(No mustache, dude? For shame. Courtesy of Reuters)
Lineup? Check. Rotation? Check. Time to move on to the bullpen. It comes as no surprise anymore that the Yankees possess one of the strongest bullpens in baseball year in and year out. They've consistently been able to draft, develop, and sign quality relief pitchers, and when you've got the greatest closer of all time handling the 9th inning it makes it much easier to fill in the other pieces around him. This year will mark the end of that great closing career, and could mark the end of a couple other Yankee bullpen tenures, so in a way 2013 could be a transition year. Before that happens, though, there are leads to hold and games to save, and this year's edition of the Yankee 'pen should be more than up to the task.