Raul Ibanez’s role will increase against the Tigers’ parade of right-handed starters and will be a key figure in the Yankees’ hopes of reaching the World Series.
Acquiring Shane Victorino could help cure the Yankees’ over-reliance upon the longball.
Jorge Posada’s relationship with the Yankees that began in 1990 may have finally come to an end. Yankee fans will miss the passion and fire he played with that helped catapult the modern day Bombers to many postseason triumphs.
Joe Girardi and the Yankees are placing blind faith in A.J. Burnett to somehow, against all conventional wisdom, come through in Game 4 of the ALDS with elimination on the line.