Originally written on Lady Loves Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Click to view slideshow. The New York Yankees off-season has been a quiet one due to ownership implementing a new frugal stance. Instead of storylines about signing the biggest free agents, Yankee fans were relegated to watching the realities of missing the 2013 postseason grow by the day. So as a result, fans, the media, and bloggers alike have been provided with plenty of things to grumble about. And for the first time in almost two decades, the paved regular season road to October that the Yankees build during the off-season is no longer a smooth ride. But in reality, not all hope is lost yet; and here are three reasons why. 1) Expect a MONSTER season from Robinson Cano. The second baseman will want to showcase off all his talents for the baseball world to see, as 2013 is a contract year for the four-time All-Star. Cano is the best player at his position in the game, and he is well aware that Hal Steinbrenner might not pay up so making sure some other team will be a priority. Can...
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  • Martin and Swishers are almost obligatory non-pick up (they are not-cost effective) if budget restraint is to be implemented to achieve 2014 goal of avoiding luxury tax... and affording Cano.

    If A-Rod is unfit to play most (hopefully all) of 2013, the team can collect from insurance but I do not know its technical impact on the budget bracket .

    I believe, if indeed the off season hot stove is already turned off, the Yanks are still the team to beat in the division....as usual. They are still the players who generate excitement and increase attendance any where ... on the road., like no other team.

    How they would fair after division play-off will depend on the very nature of baseball : long season, injuries, trades, etc. As usual.
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