Don’t Worry, Gang. The Yankees Definitely Don’t Need A-Rod Back This Year

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Jayson Nix has everything under control at third base.  He’s definitely the answer.

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I mean, he’s got the whole fielding bunts thing down to a science.

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Poetry in motion right there.  Really putting the “fun” in fundamentals.  And that .275 wOBA?  Yep, I think it’s safe to say the Yankees’ problems are solved at the hot corner now.  Might as well just outright release A-Rod and eat that money.

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Internal Options To Replace Teixeira

Brian Cashman hasn’t decided on replacing Mark Teixeira from inside or outside the organization, but it seems that he’s leaning towards the former. The team has few young internal options at first base, but with Kevin Youkilis‘ versatility at the corners, the Yankees could opt for a third baseman. Guys like Corban Joseph, David Adams, and J.R. Murphy all have limited experience at third, and it’s hard to imagine that their range or glove at the position would suffice for an organization pushing forward a defensive minded team. The Yankees will probably go with an older and safer option.

Dan Johnson- Johnson finally landed his first Spring Training hit yesterday, and now would be a great time to start swinging the bat. Through 2700+ innings at first base, Johnson has shown average range. Offensively, he’s been slightly above average with his career 102 wRC+. The left-handed hitter might not had great contact numbers, but he draws a ton of walks and has no platoon split.…

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