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Derek Jeter (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Opening Day Thoughts: Yankees’ Season Hinges On Jeter, CC, Teixeira

If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.

04/01/2014

The Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 18, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. Soriano figures to be mostly used at designated hitter during the season. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Re-Tooled Yankees Studs On Paper, But Will Health Hold Up?

After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don’t have baseball’s highest payroll.

03/27/2014

Russell Martin (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Russell Martin: Letting Me Walk, Signing McCann Was ‘Expensive Mistake’

“It becomes an expensive mistake, no question,” Martin said. “They can’t turn back the clock. They went and got a good guy who, offensively, puts up better numbers than I have and so (it) costs a lot of money.”

03/17/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 31: Catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants throws to second base against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on August 31, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Catcher

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top catchers for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/11/2014

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Nova Works Out The Kinks, Ellsbury Looks Good In Yankees’ Loss To Pirates

Jacoby Ellsbury reached base in all three plate appearances of his New York Yankees’ spring training debut, scoring twice Wednesday in 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

02/26/2014

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw batting practice during the morning workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb. 21, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

McCann Sees For Himself: Yankees’ Tanaka Is ‘As Good As Advertised’

Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches Friday morning at Steinbrenner Field, facing five batters for five pitches each. Austin Romine, tracking the ball in the batter’s box without swinging, watched five pitches go by and marveled.

02/21/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: What Are The Yankees? A Fantasy Team Of Random, Aging Stars

These Bombers are — for the most part — nothing more than mercenaries, hired guns. And they will fire and kill their opponents with their quick bats, speed and power. But will it be all that special when they do?

02/18/2014

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, presents catcher Brian McCann with his jersey during his introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Yankees’ McCann Reflects On Past Run-Ins, Says ‘You Scream, I’ll Scream Back’

Given five months to reflect, Brian McCann isn’t positive he would confront an opponent again the way he went after Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez last year.

02/14/2014

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Pitchers And Catchers Report: 5 Things To Know About Yankees Going Into Camp

After missing the playoffs for the second time in 19 years, the Yankees added pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, catcher Brian McCann and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran for a total commitment of $438 million.

02/14/2014

Jonny Gomes of the Red Sox celebrates after scoring in the third inning on a hit by Shane Victorino against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on Oct. 30, 2013 in Boston. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Red Sox’s Gomes Says He’s Unimpressed By Yankees’ Offseason Spending

It seems there is at least one player who is unimpressed by the Yankees’ offseason spending spree. Of course that player is on the Red Sox — the world champion Red Sox he might add.

01/23/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and general manager Brian Cashman. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Empire Strikes Blank, Yankees Are Too Old And Too Expensive

You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.

12/21/2013

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Brian McCann (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Sweeny: New Faces Ellsbury And McCann Are The Yankees’ New Core

The Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here — and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.

12/13/2013

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Empire Strikes Back: Yankees Agree To 3-Year Deal With Beltran

Hours after losing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees jumped right back up on the horse, agreeing to terms with veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran on a three-year, $45 million contract.

12/06/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Keidel: Robinson Cano Will Be Sleepless In Seattle

When a player says he’s about the money, he’s usually about the Yankees. Except Robinson Cano, who will find himself most sleepless in Seattle.

12/06/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Reports: Yankees Re-Sign Kuroda To A 1-Year Deal Worth $16 Million

The Yankees have reportedly re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million.

12/06/2013

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