New York Yankees 2012 Forum
Spring training is nearly here, and it looks like we're gonna have a great season ahead. From the monster Pineda/Montero trade, locking in CC Sabathia, shipping off the hearburn inducing AJ Burnett, new DH Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones returning this team seems to be loaded for an all out assault on the AL East.
It's gonna be an interesting contest in the AL East this season, with the low-cost, but brilliantly managed, young talent juggernaut Rays providing serious competition, while the hated Red Sox are questionable after their 2011 collapse, organizational changes and defensive holes. The bigger story there might be what will be Bobby Valentine's next questionable soundbyte be. The Blue Jays seem to be a team that could be a strong contender this year, with some young pitching talent, and then the Orioles could always play the spoiler to contending teams late in the season.
As Yankee fans, we also are privileged to witness what could be the final season of Mariano Rivera's legendary career. There's people in college today who've never seen anyone else come out to close it out in the Yankees 9th.
Here's to a great season, Go Yanks!
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