HOMERS HAVE LEFT TOWN: Nick Swisher (24), Russell Martin (21), Raul Ibanez (19), Eric Chavez (16) and Andruw Jones (14) have taken their 94 homers elsewhere. Alex Rodriguez (18) may not return in 2013 and, even if he does, who knows what kind of power he will have approaching his 38th birthday.
Losing all these power hitters given their home stadium seems like a serious problem.
Yankee HRs in DNYS: 138
Opponent HRs in DNYS: 94
Yankee HRs on road: 107
Opponent HRs on road: 96
I don’t buy the nonsense about the Yankees being too home run reliant and needing to ‘diversify’ their offense, whatever the hell that means. They’re pretty clearly going to be a worse offensive team this year barring a surprise acquisition or two. They scored 804 runs this year and right now I have them projected to score around 780 in 2013.
Hopefully their pitching staff will be able to make up for that.