How very subtle: the baseball gods decreed the champions to face, in thier first nine games, their--probably--three most dangerous opponents.
The bottom-line result: three series victories, and a 6-3 record.
Beyond . . . CC, AJ, Pettitte seem about all right or better. Cano, Granderson, Jeter, Posada--essentially, half the starting lineup--broke fine. Swisher simply starts hitting .280, with one home run per week, the first week of April, and pretty much doesn't stop. A-Rod, Tex, Nick, and the three-headed monster in left: they'll be all right.
The six-through-eight inning men seem okay: Aceves, Robertson, Marte, Joba. And Mo is Mo.
Which leaves . . . Vasquez.