re: MLB: ONE WEEK!
I agree that they lack depth and the bottom of their order is rather unappealing. I think that the top portion of the order can play enough small ball to carry them through treacherous time. Ichiro returned to good form last year. He, Jeter, Gardner, and Youk just do what it takes to win. Everyone else, besides Cano, will probably struggle. I think Nunez has proven to be capable, but shifting his role constantly has messed with his head it seems.
Like I said, get through the first few COLD months, when pitching dominates anyways, you set yourselves up for a chance with the remaining 3/4's - 2/3's of the season remaining when your mashers return. CC, Kuroda, and Pettitte will carry them. Rivera and Robertson is as shut down as it gets. If they can stay afloat and go .500, they'll be in okay position moving forward.
Just my take.
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