Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 5/7/13
The first thought readers will get after reading this headline is how I am knocking the Yankees. It could not be further from the truth. I am actually giving the team credit for its 18-12 start, something that did not seem possible given the amount of injuries the team has had to deal with. It all started with the Derek Jeter broken ankle in the 2012 postseason and continued with the Alex Rodriguez hip surgery. Spring training came and Mark Teixeira hurt his wrist and Curtis Granderson broke his forearm. Add in the recent injuries to Francisco Cervelli, Kevin Youkilis, Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson and Ivan Nova, it is almost unfair to expect the Yankees to continue to win at this pace. The 2009 New York Mets are a fair comparison, albeit a worst case scenario for the 2013 Yankees. The Mets lost key players early in the season and manager Jerry Manuel said something along the lines of treading water until the big guys get back. The Mets injury woes started later on than the ...
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