As we are on the eve of baseball’s de facto Groundhog’s Day in pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training it is truly a sign that the season and better weather, for those ofus ravaged by the blizzard is on the way. The typical cliche that is thrown around this time of year is that “hope springs eternal” and that is true for all teams but for this year’s Yankee team, it seems as though there is a prevailing bearish outlook. In that spirit here are “five looming questions” surrounding the Yankees as they prepare to head south to Tampa:
5) How will they handle the Catcher Position?
In what was viewed as just another cost-cutting measure in the lead-up to 2014, the Yankees opted to let their starting catcher of the past two seasons, Russell Martin, walk in free agency and sign with the Pirates. Martin’s departure has left a void at catcher not only behind the plate but in the batter’s box as well because none of his potential suitors possess the type of bat that Martin provided for the team.…