Yankees' new trio embraces the Bronx

What pressure? Chavez, Martin, Soriano thrive where others endured failure, scorn

Updated: April 18, 2011, 8:31 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The reputation of New York City in general, and Yankee Stadium in particular, is that of a heartless, soulless maw with an insatiable appetite for devouring its own, young and old alike.

On this square mile of real estate alone, it has happened to Javier Vazquez and Jason Giambi, Ed Whitson and Tino Martinez, Jack McDowell and Kyle Farnsworth.

Some withstood the early assault and thrived; others withered under the glare and were never the same. And the jury ...

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