Despite winning yet another AL East title, the Yankees have to view 2012 as something of a disappointment. After surging to a ten-game lead midway through the season, the Bombers had to withstand a charge from the surprising Orioles, and while they managed to eek their way into the ALCS, their bats went totally silent in the ALCS, and they were swept by the Tigers in embarrassing fashion. Now, the Yankees are missing a few key contributors thanks to a newfound sense of fiscal responsibility, and those that are still around are dealing with age, injuries, and doubts about declining skills. The Yankees still have a great deal of talent, but Tampa, Baltimore, and now Toronto are lurking, and the Bombers are as vulnerable as they've been in the past 15 years.
Signed free agent 3B/1B Kevin Youkilis.
It may be difficult for Yankee fans to get used to cheering for Youkilis, who perhaps more than anyone embodied the Red Sox champio You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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