How imperative is it for the New York Yankees to start the 2013 season off hot?
Yankees 4, Orioles 3 (Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik)
Simply put, no team’s success can be contingent on older veterans unless they have serious depth on the bench, not even if you are the Yankees.
The pressure the Yankees have ensued on guys north of 38 years of age, and who are coming back from major injuries is unreasonable.
So unlike other teams, timing becomes fundamental for the Yankees this season, and they have to strike while the iron is hot.
And for the 2013 Yankees that means winning in April.
In the past no one cared about April because the Yankees were strong enough to mend things in September.
Last season things changed as the slow starting Yankees went 13-9 in the first month, but those days are long gone. (more…)
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