So we're a little more than 2 weeks into the season and the Yankees are sitting atop the AL East with a 10-6 (.625) record. Tampa is 2 games back, Baltimore after starting hot lost 8 straight and the mighty World Series favorite Red Sox have a .353 winning %, but have shown signs of turning it around.
Despite the 1st place standing the Yankees have too many question marks...Gardner is in his ritual early slump (batting .128) not getting on base and not stealing bases either. I think these are the reasons he's on the team. Posada is the designated hitter and he's not hitting and looking every bit old and slow batting .160. Jeter is batting a mighty .219 and has already hit into a ton of double plays. Granderson, Swisher and Tex have shown signs of breaking out of the early funk. Yes the Yankees have a ton of HRs and that really has saved them. But they will need to win games with base hits in critical situations, not just waiting for the long ball and they don't have that right now.
The pitching has to be a concern, while CC hasn't been bad he doesn't have a win. AJ hasn't been great but is 3-0, Hughes looks terrible, Nova will probably be sent down if he can't show he can pitch like he did in spring training. Colon and Garcia while they were impressive in 1 outing they need to be able to do that consistently.
The bullpen was going to be the game changer for the Yankees...it kind of is just not in the good way. Mo blows a save, Soriano has an ERA in the 6's, Logan can't get out a lefty. Joba seems to be doing well in the 7th and Robertson has been decent too.
Millwood and Silva look decent on the farm, and Montero is hitting over .400. Prior, Banuelos, and Betances are on the DL.
I'll take first place in the East at this point but I think a lot of things have fallen in the right place for the Yankees and they have a lot of question marks to address.