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With Profar in the DL spot at the moment, I had room to get a replacement for shortstop bench. So I got Gordon. I decided that some days Jeter will start and some days Gordon will start, nah mean? Gordon doesn’t bring much besides stolen bases, but wow does the dude bring stolen bases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu4CTBImmy0

plus he blessed me with this gif

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This swap had me pacing around going mad. I couldn’t decide whether I should do it or not. Most would look at my team and say that my bench has plenty of speed with Wong and Gordon, especially considering Gordon brings stolen bases and virtually no power. But—

Versatility Is Key!

Bonofacio can not only play outfield, but he can play third base and second base. Chase Utley has a few injuries these past few years. Machado will also be out, so I need someone who can play third. This is why Bonifacio seems like the perfect fit for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtt7IhYRJ1I I made the swap because, let’s be honest here, Willingham doesn’t bring much to the table to me.

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The yanks are the team of team of “what ifs” and new faces.

After having several injury-shortened seasons from vital players like Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira, New York fans already started losing hope. After having even more disappointing seasons from players like Hafner, Wells, Youkilis, Curtis Granderson, and biggest of all, CC Sabathia, fans thought the year was done for. (Check their stats here.) They were still able to be 85-77.

The “What Ifs”

  • What if Sabathia doesn’t perform like the ace he is? His fastball velocity is down and he was awful last year, but his spring stats look amazing.

  • What if injuries keep nagging Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter? They are certainly two of the biggest pieces of the Yankees' puzzle.

  • What if the bullpen collapses without Rivera? While we know Robertson is one of the best relievers in the MLB, we can’t be so confident that things will be the same.

  • What if new starting players like Ellsbury and Brian Roberts continue their long track-list of injuries?

  • What if they can’t survive without Cano?

  • Will Ivan Nova look like he’s in 2012 form (which was awful) or 2013 form (which was amazing for the AL Pitcher of August).

No Robinson Cano!?!?!

New Faces

But will they be good?

After spending all of that money in the offseason, they better! In all honesty, they are putting out a great team with a lot of “what ifs.” If those “what ifs” go the right way for them, they can finish in first place. If not, they can finish anywhere from first to fourth in the tough AL East.

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out 10-12 weeks….read here for more info.

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This guy can just hit. And he’s so consistent. V-mart (I don’t think I’ve ever not called him by his nickname) is one of the best hitting catchers of his generation (Take that Joe Mauer !!!! jk Mauer is #1 but they both flexin in the batters box)

His number one talent is hitting for batting average. 7 of his 11 seasons he has hit over .300. Just as recently as 2011, he hit .330.

In the second half of 2013, he hit .361

He has power too, just ask Mr. Rivera AKA the goat closer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJMHTNUssP8

Don’t stare him down either.

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Dude is a legend. What a steal for me to get him as one of my last picks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72ex623alng

The captain was injured almost all of 2013 and he kept re-aggravating his leg injuries. But let’s look back at his 2012 season: 159 games (consistency!), .316 average, and 216 hits. It’s obviously not 1999 for him, but Derek is still number one homie in all of our eyes of New York fans.

:whew: that fade

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Chapman got absolutely drilled by a line drive from Salvador Perez in a spring training game. Right in the face.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUWIh6p1vMY

While this could have taken him out for his entire career with possible blindness and brain damage, Chapman got lucky (if you can even say that) with just bone surgery behind his eyes. While it still is sad because he’s still injured, we should be pretty happy for him that he’ll still play baseball this year.

Out 6-8 weeks

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After dealing with some injuries, he’s now in the minors. After injuring his ankle last year and somewhat hurting his hamstring this spring, he still needs to prove himself to Mike Matheny.

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We all know how Winfield was the poster child of the (natural) mega athletes playing baseball in the 80’s. After his great career with San Diego and New York, a lot of people could tell he was going to be in the Hall of Fame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IKwinmoAR2w#t=11982 (go to 3:19:43 for the moment)

Take it now to his age 40 season with Toronto, baseball’s biggest mega-power at the moment. Winfield was known as a playoff dud, but talk about a great time to get the hit. It ended up being the winning hit.

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After spending the vast majority of his career with Baltimore, Murray was on a path to his Hall of Fame career. He left Baltimore and played a few stints with other teams, but he was able to come back and hit the homer with his true team.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lVPfKHHMLA

This homer cemented him as one of the few players to hit 3000 hits and 500 homers, along with Rafael Palmeiro, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays (soon to be met with A-rod).

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my gosh baseball has been amazing this year

"Houston Astros" (Sports Genius – 2014 MLB Season Preview) | pending

Houston has a lot of guys for the baseball fan to keep their eye on—Altuve, Castro, Springer. I know a last place finish seems inevitable, but they still bring some interest.

Your offense is sooo good though! how did this happen?!?

"OF - Alex Ríos (TEX)" (CheevMan – 2014 SG Fantasy Baseball Roster) | pending

Dude was always a monster with Toronto. I had no idea he was this fast either. Definitely an underrated player and a great pick.

"OF- Hunter Pence (San Francisco Giants)" (SpicVanDyke – 2014 SG Fantasy Baseball Roster) | pending

Whether he’s been an Astro, Phiilie, or Giant, he’s been super consistent. He’s perfect for a fantasy draft.

"DH - Tyra Banks" (Derek Jeter – Dating Diamond) | pending

Derek needs to rock this hair style again. Too fresh

"2000th Annotation" (DC26 – DC26 aka noterosLittleBrother's 2000th Annotation) | pending

DC26, you’re more than a virtual guy that I know on a website. You’re a legend to me. You’re my idol. I’ve been looking up to you for a long time, and just look at everything you’ve inspired in me.

That’s it. I’m going to do big things in my life. Thank you for everything. I’m going to live my dreams.

Xaphoon you crazy!

"Mac Miller" (Rap Genius Editors – Teams) | accepted

can we just assume mms wants to be here?