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2013 New York Yankees: TBD

Who are the 2013 New York Yankees

Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010

Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That is the general question I try to answer anytime I write a team’s preview.

The preview itself is my attempt to forecast the outcome of the upcoming 162-game season.

Regardless of whom I am previewing there will always be questions that only time can answer.

No team can be void of uncertainty but the amount that has been experienced by the Yankees this spring has to be an all-time record.

Barely a day went by this spring when the Yankees were not dealing with some player injury.

This turned a time usually filled with excitement and anticipation into one of trepidation.

The Yankees reality is every team’s worst nightmare, as they officially will open the 2013 without Captain Derek, Jeter, 3B Alex Rodriguez, 1B Mark Teixeira, OF Curtis Granderson and SP Phil Hughes.

As a Yankees fan, I have been told to give this team the benefit of the doubt.

Heck this is the franchise that has been in the playoffs 17 of the last 18 seasons, and won the World Series five times during this spam; so what is my problem?

Maybe it is how not excited I am to go to Opening Day at Yankees Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Or maybe that for first time since ESPN The Magazine started, I actually agree with their AL East season predictions that the Yankees will miss the playoffs.

Believe me when I say the Yankees fan inside me wishes things were different, and that all hope was not lost. But alas I cannot or more like will not.

Therefore previewing the 2013 Yankees could fill a book, and it would be all over the place.

Yes, the numbers of questions being overwhelming plays a part, but not as much as my emotion state.

So pathetically, I blame this preview without a preview on what presently feels like a bad break-up.

I promise to post a real preview but first I have to see things with my own eyes on Opening Day.

I need to witness how Yankee fans respond, to how Sabathia pitches and so many other factors that a fan, like me, needs to experience first.

Basically, I am to angry and discouraged at the moment but maybe the magic of the pinstripes can change that.

So my 2013 New York Yankees Preview is TBD because as of today, I cannot say this team will finish better than last place in the AL East.

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”William Arthur Ward

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2 Comments

  1. George says:

    You lost me at Spam!!!! so if we Win 7-0, somehow that will alleviate your pain and forecast the remaining 161 games. You are so naive,

  2. Take the memories of this field, add them to the new memories that will come at the new Yankee Stadium and continue to pass them on from generation to generation. Thanks.