Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 10/11/11
The Yankee season ended sooner than many people hoped, so it is now time to start looking forward to the 2012 season. This week, we'll look at five big decisions the team has to make as they prepare for the offseason. Alex Rodriguez has bore the brunt of the blame for the Yankee offense's role in their ALDS defeat to the Tigers. Such is life when you're A-Rod. It's still something of a mystery as to why police departments around the country don't just pin all their unsolved crimes on Rodriguez. They might not stand up in court, but it isn't as hard as it should be to picture people nodding their head when you tell them that A-Rod was the guy who stuck up that check cashing place in Gary, Indiana a few years back. A-Rod's ability to draw scorn from all corners wasn't without its benefits. Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher were almost as bad as Rodriguez, continuing a trend that has seen the two switch-hitters fade into the black every time the calender flips to October. Teixiera's statu...
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