Seriously, look at what would be the Yankees team, if the season opened today:
Catcher: Brian McCann
Infield: Decling Mark Teixera, Can’t Hit Kelly Johnson, 40-Year Old One-Legged Derek Jeter, and Soon To Be Suspended Alex Rodriguez
Outfield: Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and a Platoon Of Washed Up Vernon Wells & 40-Year Old Ichiro Suzuki
Designated Hitter: 38-Year Old Thou Shalt Not Pass Alfonso Soriano
Bench: Brendan Ryan, Eduardo Nunez, Francisco Cervelli and Zoilo Almonte
Staring Rotation: Losing It CC Sabathia, 38-Year Old Hiroki Kuroda, Anyone’s Guess Ivan Nova, Michael Don’t Call Me Blutarsky Pineda and David Phelps or Adam Warren
Bullpen: David Robertson, Shawn Kelley, Cesar Cabral, Preston Claiborne and David Huff (Yeah, That’s the bullpen they currently have under contract!)
The pitching staff is a mess. They need at least two more solid starting pitchers. And, the bullpen…seriously…that group has to rank among the worst in baseball right now.
The outfield is short a player – Wells and Ichiro shouldn’t be in the majors at this point. And, if you want to say that Soriano is the third out fielder, then you have no one at designated hitter. (And, by the way, Soriano ain’t exactly a great hitter either. To many whiffs and zero walks.)
The infield? Jeter is done. A-Rod is a goner, if things go right, and you have no one to replace him. Second base is now a hole. And, Tex’s game has been trending in the wrong direction for a while now.
Of course, you have Nunez, Cervelli and Almonte in reserve! Good luck with that…
Shoot, the Yankees have a ton of work to do if they want to win 85+ games in 2014. If not, this crew might be lucky to go 81-81. What a train wreck.