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Yankees older ... but better?

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08:12 AM ET 12.12 | If the Yankees' offseason has proven anything, it's that the club is still willing to bet on veterans. Until Tuesday, the Yankees' only off-season business, other than passively watching the free agent defections of Russell Martin, Eric Chavez and likely Nick Swisher, was the re-signing of 37-year-old Hiroki Kuroda, 40-year-old Andy Pettitte and 43-year-old Mariano Rivera. Now they have begun to address the gaping holes in their lineup, first by replacing one broken-down, formerly iconic third baseman -- 37-year-old Alex Rodriguez -- with another in 33-year-old Kevin Youkilis. ... They are by far the oldest team in baseball, made so because their player development system has failed to produce any players to replace the aging core.

New York Daily News

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December 12, 2012  08:49 AM ET

I wouldn't say they're better, but they're still a very good team.

December 12, 2012  09:04 AM ET

The Yankees got Younger!!!

December 12, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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The Yankees got Younger!!!

I know he looks 50, but isn't Youk 3 yrs younger than A Rod?

December 12, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Reports have it that all the chairs in front of the lockers have been replaced with rocking chairs.....

December 12, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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I know he looks 50, but isn't Youk 3 yrs younger than A Rod?

Well at least he can get around without a walker...

December 12, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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I know he looks 50, but isn't Youk 3 yrs younger than A Rod?

Wait...when he shaves that face...he's gonna look like "Baby Huey"....

December 12, 2012  09:36 AM ET

But isn't 40 the new 30?

December 12, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Who's going to play 3rd when Youk winds up on the D/L in June?

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December 12, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Cashman is lucky lots of times but seems makes lots of dumb moves. Why let go Eric Chavez.

December 12, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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The Yanks are hoping that those young prospects Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford pan out for '14.

I'm ready!

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