Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 7/1/13
Here it is: July 1. The New York Yankees are 81 games into a 162 game season, the exact midpoint. Their record stands at 42-39, good for fourth place in the A.L. East , only 2.0 games up on the last place Toronto Blue Jays and 6.5 behind the first place Boston Red Sox. Now is as good a time as any to take stock of the Yankees and their hopes for the rest of the season. The truth is, however, that it is hard to say because the season thus far has been a mixed bag. The Yankees team that Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman run out there every day is filled with aging former superstars, utility players forced into every day action and rookies who, before this season, merited very little prospect consideration. Very few exciting names but yet, in April and May, this combination of players exceeded all expectations. Yankee fans reveled as Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart more than held their own at the catching position, while Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner also got off to great start...
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