The Yankees are Run Down

by Bill Chuck on February 25, 2013

The Yankees are going to miss Curtis Granderson for the next 10 weeks with a broken right forearm.

The Grandyman was hit in the 1st inning by a fastball from the Blue Jays’ J.A. Happ and will miss probably the first five weeks of the season.

While this is not a lifetime, the Yankees are already a team that would have to anticipate losing runs and home runs this coming season after Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, Raul Ibanez, Eric Chavez, Andruw Jones, and Alex Rodriguez is advising Lady Gaga on hip surgery and who know’s what else.

Here are the 2012 AL run scoring leaders

Tm R 
TEX 808
NYY 804
LAA 767
CHW 748
BOS 734
DET 726
LgAvg 721
TOR 716
OAK 713
BAL 712
MIN 701
TBR 697
KCR 676
CLE 667
SEA 619
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/25/2013.

Here are the 2012 AL HR leaders

Tm HR ▾
NYY 245
BAL 214
CHW 211
TEX 200
TOR 198
OAK 195
LAA 187
LgAvg 179
TBR 175
BOS 165
DET 163
SEA 149
CLE 136
KCR 131
MIN 131
2500
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/25/2013.

Here are the 2012 Home Run hitters for the Yankees

Rk HR ▾
1 Curtis Granderson* DL 43
2 Robinson Cano* 33
3 Mark Teixeira# 24
4 Nick Swisher#GONE 24
5 Russell Martin GONE 21
6 Raul Ibanez* GONE 19
7 Alex Rodriguez DL 18
8 Eric Chavez* GONE 16
9 Derek Jeter 15
10 Andruw Jones GONE 14
11 Ichiro Suzuki* 5
12 Jayson Nix GONE 4
13 Dewayne Wise* GONE 3
14 Chris Dickerson* GONE 2
15 Chris Stewart 1
16 Eduardo Nunez 1
17 Casey McGehee GONE 1
18 Steve Pearce 1
Team Totals 245
Rank in 14 AL teams 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/25/2013.

While the Yanks have added Kevin Youkilis and Travis Hafner, and have plenty of time to find a replacement for Granderson, this was already going to be a new look Yankee team relying more on manufacturing runs and team defense, but this loss can’t be minimized. One of the hallmarks of the Yankees has been the kind of quality depth that other teams could not afford, and now they are one of those teams.

Check out the Yankees runs and home runs totals over the last 50 seasons.

 

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