With the huge turnover the Yankees experienced during the off season, the expectation was that the team would take a while to “gel” and might get off to a slow start. The club actually did start slow, going 5 – 6 through its first eleven games. In spite of that start, one got a sense that the “feel” of this team was very different than its 85-win predecessor.While still “old” at some key positions (shortstop, first base, right field), the Bombers have injected “new” blood at others (third base, center field, pitching), and it’s those unfamiliar faces that are giving this year’s team a new life.Gone are the likes of the expressionless Chris Stewart and Lyle Overbay who seemed to be there only to fulfill contract obligations.Instead, “fresh air” is being injected to the club by Yangervis...

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