(Too many ABs for these guys. Courtesy of the AP)
I gotta be honest, people. These first 2 weeks of season recap posts have been much tougher to write than I thought they'd be. I figured after taking a week off from the long, slow, disappointing but ultimately predictable death that was the 2013 Yankee season, I'd be recharged and ready to look back on everything that happened with a sharp analytical mindset. Instead, I've just ended up reverting back to the feelings of sadness and boredom I had while covering this team this year.
But whatever, we've reached the final week and it's time to look back on the 2013 edition of the New York Yankees. We've reviewed the major storylines that defined the season, we recapped the lessons learned, now it's time to put it all together and put a bow on it. The Yankees entered 2013 with a lineup that had been decimated by their intentional downgrading of it through a few key free agent decisions and the unintentional and unexpected rash of ST injuries that cost them more than a few of their big names. It was an uphill battle for the lineup for most of the season and a battle the lineup was incapable of winning. Years from now, people will look back on this season and recall how they got to watch some of the worst Yankee lineups ever to take the field. That tells you everything you need to know.