Alex Rodriguez to their lineup? The best player in the American League? Are you kidding me? With Rodriguez on board, the Yankees certainly would score a thousand runs this season, and they might even break the franchise record -- which is, of course, the American League record, and post-1900 major league record -- for runs scored in a season.

It's not going to happen. We're a quarter of the way into the season, and the Yankees have scored 198 runs, ninth in the American ...

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