Funny thing is, now is when we're supposed to hear about what fools the Yankees were:
Austin Jackson: batting .370; Johnny Damon, .302, both for the Tigers, and right now I would take the Tigers vs. the field in the AL Central.
Ian Kennedy: odd man out on the Yankee Diaper Dandy pitching trio, just won a 1-0 duel vs. Roy Oswalt in Home Run Field. At least five people witnessed the event.
And the Yankees' new parts? Curtis Granderson and Nick Johnson: DL. At least Granderson made you sorry to see him go.
Javier Vasquez? Partying like it's 2004.
So why no worry?
If all the new Yankee everyday players were to drop dead tomorrow, these would be hitters 1-7.
You would have a dh--if Johnson is a wash, maybe a salary dump (Lance Berkman?, Carlos Lee?, for three kids: a pitcher, a bat, and one from the Yankees' treasure trove of minor-league catchers?)--potentially batting sixth, between Cano and Jorgie.
Sabathia, Burnett, Pettitte, Hughes
Aceves, Robertson, Mitre, Joba, Mo.
Don't wanna hear 'bout no Rays.
Not til the end of the month, anyway.