The candidates….

Alex Rodriguez: Will turn 37 in July, coming off the worst two seasons of his career, appeared in only 99 games in 2011 due to injury

Phil Hughes: Mysterious dead arm in 2011, limited him to 74.2 terrible innings (5.79 ERA/4.90 xFIP)

Mark Teixeira: Has declined offensively each year since becoming a Yankee, with the most notable dropoff coming against RHP.

Rafael Soriano: Pitched only 40 innings in 2011 due to elbow problems (4.12 ERA/4.18 xFIP)





Teixeira will not be using birth control in his attempts to figure out right-handed pitching.