As the Yankees begin Spring Training for 2014, questions arise regarding their potential to return to the postseason after a one year drought. Here are three pivotal points that the Yanks should focus on:
1) NEW KIDS IN TOWN: After missing the playoffs for the second time in 19 years, the Yankees added pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, catcher Brian McCann and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran for a total commitment of $438 million.
2) THEY’RE BACK (BUT CAN THEY STAY?): Derek Jeter, who turns 40 on June 26 and announced Wednesday this will be his last season, and Mark Teixeira, who turns 34 on April 11, both are coming off major injuries that sidelined them for most of last year.
3) THE PEN: David Robertson, who has eight career saves, takes over the closer’s role after the greatest closer in Major League Baseball history retired.
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