2013 Yankees Roster Topic

Cervelli calls a better game and can hit in the 9 hole just like Martin. 

Jeter and Ichiro have been done for a couple of years.   I guess this is the REAL year they're done.

Soriano isn't Rivera.  Of course, it's possible that Rivera wont be Rivera. 

All in all, I don't think this team is "noticably" worse than last season's.    And there is still a lot of time before the dealing is done.
12/13/2012 11:47 AM
Jeter and Ichiro WERE done for a couple years, and then they bounced back.  There's reason to believe it's an aberration. 

"And there is still a lot of time before the dealing is done." - True.

12/13/2012 11:58 AM
I think Jeter has another 2 good years left in him.  He changed his approach and bounced back, and I think he can maintain it.  Ichiro I'm not so sure, but maybe the motivation from being on a team that isn't terrible will help him.  You could make an argument that he was just motivationally challenged after years of being beaten down on horrible Mariners teams.  I also don't think Tex will lose OPS+ from last season, I would expect him to bounce back into the 120s.  But he won't be a stud.  The only potential stud in that lineup is Cano, but for some reason I feel a down year coming from him this season.  Just a gut feeling.  Maybe a down year for Cano is .300 with 25 or 28 home runs, but still, a little less than what he did last year.
12/13/2012 1:45 PM
I actually agree with most of that.    The natural order of things is for Tex to move back toward his career norms and Cano to fall off a bit from last season toward his career norms(which is .300/25).    A LL coach could see what was wrong with Tex's swing.   Surely he'll correct the ridiculous looping, uppercut that was so prominent last year.

Granderson is a bit of a wild card.    He kept his 40 homers but increased his K by around 30 while losing 30 points on his BA.  He also developed a long uppercut swing.    It's almost like RF draws lefites into that swing.
12/13/2012 2:00 PM
Cano in a contract year? He has motivation (which seems to be his problem from time to time), I think he's more likely to have a better year than a worse year.  I'm thinking something like .325/.385/.585 is very possible.
12/13/2012 2:08 PM
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