TAMPA, Fla. -- If you sit down and crunch the Yankees' math, the most important number to remember may be 633. That's the number of runs they scored last season, ranking near the bottom of the American League, and they must exceed it to achieve their goal of championship-caliber ball in 2015.
Despite significant offseason investments prior to last season, the Yankees didn't see what they expected out of Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran. Jacoby Ellsbury enjoyed a solid season, as did Brett Gardner, but the Yanks sorely missed Mark Teixeira's switch-hitting production in the second half. They also could have used whatever Alex Rodriguez had to offer.