Spring training is over and the roster is set for Opening Day on Thursday as baseball returns to the Bronx.

The Yankees will need A.J. Burnett to step up in 2011 and hope to get something out of Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia at the back end of the rotation to keep them afloat until they can make a possible move for a starting pitcher. At the plate, the Yankees have decided to go with two different looks to the lineup depending on the starter, and after a strong spring, Alex Rodriguez looks like he might return to MVP form during the regular season.

Joe Auriemma of YESNetwork.com joined me to talk Yankees baseball and preview the 2011 season as Opening Day approaches.

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